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I absolutely love the way.......
    #1440030 - 04/08/03 06:48 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

We hear headlines about Saddam Hussein possibly being killed in the first day of the war by missile strikes. The pro-war crowd goes nuts. Since then the story fades away.

We hear headlines about Iraq firing SCUDS into Kuwait. The pro-war crowd goes nuts. Shortly thereafter we find that they were Al-Sammouds.

We hear headlines about a chemical weapons facility in Basra. The pro-war crowd goes nuts. Shortly thereafter we find that it was a chemical factory, not a chemical weapons factory.

We hear a headline about barrels of chemical weapons found outside a farm near Baghdad. The pro-war crowd goes nuts. Before the test results are back, the articles are modified to reflect the fact that pesticides and sarin are extremely similar chemically. My money is on the bins being full of farming chamicals. Of course the pro-war crowd is still going nuts, because this time is different.
Update: http://www.msnbc.com/news/895392.asp?vts=040820031000

God I wish I had saved the first article to my HD, I'll make sure in the future I do so.


Edited by Fiend (04/08/03 07:24 PM)


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: ]
    #1440041 - 04/08/03 06:52 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

hehe.



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    #1440051 - 04/08/03 06:55 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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We hear headlines about Saddam Hussein possibly being killed in the first day of the war by missile strikes.



so, are they only supposed to report things they know for sure? Not a single news source said saddam was killed. What's your point? Also, don't you see headlines, not hear them?
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We hear a headline about barrels of chemical weapons found outside a farm near Baghdad. The pro-war crowd goes nuts. Before the test results are back, the articles are modified to reflect the fact that pesticides and sarin are extremely similar chemically.



again, no news source said that they are for sure chem weapons. Are they just not supposed to report the US finding suspicious barrels of chemicals? Do you even have a point?


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: flow]
    #1440061 - 04/08/03 07:00 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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Do you even have a point?




I think the question is, " Do you have a point"


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: pimpadelic]
    #1440067 - 04/08/03 07:01 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

I think his point is that the american media is just blowin alot of smoke up people ass


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: flow]
    #1440071 - 04/08/03 07:04 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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so, are they only supposed to report things they know for sure?




I'm not saying that, no. What provoked me to make this post was the latest one of the bunch more than anything. The articles have gone from making it sound 99% certain that we had found chemicals, to 85% certain, to admitting that sarin is similar to pesticides that could cause false positives, and now it's like below 50% and we're waiting on the results. I think it's funny, that's all. If these turn out to not be chemical weapons, and someone was able to dig up the first story, even you would think it was funny.

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Also, don't you see headlines, not hear them?




Personally, yes I do see them as opposed to read them. Other people have these things called radios and TVs I've heard a lot about though.

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again, no news source said that they are for sure chem weapons. Are they just not supposed to report the US finding suspicious barrels of chemicals? Do you even have a point?




Maybe you missed the first article. The first reports of this left pretty much no room at all for any interpretation besides them being chemical weapons. And I've already told you, the only point of this post was that I think it is all very funny.


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: pimpadelic]
    #1440074 - 04/08/03 07:05 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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I think his point is that the american media is just blowin alot of smoke up people ass




Actually, that might not have been my exact point, but it certainly helps explain why I find this so funny to watch.


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: ]
    #1440092 - 04/08/03 07:11 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

What the hell does "Blowing smoke up someone's ass" even mean anyway?

Is it fun to have smoke blown up your ass or something?

I've never tried it.


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1440093 - 04/08/03 07:12 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

It means they are lying


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1440095 - 04/08/03 07:13 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

Getting people all riled up over nothing. Exaggerating things before they are verified. Making the war look like it is going better than it really is. That sort of thing.


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    #1440106 - 04/08/03 07:18 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

The saying actually originated from an old Native American urban legend. But that is way too long to explain here.

Before this thread gets away from me and I lose my mind entirely:

Quick: Did I leave my car keys in here?


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    #1440733 - 04/08/03 10:31 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

Nope, I havent seen 'em...

By the way, don't ya like my new Porshe? Looks just like yours huh, but, no I havent seen your keys, sorry :frown:


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    #1441521 - 04/09/03 02:37 AM (15 years, 21 days ago)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,924172,00.html

True dat.  You'd think they could just verify it :smile: 


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Re: I absolutely love the way....... [Re: flow]
    #1441744 - 04/09/03 04:37 AM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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We hear headlines about Saddam Hussein possibly being killed in the first day of the war by missile strikes.


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so, are they only supposed to report things they know for sure?




No, I mean sheesh, who want's their news to be factual. I like mine sensationalized, with a side of scare tactics, super-sized, please.


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