The Wow I Can't Believe That News Story Thread - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > The Lounge > Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2020, 03:44 PM   #20301 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 48,216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfulness View Post
shut up you wonk.
Imma be chillin in the hot tub with all the chubby bitches (except WWWP) while you're trying to figure out whether that's shrapnel in your scrotum or just a testicle.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 04:50 PM   #20302 (permalink)
...here to hear...
 
Lisnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Posts: 4,444
Default

The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump: Chapter 11- How to move from dialogue to terrorism.


Quote:
On October 3, 2017, Trump's then-Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Iran was adhering to the nuclear agreement. When Sen. Angus King, an independent, asked Mattis whether he believed the deal was in US national security interests, Mattis replied, "Yes, Senator, I do."

But Trump had asserted for the past two years that the Iran agreement was the "worst deal ever," and so in 2018 he pulled out of the deal. He also added new sanctions that have devastated the Iranian economy and contributed to widespread street protests against the regime.

Then came Thursday's air strike, ordered by Trump, that killed arguably the most important commander in the Middle East, the Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani.

As global affairs analyst Max Boot pointed out Friday on CNN, the US has not killed a senior military leader of another country since 1943, when it shot down the plane carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of Pearl Harbor.

And Trump now faces what is likely the most significant foreign policy crisis of his presidency -- part of which he has created for himself. Indeed, on Friday, the United States urged the evacuation of all US citizens from Iraq immediately.
AFAIK, Trump has made these moves without proper consultation with Congress or international allies. If he now hopes that people like Boris Johnson will get in line to support him, tbh, I hope he will be disappointed.
__________________
"Am I enjoying this moment? I know of it and perhaps that is enough." - Sybille Bedford, 1953
Lisnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:03 PM   #20303 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 48,216
Default

Quote:
As global affairs analyst Max Boot pointed out Friday on CNN, the US has not killed a senior military leader of another country since 1943, when it shot down the plane carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of Pearl Harbor.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:10 PM   #20304 (permalink)
SOPHIE FOREVER
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
Posts: 35,548
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exo View Post
When I was buying/smoking weed a lot from 2005-2009, a gram was $20 in the North Jersey streets.
__________________
Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.

Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:17 PM   #20305 (permalink)
Exo
All day jazz and biscuits
 
Exo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,359
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frownland View Post
I wasn't trying to burn anybody.
__________________
LastFM

SUPREME POO BAH MODERATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE
Exo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:18 PM   #20306 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 48,216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exo View Post
I wasn't trying to burn anybody.
He said with paranoid trepidation.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:21 PM   #20307 (permalink)
SOPHIE FOREVER
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
Posts: 35,548
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exo View Post
I wasn't trying to burn anybody.
You've never heard the stereotype of selling overpriced mec to white boys? I've got the glasses too man, I know people always trying to pull that ****.
__________________
Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.

Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:26 PM   #20308 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 48,216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frownland View Post
You've never heard the stereotype of selling overpriced mec to white boys? I've got the glasses too man, I know people always trying to pull that ****.
If there's one thing to make me hate black people...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 05:42 PM   #20309 (permalink)
Exo
All day jazz and biscuits
 
Exo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,359
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
He said with paranoid trepidation.
I'm pretty stupid tonight.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frownland View Post
You've never heard the stereotype of selling overpriced mec to white boys? I've got the glasses too man, I know people always trying to pull that ****.
When I was travelling in Portugal, I got sh*thoused drunk in Lisbon and responded with curiosity to the drug dealer asking me if I wanted some hash. I was given the equivalent of mummified oregano dust in a hard packed "big league chew" style stick and they told me it was 60 euro. When I tried to back out they told me that we already had agreed to the price so I had to take it. There were four of them and one of me in a dark alley. I threw 60 euro at them, stuffed the "hash" in my pocket and ran away. I'm surprised I'm alive. Kicker is a week later I flushed it because the train I was on transferred and there were drug dogs.
__________________
LastFM

SUPREME POO BAH MODERATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE
Exo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 06:37 AM   #20310 (permalink)
Just Keep Swimming...
 
Plankton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: See signature...
Posts: 7,766
Default

I used to buy killer hash from an African gentleman while I was in Germany. He was from Chad. There were Turkish dudes at the Bonhoff that were sketchy, so it was nice to have someone I could trust. We had to go to Amsterdam to get greens though.
__________________
See location...
Plankton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2024 Advameg, Inc.