October 10th, 2012

Look on my work ye mighty and despair

Um, Leon, I'm-a let you finish but:

Why do you hate the other NATO countries so much that you want the Afghan Army to start shooting at them, too? If our satellite army is attacking us repeatedly, there's nothing that the other NATO countries can do that we haven't already done to make it better, but a whole lot that they can do to make it worse.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57529500/panetta-calls-on-nato-to-fill-the-gap-in-training-afghanistans-national-defense-forces/

Those fellows have been attacking US troops in multiple separate instances over the last year, so that says that there's much deeper problems than not training them enough. It would in fact be an argument that our whole approach to this is one that's deeply flawed, not to mention relying on the Karzai regime to 'run' Afghanistan which isn't going to encourage the Afghan Army all that much.
  • paft

Poor Widdle Billionaire

Remember back in July, when Mike Huckabee sent a shout-out to employers to threaten to fire employees if Obama wins a second term? Well, it looks like at least one member of the 1% was listening. Time-share billionaire David Siegel, borrowing heavily from a 2008 chain letter, has sent a message out to his employees:



Of course, as your employer, I can't tell you whom to vote for, and I certainly wouldn't interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose. In fact, I encourage you to vote for whomever you think will serve your interests the best.

However, let me share a few facts that might help you decide what is in your best interest…


Nice little job ya got here. Be a shame if something were to happen to it.

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  • ddstory

"Unorthodox" crisis response policy FTW

Remember Iceland's bank collapse? The country's economy tanking, angry people yelling and banging cutlery on the icy streets of Reykjavík, and people around the world pointing fingers at Iceland, citing it as the worst example of greed taking over a society? There were some pretty nasty comments, mostly coming from Britain (many of whose citizens had been directly affected by the default of Landsbanki, etc).

Well, just 3-4 years later, how does the situation look like? After a steep plunge down into the abyss, Iceland is supposed to have become a Third World country by now, right? But oh wait...

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