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ASM65816
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Icon 5 posted November 19, 2004 18:08      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What do you think was happening in the Iraq / UN Food for Oil program?

Who benefited, and how? Did it accomplish its stated goals?

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Cap'n Vic

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Here we go again [Roll Eyes]

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2004 18:22      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
1. - WHat is that smell ?

2. - I sweaR, a possum must have died under the floor-boards !

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
Here we go again [Roll Eyes]

You can say that again

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2004 23:13      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Um, why are you even trying to debate this? Or did you pull a Rip Van Winkle and are only now waking up?

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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2004 01:14      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
You can say that again

[MST3K]

"Here we go again."

[/MST3K]

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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2004 03:33      Profile for SpikeSpiegel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
is it me or is this just a random post to try to prove something to the pansy liberals?

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its been a while

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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2004 18:39      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
* Wonders if he will ever give up? *

* Guess not *

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May you forever suffer from uncontrollable rectal itch.
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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2004 22:09      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What's swissy ever done to you ?

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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
What's swissy ever done to you ?

Actually, in Newfoundland that is a way of wishing someone best wishes.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
What's swissy ever done to you ?

Actually, in Newfoundland that is a way of wishing someone best wishes.
Moose antlers cause an uncontrollable itch ?

Strange Canadian ethnic customs ......

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sorry, but the newfies have their own country within Canada... Newfies do what the want, because they can. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2004 17:37      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Haha. I was talking about asm, not the swiss man.
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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2004 17:48      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Haha. I was talking about asm, not the swiss man.

Phew, I thought you might have been talking about Cap'n Vic, and I wouldn't want his Mum getting any contagious disease from him [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Haha. I was talking about asm, not the swiss man.

Phew, I thought you might have been talking about Cap'n Vic, and I wouldn't want his Mum getting any contagious disease from him [Wink]
If the Cap'n mum got it, we could end up with a GC version of this Tom Lehrer song [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Haha. I was talking about asm, not the swiss man.

Phew, I thought you might have been talking about Cap'n Vic, and I wouldn't want his Mum getting any contagious disease from him [Wink]
If the Cap'n mum got it, we could end up with a GC version of this Tom Lehrer song [Eek!]
Hey, that one is a new one to me, thanks for the link...<runs off to buy the Tom Lehrer album>...

And DNM, "May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits" [Wink] [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted November 22, 2004 10:19      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So, where are you people getting your definition of "think" from?

There have been snide, inane remarks and personal attacks, but that really doesn't indicate much rational thought.

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Originally posted by Xanthine:
Um, why are you even trying to debate this?

I asked what you thought. I can tell what many of you think about the U.S. by looking anywhere in the forums, but other than that, I can't tell what you're "thinking."

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Icon 1 posted November 22, 2004 10:37      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think it's a completely moot point and doesn't warrant any current discussion. We invaded Iraq and locked up the oil contracts. The Oil-for-Food program is dead, remember? We're currently on a Blood-for-Oil program, which I think is idiocy.

Was it a good idea at the time? I don't know. I wasn't paying very close attnetion to world affairs at the time.

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ASM. No one gives a shit what you have to say. It doesn't get any more simple than that.

This thread, like all your others, is an attempt to start a flame war and you know what? We are all goddamn sick and tired of it.

Please join in with the others when you have something insightful or funny to say, until then: Shove off.

I expect any troll type threads you start will be diverted just like this one. Buh-bye.

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quote:
Originally posted by ASM65816:
I can't tell what you're "thinking."

What we're thinking has been made perfectly clear.

We're thinking that we don't want to get into another round of long rambling, pointless rants from you, where you never acknowledge any of our points, and half the time we don't even know what point it is you're trying to make.

Ah, what the fsck, it's pointless even trying to explain that, I feel a WWCVD moment coming on...

/me drops pants

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(that's me 'mooning')

Get the picture now?

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TFD, someday I will get over that. It might take me a while, but I will...

/me shudders

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The day you see more rational thought from us, ASM, is the same day we see more rational argument in your posts. I'm thinking that's not going to happen any time soon. Hence, we're not debating you any further. Take it as a sign of victory, if you will, go away beating your chest and shouting triumphantly. But just go away.

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Icon 1 posted November 23, 2004 20:38      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's estimated that over $20 billion was diverted away from providing Iraqis with food and medical aid.
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I think it's a completely moot point and doesn't warrant any current discussion.

Is $20 billion an insignificant sum of money? Not enough to be concerned over?

Was the U.N. "robbed"? What was the money used for? Nothing?

Are the investigations completely inaccurate?
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
The Oil-for-Food program is dead, remember?

Does that mean what happened is irrelevant because the program no longer exists?

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Originally posted by csk:
Take it as a sign of victory, if you will ....

Why would I think that this is some kind of victory? No one is willing to answer questions. There's only been vulgarity and name calling. I didn't even accuse a single person of wrong-doing. I asked about opinions on the Food-for-Oil program.

If I've slandered some country, organization, or international figure in this thread, let me know by quoting the posts I've made.

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