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Too Cool To Quit
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Icon 1 posted November 23, 2004 22:57      Profile for Too Cool To Quit     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'll try to be to the point here.

If I answer your question regarding my opinion on the Oil For Food program are you going to say that I'm stupid, don't know what I'm talking about, and anti-american? If so, yes I am quite stupid. No, I don't know what I'm talking about. And, yes, I am anti-american.

So... with that aside.

I don't really have an opinion about it, and neither should you. I do think it sucks that this money could have went to the wrong place, but I also hate oil. I hate gas. Then again, I hate everything, including you.

So, what am I?

Tell them something they don't already know.

Edit: Yes, I know, Oil For Food was a UN thing, not a US thing, but I know that such things as the anti-american thing are to be expected from the starter of this thread, and I wanted to go ahead and shoot that one down.

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Exactly what can be done about that $20 billion? Demand the Iraqi government we just installed pay up? Pay it ourselves since we're the ones more or less in charge over there now? That'd be rich, us paying the UN back the money Saddam stole when we haven't even paid our UN dues in decades, especially since we're spending in the red already. The money is gone and the man responsible for it's disappearance was pulled out of a hole months ago. There's nothing to think or argue about. It's a complete and total non-issue. If you want to post trollish, bullshit threads, at least make them relevant to 2004 and not 1998.

Personally, I think UN sanctions in general are ineffective. So are airstikes, and pre-emptive wars are just plain immoral. I think the best intervention is to help arm and organize home-grown opposition and NOT ABANDON that opposition. Unfortunately, the US is really bad at that last little bit. We abandoned the Iraqi people after urging them to rise up at the end of the first Gulf War, we abandoned the Serbs when they rose up against Milosevic (though they eventually rose up again on their own), and those are just the examples I can pull out of my ass at midnight.

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Icon 1 posted November 23, 2004 23:14      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
ASM,

Is it fun being really stupid?

I mean, is it like being stoned all the time?

Oh, nearly forgot...

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Icon 1 posted November 23, 2004 23:23      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Gee, TFD. Are you trying to turn poor Xanthine into a vegetable? You saw what happened when you did that last time!

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Icon 1 posted November 23, 2004 23:30      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
/me cowers and covers her eyes

Someone, please, please, please, with a cherry on top, staple TFD's drawers to his ass!!

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What do you think was happening with the leadership change in Chile from Allende to Pinochet?

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

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
What do you think was happening with the leadership change in Chile from Allende to Pinochet?

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

I'm confused.

Was Pinochet in the habit of mooning the Chilean people?

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Was Pinochet in the habit of mooning the Chilean people?

I don't know where you're getting that from. If I've slandered any political leaders in this thread, then please quote where I've done it. All I want is people's opinions on a simple question.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Was Pinochet in the habit of mooning the Chilean people?

I don't know where you're getting that from. If I've slandered any political leaders in this thread, then please quote where I've done it. All I want is people's opinions on a simple question.
Are you saying all those people died in Iwo-Jima for nothing ?????

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Let's get back on topic, and give ASM a break.

I think the best oil for food is olive oil. Engine oil tastes disgusting. Never pay $20 bn for it, but do use the best quality oil you can afford, as the better the oil the better the vinaigrette. Too little vinegar is much better than too much, so don't overdo it.

This is my best vinaigrette, for 1 bowl of salad mix

a pinch of salt
a grind of pepper
a dab of Dijon mustard
a pinch of sugar

1 teaspoon (tsp) red wine vinegar
2 tsp walnut oil
2 tsp olive oil

This makes a really nice vinaigrette with a subtle nutty flavour. I also vary the oils and vinegar for different effects. If you use balsamic vinegar, it is sweet already so omit sugar. For a garlicky vinaigrette use only olive oil and mash up 1/2 a clove of garlic with the salt using the back of a knife until it becomes a cream then add the rest

Try to make enough vinaigrette to barely coat the leaves, it should not dominate the salad and there certainly should be no pool of vinaigrette at the bottom of the bowl.

If however you are short of time, just put your thumb over the bottle tops and roughly drizzle the salad with the oil and vinegar, add a little seasoning and toss. This takes no time at all, but is much nicer than any salad dressing out of a bottle.

What are your favourite salads?

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Actually Cal, the subject was "Food for Oil".

While you posh English types may run your Bentleys on extra-virgin olive oil, we no-bullshit antipodeans run our utes on bio-deisel made from any old used vegetable oil, rapeseed (aka canola) soy, sunflower, peanut, whatever the local fish and chip shop is throwing out.

In Queensland (and Brasil) they're getting quite good results running cars on sugar (once it's been converted into alcohol).

Oh, btw, how do you stop the mustard from clogging the carby ?

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How can you people discuss vegetable oil at a time like this?

Did Pinochet come to power by himself, or did he have help? Did the US sit and do nothing to stop a brutal dictator coming to power? Was the country more democratic pre or post Pinochet?

I'm not seeing anyone trying to answer these questions, so I don't know what anyone is thinking in amongst all the inanity. Perhaps you all hate America because it actually deals with questions like this, rather than pretending they don't exist.

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csk, please.

Don't you know that olive oil and chilli just don't mix ?

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Says CSK:
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Did Pinochet come to power by himself, or did he have help? Did the US sit and do nothing to stop a brutal dictator coming to power? Was the country more democratic pre or post Pinochet?
[/QUOTE]

First of all, I'd be cautious about holding up anything in Central/South America in the '70s and '80s as an example of "something good". During that period, the United States directly or indirectly backed a number of horrific regimes - simply because they were "right-aligned" rather than "left aligned".

For example, Pinochet was backed by the US, and he overthrew a _DEMOCRATICALLY_ELECTED_, legal government that happened to be left-leaning. What followed that coup was one of the worst dictatorships to impose itself in South America. Did the US step in? NO - they backed Pinochet - tacitly and explicitly. Chile is nominally a democracy today, but still a deeply troubled country.

Manuel Noriega from Panama is another example of a brutal dictator backed by US foreign policy - until he became "inconvenient".

Add to this list el Salvador, Argentina, and other South American countries which have labored under dictatorships and military juntas, and you will find, almost without fail, the hand of various US agencies propping these regimes up - often for no better reason than their apparent political alignment.

It's equally notable that while Hussein was fighting with Iran, he was getting all kinds of help from the American government.

I could go on at length about this, there are many examples. My point is this - the US doesn't do anything for altruistic reasons such as "liberation" or "democratization" of another country. US Foreign Policy (and their military and intelligence ops are part of that picture) are done for US interests ONLY - however obtuse and obscure they may be. (No matter who they manage to convince to help them) The only thing you can take for granted in that world is the notion that if the Government says their intentions are X, you can be pretty sure there's other motives behind it.

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Then why do I keep seeing chili oil on the shelves?

Cal: I like any salad with goat cheese and no meat. And no olives either. Can't stand those things.

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Do you people have any idea how many child labourers have died harvesting extra virgin (whatever that means) olives in mountain regions of southern Italy? Just last week three worker died after slipping on meatballs.

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What were the meatballs doing on the floor near the olive press?

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They were being used to keep the tomatos from rolling around, silly.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
What were the meatballs doing on the floor near the olive press?

They're part of Italys WMD (Weapons of Meatball Distribution) program.

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quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I don't really have an opinion about it, and neither should you.

If it's ok to have opinions on other matters involving world politics, why should someone not have an opinion in this case?

quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
If you want to post ... threads, at least make them relevant to 2004 and not 1998.

The money from the program must be somewhere. If you spent $20 million a year, $20 billion would give you 1000 years of spending money. Why would people not be concerned about where the money is or how it is being used? Of what value is the assumption that the money simply disappeared and that it's irrelevant after a few years?

quote:
Originally posted by Groggle:
US Foreign Policy (and their military and intelligence ops are part of that picture) are done for US interests ONLY - however obtuse and obscure they may be.

... as with the Marshall Plan which provided aid to Europe, or the reconstruction of Japan, but was there a benefit to non-Americans as well? (Off topic -- it's just a rhetorical question.)

So far, Xanthine has posted the most reasonable response, whether I agree with it or not:
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The money is gone and the man responsible for it's disappearance was pulled out of a hole months ago. There's nothing to think or argue about.
However, several people in the forums seem to consider themselves "intellectuals" but their behavior and language don't indicate rational discussion. Avoiding a subject, using vulgar language, and making personal attacks is usually a sign of limited intelligence, not enlightenment.

At this point I imagine "everyone" will follow Xanthine's opinion since they're either afraid or unable to express what they think happened. However, I think the most "anti-intellectual" statement made was that people "shouldn't have an opinion" on particular matters. No opinion implies that no thought was given to the matter. (Note: Some people may have a fear of "ASM-will-call-me-stupid" but it shouldn't keep anyone from reading the news and formulating opinions on world events.)

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Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

Never lick a steak knife.

The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

Your friends love you anyway.

Thought for the day: Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic

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Cap'n Vic

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We got about a foot of snow here over the last week.

Went down to Canadian Tire and bought a Christmas tree, we usually just cut one down but sub arctic trees are ugly.

Kinda like Charlie Brown Christmas trees.

The reason I bought one so early is because they usually sell out prety fast.

It is sitting out on the back deck, we will bring it in on the 15th to decorate it.

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I hate artifical trees.

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They are like $300 bucks [Eek!]

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I like the real pine smell.

Maybe that is why squirels live in trees, for the smell.

You know how they have those car fresheners, shaped like trees. Maybe a chipmunk owns the company that makes those.

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