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(Times of India)   U.S. Planes drop $100 bills on Afghanistan. In other news, Indian press will believe anything.   ( divider line
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2002-02-16 01:46:48 AM  
Think they will try eating them?
2002-02-16 01:47:09 AM  
Money for porn i guess
2002-02-16 01:47:10 AM  
I bet the satellite companies will be seeing a lot more business, now, because they can afford even MORE porn.
2002-02-16 01:49:09 AM  
$200 is probably two years wages to someone there.
2002-02-16 01:50:18 AM  
"The envelopes bore no message, the witnesses said."

Uh huh......
2002-02-16 01:50:25 AM  
gotcha quick =)

The e-mail was a bit greek bnut thanks
2002-02-16 01:51:11 AM  
You know, I've got some real estate I'd like to show the Times of India. And there's this bridge I have for sale that they might be interested in too...
2002-02-16 01:51:40 AM  
I have to wonder how the hell this is going to really benefit anyone. Farking waste of money and paper. Pfft!
2002-02-16 01:52:08 AM  
Ah, that e-mail. Took me a minute. If you need help with anything, just give me a holler.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread...
2002-02-16 01:53:50 AM  
So is this a tax refund or a tax cut.
2002-02-16 01:54:52 AM  
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2002-02-16 01:55:17 AM  
Wrong crack pipe.
2002-02-16 02:02:41 AM  
According to,$100 is 475,000 Afghanis.I wonder if that's a lot over there....
2002-02-16 02:04:10 AM  
How could any storeowner in Afghanistan break a $100USD bill? Sounds like a load of shiat to me.

Or maybe they are dropping these:

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The article DID say each envelope had $200 in it :)
2002-02-16 02:15:24 AM  
These people don't have any interest in money, right now.

That's why I think this might be true. If they become intrested, it would benefit America in many ways.

2002-02-16 02:23:34 AM  
This just in:

Three innocent Afghani children received very painful paper cuts Friday while trying to open envelopes dropped by US planes. The children, whose ages ranged from 7 to 9, reportedly sucked on their fingers for approximately 1/2 hour before the pain subsided.

Reaction to the latest US atrocity was immediate. "This is intolerable," said Professor Noam Chomsky. "Paper cuts are clearly a violation of the Geneva Convention. To inflict this sort of torture on innocent children is unthinkable. This is just another demonstration of the evil that is America. If there were any justice in the world every American citizen would immediately be indicted as a war criminal."
2002-02-16 02:49:43 AM  

You bet your ass the Afghani merchants will take those c-notes. That's a shiatload of money over there...more stable than the afghani and I'm sure the opium farmers love getting greenbacks for their hard work
2002-02-16 02:55:37 AM  
Kapital: You're a dumbass.
2002-02-16 03:08:18 AM  
*THIS JUST IN* We are on the scene in Afghanistan were the United States is dropping George Bush envelopes with two $100 bills in each of them. The scence is complete chaos as Afghans are shooting each other and running over minefields to retreive the envelopes in hopes of receiving a years salary at once. So far there have been a few hundred children and their mothers slaughtered by the unpaid forces of the various Afghan alliances who are all sure to by new satellite dishes in hopes of catching Titanic when it premieres on cable. In other news George Bush and America loves you!
2002-02-16 03:19:36 AM  

Its the missing Enron money!
2002-02-16 04:47:52 AM  
Phyxeld: Thank you for your support.
2002-02-16 05:02:59 AM  
Indian people are insane stupid mofo's and I hate them all. And yes, I am a memeber of the KKK. Death to all colored people!!!
2002-02-16 05:13:59 AM  
Ok, I have to wonder... is this true or not? and the extra little things claimed by the article, such as strange cartoons being airdropped onto the afghans... This is some very strange stuff. I dont believe this article one bit...
2002-02-16 06:34:49 AM  
The farking cartoon thing is real also. Our government is run by religious farking nazi assholes.
2002-02-16 06:47:35 AM  
Well, Art Bell mentioned it on his show tonight...
2002-02-16 07:32:09 AM  
I find this hard to believe. I mean, imagine going into the most dank inner-city ghetto in the U.S. and handing somebody a $10,000 bill (if such things exist). What would a person do with it?

Indeed, why put the money in an envelope -- which reportedly contained no message?

Moreover, we've all seen enough movies that we know how mob scenes form when money showers down from the sky -- remember "Dog Day Afternoon"?

I dunno, folks.
2002-02-16 07:55:24 AM  
The ladies need this cash. After years of wearing birkas, they need something more stylish to hide behind.
2002-02-16 09:12:59 AM  
I don't think it's true.
2002-02-16 09:31:45 AM  
I gotta believe this is more than a year's earnings. Hell, I only make $300/yr working AOL tech support.
2002-02-16 09:42:24 AM  
i wonder if some envelopes are still scattered around
2002-02-16 11:19:44 AM  
Heh, propaganda tactics aren't uncommon. Interesting that they would use this method, though. Oh well, at least it isn't as inane as the earlier leaflet with the alleged mug of Mullah Omar and a shot of his license plate. hahah. I'd like to see those shots of those other leaflets though.
2002-02-16 11:26:48 AM  
Uh...why hasn't Drews Crew had this post been removed:

"02-16-02 05:02:59 AM Eliogabalus
Indian people are insane stupid mofo's and I hate them all. And yes, I am a memeber of the KKK. Death to all colored people!!!"

Thats extemely offensive ...
2002-02-16 11:31:01 AM  
I think Eligabalus needs to grow up, or say something intelligent or some valid criticsm, instead of his bigotry.
2002-02-16 12:39:25 PM  
02-16-02 11:26:48 AM CzaeUh...why hasn't Drews Crew had this post been removed:
"02-16-02 05:02:59 AM Eliogabalus
Indian people are insane stupid mofo's and I hate them all. And yes, I am a memeber of the KKK. Death to all colored people!!!"
Thats extemely offensive ...

Well Czae I find your comment offensive. Should we censor your comment? I do not agree with Eligabalus, but that does not mean he should be censored.
2002-02-16 01:01:12 PM  
I don't know why you would say Indians are insane and stupid.

They usually work 4 times as hard for 1/4th of the salary of Americans.

I guess you could call that stupid if you worked next to them. If you were the hiring manager you'd probably really like them.
2002-02-16 02:26:41 PM  
Blame inflation.

It used to be "pennies from heaven."
2002-02-16 03:28:00 PM  
I miss the "Monkey Man."
2002-02-16 04:10:29 PM  
I wonder if India has stuff like NewsMax or National Enquirer

Wait...are you sure it's India who will believe anything?
2002-02-16 05:05:04 PM  
Zzeuss , I guess ur one of the hiring managers for Sprint...
2002-02-16 09:49:36 PM  
Czae: As a moderator, I have the capability to remove offensive, racBoobiess such as the one you described. But in that particular case, I didn't bother, because it was so over-the-top and bereft of effective rhetoric that it was just silly noise. As such, I figured it was good for a laugh.

So let's all have a hearty guffaw at the blithering racists. I cherish their occasional contributions, as it helps distract me from my own deficits.
2002-02-16 09:51:38 PM  
Note: the "Boobies" in the first line of my previous post was the Fark filter going nutso. I was actually typing "racist" followed by the word "posts", but apparently the filter thought I was trying to sneak in one of those "I'm the first guy to write a message in this thread" post.
2002-02-17 02:30:01 PM  
India believes... Oh, you say...
2002-02-17 06:13:37 PM  
why cant the drop money over my house.....thats my dream...
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