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(Hindustan Times)   Sri Lankan "Highway of Death" reopened, no delays reported   (hindustantimes.com) divider line 53
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2002-04-08 03:19:35 PM  
And other than all the coders that immigrate to the U.S., we should care about Sri Lanka because .....?
 
2002-04-08 03:21:13 PM  
Hamburger Highway
 
2002-04-08 03:21:34 PM  
Well, I hope they've added a carpool lane this time.
 
2002-04-08 03:22:16 PM  
Here is pretty much how it goes. We hate america. We hate americans. We hate your way of life. We hate everything about you. Our neighbors are attacking us HELP AMERICA HELP US. Betcha we get to help clean up this shiathole too.
 
OBB
2002-04-08 03:22:44 PM  
Question: would anyone ride a civilian bus across an area known as 'the highway of death'?
 
2002-04-08 03:22:48 PM  
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The US Highway of Death is the I-35 lower deck in Austin
 
2002-04-08 03:23:57 PM  
LOL @ Ourobours

Werd!
 
2002-04-08 03:24:12 PM  
"Highway of Death"?! People only got killed because they loved them too much. More like "Highway of Love"!
 
2002-04-08 03:24:51 PM  
The "Tamil Tigers" doesn't sound threatening at all. Sounds like a softball team.
 
2002-04-08 03:25:12 PM  
Okay that's it. We're sending all our diplomats to Norway for training
 
2002-04-08 03:25:33 PM  
...a last minute deal between Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels

I thought the Tigers were 0-162? It should be easy to deal with them...
 
2002-04-08 03:25:41 PM  
In May 1997 the Sri Lankan military launched an offensive code-named "Sure Victory" to recapture a 76 kilometre stretch of the highway, but the drive was called off 19 months later in 1999.

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Craziness over there.
 
2002-04-08 03:25:46 PM  
uh, who he we, Skinink?

You are an ignorant fool if you assume 100% of FARK.com readers are from the United States of America. Duh.
 
2002-04-08 03:26:21 PM  
Nice tag, Ouro.
Is that the part of 35 where the exit only lanes also have entrances from the feeder?
 
2002-04-08 03:27:34 PM  
I'm really curious... what's at either end of this highway that makes it so valuable? Anybody know?
 
2002-04-08 03:28:44 PM  
No see Fault that's the problem. I asked a question you could not answer , but was happy to make a personal attack on. Stay on topic, and answer the question.
 
2002-04-08 03:28:47 PM  
BillDarryl The best whore house in all of Sri Lanka!!!
 
2002-04-08 03:30:14 PM  
5000 virgins!! for All Especially those crazy tigers this is the place where they got thier name in the first place.


ok I dont know where this is going but I am with Skinink who cares.
 
2002-04-08 03:36:07 PM  
100% of fark.com readers are american, and the ones aren't we dont count them, they are as what the us census considers as *other* :)
 
2002-04-08 03:36:21 PM  
Hytes: Thanks. I'm waging my own guerrilla war against the total farkers. The lower deck used to have really short exit and entrance ramps almost on top of each other but they redid it so it's not as bad.
 
2002-04-08 03:36:25 PM  
Wow! Now THAT'S worth fighting for! Go Tigers!
 
2002-04-08 03:38:37 PM  
Skinink...arguing on the net is futile..I suggest becoming a cynical bastard..seems to work for me.
 
2002-04-08 03:38:48 PM  
I'd rather have a highway of death than the stoplights of death here in Phoenix.
 
2002-04-08 03:40:44 PM  
ouroborus: theres nothing wrong with total farkers...besides..I'm more classic than you if you want to get into that argument ~_^
 
2002-04-08 03:41:16 PM  
Do-dah, Do-dah
 
2002-04-08 03:43:06 PM  
Slow day for Fark. Half the crap posted isnt even worth commenting about.
 
2002-04-08 03:44:15 PM  
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Alterian: I'm not getting into a pissing match about who has the lower Fark ID. I just decided that if total farkers get a tag, then I'd make one of my own.
 
2002-04-08 03:48:06 PM  
jeeze don't bite my head off I was being friendly
 
2002-04-08 03:48:13 PM  
"No stop signs, speed limits
Nobody gonna slow us down"

...or was that the MIchael Landon series?...
 
2002-04-08 03:51:19 PM  
yeah dont bite her head off its cute.
 
2002-04-08 03:51:30 PM  
Wasn't Highway of Death a Richard Thompson song?
 
2002-04-08 03:58:18 PM  
Actually, I have a German friend who married a Sri Lankan prince in 1997, and she told me that those Tiger folks are *gasp* TERRORISTS! Where's Mr. Bushie when you need him? I say, let's invade Sri Lanka and save the good peasant citizens from the terrorist Tigers. Oh, and Skinink, if we're gonna rule the world, it *might* be a good idea if we knew a little bit about the rest of the world...
 
2002-04-08 04:01:01 PM  
I thought the Highway of Death was I-85 through Atlanta!
 
2002-04-08 04:05:53 PM  
India is a nation like afgainistan. Hundreds of little ethnic groups are fighting each other for control of different parts of the nation that has no law or order. It makes many mexican cities crime problems look somewhat civil. I am not even getting into the hindu and islamic nuclear threats or different hindu political groups. Everything from national socialists, marxists to pro republic thinking groups.
 
2002-04-08 04:09:24 PM  
Media: Yeah, but I'm jealous of their Talky Washys!
 
2002-04-08 04:12:17 PM  
Ouroborus, I was waging my own little war by mentioning my lack of a star in every post. Someone got real nasty with me though and it took the fun out of it. Caste system, eh? But what would I know? I don't have a star.
 
2002-04-08 04:12:39 PM  
India is a nation like afgainistan. Hundreds of little ethnic groups are fighting each other for control of different parts of the nation that has no law or order.

I had a professor who used to spend a few months a year in India. He said that when the Indian Government was trying to do away with English as the second official language, in the non-Hindi speaking areas, the signs, which were done in three languages, Hindi, English, and the dominant language in the area--the locals, to protest Hindi being made the sole official language, would paint over all Hindi signs, leaving the English in place.
 
2002-04-08 04:16:45 PM  
so what about the highway of non-life threatening injuries?
 
2002-04-08 04:17:39 PM  
Let me just point out that Sri Lanka is an independent nation-state from India. Their histories are linked, but they're two different countries.
 
2002-04-08 04:21:53 PM  
Is there a better way than to jinx your military operation then by getting all cocky and naming it "Operation Sure Victory?" How about "Operation 75% Effort?"
 
2002-04-08 04:24:28 PM  
Sri Lankan Traffic Report:

Things are moving relatively slow today due to construction of mass graves at near Exit 35. There is a 10 car pileup at the intersection of Shiva and Mahayana resulting from a suicide bombing. Drivers are being instructed to take Biryani expressway, but take care to duck the occassional sniper fire and rocket barrages. And now back to Kumar with the weather.
 
2002-04-08 04:26:15 PM  
Vampire1812 Betcha we get to help clean up this shiathole too.

Not a chance. There's no "strategic" reasons America would bother with Sri Lanka. Team Bush doesn't give a rat's ass about this little war, never did, never will.
 
2002-04-08 04:28:07 PM  
Diogenes heh, good one :)
 
2002-04-08 04:29:03 PM  
>

*rolls eyes*

Oh please. Rather than rebutt obvious foolishness, I'll let you back that statement up. It is quite obvious that you know very little indeed about Indian politics or modern history.

Comparting India to Afghanistan in ANY WAY is akin to comparing America to FARC-controlled Colombia duing its violent heyday.
 
2002-04-08 04:29:58 PM  
d'oh

sorry, this is my above post:
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[[Posted by MediaMadeMeKill:
India is a nation like afgainistan. Hundreds of little ethnic groups are fighting each other for control of different parts of the nation that has no law or order. It makes many mexican cities crime problems look somewhat civil. I am not even getting into the hindu and islamic nuclear threats or different hindu political groups. Everything from national socialists, marxists to pro republic thinking groups]]

*rolls eyes*

Oh please. Rather than rebutt obvious foolishness, I'll let you back that statement up. It is quite obvious that you know very little indeed about Indian politics or modern history.

Comparting India to Afghanistan in ANY WAY is akin to comparing America to FARC-controlled Colombia duing its violent heyday.
 
2002-04-08 04:34:54 PM  
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I wasn't trying to bite anyone's head off. Sorry if that's the impression I gave - must be lack of sleep on my part...make wording bad.

Hytes: I remember you were doing that but I never saw anyone get grumpy about it. I guess if they get mean you must be doing something right :)
 
2002-04-08 04:38:08 PM  
Three cheers for Ouroborus' Classic Fark tag!
 
2002-04-08 04:39:42 PM  
Blubberknife good point.
 
2002-04-08 04:48:19 PM  
Manny: "Operation Best Effort"
 
2002-04-08 04:54:50 PM  
Highway of DEATH!
Street of CLOGGED ARTERIES!
Avenue of BOWEL DISCOMFORT!
Alleyway of Earwax Buildup
Sidewalk of Hangnails
Hallway of Bellybutton Lint.
 
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