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(Pravda)   Turkmenistan bans dual-nationalities, gives citizens time to choose between being Turkmen or executed   ( divider line
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2003-05-08 06:33:12 PM  
About time. This ethnic hypenation has to stop.

Hard enough to keep up with African/Hispanic/Irish/Polish-Americans. Just think about Turkmenistani-Russians. And you have to say that with those funny letters they use.
2003-05-08 09:09:42 PM  
If you vote yes, you get to wear a really cool hat. (safe for work, just beeg)
2003-05-08 10:53:53 PM  
Isn't that the place that's run by a dictator who wants to rename a month of the year after his late mother?

Yeah, that place sure is administered in a sensible way...
2003-05-08 10:56:13 PM  
Let me just say this.

This is the 494th article posted that was sent in by me, your dear leader.

three more until I match my 'Fark number' (497), six more until I hit 500.

That limp-dicked bastard Palmeiro might beat me to 500 (considering he's at 499 right now), but don't worry.

As for this.. Niyazov = crazy bastard.

On the crazy scale, with 5 being Kim Jong-Il and Shatner and 1 being a sane guy, Niyazov is a 4.

something tells me that many will not get the choice to be Russian and get out of Turkmenbashiland

Rock Over London, Rock On Chicago

2003-05-08 10:59:53 PM  
Oh yeah, Murray Niyazov has a rotating gold statue

He'd be as crazy as Kim Jong-Il if he shot weapons out of that statue in 'tests'
2003-05-08 11:00:31 PM  
I want that Kim Jong be Illin' pic from a few months back (him sprawled out in a chair)
2003-05-08 11:00:36 PM  
You think this would be a human rights violation wouldn't you
2003-05-08 11:00:40 PM  
Great headline.
2003-05-08 11:01:02 PM  
While the liberals are worrying about Minutemen offending people, this shiat is going on in the world. God bless the freedoms we have in this country.
2003-05-08 11:02:49 PM  
BigBlueFan while the conservatives are worried about two men having sex all this shiat is going on in the world.

There's enough material on both sides for a flamewar. The liberals were the ones screaming about the Taliban for years.
2003-05-08 11:02:53 PM  
Pravda in one of its less lucid moments.
2003-05-08 11:04:22 PM  
At least they made it an easy choice.
2003-05-08 11:07:30 PM  
I bet this will hurt tourism.
2003-05-08 11:10:55 PM  
Sidi I agree with you on the that point to. Just because I don't agree with homosexuality, doesn't mean people can't do it. That's their right and it's my right to not approve of it. Don't hate the person just because you hate the "lifestyle choice".
2003-05-08 11:13:46 PM  
We will invade them next, right? Because they have oil and we need to free the Turkmen from this oppression. I am sure that Bush II can work up some "evidence" to show they have WMD.

/Besides, I WANT that rotating gold statue for my bathroom!!

2003-05-08 11:13:53 PM  
cake or death? (who gets the reference?)
2003-05-08 11:14:47 PM  
Decisions! Decisions!
2003-05-08 11:19:23 PM  
If only this dump had oil reserves and Rowena fantasy paintings, there'd be another "regime change" real soon.
2003-05-08 11:27:16 PM  
Cake, please
2003-05-08 11:28:02 PM  
Turkmenistan?! Yeah, right. Somebody made that country up by mixing the name of two other countries. It doesn't really exist.


check your, man.
2003-05-08 11:28:25 PM  
I thought it was "hump or death."

It's good to be the king.
2003-05-08 11:53:33 PM  
Stinkbunny: Thanks for reminding me of this ,damn you!
2003-05-08 11:56:45 PM  
tough choice
2003-05-09 12:01:37 AM  
Actually, according to the article, the alternative to becoming Turkman is exile to Russia, not execution.

Though come to think of it, that's probably a distinction without a difference...
2003-05-09 12:02:25 AM  
DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke, that was quite possibly the most disturbing thing I have ever seen. Woo hoo!! Nightmares for everyone!!
2003-05-09 12:06:41 AM  
DDGEC what ... was ... that!

hmm, I was going to add fuel to a flamewar... but I'druther not. I do have some marshmallows ready, though.
2003-05-09 12:17:29 AM  
Raise your hand if you had ever heard of Turkmenistan before this article...
2003-05-09 12:21:29 AM  

How do you find a link like that?
2003-05-09 12:22:10 AM  
2003-05-09 12:23:40 AM  
/raises his hand.
I believe I've seen it in a board game. However, I could be wrong and have heard it mentioned in some Russian articles.
2003-05-09 12:24:45 AM  
this is a real bad time for ethnic cleansing. we're itching for another fight.
2003-05-09 12:44:26 AM  
Xtremehkr: I saw it years ago and entered "hat hat baby" in Google Advanced Search. Forgetting it is the hard part.
2003-05-09 12:54:25 AM  
How many can name the other five Turkic former Soviet republics?


Hokey smokey, Bullvinke. Somewhere in Sweden, someone is not getting his medication.

Why am I still listening to this? *closes window*
2003-05-09 01:03:17 AM  
I agree, I will have to watch that again.
2003-05-09 01:41:52 AM  
05-08-03 11:53:33 PM DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke

Stinkbunny: Thanks for reminding me of this ,damn you!

Was that real? Hattbaby? Well it least it took my mind off the barfy John Tesh WTC tribute, and that has to be a good thing
2003-05-09 01:44:21 AM  
Stinkbunny Nice photo. Prokudin made the first colour photograph at the beginning of the century. He took 3 photos through a red, green and blue glass and combined them. Very clever stuff.
The Empire That Was Russia
Info-snippet of the day.
2003-05-09 01:49:30 AM  
DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke Whoa! That is a golden oldie. Even funnier if you actually understand swedish. (Which, btw, is NOT the language of the song)
2003-05-09 01:53:16 AM  
They will join us or die, my master!
2003-05-09 02:06:00 AM  
We should do this here. We'd have a lot less of this hyphenated nonsense and no more dual loyalties (especially in the Southwest).
2003-05-09 02:21:20 AM  
The understated key here is the HUGE supply of oil controlled by this small nation. With the Iraqi Oil supply in jeopardy, this place become a much bigger in the scheme of things as far as Moscow is concerned.
2003-05-09 02:23:46 AM  
The "new" STANS (leaving out "Paki" and "Afghani"): Kazakstan, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. Been to all but Kazakstan.
2003-05-09 03:33:01 AM  
nobody knows it...but kazhakistan has the best surf in the...wherever th hell they are...
2003-05-09 03:57:04 AM  
My prediction as to where this authoritarian dictator will end up...
[image from too old to be available]
2003-05-09 04:11:21 AM  
Even funnier if you actually understand swedish. (Which, btw, is NOT the language of the song)

What was it, Finnish?

well done. 5 Fark points, one for each stan.
2003-05-09 04:24:22 AM  
*raises hand.
I supposedly can speak Russian, and did a presentation on Kazakhstan (where I want to go for the Peace Corps). Turkmenistan sounds like NK without the nukes.
2003-05-09 04:56:05 AM  
2003-05-09 05:45:25 AM  
sif human rights.
you humans have no rights.
now shutup and get back in the matrix.
2003-05-09 06:22:00 AM  
Turkmenistan has one of the cheap baby-flot airlines that fly all over Asia. Their "hub" is Ashkhabad. Not much to see there, and the plane is greeted by soldiers carrying machine guns. Apart from oriental carpets, Oil, and Gas I don't know what Turkmenistan is known for. Oh, but gasoline is 8 cents a gallon.

Turkmenistan links
2003-05-09 06:57:47 AM  
cake please....were out of cae, we only had three pieces and we didnt expect such a what will it choice is...or death...ll have the chicken please, tastes of humans...he's my fav comedian of all time :-)
2003-05-09 07:17:29 AM  
"Cake or death?"
" wait...cake"
"You said death, you said death"
"Well i meant cake."
"Well, we are out of cake"
"Then I'll have the chicken"
"Very well,...tastes of human sir"
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