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(Time)   Khaddafi...Quadafi... Gaddafi...whatever...Carlos Santana to sabotage Libyan oil production   (time.com) divider line 70
    More: Asinine, Colonel Gaddafi, sabotage, Libyan, Islamic militants, Tripoli, Jazeera  
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2011-02-23 11:19:24 AM  

Freakman: Sarcastica75: Not all of it. One of the oil-rich cities is reportedly in control of the opposition. It ain't over yet. They are holding and bracing for his worst.

Which has been pretty brutal. For those who have seen pics of bodies, it's f*cking intense.

/and now a bunch of you will share what you've seen in person or online that is zomg I am totally one-upping you!
//okay in advance.

Things aren't looking good for him. A significant portion of the military has defected, and the ones who haven't reportedly have very low morale.


It's dissolving around him, but who knows what he has in store. This dude is going to be true to his word and fight until the last bullet and the last drop of blood. That on the heels of massacring his people he claimed that he had not yet used force? Making threats to go house by house cleansing Libya?

This dude went full Hitler.

Still, opposition is holding strong.

And his buddies are distancing themselves except for that stupid c(nt Ortega in Nicaragua.
 
2011-02-23 11:21:44 AM  

MBooda: Let's go on up to the lab and see what's on the slab.


images.cheezburger.com
 
2011-02-23 11:30:22 AM  
 
2011-02-23 11:45:12 AM  
It's good to hear that the military is starting to switch sides. Something tells me that this whole "Imma gonna burn this shiathole to the ground before you take it from me!" schtick is going to play well to an armed and very angry populace.
 
2011-02-23 11:47:11 AM  
NOT play well.

Sorry
 
2011-02-23 11:59:51 AM  
images.cheezburger.com.
 
2011-02-23 12:04:55 PM  
Gaddafi's days are numbered (new window). Unfortunately, our gas prices are going to go up whether or not he sabotages his own oil production facilities.

Right now they are at a national average of $3.22/gallon, 57 cents higher than a year ago. Prices were rising before the people of the Middle East woke up. The unfortunate fact is that Middle Eastern oil production is peaking. That may mean that global oil production is starting to peak, and that there will be no reduction in oil prices in the west in the future -- but it may be some time before the bobbleheads on television news figure that out. Go read a good newspaper.

Oh, and it might be a good idea to build high speed rail and invest in Amtrak.
 
2011-02-23 12:10:36 PM  
totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-02-23 12:15:49 PM  

lexslamman: Oh, and it might be a good idea to build high speed rail and invest in Amtrak.


HA!

I wish. Unfortunately, Americans have been conditioned since around 1920 to believe that trains are "old fashioned" and that the automobile is the only dignified way for a real adult to travel. Having your own automobile makes you someone. Riding a train is for peasants and paupers and hippies who are afraid of oil.

You will never get the southern United States to use trains. Never. In the northern states, we'd use them but we have crappy weather half the time, and snow-covered tracks aren't good for getting the trains in on time. In the west, they might embrace it, but you still have to get past the conservative "trains are for pussies!" attitude. On the east coast, they'll go for trains as long as they don't go through any high-income neighborhoods (can't have a train making noise near your suburban paradise, now can we?)

Trains would be awesome. Unfortunately, the auto industry's campaign of misinformation pretty much buried travel by rail. People can't be convinced unless we start making flying trains. They'd rather spend $150 to fill up their SUV than lower themselves to using public transportation.
 
2011-02-23 12:19:33 PM  
Gaddafi: "You don't seem to realize my situation here. I will not be stopped. Not by you, or the protestors, or the infidels or anyone! I will rule this country or see it burnt to ashes around me. If any of you try to get in my --"

Protestors: "Aw, to hell with you. You're gone."
 
2011-02-23 12:38:41 PM  
exequy.files.wordpress.com + zeldalily.com = www.markrileymedia.com
 
2011-02-23 12:41:42 PM  
You know who else tried to quell their people by bombing the shiat out of them.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-02-23 12:45:21 PM  
"Margaret! Call the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and tell them that "Khaddafi" is spelled with an "H" and two "D"s and isn't a seven letter word for anything!"

/Not obscure
//Just an ordinary citizen
///Once recommended a preemptive Exocet missile strike against his air force.
 
2011-02-23 12:53:57 PM  

Grote-Man: "Margaret! Call the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and tell them that "Khaddafi" is spelled with an "H" and two "D"s and isn't a seven letter word for anything!"

/Not obscure
//Just an ordinary citizen
///Once recommended a preemptive Exocet missile strike against his air force.


That's outside the box thinking. Exocet missiles are air-to-ship missiles, not air-to-air.

/Hey, let's get some snipers to shoot his tanks!
 
2011-02-23 01:02:44 PM  

Freakman: Grote-Man: "Margaret! Call the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and tell them that "Khaddafi" is spelled with an "H" and two "D"s and isn't a seven letter word for anything!"

/Not obscure
//Just an ordinary citizen
///Once recommended a preemptive Exocet missile strike against his air force.

That's outside the box thinking. Exocet missiles are air-to-ship missiles, not air-to-air.

/Hey, let's get some snipers to shoot his tanks!


If Ace Combat has taught me anything, it's that any weapon can be used against anything, if your good enough.

Now if your excuse me, i'm going to go take on some F-22's with an A-10. biatches don't know about my Gau-8.
 
2011-02-23 01:09:49 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Subby, you are not the only person who thinks that Gaddafi looks like Carlos Santana, but come-on his name isn't that hard; hell, it's a lot easier to say and spell than that chimp from Iran's name.


Ahmadinnerjacket?
 
2011-02-23 01:15:46 PM  

WilderKWight: lexslamman: Oh, and it might be a good idea to build high speed rail and invest in Amtrak.

HA!

I wish. Unfortunately, Americans have been conditioned since around 1920 to believe that trains are "old fashioned" and that the automobile is the only dignified way for a real adult to travel. Having your own automobile makes you someone. Riding a train is for peasants and paupers and hippies who are afraid of oil.

You will never get the southern United States to use trains. Never. In the northern states, we'd use them but we have crappy weather half the time, and snow-covered tracks aren't good for getting the trains in on time. In the west, they might embrace it, but you still have to get past the conservative "trains are for pussies!" attitude. On the east coast, they'll go for trains as long as they don't go through any high-income neighborhoods (can't have a train making noise near your suburban paradise, now can we?)

Trains would be awesome. Unfortunately, the auto industry's campaign of misinformation pretty much buried travel by rail. People can't be convinced unless we start making flying trains. They'd rather spend $150 to fill up their SUV than lower themselves to using public transportation.


Well, part of the problem here is that, in most cases, for short to medium distances, cars are a superior form of travel, and for long distances, planes are superior. There will never be a train that leaves from my garage to my work place or shopping center or vacation spot the exact moment I want to go. There will be a car, though. For long distances, planes are significantly faster than even the fastest trains.

There are two small sweet spots, though. First, Medium-long distances. Say, Southern California to Northern California (such a system is in the early stages of construction). The existing Amtrak Northeast Corridor qualifies too. The train stations are probably closer than the airports to your home and destination, and you don't have to spend time in security and show up two hours ahead of time. But cross country rail ain't happening-even the fastest system would take twice as long as flying and such a system would cost hundreds of billions of dollars to build. (Amtrak currently takes several days to go across country.)

The second is subways (or other grade seperated rail) in extremely dense urban areas (New York City for instance), where the subway actually is the fastest way to travel.
 
2011-02-23 02:59:27 PM  

WilderKWight:
I wish. Unfortunately, Americans have been conditioned since around 1920 to believe that trains are "old fashioned" and that the automobile is the only dignified way for a real adult to travel. Having your own automobile makes you someone. Riding a train is for peasants and paupers and hippies who are afraid of oil.


you ought to hear the round of applause I get when I talk about riding the Greyhound bus.
 
2011-02-23 06:15:23 PM  
His name is spelled (transliterating straight from Arabic into English) as:

M'MR ALQDhAFI

The problem is that English doesn't have a consonant that corresponds to either 'Q' or 'Dh', and Arabs tend to play fast and loose with "short vowels", omitting them in writing and assuming the reader knows how they sound. So the name can be pronounced a hundred different ways, depending on the local dialect of Arabic you're using.

The problem is trying to spell it like it sounds. That's a mistake--just find a consistent way to transliterate the Arabic characters into Roman ones, and let the pronunciation fend for itself.
 
2011-02-23 09:45:49 PM  
That stupid camel jockey can't play a lick!
I've actually heard him play and he sucks!

Muamar (or WTF his name is); I mean. Not Carlos
/Want to make that clear
//Have heard Carlos a couple of times and he can actually play pretty good.
///out of slashies
 
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