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(BBC)   Here's a short bio on Malala Yousafzai, the 14 year old girl recovering after being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning to go to school. Go tell the apathetic whiny teenager in your life to get a grip and be thankful   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 128
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2012-10-11 09:54:35 AM  
Islam is awsome!!
 
2012-10-11 09:55:54 AM  
Oh, she blogs for BBC Urdu? Surely there's no connection to Western intelligence agencies there.
 
2012-10-11 09:55:57 AM  
book learning is worthless.

/nah, fark those guys.
 
2012-10-11 09:56:42 AM  
Girl is definitely a hero
 
2012-10-11 09:57:09 AM  
Someone please invent a time machine so I can go back in time and smother Abraham in his crib.
 
2012-10-11 09:57:14 AM  
Is she hot?
 
2012-10-11 09:57:35 AM  

machoprogrammer: Girl is definitely a hero

 
2012-10-11 09:57:39 AM  

Joe Blowme: Islam is awsome!!


I'd say she's a shining example of it.
 
2012-10-11 09:58:05 AM  
I really hope this is the turning point against these assholes in the region. The Taliban isn't exactly widely popular as it is, maybe this is what will finally push people over the edge and some righteous outrage can overwhelm their fear and lead a big backlash to push these useless twats back into their caves where they belong.
 
2012-10-11 09:59:29 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I really hope this is the turning point against these assholes in the region. The Taliban isn't exactly widely popular as it is, maybe this is what will finally push people over the edge and some righteous outrage can overwhelm their fear and lead a big backlash to push these useless twats back into their caves where they belong.


Well, not if she's threatening sammich production in the region.
 
2012-10-11 09:59:31 AM  

Lumpmoose: I'd say she's a shining example of it.


Can we please just ignore the pool shiatters for once instead of giving them the spotlight they want? They're the internet equivalent of a naked hobo smearing shiat all over themselves in the town square. Yea, it's pretty hard to look away, but try anyway.
 
2012-10-11 10:00:41 AM  
This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.
 
2012-10-11 10:01:56 AM  
Wait a minute, I was always taught doing homework never killed anyone...
 
2012-10-11 10:02:35 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Can we please just ignore the pool shiatters for once instead of giving them the spotlight they want? They're the internet equivalent of a naked hobo smearing shiat all over themselves in the town square. Yea, it's pretty hard to look away, but try anyway.


Excuse me, if someone didn't want to give me instant voyeuristic access to train crashes world wide, then why did they invent the internet?
 
2012-10-11 10:04:31 AM  
this kind of shiat happens all the time there, telling these stories as often and as loudly as possible will do more to turn people against and exterminate the human trash that make up the taliban than holding fire bases in the hindu kush.
 
2012-10-11 10:04:47 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I really hope this is the turning point against these assholes in the region. The Taliban isn't exactly widely popular as it is, maybe this is what will finally push people over the edge and some righteous outrage can overwhelm their fear and lead a big backlash to push these useless twats back into their caves where they belong.


This, too
 
2012-10-11 10:05:12 AM  

SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.


but armed forces aren't for fixing, they are for destroying. if you absolutely positively need something destroyed overnight call the armed forces. if you want to build up a society in a foreign nation, look some where else.
 
2012-10-11 10:05:14 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I really hope this is the turning point against these assholes in the region. The Taliban isn't exactly widely popular as it is, maybe this is what will finally push people over the edge and some righteous outrage can overwhelm their fear and lead a big backlash to push these useless twats back into their caves where they belong.


Sadly, it won't.

Might makes right more often than not in that par of the world, and the avg. Pakistani isn't willing to go to the same extremes as the avg. Taliban is in order to make their point.
 
2012-10-11 10:05:49 AM  
At least this will help turn public opinion against the taliban etc. You can only try to assassinate so many 14 year old girls before people start getting pissed.
 
2012-10-11 10:06:08 AM  
Religion of peace people.

To all you apologists out there.. YOU have it backwards.

In Islam.. about 10% are decent upstanding world citizens.
The other 90% want to kill everybody and force sharia law on everyone.
 
2012-10-11 10:06:18 AM  

SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.


That...is quite possibly the worst idea I've ever heard.

You've got a group of violent, uneducated twits who think Western values are ruining the world. They have no educational or employment opportunities, and the people running things tell them it's because of the United States.

So...let's kill a bunch of them. The survivors will love us then!

Reagan farked this up. He left Afghanistan in ruins and allowed a generation of boys to grow up as hopeless orphans with absolutely no way of getting out of poverty.

You cannot stop hatred and ignorance through violence.
 
2012-10-11 10:06:21 AM  

A Fark Handle: SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.

but armed forces aren't for fixing, they are for destroying. if you absolutely positively need something destroyed overnight call the armed forces. if you want to build up a society in a foreign nation, look some where else.


marshall plan.
 
2012-10-11 10:07:23 AM  

doczoidberg: Is she hot?


Yep!!!!
/already took a seat.....
 
2012-10-11 10:08:20 AM  

master_dman: Religion of peace people.

To all you apologists out there.. YOU have it backwards.

In Islam.. about 10% are decent upstanding world citizens.
The other 90% want to kill everybody and force sharia law on everyone.


They sure are taking their sweet time in their plot for world domination.
 
2012-10-11 10:08:37 AM  

H31N0US: Someone please invent a time machine so I can go back in time and smother Abraham in his crib.


I'll pack the sandwiches. Ham and cheese?
 
2012-10-11 10:08:45 AM  

what_now: SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.

That...is quite possibly the worst idea I've ever heard.

You've got a group of violent, uneducated twits who think Western values are ruining the world. They have no educational or employment opportunities, and the people running things tell them it's because of the United States.

So...let's kill a bunch of them. The survivors will love us then!

Reagan farked this up. He left Afghanistan in ruins and allowed a generation of boys to grow up as hopeless orphans with absolutely no way of getting out of poverty.

You cannot stop hatred and ignorance through violence.


I didn't say, kill, I said fix. You know another group who can, on zero notice, be anywhere on earth in 24 hours ready willing and able to build civilization and are equipped to protect citizenry? All without a profit motive? If so, by all means, send them.
 
2012-10-11 10:09:26 AM  
This poor girl. Props to her courage. I should study harder.
 
2012-10-11 10:09:38 AM  

H31N0US: Someone please invent a time machine so I can go back in time and smother Abraham in his crib.


I laughed.

This story is days old.
 
2012-10-11 10:10:13 AM  

what_now: SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.

That...is quite possibly the worst idea I've ever heard.

You've got a group of violent, uneducated twits who think Western values are ruining the world. They have no educational or employment opportunities, and the people running things tell them it's because of the United States.

So...let's kill a bunch of them. The survivors will love us then!

Reagan farked this up. He left Afghanistan in ruins and allowed a generation of boys to grow up as hopeless orphans with absolutely no way of getting out of poverty.

You cannot stop hatred and ignorance through violence.


But you can certainly kill a lot of people. Let's stay with the tour here.
 
2012-10-11 10:11:01 AM  
Where are the normal people in these countries...this religion...seriously? If they can get all bent out of shape over a cartoon (like a bunch of 7 year old spoiled brats) or a crappy movie...where the fark is the outrage over something like this?
 
2012-10-11 10:11:07 AM  

what_now: You cannot stop hatred and ignorance through violence.


The part that "The U.S. military can fix EVERYTHING!" types don't like to admit about democracy and freedom is that some people don't want it.

You have to have that spark already inside of people before you can help them ignite it. I don't think we see that spark in places like Afghanistan and many regions of Pakistan yet. Maybe someday, but not now.

People over there can be outraged about this all they want, but they brought it on themselves and if they aren't willing to steel their resolve and start fighting back of their own accord, it's just going to keep happening. I'm all for helping people put down rabid animals like the Taliban, but they have to start the fight and seek the assistance, we can't just do it for them or the collateral damage just winds up strengthening the enemy we're trying to stop.
 
2012-10-11 10:11:42 AM  

master_dman: In Islam.. about 10% are decent upstanding world citizens.
The other 90% want to kill everybody and force sharia law on everyone.


Using the Taliban, a group so extreme that most in Pakistan consider them scoundrels, as the model for all Muslims is quite a stretch.

But it is strange to think that a billion people worldwide will invite god's mercy on their soul by never tasting a beer or bacon.
 
2012-10-11 10:11:59 AM  

H31N0US: Someone please invent a time machine so I can go back in time and smother Abraham in his crib.


Abraham? The one who, according to tradition, upset the applecart of polytheism in the first place (making him something of a liberal revolutionary for his time)? You may as well say that, to prevent Typhus, you want to go back and murder Typhoid Mary. It may alleviate some problems, but that one person wasn't the cause of (and won't be the solution to) your problem.

I think what you mean is, "I want to murder dogmatic religion in its crib".

// good luck, we're all counting on you
// alternatively, you could add a line to the Bible that says "But, for god's sake, think critically, and don't let transvestites with collars lead you around by the nose"
// funny thing - Deuteronomy kind of does say that, but apparently people took that to mean "Only listen to transvestites with collars when they promise you eternal salvation"
 
2012-10-11 10:12:04 AM  

SuperT: A Fark Handle: SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.

but armed forces aren't for fixing, they are for destroying. if you absolutely positively need something destroyed overnight call the armed forces. if you want to build up a society in a foreign nation, look some where else.

marshall plan.


was an economic plan of loans and grants overseen by the state department (and retired general george marshall), not a use of force by the military to fix the irrational actions of extremist douchenozzles.
 
2012-10-11 10:13:42 AM  

what_now: You cannot stop hatred and ignorance through violence.


Technically you can. Kill them all. Those who hate and are ignorant, in that specific area, would be dead. Therefore, hatred and ignorance would be stopped.

Another potential way to do it would be to kill everyone who's more than, say, 5 years old. Past that, take all of the children and adopt them into nice homes in relatively affluent areas. Socialization with the more civilized will take over their training and then you'll have pretty well adjusted folks.

I'm not saying that either of these suggestions are easily doable or should be attempted, but the fact is that one can stop all sorts of things via violence. The proper question is should one do so, and that answer depends on the situation.
 
2012-10-11 10:14:33 AM  

Olympus Mons: Where are the normal people in these countries...this religion...seriously? If they can get all bent out of shape over a cartoon (like a bunch of 7 year old spoiled brats) or a crappy movie...where the fark is the outrage over something like this?


There have been widespread protests in Pakistan against the shooting.

In Pakistan, evidently.
 
2012-10-11 10:14:38 AM  

SuperT: I didn't say, kill, I said fix. You know another group who can, on zero notice, be anywhere on earth in 24 hours ready willing and able to build civilization and are equipped to protect citizenry? All without a profit motive? If so, by all means, send them.


Yeah..they aren't equipped to build or protect. That's not what the military- any military- is for.

And do you really think that you can stop ideas at the point of a gun? You think that sending a troop of Marines to walk little girls to school will a) change minds about education women or b) strengthen opposition to educating women?
 
2012-10-11 10:15:43 AM  

sodomizer: Oh, she blogs for BBC Urdu? Surely there's no connection to Western intelligence agencies there.


fark you obsessively avantegard knee-jerk antiwestern cynical coonts.

There is nothing but virtue in giving the opressed a soapbox.

/fark you for thinking this could ever be justified. Goddamn libtards.
 
2012-10-11 10:18:45 AM  

what_now: SuperT: I didn't say, kill, I said fix. You know another group who can, on zero notice, be anywhere on earth in 24 hours ready willing and able to build civilization and are equipped to protect citizenry? All without a profit motive? If so, by all means, send them.

Yeah..they aren't equipped to build or protect. That's not what the military- any military- is for.

And do you really think that you can stop ideas at the point of a gun? You think that sending a troop of Marines to walk little girls to school will a) change minds about education women or b) strengthen opposition to educating women?


i.huffpost.com

Lest we forget.

// didn't end racism in the US/South, not by a long shot, but when people see that you're willing to do whatever it takes - and they see that the consequences of "letting the (black) girl go to school are...nothing - they're less likely to keep buying the bullshiat
 
2012-10-11 10:18:50 AM  

ronaprhys: Technically you can. Kill them all. Those who hate and are ignorant, in that specific area, would be dead. Therefore, hatred and ignorance would be stopped.

Another potential way to do it would be to kill everyone who's more than, say, 5 years old. Past that, take all of the children and adopt them into nice homes in relatively affluent areas. Socialization with the more civilized will take over their training and then you'll have pretty well adjusted folks.

I'm not saying that either of these suggestions are easily doable or should be attempted, but the fact is that one can stop all sorts of things via violence. The proper question is should one do so, and that answer depends on the situation.


That is some amazingly ignorant and short-sighted reasoning. Even ignoring the massive technical hurdles to committing age-targeted genocide on a scale that large in a part of the world that poorly connected it's sort of a child-like view of human nature that says you can just take a five year old after you've murdered his parents and reshape him without any serious and long-lasting repercussions. Not to mention the massive conspiracy and world-wide historical revisionism you'd have to commit to cover up your atrocities in the vain hope you could prevent some number of these children from learning that you're just as big a monster as the people you killed and having them turn on you anyway out of hatred.

My point being that your comment was insanely stupid on multiple levels and I'm not sure what compelled you to make it.
 
2012-10-11 10:20:23 AM  

A Fark Handle: SuperT: A Fark Handle: SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.

but armed forces aren't for fixing, they are for destroying. if you absolutely positively need something destroyed overnight call the armed forces. if you want to build up a society in a foreign nation, look some where else.

marshall plan.

was an economic plan of loans and grants overseen by the state department (and retired general george marshall), not a use of force by the military to fix the irrational actions of extremist douchenozzles.


which I don't believe would have worked without the US army presence in germany. If you don't have a stable state, economic recovery can't happen.
 
2012-10-11 10:21:03 AM  

H31N0US: Someone please invent a time machine so I can go back in time and smother Abraham in his crib.


Don't you read history books? You don't need to go back in time. John Wilkes Booth got him already.
 
2012-10-11 10:22:07 AM  

SuperT: what_now: SuperT: This is the sort of shiat I would like to see the fury and might of the US armed forces fix.

That...is quite possibly the worst idea I've ever heard.

You've got a group of violent, uneducated twits who think Western values are ruining the world. They have no educational or employment opportunities, and the people running things tell them it's because of the United States.

So...let's kill a bunch of them. The survivors will love us then!

Reagan farked this up. He left Afghanistan in ruins and allowed a generation of boys to grow up as hopeless orphans with absolutely no way of getting out of poverty.

You cannot stop hatred and ignorance through violence.

I didn't say, kill, I said fix. You know another group who can, on zero notice, be anywhere on earth in 24 hours ready willing and able to build civilization and are equipped to protect citizenry? All without a profit motive? If so, by all means, send them.


Jesus?
 
2012-10-11 10:22:29 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I'm not saying that either of these suggestions are easily doable or should be attempted, but the fact is that one can stop all sorts of things via violence. The proper question is should one do so, and that answer depends on the situation.

That is some amazingly ignorant and short-sighted reasoning. Even ignoring the massive technical hurdles to committing age-targeted genocide on a scale that large in a part of the world that poorly connected it's sort of a child-like view of human nature that says you can just take a five year old after you've murdered his parents and reshape him without any serious and long-lasting repercussions. Not to mention the massive conspiracy and world-wide historical revisionism you'd have to commit to cover up your atrocities in the vain hope you could prevent some number of these children from learning that you're just as big a monster as the people you killed and having them turn on you anyway out of hatred.

My point being that your comment was insanely stupid on multiple levels and I'm not sure what compelled you to make it.


I've bolded a point that you seem to have missed. The truly stupid comment is the violence never stops/fixes anything. History is littered with examples of violence stopping and fixing all sorts of things. There is absolutely a cost, no doubt. That cost may be a higher price than just letting whatever crap is going on continue to exist, however, to ignore the fact that it can solve, stop, and fix things is plainly childish.
 
2012-10-11 10:23:10 AM  
I hope she recovers and returns with even more resolve. Takes some real guts to do what she did over there and I hope this attempt on her life does not sway her from her convictions. The Taliban must not have much faith in themselves, their leadership, and their beliefs if they've decided this young woman has the ability to destroy their society.

And you know what... I'll bet she does. The light of our future will be carried by our children. Raise 'em well.
 
2012-10-11 10:23:17 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: ronaprhys: Technically you can. Kill them all. Those who hate and are ignorant, in that specific area, would be dead. Therefore, hatred and ignorance would be stopped.

Another potential way to do it would be to kill everyone who's more than, say, 5 years old. Past that, take all of the children and adopt them into nice homes in relatively affluent areas. Socialization with the more civilized will take over their training and then you'll have pretty well adjusted folks.

I'm not saying that either of these suggestions are easily doable or should be attempted, but the fact is that one can stop all sorts of things via violence. The proper question is should one do so, and that answer depends on the situation.

That is some amazingly ignorant and short-sighted reasoning. Even ignoring the massive technical hurdles to committing age-targeted genocide on a scale that large in a part of the world that poorly connected it's sort of a child-like view of human nature that says you can just take a five year old after you've murdered his parents and reshape him without any serious and long-lasting repercussions. Not to mention the massive conspiracy and world-wide historical revisionism you'd have to commit to cover up your atrocities in the vain hope you could prevent some number of these children from learning that you're just as big a monster as the people you killed and having them turn on you anyway out of hatred.

My point being that your comment was insanely stupid on multiple levels and I'm not sure what compelled you to make it.


you could just kill them all and skip the age based genocide. if they are all dead, problem solved and there not even a need to open schools for anyone.
 
2012-10-11 10:24:17 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Lest we forget.

// didn't end racism in the US/South, not by a long shot, but when people see that you're willing to do whatever it takes - and they see that the consequences of "letting the (black) girl go to school are...nothing - they're less likely to keep buying the bullshiat


That was our own country. Our own troops, not an invading force.

You have to see the difference.
 
2012-10-11 10:24:31 AM  
I am thinking Afganistan would make a fine obsidian parking lot.
 
2012-10-11 10:25:51 AM  
what_nowYou cannot stop hatred and ignorance through violence.

the thoughts? no. the ability or will of people to act on that hatred and/or ignorance. absolutely.
 
2012-10-11 10:26:23 AM  

MythDragon: I am thinking Afganistan would make a fine obsidian parking lot.


Well, that wouldn't really stop the Taliban from shooting people in Pakistan, now would it?
 
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