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(Stabley Times)   Bill O'Reilly claims the Middle East's problems have all been caused by "Hippies"   (stableytimes.com) divider line 104
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2013-02-02 06:13:46 PM  
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Actually, had you done any research whatsoever, you would have realized that, in fact, it was the New England Complex Systems Institute which correlated that information.  You would have to have seen, too, that the article was written by Christopher Bedford.  The article about the Middle East and food prices is here:http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/02/how-hippies-are-ruining-the-mi ddle-e ast-too/

Lastly, your attribution of Bill O'Reilly to the Daily Caller is erroneous, as it is the product of Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel.

Other than that, you were totally correct.  Jackass.
 
2013-02-02 06:18:40 PM  
The dailycaller article referred to by stableytimes.com was an opinion piece written, not by Bill O'Reilly, but by Christopher Bedford, as an opinion piece. To say that Mr. Bedford has taken some liberties with the findings of the  New England Complex Systems Institute, upon which he bases his opinions, is an understatement. While the use of corn in ethanol production is a factor, it isn't the only factor. There was a weak corn crop due to drought, causing the cost of corn to rise; something Mr. Bedford fails to mention.  Additionally there has been a large amount of speculation in global commodities that has bumped up the prices - something that Mr. Bedford also fails to mention, even though the studies named commodity speculation first in their list of causes.
Mr. Bedford is ignoring major parts of the study's findings in order to support a biased and ridiculous conclusion.
 
2013-02-02 06:21:34 PM  
It would be hilarious if it were true, but I fail to find one piece of corroborating evidence, here or on the Net. This blog sucks, sorry.
 
2013-02-02 06:28:12 PM  
Wow, i read that TWICE and read middle earth each time, what the fark ?

/reads what i wants to reads
 
2013-02-02 06:29:12 PM  
fark those things called crepes. All stupid and French and liberal with their foods and ideals. Now, those rally thin pancakes with the different kinds of butter on them? Those are delicious, somebody should come up with a clever name for them.... like 'Freedomcakes'....or 'Jesus in your mouth'.
-Republicans everywhere
 
2013-02-02 06:29:45 PM  

DerpHerder: I think the revolutions put up the fascade of fighting tyrants, but food and jobs are what really motivate people. Basic human needs trump basic human rights.


There are some pretty convincing studies that showed that virtually every successful revolution in history correlated with rising food prices.

Even the US massive agricultural subsidies were heavily influenced by politicians desire to eliminate food prices affecting electoral results

Though this has little to do with environmental regulations. Mostly that these regions are running out of water. Not necessarily from climate change, but from agricultural over-production. Malthus is about to rear his head again.
 
2013-02-02 06:31:47 PM  
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2013-02-02 06:43:01 PM  
bloggingblue.com
 
2013-02-02 06:43:37 PM  
Lesse... ethanol being added to gasoline caused the unrest in the Middle East since gasoline is derived from petroleum which we get from the Middle East.

Ethanol is derived from corn.

Corn is native to the Middle East but is native to the American super continent.

Corn was introduced to the rest of the world by the Spanish.

The Spanish were introduced to the corn by the Aztec.

The Aztec most likely were introduced to corn by a Meso American group that domesticated it from tzeint... teo.. the stuff that maize came from.

That early proto Meso American group most likely migrated into the Americas through either the Bering Strait or by Pacific Ocean island hopping.

The ancestors to that group most likely came from Asia.

The ancestors to that Asian group most likely came from the Tigris/ Euphrates region which is located in the Middle East....

Therefore the unrest in the Middle East is the fault not of Hippies but of people that originated in the Middle East.

/slashie.
 
2013-02-02 06:50:12 PM  

scruffy1: Lesse... ethanol being added to gasoline caused the unrest in the Middle East since gasoline is derived from petroleum which we get from the Middle East.

Ethanol is derived from corn.

Corn is native to the Middle East but is native to the American super continent.

Corn was introduced to the rest of the world by the Spanish.

The Spanish were introduced to the corn by the Aztec.

The Aztec most likely were introduced to corn by a Meso American group that domesticated it from tzeint... teo.. the stuff that maize came from.

That early proto Meso American group most likely migrated into the Americas through either the Bering Strait or by Pacific Ocean island hopping.

The ancestors to that group most likely came from Asia.

The ancestors to that Asian group most likely came from the Tigris/ Euphrates region which is located in the Middle East....

Therefore the unrest in the Middle East is the fault not of Hippies but of people that originated in the Middle East.

/slashie.


corn is also known as MAIZE.  which is why they make MAZES out of corn
 
2013-02-02 06:52:23 PM  
Thays hungree cause we makin their bacon 'spensive
 
2013-02-02 06:56:57 PM  
subby: "Bill O'Reilly claims..."
 
2013-02-02 07:01:46 PM  
As a resident of a corn growing state, Iowa, (who is not in any way connected with agriculture), I would like to point out that the majority of the corn that is being diverted to ethanol was never intended for direct human consumption (Corn Flakes etc.) but instead meant to be livestock feed. And after it is used for ethanol, it is still used as feed.
 
2013-02-02 07:12:03 PM  
Food prices because of hippies?

No.

Food prices are up because:

1) Federal Reserve money creation.
2) FDA regulations and policies that benefit big-agra.
3) Ethanol policies to favor big corporations such as ADM.
4) FDA regulations and policies that benefit big industrial food companies.
5) Farm subsidies and other misc interferences.

I wonder how many of these things O'Reilly supports when republicans are doing them?

Meanwhile with democrats running things raids on hippies who sell raw milk and other natural foods to willing and knowing customers have been increasing.
 
2013-02-02 07:12:14 PM  

Generation_D: Ghastly: I can't wait for the last of the original hippies to finally die off so blow hards like O'Reilly, Hanity, Rush, and Beck have no audience.

Boomers, biggest sell out generation of the lot.

I can't wait for all of the above to die off with them.

Once boomers are dead and gone finally maybe America will be able to address the issues without blithering nonsense about the 1950s, or the rampant "me first and the gimme gimmes" that the boomers have made their signature political stance since the beginning.

Even hippies were selfish gits, free love hah. Someone else pays for it.


You know, I'm kind of tired of all the boomer-bashing. There is to me a significant difference between early boomers and late boomers, mainly the fact that we late boomers didn't experience the "free love", "turn on, tune in, and drop out" sixties - we were toddlers and kindergarteners. We didn't even get into the "Studio 54 snort coke while you Saturday Night Fever in your white suit" shiat in the seventies, because we were young teenagers. We did get the "preppy", "greed is good" thing in the eighties, but a lot of us rejected that because we were young parents all about raising our Jessicas and Jennifers and Brads.

Now in the 'teens of the 21st century, I'm being lumped in with all the selfish, entitled "boomers" when I didn't even get to have any of the fun they had. It's not fair ;)
 
2013-02-02 07:15:53 PM  
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2013-02-02 07:23:19 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: scruffy1: Lesse... ethanol being added to gasoline caused the unrest in the Middle East since gasoline is derived from petroleum which we get from the Middle East.

Ethanol is derived from corn.

Corn is native to the Middle East but is native to the American super continent.

Corn was introduced to the rest of the world by the Spanish.

The Spanish were introduced to the corn by the Aztec.

The Aztec most likely were introduced to corn by a Meso American group that domesticated it from tzeint... teo.. the stuff that maize came from.

That early proto Meso American group most likely migrated into the Americas through either the Bering Strait or by Pacific Ocean island hopping.

The ancestors to that group most likely came from Asia.

The ancestors to that Asian group most likely came from the Tigris/ Euphrates region which is located in the Middle East....

Therefore the unrest in the Middle East is the fault not of Hippies but of people that originated in the Middle East.

/slashie.

corn is also known as MAIZE.  which is why they make MAZES out of corn


3.bp.blogspot.com : LEAVE BANG! CORN BANG! ALONE BANG!
 
2013-02-02 07:26:39 PM  
I think it's pretty simple. When you have a hot climate, sand, and humans, you get very short tempered people with sand in thr ass. Can anyone name a hot desert like climate not in America that people live in and aren't allways fighting?
 
2013-02-02 07:27:30 PM  
Hippies would have made ethanol out of hemp.
 
2013-02-02 07:35:40 PM  

jaytkay: [www.carlabraham.com image 400x422]
Newswatch 16s' William "Bill" O'Reilly reports
on the "heppie" menace (circa 1975)


Ewww...he looks like he just stepped out of an underground orgy club on a seedy NYC side street, and he reeks of KY and Camels.
 
2013-02-02 07:38:53 PM  

leadmetal: Food prices because of hippies?

No.

Food prices are up because:

1) Federal Reserve money creation.
2) FDA regulations and policies that benefit big-agra.
3) Ethanol policies to favor big corporations such as ADM.
4) FDA regulations and policies that benefit big industrial food companies.
5) Farm subsidies and other misc interferences.

I wonder how many of these things O'Reilly supports when republicans are doing them?

Meanwhile with democrats running things raids on hippies who sell raw milk and other natural foods to willing and knowing customers have been increasing.


There have also been, if you'll recall, record droughts around the globe.
 
2013-02-02 07:40:57 PM  

leadmetal: Food prices because of hippies?

No.

Food prices are up because:

1) Federal Reserve money creation.
2) FDA regulations and policies that benefit big-agra.
3) Ethanol policies to favor big corporations such as ADM.
4) FDA regulations and policies that benefit big industrial food companies.
5) Farm subsidies and other misc interferences.

I wonder how many of these things O'Reilly supports when republicans are doing them?

Meanwhile with democrats running things raids on hippies who sell raw milk and other natural foods to willing and knowing customers have been increasing.


While I agree with your first part, your second part is a ridiculous complaint. There is a reason pasteurization was invented - PEOPLE DIED IN THE MILLIONS FROM DRINKING RAW MILK! Raw milk is not good, it is not wholesome, it is not proper for an agri-business-based food country. And believe it or not, it isn't only adults with full knowledge of the risks who are exposed to the contamination of raw milk. Just because something is "natural," like honey or milk, doesn't mean it is good for you. Honey can give botulism to babies, unpasteurized milk is a growth culture for many diseases including tuberculosis, unpasteurized apple juice can give e-coli to people who drink it.

"According to a 13-year review by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of outbreaks associated to pasteurized milk was 150 times less than outbreaks caused by unpasteurized milk (raw milk) and products made from it. Furthermore, the researchers found that the rate out outbreaks was over two times higher in states where the sale of unpasteurized milk was legal compared to those where it was illegal." Link (only one of many sources of info on the diseases from raw milk; also check out history)

Being against pasteurization is as stupid as being against vaccination.
 
2013-02-02 07:44:03 PM  

silvervial: Generation_D: Ghastly: I can't wait for the last of the original hippies to finally die off so blow hards like O'Reilly, Hanity, Rush, and Beck have no audience.

Boomers, biggest sell out generation of the lot.

I can't wait for all of the above to die off with them.

Once boomers are dead and gone finally maybe America will be able to address the issues without blithering nonsense about the 1950s, or the rampant "me first and the gimme gimmes" that the boomers have made their signature political stance since the beginning.

Even hippies were selfish gits, free love hah. Someone else pays for it.

You know, I'm kind of tired of all the boomer-bashing. There is to me a significant difference between early boomers and late boomers, mainly the fact that we late boomers didn't experience the "free love", "turn on, tune in, and drop out" sixties - we were toddlers and kindergarteners. We didn't even get into the "Studio 54 snort coke while you Saturday Night Fever in your white suit" shiat in the seventies, because we were young teenagers. We did get the "preppy", "greed is good" thing in the eighties, but a lot of us rejected that because we were young parents all about raising our Jessicas and Jennifers and Brads.

Now in the 'teens of the 21st century, I'm being lumped in with all the selfish, entitled "boomers" when I didn't even get to have any of the fun they had. It's not fair ;)


Those of us born in the early 60s and on are not Boomers, we're Generation X, the bitter and farked over generation. Of course our generation isn't without our own failings. We over coddled our children to make up for the way the Boomers ignored us and as a result have unleashed upon the world a new generation of precious snowflakes that expects to be praised just for getting up out of bed in the morning and is completely unprepared for the realities of working in a dog eat dog world.

Basically I guess every generation sucks. Boomers piss me off the most as a generation though.
 
2013-02-02 07:49:09 PM  
generation why?
 
2013-02-02 07:57:45 PM  
I'm frequently accused of being a far-right-wing wingnut on Fark, and perhaps rightly so, but even I think that it's some kind of chutzpah for someone who writes books about 'Culture wars' to speak on the topic of problems in the Middle-East so lightly. The problems here are exclusively caused by culture, and a lack of willingness to relinquish and adapt to prevailing cultures. Mr. O'Reilly disdains the decline of Christianity in the West as secularism becomes more and more firmly rooted, but the problems in the Middle-East would be solved rather quickly if, for instance, Arab-Israelis converted to Judaism, or if Arabs in other countries would inter-marry and lose their deep attachments only to their own tribe.
 
2013-02-02 08:31:48 PM  

the801: all hippies have beards. therefore, everyone with a beard is a hippie.


But what about lumberjacks?

/dare ya to call em tree hugging hippies
 
2013-02-02 09:03:59 PM  
So no one in this thread has really challenged the idea (from what I can see) that the EPA has anything to do with the amount of ethanol added to gasoline/petrol that is used in places that are not the USA?  Am I missing something?  Do they add ethanol at refineries in Europe?  Probably.  Is that because the EPA says they have to?  I don't think so.
 
2013-02-02 09:18:43 PM  
Does Bill get his drugs from Rush?
 
2013-02-02 09:47:45 PM  
It's all those hookahs over there making them all hippies isn't it?
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-02 09:49:53 PM  

proteus_b: I'm frequently accused of being a far-right-wing wingnut on Fark


Never noticed that before. I would have had you labeled otherwise. You must be one of the sane ones.
 
2013-02-02 09:53:15 PM  
no, its caused by religion.
 
2013-02-02 09:56:40 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
"This is like an outrage or something, man."
 
2013-02-02 10:22:26 PM  
I was unaware until now that the Arab Spring was caused by lack of corn chips, muffins, cereal, corn oil, and other corn-based products. I wonder if Mubarak's attorneys know this, and that the uprising wasn't caused by their client's brutal regime, but only by a lack of Fritos on the grocery shelves.
 
2013-02-02 10:22:42 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: He called Jesus a hippy?


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well, he was; he had long hair and he didn't have a job. what more do you want?
 
2013-02-02 10:29:20 PM  

Breygon: I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: He called Jesus a hippy?

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well, he was; he had long hair and he didn't have a job. what more do you want?


dammit, I meant;
i90.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-02 10:44:41 PM  
Subby:
Bill O'Reilly is not the source for the statement that hippies are the cause for problems in the Middle east.
Christopher Bedford who writes for the Daily Caller is the source.


Jake Robison (of the Stabley Times [beta]):
The Daily Caller is not run by Bill O'Reilly.
It is run by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
 
2013-02-02 10:48:01 PM  

SmithHiller: Subby:
Bill O'Reilly is not the source for the statement that hippies are the cause for problems in the Middle east.
Christopher Bedford who writes for the Daily Caller is the source.


Jake Robison (of the Stabley Times [beta]):
The Daily Caller is not run by Bill O'Reilly.
It is run by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel


(nobody gives a rat's ass)
 
2013-02-02 10:48:48 PM  
Why does Bill hate Jesus?!?
 
2013-02-02 10:49:37 PM  

the801: all hippies have beards. therefore, everyone with a beard is a hippie.

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www.islamtimes.org

"Smoke what you say? Oy vey! Do you know what that will do with my asthma?"
 
2013-02-02 11:31:41 PM  
i feel like i should agree with B.O.R. on this one. while i hate most everything having to do with fox news, i hate hippies more.

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2013-02-02 11:34:57 PM  
It's those damn hippies over at Aramco, Exxon, Shell etc.. It's all their fault..
 
2013-02-03 01:11:25 AM  

No Time To Explain: the801: all hippies have beards. therefore, everyone with a beard is a hippie.

But what about lumberjacks?

/dare ya to call em tree hugging hippies


They're MUCH more intimate with trees...
 
2013-02-03 01:59:35 AM  

Prodigy AK: FARK is a haven for liberal pseudo intellectuals.


fim.413chan.net
 
2013-02-03 02:01:52 AM  

Craps the Gorilla: Wow, i read that TWICE and read middle earth each time, what the fark ?

/reads what i wants to reads


It's those damn hippy hobbits.  They ruin everything.  Except birthday parties.
 
2013-02-03 02:04:28 AM  

No Time To Explain: the801: all hippies have beards. therefore, everyone with a beard is a hippie.

But what about lumberjacks?



They're ok.
 
2013-02-03 03:19:42 AM  
I was unaware that the US gave large amounts of corn to the Middle East at any point in time. Before ethanol, all excess corn was dumped into the ocean because no one could make a profit with it.
 
2013-02-03 05:12:47 AM  
Corn won't run electric cars.
 
2013-02-03 05:59:07 AM  

albertalaska: Corn won't run electric cars.


And you know who's responsible for electric cars don't you? Damn dirty hippies with their "save the planet" whining and their global warming/climate change lies, that's who! They're the ones who put Obama in the White House and now he's going to take our guns! Goddam dirty hippies!
 
2013-02-03 10:48:40 AM  
i am a hippie and i am proud
i use to feel alone in a crowd
but now you look around these days
and it seems there's a hippie CRAZE
i'm a hippie he's a hippie she's a hippie we're a hippie
wouldn't you like to be a hippie too?
 
2013-02-03 11:15:44 AM  
Generation_D: ...or the rampant "me first and the gimme gimmes" that the boomers have made their signature political stance since the beginning.

Who knew the baby boomers were the driving force behind all the great ska covers?
 
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