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2013-03-07 11:37:11 AM  

meanmutton: I love the note that he's getting orders from Afghanistan.

"So, I might be guilty of some... minor treason."

Protip: if you're a civilian in an active war zone, don't disguise yourself as a combatant. When you're picked up by the drives and they see you're actively making yourself from detection, you think that's going to make them LESS likely to kill you?



Therein lies the rub... You have it exactly backwards. Terrorists DON'T HAVE UNIFORMS. Civilians can't "disguise themselves" as a combatant when the combatants from one side of the conflict are disguising themselves as civilians. With that reasoning you're effectively giving the US military carte blanche to just murder whoever the fark they see. I could see being a civilian in a country we have drones flying around shooting people in and wanting to shield yourself from their sensors as much as possible.

And subby, while I don't want to spend $500 on one I'd sure like to find out what materials/techniques he used so I could DIY one for myself though. If nothing else, it would be cool to make.
 
2013-03-07 11:37:51 AM  

Vodka Zombie: Lost Thought 00: meanmutton: Vodka Zombie: If you're not a terrorist, what do you have to hide?

/A modern spin on an old classic.

If you're a civilian in an active war zone, it's stupid to go out of your way to try to look like a terrorist.

A better disguise would be walking around in an American Flag Bikini

Dude!  I have an idea.

American flag burkas!


www.zarinas.com
 
2013-03-07 11:37:57 AM  

PonceAlyosha: I do want a thermoptic camo hoodie.


Go for the full tinfoil ghillie-suit.
 
2013-03-07 11:38:16 AM  

Amurica...Fark Ya!: Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


Looks like they voted for a ticket for obstructing their back window though.
 
2013-03-07 11:38:32 AM  

meanmutton: Protip: if you're a civilian in an active war zone, don't disguise yourself as a combatant.


Protip:  If you're a combatant in an active war zone, disguise yourself as a civilian.
 
2013-03-07 11:39:51 AM  

theorellior: meanmutton: The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.

That seems like a reach. King's dream was that his children be judged on the content of their character, which is not affirmative action by any stretch. In other words, we've not yet reached King's preferred state. This bumper sticker seems to think we've reached King's dream in the form of Barack Obama, and it's a horrible nightmare. It basically reads like the idea of giving blacks rights has gotten them all uppity and look who they elected, a Commie fascist cryptomuslin socialist usurper.


Oh, it's very poor communication, no doubt. But when have bumper stickers ever been good at explaining complex ideologies?
 
2013-03-07 11:40:17 AM  

mongbiohazard: meanmutton: I love the note that he's getting orders from Afghanistan.

"So, I might be guilty of some... minor treason."

Protip: if you're a civilian in an active war zone, don't disguise yourself as a combatant. When you're picked up by the drives and they see you're actively making yourself from detection, you think that's going to make them LESS likely to kill you?



Therein lies the rub... You have it exactly backwards. Terrorists DON'T HAVE UNIFORMS. Civilians can't "disguise themselves" as a combatant when the combatants from one side of the conflict are disguising themselves as civilians. With that reasoning you're effectively giving the US military carte blanche to just murder whoever the fark they see. I could see being a civilian in a country we have drones flying around shooting people in and wanting to shield yourself from their sensors as much as possible.

And subby, while I don't want to spend $500 on one I'd sure like to find out what materials/techniques he used so I could DIY one for myself though. If nothing else, it would be cool to make.


Maybe the new terrorist uniform could be Stealth Wear® hoodies.  Much easier to tell apart from the civilians that way.
 
2013-03-07 11:41:06 AM  
media.comicvine.com
 
2013-03-07 11:42:20 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: "King's dream is a nightmare"

Other than advertising "I'm a racist", what could that bumper sticker possibly be trying to convey? It's not humorous. It's not clever or witty. It's just dumb and racist.


Take it easy. He could be talking about he gets spun into the alternate nightmare worlds of Stephen King. Only a racist sees everything in racist terms...racist.
 
2013-03-07 11:43:26 AM  

Lost Thought 00: A better disguise would be walking around in an American Flag Bikini


Really?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-07 11:43:32 AM  
That's about what a hoodie goes for in the NFL Shop. Just stick a team logo on the front and you don't even have to mention that it hides you from drones. Folks will buy it.
 
2013-03-07 11:44:04 AM  
Hmmmm I think I will start selling specially crafted rolls of tinfoil which (when wrapped around the head) prevent subtle mind control rays from turning you into a liberal.
 
2013-03-07 11:44:09 AM  
Coincidentally, I've been looking to get a nice, heavy hoodie with a zip up front.  Anyone have any recommendations?
 
2013-03-07 11:44:16 AM  
I swear I'm not being willfully ignorant nor antagonistic, but is all this drone/filibuster/etc. fuss over a memo a proposed CIA director wherein he basically said 'no, of course we didn't/wouldn't do such a thing?'

... or did the person say, yeah - we were going to do it, but decided against it....
... or did the person say, yeah - we were going to do it, and may consider doing it in the future...
... or did the person say, yeah - we didn't do it, but we're going to...

And this is not 'against' any American citizen nor on American soil, but as a possible means of proactively deterring turrist acts?

I honestly don't understand where the facts end and the complaining begin on this one, but would appreciate any CONCISE information anyone has.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-07 11:44:22 AM  

hp6sa: What's the return policy?

"Dear Sir,

I was promised that this hoodie would protect me from drone strikes, but my ass was blown up.  I would like a refund of $487.35, plus shipping and handling.

Sincerely,
Ahmed."


"Silence!......I Keeel you"
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-07 11:44:47 AM  

mongbiohazard: With that reasoning you're effectively giving the US military carte blanche to just murder whoever the fark they see.


You may be surprised to learn that, in a military action, the US military pretty much already has carte blanche to kill whoever the fark they see.
 
2013-03-07 11:45:02 AM  
'What it was able'.......

smh.  ^ Here's one child that got left behind.
 
2013-03-07 11:45:22 AM  
from the makers of
www.wondersandmarvels.com
 
2013-03-07 11:45:43 AM  

meanmutton: AverageAmericanGuy: "King's dream is a nightmare"

Other than advertising "I'm a racist", what could that bumper sticker possibly be trying to convey? It's not humorous. It's not clever or witty. It's just dumb and racist.

The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.

That is their point.


And so attacking King's Dream speech makes sense? There's a jump in logic in there that probably makes sense to these nincompoops.
 
2013-03-07 11:45:52 AM  

farkplug: Isn't this "news" at least a month old? I remember blogging about it in December. Warning: headline may be a repeat. Warning: drones may be overhead, but if you've got a hoodie on, you're all set.


Your blog sucks.

/Oblig
 
2013-03-07 11:47:39 AM  
Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?
 
2013-03-07 11:49:11 AM  
There's an easy way to stop this nonsense.

Who wants to volunteer?
 
2013-03-07 11:49:26 AM  
Writing a check for $500 to the DNC would cost a little more but provide much better protection.
 
2013-03-07 11:49:41 AM  

meanmutton: But when have bumper stickers ever been good at explaining complex ideologies?


I find "Visualize Whirled Peas" works for me.
 
2013-03-07 11:50:53 AM  

meanmutton: AverageAmericanGuy: "King's dream is a nightmare"

Other than advertising "I'm a racist", what could that bumper sticker possibly be trying to convey? It's not humorous. It's not clever or witty. It's just dumb and racist.

The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.

That is their point.



Translation: "Black bad".
 
2013-03-07 11:51:06 AM  
Oh subby, you illiterate bastard
 
2013-03-07 11:51:44 AM  
America murders people overseas with its drones even when it has no idea who the target actually is.  You think obscuring yourself with a special hoodie would stop them from firing missiles at you anyway?
 
2013-03-07 11:52:03 AM  
a tinfoil burka

how ironic AND appropriate
 
2013-03-07 11:52:11 AM  
And when the poncho finally heats up from your body heat, what happens then?
 
2013-03-07 11:52:38 AM  
How about I just don't get myself involved with al Qaeda, thus not giving the U.S. government the opportunity to place me on one of their terrorist lists?  Yeah, that way sounds easier and cheaper.

/and yes, you folks crying about drones sound like terrorists
 
2013-03-07 11:55:57 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: How about I just don't get myself involved with al Qaeda, thus not giving the U.S. government the opportunity to place me on one of their terrorist lists?  Yeah, that way sounds easier and cheaper.

/and yes, you folks crying about drones sound like terrorists


There have been millions of civilians killed, injured, and/or displaced since the War on Terror began. I think you need a new plan.
 
2013-03-07 11:56:58 AM  
A hoodie designed to hold in your body heat?

So... its a normal hoodie?
 
2013-03-07 11:57:18 AM  
 
2013-03-07 11:58:17 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: The My Little Pony Killer: How about I just don't get myself involved with al Qaeda, thus not giving the U.S. government the opportunity to place me on one of their terrorist lists?  Yeah, that way sounds easier and cheaper.

/and yes, you folks crying about drones sound like terrorists

There have been millions of civilians killed, injured, and/or displaced since the War on Terror began. I think you need a new plan.


Uncle Tractor: The My Little Pony Killer: /and yes, you folks crying about drones sound like terrorists


CIA drone attacks are counter-productive as they kill civilians and rescue workers and increase recruitment by militant groups, a new report concludes.


You're both talking about people in Pakistan, who are NOT the main demographic for the idiotwear in TFA.
 
2013-03-07 11:59:25 AM  
Looks like someone had to tell her twice to put that stupid thing on.

media.cmgdigital.com
 
2013-03-07 12:00:01 PM  
This might be useful to steal some weed. I've known a couple of growers to use night vision to watch the crops.
 
2013-03-07 12:00:32 PM  
I prefer to use my Padronius Charm.  Just as effective and doesn't require me to wear a sweaty metallic hoodie (unless I'm going to the disco, of course).

EXPECTO PA-DRONE-UM! (flicks, then swishes)
 
2013-03-07 12:06:25 PM  

meanmutton: theorellior: meanmutton: The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.

That seems like a reach. King's dream was that his children be judged on the content of their character, which is not affirmative action by any stretch. In other words, we've not yet reached King's preferred state. This bumper sticker seems to think we've reached King's dream in the form of Barack Obama, and it's a horrible nightmare. It basically reads like the idea of giving blacks rights has gotten them all uppity and look who they elected, a Commie fascist cryptomuslin socialist usurper.

Oh, it's very poor communication, no doubt. But when have bumper stickers ever been good at explaining complex ideologies?


I thought of one.  www.stickershoppe.com
 
2013-03-07 12:06:53 PM  
Paranoia sells.
 
2013-03-07 12:07:37 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: meanmutton: AverageAmericanGuy: "King's dream is a nightmare"

Other than advertising "I'm a racist", what could that bumper sticker possibly be trying to convey? It's not humorous. It's not clever or witty. It's just dumb and racist.

The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.

That is their point.


Translation: "Black bad".


black lung, black death, black listed, black balled, blackguard (for the old timers), black hearted, Blackstreet... it's too much to ignore

/good thing you're brown
 
2013-03-07 12:08:16 PM  
I think I'm gong to post this to some of my 2nd amendment friends wall and watch what happens.

/Can I get a commission for this?
// Sad to say I know people who will go and buy one.
 
2013-03-07 12:13:40 PM  

vicioushobbit: meanmutton: theorellior: meanmutton: The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.

That seems like a reach. King's dream was that his children be judged on the content of their character, which is not affirmative action by any stretch. In other words, we've not yet reached King's preferred state. This bumper sticker seems to think we've reached King's dream in the form of Barack Obama, and it's a horrible nightmare. It basically reads like the idea of giving blacks rights has gotten them all uppity and look who they elected, a Commie fascist cryptomuslin socialist usurper.

Oh, it's very poor communication, no doubt. But when have bumper stickers ever been good at explaining complex ideologies?

I thought of one.  [www.stickershoppe.com image 300x300]


Christians think that sticker means you want to burn them at the stake and force their daughters to suck pagan cock before eating your dinner of aborted Christian fetus lasagna.

I know, it DOES sound fun though.
 
2013-03-07 12:16:53 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: meanmutton: AverageAmericanGuy: "King's dream is a nightmare"

Other than advertising "I'm a racist", what could that bumper sticker possibly be trying to convey? It's not humorous. It's not clever or witty. It's just dumb and racist.

The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.

That is their point.


Translation: "Black bad".


More like: Democrat bad. President is Democrat. Democrat president is black. MLK was black and his dream led to equal rights. Equal rights led to Democrat president. Therefore MLK was bad.
 
2013-03-07 12:18:17 PM  

PonceAlyosha: I do want a thermoptic camo hoodie.


Didn't work so well for this guy.
www.mkygod.com
 
2013-03-07 12:18:24 PM  

meanmutton: The intended meaning: instead of trying to create a society where we ignore skin color and judge people in their actions and character, we've created a system if institutionalized racism through race-based preferences that has hurt both individuals and society, entrenched poverty and dependence among certain minority groups, and hurts individuals who were born into poverty, abuse, etc., but happened to be white.


About this "entrenched poverty":

In 1960, before the beginnings of affirmative action, the poverty rate among blacks was around 55%.  Now it's around 25% - a decrease of more than half.  By contrast, the overall poverty rate went from around 21% to around 15%.

Blacks and hispanics still have much higher poverty rates than whites, but that rate has fallen drastically since 1961 - never at any time in history were blacks escaping poverty as successfully as they have been over the past 50 years.  There's still a long way to go, but the racial disparity in poverty rates is at least lessening.
 
2013-03-07 12:29:17 PM  
No, I think the likelihood of my being a drone target is infinitesimal. If someone near me is the true drone target, my wearing that poncho will not protect me from being collateral damage if a drone hit goes down.
 
2013-03-07 12:33:05 PM  

mbillips: Jesus, people, you don't have to worry about Obama attacking you with drones. Why would he do that when he has F-18s?

/Surveillance helicopters: yawn, cops are over my neighborhood with binocs, sniper rifles and spotlights, who cares?. Surveillance drones: OMG!!11!!shiatBALLS!? Death robots from above!




legalplanet.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-07 12:37:28 PM  

mbillips: /Surveillance helicopters: yawn, cops are over my neighborhood with binocs, sniper rifles and spotlights, who cares?. Surveillance drones: OMG!!11!!shiatBALLS!? Death robots from above!


I'm just secretly disappointed that they aren't my death robots from above.
 
2013-03-07 12:41:17 PM  

bump: I swear I'm not being willfully ignorant nor antagonistic, but is all this drone/filibuster/etc. fuss over a memo a proposed CIA director wherein he basically said 'no, of course we didn't/wouldn't do such a thing?'

... or did the person say, yeah - we were going to do it, but decided against it....
... or did the person say, yeah - we were going to do it, and may consider doing it in the future...
... or did the person say, yeah - we didn't do it, but we're going to...

And this is not 'against' any American citizen nor on American soil, but as a possible means of proactively deterring turrist acts?

I honestly don't understand where the facts end and the complaining begin on this one, but would appreciate any CONCISE information anyone has.



It was Eric Holder, the US Attorney General. He responded to an inquiry about the POTUS using drones to kill people in the United States without trial. Eric Holder responded with a statement that essentially said, "Yes, Obama can kill people by drone strike without any legal process whatsoever taking place. But you don't have to worry because he doesn't want to."

To me that is an incredible statement to make. It pretty much spits right in the face of many of the best founding principles of our country. And even if I take Holder at his word that Obama doesn't want to use that kind of power (and I am inclined to) it is a moot point.... Obama won't be president forever. Would I have been willing to trust Mitt Romney with that power? And our country works according to a balance of powers and due process, so even if I did trust any likely POTUS we shouldn't HAVE TO. That's not how America is supposed to work.
 
2013-03-07 01:06:45 PM  

mongbiohazard: It was Eric Holder, the US Attorney General. He responded to an inquiry about the POTUS using drones to kill people in the United States without trial. Eric Holder responded with a statement that essentially said, "Yes, Obama can kill people by drone strike without any legal process whatsoever taking place. But you don't have to worry because he doesn't want to."


That wasn't what he said at all - he said it could be done in the same manner as any other military action within the US, which has happened several times in US history.  It would basically require a rebellion or an invasion, but it would be possible.
 
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