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(Salon)   Nuclear-armed Pakistan only has enough water in its emergency reserve to last 30 days   (salon.com) divider line 175
    More: Scary, Pakistan, U.S. Agency For International Development, water shortages, cubic metres, drinking water, water resources, State Department  
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2013-08-05 12:25:40 PM  
So, what you are saying is that their words are backed by NUCLEAR WEAPONS?!
 
2013-08-05 12:32:13 PM  
You act like that is their biggest problem...
 
2013-08-05 12:38:44 PM  
Well, subby, you obviously didn't pay much attention in earth science, but here's a little clue: extreme heat, like that from a nuclear warhead, will vaporize water instantly and cause it to evaporate. When water evaporates, it makes a cloud overhead. After the cloud forms, rain falls. So, presto -- more water. Try thinking outside the box once in a while, you might surprise yourself.
 
2013-08-05 12:38:49 PM  
According to Defence Journal, Pakistan's subs have a range of close to twelve thousand miles...they can travel to the Hudson River or the Chesapeake Bay, unleash their missiles on New York and Washington, then still be able to take refuge in mid-ocean, lay low and threaten other world capitals with a similar fate. They are silent killers.
 
2013-08-05 12:41:37 PM  
One word: desalination

/it's the future
 
2013-08-05 12:43:23 PM  

Deep Contact: According to Defence Journal, Pakistan's subs have a range of close to twelve thousand miles...they can travel to the Hudson River or the Chesapeake Bay, unleash their missiles on New York and Washington, then still be able to take refuge in mid-ocean, lay low and threaten other world capitals with a similar fate. They are silent killers.


Pakistan has subs?

I thought they didn't have a blue water navy.
 
2013-08-05 12:47:47 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future


Two words: comet mining

/it's the future's future
 
2013-08-05 12:52:29 PM  
That's alright, I'll drink beer.
 
2013-08-05 12:55:27 PM  

miss diminutive: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

Two words: comet mining

/it's the future's future


We can't even get to our own damned space station right now

/I'm less than optimistic about the possibilities
 
2013-08-05 01:01:21 PM  

miss diminutive: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

Two words: comet mining

/it's the future's future


QUIET YOU! Do you want to summon he who shall not be named to this thread?
 
2013-08-05 01:05:38 PM  

hardinparamedic: miss diminutive: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

Two words: comet mining

/it's the future's future

QUIET YOU! Do you want to summon he who shall not be named to this thread?


He's busy trying to troll the Whovians.
 
2013-08-05 01:10:00 PM  
Yeah but their weapons are made in Pakistan, so not too much to worry about.
 
2013-08-05 01:12:15 PM  
This is going to be fun. 5 of 6 rivers that feed the Indus cross Kashmir, which is already volatile, and there is a 1960 treaty that splits the 6 rivers in half - 3 go to Pakistan, 3 divert to provide for India. But, because India's were smaller, they got to pull a fixed amount (not a percentage of the total flow) from 2 of Pakistan's, as well. This was fine 50 years ago, but now the Indus river often doesn't even make it to the ocean because so much is being diverted for irrigation. And that fixed amount is a tough thing to handle over time, too, because the river systems are fluctuating a lot more due to glacial melt-off.

The Indus river in Pakistan is contributing to the largest continuously irrigated piece of land on the planet, and that is what is keeping the people of Pakistan alive. Their government will go to war to get that water if it comes to it.
 
2013-08-05 01:18:14 PM  
Well, 30 days of water crisis until the lowers start to feel the pinch.  Rebellion might be an option but running a campaign without water is tricky.
 
2013-08-05 01:18:28 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future


How about instead of spending money on nuclear weapons they build nuclear deslination plants. The whole swords to plowshares bit?
 
2013-08-05 01:19:44 PM  
PROBLEM FARKING SOLVED IDIOTS!

img0.etsystatic.com

/jebus christ do I have to do *everything * around here.
 
2013-08-05 01:19:45 PM  
onpoint.wbur.org

They seem like nice, civilized people to me. Nothing to worry about.

/AMRICA
 
2013-08-05 01:21:10 PM  
 
2013-08-05 01:21:23 PM  
I'm sure their backwards-ass fundamentalist religious community of non-educated jackasses will solve everything.
 
2013-08-05 01:21:24 PM  

ChipNASA: PROBLEM FARKING SOLVED IDIOTS!

[img0.etsystatic.com image 850x821]

/jebus christ do I have to do *everything * around here.


www.reactionface.info
 
2013-08-05 01:21:38 PM  
img2u.info
"Really, do I need to say it?"
 
2013-08-05 01:22:24 PM  
They should be able to start getting to that heavy water down on the bottom, then. That's the good stuff. Like a fine reserve triple bock.
 
2013-08-05 01:22:28 PM  
This is exactly why I live within 1/2 mile of a Great Lake.

/When the Great Water Wars come I'm gonna be rich!!
//MWWAAaaahhhhaaaahhhaaa
 
2013-08-05 01:22:47 PM  

blacksharpiemarker: [onpoint.wbur.org image 850x609]

They seem like nice, civilized people to me. Nothing to worry about.

/AMRICA


To be fair, I'd be scared of foreigners too if their faces were located in their torsos.
 
2013-08-05 01:22:48 PM  
We we know they won't waste it by using it to wash.
 
2013-08-05 01:23:19 PM  
Wars over oil were getting rather stale, water rights wars will be so much more exciting!
 
2013-08-05 01:23:36 PM  

hardinparamedic: So, what you are saying is that their words are backed by NUCLEAR WEAPONS?!


Bah, I'm proposing a nuclear ban at the next Global Congress, and I'll get it passed, too, since I'm allied with half the city states on the planet!

/too many wasted weekends...
 
2013-08-05 01:23:44 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: miss diminutive: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

Two words: comet mining

/it's the future's future

We can't even get to our own damned space station right now

/I'm less than optimistic about the possibilities


Well, the Pakistani space agency SUPARCO launched its first satellite in 2011. So they've got a month to land on and drill a comet for water. I hope Bruce Willis is available.

hardinparamedic: QUIET YOU! Do you want to summon he who shall not be named to this thread?


Are we referring to "space is a waste, lets put all our resources into longevity" guy? I would think declining freshwater supplies would have an impact on his plans for humans to live for centuries.
 
2013-08-05 01:24:48 PM  
They can get spring water from Poland.
 
2013-08-05 01:25:02 PM  

blacksharpiemarker: [onpoint.wbur.org image 850x609]

They seem like nice, civilized people to me. Nothing to worry about.

/AMRICA


In their defense, your probability of death on that street is the same as some residential streets in the Washington, DC area, capital of the free world.  Bonus irony if those streets are named after people who are symbols of our freedom.
 
2013-08-05 01:26:30 PM  
FTA "Many nations are experiencing unprecedented strain on water supplies, but few are coming up with solutions"

I see what they did there.
 
2013-08-05 01:26:47 PM  

miss diminutive: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

Two words: comet mining

/it's the future's future


/// Plastics
 
2013-08-05 01:27:16 PM  

miss diminutive: hardinparamedic: QUIET YOU! Do you want to summon he who shall not be named to this thread?

Are we referring to "space is a waste, lets put all our resources into longevity" guy? I would think declining freshwater supplies would have an impact on his plans for humans to live for centuries.


Oh damnit. You're tempting fate! STOP USING WORDS OF THE ELDER GODS!
 
2013-08-05 01:27:46 PM  

tzzhc4: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

How about instead of spending money on nuclear weapons they build nuclear deslination plants. The whole swords to plowshares bit?


They could literally take the fissile material from the weapons and put it in reactors. What are they going to do, nuke somebody and take their radioactive land and water?
 
2013-08-05 01:28:27 PM  

Deep Contact: According to Defence Journal, Pakistan's subs have a range of close to twelve thousand miles...they can travel to the Hudson River or the Chesapeake Bay, unleash their missiles on New York and Washington, then still be able to take refuge in mid-ocean, lay low and threaten other world capitals with a similar fate. They are silent killers.


In other news, Febreze's stock predicted to go way up in the near future...
 
2013-08-05 01:29:28 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2013-08-05 01:30:10 PM  

My Yali or Yours: Deep Contact: According to Defence Journal, Pakistan's subs have a range of close to twelve thousand miles...they can travel to the Hudson River or the Chesapeake Bay, unleash their missiles on New York and Washington, then still be able to take refuge in mid-ocean, lay low and threaten other world capitals with a similar fate. They are silent killers.

In other news, Febreze's stock predicted to go way up in the near future...


Pakistan operates Diesel Electric submarines. They have to surface every so often. The only fleets that operate nuclear subs that can stay underwater for long periods of time are First world nations, like Russia, the US, and Britain.

The odds of them getting anywhere without Washington or Moscow knowing, at any rate, are zip to zilch.
 
2013-08-05 01:30:47 PM  
Stop cranking out kids you dumb f*cks!

and I mean ALL of you not. Not just these retards.

Also I watched a documentary recently highlighting some of the best recent inventions. One was a neat little portable water filter that turned piss, sh*t, oil, bacteria, etc laden water just by filling it up and giving it a few shakes. They were designed for disaster areas where the water had become contaminated. Supposedly the filters don't need to be replaced so they are reusable. Get that tech out there! I know it'll piss off the likes of captain "water should be privatized" CEO of Nestle dumbf*ck Satan cock and those itching for the next excuse to create endless resource wars ala oil conflicts but f*ck those guys. They are traitors to humanity. Lock them in a dingy underground cell and make them live off ceiling drippings and earwigs that happen to pass within their grasp so they can rethink their selfish ways.

There will only be water wars if we allow them to lie us into them.
 
2013-08-05 01:32:26 PM  
How long of an emergency should they plan for?
 
2013-08-05 01:34:18 PM  
 
2013-08-05 01:34:30 PM  

trickymoo: miss diminutive: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

Two words: comet mining

/it's the future's future

/// Plastics


Your mom is the future. And people have been mining her for years.
 
2013-08-05 01:34:45 PM  
They could use a water substitute such as coconut juice.
 
2013-08-05 01:35:55 PM  

tzzhc4: MaudlinMutantMollusk: One word: desalination

/it's the future

How about instead of spending money on nuclear weapons they build nuclear deslination plants. The whole swords to plowshares bit?


Not in my backyard!
 
2013-08-05 01:36:07 PM  

Truther: This is exactly why I live within 1/2 mile of a Great Lake.

/When the Great Water Wars come I'm gonna be rich!!
//MWWAAaaahhhhaaaahhhaaa


No. You'll just be more likely to be vaporized by a neutron bomb.
 
2013-08-05 01:36:27 PM  

Pichu0102: blacksharpiemarker: [onpoint.wbur.org image 850x609]

They seem like nice, civilized people to me. Nothing to worry about.

/AMRICA

To be fair, I'd be scared of foreigners too if their faces were located in their torsos.


Maybe Prester John can lend a hand.
 
2013-08-05 01:36:35 PM  
They would have more water if their food was less spicy.
 
2013-08-05 01:36:38 PM  

here to help: There will only be water wars if we allow them to lie us into them.


upload.wikimedia.org

"Power is necessary because there will always be conflict."
 
2013-08-05 01:38:06 PM  
India is launching nukes.  Better drink my own piss.
 
2013-08-05 01:40:45 PM  
I've said it probably a dozen times here: the next great war will be over water.
 
2013-08-05 01:41:15 PM  
Has no one given told these guys how to make faucets yet?  Seems like it would solve a lot of problems.
 
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