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(Huffington Post UK)   Osama Bin Laden has won because A) Afghan war, B) NSA spying, C) Richard Dawkins' honey bottle confiscated at airport   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 133
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2013-11-03 02:45:29 PM
He seems very angry. heh...
 
2013-11-03 03:21:23 PM
To be fair all are true. It's not about one pot of honey, it's the principle behind it, it's the fact that they confiscate all this stuff pointlessly, they spy on all your conversations, I would have gone for Iraq over Afghanistan war for use in the headline, but both wars were ill advised and poorly executed and drained the country of money and power.

In all threads about the TSA everyone here unanimously agrees they go overboard, are a stain on your country, and shouldn't confiscate all this pointless crap. So it'll be interesting to see where the thread goes, since lots of people also like to have a pop at Richard Dawkins.
 
2013-11-03 03:29:52 PM
No one cares!
 
2013-11-03 03:37:07 PM
The terrorists have not won. This is a victory for poorly-executed, malevolent, self-important security theater, conceived and empowered by people who worked for Dubya. We can bravely face the terrorists and the crazies, but we will meekly submit to dumb bureaucrats armed with misguided authority and self importance.
 
2013-11-03 04:00:07 PM
images.politico.com

I sometimes fantasize how things would be different today if we had an actual leader in the White House on 9/11 rather than the coward/war criminal we did have.

Just imagine-- no TSA, no PATRIOT Act, the NSA limited to little more than running the spy satellite program, no pointless Iraq war slaughter, a more or less balanced budget, etc.

This actual leader would have told the nation on 9/12 that the changes to airline regulations were going to be limited to:

1.  All airliners must have a reinforced cockpit door that stays locked throughout the flight.

2.  No compliance with terrorist demands. Any hijacked plane would be ordered to land at the nearest airport or, if that's not possible, to crash in a nearby field or lake.

3.  Any American citizen boarding a commercial flight was duty bound to subdue/incapacitate/kill any hijacker by any meansnecessary.  If you as a citizen didn't like it then you could take the bus.

Then this actual leader would remind America that we are a free nation; That freedom is not safe, and that a policeman's job is only easy in a police state.  That ourcommitment to freedom, equality, and human rights are more important than individual safety...

=========================

At this point I usually jizz my pants.  I go clean myself up, watch several episodes of The West Wing, and cry myself to sleep.
 
2013-11-03 04:38:03 PM

Riche: 1.  All airliners must have a reinforced cockpit door that stays locked throughout the flight.


I always said that, well before 9/11. Think of all the other doors that are locked that aren't as dangerous as a 550 mph missile. A friend and I was on a flight a month before 9/11. They gave us a pencil for something or another. I said to the friend, "I could totally take the stewardess hostage with this pencil and take over the plane". Why didn't anyone think of this kind of shiat before?
 
2013-11-03 04:50:09 PM
All 3
 
2013-11-03 04:54:48 PM
Isn't honey one of those things that you can't import?  Kinda like fruit?  I don't think you can bring them anyways.   Ah well, whatever.
 
2013-11-03 04:55:39 PM
This About That: The terrorists have not won. This is a victory for poorly-executed, malevolent, self-important security theater, conceived and empowered by people who worked for Dubya.

A terrorist is an attention whore, basically a troll. If you don't understand this, you can't think intelligently about terrorism. Terrorism is based on the idea that you can make the enemy overreact.

The US overreacted. Hugely. This is not because our leaders were and are stupid but because politicians are attention whores, too, and can profit from terrorism, ie, get elected and achieve other goals by exaggerating and invoking it. And the media only profits from sensationalism.

We are the terrorism high-scorer. Not because of arguably terrorist acts the US might commit elsewhere but because of how we hype terrorism. We gave al Qaeda exactly what it wanted. We could easily have downplayed their one lucky win and made them look like moronic malcontent cultists. Instead, we turned them into supervillains to make ourselves look better, etc, etc.

Absolutely the terrorists won. Until the audience comes to its senses, the terrorists always win, because sensationalism is good for business.
 
2013-11-03 04:55:54 PM

Peter von Nostrand: All 3


So the terrorists' final goal was to inconvenience us all at the airport? Huh. I thought it has something to do with destroying Israel and her allies.
 
2013-11-03 04:59:13 PM
FTA: "Are you carpers really too thick to see the difference between a matter of general principle and a petty concern with a single jar of honey?"

You expected anything less, Rick?
 
2013-11-03 04:59:57 PM
He should have said he was a diabetic and he needed the honey as a medical thing. It's how I always bring a soft drink on board airlines.

/they'll use a test strip to test for vapors

//they won't ask you for proof of whether or not you're a diabetic, thanks to HIPAA
 
2013-11-03 05:01:22 PM

RandomAxe: A terrorist is an attention whore, basically a troll.


Wrong. Terrorists have an actual agenda. AWs and trolls just want attention for its own sake. Unless we literally bankrupt ourselves (and I mean *literally,* not just "OH MY GOD OUR DEFICIT IS ALMOST 5% OF GDP!" they will never achieve those ends via their current methods.
 
2013-11-03 05:06:28 PM
I guess his God has forsaken him.
 
2013-11-03 05:06:30 PM
A radio presenter said the other week he got asked when going through the security at an airport whether he had any honey in his pockets...
Is this a thing? Is there someone outside the airport handing out little jars of honey?
 
2013-11-03 05:07:37 PM

Riche: 3. AnyEvery able-bodied American citizen boarding a commercial flight was duty bound to subdue/incapacitate/kill any hijacker by any meansnecessary. If you as a citizen didn't like it then you could take the bus.


Fixed that for ya.
 
2013-11-03 05:08:15 PM
I never liked Richard Dawkins anyway. If he ever tried to kiss my mother on Family Feud, I'd punch him in the nose.

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2013-11-03 05:08:20 PM
He's a dick, but he's right. When your jar of honey gets thrown away at an airport because NINE ELEVEN, they won.
 
2013-11-03 05:09:13 PM

heliotrope: A radio presenter said the other week he got asked when going through the security at an airport whether he had any honey in his pockets...
Is this a thing? Is there someone outside the airport handing out little jars of honey?


Ever since Winnie the Poo got money, he's been a little eccentric.
 
2013-11-03 05:09:34 PM

Slaxl: In all threads about the TSA everyone here unanimously agrees they go overboard, are a stain on your country, and shouldn't confiscate all this pointless crap. So it'll be interesting to see where the thread goes, since lots of people also like to have a pop at Richard Dawkins.


The man can be an idiot and still be right.
 
2013-11-03 05:11:14 PM
If evolution is to be believed, we should expect that given enough time, life should spontaneously appear from a jar of honey. Since nobody has ever observed this, the TSA agent probably took Dawkins' honey jar while shouting "checkmate atheists!"
 
2013-11-03 05:11:52 PM

Riche: [images.politico.com image 605x328]

I sometimes fantasize how things would be different today if we had an actual leader in the White House on 9/11 rather than the coward/war criminal we did have.

Just imagine-- no TSA, no PATRIOT Act, the NSA limited to little more than running the spy satellite program, no pointless Iraq war slaughter, a more or less balanced budget, etc.

This actual leader would have told the nation on 9/12 that the changes to airline regulations were going to be limited to:

1.  All airliners must have a reinforced cockpit door that stays locked throughout the flight.

2.  No compliance with terrorist demands. Any hijacked plane would be ordered to land at the nearest airport or, if that's not possible, to crash in a nearby field or lake.

3.  Any American citizen boarding a commercial flight was duty bound to subdue/incapacitate/kill any hijacker by any meansnecessary.  If you as a citizen didn't like it then you could take the bus.

Then this actual leader would remind America that we are a free nation; That freedom is not safe, and that a policeman's job is only easy in a police state.  That our commitment to freedom, equality, and human rights are more important than individual safety...

=========================

At this point I usually jizz my pants.  I go clean myself up, watch several episodes of The West Wing, and cry myself to sleep.


This ... apart from the creamed jeans.
 
2013-11-03 05:12:35 PM
Honey is a religion.
 
2013-11-03 05:14:06 PM
If we didn't go to Iraq, we could have used the money to simply put a well-trained, well-paid armed and undercover sky marshal (or two) on every domestic flight (and every inbound international flight) in the country twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Including food and bed expenses -- and generous employee benefits.
 
2013-11-03 05:14:31 PM

Fireproof: So the terrorists' final goal was to inconvenience us all at the airport? Huh. I thought it has something to do with destroying Israel and her allies.


Al Qaeda has never much cared about Israel except as a recruiting strategy.  They want an islamist controlled Middle East - their main enemies were governments that they saw as too secular (which even included Saudi Arabia of all places).

Their goal in attacking the US was to provoke a response.  They want a response because they want to spin it as the US engaging in a war on Islam, in the hopes it would push moderate Muslims towards the conservative end of the spectrum.
 
2013-11-03 05:15:10 PM
It'd D: all of the above?
 
2013-11-03 05:20:30 PM

Weatherkiss: If we didn't go to Iraq, we could have used the money to simply put a well-trained, well-paid armed and undercover sky marshal (or two) on every domestic flight (and every inbound international flight) in the country twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Including food and bed expenses -- and generous employee benefits.


Yeah, but operation Iraqi Camping Trip paid for itself with all that oil money.
 
2013-11-03 05:21:22 PM

Peter von Nostrand: All 3


super_grass: It'd D: all of the above?


I see this has been covered.
 
2013-11-03 05:26:53 PM
He's AWhoring but he's 100% correct.

I don't see how anyone can argue otherwise.
 
2013-11-03 05:28:04 PM

This About That: The terrorists have not won. This is a victory for poorly-executed, malevolent, self-important security theater, conceived and empowered by people who worked for Dubya


We should fire that Dubya fellow and replace him with someone who will change things and fill us with hope.
 
2013-11-03 05:28:11 PM
I wonder if the bees think he's a turr'st for trashing their combs and stealing their honey? Time for a drone strike?
 
2013-11-03 05:28:19 PM
Well, if he'd used the science that he always clings to, he would have known it was going to be thrown away.

/anyone who claims to have it all figured out, is going to be blowing a lot of smoke up your ass.
 
2013-11-03 05:29:24 PM
TSA! TSA! TSA!  BOOM BOOM TSA! TSA! TSA!
 
2013-11-03 05:29:50 PM
Osama didn't win, we shot him.

We still act and treat each other like we lost, but that's beside the point.
 
2013-11-03 05:31:34 PM

RangerTaylor: Isn't honey one of those things that you can't import?  Kinda like fruit?  I don't think you can bring them anyways.   Ah well, whatever.


This was my first thought, but honey is..um..that science-y word that means bacteria mostly can't grow it. I know you can mostly bring it into the USA, but the article doesn't say where he was flying from/to, so I really don't know.
 
2013-11-03 05:31:38 PM
Fireproof:So the terrorists' final goal was to inconvenience us all at the airport? Huh. I thought it has something to do with destroying Israel and her allies.

Long term it's everyone submits to (their specific version of) Islam or dies, thereby in theory achieving peace. In the short term, reminding you that they're much more committed to their stupid evil Abrahamic god than we are to our stupid evil Abrahamic god is a sound tactic for the vastly outnumbed - it's the crazy guy showing you you don't want to mess with him because he's so crazy he'll do more damage to you than it's worth.

Inconveniencing you at the airport is just constantly reminding you that you have been successfully terrorized, and who did it. PR victory. And the US Govt is more than happy to help with that because it benefits them as well.
 
2013-11-03 05:35:00 PM
And I've had a jar of huckleberry jelly, tube of tooth paste, and a tube of flavored lube confiscated by the TSA. Hasn't this crap happened to everyone travelling in and through the US by now?
 
2013-11-03 05:36:54 PM
I'm not saying I know that Dawkins is a douche. I'm saying I very strongly believe he is. I'd say about 8.5 put of 10 on the belief scale. Enough to where the burden is upon him to prove he's not a douche.
 
2013-11-03 05:37:45 PM

beer4breakfast: And I've had a jar of huckleberry jelly, tube of tooth paste, and a tube of flavored lube confiscated by the TSA. Hasn't this crap happened to everyone travelling in and through the US by now?


No. Most of us actually pay attention to the highly publicized rules about stuff you can travel with in your carry on.
 
2013-11-03 05:38:38 PM
Yeah. AQ's goal was to inconvenience self-important dickwads. Ergo, you losing your honey means the terrorists have won. Bravo, you histrionic half-wit
 
2013-11-03 05:42:14 PM
"The reason that I now believe in god and creationism and intelligent design is because of Professor Richard Dawkins. Because when I look at something as complex and intricate and beautiful as Professor Richard Dawkins, I don't think that just could've evolved by chance!"
 
2013-11-03 05:43:06 PM
I thought Hulk Hogan did 9/11?

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2013-11-03 05:44:38 PM

machoprogrammer: I thought Hulk Hogan did 9/11?

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I never get tired of that picture. It always makes me giggle.
 
2013-11-03 05:46:26 PM

sleep lack: I wonder if the bees think he's a turr'st for trashing their combs and stealing their honey? Time for a drone strike?


When the bees figure out how to arm their drones, I'll start to worry.  So far, their only function is to fark the queen.
 
2013-11-03 05:46:47 PM

pedobearapproved: beer4breakfast: And I've had a jar of huckleberry jelly, tube of tooth paste, and a tube of flavored lube confiscated by the TSA. Hasn't this crap happened to everyone travelling in and through the US by now?

No. Most of us actually pay attention to the highly publicized rules about stuff you can travel with in your carry on.


People who fly a lot realize they can get through security often with 'banned' carry on items, which makes it all the more a joke. Better to save time and occasionally lose a tube of something than to wait for your checked in bag to arrive on the conveyor.
 
2013-11-03 05:47:43 PM

super_grass: Osama didn't win, we shot him.

We still act and treat each other like we lost, but that's beside the point.


It took two wars, tens of thousands of military and civilian lives, billions and billions of dollars, and over a decade, spent by the largest superpower on the planet, to hunt down & kill one man. Long after his death, to this very day, we quail in fear, as we continue militarizing our police, handing over our rights, and dutifully following even the dumbest orders "for our protection."

Osama not only accomplished his original goal, but a few of his stretch goals, as well. Of course he won.
 
2013-11-03 05:48:33 PM
I was hoping "honey bottle" was a euphemism for one of his hawt groupies (with pics)....
 
2013-11-03 05:48:38 PM

Riche: I sometimes fantasize how things would be different today if we had an actual leader in the White House on 9/11 rather than the coward/war criminal we did have.


OK, I'll bite. No matter how embarrassingly ignorant George Bush Junior was, he just didn't have the magical power to make everything bad happen all by himself. He was backed by a coalition of jerks and idiots, and they worked together to make it happen, starting with Cheney. Bush just made the country look bad.
 
2013-11-03 05:48:57 PM

Sum Dum Gai: Fireproof: So the terrorists' final goal was to inconvenience us all at the airport? Huh. I thought it has something to do with destroying Israel and her allies.

Al Qaeda has never much cared about Israel except as a recruiting strategy.  They want an islamist controlled Middle East - their main enemies were governments that they saw as too secular (which even included Saudi Arabia of all places).

Their goal in attacking the US was to provoke a response.  They want a response because they want to spin it as the US engaging in a war on Islam, in the hopes it would push moderate Muslims towards the conservative end of the spectrum.


Good thing we avoided that trap! Phew!
 
2013-11-03 05:50:11 PM
You do know that if you mix enough Potassium Nitrate into the honey it makes a rather effective explosive, right?

Limiting carry on liquids/gels still makes sense. The Knicker Bomber almost succeeded. The shoe bomber almost succeeded. A better trained Muzzie with a jar of Nitrated honey could bring down a plane. Let's not make it *too* eay, hmmmm?
 
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