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(Washington Post)   U.S. spent $3 million on boats for Afghanistan. Because geography   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 92
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2014-06-13 12:49:27 PM  
When is the sale?
 
2014-06-13 12:56:03 PM  
Goes well with some unwanted tanks. Too bad there's no money for the VA.

http://www.businessinsider.com/congress-forcing-the-army-to-make-tan ks -2012-10
 
2014-06-13 01:05:38 PM  
Rivers and lakes exist, you f*cking idiot.
 
2014-06-13 01:13:25 PM  

Blues_X: Rivers and lakes exist, you f*cking idiot.


Leave him be, subby's clearly chasing waterfalls.
 
2014-06-13 01:15:43 PM  
The goddam TIGRIS River, ya f*ckin' morans.
 
2014-06-13 01:17:05 PM  
fark me. I was reading an Iraq thread and got carried away.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-06-13 01:38:33 PM  
That looks like an ocean going ship all right.

img.washingtonpost.com
 
2014-06-13 01:41:24 PM  
You know what BOAT stands for?

Bust
Out
Another
Thousand
 
2014-06-13 02:14:39 PM  

propasaurus: The goddam TIGRIS River, ya f*ckin' morans.


What does that have to do with Afghanistan?
 
2014-06-13 02:48:52 PM  

naughtyrev: propasaurus: The goddam TIGRIS River, ya f*ckin' morans.

What does that have to do with Afghanistan?


Look, just because I have difficulty navigating more than one thread doesn't meant you shouldn't be able to read more than one comment.
 
2014-06-13 02:50:53 PM  
Great, now it's green. I'll be ignoring all other comments about my obvious mistake.
 
2014-06-13 02:57:57 PM  

vpb: That looks like an ocean going ship all right.

[img.washingtonpost.com image 286x149]



It's for the Afghan whaling fleet.
 
2014-06-13 03:03:57 PM  

propasaurus: naughtyrev: propasaurus: The goddam TIGRIS River, ya f*ckin' morans.

What does that have to do with Afghanistan?

Look, just because I have difficulty navigating more than one thread doesn't meant you shouldn't be able to read more than one comment.


95% of the time, I don't pay attention to who is posting comments, even if I'm reading them all, which in this case I wasn't. Even if I had read your next comment I would've passed it off as some non-sequitur; as it was, I just hit the reply button as I was scrolling on down.
 
2014-06-13 03:09:49 PM  

naughtyrev: propasaurus: naughtyrev: propasaurus: The goddam TIGRIS River, ya f*ckin' morans.

What does that have to do with Afghanistan?

Look, just because I have difficulty navigating more than one thread doesn't meant you shouldn't be able to read more than one comment.

95% of the time, I don't pay attention to who is posting comments, even if I'm reading them all, which in this case I wasn't. Even if I had read your next comment I would've passed it off as some non-sequitur; as it was, I just hit the reply button as I was scrolling on down.



i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-13 03:20:48 PM  
Yeah? Well the goddamn Taliban can't swim

/checkmate
 
2014-06-13 04:06:05 PM  
Farking rivers, how do they work?
 
2014-06-13 04:06:11 PM  
Motherf*cking Tigris River, b*tches.
 
2014-06-13 04:06:31 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Blues_X: Rivers and lakes exist, you f*cking idiot.

Leave him be, subby's clearly chasing waterfalls.


Some want to punch subby in the left eye...others think we should give him some TLC.
 
2014-06-13 04:06:46 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: You know what BOAT stands for?

Bust
Out
Another
Thousand



How do you make a small fortune?

Start with a large fortune then buy a boat.
 
2014-06-13 04:07:06 PM  
Euphrates. Idiots.
 
2014-06-13 04:08:04 PM  
Do they have a network of rivers?
 
2014-06-13 04:08:24 PM  
FTA:
1. Afghanistan is landlocked.
2. Not a single boat has arrived in Afghanistan, even though the purchase was made in 2010.
3. That works out to be more than $375,000 per boat. Similar boats in the United States are typically sold for about $50,000.



Aria 51 needs to be funded somehow.
 
2014-06-13 04:08:36 PM  
FTFA: "It remains a mystery why the boats were deemed unnecessary so soon after they were bought."

No it doesn't. Strategies change. One month it's "guard the river", the next month it's "let's build schools". The group that requisitioned the merchandise didn't move fast enough to cancel the order. There's nothing mysterious or surprising about it.

And the article itself states that they were for patroling a river.
 
2014-06-13 04:08:39 PM  
At first I read that as "goats" and thought "what a waste of money" then when I saw it said "boat"s my brain got angry and hit me because that's also a waste..I think.
 
2014-06-13 04:08:43 PM  
RIVERS AND WATERFALLS

Afghanistan's drainage system is landlocked. Most of its rivers and streams end in shallow desert lakes or oases (plural of oasis; any fertile tract in the midst of a wasteland) inside or outside the country's boundaries. A few rivers in the eastern part of the country, however, eventually reach the Arabian Sea after first emptying into the Indus River in Pakistan. In the western part of the northern plains many rivers disappear underground before emptying into the Amu Darya River (also called the Oxus River). In the west, the sandy deserts along the Iranian frontier (border) have no watercourses (natural flowing water).

The Amu Darya River, at 2,661 kilometers (1,654 miles) long, is the country's longest river. About 965 kilometers (600 miles) of its upper course separates Afghanistan from its neighbors Turkmenistan, Uzbeki-stan, and Tajikistan. The Helmand is the principal river in the southwest, bisecting (crossing through) the entire region. The Helmand is approximately 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) long. The Kabul River, 515 kilometers (320 miles) long, is a vital source of water in the Kuh-e Baba Mountains.


Read more: http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/geography/Afghanistan-to-Comoros/A f ghanistan.html#ixzz34YH3Ypny
 
2014-06-13 04:09:23 PM  
3 million vs. the trillions already spent.   It's like arguing over 3 pennies.


/someone got bank
 
2014-06-13 04:09:50 PM  
The fertile crescent.
 
2014-06-13 04:10:00 PM  

Warthog: naughtyrev: propasaurus: naughtyrev: propasaurus: The goddam TIGRIS River, ya f*ckin' morans.

What does that have to do with Afghanistan?

Look, just because I have difficulty navigating more than one thread doesn't meant you shouldn't be able to read more than one comment.

95% of the time, I don't pay attention to who is posting comments, even if I'm reading them all, which in this case I wasn't. Even if I had read your next comment I would've passed it off as some non-sequitur; as it was, I just hit the reply button as I was scrolling on down.


[i.imgur.com image 625x455]


ROFL
 
2014-06-13 04:10:44 PM  
Hung the wrong sumbiotch in the mid east, Me thinks.
 
2014-06-13 04:10:44 PM  
Fun fact: the US Coast guard operates in West Virginia.
 
2014-06-13 04:12:26 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: FTA:
1. Afghanistan is landlocked.
2. Not a single boat has arrived in Afghanistan, even though the purchase was made in 2010.
3. That works out to be more than $375,000 per boat. Similar boats in the United States are typically sold for about $50,000.


Aria 51 needs to be funded somehow.


Those boats aren't going to ship themselves around the world for free.
 
2014-06-13 04:13:48 PM  
Meh

Okay there's a lion, a tiger, and a bear in a pool...

i.imgur.com

your story goes here
 
2014-06-13 04:15:34 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Aria 51 needs to be funded somehow.


www.gamerachan.org
 
2014-06-13 04:16:48 PM  
Fun fact: I used to make about $22 /hour building RIB boats for the Navy when I worked for BAE.

I only got $15/ hour when we took them out to break the engines in for the first 500 hours. But still, I was getting paid to go ride around on a boat all day. Good times.

So glad I'm not young/ broke anymore. But hey, gettin' paid to tool around in boats isn't that bad.
 
2014-06-13 04:16:56 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Blues_X: Rivers and lakes exist, you f*cking idiot.

Leave him be, subby's clearly chasing waterfalls.


Chief, are you quoting TLC?
 
2014-06-13 04:17:03 PM  
neversubmit:

your story goes here

The details of my life are quite inconsequential ... Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloé with webbed feet. My father would womanize; he would drink; he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament ... My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon ... luge lessons ... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets ... When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds - pretty standard, really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Vilmer ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum - it's breathtaking ... I suggest you try it.
 
2014-06-13 04:17:31 PM  
For lulz I look at an article or two on RT for the comments.
Priceless:
"This just another bit of evidence of what the so-called "war on terror", pretexted by the 9/11 inside job, was all about: expropriating the wealth of unwitting Americans, recruited under a false-flag, sucking the United States dry, bringing about its destruction and subordination to the Satanic NWO, while subordinating it to a global police state, using the "al Qaeda" cut-out."
 
2014-06-13 04:17:47 PM  

vernonFL: Fun fact: the US Coast guard operates in West Virginia.


And in Utah.
 
2014-06-13 04:18:08 PM  
I need to get into government contracting. Just from the stuff I read crap you can get off the shelf for a couple bucks goes for 10X the price.
 
2014-06-13 04:18:15 PM  
Ego edo infantia cattus:


Aria 51 needs to be funded somehow.

blogs.miaminewtimes.com
 
2014-06-13 04:21:00 PM  

Quaker: Ego edo infantia cattus: Aria 51 needs to be funded somehow.


That was quick lol
 
2014-06-13 04:21:27 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: FTA:
1. Afghanistan is landlocked.
2. Not a single boat has arrived in Afghanistan, even though the purchase was made in 2010.
3. That works out to be more than $375,000 per boat. Similar boats in the United States are typically sold for about $50,000.


Aria 51 needs to be funded somehow.


Not an opera fan, so can't say I've heard of that one.
 
2014-06-13 04:21:49 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Ego edo infantia cattus:


Aria 51 needs to be funded somehow.

[blogs.miaminewtimes.com image 500x310]


Is the thread over now?
 
2014-06-13 04:27:20 PM  

From Philly to Boston: Goes well with some unwanted tanks. Too bad there's no money for the VA.

http://www.businessinsider.com/congress-forcing-the-army-to-make-tan ks -2012-10


ought to take a few of those war hawks like McCain out in the desert and just hand them off to Dostum. Give Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft, all those bastards to Dostum.
Anyone that was gun ho to invade in the first place. Anyone with a motherfarking redwhite and blue ribbon on their lapel or SUV.
Fark this country.
Makes me sick how you all got farking worked up into a farking lather on 9.-11 and now that you have been thouroughly raped, you don't give two flying farks about the vets, or the dead, or your rights being violated on a daily basis.
You have succeeded in becoming the idiocracy and hollow shell of a nation that once almost worked.
You deserve this. And you did it to yourselves.

There is no turning back.
 
2014-06-13 04:28:37 PM  

propasaurus: The goddam TIGRIS River, ya f*ckin' morans.


I think your LIONIS about that, chief.

/ignored
 
2014-06-13 04:28:40 PM  

neversubmit: Meh

Okay there's a lion, a tiger, and a bear in a pool...

[i.imgur.com image 670x503]

your story goes here


Nice pussy.
 
2014-06-13 04:31:26 PM  

vernonFL: Fun fact: the US Coast guard operates in West Virginia.


Fun fact: the US Navy operates in Nevada.

For training SEALs and carrier-based fighter jocks.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Fallon
/goodness gracious great balls of fire!
 
2014-06-13 04:32:13 PM  
Never mind that several large lakes are on the border of Afghanistan and Iran.  I'm sure those never need patrolling.
 
2014-06-13 04:34:53 PM  

neversubmit: River


We'll pick your boat up and put it down like a baby, right where you want it. This is the First of the Ninth, Air-Cav, son. Air mobile! I can take that point and hold it just as long as I like, and you can get any place up that river that suits you, young Captain.
 i283.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-13 04:35:36 PM  
This is all John Kerry's fault.

We don't need no more liberal hippie war heroes strutting around on swift little boats giving themselves medals and such... only to come back from Afghanistan to march in anti-war protests and end up speaking to Congress about it... then becoming a politician... or something.

I can see why the right wingers in the Pentagon are reluctant to send a boat into combat. Poor boats...
 
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