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(Vox)   How the Ferguson Fiasco would be written if it were occurring in say the Middle East as opposed to the Middle West   (vox.com ) divider line 99
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2014-08-19 07:57:29 AM  
Was going to say that says more about our coverage of other countries, or about their troubles than us.  Then read it and....was pretty good.
 
2014-08-19 09:00:05 AM  
That was a geat article.

Excellent even. Don't know what I was expecting but a refreshing change from every other stupid predictable analysis, like the link above it.
 
2014-08-19 09:25:14 AM  
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-19 09:28:16 AM  
A lawless expanse of dogwood trees and beer breweries

Somebody photoshop this. I have no skills.
 
2014-08-19 09:43:45 AM  
VIOLENCE COULD SPREAD TO OIL-PRODUCING REGIONS SUCH AS OKLAHOMA OR EVEN DISRUPT THE FLOW OF AMERICAN BEER SUPPLIES

www.nooooooooooooooo.com
 
2014-08-19 09:50:24 AM  

Chris Ween: Was going to say that says more about our coverage of other countries, or about their troubles than us.  Then read it and....was pretty good.


This.  It was very well-written.  Clearly someone has been paying attention to how these types of articles are written and recycled.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-08-19 09:56:18 AM  

slayer199: Chris Ween: Was going to say that says more about our coverage of other countries, or about their troubles than us.  Then read it and....was pretty good.

This.  It was very well-written.  Clearly someone has been paying attention to how these types of articles are written and recycled.


He probably just recycled one himself.
 
2014-08-19 10:07:24 AM  

Lor M. Ipsum: VIOLENCE COULD SPREAD TO OIL-PRODUCING REGIONS SUCH AS OKLAHOMA OR EVEN DISRUPT THE FLOW OF AMERICAN BEER SUPPLIES

[www.nooooooooooooooo.com image 383x263]


Relax, it's just Budweiser.

Also, can we call this Missouri Spring?
 
2014-08-19 10:10:20 AM  
Analysts say some American communities have struggled as globalization has pulled jobs into more developed countries, worsening instability here

That's a real gem.
 
2014-08-19 10:12:29 AM  
My favorite sentence in the article: Locals here eat a regional delicacy known as barbecue, made from the rib bones of pigs, and subsist on traditional crafts such as agriculture and aerospace engineering.
 
2014-08-19 10:13:08 AM  
If this happened in the Middle East it wouldn't be happening.  People would not be rioting because some criminal got shot.
 
2014-08-19 10:15:34 AM  

vpb: slayer199: Chris Ween: Was going to say that says more about our coverage of other countries, or about their troubles than us.  Then read it and....was pretty good.

This.  It was very well-written.  Clearly someone has been paying attention to how these types of articles are written and recycled.

He probably just recycled one himself.


it sounds so terroristy when you say sectarian violence, regime/state security forces, central government, province, and shura council.

/ so, the point was made rather well.
 
2014-08-19 10:17:01 AM  
Next he's going to be saying that the protagonists of foreign films might not be Jack Ryan.
 
2014-08-19 10:17:16 AM  

trappedspirit: If this happened in the Middle East it wouldn't be happening.  People would not be rioting because some criminal got shot.


Please, do share with us more of your obviously deep knowledge of Middle Eastern culture.
 
2014-08-19 10:18:02 AM  

trappedspirit: If this happened in the Middle East it wouldn't be happening.  People would not be rioting because some criminal got shot.


The Libyan Civil War that ousted and killed Gadaffi started as protests because a political dissident was arrested under false charges.
 
2014-08-19 10:18:29 AM  
What no Pope?
 
2014-08-19 10:20:59 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: trappedspirit: If this happened in the Middle East it wouldn't be happening.  People would not be rioting because some criminal got shot.

Please, do share with us more of your obviously deep knowledge of Middle Eastern culture.


I was going to post the same thing, but decided to check his profile to see if he's a troll...

I spent 5 minutes reading that tripe, and I'm a little afraid of someone who spends that much time crafting an online persona.
 
2014-08-19 10:23:21 AM  
So *NUKE* Ferguson Missouri?

Glass Parking Lot.
 
2014-08-19 10:25:03 AM  
Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America's majority "white people" sect.

NIIIICCEEE!
 
2014-08-19 10:25:17 AM  
I was going to post the same thing, but decided to check his profile to see if he's a troll...
I spent 5 minutes reading that tripe, and I'm a little afraid of someone who spends that much time crafting an online persona.



How about someone who would actually read it?
 
2014-08-19 10:25:22 AM  
FTA "Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington"...

 I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Those aren't rose colored glasses that writer is looking at our capital through. That is a major drug induced fog.
 
2014-08-19 10:26:29 AM  
Well done
 
2014-08-19 10:28:03 AM  

doubled99: I was going to post the same thing, but decided to check his profile to see if he's a troll...
I spent 5 minutes reading that tripe, and I'm a little afraid of someone who spends that much time crafting an online persona.


How about someone who would actually read it?


I skimmed it.

Noticed some boot lickery going on, but like, in earnest.
 
2014-08-19 10:28:47 AM  

trappedspirit: If this happened in the Middle East it wouldn't be happening.  People would not be rioting because some criminal got shot.


Except that whole Arab spring thing.

Oh geez, people like you exist. Such a tragedy.
 
2014-08-19 10:29:06 AM  
That article is worthy of a Pulitzer.
 
2014-08-19 10:31:22 AM  
When did Pocket Ninja start doing full articles?
 
2014-08-19 10:34:35 AM  
Wow, that was a fantastic article.  Just great.  Good job for the author and for the submitter.
 
2014-08-19 10:34:45 AM  
Oh look, another thread that jumped on the Ferguson Fiasco®  to get green lit.
 
2014-08-19 10:38:11 AM  

tripleseven: Marcus Aurelius: trappedspirit: If this happened in the Middle East it wouldn't be happening.  People would not be rioting because some criminal got shot.

Please, do share with us more of your obviously deep knowledge of Middle Eastern culture.

I was going to post the same thing, but decided to check his profile to see if he's a troll...

I spent 5 minutes reading that tripe, and I'm a little afraid of someone who spends that much time crafting an online persona.


I need to be more careful in the future.
 
2014-08-19 10:38:47 AM  

papatex: Oh look, another thread that jumped on the Ferguson Fiasco®  to get green lit.


I know this is Fark, but go read TFA. It's full of win.

/BBQ quote was hilarous
//mmm rib bones of pigs
 
2014-08-19 10:39:05 AM  

doubled99: I was going to post the same thing, but decided to check his profile to see if he's a troll...
I spent 5 minutes reading that tripe, and I'm a little afraid of someone who spends that much time crafting an online persona.


How about someone who would actually read it?


I only skimmed it.  I hope that doesn't count.
 
2014-08-19 10:40:34 AM  
by gawd, its a bonafide CNN template

I like your style, author.
 
2014-08-19 10:40:56 AM  

papatex: Oh look, another thread that jumped on the Ferguson Fiasco®  to get green lit.


it's true, not talking about things makes them go away
 
2014-08-19 10:42:13 AM  

papatex: Oh look, another thread that jumped on the Ferguson Fiasco®  to get green lit.


Current events on fark. whoda thunk?
 
2014-08-19 10:46:48 AM  
Good article
 
2014-08-19 10:48:58 AM  

flynn80: When did Pocket Ninja start doing full articles?


^^^^^^^
 
2014-08-19 10:49:31 AM  
Wow.  That really does put into perspective how we see news reported elsewhere.

I loved the quote from the Chinese leader which was just a completely empty 2 sentences.

Great writing.  Glad it was labeled as satire from the start.  Otherwise people might actually believe it.
 
2014-08-19 10:52:43 AM  

ZAZ: A lawless expanse of dogwood trees and beer breweries

Somebody photoshop this. I have no skills.


img.fark.net

/got nuthin
 
2014-08-19 10:53:14 AM  
FTA: Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America's majority "white people" sect.

This is the funniest thing on fark in a long time.
 
2014-08-19 10:55:04 AM  
The article discusses both the potential threat to the beer supply and the supply of Budweiser.
 
2014-08-19 10:58:38 AM  
I saw this on my FB feed this morning, but didn't think to submit it here.  Guess I should have tried.
 
2014-08-19 10:59:15 AM  
I really enjoyed that piece.  Well thought
 
2014-08-19 11:06:29 AM  
Surely I can't be the only one who read this with a British accent.
 
2014-08-19 11:13:13 AM  
Great find subby. Thank you.

I especially enjoyed the "province of Missouri "
 
2014-08-19 11:13:51 AM  

tacos4jesus: Surely I can't be the only one who read this with a British accent.


Did you begin your sentences like this then end your sentences like this?
 
2014-08-19 11:16:16 AM  
Okay that was pretty good.
 
2014-08-19 11:20:46 AM  
Nah, they were trying too hard to get their bingo card filled in, and completely lost me at the "sectarian violence" bit.  There are a lot of places in the world where religion factors into the violence, but Ferguson isn't one of them, despite what the Evangelicals want you to believe about  US culture.  Perhaps if they had chosen the more accurate "racial violence"  it would have had more truth insets.

At any rate, this writer is no Jason Jones....
 
2014-08-19 11:21:00 AM  

trappedspirit: If this happened in the Middle East it wouldn't be happening.


www.chrisandphilpresent.co.uk
 
2014-08-19 11:21:03 AM  
Bah. One sided article slanted towards pleasing the "blacks are always discriminated against by whitey" crowd. Warns of non existent white "extremists" while ignoring the hordes of organized black agenda outside agitators who are playing this for all it's worth. Which ain't much.

Do you really think an American article about a foreign nation would ignore the NOI? They'd play that Islamic boogey-man up for their military industrial complex masters big time.
 
2014-08-19 11:21:08 AM  
FTFA:  The regional center of commerce is known locally as Saint Louis, named for a 13th century French king, a legacy of Missouri's history as a remote and violent corner of the French Empire.

Loltastic!
 
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