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2020-08-10 11:45:50 AM  
15 votes:
I wonder how long it will take the US to devolve into widespread sectarian violence.

I'm keeping an eye on those Unitarians. No one can be that open minded. And the Amish. You know they'll go medieval on your ass if given the opportunity.
 
2020-08-10 11:49:21 AM  
12 votes:

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I wonder how long it will take the US to devolve into widespread sectarian violence.

I'm keeping an eye on those Unitarians. No one can be that open minded. And the Amish. You know they'll go medieval on your asshineyif given the opportunity.


Fixed that for Weird Al
 
2020-08-10 12:29:38 PM  
7 votes:

trappedspirit: Why would a PM resign over what looks to be a port screw up?  Is it just to appease people with the idea that everything is the responsibility of the people in power?


If you don't yell "I don't take responsibility at all" that's when they can get you. Same rules as declaring bankruptcy
 
2020-08-10 11:58:20 AM  
5 votes:
That dude in the pic has a Black Label Society t-shirt on.  Sweet.
 
2020-08-10 12:48:47 PM  
3 votes:
US President Donald Trump has announced that the US will give "substantial" aid to Lebanon, but did not specify how much.

Expect a shipment of paper towels. They're great paper towels. No one has ever made paper towels like this. It's a big shipment. YUGE! No other country has ever done so much for Lebanon.

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2020-08-10 12:12:40 PM  
3 votes:
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This guy came prepared for things being flung at him.
 
2020-08-10 1:06:35 PM  
2 votes:

TheManofPA: trappedspirit: Why would a PM resign over what looks to be a port screw up?  Is it just to appease people with the idea that everything is the responsibility of the people in power?

If you don't yell "I don't take responsibility at all" that's when they can get you. Same rules as declaring bankruptcy


Not sure if you're making a specific Aoun reference or a standard Trump joke, or both, but

"The material had been there for seven years, since 2013. It has been there, and they said it is dangerous and I am not responsible. I don't know where it was placed. I don't even know the level of danger. I have no authority to deal directly with the port," [President Aoun] told a news conference.

"Do you know how many problems have been accumulating?" Aoun replied when a reporter pressed whether he should have followed up on his order [to deal with the problem].
 
2020-08-10 12:52:05 PM  
2 votes:

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I wonder how long it will take the US to devolve into widespread sectarian violence.

I'm keeping an eye on those Unitarians. No one can be that open minded. And the Amish. You know they'll go medieval on your ass if given the opportunity.


Sects, sects, sects, is that all you can think about?
 
2020-08-10 12:34:40 PM  
2 votes:

fragMasterFlash: So will the takeover by militant extremists be orderly and peaceful or will there be a bloody civil war first?


Dude. No.

The steps are:
1) offer support to a dissenting party
2) build them up with cash, support networks and military equipment
3) have them go at the established government, in semi-justified situation
4) build up terrorist forces in your camps. Then lose a pallet or two of 100s of millions of dollars
5) withdraw all support from dissenting faction. Watch them get slaughtered
6) have terrorist forces go at government
7) claim terrorist forces are bad and attack them (or relocate)
8) pretend nothing happened. Offer loans. Bring in oil companies. Build bases.

/dear CIA, no, don't worry, I don't have access to your documents. It's just obvious.
 
2020-08-10 12:15:07 PM  
2 votes:

cretinbob: Hopefully someone else will think that's a good idea and follow suit.


Emmanuel Macron?
 
2020-08-10 12:11:50 PM  
2 votes:

Lochaber_Axe: That dude in the pic has a Black Label Society t-shirt on.  Sweet.


That's Wylde, man
 
2020-08-10 12:08:13 PM  
2 votes:

American-Irish eyes: puffy999: American-Irish eyes: puffy999: Frankly, I'd not give one DOLLAR of assistance to that country until they stop harming protesters.

Sorry. The people have a RIGHT to be pissed.

Protesting is all good.  Burning down what is left of your government buildings is basically a good to shift your country into a dark age.

Are we still talking about Lebanon, or the US?

Lebanon.  The power vacuum left by a resigning government can be filled by Syrian reoccupation, a more powerful Hezbollah, a Russian or Chinese puppet, Saudi Arabia or any number of things.  It is a shiat show.


Protesters aren't going to be the reason for anyone filling said vacuum and it's quite scary - even for my trolling ass - that people believe such things.
 
2020-08-10 11:45:54 AM  
2 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Maybe this can finally be the unifying thing that brings the peoples of Lebanon together?

I mean, realistically probably not. But it would be nice.


If only we had some sort of mechanism or even a governmental bureau or say a department of state to help in such a way
 
2020-08-10 9:29:00 PM  
1 vote:

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I wonder how long it will take the US to devolve into widespread sectarian violence.

I'm keeping an eye on those Unitarians. No one can be that open minded. And the Amish. You know they'll go medieval on your ass if given the opportunity.


If they start burning question marks on your lawn, then you've got to worry. Until then, the Unitarians Rebellion will just be lots more committee meetings.

And no, the Amish were a post-medieval sect. Strongly opposed to violence (though the horses that pull their buggies may not always agree with their driver, so do watch yourself.)  They're more into shunning, which puts the aggressive back into passive-aggressive sulking.
 
2020-08-10 1:32:36 PM  
1 vote:

puffy999: Frankly, I'd not give one DOLLAR of assistance to that country until they stop harming protesters.

Sorry. The people have a RIGHT to be pissed.


Thousands and thousands of America protesters agree
 
2020-08-10 12:49:33 PM  
1 vote:

northguineahills: trappedspirit: Why would a PM resign over what looks to be a port screw up?  Is it just to appease people with the idea that everything is the responsibility of the people in power?

It's part of a broader issue of government corruption and malfeasance. There have been protests since the spring.


Well, I guess it's a good way of avoiding sweeping reforms.
 
2020-08-10 12:25:37 PM  
1 vote:
Why would a PM resign over what looks to be a port screw up?  Is it just to appease people with the idea that everything is the responsibility of the people in power?
 
2020-08-10 12:14:57 PM  
1 vote:
The IMF said it is willing to redouble efforts to help Lebanon after the devastating explosion, but said all of the country's institutions needed to show willingness to carry out reforms.

Well, there's no possible way this can't be great for the Lebanese.
 
2020-08-10 12:04:56 PM  
1 vote:
And don't let the tent flap hit you on the way out!
 
2020-08-10 12:01:57 PM  
1 vote:

Alebak: Anyone have an idea of where to donate to help out over there?

Normally I'd google but given everything that's going on over there I'm not sure if I should trust the first couple results that pop up or not.


The Lebanese Red Cross is a universally agreed-on solid choice.  There's also these guys as well.
 
2020-08-10 12:00:48 PM  
1 vote:

American-Irish eyes: puffy999: Frankly, I'd not give one DOLLAR of assistance to that country until they stop harming protesters.

Sorry. The people have a RIGHT to be pissed.

Protesting is all good.  Burning down what is left of your government buildings is basically a good to shift your country into a dark age.


Are we still talking about Lebanon, or the US?
 
2020-08-10 11:30:11 AM  
1 vote:
Hopefully someone else will think that's a good idea and follow suit.
 
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