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(Twitter)   Poll: Do you support or oppose withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan? Americans: Yes   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-08-17 8:17:12 PM  
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2021-08-17 8:52:41 PM  
It's almost as if we have a (mainstream and social) media problem that amplifies the derp at the expense of reality.

/if only there were some sort of elected representation that was in a position to do something about that
//hmm
///no wait - dems had nothing to do with deregulation the past forty years and are powerless to change a thing now. i am very intelligent.
 
2021-08-17 8:54:57 PM  
ah yes, well, i'll go to the thread that i meant to post that in now. good day everyone.
 
2021-08-17 9:02:07 PM  
We're a weird country.
 
2021-08-17 9:09:27 PM  
Most people have a problem with sunk cost, even those who know they shouldn't.
 
2021-08-17 9:40:11 PM  
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2021-08-17 9:41:39 PM  
What percentage of Americans think Medicare should not be socialized?  What percentage of Americans think child trafficking should be illegal or that Canada should be allowed to have their own currency?
 
2021-08-17 10:14:18 PM  
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2021-08-17 10:15:41 PM  

gameshowhost: It's almost as if we have a (mainstream and social) media problem that amplifies the derp at the expense of reality.


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2021-08-17 10:33:36 PM  
So we should definitely NOT maybe do something sorta?  No wait we SHOULD maybe do something!
 
2021-08-17 10:44:08 PM  
It makes sense in a weird kind of way.

Many people love to feel like they are helping without actually doing anything. So, it sort of jives that people would say "yeah, Afghanistan is a meat grinder and there's no way to win there" and "we should 'sacrifice' by sending troops (who aren't me) there to help."
 
2021-08-17 11:22:07 PM  

Somacandra: gameshowhost: It's almost as if we have a (mainstream and social) media problem that amplifies the derp at the expense of reality.

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What a dick.
 
2021-08-17 11:47:19 PM  
Should we have stuck our dicks in a bear trap? No.

Should we wait longer before pulling the bear trap off without even attempting to open it?

How much longer should we leave the beartrap's teth firmly grasping our genitals?

When we remove the beartrap from our dicks, should we twist it clockwise or counter-clockwise?
 
2021-08-18 12:42:29 AM  
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2021-08-18 1:34:43 AM  
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2021-08-18 1:39:35 AM  
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink."
 
2021-08-18 1:39:52 AM  
We absolutely should have left, and it was absolutely going to end in tragedy. There was no real way to avoid it; and airlifting all of our immediate allies from the country, let alone all the other refugees who would understandably want to leave, was simply not a feasible option.

There would have to be funding for an international evacuation of that scale, and somewhere to put the refugees...and I really don't see the current Congress paying for something like that, especially with the necessary speed.
 
2021-08-18 1:42:09 AM  
You cannot withdraw troops without first sending them in the country.

Duh.
 
2021-08-18 1:42:30 AM  
It's almost like the U.S. military is constantly doing something so mind bogglingly nonsensical that it's easy to convince the general public that it needs to be done and has to stop.
 
2021-08-18 1:43:08 AM  
Ya, the last group of people I'm going to ask about what we should have done in Afghanistan is Americans. That's what got us in there in the first place.
 
2021-08-18 1:45:03 AM  
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2021-08-18 1:46:50 AM  

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shut it Ruskie
 
2021-08-18 1:47:42 AM  
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2021-08-18 1:49:08 AM  

LordJiro: We absolutely should have left, and it was absolutely going to end in tragedy. There was no real way to avoid it; and airlifting all of our immediate allies from the country, let alone all the other refugees who would understandably want to leave, was simply not a feasible option.

There would have to be funding for an international evacuation of that scale, and somewhere to put the refugees...and I really don't see the current Congress paying for something like that, especially with the necessary speed.


It it too big. How many refugees? Who gets chosen? How are they vetted? Where will they live? Who pays for it? I would imagine there could be *millions* who are ready to leave and many just because the option becomes available.

None of this is good, but there was never going to be a good answer. Only degrees of shiattiness.  America never should have done *any* of this, but Afghanistan is now in "can't unscramble an egg" land.
 
2021-08-18 1:50:04 AM  
The people taking this poll will say yes to anything.
 
2021-08-18 1:50:30 AM  

This Is Bold Text: Should we have stuck our dicks in a bear trap? No.

Should we wait longer before pulling the bear trap off without even attempting to open it?

How much longer should we leave the beartrap's teth firmly grasping our genitals?
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When we remove the beartrap from our dicks, should we twist it clockwise or counter-clockwise?


You did not include the responses to those quieries.

I am gonna give it a whirl:

Dick in bear trap, probably fatal, but it depends upon on how close competent medical attention.

Do not touch the trap, move the person and the trap.  If the person in the trap has a firearm, take it from him.  He will probably shot you, if capable while trying to move him with a bear trap on him.

Same amount of time that you let it attach to any other part of your body, as minimal as possible for attachment of bear traps to bodies.  Your genitals are just as susceptible but probably only more important to you than anyone else you will meet on this planet.

Do Not Twist, at all.  At this point, you need a guide.
 
2021-08-18 1:50:59 AM  

Troy McClure: The people taking this poll will say yes to anything.


I completely agree!
 
2021-08-18 1:51:37 AM  

Kubo: It makes sense in a weird kind of way.

Many people love to feel like they are helping without actually doing anything. So, it sort of jives that people would say "yeah, Afghanistan is a meat grinder and there's no way to win there" and "we should 'sacrifice' by sending troops (who aren't me) there to help."


Oh jesus christ. Enough with the troops. They literally volunteered to be the cannon fodder for whatever the US wants to accomplish. They are the most expendable resource in this whole equation.
 
2021-08-18 1:51:47 AM  
Anyone who didn't realize 20 years ago this was how it was gonna turn out simply wasn't paying attention.
 
2021-08-18 1:53:10 AM  

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2021-08-18 1:56:21 AM  
We want all of the good things and none of the compromise.

We want to have an Afghanistan without the Taliban AND without our military there.

We want to fight climate change AND fly around the world and own a personal car.

We want to eat cake for every meal AND lose weight.

We're nuts.  We have no idea what actions to take to match our goals.
 
2021-08-18 2:00:22 AM  
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2021-08-18 2:01:16 AM  

Troy McClure: The people taking this poll will say yes to anything.


The Dead Milkmen - Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything)
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/because it's Saturday and I'm drunk
 
2021-08-18 2:03:36 AM  

Troy McClure: The people taking this poll will say yes to anything.


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2021-08-18 2:03:36 AM  

Chinesenookiefactory: [Fark user image 425x570]


Biden might be the spokesperson but Trump owns the company.
 
2021-08-18 2:04:26 AM  
Here's what happens when you try to have it both ways:

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2021-08-18 2:04:33 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Troy McClure: The people taking this poll will say yes to anything.

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/because it's Saturday and I'm drunk


Wednesturday usually throws me for a loop too
 
2021-08-18 2:05:02 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Troy McClure: The people taking this poll will say yes to anything.

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/because it's Saturday and I'm drunk


I just listened to this song for the first time in at least a decade a few days ago.

And yes I will dance to anything by Depech Mode.
 
2021-08-18 2:05:48 AM  
Fark Afghanistan.
 
2021-08-18 2:06:18 AM  
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2021-08-18 2:08:09 AM  

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Isn't that WandaVision?
 
2021-08-18 2:09:20 AM  

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That does sum it up nicely.
 
2021-08-18 2:10:47 AM  
Poll question #2

The Taliban offered to surrender in December 2001.  Was it wise for the US to reject this offer?

Thanks Rummy.
 
2021-08-18 2:13:30 AM  

kyleaugustus: We want all of the good things and none of the compromise.

We want to have an Afghanistan without the Taliban AND without our military there.

We want to fight climate change AND fly around the world and own a personal car.

We want to eat cake for every meal AND lose weight.

We're nuts.  We have no idea what actions to take to match our goals.


There is a way.  The way of power, atomic fusion power.  If the afghan war was a war, and not a money transfer action from US citizens to the military industial complex, glassing the entire zone would have made it so there were no taliban, and no military personell in the afghan zone.  Hell, the military doesn't even need to glass it.  Just use salted nukes on the areas with taliban.  Have the non taliban call in to a hotline and report areas with taliban and then nuke.  rinse and repeat.  With the salted nukes, the fallout will insure that any taliban dug in deep cannot dig out, and go somewhere else.  Not without taking lethal amounts of radiation.

Problem solved.

Not saying it is the "right" thing to do, but it does solve the stated problem.
 
2021-08-18 2:14:23 AM  

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So conservatives hear the insults we hurled at Trump and just rehash them into insults for Joe Biden? What are they, China?
 
2021-08-18 2:18:12 AM  

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Simpsons really did hit the nail on the head regarding how fickle Americans are.
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2021-08-18 2:18:56 AM  

LordJiro: We absolutely should have left, and it was absolutely going to end in tragedy. There was no real way to avoid it; and airlifting all of our immediate allies from the country, let alone all the other refugees who would understandably want to leave, was simply not a feasible option.

There would have to be funding for an international evacuation of that scale, and somewhere to put the refugees...and I really don't see the current Congress paying for something like that, especially with the necessary speed.


I think this proves we should have left years ago. A decade ago. Obama's term. Imagine the money, lives and resources we could have had back if only we'd left already.
 
2021-08-18 2:19:01 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: There is a way. The way of power, atomic fusion power. If the afghan war was a war, and not a money transfer action from US citizens to the military industial complex, glassing the entire zone would have made it so there were no taliban, and no military personell in the afghan zone. Hell, the military doesn't even need to glass it. Just use salted nukes on the areas with taliban. Have the non taliban call in to a hotline and report areas with taliban and then nuke. rinse and repeat. With the salted nukes, the fallout will insure that any taliban dug in deep cannot dig out, and go somewhere else. Not without taking lethal amounts of radiation.

Problem solved.

Not saying it is the "right" thing to do, but it does solve the stated problem.


There were plenty of Americans that advocated genocide like that in 2001.  They too didn't know or care about what the effects of using nuclear weapons would be in Afghanistan by committing mass murder, in the winds carried from there, or the geopolitical ramifications of doing such.
 
2021-08-18 2:22:58 AM  

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2021-08-18 2:24:02 AM  

kyleaugustus: AmbassadorBooze: There is a way. The way of power, atomic fusion power. If the afghan war was a war, and not a money transfer action from US citizens to the military industial complex, glassing the entire zone would have made it so there were no taliban, and no military personell in the afghan zone. Hell, the military doesn't even need to glass it. Just use salted nukes on the areas with taliban. Have the non taliban call in to a hotline and report areas with taliban and then nuke. rinse and repeat. With the salted nukes, the fallout will insure that any taliban dug in deep cannot dig out, and go somewhere else. Not without taking lethal amounts of radiation.

Problem solved.

Not saying it is the "right" thing to do, but it does solve the stated problem.

There were plenty of Americans that advocated genocide like that in 2001.  They too didn't know or care about what the effects of using nuclear weapons would be in Afghanistan by committing mass murder, in the winds carried from there, or the geopolitical ramifications of doing such.


Sure, keep adding more constraints to the stated problem.  The problem as stated was "We want to have an Afghanistan without the Taliban AND without our military there."It did not include geopolitical ramifications.  you added that after I solved the problem within the stated constraints.
 
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