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(NYPost)   Oklahoma mom of 11 takes it upon herself to fly to Kabul to rescue members of Afghan girls robotics team   (nypost.com) divider line
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2021-08-20 1:34:14 PM  
Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

*shudder* oklahoma
 
2021-08-20 1:43:19 PM  
Not a fan of the NYP, but that is a cool story
 
2021-08-20 1:45:12 PM  
An Oklahoma mother of 11 flew to Afghanistan earlier this month


So, she's smarter than the Pentagon... Not saying that much, but goddamn cool and thanks for doing it!!
 
2021-08-20 1:53:17 PM  
Mother of 11?

Didnt she ever have sex just for fun?
 
2021-08-20 1:53:58 PM  
Definitely deserves the hero tag. Hopefully she continues to get more out.
 
2021-08-20 1:55:25 PM  

mikaloyd: Mother of 11?

Didnt she ever have sex just for fun?


Kinda sounds like a lot. Its not easy to get pregnant that many times!

And some women are a bit wild while pregant. I don't speak from experience here, but I've heard stories, and I assume.its true at least sometimes. Maybe she was a wild beast with a bun in the oven!
 
2021-08-20 1:55:28 PM  
Not much of a robotics team if they didn't build a giant mech to blast their way out, are they?
 
2021-08-20 1:56:01 PM  
Money: is there anything it can't do?
 
2021-08-20 1:57:17 PM  
Afghanistan under taliban control vs Oklahoma under GOP control... its not quite the upgrade she thinks it is
 
2021-08-20 1:58:25 PM  
Yeah, well, I sat on my ass and commented on Fark.  So, there's that.
 
2021-08-20 1:58:36 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Not much of a robotics team if they didn't build a giant mech to blast their way out, are they?


I mean at least an Iron Man suit, amirite?

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2021-08-20 1:59:19 PM  
jeez, 11 kids, masters from Harvard in international relations and US space policy expert, and can pull off a feat like that?

This is a future book/movie.
 
2021-08-20 2:00:48 PM  
I honestly think the world will become a better and safer place for everyone when borders dissolve. Its already starting, there is more mobility than ever, but when boarders break down, and everyone has opportunities, I belive the poverty of the middle east and Africa will abate ?slowly but eventually), and when we raise the lowest of the world out of poverty and give them access to education, Netflix, opportunity, and the best music on demand, fundamentalism will start to die. The reason tou see such a hard push from evangelicals in the US right now is because they know they are dying. And in the rest of the western world, religious extremist are a tiny fringe.

Nobody wants to be a terrorist when they are living a comfortable life. Without national boarders dictators can have no powers. It may not be a world utopia, but it will be better than the shiatshow we have now.

And in such a world, talented Afghani girls who.make cool robots will have the power to get the education they deserve without relying on some white ladyknight comming to save them .

Maybe.im an idealist, but I can dream, and hope, for a better future where nationalism and nations dies the death it deserves.
 
2021-08-20 2:01:25 PM  
11?  She must have huge tracts of land that needed lots of laborers or no TV/radio reception.

Didn't the ASPS develop and name a surgery after her.  The Allyson The Reneauaplasty

/Also, good for her
 
2021-08-20 2:02:13 PM  
This was enough to get me to click on a NYP link for the first time in a very long time. For those who don't want to have to go that far, here's the NBC article: https://www.nbcnews.com/news​/world/okl​ahoma-mom-11-helps-rescue-10-girls-afg​hanistan-s-robotics-n1277153
 
2021-08-20 2:02:35 PM  
I'm kind of curious what a Harvard-educated person is doing in Oklahoma.

/ not surprised at all that Sen. "Snowball" Inhofe wouldn't help
 
2021-08-20 2:02:42 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Not much of a robotics team if they didn't build a giant mech to blast their way out, are they?


Tony Stark got to the box of scraps first. Wasn't much left over.
 
2021-08-20 2:02:42 PM  
Just go ahead and rescue all the Afghan women. Let the warfaring assholes have their sand pit. If they can't treat them with respect or dignity, they do not deserve to live among them.
 
2021-08-20 2:03:12 PM  

Munden: jeez, 11 kids, masters from Harvard in international relations and US space policy expert, and can pull off a feat like that?

This is a future book/movie.


Argo for Zoomers.

Also, name their Sufi techno band:

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2021-08-20 2:03:24 PM  
So now she has 17 kids?
 
2021-08-20 2:03:43 PM  
Good.
The girls will be away from those religious fanatics now in power trying to control them, be free and develop their full potential as human beings as they please.

Oh, Oklahoma? ..... never mind!
 
2021-08-20 2:05:13 PM  

MechaPyx: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Not much of a robotics team if they didn't build a giant mech to blast their way out, are they?

Tony Stark got to the box of scraps first. Wasn't much left over.


Man, fark that guy.
 
2021-08-20 2:05:15 PM  

maxandgrinch: Money: is there anything it can't do?


This is what you're supposed to do with it.
 
2021-08-20 2:08:40 PM  

gameshowhost: Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

*shudder* oklahoma


Those girls will face just as much hate in OK.
 
2021-08-20 2:09:26 PM  
Thanks, mom.
 
2021-08-20 2:09:33 PM  

maxandgrinch: Money: is there anything it can't do?


Yeah, this isn't "area woman" so much as "highly connected socialite".
 
2021-08-20 2:10:32 PM  

chawco: Nobody wants to be a terrorist when they are living a comfortable life.


Most terrorists are at least middle class.  Really poor people struggle just to live and usually don't have time to become indoctrinated into an active terroristic group.  This applies the world over.  Examples include the Jan 6th insurrection or even 9/11 itself.
 
2021-08-20 2:11:32 PM  
Three months from now: (speaking in GOP) "This woman is the head of a human trafficking organization and Oklahoma is a hotbed of vile activities according to the United Nations Association."

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2021-08-20 2:14:29 PM  
Meanwhile the US military is like "We can't go into the city and rescue people, what do we look like, the military or something. Oh wait"

The UK military and French seem to have no trouble doing it though:

Earlier this week, an elite team of French police officers entered the capital's Green Zone, where French nationals and vulnerable Afghans were sheltering on the grounds of the country's embassy. They transported the people to Kabul airport for evacuation, the police confirmed.

There have also been reports of British paratroopers leaving the airport to rescue British nationals and local allies, although it is not immediately clear whether these efforts continued after the Taliban takeover. Germany has announced it will bring in two helicopters on Saturday to access hard-to-reach people in need of evacuation in Kabul.

Critics of the Biden administration have asked why the more numerous U.S. forces have not followed suit. The United States has dedicated its 5,000-plus troops to maintaining security at the airport. "At this point, we don't have the resources to go beyond the airport compound," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters Thursday.
 
2021-08-20 2:14:41 PM  
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They look so real.
 
2021-08-20 2:14:45 PM  
Bye Mom and Dad, I'm going to America. You can stay here and suffer under the Taliban.
 
2021-08-20 2:16:13 PM  

gameshowhost: Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

*shudder* oklahoma


They may have been better of in Afghanistan.
 
2021-08-20 2:17:32 PM  

GardenWeasel: maxandgrinch: Money: is there anything it can't do?

Yeah, this isn't "area woman" so much as "highly connected socialite".


You mean YOU don't have friends at the embassy?  That's what you get for skipping the parties.
 
2021-08-20 2:17:51 PM  

GardenWeasel: gameshowhost: Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

*shudder* oklahoma

Those girls will face just as much hate in OK.


This is what hyperbole run amok looks like.

The Taliban work as a cautionary tale or a metaphor to explain why unrestrained religious zeal and bigotry need to be stopped wherever they are found. But if you actually believe they will face as much hate in Oklahoma as in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, you have lost your connection with reality.
 
2021-08-20 2:18:11 PM  

cfreak: I'm kind of curious what a Harvard-educated person is doing in Oklahoma.

/ not surprised at all that Sen. "Snowball" Inhofe wouldn't help


Dude, my great great grandfather and two of his sons went to Harvard for law and lived in SC all their life. The one that didn't go the law route was an acoustical engineer and worked for the Nat Geo Soc. for most of his life.
 
2021-08-20 2:18:32 PM  

chawco: Maybe.im an idealist, but I can dream, and hope, for a better future where nationalism and nations dies the death it deserves.


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2021-08-20 2:19:08 PM  

chawco: mikaloyd: Mother of 11?

Didnt she ever have sex just for fun?

Kinda sounds like a lot. Its not easy to get pregnant that many times!

And some women are a bit wild while pregant. I don't speak from experience here, but I've heard stories, and I assume.its true at least sometimes. Maybe she was a wild beast with a bun in the oven!


Sorry, just to be clear...you don't think women can get pregnant while they're already pregnant, do you?
 
2021-08-20 2:20:27 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Sorry, just to be clear...you don't think women can get pregnant while they're already pregnant, do you?


sure. they are called twins right?
 
2021-08-20 2:21:53 PM  

gameshowhost: Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

*shudder* oklahoma


Its a state that will declare them all muslim terrorists and prevent their entering, probably with a performative and very loud measure passed by the state legislature just to drive the point home to the base.
 
2021-08-20 2:21:58 PM  

Chemlight Battery: GardenWeasel: gameshowhost: Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

*shudder* oklahoma

Those girls will face just as much hate in OK.

This is what hyperbole run amok looks like.

The Taliban work as a cautionary tale or a metaphor to explain why unrestrained religious zeal and bigotry need to be stopped wherever they are found. But if you actually believe they will face as much hate in Oklahoma as in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, you have lost your connection with reality.


^ Area Farker Tragically Unaware Of Facetiousness In Dark Humor
 
2021-08-20 2:22:51 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 850x566]

They look so real.


Gotta say she's held up well for 60.
 
2021-08-20 2:23:58 PM  
As an aside, "Oklahoma mom of 11 takes it" would've been a successful OnlyFans channel.
 
2021-08-20 2:24:27 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: chawco: mikaloyd: Mother of 11?

Didnt she ever have sex just for fun?

Kinda sounds like a lot. Its not easy to get pregnant that many times!

And some women are a bit wild while pregant. I don't speak from experience here, but I've heard stories, and I assume.its true at least sometimes. Maybe she was a wild beast with a bun in the oven!

Sorry, just to be clear...you don't think women can get pregnant while they're already pregnant, do you?


I'm not sure where you read that. i mean, usually you need to have sex many times in order to jsut GET pregnant, and so, by implication, if she was popping a baby out every two years, there was probably a good bit of livin in between. Maybe. And then, while pregnant, some women just want lots and lots of lovin, which is for fun only!
 
2021-08-20 2:24:58 PM  

mikaloyd: Mother of 11?

Didnt she ever have sex just for fun?


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She ran the numbers, and found that sex just for fun was not going to work out.
 
2021-08-20 2:25:31 PM  
Awesome. That's the America I love.
 
2021-08-20 2:26:02 PM  

chawco: Nobody wants to be a terrorist when they are living a comfortable life. Without national boarders dictators can have no powers. It may not be a world utopia, but it will be better than the shiatshow we have now.


That's a popular narrative but not sure that it's true. Counterexamples: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/24/opinio​n​s/sri-lanka-terrorists-educated-middle​-class-bergen/index.html

Also, people do in fact vote themselves the type of society they wish to live in. Take a look at big cities in the US. They continually vote for criminogenic policies.

Without borders, areas that are doing well will quickly be overwhelmed by people from areas doing it wrong. They would then vote themselves quickly back into dysfunction. Or in the cases where there are large number of Islamic fundamentalists, vote themselves into theocracy: "one man, one vote, one time."

Finally, there are people in lust with power, who have no compunction about using brutality to seize and retain it. Communes can only exist within guarded walls, or in the open until such time as they attract the attention of someone who wants what they have and is willing to take it. Tribes and feudal societies are the forms human society naturally moves to.
 
2021-08-20 2:26:43 PM  
So the whole time people have been posting about "oh I bet these gals would have appreciated if the US stayed / pulled out different", and they were already in the US!?
 
2021-08-20 2:27:08 PM  

Munden: jeez, 11 kids, masters from Harvard in international relations and US space policy expert, and can pull off a feat like that?

This is a future book/movie.


It'll be fiction.

She's an evangelical owner of a competitive gymnastics facility and a christian school. Married into big money. Her husband's dad was a senior partner at a corporate law firm in OKC.

She was OU's baton twirler and did 20 years as a stay at home mom before returning to OU for communication degree in 2009. Then did harvard grad school from Norman and still works as a coach and motivational speaker..  

She went to Qatar where her old roommate worked for the US embassy there and did paperwork. She received a call when the girls were airborne when she was bak in OK.
 
2021-08-20 2:27:52 PM  

Chemlight Battery: GardenWeasel: gameshowhost: Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire.

*shudder* oklahoma

Those girls will face just as much hate in OK.

This is what hyperbole run amok looks like.

The Taliban work as a cautionary tale or a metaphor to explain why unrestrained religious zeal and bigotry need to be stopped wherever they are found. But if you actually believe they will face as much hate in Oklahoma as in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, you have lost your connection with reality.


Oh yes, OK is a bastion pro-Muslim activities. There have been no hate crimes ever reported.
 
2021-08-20 2:28:05 PM  

chawco: usually you need to have sex many times in order to just GET pregnant.



Crap...my middle school health teacher lied to me?   She said, if you put it in once without protection, might as well call yourself "dad".
 
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