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2021-08-25 11:46:15 AM  
It's going to eliminate arrogance?
 
2021-08-25 11:58:31 AM  
And subby, people can cook shawarma outside of the Middle East, of course.

I just don't know if it would be the same or as good.
 
2021-08-25 12:09:55 PM  
Maybe the cradle of modern Western religion becoming uninhabitable is God's way of saying "WTF, guys? You're farking My message all up. Cut it out."
 
2021-08-25 12:12:55 PM  
Women's naughty parts?
 
2021-08-25 12:30:29 PM  
A handful of crickets on a bed of lettuce?
 
2021-08-25 12:42:23 PM  

bostonguy: And subby, people can cook shawarma outside of the Middle East, of course.

I just don't know if it would be the same or as good.


I'm thinking of

- the time I had clam chowder in Bumfark, USA, after living in Boston for years
- the time I had falafel in Boston (even made by Israelis there) after living in Israel for years
- the time I had to go to Ponderosa Steakhouse with family after learning what good steak really is

Each time, YUK.

But tell me, what is the "doner" that Turks and other sell in Europe? It's not shawarma, right? Is it more like what we would call kebab (not the stick kind)? Is it still good in Europe?
 
2021-08-25 12:45:13 PM  
And you expect any of us to be shocked that a massive stretch of desert is going to be one of the first places that gets too hot to live why?
 
2021-08-25 12:58:18 PM  
Subby...the guy tried it once at the end of The Avengers...and judging by their reactions on the post-credit scene, his fellow Avengers weren't all that impressed by it.
 
Juc
2021-08-25 12:58:30 PM  

MrBallou: Maybe the cradle of modern Western religion becoming uninhabitable is God's way of saying "WTF, guys? You're farking My message all up. Cut it out."


maybe a kid shiatting his pants isn't god's way of saying "hey go to the bathroom when you feel like ya gotta crap" but instead a consequence of the kid's own actions.

That place once upon a time was very green, people slowly messed it up before sustainable farming and animal husbandry was understood, it'll be a long row to hoe to fix that particular problem, but it's a problem that's all on us.

plus global warming.
 
2021-08-25 1:05:26 PM  
We're probably far beyond the point of returning to normal, all we're doing is picking out the wallpaper and drapes for the apocalypse and the longer this goes on, the more and more it'll look like we picked the bleakest shade of beige.  Problems that we should've been tackling long-term over time will start to enter the short-term as 'urgent priorities' while short-term opportunities pass us by as we ignore them or mess things up with bad policies.

Not saying that its pointless to try (that's a very regressive attitude) but I'm definitely getting the vibe that humanity wants to FAFO real hard on this rather than step back from the edge.
 
2021-08-25 1:06:38 PM  

lifeslammer: And you expect any of us to be shocked that a massive stretch of desert is going to be one of the first places that gets too hot to live why?


One that hasn't been worth fighting over for thousands of years, at that.

If we're struggling with resources and  getting them to people, we really need to find a way to get people to stop living in places like the parts of the the middle east in question, Las Vegas, big chunks of Arizona, California, Texas, the Sahara, areas around Mongolia, etc.

Then we can try to terraform deserts into habitable spaces. We need to shoot for desalination or other local water availability, grow forests, and find ways to grow enough food locally to sustain people in those areas and make them livable.

In the mean time, it's not really worth the investment, and losses we take as a species and the damage we do to subsidize people living in unlivable areas.
 
2021-08-25 1:08:14 PM  
Turkey is a Eurasian country. It is neither the Middle East, nor Europe, nor Asia. A mix of all is an all-in-one country..
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2021-08-25 1:18:28 PM  

Juc: MrBallou: Maybe the cradle of modern Western religion becoming uninhabitable is God's way of saying "WTF, guys? You're farking My message all up. Cut it out."

maybe a kid shiatting his pants isn't god's way of saying "hey go to the bathroom when you feel like ya gotta crap" but instead a consequence of the kid's own actions.

That place once upon a time was very green, people slowly messed it up before sustainable farming and animal husbandry was understood, it'll be a long row to hoe to fix that particular problem, but it's a problem that's all on us.

plus global warming.


Well, yeah. It's a consequence of all our own actions. I was being facetious. Which imaginary friend they worship has got nothing to do with it.
 
2021-08-25 1:58:57 PM  

bostonguy: And subby, people can cook shawarma outside of the Middle East, of course.

I just don't know if it would be the same or as good.


Dearborn Michigan
 
2021-08-25 2:00:06 PM  

bostonguy: But tell me, what is the "doner" that Turks and other sell in Europe? It's not shawarma, right?


Shawarma, gyros and al pastor are all based on doner. Vertically grilled rotisserie meat.
 
2021-08-25 2:00:51 PM  

EasilyDistracted: Subby...the guy tried it once at the end of The Avengers...and judging by their reactions on the post-credit scene, his fellow Avengers weren't all that impressed by it.


Shawarma is good but shish taouk is really what you want.
 
2021-08-25 3:20:51 PM  

MrBallou: Which imaginary friend they worship has got nothing to do with it.


While I agree with you on the "which", maybe it has something to do with whether worshipping an imaginary friend is a useful endeavour*. Religion as geography, if you will.

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*Strange word. It's like rebellious vowels have established a beachhead in the forever war against farking syllables.
 
2021-08-25 3:48:46 PM  
The Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region in the Middle East, spanning modern-day Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, together with the southeastern region of Turkey and the western fringes of Iran.

Climate change is ongoing.
 
2021-08-25 4:28:44 PM  

natazha: The Fertile Crescent is was a crescent-shaped region in the Middle East, spanning modern-day Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, together with the southeastern region of Turkey and the western fringes of Iran.

Climate change is ongoing.

 
2021-08-25 7:54:18 PM  
Cocaine?
 
2021-08-25 8:13:27 PM  
Scotch?
 
2021-08-26 1:00:42 AM  
The Middle East Is Becoming Literally Uninhabitable

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They've had decades and limitless wealth to mitigate this.  Instead they built Dubai and snorted the rest.  I have no pity.
 
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