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(Vice)   Whoever coined the phrase "There's no such thing as bad publicity" probably wasn't very knowledgeable of the Taliban   (vice.com) divider line
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4243 clicks; posted to Business » and Politics » on 25 Nov 2021 at 7:50 AM (8 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-25 8:43:30 AM  
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2021-11-25 8:44:39 AM  
*sigh*

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2021-11-25 8:45:55 AM  
handmade Afghani hashish would probably sell pretty well in the states
 
2021-11-25 8:46:09 AM  
Common misconception.

"No publicity is bad publicity" means it's as bad for you as a concern if people to dislike you as it is for you when people do not know you exist. In either case, you're not getting their attention, business, charity, etc etc.

"No such thing as bad publicity" is dumb and provably false.
 
2021-11-25 8:55:47 AM  
Justified! The company in question used the word "bespoke" in a non-ironic way.
 
2021-11-25 8:59:10 AM  
"$450 million into setting up a hashish processing factory within the country."

Yes! We need this in Canada. Fark stinky weed.
 
2021-11-25 9:02:52 AM  
What if the Taliban weed guy is really cool though?
 
2021-11-25 9:04:49 AM  

iheartscotch: Justified! The company in question used the word "bespoke" in a non-ironic way.


yeah if your company description is just a string of inscrutable buzzwords, people will assume you do whatever their brain interprets the nonsense into
 
2021-11-25 9:16:42 AM  
A whole article on how social media can screw things up, and this is the tag:

Follow Gavin Butler on Twitter.
 
2021-11-25 9:34:32 AM  

kindms: handmade Afghani hashish would probably sell pretty well in the states


AAH! Artisan Afghani Hash.
"It will blow your head off, literally".
 
2021-11-25 9:43:39 AM  
Back in the day, Black opiated Ghani hash was to die fowah
Discuss
 
2021-11-25 9:43:40 AM  

Por que tan serioso: What if the Taliban weed guy is really cool though?


I feel like a lot of the Taliban's problems could be mitigated by keeping them high AF.
 
2021-11-25 9:44:55 AM  
The only people who equate bad publicity with good publicity are shock artists and criminals.
 
2021-11-25 9:53:56 AM  

Por que tan serioso: What if the Taliban weed guy is really cool though?


Do you have to hang out with him for at least 30 minutes making awkward small talk every time you buy?
 
2021-11-25 9:59:52 AM  

Por que tan serioso: What if the Taliban weed guy is really cool though?


If he really likes you he might let you have a rip off of his bong made from 9/11 World Trade Center wreckage.
 
2021-11-25 10:02:20 AM  
Can you imagine though some little Cali grow operation meets some guy at, like, UCSB who seems really cool and knowledgeable and is totally into the business and wants to invest and then Boom! 450mm hash deal with the motherf*cken Taliban.
 
2021-11-25 10:03:59 AM  
Isis Pharmaceuticals renamed themselves to Ionis.
 
2021-11-25 10:04:42 AM  
It's called water, the plants need water you quizzical looking man

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2021-11-25 10:05:56 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Por que tan serioso: What if the Taliban weed guy is really cool though?

If he really likes you he might let you have a rip off of his bong made from 9/11 World Trade Center wreckage.


the taliban didnt do 9/11. that was al queda.
 
2021-11-25 10:07:38 AM  

Por que tan serioso: Can you imagine though some little Cali grow operation meets some guy at, like, UCSB who seems really cool and knowledgeable and is totally into the business and wants to invest and then Boom! 450mm hash deal with the motherf*cken Taliban.


in the 80s there were mujahedeen stamped bricks on dead tour
 
2021-11-25 10:14:23 AM  
The phrase is associated with PT Barnum, subby.
 
2021-11-25 10:17:03 AM  
Time for a rebranding - it's probably easier to do that and get a new logo than get all the articles off the internet.
 
2021-11-25 10:29:36 AM  
I know when I think Toyota I think taliban
 
2021-11-25 10:29:36 AM  
Ooga booga.
 
2021-11-25 10:32:50 AM  

kindms: handmade Afghani hashish would probably sell pretty well in the states


not unless the words "bespoke" and "Artisan" are involved

/I don't care if bespoke means customized to an individual, it sounds cool
 
2021-11-25 10:35:32 AM  
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2021-11-25 10:40:34 AM  
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2021-11-25 11:26:21 AM  
Probably not as bad as supplying them with weapons for 20 years.
 
2021-11-25 11:31:42 AM  
Is that an authentic Taliban mortar?
"Yeah man... and you can put your weed in it"
 
2021-11-25 11:38:05 AM  
I'd buy it, the hash i got in Turkey was pretty good. Prolly produced locally. It was readability available. I use to buy from the son of the mayor of a little village i lived in. He had an office. $10 a bar. Last me a month easy. He had a black market business in cigarettes and liquor as well. I actually traded for the hash. I usually traded my ration of cigarettes and half my liquor ration. Carton of pall mall golds went for $10 or $15, $2 at the base exchange. Johnny walker $20 or $25 for a handle, $8 at the class 6. I usually kept back a carton to handout singles for goodwill. Good times.
 
2021-11-25 11:50:53 AM  

kindms: fragMasterFlash: Por que tan serioso: What if the Taliban weed guy is really cool though?

If he really likes you he might let you have a rip off of his bong made from 9/11 World Trade Center wreckage.

the taliban didnt do 9/11. that was al queda. saudi arabia.


FTFY
 
2021-11-25 12:26:35 PM  
Both my grandfathers were engineers on a project in Pakistan in the early '70s and my parents were part of a group of bored teens on the jobsite. Ma and pa tell some pretty crazy stories about driving into Afghanistan. Going to the bazaar, drinking chai and smoking hash with locals.
Wish I knew where it was, but I've seen a pic of them, 16 years old, each holding a pack of Marlboros and a brick of afghan hash. I used to remind my mom of it when she gave me crap for getting high as a teen!
 
2021-11-25 1:11:02 PM  

lordjupiter: The only people who equate bad publicity with good publicity are shock artists and criminals.


But enough about Trump...
 
2021-11-25 1:30:31 PM  

Hyjamon: It's called water, the plants need water you quizzical looking man

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Actually, those plants just need more electrolytes
 
2021-11-25 2:06:04 PM  
A Forbes article about this is that the Taliban is trolling western news media (successfully).
 
2021-11-25 3:40:59 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Hyjamon: It's called water, the plants need water you quizzical looking man

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Actually, those plants just need more electrolytes


Are you referring to Brawndo, the thirst mutilator?
 
2021-11-25 5:14:51 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: Back in the day, Black opiated Ghani hash was to die fowah
Discuss


I highly recommend trying opium mixed with hash. The flavour is amazing and the high is perfect for a cozy day inside during a winter storm.
 
2021-11-25 5:20:57 PM  
I doubt it could be any better than what we have stateside. Old style hash actually doesn't sell that well compared to current concentrates
 
2021-11-25 11:13:56 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: iheartscotch: Justified! The company in question used the word "bespoke" in a non-ironic way.

yeah if your company description is just a string of inscrutable buzzwords, people will assume you do whatever their brain interprets the nonsense into


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2021-11-25 11:49:40 PM  
Ok someone explain the elephant in the room. How is cannabis and it's products allowed under Taliban Shira law? And if it's not...why are they getting into business with it? I know they need money but does that mean even their extreme Islam beliefs aren't that really believed?
 
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