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(Daily Star)   Secluded island in the Indian Ocean now one of last Covid-free places on Earth. Difficulty: If you visit it you risk being killed on sight if the inhabitants see you (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2022-02-15 12:11:07 PM  
North Sentinel Island?

*click*

North Sentinel Island. Funny, I've been thinking/reading about the Sentinelese lately. Maybe they'll make the news again for killing a boat full of dipshiats looking for an antivax paradise.
 
2022-02-15 12:15:25 PM  
So... we don't know if they have COVID or not. Not like they posted on the 'gram.
 
2022-02-15 12:16:56 PM  
Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.
 
2022-02-15 12:21:50 PM  
But hey, if you do get killed we can laugh at you
 
2022-02-15 12:21:56 PM  

GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.


They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year
 
2022-02-15 12:23:18 PM  
Keep an eye on Utah...that island would be a primo get for the LDS folks.
 
2022-02-15 12:24:47 PM  

Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year


He put himself in that position.
 
2022-02-15 12:26:55 PM  
Can we drop in some properly sanitized guns and smmo in for these people to shoot plague-carrying outsiders more efficiently?
 
2022-02-15 12:28:49 PM  

Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year


The perennial f*ckwad?

When I got my Indian visa in 2017 I had to sign a declaration that I wasn't coming into the country to try to convert anyone. It also asked pointed questions about whether I was planning on traveling near the Andaman Islands or obtaining sea passage anywhere after entering the country.

I wasn't, but I was going through the documentation like, "Huh, I think I know what this is about"
 
2022-02-15 12:30:59 PM  
Social distancing world champions. 🏆
 
2022-02-15 12:31:07 PM  
They don't have to worry about Covid. Inbreeding is probably more of an issue. I hear it is the Alabama of the Indian Ocean
 
2022-02-15 12:31:47 PM  

Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year


Actually that was about 3.5 years ago. My how time flies.
 
2022-02-15 12:33:29 PM  

Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year


After he made THREE attempts to reach them, and got arrows shot at him the second time. Guy definitely never learned to read the room. There have been a few successful attempts at friendly contact, but on the whole, the Sentinelese hold the title for the most definitive "Not interested!" on the planet.
 
2022-02-15 12:35:36 PM  

JK8Fan: They don't have to worry about Covid. Inbreeding is probably more of an issue. I hear it is the Alabama of the Indian Ocean


Look, they may be primitives that live barefoot in shacks in the jungle, but they're still Americans!
 
2022-02-15 12:35:56 PM  
I thought spreading never before seen diseases and the word of God by White Christians was God's will.
 
2022-02-15 12:36:27 PM  
So... like visiting Chicago?
 
2022-02-15 12:39:29 PM  

the unabomber was right: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

Actually that was about 3.5 years ago. My how time flies.


Kinda seems like time has stopped for a couple years.

They're smart to keep missionaries away. It's worse than covid, because it farks your kids up too
 
2022-02-15 12:42:37 PM  
An island full of xenophobic racists!

Change my mind
 
2022-02-15 12:44:28 PM  

Madison_Smiled: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

After he made THREE attempts to reach them, and got arrows shot at him the second time. Guy definitely never learned to read the room. There have been a few successful attempts at friendly contact, but on the whole, the Sentinelese hold the title for the most definitive "Not interested!" on the planet.


If you are convinced you will be rewarded for eternity as a martyr if you are killed, you may not really care.
 
2022-02-15 12:46:24 PM  

Madison_Smiled: North Sentinel Island?

*click*

North Sentinel Island. Funny, I've been thinking/reading about the Sentinelese lately. Maybe they'll make the news again for killing a boat full of dipshiats looking for an antivax paradise.


That's the same place that killed the "Christian" missionary after telling his ass no several times with spears before.

Everyone just leave those goddamn tribesmen alone, FFS.
 
2022-02-15 12:46:57 PM  
Isn't there a picture of a plane that flew over one of these places and landed with spears?  And was that real?
 
2022-02-15 12:47:53 PM  

Smoking GNU: Can we drop in some properly sanitized guns and smmo in for these people to shoot plague-carrying outsiders more efficiently?


Introducing a gun plague would be counterproductive.


They seem to be doing a good job with what they already have,
 
2022-02-15 12:48:05 PM  

dywed88: Madison_Smiled: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

After he made THREE attempts to reach them, and got arrows shot at him the second time. Guy definitely never learned to read the room. There have been a few successful attempts at friendly contact, but on the whole, the Sentinelese hold the title for the most definitive "Not interested!" on the planet.

If you are convinced you will be rewarded for eternity as a martyr if you are killed, you may not really care.


You see, every crisis of faith is just an opportunity for more faith.
 
2022-02-15 12:48:28 PM  

BunchaRubes: An island full of xenophobic racists!

Change my mind


Counterpoint: They're justified.

Evidence: Literally all of Western history, the M.O. of which is: Roll in, plant a flag, kill most, enslave the rest, steal all their shiat, and justify it because "Civilizing and Cheebus!".
 
2022-02-15 12:48:51 PM  

Madison_Smiled: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

After he made THREE attempts to reach them, and got arrows shot at him the second time. Guy definitely never learned to read the room. There have been a few successful attempts at friendly contact, but on the whole, the Sentinelese hold the title for the most definitive "Not interested!" on the planet.


They seem pretty smart
 
2022-02-15 12:48:53 PM  

bluorangefyre: Isn't there a picture of a plane that flew over one of these places and landed with spears?  And was that real?


That one was someone's art installation. Sadly.
 
2022-02-15 12:50:12 PM  

BunchaRubes: An island full of xenophobic racists!

Change my mind


Probably not racist. I'm pretty sure they'd kill any other Andamanese, black, Chinese, Inuit, hispanic, Korean, Indian, or Pacific Islander Christian Missionaries as well.

As for xenophobic, who wouldn't be? Those face crawlers are creepy as hell.
 
2022-02-15 12:50:57 PM  

BunchaRubes: An island full of xenophobic racists!

Change my mind


All xenophobic racists should be put on small islands and kept isolated.
 
2022-02-15 12:55:41 PM  
Secluded island in the Indian Ocean now one of last Covid-free places on Earth.

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2022-02-15 12:56:37 PM  

BunchaRubes: An island full of xenophobic racists!

Change my mind


Xenophobic, absolutely.

There's no evidence that they are racist, in that they don't discriminate based on ethnic features or stereotypes. It's questionable that they even have stereotypes other than those for outsiders as a whole.

/It's like that joke about the French not being racist because they hate everybody, including the French
//Except in this case it's true
///Rule of three
 
2022-02-15 12:58:09 PM  

Madison_Smiled: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

After he made THREE attempts to reach them, and got arrows shot at him the second time. Guy definitely never learned to read the room. There have been a few successful attempts at friendly contact, but on the whole, the Sentinelese hold the title for the most definitive "Not interested!" on the planet.


They've made their opinions pretty clear.

There is a Sherlock Holmes story that even references them (one of the bad guys had a Sentinelese companion). It's been known that people best stay away for a long time.
 
2022-02-15 12:58:24 PM  
I see the article is just a rehash of the internet meme from 3 years ago. Nice touch with adding the Rona is in the nearby islands.

So, mostly useless. Almost a time machine article. Not even mentioning when 2 years ago, people excited about the meme asking India, India said they haven't seen anyone in 3 years from the 3 mile exclusion zone. They could all be dead, for all India knows. Rona or Typhoon or suicide pact or aliens.
 
2022-02-15 1:03:17 PM  
That's a pretty harsh mask mandate. Damn.
 
2022-02-15 1:05:02 PM  

GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.


what if the cargo has covid contamination?
 
2022-02-15 1:06:12 PM  
They are just SICK AND TIRED of those goddamned extended warranty ads.
 
2022-02-15 1:11:50 PM  
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2022-02-15 1:15:49 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Smoking GNU: Can we drop in some properly sanitized guns and smmo in for these people to shoot plague-carrying outsiders more efficiently?

Introducing a gun plague would be counterproductive.


They seem to be doing a good job with what they already have,


As the spears and arrows indicate, they can make their own points, figuratively and literally
 
2022-02-15 1:16:21 PM  
FTA: unlikely to have been hit

so a new definition for the word.
you are unlikely to have read this, but you did !
 
2022-02-15 1:24:30 PM  

Madison_Smiled: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

After he made THREE attempts to reach them, and got arrows shot at him the second time. Guy definitely never learned to read the room. There have been a few successful attempts at friendly contact, but on the whole, the Sentinelese hold the title for the most definitive "Not interested!" on the planet.


They've been known to even shoot arrows at people who were freshly shipwrecked there.
 
2022-02-15 1:28:37 PM  
"Little is known about the indigenous Sentinelese who have lived on the island for more than 60,000 years despite numerous attempts to explore the area."

That's factually incorrect. They used to actively trade with the neighbouring islanders, who know them well.

"And Indian authorities believe the ancient isle is so dangerous that they have made it illegal for anyone to go within three miles."

That's also factually incorrect. Its the islanders that are being protected, as they have no immune system against common diseases.

We know this, because a baptist once took 6 islanders with him, 2 adults, and 4 children. They all fell ill, but some of the children survived, he dropped them back the island. Their attitude changed towards outsiders since that incident.

Just because they're a stoneage tribe, doesn't mean they're stupid.
 
2022-02-15 1:31:59 PM  
MILF Island | 30 Rock
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2022-02-15 1:36:21 PM  

Madison_Smiled: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

After he made THREE attempts to reach them, and got arrows shot at him the second time. Guy definitely never learned to read the room. There have been a few successful attempts at friendly contact, but on the whole, the Sentinelese hold the title for the most definitive "Not interested!" on the planet.


One "attempt", was when a vessel got stuck near the island during the storm.

The Sentilese approached them in canoes, and the crew offered them fruit as a sign if friendly intentions. This was accepted.

The Sentilese kept returning, looking for small pieces of metal, during the total duration that the vessel was there, where it was dismantled by a company.

The Sentilese are able to do cold forging, as witnessed by their metal arrow heads. So this was gold mine for them. Only the small pieces of course, as the larger ones was useless to them.

The tribes on neighbouring islands also confirmed, that the Sentilese were mostly interested in small metal pieces when trading. Back before they withdrew.
 
2022-02-15 1:38:39 PM  

forteblast: the unabomber was right: Fano: GardenWeasel: Cargo cult wanted to infiltrate cargo cult.

They totally wrecked that missionary that tried that shiat last year

Actually that was about 3.5 years ago. My how time flies.

Kinda seems like time has stopped for a couple years.

They're smart to keep missionaries away. It's worse than covid, because it farks your kids up too


It was a missionary who started this. He "kidnapped" 2 adults, and 4 children. They got ill and died, except a few of the kids, whom he returned to the islands, whilst they were still ill.

That's literally what went down, and the exact incident that made them react to foreigners like they do.
 
2022-02-15 1:44:58 PM  

houstondragon: Madison_Smiled: North Sentinel Island?

*click*

North Sentinel Island. Funny, I've been thinking/reading about the Sentinelese lately. Maybe they'll make the news again for killing a boat full of dipshiats looking for an antivax paradise.

That's the same place that killed the "Christian" missionary after telling his ass no several times with spears before.

Everyone just leave those goddamn tribesmen alone, FFS.


But that's prime condo/resort real estate they're got there! Surely we can make a deal!
 
2022-02-15 2:03:54 PM  
Drop off a crate of these, then tell the world what the Sentinelese have. Go near the island at your own peril.

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2022-02-15 2:04:52 PM  

xalres: BunchaRubes: An island full of xenophobic racists!

Change my mind

Counterpoint: They're justified.

Evidence: Literally all of Western history, the M.O. of which is: Roll in, plant a flag, kill most, enslave the rest, steal all their shiat, and justify it because "Civilizing and Cheebus!".


You could have a) left off the word Western and b) pulled the stick out of your ass and just laughed at an obvious jokes.
 
2022-02-15 2:19:54 PM  

suze: [Fark user image image 425x302]


Wtf

Just me or is that racist as hell
 
2022-02-15 2:29:30 PM  

baka-san: suze: [Fark user image image 425x302]

Wtf

Just me or is that racist as hell


You must not know their history. Read up, dude.
 
2022-02-15 2:43:20 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: Keep an eye on Utah...that island would be a primo get for the LDS folks.


I admire their standing of their ground in the face of proselytizers...
 
2022-02-15 3:01:20 PM  
Out of all the horror of the 2004 tsunami, onw story has always stuck with me as kind of charming.

Soon after the tsunami, the Indian Coast Guard sent out a couple of helicopters to see if the Sentinelese were okay.  This was done from the air, they had no intention of landing.   From out of the trees, a Sentinelese archer came out and fired an arrow at one of the copters.  I am paraphrasing, but the essence of the report from the copter was that they were happy to find the people alive and well, as evidenced by the archer's physical GTFO.
 
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