WW III poll

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Will Israel and/or the US bomb Iran before 2009? Should it/they?

Yes it/they will
6
19%
No it/they won't
6
19%
Yes it/they should
5
16%
No it/they shouldn't
15
47%
 
Total votes: 32

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Re: WW III poll

Post by eumaas » 24 Jun 2008, 12:22pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Mimi wrote:should I have used effect instead of affect? i get those confused sometimes. X(
Yes. Effect is the noun, affect the verb. I only point out Wolter's slip ups because … well, just because.
Effect can be a verb.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2008, 12:23pm

eumaas wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Mimi wrote:should I have used effect instead of affect? i get those confused sometimes. X(
Yes. Effect is the noun, affect the verb. I only point out Wolter's slip ups because … well, just because.
Effect can be a verb.
You're right. I was limiting myself to the context of her sentence.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by Flex » 24 Jun 2008, 12:30pm

Mimi wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
Yes and no. Obviously the nuclear boogeyman has been with me since childhood, but it remains only a possibility, whereas the far-reaching effects of climate and the close of the oil age are going to have unavoidable effects on our way of life. Perhaps in the long long term it'll be for the better, but for the foreseeable future we're living in the last of the good old days.
Yeah, and there's that. Oil is going to have a more immediate affect than the continued threat of a nuclear holocaust because, like you, I've been waiting for that to happen since childhood.
If anyone wants to feel more depressed just remember that due to our failures at limiting carbon emissions we can pretty safely just "x" Africa and South Asia off the maps of the future. They're completely fucked.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by eumaas » 24 Jun 2008, 12:31pm

Flex wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
Yes and no. Obviously the nuclear boogeyman has been with me since childhood, but it remains only a possibility, whereas the far-reaching effects of climate and the close of the oil age are going to have unavoidable effects on our way of life. Perhaps in the long long term it'll be for the better, but for the foreseeable future we're living in the last of the good old days.
Yeah, and there's that. Oil is going to have a more immediate affect than the continued threat of a nuclear holocaust because, like you, I've been waiting for that to happen since childhood.
If anyone wants to feel more depressed just remember that due to our failures at limiting carbon emissions we can pretty safely just "x" Africa and South Asia off the maps of the future. They're completely fucked.
They were derivative of Pavement anyway.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: WW III poll

Post by Wolter » 24 Jun 2008, 12:46pm

eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
Yes and no. Obviously the nuclear boogeyman has been with me since childhood, but it remains only a possibility, whereas the far-reaching effects of climate and the close of the oil age are going to have unavoidable effects on our way of life. Perhaps in the long long term it'll be for the better, but for the foreseeable future we're living in the last of the good old days.
Yeah, and there's that. Oil is going to have a more immediate affect than the continued threat of a nuclear holocaust because, like you, I've been waiting for that to happen since childhood.
If anyone wants to feel more depressed just remember that due to our failures at limiting carbon emissions we can pretty safely just "x" Africa and South Asia off the maps of the future. They're completely fucked.
They were derivative of Pavement anyway.
Yes.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2008, 1:28pm

Flex wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
Yes and no. Obviously the nuclear boogeyman has been with me since childhood, but it remains only a possibility, whereas the far-reaching effects of climate and the close of the oil age are going to have unavoidable effects on our way of life. Perhaps in the long long term it'll be for the better, but for the foreseeable future we're living in the last of the good old days.
Yeah, and there's that. Oil is going to have a more immediate affect than the continued threat of a nuclear holocaust because, like you, I've been waiting for that to happen since childhood.
If anyone wants to feel more depressed just remember that due to our failures at limiting carbon emissions we can pretty safely just "x" Africa and South Asia off the maps of the future. They're completely fucked.
Plus, if the prediction models are correct, the collapse of the Gulf Stream is going to introduce to Europe the wonders of mean ass winters. Likewise, if you live in the northeast US and eastern Canada and the Maritimes, buy a snowblower.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by Mimi » 24 Jun 2008, 3:22pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Mimi wrote:should I have used effect instead of affect? i get those confused sometimes. X(
Yes. Effect is the noun, affect the verb. I only point out Wolter's slip ups because … well, just because.
That's all right. I need to be corrected. :shifty:

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Re: WW III poll

Post by 101Walterton » 24 Jun 2008, 8:52pm

The biggest threat to World peace is undoubtedly the US with its arrogant, racist, inconsistent, double standard foreign policy. Add this to the fact that a large portion of the world views the US as terrorists in the same way that the US accuses others. Until the US gouvernment realises (or cares) about this the world is fucked.



Oh, and who did arm the Taliban.......

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Re: WW III poll

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2008, 9:12pm

101Walterton wrote:Oh, and who did arm the Taliban.......
Oddly, the same guys who armed Iraq. Huh.

But they had to do that to combat the last threat to all humanity. Long-term thinking in foreign policy is fag elitism; bumbling from one self-made crisis to the next is muscular. Also, it's vital not to bother knowing the difference between Sunni and Shia Islam—that way you can talk with great confidence about how al qaeda is operating under the aegis of Iran, even tho the former is Sunni and the latter Shia, and the two sects hate each other. The massive ignorance about the basics of Islam—as basic as it gets—should be enough to disqualify these retards from positions of authority, but as long as they talk tough that's all that counts. Cos knowin' stuff is so elitist.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by dpwolf » 25 Jun 2008, 10:34am

Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
It scares the shit out me. Nuclear war seems more likely today than it has in decades.
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:Oh, and who did arm the Taliban.......
Oddly, the same guys who armed Iraq. Huh.
and Israel.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Jun 2008, 10:42am

dpwolf wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
It scares the shit out me. Nuclear war seems more likely today than it has in decades.
What do mean by nuclear war? As in one side launches a nuclear strike followed by another side doing the same?
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Re: WW III poll

Post by dpwolf » 25 Jun 2008, 10:49am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
dpwolf wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
It scares the shit out me. Nuclear war seems more likely today than it has in decades.
What do mean by nuclear war? As in one side launches a nuclear strike followed by another side doing the same?
Yep. Which in the case of Iran and Israel would invoke WW III, I assume. Not that it would necessarily have to begin with nukes, but...
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Re: WW III poll

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Jun 2008, 11:00am

dpwolf wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
dpwolf wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
It scares the shit out me. Nuclear war seems more likely today than it has in decades.
What do mean by nuclear war? As in one side launches a nuclear strike followed by another side doing the same?
Yep. Which in the case of Iran and Israel would invoke WW III, I assume. Not that it would necessarily have to begin with nukes, but...
Given your default skepticism of all official explanations, why do you believe Iran to be as far along in a nuclear development program, and one that can used for weapons development, as the US and Israel say?
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Re: WW III poll

Post by Wolter » 25 Jun 2008, 11:02am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
dpwolf wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
dpwolf wrote:
Mimi wrote:I'm just curious: Does the thought of something like this happening scare the shit out of any of you? Or do you just think, meh, it's bound to happen anyway?
It scares the shit out me. Nuclear war seems more likely today than it has in decades.
What do mean by nuclear war? As in one side launches a nuclear strike followed by another side doing the same?
Yep. Which in the case of Iran and Israel would invoke WW III, I assume. Not that it would necessarily have to begin with nukes, but...
Given your default skepticism of all official explanations, why do you believe Iran to be as far along in a nuclear development program, and one that can used for weapons development, as the US and Israel say?
The big trick is: do they have effective means to deploy said nukes.
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Re: WW III poll

Post by eumaas » 25 Jun 2008, 11:08am

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
dpwolf wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
dpwolf wrote: It scares the shit out me. Nuclear war seems more likely today than it has in decades.
What do mean by nuclear war? As in one side launches a nuclear strike followed by another side doing the same?
Yep. Which in the case of Iran and Israel would invoke WW III, I assume. Not that it would necessarily have to begin with nukes, but...
Given your default skepticism of all official explanations, why do you believe Iran to be as far along in a nuclear development program, and one that can used for weapons development, as the US and Israel say?
The big trick is: do they have effective means to deploy said nukes.
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