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Forum posts for Casualities in the Iraqi war

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Posted by alltogethernow on Jan 30, 2007
Here's a map of where the US casualties during the Iraq War were from...

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Posted by alltogethernow on Jan 30, 2007
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WOW.. ok i lose..
Posted by alltogethernow on Jan 30, 2007
nevermind any relevence has been destroyed by my poor HTML skillz
move along...

Posted by alltogethernow on Jan 30, 2007
one more time.. this is already a trainwreck..
I would just link the website but I can't remember where the hell this came from..
I think the Marine Times.. or some other military publication..

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BOOYAH
Posted by alltogethernow on Jan 30, 2007
Your message requires a tad more substance.

100% relevant
Posted by phduffy on Jan 30, 2007

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Posted by phduffy on Jan 30, 2007
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Posted by bryan on Jan 31, 2007
Noam Chomsky pwns William F Buckley's face, debate style. It's about the Vietnam war, but the thing is, it's still relevant.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1214894113898255184

That panda sneezing was a nice touch jess.

i hate cnn, but...
Posted by jessie on Jan 31, 2007
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/01/31/iraq.almaliki/index.html


Just curious..
Posted by phduffy on Jan 31, 2007
Why do you hate CNN?

umm...
Posted by jessie on Jan 31, 2007
have you ever watched cnn or been to their website? they are candy news...

also, they have 'reporters' such as nancy grace. my head hurts when i watch that crap. how can they employ people like that????? oh don't get me started... i choose laguna beach over cnn anyday....

Posted by phduffy on Jan 31, 2007
What do you mean by Candy News?

I've been to both their website and seen their channel.

In all fairness to them, Nancy Grace is on Headline News, not the main station.
:)

Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
Nancy Grace et al are part of the CNN brand, one of many easily digested products offered for our infotainment.

Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
examples of CNN's crappiness:

this is not news:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/02/01/people.danielradcliffe.ap/index.html

Posted by phduffy on Feb 01, 2007
Bryan, please define news.

Is this news?:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6320733.stm


Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
nope. You got me, duffy.


Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News

I would tend to agree with the following statement from the article, and I would say that american news media, the internet, and jackasses like me are responsible for this happening.

In recent years increasing weight has also been given to the following news values[citation needed]:-

Entertainment (does it make for a fun story?)
Oddity (was the event highly unusual?)
Celebrity (was anyone famous involved?)

Posted by phduffy on Feb 01, 2007

Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
your link is broken, or the name of the picture is offensive to my companies proxy server.

Do you know who Ward Churchill is?

He wrote an essay entitled "Some People Push Back" a day after 9/11, which included compared the people who worked in the World Trade Center towers to Eichmann.

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/WC091201.html

There is a site somewhere on the internets (I'll have to go home to find the link...) that has a CNN interview with this guy, because the essay stirred up some controversy.

The gist of the interviewer's questions was basically: How could you say such mean things about americans? Do you hate freedom?



Posted by phduffy on Feb 01, 2007
bryan, not sure why your company would block that picture out.

It's from a WNBA game, and it's a hilariously tall women being boxed out by a much much smaller defender.

I have heard of Ward Churchill, but didn't know many of the details.
I just looked him up.

And he's a fucking moron. Calling the victims of the worst terorist attack ever on US soil nazis (which is essentialy what he did with the Eichmann comment).

Wait... shit, I'm not sure where I'm going with this. Okay, so he makes stupid comments and then CNN had a stupid interview with him?

Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
The argument was strongly worded, but it's no worse than Ann Coulter launching in to hate filled rants about towelheads. you can't give one side of the debate airplay and censor the other as a freedom hater. Isn't that the anti-thesis of free speech?




Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
He didn't "make stupid comments", they were part of an essay written the day after 9/11. The gist of the essay is: what did we expect, with the way we've been conducting business exposes us to violent reactions.

He's angry, but he's a native american vietnam war vet. You'd be pretty angry too if some greedy eurotrash stole your land and persecuted your people, then sent you off to steal someone else's land.

CNN didn't bother acknowledging that a discussion about the causes of terrorism was worthwhile, instead they labelled him a terrorist collaborator, much in the vein of a certain crypto-fascist american senator from the 60's.


Posted by phduffy on Feb 01, 2007
The argument was strongly worded, but it's no worse than Ann Coulter launching in to hate filled rants about towelheads.

Two wrongs don't make a right brother.

He didn't "make stupid comments", they were part of an essay written the day after 9/11.

Let me rephrase. He wrote a stupid essay. Seriously, calling the people who just died in a terrorist attack nazis... well that's stupid. Whether on CNN, on a blog, or in a journal article.

instead they labelled him a terrorist collaborator, much in the vein of a certain crypto-fascist american senator from the 60's.

They were behaving like Ted Kennedy?????

Posted by bryan on Feb 01, 2007
I can't argue for the content of his essay, it is disrespectful to the victims of 9/11.

What is also stupid is the dropping bombs on Iraqi infrastructure during and after the first Iraq war, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of iraqi chidren.

Which victims are more worthy of our respect?

What's more stupid? What gets more coverage in american "news" sources like CNN?

To clarify: CNN was keeping the spirit of senator Joseph McCarthy alive.


Posted by phduffy on Feb 01, 2007
I don't have a problem respecting both sets of victim.

To double clarify, I knew which senator you were talking about. But unlike Kennedy, he never murdered anyone.
:)