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scabby
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#1 Posted on
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-2-2003_pg4_10

It's from a Pakistani website too....

Sorry for the double post, not quite sure what happened there.

(edited by scabby on 26.2.03 2056)




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Well, it seems like we just hit 10,000 threads. That may have had something to do with it.



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scabby
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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    Well, it seems like we just hit 10,000 threads. That may have had something to do with it.


If you're accusing me of intentionally trying to start the 10,000th thread, please, give me some more credit than that. Besides the fact that I wasn't even aware of the thread count for this board, I'm fairly certain that I'd be able to come up with another topic for a new thread had it been *that* important to me.





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I think he meant that maybe having 10,000 thread cause the board to burp or something making two threads. On another note Fuzzy, on the front page it said "9826 threads and 120476 posts in the board" where did you get 10,000? The Zims could not have deleted 174 threads could they have?
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I don't see why not... maybe cleaning up double posts? And he probably got the number from the thread ID.

As for the article, it's too late for me to read anything substantial, but it sounds like I should read tomorrow. :)



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Thank you Scabby. Very good reading, and it's nice to hear the point of view of someone who was actually there.



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    Originally posted by scabby

      Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
      Well, it seems like we just hit 10,000 threads. That may have had something to do with it.


    If you're accusing me of intentionally trying to start the 10,000th thread, please, give me some more credit than that. Besides the fact that I wasn't even aware of the thread count for this board, I'm fairly certain that I'd be able to come up with another topic for a new thread had it been *that* important to me.



No, no, I just noticed that the first thread was #9,999, and the second was #10,001, and that just seemed odd to me. I wouldn't have noticed it either if the first thread didn't come up blank and I tried hitting reload before checking the other one.



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“I had a few questions for the marchers,” Sultani said. “Did they not realise that oppression, torture and massacre of innocent civilians are also forms of war? Are the anti-war marchers only against a war that would liberate Iraq, or do they also oppose the war Saddam has been waging against our people for a generation?”

This article is a classic example of why I hate protesters like this. They refuse to debate, refuse to justify any opposition. Hell, they won't even let you carry SIGNS that they did not make.

I really think they just like being involved in something they think is "big." It is getting attention, and they like it. Why can't that above wuestion be answered? Why can't an Iraqi Grandmother tell her story to the protesters?



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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    “I had a few questions for the marchers,” Sultani said. “Did they not realise that oppression, torture and massacre of innocent civilians are also forms of war? Are the anti-war marchers only against a war that would liberate Iraq, or do they also oppose the war Saddam has been waging against our people for a generation?”

    This article is a classic example of why I hate protesters like this. They refuse to debate, refuse to justify any opposition. Hell, they won't even let you carry SIGNS that they did not make.

    I really think they just like being involved in something they think is "big." It is getting attention, and they like it. Why can't that above wuestion be answered? Why can't an Iraqi Grandmother tell her story to the protesters?



I'm far from being an apologist for protestors, but its a bit much to expect them to enter into a debate with someone in the middle of a protest.

The very idea of a protest is to make a statement, generally against the establishment. To show the government the numbers that disagree with their actions. Our leaders get any number of opportunities to make their case unchallenged. Let the little protestors do the same.

Of course, next time Bush says Iraq will be disarmed "one way or another" we could have 5 Iraqi kids who stay near a 'suspected chemical plant' ask him why he's going to kill them.

Again, not making a case for or against war. Simply advocating the right of protestors to have their say during a protest in the same way that our leaders do when giving statements



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