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Re: U.S.A : Wars-R-Us by d.- on 2003-01-05 15:33:07

... sigh... it's ALL WAYS a macho, testosterone-laden "guy thing", this beast called war... It's about whose dick is bigger, whose torpedo is bigger and harder and faster. It's a GODDAMN guy thing and I don't approve!!! Leave me the fuck alone and go blow your nads off -- we could use a few good eunuchs these days... I mean, you guys INVENTED war! -- you invented the WEAPONS of war! -- you created THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT for conducting war! Fuck you! Sign me: On the side of "The Voice of Reason". Peace (dammit!)

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Re: Re: U.S.A : Wars-R-Us by Kid on 2003-01-06 03:11:44  |  Reply to this
  Firm...but (on the whole) fair. But can I not blow my nads off, please?

*Thinks back to his favourite wars. English Civil War? Check. War Of The Roses? Check. However, remember that some wars are very much fighting for the good of mankind (I include World War II in this category...). What's that? The Crusades? Screw the crusades. If it were for the good of mankind....ah, you know what I mean.
Re: Re: Re: U.S.A : Wars-R-Us by d.- on 2003-01-07 15:38:10  |  Reply to this
  well..... nads are comPLETEly overrated don't you think? Besides, eunuchs are/were held in high esteem -- you wouldn't want to guard the harem?? Think again guys... or, maybe we'll just put you all on an island and only fly you in to spackle things... Whaddaya say?
Re: Re: Re: Re: U.S.A : Wars-R-Us by JohnnyG on 2003-01-07 17:21:00  |  Reply to this
  Instead, come join radical free-thinkers in a Central American community where spackling will be the least of your concerns and irradicating malaria infested mosquitoes a rather high priority. Eunuchs are welcome of course.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: U.S.A : Wars-R-Us by d.- on 2003-01-08 14:15:36  |  Reply to this
  by-the-by... it just so happens that I am taking an ANTI-malarial drug called: Plaquenil (for Lupus) -- and I'm thinkin' in these bio-terror-logical times I'm killing a few birds with one stone (so to speak).
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: U.S.A : Wars-R-Us by Kid. on 2003-01-08 14:34:30  |  Reply to this
  Nice work. (And not just the 'so to speak' part. Though I did enjoy that).

But the question is, is it having the effect its meant to have?
Next Up. Coded Messages. by Kid. on 2003-01-08 14:35:08  |  Reply to this
  No, I don't mean "Have you got malaria?". I presume, and hope, that you haven't.
Re: Next Up. Coded Messages. by dot.dot.dash-dash-dash-dot.dot. on 2003-01-09 15:02:36  |  Reply to this
  hey you... Plaquenil was used to treat malaria back in the 50's (??? - don't quote me on that please...) and was accidentally discovered to ALSO treat symptoms of lupus. The point is... there've been no new drugs for lupus specifically in decades! My personal experience is that: a) it has made my rashes worse at times b) hasn't really helped with pain and c) doesn't help lower the 'sed rate'. Sed rate = sedimentation rate of the blood when testing for presence of disease activity. My doc said for someone my age the normal range should be around 40... my sed rate = 123! Obviously this is VERY and only indicates disease activity (duh) and how agressive the lupus is, but, I ALREADY KNOW I HAVE LUPUS!!!! sheesh. I'm assuming I don't have malaria, however, I've got a built-in precaution! This is the good news???? -- I'm more worried about impending war and being nuked by people I don't know who hate me. Ciao!
Re: Re: Next Up. Coded Messages. by Kid on 2003-01-09 15:49:06  |  Reply to this

OK. I may have taken that too far, but I'm (just a little) bored at the moment. I've done an essay, and a little piece for myself on the middle classes with European culture. Anyhow. I digress.

I don't know much about human biology, the closest I came was Wash! doing 1 lesson at A-Level before dropping out, but it seems 'difficult' to do anything about lupus. I won't dwell - I don't know what its like to be in your situation, nor do I have any experience of any hand at how lupus would affect your life...except for the good day/bad day thing. I could only wish you good days....if you're so worried about being nuked its the very least you deserve.

I remain sceptical about Iraq's capability to manufacture nuclear weapons...it all seems a bit 'pin the tail on the donkey' to me, and the head weapons inspector (discovered nothing as yet...though of course they may well discover "nothing") is checking where the pin landed.
So, no, I'm not worried...if I stopped to think, to consider, maybe I would be, but I don't want to do that, clearly. The only thing that's really suffered this last few years is my trust in people who should know better.

I'll carry this on elsewhere.
My mum asked me the other day if I would join the army...I don't want to kill people I don't know (against whom, for the vast majority I have nothing against) just because some people I don't trust tell me to. How could I do that?

If I offended anyone, sorry, it was a stream of thought thing. You got off lightly, believe me.
Taken what too far?. by Kid on 2003-01-09 15:49:55  |  Reply to this
  I linked to the word 'Hi' spelled out in semaphore. Shame it didn't come up.
Re: Taken what too far?. by d.- on 2003-01-11 16:13:44  |  Reply to this
  "White man speak with fork-ed tongue!" To quasi-recap: you said you didn't want to enlist in the military as you don't want to kill people, however, you also tell me VERY markedly that being nuked is the least I deserve -- so basically you wish me dead, yes? Thoughts precede action... So which is it? -- you wish me good days, or certain Death? ...sigh...
  • Re: Re: Taken what too far?. by Kid on 2003-01-12 05:14:21  |  Reply to this
  • Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: U.S.A : Wars-R-Us by JohnnyG on 2003-01-08 14:58:59  |  Reply to this
      "Don't know much about history, don't know much biology..................." and almost nothing about malaria other than mosquitoes carry the little bugger. I was requested to bring "deet" repellent as it was best. Plaquenil??? Hmmmm.......thanks for the info. I'll be at the pharmacy Friday to pick up some "special" chemicals and hopefully I'll have added that one successfully. I am off now to Google 'Lupus' & 'Malaria'