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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:02 PM
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Canada troops battle 10-ft Afghan marijuana plants
Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of 10-feet (three metre) high marijuana plants.

General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defence staff, said on Thursday that Taliban fighters were using the forests as cover. In response, the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana.

"We tried burning them with white phosphorous -- it didn't work. We tried burning them with diesel -- it didn't work. The plants are so full of water right now ... that we simply couldn't burn them," he said.

"A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action," Hillier said dryly.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061012/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_c...
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:06 PM
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1. Wish I were a Canadian soldier right now
I'd be high as a punch!!
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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:38 PM
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64. lol. Is it really worth joining the military, so you can get high?
New military slogan: Join the Army, see the world, get high!
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:39 PM
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65. Send in some Dead Heads ...
They would be able to clear a path.

Cheers
Drifter
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jahyarain Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:19 PM
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79. thanks, man!
:rofl:
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:06 PM
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2. Ill effects, my dying ass.
People pay handsomely for those "ill"effects!
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 01:45 PM
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67. Because the Canadians are used to much higher quality at home
Feral afghani stuff can't compete with sweet sticky BC bud. The Canadians are just spoiled.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:06 PM
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3. Burn 'em up?
Wow. What a waste.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:12 PM
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9. We do it here all the time...........
although we DO let them dry a bit first. ;)
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:14 PM
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10. Not really. . .
Just have to do it one bowl at a time. It's a slow process, and no doubt dirty work, but someone wants to do it.
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:25 PM
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16. "1st batallion, pre-sent bongs!"
"Your mission is to deprive the enemy of cover in this field! You will take this field and make it yours! You will smoke every damn bit of marijuana on this field! Dismissed!"
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:59 PM
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22. Sir, Yes Sir!
:smoke:

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 04:40 AM
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59. Look's like its time to "Fire UP"
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:07 PM
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4. ''ill effects''? -- you mean high as a kite.
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zreosumgame Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:07 PM
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5. ah another reason to legalize it!
sounds like it is one hell of a way to up-armor a dumb-vee in iraq...
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:07 PM
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6. Hire about 20 or so Deadheads...
Problem solved
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #6
17. Hey !
I resemble that remark !
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:55 PM
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44. lol
:)
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:21 PM
Response to Reply #6
30. Buffalo Soldiers?

nt.
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:01 PM
Response to Reply #6
37. Hooray for the Deadheads!
Light it up!
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:10 PM
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7. dude- this is like from the onion? really..come on dude
say it ain`t so...

come on you`re kidding.....


really.....


really?


dam no afghan hash......



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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:11 PM
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8. I'll bet there are some mighty happy Canadian troops.......
in Afghanistan right now! :smoke: This will help Canada's recruitment tremendously.

I only hope that they don't return to Canada................hooked on marijuana! :scared: I hear it's a horrible addiction and is a gateway drug to heroin (which Afghanistan is now FULL of as well) REEFER MADNESS! :sarcasm:
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Bhaisahab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:55 AM
Response to Reply #8
60. no no dude. ganja is in no way a 'gateway' drug
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 05:58 AM by paagal kutta
i been bongin' for the last 6 years and the only gateway i crashed through was a horrible marriage.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:14 PM
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11. They're not burning them
the right way. Here, let me show 'ya how. Should only take a couple of years.
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Ex Lion Tamer Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:14 PM
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12. Update: Canadian troops battle for control of potato chip factory.
Details at 11:00.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:02 PM
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24. Bless Your Heart
:rofl: :rofl:
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:13 PM
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25. --
That was really good.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:12 PM
Response to Reply #12
28. LOL!
:rofl:

:smoke:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:06 PM
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38. LOL!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:18 PM
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50. And on to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Battle rages on!
mmmmmm. mmmmm. m.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:23 AM
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56. ...
:spray:


:rofl:

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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:21 PM
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80. ROFLOL
That was awesome.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:15 PM
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13. Brilliant move: BURN IT! "A couple of brown plants ...did catch on fire."
"A couple of brown plants on the edges of
some of those (forests) did catch on fire.
But a section of soldiers that was downwind
from that had some ill effects
and decided
that was probably not the right course of action,"
Hillier said dryly."

Would those "ill effects" have included eating
a week's worth of rations and then taking a
really long nap?

:rofl:
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:21 PM
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14. "hey sarge, we need to try burning those plants again"
hahaha, this is just awesome -
"the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana"
*replays scenes from Cheech & Chong movies in his long-term memory, looking for an appropriate metaphor*
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:35 PM
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19. Hmmm
Maybe from Up in Smoke? Isn't that the one where they had an entire truck made out of pot?
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:24 PM
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15. Mmmm..........Hindu Kush!
Skunky and potent, I bet.
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jahyarain Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #15
81. that's exactly
what i was reminiscing about! three summers ago, we had A LOT of it!

:smoke:
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:29 PM
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18. I think I'm hearing a new version
of "John Barleycorn Is Dead" running through my mind.
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:49 PM
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20. Any named Audrey ?
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:58 PM
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21. R this up.
:kick:
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:00 PM
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23. Oh Huge Bummer!
:smoke:

LOL!
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:16 PM
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26. i bravely volunteer myself to take care of this devil weed problem
just give me a case of rolling papers and a nearby convenience store, SIR!

:smoke:
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:04 PM
Response to Reply #26
48. Reporting for duty!
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:12 PM
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27. Why not try drying them, then wrapping them in paper, THEN burn them.
What is all this phosphorus & diesel business? Is that how the kids do it now?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:20 PM
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29. Haven't these people ever heard of a machete? Or a weedwhacker???
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 06:21 PM by kestrel91316
Hell, import a few brush hogs.

Oh, wait, none of our troops have ever seen a farm, let alone farm equipment.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:47 PM
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36. When a pot plant gets to be 10' tall
...the main stalk is probably almost 2 inches in diameter, and not that easy to cut.

...or so I've heard.

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:02 PM
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42. It's an annual. A brush hog (brush mower) would do it.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:05 PM
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43. Don't know much about those -- can they cut down small saplings?
When the stalks get that big around, they get very fibrous and woody.

:shrug:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:22 PM
Response to Reply #43
62. They can apparently handle small woody growth - they aren't
called BRUSH hogs for no reason, lol!
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:07 AM
Response to Reply #36
55. ...or so I've heard.
*snicker*
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #36
90. Yeah, I've *ahem* Heard That Too!
It's very fibrous and difficult to cut, so they say. :evilgrin:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:26 PM
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31. "the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their ve
hicle" with the plants.

Question: Was this before or AFTER they suffered the ill effects?

'Cause, you know, I'm suspecting that was AFTER.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:28 PM
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32. i want to chuckle-----why 'battle' it.




....."A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action," Hillier said dryly.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:30 PM
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33. what is 'white phosphorous --?
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #33
71. Highly flammable, burns with an intensely hot flame and white light.
Used in signal shells, and as an incendiary. Apparently used by OUR Army against civilian targets in Fallujah. Oh, and the unburned phosphorous (easily volatilized) is poisonous.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:33 PM
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34. I'm amazed anything grows there. It looks like solid desert.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:46 PM
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35. Hemp puts down an 18" tap root
The banning of it has lead to far worse erosion problems in places like Bangladesh.

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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:13 PM
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39. that's a two-week supply for some folks i know!
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:14 PM
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40. Heh. Who's winning?
:smoke:
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:16 PM
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41. "We're parked, Man."
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:59 PM
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45. this headline reminds me of the movie "Day of the Triffids"
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:01 PM
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46. Hell, they might as well get some pleasure out of that misadventure....
But how do you light a 10-foot doobie?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:04 PM
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47. Using the plants as "cover". Riiiight....
"Incoming! Let's duck in here!" "But Sir, there are underground bunkers 20 ft. away, over there..."
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:13 PM
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49. ""We tried burning them with white phosphorous
Ooh, power hit...
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Nolo_Contendre Donating Member (259 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:55 PM
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51. War is just a comedy. Call out the Cheech and Chong Battalion!
Let's have the generals tell funny anecdotes so people don't think about all the orphans, widows, the splattered brains, burned corpses, the maimed and hatred that our military adventurism inspires.

At least 273,648 killed and 576,853 seriously injured. Oh who cares, light up another blunt, shoot up another vein, and chase it with a pint of scotch. Ah yes, that feels better.
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:02 AM
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53. Mr. Burns to Lisa: "Are you ALWAYS on?" n/t
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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:56 PM
Response to Reply #51
75. nolo contend(e)re...
:eyes:

As it happens, we already spend a goodly portion of our time talking about "all the orphans, widows, the splattered brains, burned corpses, the maimed and hatred that our military adventurism inspires".

Other times, we talk about Canadian soldiers battling giant pot plants.

What of it?

:shrug:


Oh, and the phrase is nolo contendere -- with three es, not two. It means, "I wish not to dispute". Funny, that...
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:02 AM
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52. Guess they won't be smoking Hindu Kush skunk in Peoria this year. n/t
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 12:03 AM by Zorra
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:06 AM
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54. 'ill effects' bwhahaahahahhaaaaaa
man thats funny
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bikeboy Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:18 AM
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57. Hillier said dryly
cotton mouth...no doubt
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TheGriz Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:59 AM
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58. Hehehe
Well, I wouldn't want to get baked in a combat zone. I know it has been done but it doesn't sound like my idea of a good time.

We can be sure though that "the crew of at least one armored car" will be removing the camouflage on their vehicle when they get back to their FOB.
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:25 AM
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61. "Dude, if there's one thing I know how to do"
"it's drive when I'm stoned, man."
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:32 PM
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63. Sounds like that pot is kicking their ass.
"A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action," Hillier said dryly."
:evilgrin:

Duuuude, just sit for a while and that tidal wave will pass--trust me on this!

:smoke:



Laura
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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:40 PM
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66. This thread delivers.
I'm laughing at all the comments.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 01:58 PM
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68. You know what they say....If you can't beat them, joint them
someone had to say it
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:22 PM
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69. Guys...back off...take a few deep breaths...do the plants look like they'r
fighting now?
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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:25 PM
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70. Whatever happened to the South American fix?
Spraying with paraquat? Perhaps that was all media BS and psyops?
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 04:32 PM
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78. Apparently the CIA warned them off ...
... in case the wind blew the paraquat onto their opium crop ...
:hi:
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Karla Marx Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:32 PM
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72. Talk about reefer madness
That is some monster bud!
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deadvoid_heretic Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:35 PM
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73. Well at least they won't have to worry about Alzheimer's
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:55 PM
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74. another reason not to cancel that medicinal marijuana programme ...
There had been complaints about the quality of the plants being grown underground in the "Rock Garden" in Northern Manitoba. So why not just cram some of the Afghan weed onto the cargo planes which are likely coming back to Canada empty?


http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/index_e.html
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:59 PM
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76. i'm not sure this story needs a punch line.
maybe some munchies, but no punch line.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 04:06 PM
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77. What, the plants uprooted themselves like triffids and
started fighting back? Poor marijuana plants. Those Canadian troops ought not pick on them that way. :sarcasm: :evilgrin: :P
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:34 PM
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82. This thread is missing something
and it's not the Idiot from a Texas village...

It's Pictures:



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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 10:55 PM
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94. Damn


This stuff grows like bamboo there.
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Bullshot Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:45 PM
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83. DUDE! Ay?
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evworldeditor Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:45 PM
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84. If its hemp... they'll just get a headache
It's only marijuana if it has a THC content above 3%. Anything less is industrial hemp, which they grow legally in Canada, aye.

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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 09:35 PM
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92. Probably hemp by that definition...
The 10' tall stuff that grows wild in Nebraska certainly isn't much good for smokin.
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:48 PM
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85. Is this the latest recruiting tool?
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 09:58 AM
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97. It could easily be a recruiting tool
Afghanistan is a lost cause. Canada should pull her troops out, but as long as Harper is PM that won't happen.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:51 PM
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86. I have battled a few
in my lifetime but never 10' tall ones! :rofl:

Jenn
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twaddler01 Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:52 PM
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87. I hope they can beat em up!
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 07:53 PM by twaddler01
:silly:

They caused ill effects for crying out loud! LOL
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:50 PM
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88. Now that's incentive to enlist.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 06:37 PM
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89. Marijuana Is The Coolest Plant In the Universe! Is There Anything It CAN'T
Do?

"... that we simply couldn't burn them," :rofl:

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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 09:23 PM
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91. I think this is just a recruiting ploy ...
... put forth by the propagandists in the Defense Department.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 10:04 PM
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93. Advice from Bush to Canadian Soldiers battling 10-ft ganga
Stay the course. You will prevail.

:headbang:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 12:22 AM
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95. What are they doing about the opium crop?
Funny about the pot -- grim about the opium poppies.

The Taliban suppressed opium cultivation with their usual delicate hand, but the poverty stricken farmers apparently had supplies of seed just waiting... Anyone else remember reading that the annual earnings of Afghan farmers were only a few thousand dollars a year? It occured to me then that it would make excellent policy to just pay these people NOT to grow poppies, and help divert their economy to something else.

Nah. Instead the world saw a bumper crop go out of the country and turn into nice cheap heroin.

Hekate

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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 08:45 AM
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96. The only thing they could be fighting is the evil demons in their mind.
Stop blaming the messenger. Lighting up a few bowls is not much different that getting shit faced at the local bar. It's that little smelly monster inside everybody that is being fought here. Light up a bowl and mellow out already. Stop blaming your circumstances for the thing you are inside. The self-righteous socially constrictive people you see hanging out in the pews are the same people who have a hard time understanding who and what they really are. Get a grip, figure it out and quit trying to do up the world to your own selfish liking for you are only destroying it in the process


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