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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:49 PM
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Canada troops battle 10-ft Afghan marijuana plants

I say send some over here and some of us will help them burn it up. We'll even make it into small packages first to ensure we don't burn the house down too.

http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=wor...


OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of 10-feet (three meter) high marijuana plants.

General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defense 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.

"The challenge is that marijuana plants absorb energy, heat very readily. It's very difficult to penetrate with thermal devices ... and as a result you really have to be careful that the Taliban don't dodge in and out of those marijuana forests," he said in a speech in Ottawa.

"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.
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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:50 PM
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1. Is there anything marijuana can't do?
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:10 PM
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15. make a pretty desktop I must say
back in the day I've had fox tails two feet long 10 inches or so in diameter
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:35 PM
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27. Ask Danny ................. he knows everything..............
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:36 PM by gbrooks






Danny:

"I don't advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight."
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:33 AM
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39. post of the year!
:rofl:
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:50 PM
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2. Lucky bastards!!!!
Lucky bastards
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:51 PM
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3. "marijuana forests"
That has such a nice ring to it.
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:24 AM
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37. Sure does!
Sounds like a magical place. ;)
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:52 PM
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4. Sounds like they need a 40MM bong.
Or a helo hooka.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:53 PM
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5. Sounds like a 50s science fiction flick.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:55 PM
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7. the DOPE THAT WOULD NOT DIE!
:rofl:
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:56 PM
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9. Ten Foot Buddhas from Planet Afghan!
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:56 PM
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10. Message Eaten and Destroyed
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:01 PM by 951-Riverside
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:55 PM
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6. Seems like they are trying a little too hard to "burn" these plants
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:55 PM
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8. Any of dem soldiers defer their rotation back home??/
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:58 PM
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11. Right on! I'll gladly do MY part to help burn these nefarious plants!


Anything to help the war effort!

:patriot:
sw
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:00 PM
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13. got'er lit now
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:14 PM
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17. *sigh* I can only dream...
:(
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guinivere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:59 PM
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12. Emergency shipment of papers and bongs. Support the troops!
Hell, emergency shipment of said plant to Guinivere.


:smoke: :party:
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:01 PM
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14. One bong hit, Two bong hit, Three bong hit, Osama!
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guinivere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:25 PM
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22. It would be great if a stoned Canadian dude found Osama.
:smoke:
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:31 PM
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25. Exactly, That would really be something!!
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:38 PM
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28. whoaaa maaan
aren't you uh....that one guy....what's your name?....hey you wanna hit this? :rofl:
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:14 PM
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16. Troops weed out Taliban using blunt force.
Now all they have to do is trade in their desert storm bdu's for Bob Marley t's and they'll blend right in.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:16 PM
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18. "blunt" force!?!
:rofl:

sw
:smoke:
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:27 PM
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23. Yes, I believe it was their Joint Task Force
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:51 PM
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31. It was a hellacious hit! They totally rolled up the enemy! Smoked 'em out!
On FIRE, man! It was, like... uh, what were we talking about? I'm hungry...

sw
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:16 AM
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35. Do you work for the NY Post?
:rofl:
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:17 PM
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19. Divine intervention .....
a clear message that love is more powerful than hatred.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:18 PM
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20. How hard would it be to cut down the plants?
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:20 PM
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21. And the money quote:
One soldier told him later: "Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I'd say 'That damn marijuana'."
:hippie:
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smomfr Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:28 PM
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24. absorb energy, heat very readily !!!!!!
could this be one answer to global warming? This could be huge, vast forests of mota around the world fighting global warming and changing peoples attitudes at the same time.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:33 PM
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26. Drop some napalm, lean back, and relax
:smoke:
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:43 PM
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29. Hope none of those soldiers deployed without their
Bic lighters, ha ha ha!!!
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:44 PM
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30. time for me to join the canadian army
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:18 PM
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32. BOOYA!
They deserve a break.
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Berserker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:52 PM
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33. Only one thing
to do with marijuana forests
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:49 PM
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34. Oh my
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 11:20 PM by slaveplanet




white phosphorous resistant collie weed?

Sounds like someone in the marketing department was having fun preparing for the next export shipment.

"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.

get your ass to Afghanistan you stoner hippies, "be all that you can be".
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:22 AM
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36. Wow! They look prehistoric!
Imagine the wonderful, wafting aroma!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:31 AM
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38. I'd say the ones with the "ill effects" were the lucky ones.
Hell, I'd love to stand downwind of that mission.
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