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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:21 PM
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Surprise,surprise : A fairly extensive collection of porn found at the Bin Ladin House.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him, current and former U.S. officials said on Friday.

The pornography recovered in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.

Reports from Abbottabad have said that bin Laden's compound was cut off from the Internet or other hard-wired communications networks. It is unclear how compound residents would have acquired the pornography.

But a video released by the Obama administration confiscated from the compound showed bin Laden watching pictures of himself on a TV screen, indicating that the compound was equipped with video playback equipment.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-pornography-found-bi...
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:23 PM
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1. I'd like to find an internet enabled
computer anywhere in the world that doesn't have a stash or porn on it.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:34 PM
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6. Nothing on mine....
If I want to see body parts, I've got mirrors all over the place.

:)
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:35 PM
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7. Mine doesn't.
I'm not even anti-porn or anything. I just don't give a shit.
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:38 PM
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9. Not mine.
My imagination is enough.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:24 PM
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2. I'd never believe something like that, but since it's from anonymous sources ....
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:24 PM
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3. Whenever we take out a leader anywhere, we always find porn, drugs and cigars.
Edited on Fri May-13-11 12:25 PM by EFerrari
Noriega, Saddam, Bin Laden. It's standard issue. lol
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:33 PM
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5. That's my reaction. I don't believe anything the government tells me ...
... unless there are credible sources that back it up. The government talks to us like we're children. Bin Laden killed thousands of Americans. Why the hell would I care if he watched porn?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:55 PM
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13. Remember that whole "bin Laden's playboy days" story?
Edited on Fri May-13-11 12:59 PM by EFerrari
It was a complete fantasy. He never had playboy days. He's always been a dour, straight, devout whackjob.

/oops
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:37 PM
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8. I'd be willing to bet you would not even question the same being
found in the house of some American religious fundamentalist. Because the fundamentalist are never out and out hypocrites, right?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:54 PM
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12. Our government usually protects the fundies, they don't target them.n/t
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:31 PM
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4. Release the porn!
Will any one file a FOIA request?

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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:39 PM
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10. One should always have "some guys" to destroy/hide the porn in the event of untimely death.
Of course, those guys got themselves shot in the fracas.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:07 PM
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21. And "some guys" to plant it when people start complaining about assassination without trials.
I'm completely surprised that it wasn't child pornography. That usually ends all arguments.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:50 PM
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11. Yeah, but...
it's Taliban porn.

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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 01:59 PM
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14. Like, maybe an Elvis concert video, or a women showing their faces?
I wonder by whose definition the findings, if there were any, were "porn." We Americans can't decide among ourselves what "porn" is, and to narrow it down even further, we progressives can't decide among ourselves what porn is. And then there is the political advantage of US forces having (alledgedly) found "porn" at ObL's compound. Color me skeptical, but it just seems awfully convenient.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:01 PM
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15. sure. all evil villains use porn, we already know that.
"Reports from Abbottabad have said that bin Laden's compound was cut off from the Internet or other hard-wired communications networks. It is unclear how compound residents would have acquired the pornography."

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:02 PM
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16. The problem is, so does everyone else.
So porn as a marker for "evil villian" is dicey.

lol
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:05 PM
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18. i know plenty of people who don't, including me.
Edited on Fri May-13-11 02:10 PM by Hannah Bell
and the purpose of publicizing the find is pretty obvious.

and for myself, i don't really believe it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:14 PM
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22. Well, enough people do as to make this a pretty silly story.
But it does keep the self righteous hatred going on a Friday afternoon.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:23 PM
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23. as planned.
Edited on Fri May-13-11 02:24 PM by Hannah Bell
in the modern age, most state enemies are found to be porn users or worse.
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SDuderstadt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:04 PM
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17. We should start a thread with prospective titles of...
Edited on Fri May-13-11 02:05 PM by SDuderstadt
the porn.

I'll go first: "Behind the Veil".
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:06 PM
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19. Pretty cliche way to smear an enemy.
File it along with Noriega's "porn collection".
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:06 PM
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20. Of course, if I wanted to discredit bin Laden post-mortem...
...especially with his Taliban followers, this is exactly the story I would put out there.

Not saying it isn't true, just saying it may be and it may not be. I don't trust anything from official sources anymore. They're all playing games and they're all doing psyops.
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