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Posted 12 days ago
So about an hour ago I saw a new video uploaded by MundaneMatt, and did a quick Google search....and it looks like the city of Sabha, of Libya, will be ripping itself apart......all because of a monkey.

Basically, a monkey pulled off some girl's hijab, and it upset her family, and this led to a new war between two clans. Last I checked, over a dozen people are dead. The monkey was killed, too.

MundaneMatt's video.

Reuters article.

BBC article.

But what gets me, personally, is the question of what the Afterlife is like for the monkey. Will the monkey get to meet Harambe? How would that go down?

HARAMBE : "Hey there, buddy. How's it going?"
MONKEY : "This sucks."
HARAMBE : "How did you get here?"
MONKEY : "Oh, I pulled off some girl's hijab."
HARAMBE : "LOL xD"

So yeah. What say the rest of you? Might the monkey be upheld to the status of Harambe? Maybe it's a bit too soon to decide. But there's just something significant to behold over how a war started just because of a monkey's shenanigans....not to mention that they killed the monkey, too, which I thought was unnecessary, but then again, tribal wars have been known to occur for the damndest of reasons.
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Posted 12 days ago , edited 12 days ago
Just because a monkey pulled off someone's hijab doesn't mean you should go bananas in response.
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Is this any worst the the USA and Great Briton going to war over a pig?
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Humans.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Humans.


No. Not humans.

A monkey.

A monkey started a war in Libya. I hadn't known that equality was so advanced in Libya, that the policy decisions of monkeys would be taken so seriously.

Those Libyans are such forward thinkers!
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Posted 12 days ago

qualeshia3 wrote:

Humans.



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Why is it that I read about people accusing bureaucrats of being pedophiles because they talked about Italian food and this is the stupidest thing I have read all day?
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DeadlyOats wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Humans.


No. Not humans.

A monkey.

A monkey started a war in Libya. I hadn't known that equality was so advanced in Libya, that the policy decisions of monkeys would be taken so seriously.

Those Libyans are such forward thinkers!


Tempted to make a Donald Trump joke here.

Posted 12 days ago

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Why is it that I read about people accusing bureaucrats of being pedophiles because they talked about Italian food and this is the stupidest thing I have read all day?


you must have missed the 9 million pedo references in there, it helps if you actually read the things you go to criticize.
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uncletim wrote:

Is this any worst the the USA and Great Briton going to war over a pig?


At least 16 people died, and at least 50 others were wounded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859)

Only the pig died. Although it did cause some serous negotiations over where the U.S. / Canada border would be...

And cooler heads prevailed.


The pig

On June 15, 1859, exactly thirteen years after the adoption of the Oregon Treaty, the ambiguity led to direct conflict. Lyman Cutlar, an American farmer who had moved onto the island claiming rights to live there under the Donation Land Claim Act, found a large black pig rooting in his garden.[2][6][8] He had found the pig eating his tubers. This was not the first occurrence. Cutlar was so upset that he took aim and shot the pig, killing it. It turned out that the pig was owned by an Irishman, Charles Griffin, who was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company to run the sheep ranch.[2][6][8] He also owned several pigs that he allowed to roam freely. The two had lived in peace until this incident. Cutlar offered $10 to Griffin to compensate for the pig, but Griffin was unsatisfied with this offer and demanded $100. Following this reply, Cutlar believed he should not have to pay for the pig because the pig had been trespassing on his land. (A probably apocryphal story claims Cutlar said to Griffin, "It was eating my potatoes." Griffin replied, "It is up to you to keep your potatoes out of my pig."[8]) When British authorities threatened to arrest Cutlar, American settlers called for military protection.

Military escalation

Brigadier-General William S. Harney, commanding the Department of Oregon, initially dispatched 66 American soldiers of the 9th Infantry under the command of Captain George Pickett to San Juan Island with orders to prevent the British from landing.[2][6] Concerned that a squatter population of Americans would begin to occupy San Juan Island if the Americans were not kept in check, the British sent three warships under the command of Captain Geoffrey Hornby to counter the Americans.[2][6][8] Pickett was famously quoted as saying defiantly, "We'll make a Bunker Hill of it," placing him in the national limelight.[9] The situation continued to escalate. By August 10, 1859, 461 Americans with 14 cannon under Colonel Silas Casey were opposed by five British warships mounting 70 guns and carrying 2,140 men.[2][6][8] During this time, no shots were fired.

The governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island, James Douglas, ordered British Rear Admiral Robert L. Baynes to land marines on San Juan Island and engage the American soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Harney. (Harney's forces had occupied the island since July 27, 1859.) Baynes refused, deciding that "two great nations in a war over a squabble about a pig" was foolish.[6][8] Local commanding officers on both sides had been given essentially the same orders: defend yourselves, but absolutely do not fire the first shot. For several days, the British and U.S. soldiers exchanged insults, each side attempting to goad the other into firing the first shot, but discipline held on both sides, and thus no shots were fired.
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I'm trying to find more info about the monkey. Thus far I've had no luck.

But, for now, I'll share a monkey troll-face.
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Gross1985 wrote:

So about an hour ago I saw a new video uploaded by MundaneMatt, and did a quick Google search....and it looks like the city of Sabha, of Libya, will be ripping itself apart......all because of a monkey.

Basically, a monkey pulled off some girl's hijab, and it upset her family, and this led to a new war between two clans. Last I checked, over a dozen people are dead. The monkey was killed, too.

MundaneMatt's video.

Reuters article.

BBC article.

But what gets me, personally, is the question of what the Afterlife is like for the monkey. Will the monkey get to meet Harambe? How would that go down?

HARAMBE : "Hey there, buddy. How's it going?"
MONKEY : "This sucks."
HARAMBE : "How did you get here?"
MONKEY : "Oh, I pulled off some girl's hijab."
HARAMBE : "LOL xD"

So yeah. What say the rest of you? Might the monkey be upheld to the status of Harambe? Maybe it's a bit too soon to decide. But there's just something significant to behold over how a war started just because of a monkey's shenanigans....not to mention that they killed the monkey, too, which I thought was unnecessary, but then again, tribal wars have been known to occur for the damndest of reasons.


I don't think so in this case. Harambe didn't start any wars.
Posted 12 days ago

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qualeshia3 wrote:

Humans.


No. Not humans.

A monkey.

A monkey started a war in Libya. I hadn't known that equality was so advanced in Libya, that the policy decisions of monkeys would be taken so seriously.

Those Libyans are such forward thinkers!


Yes, Humans. Humans are jacked up and crazy, plain and simple.
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DeadlyOats wrote:


uncletim wrote:

Is this any worst the the USA and Great Briton going to war over a pig?


At least 16 people died, and at least 50 others were wounded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859)

Only the pig died. Although it did cause some serous negotiations over where the U.S. / Canada border would be...

And cooler heads prevailed.


The pig

On June 15, 1859, exactly thirteen years after the adoption of the Oregon Treaty, the ambiguity led to direct conflict. Lyman Cutlar, an American farmer who had moved onto the island claiming rights to live there under the Donation Land Claim Act, found a large black pig rooting in his garden.[2][6][8] He had found the pig eating his tubers. This was not the first occurrence. Cutlar was so upset that he took aim and shot the pig, killing it. It turned out that the pig was owned by an Irishman, Charles Griffin, who was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company to run the sheep ranch.[2][6][8] He also owned several pigs that he allowed to roam freely. The two had lived in peace until this incident. Cutlar offered $10 to Griffin to compensate for the pig, but Griffin was unsatisfied with this offer and demanded $100. Following this reply, Cutlar believed he should not have to pay for the pig because the pig had been trespassing on his land. (A probably apocryphal story claims Cutlar said to Griffin, "It was eating my potatoes." Griffin replied, "It is up to you to keep your potatoes out of my pig."[8]) When British authorities threatened to arrest Cutlar, American settlers called for military protection.

Military escalation

Brigadier-General William S. Harney, commanding the Department of Oregon, initially dispatched 66 American soldiers of the 9th Infantry under the command of Captain George Pickett to San Juan Island with orders to prevent the British from landing.[2][6] Concerned that a squatter population of Americans would begin to occupy San Juan Island if the Americans were not kept in check, the British sent three warships under the command of Captain Geoffrey Hornby to counter the Americans.[2][6][8] Pickett was famously quoted as saying defiantly, "We'll make a Bunker Hill of it," placing him in the national limelight.[9] The situation continued to escalate. By August 10, 1859, 461 Americans with 14 cannon under Colonel Silas Casey were opposed by five British warships mounting 70 guns and carrying 2,140 men.[2][6][8] During this time, no shots were fired.

The governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island, James Douglas, ordered British Rear Admiral Robert L. Baynes to land marines on San Juan Island and engage the American soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Harney. (Harney's forces had occupied the island since July 27, 1859.) Baynes refused, deciding that "two great nations in a war over a squabble about a pig" was foolish.[6][8] Local commanding officers on both sides had been given essentially the same orders: defend yourselves, but absolutely do not fire the first shot. For several days, the British and U.S. soldiers exchanged insults, each side attempting to goad the other into firing the first shot, but discipline held on both sides, and thus no shots were fired.


Just the pig? How dare you belittle the noble sacrifice of that brave patriotic swine You sir are a cad!!!

*sarcasm*
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You know the mortars and guns they are killing each other with?
Supplied by the Obama administration a few years ago so they could oust Ghaddafi to further US interests.

Really gets the noggin' joggin'
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