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Naked girls plow fields for rain
Reuters ^ | July 23rd 2009 | Bappa Majumdar

Posted on 07/23/2009 4:04:39 PM PDT by Cardhu

PATNA, India (Reuters) - Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.

Naked girls in Bihar state plowed the fields and chanted ancient hymns after sunset to invoke the gods. They said elderly village women helped the girls drag the plows.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: girls; naked; napl; plough
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To: TheOldLady

Better ask the weather gods, I just work here.


101 posted on 07/24/2009 10:23:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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Comment #102 Removed by Moderator

To: AFPhys

I’m not hitting abuse, but that’s a little bit much of a slip for FR.


103 posted on 07/24/2009 10:52:01 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Cardhu

I like the way you think!


104 posted on 07/24/2009 11:14:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AFPhys

thanks (while is lasts) :)


105 posted on 07/24/2009 11:15:55 AM PDT by steveo
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To: Wardenclyffe; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; earlJam
You can get and STD from a tractor, I hear.


106 posted on 07/24/2009 11:16:14 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: AFPhys; Cardhu; SWAMPSNIPER
If you’re a woman, that won’t work. See post#76!

Trust me on this. With all due respect to Swampie and Cardhu, in my case it would work.

It's very sunny today! ;-D

No UPS man today either.

107 posted on 07/24/2009 11:31:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: Larry Lucido

Sheesh— my tractor looks just like that right up to the massive bumper - - - except the rider is much more photogenic than I am.


108 posted on 07/24/2009 11:35:44 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: TheOldLady

Go for it... let me know Sunday how much rain you end up getting today and tomorrow!


109 posted on 07/24/2009 11:37:16 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: AFPhys

i suspect she already been plowed a few times.


110 posted on 07/24/2009 11:39:14 AM PDT by webschooner (“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandh)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Pleading the fifth again, huh.

Well, the weather gods took one look at me and left the county.


111 posted on 07/24/2009 11:40:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: AFPhys

I should be careful what I ask for...

You should be careful what you post. :)


112 posted on 07/24/2009 11:41:31 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Richard Kimball
Crass but not Crass enough.
113 posted on 07/24/2009 11:45:10 AM PDT by Little Bill (NH the Sixth Gay State.)
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To: Larry Lucido

And THAT’S your tractor story? ... I’m out of here. Good night everybody!


114 posted on 07/24/2009 12:02:28 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: Safrguns

I was vewwy vewwy careful to select a proper indian maid to post!


115 posted on 07/24/2009 1:04:01 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Cardhu

Somehow, the image . . . No, never mind.


116 posted on 07/24/2009 2:03:34 PM PDT by Sundog (Obama wants is an African Kleptocracy. Forget about the Republic.)
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To: Sundog
Well here is a pic...


117 posted on 07/24/2009 2:51:55 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: Cardhu

Ahhh ... thanks. Puts my mind at rest. Those are good women after all.


118 posted on 07/24/2009 8:18:39 PM PDT by Sundog (Obama wants an African kleptocracy. Forget about the republic. Forget about the democracy.)
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To: Cardhu

Hey! I heard that works. It really does! That’s a great idea for some of the drought areas here. I highly suggest they start tomorrow! Let me know who’s in and game to give it a try to make it rain!


119 posted on 07/24/2009 9:11:24 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: AFPhys

I didn’t even have to go nekkid! I just threatened to, and we got zero rain on Friday and only 0.4” yesterday. That was after having 2” the previous two days.

Hah! It worked!


120 posted on 07/26/2009 12:24:12 PM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: TheOldLady

WRONG!

Bad, Bad logic!

If you HAD gone out naked, it would have rained, according the the Indian lore! The fact that you did NOT go out naked to plow made the chances of getting rain lower, which apparently came to pass.

Your experiment only suggests that this contains some truth! Some day you’ll have to do the other half of the experiment to see if you can draw some rain!


121 posted on 07/28/2009 4:44:16 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: TheOldLady

Aw, shucks... I see that someone pulled my picture from post#102. It lasted several hours, at least. I really thought though it was “close” it would be acceptable to the mods. sigh... I tried to find a good Indian woman to post there, and that gal posing as Pocohontas seemed to be a good choice.


122 posted on 07/28/2009 4:47:40 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Cardhu

That ground will be well plowed


123 posted on 07/28/2009 5:05:04 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: TheOldLady

You are suppose do encourage the rain not cause a drought. :)

Jeeeeeeeze!!!


124 posted on 07/28/2009 5:43:31 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: Sundog

All women are good if it wasn’t for men who corrupt them.


125 posted on 07/28/2009 5:47:33 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: Cardhu
You are suppose do encourage the rain not cause a drought. :)

Jeeeeeeeze!!!

I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I did cause a drought. My landlord, who owns the cornfields all around the forest that surrounds our house, is going to be very angry with me. Don't tell him, K?

I will of course never threaten the rain gods with any potential nekkidness ever again.

Gee whiz, if I wanted desert, Ida stayed in California.

126 posted on 07/28/2009 6:13:33 PM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: AFPhys

Ah, but by my logic, the rain gods would run screaming if they saw me, or even if there was a chance that they’d see me nekkid, and sure enough, it’s dry as dust here ever since my threat.

I think I overdid it a little, though. I’m not doing it again either. The corn crop is important around here.


127 posted on 07/28/2009 6:18:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: AFPhys

RIP Post #102. [sheds a tear]


128 posted on 07/28/2009 6:19:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: TheOldLady

If you are truly contrite I think we can arrange a little private viewing. You may not be a rainmaker but perhaps after a diligent examination we could determine what other benefits you could bring to mankind.


129 posted on 07/28/2009 7:17:01 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: Cardhu

Darlin,’ do the words “run screaming” mean anything to you?

My name doesn’t mean that I’m my hubby’s old lady. I really am a bone-dry, cranky, forgetty, moody, arthritic, fat, gray, OLD lady. Did I say forgetty? I forget.

[bats eyes, tries to smile while hiding broken tooth] But thanks. I think.


130 posted on 07/29/2009 3:17:38 AM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: TheOldLady; Cardhu

Ahhhhh, it appears that Mr. Cardhu likes ‘contrite’ - a lot.


131 posted on 07/29/2009 6:47:00 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Electric Graffiti

Except for that pic, don’t see her attraction. Know shite about cooking.


132 posted on 07/29/2009 6:54:23 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: Larry Lucido
you can not get an STD from a tractor. on one yes but not from one!
133 posted on 07/29/2009 6:58:45 PM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers won’t support.)
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To: Larry Lucido

What’s that? Standard transmission?


134 posted on 07/29/2009 6:59:24 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: yorkie; Cardhu; AFPhys

Well I was very, very contrite, and swore not to threaten to garden nekkid ever again.

It’s been raining ever since. Internet-killing thunderstorms today. So...


135 posted on 07/29/2009 7:10:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: MarineBrat













136 posted on 08/15/2009 5:08:55 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delendae sunt + Jindal 2K12)
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To: Cronos; TheOldLady; Safrguns; steveo

Cronos tried to make up with it by putting some other Indian maids in this post, but I still think my #102 Pocohotans wasn’t sufficiently thread bare for this thread.


137 posted on 08/28/2009 5:50:28 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys
You still here? Goodness gracious. You reeeeeally like this thread.

I still think my #102 Pocohotans wasn’t sufficiently thread bare for this thread.

I agree, but a pic of anyone who was, and probably the poster, would be ZOTted immediately, and rightly so. Dream on, but don't do it! We don't want to lose you. Well, some of us anyway...

;-D

138 posted on 08/29/2009 6:17:23 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I told another friend who mentioned she did a successful rain dance about this thread, so had to find it, and noticed the additions.

I’ve been here so long I think I’ve got a pretty fair idea of how to keep from being visited by the Viking Kitties. That is why that picture managed to survive almost 4hrs, though I suspected it would not make it forever. I’ve even disagreed with JimR, and make it through the purges anyway... lol. I’m tough to get rid of.


139 posted on 08/29/2009 7:34:11 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

I too did a successful rain non-nekkid dance, and we got 1.1” yesterday.

I’m impressed that you survived disagreeing with Jim Thompson and Rob Thompson, the evil twins known as “JimRob” (That’ll give the DUmmies a look into “Freep” [sic] secrets).

I noticed that you’re tough to get rid of. You keep appearing on this thread in my pings. Thanks!

You have a great sense of humor. ♥


140 posted on 08/29/2009 8:11:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

LOL... Sounds like you need to get your butt down to the major drought areas of San Antonio and environs.

Perhaps you may be able to get someone to pay you for your apparent talents!


141 posted on 08/29/2009 9:12:28 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

Hmmm... Not a bad idea. Do you really think someone would pay me to walk around outside and not threaten to take my clothes off? If so, introduce me immediately, and I’m on it!


142 posted on 08/29/2009 9:21:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Cardhu
asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked

Somebody's been doing something naked around here because we've gotten one heck of a lot of rain this past week........I wish they'd stop it.

143 posted on 08/29/2009 9:39:21 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: TheOldLady

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Sorry I can’t help you there.
I’m not from Texas, and don’t know anyone living there right now. We’ve got plenty of rain here in NY nowadays, so you won’t get a very good price here.

Perhaps you should put yourself up on EBay or Craig’s List!


144 posted on 08/29/2009 9:44:10 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Hot Tabasco; TheOldLady; AFPhys
Somebody's been doing something naked around here because we've gotten one heck of a lot of rain this past week........I wish they'd stop it.

That is curious, I just stood in front of my window with only my underpants on and look what happened. I must have really upset the weather gods.

...Oh! now there is a crowd gathering and pointing, I must go down and see what is the cause of their excitement.

145 posted on 08/29/2009 11:38:16 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: AFPhys

ROFL!


146 posted on 08/29/2009 12:00:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Cardhu

About time you joined the fray. I thought AFPhys and I were going to have to do without you.

So. Be sure to let us know what all the excitement is about. Your answer will be useless without pictures.


147 posted on 08/29/2009 12:08:05 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady; AFPhys
By the time I got dressed and went out to see what the fuss was all about the crowd had disbursed and it was raining hard.

Apparently, it was some old duffer in his skivvies putting on a show. Some people have no sense of propriety.

Thankfully, the rain did not last very long and soon the weather gods seemed to be happy again and I took this pic.


148 posted on 08/29/2009 1:08:34 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: TheOldLady

Yeah... And I want to see the pics when you put yourself up on EBay, too.


149 posted on 08/29/2009 1:51:21 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Cardhu; TheOldLady

That is a gorgeous picture. Did you really just take that pic, or is it from time past? What is the harbor?

Too bad you missed the excitement. You could have told the ol’duffer that he could join TOL on EBay.


150 posted on 08/29/2009 1:53:33 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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