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  • Marines ban farting to avoid offending Muslims

    08/24/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 101 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 24th, 2011
    There are so many weird aspects of this story. Don't these Marines have mothers, or someone in their lives who told them as children that audible passing of gas was offensive? And the high command has to tell them to cut it out because it offends Afghans, as if such a reaction were different from that of any normal person? And unfortunately, the friendly-fire jihad attacks by Afghans that regularly punctuate the working relationship between U.S. and Afghan troops are not going to be ended by this small gesture in "trust building." "For Marines in Afghanistan: be careful where you...
  • Does suppressing the urge to toot endanger one's health?

    09/24/2010 4:03:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    The Straight Dope ^ | April 26, 1985 | Cecil Adams
    Dear Cecil: My mother has always told me that the real way to spell relief is f-a-r-t. I have always been a person closely attuned to what is truly natural in myself and others and would appreciate an answer to a problem that has haunted me since childhood. If gas pains are caused by intestinal gas, then how come I never feel better when I fart? All I ever feel is embarrassed. — Lauran P., Washington, D.C.
  • A Freeper's Observation;Dancing With Wolves

    10/23/2008 4:10:09 AM PDT · by E.G.C. · 5 replies · 372+ views
    10-23-08 | E.G.C.
    HOWDY FREEPERS!!!!!!!I wanted to take just a brief moment to talk about a disscusion with evolved on a state newpaper's message board from a letter to the editor that I wrote the other day regarding the elctions.The discussion focused on the selection of judges and how the Supreme Court works.This is something that has been discussed numerous times. Probably one of the main points is that a judges job is to interpet the Constitution, not legislate from the bunch.There were some in the discussion that got it and some that didn't. The focus was on the idea of replacing the...
  • Marine Methane Heats Things Up

    09/01/2006 9:17:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 767+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 28 August 2006 | Julie Rehmeyer
    Oil seeping from the seafloor may have contributed to climate change long before the internal combustion engine did. The petroleum deposits are rich in the powerful greenhouse gas methane, which, according to a new study, may have played a major role in two previous episodes of global warming. Bedrock below the ocean bottom keeps a lid on oil reservoirs, but it's not an impermeable cap. Small cracks allow petroleum and methane to bubble to the surface. Once there, the petroleum oxidizes and turns to tar, which sinks. Meanwhile, the methane drifts into the atmosphere, where it makes up about 15%...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • The Passing of Yassir Arafat

    11/11/2004 6:04:44 AM PST · by skellmeyer · 35 replies · 1,744+ views
    The news of the death of Yassir Arafat has struck the intellectual world – already reeling from the brutal assault of the Bush presidency - like a hammer. Our reporters contacted several top spokespersons of the American aristocracy to get their reactions: "Arafat’s passing is a great loss for us. As you know, human beings are the greatest threat to this planet’s continued survival, and Arafat worked hard to rid the planet of that threat. At least, he was working hard on eradicating the people whom he had chosen for his ‘Special Project.’ With Osama temporarily out of commission, Arafat...
  • Cops: Teacher went too far (teacher sprays gas-passing child with air freshener)

    11/27/2003 6:49:18 PM PST · by mansion · 7 replies · 334+ views
    New York Daily News | November 27, 2003 | Michele McPhee and Joe Williams
    A Brooklyn elementary schoolteacher was removed from class and arrested on assault charges yesterday after a 10-year-old student with Down syndrome complained she doused him with air freshener when he passed gas. Jane Fasone, 58, a veteran teacher at Public School 72 in East New York, is accused of spraying the boy's buttocks and mouth and making him stand against a wall, sources said. "It's hard to believe she would do something like that," said Phyllis Esposito, 55, Fasone's neighbor in Marine Park. Esposito said Fasone, the married mother of two adult sons, has taught disabled children for years. "She's...