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Let The Bombing Commence: UN Set To Impose "No Fly Zone" Over Libya

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The endgame in Libya begins. The UN has agreed on a draft resolution to implement a no fly zone over Libya, which means the bombing may commence as soon as the vote passes later today. As to what Gaddafi's retaliation will be, and whether he will burn down the oil wells, which previously were in rebel hands, but have since fallen back into his control, we will surely find out in the next 24 hours.

From AFP:

UN Security Council members agreed on a draft resolution that will impose a no-fly zone over Libya, diplomats in New York said. The decision will be brought up for a vote later in the day.

Earlier, American ambassador to the UN Susan Rice told reporters that the UN may need to contemplate steps that go beyond the no-fly zone

Denmark is the first country to step up and promise the use of its F-16s.

Lene Espersen, the foreign minister, told parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that the Air Force is preparing four F-16 fighter jets to take part in an internationally-backed no-fly zone over Libya, should Nato high command decide to act.

The government is trying to build support in parliament and internationally for a United Nations-backed no-fly zone over Libya to block Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi from making further advances against rebel forces and attacking Libyan civilians.

"The Arab world has made it very clear that the UN Security Council must make the decision. That’s why we all need to work right now to ensure that the UN Security Council has the backing it needs to make that decision,” Espersen said.

As to the real firepower, here is today's update of the US Naval deployments.

h/t Scrataliano

 


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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:54 | Link to Comment somaplease
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oh oh

 

edit: first~!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:56 | Link to Comment bankrupt JPM bu...
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Dow futures up 18, LOL, fuck sakes.

 

www.silvergoldsilver.blogspot.com

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment somaplease
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How much of a dump in SLV & GLD are you thinking?

I was prepping in buying a chunk of both tomorrow....Quit fucking with my head!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:35 | Link to Comment Carl Spackler
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Please disperse.  There is nothing to see here.

 

In other news...Japanese housewives are crushing the USD and AUD in early morning trading, following trips to the now empty grocery store and filling station !

Dollar in freefall, and the Aussie carry traders have - officially - crapped their pants.

Weather and Sports at 11 !

 

 

 

 

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:52 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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kaddafi says west will not get its OIL.........hahaha. i wonder when he will become a general?

 

 

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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 04:32 | Link to Comment Antipodeus
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Surely, anything less than "Field Marshal" would be a gross insult.  Surely ... ?

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 05:47 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"Denmark is the first country to step up and promise the use of its F-16s."

Both of them?...LOL.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:11 | Link to Comment DeeDeeTwo
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Day late and a euro short, baby. Get ready for ABC Hostage Crisis Day 179. Qadaffi is not going down easy... it will take a full-scale land invasion at this very late point.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:21 | Link to Comment Larry Darrell
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I agree on Qadaffi not going down without pulling all the stops.

He already said he has been betrayed by his Euro "friends"

I think he will destroy any and all infrastructure possible if he begins to feel trapped.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:58 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Perhaps the question to ask is why shoudl Gaddafi be going down at all? I know a few world "leaders" with far longer and more egrigious rap-sheets than him.

Why?Any American/English/French pro-no-fly zoner want to really lay out a good case?

I hope the absolute doble-faced immorality of the western power establishment is naked enough for evveryone to see. As I typed that, I was thinking about how one resists sins of omission. Not in my name etc. Seems like a fool's errand at this point.

Except to dis-engage from the establishment completely.

I've started selling tents as viable accomodation alternatives.

Go libya, go gaddafi....

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/american-cross-nuclear-rumbles/

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:38 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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ORI,

Gaddafi still has a formidable network of operatives inside Europe.

Should they openly attack him (they are already doing so via french foreign legionnaires), I'm sure Europe's nuclear troubles will be far worse than Japan's.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:47 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Agree Ahme, I think France is going to see some bad stuff sooner or later. Gadaffi is going to send a message in no uncertain terms.

No cheery news from anywhere for a good long while I'm afraid.

ORI

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 05:34 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Gaddafi still has a formidable network of operatives inside Europe.

 

Formidable how? When nothing (save isolated events that will be as connected to Gaddafi as 9,11 was to Iraq) has happened, will you come back from your insane unfounded view on the world or are you trapped in the maze of your imagination and can not cope with the real world?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:54 | Link to Comment Breaker
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"Perhaps the question to ask is why shoudl Gaddafi be going down at all?"

Because the situation in Libya threatens Europe's oil supply. Noone cares which group of bad people control Libya as long as the oil keeps flowing.

I'm wondering what the europeans are having to give Russia to vote for no-fly. Russia benefits from high oil prices. And what is China's price for not vetoing the security council resolution?

 

 

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:33 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Vodka and opium?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 07:04 | Link to Comment NumberNone
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How does everyone keep forgetting that Gaddafi bit the master's hand?  Threatened governments to get the Lockerbie bomber released...or so the story goes.  A big no-no.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/07/wikileaks-gaddafi-britain-lockerbie-bomber 

 

 

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 02:38 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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by Oh regional Indian
on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:58
#1065060

 

1. Perhaps the question to ask is why shoudl Gaddafi be going down at all?

1.a Because he is killing civilians with Mercenaires, Jet Fighters and Naval Bombardment. 

 

2. I know a few world "leaders" with far longer and more egrigious rap-sheets than him.

2.a Are they killing thier own citizens in mass right now? NO THEN GET A FUCKING GRIP!

 

3. Why?Any American/English/French pro-no-fly zoner want to really lay out a good case?

3.a What better fucking case can anyone make than saving regular peoples lives.

 

4. I hope the absolute doble-faced immorality of the western power establishment is naked enough for evveryone to see.

4.a The Goobermint here, there and fucking everywhere is fucking shitty, what else you got? 

 

As I typed that, I was thinking about how one resists sins of omission. Not in my name etc. Seems like a fool's errand at this point.

Except to dis-engage from the establishment completely.

I've started selling tents as viable accomodation alternatives.

 

5. Go libya, go gaddafi....

5.a You are fucking seriously egging that piece of shit on to kill regular, innocent civilians? SERIOUSLY??!! http://bit.ly/frc5vg watch the video's and get back to me wanna be baby killer...

ORI

****************************************************************

You are a fucking idiot.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 05:31 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Because he is killing civilians with Mercenaires, Jet Fighters and Naval Bombardment. 

 

3.a What better fucking case can anyone make than saving regular peoples lives.

 

A few years ago, would have been a point. It is no longer.

Gaddafi's military is killing illegal combatants .They are not covered by any international treaty, convention or anything you want.

So please take into account reality and provide a new stream to justify overthrowing the libyan dictator.

 

So far, you failed.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 08:16 | Link to Comment BigJim
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The justification is simple. Gaddafi killed enough civilians to cause a loud enough public outcry that our freedom loving representatives™ felt they had to speak out and condemn him, and issue stern warnings to stop. He carried on. They then told him to step down (probably once they'd set up the next satrap to replace him). However, he did not.

Gaddafi has to go because if he doesn't, Obama, Cameron et al look impotent. They don't give a flying fuck about the dead/dying civilians, but they know they need to make it crystal clear to all the other satraps who's really in charge.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 13:09 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Gaddafi killed enough civilians to cause a loud enough public outcry that our freedom loving representatives™ felt they had to speak out and condemn him, and issue stern warnings to stop.

 

The justification is not that simple: Gaddafi's army is killing illegal combatants. Illegal combatants are not civilians, I repeat, they are not civilians. Regular militaries (as Gaddafi's) can kill illegal combatants, detain them endlessly etc

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:55 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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You are using our dumbass goobermints bullshit to cloud the truth.

 

whether or not people lives will be saved for the right reasons.. to me is un-important.. as the actual saving of the lives.. far outweighs any politcal spin or bullshit heaped on top of the act.

 

Obama is a treasonist coward (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucffTz-b0Rw).. Go-Daffy is just a sick fuck (http://bit.ly/f0woRB).. but make no mistakes.. in whatever 3rd world country you hail from, things are no better and maybe in fact worse.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 07:47 | Link to Comment ArgentDawn
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This follow the MSM blindly stuff has to end. Let Europe handle this one. We've got bigger problems.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 08:00 | Link to Comment Hexus
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Get a group of mates together, break into a weapons storage facility, steal the weapons then wage war against the US. See what happens.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 07:54 | Link to Comment Hexus
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Because he's not under Anglo-American domination, they've wanted him gone for decades. Now that fuckwits like quite a few people on this website are wanking at the prospect of "democracy in the middle east" the empire has an excuse to strike.

This is going to be another Afghanistan, people never learn.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 10:01 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Denmark huh?

 

Highway to the dangerzone.

 

Get-R-Done.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Scottj88
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:03 | Link to Comment Michael
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Well at least it's not the US doing the dirty deed this time. A nice Daisey cutter shoved up Gadaffy's ass would be nice though.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:26 | Link to Comment barliman
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Pictures or it didn't happen  ;->

barliman

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 03:54 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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to quote Vonnegut:

"see the cat?"

"see the cradle?"

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:54 | Link to Comment ImNotExposed
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$1 = $0.001

Game over.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:25 | Link to Comment ImNotExposed
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Sorry, forgot that Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland were going to finance this latest foray.

Forget the Nixon shock. Nothing to see here.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Bombs of peace.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Tears of a clown?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:04 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2kxlZDOHeQ

eventually, well, hated the top 40 repetition. - Ned

[ed. thx for fixing local]

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:43 | Link to Comment tom a taxpayer
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Airmen sometimes write messages on bombs to be dropped.

What might be written on the first bombs dropped on Libya to establish a no fly zone? 

"This bomb is only meant to scare Saif and Muammar Quadaffi."

"Candygram. Candygram for Muammar Quadaffi."  

"Peace-seeking missile" 

"Me fly. You no fly."

"This is the way the Nobel Peace Prize winner rolls."

"500 pounds of diplomacy by other means."

"Sorry. Hillary made me do it."

"Negotiate this!"

"My first and final offer."

"No animals were harmed in the manufacture of this high explosive device."

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 04:26 | Link to Comment Coldfire
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"Me fly. You no fly."

Fularious.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Arch Duke Ferdinand
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""Bombs of peace.""

Our 'Defense” Industry: The Great Untouchable….

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/03/our-defense-industry-great-untouchable.html

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Futures +24 and climbing like mofo.

Yahtzee!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:34 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I have not found one in the green, but I forgot to check NFLX.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Futures +24 and climbing like mofo.

Yahtzee!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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A lot down, a little up, just like last year.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:55 | Link to Comment jtmo3
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Who cares. The futures are up and that's all that matters.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Sports guy chest bump )(

towel snap in the ass just for good measure.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:21 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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For some reason, that really made me laugh. Thanks.

ORI

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:54 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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Who is Libya?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 04:59 | Link to Comment Antipodeus
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Another one of Berlusconi's 'bunga-bunga' girls?

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:56 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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My friends were laughing at me this week for filling up a 55 gal drum full of unleaded. You should have heard the jokes when I bought the Triton r4 (scooter) last month.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Keep that FAR away from your house

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:11 | Link to Comment Judge Judy Scheinlok
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And tell him how to ground the fucker. Some people have no idea what something simple like static electricity can do. Lolz.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:24 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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Thats funny, my wife was wondering why I was fondling the trailer and the nozzle when filling up all four barrels, I told her I didnt want to end up on tv. We live south of Orlando and I work on cars and have a bit of experience. She also said, you just spent a thousand dollars, and I had to tell her we will use the gas, we are just spending it up front. She just cant seem to get her head around it all, but she can grow the shit out of some veggies and is a fabulous cook.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:39 | Link to Comment Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Why not buy one of these:
http://finviz.com/futures_charts.ashx?t=CL

55 * 4 * $5.00 = $1100
Seems like your four barrels will yield a $100 return.(IF gas goes to $5.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:24 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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We have had our share of Hurricanes and the generators wont run on futures. Best case is I have to pump it all in the minivan and donate all the excess tuna to goodwill and give the cat and dog some real food. As for "investments" its all in phys pm's and we trade high leverage short term timing, calls and puts in spy and slv. Im not happy I sold my March slv 33 puts Monday, I was hoping this time it would be different. We are doing great with spy puts though. I tried to go long spy last week, but we crossed below that 55 day and well, I just capitulated. 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:47 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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You cursed! Shame on you! Time OUT.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:14 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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The scooter?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:14 | Link to Comment ColonelCooper
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You wouldn't approve of my gasoline storage at all.  It's rather mobile.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Hulk
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:08 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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Hey, Charlie Six Charlie-

That swimming pool thing-was U.S. extenal spent fuel.  There is no telling wtf they were storing locally (transit pool) in the inside pool.  Ain't lookin' good, tho'

- Ned

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:21 | Link to Comment ColonelCooper
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Don't know when you filled it up, but you had best vent it.  A barrel filled in march is gonna be bustin at the seams come June.  Or sooner.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:31 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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Every time I go to the garage for a cig, I crack the caps to equalize them. They are on the other side of the garage from the fuse box, right next to the ammo. All the food is in the spare bedroom. The only thing dangerous is all those who are relying on the system to take care of them, and cant even tie their own shoes. My best asset is being able to fix anything, twenty five years of being self reliant may soon pay off.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Lordy, Lordy!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:51 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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Doesnt everyone practice family firewatch sans clips, on the first Saturday of the month? :-)

Where is Mako lately?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:45 | Link to Comment scythian empire
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How long till that gas goes bad?  Got your additives?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:50 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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Stabil gas treatment, manual pump, and a rotation schedule.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:49 | Link to Comment crass happens
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hopefully cracking the gas caps with a cig in your mouth won't pay your wife off out of your insurance policy...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:00 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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Is everyone afraid of gasoline? You MUST have a spark or flame and vapor to ignite gasoline, it is comparatively a very slow combustion cycle. You can put a cig out in gasoline if it is vented well. How many of you have a flimsy plastic 5 gallon can with a push on cap in your garage? Dont worry, Im so ugly some burns would probably be an improvement. She doesnt love me for my looks anyways.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:52 | Link to Comment iDealMeat
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Every time I go to the garage for a cig, I crack the caps to equalize them. They are on the other side of the garage from the fuse box, right next to the ammo.

 

uuuuuuhhhh...  Am I reading this right??  You go out the the garage to light up a cigarette, while cracking the seal to your gasoline can to release the built up pressure?? Which is stored next to your fuse box and ammo???

seriously????

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:59 | Link to Comment scythian empire
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Stabil gas treatment, manual pump, and a rotation schedule.

 

Way to commit.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:32 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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hi humorobby,

don't put the petrol near the water heater!

i still got my $20 on the moQ to hang on in libya; better than 5:2!  i'm sure glad i'm not on a US Flagged ship off africa somewhere, altho a laZer outa palermo might be fun!

the moQ is insane!  rotsa ruck, imperial swine!  i think the moQ may be composing the deal to the people of libya that they can't refuse...nationalized resources, thawed and repatriated cash, formerly held in trust by the moQ & Son, royalties, a penthouse and a pension, a new hat...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:54 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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don't put the petrol near the water heater!

 

Absolutely, seriously, I am more scared of the water heater (220v) than the gasoline. If it were natural gas or propane, I would not consider putting it in the garage. It is as strategically located as it possibly can be in 20x20. The drums are cheap ($20) but they are a little hard to move around filled at 300+#, so its not for everyone unless you are nimble.

To all, I also live outside the city limits, so check your local ordinances before storing fuel in bulk.

The point of posting up all this crap is to point out that most people short of mid-north westerners are not prepared for any type of sudden catastrophe and will be standing in line for the necessities that we take for granted. Get off the couch this weekend and at least get some cans of tuna and a few five gallon cans of gasoline, you will sleep better knowing you have some breathing room if things dont go as centrally planned.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 02:45 | Link to Comment LudwigVon
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Said well sir, I enjoyed your posts. 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:56 | Link to Comment ss123
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Libya? I thought they took a break over there while the news covered Japan.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment UGrev
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Dude, they ran out of time-outs.. didn't you get the memo?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:03 | Link to Comment ss123
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Dang. No. My Outlook was flakey today.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:48 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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I'm the hall Monitor

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:55 | Link to Comment max2205
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What a day. Where's my Xanax

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Wakanda
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+2

I just cracked open a fresh beer.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment romanko
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just had my second beer

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:28 | Link to Comment serotonindumptruck
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My 5th. Who wants to fight?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:17 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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now, back in the oooold Corps ;-)

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:35 | Link to Comment Milestones
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Great line! LMAO.    Milestones

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 05:10 | Link to Comment Antipodeus
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Now THAT made me genuinely laugh out loud!  Thanx - I'd fan you if I could ... after the fight.

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:39 | Link to Comment knavechild
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Im on my 2nd bottle of wine.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:56 | Link to Comment rubearish10
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Wow, what else could happen tonight......?? We must expect the unexpected,,,,

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:58 | Link to Comment SamThomas
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Both Italy and France have long-term historical interests in North Africa, and the Italians get a significant proportion of their energy from the Libyans.  The Italians have an aircraft carrier, as do the French.  Neither should have too much trouble suppressing the Libyan air defenses, and then enforcing the no-fly zone, particularly if they capture a few airfields and then can operate from land.  The Europeans need the practice, too,  which the U.S. Navy and Air Force certainly do not. 

Why not let them do the dirty work for a change? 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:09 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Denmark and France are going to have a revolution in their hands tomorrow.

Well, here it is: WWIII

Didn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out those stupid eurojunkies would be the ones to start a major world war....again.

Gaddafi will kick France's ass and the rest of Europe will have to help clean up Sarkozy's diapers.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:23 | Link to Comment Stuart
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WWIII?   If that is WWIII, we should consider ourselves fortunate.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:33 | Link to Comment serotonindumptruck
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Cui Bono?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:09 | Link to Comment speconomist
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Because it didn't work well in Kosovo?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment samsara
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/16/
us-bahrain-saudi-protests-idUSTRE72F8ZB20110316

Saudi Shi'ites protest, support Bahrain brethren

Thank you for posting something on the ME.  KEEP it on the radar.

(Reuters) - Saudi Shi'ites marched in the kingdom's oil-producing east Wednesday, demanding the release of prisoners and voicing support for Shi'ites in nearby Bahrain, an activist and witnesses said.

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Larry Darrell
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Wonder how much longer before the Iranian Shi'ites join their brethren?

I'll take the under that it happens before the weekend.

Besides, it's not like there is anything else going on in the world that we need to pay attention to.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:58 | Link to Comment samsara
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Sorry dup post.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Snidley Whipsnae
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"Denmark is the first country to step up and promise the use of its F-16s."

Denmark???

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Denmark?

Someone must have been giving out free Absinthe and ammunition...

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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They are threatening to drop rotten-ass cheese on the place.  Pretty scary shit.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Wakanda
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Send in the Danes?

Marcellus:
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Broker NotBroke
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Hey,They just wanna belong...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Snidley Whipsnae

"Denmark???"

I just watched The Killing 2. The plot revolved around support for terrorsim and mentioned support of the US policies regarding terrorism and the Middle East.

Damn those Danes can write some fine crime fiction.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:40 | Link to Comment Snidley Whipsnae
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Thanks GF... I will watch it.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:17 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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yep...gonna drop huge fuckin' North Sea fish on their asses!

 

Eat Scales Bitchez!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:40 | Link to Comment serotonindumptruck
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Kierkegaard would not approve. Ethics and existentialism. Meh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B8ren_Kierkegaard

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:43 | Link to Comment Milestones
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And a Priest at that.      Milestones

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:11 | Link to Comment Hicham
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I was impressed until it said they're only sending 4. Also these multinational coalitions must be brutal to coordinate in the air.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 03:19 | Link to Comment Richard Head
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Danish F-16 pilots are fucking good.  No joke.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 09:10 | Link to Comment falak pema
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They are good at fucking or at joking? or at both?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:03 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Very interesting.

Are there any balls behind it or is it just another U.N. "gesture".

I'll believe it when someone besides the Zimbabwe air force in a WWI Spad fighter drop a hand-held bomb before getting shot down.

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment scatterbrains
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well they had to wait until they were sure their puppet daffy gained complete control before they gestured towards the rebels. It's a little late by design.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:27 | Link to Comment taraxias
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+++++

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:01 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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might as well use the new F-35, shit, its costing us $1 trillion dollars...

 

http://nakedempire.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/the-f-35-a-weapon-that-costs-more-than-australia/

 

 

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:05 | Link to Comment Snidley Whipsnae
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It's been about 25 years since the US bombed Libya with F-111s... US was peeved cause the Lybians didn't like Disco...

"The United States bombing of Libya (code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon) comprised the joint United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps air-strikes against Libya on April 15, 1986. The attack was carried out in response to the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing."

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:23 | Link to Comment Stuart
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damn near per plane. 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment hero HNL
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Crude will drop like a rock....soon.

 

 

hero

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:19 | Link to Comment John Law Lives
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Don't assume Gaddafi will go quietly.  He may start torching oil wells.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Worker Bee
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umm..it says they "agreed on a draft resolution" not "implemented a no fly zone"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:50 | Link to Comment serotonindumptruck
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Russia holds the veto power. NATO knows this. Russia knows this. Russia is adamantly opposed to any UN/NATO military action in Libya.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:18 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Resolution?

Holy shit - this is like a virgin Nun who wants to keep her vows promising she will shake your Brother's hand.

Sheesh...

 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:04 | Link to Comment umop episdn
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No UN support for the oppressed peoples in Egypt, Bahrain, Tunesia, etc. Perhaps a certain person decided he didn't want any fiat for 'his' oil? Now, the people will suffer even more as the bombs fall (next step) and the foreign troops invade (the next step after that).

Corporate Whore War for Oil--again and again and again....

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:41 | Link to Comment Tail Dogging The Wag
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King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was promptly taken out (assassinated) of the equation when a certain Nelson Bunker Hunt (of the Hunter Bros. Silver Cornering. fame) sweetened the king's ear with a revolutionary idea involving silver that could have possibly killed the Petrodollar. That was back in 1975, a few years after Nixon got the whole world into this toxic soup.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:05 | Link to Comment gimli
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I think it's like this. Japan came over to the UN and asked if they could help put out this little nuclear catastrophe. After thinking about it for awhile they said ....... "well we'd love to help youse guys, but we gotta go to war with this nut job over there in Libya --- he has oil, you don't ........... see ya..........."

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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So is this bullish?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment speconomist
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For what?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Larry Darrell
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According to my screen, US stock futures overnight tonight.

Love this "market"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Das Capitalist
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where is the AFP link?  i'm not seeing anything on their french or english sites, nor any other site.

 

maybe my internet is slow...

 

edit: disregard, found it here 

 

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4043552,00.html

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:05 | Link to Comment Pseudo Anonym
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the bombing may commence

and it will end as soon as hofjuden get qduffy's gold.  Standard hofjuden procedure:  Bombs for Qduffy and tungsten for Libya's CB.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:47 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Somebody ought to carve a swastika on your fat, bald, greasy nazi forehead.

The arab people are waking up to the fact that their real oppresors are the plutocracies of Europe.  You'd better start learning arabic, as soon you shall be their eunuch slave.

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:18 | Link to Comment Hicham
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Errr, I'd say they're realizing that their real oppressors are their own rulers...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 01:18 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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Who are all bank rolled by whom exactly?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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A President without precedent. Imagine that!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:51 | Link to Comment Milestones
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How about a President w/o principle? Oops forgot about the last 4 or 5.    Milestones

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:07 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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Any recent pictures from Toulon ? - is the Charles De Gaulle in port ?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:54 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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It took me awhile you smarty pants. You went Sarkozy on me. That was a good one. You got me.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:08 | Link to Comment kita27
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Great more blood for oil. Now thousands of libyan civilians can die instead of just a few hundred.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:12 | Link to Comment djsmps
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Where is the President of this country? Why is he not addressing the country?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:19 | Link to Comment ColonelCooper
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Isn't it a better deal for everybody if he just keeps playing tonka trucks in the sandbox, and leaves the important stuff to his crack team?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 02:54 | Link to Comment LudwigVon
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Yes, exactly, I for one really appreciate the March madness brackets and the golf.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:43 | Link to Comment Dr. Gonzo
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Looking for his Nobel Peace Prize to wear around his neck when he announces he is going to send another American wave of invasion to die and to conquer a new continent. The Mid East is so 1980's. Africa is where it's at when you want to steal riches these days. As long as his handlers have him delivers the news with solemn seriousness before he goes off to play ball or golf or Hawaii the nation will fine with it. 

 

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 00:19 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Update: Libya moved to Africa over a hundred years ago and is now part of Africa. Algeria and Tunisia reportedly not  far behind.  

Thing is, Obama considers Ghadaffi a buddy. Rev Jeremiah Wright and Louis "Nation of Islam" Farrakhan flew there together to stay as his guest in 1984. Ghadaffi called Obama "one of us" in 2009.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:56 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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He is limp dicking around the U.N.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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The guts and slaughter. Finally!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Tail Dogging The Wag
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WWIII rages on - guess the history books will read that it all started with a young Tunisian who had had too much with the system. Dang, there might not be history books after it's all done. Wish I could move to Mars.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:59 | Link to Comment serotonindumptruck
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Self-immolation is a profound statement. History should record it as such.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:11 | Link to Comment 99er
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment Hang The Fed
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Well, isn't this wonderful.  Between natural disasters and human stupidity, I'm going long on farming, guns and liquor...lots and lots of liquor.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Dangertime
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Gunz Gardenz and Grey Gooze bitchez.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:58 | Link to Comment Hang The Fed
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I can give that an a-motherfucking-men.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 02:50 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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zeroHedge: free speech for the self-medicated shitheaded asswipes of the cyber space case

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment monopoly
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This is just beyond words. What's next. Take out Riyadh.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Broker NotBroke
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Some people just want to watch the world burn...

 

and now they run shit.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Element
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Now, if we can just get those rebels to stop squandering the fucking ammo ...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Danes must need to rotate out some old ordinance...

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