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ElkiElki get busyModerator, ClubPA mod
edited July 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
A snapshot in history.

Last spring, on a predawn prowl of Algiers' casbah, a French military patrol opened fire on some shadowy figures moving in the half-light. When they reached the spot, the soldiers found a 22-year-old girl named Djamila Bouhired sprawled in the narrow street, with a bullet wound in the shoulder. In her possession were various F.L.N. documents linking her to Yacef Saadi, the rebel "Captain of Algiers," who had been terrorizing the city with a rash of bombs planted in cafes, milk bars, and litter baskets.

Stripped Naked. Pretty, doe-eyed Djamila was so important a find that French officers did not even wait until her wound was bandaged; they began their questioning as she lay on the operating table in a military hospital. She admitted being a rebel courier, denied she had any part in the bombings, refused to give the hiding place of Yacef Saadi. For the next 17 days she was in the hands of the French paratroops. In her testimony later, Djamila said she was beaten repeatedly. Djamila testified: "They stripped me naked and tied me on a bench, taking care to put damp cloths under the cords that bound me. They then fixed electric contacts to my sexual organs, my ears, my mouth, the palms of my hands, my nipples, and my forehead. At 3 in the morning I fainted. Later, I became delirious. Every time, while one of the paratroopers worked the machine, the others took notes." A month after the alleged tortures, a French doctor examined her and professed to find nothing wrong; in fact, he identified the bullet wounds in her shoulder as only "open fistulae due to tuberculosis."

At her court-martial the prosecution, assembled three witnesses to link her to the crimes. One of them promptly denied that Djamila Bouhired had any part in the bombings; the second never appeared —she was also a paratrooper prisoner, and the newspapers announced that she had died in custody. The third was a 19-year-old girl named Djamila Bouazza who had spent three years in a mental hospital, answered most questions by machine-gunning the court with her finger and crying: "Tac-tac-tac." She tried to undress on the witness stand and, frantically spinning a bracelet on her wrist, alternately withdrew her charge against the defendant and renewed it. A French doctor assured the court that Witness Bouazza was sane; two other doctors said they would prefer to express no opinion.

Dirty Chinaman. The defendant's lawyer, Jacques Verges, the son of a French father and a Vietnamese mother, had his own problems. He was greeted with angry shouts of "Kill the dirty Chinaman!" When he protested an arbitrary ruling, the examining judge observed: "Doctors who care for rebels are arrested. It might be better to arrest lawyers who defend them." Verges was not allowed to make a final plea for his client. Djamila Bouhired, permitted a few words before sentence was passed, said: "The truth is that I love my country; I want to see it free. And it is for this, and this alone, that you have tortured me and are going to condemn me to death. But when you kill us. do not forget that you are killing your own country's tradition of liberty, staining its honor, and endangering its future." The court sentenced her to death.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    pzn

    edit: +qx

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Elki's chat is a downer.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Quid wrote: »
    Elki's chat is a downer.

    His real name is Debbie.

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    DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    All pulling a Thanatos.

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    matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You just reminded me I wanted to add The Battle of Algiers to my netflix queue.

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jeremy Clarkson is playing British Bulldogs in someone's modified Evo VII against the British Army in these

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The shareef don't like it
    Rockin' the Casbah
    Rock the Casbah

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Woooo, they saved the data on my machine. Gonna pick it up in a few hours, and since the job was cheap(they were able to just rebuild the corrupted directory), I'll get an external hard drive as well for backing up.

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Apparently the Evo belonged to a convicted drug dealer and the court ordered that it be destroyed. I'm not entirely comfortable with the "Running Man" vibe I'm getting from this.

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    SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh man, I read some news about the British involvement in Afghanistan, and there was a quote of the British Chief of the Defence Staff:

    Air Chief Marshal Jock Stirrup

    I just had to check if that name wasn't parody of some sort.

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    didn't comment on this in the last chat but i saw it just now

    I <3 Eck as a commentator

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Maybe I'll eat a banana

    Yeah

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I was listening to "Sector Sweep" from Half Life 2 Episode Two while Clarkson was doing that.

    It was awesome.

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    Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Quid wrote: »
    Elki's chat is a turn-on.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Quid wrote: »
    Elki's chat is a turn-on.

    Okay there buddy, we're going to get you the help you need.
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    Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gim wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Elki's chat is a turn-on.

    Okay there buddy, we're going to get you the help you need.
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    Unf unf unf, don't stop, I'm so close...

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    DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    And that's how you kill a [chat]

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    LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh Whale Wars, you never cease to bring the hilarity.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gim wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Elki's chat is a turn-on.

    Okay there buddy, we're going to get you the help you need.
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    Unf unf unf, don't stop, I'm so close...

    *deep breath*

    Alright, we'll take this to its logical conclusion.
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    Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gim wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Elki's chat is a turn-on.

    Okay there buddy, we're going to get you the help you need.
    ludovico.jpg
    Unf unf unf, don't stop, I'm so close...

    *deep breath*

    Alright, we'll take this to its logical conclusion.
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    *huff puff*

    *lights a cigarette*

    Was it good for you, baby?

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gim wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Elki's chat is a turn-on.

    Okay there buddy, we're going to get you the help you need.
    ludovico.jpg
    Unf unf unf, don't stop, I'm so close...

    *deep breath*

    Alright, we'll take this to its logical conclusion.
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    *huff puff*

    *lights a cigarette*

    Was it good for you, baby?

    Exquisite.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I am going to return all my grants and then move to the mountains to become an irreparably scarred hermit. I hope the heavens strike you dead.

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    DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well for an update I made a date thingy with awesome girl next week. So that's neat.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    helloooooo [chat].

    holidays are a-ok

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What is with all the British deaths in Afganistan this week, are they launching a new offensive or something?

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    HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Leitner wrote: »
    What is with all the British deaths in Afganistan this week, are they launching a new offensive or something?

    Yes, trying to secure some province before elections or something.

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    LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Leitner wrote: »
    What is with all the British deaths in Afganistan this week, are they launching a new offensive or something?

    Yeah and it's kinda largely gone ignored by the media because Michael Jackson may come back to life at any minute.

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    HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    What is with all the British deaths in Afganistan this week, are they launching a new offensive or something?

    Yeah and it's kinda largely gone ignored by the media because Michael Jackson may come back to life at any minute.

    I assure you he won't. I used a wooden stake.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh god Bruno was fantastic.
    Real spoilers you fucks
    The bit with the parents was hilarious. I was literally splitting my sides laughing.

    "So, how is your child around lit phosphorous?"

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    HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Man I want to see that, but I haven't had the opportunity to do it yet.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Honk wrote: »
    Man I want to see that, but I haven't had the opportunity to do it yet.

    There is a lot of dong in it. I wouldn't bring a date or anyone homophobic.
    Ron Paul was hilarious.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2009
    I love Monty Python.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Honk wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    What is with all the British deaths in Afganistan this week, are they launching a new offensive or something?

    Yeah and it's kinda largely gone ignored by the media because Michael Jackson may come back to life at any minute.

    I assure you he won't. I used a wooden stake.

    Which was soaked in the tears of the ancients, a weapon most potent against his kind.

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    HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Tav wrote: »
    Honk wrote: »
    Man I want to see that, but I haven't had the opportunity to do it yet.

    There is a lot of dong in it. I wouldn't bring a date or anyone homophobic.
    Ron Paul was hilarious.

    Luckily, my friends and me as well, believe that dongs are hilarious!

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    TF2 is taking forever to download! argh.

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    HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Then you will never get to play it, so you might as well abort the download.

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    While you're waiting, some sexy TF2 music!

    Sniper's Theme, "Magnum Force"

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    im tired of eating healthy, i want something high in sodium

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    im tired of eating healthy, i want something high in sodium

    Can't go wrong with a teaspoon of salt.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Honk wrote: »
    Then you will never get to play it, so you might as well abort the download.
    I was playing it yesterday. It gave me some weird error so I deleted it to reinstall it.

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