popped up on the front page yesterday. Upon seeing it again today i realized something... [more inside]
I hate being that guy, but I'm going to beg an explanation of why this post
is allowed to stand. It's a couple of wikipedia links and a tiny news blurb strung together in a highly ax-grindey way, complete with a sprinkling of anti-Iran sentiment. [more inside]
Can we have a moratorium on context free posts on how weird and crazy one of the "axis-of-evil" members is
while there's a significant probability that US arms will be used against them? [more inside]
UpdateFilter: So, you thought Prank War
was hilarious? Lame? Either way, it's tough to imagine topping pranking (/ruining the life of) your friend in front of a sold-out Yankee Stadium
I see that jefgodesky's summary
of Jeff Vail's "Intentional Instability Model" has been linked to the sidebar. I suppose this is somewhat subjective, but I'd describe it as a conspiracy theory backed by no evidence whatsoever, not really the best of MetaFilter.
The historical description of British policy also seems completely bogus to me. The British regarded the Middle East as their lifeline to India. It makes no sense for them to have deliberately set up Iraq to fail.
I remember sometime ago there was a thread about an article speculating what would actually happen in a full nuclear war at the height of nuclear proliferation. I'm having trouble searching for it because of the bulk of threads devoted to the topic of nukes. Do you remember it?
The Flamebait You Left Me
. Looks like ass. Smells like ass. "In short - As an AskMe post, this is ass
." I agree.
If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.
I know - a minor quibble.
Tired of war-related threads? Yes. Tired of non-war threads
the need to make reference
to the fact that they are not war-related? Yes again.
Can we have an alternative frontpage where all the posts which mention Iraq are filtered out? I'm getting a bit tired of this war thing and would like to enjoy my MetaFilter Iraq free. Something like www.metafilter.com/noiraq.mefi would be greatly appreciated!
I've noticed in a lot of recent threads a rather severe animosity towards our neighbors over at fark.com. Now obviously FARK is not exactly Mensa grade material, but I've found it is good for laugh and for entertaining bar-brawl style arguments. As someone who visits both MeFi and Fark daily I find they both provide nourishment for the opposing sides of my psyche, MeFi for my thoughtful, intellectual side and Fark for the mook within. Now I can't believe I'm alone in this. I'm just curious, just how many MeFites are also regular(or at least closet) Farkians?