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    Re: Zimbabwe

    I like to live life on the edge. Knife edge, that is.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Mar_zim might.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    My interest in exotic parasites and nasty diseases is more one of idle curiosity rather than a desire to experience them personally.
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    Re: Zimbabwe

    I believe they have free money there.
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    Re: Zimbabwe

    free monies? no wai!

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by kregg
    free monies? no wai!
    Yeah, wai... but it's not all fun and games when 4,000 Zimbabwe dollars gets you one lousy beer...


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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Can you imagine trying to carry that much around with you just to get a beer?

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Or the amount of money you have to carry just to buy the wheelbarrow to carry the money to buy a loaf of bread?

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    Re: Zimbabwe



    TBH the idea doesn't look too bad...

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by kregg
    TBH the idea doesn't look too bad...
    Okay... think of it this way then... if you had to take every single piece of money in that picture to a shop in order to buy a packet of airwaves. (chewing-gum)

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Man, that would be awesome!! I'd look so rich!!

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    But you'd need a truck to be able to afford enough gum to sort out the halitosis.
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    Re: Zimbabwe

    I'd rather live in SLOUGH for God's sake!
    I don't live here any more.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    And to give you folks how bad Slough is, here is a photo which I will not post in IMG tags (for once) because it's too big.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
    It isn't fit for humans now,
    There isn't grass to graze a cow.
    Swarm over, Death!

    Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
    Those air -conditioned, bright canteens,
    Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
    Tinned minds, tinned breath
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    Re: Zimbabwe

    In a day, those businesses would need an entire room to store all their earnings. :|

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by BillGeek
    I don't see anything wrong in that picture...
    Yeah, reminded me of Melbourne, though it looked like a sunny day there as opposed to the rubbish they endure down south

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Where's the "Where's that?" option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeshifter
    Where's the "Where's that?" option?
    Right next to South Australia if remotely interested in Melbourne, Zimbabwe is just above South Africa, and Napier is in Hawke's Bay ... though that's not important at the moment.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by AceRimmer
    Right next to South Australia if remotely interested in Melbourne, Zimbabwe is just above South Africa, and Napier is in Hawke's Bay ... though that's not important at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker83
    Before trying to explain where Victoria is... Explain where Australia is on a world map.
    It's just above Tasmania and to the left of New Zealand down toward the bottom of the world map.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Stop being smart in a thread full of dumb. You look stupid.



































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    Re: Zimbabwe

    You could've at least added a fail image in that gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeshifter
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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by timeshifter

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by kregg
    And to give you folks how bad Slough is, here is a photo which I will not post in IMG tags (for once) because it's too big.
    Slough had the biggest Trading Estate in Europe; only rich companies can afford to reside their. The company I work for was at Slough Trading Estate, then it had to move because they couldn't afford the rent.
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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by visualAd
    Slough had the biggest Trading Estate in Europe
    ...and a reputation for aiming toward lofty accolades such as this.
    I don't live here any more.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    A friend of mine use to live in Zimbabwe but left due to violence.

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    Are you still at VisualAd's house ILMV?

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    We all have Jimmy Earl Carter to thank for this...

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    In April of 1979, the first fully democratic election in Zimbabwe history's occurred. Of the eligible black voters, 64% participated, braving the threat of terrorist attacks by Mr. Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front party, which managed to kill 10 people. Prior to the election, Mr. Mugabe had issued a death list with 50 individuals he named as "traitors, fellow-travelers, and puppets of the Ian Smith regime, opportunistic running-dogs and other capitalist vultures." Nevertheless, Bishop Abel Muzorewa of the United Methodist Church emerged victorious and became prime minister of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, as the new country was called.

    Yet the Carter administration, led by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young, would have none of it. Mr. Young referred to Mr. Muzorewa, one of the very few democratically elected leaders on the African continent, as the head of a "neo-fascist" government. Mr. Carter refused to meet Mr. Muzorewa when the newly elected leader visited Washington to seek support from our country, nor did he lift sanctions that America had placed on Rhodesia as punishment for the colony's unilateral declaration of independence from the British Empire in 1965.

    Messrs. Carter and Young would only countenance a settlement in which Mr. Mugabe, a Marxist who had repeatedly made clear his intention to turn Zimbabwe into a one-party state, played a leading role. Mr. Young, displaying the willful naiveté that came to characterize Mr. Carter's mindset, told the London Times that Mr. Mugabe was a "very gentle man" whom he "can't imagine … ever pulling the trigger on a gun to kill anyone."

    Mr. Mugabe already had pulled the trigger on many innocent people, though. And not long after taking power in 1980, he killed about 25,000 people belonging to a minority tribe, the Ndebele. In spite of this, in 1989, Mr. Carter launched his "Project Africa" in Zimbabwe, a program aimed at helping African countries maintain food sustainability.

    Now, however, the Carter Center maintains no programs in Zimbabwe. There is probably more of a reason for this than simply due to Mr. Mugabe's recent ban on foreign aid groups.

    Since Mr. Carter was thrown out of office by the American people in 1980, he has spent his post-presidential years lecturing others on morality. The same year Mr. Carter lost a democratic election, Mr. Mugabe ascended to power in a violently flawed one. Yet over the past 27 years Mr. Mugabe has escaped being a target of Mr. Carter's frequent hectoring.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Robert Mugabe’s thugs shout: ‘Let’s kill the baby’



    A baby boy had both legs broken by supporters of President Robert Mugabe to punish his father for being an opposition councillor in Zimbabwe.

    Blessing Mabhena, aged 11 months, was seized from a bed and flung down with force as his mother, Agnes, hid from the thugs, convinced that they were about to murder her.

    She heard one of them say, “Let’s kill the baby”, before Blessing was hurled on to a bare concrete floor.

    Blessing, who may never be able to walk properly, was one of the youngest victims of atrocities against the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change in the run-up to last Friday’s sham presidential election.

    As Mugabe, 84, the only candidate in the election, prepared to be sworn in as president today, it emerged that his forces of terror plan to pulverise opponents to prevent them from ever threatening his leading Zanu-PF again.

    Leaked minutes of the Joint Operations Command (JOC), which has orchestrated the violence since Mugabe lost a first round of voting in March, revealed that it is willing to wipe out opposition supporters.

    A 10,000-strong youth militia loyal to the Zanu-PF has been created to enforce its wishes in case regular army units refuse, according to Zimbabwean human rights agencies.

    “It’s a deliberate nationwide strategy to reoccupy space so all space is occupied by the Zanu of Mugabe,” said Jon Stewart, a director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Forum.

    Minutes of one JOC meeting show that supporters of Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader, “will all be internally displaced. The target number is two million supporters”.

    The plan is to brutalise people into backing Zanu-PF or fleeing the country. “They’re not going to stop,” said a maid in Marondera. “They’re saying they’ll do more beatings and killings until all the ‘traitors’ are flushed out.”

    She and her neighbours were waiting for officials to check their fingers for red ink to make sure they had voted on Friday.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    But they don't have oil. So much for helping them.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    There's that, and the fact that they're a land-locked country and we don't have any friendly countries nearby over whom we have sufficient leverage.
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