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Are we believe....etc

  • 26-10-2021 1:55am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    It is now being reported that Afghan women are selling their kids in order to eat.

    That never happened when Geldoff was trying to "feed the world"

    The rumour back in the day was that Venezualans had to eat flamingoes or that Ghadaffi gave viagra to his sodiers so that they would have a hard on and rape.

    And people believed that crap. Now that the US is out of Afghanistan and have cut off all aid we have to belive that kids are being sold for a bowl of rice.




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    An unusual form of birth control, but each to their own.

    I’m not sure why you are so surprised, OP. Evidence or supporting material is obviously not required before a story can be broadcasted via social media.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,063 ✭✭✭✭ osarusan

    “Each to their own”…you really are a weirdo.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,189 ✭✭✭ Brucie Bonus

    If I was in Afghanistan I'd probably give my child away for nothing if he or she could get out from under the Taliban.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    Probably yes, but not sure why you'd take offence here. Surely these people can decide for themselves what they want to do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    Would you gove your child away in order to feed yourself, like the report has mentioned?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    And what EXACTLY are the Taliban doing to cause women to just give away their progeny, their babies? This report wasn't about giving up an infant for a better "life", it was a nonsensical propaganda charade stating that mother were SELLING their children, not giving them away for safety purposes, but SELLING them for a meal.

    Do you know a single woman who would do that?

    Do you know a single man who wasn't a sadist or violent offender, if somehow you gave hie viagra and he got a boner, then all of a sudden he would pin women down and rape them? Lie we are led to believe in Libya?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭ archer22

    Yep all those enemies of America do be doing terrible things apparently...Saddams lads used to be throwing babies out of incubators, Assad gassing everyone, Kim Jong Un machine gunning his ex girlfriends etc.

    And I don't know where to start with all the bad things China has been getting up to (even genocide) since America decided they were an economic and military rival.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    And all those flamingoes in Venezeula ... all 30,000 of them that had to be eaten in order to sustain a starving population of some 20 million.

    30,000 flamingoes would make up, what? 30k Sunday that would feed 10k people FOR ONE DAY. Given that there might be some leftovers for sandwiches and flamingo curry on tuesday, what have they been eating since that one day flamingo cook-off?

    Now I understand that toddlers have to be caged at the Mexican border because they could have RPGs in their cots. Or Maria is escaping Guatamala death squads in order to steal all those lettuce picking jobs in Iowa, but I am reluctant to believe that she will sell her daughter for a burger any more so than Beth from Flint or Yolanda from Oakland would contemplate such a thing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,046 ✭✭✭✭ Tell me how

    How the fcuk could someone read an article even remotely suggesting what's in the OP, about a country that saw the unsuccessful end to 2 decades of war just a few weeks ago and end their post about laughing?

    Whatever is going on in Afghanistan, and it's much more likely to be as others have pointed out rather than you're take on it, it's a pretty sociopathic take on it to belittle their suffering in this way.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Oh dear, downplaying the Taliban's behaviour because America.

    Nnnnnnot a good look.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Graysen Scary Soy

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,602 ✭✭✭✭ Peregrinus

    Did you mean to link to a report here or in your earlier post?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    One has to beg the question......what crap will they come up with next and what will people believe without even thinking.

    Think back on some of the crap that was put out there and people just lapped it up.

    . Saddam Hussein had his soldiers dump infants out of incubators, witnessed by a person who wasn't even in the country.

    . Uday and Khusay, Saddam's sons, slashed the legs and feet of Iraqi soccer players and then dipped them in an open sewer so that the wounds would become infected (that was a good one)

    . The Russians are about to send the Red Army into Estonia (for what....who knows?), They are also buzzing British and Irish airspace (again, for what?)

    . Assad is gassing peasants (for what?)

    . Chavez is going to bomb Miami to get back at all those pimps who fled in the 50's HAHAHA

    Let the list go on.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ Haley Stocky Fatigues

    I imagine a paranoid schizophrenic on salvia could stay more focussed on a discussion than the OP. "There are reports...", "Where are they?", "There are also reports...", "Where are they?", "We're meant to believe...". Jesus Christ.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,090 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan

    Not sold, but what about the Famine Orphan Scheme of 1848 to 1850 where 4,114 Irish orphans were transported to the Australian colonies on 20 ships during the height of the Great Famine? Source the Irish Emigration Museum in Dub.

    If we want to relive black Irish humour, read A Modest Proposal by our Jonathan Swift.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I don't believe every word - I do believe bad things have been done by all though, and I wouldn't just refuse to believe this because of wrongdoing by the US. You know, you can actually acknowledge wrongdoings by all, and not "pick sides"! 😲

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,602 ✭✭✭✭ Peregrinus

    "Selling" of children isn't uncommon in societies where child labour is common and children make a financial contribution to the household. Even though the contribution may be small, it can be significant in a poor household. Although the opportunity for the child to e.g. move to the city and take a factory job may look like a good one from the child's perspective - better, at least, than their prospects if they remain at home - the contribution they make or will make to the household if they stay at home may not be something the parents can easily forego. So the agents who recruit children for labour (or other purposes) will commonly include a cash payment to the parents to offset the loss to the household as part of the deal.

    The parents don't think of this as selling their children. They think of this as a contribution their child makes, funded by the work the child will do in his or her new position.

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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Vincent Shallow Zipper

    The only story remotely similar to what the op described is below. It's not coming across as remotely outrageous and is far from the first time it's happened during a period of conflict.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    The story was on the BBC. But you're so right.

    Horsesh1t....because UHHHMMM.... Murka.

    We all know that Murka thrashes around and kills people who don't deserve it. I'm talking about nonsense like a woman selling her baby to get a meal.

    GO OUT and find me a single woman who would sell her child to feed herself. A mother would tear herself to pieices before she would gives up her child.

  • Subscribers Posts: 36,642 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat

    Alan has no credibility in this website as he's a known liar in other fora

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I can't go out and find such a woman because I'm blessed not to be living in Taliban controlled Afghanistan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,602 ✭✭✭✭ Peregrinus

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    Yeah...thanks for that BUD. A nation that was starved and put to the sword. Surrounded by riflemen. Were Irishwomen selling their children for a bowl of porridge after the Brits were sent away? Like we are supposed to believe is happening now in Afghanistan? How many Vietnamese mother said "fcuk it" in 1975? "I would love a bowl of Pho, so I'm just going to sell little Quoang hy Thu, my first born" ?

  • Posts: 0 Joel Nice Remote

    Probably not, but there have always been people who, for whatever reason, had less concern or connection with their offspring. Just look at the periods of child labor in Western history, and you'll find children who were sold to orphanages who, in turn, became workers in deplorable conditions, in some cases being essentially slaves.

    It would be nice to think that all parents are wonderful human beings, but the simple truth is that the ability to have children is not dependent on a persons sound judgment or balanced mental health.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    I think OP references an article by BBC correspondent Yogita Limae, who seems to be behind several of these stories.

    Either way. The mother made a choice, so not sure why she is now lamenting. Maybe more money for the interview.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan

    Yeah, thanks for that mate. We are led to believe, according to the BBC, that Afghan women are selling their children in order to eat.

    I don't want to hear about a crackhead father having his children taken away. The report was that women are selling their children for food.

    And you believe that? Afghanistan is now at peace ....who knows for how long? And Afghan mothers are selling their kids?

    So an Afghan woman shelters her baby from door kickings and drone strikes that have whacked her sister's wedding. She has put the baby under the stairs with the cat as US Marines have put a gun in her husband's mouth and scremaed "speak English, Haji, motherfucker"

    And she's going to sell her children for a kebab?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,058 ✭✭✭✭ One eyed Jack

    You’d be wilfully ignorant to be so certain that there doesn’t exist mothers who would sell their own children to feed themselves, but as for the example of mothers selling their children in Afghanistan - it’s been happening for years. I don’t see what American withdrawal has to do with anything other than being used to highlight the issue now, when it’s been known about for decades in poorer societies that in order to survive, children are being trafficked or being sold to provide for the rest of the family.

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