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09:46:51 PM Aug 8th 2013
Checked on The Bloody Olive. It's a legitimate short film and belongs there, but the example needs expanding. (Along with others.)
02:02:43 PM Feb 14th 2012
A Gambit Pileup can result from two ties in a row in Rock-Paper-Scissors: You tie first with Rock, then Paper, then you expect the opponent to use Scissors, so you'd use Rock, but your opponent would expect that and use Paper, but you would expect that and use Scissors, but your opponent would expect that and use Rock... It just goes on and on and on.
01:29:47 PM Oct 4th 2011
edited by TwinBird
I'm a bit concerned about the entry about the war in Afghanistan; it seems a bit... pro-American. Just the second sentence, declaring the US as "the victim," al-Qaeda as "the attacker," and Iraqi Muslim extremists as "the wrongly accused" carries with it a whole host of controversial implications, plus the irrelevant apparent introduction of the Iraq war to a paragraph ostensibly concerning Afghanistan. Just to begin...

  1. The 9/11 attacks were unprovoked.
  2. al-Qaeda were in fact behind the 9/11 attacks.
  3. 9/11 was the primary causus belli, right or wrong, for Iraq.
  4. Conflating al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
  5. The US had the right to intervene.

The list goes on and on... and that's just that one sentence. It goes on to build on that theme, grated, not 100% Eagleland cheerleading, but I know if I were to say anything like that anywhere near an average college campus, everyone within earshot would be jumping down my throat instantly.
10:08:42 PM Oct 15th 2011
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