Needed in Y2K: Albanian phrasebook -- TICgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
TIC stands for "tongue in cheek". This posting is slightly satirical in nature. TIC also stands for "Three Initial Corporations", they are all on track for Y2K
So, this weekend, I was tracking various right-wing web sites that were talking about plans by NWO/US government to import non-English speaking troops to police the interstates during y2k martial law. I also read that as part of the "peace conferenence" in France before the NATO bombing, the US promised the KLA/UCK that they would play a "special role" in the future."
This started me thinking about what Americans would do with a bunch of Albanian troops blocking the enterances to the interstates. We would need phrase books to communicate and make our needs met.
I got to thinking about how useful it would be to know how to say "Please do not shoot, I promise to buy your drugs" in Albanian.
These Albanian phrasebooks might be a great fund raiser for your local y2k awareness organization. I invite Forum users/regulars/lurkers to suggest phrases they think would be a useful part of this phrasebook.
(No, I am not a troll. I am a GI, and I just like to make odd jokes once in a while. If you don't have a sense of fun, please don't trash this post. If someone thinks this is a waste of bandwith, please lets just see what we can all come up with. Peace.)
-- David Holladay (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 14, 1999
No sir...I'm not trading the services of my wife/daughter/son for the troops pleasure...what else do you guys take?
-- BiGG (email@example.com), June 14, 1999.
"Soccerfields? We don't play soccer in this country, sorry....."
-- lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 14, 1999.
Please accept these t-shirts from the Target chain of stores. No, those are not bullseyes, that is the corporate logo...
-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), June 14, 1999.
More likely, we need Korean or maybe Russian phrase books...
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), June 15, 1999.
Historically, troops from other countries have been used to control other populations. I agree that we would need quite a few languages. Arabic? Cantonese?
How about: "Thank you for letting me use the big road. I will see to it that your bonus is doubled to 4 sausages a month"
-- nice idea (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 15, 1999.
I think it doesn't make any sense at all to think we will have foreign troops here trying to keep us curtailed. Yes, we have foreign troops of all kinds in other areas of the world. But do you really think we would be in Kosovo now if this were year 2000 and the SHTF? Why would we send troops elsewhere and import foreign troops. Does not make sense. If the TEOWAKI hits, everyone, including the US gubmint will "hunker down" and we as citizens will not be worrying about the starving Kosovos when we have starving people at our front door. If I had a child that was in the military overseas, my concerns would be first that he/she not get killed or injured and 2nd that he/she were Stateside before Jan 1.
Going today to buy some more fencing for fields. Soon to be in the market for a guard dog, ie Anatolian shepherd or a Maremma. No Komondors, please.
-- Taz (Tassie @aol.com), June 15, 1999.
Ya know those little airline bottles of liquor?
Well... trade goods could work... in any sitution.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), June 15, 1999.