An organized, violent conflict between two or more large groups of individuals, countries, societies, factions, tribes, etc. War has been waged by humans since time immemorial, first with rocks and sticks, then with bows and arrows and stone axes, then with progressively more advanced weapons. Wars have generally been fought for land, religion, political and ideological control and control of resources. Today, wars are waged with firearms, bombs, satellites, various forms of artillery mounted on a number of different weapons platforms. The number of weapons during the 20th century also expanded to include chemical, biological, and nuclear arms and each of those has seen limited use during that time period. Only one type of warfare is capable of wiping out the species that spawned it, and that is nuclear. Only this type of war has never been truly fought, outside of the destruction of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Some of the wars fought during the last 14 years include conflicts in Iraq, Israel, Kashmir, Somalia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Congo, Colombia, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Lebanon and Liberia. During the 20th century it is estimated that over 127 million people have lost their lives in war.
War will be around so long as humans are around to wage it.
Al Qaeda is a loosely affiliated network of Islamic terrorist organizations, operating in the Middle East and throughout the rest of the world. The name of the organization, nominally headed by Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al Zawahiri comes from the Arabic word for "The Base". The name came from a database created by bin Laden at the end of the 1980s that contained the names of Islamic extremist fighters who fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. So far, the bloodiest attack perpetrated by Al Qaeda came on September 11, 2001, which precipitated the US invasion of Afghanistan and the decimation of the terror group. Prior attacks by Al Qaeda included the bombing of the USS Cole on the Gulf of Aden in 2000, the bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, and the Khobar Towers attack in Saudi Arabia in 1996. Al Qaeda vowed worldwide jihad against the US in the early 90s, listing a number of grievances, specifically: the US presence in Saudi Arabia, the US support of Israel, as well as failing to follow the Islamic way of life.
The soldiers of the US are coming to take revenge for our dead and exterminate the Al Qaeda murderers.
Otherwise known as Shit Posing as Mail. Unsolicited messages that have clogged millions of email inboxes with horrible advertisements ranging in everything from illegal underage porn to life insurance to penis enlargements. Spam is also often successfully used to spread email virii.
Spreading spam should be a crime punishable by drawing and quartering.
An extremely obese and/or heavyset person. See Michael Moore.
Oh my god, have you seen tub-o-lard's latest crapumentary?
Randomism is more than a word, its a way of life. This thread origionated on a graffiti forum, and has no spread all over. So many cats bite Ares' randomism, its not even funny.
Yo Ares, randomism is where its at.
A combination of "great" and "good", primarily used in situations of extreme excitement, when you can no longer make coherent speech. Also used when you want to be cool and use slang to describe something so awesome, it is great and good at the same time.
Wow! This game is so fucking grewd!
November 12, 2004
The SKS (which stands for Samozaryadniy Karabin Simonova, or Simonov Self-Loading Carbine) was developed by the USSR in 1945 and was the first battlefield rifle to use the now ubiquitous 7.62x39 mm round. It was quickly superceded by the AK47 rifle, which was lighter, shorter, and capable of select fire, in contrast to the bulky SKS. The SKS was later exported to Warsaw pact countries and Asia. It was widely used as a terrorist and guerilla weapon prior to the latter's switch to the AK47. Most SKS rifles available for sale in the US today come from Russia, Yugoslavia, Romania, China. A few rare variants come from Albania and also Vietnam. The SKS utilizes a simple returning gas-piston system similar to that of the AK in order to chamber the next round after a round has been fired and has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds. Loading of the SKS is accomplished by use of stripper clips.
The SKS is a capable, reliable and accurate rifle.