|dichotic1 - 2009-09-08 |
"also, her ovaries are huge" needed post-haste.
|Billie_Joe_Buttfuck - 2009-09-08 |
All fucking stars. This woman is a champion.
|jangbones - 2009-09-08 |
Jacky Rowland has bigger balls than any "man" on Fox.
Where's that video of Hannity fleeing the Ron Paul supporters?
|Vaidency - 2009-09-08 |
Tear gassing an unarmed, non-threatening person standing right in front of a running video camera. Great idea.
|wtf japan - 2009-09-08 |
The Chosen People have a divine edict to lob their holy hand grenades wherever they deem appropriate. The minor discomfort experienced by this reporter can hardly atone for the flood of tears shed by the Nation of Israel in its long and tragic history.
Never again the Burning Tymes.
|athodyd - 2009-09-08 |
Al Jazeera: now with white people!
I've found that they have the best business programmes I've seen on television. It's my most watched channel, along with the Nigerian networks.
|RomancingTrain - 2009-09-08 |
I wish we didn't have fundamentalists leading this country so we could treat Israel like every other country full of brown people and no oil.
Israel is our greatest ally.
|badideasinaction - 2009-09-08 |
"I'm okay, I'm okay, it's not fatal, I'm still here"
Stars for that remark alone.
|Time Travel Mishap - 2009-09-08 |
When the camera was turned off at 2:05 she went and beat the living shit out of every single person that happened to be in the direction the tear gas came from.
|EvilHomer - 2009-09-08 |
Awww, it's just TEAR GAS, for Chrissakes.
My friends in the military describe exposure to tear gas as having a million bees sting you on the inside of your lungs. Can you confirm this, EvilHomer?
Depends on the type and concentration, really. I won't pretend to be an expert on Israeli chemical munitions, but I'd guess it's roughly analogous to US military issue CS gas (if not identical, since we supply much of Israel's defense equipment). If so, I'd personally say it's more like drowning in a sea of liquid vomit while shoving your face in a vat of peroxide and broken glass, but if your buddies prefer bee stings then that works too. It's hard to describe, not least because thinking of trenchant similes for our experience is the least of your worries once the gas hits, and once it's done you like to repress the memories quick.
But that's the absolute worse case, as in being sealed in a tiny, unventilated room with three or four burning cakes of raw CS right next to you. In an outdoors area it's not nearly as bad (still sucks though), and at any rate it's perfectly survivable, and once you've got out of the area of direct exposure recovery is very, very quick.
No, not the bees! Not the bees!! Aughhghgarlarrrgh!! My eyes!
Imagine how horseradish or wasabi make your sinuses run.
Now imagine shoving a cup of it up every orifice, and inhaling it into your lung mucosa. Throughout your lungs, sinuses, esophagus and tear ducts, your membranes release liquid as fast as possible, and you involuntarily cough up and blow out your nose great big wads of liquid mucus. Once the gas clears out and you have fresh air, you'll notice that you've never breathed so freely in you life, but that minor irritants in the air are much more noticeable.
On the skin, effects are pretty negligible, like a moderate sunburn. I manage to get through name, rank, serial #, and 3 deep breaths during NBC training.
So does putting your shirt in front of your mouth and moving upwind do nothing at all?
Oh, the mucucs. I hated that. I had a continuous line of snot running from my nose to my feet. The worst part? My nose was STILL congested afterwards.
Just curious, did the NCOs make you dance to early 90s club music after reciting?
rawelkij - it'll help, especially moving upwind, but a shirt won't stop the gas from fucking you up.
|Hooper_X - 2009-09-08 |
We need some kind of tag like "Ballistic-Strength Journalistic Integrity" for bits like this and that dude on Georgian TV who was all "Our guests have arrived."
|Cleaner82 - 2009-09-08 |
Certainly puts the chick who got her cheek scratched by a cat in perspective.
|Camonk - 2009-09-08 |
A mere "oh fuck" and she's back to reporting. Wolf Blitzer would've both pissed and shit his pants. Joe the Plumber would have actually died from self-pity.
Oh man; I'd forgotten all about Joe the Plumber. If only he'd been there!
|ragebots - 2009-09-08 |
This dame keeps it real.
|mcsancherson - 2009-09-09 |
Hey now, this is not the place for quarrels and anger. Youtube is the place.
israel is great
Israel IS great. In precisely the same way America is. If not more so.
|PegLegPete - 2009-09-09 |
I kind of got beaten to the whole "Journalism!" tag thing but please, we need one.
|citrusmirakel - 2009-09-11 |
Something to ponder:
Jacky Rowland makes an estimated .000005% as much money as Katie Couric does.
|Goethe and ernie - 2009-09-24 |
It's not like Israel to teargas journalists who might report on them being assholes.
Oh, oh wait.
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