Gaikokumaniakku: And just as the English pirates were sponsored by the English queen, these Muslim pirates are sponsored by wealthy emirs. An expert in medieval Islamic corsairs might argue that these modern pirates are not the true heirs of the corsairs, but rather imitators of England’s sea dogs.
Dan Kurt: As long as these Pirates use the desert as their Sea they are doomed. Currently we have drones that are guided by humans but now, just as one hears of autonomous cars self driving, there are robotic drones using machine learning to find the Pirates and soon they will be unleashed to kill them if the politicians give the OK — no pilots to shoot down. And this is just the first generation. The deserts will be swept of pirates as well as the seas if wanted.
Grasspunk: This reminds me of the old Star Trek where some visitors get all their daily nutrition from a pill and Scotty takes one and gets him well fed on fantastic food and drunk on Scotch. Kinda weak that she’s using tomatoes as an example, things that have been grown in hothouses for a very long time. A really intensive crop to grow. She’s cherry tomato picking. I’m not really getting her point — it seems a diatribe against organic hand-picked tomatoes in the farmers market....
Ramar: Bedu. The eternal Islamic warrior from the time of Mohammad. Live austere, wander the desert, pick your fight carefully, do not adopt the fighting style of the opposition, disperse when needed. Plunder and booty an important consideration for the warrior. Aouda finding the looted horses during the time of Lawrence and taking off to enjoy the spoils.
Cornelius: The theory was for a long time that Africans had low instance of colon cancer because of the high fiber diet they ate in comparison to Europeans and Americans. Somehow it is the microbes rather than the fiber that accounts for the low instance of colon cancer in Africans?
Bob Sykes: The so-called scientists are pig ignorant. The Burkina Faso diet is the evolutionary new diet. The Italian diet is not paleo, but it much closer than the African grain diet.
Slovenian Guest: So they essentially live in vans down by the river and the U.S. Air Force still can’t handle them? That’s rather odd, because flat terrain plus cold desert nights equals perfect conditions for night vision and targeting equipment. Those Toyota convoys stand out in stark contrast at night, it should be like shooting fish in a barrel, something doesn’t add up.
Candide III: When you build a granary, mice will gather. You want to make its walls of stone, or get a cat, or both.
Talnik: Average lifespan in Burkina Faso is 56 years vs. 83 years in Italy; there are more important issues to address.
Bomag: When Sonnenburg put these second-generation mice on a fiber-rich diet, their microbes failed to recover. Maybe in the lab. I suspect that in the world at large, they would eventually recover those microbes. How about Eskimos? Or Inuit, whatever. They subsist on very little fiber and seem to do okay.