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    A silly question...

    I see that some woman, her kids and husband have been rescued after being held hostage in Afghanistan.....they had been grabbed while they were "hiking".....Who the hell goes hiking in Afghanistan?
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    Re: A silly question...

    2Caitlin Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were captured by the Haqqani network while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012.
    Coleman was pregnant at the time and the couple have had three children while in captivity."


    Seem all above board to me.
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    Geez, I'd just as soon take a vacation to North Korea...............I guess they were feeling like they would fit in with the "Natives".........................got complacent and guess what............never ever ever get complacent in any Ragland country. Some may tolerate you, others see a living target to kill or kidnap for religious/ political purposes.
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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by shush View Post
    2Caitlin Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were captured by the Haqqani network while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012.
    Coleman was pregnant at the time and the couple have had three children while in captivity."


    Seem all above board to me.
    I guess the allowed conjugal visits...from someone.
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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by shush View Post
    2Caitlin Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were captured by the Haqqani network while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012.
    Coleman was pregnant at the time and the couple have had three children while in captivity."


    Seem all above board to me.
    At some point in their captivity boredom set in?
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    Re: A silly question...

    Saying they couldn't fight or play baseball?
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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    Saying they couldn't fight or play baseball?
    I'm alluding to the fact that after every major blackout of electrical power, especially in the NE, there is a marked increase in births 9 months later.
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    Re: A silly question...

    I have to assume they were not looking for a ski resort or a good fishing hole.

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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by tennmike View Post
    I'm alluding to the fact that after every major blackout of electrical power, especially in the NE, there is a marked increase in births 9 months later.
    I had three from December 2003 to March 2005. Got to do something when it gets cold out.

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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by shush View Post
    2Caitlin Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were captured by the Haqqani network while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012.
    Coleman was pregnant at the time and the couple have had three children while in captivity."


    Seem all above board to me.

    I get it... no cable... Is that why there are so many Brits? Something to do during those multi-channel Cricket marathons on TV?
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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wambli Ska View Post
    I get it... no cable... Is that why there are so many Brits? Something to do during those multi-channel Cricket marathons on TV?
    Crickets cause babies?

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    Re: A silly question...

    Blizzards do. Any major power outage over 3 days. I imagine tornadoes and hurricanes have a similar effect as long as its not mass evacuation.
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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Varmintmist View Post
    Blizzards do. Any major power outage over 3 days. I imagine tornadoes and hurricanes have a similar effect as long as its not mass evacuation.
    Power outages around here rarely cause an increase in childbirth. No power and no A/C makes people too hot and miserable to want to be touched. In a cold climate one needs the body heat so it's different.
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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheadgib View Post
    Power outages around here rarely cause an increase in childbirth. No power and no A/C makes people too hot and miserable to want to be touched. .
    That only works that way for old people.
    You must be old if you think that!
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    Re: A silly question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawker View Post
    Who the hell goes hiking in Afghanistan?
    Idiots???
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    Re: A silly question...

    Who does that? STUPID FOOLS, THAT"S WHO!!! Reminds me of that young guy that stole a political sign from a North Korean hotel a year ago. They sent him to prison, ended up deathly ill and they sent him back here, only to die a couple of days later. This couple was a bit luckier, I guess.
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    Re: A silly question...

    The report I read said the man is a Islamofascist sympathizer and has some distant connections to Bin Ladin. After being rescued he reportedly refused to get on an American C-130 to be brought home, because it was at an American air base in Afghanistan that is "notorious for abusing terrorists", and he had "philosophical" objections. Canadians apparently don't have many kind things to say about him.

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