Skitch0o0 said:What, that they are filled with the same smelly shit?
Um... I´m a math teacher. Yes, I know what an octagon is. In fact, I can even tell you the sum of the interior angles, the value of each individual interior angle and even give you a formula to find both of those for any n-sided polygon. Granted, sarcasm doesn´t always carry well over the net. But I´m glad you made good use of the cliché stab at my "age" by calling me kid. Oh, my inner-child rejoices at the recognition. Thanks. You have fallen victim to a stupid question. Glad you answered it?edub1371 said:Ummm yeah, sure kid. What ever makes you sleep better. By the way, octagonal means: having the shape of an octagon. Way to go idiot (You brought that on yourself with that smelly shit remark.).
I'm still a little confused though, and since you love to help, I figured I could ask you. If they use the same octoganal signs, and they say stop in both Arabic AND English, how do they fit it all on one sign? Or are you telling me that they now actually have multiple signs. I'm also curious where are all these red, octagonal stop signs in Iraq. Have you seen them? I can't seem to find any.edub1371 said:Anything that I can do to help... Im glad that you can do all of the nifty angle stuff. What really impresses me is that you can pose a question that sounds like a serious question. Especially the fact that you can manipulate it to seem like a stupid question when you get an answer that you already knew making you feel dumb. Like I said whatever I can do to help.
Yes she would.voiceofreason said:Associated Press
ROME - The Italian journalist wounded by American troops in Iraq after her release by insurgents rejected the U.S. military's account of the shooting and declined Sunday to rule out the possibility she was deliberately targeted. The White House said it was a "horrific accident" and promised a full investigation.
Meanwhile, an autopsy performed on the agent who died trying to save Giuliana Sgrena reportedly showed he was struck in the temple by a single round and died instantly as the car carrying Sgrena sped to the Baghdad airport.
Friday's shooting that wounded the 56-year-old journalist and killed Italian intelligence officer Nicola Calipari as they were celebrating her freedom has fueled anti-American sentiment in a country where people are deeply opposed to U.S. policy in Iraq.
But government officials indicated the shootings would not affect the decision by Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi — a strong U.S. ally — to maintain 3,000 troops in Iraq to help secure peace in the country.
"The military mission must carry on because it consolidates democracy and liberty in Iraq," Communications Minister Maurizio Gasparri was quoted as saying by the ANSA news agency. "On the other hand, we must control — but not block — the presence of civilians and journalists, who must observe rules and behavior to reduce the risks."
Sgrena, who works for the communist daily Il Manifesto, did not rule out that she was targeted, saying the United States likely disapproved of Italy's methods to secure her release, although she did not elaborate.
"The fact that the Americans don't want negotiations to free the hostages is known," Sgrena told Sky TG24 television by telephone, her voice hoarse and shaky. "The fact that they do everything to prevent the adoption of this practice to save the lives of people held hostages, everybody knows that. So I don't see why I should rule out that I could have been the target."
Italian officials have not provided details about the negotiations leading to Sgrena's release Friday after a month in captivity, but Agriculture Minister Giovanni Alemanno was quoted as saying it was "very likely" a ransom was paid. U.S. officials object to ransoms, saying it encourages further kidnappings.
White House counselor Dan Bartlett said Sunday the shootings were a "horrific accident" and pointed out that President Bush had called Berlusconi to offer condolences and promise a full investigation.
"As you know, in a situation where there is a live combat zone, particularly this road to the airport, has been a notorious area for car bombs, that people are making split-second decisions, and it's critically important that we get the facts before we make judgments," Bartlett said on CNN's "Late Edition."
The U.S. military has said the car Sgrena was riding in was speeding, and Americans used hand and arm signals, flashing white lights and warning shots to get it to stop at the roadblock.
But in an interview with Italian La 7 TV, Sgrena said, "There was no bright light, no signal." She also said the car was traveling at "regular speed."
Why would she lie
I still have yet to see a single red, octagonal stop sign in Iraq...edub1371 said:They make the signs, sparky......c'mon now. Its not that difficult to make a sign out of sheet metal, red paint, and the help of an interpreter. There is, as you can imagine, plenty of sheet metal over there. You're a teacher, I wouldn't expect you to see the stop signs in iraq. I wouldn't expect you to know all of this, so please, PLEASE stop acting like you do!