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Secret units plant parks and trees at night, and beautify the enemy's teritorry
Anti terrorist units plant parks and trees in locations
the enemy shot at you. They build up nice houses and
invite the enemy to live in them. Commandos set up
roof gardens landing with helicopters. The
commandos then secretly run to the sea and are
collected by a navy seal unit.
shoots flowerbeds into empty lots. Drones
drop parachutes with ornamentary furniture for the
enemy to use in their living rooms, selected by
Instead of seeing pictures of slums in Afghanistan,
the money in beautiful new neighborhoods for the
Next time the road is filmed, it looks like Tehran or
After a while they'll get tired of the insurgents, and
thinking of how to make life nicer for themselves and
Also, provide them with green solutions like PV
panels, vegetative roofs
and wind towers.
quite a famous image.... [xenzag, Nov 17 2012]
The origin of flower power
Although this idea is the opposite. Where the fighting corps are the ones with the flowers against insurgents [pashute, Nov 20 2012]
Fitted Carpet bombing
Reminds me of this,... [PainOCommonSense, Nov 20 2012]
||So if my country just sits there grinding along in debt and poverty, we get nothing.
||On the other hand, if we start armed insurrection we get development.
||For some reason, I really like this! [+]
||[ ] what poc and xan said.
||Well, I'll bid your //armed insurrection// plus cookies!
||I like this idea, and I'm bunning it, but it will have
absolutely no impact on armed conflict. Nothing will. If
you somehow removed all of the world's weapons (and
improvised weapons), nations would still send their armies
to wage war barehanded. Violence is a part of us, just as
it is with nearly every animal (even mice and little fishes
attack and kill each other).
||Folks, the equation of History is extremely simple. The lack of conflict leads to overpopulation. Overpopulation leads to conflict. It's been true ever since some old tribe of Homo Habilis got numerous enough to divide into two tribes --except that all the neighboring territories were already occupied.
||Vernon, sadly, according to the scriptures it
way before there were two tribes. I remember also
reading about a murder near Tierra Del Fuego with
two residents, where one of them was murdered by
other. A similar phenomenon happened on Isle of
(BTW what's the source of that name)
||Still, I like this idea of mine and am sure the first
country to adopt it will at least make headlines. And
today, that's what's important.
||Someone wrote a rather witty sci fi short about just this kind of war - one side were essentially DNA artists, and they used seeds to propagate their way of life, while the other side used good old tanks and bombs.
||//way before there were two tribes.//
You mean when Adam and Eve were dis-Abel-ed?
||//according to the scriptures it happened way before there were two tribes//
According to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the opposite is true.
||Which Frankie song do you mean?
||And if its done with Chinese art it will be Global War
||[Dr Bob]? I ask again which episode?
||Re visiting this idea: I heard that in Montesore kindergardens
the kids are not allowed to play with toy guns and toy soldiers
and that everything is made from wood, so the boys take the
wooden giraffes and shoot at each other.