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Old 03-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #11
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But like Jeep said, ask questions if you have them.
how close do people (who harvest) live to the poppy fields?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #12
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how close do people (who harvest) live to the poppy fields?
As close as possible. Its usually a family thing and generations have lived in the same areas for centuries. There may be other circumstances but that's the norm.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #13
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good. i'm right on track with that.

i had some other questions, but lookie what i found:
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/...141981703.html

no offense, but you guys answer from your own perspective (american and male).
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #14
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good. i'm right on track with that.

i had some other questions, but lookie what i found:
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/...141981703.html

no offense, but you guys answer from your own perspective (american and male).
You're assuming i'm a guy (females carrying weapons and conduct missions too-especially American females)

Kabul is a little different than the rest of AF. A little more on the liberal side as far as stuff like womens rights etc. The further you go out the more it becomes like Talibanstan.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:26 AM   #15
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are you the catcher on my baseball team, Shayna? she's over there... the one with the long brown hair.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:28 AM   #16
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question: can you recognize taliban people? do they mingle with everyone else in public?


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Kabul is a little different than the rest of AF. A little more on the liberal side as far as stuff like womens rights etc. The further you go out the more it becomes like Talibanstan.
i get that, but you two were talking like you can just go to the store and buy a phone and get on the internet. if Kabul is more liberal than some places then your earlier advice didn't really help... and why i made that assumption.
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question: can you recognize taliban people? do they mingle with everyone else in public?


i get that, but you two were talking like you can just go to the store and buy a phone and get on the internet. if Kabul is more liberal than some places then your earlier advice didn't really help... and why i made that assumption.

They look like everyone else - that's the problem.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:03 AM   #18
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i get that, but you two were talking like you can just go to the store and buy a phone and get on the internet.
You can. Cell phone use is fairly common.

The majority of the population is very poor but Chinese knock-offs of just about everything are available from designer clothes to video games.

Some questions are hard to answer because the country is so diverse. What goes for Kabul or Kandahar doesn't fly in many small and remote villages that haven't evolved past the middle ages.

Some stuff like the status and treatment of women is a mystery since most of us never deal with them. It's a male dominated society. Many of our interpreters were dating or had girlfriends so it wasn't all tribal living and forced marriages.
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The other day there was a guy riding a donkey and talking on a cell phone - like a BOSS.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #20
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The other day there was a guy riding a donkey and talking on a cell phone - like a BOSS.
sweet! and freakishly so timely b/c i was just considering putting a drug handler on a bicycle, but this is so much better.

this is all good stuff guys.

and this just in -- some dood from washington state (what is it with that state?!) went on a shooting rampage over there killing a bunch of civilians.
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