• @shoppingrat
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    383 months ago

    this is hella old but apparently still relevant

    • @[email protected]
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      33 months ago

      Context on the twitter post referenced:

      The first picture clearly shows an expiration date of July 2026 on the side of the canister, meaning that, as of the date of this note, it doesn’t expire for more than two years.

      • @[email protected]
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        13 months ago

        God damn, you are absolutely correct. Egg on my face for not checking the source I used. Comment deleted.

      • @Maggoty
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        13 months ago

        I love how they show an opened picture, like look how bad it is! But uhhh those are the good rations.

  • @[email protected]
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    103 months ago

    This is kind of how the Molotov cocktail got it’s name.

    The Russians were bombing the Finns, however in the media foreign minister Molotov said they were doing food drops. The bombs were called ‘Molotov breadbaskets’.

    So the improvised incendiary devices the Finns fought back with got called Molotov cocktails.

  • Sibbo
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    93 months ago

    At least they are not bombing Gaza while delivering food to Israel

  • @ArtVandelay
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    83 months ago

    A tale as old as time. Even back in Vietnam, we were pulling the same shit.

    Willard: “It was the way we had over here of living with ourselves. We’d cut them in half with a machine gun and give them a Band-Aid. It was a lie—and the more I saw of them, the more I hated lies.”

    Apocalypse Now, 1979

    • @sailingbythelee
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      03 months ago

      Its not really a tale as old as time if you’re only going back to the 1970s. I don’t think it was very common in the ancient world to provide military aid to your ally while also providing aid to their adversary, unless you secretly wanted to screw over your ally as well.

  • @harderian729
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    33 months ago

    Does anyone know where I can find information on the kind of food typical in these airdrops?

  • @BeatTakeshi
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    03 months ago

    So there is now a market for explosive rations

    • FenrirIII
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      23 months ago

      Brought to you by Taco Bell!