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Old 05-03-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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The news media keep saying that Bin Laden was living in a luxurious mansion. Even for a third world country, this doesn't count as a luxurious mansion:



But I guess "luxurious mansion" is a better contrast to "cave" than is "large ugly house."
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Thinking the same thing. It looks even worse on the inside.
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They kept a cow in the courtyard? Not much luxury if you ask me.
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It is if you like milk on your Wheaties and the nearest Piggly Wiggly is 9,000 miles away...
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Note to self: add luxurious mansion to apartment rental ads. See Samantha Bee on flipping Osama's lovely home:

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Osama wouldn't be caught dead shopping at a piggly wiggly anyway, given his peoples' distaste for pork.
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I suspect that the figure of a million dollars was plucked out of a random cow's backside rather than a local realtor's office.

Apparently Abbottabad is quite a tony place. During the run-up to the operation, people were seen going round from house to house, claiming to be interested in buying property in the area. You can't use that cover story in every third-world town. No major problem with religious extremists reported (oh, the irony). An IT guy tweeting in great English throughout the operation. Could be anywhere in the Mid-West.
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You didn't see the media center Al.
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Maybe this is the guest house that Ed the Gypsy would have been put up in had he accepted the Pakistan opportunity discussed here?

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The news media keep saying that Bin Laden was living in a luxurious mansion.
That's just the phrase they're using on the latest VRBO.com listing...
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I don't know which is worse-- having to see that dreck in the discussion or realizing that some poor fool paid money to Google to get those ads on the discussion board...
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At least they don't have to travel for milk.
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