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My first boyfriend looked just like Steve McQueen, same eyes, mouth, and nose, but with dark brown hair and very tall. Beautiful. Fortunately he has survived and now has a beard and salt and pepper hair, and works at Yeshiva U. Great film but I liked Rene Russo better with Pierce Brosnan -- they had more chemistry because he was warmer.
Turkey is about as reliable an ally as Pakistan.
So much for the theory that Muslim violence is caused by subway ads which describe such acts as savagery. What part of "physician do no harm" did he not get?
ليس Pronounced, "Lay-sa" Means, not! I learn so much from this site, thanks Atlas! Iraq Wants the U.S. Out Prime Minister, in Interview, Says Troops Must Leave Next Year as Planned "Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ruled out the presence of any U.S. troops in Iraq after the end of 2011, saying his new government and the country's security forces were capable of confronting any remaining threats to Iraq's security, sovereignty and unity." "Underpinned by revived oil production, Iraq’s 8.4 percent GDP growth in 2012 was among the world’s best. Barclays this month reduced its 2013 projection to 9.1 percent from 10.1 percent, and cut 2014’s estimate to 9.3 percent from 10.2 percent."
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Fantastic. So touching because that young girl is living that reality, she knows what oppression is first hand I'm sure. Great theme: Freedom for the human race, now and forever. She's lucky to have gotten access to Atlas. You never know when you do some good how it will come back to you.
God bless our troops. It's a sin and a travesty that we are losing our people in Afghanistan. For what? To be occupiers of a drug addled hellhole? See: "Imperialism & Fundamentalism Have Joined Hands": Malalai Joya on 12 Years of U.S.-Led Afghan War "Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is seeking to sign an accord with the Afghan government to keep U.S. troops in the country for the indefinite future. The United States plans to pull out the bulk of its 57,000 troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but the Pentagon wants to retain a smaller force of around 10,000 forces after 2014. In addition, the United States wants to maintain the right to run unilateral counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan after 2014." OT -- Ridding the Nobel Prizes of Anti-Muslim Bias
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2013 on Afghan Ally Kills US soldier at Atlas Shrugs
From Andrew Sullivan: Vladimir Putin, Meet Niccolo Machiavelli SEP 12 2013 @ 12:02PM "The core question is: Are we seeking responsibility for resolving this ghastly sectarian bloodbath? I believe we have to have the steely resolve to act on our core interests – after bankrupting ourselves fiscally and morally next door in Iraq – to say no. And the moments when Obama has risked owning this conflict have always been his low points. From that early high-minded and unnecessary statement on Assad to his impulsive declaration of intent to use force in August, he deeply worried the American people and the world that the US could be getting into more responsibility for yet another Middle East sectarian bloodbath. But he has nimbly pivoted back from these positions – finding his way back to a more GHW Bush posture rather than a GW Bush one. But the upshot right now – so far as I can see – is that Russia and not America now owns this conflict. It is Putin who is on the hook now – and the more Putin brags about his diplomatic achievement the more entrenched his responsibility for its success will become. And that is perfectly in line with Russia’s core interests: Putin is much closer to Syria than we are; he must be scared shitless of Sunni Jihadists who now loathe him and Russia more than even the Great Satan getting control of WMDs. Those chemical weapons could show up in Dagestan or Chechnya or the Moscow subway. It is Putin – and not Obama – who is therefore much more firmly stuck between the Sunnis and the Shia in Syria – not to speak of the Christians. Of course, this argument only makes sense if you don’t believe the US is best served by being responsible for the entire Middle East, and by being the only major power seriously invested there. If your goal is US global hegemony, this was a very bad week."
PS -- The point of the movie -- the legal system is deeply flawed and drives people crazy, which is why most people stay the heck away from trouble and lawyers. I confess I was not sorry to see the "dynamic duo" not go to England because of my concern for their safety over there in that situation. Tommy made of point of getting himself arrested that day and previously came to the US with a false passport which landed him in jail. He's adorable and a great guy but he tends to be a little rough around the edges regarding the police. But I read through the letters and found the most egregious claim was that either Pamela or Robert had any connection to the mass murderer Anders Breivik. I would strongly object to that. I would also object to being banned for 3-5 years and I would find a better venue, indoors preferably, for open discussion and debate. The EDL rally was a bad choice; why not admit that and move on? IMO Now I'll be banned from this site, right? /sarc
I watched this movie this morning, somebody had put a link over at Jihadwatch of the last scene, and then I ended up watching the whole thing. . . . And Justice For All. (1979) -- pt 1 I wish you and Robert well on this case, but I think it's not at all about you or Robert or anything either of you said or wrote. It's about your coming over to participate in a demo with the EDL and the risk that posed.
I notice the "National Council of Canadian Muslims" letterhead is lacking a return address. Real professional.
Brief history of Bahá'í: and their gardens in Israel: I visited there as a child and was very impressed by the place.
I figured that was happening when you first reported on Lady Al Qaeda being transferred to Pakistan. So I read about her. Siddiqui was tried and convicted not for her major terrorist activities, i.e., the instructions on bomb building on her computer HD and the dangerous chemical she was carrying. She was tried and convicted for her assault on American soldiers with an unattended machine gun while she was being held and questioned. Unfortunately the charge was not substantiated with physical evidence like DNA or fingerprints on the rifle she grabbed, just the eyewitnesses. Somehow our military/government thought that it was a smart move, I guess because it was easier at the time. Pakistan will dismiss the conviction in a year or so and she'll get elected or appointed to some high position in Afghanistan. Just a guess.
He's probably working on his memoirs, again.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2013 on WTH is he doing? at Atlas Shrugs
Imagine that, Jews building synagogues in Jerusalem. But Haniyeh thinks they are doing it to bother Palestinians, deceive the world into thinking the Jewish state is really Jewish. He's delusional and can't for some reason accept that they are just Jews wanting to worship in a holy place. We need a psychologist to deal with this guy, not politicians. It's really sad when you consider how much effort Israel goes through to not harm Palestinians.
And meanwhile I discovered that AT&T has been monitoring my internet usage and Yahoo email, and who knows what else. If you have yahoo mail you can check: Then click on: Monitor activity on your account I kept calling tech support at AT&T for the last two weeks to complain about suspicious activity (someone other than me accessing my account) and each time they kept telling me to change my password, make it stronger -- to 16 digits, which of course had no effect. And no one recognized the IP address. The IT people have no idea what is going on. The people at Apple told me how to track this down. Turns out the IP address accessing my account is out of TX and turns out to be registered to AT&T. Pathetic. I'll let you know if I get some explanation for all this.
What was his research topic? Plastic explosives? Or maybe he is a subject for an advanced experiment in brain chemistry to prove that no matter how loving and nice you are to some people they will not change how they feel about you or what they think about you or how they behave. The graduation ceremony proved the point that Jews are not responsible for anti-Semitism. I think some Jews want to believe that Jews themselves are responsible for the (irrational) hatred against them. That way they can use their brilliant minds, figure out what they are doing wrong, change it, and fix everything. They want to remain hopeful that they can repair the world to be more of what G-d intended. That's a noble goal, but it risks violating a fundamental spiritual principle, that no one is responsible for anyone else's behavior. Everyone is entitled to "free will." That's G-d's special gift to mankind, oddly enough, considering the consequences. Does that mean you have to "give up" on some people, accept a breach in the brotherhood of mankind, that there's not necessarily a happy ending? Yep. There's no chance for peace until the Muslims give up their desire to kill Jews.
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Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2013 on The Wonderful World of Islam at Atlas Shrugs
I was looking at an Islamic advice site yesterday, reading about the "struggle" of some young Muslim women over wearing the hijab -- most of the advice had to do with pleasing Allah and how superior they believe hijabed Muslimas are to Western women who expose themselves. The little story they like to tell each other is, if a man sees two candies on the ground and one is wrapped and the other not, which one do you think he will choose? You have to love how liberal minded Westerners think they are being enlightened by being tolerant of Muslims whilst the Muslims see them as trash.
Any mosque advocating jihad or any aspects of Sharia that conflict with Constitutional freedoms and protections should be closed. In a nation that values liberty, why shouldn't I be able argue for Sharia Law? It is up to those who value liberty to defend it. So long as they are peacefully arguing that 50% of humanity should be second class citizens in the eyes of the law, the government has no moral authority to stop them. Moreover, this provision simply would not pass the first amendment- isn't that something AFDI purports to support? That's very naive on your part. Look at what's happened to Europe with no-go zones and in the UK where towns are not recognizable to the original population because of the imposition of Sharia law -- gays are harassed, girls are harassed, liquor stores are closed down, etc. Or look at the violations of freedom of speech in Dearborn, MI when Christians went to preach on the public sidewalks. All this has happened in the name of multicultural tolerance. Further, see proposed legislation which recognizes this threat: USC › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2385 PREVNEXT 18 USC § 2385 - Advocating overthrow of Government USC-prelim US Code USCPrelim is a preliminary release and may be subject to further revision before it is released again as a final version. Current through Pub. L. 112-283. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.) Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State ...
I'm surprised you don't realize that lots of gays have difficulty accepting themselves because they have internalized hatred from the attitudes they've been surrounded with from childhood. So how can you blame them for the hatred of straight individuals?
Just an observation based on reading the blog for 3 1/2 years, personal experience, and other things I have read online. I'd rather not be any more specific than that. Frankly you missed my point which is that regardless of Geller's personal opinions or prejudices she's risen above them for a higher purpose. I deeply respect and appreciate her efforts on behalf of "the gays" as I know it is unlikely that she will receive any recognition or appreciation from the gay community any time soon. So thanks, Pam.
Good for you. As Pamela says, I don't have to thank you for not wanting to kill me. No one says you have to accept anyone or everyone, just respect the law which requires people to be treated equally.