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by brontosaurus
September 2nd, 2010, 1:46 pm
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Topic: million man march
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million man march

<t>QuoteI used to find it funny that when Taliban destroyed those thousand year old budha statues, people who were in uproar were the same people who wanted to place ten commandments everywhere in schools and public places. I must be crazy to think there was a moral equivalence there.My point to you...
by brontosaurus
September 1st, 2010, 10:31 pm
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Topic: million man march
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million man march

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: brontosaurusQuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerJust to help fix your small heads, tribalism and socialism are both barbaric, so far as taking steps backwards in social evolution. And yes, practices in...
by brontosaurus
September 1st, 2010, 8:35 pm
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Topic: million man march
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million man march

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerJust to help fix your small heads, tribalism and socialism are both barbaric, so far as taking steps backwards in social evolution. And yes, practices in muslim cultures, and their religion, are barbaric compared to Beck's relig...
by brontosaurus
August 30th, 2010, 1:44 pm
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Topic: million man march
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million man march

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnHaving a real or perceived enemy keep one focused.Cuch, I think its time NATO had a post-modern Chief of StaffQuote3. Its one thing to be a pacifist but quite another to talk like a pacifist while being a high-ranking official at the French Defense Ministry. T...
by brontosaurus
August 20th, 2010, 10:25 pm
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Topic: Things to do in NY when you've done everything
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Things to do in NY when you've done everything

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ErrrbMy 2 cents there is Shakespeare show in Central Park, I would check the schedule.did do Shakespear once, a but weird with an American accent (though a British accent now is also very far off the original probably) and they keep you moving accross the park through t...
by brontosaurus
August 20th, 2010, 3:52 pm
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Topic: Things to do in NY when you've done everything
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Things to do in NY when you've done everything

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: zetahansi I'm jealous! 1. strand bookstore2. mcsorleys3. barbossa4. guggenheim5. bleeker st/wash sq6. visit williamsburg/brooklynthe strand is SO overpriced, and the Barnes and Noble at Union Square is almost as awesome as Foyles in London.Also, there are a very chilled...
by brontosaurus
August 20th, 2010, 1:00 am
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Topic: Things to do in NY when you've done everything
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Things to do in NY when you've done everything

thanks. We actually did Roosevelt's house. Now John Gotti's would be something else
by brontosaurus
August 20th, 2010, 12:34 am
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Topic: Things to do in NY when you've done everything
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Things to do in NY when you've done everything

Anyone got good tips for kids in the Long Island area?
by brontosaurus
August 19th, 2010, 3:56 am
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Topic: Israel and its Critics
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Israel and its Critics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Marsden it's child abuse to teach your children that great masses of people around the world will hate them just for who they are, as the Israelis do. What does anyone owe a religion or a culture that is worth endangering their children over it, if the teaching is true,...
by brontosaurus
August 19th, 2010, 3:39 am
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Topic: Israel and its Critics
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Israel and its Critics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MarsdenHere is an actual line from The Merchant of Venice, as long as we're discussing antisemitism: "How shalt thou hope for mercy, rendering none?"The Merchant of Venice is an interesting play. Shylock is really a very awful character; it's never played quite as horri...
by brontosaurus
August 18th, 2010, 7:11 pm
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Topic: Israel and its Critics
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Israel and its Critics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MarsdenYou're going to have to come up with more colorful examples if you want to compete with that, tErrrd.Mars, although the 'Jewish victim of Nazis'/'Palestinian victims of Jews' parallel is part of your weltanschauung, you might find more "colorful" examples of "cre...
by brontosaurus
August 18th, 2010, 2:45 am
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Topic: I wish I'd said that
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I wish I'd said that

<t>QuoteThe existence of Arab nationalism, plus the power of the regimes that wield it, is the main force blocking Islamist victory among most Middle Eastern Muslims. That is why the preservation of the current relatively moderate Arab regimes?despite all of their faults?is extremely important for W...
by brontosaurus
August 18th, 2010, 12:19 am
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Topic: I wish I'd said that
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I wish I'd said that

<t>QuoteThe proponents of competing paradigms are always at least slightly at cross-purposes. Neither side will grant all the non-empirical assumptions that the other needs in order to make its case?. [Thus while] each may hope to convert the other to his way of seeing?, neither may hope to prove hi...
by brontosaurus
August 16th, 2010, 9:20 pm
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Topic: Israel and its Critics
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Israel and its Critics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: FermionQuoteOriginally posted by: Marsdenhow ridiculous was it to note how happy some Christian was to be able to study Jesus in his life's setting (not that it was particularly difficult to get to Jerusalem prior to the formation of Israel)?Not at all difficult, in fac...
by brontosaurus
August 16th, 2010, 9:11 pm
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Topic: Israel and its Critics
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Israel and its Critics

<t>Hi Mars, thanks for asking. Yes, Israelis do feel victimized.I'm curious, why is it that when 1) a Christian Arab murders African-Americans, you say it was because he felt like he was mis-treated by Israel and that really, therefore, Israel is to blame. But when 2) Israel poisons lollipops in Gaz...
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