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by mdubuque
September 18th, 2006, 9:48 pm
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Topic: Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition
Replies: 35
Views: 94148

Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition

<t>There are several errors in your response.Of course Castro's family was from Galicia. We all know that.But let me tell you a fact about him, which you may not know.Castro, who is white, replaced a black man (Batista) as president.A great black Cuban, whom you may well know in another context, tol...
by mdubuque
September 18th, 2006, 9:41 pm
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Topic: Video Newsreel: Subcommandante Marcos Goes to Jail
Replies: 2
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Video Newsreel: Subcommandante Marcos Goes to Jail

<t>From a speech by Subcommandante Marcos over the weekend:There is a Mayan legend. We are Zapatistas, indigenous of Mayan roots. And they say that the moon is a goddess: Ixchel… This goddess worried about caring for the land and cared for and raised men and women of the color of the land. And that ...
by mdubuque
September 18th, 2006, 9:41 pm
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Topic: Video Newsreel: Subcommandante Marcos Goes to Jail
Replies: 2
Views: 117069

Video Newsreel: Subcommandante Marcos Goes to Jail

<t>From a speech by Subcommandante Marcos over the weekend:There is a Mayan legend. We are Zapatistas, indigenous of Mayan roots. And they say that the moon is a goddess: Ixchel… This goddess worried about caring for the land and cared for and raised men and women of the color of the land. And that ...
by mdubuque
September 18th, 2006, 9:34 pm
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Topic: Pope Benedict and the Religion of Peace
Replies: 79
Views: 94485

Pope Benedict and the Religion of Peace

<t>Thanks. This is clearly on point and clearly relevant.Is there anything in the speech from last week which specifically rebuts the notion that Muslims only brought us jihad and nothing more?If not, this would remind me of the discussion about Chavez' recent remarks. I claimed that any person who ...
by mdubuque
September 18th, 2006, 9:00 pm
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Topic: An end to fiat money ?
Replies: 32
Views: 97291

An end to fiat money ?

<t>This analysis is trapped in the 60s. So much has changed. For one thing it is pretty clear that Fed policy is influenced by the price of gold and other indicia of inflation. So it's not truly fiat money.Plus, since Reagan deregulated banking in 1982, the lines between savings and checking account...
by mdubuque
September 18th, 2006, 8:42 pm
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Topic: Pope Benedict and the Religion of Peace
Replies: 79
Views: 94485

Pope Benedict and the Religion of Peace

<t>Hamilton, we went round and round on whether a recent comment of Chavez was anti-Semitic; I think we actually made a shred of progress, though not much more.What's your take on the Pope's speech in Bavaria and that controversy?First of all, I'm sure it's not a world class translation. I wish ther...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 2:34 pm
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Topic: Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition
Replies: 35
Views: 94148

Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition

<t>Yes, de las Casas had a remarkable moral transformation and became a leading moral light of his time. At first he tried to "fine tune" his objection to slavery by recommending that African slaves be used to replace indigenous slaves. And then he developed further, morally, and saw that all slaver...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 2:22 pm
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Topic: Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition
Replies: 35
Views: 94148

Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition

<t>Mencey-You say this genocide should be judged by the morality of the times. What was that morality precisely? The morality as defined by a Borgia pope such as Alexander VI?de las Casas, a very prominent priest who was there at the time is an important place to start. This whole discussion started...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 2:10 pm
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Topic: Eye Test: how many 'F' can you find?
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Eye Test: how many 'F' can you find?

<t>Indeed, so is the following, correctly punctuated, a perfectly good sentence:Tom where Bill had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the tutor's scoring of the grammar quiz.How to punctuate?That's the question, but it's a perfectly good sentence, correctly punctuated.mattQuo...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 2:25 am
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Topic: Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition
Replies: 35
Views: 94148

Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition

<t>Tell the class what role the famed priest Bartolome de las Casas had in ending slavery in the New World.Then tell the class what he said about the role of the Church in the genocide that was occurring in Latin America.Why do you refuse to read or mention this enormously influential priest who was...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 2:21 am
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Topic: Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition
Replies: 35
Views: 94148

Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition

<t>Tell the class about the dogs of war of the dogs of God eating alive tens of thousands of Cubans in the province of Matanzas (Spanish for "slaugherhouse, named after the barbarity of the Catholic Inquisition and this practice of using tens of thousands of Cubans for dog food.)MattOne of the dalma...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 2:15 am
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Topic: Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition
Replies: 35
Views: 94148

Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition

<t>Tell the class what role the famed priest Bartolome de las Casas had in ending slavery in the New World.Then tell the class what he said about the role of the Church in the genocide that was occurring in Latin America.Why do you refuse to read or mention this enormously influential priest who was...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 1:53 am
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Topic: TAFTA
Replies: 7
Views: 92150

TAFTA

Would you say that Jesus would agree with this?MattQuoteOriginally posted by: Hamilton it's a dog eat dog world.
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 1:52 am
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Topic: An end to fiat money ?
Replies: 32
Views: 97291

An end to fiat money ?

<t>This idea of abolishing the Fed borders on the asinine, my friend Ppauper.You say you dislike inflation. So do I. And you want to put the politicians in control of the money supply?Study the 19th century banking panics. That's why we created the Fed.Inflation has come under very good control with...
by mdubuque
September 17th, 2006, 1:20 am
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Topic: Castro is a little jaundiced these days
Replies: 157
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Castro is a little jaundiced these days

<r>Cuban Church rejects foreign interventionhttp://<URL url="http://www.cathnews.com/news/608/46.phpHavana">www.cathnews.com/news/608/46.phpHavana</URL> Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino told journalists that theCatholic Church will not accept foreign intervention in the island'saffairs and in a pastora...
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