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May 9th, 2014, 11:47 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerWe all know that muslims are for the most part good people who are misunderstood and provoked by the USA. If Boko Haram murders 10,000 people, it is just the position that George W. Bush and Israel and Exxon forced them into. So what is the big deal, right? We are sorry about the 10,000 dead people, but we replaced Bush with Obama so at least we are trying.What I don't get, is how some people say Boko Haram is the bad actor in all this. What did they do? This is the best argument that people like John Kerry seem to have against them:QuoteThey don't offer anything except violence. They don't offer a health care plan. They don't offer schools. They don't tell you how to build a nation. They don't talk about how they will provide jobs.Okay, I guess they sound sort of bad. But it is going to take a little more to convince me.when you put it like that, they sound sort of like Republicansand as Rush said, "Really, Mr. Secretary? You mean if the kidnappers had a health care plan, it might mitigate the circumstance some? "Did you cream your pants when Rush said that ?
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May 9th, 2014, 12:38 pm

As a young, healthy person, I am thinking I should join Boko Haram over Obama Ayers.
 
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May 9th, 2014, 12:42 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerAs a young, healthy person, I am thinking I should join Boko Haram over Obama Ayers.I am sure you will fit right in.
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May 9th, 2014, 12:52 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerAs a young, healthy person, I am thinking I should join Boko Haram over Obama Ayers.Same sounding names -- are u sure these are different organisations? If i get very desperate i might join some terrorist organisation like Goldman Sachs or something, but only because it has good benefits.
 
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May 10th, 2014, 7:26 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerWe all know that muslims are for the most part good people who are misunderstood and provoked by the USA. If Boko Haram murders 10,000 people, it is just the position that George W. Bush and Israel and Exxon forced them into. So what is the big deal, right? We are sorry about the 10,000 dead people, but we replaced Bush with Obama so at least we are trying.What I don't get, is how some people say Boko Haram is the bad actor in all this. What did they do? This is the best argument that people like John Kerry seem to have against them:QuoteThey don't offer anything except violence. They don't offer a health care plan. They don't offer schools. They don't tell you how to build a nation. They don't talk about how they will provide jobs.Okay, I guess they sound sort of bad. But it is going to take a little more to convince me.when you put it like that, they sound sort of like Republicansand as Rush said, "Really, Mr. Secretary? You mean if the kidnappers had a health care plan, it might mitigate the circumstance some? "Did you cream your pants when Rush said that ?No. I forgot to take my viagra before the show
 
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May 10th, 2014, 7:30 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerAs a young, healthy person, I am thinking I should join Boko Haram over Obama Ayers.Same sounding names -- are u sure these are different organisations? If i get very desperate i might join some terrorist organisation like Goldman Sachs or something, but only because it has good benefits.moveon.org has of course pointed out that Goldman Sachs is evil and Boko Haram not so muchmoveon.org: It's Time to Break-up Public Enemy #1 Goldman SachsQuoteJust two hours after WND reported MoveOn.org still had an active petition calling on the U.S. government not to designate the jihadist group Boko Haram a terrorist organization, the leftist website suddenly removed the petition.Boko Haram is the very same group that has enraged the world by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria and threatening to sell them into slavery.The petition ? which received its first signature on June 20, 2012, and continued to be signed at the time of this report ? was uncovered by Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, who asked MoveOn.org to apologize for hosting an online petition opposing a terrorist designation for Boko Haram.
 
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May 10th, 2014, 7:34 am

evidently BJ Clinton agreesMr. Geithner said: Mr Clinton told me I could take Lloyd Blankfein into a dark alley. And slit his throat
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May 10th, 2014, 7:03 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerWe all know that muslims are for the most part good people who are misunderstood and provoked by the USA. If Boko Haram murders 10,000 people, it is just the position that George W. Bush and Israel and Exxon forced them into. So what is the big deal, right? We are sorry about the 10,000 dead people, but we replaced Bush with Obama so at least we are trying.What I don't get, is how some people say Boko Haram is the bad actor in all this. What did they do? This is the best argument that people like John Kerry seem to have against them:QuoteThey don't offer anything except violence. They don't offer a health care plan. They don't offer schools. They don't tell you how to build a nation. They don't talk about how they will provide jobs.Okay, I guess they sound sort of bad. But it is going to take a little more to convince me.when you put it like that, they sound sort of like Republicans[$]\begin{array}{|l|l|l|l|}\hline&\textrm{Obama}&\textrm{Republicans}&\textrm{Boko Haram}\cr\hline\textrm{offer something besides violence}&\textrm{yes}&\times&\times\cr\textrm{offer a health care plan}&\textrm{yes}&\times&\times\cr\textrm{offer schools}&\textrm{yes}&\times&\times\cr\textrm{tell you how to build a nation}&\textrm{yes}&\times&\times\cr\textrm{talk about how they will provide jobs}&\textrm{yes}&\times&\times\cr\hline\end{array}[$]
 
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May 10th, 2014, 8:18 pm

Isn't "vampire squid" a Jewish slur?Anyway, there is something disturbing about this wikipedia phrase I can't put my finger on:QuoteLloyd Blankfein was born in the Bronx borough of New York City, to a Jewish familyMaybe it is the use of "to" rather than "in." Or maybe it is its use showing some discomfort with the idea that Jewish people are a race.There is no doubt that Lloyd Blankfein is Jewish. It is more obvious than interesting to me. But if it is interesting enough to point out in wikipedia, you might as well just say "Lloyd Blankfein is Jewish." Maybe that sounds too aggressive.I looked at the wikipedia entry for Donald Regan, and it doesn't say he was "born to an Irish family." It says "Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Kathleen (née Ahearn) and William Francis Regan, he was of Irish Catholic origins" down in the lower area.If there is ever a wikipedia entry on me, they are just going to have to say "born in a family." Everybody was born, and at the moment they are born there exists a family. So it is just weird to describe someone as having been born, or having been born in a family. I guess they were too self conscious to say "LLoyd Blankfein is Jewish." They should have just made that the first line and been done with it.A google search of "born to" suggests some connotation of destiny.I also thought it this was weird when I looked up Chelsea Handler:QuoteChelsea Joy Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, the youngest of six children of Rita (née Stoecker) and Seymour Handler.[3][4] Her father, American, is Jewish; her German-born mother, who came to the United States in 1958, was a Mormon.[3][5] Handler was raised in Reform Judaism.[6][7][8] Handler said that while growing, up she felt like an outsider, recalling, "We lived in this nice Jewish neighborhood...Everyone had Mercedes and Jaguars, and I was going to school in a Pinto."The woman is like 50, but it is above-the-fold interesting her parents had a Pinto when she was a kid? It is just weird that your parents having had a Pinto 40 years ago is relevant to who you are. I do not remember all the cars my parents drove.Just out of curiosity, I looked at wikipedia entries on Billy Joel, Billy Crystal, and Jerry Seinfeld. None of them is weird and uncomfortable.Jewish people may think they have moved beyond the Jewish thing. But by supporting Democrats, they are supporting mob politics. And wherever there is a mob, in my opinion there will probably be a jew not too far off.I remember I stood in the crowd of Mexicans trying to get picked up for labor jobs on a back street in San Mateo, California. I wanted to see if I lost all my money playing poker, if I could make a stake digging holes. I figured I look like a Mexican. But when I got right up next to them, I did not really blend in like I thought I would.
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May 10th, 2014, 8:56 pm

QuoteMaybe it is the use of "to" rather than "in." Does it refer to Lloyd as IT in the article? Reminds me this stupid movie "Omen" which was for some reason one of the first videos smuggled into the Soviet Union. "I saw ITs mother". We are talking about the Antichrist here -- while logic dictates he is to be born to a Jewish family, calling him a Jew would be racist and inaccurate. It's like calling Christ a Jew. One of my ex-potential mother-in-laws almost had a heart attack when her daughter made a comment to to that extent.
 
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May 11th, 2014, 7:09 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerWe all know that muslims are for the most part good people who are misunderstood and provoked by the USA. If Boko Haram murders 10,000 people, it is just the position that George W. Bush and Israel and Exxon forced them into. So what is the big deal, right? We are sorry about the 10,000 dead people, but we replaced Bush with Obama so at least we are trying.What I don't get, is how some people say Boko Haram is the bad actor in all this. What did they do? This is the best argument that people like John Kerry seem to have against them:QuoteThey don't offer anything except violence. They don't offer a health care plan. They don't offer schools. They don't tell you how to build a nation. They don't talk about how they will provide jobs.Okay, I guess they sound sort of bad. But it is going to take a little more to convince me.when you put it like that, they sound sort of like Republicansand as Rush said, "Really, Mr. Secretary? You mean if the kidnappers had a health care plan, it might mitigate the circumstance some? "Did you cream your pants when Rush said that ?No. I forgot to take my viagra before the showTry not to make that mistake again - although I am pretty sure you find everything Rush says fairly erotic. Enjoy.
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May 11th, 2014, 8:55 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerThis is pretty funny. This is a real picture so far as I can make out, not doctored. It must be pornography for that muslim boko guy!Conan, what is best in life? To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the women.There it is, the lamentation of the women.If J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith had been black schoolgirls, they might still be alive
 
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May 12th, 2014, 10:19 am

The headline says "A Boko Haram video emerged today purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls and the terror group's leader declaring they have converted to Islam." But to me, it looks like it is the schoolgirls who have converted the group's leader to dressing like a sissy pretty boy.
 
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May 13th, 2014, 8:42 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: farmerThis is pretty funny. This is a real picture so far as I can make out, not doctored. It must be pornography for that muslim boko guy!Conan, what is best in life? To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the women.There it is, the lamentation of the women.If J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith had been black schoolgirls, they might still be aliveUS deploys manned planesit's obviously much easier to fly to Nigeria than say BenghaziI don't know how much all this is costing.Boko Haram were threatening to sell the girls into slavery.What does a slave go for in Nigeria? $1000 ? more ? less ?it's probably cheaper to buy the girls back than look for themT
 
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May 15th, 2014, 5:05 pm

A British-born ringleader of Boko Haram is in custody after he was arrested in Sudan
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