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To: average joe who wrote (70921)10/24/2003 12:08:56 PM
From: Sun Tzu
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Oh, and I forgot to say, it is not so harmless to the man either. In one occasion, I took a bus from one city to another. As it happens, my stop was the same as some female student who had been sitting next to me. I had only engaged in idle chit-chat to spend the time. But that was enough for the driver not to let me out at my stop and take me away for another 3 stops. On the other hand, they didn't seem to say anything to the woman.

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To: Sun Tzu who wrote (70922)10/24/2003 12:12:18 PM
From: average joe
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"may be it was just my good looks :-)"

What happened to the girl? Was she burned alive or just stoned to death?

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To: average joe who wrote (70925)10/24/2003 12:13:38 PM
From: zonder
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You guys should lighten up a little bit :-)

Just take a plane to the ME, otherwise. You will be surprised, methinks.

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To: average joe who wrote (70925)10/24/2003 12:20:44 PM
From: Sun Tzu
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Now why would you care? I thought it was universally understood that men are pigs who don't give a damn about women so long as they get all the food and sex they want.

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To: Sun Tzu who wrote (70927)10/24/2003 12:31:31 PM
From: average joe
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I thought it was universally understood that men are pigs who don't give a damn about women so long as they get all the food and sex they want.

You are certainly a role model for that understanding. It is too bad for your culture as well. For a period of time Arab culture was the most advanced on earth until it was hijacked by thugs.

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To: average joe who wrote (70928)10/24/2003 12:39:38 PM
From: Sun Tzu
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Wrong guess...try again...then again, don't; I've put you on ignore.

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To: zonder who wrote (70923)10/24/2003 1:00:40 PM
From: Lazarus_Long
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I'm not quite sure what you agreed to. I don't remember agreeing to anything.

However:
In your latest post, it seems you want to go into various other stuff, like how Europeans didn't stop killings in ex-Yugoslavia until Americans made them, etc. You seem to think that is relevant.
Oh. Well. You seem to want to hold Europeans up as the epitome of civilization. I think that makes the fact that they watched genocide in Europe and did nothing until the US led them in relevant.

(1) Honor killings are rare. About as rare as the Amish killing their kids by not allowing them to be vaccinated against common diseases.
I suggest you check AJ's findings. Then see what you can find on the Amish. Then get back to us.

2) ME is in fact much safer in terms of murder and rape, than most other places, the US in particular (see the statistics website I provided in an earlier post)
Repressive gov'ts repress lots of things, yes.

If you disagree, which ME gov't (other than possibly Israel) do you wish to hold up as the paragon of democracy?

American state killing a criminal under "capital punishment"
OK. So you see no difference between these situations:
(1) A crook is caught by police robbing your home, is arrested, tried, convicted, and does 10 years in the slammer.
(2) You grab someone you think did it and lock them up in a cage in your backyard.

Did I get that right?

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To: Solon who wrote (70899)10/26/2003 1:53:42 AM
From: Lazarus_Long
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It is the US or Canada!
Yep.

Let me know when you turn the heat on up there and I'll come. :-)

I'd add the UK, Australia and NZ to your list. Funny how they are all democracies, isn't it?

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To: zonder who wrote (70907)10/26/2003 11:33:40 AM
From: Rainy_Day_Woman
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I haven't asked you one thing about your personal life

I haven't asked you once the details of your personal life

there has never been anything 'insistent', for I asked you once, on a political thread, what your nationality was, to understand your point of view - not where you live [you have it posted on your profile] - not what you do for a living [you have it posted on your profile] - never another question regarding your personal life

someone ventured you were from Angola per your inter-action with her - you said yes I am from Angola

you called us clowns

you said now let's see what they can 'dig' up on Angola to spite me - you know, like you 'dig' up on America all the time

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To: Solon who wrote (70908)10/26/2003 12:37:48 PM
From: Rainy_Day_Woman
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if you like the blues you have to go there

their blues clubs are legendary and steeped in tradition

way cool

here is my fave club:

barsonline.com

fave Chicago bluesman, Buddy guy:

dk-studio.com

psssst, one of my fave shops:

materialpossessions.com

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