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  1. Re: So whats the excuse? Dont tell mewe are all fascist & nazis?

    That is a filthy lie.
  2. Re: So whats the excuse? Dont tell mewe are all fascist & nazis?

    I'd just like to point out what a marvel of engineering the Tu-95 is. It is possible that it will still be in service 100 years after its first flight.
  3. Re: Christianity is based on substitutionary atonement. Is it a moral religion?

    Having another innocent person suffer for the wrongs you have done so that you might escape responsibility for having done them isn't amoral. It is immoral.
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    Re: HS3 has been proposed

    Surely their music isn't that bad...

    http://www.reverbnation.com/rushandroulette
  5. Poll: Re: Should companies be allowed to stop selling services to people who refuse to pay?

    Leave badgers out of this Phier.

    Under most states laws, utilities can cut off water for unpaid bills with certain restrictions (usually involving hot weather, the presence of children or elderly...
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    Re: HS3 has been proposed

    A new rail project should be awarded based on whoever wins the Premier League. Make things interesting.
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    Re: Czech Army in 1938

    Meh...

    I think if Hitler had stuck to the Munich agreement, he may have been able to pull off a war agaisnt Poland, (and certainly the USSR) without western interference. The Polish democracy set...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    The Dear leader would never trifle with such a small building.

    http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/03/25/5c/68/pyongyang-and-the-ryugyong.jpg
  9. Thread: ISIS and Islam

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    Pristina is an example of a moderate Muslim city where democracy, women's rights, minority rights, LGBT rights, and religious toleration are enshrined in law and culture.

    This did not arise...
  10. Thread: ISIS and Islam

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    Poll: Re: ISIS and Islam

    If you really are interested...

    I think Ayaan Hirsi Ali gets to the point better than I could starting around 7:52

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JTCMwdrpt4

    The Koran, the Sunnah and the...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    Actually I think it takes most of it's cues from the old Turkish Presidential Palace.

    http://www.bursatv.com.tr/wp-content/uploads/Cankaya-Koskunde-suikast-iddiasi.jpg


    It isn't out of place...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    I am not getting all the hate. To me it is a good looking building.

    http://i.tmgrup.com.tr/dailysabah/2014/10/28/1414509985818.jpg
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    Architecture, like music, always seems like it was better in the past. But this is only because the crappy buildings get torn down and the goods ones stay.
    Wright, Gehry, Pelli etc have all designed...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putin's_Palace

    The estimated cost was $1 Billion which would be 1/2000 of Russia's GDP.

    http://assets6.thrillist.com/v1/image/1194313/size/tl-horizontal_main_2x...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    AKP and Erdogan came to power due to Islamic populism, and legitimate criticism of the political establishment. They have used their political power to suppress the opposition. The New Yorker put it...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    I actually really like the architecture. The large overhangs, shallow roof pitch, colors and patterning actually reminds me of a Frank Lloyd Wright's new prairie style.

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  17. Re: Pope: Evolution \ Bing Bang Theory are true

    What Catholics have you been talking to?
  18. Thread: ISIS and Islam

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    I have a hard time believing the Prophet (pbuh) would feel more comfortable in Pristina than Raqqah.
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    Re: Brussels to UK, Giz a quid geezer!

    The biggest chunk goes into the Common Agricultural Policy, which whether you like Ag subsidies or not, does prevent member countries from getting into Ag subsidy wars (of course, this being the EU,...
  20. Poll: Re: Should companies be allowed to stop selling services to people who refuse to pay?

    I consider myself a leftist, but consumers should pay for the amount of water they use. People/companies should have a direct incentive to conserve water, or in a place like Michigan (which doesn't...
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    Re: Brussels to UK, Giz a quid geezer!

    In all fairness, Brussels wants to switch to a direct taxation scheme instead of the calculated allotments which currently make up the bulk of the EU budget. The UK has been consistently and rather...
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    Re: What was so great about Thomas Jefferson?

    Paine is the Che Guevara to Jefferson's Fidel Castro. A Revolutionary untouched by the corruption of actually having power.

    In all, I think Madison is the most under-rated figure among those who...
  23. Poll: Re: Should companies be allowed to stop selling services to people who refuse to pay?

    The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department supplies water in Detroit. Not a private company. It is currently $5 Billion in debt.

    The overall public debt in Detroit is something like $18 Billion.
  24. Re: Assess the impact of enlargement of the European Union since 2004.

    Looking at GDP data, Romania has fared far better than its Non-EU neighbors. Romania, Moldova and Ukraine all where deep in the economic doldrums after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1991 of...
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    Re: Brussels to UK, Giz a quid geezer!

    Let's not pretend London isn't knee deep in coke and hookers.
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    Re: Brussels to UK, Giz a quid geezer!

    Forgive my ignorance, but it is my understanding that the EU budget from direct contributions is set at a particular number, and then that amount is raised by splitting the bill up by country based...
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    Re: Brussels to UK, Giz a quid geezer!

    Having your contribution to the EU budget being based on the size of your GDP seems like the most logical way to go about it.
  28. Re: Shooting in Canadian Parliament - multiple shooters/shootings

    http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t51.2885-15/891375_472572759542281_1292236196_a.jpg
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  29. Re: Shooting in Canadian Parliament - multiple shooters/shootings

    A lot of people jumping to conclusions here.

    Yes, he was a French Muslim. But have we ruled out that he wasn't a radicalized habs fan? There is a lot of bad blood between Ottawa and Montreal this...
  30. Re: Shooting in Canadian Parliament - multiple shooters/shootings

    Only Trudeau had the balls to do that. Harper isn't half the man he was.

    http://www.wowzone.com/pet-st.jpg
  31. Re: Shooting in Canadian Parliament - multiple shooters/shootings

    Most likely a disgruntled Leafs fan.
  32. Thread: ISIS and Islam

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    ISIS draws tens of thousands of volunteers from across the globe, through conquest and donations it has accrued billions of dollars in assets and it now controls a half of Iraq and Syria.

    Maybe...
  33. Re: !!' Re: Australia - best buddy of Israel the rogue state now?

    It would be very difficult to swap land at this point. The border would look like it was designed by Jackson Pollock.

    http://www.juancole.com/images/2010/12/wbsettle.jpg

    I think we are past the...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    If the translation/explanation was being done well there would be more Indonesians joining ISIS. So obviously they translation/explanation isn't accurate.
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Reza Aslan has a good article on why translating the Koran is problematic.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2008/11/how_to_read_the_quran.html
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    There's no need to bring racism into this.
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Turkey is Muslim? Moor Please. Those Hanafi don't know their Fatiha from their Qunut.

    As to Indonesia, very few are literate in the original Arabic.
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Probably because literacy is much higher in western countries (Pakistan's literacy is 55%, Netherlands is 99%).

    When Muslims actually read the Haddith and the Koran they see that ISIS are the...
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    Re: How about that Ebola thing

    Cutting NIH funding was a mutual agreement between the parties. Washington Post has the best article on it.
    ...
  40. Re: Could/Can struggling economies leave the Eurozone?

    The logistics of leaving would make it rather inconceivable. Usually when you convert a currency, you convert every last penny such that the old currency is no longer used by anyone (The West vs....
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