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Posted on: 21.Mar.2007, 09:35 PM





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off-topic a little...Does anyone know what happened in Lugnet, Malmö? I've heard some reference to it and similarities with apartheid, but don't know the history. I assume it happened a long, long time ago.
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Posted on: 21.Mar.2007, 04:17 PM





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QUOTE (Torontonian)
Why did you run away and not stayed behind and changed things from whithin??? I guess it was much easier to move to the U.S. eh? Packed and moved to the golden medina Left your black countryman behind?I smell guilt.

Personally - I am Canadian - my family is Canadian and I am Torontonian. This is why I live here. I do not live in Israel becuase it is not my priority. However, unlike you - I am not arrogant to claim that people who have different priorities than mine have no rights for them.


I was a child at the time, Torontonian, so no guilt here.

To remind you why leaving is better than staying and trying to change things... free movement of labor... take the resources away from those doing wrong. The brain drain in South Africa during the '70s and '80s led to the downfall of Apartheid.
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Posted on: 21.Mar.2007, 04:11 PM





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QUOTE (SkyPilot)
A long time ago, I heard a report that said that it takes 400 years to remove the vestiges of slavery from a society. In other words the social scientists said that it would take 400 years before the former slaves would be totally integrated, accepted, and the former slavery NOT be an issue for the society that once instituted it.

I look at the States and see something like this is entirely possible. After about 150 years emancipation, the Blacks in America are still struggling with their identity.


How many years did it take to get to desegretion in the post-emancipation society? 400 years is sounding about right.
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Posted on: 19.Mar.2007, 06:49 PM





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QUOTE (Torontonian)
You, however, ran away from South Africa because it was not comfortable for you to live under black majority - and now moved to the U.S. found a Soap Box and lectures...that is hypocracy in it's best. If you are so anti-American you can always go somewhere else ...er, no other place will take you if things get bad...ho yes, just remembered there is one place...ISRAEL.


I left South Africa during Apartheid, long before black majority rule.

Go and live in Israel, Torontonian.
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Posted on: 19.Mar.2007, 01:15 PM





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Some animals, including some breeds of dog, should not be kept as pets. I suppose you could try and blame the animal, but the animal did not choose to become the person's pet. Therefore, I blame the owner. It is the owner who chose to keep a dangerous animal as a pet.
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Posted on: 18.Mar.2007, 03:54 PM





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Don't know how much I contributed, if anything at all, but I think it's sad news that such a thing could happen to our little pets, but a really good thing that something has been done about it.

It's also exposed the companies for what they are... shells covering the same insides. Iams, Eukaneuba, Science Diet, house brands and all... inside the bag it's "Menu Products" food. The Sysco of animal food.
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Posted on: 18.Mar.2007, 02:14 PM





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By MATTHEW VERRINDER Associated Press Writer

UNION, N.J. —

Menu Foods, the Ontario-based company that produced the pet food, said Saturday it was recalling dog food sold throughout North America under 48 brands and cat food sold under 40 brands including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. The food was distributed by major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway.

An unknown number of cats and dogs had suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, the company said.

Two other companies — Nestle Purina PetCare Co. and Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. — said Saturday that as a precaution they were voluntarily recalling some products made by Menu Foods.

Many stores that sold the affected brands frantically pulled packages off shelves.

Ron Finegold of Boynton Beach, Fla., said he noticed about a week or so ago that his family's 3-year-old cat — who was regularly fed a variety of Iams cat food — had stopped eating and did not appear well. He quickly took the animal to the veterinarian, who determined she was in renal failure.

He said he heard about the recall on the radio Friday night. He checked his trash, and found out he had given the cat some of the affected food.

"That's when I realized (the illness) had to be related," Finegold said. "She won't be eating that stuff anymore."

A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates was available from the Menu Foods Web site, http://www.menufoods.com/recall. The company also designated two phone numbers that pet owners could call for information — (866) 463-6738 and (866) 895-2708 — but callers kept the lines busy for much of Saturday.
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Posted on: 18.Mar.2007, 12:57 PM





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QUOTE (Torontonian)
An idea that works is not dumb because you don't think one needs to retain a country. As long as all the nations of the world want to retain a country, as a Jew myself, I prefer to protect myself and have a country of my own...when Jews did not have a country of their own they suffered by being excluded.

Not to mention how hypocritical of you...moving from South Africa to the big U.S.A - have you asked the U.S.A to dismentle? Any European Countries? France? Sweeden? no...just Israel...in the meantime you are invited to move to Saudi and also ask them to dismentle their country - I suggest you bring your own rope.


Israel is not stopping Jews' problems. In fact, they may be worse for the existence of Israel. How hypocritical of you to favor the creation of your own country, but you refuse to live in it. Instead, you choose the security of Toronto.

Is France a theocracy? Sweden? As I have said before, I favor the free movement of labor, not the protection of national borders and discrimination against whoever and whatever.

Btw, I have not called for dismantling Israel, but may have called for not creating at the time, if I were alive at the time. I do think Zionism is foolish. It's foolish because it does not accomplish what it is supposed to accomplish. You are living evidence of that.
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Posted on: 17.Mar.2007, 01:01 PM





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QUOTE (Torontonian)
Yes, they do not want to assimilate. And how does it bother you? Thy are very much willing to integrate but want to keep their identity. BTW, they are doing it very well.

As for being a Zionist:

definition: philosophy of Theodor Herzl, late nineteenth-century German Jewish author of Der Judenstaat (1896). Herzl theorized that growing hatred of Jews in Europe and the slow assimilation of Jewish culture into wider European culture could only be stopped by the establishment of a Jewish homeland.

He was right. Some called him a dreamer but it happened. After 2,000 (!) years in exile the nation was re-born in it's homeland. Smoething with no parallel in history.

.. and it pisses the hell out of Jew haters like Trowbridge H. Ford. All-n-all, job well done!

A proud Zionist.


Please don't forget, Torontonian, that I am an ethic Jew, if you want to put it that way, in a family of Zionists. I think Zionism is ridiculous and I think one's identity as whatever can be retained wherever without the need for a separate country. Wanting segregation is apartheid (see Group Areas laws). Apartheid was a dumb idea. Zionism is a dumb idea, imho.
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Posted on: 11.Mar.2007, 12:05 PM





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QUOTE (VikingHumpingWitch)
I also thought the wailing wall was for Jews only (and sections for men only) until about 3 days ago when I found out it wasn't. Has it recently changed or something?

I know it has nothing to do with the thread, I'm just interested.


I believe you are right, VHW, and so do the Israelis I spoke to last night. One even has to be Orthodox to visit certain sections.

PS I was invited to tour the local mosque with no problem when services were not running. A the Wailing Wall, "services" never technically stop.

Would the Devil be welcome in a church? Just making the point that there are a lot of exclusive places in the world. Doesn't make it right, but nobody can point a finger at another... throwing the first stone and all that.
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Posted on: 11.Mar.2007, 12:02 PM





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QUOTE (VikingHumpingWitch)
For the love of God. If she stands right outside his window then I can see his point, but standing outdoors where its full of air and smoke disappears? .


That was the situation in my case. Just as noise should not penetrate a neighbor's space, neither should odor or other such things.
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Posted on: 11.Mar.2007, 11:58 AM





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QUOTE (Trowbridge H. Ford)
Britain's most over-rated PM turns out to have been an anti-Semite afterall:

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/03/10/0...2.7mxzo1K0.html

They are apparently different, and don't want to assimilate!


I think this is what I have maintained all along. I read the New York Times articles of the time and that was the sentiment in Europe on both the Axis' and Allies' side. This is why I am not a Zionist, but perhaps Jewish Zionists are simply proving Churchill's point that Jews don't want to assimilate. Who knows. Live and let live is what I prefer. I don't see Jews trying to convert their neighbor as Christians do. Perhaps Christians try to assimilate too many others.

Ramblings while on travels in the third world... see ya later.
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Posted on: 9.Mar.2007, 07:04 AM





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Money-makers. She's just doing it for the money.
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Posted on: 9.Mar.2007, 07:03 AM





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Who gets to go to the Wailing Wall?
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Posted on: 8.Mar.2007, 04:15 PM





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QUOTE (Starlight Princess)
her mouth is big enough to take the pie whole!

but yeah FR, I would have loved to have seen that..

PS, I have always wanted to visit Arizona!


There is, of course, video of the incident as she was yapping on stage at the time.

ps Sky Harbor! smile.gif
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Posted on: 8.Mar.2007, 04:12 PM





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QUOTE (007)
except in this case i think they'd consider it deserting.


I've heard that one before. Not a particularly good reason to stay in a horrid situation, however. Is one "deserting" an abusive husband if she divorces him?
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Posted on: 8.Mar.2007, 01:40 PM





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QUOTE (Mike)
I agree. Language should not be regulated.

BTW, before Mexico, it was Spain, and before that it was native Americans.


Yes, and the only time the US found Navajo useful was during WWII. Then they couldn't get enough of it.

Wow, we're agreeing on something. :shock:
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Posted on: 8.Mar.2007, 01:38 PM





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QUOTE (VikingHumpingWitch)
Except as I understand it, it's very hard to leave Iraq.


That's why I also advocate free movement of labor. It should not be hard for anyone to leave anywhere and it should not be hard for anyone to arrive anywhere. Free market and all that.
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Posted on: 8.Mar.2007, 01:34 PM





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When she gave a speech in Arizona, someone ran onto the stage and threw a pie in her face. Starlight, you would have loved it.
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Posted on: 7.Mar.2007, 01:17 PM





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QUOTE (Mike)
The US doesn't have an official language and doesn't force anyone to speak anything. All federal forms are available in a variety of languages.


And that's just the way it should be. Cheryl, however, is complaining at the loss of English in California. Considering that Spanish used to be the official language of California under Mexico, she has little to complain about. Spanish was lost, by force or whatever. So what, all languages are lost in the end. Embrace change.
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QUOTE (Streja)
Isn't it colon?
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a Colin infection, however, is far more interesting.
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Posted on: 7.Mar.2007, 01:13 PM





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I thought it was really funny even with the vulgar parts. People showed their true colors. laugh.gif laugh.gif

Could have been better, but funny nonetheless.
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Posted on: 7.Mar.2007, 01:11 PM





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I'm still around. Been travelling.

A pacifist should leave a country at war. Remember that I also advocate free movement of labor. A pacifist can take his productivity to a better place.
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Posted on: 7.Mar.2007, 01:08 PM





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QUOTE (Cheryl Johnson)
Cheryl. You got it right!

Sweden is too innocent to react to reality, and is generally too trustworthy to a fault.
I am afraid there are hard lessons to be learned here.
I don't want Sweden to become like the "immigrant" countries.
It is too small, and can easily be changed, and lose it's culture and values.

This past month, in California, we have Bank of America giving credit loans to illegal immigrants and we have a food restaurant accepting foreign money and more Latino community businesses are wanting to follow. Everything is in Spanish to accommodate them, they can get benefits and now bank loans all the while they are illegal immigrants. Now it is their own money. Because they are considered minorities they get special privileges and accommodations. They fly their own flags from the countries they come from. HELLO! GET A CLUE?


Hello, get a clue. Some of CA is within 75 miles of an international border. According to NAFTA rules, US dollars are accepted within 75 miles of the border within Mexico and pesos are accepted within 75 miles of the border within the US.

Any foreigner can get a loan from an international bank such as Bank of America, Citigroup or any other. The bank is a private institution and can lend money to whoever it pleases.

California used to be in Mexico. Why did the US force everyone to learn English in the first place. Shouldn't Spanish be preserved as the heritage of the region?
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QUOTE (sphincter)
So, to answer your question, yes, it is possible to make money, regardless of which direction the market is going. You just have to know when to get out.


Exactly!
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