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lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 10:37PM JST
Sure. We basically agree. My only problem with these folks is that they try to disguise their anti-Islam stance with their "freedom of speech" nonsense. It's perfectly okay to be anti-anything, including anti-gay or anti-Muslim or anti-Christian, if you can honestly justify such prejudice, but disguising such a view as "pro-free speech" is just wrong.
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lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 10:14PM JST
I'm talking specifically about the AFDI, otherwise known as "Stop Islamization of America", which says nothing about free speech. They're quite simply anti-Muslim. To quote them:
In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel."
You really don't recognise an agenda in there somewhere?
lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
Agree completely. As I said, I'm sure he's a nice guy. But sunglasses definitely scare some people.
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lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 09:19PM JST
Okay, American "Freedom Defense" Initiative, I'll take you at your word that you're not a hate group and only interested in freedom of speech.... So how about, for your next contest we all draw pictures of Moses, using pigs' blood for paint?
But you'd never do that, would you? Because you're not actually interested in freedom of speech, only Muslim-bashing.
No intention to offend; just trying to expose these people for what they are....
lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 09:08PM JST
Not being able to see someone's eyes induces a feeling of unease. That's been proven objectively. And in Japan, of course, there are sinister associations with sunglasses, punch perms and missing fingertips.
I'm sure Ali is a great bloke, but shades can equal trouble in some folks' minds....
lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 08:54PM JST
They could strike a tremendous blow for religious and gender equality, while being super-fashionable at the same time:
Welcome to the world, Princess Mohamed!
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lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 12:20AM JST
Alcohol is indeed poison, but it's the best goddam poison the Good Lord ever created....
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lucabrasiMay. 04, 2015 - 12:17AM JST
But, do you wear sunglasses all the time, like in your picture? That would put me off talking to you if I were your neighbour.
Sunglasses are a bit creepy....
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 11:53PM JST
Good idea, but a true Scots lasses' name has to be unpronounceable from a Sassenach's point of view.
She should be Seadaidh, Nighean or Magaidh, just to annoy the English.
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lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 10:59PM JST
She's certainly an Australian princess.
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 10:57PM JST
Lucky you. The worthwhile parts of my life would flash before my eyes in about 0.003 seconds. God only knows what I'd do during the remaining 1.003 seconds. Contemplate my own mortality, I guess...
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lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 10:42PM JST
No. I swear I just googled "worst girls' names". Just for fun. They're real....
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 10:26PM JST
This is an English princess we're talking about.
She'll be Elisabeth, Victoria or Laquifa ; )
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 09:05PM JST
Under the Japanese hierarchical system, the farmers (peasants) ranked second, after the samurai. Craftsmen were third and merchants at the bottom. Not a bad way of structuring society, all things considered.
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 01:59PM JST
"I only hold the door open when I see somebody behind me walking to the door...."
No offence, but you'd be a total nutter if you held the door open otherwise.... ; )
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 01:34PM JST
Boomquifa or Shartzmuegul, please!
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 12:31PM JST
Don't see how Sumo can be an Olympic sport, given that its technically a religious ceremony, performed for the pleasure of the Shinto gods. Cumberland wrestling is the way to go: all the fun of Sumo without any of the religious trappings.
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lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 12:17PM JST
Ah, the old "he jumped before anyone could react" story. Often used by the police in Ulster, South Africa and Alabama. Maybe he'd "stumbled down a flight of stairs" a few minutes earlier, or "repeatedly struck his own forehead against a cell wall"?
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 12:07PM JST
Whenever I eat sushi or yakitori with my boy, the way he talks to the staff makes me cringe. But, as he says, if he continually uses "please" and "thank you", like I do, he'll make everyone feel uncomfortable. I suppose this is one case where the old "cultural differences" excuse is valid....
lucabrasiMay. 03, 2015 - 02:10AM JST
Wow, what a bitter person you must be.
Wow, what a bitter person you must be.
Some people, perhaps not Jimizo himself, have every reason to be bitter about life in the UK. How do you think a couple raising three kids on a zero-hours contract at the local supermarket feel about this royal birth?
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May. 28, 2015 - 04:41AM JST
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May. 28, 2015 - 04:34AM JST
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May. 28, 2015 - 04:28AM JST
Those that protest must not be reading the news about the growing Chinese threat in the…
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May. 28, 2015 - 04:22AM JST
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Cogito Ergo Sum
May. 28, 2015 - 04:19AM JST
@ Sunrise 777 .
The national flag originated in 797. The lyrics of the anthem were…
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