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Posted in: Palestinians express doubts over 2-state future See in context

Israel only offered peanuts to Arafat. Arafat accepted Israel's unfair offer, but Israel never followed their end of the deal, notwithstanding the MSM spin.

Absolutely. In related news, Netanyahu and his cabinet are planning to convert to Islam and the leaders of Hamas have convinced their voters to convert to Judaism. Just reading the MSM you will never see this or know that peace is just around the corner. I don't know how anyone can be doubtful at the wonderful progress being made.

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Posted in: Palestinians express doubts over 2-state future See in context

What? There are doubts? Shocking. I mean both sides have been working so hard.

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Posted in: Two explosions rock Stockholm See in context

I suspect the whole thing is a hoax.

I agree. This is a hoax! There were no explosions. No one died and no one was injured. It is a hoax I say! ;-)

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Posted in: Krispy Kreme doughnuts for New Year See in context

They look yummy!

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Posted in: Pole dancing holds world championships See in context

Hawkeye,

I guarantee that would guarantee a huge viewership of the Olympics. Probably move to pay per view.

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Posted in: Say cheese See in context

Maybe they are holding hands.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

tokyocrawler,

Don't be silly! Read my post again. I was talking about the costume Don Quijote was selling. I doubt that one was designed by Hugo Boss. More like Daiso's cousin.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

Nazi Uniforms were designed by Hugo Boss

I seriously doubt this one was though.

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Posted in: China mounts Nobel Prize security clampdown See in context

Yeah, a peace prize to Vanunu is long overdue.

I think they are talking about Chinese dissidents and independent social activists.

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Posted in: Iran talks recess with no signs of progress See in context

I think it is fair to say many nations' leaders and citizens are afraid of Iran. I have not met the whole world, so I will not say all. I don't need wikileaks for that. My eyes and ears suit just fine for the task. However, we disagree on this point. Nothing wrong with that.

BTW, I am not quite sure it is true that they have done 'more than the NPT requires them to do'. In checking to respond to you, I found that Iran has been found in violation of NPT safeguards in the past according the IAEA. Perhaps you do not believe them as well?

Anyway, this thread has wound down. Take care.

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Posted in: Iran talks recess with no signs of progress See in context

The present state of Iran has not been around for centuries. So there is no need to consider any actions on the part of Iran before the revolution that brought about the present government. I am referring to the present government's actions. You don't consider them significant? Fine. I do and so do lots of nations and the people in them. Even other nations in the Middle East are find Iran's actions frightening. What is to be trusted about a government that threatens others just because they become 'offended'. Next, Iran will be threatening death because of a costume or something.

Iran is unwilling to cooperate and help win the trust of the world. Iran is unwilling to take back the threats of death that help make Iran untrustworthy. Why should such a country be allowed to have access to nuclear technology? I understand the world's fears about Iran. Any free thinking person would.

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Posted in: Are you being served? See in context

I usually quite enjoy the Friday photo. This one is not that great though.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

The atrocity is not the Nazi uniform, the Nazis themselves, or even Hitler.

What exactly is the atrocity, then?

The Nazi uniform was the uniform of a very bad group that managed to become a major power. It was not an important period of history as much as a black and horrible one. If people are offended by this costume, they have the choice of not buying it and they also have the choice of protesting it.

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Posted in: Hackers strike at MasterCard to support WikiLeaks See in context

apecNetworks,

You are correct on this one. Not much has been mentioned about this angle. How did this stuff get leaked originally and why was it not secured? Those are the real questions.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

Thats far more serious than some fancy dress

Lots of things are. However, that does not mean people can't be offended.

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Posted in: Iran talks recess with no signs of progress See in context

But here's a thing for you. The Iranian Government--whether it's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or the main Opposition--is not the highest political office of the land.

The religious hierarchy are the Iranian government. However, I am not talking about Allah or some indescript mullahs. I am talking about the Iranian goverment. I don't trust them to have access to nuclear technology. This is not because of their religion, it is because of their actions. Neither do a lot of other countries.

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Posted in: Iran talks recess with no signs of progress See in context

What I have written about the Iranian government are facts. They are not distortions, misunderstandings or lies created by the media. I don't trust a country with such a government to have assess to nuclear technology that can be converted to weapons.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

888naff,

There are lots of things more serious than this costume. That does not mean that people cannot be offended by it. What does one have to do with the others?

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

I guess it gives them a chance to portray them as bad people.

You seem to be saying you don't think they are bad. Is that why you want to buy one? Are you saying they were a good group and that is why you want this costume? I would like to understand what you mean.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

All? Sounds like offensive/vulgar stereotyping

The Nazis as a group were bad, yes.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

It is not the being offended as much as the reaction to it. Protesting through peaceful means such as in this case seems quite reasonable. It is certainly better than a government issuing a deaththreat just because they feel offended.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

I guess it gives them a chance to portray them as bad people.

They were bad people.

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Posted in: 'The Cove' director fights lawsuit by Japanese scientist See in context

cleo,

Obviously, the professor is suffering from a case of 'buyer's remorse'. However, if there are no release papers to be found. He will probably win the right to have his portion taken out.

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Posted in: 'The Cove' director fights lawsuit by Japanese scientist See in context

2020hindsight,

If there are no release papers, they can't use his footage. Whether they will have to pay money as a result is possibly a different matter.

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Posted in: 'The Cove' director fights lawsuit by Japanese scientist See in context

The director is going to lose this case if he truly does not have any release papers. It is common sense to get that signature.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

Indeed, those who are criticizing the sale of this costume are probably the same who chant "freedom of expression" about cartoons and books that offend Muslims.

Some probably are. However, I think most people expect others to complain about things that offend them and even protest them if they wish as was done in this case. After all, protests can and should be a form of free speech as much as offensive speech is. It is just a matter of the extent of the protests and whether they are violent or not. It is certainly better than calling for the death of people who are just being offensive.

Personally speaking, I have seen this costume for years and really did not think anything of it. It is a joke favor amongst the other silly yakuza, comb-over politician etc costumes. It is not only sold at Don Quijote. I have seen it at a lot of costume shops. It was as cheaply made as the others.

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Posted in: Iran talks recess with no signs of progress See in context

Again, I think Iran is a very dangerous country. Once a country gets its hands on nuclear weapons, it is pretty much impossible to take them away.

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Posted in: Retailer Don Quijote pulls Nazi outfit after complaint See in context

Whew! Good thing the costume was not offensive to the Iranian government or Don Quijote would have found themselves on the receiving end of a never-ending hit order.

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Posted in: Iran talks recess with no signs of progress See in context

What are you two the same person? Anyway, people have died as a result of the hit put out by Iran and there have been assassination attempts. So, people did 'go after the guy' at the behest of Iran. Your now compare Iran to Israel does not change this fact. This Iranian government that is presently in power just this year reaffirmed their commitment to the hit against an innocent writer who lives in and is a citizen of another country and who has had assassination attempts on his life because of the hit order put out and maintained by Iran. My opinion is that Iran is a dangerous country. The reason I have this opinion is because the government of Iran considers merely writing a fiction novel as reason for being put to death. I see this as very dangerous and I further see a country such as Iran having the technology to make nuclear weapons as dangerous. I think this opinion, whether you agree or not is quite clear. You still neglect to comment on it. I have no idea why you cannot do so. I further find it curious because since I have bumped into you I have noticed you commenting about a supposed lack of freedom to say what you wish. Do you deny that freedom to others?

There is plenty of evidence, backed up by the Iranian government, that they are willing to kill people for writing books they don't like. They are willing to kill people who are not citizens of Iran, who have nothing to do with Iran and who do not live in Iran. Iran admits this freely and has done so this year, as they do every year. How you can defend this is quite amazing to me.

Moderator: Readers, Israel is not relevant to this discussion.

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Posted in: Iran talks recess with no signs of progress See in context

The topic is Iran, the topic is Iran getting nuclear power and the potential to convert that technology to weapons. The mindset of Iran in this regard is quite important. This past year, the Iranian government reaffirmed that the hit was still out. Thus, the dangerous mindset is still there. I don't think a country with such a mindset should be allowed access to such technology. That is the subject of this debate.

You asked me to second the quote? Sorry, I will not. It is not what I am saying. This has nothing to do with Islam or Allah to me. There are plenty of countries that have Islam as their center and they have not issued any contracts for murder on average citizens for writing fictional novels that I know of. That honor goes to Iran and the Iranian government. You do not seem to think this is a dangerous thing. Fine. I do however. BTW, why has the above quote caught your attention so much?

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