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loveswatching: Where in Chicago?
around naperville
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Actually front one is a min pin
second not sure manchester terrier???


i'm embarASSed now. i hereby denounce my self-proclaimed titled of "dog expert"
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around naperville
O.
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i hope the sopronos is good tonight (for once).
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i hope the sopronos is good tonight (for once).
Harry potter is on....lol
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We don't have to assume that Israel started the war, because they didn't.
Like i said it depends on where you get your news from.. for example

we read
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It all started on July 12 when Israel troops were ambushed on Lebanon's side of the border with Israel.
Asia Times Online :: Middle East News - It's war by any other name
Here is another. read it entirely
Who Really Started the War Against Lebanon?

If this thread is open for longer time i will post more sources, Dont have access to them right now
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Harry potter is on....lol
irrelevent
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Like i said it depends on where you get your news from.. for example

we read


Here is another. read it entirely
Who Really Started the War Against Lebanon?

If this thread is open for longer time i will post more sources, Dont have access to them right now
What size are you, I could trade for those 30x30s
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What size are you, I could trade for those 30x30s
You mean the 710 or the 764? I am a 30x30 myself

i am just looking to sell unless you got something really nice.
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Oh, I thought you might be looking for a different size. I have a 31x30 (710) that is to big.
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then how about you get a pair of good old rusty zathan 764?
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^ wtf.. http://www.honestforum.com/hf-chat/1...-not-cool.html

talk about an active thread.. all within a span of under 6 hrs!

i didn't read the rest of the pages, but to be more specific, i'm glad i live in CANADA coz really and truly the U.S. has yet to get over racism. not saying that canada is free from it but at least multiculturalism is more embraced here. but man do i love going shopping south of the border!!!
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Thread derailed?
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Extremism is bad in everything. Religion, politics, food, exercise, you name it, it's bad to go to the EXTREME. What is "extreme" however is defined in the mind of the individual, the group, a community, society or nation. Human interpretation is always what causes problems. Wars in my opinion are mainly caused because of miscommunication and misunderstanding of how to deal with a situation that you disagree with. Hey, it happens all the time with human beings in normal one to one interaction, so it's the same when countries deal with others. All cultures are not equal?, of course they are not 'equal, nothing that is different can be "equal" but they should be treated equally. If everyone was the same and everyone was like the USA, then how would you know that the USA is so great. One can not know greatness without badness. "Good" came into the world the day "bad" did Before there was bad... it just "was" and people just "were". Greatness is always subjective so to some the USA is not great. Some people do not want the complexities of life in the 1st world and specifically the USA. If you told a tribe in the Amazon that the USA was the best place on earth to live, they would think that you were out of your mind. It's a choice people have to feel what is great and what isn't. Life has become more complex, there are so many things to do, so many things to buy. 100 years ago, people were wearing Levi's, reading newspapers and eating homecooked food or from a mom and pop restaurant, drinking lemonade, listening to the radio.. Now people stop at Wendy's/Subway/McDonald's/KFC, Sonic, etc etc and watch TV in the restaurant or in a drive thru, watching a DVD on the in car hybrid entertainment/Navigation system, while each has a cell phone in hand that plays music, while wearing 200 dollar jeans, 200 dollar shoes in a 30,000 dollar car. There are SO MANY things in the USA, so so many. The question is... do THINGS really make you happy? Money doesn't so why should things make you any happier? What many people from other countries dislike is that many companies from the USA portray and pump this image into their countries as if they NEED to have all these "things" in order to be successful, in order to BE someone or somebody, as if happyness can be found in a stereo, phone or iPod. There are many great places to live in this world, it all depends on what you define greatness to be and what you sort of comforts you are looking for. I personally think that the USA is a nice place to be overall, some parts I don't really like, but where will you ever find a place where you like everything? Utopia perhaps, where everyone rides a Unicorn from home to work? I have said USA all this time because I too am an American, just not American in the sense that it is almost universally known. "America" is in fact not a country per se, it is really one big continent making up this Western Hemisphere, there's North America, Central America and South America. Therefore if you live anywhere between Alaska to Chile, you are an American. All news agencies are biased in some way just as all human beings perceive things to be a certain way based on their upbringing and system of beliefs.

Propaganda is used everywhere and has been used throughout history for a myriad of reasons. The extent to which it goes and the degree and level to which it goes is open for debate across different cultures, religions, countries, etc etc.




are you still in high school? No

are you still in college? No

do you have a passport? Yes

have you travelled to the mid east? No

what expertise/specialization do you have in the mid east? None, I know several muslims, I have read the Qu'ran (and have two of them), I am Catholic though and I also look like an arab?

do you still have a peach-fuzz moustache? No, moustache and beard, sometimes sans beard.
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^ wtf.. http://www.honestforum.com/hf-chat/1...-not-cool.html

talk about an active thread.. all within a span of under 6 hrs!

i didn't read the rest of the pages, but to be more specific, i'm glad i live in CANADA coz really and truly the U.S. has yet to get over racism. not saying that canada is free from it but at least multiculturalism is more embraced here. but man do i love going shopping south of the border!!!
What country is over racism? I do not know of any. Also, how does one determine which country embraces multiculturalism over the other. Not trying to be a smart ass I just would like to know what this is based on.
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How is multiculturalism good?
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How is multiculturalism good?
How is it bad??


Multiculturalism is good for the same reason why it is good to get different views on a topic. Too many people thinking and doing the same thing and then what would be the point of living? Why would you want everyone doing and acting the same way all the time? Respecting others in one place and accepting the differences in choice of culture is a damn good thing in my opinion.
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before anyone again here waxes worldly on world events, they should answer the following. It will really help decide whether your opinion is worth reading at all.

are you still in high school?

are you still in college?

do you have a passport?

have you travelled to the mid east?

what expertise/specialization do you have in the mid east?

do you still have a peach-fuzz moustache?
Well, since you added a question, I will answer again.

NO 1977
NO 1982
YES
NO, but was married 4 years to Iranian man
Totally immersed in the culture for 4 years. Still have many discussions w/ friends
both here in US and abroad.
NO Thank goodness.

It's your turn.

??? what difference does it make anyway?
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How is it bad??


Multiculturalism is good for the same reason why it is good to get different views on a topic. Too many people thinking and doing the same thing and then what would be the point of living? Why would you want everyone doing and acting the same way all the time? Respecting others in one place and accepting the differences in choice of culture is a damn good thing in my opinion.
1) Many multiculturalists want everyone doing and acting the same way all the time - it's called political correctness, and they demand everyone do and act the same way - as followers of the conformist religion they call "diversity."

2) I do not respect the differences in culture in a place like Saudi Arabia, where the police trapped girls in a burning building due to mystic bullshit about head scarves.
post #195 of 307
Opinion and fact are not the same. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion (within some slight boundaries, of course) but the same does not extend to facts.

What you are describing isn't multiculuralism, its drudgery. You are feel to free and do pretty much what you want in this country, however, it is generally accepted that if you live here you should be patriotic and proud of what has been done and willing to advance the United States and put it above all others.

Other cultures are not nice at all, in fact they are brutal and any multi-cultural society is bound to fail.
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So you are saying that the United States of America does not give people the right to practice their culture? :-O
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it is generally accepted that if you live here you should be patriotic and proud of what has been done and willing to advance the United States and put it above all others.
Putting the state above the individual = Collectivism/Fascism/Communism/EVIL. The state is nothing without individuals. I love the country, but at many times, hate the government. I will never give in to collectivism, and there are MANY things in this country's history I am ashamed of. The slavery of Africans, the modern slavery of conscription, the government infection of poor blacks with syphilis, misguided wars, Jim Crow, etc.
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Saudi Arabia isn't a multicultural society, avatar.
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Saudi Arabia isn't a multicultural society, avatar.
No, but cultural relativism says that their actions are okay because it's a different culture that I can't comprehend. I reject the fact I have to respect Stone Age backwards societies like that.
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If the world wasn't so restrictive with the movement of people then if people had a problem with living under the conditions they do in Saudi Arabia then they could move out more easily. AND not because a government is a particular way means that the PEOPLE support it... aren't YOU anti-government most of the time, avatar?
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