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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Chip Bok about 23 hours ago

    “See”,says Chip Bok to American women,“see how lucky you are in this country, so shut up you ungrateful wench and get thee back to the kitchen”.

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Darrin Bell about 23 hours ago

    I point you to the following above by Wacky Jacky :
    "The 3 G’s of Murrica.
    Guns, God, and Government.


    I don’t see a G for grammar.

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Gary Varvel 1 day ago

    Ohoh, please stop bashing others with your bible; it is uncouth.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Gary Varvel 1 day ago

    As one can tell by the reply, not only grammarless but also pointless.
    ’nuff said.

  5. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Gary Varvel 1 day ago

    Or green can mean nature and life; or moderation since it’s in the middle of the colour spectrum.


    Yet I am aware that each colour is represented differently culture to culture. To the Portuguese to pen a personal letter in red ink meant ill-will towards the adressee; in China, it is auspicious, it brings good fortune; in many Western cultures it symbolises love or anger or danger or hot emotions.
    The usage of the colour green in ancient times could also have been influenced by colours that were actually easily available for dyes etc and thus influenced what each culture used to represent various emotions or states. Thus translators of tales written in Greek of ages past could change the colour to fit their own cultural prejudices through new coloured-filters


    My conclusion is that you’ve used a well known internet meme to insinuate and slander another religion.
    As someone who holds to no faith I find it interesting, all this animosity between the various religious faiths; what troubles me is that I’m smack in the middle of this bloody animosity. Thanks. :-|

  6. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Darrin Bell 1 day ago

    > must be ‘cos she’s bleck

  7. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Darrin Bell 1 day ago

    “Bell, sorry boy no class.”


    Boy?

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Matt Wuerker 1 day ago

    “I think the real asymmetry was expressed best recently as:
    Palestinians use children to protect missles.
    Israelis use missles to protect children.”


    Looking at the casaulty numbers Israel is successfully penetrating Hamas defenses. :-|


    (I’m trying to fit the 2nd part of your statement but the square peg isn’t fitting in the round hole: the casaulty numbers tell me Israel is failing misarably at protecting children with missiles.)

  9. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Jim Morin 1 day ago

    Hey RT, I actually did look for an English version of a Dutch newspaper for you this morning while typing up my reply to you (and others) but work load knocked that out the window. I’m sure there must be something out there. How about an ex-pat newspaper in the Netherlands? I sometimes read English language ex-pat newspapers/websites in Austria.


    I noted from your list you watch Al Jazeera [America] and that is a good start to get a non-American editorial viewpoint (is it really though?). However, even if you watch the BBC or CBC, you won’t be moving away from a Western viewpoint. RussiaToday/RT is …pretty awful but interesting to watch; if one disagrees with what is being reported or it strikes you as false, one should then research the “discrepancy” further and then weigh in on the prejudices. At least one can then come to a more informed decision (by having rejected obvious propaganda by any particular news agency ;-) )
    I often read Portuguese papers but these tend to report in roughly the same vein as other European papers [as regards international events]. When I read South African papers, then I can start noting diverging world-views away from standard Western viewpoints, albeit it is sometimes tinged with ‘Westernised’ viewpoints.
    For Mid-East news I often read Hareetz (although it is limited articles etc and is a liberal paper. I intensely dislike the JPost) and sometimes the Daily Star in Beirut (I think martens sometimes reads it, too)
    PS…
    Many within the U.K. refer to “Europe” as if one country and have an “us and them” stance as regards continental Europe and can be very insular with matters across the channel.
    Witness the on-going tiffs/issues Cameron/U.K. are having with the E.U. at the moment. While I regard the U.K. as European, I’m still surprised when some English (specifically) take offence at this.