Grurray: Those arts loving Arabs certainly do have funny ways of honoring them http://www.cnn.com/2015/ 11/29/middleeast/saudi-a rabia-poet-ashraf-fayadh -death-sentence/
T. Greer: Uh, no poets in the Islamic world? Perhaps someone does not know what they talk about. https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prince_of_Poets And that is just the tip of the iceberg. You want to find a culture that honors poets–this is it.
Grurray: Wait a minute. There were no poets among the Islamic terrorists. Groundbreaking! Although it could also be… there just aren’t many poets to choose from in the Arab world. As for women, I guess they just chose to ignore the Chechen Shahidka female suicide bombers or Tashfeen Malik, who was a pharmacy student. Come to think of it, my Walgreens pharmacist seems overly prone to disgust whenever I renew my anti-rash medication. I think I’m going to recommend surveillance. Believe...
Grurray: I had some great results with 20 hour fasts during Lent. Early dinner the night before, then no food until a late lunch the next day. It was a common weekday Lenten practice for Eastern Christians up until about 1800 or so. They were on to something back then.
Gaikokumaniakku: The CIA got purged around 1979 or so. That was the same time many Yanks were finding out about the rape and torture and mass murder that their tax dollars had paid for, under the name “Operation Condor.” It’s reasonable to think that the CIA got purged because Operation Condor had caused the government to lose legitimacy in the eyes of the citizens.
Lu An Li: The Rat Pit was an institution in Victorian England, English Gentlemen betting huge wagers on a fight between a terrier and a bunch of rats. How many rats could a given dog kill in the shortest time? Such practices are totally abhorrent today.
Scipio Americanus: Cats aren’t for rats, but for mice, voles, moles, and other smaller rodents that tend to be beneath the notice of ratting dogs but can still be a serious nuisance.
Slovenian Guest: The same is true in Africa, so i was told, where White people are seen as walking oracles, or prey, there is little middle ground. Someone who visited several sub Saharan countries reluctantly admitted to me, upon returning, that he felt like a true uebermensch everywhere he went, locals literally asked him to count things, count! Settle arguments if there are 6 or 7 oxen on the lot. That’s why you are also relatively safe in Africa, except a few places like South Africa, one White...
Morris: Turner and Carter evidently knew one another from their early naval days. It was not only firing the clandestine service operatives but also those most experienced. That also aspect of “traditional spying” was abhorrent to them.
Slovenian Guest: The same mentality reigns currently supreme, the idea that databases can replace good old fashioned case work. Just Google it!