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But, but, but...they are the government and they are here to help us....
Ummm... what race is involved here, Affleck? My understanding of the Quran is that only an ideology is involved, not a race of people. I mean, I know Egyptians and Jordanians who are Christian; and Chinese who are Catholic, and so on. Affleck is just another liberal who believes and thus feels he can say anything to support his beliefs. lol
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The Challenge: Pornography Pandemic

dahni Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 1:02 PM
Virtually all entertainment is focused on raw sex and bloody action. Tried a movie last night that had high ratings and 4 big stars. Within the first 10 minutes there were 3 sex scenes, 2 of rape; 2 shootings with shotgun, one wife beating, one child molestation, and one child murder by drowning in a toilet. I watched longer than usual because I wanted to count such incidents. Two of the stars are openly Anti-Gun and Anti-wife brutality; but they don't hesitate to make it look like common incidents in living if they can make a buck.
She really, really should have just shut up after saying "I just do not understand..."
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Bill Maher vs. Chris Hayes

dahni Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 12:07 PM
I think most Liberals are at the developmental stage of just reacting against those who brought them into the world. Remember as a teen when most of us thought our parents were not very knowledgeable about a lot of 'very important things' and we rebelled. But we grew up. Liberals are just rebelling against the Religious Parentage of America in the same way. Maybe they will grow up some day. But they seem more likely to make America become like the "Lord of the Flies'.....
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Bill Maher vs. Chris Hayes

dahni Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 12:01 PM
I hold a PhD and am an Associate Professor in Physics here in the US. I have spent several years in Indonesia and Malaysia. I spent a year in Kuwait in '94-95 working with the schools. I developed the habit of going to a local tea shop several evening a week at about midnight when it was cooler. Drinking tea and smoking the Hubbly Bubbly with local shop owners, taxi drivers, mechanics, cooks, etc. I carried my English-Arabic book, but always had a lot of interpretors there who spoke English and Arabic. Many, many times individuals would express their appreciation of American intervention to remove Saddam from Kuwait. I heard stories that would tear your heart out. I was told that Kuwaiti's loved America and Americans for their support. We discussed the usual things, heat, cost of living, world events. One evening after about 6 months the topic of Jihad came up due to a local Mullah calling for one against Foreigners in Kuwait. Everyone who spoke tended to agree with the Mullah; so I asked if such a Jihad was called for that included Americans, what would they do, here in the tea shop. Short pause and then someone said "Why, we would have to kill you." There was no change in expression or voice inflection. I worked with a lot of Kuwaiti educators. I started asking that question of them. Some dropped their eyes, but most often someone said "We would have to kill you, we have no choice. We cannot question the Quran." Back in America, at my University, I asked a colleague from Saudi Arabia (PhD in Physics) who was married to an American and was now a citizen of the US, what he would if a Jihad were called to kill Americans. He would not discuss it. I do not trust any Muslim, anywhere, at any time. I believe that all Muslims believe the Quran, and believe that if a high enough ranking Mullah calls for a Jihad against Americans most Muslims would carry out those orders. Some might do so reluctantly, but they would do as ordered because that is decreed by Allah.
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School Bans Christian Club... Again

dahni Wrote: Oct 07, 2014 7:36 PM
What the school is attempting to do certainly seems unconstitutional me. I am an educator and administrator and I would certainly follow the law. I am a Type 4 when it comes to Religion; not a theist, not an atheist, not an agnostic, but type 4.
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Newer New Math

dahni Wrote: Oct 03, 2014 1:53 PM
I grew up on a farm in South Central Oklahoma. Attended a single teacher Grade 1-6 school in grades 1-3. You can bet that I learned math using the Granny Method. I am now an Associate Professor of Physics. My daughter had similar problems with math in ES, until I sat down one evening and taught her the Granny Method. She now gets the correct answers about 99.9% of the time. I she has to use a particular method that seems pointless, but which will be required on a test, we agree that she should first be able to get the correct answer, and then use it to show how to get the same answer by the required method. By the way, students who used the required methodology but couldn't find the correct answer got up to 90% on the problem. My daughter, with the correct answer, would get a zero. We have changed her to a Private School and she can now continue learning how to think. Do you, the reader, have any problem with a government controlled educational system that insists on requiring students to think in only one way?
I should have reread it before posting it. I think my grandson has been experimenting with my keypad....
I spent a year in Kuwait in '94-95 working with the schools. I developed the habit of going to a local tea shop several evening a week at about midnight when it was cooler. Drinking tea and smoking the Hubbly Bubbly with local shop owners, taxi drivers, mechanics, cooks, etc. I carried my English-Arabic book, but always had a lot of interpretors there who spoke English and Arabic. Many, many times individuals would express their appreciation of American intervention to remove Saddam from Kuwait. I heard stories that would tear your heart out. I was told that Kuwaiti's loved America and Americans for their support. We discussed the usual things, heat, cost of living, world events. One evening after about 6 months the topic of Jihad came up due to a local Mullah calling for one against Foreigners in Kuwait. Everyone who spoke ended to agree with the Mullah; so I asked if such a Jihad was called for that included Americans, what would they do, here in the tea shop. Short pause and then someone said "Why, we would have to kill you." There was no change in expression or voice inflection. I worked with a lot of Kuwaiti educators. I started asking that question of them. Some dropped their eyes, but most often someone said "We would have to kill you, we have to choice. We cannot question the Quran." Back in America, at my University, I asked a colleague from Saudi Arabia (Phd in Physics) who was married to an American was now a citizen of the US, what he would if a Jihad were called to kill Americans. He would not discuss it. I do not trust any Muslim, anywhere, at any time. I believe that aii Muslims believe the Quran, and belive that if a high enough ranking Mullah calls for a Jihad against Americans most Muslims would carry out those orders. Some might do so reluctantly, but they would do as ordered because that is decreed by Allah.
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