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Mr Kudlow clearly has some great insights and has developed them thoughtfully but he demonstrated large gaps in his knowledge of the Muslim world. Egypt the largest Muslim population in the world? Give me a break! 80,000,000 is a lot of Muslims but not nearly as many as 180,000,000 (Pakistan), 175,000,000 (India), or a whopping 200,000 000 (Indonesia). If my memory is functioning this early on a Sunday morning Egypt has the 7th or 8th largest Muslim population in the world. Definitely top ten but not number one. More like Turkey with 72,000,000 Muslims. That still makes Sisi a significant voice in the Muslim world, but not an especially prominent one. And therein lies the problem…
couldn't have said it better myself, though I initially remembered the movie as "The Monster of the Id" which turns out to have been the name of a book that the movie was based on. FYI, that book explores some of the same themes as this article.
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The Rudeness of Registries

jonkanner Wrote: Jun 23, 2014 6:15 PM
Thanks for putting this out there, Jeff - I weep for lost civility in our society and gift registries are just one more petty way in which said civility is being whittled away at. I invite guests to an event to be blessed by their presence and if they happen to bring a token gift, I will gladly accept it and if they bring a gift that is more than a token I feel a little uncomfortable but still accept with as much enthusiasm as I can muster. For those who insisted on overspending for our wedding and didn't know how best to do so, we has a short list of charities to contribute to. Turns out that most guests donated rather generously to the charities, and still thought of some token to bring that meant a lot more than anything we could have "suggested".
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One California for Me, Another for Thee

jonkanner Wrote: Apr 03, 2014 3:40 PM
Not any sort of a prophet at all. Just observant and thoughtful.
I don't know, personally I can get pretty riled about it.
Look out - so far, he's won nothing except a theoretical victory. Let's celebrate after he is awarded tenure, is awarded damages and back pay, and has his legal fees fully paid for.
See http://www.independent.com/news/2014/mar/18/ucsb-police-department-releases-professor-protesto/?on for the local left-leaning weekly's take on it. Sad incident on a campus that in recent decades has been mercifully free of most physical altercations and threats during protests. Stuff like this will make it hard for the alumni association to get me to donate in the future.
You have just made one of the most relevant comments on this thread, congratulations. I do hope that you have a contagious passion for what you do and enjoy it immensely. Money in return for labor is important, but if you have enough money to live well, then a job you love may be a better enhancement to your life than a higher salary.
I recall Art History in H.S. in the 70's and my granddaughter has had it within the past few months at her local HS. It was a required class for me, and elective one for her.
So why do the sheep in Fort Collins keep voting for the politicians who are supposed to be in charge of these policies and firing teachers and administrators who implement such insanity? If the good citizens of Ft C really cared, the recall elections would already be in the works. The fact that they aren't means that these people have the government that they want (and deserve).
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