""disagree, although the Western culture seems to be omnipresent throughout the Internet what is shown is not propaganda, ISIS/ISIL uses propaganda whereas the Western world does not."
I disagree. It's quite easy to Google up articles…"
""owning the car and just paying for repairs as they come?"
This until it becomes more expensive than paying for a new car. Your car is only 5 years old. If you can take the hit, it might last you another 5.
"I think his point is not that we should cuddle Muslims at home while they're waging wars overseas; his point is that ensuring the fair and equitable treatment and integration of Muslims and Arabs in our own countries is a good strategy to limit…"
"I don't think we need to do that. Western, and specifically American, media and culture is omnipresent throughout the world including on social media. You're just desensitized to it because its presence is part of your everyday…"
"To play the devil's advocate: In their defense, I don't blame them. Many of them are having a hard time keeping their own economies afloat and their own people employed and fed (ex: Greece); a sudden influx of people who need food and…"
""We've seen dynasties in Africa, America, and the Middle East fall after a tedious, conflict ridden rule"
Yeah but we've also seen the Alawites walk away from these types of things stronger than ever before. See Assad…"
""RJ, When you're talking to another French Canadian, have you noticed when you tend to switch into English and when you switch back in to French? Is it the topic? The mood? Some other factor?"
It depends. There are some…"
"i don't think the West will help him survive; I think we simply won't specifically target him because Russia.
And I also don't think that the Assad regime will ease up and transition to democracy if this ever ends. If anything,…"
"23K in the hole for as 12$/hour job? Yikes.
It wouldn't hurt to pay a few bucks for an hour with a financial planner (independent; not affiliated with a financial institution) for him/her to tell you what your best options are. I know…"
"I don't think you're doing the math right. On that site, the average price for 2-blade cartridges is 76 cents.
Safety razor blades will always be cheaper than carts but I wasn't arguing against that. My point was that, if you…"
"Unless the UN and the Allies decide to take Assad out, which I can't imagine since that would be poking the Russian bear right in the eye, I don't think Assad and the Alawites will fall. They have the support of Hezbollah in Lebanon and…"
Can I ask you a question? what does this description of a Tai Chi mean? The whole martial arts thing is so varied that I honestly am not sure what to take from that description.
"Tai Chi Chuan translates to “Grand Ultimate Fist” and is an internal form of martial arts. This Chen style is based on the theory of yin & yang and the philosophy of Chinese medicine. In traditional Chinese martial arts there are both outdoor and indoor teaching methods. The form taught at VMAA is an indoor or family form received in Tai Chi Chuan men’s tradition."
Saw your post over at Christian men. Not a member, so I thought I'd leave a quick comment here. Mark Shea covered this a few days ago, here. Short version: The media gets almost everything the last two popes have been saying wrong.
"This reminds me of when people whine that a new Starbucks opens and pushes the little local guy out of business. They never seem to remember that the local guy's coffee was crap.
America doesn't force its entertainment on the world. The…"
"You gave an entire paragraph to the Obama admin and then finished it with one sentence about nazis. That is how your comment "got twisted".
But even if we are talking about isis. I still don't see the nazi connection. What I see is a…"
"I was speaking not of this admin, but of the political and social parallels in the middle east and the rise of ISIS. (Extreme nationalism -> extreme religious fervor; disenfranchised populace unwilling/incapable of confronting the extremism, mass…"
"It doesn't need to rise to the level of thought to have meaning.
Moving toward the sunlight means survival. I'm arguing for meaning within material existence, not that all material reactions are thoughts.
If there is meaning like this for…"
"Simplicity is your friend. Start with the half-dozen staples you eat all the time, and learn to cook them first. You don't need fancy gourmet meals ... you need the basics. Burgers. Steaks. Pork chops. …"
"Get an easy basic cookbook for people who've never done it before, with a title like Easy Basics or Where's Mom Now that I Need Her? It'll tell you the things other books assume you know, from how to boil an egg to…"