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Old 2010-02-09, 15:30   Link #2821
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These people just take their religion for granted and refused reason, accepted fear of their god as a form of loyalty, and preach despite their indeterminate lack of understanding for even their own religion. The author just put forward a point of view that skewers everyone left and right, and the most interesting point is how he relates Job to how the all-seeing believers being blind to themselves, and think of the heaven as a just a simple carrot and stick issue. That is downright pathetic.

Believing in a religion isn't just a "heart" issue. It is a "mind" and "soul" issue too.
The blog post was an OK read, given its context. Since Vexx was good enough to provide the link for its humour value, I hope readers here will indulge in a different take on what God means for many people. It's light-hearted; in its own way, sceptical without being necessarily offensive, illuminating without being pompous.

Introduction to A History of God, by Karen Armstrong (1993)
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Old 2010-02-10, 16:22   Link #2822
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Secret formula for love revealed

Since when does love involve math?
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Old 2010-02-10, 16:23   Link #2823
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Secret formula for love revealed

Since when does love involve math?

pre-nup
child-support
alimony
lawyers fee

or

las vegas which is a cheaper option
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Old 2010-02-11, 22:20   Link #2824
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Dubai court annuls marriage to 'bearded lady'
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An Arab country's ambassador to Dubai has had his marriage contract annulled after discovering the bride was cross-eyed and had facial hair.

The woman had worn an Islamic veil, known as the niqab, on the few occasions the couple had met.

The envoy, who has not been identified, told a Sharia court her mother had tricked him by showing him pictures of the bride's sister, Gulf News reported.

He only discovered the deception when he lifted the woman's veil to kiss her.

The court had annulled the marriage contract but rejected a $130,000 (£83,000) compensation claim for gifts he had bought his intended, the report said.
Surprise honey!
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Old 2010-02-12, 22:17   Link #2825
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Drivers locked out in Windermere 'black hole'

Freaky much? Residents of this British lake are saying that their keys won't work on their cars, and are blaming a set of traffic lights and a ghost on the phenomenon. Tip: don't buy central locking and immobilisers
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Old 2010-02-13, 13:16   Link #2826
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And that's why everyone should be dressed like their living in 21st century and not 15th. 1st Reason, because their are a bunch of liars

Harufox lol math xD
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Old 2010-02-13, 20:10   Link #2827
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Police stop generous Ind. 5th-grader with $10,000

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SELMA, Ind. (AP) - Police say a fifth-grader handed out about $300 to others on the bus ride to his eastern Indiana school. Problem is, they say, the cash was among some $10,000 he took from his grandparents' safe.

Delaware County Sheriff George Sheridan says the boy was riding the bus to Selma Elementary School when he handed out the money on Friday, the last school day before Christmas vacation began.

Children who received the ones, fives and twenties told teachers and the principal, and the sheriff's department was called.

Officers found the boy carrying the rest of the cash, which was returned to his grandparents. Police weren't certain what he intended to do with the money or how he got it from the safe.
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Old 2010-02-14, 02:19   Link #2828
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Japanese pop song internet fame for Manx schoolgirl
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A 14-year-old Manx schoolgirl has become an internet celebrity after she posted videos online of herself dancing and singing to Japanese pop songs.
A Japanese publishing company has picked up on her fame and she is set to release her debut album on Wednesday
Some people get all the luck, eh
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Old 2010-02-14, 02:40   Link #2829
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Japanese pop song internet fame for Manx schoolgirl

Some people get all the luck, eh
You have to see her sing and try and talk Japanese O.O Fail.
In a few weeks when she get's boring everyone's gonna forget her, new's stated xD

Dilla I hope they got all the money back.
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Old 2010-02-14, 04:44   Link #2830
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You have to see her sing and try and talk Japanese O.O Fail.
In a few weeks when she get's boring everyone's gonna forget her, new's stated xD
I saw an interview with the girl and I'm genuinely happy for her. There's always something else new and exciting around the corner and this may be the only moments of "fame" she'll get, but that's more than most of us get. Besides, she seemed like a pretty level headed person...maybe this is the foot in the door she'll need to really achieve her dreams.

Reminds me of Himeka, in a way.
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Old 2010-02-14, 05:01   Link #2831
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I just think it's good how she's exposed J-pop to the western world. People sometimes ask me "what's on your iPod?" I can't say YUI or Abingdon Boys School coz they'd think I'm crazy

US man bites into needle at Burger King

Can you say, "snap"?
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Old 2010-02-14, 10:18   Link #2832
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I just think it's good how she's exposed J-pop to the western world. People sometimes ask me "what's on your iPod?" I can't say YUI or Abingdon Boys School coz they'd think I'm crazy

US man cites into needle at Burger King

Can you say, "snap"?
That's really scary.

How did that thing even get in there?!

Something left over from injections perhaps?
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Old 2010-02-14, 11:55   Link #2833
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I just think it's good how she's exposed J-pop to the western world. People sometimes ask me "what's on your iPod?" I can't say YUI or Abingdon Boys School coz they'd think I'm crazy

US man cites into needle at Burger King

Can you say, "snap"?
Lesson learned: Always eat at Jack in the Box instead!

But seriously, that is scary. Although logically, it has a very minute chance of happening to you (you're more likely to get struck by lightning). But I'd like to see Burger King get smacked down hard for this, especially given their response ($5000 when medical bills were $15,000? Come on, BK, you can afford that).
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Old 2010-02-14, 14:29   Link #2834
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wonderful work by the UN

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FIVE years ago today, the former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri of Lebanon was killed, an assassination that set off the “cedar revolution” and forced Syria, the principal suspect in the crime, to withdraw its army from the country. Meanwhile, global public outcry led the United Nations Security Council to initiate an international investigation, the first of its kind.
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The United Nations investigation team was set up in 2005 by Detlev Mehlis, a German prosecutor who had investigated the 1986 La Belle discotheque bombing in West Berlin. Mr. Mehlis had few doubts about Syria’s involvement, and said so in his first report. He asked for President Assad’s testimony (over Syrian protests), interviewed Syrian intelligence officers in Vienna and arrested suspects. When Mr. Mehlis stepped down from his position in December, 2005, he felt he had enough to arrest at least one of the intelligence officers.
However, the investigation wilted under his successor, the Belgian judge Serge Brammertz. Mr. Brammertz issued uninformative reports and displayed a lack of transparency that discouraged potential witnesses, unsure of whether he had solid evidence in hand, from coming forward; he wasted time by reopening the crime scene to determine the kind of blast that had killed Mr. Hariri, which three earlier specialist reports had already established; he failed to follow through on the interviews with the Syrian officers; and though he met with President Assad, he apparently did not formally take down his testimony.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/op...4young.html?hp
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Old 2010-02-15, 06:37   Link #2835
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Nothing new, but then again, who says chastity doesn't pay in Western related countries?
Woman's virginity offer not illegal
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A teenager who says she auctioned her virginity online for £24,000 to raise tuition money did not break any laws but it might be risky for her to follow through on the deal, according to police.

The anonymous 19-year-old student, who lives in New Zealand, offered her virginity to the highest bidder on ineed.co.nz under the name "Unigirl", saying the money will pay her university fees.

She said in a post that around 30,000 people had viewed her advert and more than 1,200 had bid. She accepted an offer of 45,000 New Zealand dollars (£24,000).
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Old 2010-02-15, 12:26   Link #2836
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^But isn't that prostitution? Or is the law for prostitution different from what I think it is.
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Old 2010-02-15, 15:20   Link #2837
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^But isn't that prostitution? Or is the law for prostitution different from what I think it is.
Maybe, but then again I have a penchant that you can't call it rape if you enjoyed it. I mean, when you need the money, you need the money. There is a story around here of a Korean immigrant doing rounds at a Legal Brothel to pay her tuition here in Australia. She says the clients are good, the manager's good and that the money is too.
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Old 2010-02-15, 15:33   Link #2838
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Old 2010-02-15, 15:36   Link #2839
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I heard a funny story about an 11-year old kid threatening a 87-year old granny with a knife and saying: "Give me all your money or i will rape you." Indeed the kid was completely naked and was poking the granny's legs with the knife. She just took the knife away and called the police to take the kid away and see if they could find his mother/father.

It was in the local newspaper, so i had to laugh a bit when i read this. Youngsters are sure getting eccentric nowadays, aren't they chaps?
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Old 2010-02-15, 18:16   Link #2840
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