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  1. That was very generous of you Maj. Thank you for saving this thread.
  2. That would be a really nice thing to do. I would be up for that.
  3. Dude, so glad you are here. i was beginning to twitch in nervous scaredness. So much bad. I was afraid everything had been taken away. I feel faint.
  4. ooo 1. The Wheel of Time-obviously, I spend my free time on this board. 2. Novels of Tiger and Del-Jennifer Roberson 3. Chronicles of the Cheysuli-Jennifer Roberson 4. Chronicles of Narnia-Elliot 5. I read Mattimeo a lot when I was young, Ineed to read the whole series. So I'll add Redwall based on high hopes.
  5. I went on hiatus of TWOT for a while between re-readsa and read another fantasy series. i am generally not apt to do so, but Both series-The novels of Tiger and Del and then Chronicles of the Cheysuli were very good. Any other fans?
  6. What's wrong with Fiddlesticks? All of the topics say "No posts for this topic"
  7. Do not blame Mike for getting this post off topic. It is my fault entirely. I saw something foolish written and felt the need to address when I should have left it alone. While ignorant and blind he is not responsible for the off topic nature of this thread.
  8. The reason I did not name a nation is that it DOES NOT MATTER. European country going downhill fast after America and the West shoved capitalism down its throat should suffice. You are pulling at straws. Our noses do not need to be over there when we have problems at home that need attention before we can pretend to know it all and shove our morals and laws down any other nation's throat. America is a capitalist, democratic country. Which in theory should work just fine. however, as we can see it is eroding the support that this country stands on-our middle and lower classes. We can not offer everyone jobs because we are outsourcing them in the name of free global trade to third world countries where "employees" will work for pennies on the dollar. This is not a safe and sturdy country anymore. It's about the dollar and not about the people.
  9. I am laughing so hard right now at Thor's post. People at work are looking at me funny. LOL!
  10. To the soldiers: Only you truly know what is going on over there. I will happily consent to that. I have heard both the good and bad from dear friends that are serving. As for lack of patriotism: ABSOLUTELY. I believed in this country when I was a little girl and was not as aware as I am now. My husband is from a country where the West went over and changed the government so that his family still there can not get jobs and are barely able to scrape by. The country is collapsing. Just because something works for America does not mean it will work everywhere. I don't feel that it is necessary at all for us to brow-beat other nations into what America thinks is best for them-it may be the worse possible thing for them. We need to focus at home before we tell other nations what is best for them. When unemployment is erradicated, when the homeless have shelter, when all of us have healthcare so that we too can be healthy, when there is food on the plate for everyone, when we can safely control our own borders, then perhaps we can be a role model for other countries. Then we can say "Look at what we have accomplished, this is what we want for you." Until that time, we have no right bossing other places around.
  11. Religious beliefs are a very powerful thing. Just because you do not share them do not make them true to those other people. Another point on "innocents." you also seem to fail to realize that there are not innocents in the jihad aginst the West. We are all infidels and thus the enemy. They do not see it as killing innocent people, but as killing active members of the enemy. You have chosen to overlook that as the West sweeps their political hand over the world we are bound to make enemies by those who firmly believe that what we are doing is WRONG. Americans may not intentionally aim guns at those people that we choose to believe are innocent, but it does not end the killing of people in any way. Our current situation is when where a political party is fighting a religious group. Whereas the "firm beliefs" of the political side will change depending on who is in power, the religious side will hold those same beliefs. Because those beliefs are rooted so firmly there can be no victory for the West. Ugly, yes. However, as long as there are Muslims that believe as they do this war will be fought.
  12. quote CrazyMike The concept of Sheathing the Sword is not necesarily a particular Sword Fighting stance , but it does, in this context, mean a self sacrificing move or action which gains the ultimate advantage over your opponent... The most dangerous opponent to face in any fight is one who is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice inorder to insure the enemy's destruction... and that requires the least skill,,, as an example suicide bombers... Though killing innocent civilians and children is hardly the act of a Brave man... If you truly believe that then you don't have any beliefs that you hold firmly to. Whether it be kamikazee pilots from Japan or Muslim martyrs that believe in what they are doing. You do not believe it takes a brave man to kiss his wife and children good-bye to die for a cause? It takes a man or woman very strong in heart to have that kind of faith in God, country or whatever cause s/he is willing to sacrifice life for. Can of worms: American soldiers are willing to die for their country. They sign over their lives to the cause of the commanding military/government officials-it's not even a personal belief. many times these young people choose to young the military because of a lack of other post high school options available to them. NOT ALL BUT MANY. Innocents on either side are a casualty of war. The good guys (pick your flavor of "good") and bad guys (again, you must decide who is good or bad) both kill innocents. So any way you look at it, soldiers on all sides are sacrificing their lives when killing innocents. Sucks doesn't it.
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