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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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#71712 Apr 16, 2014
former res wrote:
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Yes, I know.
But I'm sure you know there's long history and a long
list of very wealthy people who still work for whatever reason.
Legacy, sense of achievement, the challenge, to give back
to humanity/society, sense of purpose, perhaps a reason to live.
Are you familiar with former NYC Mayor Bloomberg?
How about President John F Kennedy? and so on.
In the past he claimed to be not rich and to have worked. Today he denies everything...

He keeps lying about himself. Don't trust.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71713 Apr 16, 2014
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The Malvan province foods sounds very good too.
Yes, Maalvani food from the Malvan coastal belt of SW India is a great treat for foodies of any nation and is primarily fresh coconut based with a great blend of freshly ground spices and minimal oil.

The dishes are eaten with freshly baked rice flat-breads fermented with toddy.

The Malvan seafood is to die for, say my friends.

The posh Konkan Cafe in the Taj Vivanta in South Mumbai is devoted exclusively to Malvan food and is a great hit with wealthy Indians and international tourists - the splendid aromas of the freshly ground spices are seriously tantalizing.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71714 Apr 16, 2014
former res wrote:
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Since I am just a menial worker though, I wouldn't think you'd want to be seen out with me.
Aw shucks, Uncle Former.

I usually play up that taunt when I want to tease you or when I wish to get under your skin.

I am the least concerned with your socioeconomic status.

Beneath all the South Mumbai snobbery of the Cathedral School and Malabar Hill or Altamount Road kind, I am a person who looks more at the heart than at the head.

I'll be pleased to play host to you.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71715 Apr 16, 2014
QUESTION:

When is the first lab-created "living ant" gonna be turned out?

LOL

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71716 Apr 16, 2014
former res wrote:
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Legacy, sense of achievement, the challenge, to give back

to humanity/society, sense of purpose, perhaps a reason to live.
To give back to humanity?

In this regard, there are other more meaningful ways to give back like say sponsoring the education of needy but deserving students, providing for helpless single mothers, giving orphans from underprivileged backgrounds a chance to succeed in life and so on.

I do more than my bit in helping the needy and in keeping with the adage - charity begins at home - well my late parents and me too have always treated our servants very well and gave/give them all their needs and provide them with sufficient funds to get their kids married, to pay for expensive medical treatments, fund the education of their kids and so on.

I am actively involved with a few NGOs back here in an informal basis by helping the girl child from poor families in view of the fact that the girl child is badly discriminated against in a patriarchal society like India......

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71717 Apr 16, 2014
I heard Rupert Sheldrake refer to DAN DENNET'S talk on CONSCIOUSNESS in which DAN DENNET supposedly said that CONSCIOUSNESS is FALSE AWARENESS but what DENNET conveniently forgets to mention is that false awareness can only arise if AWARENESS exists. LOL.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71718 Apr 16, 2014
LINEN OVER DENIM

I prefer pure linen to denim any day which brings to mind the great linen range of suits, trousers, shirts and jackets that Shahab Durazi has come out with as part of his summer wear collection.

Linen needs to be well cared for otherwise the creases tend to make the fabric look loose.

A few creases make the linen outfit look naturally wavy which is hip.

Yeah. Ask me!!!

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71719 Apr 16, 2014
After linen, my preferred fabric is raw cotton silk. Pashmina or Cashmere for debonair winter wear is great.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71720 Apr 16, 2014
In Mumbai, KONKAN CAFE in the Taj Vivanta and MASALA KRAFT in the Taj Mahal are the best for authentic Indian food. In New Delhi, Bukahra is simply too good. But, the experts in non-vegetarian foods tell me that Malvan cuisine is way ahead of Punjabi food or North West Frontier cuisine. I am vegetarian and so where taste of non-veg food is concerned, I am clueless which is the better Indian cuisine. However, when it comes to the tantalizing food aromas, then, well, by just taking in the fantastic aromas I can certainly back the claim that Malvan food scores over the Punjabi and NWFP cuisines.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71721 Apr 16, 2014
The lush SULA VINEYARD located 4 hours away from Mumbai is owned by an alum of Mumbai's elite Cathedral School. The estate is simply beautiful and employs some of the best professionals in the wine business from around the world on a consultancy basis. We enjoyed the tour of the winery.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71722 Apr 16, 2014
INDIA ON WINE MAP

RAJEEV SAMANT, alum of Mumbai's elite Cathedral School and owner of Sula Vineyards, has done India proud by putting her on the map of wine producing nations of the world.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71723 Apr 16, 2014
ILLITERATE INDIAN WINE BIBBERS

Few Indians sip wine (though the trend is catching on in the metros) and most of those who imbibe wines wouldn't know the difference between a cabernet and a suvignon, a dry wine and a non-dry wine and a sparkling wine and a fortified wine and they'd be hard-pressed to know which wine glasses should be used to serve the different types of wines. Most wouldn't know that a wine waiter is called a vin sommelier.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71724 Apr 16, 2014
COGNAC

Even where brandy is concerned, trendy Indians who drink Cognac at home mispronounce the word COGNAC and most of them pronounce it as COG-NACK much to our amusement when the correct pronunciation is CONYACK.

These tacky Indians make an ass of themselves even when they travel first class and I have overheard a few of them on first class flights ask the air hostesses if COG-NACK is available.

Besides, they don't even know that brandy is drunk from a SNIFTER.

LMFAO.
former res

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#71725 Apr 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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When I was in America saw a few times a tv transmission called Man VS Food. Are you a fan of it?
Not a regular viewer but have seen the show.

The guy accepts food challenges and the ones I saw he won.

He can eat an incredible amount of food. Perhaps mind over matter.

Check this out - guess he had enough:

Retirement[edit]

On January 27, 2012 Richman announced his retirement from food challenges.[23] No exact reason was given as to why Richman retired, other than moving on and wishing his audience farewell. Explaining the show's re-tooling to become Man V. Food Nation, Scripps Networks chairman Ken Lowe cited concerns over ensuring Adam Richman's health if the show had continued in its previous format.[24]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_v._Food#Reti...

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71726 Apr 16, 2014
Now, where's HUGH - SCIENCE PROF/EX-CEO?

Busy hatching eggs for Easter?

LOL
former res

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#71727 Apr 16, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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I am or rather was till a few years ago very competitive in an academic sense and topped my class in school and later at the IIT but then things fell apart with the death of both my parents and then all the mess I landed into due to a certain person.
My parents were very wealthy and the money is very well invested.
Yeah, I work in the sense that I frequently oversee/discuss the health of the investments with my CAs and other financial advisers.
It sounds as though you are overwhelmed with life itself.

Having money should not be a burden but a blessing, don't you agree?

Michael Bloomberg is worth over $30 billion and has several business and still
managed to be an effective mayor of New York City for 12 years. And is very active
in the gun control arena.

Bill Gates is worth more than double that amount and still serves on boards and is active in his foundation, busy giving his money away.

So you never put any of your education to use?

If your money is well and properly invested, it should be on "autopilot" with only minor rebalancing perhaps quarterly at the most. As long as it's throwing off sufficient income for you to live on.

What's a CA? Here we have CPAs and financial advisors and of course attorneys.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71728 Apr 16, 2014
I want DAN DENNET to turn SPIRITUAL instead of being a crass materialist.
former res

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#71729 Apr 16, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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Oh yes, it brings back fond memories of living in the wilds at Auroville - the ashram set up by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Coarse food? Unrefined flour, using natural foods free of preservatives, grinding the ingredients on a rough stone instead of in a food blender, cooking over firewood instead of gas/electric source and so on...
We enjoyed the rustic lifestyle for 1 night.
Have you ever camped out? Backpacked, hiked? Overnight canoe trip?

Very enjoyable. Did some camping with my family as a kid.

But mostly with the Boy Scouts. One of the best things I ever did. Several years.
From maybe 11 years old to around 15 or so. And then returned again at 16 or 17.

Good challenges.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#71730 Apr 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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In the past he claimed to be not rich and to have worked. Today he denies everything...
He keeps lying about himself. Don't trust.
His heroes or idols are people I have never heard of.

I doubt they ever did anyone any good.

Kind of like........

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#71731 Apr 16, 2014
former res wrote:
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It sounds as though you are overwhelmed with life itself.
I am not overwhelmed by materialism since I have seen much of the very best that material life has to offer since birth and so I am not attached to money/luxuries but more than this reason the real cause is that I am detached by nature from crass materialism, since, from age 4, I have been getting spiritual visions while in the waking consciousness and the mystico-rational side of life attracts me the most but if I tell you some of my horrific mystical experiences in the waking consciousness of recent times you'll be shocked despite you being an atheist.

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