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“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67579 Jan 26, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
I hear 'ya. Welcome back! I hate hummus!
Did you know where hummus came from? We had this discussion ad-nausea in this thread when we had a few Palestinians here who take credit for everything good. You hate it, I hate it, but these people would slit your throat for a bowl of it. Check it out.

http://humus101.com/EN/2007/05/04/hummus-is-i...

>Most Israelis, and many people around the world, believe hummus to be an Israeli dish. On the other hand, when they want to eat good hummus, most Israelis will go to an Arab hummus place. So how invented it? Who does hummus belong to?

If you’d tell a Syrian, a Palestinian or an Israeli Arab, that hummus is an Israeli dish, they will probably laugh at your face. Hummus is eaten all over the middle-east, and is a part of the traditional Arab kitchen. There’s no way it was brought here by European Jews…

This does sound reasonable, although chickpeas are known to man for at least 9000 years. The Greeks loved it and the Romans made various dishes with it. Technically, the first documented use of chickpeas to make hummus is from the time of the crusaders, and it took place in ancient Israel.

True, the use of chickpeas to make a traditional dish called “Hamitz” was mentioned in the Talmud, some 700 years earlier.
There’s even a theory dating hummus invention around 1000BC, claiming it was mentioned in the bible.<

And the beat goes on.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67580 Jan 26, 2013
Democracy at work.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_ea...

I always said you can take the animal out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the animal.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67582 Jan 26, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
Democracy at work.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_ea...
I always said you can take the animal out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the animal.
Know what you call 26 Egyptians killed after a guilty verdict (none of them defendants)?

A good start.

Find anything interesting on your business trip?

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67583 Jan 26, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Know what you call 26 Egyptians killed after a guilty verdict (none of them defendants)?
A good start.
Find anything interesting on your business trip?
Yup. See your PM.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67584 Jan 26, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Know what you call 26 Egyptians killed after a guilty verdict (none of them defendants)?
A good start.
Find anything interesting on your business trip?
That doesn't include the 74 dead at the Soccer game. Between the two events, over a thousand injured. It doesn't take much to make them violent. Remind me of Baboons. See how quickly they become agitated? I think it's an evolution thing.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67585 Jan 26, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
That doesn't include the 74 dead at the Soccer game. Between the two events, over a thousand injured. It doesn't take much to make them violent. Remind me of Baboons. See how quickly they become agitated? I think it's an evolution thing.
It's kind of convenient then that they've turned their evolution into a televised blood sport. We didn't even have to start a war to get this kind of entertainment?

How did we ever get by on boxing?
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#67586 Jan 26, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you suggesting wishful thinking on Uzi's post? He has been known to spread undocumented "facts" in the past. But, you must remember that Iran is tight lipped about anything negative of their ability to remain the greatest thing since hummus. They are the masters of propaganda and if it suits their purpose, like blaming the U.S. or Israel for sabotage, they will say so. Only time will tell if uzi's bird is reliable. Something of this magnitude can't remain a secret for long. Don't hold your breath for confirmation, though. It just might be a sh!t-bird.
No problemos mister. When I noted that looks like Israel just knocked out a Syrian nuclear facility there was total silence. For about 3 weeks, than it hit the news. Lets wait and see. with Iran.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#67587 Jan 26, 2013
Muslim Brotherhood, The US communist Party etc etc.
Hussein Obama is the President of whom??

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics...
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#67588 Jan 26, 2013
Isnt muslim Turkey a part of NATO???? Of course it is. Well better somebody tell them.

Greeks intercept Turkish ship loaded with weapons
The ship was flying under the flag of St. Vincent and was registered as a cement bulk cargo ship. In reality, it was a Turkish ship loaded with weapons and bound for Libya, which a Greek paper speculated may have been on their way to the jihadists in Mali.

"SHOCK - Turkish Ship With Tonnes of Weapons Sails To Volos!," from HellasFrappe, January 25 (thanks to Joshua):

Port and customs officials were put on alert on Thursday after finding out that a cargo ship that had requested to be refueled (transit oil) at the port of Heracles (in Asteria Agrias) was carrying heavy weaponry and ammunition. Officials immediately informed the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Merchant Marine and the headquarters of the Hellenic Coast Guard. Following this, officials secured the area around the port and special forces from the Coast Guard conducted a thorough investigation.
According to a report from the Thessaly Journal, the ship "Alexandretta" -which was flying the flag of Saint Vincent- was from Turkey, and although it is registered as a cement bulk cargo ship was in all reality suspiciously transporting a huge quantity of weapons and ammunition. It said that unconfirmed reports also spoke of portable antiaircraft guns and anti-tank missiles, ammunition and infantry weapons such as Kalashnikov guns, etc.

The newspaper noted that the ship was bound for Libya, but also said that it could have been headed towards Mali (which boarders [sic] Libya) to arm Islamic rebels fighting there.

The newspaper, quoting reliable sources, said that as soon as Greek authorities were notified, they surrounded the ship, and prevented any embarking and disembarking to be conducted. For security purposes the ship was then forced to dock at the port of Volos, where it was immediately quarantined and under the watchful eye of competent authorities.

According to legislation, ships transporting weaponry -bound for countries such as Libya, Iran, Syria- are forbidden to pass through Greece. The newspaper said that the ship's capacity is 4,000 tonnes, but it did not disclose the exact weight of the cargo.

It should be reminded that Yemen authorities had discovered a similar shipment from a Turkish ship last November on the outskirts of the Anten port. The report in the Thessaly Journal noted that at the time, authorities were shocked to discover the $120 million shipment, and even more so when they uncovered that the ship was transporting 3,000 Turkish made pistols with silencers that were well hidden in biscuit boxes!
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#67589 Jan 26, 2013
Mr. Bean about "peaceful islam".

"What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teaching of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked." -- Rowan Atkinson

Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#67590 Jan 26, 2013
Recently, a Pakistani religious leader, Pirzada Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai, said: "When the Jews are wiped out ... the sun of peace [will] begin to rise on the entire world." The same preaching is routinely done not only by clerics, but by politicians -- in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere. This is not just Ahmedinijad; it is at the heart of Islamic theology that world peace will be established only when all the Jews are wiped from the earth. But few people in Western media are alarmed by this kind of rhetoric or care to expose this dreadful dark side of Islam's obsession with Jew-hatred.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67591 Jan 26, 2013
Uzi wrote:
Recently, a Pakistani religious leader, Pirzada Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai, said: "When the Jews are wiped out ... the sun of peace [will] begin to rise on the entire world." The same preaching is routinely done not only by clerics, but by politicians -- in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere. This is not just Ahmedinijad; it is at the heart of Islamic theology that world peace will be established only when all the Jews are wiped from the earth. But few people in Western media are alarmed by this kind of rhetoric or care to expose this dreadful dark side of Islam's obsession with Jew-hatred.
If this guy plays his cards right, he might grow up some day to be president of Egypt.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#67592 Jan 26, 2013
Uzi wrote:
Muslim Brotherhood, The US communist Party etc etc.
Hussein Obama is the President of whom??
You can be sure I did NOT vote for him. I did, however, go out and buy two guns!

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67593 Jan 26, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
You can be sure I did NOT vote for him. I did, however, go out and buy two guns!
Overreact much?

You should have gone out and bought extended magazines.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#67594 Jan 27, 2013
It's 5:15 AM and I'm headed for the ice to forget about life for awhile. Temps about 7 deg. Gotta love it. See ya later. And, uh, I got your extended magazine, swinging. 8>)

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#67595 Jan 27, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
You can be sure I did NOT vote for him. I did, however, go out and buy two guns!
You people are idiots. You really think your "guns" will keep the government "in check"? This is not the 1700s when everyone used muskets and arrows to fight wars. I'm sure the US military is more than capable of handling a bunch of rednecks with AR15s. So unless your "guns" consist of drones, tanks, carriers, and a couple of death stars I just don't see how you people can fight a regular army, let alone the US military. And you dumb f*ckers are too fat and lazy to live like the Taliban. LOL

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67596 Jan 27, 2013
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text> You people are idiots. You really think your "guns" will keep the government "in check"? This is not the 1700s when everyone used muskets and arrows to fight wars. I'm sure the US military is more than capable of handling a bunch of rednecks with AR15s. So unless your "guns" consist of drones, tanks, carriers, and a couple of death stars I just don't see how you people can fight a regular army, let alone the US military. And you dumb f*ckers are too fat and lazy to live like the Taliban. LOL
The guns just make it possible to hunt Ahmad, to go grocery shopping in the great outdoors. In the US tradition we tend to over-do so it's not uncommon to set out to bag a deer with an assault rifle and a 30-round magazine.

Unlike Muslim countries, tyranny can only survive four years here before expiring of natural causes.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#67597 Jan 27, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
It's 5:15 AM and I'm headed for the ice to forget about life for awhile. Temps about 7 deg. Gotta love it. See ya later. And, uh, I got your extended magazine, swinging. 8>)
So, what kind of bait you using,12 gauge?

" Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."

Benjamin Franklin, 1759

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#67598 Jan 27, 2013
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text> You people are idiots. You really think your "guns" will keep the government "in check"? This is not the 1700s when everyone used muskets and arrows to fight wars. I'm sure the US military is more than capable of handling a bunch of rednecks with AR15s. So unless your "guns" consist of drones, tanks, carriers, and a couple of death stars I just don't see how you people can fight a regular army, let alone the US military. And you dumb f*ckers are too fat and lazy to live like the Taliban. LOL
No, Soy Sauce. I don't have a gun in order to go to war. I'm just exercising my right to protect myself and my property against criminals. Live like the Taliban? You're the dumb one. I feel sorry for you; you're one sick puppy.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#67599 Jan 27, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Overreact much?
You should have gone out and bought extended magazines.
No overreaction here, babe. Don't need extended an magazine with my aim! Watch your step.

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