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“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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And Christians to be more Christians!!(And Muslims to be true Muslims).
Followers of all religions are guilty. most of them only use their religions as a label.
Majority of them only show a hypocritic link with their religion, hardly anybody follows the real moral teachings of their religious texts.
That is the main reason , why we see so much injustice, violence and lack of peace, both inner and outer in the world.
The more we progress on materialistic front, the more we loose on morality.
I couldnt resist the temptation to take this pot shot at your notion of religiously enforced morality - if only because this type of stuff in the western media is so rare. I assume you do not approve?(I do!)

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Imamís fate in question after home sex videos hit the Internet

Three video clips featuring an imam and his wife having sex has hit the Internet and ignited controversy in a small Tajikistan community, RFE/RL reports.....
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Is it still considered a personal attack if it's true?
You are obviously insinuating that I am paranoid I dont take offense I pity you.
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Too much garlic in the pasta maybe
Yeah, I bet he's having gas.

Like a colicky baby.

Makes him whiney.

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You would be careful not to bite the hand that feeds you, I'm sure that you have heard that saying, are you going to be dishonest and state that the principle doesn't apply in your circumstance?
I dont take handouts. I work to provide services and get paid. If the opportunity was not there, it would be elsewhere. And I would be there as well. Thats what you dont get.

You notion of bias is too expansive. Like I said previously, I pay my taxes and I vote. That gives me a stake in the system. Under your notion, that would also make me biased. Therefore your notion has no explanatory currency. Or as the statisticians might put it, an insignificant r squared.

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Yeah, I bet he's having gas.
Like a colicky baby.
Makes him whiney.
He IS a consistently obnoxious muddaf-er, isnt he?

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You are obviously insinuating that I am paranoid I dont take offense I pity you.
Do you deny exhibiting many of the qualities I listed out of someone who suffers from paranoid personality disorder?
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I heard of them, so what? I have already said that in general people tend to congregate (get together)when they have common interest(s).
Does Mensa have common interest(s)? Yes
Do protesters against nuclear bomb have common interest(s)? Yes
Does the Lakers fan club have common interest(s)? Yes
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What are the common interests of Mesa members?

The only qualification for membership is tested IQ level.
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A couple of times. Glad you enjoyed it.
Especially liked the Bernini sculptures. Very powerful works. They spoke to me.
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Wasn't it enough the word of an unbeliever to explain what Christianity and Trinity is??
You're welcome.

I can also tell you what pedophiles do for fun. Doesn't mean I partake.
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Why would an intelligent, sorry I meant very intelligent person quotes Wikipedia, a source where anyone can modify anything?
Try introducing some incorrect edits into a Wiki article and tell me how long your changes last.

My guess is the duration will be measured in minutes.
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Is it still considered a personal attack if it's true?
My understating is that truth is an absolute defense for defamation.
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He IS a consistently obnoxious muddaf-er, isnt he?
The bitchiest man I've met in quite a while.

He may be on a reverse cycle: In a good mood once every 28 days.

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What are the common interests of Mesa members?
The only qualification for membership is tested IQ level.
The exchange of highly intellectual ideas on projects/researches, works, lectures, social problems etc.
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<quoted text> Especially liked the Bernini sculptures. Very powerful works. They spoke to me.
Apparently your brain is not fully damaged as seems

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You're welcome.
I can also tell you what pedophiles do for fun. Doesn't mean I partake.
The question I posed has nothing to do with this response.
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<quoted text> Try introducing some incorrect edits into a Wiki article and tell me how long your changes last.
My guess is the duration will be measured in minutes.
The duration of an incorrect edit lasts as long as how deep is the knowledge of the mass. It can be in minutes as well as in years.

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What are the common interests of Mesa members?
The only qualification for membership is tested IQ level.
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http://www.us.mensa.org/AML/...

What are some of the tests accepted for admission into American Mensa?

We accept approximately 200 different test scores for Mensa membership. We do not accept tests of achievement, such as the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the California Tests of Basic Skills. Generally, we accept tests that measure aptitude or ability. Since this list is constantly changing as more tests are developed and reviewed, we do not have a complete list available. If your test is not listed, please contact Testing and Admissions.

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http://www.us.mensa.org/AML/...
What are some of the tests accepted for admission into American Mensa?
We accept approximately 200 different test scores for Mensa membership. We do not accept tests of achievement, such as the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the California Tests of Basic Skills. Generally, we accept tests that measure aptitude or ability. Since this list is constantly changing as more tests are developed and reviewed, we do not have a complete list available. If your test is not listed, please contact Testing and Admissions.
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"We do not accept tests of achievement.."
Based on my GRE scores, looks like I qualify. However...

"...I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER" [Groucho Marx]

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Based on my GRE scores, looks like I qualify. However...
"...I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER" [Groucho Marx]
Huh. It didnt even occur to me to see if I qualified. Shows my interest in these types of things.

I appear to qualify on the basis of SAT. I have no clue what my GREs were.

I dont know anything about this group - but it appears it is for those with a lot of time on their hands. I would think most people who are engrossed in a profession would have enough social intellectual stimulation to deal with, without having to look for more. I have a hard time just keeping up with the Continuing Ed requirements of the several certifications I have.

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Based on my GRE scores, looks like I qualify. However...
"...I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER" [Groucho Marx]
I would add that getting 1250 on the SATs (in my years) is not that uncommon. I always thought of Mensa as being more elite.
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The exchange of highly intellectual ideas on projects/researches, works, lectures, social problems etc.
What I've always heard about MENSA is that they're a bunch of egotistical nerds. Not a particularly social or interesting group of people. So while I am sure some what you say does go on, I'm not sure how much. I think most of them probably belong just so they can say so.

Speaking of which, my graduate school admissions test (Miller Analogies) qualified me to join. Same with my wife. We had no interest in joining.(I had no idea but a friend of mine pointed this out so I checked their website and our scores - just for fun.)
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Apparently your brain is not fully damaged as seems
I'm gratified for your kind words.

Enjoyed also our full-day tour of the Vatican/Museum etc. I also like the way the way people there do not go out to dinner until 9 or 10 at night. Here it's more like 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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The question I posed has nothing to do with this response.
Sure it does.

Why do I need to participate in a religion (or any other activity) in order to know what the central beliefs are??

I know what Republicans believe and but I'm not one.

I know the basic beliefs of Christians are but I'm agnostic.

Being raised Catholic no doubt helps a bit.

You though it ironic that a "nonbeliever" was correcting the record re Christianity.

Why?
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The duration of an incorrect edit lasts as long as how deep is the knowledge of the mass. It can be in minutes as well as in years.
Knowledge does not initiate corrections to the online encyclopedia - vigilance does. An active group of volunteer contributors and editors.

Wikipedia is a useful tool full of useful information.

Any encyclopedia is only a secondary or tertiary source of information. An aggregator if you will.
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http://www.us.mensa.org/AML/...
What are some of the tests accepted for admission into American Mensa?
We accept approximately 200 different test scores for Mensa membership. We do not accept tests of achievement, such as the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the California Tests of Basic Skills. Generally, we accept tests that measure aptitude or ability. Since this list is constantly changing as more tests are developed and reviewed, we do not have a complete list available. If your test is not listed, please contact Testing and Admissions.
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"We do not accept tests of achievement.."
That would make sense.

I would see intelligence more about aptitude than achievement.(The ability to learn not the learned material itself.)

I did misspeak. And I knew better because I knew they accepted the Miller Analogies test - the one I took to get into grad school.

A very odd test indeed.

And obviously they accept IQ tests.
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Based on my GRE scores, looks like I qualify. However...
"...I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER" [Groucho Marx]
Congrats! and I agree!

The NRA sent me a membership card with a bill. I'm keeping the card so (like Michael Moore) I can call myself a card-carrying member but no way I'm sending them a dime.

They must have gotten my info from Cabela's, where I bought a few gun-related items.

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