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“guess who Lois?”

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A little hole in the wall.

#29665 Sep 1, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I read somewhere that jordan wold be one of those trying to stop what is happening in syria. Conflicting opinions, or?
I read that the ARAB LEAGUE is meeting to figure out how to handle the Syria issue ... interesting ....

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29666 Sep 1, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>look at a map
proximity has little to do with anything .. some neighhours are best of friends, others are bitter enemies ...

I just heard the Arab League is meeting to determine how to deal with this situation ...
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#29667 Sep 1, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>proximity has little to do with anything .. some neighhours are best of friends, others are bitter enemies ...
I just heard the Arab League is meeting to determine how to deal with this situation ...
good god man

do you know who hamas and hezbollah are?

start here
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/08/28...

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

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#29668 Sep 2, 2013
Good Morning All....

yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.

But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.

When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.

Don't you think?

“Here & Now”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

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#29669 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning All....
yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.
But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.
When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.
Don't you think?
I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..

Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...

But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)

Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..

but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem

'Death the Leveller'>

"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29670 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning All....
yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.
But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.
When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.
Don't you think?
Good morning El. For the most part I think we make our way in life by the choices we make. We are responsible for our own success or failure.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29671 Sep 2, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..
Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...
But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)
Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..
but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem
'Death the Leveller'>
"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"
Good morning Grace. It rained last night but it is so hot it is steamy out

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#29672 Sep 2, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..
Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...
But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)
Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..
but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem
'Death the Leveller'>
"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"
Thank you Grace...

as William Shakespear wrote.."a man is a man for all that"..

or was it Robert Burns?...:)

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#29673 Sep 2, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. For the most part I think we make our way in life by the choices we make. We are responsible for our own success or failure.
'Morning Denny...

I was over on the coast earlier, sat by the sea for a while and it was sunny and quite hot....makes the Winter shorter this warm September weather.

Happy Labor Day Den.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#29674 Sep 2, 2013
GOOD AFTERNOON LADY EL/MADAME GRACE.LADIES & GENTS of the REALM
kit krue
Krypteia

Southport, UK

#29675 Sep 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Thankyou Krypteia...as I hope the same for your own son.
On another subject, the travellers you mentioned were in the
newspaper yesterday, it shown them prked up on the park, and
how they had driven over pavements and so on so that the Council
ha to let them through. Pity that, as had they broken down railings, there would have been grounds to evict.
Hope your Aunt had no bother.
Evening El,my aunt had no problems so alls well,but yes they got moved on ended up in Brighton,they let them in because of that bloody health and safety rubbish thanks to the useless brain dead Green Party,thick as pig shit that lot,now they will have a nightmare trying to move them on,the mind boggles it really doe's..The Green Party should stick to hugging trees and saving badgers then trying to run a council..

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#29676 Sep 2, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Evening El,my aunt had no problems so alls well,but yes they got moved on ended up in Brighton,they let them in because of that bloody health and safety rubbish thanks to the useless brain dead Green Party,thick as pig shit that lot,now they will have a nightmare trying to move them on,the mind boggles it really doe's..The Green Party should stick to hugging trees and saving badgers then trying to run a council..
Evening Krypt...I take it you don't have much regard for the
Green Party then? lol It's a dead loss though when the taxpayer
has to pick up the bill for other people's life choices I agree.
Glad peace is restored anyway.
Was watching Gareth Bale's welcome at Madrad earlier, felt quite
proud don't know why, it shown some of his past goals and no doubt how brilliant a player he is, something that a Welsh boy is the
most expensive football player in the world. Huge loss for your team but I hope he does well at Madrid anyway.
Can you believe how unlucky Rooney has been lately?!

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#29677 Sep 2, 2013
tallyho wrote:
GOOD AFTERNOON LADY EL/MADAME GRACE.LADIES & GENTS of the REALM
kit krue
Evening Sir Tally...wondering..is it today that they hold the parades?

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

Since: Jun 06

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#29678 Sep 2, 2013
Today would have been BILL SHANKLY'S 100th Birthday.

He was a former manager of Liverpool Football Club and there is a statue of him outside the ground at
Anfield with the words 'he made people happy'.

Here are some of his quotes..

----------

"For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared
to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side."

----------

On one of Liverpools European trips, he was filling in the hotel registration form
where he wrote Football for occupation and Anfield for the address.

"Sir, said the receptionist, you need to fill in where you live.
"Lady", he replied, "in Liverpool there is only one address that matters and that is where I live."

----------

"Of course I didn't take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present.
It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway,
it was Rochdale reserves."

----------

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very
disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more
important than that."

----------

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
an advantage, then he should be."

----------

"If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains."

----------

To Tommy Smith, who tried to explain that his bandaged knee was injured:

"Take that bandage off. And what do you mean
about YOUR knee? It's Liverpool's knee!"

----------

To the journalist suggesting Liverpool were in difficulties:

"Ay, here we are with problems at the top of the league."

----------

To a translator, when being surrounded by gesticulating Italian journalists:

"Just tell them I completely disagree with
eveything they say"

++++++++++

"Although I am a Scot...I would be proud to all myself a Scouser"

++++++++++

If you are looking down Mr. Shankly, you would have loved last night's match. Liverpool beat Manchester United 1-0.
Deservedly so...and that's from a Man U fan!

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#29679 Sep 2, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Killing about eight thousand Kurds with gas seems like a weapon of mass destruction to me Franko,probably now know where it's ended up."Syria".
I personally don't want to see any more British or American servicemen dying for some Islamic craphole.
Couldn't agree more Krypteia ! The US has been in Iraq more than 10 years (conventional wisdom said we'd be out in 6 months .... right!), the USA is still in Afghanistan - also more than 10 years, and I thought N Korea was a bigger international threat, or threat to US security than Syria.

There's lots of places throughout the world to invade for 'humanitarian' reasons. How thin should the US military be spread?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#29680 Sep 2, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>good god man
do you know who hamas and hezbollah are?
start here
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/08/28...
Your last response should have been with this article, not to tell me to look at a map.

I stand by my original response .. a map does not tell me the history, the politics, the economics, the military strategizing, nore does ti tell me which neighbours are allies and which are enemies. It does not show me tribal conflicts which can span several modern borders and go back over 2000 years. A map solely tells me geographical proximity.

now, this article is useful ... did you note that although Iran is an ally of Syria, the article notes that Iran spoke out against the use of chemical weapons??? The president of Iran tweeted "Iran gives notice to international community to use all its might to prevent use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world, esp. in #Syria"

SO ... a map does not tell me this, does it??

Your article does not give much background on either Jordan or Lebanon's position, yet those are the two you originally mentioned.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29681 Sep 2, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>you can thank the gutless scum that have infested Westminster since Maggie for the decline in our way of life and I blame mainly that treacherous Labour Party.
We have always had a good relationship with the USA but I don't feel ashamed about Syria,if you went in and helped the rebels do you think they will thank you for it,there are just as many nutters in them..
My son is still on the reserve and if he gets called up because some coward in Westminster that's never served his country properly sends him there and anything happened to him,I swear El I will do life in prison because no politician would be safe..
You can't help Muslims they are never happy..
Look how Bin Ladin thanked us ? And it's highly unlikely that only Americans were among the 3000+ killed on Sept 11 when the planes hit.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

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#29682 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I think if you asked a number of offbeaters to vote we'd all agree that you are an excellent poet.
Poet Laureate!!

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#29683 Sep 2, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Couldn't agree more Krypteia ! The US has been in Iraq more than 10 years (conventional wisdom said we'd be out in 6 months .... right!), the USA is still in Afghanistan - also more than 10 years, and I thought N Korea was a bigger international threat, or threat to US security than Syria.
There's lots of places throughout the world to invade for 'humanitarian' reasons. How thin should the US military be spread?
Nation building sucks bad canal water :)

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29684 Sep 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Your last response should have been with this article, not to tell me to look at a map.

I stand by my original response .. a map does not tell me the history, the politics, the economics, the military strategizing, nore does ti tell me which neighbours are allies and which are enemies. It does not show me tribal conflicts which can span several modern borders and go back over 2000 years. A map solely tells me geographical proximity.

now, this article is useful ... did you note that although Iran is an ally of Syria, the article notes that Iran spoke out against the use of chemical weapons??? The president of Iran tweeted "Iran gives notice to international community to use all its might to prevent use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world, esp. in #Syria"

SO ... a map does not tell me this, does it??

Your article does not give much background on either Jordan or Lebanon's position, yet those are the two you originally mentioned.
....besides throughout history maps & boundaries have been in flux constantly. Where's Tony when we need him?!

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