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12 killed in shooting at French satirical magazine

Discussion in 'The Earth and Our World' started by chansen, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Anybody here know the connection between "Dars" "Lars" and Lords that can dance about waters ... line Piscine Bier Falls in Nwfie? This lies up the fiord of Western Brook Pond ... a large superfluous bo-deis ... an other chaotic ideal ... gathered waters failing ... or just falling in the release of energy? Much like Heigh-Eire Wadis ... but if you didn't know the phonetic peculiarity of "gh" .. you'd miss the "Ka" ... constrained there oddly enough!

    You do know the Egyptian "Ka" mob? As a bundled spirit ... would that be like aboriginal karma? Too ole for most stuck in presents to be cognizant of ...
     
  2. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Such confusion assists people in achieving their objectives ... not knowing ... as knowing and knowledge is a sin according to the biblical report! If you poke and prod the church population your learn alien things ... like introducing your piggies to the market bottoms ... sole bacon? This is related to political pork bellying ... a most complex truth ... usually coming across as more than myth!
     
  3. EasternOrthodox

    EasternOrthodox Member

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    The site is Blazing Cat Fur.

    Everyone here hates it (and me as well). It's run by a guy in Toronto. He and I are the main bloggers, but there are two others who contribute less regularly. He's been running since 2007 and it gets a lot of traffic.

    We used to be on Google's free Blogger site, then one day we got a "content warning". If you blog about politics you make enemies. So he switched to his own domain and now we're using Wordpress.

    I don't anticipate coming back here often, I just don't fit. I've made new "online friends" through blogging. Why come here and listen to Graeme lecturing me?

    I posted one item (one!) from the UC Observer. They contacted BCF and complained that I had extracted too much text.

    That is very rare. Like I say, I'm not popular. But neither am I carrying on a vendetta. I almost never post on the UC.
     
  4. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    (EasternOrthodox - the question that comes immediately to my mind is - why are you posting at BCF if you hate it? I will check it out sometime. I always felt at the original WC that you were fairly well-liked. Certainly more so than I myself was.)
     
  5. EasternOrthodox

    EasternOrthodox Member

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    If ever you come by, I am the poster "Frau Katze". It's also my commenting ID (we the Disqus commenting system).

    My sister and I changed our online "identities" after leaving this place behind. She won't ever even come here to read it.

    I might come back more if I had more time. Blogging on current events means you must be reading the news constantly. I use "Google alerts" to stay au courant. When something like the Charlie Hebdo killing happens, the volume of my alerts (they by email) goes crazy. It takes ages to go through them.

    Plus I still try to read relevant books. Blogging is 7 days a week, no time off. Of course it just a hobby, I don't get paid (I have enough to live on with my pension). But it's interesting, and keeps you thinking.

    My two kids are long grown, and I have 3 grandkids now.
     
  6. EasternOrthodox

    EasternOrthodox Member

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    I don't hate BCF, I meant that the people here hate BCF and me as well.

    Well-liked? That's news to me.

    The one thing I did learn here was futility of online arguing. We have to moderate our comments. Now and then I will attempt an argument but rarely past 2 or 3 go arounds. It's a waste of time. I learned that from arguing with Graeme.
     
  7. chansen

    chansen Pleasant Enough

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    BCF is a right-wing hate fest. What it thinks about Muslims can be applied to Christians as well, either in a different time or even today. It's just divisive crap that makes Sun News appear fair and balanced.

    There will always be a market for hate. As a career move, it makes economic sense. As a human endeavour, it's an embarrassment.
     
  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Right-wing hate fest, eh. I'll be the judge of that.
     
  9. EasternOrthodox

    EasternOrthodox Member

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    Not a career move. I earn nothing. Strictly volunteer.

    It's not a perfect fit with my outlook. We have to delete comments and ban people. Really crazies out there.

    But I do not want to start my own site. That would be far too much work.

    I notice there is very little middle ground. People seem to be at one extreme or the other. And yes, some here are at the other extreme.

    I'm somewhere in between, but unacceptable to this site. So, I'll take my leave.
     
  10. chansen

    chansen Pleasant Enough

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    I can even remember your old positions. And if BCF gets crazies, duh, that's what you get when you cater to crazy.
     
  11. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Unacceptable? To a site where near incomprehensible Bible thumpers are regulars? Not likely. Regardless of your positions, you express them well. I, for one, would love to see you around more even if I do disagree with you on some matters.
     
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  12. Graeme Decarie

    Graeme Decarie Well-Known Member

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    eastern orthodox - read what I said - and note what I did not say. Of course humans have always been violent. I never said they weren't. But terrorism as a central method of war is new. Yes, innocent people have always been killed, even if just for the fun of it. But I was speaking of terrorism as the central means of fighting war. that's not much more than a century old. And, yes, it is encouraged by the development of more powerful weapons. As I mentioned, the airplane is what began terror as a central strategy. Certainly, in earlier years, people were terrified by war. But, usually, the major casualties were soldiers. In the twentieth century and to today, the major casualties are civilians. That's not a coincidence, and it's not the result of more powerful weapons. And if you follow wars, the number of civilian deaths has been steadily rising. It's not that we can now bomb innocent people; it's that bombing innocent people has become the the main purpose of bombing. The nuclear bomb has limited usefulness against military targets - but it's great for creating terror. That's why the US bombed two cities of no military significance.
     
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  13. dreamerman

    dreamerman Well-Known Member

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    I will second that. When I went to check out BCF all I saw there was a non-stop anti-Muslim bash.
     
  14. Graeme Decarie

    Graeme Decarie Well-Known Member

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    Oh, it doesn't just bash Muslims. It also bashes me. some people send in comments. They are almost all one-liners that never directly answer any point. A typical comment might be, "what a stupid guy". (that's almost as true of the blogs, themselves - but, alas, they go on and on for line after line. Take a look at the comments. it's obvious that the site has an audience of bigots and louts. Oh - the first time I wrote to them (i've done it twice for items about me), they immediately closed that topic to further discussion. One of their more reasoned comments about something I wrote in my blog was "It boggles the mind". That was it. I commented that the writer obviously had a mind that was easily boggled. there's really nothing in the site but ignorance and hatred.
     
  15. Graeme Decarie

    Graeme Decarie Well-Known Member

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    Our news media breathe hatred every day. Muslims are genetically evil? Gee. How come we've only noticed it in the past few decades? You never can tell. Russians were good, then evil, then good, and now evil again. But the Christian British who conquered, looted, enslaved, brutalized one-fifth of the world were good. And Christian Americans who murdered millions in Vietnam and Iraq and Guatemala and Libya and Iraq and Afghanistan are good. You look at Bush. Now, there's a real man of God. If Jesus were here today, I bet he'd drawing cartoons of Muhammed.

    There is only one reason the US is fighting in the middle east. Oil. But to make us angry enough to stop thinking, the billionaires who own the oil and most of the news media have to make us hate. That's why they use the word extremist to describe Muslims - but never us.

    We really need to revise The Bible, you know, bring it up to date. For example, "Love thy neighbour - unless he has something you covet."

    Meanwhile, just for laughs, the United Church should put out a weekly with cartoons of Jesus. It would be hilarious.
     
  16. Waterfall

    Waterfall Well-Known Member

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    Graeme, Jesus calls us to change the world, not to become more like it.

    Je suis Jesus
     
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  17. chansen

    chansen Pleasant Enough

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    I enjoy it when bigots don't like me and take the time to write about me. Wear that like a badge of honour. It's a small honour, but still an honour.
     
  18. Graeme Decarie

    Graeme Decarie Well-Known Member

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    Jesus told us to change the world? Then why aren't we doing it? Why haven't we done it in two thousand years? Why do we sit back and allow ourselves to be manipulated into hatred and murder? Why do people line up to see a a movie like The Sniper - about a man who killed people, anybody, simply as a job? Why do the French rise in pious indignation when they didn't lift a finger when their people were torturing and murdering on a grand scale in Algeria. What a pack of hypocrites we are! And our churches stand by with their faces hanging out.
     
  19. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    I - for two - would love to see that too. Course - I'm one of the Bible thumpers.
     
  20. Graeme Decarie

    Graeme Decarie Well-Known Member

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    I invite Pr. jae and Mendalla to read BCF. It's some of the most vitriolic hate I have ever seen. (and it is not well-expressed. It's full of ignorance.) And, by all means, read the comments that readers post. Typically, they are very short, and amount to no more than a few words of pure venom. If that's your world, welcome to it.
     

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