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    A Scare. Learn from my mistake, and read the label

    I thought I was a little confused in my postings today. I just found out why. A prescription drug I've been taking for years just went generic. The new pills have twice the dosage of the old ones. I didn't read the label on the new bottle and got twice what I should have. There isn't going to...
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    Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Marine

    The Marine part is completely irrelevant unless someone's trying to play with our glands by invoking The Troops, The Blessed Sacred Troops. What's relevant here is that an ******* murdered someone over a woman. Oldest story in the book. The fact that he's a cop makes it a particularly nasty...
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    Blacks and Obama

    Turn it around. See if it fits better. Did people vote for Bush or McCain just because they're White? Do they represent only White interests? Why is it that White voters vote for their own kind? Are there too many Whites who get into office just because of their race? Sound pretty vile...
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    Rogue State in the Middle East

    I'll go with Iran, Israel, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, most of the Emirates, Lebanon and parts of Turkey except for the nuclear bit which excludes all but two to four of them. Iraq gets a bye because it hasn't been a country since 2003.
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    Rogue State in the Middle East

    And the very best one is Claudia Roden's The Book of Jewish Food. It's part cookbook, part history, part love affair and the result of her obsessively collecting recipes for decades. Certainly. But not the soft ham and cheese bagels. Even my (Gentile) wife calls them "Goyishe bagels".
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    Wing Chun in NYC

    The best thing about the whole MMA phenomenon is it got most of these guys to shut up about how invincible their particular sub-style of WC/VT/WT is. It's not completely fair to say "See how far your chain punching gets you in the Octagon," but a few of the loudmouths decided to shut up rather...
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    Rogue State in the Middle East

    Along with another argument about the hescher on the food, whether it's in everyone's minhag, is the milk cholov yisroel and whether the poor woman who cooked it checked carefully enough for bugs. The one thing almost everyone can agree on is that the Mizraim and Sephardim are much better...
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    Rogue State in the Middle East

    You're not going to get away with Charedism == Israeli foreign policy The Charedim are mostly interested in two political things: 1) Getting as much money as possible to subsidize their parasitic lifestyle 2) Complete control over fundamental religious institutions like marriage...
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    Wanted: knife for self-defense

    Cryozombie, the only problem with them is they don't reach to the bottom of the peanut butter jar.
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    Taxi driver kills 12 and wounds 25 in English Lake District

    One of the things that makes the spree killer so difficult to defend against is the lack of . If someone is breaking into your house you have a pretty good idea that whatever is tearing down the door is probably where you should be aiming. If your abusive ex shows up in spite of the restraining...
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    What book are you currently reading?

    Catherine Valente's The Orphan's Tale and Cities of Coin and Spice Deboran Blum's The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Nixon and McCaw's The Compleat Distiller Tony Kohlenberg's Snort Hamza Yusuf's The Purification of the Heart Otto...
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    Season 1 Episode 6: Green Beret vs Spetsnaz

    Fair enough. The point I was somewhat ineptly trying to make is both are intimately familiar with the other's equipment, doctrine and tactics. Both are past masters of a modern soldier's professional skills. The first guy to pull the trigger and hit or take a swing and connect is going to be the...
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    Look whos linked to the Blockade break attempt

    Among the people who are publicly pissed off at the Netanyahu government's actions... Almost half the Knesset Dozens of serving Mossad, Shin Bet and IDF officers Most of the Jewish communities in several European countries including staunch supporters of Israel. A lot of American Jews...
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    Season 1 Episode 9: IRA vs Taliban

    I watched the episode and got a really unwholesome feeling. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but here's how it felt... There was a distinct impression that the people doing the show wanted to show the Taliban being beaten by Europeans no matter how they had to fudge the "experiment"...
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    Didn't do it but cop THINKS you did? GUILTY!

    So what? We've decided people can be kidnapped, tortured and murdered without a trial because someone thinks they might be connected with people we don't like. Why should a little thing like a traffic ticket or outdated touchy feely stuff like so-called "due process" make Law Enforcement's job...