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  1. tellner

    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...
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    Portland cafe shows officer the door

    I'm just highlighting the hypocrisy of the so-called Libertarian types who think businesses should be free to discriminate against people based on the color of their skin but are angry that it would be applied on the basis of profession. They can't have it both ways. If the R&BC worker was...
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    Season 1 Episode 2: Viking vs Samurai

    Absolutely. Swordsmen are at a terrible disadvantage against spearmen.
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    Deadliest Warrior

    A few thoughts SWAT vs. GSG-9 Why would they be fighting? Mistaken identity? Jesse James Gang vs. Al Capone Gang If Capone's guys have automatic weapons there's a brick on the scales. Like the Taliban vs. IRA there's a lot more to it than just the hardware. Remember, most of Capone's...
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    Season 1 Episode 1: Apache vs Gladiator

    Oh, yeah. The Inde could fight with long knife and tomahawk or club at the same time. And after the Europeans arrived they had the horse and lance which would give a really unfair advantage. Forest and meadow are one thing. If it were in Apache territory the gladiator would simply die. He...
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    Season 1 Episode 4: Pirate vs Knight

    Thinking about non-projectile weapons for a moment consider what the pirate might have had besides the cutlass. There were the pike and the half-pike. There was the boarding axe. There was the boarding knife. (admittedly a whaler's tool, but often used in sea fights) All of these give...
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    4.2 Episode 11: Attila the Hun vs. Alexander the Great

    I have to add that there's only one indisputable case of heavy infantry beating the horse nomads. A combined force of Muslims and Christians managed to choose their ground and trap them. Otherwise? The Turks, Persians, Arabs, Kurds, Poles, Magyars and more all came to realize to their sorrow...
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    Season 1 Episode 2: Viking vs Samurai

    And where the hell do the producers get off saying the Viking is all "brute force" and "berserker rage". We don't know an awful lot about how they fought, but we do have accounts of fights and battles. A clever fighter who fought with skill and cunning was always highly praised. Baresarks were a...
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    Season 1 Episode 8: William Wallace vs Shaka Zulu

    One on one? The Scot has the edge in weapons technology and access to good steel. If it were war my money would absolutely be on Chaka Zulu. His troops were highly trained, superbly disciplined, adaptable and tough. He started off with nothing, no troops, no allies, just a loincloth, a spear...
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    Season 1 Episode 9: IRA vs Taliban

    My money is absolutely on the Taliban. Both sides have access to radios, reliable modern repeating firearms and enough explosives to do the job. As far as it goes the personal weapon which is giving NATO forces the most trouble is the 100 year old battle rifle. The IRA whacked a lot of...
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    Pole dancing

    We've had strippers as students in WSD classes. Most of them were college students at a couple of prestigious liberal arts schools. One was a single mom and a full-time student. They were able to make room, board and a big chunk of tuition doing part-time work outside of class hours. It beat...
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    Arizona Elementary School to "Whiten" Student Portrayed in Mural

    Bill O'Reilly on his Friday show. One of many links Quote: Google O'Reilly gays Al Qaeda. The clip is all over the place.
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    Portland cafe shows officer the door

    Yes, it was.
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    elder999, Halfway to “What Comes Next.”

    "May he live to 120!"
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    Season 1 Episode 7: Shaolin Monk vs Mori Warrior

    Indeed, Lone Rider. And sharp things are incredible force multipliers. A five year old can kill the biggest, strongest man with one stab. That said, my money would be on the Maori. The monk might have had to fight bandits. Maybe. Most of the time a good show of force by a bunch of armed guys...
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    Portland cafe shows officer the door

    Was the guy behind the counter out of line? I'd say no. Any business has the right to decide with whom it will choose to do business. And a business has the right to institute a dress code. If cops and people wearing blue polyester don't qualify they don't qualify. If you aren't dressed right...