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quote:
Originally written by Higher Game:

Eastern Culture is mostly defined by Indian religion, while the West is Abrahamic. Both have some horrible aspects to them. For example, in the East, you have Hindu extremists like the Tamil Tigers, while the West has Muslims. Both groups, despite different backgrounds and cultures, absolutely love suicide bombings and other reprehensible tactics.

Eastern culture doesn't even mean non-white or non-Christian, either. Just take Russia for example. It's simply a distinction of different value systems, and it's obvious which one is the more civilized.

Way to contradict yourself, bucko. Seems like at this point "Western" just means "cultures you like" and "Eastern" means "cultures you don't like".

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 00:35: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

I never said that Eastern culture was homogenous...
No, but you did compare the reasoning power of Alorael to that of a person with Down's Syndrome. Now, before I can agree, I would like to hear more of your assessment, particularly how you are so intimately familiar with both Alorael, and this mysterious acquaintance with Down's.

No I didn't.

"I'm sorry, meme, but that's the sort of point I'd expect someone with Down Syndrome to make. So obvious and accepted as common fact that it doesn't really need to be stated."

Looks like a certain cold fish needs to take a lesson or two in literary comprehension.

Edit: I just noticed that my karma has gone down a star! I wonder why? :confused:

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 02:43: Message edited by: Lepus timidus ]

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No, says the servile in Medab. It belongs to the oppressed.
No, says the Shaper in Terrestia. It belongs to the Shaper Council.
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Originally written by Andraste:

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Originally written by Higher Game:

while the West has Muslims.
Yeah, cause all Muslims are violent. My organic chemistry TA tried to kill me on several occasions last semester.

No, not all Muslims are violent. But Middle Eastern Muslims almost always support violence against the West, either explicitly or implicitly. Such a propensity for violence against the heathen is supported by scripture.

Added to which, Islamic Middle Easterners have deep in their subconscious a festering hatred of the West, especially America (rather ironic, since America wasn't the one who nerfed the Arabs). The Muslims might not actively support terrorism, yet I'm sure even the most placid of them feels a little spark in their soul when they hear about successful terrorist attacks against the United States, Spain, Britain, France, Denmark, or any privileged country which isn't a theocratic hellhole.

That's the problem with the Middle East. Middle Eastern societies aren't moderate societies with a few radicals, they are societies brainwashed into hating the infidels. Apparently the infidels are to blame for every little thing, from the collapse of the magnificent Islamic caliphates to the bunyon on Uncle Mohammed's left foot. Which is why civilized nations such as America will never succeed in taming these savage people.

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 03:30: Message edited by: Lepus timidus ]

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"I am Barzhal, and I am here to ask you a question:
Is a man not entitled to the products of his own essence?

No, says the servile in Medab. It belongs to the oppressed.
No, says the Shaper in Terrestia. It belongs to the Shaper Council.
No, says the Trakovite in hiding. It belongs to no-one.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something
different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Ascension."
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

That's the problem with the Middle East. Middle Eastern societies aren't moderate societies with a few radicals, they are societies brainwashed into hating the dhimmis. Apparently the dhimmis are to blame for every little thing, from the collapse of the magnificent Islamic caliphates to the bunyon on Uncle Mohammed's left foot. Which is why civilized nations such as America will never succeed in taming these savage people.
It's hard to take you seriously when you don't understand the meaning of the religious terminology you use.

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I'm well aware what a 'dhimmi' is, and I'm well aware that infidels in non-Muslim aren't technically dhimmis. It's a pity you can't appreciate the subtleties of why I used that term.

Edit: To hell with it. There's no need to have this debate muddied with semantics. The term has been with the technically correct term 'infidel'.

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 03:31: Message edited by: Lepus timidus ]

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"I am Barzhal, and I am here to ask you a question:
Is a man not entitled to the products of his own essence?

No, says the servile in Medab. It belongs to the oppressed.
No, says the Shaper in Terrestia. It belongs to the Shaper Council.
No, says the Trakovite in hiding. It belongs to no-one.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something
different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Ascension."
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I also like how you apparently think you're capable of reading the mind of every Muslim in the Middle East.

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Hey, what can I say? It's a gift.

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"I am Barzhal, and I am here to ask you a question:
Is a man not entitled to the products of his own essence?

No, says the servile in Medab. It belongs to the oppressed.
No, says the Shaper in Terrestia. It belongs to the Shaper Council.
No, says the Trakovite in hiding. It belongs to no-one.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something
different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Ascension."
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You know LT, you really piss me off.
I can barely stand the fact that you are what people who don't know anyone else will think of when I tell them what country I come from.

Sometimes I just wish everybody would shut up, calm down and stop being absolute bastards with each other.

If only just for a little while.

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Originally written by Kryten:

You know LT, you really piss me off.
Hahah, yeah. That's one of my other gifts.

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 03:55: Message edited by: Lepus timidus ]

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"I am Barzhal, and I am here to ask you a question:
Is a man not entitled to the products of his own essence?

No, says the servile in Medab. It belongs to the oppressed.
No, says the Shaper in Terrestia. It belongs to the Shaper Council.
No, says the Trakovite in hiding. It belongs to no-one.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something
different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Ascension."
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Originally written by Kryten:

You know LT, you really piss me off.
I can barely stand the fact that you are what people who don't know anyone else will think of when I tell them what country I come from.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm Australian too, and I'm a better troll on my worst day than he is on his best.

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I am no troll. It's not as if I am going out of my way to offend, but I'm not going out of my way to be politically correct (TM) either. It is rather amusing that I've nettled so many people, though. Sort of like an added bonus to speaking my mind.

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 04:11: Message edited by: Lepus timidus ]

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"I am Barzhal, and I am here to ask you a question:
Is a man not entitled to the products of his own essence?

No, says the servile in Medab. It belongs to the oppressed.
No, says the Shaper in Terrestia. It belongs to the Shaper Council.
No, says the Trakovite in hiding. It belongs to no-one.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something
different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Ascension."
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

When was the last time a major motion picture even had a non-white main protagonist?
Oh I'm sorry - are you trying to wiggle your way out on a technicality? How Stillness of you! Last I checked, "major motion picture" covers a lot of ground, Oscar contenders and box office successes alike. Maybe your assertion is a little bolder than the truth will warrant, ET. At any rate, "Ali" was up for awards, and now that I've had a little more time to think about it, so was "Men of Honor."

Tell me: is it just as "wrong" by your standards when the British are considered the evil villains in revolutionary war era movies?
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Originally written by Drew:

Tell me: is it just as "wrong" by your standards when the British are considered the evil villains in revolutionary war era movies?
Let's face it: if the British had won, the US would be another Canada and the world would be a lot better off today.

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Well, you're making the big assumption that the population of the US wouldn't still be as douchey as it is. Even if the US had evolved more like Canada, the nature of its population probably would remain much the same.

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 05:23: Message edited by: Drew ]
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Maybe your assertion is a little bolder than the truth will warrant, ET.
Let none ever say that Emperor Tullegolar let the truth stand in his way!
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Even if the US had evolved more like Canada, the nature of its population probably would remain much the same.
This is most likely. Beating someone in battle doesn't mean they're going to clean up their act, just look at the South.

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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Well, you're making the big assumption that the population of the US wouldn't still be as douchey as it is. Even if the US had evolved more like Canada, the nature of its population probably would remain much the same.
You'd all speak much nicer, though. ;)

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Gentlemen, you are kindly invited to keep your tone civil.

The parties concerned, especially Lepus Timidus, are formally warned, and further action can follow pending deliberation of the admins. Your posts repeatedly constitute inflammatory remarks and hate speech, each of which is a separate major transgression.

EOD.

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