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WATCH: African migrants traveling north clash with Mexican military police as they "demand" passage ...
Naomi comments on Aug 30, 2019:
I'm an immigrant myself, and I really don't get the attitude of these migrants. They seem to think that they can just turn up on someone's doorstep and expect to be looked after - self-serving, no? I had to go through a lengthy legal procedure, including proving that I was financially independent, to be granted with permanent residency in the UK.
This is terrible.
Naomi comments on Aug 30, 2019:
I see more and more vegan food products at local stores and vegan events are held more often in my town; being vegan seems fashionable at the moment. If I decided to become a vegan, I would probably seek expert advice from a nutritionist. I probably wouldn't damage my health by wearing fashionable clothes every day, but I could damage my health by being on a fashionable vegan diet everyday. I guess many were brought up by vegetarian hippie parents, and if they're doing well, they should thank their parents; I know a vegetarian diet requires careful planning, and even more so with a vegan diet. I can't help thinking that the parents in this article are victims caught up in ideology while their lazy interpretation of veganism brought such a tragedy on their girl and the other children.
Christians share their "Unconditional Love" with famed biologist Richard Dawkins in heartfelt ...
Naomi comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Hello. Hats off to Dawkins for his ability to see the funny side of those insulting messages (love letters!). To me, it's very British.
This is terrible.
Naomi comments on Aug 29, 2019:
What's happened to common sense? Common sense like "eat well and exercise well". Common sense is something we inherit from our grandparents. Where were the couple's parents (the girl's grandparents)? It's a shame that no one intervened sooner...
This story is from 2013: High Society was shocked that the Art dealer didn't know it was a forgery.
Naomi comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Hello. "I can't even tell that it's an artwork." Nor can I. Am I missing something?
Per many member requests, we're returning the "General Forum" where you can make a post that's ...
Naomi comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Hello. Thank you for managing the site. I know I couldn't do your job. Much appreciated. X
An interesting thought from Richard Dawkins.
Naomi comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Hello. "If God wanted to forgive us our sins, why didn't he just forgive us our sins? Why did he have to have his son tortured?" Is this the fundamental principle of altruism?
Just finished reading "FlyBoys" by James Bradley.
Naomi comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Hello. I don't think I could read that. I'm normally OK with factual books about wars and the like, but not in novels. I'm so ridiculously easy to cry! 😢😭
SOFMAG: Chasing ISIS []
Naomi comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Hello. The problem with ISIS is that they don't have any permanent base; they disperse and reorganise themselves anywhere anytime as they please. Frustrating.
CSIS: Russia-Iranian cooperation in Syria []
Naomi comments on Aug 27, 2019:
By the way IDW community... Its my birthday today. Just saying...
Naomi comments on Aug 27, 2019:
Happy birthday from England! Best wishes. X
Stories of Muslims Who Saved Jews | Time
Naomi comments on Aug 27, 2019:
I don't know if you remember the mass-shooting at a Tunisian beach resort a few years ago. A young Muslim man who was working there at that time led many foreign tourists to safety. When an MSM reporter interviewed him, pointing out that most of the tourists he saved are Christians (you can sense what she was implying - super-annoying!), he said "If someone needs help, I'll help them as Allah tells me; I'm not going to ask them if they're Christian or Muslim. That's irrelevant.", or something along those lines. Hats off to him!
Do you think greed is actually good for economy?
Naomi comments on Aug 26, 2019:
As always, thank you very much for your contributions. Your points are all valid and valuable. When I made the original post, I was thinking of Black Friday. It was introduced in the UK from America and it has quickly been extended to "Black Friday Week". People criticise retailers for being greedy, but Black Friday also highlights consumers' greed. The way they rush into stores as soon as the doors open (some even camp overnight outside the stores!) and fight over products they don't really want is absurd. I also observe that there seems to a peculiar relationship between corporations and consumers in which they rely on each other's greed. Black Friday (or Black Friday Week) is surely one of the best times for retailers to make a lot of money while consumers are attracted to bargains and are prepared to spend a lot of money. So, in relation to the balance between greed and morality in the economic cycle, do you think Black Friday is here to stay or it should be stopped?
Yaron Brook | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 65 []
Naomi comments on Aug 25, 2019:
Very interesting. YB says that it's ridiculous that Jesus died on the cross for the sin he didn't commit, or something along those lines. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thought that. Lol Thank you for sharing the video.
I don't know how to respond to this. I'm flabbergasted.
Naomi comments on Aug 25, 2019:
Please note that in Hong Kong, Pepe the Frog is now a symbol of progressive resistance against an authoritarian state.
I offer this listing with great concern .
Naomi comments on Aug 24, 2019:
"... just don’t get lost in there..." Good advice!
National geographic: volcanic erruptions and global cooling []
Naomi comments on Aug 24, 2019:
Hello. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing!
Trump being a narcissist again in his reaction to China.
Naomi comments on Aug 24, 2019:
Hello. He's attracting all the attention on him regardless of what he says or whether you agree with him or not. A clever election strategy? Call me cynical. Lol
Why isn't anyone talking about Abraham (Ibrahim) and Islam?
Naomi comments on Aug 24, 2019:
Thank you everyone soooooo much for your inputs! The way the conversation developed here is mind-blowing! And your passion and extensive knowledge on the subject is amazing! I also thank you for putting up with my ignorance and inquisitiveness, but I'm glad that I posted my original question, which originally popped in my head when a friend in India said that people of all religions, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, used live happily together. (I also encountered a few "peaceful Muslims in the past.) Indian society is divided nowadays according to her, and as you know, hyper-partisanship doesn't help. Anyway, I shall dwell on the subject more. Thanks again! X
Why isn't anyone talking about Abraham (Ibrahim) and Islam?
Naomi comments on Aug 23, 2019:
Criticism of Islam and the Qur'an seems endless especially with reference to Hadiths the words of Muhammad. Even those who have never read the Qur'an know that Muhammad was a horrible man and his words incite violence through the Qur'an. As I encountered a few "peaceful" Muslims in my life, I began to "try" to look at a peaceful side of Islam (I know I sound naive and I probably am). For example, you can find a piece like the below online which emphasises that the Qur'an shows a great deal of respect for the Bible, especially the teachings of Jesus. It's quite a bit to read but I hope you're interested enough to read it and that you could tell me if this is a credible claim or simply a fallacy. I don't have enough knowledge to form my own opinion yet, so I shall remain neutral.
The "Good" Wife's Guide
Naomi comments on Aug 23, 2019:
It's interesting that the meaning of "gay" changed.
"Okay I jumped to conclusions, I guess it makes sense that a person who is working under a dishonest...
Naomi comments on Aug 23, 2019:
Hello. Blogging or vlogging is a full-time job for people like him, no? No matter how genuine they may appear, at the end of the day, they are entrepreneurs, they have to earn money and therefore, they can't afford to lose their platforms, hence a certain level of compromise, maybe...? Call me cynical. Lol
C'mon people, we need more posts in this group! It's getting kinda boring.
Naomi comments on Aug 23, 2019:
Yes, I'm waiting for you to post something interesting, camerakid61! 😁😜
Tommy’s Letter, 24th demos & an update from me FreeTommy - YouTube
Naomi comments on Aug 23, 2019:
Hello. To back up the video you kindly posted, here is Tommy's letter: "My name is Tommy Robinson, and I am 2 inches taller than Avi Yemini. Hello people, a quick letter to explain my thinking on cancelling the demo planned for the 24th as I know some people won’t be happy. But before I get started on that Ill give a quick update, I got a DAB radio a few days ago, I’m so fucking happy. MELLOW MAGIC is back, the days will now fly, I have 3 1/2 weeks left and I’ll be singing along to mellow magic, all I'm missing is Kev Carroll to sing along with. I sat and thought the other day as I was missing my kids that I was offered twice the opportunity to plead guilty and escape aprisonsentence, if I could turn back time I’d do exactly the same again, NOT GUILTY. I believe the establishment imprisoning me again tells the public more about them than it does about me, yeah, it’s shit in here, I hate it I should be with my family but people can now see the way our judiciary is used to silence people, to anyone with half a brain this sentence is a total abuse of their power, the public wants the government to get tough on criminals, murders, rapists, terrorists etc not to imprison journalists for reporting, civil offence = solitary in Belmarsh Ha Ha, speaks for itself. I’ve included in here my receipts for canteen so you can see what I spend my weekly money on, pork scratchings ha ha. Thank you to all those who have wrote to me and sent me books, my cell has more books in it than the prison library. I’m now receiving all the snail mail it’s unreal the support I have, I’ll be honest, reading your letters make such a difference, I laugh out loud, I get angry, I cry, I love reading the difference my story has had on you, I love reading what moment was your awakening. I love reading about your struggles and the courage you personally show, I’ve had some absolutely beautiful letters, I’ve had 1000’s of cards from all over the world, I sit and read from 11 – 4 each day. One lady who has wrote to me, she said a prayer for me in her church, they have kicked her out and banned her from the church because of it. I’m outraged, she has sent me the email correspondence from the church over it. I’m also upset as I can see by her emails that the church was an important part of her life. I generally believe that many of our churches are used by people for their politics, I doubt many in charge even believe in Jesus, but use the church to push their own political agenda. I hope that church leader is ready for Tommy Robinson and his camera being released from prison soon. I’m also reading more clearly how far our message has gone and the fact it’s reaching all classes, the amount of support letters I’ve received from classical ...
Piers Morgan: Populism is winning because the left has become unbearable ...
Naomi comments on Aug 22, 2019:
I've just finished watching the video. PM has very balanced views about gun control and knife crimes. I'm impressed.
Why isn't anyone talking about Abraham (Ibrahim) and Islam?
Naomi comments on Aug 22, 2019:
I find the following piece of information - Interesting. Does this sound credible to you? By Jonas Balle Petersen, Administration at Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs, Kuwait (2012-present) Islam, as a religion, was established by the Quran as a completion of the religions which came before it; the two main ones being Judaism and Christianity. So in the strict sense of Islam as the final religion then it was not called Islam before the Quran. However, Islam is an Arabic word and to surrender is istislam and this is what is implied by Islam i.e. to submit or to surrender your will to God. Likewise, Muslim means a person who has submitted to God. Thus the people who submit their will to God are all muslim whether before or after the Quran was revealed. The three main religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all share this concept of Islam i.e. submission to God. And they all agree on the same prophet, Abraham. That is why they are called Abrahamic or monotheistic religions as opposed to polytheistic. So the Jews and Christians were Muslims before the Quran. The difference appeared when people started to invent new ways of worship contrary to the monotheistic teachings of the prophets. The Jews who were originally muslim rejected Jesus. The Jews and Christians rejected Prophet Muhammed. The Muslims with the revelation of the Quran believed in all of His many prophets, some which are the most famous: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Joseph, Jesus, and Muhammad. (may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon them all).
Piers Morgan: Populism is winning because the left has become unbearable ...
Naomi comments on Aug 22, 2019:
Hello. A friend of mine says Piers Morgan has grown up; apparently, he used to be a master of fake news. Lol
Mao dolls waving to the masses
Naomi comments on Aug 22, 2019:
Hello. Where did you see the doll?
Ooooh, a gotcha moment for China Daily?
Naomi comments on Aug 20, 2019:
I don't understand it all that well, but the US involvement may complicate things; I can't help wondering if Hong Kong protesters are now caught up in the US-China trade war...
This is community spirit, no?
Naomi comments on Aug 20, 2019:
Hello. So, now we're beginning to realise that an emotional appeal such as this sign isn't all that effective. Can you think a better message so that the owner of this shop can attract more customers?
Naomi comments on Aug 20, 2019:
Hello. It's a shame that the word "progressive" refers to these horrible people. Bret Weinstein, for example, is progressive (he says so himself) but he is obviously not one of them.
Thought crime is officially a thing in the USA. Is it time to revolt? []
Naomi comments on Aug 20, 2019:
Hello. The phrase "prevention is better than cure" popped in my head while watching the video. It's the basic idea of "policing", no? Based on that, it's much better to prevent a crime rather than letting it happen and then trying to catch the one who committed it (i.e., the crime has already been committed and damage has been done - it's all too late to fix it). But then, it's tricky how to measure behavioural intentions of individuals, I think, as to whether one's utterance or action is with the intention of actually committing a crime or not... I'll have to think more about it. Thanks for sharing the video.
This is community spirit, no?
Naomi comments on Aug 19, 2019:
As always, thank you everyone for contributing your thoughts. You often make me aware of views I haven't thought about. This site is a good learning platform for me. While I'm all for supporting local economy and therefore I make a conscious effort to use small shops like a family-run bakery, if I'm a little tight with money, I choose to get a loaf of bread from a supermarket where it is cheaper - that's reality. And if I'm honest, if I can get something cheaper from a big retailer without compromising on quality, I will probably do so - that's human nature (and possibly wisdom?) Also, along with technology advancement, we are given easy access to so many choices outside the community, and our interests are outwards rather than inwards. I think neighbouring is becoming harder and harder. As GeeMc points out, perhaps, it is a little problematic that the sign demonises CEOs, as it can divide people. (I have reservations about imposing higher taxes on rich successful people; it's like punishing them for having reached where they are now through their hard work and achievements...) It would be great if there were a way small and big businesses can support one another. (It is normally the case that small businesses are absorbed by big businesses, though.) I like the idea that the members of community cooperate to achieve something from which everybody can benefit. But, if community spirit becomes so great that the expectation of conformity with the values they're supposed to share also becomes strong, that can interfere with individual liberty. Community works like a small government, and it can become a little authoritarian in my opinion. Small businesses vs. big businesses, individuals vs. community... It's hard to keep good balance.
This is community spirit, no?
Naomi comments on Aug 18, 2019:
Hello everyone. I'm glad that you like the sign, and although I like it, too, I was wondering if it is thinkable that some people may take this kind of sign virtue-signaling, or may feel compelled to use local services which are often not as good as services they can find on-line or from big chain supermarkets (I'm guilty of using eBay, Amazon, etc.). They may feel resentful, thinking "I shop wherever I like." Convenience, more affordable prices, freedom of choice... for those reasons, many small businesses are not doing very well in my town. Do you have similar problems in your communities? How can we actually help them to flourish in practical terms (without putting moral pressure on community members, perhaps)? Maybe, this is impossible...
I find it highly interesting how if you mention anything negative about Donald Trump on IDW, ...
Naomi comments on Aug 18, 2019:
You devious so and so! 🤣
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Naomi comments on Aug 18, 2019:
If this quote means that people often abuse their freedom of speech by not using freedom of thoughts... I think everybody agrees that speech is an instrument for conveying thoughts by articulating sounds and by composing sentences with correct grammar. Meanwhile, what does freedom of thoughts mean? Isn't it right that thoughts include speculations, suspicions, imaginations, anticipations, that sort of things. Is the process of having these thoughts part of freedom of thoughts? Based on these thoughts, rumours, gossips, conspiracy theories, i.e. fallacies, half truth, may be formed, uttered and spread, and may lead to hasty judgement and even defamation, no? In that case, is speaking rumours, gossips, etc. considered as abuse of freedom of speech? (If my questions don't make much sense, that's because my thoughts are all over the place, right now - freedom of thoughts? Sorry. :P)
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Naomi comments on Aug 18, 2019:
Hello. Does it mean that people often abuse their freedom of speech?
Swedish men are getting Thai mail order brides in greater and greater numbers. []
Naomi comments on Aug 18, 2019:
Hello. I hear that more and more Western men think that Western women are becoming too aggressive. Plus, if Thai girls can get out poverty by marrying Western men and settling in developed countries... win-win. Call me cynical. :p
Ugly Carnivals: When Liberated France Was A Demonizing France
Naomi comments on Aug 16, 2019:
These women must've had personal stories to tell...
Too good to be true?
Naomi comments on Aug 16, 2019:
If you know how to become a millionaire, you will keep it secret, no? Or is it too mean, hence Gordon Ramsay sharing his secret with everyone? That's very generous of him. Has anyone tried a similar system? I don't know anything about Bitcoin...
I'd like to propose my own replacement theory.
Naomi comments on Aug 14, 2019:
Hello. Pork intestine, chicken feet, fish heads, bird's saliva... Antifa would love Chinese food.
Conservatives hunting Dems
Naomi comments on Aug 14, 2019:
Hello. Universal Pictures has cancelled the release of a film. And yes, in theory, conservatives are free to make movies about hunting and killing Lefties.
Naomi comments on Aug 13, 2019:
Hello. I've got a coupe on my list. They abuse freedom of speech in my opinion. They're simply rude and nasty people. Different people have different standards, and if anyone crosses your line, you shouldn't have to tolerate them - for your well-being (lol).
So, this meme landed on me with a comment: "Well, Tescos (a UK supermarket chain) are sacking 4300 ...
Naomi comments on Aug 12, 2019:
As always, thanks everyone for your valid opinions. Taking your views into consideration and after more pondering, I'm going to settle with the Luddite fallacy by Tejvan Pettinger: *'In one sense, the Luddites were wrong. But, a total laissez-faire approach of the government is also misplaced. It was wrong to smash the machines, but it was also wrong for the government to completely ignore the plight of skilled artisans finding themselves without any income.'* Here is the link if you're interested:
So, this meme landed on me with a comment: "Well, Tescos (a UK supermarket chain) are sacking 4300 ...
Naomi comments on Aug 12, 2019:
Say, we agree that technology advancement inevitably replaces human workers, and that there is no connection between the rate of technology advancement and the rate of unemployment, in Tesco's case, 4300 staff will still lose their jobs. Many of them probably have families to feed. Many of them probably have no skills, no qualifications, nothing. They may live in small towns where there may not be many job vacancies. It'll take them time to find new jobs. What do you think they should do in the meantime? Do you think it is entirely up to them at the individual level? Or do you think we should help them somehow, as a community/society? After all, the quicker they can get back on their feet and start earing again, the quicker they can contribute to the local/national economy.
True! Quirky Brits! Love them! 😂 🤣
Naomi comments on Aug 11, 2019:
In addition, toast as a filling between two slices of bread; lasagna; mushed potato; cold Christmas turkey... Anything else?
Americans’ support for immigration is at record highs – but the government is out of sync with ...
Naomi comments on Aug 10, 2019:
Hello. This is interesting. Very different from the impression I get from the Right
After the terrible El Paso shooting (young white man targeting "Mexicans"), commentators on the Left...
Naomi comments on Aug 10, 2019:
Hello. I think that the increasing number of mass-shootings is a secondary problem, so is the increase of mental illnesses. What is the primary problem? I don't know. I somehow don't think it is as simple as immigration. Anyway, someone has to identify it so that the primary problem is properly addressed and not patching up the secondary problems, which is endless and won't lead to any ultimate solution. In the meantime, I feel that politicians just can't get enough of political wrestling while the media continue to enjoy playing mind games, and we are all caught up right in the middle, feeling ignored and helpless...
In my diploma studies in Health Care I am having to answer a question about how demographic ...
Naomi comments on Aug 9, 2019:
Hello. If only everyone could agree on 'When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do' - sigh... As an immigrant in the UK, I couldn't emphasise enough how important the ability to adapt and integrate is. If everyone follows this simple rule, we won't be even talking about what you're faced with.
Quillette Duped by Left-Wing Hoaxer Posing as Communist Construction Worker
Naomi comments on Aug 9, 2019:
Hello. The essence of journalism has been lost for a long time, it seems...
Salutation Atheist of the IDW!! Question: How do you explain “religious experience” ...
Naomi comments on Aug 8, 2019:
Hello. I'm not a religious person, but I feel I can relate to your terribly sad experience. You prayed, admitting that you didn't have enough strength. I would interpret that you were communicating with your own conscience through prayer. Sorrow, frustration, anger, guilt, regret... I don't know exactly what emotions you were going through at that time, but I think you managed to untangle your emotional knots by being honest with yourself and subsequently by forgiving yourself. I don't meditate regularly, but I think meditation has a similar effect without being religious. I'm sorry that you had to lose your wife the way you did. Warmest regards.
This is the creepiest thing I've ever seen...
Naomi comments on Aug 8, 2019:
Hello. I don't know anything about her. Is she serious? If so, yes, it is rather creepy.
[] Dangerous times ahead. Dr Epstein's testimony starts around the 6 min. mark
Naomi comments on Aug 8, 2019:
Hello. This is corporatism no? A political ideology which advocates the organization of society by corporate groups.
Wow! Jesus Was A Buddhist Monk Named Issa Who Spent 16+ Years In India & Tibet. | Self Develop Shop
Naomi comments on Aug 8, 2019:
So, for whatever purpose the BBC produced this documentary, it is agreed that the underlying theory is far-fetched and a fallacy. Sorry for the disturbance. I couldn't control my curiosity. 😅😅😅
A friend in Japan reminded me that the 74th Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony was held today.
Naomi comments on Aug 8, 2019:
Thanks ever so much for your inputs. I really appreciate your sincere, passionate engagement in the conversations. I must admit, I'm not good at presenting examples. Lol I pointed out the Hiroshima/Nagasaki case in seeking views on if it is important that dark parts of one's country's history are told as objectively as possible without judging, and of course, that includes struggles within the country; civil war, religious war, racial war, etc. There is no doubt that history must be told, especially dark, unpleasant parts in my opinion; they mustn't be conveniently ignored. At the same time. I understand that telling dark past objectively without judging may take a conscious effort, especially when emotions are involved. I guess, that's where prejudice, hate, etc., against certain countries, races, religions, etc., can be passed on to younger generations.
A friend in Japan reminded me that the 74th Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony was held today.
Naomi comments on Aug 6, 2019:
Hi everyone. Thanks for your inputs so far. They're all valid and valuable. However, please note that the question I'm asking is "if it is important that one is able to tell younger generations the history of one's country, no matter how dark it may be, as objectively as possible without justifying or blaming". Please try not to go into the debate on whether or not the A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified (this could be discussed under a different post, of course). Thank you.
I stumbled on a video on YouTube where a right-wing Jewish vlogger accuses a left-wing Christian of...
Naomi comments on Aug 6, 2019:
Well, thanks ever so much for your views which are all valid and valuable. It seems to me that it is the mindset that determines our firm beliefs and thoughts, and it is the mind game that we get sucked into if we are not careful. For example, the right talk as if all the left endorse egg/milkshake throwing, which is obviously not true, and the left talk as if all the right endorse white supremacy, which is also not true. But we all play this mind game (brain-washing, propaganda) only to divide ourselves further and further, and now the left and the right loathe one another by default. The same goes with religion, gender, etc., etc. I'd better make a conscious effort not to sleepwalk into this tribalism narrative.
How do we explain this?
Naomi comments on Aug 5, 2019:
Hello. I think there is always a build-up or a combination of factors as to why one country is doing better than another country, and that includes history, culture, homogeneity, social structure etc, etc. In the case of Switzerland, it could be to do with the fact that they make decisions by referendum which is had up to four times a year, they have rather strict regulations on immigrants' behaviour, they have a strong emphasis on community as a core. etc., etc. I think it is often impossible to make a fair comparison between two countries as to why one country is doing better than another unless they share very similar aspects.
Naomi comments on Aug 5, 2019:
Hello. I don't even regard those idiots as the left. They are just infantile idiots. What they need is a spank on their bottoms.
Has anyone else been noticing this, any clue what it could be about, besides destabilizing the group...
Naomi comments on Aug 5, 2019:
Hello. Maybe someone is cashing in... :D
Who says freedom of speech is dead in the UK? Speakers' Corner live and kicking!
Naomi comments on Aug 5, 2019:
'Peculiarly British bastion of free speech' and I like it! Seventy years ago, George Orwell wrote about the gatherings that took place at a particularly iconic area of Hyde Park. “I have listened there to Indian nationalists,” he said, “temperance reformers, communists … freethinkers, vegetarians, Mormons, the Salvation Army … and a large variety of plain lunatics, all taking their turn at the rostrum in an orderly way and receiving a fairly good-humoured hearing from the crowd.” There were, he reminded his readers, “very few countries in the world where you can see a similar spectacle”. Down the years, the nature of that spectacle has remained remarkably constant. Having negotiated some clear space, speakers stand on a platform a foot or so above their audience – and give it some. Whatever their views, their faces will take on much the same expressions: anger, frustration, impatience with a world that simply refuses to see sense. And around them, bystanders tend to gaze on with varying degrees of bafflement, indifference and amusement. No one’s mind is likely to be changed; the most illuminating thing to happen might be a testy exchange between the speaker and an observer who takes the opposite view. But there are compelling, almost magical elements at the centre of the whole ritual: free speech in action, and politics and religion at their most raw.
As an atheist, do you believe in the concept of good and evil?
Naomi comments on Aug 3, 2019:
Hello. An interesting question. I'm inclined to believe that humans are born with an innate sense of right and wrong, and that this innate sense is distorted by reasoning and justification.
Cambridge Analytica (the Mercer-backed psyop company behind Brexit and Trump) and Facebook appear to...
Naomi comments on Aug 3, 2019:
Corporatism is evil; giant companies rule us all in the name of "free market". People need to know the difference between them, I think.
When it comes to political correctness and authoritarianism, do you ever wonder how much of it is ...
Naomi comments on Aug 2, 2019:
'Whoever controls the language controls the culture.' (I meant to mention this in my previous comment.)
John Knox & Love
Naomi comments on Aug 1, 2019:
A bit more like Davy Jones...
When it comes to political correctness and authoritarianism, do you ever wonder how much of it is ...
Naomi comments on Aug 1, 2019:
'Busy-bodies both in the neighbourhood and workplace have probably been around longer than political correctness.' Yup, I can believe that.
what we call reality is nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced ...
Naomi comments on Aug 1, 2019:
Hello. It sounds more like post-modernism rather than Buddhism! Anyway, similarly, I read or heard somewhere "Who controls the language controls the culture." or something like that. There is some truth in that.
A media pundit has mentioned today the phenomena of politicians being "SCHOOLED".
Naomi comments on Aug 1, 2019:
Hi there, Clickbaits are very effective in drawing attention just like any tabloid news headlines, I guess. Yes, I often click links with clickbaits, thinking 'Yeah, right.' at the same time. Some are worth watching despite the clickbaits that come with them, and others - well, I can always stop watching.
I came back from my first foray into Tokyo on vacation a little over a week ago, and I want to go ...
Naomi comments on Jul 31, 2019:
Hello. I'm glad that you had a good time in Japan. I believe that the Japanese are oblivious to PC, generally speaking; to them PC stands for Polite and Courteous, not Political Correctness. Lol!
Ebola is spreading Have you noticed ?
Naomi comments on Jul 31, 2019:
Hello. I've read or heard somewhere that you also have plague (black death) spreading in the U.S. Is that true?
Do you think this is believable...?
Naomi comments on Jul 30, 2019:
I guess depending on what kind of environment children are growing up in, i.e., big city, countryside, etc.
The President Is Right About Baltimore - The Resurgent
Naomi comments on Jul 29, 2019:
All right. it seems it is a "fact" that Baltimore is a hellhole, and I agree that it is not racist to say so. I live in the UK, and I've just learnt that more than 60% of Baltimore's population are black, hence, the race card is likely played. But, how can I know that Trump himself is not playing the race card...?
I'm tired of listening to Trump calling people "clowns" and "losers", and giving people ridiculous ...
Naomi comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Hello. I think Trump is both a good example and a bad example of populism.
What’s the best thing about Switzerland? I don’t know, but their flag is a huge plus.
Naomi comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Hello. I believe that they have nuke shelters more than enough for the entire population (114% coverage). It is a legal requirement that every household has a protected place nearby. They also don't have one leader to govern the country; it's governed by a group of leaders. The Swiss vote in referendums up to 4 times a year. And so on so forth... It's a unique country.
My hibiscus had exploded over the last few days.
Naomi comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Hello there. Huge gorgeous flowers! Is it normal that they grow outside in your region? They're treated like greenhouse plants in England.
Uncommon Knowledge The fate of Darwinism hangs in the balance.
Naomi comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Hello. That's a fascinating question! I think I'm gonna have to think about it for a looooong time.
I fucking hate politics.
Naomi comments on Jul 26, 2019:
There, there... 😌
Naomi comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Hello. Thanks for managing the group. High Q adds a bit of colour to this site - that's all - although it is a little tiresome that his posts usually end up in bickering with others (often the same members). Ah well, still no harm done.
Theory of Aesthetic Mental Images.
Naomi comments on Jul 23, 2019:
Hello. Thanks for the post. Interesting. Some time ago, I came across the notion that humans are born with a "moral core". In other words, babies already have an innate sense of right and wrong even before they become influenced by their parents' beliefs, perceptions, principles, etc.
The Remnant Founding Spirit of America Needs THIS... []
Naomi comments on Jul 23, 2019:
Hello. He's wearing grey again! But with stripes on this occasion, so that's slight improvement. He would look good in pale pink or blue, I think. There's a lot of negativity generated in the UK, too. I'm a glass-half-full person by nature, but I find it hard to stay positive sometimes. We could do with a lot more positive thinking, wouldn't you say?.
Does India deserve foreign aid when they can afford this kind of project...?
Naomi comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Since I made this post, I found the following announcement on the UK government's website. A spin. Lol. UK aid to India: UK no longer gives money to Indian government Posted by: DFID Media Team, Posted on: 27 December 2018 The Sun reported in its Boxing Day edition that the UK government plans to provide £98 million in aid to India over a two-year period even though it is expected to become the world’s third biggest economy by 2030. The UK no longer gives any money to the Government of India. More than half of the projected £98 million will be invested in Indian enterprises, while the rest funds technical expertise. Together these help develop new markets, whist creating jobs for some of India’s poorest and marginalised people. At the same time, this will also help create jobs for UK businesses, and generate a return for the UK. This is a win for the UK and a win for India.
This interviewer [youtube.
Naomi comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Hello. Thanks for the post. What has walking around naked got to do with pride march, especially around small children? (Isn't it illegal in America?) I just don't get it.
Maybe the best single article I’ve ever read on the politics if the Israel/Arab divide and how it ...
Naomi comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Hello. I don't fully understand Israel/Arab divide and the US involvement - it's complicated, but I can't help thinking that Palestinian Christians are conveniently forgotten... Judeo-Christian is a term grouping Christianity and Judaism together. If Christianity and Judaism are supposed to go hand in hand, are the US government and the Israeli government doing anything together to help Palestinian Christians?
Has Tommy Robinson really been ATTACKED in jail?! - YouTube
Naomi comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Hi there. The article has been shared by the Prole Star (left-leaning press in the UK) and its readers are cheering, saying TR deserves it. This is the crowd that were outraged when someone threw an egg at Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party. Double standard.
Is this true, American folks?
Naomi comments on Jul 21, 2019:
How possible is it to exercise such a rule, I wonder... Do you think anyone in California would bother reporting to the authority because someone didn't address his/her brother/sister as "sibling"?
Statism vs. Socialism - Do You Know The Difference? []
Naomi comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Hello. Why not share this clip with other larger groups? I think it's important to know the difference.
“I love the outdoors. If I’m not indoors, that’s where you’ll find me”. (Bob Hope)
Naomi comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Hello. Wow, that's hot, no?! It makes news when it reaches 100F in England. Lol
Gut-wrenching dilemma - What would you have done if you were her?
Naomi comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Hello and thanks ever so much for your inputs. I think this is a terrible situation for any mother to be in, yet this is not unique in any war situation. What would I have done if I were in her position? The article doesn't tell the whole story, so I don't know, but seeking Asylum for the mother and her children may be the best option, provided that the mother wants to keep the children with her. I also think the adoption of the children into a family in a safe country/region is a good practical option if that has to be the case (I would consider adopting them if I was financially well off). I fear that the mother will not be fully accepted by the Yazidi community although she is back with her parents and brother. Even in the West, rape victims are often seen as something filthy, with the notion that it was somehow their fault that they were raped, and I would imagine that this perspective is even stronger in a small, traditional community like Yazidi tribe. I fear that the mother will be branded and her pain and suffering may have to continue. It is all to do with war/fighting in the first place in my opinion. In my simple head, family is a small unit of people who live together in a certain way. This certain way of living may be based on family tradition, religious belief, culture, etc. and may evolve as the old generation go and are replaced by the younger generation, which is only a natural process. But when an external force suddenly and brutally destroy their way of living, causing a lot of pain and suffering, it is impossible to restore it to what it used to be because they can't pretend as if nothing has happened. I would imagine being in a war situation is like that but in much bigger scale. I don't see being told stories like this as virtue-signaling; I would rather know stories like this so that I can see things in the right perspective. I can make sure that I have a steady life so that I can help others. It's upsetting and frustrating - I wish I was a superhero so that I can save the world.
I’m posting this without comment just because it’s $&@“ing fascinating.
Naomi comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Hello. Vietnamese in several states - wow! The population of Vietnamese immigrants must've grown a lot since the end of the Vietnam War.
So wrong, I loved Larry, Moe and Curley...
Naomi comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Hello. Am I right in thinking that Maxine Waters is known as Wicked Witch of the West with the low IQ?
Libertarians' Biggest Failure: Denial of Ayn Rand's Morality []
Naomi comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Hello. An interesting view. Voices of people like him should be heard more so as to match the left and right-wing views.
Ezra Levant challenges Pakistan's Foreign Minister over Twitter censorship - YouTube
Naomi comments on Jul 12, 2019:
This is shocking. 😠
Fireside Chat Ep.
Naomi comments on Jul 12, 2019:
Hello. This is slightly off the topic (sorry), but I was wondering... What will happen in America if someone, say aged 35, is diagnosed with cancer but is too poor to pay for any medical treatment including drugs that may be needed for the rest of his/her life? Thanks for your help.
Katie reports from the trial of Tommy Robinson - YouTube
Naomi comments on Jul 12, 2019:
Hello. Thanks for all the updates. The UK establishment is corrupt (and let's face it, which government isn't corrupt). As much as I disagree wit the verdict, I can't help wondering if it would've been different if TR didn't have a criminal record. I believe that one's past convictions are taken into account by the court, and it seems that TR's criminal record gave ammunition to the court, in which case it is very regrettable. I fear for his life.
And here’s Jason Statham, the godfather of the Bottle Top Challenge []
Naomi comments on Jul 12, 2019:
Trump Fans and Bernie Fans...Just How Different are They? []
Naomi comments on Jul 11, 2019:
Hello. An interesting observation on the right and the left, and I agree with him. While YB says he hates both sides equally, which political party does he support?
Tommy Robinson Seeks Political Asylum in the U.S. - YouTube
Naomi comments on Jul 11, 2019:
Today is the day... 😰😨
'Scarecrow' statue of Melania Trump unveiled in Slovenia to mixed reviews | US news | The Guardian
Naomi comments on Jul 11, 2019:
Hello. Look at her face... challenging Picasso or something. At least she's helping attract more tourists and boost the local economy. Can't be a bad thing.
Free speech dies when people start to hide.
Naomi comments on Jul 11, 2019:
Hello. It's hard to earn mutual trust and loyalty thereby establishing a good relationship between the employer and the worker, don't you think?
This is evil !! A Church of England vicar has been scrutinized for hosting a celebration in ...
Naomi comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Welcome to England! The people in Britain are brilliant at keeping their sanity. 😆😅😂🤣

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