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Re: heroes of the day

Post by thoreau » 19 Aug 2013, 18:51

I thought you were referring to some piece of news or something.

As far as my question about Copts, gays, and abortion, I wasn't trying to do anything clever. I was just making the point that if Copts are opposed to homosexuality and abortion then conservative Christians in the US would probably find a way to co-exist with them, at least in matters of politics and culture war.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by Aresen » 31 Jan 2014, 14:39

From the Least Surprising News Department:

Peace Talks in Syria going nowhere

I get the feeling that, wrt the Assad regime, the principal point of contention among the various insurgent factions is precisely how Bashir Assad is to be executed.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by pistoffnick » 04 Feb 2014, 09:07

This culture jammer is my hero of the day.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by Mo » 07 Aug 2014, 23:08

Apparently the Bush Administration was doing Quadaffi's dirty work for him.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by thoreau » 07 Aug 2014, 23:25

Today, she's a 23-year-old college student working toward a degree in the humanities. When her family was kidnapped she was a frightened 12-year-old girl.
So things have gone from bad to worse. I hope she isn't taking on too much student debt.
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by Kolohe » 14 Nov 2017, 21:51

Shem wrote:
28 Jan 2011, 22:00
Presumably, it's an attempt to calm the protests by bringing in moderate reformists. He won't give them any real power, of course, but the hope is that by the time anyone realizes that, the rage that's keeping people on the streets will have faded. Not a bad plan (seems to be working for Mugabe) but it's kind of a hail mary, since he waited so long.
It may not be working for Mugabe anymore. :) (Though I gotta think, in the almost 7 years since this was posted, dying was a big part of the long term plan)
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Re: heroes of the day

Post by Shem » 15 Nov 2017, 16:45

I would argue that it worked great for Mugabe until Mrs. Mugabe decided to upset the apple cart so she could take over when Bobbert went to the big land grab in the sky.
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