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    how does a war on iran work

    Your dad sounds like a smart man.
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    internet dating sucks

    Yes xnatex, we have date nights in Azeroth. //eyeroll Also, The only time we spend time together in person in on Maintenance Tuesdays. At least we get those Tuesday nights together though, I'd hate to have met her on Facebook, else we'd never get "down time" to hang out.
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    internet dating sucks

    I met my girlfriend on 5 years on WoW, and know a few other people who also met partners through the game.
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    Best Tv shows

    Saying "finishing" makes it seem complete. You should say "canceling the series at the end of season 3 completely ruined everything the show was building up to."
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    Plauge Inc

    Really? Even playing it on Casual? My first game I got 100% infection, but a cure developed before it killed everybody. The second game I played I managed a global genocide with only 15% cure development :) I'm giving Normal mode a try now and it's a little more challenging, I've played two games and only succeeded to wipe out 30-40% of the population before those pesky scientists saved everyone. EDIT: For anyone interested, I usually just go 1 point in Air and 1 Point in water transfer, removing any mutated symptoms from the disease. Once I've got a little bit of local spreading via plane and sea, I give my bacteria increased immunity to all climates to help the spread, continuing to remove any mutated symptoms. Ideally, I want the disease to be a silent killer. The next carrier is birds, as they spread the disease across land mass quite efficiently, regardless of population density, or climate. Overall, birds are the most efficient carrier IMO. Once I've got every country infected, and a 95%+ global infection (need both), I will start to spend my saved points on symptoms, specifically focussing on lethality, ignoring any symptoms that are purely used for the spread of disease. Nausia seems to work well, as the symptoms further down the "tech" tree can severely inhibit the effectiveness of researchers. Drug resistance is good for penetrating the USA and Canada, as spread can be slow there, but I've found working on the drugs lethality is better than holding off against a cure. killing everyone before the cure is made is more efficient than slowing the cure down from my limited experience.
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    Monitor review

    We wanted to pull the glass plate off the front of the screen, but being one of the only review samples in the country, it likely wouldn't have gone down well with DELL.
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    it has to be obama

    Because it's a swing state, meaning voters don't typically vote for the same party each and every election. They are influenced by policy and party members, so it's important to spend time convincing them you're the right person for the job. Texas on the other hand, is a fairly safe seat for Republicans, so they don't need to spend time down there, and Obama likely realises it's a lost cause.
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    "What is best in life?"

    I think he knows his life is coming to an end, so he wants to die in battle in order to ascend to Valhalla.
  9. Wrong again, As of 2006 women could get a taxi licence in Iran, they could drive well before that. In Saudi Arabia, women can also drive cars, albeit in the company of a male relative. It's backwards yes, but the image you posted is still ridiculous (but you already knew that). Also, much of the other stuff you just said could (as usual) be said about America.
  10. Perhaps a memory bottle neck if you're outputting display to both monitors at once? What is the GPU?
  11. ORLY? http://turnstylenews.com/2011/09/21/irania...take-the-wheel/ Here's another inaccurate stereotype for you.
  12. America still has Blasphemy Laws. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy_law...e_United_States Anyway were getting off topic here, as this is no longer a topic about Muslim Immigrants or the riots in Sydney, it's simply just "let's shit on the Middle East". All I know is, if I lived in those countries I'd be jumping on a boat too.
  13. No its not a minority, its in their law, its a way of life. Its the vast majority from wikipedia Islam Main article: Qisas The Qur'an mentions the "eye for an eye" concept as being ordained for the Children of Israel.[18] The principle of Lex talionis in Islam is Qasas (قصاص) as mentioned in (Qur'an 2:178) "O you who have believed, prescribed for you is legal retribution (Qasas) for those murdered - the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But whoever overlooks from his brother anything, then there should be a suitable follow-up and payment to him with good conduct. This is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy. But whoever transgresses after that will have a painful punishment.". Some Muslim nations, still apply the rule, in accordance with the Mosaic Law. In some countries that use Islamic law (sharia), the "eye for an eye" rule is applied quite literally.[19][20] “In the Torah We prescribed for them a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, an equal wound for a wound: if anyone forgoes this out of charity, it will serve as atonement for his bad deeds. Those who do not judge according to what God has revealed are doing grave wrong.” (Qurʾān 5:45) So you are saying that only a minority of Muslims follow the Qur'an? Deuteronomy 14:28-29 states, At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town. The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do. Is every Christian a Socialist? I notice how you conveniently left out my comparison of Americas retaliatory actions after 9/11. Everyone wants revenge for wrongs done against them. Eye-for-an-eye is philosophically one of the fairer forms of justice, I'm not saying I agree or disagree with it, but to say Muslims the world over are bloodthirsty due to this philosophical belief is pretty extreme. I agree, most areas in the Middle East are backwards when they're run by extremists, but that's why most of these refugees are coming to Australia, to get away from that crap and start a new life here. You also seem to forget that The Bible and The Quran share a lot of similarities. There are tons of extremist and literalist Christians, just as there as with Muslims. NKJV. God seems a lot like some of these Muslim extremists don't you think?
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    "What is best in life?"

    Bring it on. EDIT: You'd be surprised how quickly he could drop the extra fat and bulk up again using legal (in the USA) drugs and 'roids. Of course he won't look like he did in his 20's, but if they manage to pull a decent story together, he doesn't have to. Also, the image on the right is 'shopped.
  15. But you're again comparing the actions of a minority to a majority. Saying Pashtunwali adopt a revenge rule of law, and therefore every Muslim in the world therefore also has the exact same belief and moral is idiotic. Osama Bin Laden bombed the Two Towers, America then bombed Iraq and Afghanistan, is that also not a revenge move? From these actions (under your logic) we can now safely say that all Americans also seek vengeance when they've been wronged.
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    HD7000 rumors

    Lol, I scored ~18.3K on 11.12 drivers close to HD7970 launch... using stock 3-way! Impressive results indeed. Bored of overclocking really, getting rid of all of my water gear, just going back to a single card and air cooling. I'm sick of draining my loop if I want to remove/add anything. I work with hardware all day at work, the last thing I want to do when I get home is fiddle with my own system now.
  17. Why is the title important? It's decided by whatever the journalist decides will sell papers / generate clicks. I'd know, I write them every day. It wouldn't say that at all. There is no context added by the reporter about what the father deemed inappropriate dressing, and what would have been "sufficiently Muslim" He may have been happy with jeans and a shirt, but they were leaving the house in hot pants and a boob-tube. The article doesn't elaborate. It's merely 2-3 pull quotes from a 3-hour-long Police confessional, mixed in with an opinion piece from the journalist. As I said, the man felt his kids ignored his guidance/instruction. His wife also did the same, and he snapped after tolerating it for "too long". Take away this man was a Muslim and what do you end up with? A depressed father who's pissed off at his daughters for dressing inappropriately, and is ashamed of his sons for refusing to get jobs. Cut out all of the opinion of this "reporter", and it's a pretty "normal" spouse killing IMO. EDIT: Anyway, the point is, you can't just jump to a conclusion like "Muslims are bad mkay" because of a story like the one you posted. Otherwise, stories like this, would have people believing Americans carry out honor killings. Also, reading the comments of the story gives a rough indication that people from all walks of life have warped views of justice, and the way our legal system does/should work.
  18. But that wasn't what the story said at all. It said that he'd had enough of his wife, children and life. He was depressed, was still in love with his first (deceased) wife, and killed his (current) wife in a fit of anger. He resented his children, felt they had no respect for him, and felt he couldn't control them from doing things like stealing. If the story had left out the fact this man was a Muslim, it would have been almost identical to the majority of spouse murders that happen in the western world, but of course it would then go unnoticed by all of the fear-mongers. It's easier to say he did this because of his religion, than just to say that he did it due to depression/mental instability. Not once in the story did the man mention an honour killing, religious justification or any other sort of excuse.
  19. I understand your point SquallStrife, but I also understand Johns. In this situation I think people need to let this kind of shit slide. Giving Ann Coulter all of this attention isn't beneficial to anybody but herself , and likely why she Tweets things like this semi-frequently, and will continue to do so as long as people are listening and responding.
  20. Because men murdering their spouse is a problem only the Muslim community faces? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22...aking-life.html From this link, I'm going to assume marriage counselors don't have a place in our society, as they clearly don't know how to deal with issues as civilized westerners. EDIT: BTW this was just the first story that appeared for me when I Googled "man murders wife", I didn't go looking for it.
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    Employment Legalities

    Sounds like you'd be better off at KFC/Maccas/Woolies/Coles to me. At least they pay you properly for working overtime and have a concrete working roster.
  22. 51% in any given location? Any given location? To bring in Sharia law it have to affect the system at State or Fedaral level. That's a whole lot of people who would have to support Sharia law. You do know that not all Muslims support sharia law right? http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/07/uk-there...-violent-e.html Thats incorrect, Islam does not recognise democracy as a legitimate form of government, Islamic groups all around the whold who enforce Sharia Law do so through violence and force. Not through democratic channels. This is a main factor in the War on Terror Point taken. :) How is that point taken? The kid putting the signs up was British born, and converted to Islam. It has nothing to do with boat people, or increasing Muslim population through immigration. xnatex tried to make a point saying refugees will come here and try to enforce their old countries laws on us, by linking a story about a British-born boy, putting stickers on bus stops... It's completely irrelevant to the point he was trying to prove.
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    Never, ever give up!

    That's the first time those words have been spoken :) Congrats OP, I've got a few mates who do Wing Chun and love it.
  24. How many people who are charged with resisting Police actually end up in Jail xnatex? I'd wager that most don't, especially if they plead guilty and show remorse. He's got 300 hours community service, which I think is a half decent punishment for a guilty plea and a "sorry". If he denied accusations, and tried to defend his actions, sure, I'd want to see some jail time. Also, you want to say this guy endangered civilians, so deserves to be punished, well, running a red light isn't exactly safe mate, so I'd agree with you being fined. On the topic of the woman being killed for apparently wanting to get a job. How about this man killing his wife for waking him up? You can say what you want, everywhere in the world there are crazy people, who say and do crazy things. It's not fair on Americans to say everyone is a gun-toting hillbilly, and it's not fair on Afghanis to say everyone is a wife-killer.
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    HD7000 rumors

    Awesome news :) I plan on selling my cards in the coming weeks, so this should help my asking price!