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  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 1, 5:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Scenes from the occupation.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 2, 4:17am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Anila Daulatzai is a socio-cultural anthropologist with active research projects in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Her current interests primarily circulate around the themes of war and humanitarianism, as well as the related themes of violence and care. She was trained at UCLA in Public Health and in Islamic Studies, and completed her PhD in Socio-cultural Anthropology in 2013 from the Johns Hopkins University.

Teaching at Harvard Divinity School: Currently Anila Daulatzai is teaching a graduate-level seminar course titled ‘Talibanization’ and its other. This course does not focus on the history of the Taliban movement (or movements described as ‘Taliban-like’), but more importantly on the performative nature of the term ‘Talibanization’. The course explores what deploying the term enables, particularly in the highly militarized contexts of the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan. As an antithesis of democracy, human rights and women’s rights, ‘Talibanization’ functions as a threat to freedom, democracy, modernity, etc. ‘Talibanization’ is thus a signifier for what? By exploring the term, and its uses with regards to intended affects as well as the spectral presence of ‘Talibanization’ as a global threat, the course complicates students’ understandings of the contemporary role of religion, state, everyday life and the extraordinary in the United States, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and beyond. In particular, the course explores how formations of liberalism, feminism, and secularism give life to a term like ‘Talibanization’, and the violence that is enabled and justified by its deployment. Explorations of the ‘liberal’ and the ‘secular’ and of how they are constituted in particular contexts thus form a core aspect of this course.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 3, 4:18am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

The shooter was reported to be a multi-millionaire. Do you have any morals at all?
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 4, 4:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I don't know about entrainment, but subtle things that are tangential to the story, background things, like what a normal home looks like in a sitcom, definitely communicates to people. Just look at any drug ad, for example. The story isn't about the way the family looks, or the home they live in, but theses things are designed to communicate normalcy, to then get on with the message of why you should take the drug. You then think homes like that are normal.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 5, 4:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yes, but the Challenger is a re-make, which should be the way US manufacturers go, considering their loss of any style sense (except Tesla.) But the original Challenger looks a little better. Doesn't have that honking big front/air dam, for one, and isn't as wedgy.

  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 6, 2:31pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says
GMC Sierra Denali Quick stats
- 420 hp @ 5600 rpm
- 460 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm
- 4x4 Drive
- Onyx Black paint
- 8.1 inch nav/entertainment screen

Sweet ride!
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 6, 4:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

To be played at maximum volume.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 9:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

We need a communist strongman.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 9:45am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

By then we will be part of the greater Sinorussoamerican empire.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 1:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Everyman for himself. Kick that parasite, Grannie, to the curb!
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 1:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Would you go to a Caribbean medical school educated physician?

  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 4:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Considering longer life spans, are boomers getting more out of SS than they put in?
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 5:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What about osteopaths?

I see more and more docs from India who'll further their chops in the US and then move up to a nice spot at a prestigious center.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 9, 3:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

What about an Audi S8?

605HP @ 6,100-6,800 rpm
517 lb-ft @ 1,750-6,000 rpm

Or even an S6?
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 11, 5:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Her mind has been twisted by chronic exposure to refinery fumes.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 12, 3:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The author, Diane Stopyra, is not bad looking, and writes smut. Here is an intriguing opening line to an article.

"I knew I had a problem the moment my husband came home from work and pointed out that I wasn’t wearing any pants."

1. He then noticed the local high school basketball team in the next room.

2. The smiling gardener outside also had not pants.

3. The 10 inch Steely Dan III hummed nearby.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 13, 2:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Dan8267 says
That's 337 million people. There are only 323 million people in America. Something's wrong here.

"Obese" and 'overweight" are different classifications. So folks are transitioning from being overweight to obese. Soon more will transition from obese to Jabba The Hutt size.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 13, 4:12pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HEY YOU says
Probably children of Republican voters.

Doh, no! Black wimmens be the worst.


Rates of obesity in US by race.
Obesity is distributed unevenly across racial groups in the United States.[25] Non-Hispanic black women and Hispanic men have the highest prevalence of obesity.[26]

The obesity rate for Caucasian adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 26.8%.[27] For adult Caucasian men, the rate of obesity was 27.5% in 2010.[28] For adult Caucasian women, the rate of obesity was 24.5% in 2010.[28]

Black or African American[edit]
The obesity rate for Black adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 36.9%.[27] For adult Black men, the rate of obesity was 31.6% in 2010.[28] For adult Black women, the rate of obesity was 41.2% in 2010.[28] BMI is not a good indicator in determining all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality in black women compared to white women.[3]

American Indian or Alaska Native[edit]
The obesity rate for American Indian or Alaska Native adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 39.6%.[27] No breakdown by sex was given for American Indian or Alaska Native adults in the CDC figures.[27]

The obesity rate for Asian adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 11.6%.[27] No breakdown by sex was given for Asian adults in the CDC figures.[27]

Hispanic or Latino[edit]
The obesity rate for the Hispanic or Latino adults category (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 31.9%.[27] For the overall Hispanic or Latino men category, the rate of obesity was 30.7% in 2010.[28] For the overall Hispanic or Latino women category, the rate of obesity was 33.1% in 2010.[28]

Mexican or Mexican Americans[edit]
Within the Hispanic or Latino category, obesity statistics for Mexican or Mexican Americans were provided, with no breakdown by sex.[27] The obesity rate for Mexican or Mexican Americans adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 34.1%.[27]
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 14, 7:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

We toppled Muhammad Mossadegh with fake Facebook stories. Of course the Iranians are pissed at us.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 16, 3:34am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Putting this power into the hands of ordinary ordinary people is dangerous. We must let the ruling class decide what is right and wrong.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 16, 3:59pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Camel Toe Day Protests erupt in response.

  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 16, 5:10pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

You will be approached by a man with a Nigerian accent, whose uncle owns the land that where the nuggets were found. You must wire transfer the money immediately to the account he will provide you. Great riches await!
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 17, 3:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

But it offends them, and they are upset by it. So why can't we make it be illegal?
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 17, 3:39am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Business school being well-known for scholarly pursuits and all.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 17, 5:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Good ole boys comin from miles around.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 20, 5:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

This is the same lame argument made by supporters of diversity - that only white males can be racist, sexist, etc. No, you'll just have women and colored people engaging in the same behaviors. Look at how frequent cock craving female teachers are being brought on on under age sex charges. It is n issue of human nature, not one of white males.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 21, 6:18am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Quite frankly, I attribute the current state of anger to the internet. What happens when Americans have unlimited access to information and disinformation,and when the transmission is rapid and multi-faceted? It's a stimulus to the brain, and it is over-stimulating many people. And there isn't any going back.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 22, 7:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ich bin ein autist.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 25, 3:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Surely the bankstahs can fund.
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 25, 2:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anonymous says
Honda is forging a path ahead for EV aesthetics with two concept models shown below. I happen to like these designs very much, even though the Urban concept is a borrowed VW style.
The first looks 911-like from the side. Not bad. The second like a VW Golf. How much can you actually do with a compact hatchback?
  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 2, 3:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Who gonna doer?

  Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 3, 3:07am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_c1e56 says
Americans think the answer to tyranny is surrender.

Clearly its watching This is Us and gorging Triple Caramel Chunk and half pound bacon cheeseburgers.

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