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  1. what I'm reading

    "Man's Fate" by Malraux (re-reading for research) and some travel books in preparation for a vacation.
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  2. Training Camp about Rights of God and People

    by , 08-21-2016 at 11:58 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Gist of inaugural Address by Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (a.t.) at Jalsa Salana UK 2016

    Peace be on youÖHazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (a.t.) said in his that the community raised for the renaissance of Islam, under the divine promises does not celeberate Jubilees like worldly people. We have to see if we have achieved or trying to achieve the purpose for which Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) was sent and whether we have made the aims which he (a.s.) mentioned in Jalsas (annual conventions), ...
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  3. Perfectly Pickled Babies

    by , 08-20-2016 at 03:58 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    So. Itís been a week. Iíve been apprehensive about taking my pickles out of the fridge. Is a week long enough? I followed the recipe but not exactly. What if theyíre bad? I was so happy when I made them, which you could probably guess reading my last entry. But Iíve been a bit up and down this week. Iím predicting a biological factor may be at play regarding my feelings at the moment. Yesterday I decided, quite randomly, to have toaster waffles with golden syrup topped with scrambled eggs with a ...
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  4. Let's Upgrade To Monarchy

    by , 08-18-2016 at 02:32 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was reminded recently that monarchy really is the best and most efficient form of government, and, if the monarch is reasonably intelligent, then it is the most humane form of government. But the best thing about monarchy is that it eliminates silly, wasteful, and unpleasant elections, and it makes it relatively unlikely that the dregs of society will end up involved in running a country.

    By dregs I mean people like Donald Trump. In my brief life we have had some amazingly incompetents ...
  5. The New Crusade

    by , 08-16-2016 at 03:48 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Even though it isn't a major issue in the news, there is a holy war going on. DAESH would like to be fighting against the princes of Christendom, as their ancestors did centuries ago, but there aren't any princes of Christendom anymore. The issues that DAESH is fighting about are not issues to more than a few people outside of their organization. Eight hundred or a thousand years ago religious power was a major concern, but in most of the world religion is a personal matter that is not part of governmental ...

    Updated 08-16-2016 at 03:53 PM by PeterL

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