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  1. Goodwishes4NewYear. Please Come to Peace, No Jihad with Sword Now, Reform Selves.

    by , 01-02-2015 at 02:56 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you.
    Recently a German journalist went to ISIS controlled area. He remained with them for sometime. “He said he reminded the fighters that most chapters of the Koran began with the words "Allah... most merciful". "I asked: Where is the mercy? I never got the real answer."
    Source: bbcDOTcom/news

    Recently 123 rd annual spiritual and moral training gathering of Ahmadiyya Muslims, called Jalsa Salana took place in Qadian, ...
  2. Chris Thile and The Hobbit

    I love coincidences. . although I know the human mind looks for them everywhere, and they're not always there; still, the wonderful pattern-detector of a brain can get very good at seeing real ones. . . and I know that's a bit off-topic of this . . but anyway - to come back to it, I love coincidences. :-) Yesterday I just discovered an album from Thile - it was new to me.

    It's inspired by the Hobbit; and I found it very interesting, it was released when I was 13- and also, 13 years ...
  3. Why Conspiracies?

    by , 12-30-2014 at 09:02 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Why do people believe conspiracy theories? Apparently there are several reasons, but most reasons amount to intellectual laziness, by which I mean that people don't bother thinking about the matter but just accept something that fits what they want to believe without examining the facts. You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts.

    Within the last few days I ran into a few people who still believe that the 9/11 attacks were not what has been presented by the investigators. ...
  4. Polarization

    by , 12-27-2014 at 04:18 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was thinking about political polarization, but it just occurred to me that there is a deeper layer involved, the matter of people being completely certain that they are right, regardless of actual facts. The actual facts usually show that something else entirely is real. For example, I recently saw that fifteen new Republican members of Congress swore to get rid of Food Stamps.

    I will ignore the fact that the Food Stamp program was converted to SNAP a few years ago; although that ...
  5. So. Christmas. Continued (Part 2: I Still Haven't Seen Doctor Who)

    by , 12-27-2014 at 04:24 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Continuing from part 1

    On the way back Napoleon talked a little.
    Basically he said that he wasn't mad at anything specifically but just generally mad over the whole of things regarding me. Kind of anger that built up over the year and isn't regarding one specific thing.
    Also that mum being mad at him was, I believe the word was b******s but can't be completely sure on my memory there, but then acknowledged that maybe he should have told her earlier but that he was still ...

    Updated 12-27-2014 at 04:25 AM by Bluebiird (Too tired will check propperly later)