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by dukes
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: The 25 Most Controversial Movies Ever
Replies: 32
Views: 21805

I must agree with Cap on this one - it is highly dependent on the time and contemporaneous social atmosphere. To a modern audience Birth of a Nation is not a big deal - but put into a Jim Crow context it was huge. Another - it's not a movie but a song - was Billie Holliday's rendition of Strange Fru...
by dukes
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: The Life of Saladin, by Beha ed-Din
Replies: 4
Views: 8084

Saladin: The Politics of the Holy War ; Malcolm Cameron Lyons & D.E.P. Jackson; Cambridge Press Some books are easy reads, while others are definitely not. Saladin: The Politics of the Holy War falls into the second category, although to a student of Middle-Eastern History and in particular the...
by dukes
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Re: New Guy Here

I look forward to the discussions and debates I will have with all of you on this site... And we have some good ones, too. All are welcome who are respectful of differing viewpoints. BTW, someone very dear to me is on their way to Afghanistan. You'll hear many different opinions about the two wars ...
by dukes
Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Re: New Convert

Hi Shooting Star. After this post, I was pretty certain you were the nice lady from the topix forums. Welcome, again, to the FSM. Lots of fun, lots of good conversation, and lots of good virtual pasta and beer. Enjoy. Welcome to the forum. As a friend of pointy's you'll find yourself quite welcome ...
by dukes
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Dr. Rex Bremerton wrote:The many spawn of the Great Terrier have infiltrated every area of entertainment and commerce.


I have only one question: Where do the Suckers Moon?
by dukes
Thu May 11, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: The Life of Saladin, by Beha ed-Din
Replies: 4
Views: 8084

The Life of Saladin, by Beha ed-Din

Saladin was the first Muslim ruler to unite the middle east, and so far the last. His domain extended from Egypt to Yemen, and endured until his death. More recently Syria’s Bashar al-Asad and Iraq’s Sadaam Hussein have claimed to inherit his mantle (ironically in Sadaam’s case, as Saladin was...
by dukes
Mon May 01, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Locked Posts
Topic: Praying for Peace or Preying on Peace?
Replies: 1
Views: 11416

Re: Praying for Peace or Preying on Peace?

I advice you to read Hennery Ford Book the international Jew, Henry Ford was a great innovator, a very successful entrepreneur, and died one of the worlds richest men. He was also a Jew-baiting anti-semite who bought his own newspaper so that he could publish his own virulent opinions. His wiriting...
by dukes
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Locked Posts
Topic: Woman Charged For Protesting President Hu... In America!
Replies: 34
Views: 50986

IMHO, we are missing an important point here. Regardless of the position the lady was taking, she had been admitted to a press conference, bearing a press pass. This was not a public forum - it was a press forum, for which a pass was required. A legitimate reporter, regardless of the publication tha...
by dukes
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Locked Posts
Topic: Various Stances on Gun Control Policy
Replies: 255
Views: 179909

As for the statement that guns should be as hard to get as cars, I'm curious as to the number of people killed by guns vs. cars. I'd only be willing to agree with that if its much higher for guns. That's a good question, but I'd like to ask it a bit differently. What is the number of people killed ...
by dukes
Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Locked Posts
Topic: Various Stances on Gun Control Policy
Replies: 255
Views: 179909

It is perfectly legal to own fully automatic weapons with the appropriate license. It is perfectly legal in nearly every state except California to own a semiautomatic AK 47 or variant. A fine example of something that may be legal but is still not appropriate. The only hunters that need rapid-firi...
by dukes
Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Locked Posts
Topic: Various Stances on Gun Control Policy
Replies: 255
Views: 179909

David Koresh thought that a private militia was a good idea, as did Randy Weaver and Jim Jones. The Aryan Nation seems to consider itself to be one, and I bet the Ku Klux Klan would fit most definitions of one. In the context of the era in which the constitution was framed, the term "well regul...
by dukes
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: All Things FSM
Topic: Honorable Order of Toadfish
Replies: 29
Views: 17533

Can I be a member of HOT? I'm not a toadfish but I do think that they're very nice (they're kinda like a cross between a toad and a fish really, aren't they). I see that you accept "either gender", which is perfect for me because I'm "either gender". I would gladly change my signature to a HOT them...

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