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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Elton John may defile Russia (Go Elton!)
Russian nationalists are having a fit about Elton John. Not about his music, which is too bland to cause anyone a fit, but about a rumour that he may marry his partner David Furnish in St Petersburg. Sir Elton's 'marriage' would be a 'defilement of Russia'
Nikolai Kuryanovich, an MP for the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and Mr Zhirinovsky's right-hand man, has filed a complaint to the Russian Minister of Culture and to the administration of President Vladimir Putin demanding the ceremony not be allowed to take place.

The MP asked the government to intervene to prevent the "defilement" of an important historical monument, calling the purported wedding plan "unacceptable" and "twisted". "The marriage of homosexuals is the end of the British court [society]," he said on the party's official website. "First Prince Harry was forced to drop his trousers by a black sergeant before becoming an officer and now they have allowed same-sex marriages."
I don't know why but that last sentence has me in stitches.
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Stepfamilies
The divorce rate in America is around forty to fifty percent and thirty percent of children live in stepfamilies. I think we have many stereotypes about stepparents, and in some cases they may be true. Can a woman love her stepchildren as much as her own children? I imagine if they lived with her all the time bonding would occur and the line between her stepchildren and her own children would blur. But what about if it's a joint custody and the kids live with their own mom part of the time?

Read the following article and if you're part of a stepfamily, tell us what your experience has been.
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guest author: Meg in Discarded Lies - Hyperlinkopotamus:
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
Al Qaeda disillusions the base
This is an interesting piece of reporting by Hannah Allam. She interviews families of terrorists in Irbid, Jordan who have become disillusioned with terrorist "resistance" now that they see it consists mostly of killing Iraqi and Jordanian civilians.

"I don't believe in al-Qaida anymore. Boom. It's finished," said Adnan Badran, 37, the older brother of the Irbid man who fought in Iraq and hasn't returned. He traced the rim of a cup of Turkish coffee with his finger and gazed at the floor.

"I think maybe there is no jihad anymore," he said sadly.


It looks like that Amman hotel bombing backfired pretty badly on you, Zarqawi.
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Paragraph 175
Pierre Seel dies; bore witness to Nazi torture of gays
During the 1930s and 1940s, more than 100,000 men were arrested by Nazi authorities for presumed homosexuality, and many were forced to wear pink triangles, which a later generation adopted as a defiant symbol of gay pride. (In Seel's case, his prison uniform was marked with a blue bar.) Between 5,000 and 15,000 were interned in concentration camps, where more than 60percent of them died.

By publishing his memoirs in 1994 -- an English version appeared the following year -- Seel brought new recognition to the homosexual victims of the Nazi regime. Yet after he appeared on French television, the frail and aging Seel was attacked and beaten by young men shouting anti-gay epithets.
Read the whole article; there are probably fewer than 10 gay people, Nazi concentration camp survivors, who are still alive.
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guest author: מ?רין מ?מ? , Marine Momma in Discarded Lies - Hyperlinkopotamus:
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
'New Christians in Portugal in the 20th Century'
I feel such outrage when I read these stories; I'm amazed that Jews still have any trust in Christians at all. Cryptic, these crypto Jews.
It has taken 80 years for a Hebrew translation to come out of Samuel Schwarz's book on the Cristaos Novos - "New Christians", published in Portugal in 1925 - although it deals with one of the most traumatic and unforgettable chapters in Jewish history.
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When the kings of Castilla decided to "cleanse" their country of Jews, members of the Jewish community were given the choice of converting to Christianity or expulsion. The majority left, but a few converted. Some of the Jews crossed the border into Portugal. Others went to Morocco, France and Italy. Many chose to settle in the Ottoman Empire. Scarcely five years had passed before the scenario repeated itself in Portugal, when the king sought the hand of a member of the Castillian royal family. But in this case, the Jews were not allowed to leave. The entire Jewish population was forcibly baptized. A handful managed to escape.

If it is true that close to 20 percent of the population of Portugal was Jewish at the end of the 15th century, as the scholars claim, one gets an idea of how many of today's Portuguese citizens have Jewish roots. Over the years, they assimilated in Christian society, except for small pockets of Jews who continued to practice their religion in secret. Of those who clung to Judaism, many were tried by the Inquisition in the 16th and 17th centuries. Such trials were even held in Brazil. The accused were burned at the stake or imprisoned in monasteries for the rest of their lives.
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guest author: מ?רין מ?מ? , Marine Momma in Discarded Lies - Hyperlinkopotamus:
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
What Russia is selling Iran: Osirak insurance
The Tor M1 9M330 Air Defense System that Russia is selling a billion dollars' worth of to Iran is an interesting weapons system. It's a surface-to-air missile system that can kill UAVs, precision guided weapons, and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft at a probability of better than 0.9 (1 would be a guaranteed kill). It can track 48 targets at once and engage two of them. Iran is buying 29 of these. They look like big tanks with radar units on top. It's Osirak insurance, in case the US or Israel decide to destroy their nuclear facilities. The FAS has more on it.

Meanwhile, Israel is sending all the wrong signals, trumpeting a successful test of the Arrow antimissile system. This does what, other than deterring the US, Israel, and EU-3 from making plans to end the Iranian nuclear threat once and for all? "Oh but we're not worried, we successfully tested this thing that just might shoot a bullet with a bullet." Honestly, if the Arrow works, great, keep it quiet! I don't want to find out whether it works. I want Iran not to have the capability.
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floranista in The Secret Garden:
Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas!
With the holidays fast approaching, I thought a post about home-made gifts would be fun. Now I haven't tried any of these yet so the results aren't guaranteed! But they all seem very doable and something that the kids can try too.

I will definitely make the bath salts and craft dough (and I'm pretty sure Marine Momma will join me in trying the Chocolate Spoons ;-).

Enjoy!

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