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  • From hfx_ben: "Raiding the Icebox" (washingtonpost.com) - how the US had warplans in the late 1920s for Japan (code name Orange), Germany (Black), Mexico (Green), England (Red), and yes, Canada (crimson)
    What I wonder is which of these have present conflag scenarios in the present US DoD.

  • From kauricat: "Taiwan breeds green-glowing pigs" - no, they aren't gween laliens... they are jellyfish transgenics. Pseudonymous Roghater strikes again! The price of freedom from UFAT is eternal teunciness, and that's a fact.

  • From MSN: Brangelina expecting, Lohan distressed at Vanity Fair article. Right. So, you don't read tabloids. Sure thing. But this caught my eye: Lohan says the words relating to her bulimia were "misused and misconstrued" (it seems the drug use part of the story was okay). Blech. Apparently recreational drug use is still easier to acknowledge that being bulimic, even when one is a conscious choice (not tied to any addictions) and the other is an eating disorder that may require treatment.

This is more serious, but see here. In Section 4 ("Simplification of the Hajj rituals"), item F, the author advocates teleoperation for the stoning of Satan! The context is ironic, but if you think about it, the actual position of the pillars is not mandated anywhere, and as far as I understand it, the stoning ritual is a more recent tradition and not part of the "mandatory" aspects of the hajj.



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Jan. 13th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
Regarding the stoning - I suppose you might as well try to stop catholics from worshipping holy trees and holy hills, performing Spring Holiday rituals (disguised as Pentecostal) in fields and forests, etc.
None of these are present in any religious writings, but people still do them and will do them, pagan traditions are just too strong...
But I like the remote stoning idea. Sounds neat. They should make it an online stoning website.
Jan. 13th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hit Shaitan and get a free XBox 2!
I could actually see that. Of course, then you would have everyone in TEUNC competing for what time of day by which they were able to hit the devil pillars, how many hundreds of times they hit them, etc.

Troo dat to the pagan traditions. But then, loan culture has never bothered me.

Jan. 13th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Greetings, i'm putting together a website for people who have interesting avatars or 'significant signifiers' ..and I came across yours....

I'm looking to get the site going and was hoping you could help.

Please check it out.... hopefully u might be interested in submitting your avatar:


(no domain name just yet!)

Best wishes.
Jan. 13th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the invitation
I'll look into it later as time permits.

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Jan. 14th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
Well, yes...
... in the US you'd be in the grave!

(I know whatcha meant, but just going by the article... ;-))

Jan. 13th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Getting closer to Green Eggs and Ham, only one more to go :)

Jan. 15th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
From [info]hfx_ben: "Raiding the Icebox" (washingtonpost.com) - how the US had warplans in the late 1920s for Japan (code name Orange), Germany (Black), Mexico (Green), England (Red), and yes, Canada (crimson)

BWAHAHAHA!! Link of the week... *wipes eyes* I thought making insane war plans was an Eastern Bloc specialty. (Hmm, the Hungarian invasion of Italy?) Endearing.

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