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  1. Originally posted by Khalaf: ^^^^^^Well, what is science, but an endeavour of the human mind, a human perspective of the true nature of things? Is not the human mind and understanding of nature ect very limited... You could not be more wrong about science. Science is about formulating hypothesis and stating in the hypothesis what sort of evidence will verify or falsify the claims of your hypothesis. And then you conduct an experiment with the intent of determining whether your hypothesis is right or wrong. Science is about truth and truth has nothing to do with your understanding or perspective. If truth (interchangeable with knowledge) was about human perspective, how would we know truth since we got literally billions of competing human perspective/understanding? We simply can't, hence why science is adamant on being ostensive. and dont scientific truths change continuously? No, I don't think so. But you can name few scientific truths that changed to persuade me otherwise.
  2. You know what they say. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. If anyone was fooled by the self-proclaimed probity of this TFG gang, you have only yourself to blame.
  3. The Saudis are redeeming themselves. Way to go the House of Al-Saud! Lets be frank with each other folks... some women would be more desirable if they were banned from public gatherings and kept in head-to-toe Burqas/chadors. I mean, there's simply too many unsightly women who shamelessly flaunt their ugliness without even a twinge of guilt for assaulting my senses.
  4. I don't blame them. What they had six month prior was infinitely better.
  5. ^I don't know but what is our point? BTW, the Taliban are Pashtun tribesman. Last time I checked there were no Pashtuns taking over Mogadishu.
  6. Socod_badne

    Gay Bomb

    This is not as far fetched as you may think. It's in Ocean's 13 where Matt Damon character puts love gas secreting patch on his neck and the girl falls all over him. I think she was zonked out in the end. Whatever the case, I now believe the existence of gay bomb.
  7. Legend of Zu, The game is called Feats of the Towels. In this game you don't need measuring length, width or whatever. This ingenious method invented by Guatemalan women has been around for generations. To test the potency of her prospective man a Guatemalan woman would drench large towel in water and then hang it on his inflatable balloon. If he can hold it in salutation position, he got the right stuff. If not then he gets: you can watch but not touch treatment. (<--Don't ask me how i know this.) The idea behind the Xeer is fundamentally sound. If I read it correctly I think the goal behind the Xeer is to test if the girl has been broken into. It's a noble idea.
  8. Originally posted by The Duke: Adeer I dont much care for Ethiopia and their opposition, what I am interested in is "Somali Oppsoition" these ****** dont have any clothes. The OLF, ONLF struggle is none of my business and was even before my countries civil war. Then get your priorities straight. One minute you're attacking Eritrea then you take gratuitous swipes at the ONLF and then you make 180 degree u-turn by attacking the Somali Opposition groups fighting against Ethiopian occupation. Now you wanna talk about the Opposition to Ethiopian Occupation, I'm fine with that. My position is simple: I'm for self-determination and anti-occupation. The current political problems Somalis face today are corollary byproduct of Ethiopian occupation and prior Ethiopian interference in our internal affairs. Melez invaded Somalia several times since 1991 and armed one group against another the whole time. Now he comes back with bigger force and american backing but to simply continue his old failed policy of supporting one faction against another.
  9. Originally posted by The Duke: Oh I forgot that world power Eritrea here is an Eritrean view of the country. Why do we need to know about Eritrea's political system? Eritrea doesn't occupy Somalia, Ethiopia does. The opposition have no clothes.. I think you're missing who the joke is on here. Self-determination groups you've been slighting ever so gleefully have made their stance abundantly clear. The ONLF just recently kidnapped Chinese oil workers stealing their resources. THe ONLF and OLF don't need you or VOA, they speak for themselves on the ground.
  10. This is obscene. A while ago I read somewhere that a top exec from Morgan Stanley or some such was paid nearly $50 million as Xmass "bonus". The poor and rich always existed but the gap between the two has never been this big. Personal debts are at all time high, people have less disposal income than generation or two ago, their purchasing power continues to erode and in the midst of it all you got ultra tiny minority making obscene profits. This is not about "making it" which is a myth unto itself but the rich getting richer at the expense of the poor as borne out by the streams of stats that show the poor continue to slide further and further into poverty.
  11. Munira0220, You're spot on, there's nothing honorable about killing the labor of your own loins. More like placating their own over-sized pride.
  12. Originally posted by Xanthus: lol I cannot believe this thing is still going. I went ALL THE WAY TO AFRICA and back and y'll still at it! give it a rest. You're so innocent! You think this thread has anything to do with "marriage"? Threads like this invariably attract so much attention BECAUSE they provide the venue for coquettish girls to hone their skills and prowling boys to sift out which dames they can sink in their over-dried paws. No one is interested in marriage, don't be so naive.
  13. I fail to see the rationale behind going from Islam to Christianity. If you're going to leave organized religion then leave it for good and not just switch hats.
  14. Originally posted by roobleh: I myself believe that Somaliland will beat few candidate countries such as Kosovo to become the first and the newest UN member in 2007. Sorry to break it to ya but Kosovo has Bush's endorsement. And Kosovars love him, just take a look at the pic below: Bush urges independence for Kosovo By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago TIRANA, Albania - President Bush, getting a hero's welcome as the first American president to visit this Balkan nation, said Sunday that there cannot be endless dialogue about achieving independence for neighboring Kosovo. ADVERTISEMENT "Sooner rather than later you've got to say `Enough's enough. Kosovo's independent,'" Bush said during a news conference with the prime minister of this tiny, impoverished country. Bush's press for statehood was aimed at Russia and others that object to Kosovo's independence. Standing alongside Prime Minister Sali Berisha, Bush said any extension of talks on Kosovo must have "certain independence" as the goal. In response to Albania's push for NATO membership, Bush said additional political and military reforms were needed before that could be considered — something the country's leaders said they understood. "We are determined to take any decision, pass any law and undertake any reform to make Albania appropriate to receive the invitation" to join the western military alliance, Berisha said. When Bush arrived to begin his brief visit, the hills overlooking the capital boomed as military cannons fired a 21-gun salute, and thousands gathered in a downtown square on a brilliantly sunny day to see him and first lady Laura Bush. Huge banners proclaimed "Proud to be Partners" and billboards said "President Bush in Albania Making History." Red-white-and-blue paper top hats with stars on top were passed out to well-wishers. Albania has such an affinity for America that it issued three postage stamps with Bush's picture and the Statue of Liberty, and renamed a street in front of parliament in his honor. Bush said he was proud to be the first sitting American president to visit. "I love to come to countries that are working hard to establish institutions necessary for democracies to survive," he said. The issue of independence for the Serbian province of Kosovo is another issue on which the U.S. and Russia disagree. Russia, an ally of Serbia, contends independence for Kosovo would set a dangerous precedent for the world's other breakaway regions. Serbia also opposes statehood for Kosovo, which it sees as the heart of its historic homeland. The U.S. and key European countries that support Kosovo independence are trying to narrow differences with Russia over the future of Kosovo, which has been administered by the U.N. since a 1999 war between Serb forces and ethnic Albanian rebels. The U.N. Security Council is divided over the issue. Last month, the U.S. and European nations introduced a revised U.N. resolution supporting independence for Kosovo under international supervision, but it was immediately rejected by Russia — which hinted it would veto the measure. The new draft addressed Russia's concern that Kosovo's multiethnic character is preserved, but left out Russia's main proposal for new negotiations between the province's majority ethnic Albanians, who demand independence, and its minority Serbs, who want to remain part of Serbia. "I happen to believe it's important to push the process along," Bush said. "The time is now. ... Secretary (of State Condoleezza) Rice will be moving hard to see if we can't reach an agreement. If not, we're going to have to move. Independence is the goal." Russia also opposes NATO's spread into eastern Europe, and is concerned about the prospect that its neighbors Ukraine and Georgia may be brought into the western military alliance. Berisha said 93 percent of his country's people support NATO membership for Albania. Bush said he commended Berisha on Albania's progress on reforming its defense forces and meeting performance-based standards required for membership. "I look forward to welcoming you sometime into NATO," he said. But he said additional political and military reforms were needed, along with more progress in fighting organized crime and corruption. Berisha said he understood and is committed to making the changes. "I said, 'We're committed to help you,'" Bush said. In saluting Albania's democracy, Bush praised it as a country that has "cast off the shackles of a very oppressive society and is now showing the world what's possible." During the visit, Bush met with Albanian President Alfred Moisiu and greeted troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Albania recently decided to triple its deployment in Afghanistan to 140 troops. It also has about 120 troops in Iraq — a presence that Moisiu says will not end as long as Americans are engaged there. Bush also was having lunch with the prime ministers of Albania, Macedonia and Croatia, which hope to join NATO next year.
  15. You can't never ever be "neutral" in the face of blatant injustice. You must always side with rapped than the rapper. The naked aggression of Somalia by Ethiopia certainly qualifies as injustice of first order and is analogous to the rape of helpless woman. Innocent somalis were presented with invasion they never asked for and punished for crimes they never committed. No sentient being in the world can remain indifferent or neutral in the face of such glaring injustice. I think what you're getting at is being dispassionate in our commentary on recent events back home. I wholly agree with you on that, one must be of sober mind to offer sensible commentary. But that's easier said than done as you would guess.
  16. This is ridiculous. There were no suicide bombings or improvised explosives (IEs) before Ethiopia invaded (last summer). So how can the disease bearers now turn around and claim to be the healers. Truly the world must be turned on it's head for the perprs to claim victim status.
  17. There's no substantive difference between Osama, oops I mean Obama, and the hag H. Clinton. Hilary Clinton has earned the dishonorable distinction of being the first and only lesbian I viscerally dislike. Not a good offing. Also, whatever difference exists between them and to large extent between Dems and Republicans is purely cosmetic. The only candidate among the lot worth paying attention to is the honorable Dr. Ron Paul of Texas. Now, this man wants to bring real change to America first by overhauling US foreign policy and domestically abolishing the unaccountable and more ominously unconstitutional Federal Reserve. His bohemian gimmicks are not winning him favors with the establishment in the media and among his party but I think Americans have a true American leader in this man.
  18. Of course paradoxes exist only in language. There's no such thing as "paradox" in the real world and that is because for something to be "paradoxical" entails that particular something being self-contradictory. Now, practically everyone can readily discern self-contradictory equals untrue. So, therein lies the intractable difficulty in solving supposed real-world problem that only exist in language. It's chasing rainbows stuff. This "paradox" has been around for nearly 2500 years with no resolution and you can toy with it, rack your brains for another 2500 years to no avail. Don't be misled into thinking that just because some so-called "philosopher" farted this "paradox" that it warrants, on that account alone, any serious consideration. Self-proclaimed "philosophers" have kept up this charade of mistaking their poetry for profundity for ages but we shouldn't repeat their mistakes. Especially 2500 years later when we know (or should know) better.
  19. Disaster in Somalia The situation in the troubled East African nation hardly seemed like it could get any worse. But it has. By Rod Nordland Newsweek Updated: 7:25 p.m. ET May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007 - How bad is it in Somalia? Bad enough that people fleeing the capital have been reduced to renting trees for shelter. It's the sort of thing that happens when drug-addled warlords roam the countryside, imposing taxes of 50 percent on aid recipients. And the sort of thing to be expected of a government whose prime minister, Ali Mohamad Gedi, has publicly accused the United Nations agency feeding the country of spreading cholera along with food deliveries. And that's the internationally recognized government, which enjoys U.S. support, although it is widely unpopular in southern Somalia and the capital, Mogadishu. That's not surprising, since the prime minister is from a clan that's hostile to the clan that dominates the capital, and the president, Abdulahi Yusuf, is from Puntland, in northern Somalia, a breakaway region that is best known as the homeland of Somalia's pirates, who once again are on the prowl, bedeviling aid shipments even further. "Is there actually any hope for the future in Somalia?" said the World Food Program's Somalia country director, Peter Goossens. "I don't know." Sixteen years after the established government fell in Somalia, the East African nation just lurches from one disaster to another, some man-made, some natural, each one deepening the humanitarian crisis. Last year marked more than six years of a record-breaking drought, followed by renewed fighting as the Islamic Courts Union sought to oust feuding clan warlords, which they did, establishing a semblance of order in the unruly capital and most of the country for the first time in a decade and a half. Then the drought ended—only to be replaced by devastating floods, cutting off much of the population from aid deliveries. And by the end of 2006, warfare resumed, with Ethiopia, encouraged by the United States, invading Somalia to oust the Islamic Courts, which were a little too pro-Al Qaeda for U.S. tastes, and prop up the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), an amalgamation of former warlords with little popular support in Somalia, but recognized internationally. Faced with Ethiopian tanks and warplanes, the ICU quickly collapsed and for the first time, the TFG took up office in the capital. This year promises to be no better, and probably still worse. The Courts fought back, particularly in Mogadishu, and the Ethiopians cracked down, killing 2,000 people in the capital (population about 1 million), and sending 365,000 residents fleeing into the countryside; 190,000 of them fled in April alone. It was the biggest exodus from the city in 16 years of conflict, and many thousands more were displaced within, unable to flee or get to their homes. For the first time, residents in Mogadishu had to turn to aid agencies for food aid—something previously only needed in the countryside. There it's even worse, with renewed flooding in this year's rainy season; presently World Food Program food supplies are only reaching 40 to 50 percent of people, and a fifth of those who fled the capital are completely without aid, according to WFP Somalia Country Director Peter Goossens. Read the rest here
  20. Originally posted by Xanthus: No^^^ I do know real people you know! Take it from me I'm a real person and I fully support whatever decision people of Somaliland take. Stay, leave or whatever.
  21. Originally posted by Xanthus: ^^^Now why don't I believe you, Probably 'cause you confuse Somalia and Somalionline.
  22. Intuition, Scientology was invented by enterprising conman who wanted to make a quick buck and evade taxes. It's purely money making scheme nothing to do with religion. It only draws kooks and the truly gullible. A sucker is born every minute, scientology makes a point of that.
  23. Somalis are the least seafaring people in the world, I just can't fathom a throng of them sailing all the way to Liberia. This story lacks credibility.
  24. Originally posted by roobleh: Even without recognition we are faring better than them now or even during the whole time we were united with them. The rest of Somalia is faring better now than during union days (World Bank, 2003), so it's the enlightened self-interest of Somalia to keep it this way. And since there was really no economic integration (a monumental failure of pro-Unionists) between Somaliland and the rest of Somalia very few in Somalia would feel any economic loss if Somaliland left for good. As matter of fact Somaliland secession doesn't even register on the radar of most Somalis let alone be an issue worth giving serious consideration. Somaliland can go or stay, life of average Somali in Italian Somaliland would still be same. The people Somaliland needs to win over are to it's immediate East in the contested Sool and Sanaag regions. Somalia would be at peace with whatever decision Somalilanders make.
  25. Originally posted by Ebyan: You said you don't "love" your clan, let me ask you, do you love yourself? What does loving yourself and loving your clan got to do with each other? Your clan members aren't necessarily your relatives unless of course you accept the premise behind the foundational myth of Somali clan system (hint: you shouldn't!). I and my clan against the world I and my brother against my clan I against my brother It's dog eat dog world, better look out for yourself. Are you not apart of your clan? I sure am part of my clan. 110% There's not a day that goes by where I don't pity and extend my sympathy to other Somalis who I find out are cursed for life because of being born outside of my noble clan.