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All About Me Word of the Day: autolatry

Now here’s a form of worship that won’t require you to dress up or even leave the house: autolatry is self-worship. Few regard it as a Good Thing, but probably slightly more than few practice it from time to time. The -latry bit turns up in numerous other "forms of worship" words and is ultimately from Greek for "pay."

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You NEED to know this, and keep close watch…or we’re SCREWED!!

This Arizona conservative bears watching…he is providing us with very important information.

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&view=bsp&ver=1qygpcgurkovy : http://azconserv1.wordpress.com/

This stuff is VERY frightening, and we must be aware and take action BEFORE all of our liberties are legislated right out from under us.

FIGHT BACK NOW!

duh!

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

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Slicked Back Word of the Day: oleaginous

Slicked Back Word of the Day: oleaginous

If smarmy wears out its welcome you can slide in this high-sounding synonym, derived from the Greek for "olive tree." Less frequently, oleaginous is used in technical contexts to characterize fatty and greasy things, where its comrades-in-arms are saccharinous (characterizing starchy things) and albuminous (characterizing proteins).

Visit the following URL to look up the word of the day in the Visual Thesaurus:

http://www.visualthesaurus.com?word=oleaginous

Quotes

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Jane Austen

A German’s View on Islam

Subject: A German’s View on Islam
This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is purported to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well known and well respected psychiatrist.
I could find no affirmation nor denial of the validity of the letter in Snopes.com.

A German’s View on Islam
A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. "Very few people were true Nazis," he said, "but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."
We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the "silent majority," is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority was irrelevant.
China ‘s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And, who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-lovinGermans,Japanese,Chinese,Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passivity that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this and think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late.
Emanuel Tanay, M.D.
2980 Provincial St. Ann Arbor , MI 48104
734-997-0256


Love flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

Semenya wins 800 meters (as a man, or a woman??)

BERLIN — South Africa’s track and field federation has been asked to conduct a gender test on an 800-meter runner amid concerns she does not meet the requirements to compete as a woman.

Caster Semenya, 18, won the 800 meters at the world championships with a stunningly dominating run.

Semenya took the lead halfway through the race Wednesday and won in a world-leading 1 minute, 55.45 seconds, beating defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei of Kenya by a massive 2.45 seconds. Jennifer Meadows of Britain took bronze.

The world track and field federation requested the gender test about three weeks ago, after Semenya burst onto the scene by improving her personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 by huge margins.

[+] EnlargeSemenya Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty ImagesSouth Africa’s Caster Semenya caught the IAAF’s attention by greatly improving her personal bests in the 800 and 1,500.

IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said the "extremely complex, difficult" test has been started but that the results were not expected for weeks.

Semenya qualified for Wednesday’s final with a top time of 1 minute, 58.64 seconds. She posted the world’s best time this year of 1:56.72 three weeks ago at the African junior championships in Bambous, Mauritius.

Davies stressed that "it’s a medical issue, not an issue of cheating."

The verification requires a physical medical evaluation, and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender.

"So we’re talking about reports that are very long, very time consuming," Davies said.

South Africa team manager Phiwe Mlangeni-Tsholetsane would not confirm that Semenya was having a gender test, but said "there was no cheating on our part."

"We entered Caster as a woman and we want to keep it that way," Mlangeni-Tsholetsane said. "Our conscience is clear in terms of Caster. We have no reservations at all about that."

It was not clear what would happen if Semenya were to medal in Wednesday’s final and the test results determined she does not meet the requirements to compete.

"I can’t say that if ‘X’ happens in the future that we will, for example, retroactively strip results. It’s legally very complex," Davies said.

"If there’s a problem and it turns out that there’s been a fraud … that someone has changed sex, then obviously it would be much easier to strip results," Davies added. "However, if it’s a natural thing and the athlete has always thought she’s a woman or been a woman, it’s not exactly cheating."

He said a decision in such instances is "done on a case by case basis."

"It’s something that would have to be considered by the legal experts at that time," Davies said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.