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Rebels in Syria making huge gains - Bayou Sam
Short version of [link=(http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/04/28/syrias-revitalized-rebels-make-big-gains-in-assads-heartland/?utm_content=buffer9982b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer)]events[/link]: Idlib province is virtually under rebel control. Why? Because Turkey and Saud...
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What is racism? - Bayou Sam
Before you talk about whether racism does or does not exist, you need to know what it is. Now, I often see racism defined as "hating people because of their skin color." In fact, hatred is not essential to racism. Here is the meaning of racism, courtesy of the Oxford English Dictionary: [quo...
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Anyone ever see Shock Corridor (1963)? - Bayou Sam
Man, and I thought [i]The Naked Kiss[/i] was good. This movie is just incredible. You can watch the trailer here, but it doesn't do justice to the movie's serious social commentary, and better still, sheer weirdness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m2RY7ln-wI It makes [i]One Flew Over the Cuckoo...
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Global Warming Denialist bribed by Kochs - Bayou Sam
Never saw that coming: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/us/ties-to-corporate-cash-for-climate-change-researcher-Wei-Hock-Soon.html?_r=0...
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Hysteria and Islamism - Bayou Sam
Few things annoy me more than uninformed Islam-bashing, especially the claim that groups like Daesh are "true Muslims, because they are heinous murderers". The point of such bashing is obvious: it allows people to have an Enemy, and it gives them an ego-boost. However, there is another cause for...
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Hard to be a God - Bayou Sam
This one looks amazing. Opening in NYC this weekend: [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxnTPMPa4pU)]trailer[/link] [link=(http://www.avclub.com/review/hard-be-god-will-take-you-world-shit-214434)]AV club review[/link] [quote]One of the first scenes, where two men giddily laugh as they ...
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All these "libertarians" - Bayou Sam
rejoicing at government employees killing unarmed citizens sure is amusing. ...
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Peyton Manning - Bayou Sam
Is his arm shot? Ugly passing three games now....
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Saints TE Ben Watson on Ferguson - Bayou Sam
Sensible stuff. [quote]At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts: I'M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been p...
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Watch Harvard students take LA literacy test - Bayou Sam
And this was administered only 50 years ago. A depressing video: http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/harvard-students-fail-the-literacy-test.html [img]http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Test1.jpg.CROP_.article920-large.jpg[/img]...
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Shrimp on a treadmill--the facts - Bayou Sam
With the cutting of public science spending and EBOLA in the news, I thought this story would interest some people: [quote]A video clip of a shrimp running on a treadmill has somehow become the nation’s poster child for wasteful spending and grounds for the Republican-led House of Representatives...
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Flex question: Floyd or Moreno? - Bayou Sam
My instincts say Michael Floyd against the pitiful Giants but running backs tend to be more consistent....
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Not surprised Obama is helping the Yazidi - Bayou Sam
They worship Satan: [quote]Yazidi accounts of creation differ from that of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They believe that God first created Tawûsê Melek from his own illumination (Ronahî) and the other six archangels were created later. God ordered Tawûsê Melek not to bow to other beings. The...
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Calvin Coolidge made ~70% more executive orders - Bayou Sam
than Barack Obama. Calvin fricking Coolidge. Just saying. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/orders.php...
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The myth of the Caliphate - Bayou Sam
Nice article in Al-Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/myth-caliphate-islamic-state-20147912425476113.html [quote]Caliph or Khalifa in Arabic, is used in Islamic tradition to connote theological successors to prophets. According to Sunni Muslims, the prophet of Islam had fou...
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Review of N. Wade's book on race - Bayou Sam
[link=(http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/05/troublesome_inheritance_critique_nicholas_wade_s_dated_assumptions_about.single.html)]This[/link] is a review of the book Charles Murray famously (in some circles) and notoriously (in others) reviewed in the WSJ. The author is a...
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Cajun dude on npr - Bayou Sam
Did anyone else just hear that old bruh named Beau (or Bo) Broussard on NPR say that he didn't vote for Obama in 2008 and won't vote for Mary Landrieu because "he don't vote for black people, lady. I was raised that they have their place and I have mine"?? Yikes!...
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Moses Farrow: of course Allen did not rape my sister - Bayou Sam
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/02/05/moses_farrow_people_magazine_dylan_farrow_s_brother_says_of_course_woody.html [quote] ... Moses Farrow is speaking out to defend Allen—and accuse their mother, Mia Farrow, of poisoning the children against their father. "My mother drummed i...
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Ben Tate or Andre Brown? - Bayou Sam
Non-ppr. Brown at Seahawks, Tate at Colts. Not sure if I can trust Tate but the match-ups are clear....
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Trade thoughts redux? - Bayou Sam
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