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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2014, 04:40:24 PM »
More about asking who controls the leaders of the biggest countries? There are always those who will tell you they were groomed for the job by others. Others who play an active part in every decision they make once the do get into office. To get elected you need backing. As in money. The rich do have a say in who takes control of a Country. Is these same people who stand to gain from oil and diamonds from smaller countries that are invaded. People will always have their conspiracy theories. New World Order and people such as that. I might not go that far. But there are an elite group of wealthy people who like to play puppet master and pull the strings. Give them whatever name you want. They have the wealth. They can make you and they can break you. Every important country has them. People that have to be kept happy.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2014, 08:27:55 AM »
Sure, it takes all you say for someone to get up there. Ugh. Why would anyone want it? Beyond me. Technology is now another potent factor, some of it used as a weapon. Social media, have such a low view of it.

The best I can do is not turn anything on. Takes great willpower. Shut the world out and turn inward with meditation, my antidote to the dangerous happenings in the world.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2014, 09:40:08 AM »
Oddly enough, I don't watch TV at all. I prefer to read. I find I take more interest in something if I read about it. But my type of books would probably not interest most people. They are big and very deep. Sort of books most people would bored with after 100 pages. If they even make it that far.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2014, 11:52:11 AM »
Planes and airports are attended, but these creatures can easily get into the country with passports and language. Not a pleasant thought.

Books. The great hope, but can't civilize. Stalin liked literature and poetry sparing Boris Pasternak because he liked his writing. Good Lord. You had James Joyce and Samuel Beckett among others. How will lit. survive in the tech world? Could not resist TV. The consensus is that this threat must be met with a united world.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2014, 12:33:49 PM »
No point in having US airports and flights well marshalled if other countries don't do the same. Chances are if anything did ever happen again it would not be an American plane and it wouldn't take off from an American airport. It would come from outside America. Ireland is very strict when you are waiting to board a plane. They all but strip you down. Other countries should do the same.

As for books versus modern day technology? Some of us still prefer to hold paper in our hands. The feel of a new book. I have tried an E book reader and wasn't mad gone on it. Went straight back to good old fashioned books. There are some good groups on the net were members write real letters to each other. That is the whole idea of the group. To save letter writing. It is great to see such groups out there. 
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2014, 03:10:29 PM »
Of course books, see them, feel them, flip to the Table of Contents, Index, stick post-its in the back to highlight pages, ideas, etc. Like to fantasize that if people could find satisfactions in reading we'd have less killing.

It used to be mostly fiction for me, now it's a mix with several books going at the same time. Not big on history books. These days books on meditation rise to the top. I'd like to lock up those ISIS boys, sit them down, give them books, relieve their boredom, isolation, lack of direction, etc. and show them another way. Such dreaming.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2014, 04:33:53 PM »
I think we have all seen how these members of ISIS read. They take one holy book and see murder in it. If they can do that with a religious book, what would they see in a normal book? People like that only see what they wish to see in words. You have the same with the bible. These fanatics who speak out against gay people in such a horrible way, because they claim they read it in the bible. You could read the bible and see different things than these people see. Same book. Two different opinions on what is meant by the same words.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2014, 08:36:37 AM »
Thought I'd try and lighten them up, get away from the books that have caused conflict after conflict. Pipe dreams of a better world.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2014, 05:46:20 AM »
Some would argue that a lot of this ISIS terrorist group are from all over the World. Just last night on the radio here in Ireland we have a Muslim extremist warning Irish soldiers not to peace keep in Syria. Oddly enough he had an Irish accent. The chap was brain washed in all he was saying. That is the biggest difference today. A lot of these sort of people are already living in our countries. I have no fear of them. They can mouth off all they want. Sad state of affairs when these people are born in your own country and are willing to take up arms against your own army. Some have converted over to the Muslim faith. So they would not look Muslim. Same skin colour as you or me. Could be living right next door to you. One major thing about the middle east is that none of the main countries surrounding Israel recognise it as a country. That is a nice little flash point to watch out for. Rockets are been fired at Israel from 3 or more countries at the moment. These countries are doing all they can to group together as one. They do have a new leader. It is all about how good he is at uniting people together to a common cause. If he manages it things could erupt. In the middle east that is. Then the UK and the US have said they would not sit by and watch Israel been attacked. Next few months should be interesting. ISIS are small. But they are doing all they can to expand to other countries. To grow their numbers. Case of watch this *****.
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Re: Afraid of ISIS and terrorism
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2014, 07:54:00 AM »
Precisely. The killers from within. Believe I heard that the executioners of the journalists have British accents.

We think we humans have advanced from primitive times. We have books, music, schools, laws, hospitals, museums, technology, etc. We are oh so polite, smiling, kind, etc. So the brutal awakening that nothing has changed, that the need to kill, to conquer, to hate are really unchanged, is shattering. We may appear "civilized" but we can't live and let live.
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