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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

Nostalgia4Infinity Re:news for nerds? (215 comments)

Islamic history that they don't teach at Harvard: When American colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776, American merchant ships lost British Royal Navy protection. With no American Navy for protection, American ships were attacked and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the "Dey of Algiers"--an Islamist warlord ruling Algeria. In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the "Dey of Algiers" ambassador to Britain. During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey's ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts. The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam: "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise." In 1805, American Marines marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all American slaves.

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

Nostalgia4Infinity Re:GIst of the problem is ... (250 comments)

The tax burden is over 50% for just about anybody that actually works. Which is less than it has been at any time in the last 50 years, as a percentage of the total population. So therefor less money to spend. What is needed is business friendly regulations, right now businesses are too scared to hire. Ask some small business owners.

about two weeks ago
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Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia

Nostalgia4Infinity Re:Biased Summary? (252 comments)

Work hard in school, you can get a scholarship. With your scholarship you can get a meaningful degree. With a meaningful degree you can get a good job. It's done everyday in the US. There's no luck, lottery involved. It does require hard work.

about a month and a half ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

Nostalgia4Infinity Re:Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

If the rest of the world "got out of it" and Israel had no scruples it could be over tomorrow.

about a month and a half ago

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House votes to allow marijuana-related banking

Nostalgia4Infinity Nostalgia4Infinity writes  |  about 2 months ago

Nostalgia4Infinity (3752305) writes "The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.

The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without running afoul of federal money-laundering laws."

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