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Posts by Orual

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  • Tillie Tooter Sues Police, Rescue Agencies

    11/25/2002 3:48:12 AM PST · 21 of 22
    Orual to general_re; dighton; aculeus; Thinkin' Gal

    DOITY RECORDS VOL. 1: RISQUE DISKS FROM THE THIRTIES AND FORTIES

    "Party records" your grandma wouldn't allow in the house! Ben Light & his Surf Club Boys, Ukulele Ike, Pure & Simple and others do "Plumber's Tool," "Hole in One," "Shaking his Bandolero," "Tillie the Tooter," "Christmas Balls" and 13 more blush-inducing classics!
    CD BS-CD4156.....$14.95

  • Perverts and the course of justice [Homosexual rape by Prince Charles' underling?]

    11/08/2002 7:19:26 AM PST · 42 of 47
    Orual to aculeus; general_re
    Reports are that the Queen intervened because she received information that a lot of damaging evidence concerning Diana's affairs would be brought out. One incident that was reported is that Diana went to meet one of her lovers wearing nothing but earrings and a fur coat.
  • Stone the crows! Bird-brained scheme uncovers avian arsonist

    11/04/2002 11:00:24 AM PST · 2 of 3
    Orual to aculeus; general_re; dighton
    Rolling Stones and Counting Crows ping.
  • Stone the crows! Bird-brained scheme uncovers avian arsonist

    11/04/2002 10:59:38 AM PST · 1 of 3
    Orual
  • Brian Behan

    11/04/2002 7:45:48 AM PST · 5 of 7
    Orual to mikeb704; T'wit
    How unfortunate that you stopped reading after the second sentence of this obit. You missed a very good read.
  • Brian Behan

    11/04/2002 6:54:35 AM PST · 2 of 7
    Orual to aculeus; general_re; dighton
    Because-he's-not-here-to-post-this ping.
  • Brian Behan

    11/04/2002 6:53:23 AM PST · 1 of 7
    Orual
  • The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris (The Underclass in France)

    11/03/2002 9:28:44 AM PST · 114 of 173
    Orual to independentmind
    How is it that the architects of France's immigration policies failed to address those issues?

    My concern is not with immigration architects, but the architects who design buildings where it is here alleged that it is their fault because of the style of the apartments that these thugs live in. If you can explain anything the French do logically, you are a better man/woman than I, and better than almost everyone. Our immigration policies stink, too.

  • The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris (The Underclass in France)

    11/02/2002 9:53:22 AM PST · 111 of 173
    Orual to LaBelleDameSansMerci
    This is one of the most interesting thing about internet discourse--its utter futility.

    So many things that are so obvious to me seem utterly hidden to others reading the same text.

    Ah, to be blessed with such insight, such intellectual prowess. If the discourse is so futile, why do you stick around? Such a bore to try to discuss deep and earth-shattering concepts with so many dolts who do not recognize the subtext. I'd stick to Aristotle and Plato if I were you - it's obvious that they are your intellectual equals. The scratch-and-burp crowd are sooooooooooooo dumb.

  • The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris (The Underclass in France)

    11/01/2002 12:56:44 PM PST · 106 of 173
    Orual to Zviadist
    I'd like to stick to the topic at hand - the thugs and misfits in France who believe there is something that is owed to them without a sou given to the thought of individual responsibility. You and LBDSM can play the blame game and philosophize rhapsodically about the decline and fall of Western civilization and how architecture is one of the evidences of wars and terrorism - utter nonsense.

    As you well know, the definition of poverty is never wanting to accumulate anything more than you need - it's in the Beatitudes in today's Gospel. Equally as important is the fact that we are taught that one must work for what one needs and to go without what we can't afford or what we don't need. Gold chains, cell phones, pants worn below the waist, free health care, stealing from parking meters - what the hell do these thugs want from the rest of us who work our butts off to get the things we need. Architecture indeed. You could put them in a villa on the Riveria and because they possess the morals and ethical values of a pack rats, their behavior would not change.

  • The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris (The Underclass in France)

    11/01/2002 11:02:42 AM PST · 103 of 173
    Orual to Zviadist
    Hi. I'm afraid we're on opposite sides of the fence in this debate.

    You quoted the statement from LBDSM:

    I believe "terrorists" have been waging war against human beings on many fronts long before Osama ever minced his way onto the world scene. And architecture is evidence of it...

    I responded:

    I believe Osama did more than "mince" onto the scene, there are 3,000 dead bodies to attest to that fact.

    The only evidence of architecture that was involved in this terrorism were the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

  • The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris (The Underclass in France)

    11/01/2002 8:01:49 AM PST · 90 of 173
    Orual to LaBelleDameSansMerci
    As somebody--I forget who--said: "You are either with us or you are with the terrorists."

    Let me refresh your memory, it was President Bush.

    Nice quotes, nice photos, but none with any relevance to the situation described in this article.

    I believe "terrorists" have been waging war against human beings on many fronts long before Osama ever minced his way onto the world scene. And architecture is evidence of it...

    I believe Osama did more than "mince" onto the scene, there are 3,000 dead bodies to attest to that fact. You present no compelling argument to support your statement. Architecture is now equal to waging war against humans and terrorism? What a leap - and into a bottomless pit of muddled rhetoric, at that.

  • The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris (The Underclass in France)

    10/31/2002 10:49:33 AM PST · 77 of 173
    Orual to LaBelleDameSansMerci
    You could not fail to comprehend the underlying view of human beings that inspired the architect--and the society that embraced his aesthetic.

    Nonsense. Le Corbusier was not a "totalitarian architect" and blaming the house one lives in for barbaric behavior is Psychobabble 101. Explain the criminals who live in Southampton mansions or on the beach at Malibu or in very nice, middle-class homes in the suburbs. Were their homes too nice for them so they turned to crime and evil behavior because of that? Or explain those who have the moral and ethical values to rise above their humble beginnings to attain status and position and become contributing, valuable citizens. It is not the house, that's just a convenient excuse invented by the "don't-blame-me" crowd.

    The author points out that these immigrants are living 100 times better than they did in their own country. They are certainly not poor, at least by the standards of all previously existing societies: they are not hungry; they have cell phones, cars, and many other appurtenances of modernity; they are dressed fashionably—according to their own fashion—with a uniform disdain of bourgeois propriety and with gold chains round their necks. They believe they have rights, and they know they will receive medical treatment, however they behave. They enjoy a far higher standard of living (or consumption) than they would in the countries of their parents’ or grandparents’ origin, even if they labored there 14 hours a day to the maximum of their capacity.

    One must assume that they want it all and they want it all without the responsibility of working for it. I lived in Africa for three years and am very familiar with the local housing there. If you look at the apartment house that I posted that Le Cobusier designed, trust me, that's a palace compared to what these immigrants lived in at home.

  • HOMELAND INSECURITY: Who's guarding U.S. nuke secrets?

    10/31/2002 6:23:43 AM PST · 11 of 20
    Orual to general_re; aculeus; dighton; BlueLancer
    There is a certain individual, whereabouts and whatabouts unknown, who probably should be considered a prime suspect. His departure came shortly before this story broke and I don't think it is a coincidence.
  • Awareness of Islam promoted - Islam Awareness week on campus, Islamic Jeopardy game, et

    10/29/2002 7:50:58 AM PST · 25 of 28
    Orual to general_re; aculeus; dighton
    The theme of this year's Islam Awareness Week is "Islam: A Contribution to Our Society."

    Main feature sold out.

  • Melanie Griffith Sorry She Did Drugs With Son

    10/29/2002 7:42:19 AM PST · 27 of 37
    Orual to general_re; aculeus; dighton
    If a train leaves Melanie's brain traveling from New York to Florida at 55 MPH, on which day of the week will Alexander end up as a Palm Beach County voting official?
  • The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris (The Underclass in France)

    10/28/2002 4:52:30 AM PST · 64 of 173
    Orual to aculeus; general_re; dighton
    Thanks much for the ping. Very good article.

    Architecturally, the housing projects sprang from the ideas of Le Corbusier the Swiss totalitarian architect.


    Unite d'Habitation, Le Corbusier

    Never heard of a "totalitarian architect" before and am not quite sure what that means, but it does seem ridiculous to heap blame on him and the style of the housing for the conditions the author describes in chilling detail.

  • Farrakhan says sniper suspect was a member of Nation of Islam

    10/27/2002 8:40:13 AM PST · 4 of 36
    Orual to Asmodeus; dighton; aculeus; general_re
    Our confrontation with America used to be like confronting a fortress from outside. Today, we have found a loophole to enter the fortress and to confront it from within. -- Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, after meeting with Louis Farrakhan in 1996

    The Washington Post noted that “Among the reports to reach Washington, a story in an Iranian newspaper quoted Farrakhan (though he has denied it) as saying in Tehran: "You can quote me: God will destroy America at the hands of the Muslims."

  • I am the man with existential questions about TV, MOVIES, the UNIVERSE and EVERYTHING.

    10/27/2002 6:56:02 AM PST · 54 of 57
    Orual to general_re; aculeus; dighton
    To my contemporaries my significance depends on my trousers; it may be that to a later era my significance will also depend a little on my writings. --- Søren Kierkegaard

    It all can be explained by too-tight pants.

  • Wire Service Says Reporter It Fired Invented His Sources

    10/22/2002 6:50:27 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    Orual to Pharmboy; dighton; aculeus; general_re
    Mr. Thomason said yesterday. "Some people have a natural feel for the profession, and Chris did."