Moody Monday

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 10:20am

1. What shoes are you wearing?

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 11:47am

1. What shoes are you wearing?

Silver sequined Toms 

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?

4 hours a week: mostly cardio, with an hour of yoga/pilates/tai chi

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.] Probably not the best idea since it came back and bit us in the butt last week...

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 11:53am

1. What shoes are you wearing? Kangaroo felt sneaks for walking dogs.

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind? About 3 hours in the gym doing weights and stuff, plus another 8 hours or so of walking.

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? Short-sighted and arrogant of the DC clever heads to think that they can somehow control the situation/people.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 11:54am

"Probably not the best idea since it came back and bit us in the butt last week..."

True, and it is not exactly the first time either. Osama was once our ally too.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:02pm

1. What shoes are you wearing?

Black toe sandals, patent black.

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?   2-3 and walking.

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]

Short sighted, backing extreme groups is never really a good idea, imo.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:02pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>"<span>Probably not the best idea since it came back and bit us in the butt last week..."</span></p><p><strong><span>True, and it is not exactly the first time either. Osama was once our ally too.</span></strong></p>

While I truly do understand the need for international relations and diplomacy (unlike, say, Ron Paul--I'm not an isolationist), I do think that we have a tendency to butt in a bit too much in certain situations. Perhaps we're the helicopter "parents" of international diplomacy? I think if we pulled back a bit and let some situations "work themselves out" that we may not have quite the buttinski reputation...which may lead to a lot less resentment over time.

I could be totally wrong about that, of course...but I'd like to see what would happen if we tried it!

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:18pm

1. What shoes are you wearing? Boring black Danskos.

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?  I mostly walk-- about 6-9 hours or so each week.

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]  Given the US government's track record of supporting people who turn around and bite the hand that fed them, they should just stay out of it as much as possible.  I'd love to see our military budget slashed in any case.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:33pm

Regina, agree on the butting in. But I think it is also the fact that you guys butt in without bothering to understand what the bleep you are butting into. With someof the "but-inners" it is almost ideological. Sort of "we are Murricans, we don't need to understand those other people. We just have to show them the superiority of our ways." This goes for left and right (they just have slightly different ideas about what makes up that superiority), and is often perfectly sincere. But seriously folks, wanting to energize Afghan women to become feminists may not be the best way to use the US military, and I am at a loss as to how this sort of thing (even if it were hypothetically possible) is supposed to advance US interests.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:52pm

[quote=rollmops2009]<p>1. What shoes are you wearing?</p><p>2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?</p><p>3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and

Red leather slip ons. B/w 3 and 4 days a week of exercise, This is a combination of weights, treadmill and eliptical and a cardio class (the class depends a lot on who is teaching it).  I don't know what you're asking in number 3, I think there's a lot to learn behind the Boston bombing, what exactly their ties were etc.  Not all Islamists are terrorists, You know that, right? 

 

 


 


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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:07pm

1. What shoes are you wearing?

Black ballet flats

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?

When I go to the gym it is usually 4-5 times a week, an hour each time. Cardio and Weights. Otherwise, walking. 

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]

Not a good idea

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:09pm
Jams, the US government has a history of backing Islamists, and the US government is currently continuing that policy in Syria. The Boston bombers were very likely brought to the US in connection with a past instance of that policy. I specifically said "Islamists." I did not say "Muslims." I have been studying the Middle East and Arabic for 5 years, so, yes, I am aware that not all Muslims are terrorists.

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