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Forum: Brick and Mortar 12-19-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By nicky g
Re: Tropicana AC a dump?

And a key follow-up question - does the Caesar's poker room serve bottled beer?
Forum: Brick and Mortar 12-19-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12
Posted By nicky g
Re: Tropicana AC a dump?

Thanks for the advice. Do I need to phone ahead to make sure I get a West Tower room do you think?

Some other questions for while I'm there - which of the new poker rooms should I check out? I...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 12-18-2005, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12
Posted By nicky g
Re: Tropicana AC a dump?

"What rate did you get and how? "

No special rate as such, I just checked availability on their website and it offered me a room for 72 bucks including taxes. They seem to have some kind of...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 12-17-2005, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12
Posted By nicky g
Tropicana AC a dump?

I'm staying at the Trop in a few days instead of my usual stay at the sweet, sweet Borg (basically because I wasn't up for the waits at the Borg this time and because for once the Trop was as cheap...
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19
Posted By nicky g
Re: Speeding and punishment

"You can easily understand that it's a scheme by looking at how traffic enforcement often works. Patrol cars are often unmarked, often hide in shadows, behind trees and roadside signs, etc, so that...
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17
Posted By nicky g
Re: Has the Iraq War hurt our ability to deal with this whacko PM in I

"remember that other islamic nations aren't a fan of their dominant sect- sunni(right?)"

No; Shi'ism is dominant in Iran.
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 01:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20
Posted By nicky g
Re: Muslim Groups Cheer Aquittal of Cheerleader of Islamic Terrorism

But part of the point is that those verses don't make much sense outside of their context. Also that the translators are Muslim does not mean we have to accept their translations; different Muslims...
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18
Posted By nicky g
Re: why do people love violence?

"It also says something about Lebanese youths attacking lifeguards first."

Allegedly, as part of an isolated incident involving two people, not large-scale rioting.

"Are you saying it is...
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 19
Posted By nicky g
Re: Speeding and punishment

"3) with the exception of excessive speeds, speeding can be much more easily reasoned as not dangerous (and possibly true) and is widely accepted as not very dangerous, whereas drugs are widely...
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18
Posted By nicky g
Re: why do people love violence?

:I think its more of a racist statement to blame the actions of a large group of Muslim men riding in 50 cars into a neighborhood with the intent of vandalizing it on "White Supremcists."

From the...
Forum: Other Other Topics 12-13-2005, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2
Posted By nicky g
Re: Why is Chuck Norris funny?

Cos he seems to take himself so seriously and is so completely out of fashion/a relic of the 70s and 80s? I say he's funny in the way David Hasselhof is funny. He epitomises a certain dated C-List...
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 08:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 18
Posted By nicky g
Re: This bloodlust is sickening

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Richard,

"Isn't that the idea behind the idea of rehabilitation."

The criminal justice system is not and should not be about rehabilitation. It is about punishment and protecting...
Forum: Politics 12-13-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 20
Posted By nicky g
Re: Muslim Groups Cheer Aquittal of Cheerleader of Islamic Terrorism

I said I would respond to some of BluffThis's Quranic quotations a few weeks back but never got round to it, so I'll do it in response to this post, as you quote similar/some of the same passages....
Forum: Politics 12-07-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16
Posted By nicky g
Re: Hot Air For Africa

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Nobody mentioned the c-word. Corruption—as in African leaders’ corruption.

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This is indeed the major problem. Taki's major problem is that he...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

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Yea nicky, it really pays to keep an open mind so that you can distinguish between different forms of violence and the nuances of differing forms of dictatorship. That way you don't...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 05:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

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Yea, I'm sure the peasants and serfs of pre-modern times didn't really feel like their lives were regulated or that whether they lived or died was at the whim of the ruler or ruling class....
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 05:16 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

"Maybe there is a great deal of debate about those things amongst ignorant Westerners, but not amongst imams and mullahs."

Who exactly you mean by "imams and mullahs" I'm not quite sure (Imams in...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 05:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

"The Koran advocates war and violence to convert unbelievers"

No, it doesn't.
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 05:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: Where You Were, I Was

"the reason Islamic societies have through many centuries tended towards totalitarian rule, and today so clearly do"

There are no Muslim states today that could remotely be characterised as...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 05:08 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

"Next, if you get a Koran and read through and find all the imjunctions to Muslims, the instructions given to them, you will see a mountain of injunctions to fight the infidel, to subjugate the...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 05:01 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: Where You Were, I Was

"THEY believe man's only rightful freedom is to worship Allah and to behave as prescribed in the Koran."

There's a bit of a contradiction there because the Qur'an gives people the freedom to...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 04:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

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totalitarianism is largely a 20th century phenomena

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You have just proved you don't know dik about history and therefore it is likely the rest of your...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 04:47 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

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Nicky, Islam has always been a totalitarian system, and Mohammad and his armies spread it by the sword.

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No, it hasn't - totalitarianism is largely a 20th century...
Forum: Politics 12-02-2005, 04:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26
Posted By nicky g
Re: The Crusades

"I think you ought perhaps to read some Orianna Fallaci "

The only genuine fascist you've managed to refer to so far.
Forum: Politics 12-01-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By nicky g
Re: Iraq: The Case of Cutting and Running

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There you go again, ruining Felix's whole point with ... um, what are those things called again ... oh, yeah, "facts."

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I appreciate you agreeing with me, but I think we...
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