You guys are funny! I meant 2001. I make many mistakes while pecking on my I-Pad.
June 17, 2013 at 4:23pm
I dunno. I was there in the spring of 200 the banks of the Nile looked like a garbage landfill back then. And Cairo wasn’t much better. Don’t know if I could pick out the difference between now and then photos.
'He is PT PINE, the Highlander. Born in the year 200 AD along the banks of the Nile, and he is still alive. He is immortal. For almost 2000 years, he's been a warrior... a lover... a wanderer, constantly facing other Immortals in combat to the death. The winner takes his enemy's head, and with it, his power. I am a Watcher, part of a secret society of men and women who observe and record, but never interfere. We know the truth about Immortals. In the end, there can be only one. May it be PT PINE The Egyptian!.'
(Intro Queen Song)...
PTPINE, I was in Cairo in 1988. Lots of people in the streets, but guess what - NO GARBAGE. Shops were open, clean, Egyptians peddling their wares, trinkets and perfumes, and once again - NO GARBAGE. People had jobs with somewhat of a festive, happy go lucky attitude. Plenty of tourists and peaceful as far as pups be seen. There was definitely order and control.
Also road watercraft on the Nile, and the river was clean.
Did it deteriorate over night? Probably not, but when mobs and riots take over a country, disorder takes over, services are sporadic Nd disfunctional.
There can be little doubt that Mubarak maintained both order and control. When these rabble take over, there intent is not to maintain a healthy sanitation system, but to consolidate and control. They certainly are not too concerned, if at all, with 50,000 homeless youth on the streets, which does not include homeless older people.
Haven't been to Detriot, but it sounds like it is turning into a Hell hole. Is Obama concerned. Not at all. He profoundly does not consider himself as one of the "brothers". Obama actually considers himself one of the elitists. Doesn't realize he is being used by them. Neither does the CBC, Congressional Black Caucus, who are not only being used, but themselves also use the Black Americans, who really not want to see the Black Americans get out of poverty, as that would put the CBC out of a job, but Obama can spend 80 to 100 million for a tour of Africa. Lovely, eh?
 June 12, 2013 at 4:03pm
Muslims have such a great track record of peace, harmony and productive citizens in every country they emigrate to. This must be why we are willing to do this.
Or, it’s a reason to justify the Prism program. We need the ability to follow every potential terrorist in this country to protect the law abiders. I guess that is too simple to to restrict immigration based on political(Islam) outlook.
February 9, 2012 at 5:03am
Isn’t it ironic that NCAA is forcing colleges to change their Indian themed nicknames yet decided to relocate from Kansas to INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA! Will they next lobby States to take their names off the front of their jerseys if they have Indian place names?
Isn’t it ironic that the NCAA is forcing colleges to discontinue the use of Indian names yet they don’t seem to have a problem being located in INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA! They should next go after the States which use Indian words as their place names.
See list: http://www.firstpeople.us/glossary/States-With-Indian-Names.html
December 2, 2011 at 11:32am
you state that natural law is a reason for allowing gay marriage:
“…but it was overturned because it violated the natural right of a human being to marry any other human being he/she wished.
Laws that violate innate natural rights to be Free need to be destroyed.”
Is marriage a natural right? I don’t know. I do know that is a “natural right” for the urge to propagate. . A gay couple is incapable of reproducing. A species would become extinct without the urge to reproduce so gay marriage seems counter to a natural rights argument.
I'm as gay as the day is long, but marriage is a legal right, not a natural right. The type of sex you like...That's a natural right. But marriage is societal institution and a private contract.
November 9, 2011 at 2:24pm
@ JZS. The laws that forced banks to provide high risk loans were mainly done through the incarnations of the Community Reinvestment Act.
July 13, 2011 at 11:39am
This is a typical AP article. They dishonestly frame the vote over how stupid the Republicans are for wanting to force Americans to buy inefficient light bulbs over efficient CFLs. The vote was about giving consumers a choice. If the market will bear inefficient light bulbs then so be it. The government should not be in the practice of dictating the marketplace.
There is so much government intrusion into our lives and the market place that I saw this as a possibility that the pendulum was beginning to swing back the other way.
December 21, 2010 at 1:15am
All plays in football are meant to trick the other team. Why should this be treated differently?