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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Buy this man a beer. This is the single fact that our so called leaders have never been able to grasp. They somehow think that the Middle Easterner has the same desire as them and wants a Starbuck on every corner.
    Some argue that it is a matter of conditioning, rather than being "hardwired," as I put it. But, regardless of what you call it, we are ALL products of our conditioning and environment. Our thought processes might as well be from different planets, regardless of what you call it.

    No matter what the commercial says, a caveman can't "do the Hustle" and master the art of jazz hands. Neither can the folks on that side of the world grasp our sense of priority and value. Neither can we, theirs. Neither can we be convinced their ideals and values and tactics are rightous in character. It's just not feasible.

    And yes. Buy this man a beer.

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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    My point is, middle easterners think with a differnt brain than we do. I suspect they think, things that are logical to us in every sense, are just as foreign to their line of thought as theirs is to ours.

    Venus and mars. Impossible to relate.

    It's hardwired on both ends. How can that be fixed?
    Not impossible. Part of my area of specialty for my degree in political science is the Middle East and I honestly dont see what you say as true. We may have fundamental disconnects about the value of certain things and social ideas, but that doesnt mean it's impossible to relate or communicate.
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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    ...with Darth Cheney and The Shrubbery.
    Wouldn't they actually have had to break some laws, be indicted and convicted in order for that to happen? Whereas Mrs. Conyers has already completed all those steps, so I don't think your little fantasy is going to come true.
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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Not impossible. Part of my area of specialty for my degree in political science is the Middle East and I honestly dont see what you say as true. We may have fundamental disconnects about the value of certain things and social ideas, but that doesnt mean it's impossible to relate or communicate.
    I just watched a show on the animal planet where a gorilla was able to communicate using hand signals. Perhaps you're right.

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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Neither of which are going to jail......EPIC FAIL
    You'd think a guy who only posts one liners would "get" humor. *shrug*

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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Wouldn't they actually have had to break some laws, be indicted and convicted in order for that to happen? Whereas Mrs. Conyers has already completed all those steps, so I don't think your little fantasy is going to come true.
    Well, we can all dream can't we?

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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I just watched a show on the animal planet where a gorilla was able to communicate using hand signals. Perhaps you're right.
    I wouldnt use that analogy but I assure you, successful cross-cultural communication IS possible.
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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    Well, we can all dream can't we?
    Sure, I just hope you don't become suicidal when your dreams aren't fulfilled.
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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post

    My point is, middle easterners think with a differnt brain than we do. I suspect they think, things that are logical to us in every sense, are just as foreign to their line of thought as theirs is to ours.
    Aren't we discussing a blonde, blue-eyed, All American jihadist? That's more difficult to understand, no?
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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Aren't we discussing a blonde, blue-eyed, All American jihadist? That's more difficult to understand, no?
    No, we're discussing a blonde blue eyed all American convert to Islam jihadist. And that is easier to understand.
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