Join 3,374 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

Activity from hama7

Showing comments from:

Displaying comments 50 to 100 of 2436

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -- Mark Twain
"Income Tax". Thanks anastasiav.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:29 AM on July 23, 2004

Plotinus
Plotinus (204-270 C.E.).
Hermetic Philosophy & Neoplatonism.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 2:25 PM on July 22, 2004
Thanks, homunculus.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 2:41 PM on July 22, 2004

"Mr. President, pardon Papa Jack"
He shouldn't have fled the country after comitting a crime.

No pardon for Polanski either. Fry Mumia.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 2:15 PM on July 22, 2004

Bill Moyers on democracy excrutiate.
This was a profoundly funny article

Funny in the sense of the hypocritical crusade against Christianity.

Moyers has one salient point:

"We are called to the fight of our lives."

Agreed. Against those who would kill us all for our being "infidels". Against a malignant evil that unless defeated and relegated to the sewer of historical... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:18 PM on July 15, 2004
Bill Moyers on democracy excruciate.

Boycott Bill Moyers.

PBS's Pontificator.

Bill Moyers: Fat Cat for the Fifth Column.

"The public and the media deserve to know who’s behind the garbage they’re being fed.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:06 AM on July 16, 2004
Excellent find!

Aparently you missed the part where somebody explains elementary economics and the nature of American taxation and tax cuts to Bill Moyers, pointing out that a wealthy person who pays the most taxes gets more of his own money back than a person who pays little or nothing. It's not a raffle, it's a refund.

Moyers, progressive taxation, and "class-warfare" is marxist.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:07 AM on July 16, 2004
and transform that into hatred for liberal and "Hollywood" elites

Most importantly and obviously, the left and liberals are not a class.

Moyers and his ilk would have you believe that totalitarian marxist immoral forms of theft like redistribution of wealth and class warfare are perfectly acceptable, and fortunately, since the left is just standing around in sandals and licking lollipops, the admirable... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:18 PM on July 16, 2004
I'm pretty tired of all this crap about how the liberals want to redistribute the wealth.

Marxism:

"We're Going to Take Things Away From You
on Behalf of the Common Good."


"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 2:34 PM on July 16, 2004
Perhaps not, but white middle class NASCAR dads clearly ARE a class, and they're the ones who are being exploited by this non stop parade of right wing hatred and fear mongering, so that they will support an economic agenda that runs counter to their own interests.

That's not true, much as you'd like to generalize and condescend to "NASCAR dads". Those "NASCAR dads" have just as much a stake in the economy as you or I do, and your... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:36 AM on July 22, 2004

Lies, lies, lies, yeah (part 7592?)
Mass Graves.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:01 AM on July 20, 2004
I acknowledge freely I've been lied to. I acknowledge freely that my support of the war was mistaken. Had I known then what I know now, I would not have supported the war.

What do you know now that you didn't know then? Name a single "lie".

Hussein had weapons of mass destruction? Check.

Hussein was trying to buy uranium in Niger? Check.

Hussein supported and... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:46 AM on July 20, 2004
For me, what I believe to have been a lie was the demonstrated certainty of Hussein's WMD program.

Well, we know Hussein had weapons because he used them several times, he refused to abide by the promises he made after his Gulf War surrender: to dismantle and document the destruction of his weapons program. He refused to cooperate with the (bumbling, pointless) U.N. weapons inspectors, and then inexplicably kicked them out of his country.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:59 AM on July 20, 2004
a. Where are the weapons?

Are you serious? Hidden in Iraq or in Syria. Just because they have not been found, doesn't mean they never existed. I can't find my car keys. Why, they must never have existed!

b. Why didn't he use them against the US?

He knew he would lose much more quickly and humiliatingly, if that's possible, and it would have been a tactical mistake. The Hussein troops... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:53 AM on July 20, 2004
Whereas with the WMD, there's no evidence that they ever existed.

They were used on Iraqis and Kurds, et cetera.

She also admires Dubya. And Hama, she's single.

She obviously doesn't read MetaFilter, or believe in magically disappearing weapons. A fine, discerning woman.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:45 PM on July 21, 2004

Asia: Full of Grace
Great images and an interestingly presented site. Thanks.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:07 AM on July 21, 2004

'Killing: the dead elephant in the living room
The question is whether it is ever morally acceptable to kill another human being.

Is it moral then, for the other human being to kill you? Because, newsflash: those are the only two choices in a war.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:48 AM on July 21, 2004

"The Federal Trade Commission and Congress...
Please cite a single instance of bias in the way FOX reports the news. There is none.

It's the skewed lefty news-editorializing of the other alphabet news networks that's shameful and repugnant.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:09 AM on July 20, 2004
Bias.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:18 AM on July 20, 2004
High Bias - Orson Scott Card
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:20 AM on July 20, 2004
Are you talking about just the news

"Reports the news" is the exact quote I used, so yes, just the news.

Not the debate shows or the commentary programs, which, even with the admitted editorial perspective, are immeasurably more fair and balanced toward differing viewpoints than any of the other lockstep-to-the-gulag networks.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 9:09 AM on July 20, 2004
Last time I checked, Fox News was a cable channel.

Case closed.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:47 PM on July 20, 2004

Trotskyite frozen vodka nagant recrudesces
Noam Chomsky has noted parallels between the ideology of the 'action intellectuals' who made foreign policy during the Kennedy administration and the ideology of Leninism, which could equally apply to today's neo-conservatives.

*Plep* quoting Chomsky? This is a truly black day.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:16 AM on July 16, 2004
They are called "neoconservatives" because many of them started off as anti-Stalinist leftists or liberals before moving to the far right. - Lind

This is essentially an op-ed piece, about Iraq, with some acrobatic leaps and wild-eyed, white-knuckled conspiracy theories thrown in for good measure, which is very entertaining in a spooky-haunted-house type way, and leads to outrageous prison-planet type exclamations such as "the hidden... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 9:38 AM on July 16, 2004
hama7 needs to make a desperate attempt, in any case.

You've cited Buchanan, Ramondo, and Lind.

I admire and agree with Buchanan on almost every issue save one: his opinion that the Jews and Israelis are behind every American foreign policy issue, and that Israel pulls the strings of the American puppet government. That's nonsense. You seem to think you've found the grail, when Buchanan has been saying... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:33 PM on July 17, 2004

How to win hearts and minds by losing.
A NYT login Republican bash? How original.

Stop Judicial Tyranny.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:21 PM on July 16, 2004
It's bastards like you who want to control the private lives of others.

Whose business is it what people do in private? Mister Frank is telling me in his unsurprising NYT op-ed manner that because a few judges have decided to legislate (which is not their job) that "marriage" between members of the same sex is acceptable, that any disagreement with the decision of these judges constitutes "bigotry". I say that's nonsense. This is... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 2:20 PM on July 16, 2004
rewriting the US Constitution to explicitly take rights away is far more 'tyrannical'.

The amendment is a defensive measure, taken to prohibit the political activism of unelected officials. No rights are now restricted, nor would they be should the amendment be enacted.

Speaking of "taking rights away", wouldn't the amendment preventing retention of private property be more objectionable?... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 2:40 PM on July 16, 2004
Keep stompin' the terra dude ...

I will if you will, Midas the Munificent. Many thanks.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:20 PM on July 17, 2004

War on iraq
This is one of the most absolutely ridiculous, disgraceful, editorializing, and intentionally obtuse partisan non-stories I've ever read. So congratulations, Isikoff.

We know that Bush, Gore, and Clinton all linked al Qaeda to Hussein, all knew he had weapons because he flippin' well used them, and didn't tell anybody where he put them!!!!


Please follow closely:

Iraq-al Qaeda link comes... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:00 PM on July 11, 2004
If Los Angeles were a smoking radioactive crater because of Hussein, all the same hypocritical whiners would be screaming; "BUSH DIDN'T DO ENOUGH TO PROTECT US!!!"

Thankfully, some people understand these sniveling ploys all to well:

The liberals who cried 'didn't do enough!' - Michelle Malkin.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:10 PM on July 11, 2004
And that growing anger is exactly as it should be.

There's a lot more hope and relief than anger in Iraq, unless it's a growing sense of frustration among Iraqis and the coalition troops with foreign mercenaries and terrorists entering Iraq to destroy stability.

We would have missed out on all the intended "Bring 'em on!" cut-and-paste bravado, but you could have made your obscenely peculiar... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:38 AM on July 12, 2004
Rice: Iraq trained al Qaeda in chemical weapons
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:39 AM on July 12, 2004
Sir, I am afraid I must respectfully disagree

So, sir, must I.

about this war that was borne on lies, has not made us safer, and has no end in sight.

There were no lies "borne" about the danger of Hussein, his removal has made the region and the United States immeasurably safer, and Iraq governance is now in the hands of the Iraqis.

What are... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:53 PM on July 12, 2004
it was not a warning about attacks within the US borders.

Nothing whatsoever supports that claim. You're kidding, right?

""After Sept. 11, 2001, and before the start of the military operation in Iraq, the Russian special services, the intelligence service, received information that officials from Saddam's regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States and outside it against the U.S. military... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:49 PM on July 12, 2004
Allawi: Saddam connected to al-Qaida!
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:25 PM on July 16, 2004

Bali Monkeys
Heartwarming Monkeyfilter.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:11 PM on July 16, 2004

Blavatsky Net
Mondrian pac-man was linked on the same day, as he was involved in theosophy.

The Birth of Theosophy.

Nice catch, Joey Michaels.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:41 AM on July 14, 2004

Metafilter: Still smelling like cat pee
? havent t? pjo' fu?????est idead p??
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:08 AM on July 14, 2004

dbubble!
? havent t? pjo' fu?????est idead p??
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:06 AM on July 14, 2004

omae wa otaku da!
I couldn't find my group: "People who loiter in front of the nearest beer vending machine until it closes and then migrate to the 24 hour beer vending machine".

Maybe its a hybrid group, or something.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:58 PM on July 13, 2004

Straight from the source
He gets extra points for linking to LGF, Winds, Cold Fury and Volokh. Excellent!

On a side note, he also links to Chief Wiggles under the heading "Soldiers' Blogs", and Chief Wiggles is none other than our very own, big-hearted, no nonsense, Korea-lovin', Right-Wingin' great guy Plunge.

I wondered where he had been, now I know it was Iraq.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:18 AM on July 13, 2004

U.S. Soldiers Charged in Iraqi Drowning Death
.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:12 PM on July 13, 2004
Lucky 4:12.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 1:14 PM on July 13, 2004

Hell On Earth - The Taguba Report Annexes
Thumbs up!
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:47 AM on July 13, 2004

"That Sickening Red Tinge"
The colonization of America involved a genocide that was proportionately greater, often every bit as deliberate, if not as systematic, as what Stalin did.

Not on topic, but there are about 2 million American Indians alive now, and 1,152,950 aboriginal people in the region that would become North America, as estimated by James Mooney. If those figures are correct, there are more Americans alive today than there were 1492.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:38 PM on July 12, 2004

Virtual Tours of England
[at British Tours]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:31 AM on July 11, 2004

Contemporary Chinese Art From China and the US
[much more at Samek]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:23 PM on July 9, 2004

Chatango
Excellent.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:58 AM on July 9, 2004

http://www.billclintondailydiary.blogspot.com/
Your can him?
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:26 AM on July 8, 2004

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 49