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C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis Foundation
C.S. Lewis Institute
C.S. Lewis quotes
C.S. Lewis Classics
C.S. Lewis and Tolkien
The Bible and C. S.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:22 AM on February 24, 2004

Art Brut
Perhaps I'm wrong. You tell me.

If you thought about it, instead of making off-topic comments which amount to quotes from an unrelated thread, you'd realize that you are wrong.

Many thanks for your invaluable contribution.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:44 AM on February 21, 2004
The American Visionary Art Museum, in Baltimore, provides an excellent introduction to outsider/naive/visionary art.

Thanks mr_roboto for the excellent site. I wish I could trade that link for the one on the front page. Very nice.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:47 AM on February 21, 2004

Justly Married
An overwhelming majority of americans feel what is going on in SF is wrong, and will likely side with politicians they agree with.

It doesn't matter what people feel, it's illegal for two people of the same sex to marry in the state of California. Did the mayor forget to mention that?
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:23 AM on February 21, 2004
the state constitution of CA forbids discrimination

If enough people in California feel that not allowing same-sex "marriage" is "discrimination", then wouldn't it make sense to amend the state Constitution, rather than flagrantly violating the law?

Or maybe we should all just stop obeying the laws we don't like.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:47 AM on February 21, 2004
Family.Code Section 300-310.

California Constitution.

"Californians spoke on the issue of same-sex marriage when they overwhelmingly approved California's law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman." - Schwarzenegger

Case closed.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:22 AM on February 21, 2004
California Constitution.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:25 AM on February 21, 2004

On Becoming a Randroid
Objectivism is a rational, coherent philosophy that ennobles humanity. Not perfect -- but better than any other religion/philosophy/worldview, largely because it is correct and acknowledges humanity's strengths, weaknesses, and motivations.

It also stresses the importance of morality.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:07 PM on February 19, 2004

even I hadn't heard of this before.
Thanks for a little fresh air, konolia.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:52 PM on February 19, 2004

I am not a terrorist. I couldn't be one. I am a musician.
Nobody used the word "terrorist" except the guy himself.

His presence is: "detrimental to the interest of the United States".

Last I checked, commie Cubans are a detriment to the United States. Try to convince Castro otherwise.

Any communist is a detriment to the United States, but we certainly have no business giving visas to foreign ones of any stripe.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:13 PM on February 8, 2004
No doubt you and yours are ready to deport those who came up with Medicare, Social Security, Head Start, taxes, unions....and probably the dirty pinko who puts those little prizes in boxes of Cracker Jack.

Taxpayer funded social(ist) programs are a sand-pounding, resounding and repeated failure everywhere they have been attempted, not to mention that they are immorality manifest. As for deportation; the disciples of socialist quasi-religious... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:37 PM on February 8, 2004
Now, once again, which was the outrage of you and yours reserved for?

Since you might have otherwise overlooked it, perhaps you'd like to browse the brief yet concise preamble to the Constitution of the United States, which is an introduction to the responsibilities and limits of government. To "provide for the common defense" is indeed one of the few duties that the U.S. government is constitutionally required to perform. Sorry.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 4:24 AM on February 9, 2004
When you spout this kind of asinine shit I just want to grab you by the neck and squeeze

You simply further make my point. It just makes you feel like a little purge, doesn't it?
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:41 AM on February 10, 2004
the founding fathers designed our government in such a way that would allow it to change with the people's needs.

Priceless. I will partially forego a rather obvious comment on the results of socialized education.

The U.S. Constitution does not change, regardless of fluctuations in the political climate. Here is the amendment process, and more information on Constitutional Amendments.

Scalia's and... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:09 AM on February 10, 2004
"There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide." - A. Rand
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:03 AM on February 10, 2004
The difference between the Rand and Hemingway quotes is that Rand is right, and Hemingway is not.

Also, I have never seen anything like that quote attributed to Hemingway, though he did have a penchant for supporting immoral communist causes.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 9:50 AM on February 10, 2004
Isn't it indisputable that as we sit in our own homes at our computers using the internet, that we are enjoying the very material and intellectual fruits of capitalism? Have you consdered that the money used to buy a single one of our computers might feed, clothe and house a family for an entire year in a communist country like China, Cuba or the former Soviet republics?

Moral, free-market exchange of goods and services, which has led to the world's greatest... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:45 AM on February 18, 2004

Afghanistan
It's up to the citizens of Afghanistan. That beacon of newsworthiness, the Zoviet Times, might verily carp and whine until the dead goat comes home, but the import here is that the United States is somehow to blame for backwater tribal intransigence, theocracy and criminal activity. No money? 11 billion dollars?
Not buying it.

Welcome to the thirteenth century, via the twentieth or so.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:16 PM on February 17, 2004

Nobuyoshi Araki
More photographs at "Tokyo Nostalgia".
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 2:23 PM on February 17, 2004

The Well-Stocked Pantry
Korean Food.

And vinegar, if it hasn't been mentioned.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:06 PM on February 16, 2004

The Passion
‘Da Vinci’ code for Catholic bashing.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:30 AM on February 10, 2004
Persecution: Serving the Victims of Christian Persecution
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:32 AM on February 10, 2004

Bush's Guard service: What the record shows
We didn't think Bill Clinton's manipulating the draft regs to avoid service 30 years ago was particularly relevant to his ability to lead the Republic, and we don't think that the fact that George Bush may or may not have completed his ANG service relevant, either.

Well that's not true. Clinton openly and publically loathed the military both before and during his term of office, wrote letters to that effect, and went overseas to avoid the draft,... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:46 AM on February 5, 2004

Camping with the Sioux: The Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher
Another great one.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 4:57 AM on February 5, 2004

Asian Tradition in Architecture
Glad you can use it.

Here's another:

Asian Historical Architecture.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 4:53 AM on February 5, 2004

Rules for Being a Republican.
How to be a Good Democrat (~chuckle~)
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 8:21 PM on February 4, 2004

Punk the National Review
"Punk"? Is this now a verb?

The MTV kiddies don't know it just means candid camera .
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 7:35 PM on February 4, 2004

Working toward tomorrow.
then everyone will be RICH.

I think you mean 'equally miserable', the goal of Those Who Know Better Than The Rest Of Us.

Or: socialists. Take your pick.

I just don't want lots of people to be poor

When the primary health risk to the "poor" in the U.S. is obesity, you don't have that much to fret about.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 4:31 PM on February 3, 2004

Old Japanese coins and bank notes
[From the Faculty of Economics, at U.T.]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 3:54 PM on February 2, 2004

human experimentation in North Korea
Once N. Korea starts trying to invade neighbouring countries, ok, stop them in their tracks and hell, take the war to their capital to push for a surrender there.

You probably don't remember this, then? Or this war in which North Korea was the aggressor, and has never officially ended?
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:08 AM on February 2, 2004
"Good" and "evil" are unhelpful concepts."

Of course they are with those ridiculous quotation marks around them. That should be:

Good and evil are extremely applicable when it can be empirically established that they apply, which in this case, evil does, actually.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:31 AM on February 2, 2004
U.S. Senate Comittee on the Judiciary: Testimony of Ms. Soon Ok Lee: North Korean prison camp survivor, Seoul, South Korea
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:37 AM on February 2, 2004
RENK: Rescue The North Korean People
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:22 AM on February 2, 2004

A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
Thanks, Joey. It's comments like yours that make it worthwhile.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:59 AM on February 2, 2004

Truth as Propaganda
It is another issue to believe that consciously setting out to kill civilians, randomly, is ok. It is not.

That's the big difference, it separates the moral from the immoral.

In Moral Defense of Israel [pdf]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 3:32 PM on January 31, 2004
Israel's actions seem to be focused on creating more anger, not defusing what is already there

More power to the moral authority of self defense.

Hama7 posted, because it's a perfect distillation of the extremist mindset on "our side":

Please do read page 8, because you'll also find this:

"The responsibility for all deaths in war... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:43 PM on January 31, 2004

Photo London
Thanks, London, and plep. And London.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:31 PM on January 31, 2004

Women's Early Art
Great find, homunculus. Thanks.

More from ibiblio.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:22 PM on January 31, 2004

Has Howard Dean Sold Out?

posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 3:14 PM on January 31, 2004
Man of the people.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 3:20 PM on January 31, 2004

Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from the National Library of China
I mean, what is there left to say? Is there anything? I'm speechless.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:50 AM on January 29, 2004
Nice.

Yes, there's that. Thanks, plep.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:05 PM on January 29, 2004

Harmonia Macrocosmica
Great find, plep. I almost missed it. *.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 5:42 AM on January 29, 2004

War in Iraq: Not a Humanitarian Intervention - Human Rights Watch
Despite the fact that there is a sentence on the posting page explicitly requesting that MetaFilter users not post anything about Iraq, obviously some of the lofty, sneering, socialist variety consider themselves above the rules of the website that they abuse. How unsurprising.

But I see it's been noticed.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 6:19 AM on January 27, 2004

Photobucket
PhotoIsland images are often slow (or no) to load.

Too true.

Thanks jonah.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:39 PM on January 26, 2004
See also: Free Webhosts.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 4:05 PM on January 26, 2004

Hanga
Great find, plep. A thousand thanks.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 12:35 PM on January 26, 2004

I'm Not Sorry
Against the death penalty but pro-abortion?

Sounds familiar. See number 7.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 11:54 AM on January 26, 2004

Crankbunny
"...interactive conceptual, animated lovely and quarky cyborgs. we love robocon netart robots cyborgs and future fairytale non-linear storyline, robocon."

Full Installment One: Maquette.
Full Installment Two: Naissance.
Future Installment Three: Infrasound.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:50 AM on January 25, 2004

New Hampshire's Citizens Speak Out...
How to be a Good Democrat.
posted to MetaFilter by hama7 at 10:31 AM on January 25, 2004

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