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Topic: status quo
Posted By: arabaliozian
Subject: status quo
Date Posted: 29-Apr-2016 at 07:54
Everything is as it should be. I never had it so good. The surest warnings of an impending catastrophe.



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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 29-Apr-2016 at 07:56
NOTES / COMMENTS
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We are brought up to believe
we were defeated because
our enemies outnumbered us.
The truth is we outnumbered them
but we were as divided then
as we are now.
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The mightiest empire cannot defeat
the weakest tribe if the empire is divided
and the tribe united.
This has been said before
but it bears repeating.
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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 02-May-2016 at 07:48
Talaat was part Armenian. So was the Red Sultan. What does that prove? Only one thing, that all men are brothers, like Cain and Abel.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 03-May-2016 at 07:27

If you and I disagree

it doesn’t mean only one of us is wrong.



Posted By: Aeoli
Date Posted: 03-May-2016 at 10:05
Originally posted by arabaliozian

Talaat was part Armenian. So was the Red Sultan. What does that prove? Only one thing, that all men are brothers, like Cain and Abel.
 


Well said my friend and not just men, 

Can you share any  source about Talat Pasha and Sultan Abdulhamit?


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 03-May-2016 at 14:15

There are many forms of addiction;

addiction to propaganda is one of the most dangerous.



Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 03-May-2016 at 14:37

We learn nothing from history
if we emphasize the blood thirsty disposition of our enemies
and cover up our own incompetence.



Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 07:28

FROM MY NOTEBOOKS

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It takes two to tango also means

responsibility must be shared,

the blame-game is out.

*

In a political context,

evil and incompetence might as well be

synonymous.

*

If you brag about your assets,

they become liabilities.

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Posted By: Aeoli
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 09:26
Ara Baliozian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara_Baliozian - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara_Baliozian  


İs it just name similarity? Big smile


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 14:26
one & the same.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 14:27
"When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch," the Bible tells us. Our history in a nutshell.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 04-May-2016 at 14:48
To those who say, "My religion does not legitimize murder," may I quote Voltaire's unforgettable dictum: "Since it was a religious war, there were no survivors."


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 09-May-2016 at 14:29
Plato tells us in an anti-intellectual environment, a philosopher cannot but be like “a man who has fallen among wild beasts..."


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 26-May-2016 at 08:13
If you think you belong to a nation
that is God’s chosen,
you will be torn to shreds by the scum of the earth.
This is neither theory nor speculation,
neither prediction nor metaphysics,
but historic reality.
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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 29-May-2016 at 07:35

 

Propaganda is a freely distributed drug

and we are all junkies.

*

One can get addicted to flattery

as surely as to nicotine and alcohol.

*

What is the role of leadership?

Let’s begin with what isn’t:

Leading a nation to genocide.

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Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 29-May-2016 at 10:21
You have topic for thought of the day arabaliozian, use it!Please! Smile


Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 29-May-2016 at 10:23
Famous quotes from A E followers/A E Tavern... 


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 30-May-2016 at 14:45
After having sex with his wife, Tolstoy wrote in his diary:
“It was so disgusting; I felt I had committed a crime.”


Posted By: red clay
Date Posted: 30-May-2016 at 15:42
Please refrain from using bold caps. It's construed as offensive.

Is there a point to your posts?

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"Arguing with someone who hates you or your ideas, is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter what move you make, your opponent will walk all over the board and scramble the pieces".
Unknown.


Posted By: red clay
Date Posted: 30-May-2016 at 15:47
Originally posted by Aeoli

Ara Baliozian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara_Baliozian - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara_Baliozian <span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span>
İs it just name similarity? Big smile



I believe you hit on it Aeoli. We have an academic celeb. as a member.

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"Arguing with someone who hates you or your ideas, is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter what move you make, your opponent will walk all over the board and scramble the pieces".
Unknown.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 31-May-2016 at 07:39
There is nothing wrong with patriotism provided you keep in mind your enemy too has been brainwashed to believe there is nothing wrong in killing you in the name of God and Country.
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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 31-May-2016 at 08:14
There was a World War II because the combatants
had their own versions of World War I.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 31-May-2016 at 14:14
Nature seems to be partial to the number two: we
have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs, and
a forked tongue.
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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 02-Jun-2016 at 08:04
Olaf Stapleton: "A nation is just a society for hating foreigners."


Posted By: Aeoli
Date Posted: 02-Jun-2016 at 12:12
Originally posted by arabaliozian

Olaf Stapleton: "A nation is just a society for hating foreigners."

This is really good. A bit harsh but still good Wink


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 10-Jun-2016 at 14:36

In Aaron Sorkin’s NEWSROOM,

after making a long list of facts that prove

 “America is not the greatest country on earth,”

McAvoy (the central character) adds:

“But we used to be.”

No mention of slavery, racism, McCarthyism,

Watergate. Nixon, Scalia, Archie Bunker, Madoff…

and I could go on!



Posted By: red clay
Date Posted: 11-Jun-2016 at 17:05
Yes, you could go on, but before you do, you might read the Code of Conduct first. Just to keep you out of trouble. :)

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"Arguing with someone who hates you or your ideas, is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter what move you make, your opponent will walk all over the board and scramble the pieces".
Unknown.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 12-Jun-2016 at 14:43

Of the 1% we can truly say:

The higher they rise,

the lower they sink.



Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 12-Jun-2016 at 14:43
?????????????????


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 14-Jun-2016 at 07:52

If you speak the truth

liars will conspire against you

and you will be outnumbered a thousand to one.



Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2016 at 07:34

Real patriotism and propaganda
are mutually exclusive concepts.
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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 17-Jun-2016 at 07:50
ON LEADERSHIP
*********************************
Leadership plays a key role
in the life and death of nations.
Compare the fate of Jews in Germany
with that of Jews in Egypt
under the charismatic political leadership
of Moses. And now consider our own fate
at the turn of the last century
in the Ottoman Empire.
*
Homo sapiens may also be defined
as a being incapable of learning from history.
*
If we reject history as a useful tool of survival,
we condemn ourselves to systematic extermination
or the death of a thousand self-inflicted cuts.
*
Our historians have betrayed us
by reducing the study of history
to perpetual lamentation.
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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 19-Jun-2016 at 07:55

 

Survival comes with a price. The body may survive, but the spirit, that’s different.



Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 19-Jun-2016 at 14:20
The best argument against all organized religions:
the Middle East is the birthplace  of 3 religions.


Posted By: Aeoli
Date Posted: 19-Jun-2016 at 18:40
Originally posted by arabaliozian

The best argument against all organized religions:
the Middle East is the birthplace  of 3 religions.
I guess you mean three Abramic religions.

But

What about Zoroastrianism? also Yazdânism, Druz and Bahai Faith




Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 21-Jun-2016 at 07:53
them too.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 21-Jun-2016 at 07:54
...& if you come up with others, include them too! i am catholic in  my stance.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2016 at 08:04
they are more like clubs...


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2016 at 08:10
Those who declare wars have a better chance to survive them than those who do the actual fighting.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 05-Jul-2016 at 14:25

SPENGLER AND TOYNBEE

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What I find fascinating in Spengler and Toynbee are not the grand theories about the cyclical (Spengler) or non-cyclical (Toynbee) nature of history, but the gems of penetrating observations that are scattered throughout their works.

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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 12-Jul-2016 at 08:25
Marx said, other philosophers only tried to interpret the world;
he was going to change it; but he was wise enough not to say “for the better”; he was even wiser when he said, “I am not a Marxist!”


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 14-Jul-2016 at 08:05

Stanislaw Lec: Only the dead can be resurrected. It's more difficult with the living."



Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2016 at 14:30
To rewrite history means to ignore its lessons.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 24-Jul-2016 at 08:01
The bloodthirsty disposition of the few
and the cowardice of the many:
there you have it – an abridged history of mankind.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2016 at 14:46
Unbelievable but true: Suleiman the Magnificent once wrote a poem in praise of a contemporary Turkish poet.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 09-Aug-2016 at 07:30

If you understand 99 things
you will be brought low by that single thing
you failed to understand.
*


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 09-Aug-2016 at 14:12

Politics and big business:

they are both conducted by individuals

without a conception of right and wrong.

This is as true of Turks as it is of Americans,

and we are no better.

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Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 09-Aug-2016 at 16:23
Don't forget the rest of the world. None are innocent. Amen.

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"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

S. T. Friedman


Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it's probably true'



Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 10-Aug-2016 at 07:32

Mussolini and Italians,

Hitler and Germans,

Stalin and Soviets,

Trump and Yanks:

Political leaders are idiots.

*

 



Posted By: red clay
Date Posted: 10-Aug-2016 at 10:36
Originally posted by arabaliozian

Mussolini and Italians,

Hitler and Germans,

Stalin and Soviets,

Trump and Yanks:

Political leaders are idiots.

*

 



As is anyone who attempts to lump us Yanks in with the others. Trump is not a leader, he's a "wannabe".
Even if he wins the election, which is highly doubtful, he still wouldn't be a political leader. 


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"Arguing with someone who hates you or your ideas, is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter what move you make, your opponent will walk all over the board and scramble the pieces".
Unknown.


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 29-Aug-2016 at 07:27

 

NOTES / COMMENTS

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Sooner or later all empires bite the dust;

and we are the dust.

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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 07-Sep-2016 at 08:09
Dario Fo: "People who are up to their necks in shit
walk with their heads held high."
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Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 12-Sep-2016 at 14:43
A historian is not judged by the degree of his patriotism, nationalism, loyalty or subersvience to a power structure, but by his honesty and impartiality. For more on this subject see Michael Grant’s GREEK AND ROMAN HISTORIANS: INFORMATION AND MISINFORMATION (London, 1995).


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 15-Sep-2016 at 07:26

ISLAMOPHOBIA
********************************
We are told Islamophobia
is racist nonsense.
What we are not told is that
no one in his right mind
could be for sharia and jihad.
#


Posted By: arabaliozian
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2018 at 08:09
A clearly stated problem has an unspoken solution.



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