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Bob Spencer

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  • Egyptian Women Learn Kung Fu for Fighting Sexual Harassment
    • Uhh--I should be more clear. I meant to say that we would have less bad guys because she helped them. I don't think she ever did use or threaten to use that knife. She just has experience that enables her to help people.

    • I have had very close women friends that worked in places with wayward messed up guys. One of those friends had years of experience living and working there. Others didn't have as much experience and they were the ones that went to martial arts classes. I talked with them about how good they would have to be to really defend themselves. But, the most important point is that the guys are also victims of repeated beatings from family and neighbors. They are used to more punishment than almost any smaller inexperienced person can hand-out. My very close friend with the most experience carried a really nasty knife. She's not living a dream of super heroes and also gets lots more done for the people where the bad guys live. If we had more like her, we would have less bad guys.

  • UNESCO Palestine Vote Isolates US Further
  • Ballen: Terrorism Can't be Taken out and Shot
    • Yes. I like where your thinking is going. How about we continue by thinking about why younger people would replace their sense of self with the cause?

      Have they lost their original source of peer and community influence and community values? Why are they so vulnerable to following different ideas as they seek personal purpose, importance and power?

      What has been destroyed so that their minds follow radical and destructive leaders?

      Thanks--Bob Spencer

  • Karzai Wishes he had Joined Taliban
    • "Not reliable"-----I have to wonder if a source of Karzai's and other Afghans' frustration is that Afghan (and Central Asian) methods of securing personal give and take with factional leaders is such a different method from the US perceptions and methods. Perhaps he sees that if he were with the Taliban, he could gain more personal power than being restricted by American perceptions.

      Bob Spencer

  • Republican National Committee Slashes New York Muslim Cabbie
    • A few days ago, I saw a picture of Newt Gingrich and, at first, thought it was Slobodan Milošević. Amazingly, that prompted me to realize that Newt Gingrich is using the same tactic that Milosevic used against Muslims. He creates fear tha...t they will come and destroy your world; therefore, we must do that to them first.

      I wonder how far this will go in the US.

      Bob Spencer

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