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    American Education

    Of course. They say she is an honors student who is expected to take accelerated courses in college. It's not like they throw her into the fire and give her a random question to respond to, they rehearse and prepare. If you go into an interview for a job you applied for, don't you know what to say before you say it? If the employer asks you a real life situation do you respond or just break? Apparently she broke. It goes from locating America on the map to 'the Iraq' and South Africa in order to educate our children and help out the Asians. To bad she was part of the 1/5 of America that doesen't know where it's located on the map. Some kids at school here think Indians and Arabs are the same thing.
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    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    I didn't like the movie as it was completely different from the series. I loved the ones where he doesen't talk and always does everything the hard way. Like when he wanted a phone and saw that the only phone that was working was the one on display. He opened all the boxes and when he saw it had no pulse he decided to take the one on display instead.
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    The youngest legionary ever!

    She looks like that 6 year old in England's Got Talent! Very cute. Who won, did she get her chocolate?
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    Top 10 - History's Most Overlooked Mysteries

    Same. All I've heard is that they set up the colony but all the men went back to England for provisions saying they'll come back in 6 months but were delayed by 3 years due to the Spanish armada. Sir Walter Raleigh said if there is any trouble carve a cross into a tree. They found the word Croatoan the name of a tribe. Here's the interesting part, the word was not completed as if someone interrupted the writer. People will say then obvioulsy it was a Native American tribe but it was the friendliest tribe in the area and when asked by the colonists, they didn't hear about what had happened.
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    A Little Gloating

    That's so amazing, I'm proud of you to! Now that's quality!
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    I take it you go to a private/Catholic school?
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    Some Progress in the Middle East

    Keep in mind, there once was a time where women were forbidden to leave the house:
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    Felicitations - Wot!

    Happy Birthday Wot, and I've got parents older then you!
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    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey
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    I'm sure the Romans had encountered ambushes, especially in the northern regions of Germania and Gaul which were heavily forested. I still don't know if they had a way of dealing with the issue. Would they send scouts to suvey the land or did they have intelligence on the situation? Discuss.
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    Celts and Hindu's?

    Different cultures, different peoples. They try to compare Serbs to these peoples to.
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  13. LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches. Benedict approved a document from his old offices at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that restates church teaching on relations with other Christians. It was the second time in a week the pope has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 meetings that modernized the church. Link. This is the second time the pope's words have caused controversey. For those who don't know we were in talks of reuniting into one church but because of these comments it is likely to end. Can someone who knows the situation better tell me what the heck is going on?
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    Happy Birthday Augustus Caesar!

    What was the birthday boy's plans?
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    Iran battles US, Israel... in computer game

    Oh, let me try! Imam (Khoumeini) megnoon! (is crazy!)
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    Austria advances to Semi-Final

    Oh my fault! Good luck!
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    The mummy's curse: historical cohort study

    That is because the Westerners usually just opened the thousands of years old tombs. Zahi Hawass told them if they are to discover any tombs to open them, let the bad air out and let the good air come in. It's not a curse for crying out loud, it's the fact that the age old tomb has bad air that is harmful to anyone's health.
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    Come back soon and I hope you're doing well!
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    Pope: Other denominations not true churches

    Christianity was never one church. The very first division, during Peter and Paul's lifetimes, was between those who wanted Gentiles to become circumcised before they could convert, and those who thought baptism was enough. This was a major doctrinal disagreement splitting Jewish and Gentile Christians, and the divisions only grew from there. This issue was also solved. Your right, but Paul convinced Peter and James to stop this practice. They set two conditions for the Gentiles, 1. To become accustomed with Judaism and 2. To give a donation to the church upon baptism. Paul told them that if they did not have to become Jewish first, then all who were baptised had to give a donation which was important considering at that time donations were really important. Of course Paul was still disappointed but the rift was settled. Also remember there was never a 'church' at that time it was a belief and not much more at that time.
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    I know I haven't been on here for a while with summer and what not some time ago I recall seeing articles on Greco-Carthaginian battles. I understand that the Carthaginian, other then the Punic Wars, are not really known for their military. I know in many instances Carthage and Greece fought over control of Sicily. The thing that surprises me however in that most of the battles the Greeks defeated the Carthaginians soundly in instances the Romans had trouble with them. For example I remember the war sparked up in Sicily and the Carthaginians planned for a full scale war with the Greeks. They raised a substantial force, the largest in Carthaginian history, yet the Greeks just mobilized their troops to a much lesser extend yet defeated the Carthaginians subsequently winning the war. Anyone heard of this, or can reference me to it? Also, I notice the Carthaginian army seems to be more Hellenistic rather then Middle Eastern. Was the idea of phalanx and mercenary use brought about by the Greeks or was this idea a Carthaginian practice? What was their army like this before the widespread culture of Hellenism mainly before Alexander the Great?
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    Austria advances to Semi-Final

    Congragulations! I was actually in Canada for some of it, worst host country ever they didn't even score a single goal! Beating the USA is something to be proud of. They beat Brazil and I believe you now face Chile? Very beatable. Who knows, you guys may pull a Greece!
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    Pope: Other denominations not true churches

    Pope Benedict is very conservative as a matter of fact, moreso then Pope John Paul. I have no problem in what he said, yet the motives he wanted. Does he want to tell the Catholics they're the true religion? Did he want to tell the Orthodox and other Christian faiths that what they believe is not true? Or both? The pope in this day and age must act politically. The day Pope Benedict stated what he did about Islam his people were not harmed yet the Christians living in the Middle East were hurt. This is a result of his comments the papacy of Rome has a lot of power. People seem to forget we used to be one church. Christianity started in the Middle East in places such as Syria, Armenia, and Egypt all within the areas of the Eastern Roman Empire. When the Edict of Milan was signed it was no longer dangerous to become Christian. They ordered the rest of the empire to follow the pope in Rome, well of course we won't why would we have to follow the people we taught? Before you know it the doctrines were altered. The differences between Catholicism and Orthodox are small but they are HUGE. I would love to rejoin with the Catholic Church but it won't be done like this. I just wander where Pope Benedict is going with this, I guess only time will tell. My two cents.
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    Pope: Other denominations not true churches

    Indeed and I agree completely, although sometimes do into trouble, with what Ursus said. However we did talk about the Pope's words after his controversial topics about Islam. I'm just wandering why he all of a sudden turned the relations of the Catholic church. There is still friction between the two Apostolic churches, Catholics and Orthodox. The Pope is a very wise and smart man make no doubts however I don't know what led him to the comments he made. He seems more conservative then Pope John Paul II.
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    Important Security Issue

    > NEWS FLASH: Teacher Arrested at Airport > > A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy > International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in > possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule and a > calculator... > > At a morning press conference, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he > believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did > not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying > weapons of math instruction. > > "Al-gebra is a problem for us," Gonzales said. "They desire solutions by > means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute > values. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to > themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common > denominator with coordinates in every country. > > When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had > wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given > us more fingers and toes." > > White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent > or profound statement by the president.
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    Important Security Issue

    Not until you say ten "Hail Beadys." You know, I did give you the joke I think we're about even.