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May 20th 2012 6:45PM I think that it would be a good idea to ask ordinary world travellers what their opinions are on some of their favorite countries for food. I would love to go back to Chile and eat fresh Empanadas de Mariscos and Empanadas de Queso with their great Chilean salsa (Pebre). Sometimes the best dishes aren't at restaurants but in people's homes. If I could go back in time I would go to my friend's Portuguese grandmother's house in Hawaii and eat Vinha Dosh, Portuguese Sweet Bread and Malasadas and end it with fresh ripe mangos right off a tree. My own grandmother made the best Oxtail Soup right here in the U.S.A.
Dec 17th 2010 1:25AM glad to see Robyn on the list. she's very popular in Sweden.
Sep 26th 2010 4:38PM Rosie - very well said, and I agree with you.
The ignorant masses will continue to confuse the LDS and FLDS religions and categorically condemn them both. LDS will fight a loosing battle to disassociate themselves from FLDS, even though they share a common history and belief system.
I used to defend the LDS until Prop 8, when they used the very law that was created against them (marriage between one man and one woman only - to make polygamy illegal and discriminate against them) and turned it on another group (gays) to limit their civil rights. When their leaders speak, the thinking stops. Their religion requires absolute obedience to their prophet. That's why it's kind of cultist. But they can't see that.
It's a pity we can't all live in a free and tolerant society, that protects the rights of individuals so long as they don't directly harm others (no abuse of vulnerable women and children or abuse of our welfare systems - which seem to be real problems in some polygamist societies).
People should let others live free to enter whatever type of marriage they choose as long as it's a marriage founded on love and respect, mutual support and an absence of abuse of others and government resources.
Sep 26th 2010 3:37PM I say Live and Let Live. Why can't we tolerate letting people live the way they want to? I don't think that young girls should be forced into it or that abuse of our welfare systems should be allow. But as a taxpayer I subsidize all large families who send their kids to schools my taxes support. Why be a hater? True freedom in a democracy means we should all be able to live the way we choose of our own free will, as long as it's not directly harming another. Harming your sense of morality is not something we as citizens should protect. Don't legislate morality. Really the world is not going to come to an end. Practice love not hate.
Dec 27th 2007 2:32PM I don't care about Mitt's religion. In fact, I would rather have seen him in the White House than the Bush/Cheney team these past 6 years. He wouldn't have mucked things up this much.
Dec 24th 2007 10:03PM If Mitt wants to be the champion of civil rights in our day that his father was in his day, he should be promoting gay rights and marching in gay pride parades. This father had more guts that this guy will even have.
Dec 24th 2007 10:02PM If Mitt wants to be the champion of civil rights in our day like his father was is his day, he should be promoting gay rights and marking in gay pride parades. His father had more guts that this guy will ever have.
Dec 22nd 2007 5:04PM Geez...what a silly frenzy over semantics.
I don't care about Mitt's religion.
I'd rather have had him in the White House these past 6 years. I doubt he would have mucked things up as much as the Bush/Cheney team.
However, in our day, if he wants to be the civil rights champion that his father truly was in his day, he should try supporting gay rights and marching in some gay pride parades.
But he wouldn't have to wear a dress or gay-sweaters... that's already been done by Guiliani and McCain, respectively.