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21 minutes ago, ShiaMan14 said:

Anyone else freaking out over the Thai kids stuck in the cave???

Yes, l am. l posted my disgust over on "Seriously . . . sick of".

05July18 The news tonight announced that one of the divers has died. "Apparently from a lack of oxygen".

Real heavy rain there in two days is the forecast.

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33 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

Yes, l am. l posted my disgust over on "Seriously . . . sick of".

05July18 The news tonight announced that one of the divers has died. "Apparently from a lack of oxygen".

Real heavy rain there in two days is the forecast.

Yup. Poor guy.

They have been stuck since Jun 23.

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"Thousands ... participate ... Trump ... "not welcome" ... march"

http://thehill.com/policy/international/395984-thousands-participate-in-brussels-trumps-not-welcome-march-ahead-of-nato

This is one example.

l have not seen such international coordination of protests since the Cold War. Anti-Trump here. Anti-Trump over there.

Thought:  This is more than the old adage, "A friendly  communist is like a friendly cancer."  These pinko protests are a socio-political malignancy, because like cancer, just because they went into remission does not mean they went away. The Comintern is Comin'back.

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3 minutes ago, ShiaMan14 said:

4 out, 5-6 to go.

What an ordeal.

What l did learn is that oxygen levels fell to 17%. With all the rescuers going in and out it is a good thing they started pumping air in.

The news glossed over something about "a million gallons" + 'water' but they were incoherent.

There is also "cave disease".

Buuuutttttt, instead of talking about these things, it is all this mawkish garbage about PTSD, loneliness (with 12 other people and then divers...:hahaha: ), mental health (l saw this in schools when teaching, wait until those damn do-gooders start driving them crazy :angry:).

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2 hours ago, hasanhh said:

What l did learn is that oxygen levels fell to 17%. With all the rescuers going in and out it is a good thing they started pumping air in.

The news glossed over something about "a million gallons" + 'water' but they were incoherent.

There is also "cave disease".

Buuuutttttt, instead of talking about these things, it is all this mawkish garbage about PTSD, loneliness (with 12 other people and then divers...:hahaha: ), mental health (l saw this in schools when teaching, wait until those damn do-gooders start driving them crazy :angry:).

When we were growing up, then was no mental disease that a good slap couldn't resolve...:hahaha:

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On 7/8/2018 at 10:20 PM, ShiaMan14 said:

When we were growing up, then was no mental disease that a good slap couldn't resolve...:hahaha:

There is a lot of truth to that. But before that, say something pointed or ask something pointed.

When l taught school, there was a girl whose boyfriend killed himself.  She wasn't Stoic about it, but saw it as his choice. l had talked to the boy the week before -but didn't detect anything like that- so she wanted to talk to me. She said that people were constantly harassing her. "She's keeping it all bottled up" and other such guessing nonsense. l told her an Army story, which l won't repeat here. Then l told her, "if you don't tell these people to go to Hell they will drive you nuts". Something like that. l only knew her because an older sister was one of my students. So week later after school hours, she was walking towards the office and one of her sisters and her friends were doing this "we want to help because we feel your pain" cwap. She didn't see me yet, but she turned around and nearly screamed, "l told you people to leave me the Hell alone." Then she got up to the office window, saw me, and l smiled. She was still so mad to be red in the face.

Now that these boys are getting out of the cave, this kind of do-gooder cwap, plus media frenzy, plus those parents who want to show-off for the cameras, plus politicians, and plus whatever else gets started, is their unhappy times. The relief of getting out won't last long.

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17 hours ago, hasanhh said:

The relief of getting out won't last long

Let's focus on one thing at a time. Last I heard, 8 kids are out. I hope the rescue effort continues to go smoothly. 

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5 minutes ago, notme said:

Let's focus on one thing at a time. Last I heard, 8 kids are out. I hope the rescue effort continues to go smoothly. 

At Noon, it was said that which boys are out is being kept secret, that the parents all agreed to remain at the cave site, and the boys already in the hospital are in isolation because of cave diseases (which may include communicable lung infections).

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Has anyone seen that Muslim couple were the ‘muslim’ guy cuts off his wife’s hair for leaving the house without his “permission”?!? Well... it turns out, they weren’t Muslim, Brazilian couple, she cheated so he cut off her hair: YouTube link down below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V40iyHuuTno

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My condolences to the believers on the day of martyrdom of our 6th Imam Jaffar as Sadiq(as).

Please remember to recite his ziyara, do the 2 rakah ziyara prayer and take some time to read about him.

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l am happy the soccer team is out of that cave and the boys in relative isolation. The parents can see them through glass partitions.

ABCNews WNN said the boys were given anti-anxiety drugs before the tethering out. Two divers per young man.

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Recently I have seen many stories on western media of families which consists of two women and one man. They always say that wife is involved with both man and woman, they were a happy couple, but wife always felt there was something missing. She somehow fell in love with another woman and now they are a happy family of three. I think all these stories are fake. Polygamy is increasing, it's the husband who wants another woman and the wife is either delusional ( thinking she is in love with the other woman) or she creates this fake story to save herself from humiliation in front of family and friends. The most ridiculous part is when they ask the husband if he is jealous of his wife's relationship with another woman. Did people invent this solution to remove jealousy among co-wives? Can this really work? 

It's funny, I have seen this among muslims also. Married women acting like hopeless romantics around young pretty girls. Whenever I see them, I always assume that their husbands are shy and they cannot interact directly with these girls but they have probably seen them, and now they have instructed their wives to show their love. Pretending to be in love with your husband's crush must be really hard. 

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A last thought on the "Wild Boar" Cave Boyz:

l give credit to the Thais for not letting this turn into a media circus. The boys have their care, rest and treatments without cameras stuck into their faces asking them a lot of dumb questions. l was afraid the opposite was going to happen. Their fellow students have been instructed not to ask them any questions.

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I'm feeling pretty good about my latest improvised solution. And I fixed the well pump. Yay me! 

All I wanted to do was a little porch painting, but first I had to remove screens, then there was so much dirt to clean up, so I got a sponge and bucket, but that was really slow, so I improvised a fix for the pump and hosed the dirt away. 

Turns out the pump only needed to be primed. We had just enough hoses to reach from the outdoor spigot at the far end the house, but the connections were the wrong kind. So I used a nozzle to improvise a connection between two sections of hose, and was surprised and pleased that it worked. 

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On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 7:39 PM, hasanhh said:

"Thousands ... participate ... Trump ... "not welcome" ... march"

http://thehill.com/policy/international/395984-thousands-participate-in-brussels-trumps-not-welcome-march-ahead-of-nato

This is one example.

l have not seen such international coordination of protests since the Cold War. Anti-Trump here. Anti-Trump over there.

Thought:  This is more than the old adage, "A friendly  communist is like a friendly cancer."  These pinko protests are a socio-political malignancy, because like cancer, just because they went into remission does not mean they went away. The Comintern is Comin'back.

DW-tv said there are 2,000 protestors in Helsinki. Here is an article from dw.com:

https://www.dw.com/en/finland-an-east-west-nexus-as-trump-and-putin-come-to-talk/a-44683109 

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2 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

I'm so sad right now. What can be more frustrating than when your own parents won't let you pray on time (well them being inconsiderate). They will schedule everything and won't consider my prayers. If prayer time is at 12:40pm, they won't let me pray because it is inconvenient for them. 

Just go pray whenever its time, they cant stop you physically, over time they will inshaAllah adapt whether knowingly or unknowingly. 

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This tweet is doing the rounds in the UK, it's an anti-slavery charity advertising for an unpaid intern. People are remarking on the irony. But I think it just goes to show the shallow understanding people have of slavery - something I believe we've often seen on Shiachat.

If someone believes in the work of the charity and is willing to give their labour for free, that's not slavery IMHO.

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I have a problem with pushy people. It used to be only those telemarketers who were trying to sell something to you. Now, it seems like everyone who talks to you, wants something and tries to win you over with "akhlaq". Too many people have used me, so I am always looking out for who is trying to take advantage of me. I am also soft-spoken and I guess I look like an idiot from my face. That's why I get special attention from all the pushy narcissists. The problem is they don't hear when I say no. They try to push and push and I am so sick of people taking advantage of me that I get angry whenever I sense that someone is trying to manipulate me. If the conversation is on phone, I hang up. And if it's in person, it results in outburst of anger, and then people make me feel guilty that such people are only doing their job, I shouldn't be rude to them. My only other option is to spend my money. In Iraq, I saw my mother spending $60 on one street vendor only because he had "good akhlaq". She could have gotten better quality stuff for less price from a sales person who wasn't so pushy. Honestly, every time I go for ziyarat, I see a lot of desi women wasting their money on street vendors because of "their akhlaq". Mostly when I meet desi people, they always complain about my bad akhlaq. But doesn't good akhlaq involve no effort to manipulate others, not deceiving others and being honest to others? 

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3 hours ago, rkazmi33 said:

But doesn't good akhlaq involve no effort to manipulate others, not deceiving others and being honest to others? 

Exactly! In my opinion, good akhlaq is of no value if it isn't for the purification of the soul. If people only aim to have good akhlaq so others are pleased with them, then they are not sincere. I feel a lot of people nowadays, can fake their akhlaq to win the hearts of people, especially certain celebrities who act very generous and eloquent in font of the camera. If you look deep into their lives, they are rude, selfish and self-obsessed. Therefore, don't look at people's akhlaq from the surface, because you can't ever be certain if they are sincere. 

3 hours ago, rkazmi33 said:

Mostly when I meet desi people, they always complain about my bad akhlaq.

Others don't know what is in your heart! You are the best judge, so whatever flaw you have (we all have many) work on it for the sake of Allah. Anyway, others have no right to be so critical of your akhlaq, especially if they aren't close to you (however your near relatives will want you to be a better version of yourself, so they will point out your flaws).

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4 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Others don't know what is in your heart! You are the best judge, so whatever flaw you have (we all have many) work on it for the sake of Allah. Anyway, others have no right to be so critical of your akhlaq, especially if they aren't close to you (however your near relatives will want you to be a better version of yourself, so they will point out your flaws).

Well I am an introvert and quiet person, so I am bad at small talk. While in desi culture, you are supposed to be very enthusiastic when you see your relatives, you spend hours talking to them and take 15 minutes to say goodbye at the door. Desis also tend to have complicated love/ hate relationships with relatives and friends. I never understood this kind of relationship, I either hate someone or love someone. For me, displays of affection mean nothing. Real test of relationship is when someone is going through a hard time, if people support you then, that is good akhlaq according to me. I will admit that whenever I meet my relatives, they talk about my problems, and sometimes I become worried and get lost in thinking about ''what will happen now? Why did this person say that? What did he/she meant? Is this person trying to give me some message?'' This has been happening for the past few years, so I guess I have become self-absorbed in my problems. Having said that, I think that in today's world, when people say akhlaq, they really mean the 'love bombing' narcissists use to trap their victims. I am not a narcissist, so I don't know how to 'love bomb' someone. 

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I was looking at some papers on pain management and came across something potentially useful, it was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences and had the following text:

Quote

Despite enormous technologic advances and substantial researches in pain management field,

Wondering what kind of paendu would write English like this, I saw that the authors were Iranians, in Iran. On that basis it was pretty impressive. Checking the database I noticed that there were quite a few Iran based papers.

So obviously the next thing I did was search using the key terms pain + management + Iran, 17000+ hits. So very obviously the next thing I did was search for pain + management + Saudi, 13000+ hits (many of which were authored by Indians and Europeans, naturally).

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16 hours ago, rkazmi33 said:

While in desi culture, you are supposed to be very enthusiastic when you see your relatives, you spend hours talking to them and take 15 minutes to say goodbye at the door. Desis also tend to have complicated love/ hate relationships with relatives and friends. I never understood this kind of relationship, I either hate someone or love someone. 

Some people are All or Nothing, and cannot be inbetween moderate. It's sad.

16 hours ago, rkazmi33 said:

I will admit that whenever I meet my relatives, they talk about my problems, and sometimes I become worried and get lost in thinking about ''what will happen now? Why did this person say that? What did he/she meant? Is this person trying to give me some message?'' 

This is in every culture. One of the reasons that people are introverts is because they have been scolded: Why did you say that? Others will take that the wrong way, etc.  

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22 hours ago, Hameedeh said:

Some people are All or Nothing, and cannot be inbetween moderate. It's sad.

Normal people don't ''hate'' their family and friends. These twisted love/hate relationships only happen among psychotic people and such relationships involve a lot of back-stabbing which is more dangerous than open hate. 

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