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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of mollusks of the family Cyrenidœ.

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  • Authoritarian conservatives are primarily anti-government, except where they believe the government can be useful to impose moral or social order (for example, with respect to matters like abortion, prayer in schools, or prohibiting sexually-explicit information from public view). cyrena - "At least this is a damn good start."

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  • All the smoke and mirrors and conspiracy theories and Folktruther's fantasy of "Israelization of America", disrupt discussion of the topic of why so many tolerate torture. cyrena, PART I, only a few special ops people are my friends-most of those I interviewed I'd never met before.

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  • In short, that tells me that the war will continue. cyrena - PART II - Re the idea that Americans have "dumbed down" and so accept whatever the government does including torture as OK or in the nation's best interests, it goes beyond that: even when Americans were smarter, the idea of violence or whatever else it took to protect the country was tolerated.

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  • Re felicity's 1950 history book quote re prosperous nations drifting into materialism and anti-intellectualism ... brought from "The A Word" thread by cyrena:

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  • Anyway, thanks for this information about the controllers who taped the events, and the supervisor who destroyed it. cyrena-re relationship of cultural attitudes of others re torture to American attitudes: I don't think that what any non-American thinks about torture should affect the American view or behavior.

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  • By Anarcissie, September 4 at 4: 23 am # cyrena: '… Ya know, this of course sounds completely horrific to Amy and most other purists.

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  • The big news agencies will do no such thing unless it becomes big news, and a court victory could do it. cyrena: '… Ya know, this of course sounds completely horrific to Amy and most other purists.

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  • Is there something in your own thoughts on the subject that lead you to believe that the cultural attitudes of the people being tortured somehow change the validity of the laws that clearly make it a highest prohibition in both US and International Law? cyrena, re your March 7 4: 41 post-Did not mean to imply that rendition is OK-just didn't seem to make much sense for a government to approve torture such as waterboarding and then send people off to other countries anyway.

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  • (But maybe Felicity's book was regarding intellectuals as philosophers and historians rather than writers.) cyrena - PART III-We've also done good things, obviously: Providing universal education; fighting the good fight in WWII to keep a maniac from controlling England and Europe; creating a social safety net yet maintaining enough capitalism to develop the country; intervening in Serbia to stop mass murders of Moslems; at least beginning to try to get UN food distributed in Mogadishu after UN Pakistani troops had been murdered; intervening to help stop the AIDS plague in Africa; insisting on voting rights for African Americans.

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  • A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE! lawyersforpooramericans at yahoo dot com (424-247-2013) cyrena: '… Per my usual, I have serious problems with the non-original and slavish misuse of the' directions '(Left, Right, Center) in utilized in political discourse, because these' directions 'no longer serve a useful purpose, if they ever did. ...' left, etc., in a fairly clear manner which makes it meaningful and useful, but it you'd prefer to use a different terminology, tell me what it is and I'll see if I can work with it.

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