Muslims are taught to say our prayers in Arabic in order to facilitate a level of camaraderie between people of different linguistic backgrounds and to minimize the errors that inevitably occur with translating a form of Arabic that is over 1,800 years old1. Most non-Arabic speaking people probably memorize the meanings at the time of [...]
Loose items from a tight-leaf notebook:
How convenient for the War on Drugs industry that the Secret Service prostitution foul-up occurred just as President Obama was visiting Colombia to talk about alternatives to the current drug war. Yes, it’s important to find out if possible information leaks could have put the President in danger but [...]
… or Why “Old” People Need to STFU
Some people need to banish the phrase, “when I was your age…” or “when I was growing up…” or “when I was little…” from their lexicon.
“When I was your age, children respected their elders,” says the former anti-establishment hippy baby boomer parents to their children… or [...]