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[Jesus preached love, not hate. Hate the sin, not the sinner.]

This whole Chick-Fil-A thing is a total circus of ridiculousness, but I couldn't resist sharing this poignant reminder of how hypocritical and selectively-Christian these supporters are. As my friend said, "I'm no expert on mythology, but I'm pretty sure the answer to 'WWJD?' is not: Stand in line for 2 hours to eat processed chicken as a symbolic statement to hate strangers. But what do I know?..."

Edited to add: Yes, we don't know that all of these people are Christians, but the only justification people can find to be against homosexuality/gay marriage is that "the bible tells us so," so we can safely assume that most, if not all, of these people are Christians.

Also, yes, of course not all Christians share these views. The message is directed at those who do.

Additionally, for the record, I don't think homosexuality is a sin, nor do I think hate should ever enter into the equation, period. I'm just echoing the words of those whole follow the Bible, which tells you to hate the sin, not the sinner.

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Hopefully it will be worth the wait.
Armando Iannucci says feature-length movie about Norfolk's favourite son will begin filming later this year
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I'm a big fan of this guy. Get well soon sir.
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I will never understand the American obsession to own guns and the refusal to recognise the clear link between a lack of gun controls and gun-related homicides. Here are a few choice paragraphs, but the whole thing makes a great read.

"But guns in America are no trifling matter. There are approximately 90 guns for every 100 people in the US (a rate almost 15 times higher than England and Wales). More than 85 people a day are killed with guns and more than twice that number are injured with them. Gun murders are the leading cause of death among African Americans under the age of 44."

"... the mantra from NRA enthusiasts and others is that guns don't kill people, people kill people. This banal iteration conveniently ignores the fact that people can kill people far easier with guns than almost anything else and that, in a country with high levels of inequality, poverty and segregation, such as America, they are more likely to do so."
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The old adage, when you outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns, in my opinion is spot on. It's easy to have your view until you're cornered by someone with a gun intent on doing you harm and you don't have a gun. Talk about a lonely feeling! Been there, did that, didn't even get a T-shirt! It'd be so great if there were no evil people in the world and no weapons, but there are plenty of both, and until they're both eradicated, or I can have the luxury of living safely in some ivory tower, I'm hanging onto my guns.
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The Harry Potter books are now available as ebooks on Pottermore. Good news of course, however if you live in the U.S. you cannot buy the U.K. versions (i.e. the ones in the language as originally written by the author). If you don't want to read about sweaters, sneakers, parking lots, etc, then you can follow this workaround to get the U.K. versions. I have used it and it definitely works.


1) Set up your main US account. This one will be where you buy the GB version.

2) Change the Book Language to English(GB). Not the site language, the book language.

3) You won't be able to use the buy button. Use the gift link just below the buy button.

4) Send the gift to yourself at a different e-mail address. Use UK as that gift recipients country.

5) You can now check out as normal using your US credit card.

6) Set up a second Pottermore Store account with the other email address, but this time select UK as the country of residence.

7) You will get the gift code in that email account you set when you bought the gift. Use that code to accept the gift in your second Pottermore account.

8) You will now have the UK version of the book. :) Go ahead and link your Amazon account and send it off to your Kindle. Even though it's a US Amazon account it works just fine. You will get Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. YAY!!! :) In fact I now have both in my account with no problems.
(Note: found this on amazon tucked away in a discussion board, so props to the legend who put this out there - http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdMsgNo=64&cdPage=3&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=TxQGAUDREC149G&cdMsgID=Mx1SED20XFL2DNU#Mx1SED20XFL2DNU)

When I asked about the reason for not being able to get the U.K. version in the U.S., I was given the standard speil about "legal and copyright reasons" however this seems like nonsense. They should just register the U.K. version in the U.S. as was done with the Spanish version.

Even if copyright is a legitimate problem and not just laziness, the U.K. version did not need to be changed in the first place. If U.S. kids can read Charles Dickens and Shakespeare then I am sure they could have coped with a few British idioms. In fact, if the U.S. publishers didn't have such a low opinion of American children, there would now be tens of millions of kids more comfortable with British idioms and no need to change any future books. After all, that is how Brits know what American terms mean. Kids are pretty quick on the uptake, and it's a shame this opportunity was missed to expand their knowledge of the English language. Americans are no dumber than anyone else, but these kind of things force kids to be ignorant of other cultures, which then makes them seem more stupid when they visit other countries and don't know what a jumper is. In other words, "STOP TRANSLATING THINGS ALREADY WRITTEN IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE!" Thanks.
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Oh, don't even get me started. It still throws me for a loop when Puerto Ricans place an "L" sound in place of "R" sounds. Any time I travel somewhere new, I use incredibly formal Spanish until I start picking up on the slang. Don't want to inadvertently insult anyone. Also, in certain Latin American countries, they have a ton of anglicisms or phrases that they translate literally from English and certain regions will mix indigenous terminology with Spanish. Actually, I just posted a hilarious video on my FB profile on this very topic. You should def check it out.
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Complete with the Iron Couch!
Tonight's episode of The Simpsons opens with a couch gag that warms our fantasy-loving hearts. Watch as Springfield is transformed into Westeros, with King Burns overlooking his nuclear-powered domain...
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It was only last Saturday that Stephen Hendry thrashed reigning world champion John Higgins 13-4 at the Crucible, raising hopes that he could rediscover the form that once carried him to seven wor...
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Well I guess that answers that question then.
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If "draw something" was on the Titanic.
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Ok, so I probably wouldn't go quite this far, but the point is valid.
And I've already devised the mechanism of my demise. I will first draw a bubble bath and sidle in completely naked. Via remote sensor, the rising water levels will activate a television across the roo...
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This situation (and the treaty as a whole) really is an absolute disgrace. Regardless of whether he is guilty or innocent, he has to spend at least two years in a US jail (which by UK standards would basically constitute a human rights violation), all because a Grand Jury in Texas gave the order to have him extradited. Under the treaty, the US doesn't need to give the UK any evidence--they just tell the UK to arrange extradition. Interestingly the UK would have to give evidence to the US before they would comply. Why exactly did we sign this treaty? (other than Blair trying to kiss Bush's arse?). Oh, and the whole thing was a sting operation anyway (read entrapment).
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