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#1 Cool. I was hoping to get a chance to copy this graphic into a comment...
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-07-18 02:12||
#2 They won't just watch---they'll try to bite the World's legs while it's going by.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-07-18 02:52||
#3 I think of Rabid dogs.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-07-18 03:33||
#4 Is that a trick question?
Posted by Spot 2012-07-18 07:51||
#5 More like rabid cats. Dogs are "haram"
Posted by newc 2012-07-18 08:11||
#6 It'd be O.K. if they watched the world go by or warred with one another. However, there is Wahhabism--Khomeinism; in other words islamic terrorism. Little has been contributed to the world for 1200 years.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-07-18 09:21||
#7 Is the Arab destined....?
On form, as the Brits say, that's the way to bet.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2012-07-18 10:22||
#9 They are running a dysfunctional operating system. Until they can install something better and reboot, they are pretty much stuck where they are. I loved the mindset in this comment from the article:
The facts contradict your hypothesis since the Arab Moslem Empire was at one time the leader in all fields globally.
Yeah, that's nice, but what have you done in the last half a millennium?
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-18 10:38||
#10 Appears to me like committed.
"You know what makes the female a whore? Emoticons."
Seems every poor mountain country inbred cousin joke is considered a virture in momommastan.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-18 12:45||
#11 Algebra, Medicine and philosophy were the most developed in the world about 1200 years ago by Arab speaking scholars and Moslem believers
I call Bull$#it on this. I've seen this touted year after year and it is crap. Most everything they had came from the cultures and dhimmis they conquered. They not only live in the past, they live in their fantasy-land version of it.
Posted by AlanC 2012-07-18 14:10||
#12 AlanC, the big change is fraking. We don't need their oil. Without oil the Arab world is equal to Africa on the world stage. It may take time of course. But the question is, would the Arab world reform and diversify their economies or would they just assume Allah will provide?.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-18 14:41||
#13 AlanC, sorry, I guess I misunderstood, you were talking about the Algebra, medicine bit (as you quoted and somehow I failed to see).
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-18 14:42||
#14 reform and diversify their economies or would they just assume Allah will provide?
That's not how they respond to economic hardship.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-07-18 15:23||
#15 Arab Culture in non-reciprocal.
Reciprocity is the core feature of successful money-based comparative advantage.
Without comparative advantage no wealth is created.
Arab "wealth" is 100% based on exporting oil for real wealth.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-18 16:14||