anurlaiqar

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from Sweden

    • anurlaiqar

      Planetside outfit

      1 year ago

      I recently started playing Planetside 2 and am currently looking for an outfit. Does anybody know anything good, preferably on an EU server?

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      Freedom of speech > Cultural respect?

      5 years ago

      I don't know if the name Lars Vilks rings a bell in the international community. He is a Swedish artist, who once decided to provoke Islam by making a caricature drawing of Muhammad. As a result, he is now an extremely controversial person in Sweden.

      Last week, he held a lecture at my university. I wasn't there myself, but my roommate was. The lecture turned into a riot after protesters attacked Vilks. Here's a video with some English subtitles and explanations in the video description.

      I am posting this because I think it is important to think about how the world looks today, and what might happen if people don't start communicating. That's the reason I went to Yemen, and it's something that I think is crucial in managing our future world.

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      Spotify Group

      5 years ago

      So I just created my first RT group - the Spotify! group.

      If you're into Spotify, or need an invite, or just plain curious, feel free to stop by and become a member.

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      My main playlist

      in Forums > My main playlist | Follow this topic

      This is the official Spotify group thread for posting your main playlists.

      My main list is rather short at the moment, mostly because I'm really picky in my music taste. My goal is to have a list that can go on all day, without repeating any songs, and with no songs that I would want to skip.

      open.spotify.com/user/anurlaiqar/playlist/1rIElX3imAiYRj5TZeuzgl

      "Första listan" means "The first list" in Swedish.

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      Feature Article on Yemen

      5 years ago

      Yemen is a relatively small country that usually goes unnoticed in the blur of news stories and reports that comprise the mainstream media. It is a Muslim nation, situated just south of Saudi Arabia, with a population that ranges somewhere between 22 and 26 million, depending on your sources. In reality, the actual number is anybody’s guess, since the rural parts of the country are either hard to reach or have restricted access for outsiders and the cities are sprawling labyrinths of seemingly never ending growth and confusion. The Yemeni people themselves don’t really care much for figures and statistics â€" they just try to live their lives.

      Lately, however, this slow-paced country has gained interest with the international community. On Christmas Day in 2009, an attempted bombing of an airliner heading for Detroit drew attention to the location of the potential terrorist’s training, which turned out to be Yemen. The subsequent stream of international media coverage concerning domestic affairs surpassed anything that Yemen had experienced since the civil war in the mid-nineties. The world learned that Yemen is the new terrorist refuge, heard the name of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and learned of his joint efforts with the United States to suppress said terrorism. The world learned that the Yemeni military had wiped out a village of terrorists, killing 20 al-Qaeda operatives. Those in Yemen who care about such things knew about this strike, weeks before the rest of the world, and they also knew that it was American cruise missiles that had done the job â€" the Yemeni military had merely pointed them in the right direction. President Saleh played a game of delicate balance, proclaiming his cooperation with the U.S. to the world, while simultaneously reassuring the Yemeni people that no American involvement in the country’s internal affairs would be allowed.

      So what impact did all this have on the daily routine of the average Yemeni? The answer is minor to none. Those who read national newspapers â€" which are all government-approved â€" and also watch news channels such as CNN or BBC could discern the difference in policies. This group however, is very limited. All others, who watch Al-Jazeera or simply listen to the rumor of the day, kept living their lives just as they had done the day before. The authorities were noticeably more nervous concerning the safety of westerners living in Yemen, which resulted in an increased presence of police in the cities and military checkpoints in the countryside â€" but other than that, no difference could be discerned when looking at the daily flow of people.

      Basically, Yemen could be seen as a medieval country with modern technologies. Some of its people are connected to the outside world, but they don’t feel the need to interact. Their business is their own, and according to them, so should everybody else’s be. Maybe there is something for us to learn from this. Maybe the rhetoric behind the war on terror is providing a bad bias against a people that only wants to be left alone.

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      Halo: ODST

      in Forums > Halo: ODST | Follow this topic

      Here's the official EuroGamers thread for achievement runs, playdates and such for Halo: ODST. All other threads suggesting these things for this game will be locked and redirected here.

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      Halo 3

      in Forums > Halo 3 | Follow this topic

      Here's the place for Halo 3 achievement runs, playdates and such. All other threads suggesting these things in Halo 3 will be locked and redirected here.

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      Time flies

      5 years ago

      Today, it's only one month left until I go back home to Sweden.

      I'm actually excited.

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      StargateUniverseTV.com

      in Forums > StargateUniverseTV.com | Follow this topic

      I found this site, that claims to contain all the SGU episodes in order, but my AVG anti-virus goes red when I try to watch anything from there. It says that the site is trying to install adware. I don't know if it's malicious or not, since I didn't go through with the installation, I just wanted to spread the warning.

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      Some pics

      5 years ago

      My pics are too big to upload to here, but I can link them from my blog!

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  • Comments (165)

    • spikep

      spikep

      4 years ago

      glad to see a blood fan with ify?

    • C0MMANDER45

      C0MMANDER45

      4 years ago

      due, its great to see another saxohone player around here

    • hazzer240

      hazzer240

      5 years ago

      Hey have you seen the film 'Evil' its another really good swedish film i saw recently set in the 50's about a very violent private school... you probably have bt its totally worth watching

    • Halo_Kitty3

      Halo_Kitty3

      5 years ago

      No, it is okay, as it said not available in my country.

      Glad to hear you are dong well, and back to normal. Is normal boring or good ? lol Really ? I thought you would miss it, as you seemed to be enjoying yourself. Hmmm. Sorry to hear that. Good that you don't regret it, as I am sure the people there enjoyed learning from you.

      Umm, things are okay. Kind of hectic, but eventually they will settle down. lol

    • Halo_Kitty3

      Halo_Kitty3

      5 years ago

      =( Spotify is not available in my country. Oh well, I would have liked to join to see what it was about.

      So, how are you ? Do you miss Yemen ? Did you make any friends there that you keep in contact with ? What are you planning to do now that you are home ? Continue school or are you working now ?

      Hope all is well. Take care.

    • kuntakentay

      kuntakentay

      5 years ago

      I am just working. Taking a break from school to earn currency. You know because that stuff doesn't grow on trees...or so the saying goes.

    • kuntakentay

      kuntakentay

      5 years ago

      What is going on man? Haven't hit you up on here in awhile, but I haven't been on here that much either.

    • nvrtrstCHEEZ

      nvrtrstCHEEZ

      5 years ago

      We have a truce right now.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      Halo_Kitty3

      5 years ago

      How is it to be home for a while now ? I do understand you not wanting to go home just yet. I know what you mean about there being a difference in how the media's of different countries show a news topic, especially war or politics. I look at different world news organization pages online, and the difference is obvious.

      Sorry for the late reply. I will have to look at your photos another time. Hope all is well.

    • HSHendy

      HSHendy

      5 years ago

      Sorry for taking so long to answer but Yes these signs are usely found by Prisons in the rare chance someone escapses.