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    • At long last

      3 months ago

      anurlaiqar

      Welp. Theater Mode was the show that made a paying sponsor out of me. Goddammit, RT.

    • Planetside outfit

      2 years ago

      anurlaiqar

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

    • Freedom of speech > Cultural respect?

      6 years ago

      anurlaiqar

      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.

    • Spotify Group

      6 years ago

      anurlaiqar

      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.

    • My main playlist

      in Forums > My main playlist | Follow this topic

      anurlaiqar

      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.

      1 reply

    • Feature Article on Yemen

      6 years ago

      anurlaiqar

      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.

    • Halo: ODST

      in Forums > Halo: ODST | Follow this topic

      anurlaiqar

      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.

      1 reply

    • Halo 3

      in Forums > Halo 3 | Follow this topic

      anurlaiqar

      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.

      6 replies

    • Time flies

      6 years ago

      anurlaiqar

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

      I'm actually excited.

    • StargateUniverseTV.com

      in Forums > StargateUniverseTV.com | Follow this topic

      anurlaiqar

      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.

      1 reply

  • Comments (165)

    • spikep

      5 years ago

      glad to see a blood fan with ify?

    • C0MMANDER45

      5 years ago

      due, its great to see another saxohone player around here

    • hazzer240 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 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

      6 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

      6 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

      6 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

      6 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

      6 years ago

      We have a truce right now.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 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

      6 years ago

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

    • Samba_p

      6 years ago

      Funderar på nästa achievement race..vilket datum skulle du vara hemma för det vore gutt om du kunde vara med i nästa race..

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      I forgot to tell you that I did go look up the photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Amazing work. Really amazing for a supposed amateur. Thank you so much for the link. I really enjoyed looking at his works. Interesting choices in the way he composed his work and the subject matter, as well.

      I looked at your friends photos, too. You both have a good eye. I like your photos better though. You seem to look for unique ways to present the subject. I just point and click. lol

      I hope you are well. I did see there was more unrest in that country, and that there is terrorism on the rise there against foreign visitors. I suppose you will be going home very soon...like next week ?

    • EcoSmurf

      6 years ago

      Thanks!

    • kuntakentay

      6 years ago

      ahh kinda boring...I was so tired on New Year's Eve that I knocked out and missed a friend's party that I promised to go to after she kept reminding me for a week. Dude you should be use to the cold, and I know you have to be real happy about going home.

    • kuntakentay

      6 years ago

      sup man how was your new years? are you still teaching in the Middle East?

    • Sssssssss287

      6 years ago

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    • Sssssssss287

      6 years ago

      nm u?

    • Sssssssss287

      6 years ago

      yo

    • Samba_p

      6 years ago

      Så tänkte höra om du va sugen på att hjälpa till med gruppen "Euro gamers"...förhoppningsvis är det enklare att achievements races och tuneringar inom europa istället för inom Sverige..Gjorde gruppen tillsammans med någon snubbe från Holland och förhoppningsvis drar han sitt strå till stacken..kolla in gruppen så adminar jag dig om du är sugen...=)

    • Samba_p

      6 years ago

      menar du Roosterteeth in europe gruppen..för jag kollade d'r men såg ingen diskussion?

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

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    • Samba_p

      6 years ago

      Är du fortfarande utomlands?..kommer inte ihåg vilket land du skulle till =)

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      You always have such interesting photos ! Why do goats do that ? >.< Goats are the same around the world. lol The oasis and pool were really lovely. Such clear beautiful water. The mountains and landscape are really breathtaking and pretty. I love the mountains very much. The veiws are spectacular. The trees there are just amazing. I have seen simlar, but nothing quite like those. The beach is very pretty, very serene. The stalagtite in the cave is just cool ! Was that a regular airstrip or someone's personal airstrip ? Cool airplane. =)

      Thank you very much for sharing those ! I always enjoy looking at your photos. It allows me to be an "armchair traveller" as they say. lol

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      I did find it interesting that "strange tree" was the description in English. Perhaps, since they do not have much of a tourist trade, they feel no need to be more expansive in descrition. Besides, local history would fill in for the people who live there. lol Cool about the new building being for educations, sewing and such. Very nice !

      Wow ! I must say, I am a little jealous....in a good way. I have never heard of that island, but then I don't get out much. lol I love exploring caves. Did you see anything interesting in the caves ? I will go have a look at your photos right now. =)

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Oh ! I just looked at your photos. That tree is amazing !! Strange indeed. Wonderful is more like it. I love the photo of the cat behind the stone slab. Very cool. And, the child with the goat. We had different kinds of goats when I was a kid, too. What sort of building was being dedicated ? Medical or educational ? Very cool photos ! Thanks for sharing ! You always have such interesting photos. =)

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Cool ! I am really glad you enjoyed the comics ! I sometimes go a long time without looking at them and then go look at like a month of them.

      I am happy to have made you smile ! ^_^

      How are you, my friend ? How is work ?

      Post edited 12/08/09 12:01PM

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      6 years ago

      I took care of your StargateUniverseTV.com double post problem.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Well, as far as perfection being an abstraction, quite possible. But, I think that it might have to do more with relativity. What is perfect to one, might be the middle goal for another. I do think you have a valid point about perfection being the point where there is no room for improvement or variation. I do still believe that perfection in some things is attainable. :D

      Oh, I do agree that most are too flawed to reach perfection, depending on what kind of perfectioin we are talking about. lol

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      "Perfection is to never run out of potential." That is quite a deep and philosophical statement you left, my friend.

      Attaining perfection for me is practically impossible. I think I am too flawed to every reach perfection.

      Still, that is a very interesting statement ! I like it.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Thank you, Olof, that is very kind of you to say. I still do not consider myself a very good photographer because I always hope I can do better.

      If you remember that photographer, let me know. I am now curious about his work since you say he took such great photos with limited equipment.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      LOL If I had seen a warthog tracks (either the creature or the vehicle) I would have wondered about my mind ! lol

      No, I don't have a real zoom lens. I use a digital camera on a daily basis and it does have a Carl Zeiss zoom lens built in. So, I can zoom somewhat. Basically, I point and click. : ) It is the lazy person's camera. I should not confess that, but it is true.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      I think it was just the civil war stuff I read about, but I did not realize that was going on either. Glad to hear it does not affect you or the area you are in. I did not read that much, just noticed it said strife in Yemen.

      Nice photos, as always. Thanks for sharing.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Hey there ! Yeah, I haven't played the newer version of Monkey Island. Is it really fun ?

      Sadly, no, those apples were from about 2 months ago, so they are autumn apples, not winter apples. =)

      How are you doing ? I read some news about more strife there. I read news on www.gulfnews.com about once a week. I try to read news from all over, as I do not think our news covers the world properly. So, I read the BBC Frontpage and sometimes catch a bit of NHK for Japan and that part of asia. So, I notrice your area having a bit of trouble. Hope all is well.

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Ah, good that you got your computer back. Aww too bad the technician says it is on it's way out ! v.v So, were you able to convince any friends back home to buy one and bring it to you ? I understand about not wanting a different keyboard. When I was in Japan, I used the cyber cafe there, and had to get used to the keyboard. :D I hope your computer lasts long enough for you to replace it with one you like.

      I can understand that. It must be nice for them to have such a class and a chance to practice their English. It is difficult for some people to grasp the concept of objective discussion, and others, while they understand it, just can not let go of pre-conceived notions.

      For me ? Just doing a little doodling, game playing, photography and applying for a new job. I am hoping to get it, as it will mean a promotion and moving to a very beautiful place with a huge archaeological district and lots of interesting history. It would mean a lot of work and driving... .which means little time to play and little time for hanging out online.

      Thanks for posting a photo of your rifle in your journal, as that link you gave required one to register or sign in. >.<

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      I am glad to know you are doing good. Sorry about the weather. =(
      Ah, any news about your computer ? Was the technician truly worthy of your confidence ?

      Any new developments with your class discussions ? Like are they learning to be objective
      when discussing something, or are they still speaking emotionally ?

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      XD LOL Remind me never to visit your house on Halloween !!! You are one wicked fellow !!! I like it ! :P

      So, how are you ? How is work ? How is your weather ? Did you replace your computer with what you wanted ?

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Yes, sorry about the confusion over that painting. LOL I never heard of that site. Funny.

      I am glad to know you and Yemen are good. Really sorry to hear about your computer. Another friend of mine had his computer just quit yesterday, as wel. Oh, I am sad for you that you have to change your plan. But, hopefully it will work out and you will be happy. Maybe you can find a bargain on the Mac you want in the area ?

      Oh, nice that your weather is getting cooler. Here as well. Here is a dumb question for you: Does it snow there ? I would think maybe in the high mountains, but I am just curious. I can imagine the heat would be unbearable. Though I do find it interesting that the wind cools things down. I live in a high desert and when it is hot, the wind is equally hot, not cooling or refreshing at all. Oh wow, I am sorry the conversation on terrorism didn't go as well as you had hoped ! Too bad it degenerated into less of a discussion and more of a class conflict. =( Sounds sort of depressing, but you learned a valuable lesson. But, now you know what is on their mind, and can sort of steer the conversations away from anything that might start a debate. I understood your purpose from our last conversation. Too bad they could not see that. Perhaps, if you made a statement to that effect, that you want to discuss the topic of the day with no debate, with everyone explaining in a calm manner what they believe. I know, I am shaking my head even as I type it ! >.< When it comes to such divisive topics, peope can not seperate their emotions from their thoughts. Oh, one-sided media should go a lot better as a topic of discussion ! I hope ! Let me know how that turns out ! And, let me know how your solved the change to your computer plans. It is nice to talk to you again. I am glad you are getting to travel and learn about new places in person. Good luck with your students and with your computer.

      Post edited 10/26/09 6:29AM

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      The reason that painting made less sense, is because I forgot to put the names of the main characters. >.< It helps to know that it is Mars and Venus in the painting, and that the mythology of them is that eros was always interrupting their, umm, affections. I edited it and put Mars and Venus at the beginning. I must have been sleepy when I posted it ! XP

      How are you ? How is Yemen ? How did your conversation and discussion about terrorism go ?

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Ah, see, I understand what you mean then. Perhaps they could promote what you described, a place for adventurers to explore and appreciate the pristine beauty. Most people that travel for adventure do seem to have a bit more of an apprecition for remote and untouched areas. They know they are far and few.

      No, they don't. I really understand their reasoning though. They have controversy as it is over their history and timelines, and a foreignor may not appreciate, nor understand the delicate balance. Plus, they can see what a mess some foreign archaeologists have done to, oh, say Egypt. For my personal edification, I study the Japanese culture, as well as the Chinese culture. The latter on how it was impacted by coming to work in the US in the 1800s, which I have applied my knowledge in my job. I am fond of all cultures and their pasts, so I do read about many of them when I have a chance.

      I am really happy to hear you like your job, even if it is a temporary one, and a badly paying one ! I must say, I admire you very much for conversing on such sensitive topics with your students, and more importantly that you are gathering facts to put racists in their place !! That makes you very awesome in my opinion ! I am so sorry to hear that racism is growing against the Muslims in Sweden. My heart goes out to you, as racism is such an insidious thing that it is almost impossible to defeat.

      LOL Well, I know my photos will be nothing as good as yours !

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      Well, your new blog insists that I give it information I don't have. :P But, it is okay. I can tell you here. :)

      Ah !!! See, I only saw the photos of your vacation to the Red Sea. Very nice. The ones from Sanaa to Taiz are just as beautiful ! I would argue against tourism, as I lived in a small town high in the mountains that had a tiny amount of tourism and when it later had a thriving tourist trade, it got polluted and the wildlife was getting crowded out. So, in my opinion it is better to keep things pristine rather than let a lot of people ....basically desecrate the beauty and purity of a place. =) Just my opinion. I know progressive minds would say otherwise, that a society needs the business, but I study ancient cultures and have found that is not always a good thing. You are living there and working there ? Amazing ! I remember you saying you wanted to, but did not know it would be so soon !! Congratulations !!! That is awesome.

      I am okay. Sad, but okay. I may be moving myself, but not out of the country, though I would not mind living in Japan. They are quite adverse to having foreign archaeologist though, so that is a most unlikely scenario. Yes, I am back... I will try not to be like I have been....on and off for months. I will try to update my photos as soon as I can, as well. Though, I must confess, I have nothing as interesting to post as you do !!! How do you like your job ?

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      =( I can't make comments on your blog like I used to be able to!

      Those are superior photos! The shadows, the textures and the compositions are just spot on! You really are a talented photographer. Thank you for sharing your lovely works. I think it must be a beautiful country. I would like to visit it myself some day. But, then I love to travel. ^_^

    • Halo_Kitty3

      6 years ago

      >.< Forget my complaint about photos to your blog! I am there now! Going to comment! :P They are superior!! You really have such a photographic eye! I am jealous! Well, not jealous, but I do think you have talent. ^_^

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      6 years ago

      In reply to anurlaiqar, #1:

      Hulu only works in the US... Europeans love Stargate too!


      Sorry, I can't really help you there. Any ideas?

    • ch00path1ng4

      6 years ago

      Thanks.
      I didn't put in the "http://", so it took it as an internal link.
      +1 Cool for you. No charge!

    • Zelda

      7 years ago

      vet inte... O_o
      jag måste skriva min dumma kod för att se min och andra snubbars sidor....
      det är sjukt...

    • kuntakentay

      7 years ago

      wow dude that seems pretty cool, and I bet you are safier there than anything place more easternly. How long will you be there?

    • ThePopesDr

      7 years ago

      you got me =]

    • Spartan152

      7 years ago

      I honestly cant remember.

    • asianSmirk

      7 years ago

      Thank you. It took me a really long time to draw, though. If I had the time to draw everyday, I think I'd be better. It's too bad I don't get to enjoy drawing enough.

    • asianSmirk

      7 years ago

      That's cool that your English is up to that fluent of a level. I partially know two other languages in addition to my main speaking-language English. However, I'm no where as fluent with those other languages as you are with English. Haha, you should feel accomplished. smiley6.gif

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