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Topic: Your Favorite Song
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:01:34 AM
Sunshower by Chris Cornell

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: you or yourself
Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019 7:11:46 AM
I think it is used to add emphasis.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: Trump and Syria: looking back
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 7:58:19 AM
Let's have some background, from someone who has a closer home address to all this commotion, and as someone who did some research on Suez Canal (GB) and Baghdad railway (DE) projects :

During the 40's it was the WWII, everyone had to watch their own backs.
During the 50's Cold war had already started and governments of countries had to act according to their allegiances (In terms of NATO and Warsaw pact.) Countries in the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria) were out of focus, they had considerable freedom to act bothways.
During the 60's things got intense. Israel, backed by the USA, gained property through negotiations and gunpowder. Neighbouring countries fell into dispute, many people (mostly Arabs) died.
In the 70's shit really hit the fan, Turkey set foot on Cyprus, Israel flexed, Iran and Iraq nibbled on eachother, and oh yeah, there was a beautiful and prospering city called Beirut, which was razed to the ground by its own denizens.
In the 80's nothing's got any better, Israel flexed more, Turkey had a coup, ended ASALA and son after that met PKK. Syria denied citizenship to the people of Kurdish ancestry in her north (she still does.) Iran - Iraq conflict continued.
In the 90's USA officially set foot on Middle East, to save Kuwait from Iraq. Kurdish citizenz of Iraq in north Iraq (backed by the USA) revolted against Iraqi central government. Iraqi forces disagreed, millons of Iraqi Kurds fled into Turkey. Turkey (believing the USA had a plan for this situation) received the refugees, most of which decided to emigrate to big cities rather than to sit in miserable refugee camps (I would have done the same.)
The 00's were somewhat calm, or I was too much occupied with my own problems (the RTE [backed by Gulen {backed by the USA}] was really kicking the Kemalists, seculars, socialists, (anyone who is not himself) to the ground) Conflicts between Turkish Armed Forces and PKK receded. From 80's and on around 30.000 Turkish soldiers have been killed by PKK, many more were wounded. At the peak of conflicts in 90's , PKK attacked villages, killing men, women, children, even babies of any ancestry (Turkish, Kurdish, Arab, and Armenian) without hesitation.
This brings us back to 10's with the USA setting foot on Iraq for the second time , backing the Kurds again to hit Iraqi central forces from the north, destroying central government effectively, leading to a power vacuum in the area, in turn leading to the emergence of ISIS (ISIL, IS, whatever you call them.)

Syria had had harbored PKK back in 80's and 90's, but by end of 90's, thankfully, they did not want PKK in their borders anymore. Backed by USA intelligence, Turkey even captured, tried, and sentenced PKK leader. Since then and until ISwhatever emerged, Syrian border was considerably safer than Turkey's other eastern borders.

Citizens of the USA feel bad about leaving their Kurdish allies alone. Turkey is also an ally of the USA. A loyal one. An old one. Since the 40's. Oil is precious. So is loyalty. So is consistency. (I would have preferred the USA proceeding with threats of sanctioning Turkey. It would have been consitent. It would have been a better example of how the USA abandons her allies.)

Please feel free to correct me wherever I am wrong or at any point of disagreement, I do not pass as an expert, this is only what I see from where I stand.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: Re-primarisation
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 6:32:11 AM
Mayhaps it is a variant of the word "primary".

re-primarisation
again-firstification

a return to the primary

A return to the basics

An economy model led by the primary raw material providers rather than end users or consumeres.

It may be a revese function of consumerism?

maybe?

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: Looking at the chaotic conditions of/in the world,...
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 6:27:09 AM
I guess you are not referring to the natural chaotic order of the world, you are referring to the man-made conditions.


Looking at the chaotic conditions in the world, I feel sad.

Looking at the Chaos that the world is in, I feel sad.


“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: Let's Party!!!! It's FRIDAY
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 6:21:26 AM
It's friday?
Oh thank God.



“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: How many (people) are in your family?
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 6:14:53 AM
I think it is not optional. It states you want to learn the how many of what are there in the family.

If you asked a person "How many are there in your family?" without context, the recipient of the question will most probably be confused.
On the other hand, they may nderstand your question in an ongoing coversation.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: hope or wish
Posted: Monday, October 7, 2019 6:08:23 AM
In this case, I also think that "hope" would fit better.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: on the phone
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 8:12:29 AM
I don't see why not.

This is a very irregular sentence, by the way. It needs a retouche.

The lawyer, Sardar Mehboob, reported Reuters by phone that "Waseem has been given life in prison", shortly after the verdict was delivered.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis
Topic: the English club <of><in><at> our school
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:43:22 AM
All seems fine to me, with minor differences in perceived meanings;

(1) The English club of our school is 15 years old.
Our school has an official (established by the school board maybe?) English club and it is 15 years old.


(2) The English club in our school is 15 years old.
There are many English clubs around and one is established in our school, which -by the way- happens to be 15 years old.


(3) The English club at our school is 15 years old.
Similar meaning to the above. Think


(4) Our school's English club is 15 years old.
Similar to meaning of (1)


“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." ― C.S. Lewis

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