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By ProtiusX ·
This is a story released by the associated press: http://www.comcast.net/news/international/middleeast/index.jsp?cat=MIDDLEEAST&fn=/2006/08/15/455980.html&cvqh=itn_holocaust

The story describes Iran's response to the caricature of Mohamed by European newspapers and it's attempt to counter with an exhibit of caricatures depicting Jews in various states and indicating the Holocaust never happened. I can understand immaturity from a person but from an entire country? Despicable. It goes to show where Iran is culturally and how they wish to interact with the rest of the world. Their president is unstable and in my opinion only serve to further isolate Iran and push the Iranian people farther away from the rest of the world.

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What we do is very, very simple

by neilb@uk In reply to Iran

We treat it with the contempt that it deserves and we ignore it completely. "Hamshahri (the sponsoring newspaper) said it wanted to test the West's tolerance". OK, guys, we have more - much, much more - than you.

Treat this case like you would a child's tantrum and walk away.

Neil

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Actually Neil

by jdclyde In reply to What we do is very, very ...

a brat of a child needs a swat on the beehind and sat in the corner for a time-out.

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Your right!

by ProtiusX In reply to What we do is very, very ...

We are more tolerant. We will look at Iran and shake our heads and say to our collective selves "That was stupid" and then go on with our lives. I do the same with Neo-Nazi's and the KKK when I see them on TV. I look at my wife and say "Now there's stupidity looking right at us" and then change the channel.

It is very childish but I can not say the same thing doesn't happen in my wonderful country. There are loads of Americans who would do the same thing and draw huge crowds. This is silliness on a high order.

By the way Neil,
Have you started making your Christmas pudding yet?

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Christmas pudding

by neilb@uk In reply to Your right!

Well, my old Gran used to do the family's Christmas puddings well into her 80s. My Mum took up the task but now we have a family Christmas over at my nieces (she's got the most kids) and she buys them. The only saving grace is that she does buy good ones.

You having a pud this year? And can you get proper custard in the wilds of the North West? I can post you a couple of sachets of Bird's...



Do excuse the off-topic but it's a happier post than talk of nuking Tehran. I'm waiting to see what the response is here and if The Sun, Britain's biggest and most populous newspaper, latches onto the story and has a hissy fit.

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This year

by ProtiusX In reply to Christmas pudding

I want to try it this year. I remember when you and I spoke of this a few years ago I was to late to begin. English cuisine has taken off in Seattle so I think I will be able to find the right ingredients.

One of the things I love about Seattle is the diversity of food. I am eating PHO for lunch (I am addicted to PHO).

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Never tried it

by neilb@uk In reply to This year

Our cuisine tends to adopt the dishes from places we conquered at one time or another and we've never had a lot to do with Vietnam.

Here's Saint Delia's recipe for Christmas pud:
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/traditional-christmas-pudding,1234,RC.html

According to my mum, the traditional date to make the pudding is the Sunday before Advent but, being a Godless sort, I have no idea when that is but I'm sure you do. Don't forget to get the whole family involved and everyone gets a stir and everyone gets a wish. I don't know what coins you guys have that's appropriate but we has some silver sixpences and one of these would be steamed in the pudding.

Enjoy!

Neil

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I'm going to do it

by ProtiusX In reply to Never tried it

Thanks!

I am going to do and I'll let you know how it turns out. )

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