- Tuesday November 17 2009, 03:58 -
literarydiscussions: I just spent 40 solid hours to install Ubuntu linux on an old desktop with 250 gig huge hard drive, and attach to internet router with USB wireless adapter
Aida: why do you tell me this?
literarydiscussions: well, it is a major labor
like dante going all the way through hell
literarydiscussions: before when you saw me it was on my blackberry, and i have to type with my two thumbs
Aida: but you arrived to heaven
literarydiscussions: but now, i am on a keyboard at 80 words per minute. Well, i always wanted to try Ubuntu linux, because I hate microsoft and their proprietary products
Aida: am glad you succeeded
literarydiscussions: one one of our documentaries, it was stated that in Iran, it is legal to sell kidneys,… and it is beneficial to both donor and recipient, so, i wanted to know if you encounter this practice. The american documentary spoke of it as a wise thing
Aida: wise thing? Of course not!
literarydiscussions: rather than outlawing the sale of organs as we do in america
Aida: but well some do that
literarydiscussions: the doctors point was that many people can do fine with just one kidney
Aida: imagine how poor one must be to sell his organs
Some donate for free. Imagine how poor one must be to sell his organs
literarydiscussions: i mean, he wasnt trying to criticize Iran
But, in america, some people freely donate their kidney to strangers
literarydiscussions: concordias life is much better with her transplant than it was in hemodialysis. Even though the kidney is marginal, and she takes lots of meds. Still quality of life is better than on hemodialysis. And peritoneal dialysis is better quality of life than hemo. But LOTS of work, five exchanges per day
and you have to be SUPER compliant and sterile in handling the tubing connection, with iodine, alcohol, etc. because it is easy to get an infection with peritoneal dialysis
Aida: of course
Aida: I had a friend who wanted to donate one of her kidneys
just because she was a good human
Aida: they didnt permit her because of her ovarian cysts
but she was going to do it
literarydiscussions: oh, you know, when that insane muslim psychiatrist did what he did, i felt sorry for the majority of good kind muslims who will get harrassed
Aida: what did he do?
literarydiscussions: OHHHH! Perhaps they surpressed it in your news! He was an army psychiatrist, but he had suicide bomber beliefs, so, he opened fire in a crowd and shot 50 soldiers
literarydiscussions: and he was in contact on internet with a pro jihadist imam, and made posts praising suicide bombers
But, such are a very very small minority in muslim world
Aida: how strange
Aida: a psychiatrist!
literarydiscussions: they shot the psychiatrist, but he survived
He was american born, but of syrian or lebanese parents,
Aida: so he is alive?
literarydiscussions: and after 9/11 he began to sympathize with muslims in iraq, and saw USA as the bad guy.
literarydiscussions: yes, he is alive, but no news is given out about him. I guess that homeland security wants to really investigate
literarydiscussions: and they dont want to tip their hand to other jihadists who might be in hidden cells
Aida: those 50 soldiers are killed?
literarydiscussions: something like 50 shot , perhaps 20 killed
He shot one woman soldier, and though wounded she returned fire and took him down, and she lived
Aida: what a wild creature he was
literarydiscussions: well, his argument is that if he can kill 50 of the enemies of islam, then that is a glorious martyrdom
Aida: where did it happen?
literarydiscussions: that is what they believe
literarydiscussions: a week or two ago
Aida: yes and where?
literarydiscussions: ohhhh… it happened in one of the largest military bases in usa, in texas i think
perhaps ft. worth, not sure
I feel that the majority of muslims are peaceful, and one day, we can all live in more harmony
Aida: I see
literarydiscussions: human nature is too quick to stereotype and profile
Aida: I see
literarydiscussions: i mean, to say that all africans are this way, all arabs are that way, all jews are some other way
literarydiscussions: even in muslim world regarding sufis, and kurds, for example
literarydiscussions: on paltalk there are LITERALLY 100 kurdish language rooms! I was so shocked
literarydiscussions: there are vietnamese rooms running 24/7 with 50 to 100 at a time, helping each other to learn english
They are very industrious people to succeed
literarydiscussions: oh, and vietnam outlawed Facebook officially
Aida: do you know literary rooms where there are interesting talks?
literarydiscussions: a school boy in north vietnam contacted me in paltalk and asked me what is going on in USA that so many policemen are being murdered
I actually googled stats for him on police fatalities and showed him how low it is per city
But, his teachers are feeding him propaganda about the evil Americans
Aida: haha.but we never believed what they told us at school either about religion or america
literarydiscussions: i belong to paltalk Catholic chat, were the average age is 40 and over, just because they are ok for company
I dont like some of their attitudes
But they are more mature than other rooms
You can see my blog about it http://catholicchat.wordpress.com
Aida: so you dont know any literary club?
literarydiscussions: i put some sample discussions
literarydiscussions: i got banned from the two literary clubs that i belonged to
http://online-literature.com/forums is a good one
I got banned from there because i fought with the moderator, a woman from Turkey, who teaches in the U.K.
and she is kind of opinionated…
Her favorite novel is “TO Kill a Mockingbird”
I wrote about how the character “Boo” is actually like a Christ figure
and there are essays and sermons that say the same thing
She got wild angry, and said there was no such trace or hint of such a notion in the novel
If you google on online-literature sitaram you will find hundreds of my posts, but under my ID it says BANNED
Aida: what you think about to kill a mockingbird?
literarydiscussions: Well, the black man nicknamed “Boo” is in a house, and the kids never ever see him, but they know he is there (like God)
and they think he may be MEAN (like the God of the Old Testament)
literarydiscussions: BUT, he leaves gifts for them in the trunk of a tree… (which is like the mystery of Eucharist… which is also called GIFTS
But then, a bad man tries to kill the children, so BOO suddenly appears and saves them (like Jesus)
Aida: were they gifts?
Literarydiscussions: and finally, the children get to know Boo as a person and friend, (which is the PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Jesus stressed by american protestants in New Testament
literarydiscussions: well, they were trinkets that children would like
literarydiscussions: but, they were GIFTS given, left, mysteriously
literarydiscussions: and, the author, Harper (I forget), grew up in the very christian south
Aida: why did he hide for long?
literarydiscussions: well, he was kind of a recluse
and black, so a minority
literarydiscussions: was it Harper Lee…. she was playmates as a child with Truman Capote
Aida: I have seen the movie
literarydiscussions: she dedicates her one and only book to Truman Capote
And Truman Capote i think dedicated In Cold Blood to Harper Lee
literarydiscussions: and Harper Lee was Capotes research assistant for In Cold Blood
Aida: so why did she ban you for such notion?
literarydiscussions: and there is some suspicion that Capote actually helped Harper Lee write some of TO Kill a Mockingbird
and Harper Lee is what they call a ONE BOOK WONDER
It is her first and last novel
She did a few magazine interviews in the 1970s
literarydiscussions: but has been incommunicado ever since
Except for receiveing some reward, which was presented to her , a few years ago, by the actor who played in the movie
Aida: so they banned you because you connected it to old testament?
Aida: what was the problem in that connection?
literarydiscussions: that moderator and woman and I just got into argument after argument, because, she tried to shove her notions down everyones throat as being the indisputable truth
literarydiscussions: the man who owns the site really likes her as a moderator
literarydiscussions: and, i said many harsh but true things
literarydiscussions: about her, and her methods
Aida: oh God
Eh why did you do that
literarydiscussions: and, in part, it had to do with the fact that she did not grow up in a christian culture, so it is hard for her to see such interpretations
literarydiscussions: i do it because i prefer the truth to a lie
and better to die a free man than to live as a slave
Aida: yes but what is the point of disecting her methods for others
Some prefer to be blind
literarydiscussions: so, i would rather be who i am, and speak as i do, and have only 10 friends….. than be otherwise for the sake of 10,000
literarydiscussions: you might like http://literture-online.com/forums
You would probably kind of like that moderator, and she would like you i am sure
Aida: I am lazy in writing in forums..so I prefer to go where I can speak online
literarydiscussions: she likes women better than males, though she is married, she is not lesbian
literarydiscussions: we got into a big fight about Virginia Woolf
Aida: how come? What did you tell about virginia?
literarydiscussions: and that Novella she wrote about the man who lives 400 years, and after 200 years he magically transforms into a woman
oh, the posts are somewhere, i could dig them up
Aida: haha. I havent read that one
Aida: but it is an interesting subject
literarydiscussions: well, my argument is that Virginia Woolf was bugged by male patriarchal oppression
Aida: only if you men could be women for a while to understand us!
literarydiscussions: and she was kicked out of a library because women were not allowed
literarydiscussions: so she wrote an essay “A Room of Ones Own”
Aida: oh poor woman
literarydiscussions: which you would enjoy
literarydiscussions: she was invited to speak about women authors like Bronte, etc
But she decided to write that essay instead
Aida: yes? Interesting!
literarydiscussions: and it is very famous in Womens Studies classes
I am very pro womens liberation, and side with virginia woolf
Aida: of course.
literarydiscussions: i realize males are bastards
Aida: and admit it she is a genius author
literarydiscussions: all men are dogs, but some dogs are Lassie
I made that up
Aida: I know .you told me before.
literarydiscussions: Lassie was a show on tv for years about a dog who did wonderful things
Aida: I have seen it!
literarydiscussions: that was one of my more classic lines
I shall be remember for that one, if nothing else
Aida: hey I have to go now.am at work..must go visit patients
literarydiscussions: ok, nice talking
Aida: it was my lunch break
literarydiscussions: go now and heal the sick
Aida: thank you.and take care…hug concordia
literarydiscussions: so you ate some virginia woolf
Aida: yes I love Virginia Woolf
literarydiscussions: bye, later
Aida: one of my favorite authors. I bought her diary too!
literarydiscussions: i have a book that is an encyclopedia on v. woolf
Aida: I love her husband too !
literarydiscussions: a huge book, coffee table size
literarydiscussions: you would love it
Aida: she was rather selfish as a wife!!!
literarydiscussions: and i have the same one for james joyce
literarydiscussions: woolf had her issues
literarydiscussions: and, sexual identity crisis
Aida: you know there is a book called encyclopedia of poetry on
literarydiscussions: wow, i will look but you must go now
Aida: but the size is too big so I can not download it