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I’m sure I’ve heard this plan before…

the whole webcomic is a spoof of all sorts of Role-Playing games, specifically The Final Fantasy Series, but today's episode: "Like New Coke" reminds me of Telstra…  Who have this plan down to perfection, except that they forget to factor in product life-cycles, y'know, stuff like "This will be obsolete in 10 years."  The obviously schedule the "and everyone'll thank us for it!" section for post-obsolescence.

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QotD: Burning Question

If you could ask any question in the world and get a true answer, who and what would you ask? 
Submitted by jaypo.

Not enough information.  Would the truth of the answer be dependant on whether the person I as believes that it is true? or is it the unequivocal truth?

if the latter, I'd be asking something like "Does God Exist?" or "Does God Intervene?"

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QotD: Can’t Do Without…

What food item would you miss the most if it were removed from your diet and recipes? 
Submitted by scorpion1116.  

one of chicken, garlic, onion, Sweet Chilli Sauce.  I don't just make garlicky chicken though… have you ever tried my chickeny garlic? 😛

I don't much like cooking beef.  so I eat a lot of chicken, and I love stir-fries.  and my usual stir-fry starter base:
Ginger, Garlic, Sweet Chilli Sauce and Onion.  So… (I use the last 3 in a great number of other dishes, almost all my savoury dishes have a dash of Sweet Chilli Sauce in them, a bit of garlic, and (at least part of) an onion.)

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I just read this.

And thus I posted:
Actually, most of that article has been lifted straight from emails that go around from time to time.  I haven't had this version, and whoever has done this one has at least had the sense to remove the statement that "In God We Trust" is on the money.  It was obviously from America originally.

The first couple of paragraphs change each time.  The last one I got was a woman who wanted to have her drivers' license photo taken with her veil on.

In Australia, there's not any real public debate about whether it is appropriate to display anything religious on school walls.  (apart from anti-any-religious-group stuff).

Most Moslems believe in God too.  "Allah" is literally translated "God"

When did Howard supposedly say this(August 25th, 2005, according to iht)?  we had our federal election in November, and it was determined that Howard had lost by December.

There is a certain amount of assimilation that needs to occur from any migrant moving here, but we need to have some tolerance as well.  For the record, the people who are griping about the flag (to my knowledge, at least) are the people from whom the land was stolen a little over two centuries ago.

What Pledge?  The Pledge of Commitment?  Most Australians have never taken a pledge in their life!

As for Christian Beliefs.  We're presently at about 2/3 Christian as at the 2006 Census. (12,685,836 Christians of 19,855,288 Australians)  I'm a Deist, but come from a Christian background, and while I have a fondness for the faith, it's not for me.  It seems that the major monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) all wind up having their version of the Crusades at a certain point in their religious life cycle.  From my understanding of the topic, Islam is actually a bit late in having theirs. Judaism documented their Crusades in the Old Testament, Christianity had The Crusades in (I think) the 11th-14th centuries and Islam was formed around 600AD-1200.  This is not saying that I think that it's right.  It's saying that just because Christianity has been through it, it is not superior to Islam in any particular way.
It bugs me how this stuff keeps bubbling to the surface.

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