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Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 20th February 2008, 02:04 AM
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Posted By Dave_K
Es interesante comparar las reacciones de paises...

Es interesante comparar las reacciones de paises diferentes. Si se ve los sitios de periodicos como elpais.es, elmundo.es, thetimes.co.uk, guardian.co.uk, lemonde.fr, nytimes.com,...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 16th February 2008, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Dave_K
VS, I'm not sure this will help with your...

VS, I'm not sure this will help with your situation, but it appears the Spanish law did change recently regarding dual nationality for Spaniards like my wife or your father. Based on what I...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 15th February 2008, 10:48 PM
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Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
I realize this is satirical hyperbole, but parts...

I realize this is satirical hyperbole, but parts of it are sadly too true. Late in the 2004 campaign, Dick Cheney warned of a devastating terrorist attack if the voters didn't make the right choice....
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 15th February 2008, 05:09 AM
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Posted By Dave_K
Good point about McCain. I take back my comment...

Good point about McCain. I take back my comment about the Republican slime machine. It's unfair to paint him (or all Republicans, for that matter) with the same brush. McCain himself was the...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 14th February 2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
When did far-right American reactionaries learn...

When did far-right American reactionaries learn to speak Spanish? :rolleyes:. If you think this is bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. If he wins the nomination he'll be the target of the Republican...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th February 2008, 05:12 PM
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Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
I've found bookmakers' odds to be far better...

I've found bookmakers' odds to be far better predictors than any polls or pundits' opinions. If they weren't so accurate, they'd be out of business (unlike pollsters and pundits).

FWIW, these...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 10th February 2008, 03:59 PM
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Views: 2,210
Posted By Dave_K
Basketball & Spain

The travel section of today's Washington Post has two articles about taking a basketball-centered European vacation. They recommend focusing on Spain:
...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 8th February 2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,288
Posted By Dave_K
:thumbs-up: Quote: "Después, en la...

:thumbs-up:

Quote:
"Después, en la película, las dos chicas tienen un trío con Javier Bardem."

Javier Bardem is having quite a year!
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th February 2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,364
Posted By Dave_K
That reminds me of something I recently read...

That reminds me of something I recently read (can't remember where). An American was in a train station in, I think, an Eastern European country. He complained to the stationmaster about the train...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
I don't think the idea that "it makes no...

I don't think the idea that "it makes no difference" is correct. The most concrete example is the Iraq war. If McCain wins, it will continue. If Obama wins, it will end. If Gore had won, it never...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2008, 04:39 PM
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Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
It's less about someone coming than it is about...

It's less about someone coming than it is about someone going.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2008, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Dave_K
1-20-09....it will all be over then.

1-20-09....it will all be over then.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
I wouldn't lump the stuff from the last 5 years...

I wouldn't lump the stuff from the last 5 years in with everything since WW2. Remember that almost everything since WW2 (Korea, Cuba, Chile, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Afganistan in 1980s, etc, etc) was...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
That's the sense of the word "rightful" I was...

That's the sense of the word "rightful" I was testing for, i.e., a sense of entitlement to a certain position. It could also mean something more like the "correct" or "accurate" position. This...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 4th February 2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
They might vote for a Black person to be...

They might vote for a Black person to be president of the U.S. (in your hypothetical scenario), but the idea of Spaniards voting for a Black person to be their own prime minister seems outside the...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 4th February 2008, 03:16 PM
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Views: 61,818
Posted By Dave_K
What place is it that "we" have a "right"...

What place is it that "we" have a "right" to?
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 4th February 2008, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Dave_K
Like with your other thread, you seem preoccupied...

Like with your other thread, you seem preoccupied with others' perception of the US. Pleasing the rest of the world should be way, way down on the list of reasons for voting for someone.

That...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 31st January 2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,557
Posted By Dave_K
This show is meant to provide a cross-section of...

This show is meant to provide a cross-section of contemporary Britain ;);D:

http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/117/index.jsp

(I heard an American re-make is in the works :thumbs-up:).
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 30th January 2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,300
Posted By Dave_K
Hang on a second....I thought the "problem" that...

Hang on a second....I thought the "problem" that the French law was meant to deal with was Muslim girls wearing headscarves in school. But as you can't have a law that singles out a particular...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th January 2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,300
Posted By Dave_K
The Calles thing is interesting, I had no idea. ...

The Calles thing is interesting, I had no idea. I had always thought Catholism was "the Establishment" throughout Mexico's post-columbian history. That you could be fined for wearing religious garb...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th January 2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,300
Posted By Dave_K
The French Law separating church and state was...

The French Law separating church and state was established in 1905. The First Amendment that VS and I are discussing dates to 1791. Interesting. Perhaps my "more recent phenomenon" comment does...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th January 2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,300
Posted By Dave_K
I believe that proves my point. The whole thing...

I believe that proves my point. The whole thing is about keeping the government out of religion and then at the very end he adds a "and vice-versa". And that's about as much as you'll find back...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th January 2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,300
Posted By Dave_K
I was speaking specifically about U.S. history. ...

I was speaking specifically about U.S. history. I don't know about the rest of the world (typical American :rolleyes:;)).
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 28th January 2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,300
Posted By Dave_K
No, the British system at the time, a state...

No, the British system at the time, a state Church with the King at the top, was the type of arrangement they specifically wanted to make un-Constitutional.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 28th January 2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,300
Posted By Dave_K
If I remember my U.S. history right, the way it...

If I remember my U.S. history right, the way it started in the U.S. was as much, and perhaps mostly, for the opposite reason, i.e., to protect religious freedom from government meddling. The almost...
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