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September 24, 2015 3:29 pm
I'm thinking of every now and then doing like a 'free-style' thread where bloggers can make a comment about anything that takes their fancy. A sort of a cyber 'open mic' page. Any feed back on this idea? Shall we experiment and see what pertinent or crazy topics are on people's minds? Heh - perhaps not. But seriously, anyone up for this idea?
September 24, 2015 4:13 pm
Thanks Chu. I actually did have a 'community board' set up on my wish list that I gave to my tech, but we got bogged down just sorting out the necessities and we ran out of time to do it this on this round. I think in the springtime or there about, I will invest in slicker font and a community board. One step at a time. But yeah it's a good idea. The thing about comments is that you need them to be in a certain order, ie first comment is top, this way the thread reads more logical and smoother. One can post in real time here as there is no moderation waiting line. What would be cool to also have a-la FF is the private chat room as side chatter. If anyone knows how to get that, let me know and I will add it to my new Plato wish list.
September 24, 2015 4:24 pm
BTW, a little off topic here but a teenager I know is writing a paper on how israel's establishment in the holy land has affected the water distribution of the region to the detriment of the natives. Anyone got any handy, good and comprehensive links so I can help the teen out? I have nothing in my personal archives about that - facts and statistics are needed. any help would be sincerely appreciated. The teen says that there are so many links on this subject matter and they don't know which one is 'truth' - teen is 15 and overwhelmed.
September 24, 2015 3:30 pm
Hmm really? Has anyone else had this experience too? Thanks, Denis - I will let my tech know.
September 24, 2015 4:15 pm
Not sure what you mean Sean. Please explain so I can pass the info to my tech. Thank you.
September 24, 2015 3:39 pm
Wonderful thought from the wonderful Margret Mead. Of course you see this occurring more frequently in literature and the arts than in politics. My task here at Plato's is to share information and pieces of the geopolitical jigsaw puzzle. Sharing information is about the only counter-propaganda activity I can be useful at. Of course and just as importantly, Plato's is also for sharing ideas.
September 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Thanks Sean! I'll pass that on the befuddled teen. Very helpful.
September 24, 2015 3:25 pm
If anyone tried to reach me through the 'Contact' page and has still not received an email response from me, please let me know. I just want to make sure there are no random glitches. Thank you.
September 24, 2015 2:05 pm
Thanks Cloak. A few more tweaks and we should be there good and proper.
September 24, 2015 3:12 pm
Thanks, Chas. Except my history is a mere single fleeting whisper in the cacophonous orchestra of the world.

Is America ready for a Jewish president? The anti-Semitism facing Bernie Sanders – Matthew Rozsa/Salon.com

September 24, 2015 1:50 pm
The statistics are ffffffishy. But who cares the religion of a good man or woman?! I suspect the above article is part and parcel of another covert Sanders campaign. I say this because, yet again and after an absence of a couple of months, I'm getting the Bernie brigade come to Plato's to click only on 'Bernie' articles. Fake pumping up of internet statistics.

Hezbollah is joining a formal alliance with Russia, Iran, and the Syrian regime – Business Insider

September 24, 2015 6:27 pm
Yeah I did actually notice all the nice baseball hats the refugees heading to europe were wearing and yeah I did notice here in Lebanon the dire straights that Syrian refugees on the streets of Lebanon are wearing on their heads too. It all just makes me so very sad. Sheep have feelings too.

Mosque Opening in Moscow Attended by Putin, Abbas, Erdogan – AP

September 24, 2015 3:19 pm
Right, Walid - my mistake: I reinstated your 9:58 back thinking it was a glitch. Removed now. Are you still having sign-in probs? You were posting as 'Walid' before - it was fine - what happened?
September 24, 2015 3:14 pm
Informative post, thank you.