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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 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 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 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 3:12 pm
Thanks, Chas. Except my history is a mere single fleeting whisper in the cacophonous orchestra of the world.
September 24, 2015 2:05 pm
Thanks Cloak. A few more tweaks and we should be there good and proper.
September 24, 2015 1:46 pm
Thanks cigary. It's how I see the road to the future - well, on a good day I do.
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 12:57 pm
Okay - just wanting to ask everyone to extend me their patience for the next 48 hours or so while I tweak some stuff with my tech - there is a 10 hour time difference between myself and the tech so this can slow progress down a tad more than the norm. And please feel free to give me feedback while the tech is on hand for a couple more days. The aim after all is to give you guys a smooth and most pleasant experience. Thank you, merci, dunkashen, shukran, shalom!

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.

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.
September 24, 2015 1:22 pm
Walid, the Daily Star/Lebanon is reporting over 717 dead in the stampede: More than 717 pilgrims die in stampede in worst hajj disaster in 25 years | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR Also,, here comes the blame game, Saudi style: MINA, Saudi Arabia: deadly stampede Thursday during the hajj, saying the tragedy would not have occurred if they "had followed instructions". Health Minister Khaled al-Falih was quoted by El-Ekhbariya television as saying "many pilgrims move without respecting the timetables" established by authorities, which was the "principal reason for this type of accident." "If the pilgrims had followed instructions, this type of accident could have been avoided." Saudi minister blames undisciplined pilgrims for hajj tragedy | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR
September 24, 2015 10:19 am
Oh man that is really sad and tragic news. R.I.P. Mecca pilgrims. But it's crazy that these deaths happen - the Saudis need to get their human traffic plans configured with safety above numbers in mind.