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Cigdem Göle

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  1. Thank you for this thread, Mr Simkin. I came across this study on Dorian Gray a while ago as a part of my De Profundis research. It's an interesting reading material. The Evil in Dorian Gray: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Protagonist in The Picture of Dorian Gray http://dooku.miun.se/engelska/englishC/C-essay/HT06/Final/eklund%20rosanna_final%20essay.pdf
  2. Reading Circle has been added to this year's curriculum in the School of Foreign Languages, where students choose a novel and discuss the main idea, the plot and the characters in the classroom as groups of four or five. The roles of group members are as follows : Discussion Leader, Word Master, Summarizer, Passage Master and Culture Connector. A very useful activity for EFL students to connect with the culture and literature of the target language.
  3. The Smashing Pumpkins - Try, Try, Try
  4. The Tea Party - Heaven Coming Down
  5. I COME AND STAND BY EVERY DOOR (THE LITTLE GIRL) I come and stand at every door but none can hear my silent tread. I knock and yet remain unseen for I am dead, for I am dead. I'm only seven tho' I died in Hiroshima long ago. I'm seven now as I was then when children die they do not grow. My hair was scorched by swirling flame, my eyes grew dim, my eyes grew blind. Death came and turned my bones to dust, and that was scattered by the wind. I need no fruit, I need no rice, I need no sweets or even bread. I ask for nothing for myself, for I am dead, for I am dead. All that I ask is that for peace you fight today, you fight today, so that the children of the world may live and grow and laugh and play. Nazım Hikmet [1956] http://famouspoetsan...ts/nazim_hikmet
  6. My thanks to JDolva for the translation of the Swedish lyrics. It requires such talent to summarise all 23 lines with just one sentence "it's about letting go".
  7. I answered your questions even before you started asking them. The cargo of the flotilla has been addressed twice in the links I posted. But you keep ignoring it because you don't like it. What you understand from debate is bullying .Unfortunately, It's not going to work this time. Your arguments are baseless and you're nothing but a waste of time.
  8. What, you're a psychiatrist now? Or have you been inhaling too much "chemtrails" lately? ------------- Why Israel Enforces the Naval Blockade of the Gaza Strip Recent attempts by the Israeli military to stop humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip have drawn world attention to the 1.5 million Palestinians living in deprivation. The seizure of the Rachel Corrie, named for an American activist crushed to death in 2003 by an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) bulldozer, is the latest effort to thwart the Israeli blockade. The ship was diverted to the port of Ashdod. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly justified the blockade of the Gaza Strip on the basis of Hamas rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. Since the June 2007 blockade began, however, only 30 deaths resulted from rocket attacks while the Israeli military offensive of December 2008 resulted in the deaths of 1,200 Palestinians. One of the greatest problems facing the people of Gaza is hunger and thus the reason for outside humanitarian aid. The On-Going Crisis of Need in Gaza Already in December 2008, The Observer, using United Nations' data, stated that 51.8 percent of the Palestinians in Gaza were "living below poverty line." The situation has only worsened. Adrian Blomfield, writing from Gaza City for the Telegraph (June 5, 2010), states that "people have been forced to subsist rather than live." At the same time, he quotes a pro-Israel commentator, Gerald Steinberg, who blamed the media hype on UN reports as "simply political propaganda." Professor Steinberg heads the NGO Monitor. Steinberg, as other apologists for Israeli military intervention to stop outside humanitarian aid by running the blockage, maintains that the relationship between Israel and the Gaza Palestinians is a military confrontation and any such aid should be considered immoral. (BBC interview, June 1, 2010) Under the guise of humanitarian aid, activists could supply the Palestinians with the means to continue a military confrontation. The Legal Center for Freedom of Movement (Gisha) publishes a list of prohibited goods regarding the Gaza Strip. Gisha is based in Israel and is supported by both Jews and Arabs. Prohibited items include chocolate, vinegar, fresh meat, fabric for clothing, fishing rods, spare parts for tractors, newspapers, and various fishing nets. Many of the prohibited items directly affect the Palestinian’s ability to farm and fish. Read more at Suite101: Why Israel Enforces the Naval Blockade of the Gaza Strip
  9. Cigdem, did you not know that international rules do not apply to the United States. That is part of being a super-power. What amazes me is that Israel is treated the same way as the United States. How did they manage that? Of course! How naive of me! As for your second question, Craig ought to know. Maybe he'd like to explain why Israel is considered a sacred cow.
  10. You wouldn't understand how I feel even if I tried to explain it to you for hours, because you lack the capacity, common sense and conscience. How could you possibly know what is good/bad for the Palestinians? How could you have opinions on a subject you know nothing about? And who are you to tell me what I should or shouldn't do? How did you come to the conclusion that I use Palestinians for "political cannon fodder"? What do you know about my political views? Your efforts to make the massacre in Gaza justifiable are almost as horrible as your avatar. Instead of throwing "shame on you" BS at me, do something positive ; educate yourself about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. If you support the ongoing conflict and don't constantly urge "Palestine" to take a deal and move on , you do NOTHING but enable the deaths that continue. You want common sense, then condemn Hamas and the residents of Gaza for NOT doing something POSITIVE for themself. Like taking a deal and working towards a BETTER future, instead of living in a past they will never recover. Lets review...the Flotilla was a POLITICAL STATEMENT, not humanitarian, it was DESIGNED to PROVOKE a CONFRONTATION and it did. Any YOU blame Israel??? Amazing! I have never supported any conflict. To the contrary, I want it to end, like most people do. Of course I condemn Hamas and its suicide bombings.But what about you? Would you care to condemn the Israeli army for killing innocents? I don't think so. Hamas is the worst thing that has happened to Palestine. I am and will always be against any act of violence targeting innocent people. And as for your "deal", if it was the best option, why didn't you Americans take it when the British captured your land in the 1770s? If it was so good, why did you fight back and establish an independent state? In the same context, why did the Native Americans refuse to "take the deal" and revolt against the US Army? When the Ottoman Empire was falling apart, it was invaded by many countries. Each one wanted a piece of land for themselves. But they couldn't succeed. Because the people refused to be dominated. Because they refused to "take the deal".And they fought for their freedom. Because every nation has the right to be independent. If someone entered your house and claimed it was theirs, you'd do anything to get them out of your property, would you not? What is amazing is your blind devotion to the Israeli government and your endless efforts to justify the cruelty going on in Gaza. And yes, I blame the Israeli government for attacking the freedom flotila, I blame them for the blockade in Gaza that makes the civilians fight for an aspirin or a loaf of bread, I blame them for all the suffering they cause in Palestine and I blame them for murdering the children of Gaza each and everyday without blinking an eye.
  11. You wouldn't understand how I feel even if I tried to explain it to you for hours, because you lack the capacity, common sense and conscience. How could you possibly know what is good/bad for the Palestinians? How could you have opinions on a subject you know nothing about? And who are you to tell me what I should or shouldn't do? How did you come to the conclusion that I use Palestinians for "political cannon fodder"? What do you know about my political views? Your efforts to make the massacre in Gaza justifiable are almost as horrible as your avatar. Instead of throwing "shame on you" BS at me, do something positive ; educate yourself about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict.
  12. Your comments in this thread are proof that evolution isn't always an improvement. The political theater provide by the flotilla worked so wonderfully on you. You appear to be the perfect mark! Yes, it was nothing but a theatre. Ships carrying humanitarian aid "weapons", people trying to slaughter the poor swat team with "weapons" such as marbles and plastic chairs... What choice did the soldiers have other than shooting civilians at close range multiple times? Nothing could be as dangerous as a plastic chair! If this is your reasoning, there is no sense arguing with you. You will remain ignorant of the Middle East conflict no matter how much and how often you are ridiculed for it.
  13. What the Pirates of the Mediterranean did to the flotilla was not any different than what they have been doing in Gaza for years. It is despicable to say the least.
  14. Your comments in this thread are proof that evolution isn't always an improvement.
  15. The Fall,directed by Tarsem Singh, is a magnificent adventure that takes you to the world's rarely known beautiful locations along with its moving story. It was filmed in 24 countries over a period of four years. The story is set in a hospital in 1920s LA. Stuntman Roy (Lee Pace of Pushing Daisies), is recovering from an accident that paralyzed him. At the same hospital there is a five year old girl who broke her arm after a fall. Roy and the girl become friends and he starts telling her a fantastic story that involves five characters (Masked Bandit, The Indian, Charles Darwin, The Explosive Expert and The Ex-Slave), all of whom have a common enemy named Governor Odius. Roy keeps pausing at the most exciting parts of the story only to get her to bring him some morphine. Only then he continues to tell the adventure to the girl. The stuntman himself is suffering from his own emotional problems - he lost his girlfriend to another man- and that's the reason he wants to OD himself. And of course the villain in his story (Gov Odius) is the man whom he lost his girlfriend to. Amazing cinematography and a very touching story. Trailer
  16. OK These links should work The Chemical Brothers - Do It Again http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1243840857311846776# The vid is very similar to Fatboy Slim's Ya Mamma vid http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5181933162797332787# Daft Punk - Technologic http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4866506073704224144# P.S. The sheep will return to take revenge
  17. John, how could you not -even once- mention The Chemical Brothers in this whole thread? Do It Again ------------ Daft Punk-Technologic
  18. Jonsi Birgisson's (Sigur Ros frontman) solo album Go is out. Jonsi- Boy Lilikoi Some reviews birgisson has just made the best record of his career 9/10 - clash music the sigur rós singer fights huge with huger on his solo debut, matching the uplift of his full-time band at their most dramatic. 8.1 - pitchfork when the loops and beats are kicking up dust, the man’s blissful blues feel earned ***1/2 - rolling stone Those interested could listen to all the songs in the album by visiting Jonsi's official webpage. http://jonsi.com/go
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