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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif id'Ullah (United States), Nov 8, 2016 at 06:42

My own foray into that territory was during the first few months I lived in Australia, when I lived in a rooming house of some 24 Pomes, Jocks, etc., nearly all of whom blew most of their paycheck every weekend at the Marrickville Hotel.

A friend who spent 25 years in LA, an Australian guy, told e recently that you're not allowed to drink till 21 there! I was very surprised. I started probably at 17 - legally you can't till 18 - but it's not really enforced unless you're doing something dumb. Like drive and drink. (Which we used to do without giving it a second thought) By 21 I had stopped drinking regularly - apart from the occasional binge a few times a year till about 30.

...Then I changed jobs, and had to quit cold turkey, because I was flat-out-broke.
yep - that's what happens. It's hard to maintain any sort of a lifestyle if you drink heavily. Just ask the Russians.

"We're supposed to be talking about the decline of Radical Islam. With Hillary Clinton's top campaign (Huma Abedin) aide (until a few days ago) the daughter of Wahhabi Fundamentalist publishers who were funded by the same sources that funded Osama bin Laden, I would say that Radical Islam is pretty well placed at the moment.

Yes - that's an incredible situation - how is it that it continues? Massive conflict of interests and no doubt ulterior motives. You'd be an idiot to think no one got at her.(the weinerless Abedin).

".. that Islam will suffer a terrible, probably fatal, blow,..
Could be, but that might only encourage the fanatics to even greater levels of fanaticism. We saw the other day that an Irish jihadi blew himself up for the cause in Mosul. The more desperate the situation gets, the greater their devotion to destruction.

I suspect death by a thousand cuts is more likely - as technology exposes islam's inner workings. Or maybe apostatizing by highly ranked muslims - or just general lack of interest as people realise it has nothing of value at its core.

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