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Beer bellies and smacked fannies

Reader comment on item: Is Radical Islam in Decline?
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Submitted by Michael S, Nov 5, 2016 at 07:21

Hi, Moh

It's interesting that you note a time, long ago, of "overindulgence in alcohol". 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. Then I changed jobs, and had to quit cold turkey, because I was flat-out-broke.

Today, I have a somewhat fatty liver, which doesn't seem to be connected to those days; but I also have neuropathy in my feet that might be. More likely, however, my ten-month stint as a paint chemist, 30 years ago, when I daily ingested nose fulls of lead chromate, probably had more to do with it. Sometimes the past comes back to haunt us; but even the most cautious among us eventually bursts too many hoses and pops too many fuses to keep on going. I'm Hillary Clinton's age now, and about half of my best friends from over the years are already dead; so I have no complaints.

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. I can't predict where the Wahhabis are headed, any more than I can predict anything about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; and the election is just a few days away. I believe, based on what little I know of the Bible, that Islam will suffer a terrible, probably fatal, blow, when Turkey and Iran lead a coalition against Israel and get their fannies roundly smacked. That might happen as early as next year. We'll see.


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