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goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 12, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
OT, whatever, most of the politics here is pretty abrasive and foolish.
This girl was shot in the head by the taliban for going to school.
Her speech gives me hope that eventually we can work it out.
Powerful!

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
That kid is a flat out hero in my book! She, more than ANYONE, deserves the Nobel Peace prize!
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
Bump for a great story!
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
one smart, tough, brave young woman.
A quarter of young women around the world have not completed primary school.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23282662
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 08:12am PT
I agree Cragman, her understanding of what we need right now is refreshing.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 13, 2013 - 08:30am PT
Her speech gives me hope that eventually we can work it out.

That's because you're a reasonable person and you assume that others are reasonable, too. Unfortuantely, that is not the case and "it" will never be worked out.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 13, 2013 - 11:52am PT
Ledge rat said:
"That's because you're a reasonable person and you assume that others are reasonable, too. Unfortuantely, that is not the case and "it" will never be worked out."

Then what is left if we can't? Beating each other on the head with rocks like cavemen? Killing each other till one side is gone?
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Jul 13, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
I, for one, believe we can get 'it' worked out. But then there will be another 'it'. we seem to always need an 'it'.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 13, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
Couchmaster, rocks are soo last century. Neutron bombs are the rock of the future.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 13, 2013 - 01:47pm PT



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA

Jul 13, 2013 - 10:03am PT
Couchmaster, rocks are soo last century. Neutron bombs are the rock of the future.

And success is the fire ..

There is no alternative.
Only one..
We are here ... We are alive ... We are and we will destroy everything ..
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
I don't think so Riley.
Look back at history and as a society we have improved significantly.
The liberals always win.



Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
I think on some big questions you are correct goatboy
Certainly on some social issues at least in America.

But on the greater questions of environment, sustainability and war making I think we have moved backwards in the last decade.

I think we pat ourselves on the back to much as a species.
We are just a hungry bunch of locusts consuming everything...
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
That girl is amazing. I hope that she survives to reach her potential. Noble Peace Prize material, for sure. The Taliban made a mistake in shooting her....
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
The British could never control the tribal regions around the Kyber pass, neither could the Russians or the Pakistani government and now it will be the same for the coalition.

These fierce people will bend to no one, especially invaders (from their perspective) that seek to change their way of life (however flawed). You can call them the Taliban but this is just the banner that unites them in their fight against the infidels. Each year the coalition force stays in Afghanistan with the continuous drone attacks in the tribal regions only bolsters recruitment in the Taliban.

I certainly hate what the Taliban stand for but I also understand some people will never change especially when religion is involved. I think the western powers are naïve in their thinking that we can bring this country out of the stone ages. What's happened in the last decade will only guarantee that the Taliban will take control once the coalition leave.

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Harry, education of the kids can change a lot of that tribal way of thinking.
something the British or Russians never tried.

Unfortunately I don't think that is where the collation money is going.

I've seen the US south change dramatically by introducing the kids to a new way of thinking and providing support. Of course the rednecks are still here and you will never get rid of the christian fundamentalists still fighting the civil war but you can outbreed them with each generation that will get smarter and more forgiving.

Nation building utopia maybe, a little education here and there, then all they need is their own Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto to lead the way to a better life.


FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jul 16, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
TFPU
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
Talibani reply to Malala's address
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/17/the-taliban-s-letter-to-malalayousafzai.html
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
but where's the clear apology, the confession of embracing old-world superstitious nonsense as belief to live by, the commitment to change, to do better, and to upgrade seriously outdated beliefs in the interest of best practices in living?

.....

A talib or talibé (Arabic, طالب ṭālib, "student", lit. "seeker"; pl. طلاب ṭullāb) is a student, particularly a student of Islam, who may study in a madrasa or with a religious teacher.

The word "talib" in Arabic refers to any kind of student, whereas in English it has a stronger connotation towards religious students of Islam; the same is true of the word "madrasa" with respect to the English word "school".

What's clear from this letter writer is that his entire "worldworks" model (at base, theocentric, in Allah Jehovah, of course; cf: heliocentric and evolutionary) was garnered, learnt, from ancient books.

Advice from Adnan Rasheed, letter writer, to Malala,
"I advise you to come back home, adopt the Islamic and pushtoon culture, join any female Islamic madrassa near your home town, study and learn the book of Allah, use your pen for Islam..."

Not.

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/03/pakistani_taliban_th.php
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