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Nairaland / General / Re: Epi's Corner - Q & A by Cayon(f): 5:48pm On Jan 29, 2009
Madam I was not banned. End that rumor now
Foreign Affairs / Re: Welcome To Pallywood by Cayon(f): 6:05pm On Jan 12, 2009
@blues

You are waaaaay too smart to be thinking like this.

Are you endorsing what Israel did/doing? Questions: don’t you think Israel should start treating the Palestinians as equals rather than pariahs? Why can’t Israel accede to the UN requests? How about Israel removing the “iron curtain” they build largely on Palestinian land - What say you?

Peace

thinking to myself ****The world would certainly be a better place, if Israel was destroyed after the death of Jesus Christ******

bluespice:

When the world begins to look at the isreali-palestinian issue without sentiments,
maybe the issue can be laid to rest
i live in the middle-east in the middle of all this political and military warfare and i can tell u that this issues as they are layers and layers that stem in the very history of jews and arabs cannot be solved by 'peace-processes'
however, the ongoing situation is pitiful only because the casualty count doesnt even out on both sides
this also cannot be blamed on isreal they have succeeded in all but completely alieniating the palestinians resident in the West bank from the rest of the world
cruel?
well, in war nothing is fair
when russia went with the full blast of its military against small georgia in the last months of 2008, the world unanimously called russia to order stating that even if georgia was at fault which was still debateable, the intensity of its retaliation was too much for a small country like Georgia, Georgia however had come to terms quite early with the fact that russia had the more advanced weapons of warfare and conceeded to a cease-fire irrespective of the fact that russia might have been indeed at fault.
My point is Hamas and hezbollah crying foul is almost laughable almost because of the scores of 'innocent' civilains caught in the cross fire, the situation could at best be avoided if they accept that they are at a disadvantaged position, Isreal however should also note that even though nothing is fair in war some decorum is expected in her behaviour.
breaking the cease-fire agreement and then claiming to "protect herself" is wrong.

now to the 'pallywood' issue ofcourse its happening, staging missile attacks, images of children dying are the many ways hamas and hezbollah use to cover up for their own nefarious acts, its an age long tactic. people of the world are moved by suffering. if isreal went on all the mar news networks in the world with images of pregnant women shelled with babies hanging from their bodies- in the process of birth, the songs in favour of hamas and hezbollah will change
when discussing the issues of the mid-east sentiments have got to be put aside to see the issues clearly (if such is possible)
Foreign Affairs / Re: The Media; Israel And Palestine by Cayon(f): 6:02am On Jan 12, 2009
Israeli forces advance deep into Gaza urban areas

Gaza medical officials say at least 870 Palestinians, about half of them civilians, have been killed in the conflict that began Dec. 27 with Israeli airstrikes on Hamas buildings, as well as suspected rocket launch sites and smuggling tunnels on the Egyptian border. Thirteen Israelis, including 10 soldiers, have died.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090112/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians
Forum Games / Re: Be The Last Person To Post Here by Cayon(f): 1:55am On Jan 12, 2009
Good night and good luck kiss
Forum Games / Re: What's On Your Mind? by Cayon(f): 1:55am On Jan 12, 2009
log off - watch the Golden Globe awards
Nairaland / General / Re: Why Do Some Nigerian Men Easily Get Irritated? by Cayon(f): 1:53am On Jan 12, 2009
Sammy107_d:

I'm cool with women taking charge and all, but the depth in the caribbean, is like "freakin hell! no waay. . . shocked"

Caribbean chics: Brings out the mugu in you cool
na u come b mugu grin. wetin u mean “freakin hell”. befor una throw away stone make una first wash the glass house wey una dey stay grin grin grin

sen som flying fish ovah my way? wink

Good night and good luck

Peace
Nairaland / General / Re: Why Do Some Nigerian Men Easily Get Irritated? by Cayon(f): 12:38am On Jan 12, 2009
@Poster

True talk except your last sentence. They are nothing like Caribbean men.  You can tell a c'bbean man "do this and do that" and they'll do it immediately without questioning you.  In fact, c'bbean men listen/obey their women.  But Nigerians are very aggressive - is like you have to listen to them,  . . . .especially when they give you that under the brow look

Peace
Romance / Re: What Do Ladies Mean After Asking Them Out, And They Say Lets Just Be Friends? by Cayon(f): 12:11am On Jan 12, 2009
okpunor:

When a Lady says "Lets' just be friends",this indirectly means "half no/half yes",she may want to understand you,get some underground facts about UMay at thesame time be trying your persistence level,because she has numerous admirers whom she comes across on a daily basis.Because Beautiful Ladies attract men like a magnet would do to iron filings.So the game is up to you in mapping out your strategy in winning her over.As she may even be into a relationship,but you have got to sell yourself to her,and also show her that you will be there in TRYING TIMES,because all a Lady needs is the assurance from her Man,and she wants to be proud of her Man.Someone who will be capable,anywhere,anytime.

well said!! Ladies, listen to Einstein ova here. cheesy
Jokes Etc / Re: Funniest Person On Nl Jokes Section by Cayon(f): 9:19pm On Jan 11, 2009
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Jokes Etc / Re: Funniest Person On Nl Jokes Section by Cayon(f): 7:36pm On Jan 11, 2009
studio43:


@cayon,
sorry , but you are a trouble maker wink grin
shocked shocked shocked I am ?? shocked shocked shocked
Guess what I am here thinking studio?   Give up


Remember (i was newbie) when you "cuss me out stinking and I bawl long watah out ma ya-eyes like a likkle chile? remember?.  And then i went over to the Christian section to find comfort. Boy was i wrong. . . Mukina99982 screamed at me. In fact, I am crying again as I think back cry cry cryP-p-please somebody pass me a tissue to wipe my eyes and blow my nose. cry cry cry cry 

its all good now - lucky thing i am a lover and not a fighter grin grin kiss kiss grin grin  I voted for you

L8r
Jokes Etc / Re: Funniest Person On Nl Jokes Section by Cayon(f): 7:12pm On Jan 11, 2009
dani1luv, you can replace my name with makali.  Why? I am already in the “trouble maker” category grin grin
Nairaland / General / Re: To Seun by Cayon(f): 6:46pm On Jan 11, 2009
so i went to check out da place. . . . . . .

Hmm. I know the sky is blue but that take the cake. It’s bluer than the sky, bluer than the sea – heck it’s even bluer than me when I am blue. This is how i look after checking it out

Peace

Religion / Re: Should We Stop Giving Tithe? by Cayon(f): 5:24pm On Jan 11, 2009
@tt

very well said

Peace
SeanT21:

If we do not give,How do U expect the pastor to provide for him and his family?

Churches advocating tithing as compulsory are putting pressure on their congregations.  The NT speaks of “Giving” as opposed to tithing

2 Cor 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver

There is a big difference between giving to God and giving to the church.  Ask God to direct you and give from your heart NOT AS THE PASTOR DIRECTS YOU.


OT Tithing

Levite's tithe

Lev 27:30
'A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.
Lev 27:32
The entire tithe of the herd and flock-- every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod-- will be holy to the LORD.
Num 18:24
Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the LORD. That is why I said concerning them: 'They will have no inheritance among the Israelites.'"
The Lord then commanded the Levites to give a tenth of their portion to the priests (see also 2 Chronicles 31:4), 

Num 18:28
In this way you also will present an offering to the LORD from all the tithes you receive from the Israelites. From these tithes you must give the LORD's portion to Aaron the priest.

Harvest tithe

Deut 12:11-12
Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name-- there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD.
And there rejoice before the LORD your God, you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites from your towns, who have no allotment or inheritance of their own.

Poor people tithe

Deut 14:28-29
28 At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year's produce and store it in your towns,
29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands
Romance / Re: How Do You Tell A Girl That You Love Her? by Cayon(f): 3:41pm On Jan 11, 2009
This may sound odd but it's easier for me to say "I LOVE U" to family and friends. Admitting or saying "I LOVE YOU to a boyfriend is very nerve reckoning. . . . even though i love him. However, 98% men can boldly say to women "I LOVE YOU" whether they mean it or not. It's in their genes. They are professionals, . . . .right ladies
Romance / Re: What Could Make You Slap Your Partner ? by Cayon(f): 3:22pm On Jan 11, 2009
finding lipstick on his collar and he is telling me its crayon
Romance / Re: What Is The Right Age To Get Married? by Cayon(f): 3:17pm On Jan 11, 2009
i’ve fallen in love, that in it took me by surprise. I’ve been quite guarded with my emotions for a long time and it just sort of happened. I really want to trust the relationship and relax but I’ve been having a few problems. Teardrops from the past have been weighing me down and even though I’ve realized this, I’ve had a difficult few weeks dealing with my insecurities.
The object of my affection is an amazing person, a talented, intelligent man who appears to have a lot of patience with me. I have been honest with him, which for him must be quite offensive to hear, although I think he understands. For him I want to move past this period of doubt, i have a chance to share my world and I don’t want to let it slip through my fingers.

Today, I am hoping to answer his question "will you marry me". When I do, the answer is going to be yes. Saying yes, then for me 27 is the right age to get married.

Peace
Forum Games / Re: Be The Last Person To Post Here by Cayon(f): 2:49am On Jan 11, 2009
Good night and good luck
Forum Games / Re: What's On Your Mind? by Cayon(f): 2:47am On Jan 11, 2009
Movie
Religion / Re: Should We Stop Giving Tithe? by Cayon(f): 2:36am On Jan 11, 2009
Bobbyaf:

@ Cayon

So on what basis did Abraham pay his tithe?
If I am understanding you correctly -

Didn't God command Abraham and others to pay 10% of profits from war? 10% for feasting and 1/2 shekel regardless of their debts etc.

Bobbyaf:


Likewise I haven't seen anything against it.  The absence of proof doesn't mean proof of absence.
True, but how one can make something out of nothing

Peace
Religion / Re: Should We Stop Giving Tithe? by Cayon(f): 12:00am On Jan 11, 2009
Bobbyaf:

If tithing was a holy institution before then it still is. Tithing was never instituted by Moses, nor is something to be restricted to the Old Testament.


I'm sorry, but I must respectfully disagree with you on the highlighted.  Moses instituted Tithing because the Israelites were not paying taxes. Also, tithing in Malachi 3 was for the Levi (#11) tribes.  The other ten tribes were to pay tithes to help the Levi tribes.

Tithing was based on the Old Covenant. We no longer live under the Law of Moses, but rather under the Law of Christ hence no mention of Tithing in the NT. 

2 Corinthians 9 clearly states how God wants us to give. . . . .  we give cheerfully (Offering); I don't recall in the NT a 10% rule, and I can’t find one when I search.   We are more obligated to our family and help who are in need as per the book of Timothy.  Charity begins at home


Peace
Literature / Re: My Book Of Rants! by Cayon(f): 9:08pm On Jan 10, 2009
The below is awesome. I love it, love it, love it. I drop by to say this

Peace
ariblaze:

empty stage

emptier heart

cold world

where has the warmth gone?

where has the lush gone?

why is the light harsh?

why is the fragrance gone?

where is the love?

where is the promise?

what becomes of my heart now?


doesnt make eye contact with anyone as he walks out of the arena
Poems For Review / Re: Raindrops In Tears by Cayon(f): 9:02pm On Jan 10, 2009
@poster

Nice!!! I like

Peace
Poems For Review / Re: ... by Cayon(f): 8:58pm On Jan 10, 2009
Irma is feeling alone and sad. She is in front of her computer, trying to write, but could not. She opens up another tab to see what is on the news, what is on the papers, but nothing seems to interest her today. Her thoughts go back to Marco. He is sick. He has been having pain in his stomach and has been to the ER the other day, but without success at any real diagnosis that could tell both what was wrong in his body. He then went to another and they told him to take some pills. He has gastritis. He took the pills but nothing changed with his situation. The doctors told him that if after two days, his condition remains the same, that he should go back to the clinic so they could do further tests on him. Irma is scared that it might be something else; something lethal, irreversible, cancer.

Irma’s father had his brush with fate four years ago when he was diagnosed with colon cancer, at 75. He died two months shortly. Irma is scared to lose Marco in the same manner. She tries to distract herself today by reading articles in the New York Times. She browses through its pages on the internet and couldn’t find anything interesting to read. She stares at the front page, lets her eyes wander idly through the maze of letters and words in differing font sizes, some emboldened, some italized, all in blacks and blues, but nothing seems to catch her attention. Her mind is on Marco. She inspects the page once more, there must be something interesting to read, she tells herself but her eyes just wander off again, to photographs this time.
She sees a photograph of an old town. The headline reads The New Old Mexico. She clicks on the article and begins to read. The story is about a town called San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It is, they say, a beautiful bohemia where American expats have moved from time and time again. They have built themselves an enclave it seems, in an ancient part of Mexico, with locals, fellow expats, young and old, a new Starbucks on Salem Street even, and some jovial and neighborly locals that, the NY Times reported, are welcoming to every new comer from all walks of life.

Everyone seems happy there. Irma thought that she and Marco would be happy there too, someday--when they retire--for it is just the kind of place that they would both enjoy. The photographs show a picturesque city, with cobble stone paved roads, locals with guitars slung on their shoulders riding donkeys, artsy Americans clad in all black walking their expensive Pomeranians ala New York mode, young Mexican girls wandering the streets alone, old Spanish cathedrals and villas, undulating roads lined with small cafes here and there, green trees, warm weather, the sun.

She wants to email him the article, just as she has always done in the past when she reads something interesting that she knows he would enjoy reading as well. But today she did not. Now she feels that it remains to be seen whether she and Marco would indeed be able to reach retirement. The prospectus for both to arrive at this stage would be old age. Today, she is unsure more than ever, whether she would reach old age with Marco considering that they both don’t know yet what is wrong with him. She emails the article to her mother instead and tells her maybe you could move there someday when you retire.

They all say that physical pain is somewhat a manifestation of psychological traumas, of psychological ills; bad and haunting memories that one couldn’t forget about perhaps or maybe sadness, unhappiness. She read once in a magazine that just like all cancers start with irritation-- where a cell goes bad, a neighboring cell gets infected with the bad cell’s karma, and on and on it goes until an entire organ gets defeated, until the whole body surrenders, until there’s nothing left but a cadaver-- a man’s spirit could also be wholly taken down by a single nagging heartbreak. Like a disease, the heartbreak spreads all throughout one’s body until one’s organs actually succumb to an actual disease and fail.

Could Marco be unhappy? She browses through the pages again, this time with a certain frenetic calm that only occurs to people who are alone and conflicted. She is alone. If they were still in New York, she would immediately phone her friends to meet for coffee, or tea, or beers, a joint, a line or two: anything to make her happy again at least, in the meantime, as she awaits Marco’s return home. But she is in London and very much alone. Unlike the expats in San Miguel de Allende, she is far from the welcoming arms of its city’s strangers, or a novel bohemia, or a misplaced rural Starbucks chain, or especially, a real prospect of retiring at San Miguel de Allende itself, now that there seems to be a real threat to Marco’s health.

Death. She thinks of death and Marco. What would she do if he dies? What if its cancer? What if she loses him? She moved to London and left everything In New York. They had just moved in London and now everything seems to be falling apart with this sudden unexplainable illness. What should she do if he dies?

She browses the New York Times again and this time sees a film review of a teenage vampire movie. Momentarily, she seems to forget her cares, chuckles, and tells herself, oh another one of those teenage vampire flicks. But Manohla Dargis wrote the review. She remembers Manohla Dargis’ pieces in The Village Voice and Irma likes her critiques. She is a good reviewer, she reminds herself. So she reads on.

The reviewer seems to like the film from what she wrote and there in the page are the clips of the movie. She clicks on and watches a clip and sees the trailer. You could see the young vampires fly and fight each other off in mid-air; the soundtrack and the shots are quirky, full of energy, lively. They are alive, very alive in fact, she observes. Vampires after all are least concerned about death. Vampire movies, if any, are always about being alive. Every time she sees one she feels a pang of jealousy for they are all immortal and she would like to be one herself because she is not. The vampire boy, however pale he is, is beautiful. Here is a super human. He will live forever. To die is human but to live forever divine, she tells herself. She thinks of Marco and wishes that he were a vampire. She wishes that both of them were vampires. If they were, they would be able to live forever and could choose several cities to retire to, different countries to live in on different times, or several lives and personas for every hundred of years that they are alive.

She sighs a desperate sigh for they are not vampires but humans. Irma’s thoughts now wander off to the Killers song Humans, how wonderful the tune is. How well written and simple the message is. How both she and Marco would listen to it over and over again when the album first came out. Her attention goes back to the page where the clips are, she watches them again and for a second feels herself falling in love with the actor (or with the vampire?). She thinks of death again and Marco and tells her self maybe if he dies, I would meet this actor, this vampire. She feels excitement for a second, watches the clip again, and smiles a wistful but lonely smile.
Forum Games / Re: Look At The Person's Profile Above You And Make A Comment. by Cayon(f): 6:58pm On Jan 10, 2009
she is full of fun
Forum Games / Re: Answer The Question Above U And Ask Yours by Cayon(f): 6:56pm On Jan 10, 2009
huh?

Could you repeat the question
Forum Games / Re: Can You Answer A Question With A Question? Part 2 by Cayon(f): 6:55pm On Jan 10, 2009
what about you?
Romance / My Lover Vs Nairaland Forum by Cayon(f): 6:52pm On Jan 10, 2009
My Lover vs Nairaland Forum

My lover has the sweetest kissing lips
But Nairaland I just can’t resist

My lover is in bed, on my best sheet
Yet I am logging on to take a peep

My lover tell jokes and he is the best kisser
No competition, because Nairaland is sweeter

My lover dance with me to the sound of Jazz
Yet I have to log on to question Shaz

My lover wants to attend Open Mic Night and take the stand
But he is waiting on his chastity belt just in case he sits next to Davidylan

My lover keep asking what so special about this forum
I say “I don’t know – maybe it has something to do with the Admin. Seun”

My lover reminds me that I am a woman of class
He is late; I was told long before by Goodass

My lover is here begging me to look for his shoe
I say “wait – I have to say “hi” to my poetry crew”

My lover say he can’t wait for folks to call him and I “us’
So I log on to the Christian section and type “Thank you Jesus”

My lover ask “why are you laughing –is it because of my black cloak”
I say “no honey, I am reading Anger Management 101 and they killing me with Jokes

My lover says “the Muslim section is where you should go and stay
However, I’ll have to keep an eye on babs, Mustay and Olabolawe

My lover say “don’t be fooled by the media they are full of tricks
I say “I only listen to lagosboy, sleekP, Negro_Nts and richyblack over in Politics”

My lover says “get out of the house – go have some fun
I say “shhh I am surfing the Culture, Food, Health, family, Business and travel sections”

My lover says “Nairaland forum is turning you into a disaster
I say “blame it on Technology or the webmaster”

My lover says “find some other entertainment because it’s your passion”
I say “all that is on Nairaland including fashion”

My lover is pissed I made him late for movie, dinner and dance
That damn Romance section – here I am crying and begging for another chance

Help me, Help me anyone from the General Discussion
I am addicted to Nairaland and I am losing my soon to be husband
Forum Games / Re: Gotta Get It Off My Chest Thread by Cayon(f): 6:51pm On Jan 10, 2009
grin guess i can't stay away
Jokes Etc / Re: Lost My Lover Over Nairaland by Cayon(f): 4:42am On Jan 09, 2009
*osisi*:

I spoke too soon. shocked shocked shocked shocked
I hope the kids are asleep since the man and his privates are now in the parlour
abeg make I clear  for road

*makes a sign of the cross*
don't have no kids to put to sleep.  Davidylan is looking for a Muslim D*ck and he is not getting mines.  PERIOD grin grin I am saving it for when we get married

Good night and good luck.
Jokes Etc / Re: Lost My Lover Over Nairaland by Cayon(f): 4:32am On Jan 09, 2009
davidylan:

You think because I am a female i am going to back down from you.  BRING IT B*TCH!!.  Battyboy gay

anyway my man is opening the door. . , now don't go dreaming about his D*ck in your mouth
Jokes Etc / Re: Lost My Lover Over Nairaland by Cayon(f): 4:20am On Jan 09, 2009
Davidylan

If your ass is burning for a D*ck don't follow me around because I can't help you.  Therefore I strongly recommend you pour a bottle of Hot pepper sauce up your A$$

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