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February 10, 2019, 10:05 PM
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aa1234779 -> Thanks for the detailed explanation regarding beards and other ways of grooming in Islam.

What I still don't understand is: is it mandatory or simply a suggestion? That is, do Muslims believe they'll end up in hell if they shave, not clip their nails, etc?

Your explanation regarding Indonesians make sense, but what about the Saudi regime's foreign minister? If he were a high official in the goverment of (for example) Egypt, it would make sense because many Egyptians aren't strict in their observance of Islam. But the foreign minister of ultra-strict, Wahabi Saudi Arabia?? I would think even a minimal deviation from strict Islam would be regarded as a major offense - even more so by a member of MBS's cabinet.

February 15, 2019, 01:21 PM
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Maybe some of you remember that I took a few photos last year in the Park of St Cloud.

Vasudev is probably wondering if it's mr baboon on the left. Actually, it's my father and me. A few months later, he helped me move to Saint Etienne.
But I won't stay in Saint Etienne, because I could get a promotion to earn more money. My job would have been be axed here anyway (maybe there is not enough economic activity in St Etienne since Vanessa Paradis left after the shooting of the movie White wedding ?).
And in all likelihood, I will probably have to go back to the city of light of aa1234779 in a few months. Well, It's a paradox. Sb helped me flee this town, and I have to go back there.

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February 23, 2019, 11:20 AM
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Today I went to the Kiwanis wine show in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, and I took a few photos. Actually I had been invited so I could taste some good wine.

Kiwanis is an international service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, and is found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas. Kiwanis clubs raise funds for poor children in the United States, Europe, Sudan, Eritrea, Palestine...

I bought an excellent wine, a Saint Chinian from Languedoc, and a pork filet mignon with oregano.
Little usmangujjar must be thinking that all these are not very halal. As for shadow.97, he might be thinking all this is not very Catholic either.

« Last Edit: February 23, 2019, 11:28 AM by scarface »

March 24, 2019, 10:48 AM
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Today, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference about Saint Etienne.

I needed a café so I went to the center of the town. Practically everything is closed on Sunday, and, to my regret, I had to take a café in a greasy spoon near the place of hotel de ville called Subway.
Other there I recalled that I needed to take photos for the users of the forum. They don’t know Saint Etienne because in the media they always show the same things: the burps of baby Trump, the yellow vests on the champs Elysées, or the bearded lumberjacks of Baghouz. So here are a few unusual photos taken today.

the place of the hotel de ville

rue blanqui

place Dorian

rue Francois Gillet

Avenue de la libération

Rue de la république (you can see my car)

In Saint Etienne, many shops are closed because the town is rather poor.

An antique shop

March 30, 2019, 07:45 AM
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Today, I've been to the Casino Monthieu, Rue de la Montant in Saint Etienne ( I was at the Casino Grocery Pickup service), and I noticed another jacquerie taking place other there. Undoubtedly, capitalism is on its last legs.

Note that Windows 10 x64 Pro lite 19h1 is being uploaded and will be available tonight.
Besides, a game about the French revolution could be available tomorrow on the forum. It's perfect if you don't know historic figures such as Danton or Robespierre.

March 31, 2019, 02:53 PM
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Tonight, I'm going to hold a conference to present the long-awaited squid with green beans recipe with shallot and white wine sauce.

here is a picture of the squid.
Look how beautiful they are. I wish aa1234779, Maher, Vasudev and shadow.97 had been there. My father couldn't believe I'm mastering such a difficult dish either, he who died of lung cancer a few months ago.

First and foremost, pull out the tentacles from the main body. Cut just below the eye and discard the innards. Discard the beak and then trim the long tentacles level with the rest.
Pinch the two fins together, thread thumb underneath and pull them away from the body, along with the membrane and discard.
Pull out the shell or 'quill' and then remove the innards using the back of a knife.
Cut the squid open, and scrape any more innards out and discard. Cut into slices, or score the squid and cut into pieces. It’s important to wash them because a kind of ink is oozing.

You can now cook the squid. Frying is a popular method - squid pieces just need to be cooked for 30-40 seconds on a very high heat. Serve immediately.

Now we are going to make the sauce and cook the beans.

Bring the water to a boil. Add the beans and cover the pot. Continue cooking the beans, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes until tender but firm. Drain and rinse under cold water.

At serving time, heat the butter in a pan, add an excellent white wine and the shallots for about 1 minute, until the shallots start to brown.
Reduce until only 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of liquid remain. Whisk in the butter and simmer until emulsified.

For the wine, I chose some sauternes. This wine is a bit expensive, but no other wine is subtler than Sauternes… Recognizable among all with its golden look, it is unique thanks to many characteristics. Sauternes is different through its localization, quite far from most of the Bordeaux appellations. Located on the South of Graves region, its area is bound by Garonne valley on East and Landes forest on West).
Then add the beans, salt and pepper, and saute briefly.

Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with the squid.

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March 31, 2019, 03:27 PM
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In this topic, some photos of the Louvre are available. And if you have been to the Louvre this week end, you probably noticed the courtyard collage celebrating the pyramid’s 30th anniversary that created an optical illusion.

The French artist JR and 400 volunteers had put the final touches to the huge collage on Friday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Louvre’s glass pyramid.
But the whimsical collage in the courtyard of France’s Louvre art gallery had a short shelf life after a swarm of tourists and art lovers left it in shreds.
On Saturday he tweeted a photo of the 17,000 sq metre (183,000 sq ft) work which, from a certain angle, made the pyramid appear to extend deep into a quarry of white rock, and invited the public to come take a look.

Come they did, and by Sunday the fragile 2,000-odd sheets of paper were torn to pieces, returning the site to its natural state in what could almost be called a work of public performance art. However, some art lovers were not amused, with comments on Twitter such as “really disappointing bad experience today for the Louvre pyramid’s 30th anniversary” and “JR’s art piece was more fleeting than foreseen”.
The artist was more philosophical. “The images, like life, are ephemeral,” he tweeted. “Once pasted, the art piece lives on its own. The sun dries the light glue and with every step, people tear pieces of the fragile paper. The process is all about participation of volunteers, visitors, and souvenir hunters.”