Maybe you'd better explain what scully means, because neither my American dictionary nor the Oxford English Dictionary has that word listed at all! In short, there is no such word in English. What rats do is scurry, and that's the word you should have used.
As to the rest of the crap you're spouting, all I'll say is that women and children, and other civilians, are unfortunately unavoidable casualties in a war. Neither British nor American forces target them deliberately unless they're known participants in warlike action.
But it's not OUR people who are suicide bombing market places, police and army recruiting stations, and the like. Those are your friendly Arab "patriots"??????
The word is scurry, not scully! If you simply must continue your anti-American and anti-Brit propaganda, the least you can do is spell it right!
I don't see where the two events you've posted have any relationship whatever to each other.
I don't see you calling either the Shiites or Sunnis terrorists, yet they're doing most of Iraq's killings, aren't they?
I can't speak for Bulerican's situation, because I left the military years before he did, and then came to work for the Army in Germany a good decade after that. But neither when I left the military nor when I retired as a civilian employee have I ever been asked to return my severance payments.
When you speak of small retirement benefits, though, you seem to be overlooking the benefits that retired military personnel have, an important one of which is the right to continue to do their shopping at the post exchanges and commissaries of the military, especially overseas, as Bulerican is. This reduces the living cost considerably, which allows the retiree to spend a greater percentage of his pension on other things.
You're beginning to sound like another edition of lawmerchant.
The other noun form, speaking of the people, is hypocrite. So you weren't right either way.
I don't care if you're a physical beauty or not, but I don't see any evidence of beauty in either your opinion or your English. A little tolerance can be given if English isn't your native language, but that's it. There's been entirely too much personal insult being slung around this forum lately, and we don't need another "author" spouting it.
Bulerican and DP:
AHA! That's where I went wrong. I knew about Domenico Scarlatti. Alessandro I didn't know. Have to check further.
When I listen to what the mods call "music" it drives me up the wall. I prefer the more melodic stuff, especially when it's well orchestrated. I'm particularly fond of Berlioz's talent for passing a theme from instrument to instrument as the piece progresses. He was a master of that. He does a particularly fantastic job of it in "Les Francs-Juges". From what I can tell, that opera is almost never produced any more, if at all. Only the overture seems to have survived, and it's beautiful.
Beethoven was very good at that, too. I assume you've noticed how if you play the "Freude Schoene Gotterfunken" theme at double speed it's counterpoint to the slow movement?
When it comes to what these "boy bands" and the rest of the gang call guitar playing, it gags me. They should hear the Romeros, or any of the Spanish concert artists. They know how a guitar SHOULD sound.
This, I call music. Most else fails the definition.
Didn't know you were a music lover. I know DP's a concert goer, so I figured she'd be the most likely source.
I'll have to look around a little more. I didn't know Scarlatti wrote any operas, either that or my memory's as bad as ever.
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