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(NPR)   Solving all its other problems, Malaysian Government claims religious trademark on God ©   (npr.org) divider line 83
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2014-06-23 07:48:25 PM  
Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant
 
2014-06-23 08:01:41 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant


That seems trivial, but its very annoying.
 
2014-06-23 08:16:10 PM  
"Al"-"Ilah" means "The Lord" or "The Sovereign" in Arabic. Its a title, not a proper name. Not that religious fundamentalists care about such trivialities as language and its correct usage.
 
2014-06-23 08:50:24 PM  
I'm sure that's for all media and not just newspapers.
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2014-06-23 10:31:36 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant


Yoda lives in a swamp, he could not survive in Alaska. Its too cold there. Jus sayin
 
2014-06-23 10:32:22 PM  
Muslims seem totally reasonable. Why hasn't America opened it's borders to more of them?
 
2014-06-23 10:33:21 PM  
They loose plain.
 
2014-06-23 10:33:50 PM  
Field of GLASS in all hideous Un-ethical places, Texas, the mid west, the middle east , most of Europe, Alberta, DC, Toronto(ie ontairio), Quebec, Russia, all of south America. I'll see you in the new place when I am reborn, in preferably Vietnam, 'cause those chicks are hot.
 
2014-06-23 10:35:38 PM  
Christian term centuries prior to Islam.
 
2014-06-23 10:38:00 PM  

albatros183: Field of GLASS in all hideous Un-ethical places, Texas, the mid west, the middle east , most of Europe, Alberta, DC, Toronto(ie ontairio), Quebec, Russia, all of south America. I'll see you in the new place when I am reborn, in preferably Vietnam, 'cause those chicks are hot.


Dude, those were pot brownies, you are so stoned
 
2014-06-23 10:40:02 PM  
God that is sick of them.
 
2014-06-23 10:40:18 PM  

FarkaDark: albatros183: Field of GLASS in all hideous Un-ethical places, Texas, the mid west, the middle east , most of Europe, Alberta, DC, Toronto(ie ontairio), Quebec, Russia, all of south America. I'll see you in the new place when I am reborn, in preferably Vietnam, 'cause those chicks are hot.

Dude, those were pot brownies, you are so stoned


Stoned or not, that read eerily like something my eldest Uncle (who served during 'Nam) would just nonchalantly say after his third or fourth bourbon.
 
2014-06-23 10:40:50 PM  
Allah farked pigs.  It's pretty much common knowledge amongst the sand people; they just want to pretend it never happened.

/ bury their heads in the sand, so to speak.
 
2014-06-23 10:42:00 PM  
Please don't outlaw using the name Spaghetti Monster...
Please don't outlaw using the name Spaghetti Monster...
Please don't outlaw using the name Spaghetti Monster...

/keeping fingers crossed
//my imaginary friend can kick your imaginary friend's arse
 
2014-06-23 10:42:04 PM  
This from a religion that forbids drawing pictures of things. Why am I not surprised.
 
2014-06-23 10:42:18 PM  
Invisible Sky Fairy isn't taken is it?

They should use Invisible Sky Fairy then.

/Invisible Sky Fairy
 
2014-06-23 10:42:41 PM  
It's okay. The patent office will reject this for being offensive.
 
2014-06-23 10:42:54 PM  
The safe thing in Malaysia is to not write about religion. At least not without seven proxies.
 
2014-06-23 10:42:55 PM  
Does that mean he's able to find the plane now?
 
2014-06-23 10:43:52 PM  

hlehmann: Allah farked pigs.  It's pretty much common knowledge amongst the sand people; they just want to pretend it never happened.

/ bury their heads in the sand, so to speak.


They ride single file to hide their farking.
 
2014-06-23 10:44:52 PM  
This is the Malaysian government's way for getting the citizens (and the opposition party, they hope) to squabble over things so they can keep carting away money to offshore banks. Cause God Allah knows the ruling party in the government really doesn't give a shiat about this - as long as their pockets are filled up.
 
2014-06-23 10:45:29 PM  

Abaddon The Despoiler: Please don't outlaw using the name Spaghetti Monster...
Please don't outlaw using the name Spaghetti Monster...
Please don't outlaw using the name Spaghetti Monster...

/keeping fingers crossed
//my imaginary friend can kick your imaginary friend's arse


Where would that happen? Not the US, of course.
 
2014-06-23 10:47:38 PM  
What the hell are non-muslims supposed to do if they can't use the word "Allah"?  "That dude in the sky"?  I was going to say they should become atheists, but you can't even join the conversation with this ruling.
 
2014-06-23 10:47:42 PM  

Aboleth: This is the Malaysian government's way for getting the citizens (and the opposition party, they hope) to squabble over things so they can keep carting away money to offshore banks. Cause God Allah knows the ruling party in the government really doesn't give a shiat about this - as long as their pockets are filled up.


Oh, that sounds reasonable and makes sense. GTHO!
 
2014-06-23 10:47:52 PM  
Then where in hell is Flight MH370?  Where is your trademarked God now?
 
2014-06-23 10:49:24 PM  
lochgarry.files.wordpress.com

What does god need with a trademark?
 
2014-06-23 10:51:30 PM  
How. How is this possibly an issue.
 
2014-06-23 10:55:55 PM  
We'll see where their trademarked God is when that next crippling flood comes along.
 
2014-06-23 10:56:03 PM  
Ok, report it as the Muslim God or the God of Islam each and every time you need to. Don't get hung up on the derka derp.
 
2014-06-23 10:56:25 PM  

shanrick: Alaskan Yoda: Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant

That seems trivial, but its very annoying.


You attack  that, but not Subby's use of the copyrightsymbol © while saying  trademark(™)?
 
2014-06-23 10:57:54 PM  

ZTKL: How. How is this possibly an issue.


Because religious folk are insane and they are intent on everyone sharing their insanity. No exceptions.
 
2014-06-23 11:00:49 PM  
Allah's real name is Marty Finkelstein.
 
2014-06-23 11:02:29 PM  
Derek Zoolander's mission is accepted.

/but why male models?
 
2014-06-23 11:02:48 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: What does god need with a trademark?


I shouldn't have, but I laughed at that.

/good jorb
 
2014-06-23 11:03:51 PM  
This really proves that they have no idea what that word God/Allah means but they keep using it. If God/ Allah/ Higher Power/ Your connection to universal intelligence etc is the omnipotent omipresent power, you suck it off saying it only applies to your group and only your group can say the name. In effect, instead of worshipping God/Allah, they are merely worshipping the higher power of their group. That's why you got Sunnis vs. Shi'a. Neither is worshipping Allah, they are worshipping the higher power of their group consciousness. Human mass consciousness is a huge power, but it is less than the power of connecting with God, and that's why their region is so sucky.
 
2014-06-23 11:11:49 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Muslims seem totally reasonable. Why hasn't America opened it's [sic] borders to more of them?


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-23 11:12:59 PM  

Witness99: Alaskan Yoda: Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant

Yoda lives in a swamp, he could not survive in Alaska. Its too cold there. Jus sayin


Lots of swampy, marshy land in the summer. Yoda could use Alaska as his summer home and teach in the lower 48 during the year. Just sayin :)
 
2014-06-23 11:13:29 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant


their's theirs
your's yours
our's ours
her's hers
it's its
 
2014-06-23 11:14:41 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: Witness99: Alaskan Yoda: Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant

Yoda lives in a swamp, he could not survive in Alaska. Its too cold there. Jus sayin

Lots of swampy, marshy land in the summer. Yoda could use Alaska as his summer home and teach in the lower 48 during the year. Just sayin :)


Doesn't Alaska have skeeters the size of X-wing fighters?

/This is not the blood you are looking for
 
2014-06-23 11:18:19 PM  
Apostrophe's and they're use's.  Again.
 
2014-06-23 11:21:40 PM  

ZTKL: How. How is this possibly an issue.


Again, it's a non-issue. The Malaysian Christians over on Borneo states, Sabah and Sarawak, has been using Allah comfortably in their Malay Bibles for decades.

What's changed is support for the ruling party. There's only so many people they can appease with a corrupt system. They almost lost the most recent general election. (Some say they lost, but carried out some "creative bookkeeping" so they'd win.) A unified opposition has formed and is performing well where they have control.

How do you destroy a unified opposition? Find one point of contention, pick at it with a stick, throw salt on the wound and point cameras at it. Bring out this topic, make sure people are watching. Now the non-Muslims will be asking "What the hell is up with this? Don't the government know what they do is wrong?" The regular Muslims (especially in the opposition) will be spending their energy to say THERE IS NO ISSUE. But the media is controlled by the ruling party, so they have to yell louder.

The thing is, the government knows exactly what it's doing. They're mostly Muslims and they're trying to keep up the "Ha! Ha! Look at the stupid Muslims!" image to ensure the multi-cultural people here will be squabbling.  And based on all the small petty squabbling I'm reading, I'd sadly say it's working. If they can keep this up the next couple of years, they'll win the next election too and more money will be given to big government construction projects someone's pockets.

They'll live happily ever after. Those bastards.
 
2014-06-23 11:24:45 PM  
DBacich

Apostrophe's and they're  their use's.  Again.


<giggles> Not sure if serious.
 
2014-06-23 11:25:39 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Alaskan Yoda: Witness99: Alaskan Yoda: Its, subby, not it's. It's means it is.
/end grammar rant

Yoda lives in a swamp, he could not survive in Alaska. Its too cold there. Jus sayin

Lots of swampy, marshy land in the summer. Yoda could use Alaska as his summer home and teach in the lower 48 during the year. Just sayin :)

Doesn't Alaska have skeeters the size of X-wing fighters?

/This is not the blood you are looking for


Those things bother Yoda not. The force (and Deep Woods Off™) away keep x-winged Mosquitos.
 
2014-06-23 11:25:59 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Ow! That was my feelings!: Muslims seem totally reasonable. Why hasn't America opened it's [sic] borders to more of them?

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thisbugslifedotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-23 11:26:07 PM  
I'm suing.

/The End
 
2014-06-23 11:30:29 PM  
Backwards people, backwards laws.
 
2014-06-23 11:30:54 PM  
Maybe that court would entertaining banning a few thing from FOX owned TV and news outlets. I'm sure it a short list.
 
2014-06-23 11:34:55 PM  
Oh. My. Allah.
 
2014-06-23 11:35:00 PM  
This is utterly petty of me, but I hope they get it. Let's also give them bless, Jesus, and the whole Bible while we're at it.
 
2014-06-23 11:39:20 PM  
Gay gods?
 
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