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What is the specific Arab name for &quot:Palestine&quot:?

Arabs say they are the native inhabitants of Palestine. If it is so, what is the Arab name for it?
Not the Bilad Ash’Sham , which is just a translation of the Jewish and Christian name Holy Land, but the purely Arabic name?

Jews have the name for this land, and this name has been known to all the world for thousands yeras: itВґs Eretz Israel. The names like Judea, Israel are also known to all the world since Time Immemorial.

What about Arab specific name for this land?
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What are your thoughts on this man brutally murdering 19 cats?

As a cat owner and an animal lover, I am so furious and disgusted with this case. An 18 yo man is charged and arrested for brutally murdering 19 cats in South Florida. This is one of the sickest cases of animal cruelty I’ve heard of as of recent. This guy is a total nut case, and I hope he spends prison time for a long time.
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Is this car worth buying?

I went to the dealer the other day to Look Around and got talked into running my credit for a 2006 Suzuki. It has 88k miles on it and has never been in an accident. The cost on it is $6995 and they dealers are eager to give it to me even with no money down.

I’m a first time buyer and this is a used car. I don’t know if this is really worth it and I keep getting mixed reviews.
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Question about airplane mode and airplanes?

When you’re on an airplane, when does the phone have to be off, in airplane mode, or with regular use? I know airplane mode turns off all the radios, so can a phone be on airplane mode during takeoff, or does it have to be completely off? And what about during flight, some flights have onboard WiFi, does it have to be in airplane mode with WiFi turned on or can it just be used like normal then?
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Are automotive editors misinforming the public regarding the quality level of American vehicles?

Below, is an actual letter to the editor of a local newspaper in response to the editor’s obvious biased views on American vehicles in general.


As I watch the coverage of the fate of the U.S. auto industry, one alarming and frustrating fact hits me right between the eyes. The fate of our nation’s economic survival is in the hands of some congressmen who are completely out of touch and act without knowledge of an industry that affects almost every pe rson in our nation. The same lack of knowledge is shared with many journalists whom are irresponsible when influencing the opinion of millions of viewers.

Sen. Rich ard Shelby of Alabama has doomed the industry, calling it a dinosaur. No Mr. Shelby, you are the dinosaur, with ideas stuck in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. You and the uninformed journalist and senators that hold onto myths that are not relevant in today’s world.

When you say that the Big Three build vehicles nobody wants to buy, you must have overlooked that GM outsold Toyota by about 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and Ford outsold Honda by 850,000 and Nissan by 1.2 million in the U.S. GM was the world’s No. 1 automaker beating Toyota by 3,000 units.

When you claim inferior quality comes from the Big Three, did you realize that Chevy makes the Malibu and Ford makes the Fusion that were both rated over the Camry and Accord by J.D. Power independent survey on initial quality? Did you bother to read the Consumer Report that rated Ford on par with good Japanese automakers.

Did you realize Big Three’s gas guzzlers include the 33 mpg Malibu that beats the Accord. And for ’09 Ford introduces the Hybrid Fusion whose 39 mpg is the best midsize, beating the Camry Hybrid. Ford’s Focus beats the Corolla and Chevy’s Cobalt beats the Civic.

When you ask how many times are we going to bail them out you must be referring to 1980. The only Big Three bailout was Chrysler, who paid back $1 billion, plus interest. GM and Ford have never received government aid.

When you criticize the Big Three for building so many pickups, surely you’ve noticed the attempts Toyota and Nissan have made spending billions to try to get a piece of that pie. Perhaps it bothers you that for 31 straight years Ford’s F-Series has been the best selling vehicle. Ford and GM have dominated this market and when you see the new ’09 F-150 you’ll agree this won’t change soon.

Did you realize that both GM and Ford offer more hybrid models than Nissan or Honda. Between 2005 and 2007, Ford alone has invested more than $22 billio n in research and development of technologies such as Eco Boost, flex fuel, clean diesel, hybrids, plug in hybrids and hydrogen cars.

It’s 2008 and the quality of the vehicles coming out of Detroit are once again the best in the world.
Perhaps Sen. Shelby isn’t really that blind. Maybe he realizes the quality shift to American. Maybe it’s the fact that his state of Alabama has given so much to land factories from Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes Benz that he is more concerned about their continued growth than he is about the people of our country. Sen. Shelby’s disdain for government subsidies is very hypocritical. In the early ’90s he was the driving force behind a $253 million incentive package to Mercedes. Pl us, Alabama agreed to purchase 2,500 vehicles from Mercedes. While the bridge loan the Big Three is requesting will be paid back, Alabama ‘s $180,000-plus per job was pure incentive. Sen. Shelby, not only are you out of touch, you are a self-serving hypocrite, who is prepared to ruin our nation because of lack of knowledge and lack of due diligence in making your opinions and decisions.

After 9/11, the Detroit Three and Harley Davidson gave $40 million-plus emergency vehicles to the recovery efforts. What was given to the 9/11 relief effort by the Asian and European Auto Manufactures? $0 Nada. Zip!

We live in a world of free trade, world economy and we have not been able to produce products as cost efficiently. While the gov ernments of other auto producing nations subsidize their automakers, our government may be ready to force its demise. While our automakers have paid union wages, benefits and legacy debt, our Asian competitors employ cheap labor. We are at an extreme disadvantage in production cost. Although many UAW concessions begin in 2010, many lawmakers think it’s not enough.

Some point the blame to corporate management. I would like to speak of Ford Motor Co. The company has streamlined by reducing our workforce by 51,000 since 2005, closing 17 plants and cutting expenses. Product and future product is excellent and the company is focused on one Ford. This is a company poised for success. Ford product quality and corporate management have improved light years since the nightmare of Jacques Nasser. Thank you Alan Mulally and the best auto company management team in the business.
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What’s on your equine “bucket list”?

If you’ve ever seen the movie “the Bucket List” you know what I’m talking about… completing a list of things you want to do in your lifetime before you die.

So what’s on your equine “bucket list”?

1) Jump 5 foot… tackless.
2) Ride a horse on every continent.
3) Learn to piaffe, tempi changes… lots of upper level dressage moves.
4) Have a horseback wedding (IF I ever get married, lol)
5) Event to as high of a level as I can
6) Save a horse from an abuse situation or a slaughter bound horse.
7) Ride through the taco bell drive thru.
8) Ride in the ocean.
9) Get a horse to perform an extraordinary feat using pure trust, vocal and body language skills, no contraptions or gadgets.
10) Go on a horseback camping trip. (I’ve only ever been camping one and a half times in my whole life! I love it… but no one ever wants to go! The half time was because we were trespassing and didn’t know it…. police arrived, we had to leave in the middle of the night, long story…. lol)
11) See Mustangs in their natural habitat.

I’ll probably kill myself trying to complete this list LOL, maybe with #1. hahaha.
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My 3 year old daughter doesn t communicate well and gets frustrated very easily.?

My daughter just turned 3 a month ago. Her speech is, I don’t know how to say it different, but strange. She is SUPER intelligent. She knows and recognizes every number, letter, shape, color. She will also point out to me that the window is a square, or and egg is an oval etc. She still jibbers and jabbers and tries to sound like shes talking big. But the words she can say, she says well. When she wants something, she will let me know by asking me if I want to watch tv or do I want a drink. For instance when shes hungry she’ll ask Hey, do you want pizza? But when I talk her normal, which i always speak slowly, she doesn’t get it at all and she will get very upset. She is hyperactive somewhat, but her attention span is very very short. I have NEVER been able to teach her things or read her a book. She does not want me to show her how to do anything. She gets very angry when I try to show her how to do something. She gets angry when certain things don’t work properly for her and she will not have me show her. Potty training is at a halt for she simply just doesn’t reason well with it. It get so aggravating for me because I see parents and their children of the same age communicating well, playing games together, and it almost makes me have a jealous feeling of that. She has NEVER called me Mom, momma, or mommy. She calls booger. It may be comical, but she seems to call everyone in the family by what they have always called her. She also has problems with ear infections and had tubes put in a few months before she was 2. She doesn’t like for me to go any where near her ears. I’ve had her assessed for ADD at the preschool she attends. They told me that they couldn’t even finish much less start the assessment because of her attention, and very much suggested I have her tested. Its not surprising to me at all as her biological father has ADD. I feel like I should have her tested, but I know that the whole communication would make it difficult. I feel like, also, that something just isn’t right and she needs some help. I have tried all that I know to do for her to talk to me other than those simple things of wanting a drink or food. Another thing, she fidgets a lot. It will keep her from laying still in the bed and going to bed is a very difficult task. And its very hard for her to understand that she needs to stay in the bed. Even punishing her by spatting and spanking does not keep her in the bed. I have to get up at least 6-12 times before she finally is asleep. This has become very stressful and more so since she is now 3 years of age and should be developed more with speech. I’m sorry for going on and on but there’s just so much in this case that makes it hard to explain everything she and I are going through. Please, any advice I am grateful for. Oh, I’m not against having her tested at all for ADD, and I really do not intend to drug my daughter. This could just be that she will simply grow out of it…
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My 9 month old german shepherd siberian husky mix attacks me. help!?

when she is running around the yard she bites my legs or jumps up and bites my arms really hard. I cant ever grab her to tell her no because shes to fast, and if i say no biting she starts to bark really viciously as if telling me to shut up. She is a very hyper and frisky puppy. She also trys to bite people if they’re running by or riding their bikes by. I raised her from a little puppy so i don’t know what to do. I actually look like ive been abused because i have bruises all over my legs and arms. I want this to stop before she gets full grown.
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