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actually, the middle east has one of the lowest rape rates in the world.
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well IIRC the women captured during the two Gulf wars were better treated than their male counterparts. One said the iraq soldiers were warry about even asking her questions. It's central in almost all cultures that you don't hurt women not matter what.
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actually, the middle east has one of the lowest rape rates in the world.
Reported.
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Wars of the future may not be confined to Islamic countries -- ( I question the validity of the "reports" as it is, however.)

In my way of thinking, the most likely avenue for gaining intelligence that a prisoner doesn't wish to reveal is to first threaten and then perform the very act that they would find to be most abhorrent - this is a particular vulnerability for female combatants but is even more of a vulnerability for male combatants that are captured -- and would do about anything to protect their female comrades -- even tell all they know to protect the girls in the same captivity area.
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kaiser, you should've been a military analyst. also, very true.
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You are a man of uncommon perceptive talents Sgt. Schultz --
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Who has uncommon perceptive talents?

Or would that be common unperceptive talents?

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How much is a talent worth nowadays? Where did I put my shekel converter?
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I think worth of a Talent can not be measured except by government taxation standards.

One Talent currently equals about One trillion dollars.
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or if we go by a strict conversion of Talent to gold to dollars...

1 Talent = $123,000.00
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How much does talent cost in dollars in our depressed economy though ?? I need a bargain on talent -- seems I'm without any at the moment
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How much does talent cost in dollars in our depressed economy though ?? I need a bargain on talent -- seems I'm without any at the moment
I don't know how to grant you a talent. Maybe you should look for a muse?

But the Talent to dollar conversion I used was the little bit I remember from my Latin/Roman history classes.

I believe a talent was about equal to the average weight of a person in Roman times (130 pounds?) in gold!

So 130 pounds times price of gold (oops...forgot to convert ounces to pounds!) ...

New total = $1,949,692.80

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talent_(measurement)

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Things are getting more costly by the moment -- do you think they'll take a check in echange for talent ?
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Things are getting more costly by the moment -- do you think they'll take a check in echange for talent ?
Who? The Muses?

I don't think they will take a check. Maybe your soul?
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