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Subject: Potato Chips For Peace!
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From: gemorrow1[at]msn.com (Gregory Morrow)
Date: 29 May 2002 02:10:02 -0700
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Arafat Potato Chips Take Egyptian Market by Storm

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

CAIRO, Egypt (AP)   Cheese-flavored Yasser Arafat potato chips  five
cents a bag.

Vendors report brisk sales of the new product. The maker of the chips
says it donates five cents  25 pisaters  to the "Palestinian cause"
for every 50 packages sold.

The chips are bagged in Palestinian colors  green, red, black and
white  and carry the likeness of a rotund and wide-eyed Arafat,
saluting with one hand and holding a Palestinian flag in the other.
He's dressed in his trademark military fatigues and black-and-white
checked headgear.

Shopkeepers say the Arafat chips, named Abu Ammar  the Palestinian
leader's nom de guerre, are considerably outselling another new brand,
The Hero, which hit store shelves earlier this month. The packaging
for that brand pictures a schoolboy holding a stone in his right hand
and books in the other as he confronts an Israeli tank.

"There's no one who doesn't love Abu Ammar," said Iman Mohammed
Darwish, a 12-year-old girl. "I like the taste, and I want to help the
Palestinians."

"I sell at least three boxes (150 bags) of Abu Ammar daily," said
Fatma Abdel-Ghani, a shopkeeper in the Cairo suburb of Thakanat
Al-Maadi as she carefully placed boxes of Abu Ammar above those
containing The Hero and other brands of chips.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict that erupted 20 months ago has
captivated Egyptians of all social classes and has spawned movies and
songs by pop stars in support of Arafat's cause. Most trade and
professional unions have collected money, food and medicine for
Palestinians.

As newspapers and television broadcasts have been dominated by the
conflict, university students staged anti-Israeli demonstrations
nearly every day and called on President Hosni Mubarak's government to
break diplomatic relations with Israel.

The Arafat brand chips are produced by Al-Jawhara Co. for
International Industries. The back of each bag reads: "The more you
buy, the more you build."

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From: stan[at]temple.edu
Date: 29 May 2002 13:16:44 GMT
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Gregory Morrow wrote:
> Vendors report brisk sales of the new product. The maker of the chips
> says it donates five cents  25 pisaters  to the "Palestinian cause"
> for every 50 packages sold.

But are these new potato chips Kosher! :)

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From: gemorrow1[at]msn.com (Gregory Morrow)
Date: 30 May 2002 05:53:07 -0700
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stan@temple wrote:
> But are these new potato chips Kosher! :)

Or Halal? ;-)

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From: gregzywicki[at]cs.com (Greg Zywicki)
Date: 29 May 2002 07:50:19 -0700
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I can't decide if your using the term "peace" to describe what these
child sacrificing terrorists advocate is more reprehensible than your
rape posts.

If the Egyptians really wanted to help the Palestinians, they'd stop
using them as catspaws to destroy the Israelis.

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From: gemorrow1[at]msn.com (Gregory Morrow)
Date: 30 May 2002 06:10:09 -0700
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Greg Zywicki wrote:
> I can't decide if your using the term "peace" to describe what these
> child sacrificing terrorists advocate is more reprehensible than your
> rape posts.

I see that you are a newbie here.  Just so you know, if you have been
on this group for any length of time at all, you'd know what my stance
on the "Palestinian" question is.  Not only do I *not* recognize them
as a viable ethnic/national group, I do *not* believe the
"Palestinians" even deserve a homeland. You don't reward bad behavior
(in this case terrorism and reneging on signed treaties and
agreements) with treats, e.g. nationhood, international recognition,
aid, or any aura of legitimacy.

IMNSHO, these chips are on the same plane as the lamp shades the
Germans made from the skin of Jews, or the nice, warm socks the
Germans wove for their troops from hair that was cut from the heads of
Jews that were about to be tossed into the crematory.

It's too bad I'm not Jewish and Israeli - I'd be there doing
everything I could to make sure Benjamin Netanyahu is brought back to
power.

> If the Egyptians really wanted to help the Palestinians, they'd stop
> using them as catspaws to destroy the Israelis.

In this particular case, I'd refer to what the Arab world (including a
number of our "friends" in that region) is doing to their
"Palestinian" comrades as a kind of "rape".  And that is _really_
*reprehensible*.

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From: gregzywicki[at]cs.com (Greg Zywicki)
Date: 30 May 2002 10:38:59 -0700
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Gregory Morrow wrote:
> I see that you are a newbie here. 

Hardly, but thanks for the compliment.

> Just so you know, if you have been
> on this group for any length of time at all, you'd know what my stance
> on the "Palestinian" question is.

I quickly wander away from most of the political threads, and usually
regret it when I don't.
 
> IMNSHO, these chips are on the same plane as the lamp shades the
> Germans made from the skin of Jews

See, that was my response too, so when I saw your post, I was aghast
at the sub line.  I guess you must have been going for sarcasm and
failed (wow, that's two failures in your sense of humor in less than a
week.  You better get it checked.)

> It's too bad I'm not Jewish and Israeli - I'd be there doing
> everything I could to make sure Benjamin Netanyahu is brought back to
> power.
> 

This I don't get...How would Bebe be a better warrior than Sharon? (No
wonder there's so much angst over there - so many of their leaders
have girl's names.  Sharon has two.)

Personally, I don't give the Israelis as much credit as you - they've
done everything in their power in the last few decades to make the
palestinian experience as close to that of the Jewish ghetto as
possible.

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From: MH 
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 13:47:31 GMT
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Greg Zywicki wrote:
> I can't decide if your using the term "peace" to describe what these
> child sacrificing terrorists advocate is more reprehensible than your
> rape posts.

Consider the source, Greg Z, ...I guess he thinks strapping bombs to a
16-year-old girl and murdering innocent people is peaceful.

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 12:58:17 -0500
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Gregory Morrow wrote:
> CAIRO, Egypt (AP)  - Cheese-flavored Yasser Arafat potato chips - five
> cents a bag.

I'll bet if they hit U.S. markets, the price will be $2 a bag.

Jill (who stays out of politics whenever possible)

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 02 Jun 2002 18:19:01 GMT
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"Arafats" seems like a better name for Pork Rinds.


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