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#806356 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I think they prefer 'donkey' but I guess jackass is acceptable, although some Democrats may find it offensive.
Pennsylvania...hehe
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#806357 Nov 16, 2012
Gaza: Background and Context

By far the best place to get a real background understanding for Israel’s current war on Gaza is Jerome Slater’s superb analysis of the 2008-2009 war, which appears in the current issue of Harvard and MIT’s jointly published journal, International Security. Here are some salient excerpts, which provide the kind of context one doesn’t receive from the American political class or most of the American media. They only capture a few of Slater’s many profound points; those interested should read the whole piece.

"Israel claimed that because it ended its occupation of Gaza in 2005 by with- drawing the Jewish settlements, continued attacks against it demonstrated Hamas’s true purpose: the destruction of the State of Israel. Therefore, the argument goes, the Jewish state had no other choice but to defend itself. Most of the critics of Cast Lead have not challenged this argument, focusing instead on the moral unacceptability of Israel’s methods.

Nonetheless, the Israeli claim to have had a just cause is unconvincing. First, as already described, Israel maintained both direct and indirect control over Gaza after its 2005 “withdrawal” and continued to inoict severe suffering on its inhabitants. Consequently, the inference that Hamas’s goal of destroying Israel was the only explanation for its attacks is baseless. Second, even if Israel had genuinely ended its occupation of Gaza, its inhabitants would have retained their right to continue the Palestinian struggle against the Israeli occupation and repression of the other Palestinian territories. As the 1992 Oslo agreement states, the West Bank and Gaza Strip are “a single territo- rial unit.” To believe otherwise is the equivalent of believing that, if in the 1770s, the British had withdrawn from New Jersey but continued to occupy the other twelve colonies, the residents of New Jersey would no longer have had the right to take up arms in support of American independence. The right of resistance against aggression, occupation, or repression is inherent in just war morality and, for that matter, in the common morality of mankind."

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/gaza-b...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#806358 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Bah, Peppy is no sissy. I sprinkle arsenic on my corn flakes every morning.
This explains your posts.

Symptoms of arsenic poisoning begin with headaches, confusion, severe diarrhea, and drowsiness.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806359 Nov 16, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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So what was Bush's excuse when he ruined the economy?
The end of the Bush Administration saw a normal cyclical recession compounded by the housing bubble, hardly a "ruining" of the economy.

What is your excuse when you beat your wife?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806362 Nov 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>A Mexican Company has been trying to purchase parts of the firm for years__and in certain areas a supply problem will create a buyer.
Kinda like when the candy business left Reading PA for greener pastures__shyt happens pal__one door closes another one opens__now you've got muchroons and financial centers.
You'd probably rather have the candy companies back wouldn't you?
The supermarket house bread brands are significantly less expensive than Wonder Bread, making the product a tough sell when it offers no real advantage.
One for all all for one

Bethlehem, PA

#806363 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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So are you perfectly fine with abortion? Would you personally have an abortion because your job is too time consuming right now to deal with a child?
Since Republicans wouldn't care where my next meal came from or helping out an unwanted child, why should they care what I do with my body? The truth is, they don't really give a damn about abortion. It's a political tool, and that's all. Republicans act is if they really care about abortion, yet would deny that child funding because it's considered socialism and an insult to their tight wallets. I'm not advocating abortion or saying that it's right or wrong. Although I would personally find it difficult to have an abortion, I'm merely pointing out that it should be my right, if I choose to do so.
One for all all for one

Bethlehem, PA

#806364 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The end of the Bush Administration saw a normal cyclical recession compounded by the housing bubble, hardly a "ruining" of the economy.
What is your excuse when you beat your wife?
Normal? LOL!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806365 Nov 16, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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We can no longer afford to ignore environmental issues in America or the world for that matter. Global warming is real, and coal would be a serious health issue for many and the environment.
How do you plan to tell the Chinese not to burn coal when they do not even provide the basic emissions controls provided by American plants?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806366 Nov 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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At least the Chinese are building newer, advanced cleaner coal plants.
China has vast regions with no electric service as do many under developed countries.
The planet has had eruptions for eons. Our climate & Atmosphere are based on it.
That doesn't mean we should add poisons & pollutants & greenhouse gases over & beyond it. When you do, you change both.
Your statement about Chinese coal-fired plants is laughably incorrect.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#806367 Nov 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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What's your nickname gonna be now that you're 13?
13 was long ago but a great year 1974. That was the year I saved enough money working in the onion feilds to purchase my first hunting rifle a winchester bolt action 3030. Which I still have today.
One for all all for one

Bethlehem, PA

#806368 Nov 16, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
Investing in companies like McDonalds just like Romney Promised will increase the salary and job opportunities for young people, unlike Obama, who is snatching away economically unprepared young peoples money.
Romney vowed to cut education, along with planned parenthood, not to mention PBS. Sounds like your idol wants to keep the masses fat, dumb, and miserable.

Since: Dec 08

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#806369 Nov 16, 2012
Union kills off the twinkie...

"Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business, CEO Blames Union Strike"

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-internati...

Since: Dec 08

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#806370 Nov 16, 2012
FHA need'n a bailout?

"FHA projected to exhaust reserves, could need bailout"

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-m...
One for all all for one

Bethlehem, PA

#806371 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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How do you plan to tell the Chinese not to burn coal when they do not even provide the basic emissions controls provided by American plants?
Something would run afoul if coal would be used. You can bet on it. We've already had a few nuclear disasters; we don't need anything else to compromise our health. We all need clean air to breathe and clean water to drink to survive.

Since: Dec 08

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#806372 Nov 16, 2012
Twinkie gone...

USPS bankrupt but giving Execs pay raises?

"Despite $15.9 billion loss, U.S. Postal Service execs see boost in pay"

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/...

Since: Dec 08

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#806373 Nov 16, 2012
evil israel...

{CNN Uses Video Footage Of Faked Palestinian 'Injuries'}

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11...

Since: Dec 08

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#806374 Nov 16, 2012
Scrubber "s" working full-time in the Obama administration..

"Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al-Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed."

http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2012/11/16/who...
Orangelion

Wrexham, UK

#806375 Nov 16, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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Romney vowed to cut education, along with planned parenthood, not to mention PBS. Sounds like your idol wants to keep the masses fat, dumb, and miserable.
Left wing ignorant minds like you would accuse Romney of cutting education, Planned Parenthood supports abortion and condoms, which will damage society.

Since: Dec 08

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#806376 Nov 16, 2012
Israel, rockets, and 15 seconds....

RUSH10ME

Saluda, VA

#806377 Nov 16, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> LMAO!!! She was once hot. Then she turned into a skank.
Hey Flack , thats the same thing Methuselah said about Nancy Pelosi , how profound ya'll are !!

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