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by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22467

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

Some talking head on the Chris Hays show says there are reports that the credit cards of the dead are being used in the region. Stay classy, Russia!
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22467

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

I have read (but not checked) that this atrocity has hit the Dutch population harder than 9-11 hit the US population. That is to say a greater percentage of the Dutch population was killed in this massacre than the percentage of the US population that were killed on 9-11.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

An Israeli citizen was killed, and some number more wounded by a rocket an hour ago.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Nothing decreases the birth rate as effectively as educating women. This is why the birthrate for Israeli Arabs is down compared to Palestinians. It is also now below the rate for very-religious Israeli Jews.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Pray tell, what would work besides the repulsive option? Beats me. That is one reason why I am no longer in that line of work. What do you think? But we can proceed from a few givens. First off, the genocidal solution so many here toss around is simply a gruesome fantasy. Next we have to accept tha...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

No, one may not use force when other forms of state power can reach the same result.
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Given that the Israelis haven't won, by your logic they should use more force. No, not really. Use force if force will work. Use as much as you need, but no more. If other parts of state power will get the job done, use them first. The issue is not the use of force. The issue is not killing people ...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Well, keep in mind I keep a running tally of American mass killings for each year. It appear I like to make lists and I have a morbid streak. But keep in mind that many here are Christians or or were raised in the Christian tradition. We have a long philosophical tradition of debating what is a &quo...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

You are mistaken. An American woman visiting Israel died of a heart attack while under rocket attack. A rabbi was killed by a rocket while visiting the troops. Now an Israeli soldier has died of some sort of battlefield activity. That is three Israeli dead.
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Well, a few days ago, Bibi (consider the source) said the goal of the operation is to permanently demilitarize Gaza. We should keep this in mind. Now that know what the heck Israeli is trying to do, we can determine if they have finished doing it, of if they have failed doing it. It is a pretty toug...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

As I said, it would be better to do something that would work than to do something just to do something. Does anyone think a ground invasion would work?
by Paul in Saudi
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Three more Palestinian children killed. This time they were feeding the birds on the roof of their home.

Grumble.
by Paul in Saudi
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Oh,it has settings? I did not see that, but I suppose your interest is more practical than mine.
by Paul in Saudi
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Yeah, I saw that. This is a Bad Thing as it indicates the Palestinians do not have enough command and control to turn off the rockets at will. BTW, that iPad app that alerts you to incomings is enough to make anyone a complete basket case. It is bad enough rockets are being fired, but this fool thin...
by Paul in Saudi
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

This is worthy of your time. It starts as a play-by-play of where rockets have been landing of late. Then at the end, it tells you rocket alerts in real time. http://redalert.co.il/ Here is blog that gives you a timestamp of the attacks. This makes the bombardment look more intense. (Any bombardment...
by Paul in Saudi
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Well, so you really don;t have any ideas that could be implemented? The Israelis cannot operate without the Americans and Europeans. They will not pay for the mass starvation of children. The Arabs will not stop funding their brothers. Doing more of the same will probably result in more of the same,...
by Paul in Saudi
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

There are solutions that the Israelis could do that would work. But the trick is to find the one that doesn't involve hundreds of thousands of deaths. Do you have an historical model of what you think would work? I see this going either down the path of the Brits in Northern Ireland (the optimistic...
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Certainly something must be done. It would be better if something was done that works. I have no idea what that might be, but then again nobody else seems to know either. Stay safe, it is getting to be bedtime here.
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Yep. So have the readers of that other site. New York Jews are all for more fighting.
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Well mostly Israel can turn off the official violence. But look what happened to Yitzhak Rabin. The extremists thought he was too weak, and they had lone wolfs ready to kill him. The same people have the same capability now. But at this point there are acres of disgruntled Jews with guns who operate...
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Yeah, the ceasefire thing shows a lot of the structural problems. Nobody can really negotiate because nobody can really order the violence to stop. Look at the Northern Ireland situation. The (IRA) Army Council could (and did) order cease-fires to show the British they could do so. If some outlier v...
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6973
Views: 1137744

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Two policemen in Fruitland Park Florida have been fired. They were members of the local Klan chapter.
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy
Replies: 46
Views: 15245

Re: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy

Did you all see that Nova program on Why Ships Sink? It dealt with three case studies, including this one. It was (as all Nova programs) very well done.
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Not to worry. You almost never hear the one that gets you.
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Gosh, I hope you're right. Somehow hearing these people talk this way is so very sad. The purpose of war is to secure a favorable peace. Peace cannot be made with such hatred. Of course you are right, these comments of people who would not lift a finger to protect Israel themselves seem rather... odd.
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

As I may have mentioned in the past, each day I read the "Yiddish newspapers" from New York. Nowadays that means an English-language website that delivers the news to the Orthodox community. I like its eclectic mix of news from Brooklyn, some upstate communities and Israel. An earthquake i...
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Well, I'm cool. Sorry you are ill.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

(I hope I did not provoke that.)
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Actually, no. The Israeli military has overwhelming force, but has not achieved victory. Their military might has been largely impotent for more than twenty years. They are very good at killing people and breaking things, but not so good at winning the fight. The conflict has evolved from a conventi...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

It's now about 100 to 0, but what's your point? Morally speaking, attempted murder and murder are the same; Israel has the capacity to kill every last Gazan, even with conventional weapons alone, but prefers to target the people responsible for the attacks. Hamas has more or less stated that it tar...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Butcher's bill so far:
Palestinians killed, about 80
Israelis killed about 0



(There were no Israeli deaths from rocket attacks in 2013. I cannot find a figure for 2014, but I do not recall one. I would appreciate being educated.)
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay cures AIDS
Replies: 39
Views: 7941

Re: Gay cures AIDS

Yeah, a sad twist in the tale.
by Paul in Saudi
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6973
Views: 1137744

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Roanoke City Police in Virginia want to require a boy to submit to a medical procedure to induce an erection for "evidence." Seems the young man is accused of sending photos of his junk to his girlfriend. The police of course are pursuing the boy for producing child pornography. They want ...
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

(I am sorry if I violated some sort of ceasefire by bringing up this subject. The news right now is just terribly sad.)
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554558

Israel/Palestine Heats Up

MERGED Extremists have gotten what they have worked so hard to achieve. They have tricked the public into calling for war. The politicians are going along of course. After the killing of three young settlers, the Israeli launched punitive airstrikes. At the same time, they were looking for the peop...
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1932
Views: 400612

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Just by the way, weren't we promised orgasm-inducing spinal implants ten year or so ago? Whatever happened to that breakthrough?
by Paul in Saudi
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Taliban Releases US POW
Replies: 196
Views: 27629

Re: Taliban Releases US POW

All in all, it is very remarkable how many twists and turns this story has taken in such a short time. He's a hero. He's a villain. We demand his release to we would never have made a deal, and so on. Very few people in public life have come through this unembarrassed.
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49474

Re: Isla Vista shooting

Since we are doing lists, here is my tabulation of mass killings in the US to date. (Everyone needs a hobby.) -Four or more killed (the shooter counts) -with a gun -in a single 'emotional event' without a cool-down between killings. My list for last year indicates we had 16 such slaughters to date. ...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Taliban Releases US POW
Replies: 196
Views: 27629

Re: Taliban Releases US POW

Heisenberg wrote:
Paul in Saudi wrote:So where did the verbiage "No man left behind" come from? It was not current in 1993 when I retired.

In the Ranger's Creed as far back as 1974. Incorporated into the Army Creed as of 2003.
Ranger's Creed wrote:I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy
Soldier's Creed wrote:I will never leave a fallen comrade.



Thank you. I should have known that.

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