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Fri Aug 29

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:02 PM

Re: 1 dead Israeli child vs 504 dead Pal childre

This is true of nearly all guerrilla groups and popular rebellions against a superior military force, from the Minutemen of my hometown, to the French Resistance to the Vietcong. Heck, the early Zionists did this too.

Indeed. It is an [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:42 PM

Re: 1 dead Israeli child vs 504 dead Pal childre

Let's stipulate that Hamas are really bad guys. How does that justify Israel's indiscriminate attacks on Gaza's civilian population?

Part of the specific way in which Hamas are really bad guys is that they locate their [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:09 PM

Re: Sign Petition to Overturn Citizens United

I agree that this legislation is poorly drafted. I have a serious question for you since I respect much of what you have to offer us on the boards concerning legal matters. How would you have worded this (whether or not an amendment or simply a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:12 AM

Re: Sign Petition to Overturn Citizens United

Please encourage your friends to sign by forwarding this link to them.

Please, please, please do not encourage your friends to sign that petition.

With these sorts of things, the specific way that Citizens [more]

Thu Aug 28

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:16 PM

Re: 1 dead Israeli child vs 504 dead Pal childre

Interesting logic. Hamas is 100% evil, therefore it's okay to kill 500 Palestinian children. Their deaths are Hamas's fault anyway.

Without commenting on the merits of the argument, that's not really the logic involved. The claim is [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 10:13 AM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

If I had to design the BenSolar Zero with the mass-market target audience of the Toyota Camry, aiming for distribution at reasonable prices in 10 years, I'd probably go with an electric dominant plug-in bio-diesel hybrid. Something like a Volt, [more]

Wed Aug 27

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:26 PM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

But it is a myth that we need significant new infrastructure for EVs. Almost everyone already has access to enough power to charge an EV for typical daily use (using 120v).

But with cars, you have to plan for the longest trips, not [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Great Movies board. 11:20 AM

Re: The Cartoonization of Movies

We are being bombarded by "Super Characters" every single moment of the summer in the last 5-10 years. I am getting SO TIRED of it.

I think that's a wee bit of an exaggeration. Superhero movies get heavily promoted [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:01 AM

Re: One state, Two state, No state

Now, Albaby, you dismiss the possibility of a one-state solution where Gaza and West Bank Palestinians have economic rights and freedom of travel and are gradually assimilated into the voting population. (Say 50% have voting rights in 50 years.) [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:44 AM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

A two-state solution is impossible.

So do you expect that in 2050, we will have some 8 million Palestinians living in steadily-shrinking enclaves in Gaza and the West Bank, cut-off from the rest of the world?

Would you consider
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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:38 AM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

And Hamas or Fatah is going to "win the support of - or push out - the [Jewish] generals." ??

When Muslim pigs fly.

Seriously. Not going to happen.


Of course it will. The Israeli army is under civilian [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:34 AM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

I do. I'm not aware of any international pressure to move those descendants back to Israel. Not that they should stay in refugee camps, but they will not return to Israel.

In a Greater Israel, Israel will have total control on how fast
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Tue Aug 26

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:53 PM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

Oh yeah. That's how the Muslim Brotherhood took over Egypt.

That's exactly the point. In Egypt, the Army was a source of power that was independent of control of the civilian government in many ways. The Muslim Brotherhood was unable [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:22 PM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

Because drastically limiting the Palestinian right-of-return would be a pre-condition for the political assimilation of extant Palestinians.

How could that possibly be the case? Do you really anticipate a world in which some 4 million [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:25 PM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

ou see the adoption of very liberalized "right-of-return" laws for Palestinians living abroad...

Never going to happen.


Why not?

There will never be a domestic police force in Israel that puts a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:20 PM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

The idea that a majority of Pals in a secular Greater Israel would just vote the country out of existence is wrong (WRONG). Instead you would have a situation comparable to Egypt and Turkey where the military would simply NOT ALLOW certain [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:40 PM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

* Control of borders and trade

* Control of air space

* Control of electronic emissions

* Make treaties and conduct foreign policy

I am confident Israel will never cede ANY of these powers to a Pal
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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:34 PM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

This, I think, is scare-mongering. Israel is a freaking nuclear fortress. It's not going anywhere. The danger to Israel is from demographics and attrition, i.e. young Israelis leaving the country because (a) it becomes too dangerous or (b) they [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:22 PM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

Seems only cost prohibitive relative to burning fossil fuels. May not be relative to the cost of having to create a new energy distribution infrastructure as required for EVs and FCVs.

I think you're burying the lede. I read the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:59 PM

Re: Liberal Zionists face reality

I wonder this sometimes too. If I were the chief Palestinian muckety-muck I'd threaten to surrender and cede all of the West Bank and Gaza to Israel. "You want it. It's yours. It's Israel. All of it. Now what are you gonna do?" Then I'd [more]

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