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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1 minute ago

Re: Govt is the true creator of econ growth

Don't know if governments create economic growth, but this is for certain: governments are necessary for economic growth. Name one country with a weak government and strong economic growth.

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xLife replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12 minutes ago

Re: Fascism becoming popular again

I'm pretty sure "who was here first?" or "who was here 1,000 years ago" isn't the way land ownership is determined. If it were, Huron indians would own the land my house is built on.
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xLife replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 36 minutes ago

Re: Fascism becoming popular again

That'd be a good point if the land was a gift. The settlements were built on Palestinian land.
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Who do you think was there first, the Muslims or Jews?


I'm pretty sure "who was here first?" or "who was here [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:58 PM

Re: Taking the bait

I'd say that, for a country with non-stop missiles being shot at it, Israel is displaying extraordinary restraint.

Umm... the Hamas missile attacks started after the IDF's attack on Hamas in the West Bank.

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:56 PM

Re: Taking the bait

I've seen this strange analogy before. The U.S. doesn't militarily occupy Mexico, isn't building colonies in Mexico, doesn't blockade Mexico, etc.

"fraid you're wrong here.

The Reconquista ("reconquest"), also
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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:48 PM

Re: Right of Return

The Palestinian issue could be ended in a year if they had a MLK or Gandhi.

There's a joke about this.

Question: Where's the Palestinian Ghandi?

Answer: In an Israeli prison under administrative detention.

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:46 PM

Re: Right of Return

The "right of return" isn't a claim, it's a universal human right. Everyone has the right to leave their country or homeland, especially during time of war or other danger, and then return.
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I would disagree because so many
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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:40 PM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

Odd that the FM only notes three. Anyway, doesn't sound very successful. And all of the attacks were launched after the start of Israel's attack on Gaza.
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It's more successful than anything Hamas has been able to do in years.
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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:37 PM

Re: Right of Return

Same, same.
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No. Show me in the Israeli Consitution where it says any Arab state should be destroyed.


I wasn't comparing the Hamas Charter with the Israeli Constitution. I was comparing Hamas's justification for espousing [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:09 PM

Re: CNN video interview- Hamas goals

Note that Jews never went ballistic for a Jewish state like Muslims and Christians want Islamic and Christian nations.

Are you kidding?

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:43 PM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

Really? How many successful raids has Hamas carried out through these tunnels?

As noted in the article I originally linked to, at least six in the last several weeks:

Hamas fighters managed to carry out at least six raids into
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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:38 PM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

It costs about $15 a foot to drill a well. Call it $20 if you like.

Drilling a hole every 3 feet, to a depth of 80 feet, would cost under $30m per mile. Times 30 miles, under $1b to drill a hole into every tunnel that could possibly
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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:27 PM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

How many civilians did they [Egypt] have to kill?...
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I've seen no numbers, but this article suggests the Egyptians kill tunnelers without a second thought.


Not tunnelers. Civilians. You know, with air strikes and [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:23 PM

Re: Right of Return

That said, I don't see Hamas condemning ISIS.

Me neither, but why should Hamas concern itself with ISIS at all right now? Seems they've got much bigger problems of their own.



Felix suggested that Hamas likely [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:18 PM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

The issues on the Egyptian border have changed a lot since Morsi was thrown out, and the post-Morsi government has been cracking down in the Sinai for the last year and trying to seal its border with Gaza; indeed, one commentator on NPR this [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:13 PM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

...and have allowed Hamas to more successfully carry out offensive raids in Israeli territory than the comparatively crude smuggling tunnels that preceded them.

Really? How many successful raids has Hamas carried out through these [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:07 PM

Re: Right of Return

If one group claims right of return, then shouldn't all?

The "right of return" isn't a claim, it's a universal human right. Everyone has the right to leave their country or homeland, especially during time of war or other [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:51 AM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

Maybe its time for the Palestinians and all the ME countries with their oil zillions to use their resources for human rights and peace instead of war and intolerance and subjugation (including of women).

That'd be a great idea, but [more]

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:45 AM

Re: “World Gone Mad"

Keep up the denial and smuggery - soon your “Dow” will seem like a small thing compared to all the fun that awaits.

Felix is now short. Predicts the Dow will see 1,000 before 2,000.

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xLife replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:41 AM

Re: Egypt army destroys more terror tunnels

The border between Eqypt and Gaza is roughly 7-8 miles long
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That's not alot...heck that's my morning run twice a week. How can Israel not monitor such a small section of land.


Wrong border. The border between [more]

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