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1) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547251)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
http://time.com/3030301/gaza-school-israel-palestine-united-nations/

Nearly 750 Palestinians and at least 32 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the fighting, which intensified last week when Israel launched a ground operation to destroy tunnels used by Hamas to deploy a regular stream of rockets into Israel.


Where will it end? :'(


When Islam itself stands up & tell those in their midst that what they are doing is wrong & they want them out of their society.

That'll never happen, so it will never end.


2 VERY stubborn parties they are...

Unfortunately both sides are operating on blind rage. You can't think when you are in blind rage, so their collective IQ has fallen into the single digits.
2) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 4 (Message 1547249)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Amazing how the Yanks keep popping up in this affair yet refuses to show the proof...

Yep. Did you also notice that it isn't being denied?
3) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1547247)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Real police work .... Tasered with no effect ....
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stauffer-629625-police-officers.html


Detaining them, that's the solution...

who them?


The "criminals"

Still lost. Are you saying the police are the criminals in this story? Mental illness is not criminal.
4) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547237)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
http://time.com/3030301/gaza-school-israel-palestine-united-nations/

Nearly 750 Palestinians and at least 32 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the fighting, which intensified last week when Israel launched a ground operation to destroy tunnels used by Hamas to deploy a regular stream of rockets into Israel.


Where will it end? :'(

Instrument of surrender, but that likely won't be in my lifetime. Far too much is riding on it being a stalemate for another 1000 years.
5) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1547233)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Are you suggesting that Detroit was left to fail because most of its population is black? Much the same way no one was sent in to help the Hurricane Katrina victims?

Of course not.
"The city of Detroit, Michigan filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on July 18, 2013."
"In October of 2012, President Barack Obama triumphantly declared he "refused to throw in the towel" and "let Detroit go bankrupt.""

The people in the picture, and their predecessors, must have just flat out mismanaged the city. There is no way President Obama did a Katrina on Detroit.
6) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547190)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
As news channels go - Aljazeera is pretty good. Of course... I MIGHT be biased... because they don't ignore the continent of Africa like some do at times :)

Perhaps more amazing since the head of Hamas lives in Qatar where Al Jazeera is headquartered.
7) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1547184)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
A new site lets you help pay Detroit residents’ water bills

Meanwhile, a local attorney has filed a class action suit against the city on behalf of residents, claiming that the shut-offs – which fall overwhelmingly on black households – are racially motivated.

http://detroit.areaconnect.com/statistics.htm
White 116599 12.26%
Black or African American 775772 81.55%


I'd like to know how it couldn't fall overwhelmingly on African American households?

Detroit city council


It is some sort of racially motivated scheme?

I suspect a lawyer who needs clients and a publicity scam to try and get them .... and a journalist who should know better than to publish mushroom food.
8) Message boards : Technical News : Back on line after some repairs... (Jul 24 2014) (Message 1547147)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Thanks much for taking the time to write the update Matt.
9) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547099)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Something else not "compassionate"...?

Shelter at a U.N.-run school hit by Israeli forces

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his horror at the attack


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/israeli-shells-hits-un-shelter-gaza-201472413198190287.html
He said he could neither confirm nor deny that Hamas fighters were near the building, but said Israel and Hamas "must respect the inviolability of UN premises, and humanitarian law".
The UN has also previously criticised the Palestinian groups for using UN schools to hide fighters and weapons.

Finally some truth and from an Arabic news source.
10) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1547047)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
You have to get your news from the source and not bloggers; Minnesota is a "Duty to Retreat States". People who get their "news" from from Fox type reporters have a closed minded agenda IMHO.

It sounds like he went hunting.

Yes. Capital hunting. Corrections officer.

USA has a crazy control problem. It refuses to deal with the mentally ill.

I hope he gets some nice long quality time with his former charges.
11) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1547027)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/24/pennsylvania-hospital-on-lockdown-amid-reports-shooting/
USA has a crazy control problem.
12) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1547012)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
This Thor's day Thor is pleased that it has been over 2 weeks since the project has been sent links to The Discovery Institute and its nonsense.
Hail Thor

+googol
13) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1546960)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
It is noon o'clock here on the left coast and I think Thor is very pleased that the project is back up.
Hail Thor

+1
14) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1546955)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Real police work .... Tasered with no effect ....
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stauffer-629625-police-officers.html


Detaining them, that's the solution...

who them?
15) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1546946)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Real police work .... Tasered with no effect ....
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stauffer-629625-police-officers.html
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1546926)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/07/air-algerie-plane-disappears-from-radar-201472493522369992.html
17) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1546917)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
God is angry for all the things we have done wrong lately:(
We? G-d blessed America as none were aboard MH17. Do you know the big news in the US of A this morning?

Some kids climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and put up a white flag.

No, no no, that was the New York news
on the west coast the news was ...
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jul/24/manchester-united-hammer-la-galaxy-as-van-gaals-reign-starts-with-bang
18) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1546731)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Probably because you have forgotten that "equal" is an adjective.

It is also a noun and a verb.

Try the sentence: "Do you think all human beings are equal?"
If "equal" is an adjective, then what noun is it modifying?

We could just try a different noun to see if it is grammatically correct: Do you think all human beings are purple?

Now lets try a verb: Do you think all human beings are read?

Now lets try an adjective: Do you think all human beings are lacy?

In any case I'll let our school teacher diagram the sentence to see if more than one interpretation is grammatically acceptable. And to see if there may be an issue between British usage and American usage.

equal:
adjective
1 being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value: add equal amounts of water and flour | 1 liter is roughly equal to 1 quart.
• (of people) having the same status, rights, or opportunities.
• uniform in application or effect; without discrimination on any grounds: a dedicated campaigner for equal rights.
• evenly or fairly balanced: it was hardly an equal contest.
2 [ predic. ] (equal to) having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge): the players proved equal to the task.

noun
a person or thing considered to be the same as another in status or quality: we all treat each other as equals | it was a day without equal in market history.

verb ( equals, equaling , equaled ; also chiefly Brit. equals, equalling, equalled ) [ with obj. ]
be the same as in number or amount: four plus six divided by two equals five | the total debits should equal the total credits.
• match or rival in performance or extent: he equaled the world record of 9.93 seconds.
• be equivalent to: his work is concerned with why private property equals exploitation.


Personally I think there is a troll afoot.
19) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546713)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
The piece was not "compassionate". At least to the Jewish People in Israel, whom Hamas, and other Jihadist's, repeatedly state they wish to exterminate.

And every day attempt to kill off another piece, rocket by rocket.
20) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546711)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
The consequences of WW2 made the Jews realise if the continued to submit to all atrocities committed against them since Roman times there wouldn't be any Jews left. So now they react to threats and attacks, and some condemn them for it.

edit]And now the inhabitants of Gaza are attacking the Red Cross http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28450436

It is obvious why they attacked. It was a red CROSS van, not a red CRESCENT van.


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