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1) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550976)
Posted 34 minutes ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
This crap about proportionate responses is also crap! Conflict breaks out & it's best stopped ASAP. If not, then one side or the other has to be the victor/vanquished otherwise as seen to date it just potters along, as this morning's break of the truce shows...

+1

...90 minutes, that's got to be the shortest ceasefire yet!

Obvious the side breaking it didn't want it in the first place. No point in attempting to broker one if neither side wants it.

One interesting point about those tunnels...

...that's a lot of cabling in those photos seen so far, more than likely stolen BUT just who is paying for all that power? Why isn't it switched off?

Well Israel did bomb the only Gaza power plant. But there is still some power coming from Israel and Egypt. Hamas makes sure it is routed to the tunnels rather than civilians refrigerators. As you know killing Jews is far more morally imperative than the needs of your own civilian populace.
2) Message boards : Politics : Another conspiracy (Message 1550779)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Why do you care about internal problems of The U.S.A.?

We don't care about your internal problems.


Then stop trying influance the way our country is run .

I don't care what you do but when it starts to effect other country's then yes i have a write to get annoyed at you Americans Clyde

Why was I annoyed? I wasn't. Just an old question, never answered, listening to Europeans many decades ago, while living there.

Where do we care how YOUR Country is run internally?

Lol, you really don't know?

He doesn't as 99.99% of American's don't either. They don't see Hollywood as being any sort of official position of America, and having lived here know the difference between entertainment and government as they have experienced first hand the true bile freedom of the press brings.

Now I know every once in a while the Christorats and Christobags get their moral knickers twisted in a knot over some outrage or another and blow a lot of stinking hot air, rarely does it amount to more unless the UN is behind it. But that is a problem where ever there are holier than thou types.
3) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1550776)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Feds consider probe into CHP beating captured on video, sources say

The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a request for an independent investigation into the California Highway Patrol officer who was recorded on video punching a woman along the 10 Freeway, an FBI spokeswoman said.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/law-me-ln-federal-probe-possible-chp-beating-20140731-story.html

If the Feds really come in, and charge the Officer with Violating her Civil (Constitutional) Rights:

It is possible the Officer could be facing two separate trials (State and Federal).

Remember, in this case, in the US: The Federal, and State Governments, are considered SEPERATE Governments, and the Officer is NOT covered under the Constitutional Protections of 'Double Jeopardy'.

Just another difference between the US, and many other Country's.

Yes. Know that well. Lived through the Rodney King riots when the police were acquitted in state court in a lily white upper middle income state court house, and then were convicted at the downtown mixed race federal court house.

Just so everyone understands:

Although I am not knowledgeable of California Laws. If this Officer is charged, he would probably be charged with an Abuse of Authority Statute, Assault/Battery, and perhaps additional charges.

If the Fed's Prosecute: He would not be Charged under the State Statutes, but Violation of Civil Rights (a Federal Offense), and if convicted, up to 10 years in a Federal Prison.

California Penal code
149. Every public officer who, under color of authority, without
lawful necessity, assaults or beats any person, is punishable by a
fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by imprisonment
in a county jail not exceeding one year, or pursuant to subdivision
(h) of Section 1170, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1550769)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I watched a documentary on the 1930's dust bowl today.
It's an American thing, government sponsored

5) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1550741)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Feds consider probe into CHP beating captured on video, sources say

The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a request for an independent investigation into the California Highway Patrol officer who was recorded on video punching a woman along the 10 Freeway, an FBI spokeswoman said.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/law-me-ln-federal-probe-possible-chp-beating-20140731-story.html

If the Feds really come in, and charge the Officer with Violating her Civil (Constitutional) Rights:

It is possible the Officer could be facing two separate trials (State and Federal).

Remember, in this case, in the US: The Federal, and State Governments, are considered SEPERATE Governments, and the Officer is NOT covered under the Constitutional Protections of 'Double Jeopardy'.

Just another difference between the US, and many other Country's.

Yes. Know that well. Lived through the Rodney King riots when the police were acquitted in state court in a lily white upper middle income state court house, and then were convicted at the downtown mixed race federal court house.
6) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550739)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Likely because they reject that Hamas has to be defeated.

The believe there is some sort of magic diplomatic fairy wand that will make "every one lived happily ever after."
7) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1550649)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Hope the dentist visit wasn't too painful Gary. Continuing Thorsday's celebrations here, cheers! Hail Thor btw:)

All hail painkillers ...

Hail Thor.
8) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1550586)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Hail Thor, after the dentist.
9) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550583)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Being offended by the knowledge that sleeping children and babies lying on the floor of a shelter beside their mothers died should NOT have to be defended by anyone :(


+100 :(

+1000

It seems the war mongers here in this thread are just the same as the war mongers in charge in Israel and Palestine.

I guess its ok as long as its not their children. I find that attitude vile and disgusting.

So it is ok then for a terrorist to shelter under the skirts of the mothers as well and fire his weapons at the Israeli children, knowing he won't be fired on because the UN will protect him, by calling the IDF action a war crime if they do fire back.

And at the same time getting the IDF suspected when his illegal weapons go off course and hit other hospitals, schools and markets.

That is the most upside down logic ever.

No it is the logic of asymmetric warfare. Use your enemy's weakness, in this case morality, against him.
10) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550347)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Vengeance is mine, saith Thor the designer.

There are too many damn fool idiots already pouring napalm on Gaza.

What is needed is to round up the agitators on each side and weld them in a cage together with no hiding places, give them a few clubs and chains, and a couple of years to settle their issues.
11) Message boards : Politics : Another conspiracy (Message 1550337)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
maybe you Americans should be lobbying your gov to come up with a PDS system where the gov negosiates with drug company's for a price and then subsidies it .

The gov has all the power and the drug company's have to drop the price or they won't be able to sell there drugs . This allows the gov to spend a little more on the rear drugs for the people that have rear diseases that do cost a lot to make

Our government grants patents to drug companies so that the drug companies can set whatever price they like. It has to be much much higher to cover the cost of subsiding the drugs that your country buys.
12) Message boards : Politics : Another conspiracy (Message 1550310)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Last week I went to the doctor for a routine checkup. I pointed out some sores on my right leg and told her my leg felt like it had the worst sunburn ever. She diagnosed the problem as being cellulitis and prescribed doxycycline a common antibiotic. I have taken it before and it was never an expensive drug. So I was surprised to have to pay $40 for a 10 day supply. That's $2.00 per pill. So I looked it up on the internet and found this.
http://www.citywatchla.com/8box-left/4965-the-doxycycline-debacle-what-it-means-to-you-and-our-ongoing-healthcare-crisis

So, after a short time off the market it has reappeared at up to 10 times the previous going rate from all makers.

http://www.drugs.com/price-guide/doxycycline
Looks like the price is all over the place.
13) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1550182)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I hope the team can get into the crash site today,
or tomorrow.

Lynn.
Some one has to clear the crash site from terrorist mines!
I wonder who.
Probably take weeks to do it.


Why the land mines?? Crazies in Ukraine. :(

Thought there were tourists running all over the site a week ago ...
14) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1550173)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/30/5-food-writers-subpoenaed-in-pink-slime-lawsuit/
Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.
15) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550167)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I can see the campaign flyers now for the upcoming election.

Vote Fatah, we have electricity and water in the West Bank.

Vote Hamas death to Zionist pigs.

Don't for one second think this entire episode isn't about the upcoming vote. Hamas wants to be seen as strong to get votes. Israel played into their hands and sowed more hate.

Yes, all this death is for a few votes.



Now as to proportionate ...
Would it be proportionate to build a wall around a people tossing rockets at you and build a defense system? Essentially put them in jail for failing to act civil? What if after a few years they are still hurling rockets at you, not understanding the wall is a punishment for failing to be civil? Do you them put them in solitary confinement? Is that proportionate? So a few years later they are still blasting rockets at you, but the world is screaming that your solitary confinement jail is too harsh. Is it proportionate to attempt to destroy the rocket launcher instead?
16) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550128)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Even the animals in their kingdom do not kill the way we do!

Except primates.
17) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550055)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Palestinian deaths: 1,118 dead, including at least 827 civilians, among them 243 children.
Israeli deaths: 53 soldiers

What would the numbers be without Iron Dome?

Would the numbers without Iron Dome show the actual murderous intent of each side?
18) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1550049)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I believe the OP of the statement was using irony and pointing out how punching loopholes in mandates results in Swiss cheese where anyone, including those whom the person opening the loophole disagree with, can find a way to ignore it.

I could be wrong, but I don't ascribe the OP of the statement as being a talking point ditto head like other posters on these fora.

Its much like the idea where certain people started arguing for prayer in schools only to get really upset when that also applied to muslim prayer.

Yes, "we only meant prayer that blasphemes others" because we have no tolerance for "them" and must "proselytize" and show the "right" way.
19) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1550015)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Satanists Demand Religious Exemption Under Hobby Lobby

Wouldn't it be awesome if they won this because of the Hobby Lobby ruling?

Why do you believe Satanist's don't have rights.

US Constitution, and thinking, is to protect The Rights of ALL. No matter how offensive, or moronic their beliefs.

We have moved beyond Right/Left Wing Puritanical 'Thinking'.

This misinformed (at best) continued assault against The Hobby Lobby Decision, diminishes the poster.

I believe the OP of the statement was using irony and pointing out how punching loopholes in mandates results in Swiss cheese where anyone, including those whom the person opening the loophole disagree with, can find a way to ignore it.

I could be wrong, but I don't ascribe the OP of the statement as being a talking point ditto head like other posters on these fora.
20) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549715)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
If you are going to show a map at least try and get something that resembles a real starting point.

and what happened


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