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1) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1551335)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
The munitions have been stored there for a few years

so this doesn't sound anything like a recent sale, much more like a memo to update inventory status.

also wonder if that "storage" is even a US facility, Wiki only lists one US base in Israel and sat photos don't show revetments for $1B in weapons storage there. It does show some pretty tall antenna masts.

Israel has a very large munitions industry itself so it really doesn't have to rely on outside suppliers.

Cheers.


Wiggo, does this count as part of Israel's munitions industry? Looks like it makes it's own drones anyway.

stocks rise for Israeli drone maker as Gaza slaughter continues

http://www.imi-israel.com/
http://www.israel-weapon.com/
http://www.ashot.co.il/
http://www.imi-israel.com/home/doc.aspx?mcatid=63212
The last of which I note could be the maker of the shells that Israel "bought" from the USA. No wonder they are stored in Israel!
2) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1551324)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
When someone is really 'Chocking to Death': They can't speak

You seem to be fixated upon the windpipe. That is not the only pipe in the neck that can be "choked" or constricted.

He seems to know rather a lot about choking people to death. Anyone else find this disturbing?

He be me?

LAPD had a rash of chokehold deaths which the news media covered in excruciating detail. Finally chief had to order every officer retrained and retrained again to never use a chokehold on a suspect. It seems people with certain "medical conditions" are especially susceptible to death if a chokehold is used. Also they started to have a rash of in custody deaths of people hogtied and left on their stomach. That is also now forbidden. As is sitting on suspects and compressing their chests. NYPD seems to be at least two decades behind the LAPD in this.
3) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1551298)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
When someone is really 'Chocking to Death': They can't speak

You seem to be fixated upon the windpipe. That is not the only pipe in the neck that can be "choked" or constricted.
4) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1551294)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
The munitions have been stored there for a few years

so this doesn't sound anything like a recent sale, much more like a memo to update inventory status.

also wonder if that "storage" is even a US facility, Wiki only lists one US base in Israel and sat photos don't show revetments for $1B in weapons storage there. It does show some pretty tall antenna masts.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #69 (Message 1551290)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
hair
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Car transmissions - Standard or automatic? (Message 1551287)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
First car was a '70 Mavrick, auto.
Fastest, not sure the statute of limitations is up.
Not going to list everything, but Dad was a FORD man and FORD really does mean Fix Or Repair Daily, but the current wheels is a 2011 Buick Regal (made in Germany), six speed auto.

I drove a stick once on a trip with a friend, his car. It would take some practice, but makes no sense at all in Los Angeles traffic. Also with the drive by wire stuff they seem to have the fuel economy favoring auto over manual.

However a bigger question is manual control or drive by wire?

I'm beginning to really hate drive by wire. Zero response.
7) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1551268)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Isn't the outbreak due to global climate change? ;-)
8) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1551266)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
As was pointed out on The Daily Show

do you understand the word satire?


Hi Gary :) Posted the link below earlier in the week...

How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza—and the Cleanup


No satire...

Mother Jones, unlike CNN, and those who quoted their report without fact checking it, seems to have it right. The USA doesn't sell ammo. It may pay the bill and allow the export, but private companies sell the ammo. Of course if like CNN you want to editorialize in your news ...
satire
noun
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
9) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1551257)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ARREST_STRUGGLE_DEATH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-08-01-21-36-46
Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

By JAKE PEARSON
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department.

@Clyde, I thought you said there wasn't a chokehold? If not, how could the medical examiner make the determination it was a cause death?
10) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1551238)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
As was pointed out on The Daily Show

do you understand the word satire?
11) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550976)
Posted 17 hours 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.
12) Message boards : Politics : Another conspiracy (Message 1550779)
Posted 1 day 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.
13) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1550776)
Posted 1 day 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.
14) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1550769)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I watched a documentary on the 1930's dust bowl today.
It's an American thing, government sponsored

15) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1550741)
Posted 1 day 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.
16) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550739)
Posted 1 day 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."
17) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1550649)
Posted 1 day 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.
18) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1550586)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Hail Thor, after the dentist.
19) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550583)
Posted 1 day 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.
20) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1550347)
Posted 2 days 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.


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