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41) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1547831)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I don't think we are getting a reply.

I am sure we won't. At least one that answers the question. Which begs why he posted it? What though process could have been behind it?

I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume its sarcasm gone horribly, horribly wrong.

Except he seems to do a lot of what could be described as fishing from a moving boat.
42) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1547807)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
I don't think we are getting a reply.

I am sure we won't. At least one that answers the question. Which begs why he posted it? What though process could have been behind it?
43) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547795)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Translation: all guerrilla warfare is a war crime.

Depends on your definition of Guerrilla Warfare.

If non-uniform, possibly 'Illegal Combatants' (Geneva Convention), TARGET the Military Infrastructure, of what they believe, or actually is, their Enemy: This would not be considered a 'War Crime'.

If their TARGET is Civilian. If they Machine Gun Children on School Buses. Kidnap and Murder Children. If they use Children as HUMAM SHIELDS, to protect their weapons: THEY would be considered WAR CRIMINALS.

Guerrilla Warfare, jumping out from behind a hooch in mufti and ambushing then retreating into a civilian area.

Is that any different than firing rockets from a school towards the enemy at noon recess and then going home but leaving the launcher to be used another day?

Is it a crime to shoot at a rocket launcher in an open field? How about when it is at a school? Only when school isn't in session? How about if you don't know it is a school?

Interesting to see how the UN knows 100% Hamas is committing war crimes, but is leaving doubt that Israel doing the same. Part of a war crime is state of mind. If you honestly think you are shooting at a military target, it isn't criminal. If you are using ammo that won't flatten several square blocks but only one building, it isn't a crime. If you aim isn't perfect it isn't a crime. If your intelligence is bad, it isn't a crime. Israel has some explaining to do, but they at least have left room for plausible deniability.
44) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547776)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier

'Civilians must be protected, may not be targeted' - video

Jon Snow talks to Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who has said there's "a strong possibility" that Israel's attacks on Gaza amount to a war crime.


The UN wouldn't know a war crime even if one slapped them in the face: -

These rockets are aimed at Israel’s civilian population, and are unprovoked, sent with murderous intent. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has fired over 1,500 rockets into Israel. The Palestinian envoy to the UN human rights council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, observed that Hamas rocket-fire amounts to war crimes, “whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at civilian targets”.

Translation: all guerrilla warfare is a war crime.

Depends on your definition of Guerrilla Warfare.

If non-uniform, possibly 'Illegal Combatants' (Geneva Convention), TARGET the Military Infrastructure, of what they believe, or actually is, their Enemy: This would not be considered a 'War Crime'.

If their TARGET is Civilian. If they Machine Gun Children on School Buses. Kidnap and Murder Children. If they use Children as HUMAM SHIELDS, to protect their weapons: THEY would be considered WAR CRIMINALS.

I'm guessing you didn't watch the video.

I'd agree with that assessment.
45) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1547694)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
And you had better start worrying ...

Yes I am concerned.
In the mid term your previous climate is probably be what my part of the world will become, not a good thing for us moss backs.

You do understand that every fruit, nut, vegetable, chicken, cow, pig shipped out of California has a lot of California water in it? You also realize California supplies a huge portion of the food you eat. Are you getting a bit hungry yet? Wallet getting squeezed having food flown in from another continent?

Understand the sigh in Spanish and you will begin to understand the issue. There is water in California, but it is reserved for the delta smelt.
46) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1547689)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
If the drought continues the life style of the South West is not sustainable.

And you had better start worrying ...
http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/statistics/
In 2012, California's 80,500 farms and ranches received $42.6 billion for their output. California remained the number one state in cash farm receipts with 11.3 percent of the US total. The state accounted for 15 percent of national receipts for crops and 7.1 percent of the US revenue for livestock and livestock products. Exports totaled $18.18 billion in value which represents an eight percent increase over the previous year.

California's agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. The state produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. Across the nation, US consumers regularly purchase several crops produced solely in California.

47) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1547664)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
California Water Cops!
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/25/california-watercops.html
What you gonna do when they come for you?
48) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547653)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier

'Civilians must be protected, may not be targeted' - video

Jon Snow talks to Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who has said there's "a strong possibility" that Israel's attacks on Gaza amount to a war crime.


The UN wouldn't know a war crime even if one slapped them in the face: -

These rockets are aimed at Israel’s civilian population, and are unprovoked, sent with murderous intent. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has fired over 1,500 rockets into Israel. The Palestinian envoy to the UN human rights council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, observed that Hamas rocket-fire amounts to war crimes, “whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at civilian targets”.

Translation: all guerrilla warfare is a war crime.
49) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547635)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Gods People have a tragic history with alot of death and war.
I wonder what Gods purpose with that is?



I don't think all of this was meant to happen if it were for God but we all know some characteristics of the human kind don't leave much to our imagination...

God did not write the books attributed to him. Satan did, through his minions. And Satan's plan to have the people of God wage war on each other is blossoming to full glory.

Anyone who looks at the history of what became after these books were written has to agree they can not be the work of God. God would never write his works in a way that could be used for such evil. Only Satan has that kind of evil in his heart. To split and divide and set man upon man.
50) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1547485)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.
Is he trustworthy?
He says that U.S. Has Plans for Preemptive Nuclear Attack!

Of course the US does. What he doesn't say is the word FAIL is rubber stamped on every page of the plan.
51) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1547445)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
We could cautiously call that a small progress:)

Hopefully most of us realize that Tsar Putin does not represent the normal Russian.
52) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1547443)
Posted 3 days 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.


No, of course not! It's just that the police could use other methods sometimes, but I guess they're no psychologists:)

"psychologists"? They REALLY have no experience with these people 'on the street' (been there when they tried). They didn't work.

Police should 'try this - try that' doesn't understand that every situation is different, and can change second-by-second.


Well trained policemen should be able to handle any situation in a professional manner, however, they regularly abuse their position and 'power' (been there when they tried...)

In a scripted Hollywood movie, yes.

Real life incidents are much more complicated. I guess it is difficult for those with no real experience, in these situations, to understand.

Just a Real Life Experience regarding 'Professionals' (did find it very humorous, but telling).

Man was threating suicide by jumping off Elevated Subway Tracks. While we (Police) where talking to him, and setting up airbags, near a Large Hospital. An older man was standing next to me, observing. Suddenly, a younger man rushed up, saying to this older man "He's my patient, I can help". The older man looked sternly at this person and said "You've done enough damage, leave". I couldn't stop laughing.

Says a lot about 'Professional Training'.

Yes. And don't forget this event started when a nurse lost control.

Unfortunately, a lot of the populace in general is under the mistaken hollywood impression that there is some magic word that if spoken will make a mentally ill person be rational even if momentarily. Doesn't exist. Unfortunately ugly is the method, if the burrito wrap doesn't work or can't be used.
53) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1547391)
Posted 3 days 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.


No, of course not! It's just that the police could use other methods sometimes, but I guess they're no psychologists:)

"psychologists"? They REALLY have no experience with these people 'on the street' (been there when they tried). They didn't work.

Police should 'try this - try that' doesn't understand that every situation is different, and can change second-by-second.

+1
54) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547251)
Posted 3 days 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.
55) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 4 (Message 1547249)
Posted 3 days 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?
56) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1547247)
Posted 3 days 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.
57) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547237)
Posted 3 days 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.
58) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1547233)
Posted 3 days 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.
59) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547190)
Posted 3 days 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.
60) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1547184)
Posted 3 days 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.


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