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41) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1665520)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
And boy, doesn't the idea of people from the Middle East being dumb and ignorant fit well within the orientalist narrative, which specifically claimed that these people were dumb and ignorant?

I believe you are describing the Christian narrative. They haven't found GOD yet, they are dumb and ignorant (and need saving).

Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.

Why the Specific Attack regarding Christians? At least they are not be-heading, nor crucifying Muslims.

Because if you had read my post, you would have know this was about WESTERN attitudes towards the Middle East, and Christianity is the dominant religion in the West.

You mention Christianity, I mention other. So?

We have to follow Your narrative and opinion?

Where, in any discussion, does a reply have to confine itself to Your view of The World?
42) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1665489)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
And boy, doesn't the idea of people from the Middle East being dumb and ignorant fit well within the orientalist narrative, which specifically claimed that these people were dumb and ignorant?

I believe you are describing the Christian narrative. They haven't found GOD yet, they are dumb and ignorant (and need saving).

Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.

Why the Specific Attack regarding Christians? At least they are not be-heading, nor crucifying Muslims.


Maybe not in Israel:
Christian militias take bloody revenge on Muslims in Central African Republic

For Religious reasons, or Revenge?

Anyone who doesn't understand the difference, is (fill-in ALL the negatives).
43) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1665485)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Hillary Clinton:)
https://youtu.be/eYO-AqWR9mo
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/hillary-clinton-as-us-president-wouldnt-fix-russia-us-relationship/519046.html

Don't believe Hillary is a silly, don't confuse me with the facts Left Winger, when it comes to Putin.
44) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665483)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
American Gun Culture is about using guns. Not possessing guns.

BTW: The 100,000 figure is about how many were 'hit'. Not how many were shot at, and missed.

The Police responded to most. Just the nature of Police Work in The USA.
45) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665385)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
And...

Every year in the U.S., an average of more than 100,000 people are shot, according to The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence...

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/16/16547690-just-the-facts-gun-violence-in-america?lite
46) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665382)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The USA is a Completely Armed Nation (including Good Guy and Bad Guy).
The total number of guns is about 270,000,000. With 34% of households, with children under 18, possessing guns.
Therefore: The number of Police Shooting, seem much less than they should be.
Of course, I have not included Knives, Machete's, Hatchets,., etc.

Stats again Clyde.
There are some countries in the World households that possesses about the same amount of guns per capita as the US.
Sweden, Norway, Finland and Canada for instance.
Soo... :)

Sorry, should have explained further.

American Culture!!!

Gun Deaths:

More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country

More than 30 people are shot and murdered each day

1/2 of them are between the ages of 18 and 35

1/3 of them are under the age of 20

Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds

And the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group

Gun Homicides (average annually):

Less than 50: Japan

Less than 150: Germany, Italy, France, etc.

Less than 200: Canada

More than 10,000: USA

Source: IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms of the United Nations)


http://heedinggodscall.org/content/pfctoolkit-10

Different Culture.
47) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1665377)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
And boy, doesn't the idea of people from the Middle East being dumb and ignorant fit well within the orientalist narrative, which specifically claimed that these people were dumb and ignorant?

I believe you are describing the Christian narrative. They haven't found GOD yet, they are dumb and ignorant (and need saving).

Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.

Why the Specific Attack regarding Christians? At least they are not be-heading, nor crucifying Muslims.
48) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665374)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Is 54 too much, too little, correct?
Please, noting All Police Shootings, and the subsequent investigation, what the number should be.

I have no idea Clyde.
But something is wrong here.
Both my gutfeeling and my statistical mind tells me that:)
According to the stats given by a SETI member the US would be the safest place in the World.
Global Peace Index
The world's leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators.
http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/contact
USA are ranked 101 of 162 nations.
Sweden are ranked 11 of 162 nations.

The USA is a Completely Armed Nation (including Good Guy and Bad Guy).

The total number of guns is about 270,000,000. With 34% of households, with children under 18, possessing guns.

Therefore: The number of Police Shooting, seem much less than they should be.

Of course, I have not included Knives, Machete's, Hatchets,., etc.
49) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665369)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
This is a bit disturbing to me from one of your links.
Few Police Prosecutions in Shooting Cases.

I guess you mean this, The Washington Post April 11, 2015:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2015/04/11/thousands-dead-few-prosecuted/
Thousands dead, few prosecuted
Among the thousands of fatal shootings at the hands of police since 2005, only 54 officers have been charged, a Post analysis found. Most were cleared or acquitted in the cases that have been resolved.

That only 54 officers have been charged of fatal shootings last ten years in a country with over 320 millions peoples seems to me very strange.
Shit happens in every country...

Is 54 too much, too little, correct?

Please, noting All Police Shootings, and the subsequent investigation, what the number should be.
50) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665367)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
*Note: fatalities listed are only those involved in cases where excessive force or unnecessary force was reported. This does not include all fatalities related to police use of force.

This is a bit disturbing to me from one of your links.
Few Police Prosecutions in Shooting Cases.
Scandinavia as well...

The reason, in this Country is: 'Benefit of Doubt' and giving wide latitude, regarding Police.

Since Society, and Victims, need Police response Towards Danger, and to risk their lives to protect others, and possibly making 'Split Decisions' without knowing all the facts:

'Benefit of Doubt' is necessary. Otherwise, Police as Human Beings, will not place themselves, their wives, nor children at risk.

Understand 'The Problems' with 'Benefit of Doubt'. But how does Society protect itself, without that?

Please no silly More Education, Training, etc., non-understanding of Human Nature, response.
51) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1665362)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I'm old enough to remember Kennedy:)
This is a Picture of the newspaper Dagens Nyheter from 23 november 1963 in my bottom drawer:)

Old enough, High School, to remember the entire weekend.

Starting with the announcement, by the teacher "Our President is Dead". School just stopped, and everyone just walked home.

Watching President Kennedy's body return to Washington. Listening to President Johnson, at the airport, and wondering - 'Who The H... is he'?

Watching Mrs. Kennedy kneeling next to, and kissing her husband's flag draped coffin.

Watching Oswald, live on TV, being shot and killed.

School cancelled that Monday, and watching the funeral.

Tuesday morning, in school, standing at attention in the classroom, while a teacher started to sing The National Anthem, over the loud speaker.

After a couple of words: She started crying, and couldn't continue. There was no laughter among us teenagers. We just , on our own, started singing The National Anthem.

This Country has never been the same.
52) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665356)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
At 3.80 million square miles (9.85 million km2) and with over 320 million people, the United States is the world's fourth-largest country by total area and third most populous. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries.

Just thinking...

The USA is The World.

Those who repeatedly attack The USA: Are attacking their own people, who immigrated.

Guess The Attackers hate Themselves, and what they would do, if this was really One World.
53) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1665353)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Note that the Golan Heights, which on a Israeli map is marked as Israeli, is recognized as a part of Syria by all UN member states except Israel.

https://willyloman.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/golan-heights.jpg

BTW: To those Virulent Anti-Israeli Posters.

I have NEVER (sorry for shouting) supported, nor accepted, Israel's 'Settlements'.

I just hold Israel's enemy's, to the same civilized standards as Israel.

Those who don't: Are 'outing' their belief in the Inferiority of Palestinians.
54) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1665350)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Rampage goes on: http://news.yahoo.com/police-video-shows-killing-black-oklahoma-suspect-120427278.html.

Rampage?

Silly, unthinking, and another agenda, of course.

This silly and worse language, only make the Ideologues look like the fools, they are.

Will they ever understand?

Never have, never will.
55) Message boards : Politics : Political CONvEnience of Madame Yoga (Message 1665246)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Well Americans must know their own people best, but I think it is safe to say that after Thatcher we think go for it. Like Obama it will happen one day anyway. At least Hilary has served the apprenticeship.

Agree. Long overdue.

A couple of Female Governors, a Senator, and perhaps a former Secretary of State, are qualified.
56) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1665243)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
@ Clyde
The entire Mideast, and parts of Asia, The US, Russia, Anti-Jewish/Muslim, are part of the Israel/Gaza problem.

Although some will not admit it.


You left out Europe, especially the UK.

I know. Just don't like loooong posts :)
57) Message boards : Politics : Exploitation of Humans (Message 1665238)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
A member of my family worked in Nigeria on an engineering contract, and as part of the "requirements" there he had to deposit his passport with his local employers. a year later there was a family bereavement and he needed to return home for a while. But no passport available. Long story short, his employers and many others were using foreign Nationals passports to get money out of the country, because of the corruption there, there was a limit on how much could be legally taken out of the country on each trip.

He got round it by getting a temporary Visa, and raised merry hell at the Embassy in London and the Foreign office. He was refused entry back into Nigeria at the airport, and his contract was cancelled. Meaning some of his possessions left out there were lost.

Some countries require you to deposit your passport in the Hotel safe. But what do they do with it? There are plenty of rumours regarding valid passports being lent out overnight to local forgers, by disreputable hotel staff.

Similar problems, here in America. With Illegal/Undocumented Persons.

Many must work below Minimum Wage and/or prevailing wages.

This also results in Depressing wages for everyone else.
58) Message boards : Politics : Forms of Government (Message 1665233)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Please stick to the topic.

You are speaking of Chris S comment, regarding number of Posts.

Correct?
59) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1665232)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

There is much of that going on throughout the Middle-East, so why did you highlight Saudi Arabia?

To point out an example of where there are huge human rights issues and no one is making a fuss. I am really not sure what you are finding so hard to understand about this.

Also, Who said Saudi Arabia is exempt?

Are you high?

No I'm not, but you've now clarified your comment. Originally, I stated the rest of to which you replied by stating Saudi Arabia.

As for not making a fuss, I did & also pointed out what Qatar is doing regarding their World Cup preparations - I see nobody commented on that! Probably too tied up in Israel/Gaza.

Well this is the Israel/Gaza thread.

Although recently you wouldn't know it. :/

The entire Mideast, and parts of Asia, The US, Russia, Anti-Jewish/Muslim, are part of the Israel/Gaza problem.

Although some will not admit it.
60) Message boards : Politics : Forms of Government (Message 1665206)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Who is counting, and who cares.

Happen to like, while not agreeing with all of Janne's posts.


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