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21) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1666892)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Generally speaking Alcohol is not considered to be, as per the thread title, a hard drug.

It should be.
22) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666872)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Israel "directly targeted" children in drone strikes on Gaza, says rights group

This is difficult reading, especially if you have children.
23) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1666866)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

If you disagree, on who is winning:

So what. I don't care.

I know who is really winning, by your, and others, silly, not to the point, responses.

Not understand any thinking, outside of a Monastic Type Intellectual Environment: Is to be expected, from those with a Theological/Ideological Belief.

Just as many would get bored, and worse, attempting to have an Intellectual Discussion with a Religious Believer:

I find the same with Ideological Believers.

Neither you, or others sharing your Beliefs, will ever truly understand.

Just Human Nature.

I'm sorry Clyde, I've raised too many teenagers and taught too many teenagers to not see your posting style for exactly what it is.
24) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1666862)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Now Where in Gods name did you get That information, or is it just judgement from your part?


From druggies themselves & no need to judge, they are paranoid around "normal" people.


I'm sorry but the 'druggies' gave you wrong information.

I think he doesn't understand how many drug addicts hide their addictions from public view and live semi-functional lives.
25) Message boards : Politics : Living on social security benefits (Message 1666860)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
After four long days living like America’s poor, Gwyneth Paltrow broke her much-mocked attempt at shopping on a food stamp budget in search of some chicken and black licorice.

The multimillionaire mom was derided last week when she accepted the #FoodBankNYCChallenge from celebrity chef Mario Batali. The idea is to experience how difficult it is for families to live on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — better known as food stamps. So she set out with $29 — the amount the average person on food stamps receives — and every intention of showing those strapped for cash how to do it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/17/a-hungry-gwyneth-paltrow-fails-the-food-stamp-challenge-four-days-in/?tid=pm_national_pop_b

I lived on benefits for a while when my first son was a baby. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Not only is it really hard to live on the money (and it was more generous back then) the way you are treated is degrading and dehumanising.

The experience gave me great empathy for those not able to get themselves out of the poverty trap and had I not had the support of my family I am not sure I would have been able to do it. I knew they only way life would get better was if I was working, but working actually cost me money after childcare was paid. For over a year I lost a net 50 per month for the 'privilege' of working. After that I only started to actually make money because of incentives such as subsidised childcare.

With current governments slashing help for the less well off, there will be more people trapped in poverty unable to escape.
26) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1666852)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
You, and Gary, are at least consistent. Which in some ways positive, and in others, negative.

Perhaps we see the Emperor's clothes.


See, this is where I don't even get what Clyde is trying to say.
Is he saying, "among the qualities Gary and Sarge have, they are consistent in the way they speak"?
Or is he saying, "among the S@H posters, we can say there are at least two posters that are consistent"?
This is such interesting use of the American language, if confusing.

+1

I have given up with, Clyde. He doesn't write clearly and he doesn't really understand what other people write. Those with a generous nature could interpret it as a deliberate debating technique to create confusion so he can declare himself a winner (which is what does seem to be what happens).
27) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666604)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Much the same way the IRA used to arm small children with water pistols filled with acid to squirt at the British soldiers in Northern Ireland.

Never heard it. And I have met a person from Northern Ireland.
I stayed at a family in England in the early 70's and the childrens grandpa was from there. We saw the news on BBC together often when the problem was big and he never mentioned that story.
The Childrens father was a British Soldier...

The father of my children is from Belfast. I have been there several times. I have been there when Catholic terrorists cordoned off the city with burning cars and hid snipers in the bushes so we could not get back into town without risking being shot. I am not sure what your point is.
28) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666481)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Maybe because of the number of persons claiming that same faith that use suicide vests?

What a delightfully racist thing to say. Sure, because there are a few terrorist who blow themselves up in the name of Islam, therefor the entire bloody government of a country will waste no second starting a nuclear attack. Because clearly you can't be a Muslim and not also have some irresistible urge to blow yourself up.

Many of the suicide bombers are WOMEN and CHILDREN.
Why? They don't draw so much attention to "muslim" security guards!

Much the same way the IRA used to arm small children with water pistols filled with acid to squirt at the British soldiers in Northern Ireland.
29) Message boards : Politics : 20 days to go (Message 1666441)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate

30) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1666435)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Two Muslim women were ordered to leave a swimming pool in a French holiday village on the southwest coast for wearing body-covering "burkinis".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7904645/Two-Muslim-women-thrown-out-of-pool-for-wearing-burkinis.html

To put things in context, the French have some very strict rules on swimming pool attire. My sons were thrown out of French pools because they were wearing the standard surf-shorts. We had to go and buy speedos before they would let us in the pool. Oddly enough that didn't make the headlines.

I think that has made the news ...
http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-01/no-speedo-then-dont-try-go-swimming-france-seriously

Good find. That is exactly it.
31) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1666432)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Your sons were thrown out of the French pool because they didn't follow some rules. It has nothing to do with surf-shorts or speedos ...

The rules being that you cant wear surf shorts. So it has everything to do with surf shorts and speedos.

The rules were quite clear that you had to wear approved swimming attire. My French is not good, but from what I could understand it was something to do with hygiene.

They had signs up about it and directed me to the local store to buy the correct swimwear for them. Then they were allowed in the pool.
32) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666430)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Maybe because of the number of persons claiming that same faith that use suicide vests?

What a delightfully racist thing to say. Sure, because there are a few terrorist who blow themselves up in the name of Islam, therefor the entire bloody government of a country will waste no second starting a nuclear attack. Because clearly you can't be a Muslim and not also have some irresistible urge to blow yourself up.

I can vouch for this, I have worked with, been friends with, taught and been acquaintances with many muslims. Not one of them has tried to blow me up. Not one. They have made me lots of nice dinners and birthday cakes, and I've even been ice-skating with some...but not one of them wore a suicide vest. So every time I hear someone spouting some hate filled generalisation about muslims I see their faces and take it quite personally.
33) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1666378)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
34) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1666376)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Two Muslim women were ordered to leave a swimming pool in a French holiday village on the southwest coast for wearing body-covering "burkinis".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7904645/Two-Muslim-women-thrown-out-of-pool-for-wearing-burkinis.html

To put things in context, the French have some very strict rules on swimming pool attire. My sons were thrown out of French pools because they were wearing the standard surf-shorts. We had to go and buy speedos before they would let us in the pool. Oddly enough that didn't make the headlines.
35) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1666375)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
For example, the wearing of the veil for Muslimas. Am I being patronising if I try to tell women from another culture what they should or should not wear? (its not like western women are free from restrictive clothing expectations) or is it a sign of an oppressive misogynistic culture and I should condemn it.

You can be both at the same time. You could argue that women wearing veils that cover their face, or just head scarfs, are signs of a misogynistic culture. But that doesn't mean that when you condemn it you aren't patronizing them. Just look at FEMEN, which is patronizing as hell everytime they yell something about how they must liberate women everywhere from the patriarchal oppression of religion.

Exactly. When I hear people shouting and abusing Muslim women for what they choose to wear, then it seems to me to be just another case of people telling women what they can and cannot do.

If a woman is being forced to wear it, that is something else, but otherwise, perhaps we should talk to Muslim women and ask what they want rather than enforcing our own views on them?

I find the full Burka difficult to understand, but again, I find other ways that we control how women dress and look pretty bad in our culture, for example the way women are used as ornaments and their bodies used to sell things.

So back to the important point of why it is so important to question your own thoughts. Our thoughts are a composite of our culturally imposed assumptions and the information we are surrounded with. It is always important to question and examine them. Anyone one who does not practice self-awareness is the very definition of 'un-thinking'.
36) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1666370)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Elizabeth II wearing babushka-type headscarf at a meeting with Ronald Reagan, 1982.

Don't talk rubbish man. That is a perfectly normal English Ladies headscarf. Not in the babushka style at all.

Yet it looks almost exactly like the one I saw a Muslim woman wearing around the store the other day. She was also cleverly using her headscarf as a hands free device for her phone.

Why are you so offended at the idea that the Queen wears a headscarf very similar to those warn by millions of Muslim ladies? Aren't Christian women still asked to cover their heads when they go onto Church?
37) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666035)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Iran is not Gaza. The people of Gaza are being subjected to human rights abuses by the the state of Israel.

Are they not also being subjected to human rights abuses by Hamas? IIRC the ICC is investigating that right now.

Yes they are, but Hamas does not have the support of the West, whereas Israel does.

So they're using Monopoly money & fabricating weapons from clay?

That's an interesting question and it does throw light on the complicated nature of Hamas.
38) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666024)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Iran is not Gaza. The people of Gaza are being subjected to human rights abuses by the the state of Israel.

Are they not also being subjected to human rights abuses by Hamas? IIRC the ICC is investigating that right now.

Yes they are, but Hamas does not have the support of the West, whereas Israel does.
39) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666008)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Okay, so your comment on that Iranian Imam? After all, Iran is working hard to becoming a nuclear power in the region & they want Israel gone...

That claim about Iran wanting to 'wipe Israel off the map' can be argued to be a mistranslation.

...how many people reside in Israel & how many in Palestine?

I am not sure of the relevance of this question.

Will you lament the demise of Israel should the Middle East get their wish?

No one is going to allow Israel to be destroyed.

Iran is not Gaza. The people of Gaza are being subjected to human rights abuses by the the state of Israel.

As to the this terrifying spectre of Iran, I am having trouble finding any incidences of them invading or attacking anyone. Whereas Israel has.

I do wonder how real this Iranian threat actually is.

Iran: This Is What Propaganda Looks Like
40) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1666000)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Of course what Israel is doing is not merely an eye for an eye. Its the dis-proportionality of their response that is real issue.

Here we go again...

...War is war & always has been & from the state of the world today, always will be.

So the US killing civilians in drone strikes does not matter, just Israel doing it sparks outrage?

The future of warfare

What the Islamic Middle East really think

Well I'd take any article from the Dail Mail with a pinch of salt.

However, I don't think anyone has said that the US drone strikes aren't a problem. They are one of the main causes of radicalisation. However, this thread is about Israel and Palestine.


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