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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Oh? Lindzi isn't dead either? Suddenly, I felt a surge of joy.
    Glad to oblige, Pravitushka.

    DDT! Good gravy. "Simply ignorant of the history"? The more history I read, the less I endorse Israel's current behavior. I'm not about to get into a net-simian poo-slinging match, but such a blanket statement is, in a word, preposterous. Call me crazy, but "democratic" and "civilized" nations shouldn't, generally, bulldoze houses with grannies inside. Among other things.

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    "I'm not about to get into a net-simian poo-slinging match, but"

    Then why did you bother to post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    "I'm not about to get into a net-simian poo-slinging match, but"

    Then why did you bother to post?
    Jackass, when I sling poo, you'll know it. The post above was as inoffensive as I could make it, considering the number of idiotic components to your statement that I could have torn into. Sadly, my computer time here is limited, meaning I can't sit here typing for the myriad eons it would take to give you some sort of education. And no amount of education would create in you critical thinking skills, so it'd probably be a waste of my time.

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    Just as I thought, you have nothing to add to the subject ecept your emotion and name calling. I think it is you who should be educated.
    You only have to punch the information into a computer once
    I'll bet that it is not so with you!

    A few facts on the subject for anyone interested. I know Lindsay is not.


    Number of times Jerusalem is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible: over 700

    Number of times Jerusalem is mentioned in the Koran: 0

    Number of Arab leaders who visited Jerusalem when it was under Arab rule (1948 to 1967): 1

    Number of Arab refugees who fled the land that became Israel: approximately 600,000

    Number of Jewish refugees who fled Arab countries: approximately 600,000

    Number of U.N. agencies that deal only with Palestinian refugees: 1

    Number of U.N. agencies that deal with all the other refugees in the world: 1

    Number of Jewish states that have existed on the land called Palestine: 3

    Number of Arab or Muslim states that have existed on the land called Palestine: 0

    Number of terrorist attacks by Israelis or Jews since 1967: 1

    Number of terrorist attacks by Arabs or Muslims since 1967: thousands

    Percentage of Jews who have praised the Jewish terrorist: approximately .1

    Percentage of Palestinians who have praised Islamic terrorists: approximately 90

    Number of Jewish countries: 1

    Number of Jewish democracies: 1

    Number of Arab countries: 19

    Number of Arab democracies: 0

    Number of Arab women killed annually by fathers and brothers in "honor killings": thousands

    Number of Jewish women killed annually by fathers and brothers in "honor killings": 0

    Number of Christian or Jewish prayer services allowed in Saudi Arabia: 0

    Number of Muslim prayer services allowed in Israel: unlimited

    Number of Arabs Israel allows to live in Arab settlements in Israel: 1,250,000

    Number of Jews Palestinian Authority allows to live in Jewish settlements in Palestinian Authority: 0

    Percentage of U.N. Commission on Human Rights resolutions condemning an Arab country for human rights violations: 0

    Percentage of U.N. Commission on Human Rights resolutions condemning Israel for human rights violations: 26

    Number of U.N. Security Council resolutions on the Middle East between 1948 and 1991: 175

    Number of these resolutions against Israel: 97

    Number of these resolutions against an Arab state: 4

    Number of Arab countries that have been members of the U.N. Security Council: 16

    Number of times Israel has been a member of the U.N. Security Council: 0

    Number of U.N. General Assembly resolutions condemning Israel: 322

    Number of U.N. General Assembly resolutions condemning an Arab country: 0

    Percentage of U.N. votes in which Arab countries voted with the United States in 2002: 16.6

    Percentage of U.N. votes in which Israel voted with the United States in 2002: 92.6

    Percentage of Middle East Studies professors who defend Zionism and Israel: approximately 1.

    Percentage of Middle East Studies professors who believe in diversity on college campuses: 100

    Percentage of people who argue that the Jewish state has no right to exist who also believe some other country has no right to exist: 0

    Percentage of people who argue that of all the countries in the world, only the Jewish state has no right to exist and yet deny they are anti-Jewish: approximately 100

    Number of Muslims in the world: more than 1 billion

    Number of Muslim demonstrations against Islamic terror: approximately 2
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    Fine research, sir. Clearly you are highly educated on this matter. Would you care to post sources for your statistics?

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    I know ! I know!

    FOX NEWS HEY GUYS. I just heard the terror alert went through the roof ! AGIAN !
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Unfortunately I am not educated at all. School of Hard Knocks only.

    Surf around www.jewishworldreview.com and you will find this information and more.
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    I will have no internet access for a week or so. I will catch up with this thread then.

    Has anyone been watching the Russian olympic gymnasts? Someone should start a thread on Pavlova.
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    Yea, or svertlana who got beat by a 16 year old.


    I kinda felt bad for her... because i mean... she has been workin her whole life for the gold but... just couldn't quite make it.
    Though, 1337 Carley patterson won gold for the good ol usa, so, i guess it's not all the bad.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Awww Sveta...I was so sad for her! Carly won fairly, but Khorkina is still the queen, she kicks butt! I hope she wins the uneven bars again and leaves the Olys with a gold medal.

    And yeah, Anna Pavlova should have been freakin 3rd!
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    On the Issue with the Jews and Palestinians, the best thing they can do is just stop fighting eachother.
    Their is no good reason for their feud, yet they still keep going on.
    My respect for democracy is only one step above socialism, but if that's what Israel want, then they can have at it.
    As I said before, if I were president, I would step away from that whole mess and let their business be their business.
    As for the Olympics, it is both interesting and sad. Interesting for watching only a moment that they have trained their whole lives for where every last thing makes a big difference. Sad because of those who painfully walk away short or empty handed do to a very slight glitch or accident, often triggered by random events. I saw one guy so beat up over an outright collapse that the judge had to pressure him to finish what he was doing.
    It's hard to see that, and with the equality of skills between the different athletes, most are number 1 in my book, with who gets what medals as nothing more then a role of the dice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I know ! I know!

    FOX NEWS HEY GUYS. I just heard the terror alert went through the roof ! AGIAN !


    Sorry, DDT, the "school of hard knocks" doesn't count as a source of statistical data. And making up statistics based on your own (non-)experience only makes you look like a dip.

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    Well Lindsay. You seem to be missing the point. You clench your fist and the truth slips out between your fingers. Go check the numbers for yourself. What if they're right?
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    Heh. "Go check the numbers for yourself!" The timeless cry of the pseudo-intellectual without any actual resources. Thank you, I have perused the issue in some depth, and your inane vagaries and rumblings hold little interest for me. Other than giving me a chance to exercise my mockery muscles, of course.

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    I am glad to hear that you have "persued the issue to some depth" already. This means that you must understand that Israel has been the only legitimate country on the soil called Palestine for several thousand years. Israel was renamed Palestine by the Romans as an insult to them, as the Philistines (Palestinians) had been their ancient enemy.

    The BalflourDeclaration in 1917 was intended to form the nation of Israel, once more. It origially included the whole of Trans Jordan as part of Israel and would have been so, if not for a few back stabbing English polititions. By the time 1948 came along, Israel had been so sliced up (west bank, gaza) there was not much left. Israel was attacked again in 1967 by overwhealming forces, including those in the West Bank. Under the terms of war when an attacking agressive country lose the war they started (Palestinians) they can also lose their territory.

    So since you already know all this, why is it that say that you do not support Israel. Please do not say it is because of an old lady bulldozed in her house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper May
    Well, I don't like America, and I do think they may be abusing their power, but hey, that's wholly in their right as a superpower. If Communism had won, wouldn't the Soviet Union be imposing their rule on every country in the world? Wait a couple of centuries and the USA too will collapse, like the Roman, Spanish and British Empires before it.
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    I totally agree. I believe the American Empire will one day collapse, just like the Roman, Spanish, British and Soviet Empires. The USA may be taking advantage of our powers as the world's major superpower, but then again, isn't it our right, as the worlds major superpower, to want people everywhere to live like we do?

    Let's reverse the roles for a minute. Let's say it was the United States that collapsed, and the Soviet Union "won" the Cold War. Then, today the Soviet Union would be the world's dominate superpower, wouldn't the Soviet Union try to impose their beliefs, way of life, and their rule upon the rest of the world? Wouldn't the Soviet Union want everybody to live like they do?

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    oh really?
    Cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soinus
    oh really?
    Wow. Way to revive a four month old thread without saying anything useful! And why do you have some spammersh|t embedded in your comment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by Soinus
    oh really?
    Wow. Way to revive a four month old thread without saying anything useful! And why do you have some spammersh|t embedded in your comment?
    It's it more than a year old? December 2004.
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