My point is that Hamas has been extremely aggressive in this go-round and has targeted civilian populations both for attacks as well as retaliations. Hamas is actually proud of the civilian death toll. For example today on Hamas TV: Dead Gaza civilians privileged to have died this way (Warning Graphic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?... Here is another example, Hamas members brutally beating civilians of Gaza who leave their homes following IDF warnings (Warning Graphic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?... Hamas sucks, there is no way around it, they are not the "good guys".
On the other hand Israel's destroying the only power plant in Gaza can in no way be considered legitimate unless there was a tunnel beneath it.
The idea that anyone there will ever set "aside generations of prejudices to actually put this shit behind us and move forward into a new era of peace" is a nice dream. Ask Anwar Sadat how that works out.
Did you really think the rocket attacks started this year? I only linked to the latest year's worth of data, but in that link the first line contains this link: Since 2001, Palestinian militants have launched thousands of rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
Hamas is so proud of their rockets that they unveiled a monument to them this year. https://ph.news.yahoo.com/vide...
Either you are being deliberately obtuse or you are simply sowing disinformation. Either way I'm certainly wasting my time engaging you in any further discussion regarding this topic.
So in the end
Because now it's in all of our own best interests to nag, cajole, and browbeat those who take unnecessary health risks. I don't just mean smokers. Eat too much? You need counseling and mayhaps a fine. Extreme sports injury? Sorry sky-diving, rock climbing, long distance running, swimming in the ocean, bicycling, hiking, camping
The DEM/PUB hype machine will be happy to step up, pretend to argue about what the penalties and restrictions should be, performing yet another "Good Cop Bad Cop" routine for the TV cameras, to convince us that all we need is to pass this one small additional law, and give them that much more power.
Rince Lather Repeat
The fiscal deal passed by Congress on Wednesday doesn't actually increase the debt limit. It just temporarily suspends enforcement of it. We the people just gave a bunch of politicians a blank check.
The latest indication of the haphazard way in which Healthcare.gov was developed is the uncredited use of a copyrighted web script for a data function used by the site, a violation of the licensing agreement for the software.
The script in question is called DataTables, a very long and complex piece of website software used for formatting and presenting data. DataTables was developed by a British company called SpryMedia which licenses the open-source software freely to anyone who complies with the licensing agreement.
... a cursory comparison of the two scripts removes any doubt that the source for the script used at Healthcare.gov is indeed the SpryMedia script. The Healthcare.gov version even retained easily identifiable comments by the script's author ...
Apple tablet market share last year, nearly 60 percent
I do love pie
"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.