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Comment: Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (Score 1) 72

Many of the Gazans are Christian. From the 2009 assault on Gaza:

"Israeli missiles hit Hamas targets but also destroyed civilian buildings in the densely packed territory, including a Christian medical clinic in Shijaiya that had provided free health care to the poor since 1968. Atallah Tarazi, a Christian surgeon at Gaza City's Shifaa Hospital, said two ambulances were hit and six of his paramedics killed, and lamented the high percentage of civilian casualties received by his hospital.

Gaza's Christian community of 2,500 suffered at least three deaths in the fighting—including 14-year-old Christine Turok, who died of a heart attack from fear—and Gaza Baptist Church and the Palestinian Bible Society were damaged by Israeli airstrikes.

A broad cross-section of Christian agencies mobilized aid to Gaza and southern Israel.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/march/1.13.html?paging=off

Comment: Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (Score 2) 72

Some Palestinians have, if at all, just seconds to leave before an attack but many do leave and flee to the school buildings that under control of the United Nations. The schools are opened especially for this and the UN personnel take care of the refugees and keep both "militants" and weapons out of its buildings.

It also provides the Israeli military with the exact coordinates of the schools. So guess what happens next:

Israeli shells hit UN shelter in Gaza:

As many as 30 people have been reported killed and 100 injured in the Israeli shelling of a UN school in Gaza that was being used as an emergency shelter.

Al Jazeera's correspondent Nicole Johnston, reporting from Gaza, said the school in Beit Hanoun came under shelling on Thursday. She said sources had told Al Jazeera that up up to 30 people had been killed in the bombardment.

The AFP reported a UN official as confirming "multiple dead and injured".

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Robert Turner, the director for UNRWA, the UN's refugee organisation in Gaza, said there was no warning from the Israelis before the shells landed. He confirmed there were casualties.

He said the UNRWA were in contact with Israeli forces about a window to evacuate the school before the attack happened

"This is a designated emergency shelter," he said. "The location was conveyed to the Israelis.

"This is the fourth strike on our installations in three days."

Four attacks on well known refugee centers within three days. Does anyone still believe that such attacks are some random accidents?

Comment: Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (Score 1) 72

You basically argue: "We have a right to violate the norm of humanity and just, moral behavior because of a military expediency."

I spoke with the head military lawyer for the IDF, Joel Zinger. And I said “It’s clear you people are inflicting Nuremberg crimes on the Palestinians. Exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews. What’s your explanation?”

        He said: “Military necessity.”

        Notice, he didn’t disagree with me.

        I said: “That argument was rejected at Nuremberg when the lawyers for the Nazis made it.”

        And then he said: “Well, we have public relations people in the United States and they handle these matters for us.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocj2ejJLTbg#t=219

When it comes down to it, Gaza was provoked into lobbing "Estes model rockets" into the land of their attackers, and then Israel respond with cluster munitions, flechette weapons and white phosphrous on the heads of children and cripples.

This is what I would expect from your shitty little racist country.

Comment: Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (Score 0) 72

Lemme guess. YOU have a horse in this race...

Israel is an illegal colony, built on the murder and displacement of natives...

No wonder the only country supporting them is... the US. Also built on the blackened bones and murdered children of the people here before them.

Comment: Re:And... (Score 1) 170

Thats cute, you think Outlook is an email client. (...) Hint: Email is about 1/10th of what Outlook is and does.

He did say small company. which makes it fairly plausible. Many pay a lot for Outlook/Office and use it only for email, meeting scheduling and simple documents/spreadsheets because it's the de facto corporate standard.

Comment: Re:Blah (Score 1) 170

Of course, the employees probably already spend 2-3 hours/year dealing with the piece of shit that is Microsoft Office. They probably also devote some amount of IT time and resources to dealing with licensing and activation issues, additional troubleshooting associated with imaging and installation procedures, etc.

Actually, really, I'm not being fair. MS Office is not a piece of shit. It's a really good application, though the whole installation/licensing/activation thing can be a bit of a nightmare at times. LibreOffice is also a very good application that most people could use as their office suit without serious difficulties. Mostly people just get upset because people know it's free. The fact that it's cheap makes them think it's "cheap" in the sense of "flimsy" and "poor quality", so they resent being moved onto it. That seems to be the single largest issue, in my experience.

Comment: Re:Sounds like something someone should do (Score 1) 103

by nine-times (#47534335) Attached to: Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

but are there any examples of our successfully reverse-engineering a system as complex as we are robustly enough to make those sorts of determinations?

I don't know if there is a system as complex as we are, so you're right, it's going to be difficult. On the plus side, we've already been working on the project for a few thousand years, and we started making some real progress in the last hundred years or so.

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