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Comment Maybe a Jewish home land is a bad idea? (Score 1) 448

Muslims hate Jews too much to ever let a Jewish homeland peacefully exist.

There are 1.6 billion Muslim opposing about 2 million Jews. Muslims have made no secret of their deep hatred of Jews. Muslims have made no secret of their religion commanding Muslims to kill Jews at any cost.

These days, maybe Jews would be safer if they were mixed in to the population of a secular western nation. That way there would be no centralized target.

Comment Re:Educate urselves: Palestinian/Israeli conflict (Score 1) 448

I am sorry, but I don't see how your response has anything what-so-ever to do with the link I posted.

Maybe you should watch the actual video? It is only 11 minutes long, and very informative.

The History of the Middle East Conflict in 11 Minutes

Comment Re:Just make Palestine an independent state alread (Score 1) 448

Palestinians have been offered statehood several times, they always turn it down. BTW: there never was a nation of Palestine, and it never concerned "Palestinians" before.

This conflict is not about land, or statehood, or anything like that. It is about Muslims hating Jews.

Muslims are deeply offended by the idea of Jews having a country where they can live in peace.

Israel has demonstrated that they are perfectly willing to live, in peace, with Arabs, or anybody. Israel gives Palestinians full citizenship rights. Palestinians can vote, own land, serve in the military, or hold public office. Other Muslim nations, like Saudi, would never give Palestinians such rights.

By contrast, Hamas has it written into their charter that they consider it their duty to kill every Jew on earth.

Comment Man sentenced to death in Saudia Arabia for (Score 1) 448

November 30, 2015: "Man sentenced to death in Saudia Arabia for “insulting Quran and spreading atheism”

This is a normal, everyday occurrence in the Muslim world. How often does this happen in Israel?

Just something for the Israel bashers to think about.

Comment Re: At what point do we reevaluate the position (Score 1) 193

Believing capitalism should be regulated doesn't make you a socialist

Wanting to alter capitalism into a more "humane" form through regulation is pretty much the definition of socialist, at least as commonly used today. "Communism" is the hypothetical ultimate evolved form of economy where all the internal contradictions of capitalism have been corrected and all its alienating elements removed. As these "alienating elements" include first and foremost hierarchies of power those sitting on top of them tend to see the mere idea a deadly threat, whether it's achievable in practice or not.

Comment Re:Yeah, but that just means... (Score 1) 197

I may not believe in all the Christianity/God stuff but "believing themselves to be wise they became fools" comes to mind when you Climate zealots hop on your hobby horses.

So what conclusion am I supposed to draw from your best counter-argument being an unrelated religious quote you don't even believe?

Comment Re:Educate urselves: Palestinian/Israeli conflict (Score 1) 448

> But a much better solution would be a single ethnically neutral country that didn't discriminate at all.

That is Israel. Arabs have full citizenship rights in Israel. Israel is a secular nation. Israel has never had a problem with living with Arabs, it's Arabs that are dedicated to wiping Israel off the map, and killing all Jews.

> Don't have any "rights" of "return" that are based on race or ethnicity or religion.

The idea of Israel is to provide a very tiny, but safe, space for Jews. If you remember, modern Israel was created right after WWII.

> Don't put things like marriage under some kind of religious authority

I agree, that was a mistake. But, certainly you cannot claim that Muslims nations are any better.

> Just have one (democratic) country with equal rights and justice for all.

That is Israel, everybody has the same rights. Which is much more than a nation like Saudi would ever offer.

Comment Re:Bad stuff happens in war (Score 3, Insightful) 448

Both sides are guilty of atrocities, but this being Slashdot... I'd rather the side that has an industry of designing CPUs for Intel beat the side that has a bizarre totalitarian religion that routinely generates suicide bombers.

One has a totalitarian martyrhood culture, and the other is using them as substitute culprits to avenge the Holocaust on. Why side with either? Unless, of course, your apocalyptic cult sees Israel as a key to its end-of-the-world prophecies, which seems to be the case for alarmingly many people.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten