Just because Islam is a particularly vile and disgusting religion doesn't mean we shouldn't rebut Creationists. We have time and energy to oppose Islamic fundamentalists as well as Christian ones, you know.
It's that kind of attitude that would have us treat papercuts before gun shot wounds in Emergency rooms!!!
I would say that if Israel is going to survive in the long run they need to get their act together and not be a general pain in the butt for all their neighbors. Especially now since the US has an economic situation that's not very promising. What if the economic aid that the US provides Israel disappears?
How are they a pain in the Butt of their neighbors? Oh, that's right they are the only "Liberal Western Type" democracy in the area for a thousand miles each way. They are Jewish in a large pool of Muslim believers, and the only country to believe in Multiculturalism, Human Rights and fairness for all faiths. They are so fair that they even have Christians and Muslims serve in their military. The west has been sold a bill of goods about the plight of the "oppressed" and "occupied" I have a question...... What if Native Americans, or any other aboriginal group decided to go to war and start firing missiles from reserves at populated areas? What if they strapped bombs on their children and taught them that the only good white man is a dead man? What would you do? Give them more land so they stop? Israel is not perfect, they do a lot of mean and selfish things - but I think our double standard in judging comes from a western culture and our Bread and Circuses way of life!! Just appease them and they will listen - not everyone is so easily to stop!!
Move out of the flood zones or buy flood insurance. Its no different than the people that blamed the Army Corps when New Orleans flooded. Wake up people, you're living below sea level (New Orleans) or living in the 100 year flood plain (Midwest). What did you really think was going to happen?
You can say move - my question for you is, where are we going to get our food then? Those living in the Flood Plains, are in the most agriculturally qualified area in the US! Basically, if you plant it, it will grow. You don't get that type of option elsewhere, try and grow grain in the Rockies, or in downtown New York City - guess what - horrible from crops. Unless your proposing we pay $60 for a loaf of bread and shut all the family farms down and make it massive corporate farms only?
Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor