UN recognizes Palestinian state

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UN recognizes Palestinian state

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good for them?  i guess?i

good for them?  i guess?

i am so beyond giving a fuck about any of this.  all these assholes are so fucking stupid, such utter pieces of shit, what am i supposed to do?  believe shit will be better there now?

it will take some horrible catastrophe (not necessarily man-made) to make shit better there, and i've given up hope of that ever happening in any of our lifetimes.

fuck you, israelis.  fuck you, palestinians.  all of you fucking die or move to the moon or some shit.  we will be sooo much better off without you.  seriously.  i for one would be willing to do mad fundraising to find some way to attach rockets to your piece of fucking shit hunk of sand and launch it into space so you can all nuke each other there.

i hate all of you.  seriously, from the very deep marrow of my soul, my innermost fucking part, i literally, bitterly hate all of you. you insensitive, selfish, destructive, fucking useless bunch of dicksuckers.

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Now to see Israel in the

Now to see Israel in the International Criminal Court

 

 


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 Just got to do enough

 Just got to do enough bombing and killing, then you can get respect and recognition.

 

 

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 This recognition is

 This recognition is actually a slap in the face for Palestine, not a recognition of legitimacy. Since the original partition agreements in 1947 granted the Palestinians 43% of Palestine land, while the Israeli colonists got 57%. Since then Israel has invaded and colonised large parts of the remaining Palestinian land - it's now only around 18% of the original territory. Frankly, the UN recognising this 18% in effect legitimises Israel's occupation of the territories they've taken in the last 50 years.

 

 

 

On a side note, I do find it interesting that nearly all the news links that get posted on this site originate from UK-based news sources, despite a predominantly US-based member count.. the joy of non-partisan news eh?

 

 


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GodsUseForAMosquito wrote:On

GodsUseForAMosquito wrote:

On a side note, I do find it interesting that nearly all the news links that get posted on this site originate from UK-based news sources, despite a predominantly US-based member count.. the joy of non-partisan news eh?

Forget non-partisan, just the joy of news. It is difficult to find any major US news source that is reporting on anything relevant and probably 99.9% of US news is simply a slightly dressed up repeat of what was printed by AP or Reuters if they don't simply copy it word for word. Most journalists in the US today are either too lazy or too ignorant to do any kind of independent research. I don't think the BBC is significantly better but given the competition, you will learn more about what is going on in the world scanning them than major US news sources.    


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Beyond Saving wrote:Forget

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Forget non-partisan, just the joy of news. It is difficult to find any major US news source that is reporting on anything relevant and probably 99.9% of US news is simply a slightly dressed up repeat of what was printed by AP or Reuters if they don't simply copy it word for word. Most journalists in the US today are either too lazy or too ignorant to do any kind of independent research. I don't think the BBC is significantly better but given the competition, you will learn more about what is going on in the world scanning them than major US news sources.    

Pretty much so. Both CNN and Fox are more entertainment than anything else. Have been for quite some time. I don't care which celebrity is getting divorced, going into rehab, or what team is winning in sports.

I may not like or agree with the Drudge report, but near the bottom of the page is all the links to AP, Reuters, BBC and every other type of newspaper that you can imagine. I generally get most of my news from there.

I can scan the headlines and read the ones that seem interesting and ignore the ones that I do not. Same thing with my local newspaper, I read what I want and ignore the rest.

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Unfortunately the BBC is

Unfortunately the BBC is hardly a paragon of virtue these days, with some fairly major recent scandals (the Jimmy Saville Paedophile coverup being merely the most recent), which causes the bizarre situation that it ends up investigating and reporting on itself.

We've also just had the report of the Leveson enquiry ( after our phone hacking scandals) Which has called for stronger independent regulation of the Press, which will hopefully be taken on board and enacted fairly soon (the current Press complaints commission is self-regulated and a total joke). 

 

 


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EXC wrote: Just got to do

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 Just got to do enough bombing and killing, then you can get respect and recognition.

 

 

Israel got recognized in the late '40s - why are they still doing it?

Hint: It's not self-defense.

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GodsUseForAMosquito wrote:

Unfortunately the BBC is hardly a paragon of virtue these days, with some fairly major recent scandals (the Jimmy Saville Paedophile coverup being merely the most recent), which causes the bizarre situation that it ends up investigating and reporting on itself.

We've also just had the report of the Leveson enquiry ( after our phone hacking scandals) Which has called for stronger independent regulation of the Press, which will hopefully be taken on board and enacted fairly soon (the current Press complaints commission is self-regulated and a total joke). 

 

 

At least they do investigate and report on themselves - the US press has neither the smarts nor the stomach for that.

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jcgadfly wrote:EXC

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 Just got to do enough bombing and killing, then you can get respect and recognition.

 

 

Israel got recognized in the late '40s - why are they still doing it?

Hint: It's not self-defense.

The more sucessful one is at the more land and resources you get.

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EXC wrote:jcgadfly wrote:EXC

EXC wrote:

jcgadfly wrote:

EXC wrote:

 Just got to do enough bombing and killing, then you can get respect and recognition.

 

 

Israel got recognized in the late '40s - why are they still doing it?

Hint: It's not self-defense.

The more sucessful one is at the more land and resources you get.

Right. appeal to the selfish side of evolution. Might makes right and money equals power.

Unfortunately that very childish base instinct is what drives our tribal species.

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EXC wrote:jcgadfly wrote:EXC

EXC wrote:

jcgadfly wrote:

EXC wrote:

 Just got to do enough bombing and killing, then you can get respect and recognition.

 

 

Israel got recognized in the late '40s - why are they still doing it?

Hint: It's not self-defense.

The more sucessful one is at the more land and resources you get.

In this case it would only be land (and it's useless land at that) - there are no resources to have.

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Brian37 wrote:Right. appeal

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Right. appeal to the selfish side of evolution. 

What other side of evolution is there? Even the altruistic side is only altruistic for selfish reasons.


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GodsUseForAMosquito

GodsUseForAMosquito wrote:

Brian37 wrote:

Right. appeal to the selfish side of evolution. 

What other side of evolution is there? Even the altruistic side is only altruistic for selfish reasons.

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