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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard arrested in Philadelphia on: Today at 06:37:42 pm
Thank goodness he can now Rest in Peace. Only God will be his judge, not the reactionaries and zionists!

See what I meant in the other thread?

Not really. I'm just happy that the judicial reactionaries who wanted him tried for murder even though he probably didn't do anything wrong and the conservative zionists who wanted him hanged have been defeated. They have a really backward attitude to justice.


You would have been a good NSDAP voter. I'll leave it at that.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard arrested in Philadelphia on: Today at 04:31:52 pm
Thank goodness he can now Rest in Peace. Only God will be his judge, not the reactionaries and zionists!

See what I meant in the other thread?
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday Franzl! on: Today at 02:05:00 pm
Ouch I'm sorry about the deer. Sad I disagree with dead0, though. If you were an American at heart you'd have blown away the deer with one of these.

You do have a point there! Luckily (Wink), I doubt I'd be able to purchase something like that.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday, Hashemite! on: Today at 02:03:52 pm
Happy birthday Smiley
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday Franzl! on: Today at 01:24:22 pm
Alles gute

Danke

Oiss Guade, as we would say here.

Wink

Sprich Deutsch! Danke aber Wink

You murdered a deer on your birthday!?  See, you are an American at heart. Smiley

Must be somewhere in my subconcious... Smiley


And thanks once again to everyone!
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Mideast Governor Riley Keaton and Lieutenant Governor TJ on: Today at 09:02:56 am
Outrageous. I will be supporting the effort to prevent Inks from stealing an Assembly seat in any way I can. I owe it those good people of the Mideast that voted for change this weekend.

If the Governor pleases, I would be happy to argue the case in court on the region's behalf.

On behalf of the administration, Franzl may argue the case for the government.

Inks, I still don't want understand why you believe Al's votes should be counted as we've never counted write-ins without a declaration or writing one's self in before. While I am not the judge, the official who conducted the election it would be good to know what you are arguing was done inappropriately.

Thank you. I'll be pleased to do so.

I also think I understand what Inks's arguments will be, but I feel strongly that the case he cites is fundamentally different.
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Present Israel-Palestine Conflict Thread on: Today at 08:53:50 am
Which is weird because they do more THAN ANY NATION IN HISTORY at limiting civilian casualties.  What other nation calls the building before bombing it to warn the people inside?  What other nation drops a small bomb first after the phone call to show they are serious?  Yes, mistakes have been and will be made.  It's especially hard to limit casualties when the local bad guys force civilians to stay in certain places at gun point.  It's especially hard when the bad guys use their hospitals, schools, ambulances and UN facilities (all 4 of those are documented have happened in the last week) to hide or launch their terror weapons.


The IDF cares and SHOWS they care more about civilians in Gaza than the people in charge of Gaza.  I don't understand how any thinking person can come up with any other conclusion.

Well hate to agree with Snowstalker, but I think it's rather clear there is quite a discrepancy between words and practice regarding civilians on the other side. But I suppose I'm not a member of the exclusive club of "thinking persons" for failing to reach the correct conclusion.

But then again, I would think that thinking persons would also have a better way of describing complex issues than speaking of "good guys" and "bad guys" all the time.

That said, Israel is entitled to self-defense, and except for anti-semites, it's hard to come up with a reason why they wouldn't have that right. But Israel is a good example for how someone can be in the right but take things to a point where even neutral people start to disagree. (Naturally, you won't agree with this, but that's ok Smiley)
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Present Israel-Palestine Conflict Thread on: Today at 07:54:44 am
The former director of the American Jewish Congress has offered his take in Politico, though I doubt Ray Goldfield, dead0man and others will like what he has to say.
I don't like or dislike what he has to say.  He made his complaints and critiques without the subtle (or not so subtle) racism we see way too often from others on the subject.  I can understand being against the invasion (I'm not FOR the invasion, but I understand the reasons why).  I can understand thinking it's fine to just hide under the now effective Iron Dome and let the world watch while the angry impotent dogs fire their weapons of terror at civilians by the thousands while doing limited physical damage.  I don't agree with it and think targeting of the launchers is a valid response, but it's a valid argument.

Sorry I'm not as foaming with hate as so many here on the other side.

As critical as I often am of Israel, I don't disagree with you that Israel would theoretically have the moral high ground in so far as they certainly have a right to attempt to stop rockets being fired at them.

The problem I have is that they seem to show very little regard (at all?) for civilian casualties. It's hard for me to feel extremely sympathetic for a side that holds civilians on the other side in no higher regard than vice versa.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Kalwejt gone? on: Today at 07:34:34 am
Maybe he got himself a hot honey and doesn't have time for us?  God I hope so. 

There are certainly enough attractive options to choose from in Warsaw... Smiley
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When will we see effort to address unaffordable dental care? on: Today at 07:33:22 am
I've never understood why dental and vision care are separated from the rest of health care. Does the rest of the world treat them as exceptions?

Actually, to be fair, often yes. I know of many healthcare systems where they're treated quite differently, including for those publicly insured in Germany. (Certain things are included here, but it often involves high co-payments.)
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: how do you get paid? on: Today at 02:50:21 am
Hard to believe the third option even exists.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Mideast Governor Riley Keaton and Lieutenant Governor TJ on: Today at 02:45:17 am
Outrageous. I will be supporting the effort to prevent Inks from stealing an Assembly seat in any way I can. I owe it those good people of the Mideast that voted for change this weekend.

If the Governor pleases, I would be happy to argue the case in court on the region's behalf.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday Franzl! on: July 22, 2014, 05:13:19 pm
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Franzl! Ich wünsche ihnen einen wunderbaren Tag!


Herzlichen Dank, aber es ist wirklich nicht nötig, mich zu siezen Wink

And thanks a lot to everyone. Had a very nice day except towards the end, where I crashed into a mad deer on the way home... Oh well, that's what insurance is for...
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What American Founding Father Is the Above Poster Most Like? on: July 22, 2014, 12:17:42 pm
Franklin. A Pennsylvanian who liked to drink Smiley
15  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Who is more capable of being president? #2 on: July 22, 2014, 12:17:03 pm
It rather depends on what has happened during their time in office.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster to the left/right of you? on: July 22, 2014, 12:07:55 pm
Clearly to my right.
17  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Ask TNF on: July 22, 2014, 11:49:44 am
Do you share the opinions of a certain former poster on guillotines?
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Your favorite kind of pie on: July 22, 2014, 10:01:01 am
Sacher
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chronically ill patients are allowed to grow their own cannabis in Germany on: July 22, 2014, 09:53:58 am
Freedom decision, but it'd be simpler just to end any and all marijuana restrictions.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 22, 2014, 08:01:18 am
Cheques still exist?
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted on United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379? on: July 22, 2014, 07:56:28 am
NAY
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever been to a KZ (concentration camp) ? on: July 21, 2014, 02:46:29 pm
No, and I don't plan to.

This clearly proves that you are ignorant of history and too emotionally unprepared.*

*Franzl says so

No, actually, that wasn't a general statement. It applied to you personally based on your statements and behavior here.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Ray Goldfield on: July 21, 2014, 09:45:59 am
People like him are the reason antisemitism still exists.

No.

Yeah, no. Drop the victim-blaming.

You think he's the victim? Lol.

No, I think blaming those who face bigotry for the bigotry is nasty. It's a classic aspect of antisemitism so I would watch it if I were you.

Kind of hard to be antisemitic when I'm Jewish myself. And he doesn't face any bigotry.

No, it is not at all hard to be antisemitic and Jewish at the same time. And anyway I can't know who you are so it's a lame argument to use on the internet. Secondly, for precisely the same reasons you have no idea what bigotry he does or does not face.

Antonio made the point pretty concisely.

Hmm, actually I'd say it's quite hard, if not impossible to be Jewish and a genuine anti semite. Unless you have adopted the view that any criticism of Israel or their supporters is antisemitic.

Also, I don't think you realize just how easy it is to be Jewish in this country.

You need to read up more. Why don't you start at Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-hating_Jew

I don't think you realize how insanely privileged it is to assume that everyone else encounters the same issues as you do. It's possible that this poster does not suffer a bit due to his Jewishness. But it's also possible that he does. It's possible that he suffers not from things he experiences directly but through what happens to his family or friends. But it really isn't up to you to decide for him on the basis that you claim to be Jewish.

Typical. Because I call out my own people on their hypocrisy and overuse of the victim card, I must be a "self-hater". Give me a break.

You having reading comprehension issues? You weren't accused of being a "self-hater". The point is simply that you shouldn't universally judge others based on your own experiences.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Bushie watch Girls? on: July 21, 2014, 09:16:31 am
I'm pretty sure watching more TV wouldn't be a good idea for Bushie.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: FIFA 2014 World Cup - Official Discussion Thread on: July 21, 2014, 08:11:16 am
Less than half of UEFA's qualifiers have made it through the group stage in the last two world cups  (6/13 both times). The days in which the likes of Denmark can automatically be thought of as better to the US or South Korea are well over.

Yes to the US....but I think Iceland would have beaten South Korea this year...

Russia didn't... and Russia won their qualifying group, ahead of Portugal.

Well, Russia also drew Algeria.

But then again, we did too after 90 minutes. Smiley
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