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526  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 12, 2012, 02:55:32 am
Massive fall for Kadima, eh? Does that have something to do with that short lived coalition with Likud they were involved in earlier in the year, perhaps?

Unfortunate that Likud has such a firm lead.

that is only one factor of many, see this link for more.
527  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 12, 2012, 02:43:13 am
Re: that latest poll: is there actually any possibility at all of Labour coming out on top?

This is about the gap that Kadima closed during the last campaign, so it is possible. But just like with Kadima, if the right has a majority, than it may not help them.
528  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 1 in 5 Americans non-religious, as is a plurality of Dem-leaning voters on: October 12, 2012, 02:37:38 am
I find the graph rather dubious. Other is at 18? There aren't that many Jews/Muslims/Hindus/whatever out there. And as others have pointed out 5% is way too low for Hispanic Catholics.

Presumably it also includes hispanic protestants, non-protestant blacks, mormons etc.
529  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 11, 2012, 07:32:13 pm
The Ma'ariv poll also tested a possible Livni-Olmert party (because we have such a shortage of Centre, centre-left parties...):

Has there been discussion about this happening? Any statements from Livni or Olmert or just media chatter?

Nothing direct, but there have been vague statements from the two about considering running in the elections.
530  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 11, 2012, 07:28:42 pm
Would Lapid Jr. be willing to go into a right-wing coalition w/ any of the religious parties?

He would with the religious Zionists. The Ultra-Orthodox are more of a problem, and I don't see that happening.
531  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 11, 2012, 03:43:15 pm
And another from the Knesset channel:

Likud: 29
Labour: 23
Yesh Atid: 15
Yisrael Beitenu: 12
Shas: 9
UTJ: 5
National Union: 5
Jewish Home: 4
Meretz: 4
Hadash: 4
Balad: 4
UAL-TAAL: 3
Kadima: 3
532  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 11, 2012, 09:09:10 am
The Ma'ariv poll also tested a possible Livni-Olmert party (because we have such a shortage of Centre, centre-left parties...):

Likud: 29
Labour: 16
Yesh Atid: 13
Yisrael Beitenu: 12
Livni-Olmert: 10
Shas: 9
Jewish Home: 5
UTJ: 5
UAL-TAAL: 4
Hadash: 4
Meretz: 3
Kadima: 3
Balad: 3
National Union: 2
Independence: 2
533  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 11, 2012, 05:25:21 am
now that we are heading for elections, there will be many polls until the elections, with two new polls out today.

starting with Ma'ariv:

Likud: 29
Labour: 17
Yesh Atid (Lapid): 17
Yisrael Beitenu: 13
Shas: 10
Kadima: 6
UTJ: 5
Jewish Home: 5
UAL-TAAL: 4
Meretz: 4
Hadash: 3
Balad: 3
Independence: 2
National Union: 2

Ha'aretz:

Likud: 29
Labour: 19
Yisrael Beitenu: 15
Yesh Atid (Lapid): 11
Shas: 10
Jewish Home-National Union: 8
Kadima: 7
UTJ: 6
UAL-TAAL: 5
Hadash: 4
Meretz: 4
Balad: 2
534  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK jails another for saying offensive things on the internet on: October 10, 2012, 05:21:13 am

link
Quote

He appeared at Chorley Magistrates' Court where he admitted sending a grossly offensive public electronic communication.


<snip>

Is this the name of the crime?
Is their a difference between saying something on the street and writing it on the internet?
535  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: How would you vote ... on: October 09, 2012, 05:04:22 pm
Why on earth is the Red-Green Alliance in favor of the draft ? O_o

They think the army should only consists of draftees because the alternative, a professional army, is worse. Their spokesman on the subject said that "we have seen plenty of professional soldiers around the world with strange attitudes towards human rights and those they are fighting against". They believe that the draft secures a diverse composition of the military which enhances internal scrutiny and common sense.

I wonder if this can be seen as an endorsement of the Israeli army and its human rights attitudes since that is a draftee army;)
536  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israeli General Election 2013 on: October 09, 2012, 04:33:06 pm
Who is the frontrunner?

Bibi, he has been ahead in every poll for over a year, See this thread for the details.
537  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israeli General Election 2013 on: October 09, 2012, 02:01:57 pm
So, what does election timing tell us about Israeli plans vis-a-vis Iran? Little to nothing? Or does this mean Bibi wants to have a clear mandate and his hands freed by February/March?

This, Bibi doesn't an election to attack Iran.
538  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israeli General Election 2013 on: October 09, 2012, 01:44:34 pm
Interesting how the Israeli definition of a "snap election" means and election five months from now! In Canada a snap election means I call the election today and we vote in five weeks not five months!

It's won't be 5 months, it will be about 3 months. And governments never last their full term, so this is just the normal way to have elections.
539  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Do you have a soul? on: October 07, 2012, 11:55:51 pm
I voted "I don't know".

I found it interesting how few people don't know the answer.

You could always say that you don't know about everything in life but this isn't particularly meaningful.
540  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Does the famous V-J Day in Times Square "kiss" photo promote rape culture? on: October 06, 2012, 01:42:48 pm
It only promotes rape culture to people who are looking for that.
541  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: Florida: WeAskAmerica: Romney +3 on: October 05, 2012, 03:51:02 pm
I know the Dems here normally don't want to talk about Party ID... but this party ID is too favorable to the GOP.

Party ID is meaningless regardless of who it "favours".
542  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israeli election and demographic maps on: October 05, 2012, 02:41:45 pm
2006:

543  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israeli election and demographic maps on: October 05, 2012, 06:00:49 am
OK, I found something for the settlements.

Judea and Samaria (West Bank) 2009:

544  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Gay Marriage: Pro or Anti? on: October 04, 2012, 02:43:47 pm
Pro, and it is one of the easiest issues to decide for me.
545  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Philly teacher to student: Romney shirt must come off; it's like a KKK shirt. on: October 04, 2012, 02:32:21 pm
Needs terminated today.
546  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: AZ-PPP: Romney ahead by 9 on: October 04, 2012, 12:45:18 am
I expect Romney to win around 52% of the vote, and Obama about 41%

You expect that much to go to third parties (7%)!?! Shocked

Why may I ask?
There are 3 candidates that I know of are running as third party.  They could split the vote by 2-2.5% at least.

I know math isn't your strong suit (or thinking in general, for that matter), but 2% is NOT equal to 7%
You should really watch what you say, cause you're going to piss some people off by saying negative attacks.  Don't be a jackass.  

My numbers are off, no need to point out the obvious stuff.  When you have 3 third party candidates that take 2.5%, 2.5% and 2%, it adds up to 7%.

The math is good, but I don't see why you would get 3 parties with at least 2%, when in 2008 none managed even close to 1%.
547  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Who would you support in a Turkey-Syria war? on: October 03, 2012, 05:49:33 pm
548  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Civil War in Syria on: October 03, 2012, 02:28:09 pm
A mortar attack from Syria killed 5 Turks, Turkey has responded by bombing Syria. This could be a big turning point in the war.
549  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: October 03, 2012, 12:03:26 pm
I missed this poll by Haaretz from last week:

Likud: 28
Labour: 20
Yisrael Beitenu: 14
Shas: 11
Kadima:8
Future (Lapid): 8
UTJ: 7
Jewish Home-National Union: 6
Meretz: 5
UAL-TAAL: 5
Hadash: 4
Balad: 2
Independence: 2
550  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israeli election and demographic maps on: October 02, 2012, 11:00:57 pm
BTW, if someone has a good municipal of the settlements, then please share, because I am having a hard time finding one.
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