Which are you?

Discussion in 'Your Bloody Soap Box' started by iknowtest, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. keydates

    keydates New Member

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    A disapproval of the Israeli government does not necessarily mean anti-semitism and/or a support for Palestinian suicide bombers.
     


  2. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    I am a Roman Catholic in fact.

    Am I anti-Jewish or anti-Semitic ?
    If opposing the creation of Israel in 1948, is tantamount to being anti-Semitic,
    then I am anti-Semitic.
    If wanting to see the State of Israel being created elsewhere outside of the
    Middle East is anti-Semitic, then I am anti-Semitic.

    The issue for me here is not the creation of a Jewish homeland.
    If the Jewish people want a homeland - then I have no difficulty with that.
    I do have a difficulty with a Jewish homeland being created in a country
    called Palestine and I have a problem with the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian people to accomadate the creation of
    Israel.

    The USA funds Israel - $12 billion of US taxpayers money goes to
    Israel every year.
    This accounts for 80% of the Israeli economy.
    The US unequivocally supports the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and the Israeli mistreatment of the Palestinian people.

    The Ariel Sharon comment is genuine and I posted it to show that Israel and it's goverment do control US policy in the Middle East.

    Are you Jewish ?
     
  3. Ssushi

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    THought this funneh as hell....
     
  4. limerickman

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    Marion - before answering you directly.
    I see you dropped the John Wayneker motif, and now you've added some
    new scribbles to your signature !
    You really are a muppet.

    The Holocaust - yep, it happened - lots of people from different religious affiliations and nationalities, died.

    Cheap labour ? It's called efficiency. More productivity, better educated workforces, a business climate which is profitable.
    Fortune 500 companies are relocating here as we speak : paying good wages
    too.
    They understand how they're unable to be profitable in the USA, but can be profitable here.
    Still your country needs some more cannon fodder for the Middle East - so when they're made unemployed, they can enlist at the local recruiting
    office, eh ?

    If I have posted a word of a lie about Israel or the Jewish people, feel free to highlight same, instead of making general remarks with no content.
    You will see that what I have written is totally truthful.

    In the meantime, can you dig up that Marion Wayneker motif again - cause it
    is more apt.
     
  5. FredC

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    That's been my point all the time. Although I might have stated 'Israeli government policies and direction in a constructive method to a resolution'. A point I made the other day, or rather Sharon did was that Arafat would not be allowed to be buried in Jerusalem. Next day, what happens, suicide bomber in a street market in Tel-Aviv. This can only be interpretated as a belligerent and calculated incitement to antagonise the Palestinians irrespective of the deaths of Israeli citizens going about normal daily routine of shopping. Disgusting.
     
  6. limerickman

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    But notice how our American friends here seem to think that if (Europeans) make a critical comment, that we're accused of being anti-Semitic/Jewish !

    This is the worry - one poster here has admitted that he has learned a lot about how Israel treats the Palestinians.
    I wonder how many of his fellow US citizens know just what is going on between the Palestinians and the Israeli's and how Israel was created in
    1948 ?

    The fact of the matter is that the Jewish lobby in the United States has
    ensured that the facts about the Middle East, and Palestine in particular,
    are either not reported or censored for US citizens.

    I make no apology - no apology whatsoever - for stating what is the truth
    about Palestine and Israel.
    The truth will out.
     
  7. Ssushi

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    agreed - my US mates who've lived in the eu all reflect tyhat american news of palestine is very biased.... they only realise when they get come over and see our news
     
  8. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Well, quite frankly it doesn't surprise me.
    Which is a pity because I honestly believe that, while the USA points the finger at everyone else and tells us how backward we all are 'cause we don't have the latest whatever, the majority of them seems to operate in a vacuum.

    Program here on Monday last - english bloke with an atlas stands on a street in New York.
    Stops people and asks them to point to Africa/Afghanistan/Iran/Iraq/Europe.
    Maybe 50% were able to correctly identify countries, regions.
    They were pointing to Asia, when asked to identify Europe.
    One pointed to Africa.

    Did the same survey in Atlanta - zero, zilch. Not one person could identify one country/region.
    If people can't even locate a country - how are they expected to even begin to understand the history/nuances of people/places.

    I know from travelling to the USA that people were not - and I'll be charitable here - very aware of the wider world.
    I think that it has got worse to be honest.
     
  9. FredC

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    Apologies accepted Pikeyman, No hard feelings then, only in the morning. Positions were in place just in case to tried pull off that stunt. Needless to say that your unfounded allegations were exactly that. Without foundation. I do not write anything that I cannot substantiate in true fact. There are a few things that you don't know, and some people on this board do know who I really am.
    As for off the cuff put downs, you give me a hook, and you've had it. Very difficult with these americans, they seem to brain dead and blinkered. Oh Well. Now try to get me done on our proper board. Just take it as a bit of banter, no one died having a laugh, or if they did it was a happy end. Good question, anything goes? Well in the UK and Ireland we have a healthier attitude to Humour. and we don't give a shit about God making the trains run on time.
    Back to the Eurocabbage for the two Johns. and Tony. Any leeks for Neil Kinnock
     
  10. Ssushi

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    I'd say thats probably true, Im not being condecending to US folks but the countrys so fecking big that people dont leave - only 20% have passports.

    We on the other hand are lucky, 1/2 hr flight and we are in onother country where they do things very different - you learn to appreciate this and gain interest..

    You post sounds like that thing they did a while ago, only 'identify where the clit is' - these chaps were sticking the red dot pretty much anywhere other than where they should do.... heh
     
  11. FredC

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    That explains all. The women eat a lot, and shop a lot to get some satisfaction.
    Half hour flight different country. Clits are in the same place. Do tongues have eyes? No, but ears here sounds coming in. I'm off!!
     
  12. mjw_byrne

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    Yeah I watched that too. The guy pointed to West Africa when asked to point to the British Isles, and the UK is meant to be America's main ally in this ridiculous war in Iraq. Like you say, if their awareness of the rest of the world is that poor, no wonder their foreign policy is rather ropey.

    A similar attitude is evident when you fill in a form online and you have to fill in the "What state do you live in?" box, even if you are not from the US. This has happened to me susprisingly often.

    The other day I spoke to an American online and she asked me where I study. I said, "Oxford", and she replied, "ah, in Connecticut". :confused:
     
  13. Ssushi

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    I used to work for a US company in the UK - they used the terms: US and OUS to describe their 'Global' business - FYI OUS = Outside US

    I was actually quite insulted...
     
  14. davidmc

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    Thanks, he is a coat-tail ,puppet, pres. :)
     
  15. davidmc

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    Yeah, szbert seems to change his sig about every week after the absurdity of it is pointed out by one or all of us. We ought to charge him for our services. :rolleyes:
     
  16. davidmc

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    very well thought out & written post. They are few & far between, at times. Who was it that said "The fact's ma'am, just the fact's" :confused:
     
  17. davidmc

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    Don't you mean "some" of these americans. Your not making a broad generalization are you :confused: , because if you are then you will be in error.
     
  18. philhudson

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    Im thinking we are getting very off topic..........
     
  19. MountainPro

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    There only is one topic in the Soap Box...discussing what an arse Bush is.

    every thread, no matter what its title is, eventually turns out this way.
     
  20. MountainPro

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    yep, most Americans are decent, intellegent and warm people like many on this forum...and then you have republican, racist, facist, homos like bert/marion.
     
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