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29 Nov 2012 08:05 PM   |   14737 clicks   |   CTV News
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cretinbob     
That was my favorite Shel Silverstein book.....

29 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
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Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  
What "rubble" might look like:

media.giantbomb.com

29 Nov 2012 06:23 PM
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YouAreItNoTagBacks     
Good.

29 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
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elchip     
If Murica wants a two-state solution, why it vote no?

29 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
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madgonad     
The world has tried 100 other things. Why not try this?

29 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
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TheMysticS     
This thread needs a badge.

/i got nothin'
//peace would be nice

29 Nov 2012 08:07 PM
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dervish16108     

elchip: If Murica wants a two-state solution, why it vote no?


Because anti-semitism.

29 Nov 2012 08:07 PM
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SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  

29 Nov 2012 08:07 PM
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incendi    [TotalFark]  
Interesting times...

29 Nov 2012 08:07 PM
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Thunderpipes     
Nothing like terrorists being allowed statehood.

Symbolic, will just divide Israel and its allies from Europe and the lesser countries any way.

Next they will be on the human rights council.

"Palestine, only 4700 rockets launched against civilian cities this year! We know human rights!"

29 Nov 2012 08:07 PM
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wildcardjack     
So, the UN can finally stamp Resolution 1 as complete?

29 Nov 2012 08:07 PM
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runaway06     
So, the US didnt block the resolution?

29 Nov 2012 08:07 PM
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Shadow Blasko     
This will be an interesting thread.

Is the USA on the wrong side of history here?

29 Nov 2012 08:08 PM
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liam76     

madgonad: The world has tried 100 other things. Why not try this?


Yep.

29 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
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elchip     

Thunderpipes: Nothing like terrorists being allowed statehood.

Symbolic, will just divide Israel and its allies from Europe and the lesser countries any way.

Next they will be on the human rights council.

"Palestine, only 4700 rockets launched against civilian cities this year! We know human rights!"


ALL of them are terrorists. Every last one.

29 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

dervish16108: elchip: If Murica wants a two-state solution, why it vote no?

Because anti-semitism.


Are you a product of inbreeding, perchance?

29 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
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red230     
I've heard that a large amount of support that Israel gets from US Christians is due to the fact that they believe that they're helping bring Jesus back. Don't they also believe that Israel has to be destroyed to bring about the second coming? Or am I mistaken?

29 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
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The Dreaded Rear Admiral     

elchip: If Murica wants a two-state solution, why it vote no?


ONE-HUNDRED BRAZILLION AND EIGHT PERCENT SUPPORT for Israel is required at all times. I think it's in the Constitution.

/Israel dumped my books and stole my lunch money.

29 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
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bulldg4life     
*patiently waits for spin on why this is terrible*

29 Nov 2012 08:10 PM
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Magruda     
So now Palestine had the right to exist? Fair is fair.

29 Nov 2012 08:10 PM
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themindiswatching    [TotalFark]  

Thunderpipes: Nothing like terrorists being allowed statehood.

Symbolic, will just divide Israel and its allies from Europe and the lesser countries any way.

Next they will be on the human rights council.

"Palestine, only 4700 rockets launched against civilian cities this year! We know human rights!"


Fine, then give the people in the West Bank and Gaza full Israeli citizenship and political representation and compensate for lost property. Somehow, I think you'll hate that choice too.

29 Nov 2012 08:10 PM
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strangeguitar    [TotalFark]  
I bet the Jews did this............oh, wait.

29 Nov 2012 08:11 PM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

red230: I've heard that a large amount of support that Israel gets from US Christians is due to the fact that they believe that they're helping bring Jesus back. Don't they also believe that Israel has to be destroyed to bring about the second coming? Or am I mistaken?


^
This is what progressives actually believe

29 Nov 2012 08:11 PM
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US1     

Thunderpipes: Nothing like terrorists being allowed statehood.

Symbolic, will just divide Israel and its allies from Europe and the lesser countries any way.

Next they will be on the human rights council.

"Palestine, only 4700 rockets launched against civilian cities this year! We know human rights!"


israel, Occupation its what's for dinner

29 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
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Bio-nic     
So, when does the war go nuclear?

29 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
The historic vote came after impassioned speeches from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who asked the UN to "issue the birth certificate of Palestine,"

WHAR LONG FORM? WHAR???


red230: I've heard that a large amount of support that Israel gets from US Christians is due to the fact that they believe that they're helping bring Jesus back. Don't they also believe that Israel has to be destroyed to bring about the second coming? Or am I mistaken?


Not sure if they need to be destroyed, but they definitely don't get to go with the Christians to heaven.

29 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
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Cyrus the Mediocre    [TotalFark]  

bulldg4life: *patiently waits for spin on why this is terrible*


More countries to memorize

29 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
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ecl     

Thunderpipes: Nothing like terrorists being allowed statehood.

Symbolic, will just divide Israel and its allies from Europe and the lesser countries any way.

Next they will be on the human rights council.

"Palestine, only 4700 rockets launched against civilian cities this year! We know human rights!"


From wiki

The ongoing expansion of existing settlements by Israel and the construction of settlement outposts is frequently criticized as an obstacle to the peace process by the Palestinians[24] and third parties, including the United Nations,[25] Russia,[26] the United Kingdom,[27] the European Union,[28] and the United States.[25] In July 2012, the UN Human Rights Council decided to set up a probe into Jewish settlements. Israel responded by saying it would bar the Council's experts from access to the sites.[29]


It's hard to side with the Israelis.

29 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
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RickyWilliams'sBong     

Thunderpipes: Nothing like terrorists being allowed statehood.

Symbolic, will just divide Israel and its allies from Europe and the lesser countries any way.

Next they will be on the human rights council.

"Palestine, only 4700 rockets launched against civilian cities this year! We know human rights!"


As opposed to Israel, which was totes not founded by terrorists?

29 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
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TheKiwiBird     
It doesn't matter if it was the right or wrong thing to do, chances are that shiat's about to go down.

29 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
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Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

Shadow Blasko: This will be an interesting thread.

Is the USA on the wrong side of history here?


I honestly don't know. none of this will probably stop the slaughter tho.

29 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
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elchip     

red230: I've heard that a large amount of support that Israel gets from US Christians is due to the fact that they believe that they're helping bring Jesus back. Don't they also believe that Israel has to be destroyed to bring about the second coming? Or am I mistaken?


They believe Jerusalem will be destroyed and Israel will be conquered, yes.

29 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
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PostApocalypticTribe     
hmmm I can't wait to see how this turns out.

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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Ego edo infantia cattus     

wildcardjack: So, the UN can finally stamp Resolution 1 as complete?


lolz.

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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pxlboy    [TotalFark]  
29.media.tumblr.com

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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ckccfa     
img.photobucket.com

/wait...

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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Mithiwithi    [TotalFark]  
Actual headline: UN recognizes Palestine as non-member observer state

For all the symbolic significance this has, the practical significance is minimal, even by UN standards.

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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Magruda     

Thunderpipes: Nothing like terrorists being allowed statehood.


So since "some" in palestine are terrorists and "some" in the US are terrorists, does that make all of us terrorists?

Thunderpipes: "Palestine, only 4700 rockets launched against civilian cities this year! We know human rights!"


Meanwhile Israel only killed 35 children in the last two weeks alone.

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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tkwasny     
So can any group of people without a country also apply? Come on tea-baggers and SEIU thugs, apply for a seat in the UN.

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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liam76     

runaway06: So, the US didnt block the resolution?


Wasn't a security council vote.

29 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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100 Watt Walrus     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This is what progressives actually believe


Do you have any insights, or anything constructive to say? Or do you just threadshiat insults on people you disagree with (or people who ask questions you don't like, like this guy), and otherwise contribute nothing?

29 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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MrHappyRotter     
ERMAGERD

29 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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bobbette     
I'm sure this thread will be perfectly reasonable and we will all be able to calmly and rationally discuss the relevant stakes in the process of finding a two-state solution to the long-standing conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

29 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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Sneakernets     
I'm amazed it took this long.

29 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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pxlboy    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: red230: I've heard that a large amount of support that Israel gets from US Christians is due to the fact that they believe that they're helping bring Jesus back. Don't they also believe that Israel has to be destroyed to bring about the second coming? Or am I mistaken?

^
This is what progressives actually believe


There's a billboard along I-75N in Atlanta stating something to the effect of "the watchers of Israel" or "what does the Bible say about Israel". I'll have to get a picture of it on my way home tonight and post it.

29 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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PlasticMoby    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This is what progressives actually believe have evidence of.


FTFY

29 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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Gunny Highway    [TotalFark]  
This will cause more violence than it prevents huh?

Long road to peace.

29 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
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brap    [TotalFark]  
I have opinions on this that I generally keep to myself.  I find it's one of those garanteed dinner party ruiners.

29 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
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Seth'n'Spectrum     
The UN didn't agree to anything. The UN is not an actor in these situations. 140 odd states that are members of the UN voted to upgrade Palestine to non-member state status. The Reuters headline says this is "implicit" recognition because a general assembly vote is usually considered recognition, but isn't quite the same explicit thing.

runaway06: So, the US didnt block the resolution?


So, being a member of the UN isn't the same as being a state.
For a state to become a full member of the UN, the security council has to approve too. The US has a veto in the security council, but not in the general assembly.

29 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
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Lost Thought 00     
Either Palistine is a nation state, or Israel is guilty of running the worlds largest slave ring. It's necessarily one or the other.

29 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
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