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Message 45 of 378 (913191)
10-16-2023 2:22 AM
Reply to: Message 44 by AZPaul3
10-15-2023 10:28 PM


Re: It All Started With the Nakba
AZPaul3 writes:
we need the ally in the area. Fuck morality. Larger global concerns rule where the oil is.
But wasn't it Golda Meyer who once remarked "Moses wanders all over the Middle East for 40 years and settles on the only place with no oil"?

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 110 of 378 (913337)
10-24-2023 7:41 AM
Reply to: Message 108 by Phat
10-24-2023 7:13 AM


Re: The Mid East War Ramps Up
Phat asks:
Do you see me as a mystical thinking idiot?
Sadly, yes. You are free to be that way and I won't try to change you.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 168 of 378 (913528)
11-10-2023 12:54 AM


it seems so long ago...
way back in the Carter Administration I wrote this limerick:
M.Begin and Anwar Sadat
Examined Camp David a lot.
. . Away from the sands
. . They brushed off their hands
And agreed that they'd shot their last shot.
if only Hamas and Netanyahu would stop....

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
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Message 321 of 378 (918385)
04-29-2024 2:34 PM
Reply to: Message 320 by Percy
04-28-2024 8:09 AM


Santayana
Percy writes:
the same people who staged protests and sit-ins 50 years ago are now calling for the police to take action on protestors
i'm not sure about this. seems no names are mentioned with this brush. Mark Rudd? Tom Hayden? Jane Fonda? Jerry Rubin? Abby Hoffman?
who are these "same people"?

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 329 of 378 (918411)
05-01-2024 12:50 AM
Reply to: Message 323 by Percy
04-30-2024 8:20 AM


Re: Santayana
Percy writes:
But perhaps my generation, the Baby Boomers, the protest generation...
there is a tendency to lump people by the period they lived in, but i think that the protest generation was a small minority of the Boomers. most people were not interested and instead became the greedy economic assholes we see today. some 40% of the eligible voters wont even bother to vote.. some 30%-40% of the eligible voters will still vote for Trump - a number the Abby Hoffmans and Tom Haydens of yesteryear would have loved to love to have seen on their side. the bell-shaped curve extends way over on both sides and the bad guys are still a horrible force.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 340 of 378 (918464)
05-04-2024 2:42 AM
Reply to: Message 338 by Theodoric
05-03-2024 6:49 PM


Jerry Rubn
Theodoric writes:
You brought him up. Why is he relevant?
Actually it was i who brought his name up. See Message 321.
Yes, he later became an asshole. And Eldridge Cleaver as well - they kind of fell off the bus.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 344 of 378 (918474)
05-04-2024 1:23 PM
Reply to: Message 342 by Phat
05-04-2024 8:50 AM


Re: drawbacks of Marxism
Phat writes:
students here in America need to know the drawbacks of Marxism
Those drawbacks have a long way to go to even be in the same galaxy as the drawbacks of Fascism. Marxism has never been implemented anywhere without immediate corruption by Fascists. Besides, it isn't Marxism you spit on - it's Socialism.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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