| Political Talk|| re: Clinton speech from 9/10/2001 - I could have gotten OBL but didn't - Poodlebrain on 7/31/14 at 5:19 pm|
Think about the context of the speech Clinton was delivering. Do you believe he was expressing regret, or self-congratulations for his restraint? All I can do is guess, but it is strange that almost 13 years have gone by and this is the first mention of the speech. How many times has he addressed...
| Political Talk|| re: Israeli Visa Applications Cancelled - Poodlebrain on 7/31/14 at 1:35 pm|
I wonder who in the State Department came up with this idea? Although after the failure to have sufficient security in Benghazi the State Department probably wants to be extra cautious. You never know when some Israelis might object to some video put on the internet and storm the embassy....
| Political Talk|| re: CIA Chief Brennan admits to spying on Senate - Poodlebrain on 7/31/14 at 1:27 pm|
The computer network that was hacked was created in 2009. Thus, this is not Bush's fault.
I just wanted to get this on the record....
| Political Talk|| re: IDF takes out Terrorist family in Gaza - Poodlebrain on 7/31/14 at 9:51 am|
[quote]When asked whether he felt Hamas was partly responsible for his family’s woes, Abdul Karim did not quickly reject that idea or extend unwavering support for the resistance, like many Palestinians in Gaza typically do in interviews.[/quote]I anticipate Abdul Karim getting a visit from his loca...
| Political Talk|| re: Who builds Hamas' terror tunnels? - Poodlebrain on 7/31/14 at 9:00 am|
How does Netanyahu get Egypt to participate in the blockade of Gaza? It must be all those Zionists in the Egyptian government that he has influence over.
Why does Israel treat Hamas differently than Fatah? If Hamas adopted policies similar to Fatah do you think Israel might treat them more alik...
| Political Talk|| re: Israel strikes UN school and market - Poodlebrain on 7/31/14 at 12:07 am|
[quote]They'll never do that because they don't have the stomach for it, despite the fact that it would spare them all the international criticism and worldwide hatred.[/quote]I suppose we can say the same about Hamas. Why don't they come out and face the Israelis in the open? Haven't got the stom...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT rating on Korean girl group (NSFW if you work with a bunch of prudes) - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 11:45 pm|
[quote]Koreans are usually hairless btw[/quote]And the ones I knew weren't too happy about it when I was in Korea from 84-87. It was considered an insult to tell a Korean that his, or her, mother had a bald pussy. Some sort of fertility superstition I gathered at the time....
| Political Talk|| re: Why Does This Board Support Israel/Zionism? - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 7:24 pm|
Do they pre-date 1915? In 1915 all of the Jews of Jaffa were expelled on Passover. Resistors were hanged.
The Jews in the Levant in 1936 purchased the land they occupied. Riots against landowners by jealous neighbors is evidence of intolerance by the Arabs, not evidence of anything wrong on th...
| Political Talk|| re: Why Does This Board Support Israel/Zionism? - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 5:00 pm|
Why do you quote Clinton statements from 2011? He hadn't participated in peace talks for over a decade when he made those statements. When exactly did Bill Clinton participate in peace talks with Benjamin Netanyahu?...
| Political Talk|| re: Why Does This Board Support Israel/Zionism? - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 4:51 pm|
Pardon me for making a mistake. Ehud Barak was a member of the Labor Party. But what happened in 2008 when Ehud Olmert, a Likud Praty member, made substantially the same offer to Mahmoud Abbas?
My mistake does not change the fact that Likud members have been willing to compromise the ideals tha...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Friend is trying to get breast reduction surgery (NSFW) - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 4:30 pm|
It is unfortunate for her that Coolidge passed away. He was very generous in devoting time to counseling women contemplating breast reduction surgery. He believed in a hands on approach that emphasized positive reinforcement. He claimed to have a high success rate, but it took him several intense...
| More Sports Board|| re: 76ers are fighting proposed changes to the NBA Draft Lottery - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 4:19 pm|
Why even bother with the lottery? Why should teams have the possibility of picking well above where they finish? Twice teams have won the right to pick 10 spots above where they should have picked based on records, and once a team picked 5 spots worse. Those are ridiculous outcomes, and the NBA k...
| Political Talk|| re: Why Does This Board Support Israel/Zionism? - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 3:26 pm|
Drop the Likudnik line. According to Bill Clinton, the Likud government of Israel offered to give up lands that would be part of Greater Israel for peace with the PLO, but Yassir Arafat rejected the offer made by the Likudniks. The people who haven't abandoned their dreams are Hamas, and their ilk...
| Political Talk|| re: Lois Lerner emails found!!!! Well at least the one where she calls R's a-holes - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 2:57 pm|
[quote]“I have not done anything wrong,” she said. “I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee.” [/quote]Lois Lerner testimony to Congress. [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/p...
| Political Talk|| re: My party has lost its soul: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the victory of Wall S - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 10:48 am|
[quote]My party has lost its soul[/quote]Does that mean the Democrats are the party of gingers?...
| Political Talk|| re: Hillary Clinton: Hamas hides weapons in civilian areas because "Gaza is small" - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 10:39 am|
[quote]Hamas has no military bases.[/quote]That is a rather convenient fiction. Where do the Hamas fighters store their weapons, ammunition and other equipment? Do they have no armories or other places of assembly?
[quote]Their members live in regular houses and apartment buildings along with the...
| Political Talk|| re: time for another crusade - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 10:24 am|
Once a Crusader always a Crusader I see.
I choose fight, in case you are interested. And I want to fight by WWII rules, society against society, not military against military. I do not believe rapproachement is possible....
| Political Talk|| re: Why Does This Board Support Israel/Zionism? - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 10:15 am|
[quote]Argentina.[/quote]What better place to relocate the Jews than the destination of Nazis seeking to escape retribution for their crimes. Argentina declared war on Germany in 1945, and that was done so they could get a seat in the United Nations. I'm pretty sure the Jews would have been very w...
| Political Talk|| re: time for another crusade - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 10:02 am|
How is a crusade any different than a jihad? Do we really need a jihad against jihadis?...
| Political Talk|| re: Why Does This Board Support Israel/Zionism? - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 8:44 am|
[quote]There are plenty of countries that would be much less hostile and less expensive to colonize than Israel.[/quote]So colonizing is acceptable to you in the 21st century. Just where are these much less hostile and less expensive places to colonize?
Please don't tell me about peaceful Ethiop...
| Political Talk|| re: Hillary Clinton: Hamas hides weapons in civilian areas because "Gaza is small" - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 8:21 am|
[quote]Well there is credibility to the claim, there are 13,000 Gazans per mile^2. The entirety of Gaza is a civilian area.[/quote]Where do the Hamas fighters train to be fighters in an entirely civilian area? What distinguishes a civilian area from a non-civilian area? The mere presence of civili...
| Political Talk|| re: Re: Marriage - Wouldn't it be better to eliminate all tax deductions? - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 8:03 am|
[quote]the deductions are insufficient to drive behavior, and there is really no other rationale for them to exist.[/quote]This may be true with respect to marriage, but it is not true with respect to other tax incentives aimed at families. When the number of children used to determine the earned i...
| Political Talk|| re: POS POTUS: Muslims thanked for "building the very fabric of our nation" - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 7:51 am|
[quote]Didn't Muslims pretty much create our system of math?
Can't build without math.
[/quote]No. How did the pyramids get built without math? They pre-dated the founding of Islam by several millennia. And the first abacus was in use somewhere between 2700-2300BC. So math has been around a ...
| Political Talk|| re: POS POTUS: Muslims thanked for "building the very fabric of our nation" - Poodlebrain on 7/30/14 at 7:44 am|
[quote]This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate.[/quote]It is the truly devout who get spiritual renewal from launching rockets indiscriminately at their neighbors, and making sneak attacks from hidden tunnels. And what better serv...
| Political Talk|| re: Was Obama rude to Netanyahu? - Poodlebrain on 7/29/14 at 3:40 pm|
[quote]It's not Hamas getting their arse kicked -- it's Palestines civillians. 80% of all casualties inflicted in this conflict have been Palestinian civillians.[/quote]Where are all the brave Hamas fighters? Hamas claims to have over 20,000 fighters. I think they should change the name from al-Qa...
| Political Talk|| re: Why Does This Board Support Israel/Zionism? - Poodlebrain on 7/29/14 at 2:56 pm|
[quote]Land was stolen in the most vicious of ways and that has fueled this whole culture of violence.[/quote]Not true. Land was purchased by Jews. Because I have serious doubts about your ability to find the information on your own, I have taken the liberty to provide you some assistance. This [...
| Political Talk|| re: Why the U.S. should cut the Pentagon budget in half - Poodlebrain on 7/29/14 at 10:05 am|
The U.S. should reduce it defense spending. However, the reductions should be based on a re-assessment of our legitimate needs, and not just a knee jerk reaction. Are we willing to pare the military back to pre-WWII type levels that required several years of war to raise, equip and train a militar...
| Political Talk|| re: Israeli amb. owns this dumbfounded anchor on CNN segment - Poodlebrain on 7/29/14 at 8:57 am|
When is CNN going to report on the civilian deaths in Syria? As in Gaza, there are indigenous sources ready to provide 100% accurate details of the casualties. How are these deaths [link=(http://www.iamsyria.org/daily-death-count.html)]LINK[/link] not newsworthy? All I can surmise is that is it o...
| Music Board|| re: Who are the best one hit wonders in music? - Poodlebrain on 7/29/14 at 1:19 am|
Screw the Tubes sanitized for MTV. Give me the White Punks On Dope, Mondo Bondage and What Do You Want From Life? era Tubes....
| Political Talk|| re: Israel is ramping up the campaign even more - telling Obama to FO - Poodlebrain on 7/29/14 at 12:28 am|
[quote]For the same reason you had to abide by your parents' rules when you were a child growing up in their house.[/quote]Do the Palestinians abide by the rules set by the U.N.? They've defied the U.N. from the moment it authorized Israel. Once again you expose your double standards....