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Friday, June 20, 2014

In the discourse over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...we have come to occupy a kind of moral safe house, where everyone is to blame so no one is guilty


The root of the pain and suffering of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Israeli occupation of Palestine. End the occupation and our children will finally be able to walk the holy land as equals. Continue the occupation and our collective misery will endure for another generation, an inheritance ultimately unworthy of our two great peoples.

SAID HAMAD
Palestinian children also know the nightmare of abduction
SAID HAMAD

Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jun. 20 2014, 9:52 AM EDT
Last updated Friday, Jun. 20 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

Said M. Hamad is the chief representative for the Palestinian General Delegation in Canada
I couldn’t agree more with the sentiments expressed yesterday by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in his Globe op-ed, “It’s time to demilitarize the West Bank and Gaza.”
The first step toward demilitarization, naturally, would be to end Israel’s military occupation, which began in 1967 and which continues to prevent Palestinians from exercising their inalienable right to self-governance.
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Mr. Baird reminds us that the new Palestinian unity government is in compliance with the Quartet principles; it has renounced violence, recognized Israel, and sworn to uphold all previous agreements.
The question is why should Israel be held to a different standard? Is it too much to ask that Israeli governments abide by the same principles: recognize Palestine, renounce violence, and uphold all previous agreements?
In the discourse over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I believe we have come to occupy a kind of moral safe house, where everyone is to blame so no one is guilty.
This logical and ethical fallacy has been thrown into stark relief by the suspected kidnapping of three missing Israeli teenagers, Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frankel, 16, and Gil-ad Shaar, 16. The Palestinian Authority is co-operating fully in the search and we are all praying for their safe return. Children should be off-limits and no double standards should be tolerated.
It therefore bears reminding that Palestinian families are all too familiar with the nightmare of child abduction. According to Defence for Children International (DCI), each year approximately 500-700 Palestinian children – some as young as 12 years old – are detained in the Israeli military prison system, where a 2013 UNICEF report noted ill-treatment of children is “widespread and systematic.”
The majority of children are abducted from their homes during the middle of the night by heavily armed Israeli soldiers. During 2013, 76.5 per cent of Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank endured some form of physical violence during arrest, transfer, or interrogation. DCI notes that Palestinian child detainees are then prosecuted in Israeli military courts that “lack fundamental fair trial guarantees and are not designed or administered to respect children’s rights.” Some are not even charged or tried and languish indefinitely in what is euphemistically known as ‘administrative detention.’ These kidnappings have coincided with other recent tragedies. Last week, Israeli security forces murdered a Palestinian youth in the streets of Ramallah for participating in a demonstration. That news followed closely on the heels of the murder last month of two unarmed Palestinian teenagers – 15 and 17 years old – by Israeli forces using live ammunition.

With these facts in mind it’s time to reassess the current situation. The root of the pain and suffering of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Israeli occupation of Palestine. End the occupation and our children will finally be able to walk the holy land as equals. Continue the occupation and our collective misery will endure for another generation, an inheritance ultimately unworthy of our two great peoples.

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  1. GUARDIAN -

    Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank on Friday and arrested 25 people, pursuing a weeklong crackdown against Islamist militants and house-to-house searches for three Israeli teenagers who went missing eight days ago.

    Palestinian medics said Mohammed Dudin, 15, was killed in the village of Dura, near the city of Hebron. The Israeli military said troops had fired live ammunition when rocks and firebombs were thrown at them during an arrest raid.

    Israel said it arrested 25 people overnight in about 200 towns, refugee camps and cities in the West Bank, totalling 330 arrests including 240 from Hamas, the Islamist group Israel accuses of abducting the Israeli teenagers who went missing near a Jewish settlement on 13 June.

    Dudin was the second Palestinian killed since the raids began.

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    1. If you stand shoulder to shoulder with those throwing firebombs? Expect to die.

      Sure hope it was worth it...

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    2. Dont kidnap Israelis? Dont shoot rockets into Israel?

      You won't be harassed....

      and in fact there was no "peace" from 1948 to 1967 when there was not ONE israeli in the west bank and gaza.

      LOVE the revisionist history.

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  2. Bad asses those IDF troops. Perhaps we should have a Waco Award for the heroic “thank you for your service” motherfuckers.

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  3. Love this line:

    With these facts in mind it’s time to reassess the current situation. The root of the pain and suffering of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Israeli occupation of Palestine. End the occupation and our children will finally be able to walk the holy land as equals. Continue the occupation and our collective misery will endure for another generation, an inheritance ultimately unworthy of our two great peoples.

    The root of the pain?

    Why did the palestinian not accept a state the 4-5 times they were offered?

    Hmmm...

    Inquiring minds want to knoow...

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  4. The biased, sloppy use of language is close to being funny if it wasn't so pathetic and sad...

    "Some are not even charged or tried and languish indefinitely in what is euphemistically known as ‘administrative detention.’ These kidnappings"

    If they are in ‘administrative detention" then in fact they have lawyers, food, communication with family members, education classes and the internet. Hardly "kidnappings" Unless now every single arrest by a police force of a minor across the world is to be called a "kidnapping" now..

    One standard for Israel and none for anyone else? eh???

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  5. Mr. Baird reminds us that the new Palestinian unity government is in compliance with the Quartet principles; it has renounced violence, recognized Israel, and sworn to uphold all previous agreements.


    LOL... really do they actually believe this shit? DO you Deuce?

    Do you believe that Hamas, while shooting rockets on an hourly basis at civilians, is "upholding the oslo process"?

    Unilaterally going to the world and seeking Statehood is in direct violation of the oslo accords...

    I don't have time to list the DOZENS of violations of the Oslo accords by the Palestinians but surely you cannot believe that line:

    Mr. Baird reminds us that the new Palestinian unity government is in compliance with the Quartet principles; it has renounced violence, recognized Israel, and sworn to uphold all previous agreements.

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  6. I can say, as your average American farmer, and, I can also speak for my Niece, whom I may soon go to see in Europe.....we have talked about going to Israel on our long planned trip. Neither of us wants to go to any Arab country, much less Gaza or the Arab west bank.

    Just sayin'

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    1. You are an anti-Christian Bob. There are wonderful Christians in the Levant, but you don't want to see them because you think they are all camel fuckers based on their ethnicity as Arabs.

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    2. Sure there are wonderful Christians in the Levant.

      But Christians in the Arab occupied world are an endangered species.

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    3. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAFri Jun 20, 12:57:00 PM EDT


      Certainly, when the Israeli are providing military support for al-Qeada in Syria, the Christians there are endangered.

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    4. You mean the so called christians of syria? The ones that murdered 160 thousand fellow citizens?

      Your definition of Christian is different than most others...

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  7. First off, there ain't nothing "Holy" about that fucking place

    (or, Any of its fucking people.)

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    1. Thank you for your insight, I think I hear a whiskey bottle with your name on it calling.

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAFri Jun 20, 12:58:00 PM EDT


      Ad hominem arguments are a preferred tool for people who ran out of real arguments
      (or are unable to understand someone else's opinion in the first place).
      It's so much easier to just attack another person instead of attacking his arguments
      (especially if the other person is right.)

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    3. Keep telling yourself that….

      Meanwhile Israel IS and palestine is a fairy tale.

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  8. Civilized folk should shun the "religious" - point at them, and giggle, when they walk by.

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  9. Israel sits on 1/900th of the middle east.

    20% of it's citizens are arabs.

    There are more arabs that are citizens of Israel today than existed in the area "from the river to the sea" in 1948. There is no ethnic ceasing of arabs anywhere in the middle east (by Israel anyway).

    Now, the area of the Arab OCCUPIED middle east, 899/900th of the area, over 800,000 Jews that had lived on those lands 1000 years before the arab conquered same area were driven out, ethnically cleansed and driven into the new Jewish state in 1948. It is true that 650,000 arabs that today call themselves "palestinians" did also leave, were driven out or got out of the way of the incoming arab armies that told them to do so.

    Regardless of how, more Jews were evacuated than Arabs in the creation of the Modern State of Israel. 800k verses 650k Let us not forget or forgive that the Arabs were promised a state as well and REFUSED.

    It's the REFUSAL by the arabs for statehood, multiple times that has brought us to this point.

    You cannot simply turn the clock back and demand the offer from 50 years ago that you turned down then.

    Want a state Palestinians? Seek true peace. You will not get all of your demand as Israel will not get all of its.

    But you, by going around the peace process and declaring statehood without a negotiated deal? Are making it easy for Israel to do the same.

    It's your bed and you will have to lie in it...

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    1. The State of Israel was declared without a negotiated deal.
      It direct affront to the principles of UN Resolution 181.

      Why shouldn't the Palestinians observe the same Standard as the Zionists did?

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    2. Your revisionist history is funny.

      The State of Israel was declared in accordance with the UN.

      If the arabs chose to say no?

      Tuff shit...

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  10. The reality, which you may well know.

    The General Assembly passed on 29NOV1947 - Reslution 181, which RECOMMENDED that the ...

    Recommends to the United Kingdom, as the mandatory Power for Palestine, and to all other Members of the United Nations the adoption and implementation, with regard to the future Government of Palestine, of the Plan of Partition with Economic Union set out below;

    Requests that

    The Security Council take the necessary measures as provided for in the plan for its implementation;


    The Security Council consider, if circumstances during the transitional period require such consideration, whether the situation in Palestine constitutes a threat to the peace. If it decides that such a threat exists, and in order to maintain international peace and security, the Security Council should supplement the authorization of the General Assembly by taking measures, under Articles 39 and 41 of the Charter, to empower the United Nations Commission, as provided in this resolution, to exercise in Palestine the functions which are assigned to it by this resolution;

    The Security Council determine as a threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression, in accordance with Article 39 of the Charter, any attempt to alter by force the settlement envisaged by this resolution;

    The Trusteeship Council be informed of the responsibilities envisaged for it in this plan;

    Calls upon the inhabitants of Palestine to take such steps as may be necessary on their part to put this plan into effect;

    Appeals to all Governments and all peoples to refrain from taking any action which might hamper or delay the carrying out of these recommendations, and

    Authorizes the Secretary-General to reimburse travel and subsistence expenses of the members of the Commission referred to in Part 1, Section B, Paragraph I below, on such basis and in such form as he may determine most appropriate in the circumstances, and to provide the Commission with the necessary staff to assist in carrying out the functions assigned to the Commission by the General Assembly.


    The "Plan" was never voted upon, by the Security Council, and the inhabitants of the area did not sign on, either.
    The Resolution was ignored by all the parties. The Israeli UNILATERALLY declared an independent state on 15MAY1948
    Seems that no one accepted Resolution 181, concurrent to its passage, the Plan was never implemented..

    On 11MAY1949 the UN accepted the state of Israel as a member.


    If the UN accepted Palestine as a member, it would be as legitimate a State as Israel.

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    1. accept that is has not…

      so until such time you are smoking weed

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    2. .

      And likely the only thing that will keep it from becoming a state is the veto threat from the US, the same country you complain has been so hard on Israel since '48.

      .

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    3. Thanks Quirk for your insightful and sincere comment. I wish to thank you for your addition to conversation regardless of your comment's lack on value.

      Always a pleasure…..

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  11. Reality is?

    Israel is a real Nation.

    Palestine is still unborn, if ever, more likely than not? a terminated fetus…

    abortion.

    still born.

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  12. .

    After watching CSPN and the daily news this morning, I see that things are going as usual in Obama's OZ; stories about the Benghazi investigation, a story that Obama is planning on putting up more facilities in the border states to house the influx of children, hearings on the IRS scandal (this guy Koskinen is one smug s.o.b .), more news on ISIS in Iraq. Typical day. Hard to see where the president will get the time to get in a few holes of golf.

    Today's hearing was the first time I have seen this guy Koskinen who is heading up the IRS. He is a smug little prick and seems to be taking the whole affair as some kind of a joke. When asked if he thought he should apologize for the FUBAR in his agency and the lost e-mails, he said no. On another CSPN channel another IRS official was asked to comment on, with the incompetence and perhaps illegality we have seen in the IRS, why 'all' the top officials in the agency where given the highest performance ratings possible for the past four years.

    She offered that old chestnut: If we knew then what we know now.

    From Koskinen's testimony, it appears they intend to circle the wagons on the various scandals. And they will likely pull it off given they have Holder in their pocket. Even if they tried to get a special prosecutor in the House, Reed would knock it down in the Senate. I would think things would turn interesting in OZ if the GOP did manage to take the Senate.

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  13. To date, the IDF has taken approximately 330 suspects into custody, 240 of whom identify themselves as Hamas members. More than 50 of them were included in the prisoner swap for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Some have likely forfeited their commuted sentences.

    "The arrest of 50 terrorists freed as part of the Shalit deal by our forces will delay their return for many years," Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, head of the IDF's Central Command," said in a letter to troops carrying out Operation Brother's Keeper, the Times of Israel reported. "Thus Hamas' attempt to release prisoners brought about the opposite result."

    The details of their commuted sentences reveal just how far Israel was willing to go to secure one soldier's release.

    According to the report, four were serving two consecutive life sentences, 13 were serving life sentences, 19 were in for more than 20 years, and five for up to 20 years -- all for terror-related crimes, including murder and manslaughter.

    innocent palios…. caught up in the zionist web

    LOL

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  14. At some point not too long ago, I gave Mr. Rat to understand that I would not engage him in conversations (arguments, if you will) about Judaism. I did not need to. Operating from the hypothesis that through use of a few, short observations (some mere snippets), using Christian orthodox doctrine as my foil, I could get reams of anti-Jewish feedback from conditioned monkeys, I tested my thought. To my delight, the monkeys climbed all over one another trying to get the peanuts and did not disappoint. Thus, for the past week, the Elephant Bar has been filled with commentary on Jews and I have not written a single word. Consequently, I accomplished three things: 1) I provided myself with a source of almost endless comedic humor. Frothing fascists without power are as laughable as Julius Streicher dangling from the end of a rope; 2) I proved that the EB caters to those obsessed and enraged by the very existence of Israel (Zion); and 3) I garnered a week’s worth of pathological excrement (Der Stürmer) by expending a trivial amount of effort.

    I hypothesized that a few short remarks touching upon Mississippi and the Marine Corps would elicit the “swarm effect”. This proved correct. After allowing the alleged veterans to run out enough rope, I pulled the lever to the gallows, providing VA generated documents proving my credentials. Then I “begged” for a statement of record to my rabbi and congregation challenging my record of service as a forgery and/or prevarication. As anticipated, all the blowhards lacked the balls to take the obvious step, if they were in fact certain of my willful misrepresentation. Finally, in the spirit of fair play, I challenged the alleged veterans to post proof of their own illustrious service to the United States and/or the reasons for receipt of VA benefits (Award Letter). In response, all that came back was bullshit, without even so little as a shred of government issued toilet paper. Why, when I respectfully hammered the “Big T” at the Belmont Club, demanding that this expert marksman “put up or shut up,” she took cover and has been conspicuous only by her absence. Her father would be very disappointed in his SEAL pup.

    It would be gratifying to know that something was learned from my little experiment. Unfortunately, that is not the case. You all behaved true to anticipated form. To my pagan morons, monkeys, and lapsed Catholics (they always return at death's door) I salute you with “due respect”, Sieg heil!

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    1. That is a little too tough on me, Allen.


      All I have ever said is that Deuce served, and with honor.

      I don't know about anything else.

      Though I am certain that if desert rat served it was with dishonor.

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    2. desert rat is a figment of your imaginationFri Jun 20, 04:06:00 PM EDT

      ;-)

      All that can be done is wish you a pleasant day don't know anyone that reads drivel.

      Spengler's Universal Law #9:
      A country isn't beaten until it sells its women, but it's damned when its women sell themselves.

      The customer isn't right: Criminalizing prostitution in Israel
      Published March 3, 2014

      The sex industry in Israel generates nearly NIS 2 billion a year. Thousands of women find themselves trapped in a cycle of prostitution due to factors ranging from sexual abuse in childhood to severe social and economic circumstances. A new draft law that would take legal action against clients of prostitution services passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset recently. Social organizations are now trying to push for final passage.

      http://972mag.com/the-customer-isnt-right-criminalizing-prostitution-in-israel/87887/

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    3. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAFri Jun 20, 04:13:00 PM EDT

      Spengler's Universal Law #9 indicts and the Zionist policies convict Israel

      It is damned.

      Spengler's Universal Law #9:
      A country isn't beaten until it sells its women, but it's damned when its women sell themselves.



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  15. I hope like the hell the GOP takes the Senate.

    Right now it looks that they might.

    52 - 48 or something.

    And I, who am always wrong on these things, by no means think Hillary is a "shoo in" for Prez in 2016, even though there are some folk like the Rufus Folk who may well vote for her.

    'Whiskey kills rational thought'

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  16. So, how're those "laugher" curve Gov'nors coming along? Let's take a gander at Brownback (Ks.) and Walker (Wi.,) shall we?

    Not so hot, it seems

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    1. Prosecutors accuse Scott Walker of running 'criminal scheme'
      ..
      by Mary Spicuzza ‎- 1 day ago

      http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/prosecutors-accuse-scott-walker-of-running-criminal-scheme/article_ab656c57-c352-5294-8d56-08ddd6f61d18.html

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    2. Prosecutors accuse Gov. Scott Walker of overseeing a sweeping “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate fundraising and campaign activity among conservative groups in a broad effort to help him — and Republican senators — beat back recalls in 2011 and 2012, newly released court documents show.

      In the documents, unsealed Thursday by a federal appeals court, Francis Schmitz, the investigator for a secret, wide-ranging John Doe investigation into alleged campaign coordination, said the coordinated effort involved conservative groups, Walker, his campaign and top allies of the governor, including political consultants R.J. Johnson and Deborah Jordahl.

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  17. Would you really vote for Hillary, Dufus?

    How about you, Deuce?

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    1. I'll vote for the candidate who maximizes liberty. If they wanna roll back Roe v. Wade, I won't vote for 'em, GOP or no.

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  18. I will vote as I always do...........as a backwater Republican whose vote doesn't count in the primaries.......the action is always over before it gets here......I will vote for the Republican candidate for Prez.......unless......I will vote for the Republican candidate for Prez unless...... they come up with a total cookoo bird which is unlikely to happen....further the Republicans, like Romney, or McCain, or the divine Sarah....always support Israel.....which is a must for me....and I like that....

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    1. Bob supports both al-Qeada and Neo-NazisFri Jun 20, 04:38:00 PM EDT

      John McCain, Bob's Hero, the man who introduced Sara Palin to the US.

      http://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mccain-ukraine-rightists.jpg
      Sen. John McCain appearing with Ukrainian Neo-Nazi, Oleh Tyahnybok at a rally in Kiev.

      http://i.imgur.com/s0sR7dL.jpg
      This is Oleh Tyahnybok,
      He has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" rule Ukraine and that "Germans, Kikes and other scum" want to "take away our Ukrainian state." - John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with him, in Kiev.

      This is McCain, rubbing shoulders with al-Qeada operatives in Syria
      Senator McCain posing with al-Qeada operatives
      The first irony is you (John McCain & Bob) will be allied with Al Qaeda. The second irony is most of the Christians are on the other side, so you may be arming Islamic rebels who may well be killing Christians. - As Senator Paul so aptly put it

      Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told the Jerusalem Post that Israel ... would accept al-Qaeda operatives taking power in Syria.

      So, while it may be fair to assume that neocons like Nuland and McCain would have preferred that the Ukraine coup had been spearheaded by militants who weren’t neo-Nazis – or, for that matter, that the Syrian rebels were not so dominated by al-Qaeda affiliated extremists – the neocons (and their Israeli allies) see these tactical collaborations as sometimes necessary to achieve overarching strategic priorities.


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    2. Bob supports both al-Qeada and Neo-NazisFri Jun 20, 04:42:00 PM EDT


      Bob, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Ambassador Oren and Bibi, birds of a feather that all flock together ...

      Supporting Muslim Extremists, murderers and Neo-Nazis.
      Anything to advance the Zionist Agenda.

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    3. These are the kind of statement that the blog's owner, deuce, supports by not correcting you.

      Congrats for showing the world what kind of folks you truly are

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  19. Hey Doug I see the Earth Mother is farting out your way in Hawaii. Nice pics of lava on Drudge.

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  20. I want to take back something I blogged, earlier. I pulled a "bob." There are, I am sure, a great many "Holy" people in the Levant (on both sides of the fence.)

    I'm not referring to the politicians, or the "preachers" - just to the many average, go to work, and do you job every day, run of the mill citizens. They don't, in any way, deserve to be denigrated along with their worthless, asshole leaders. Mea Culpa.

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  21. Thank you, Rufus.

    :):):)

    Pulling a 'bob' is indeed, thinking better of things, and admitting when you are full of shit.

    Your progress is remarkable.

    A+ for the day.

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  22. But please don't bug me anymore today.

    I am deep deep into reading 'Ag Web Today'.

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    1. Bob continues to dissemble and lieFri Jun 20, 04:39:00 PM EDT

      :-)

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  23. “If there is a God, he will have to beg for my forgiveness”

    Carved on cell block 20 of the prisoners’ barracks at Mauthausen.

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    1. This is, Miss T, in the category of what is known to the people as 'ego enhancement'.

      While it sounds great on the surface, it don't go deep.

      It is in the category of existential atheism.

      It is bullshit.

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    2. An omnibenevolent, omnipotent God who did nothing in the face of the Shoah is identical to a God that doesn't exist, for all intents and purposes.

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    3. Nay, nay, but why argue.

      You are still young.

      Have your thoughts.

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    4. Omnibenevolent??????

      I don't see a rose garden in the Jewish literature.

      Nor anywhere else, Barbie.

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  24. Now this shit is TOO freaking funny…

    http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Brothers-Keeper/WATCH-Palestinian-Authority-police-assault-CNN-reporter-cameraman-during-pro-Hamas-rally-360072


    WATCH: Palestinian Authority police assault CNN reporter, cameraman during pro-Hamas rally

    Members of the Palestinian Authority security services assaulted a CNN reporter and his cameraman on Friday in the West Bank town of Hebron.

    Ben Wedeman, the US news network’s correspondent who covers events in Israel and the Palestinian-administered territories, said that he was accosted by PA policeman who ordered that the cameraman cease filming a pro-Hamas demonstration.

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  25. .

    I salute you with “due respect”, Sieg heil!

    That 'Sieg heil' seems especially apropos coming from you, Allen; but there is no need for you to salute anyone here. I'm sure that most here would gladly put up with you bigoted rants every so often if it meant that you would disappear for a week.

    Perhaps, I am being a little presumptuous, but I would still like to offer you the thanks from the patrons of the bar and let you know we are looking forward to your next absence.

    .

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    1. There really is something wrong with the man. Poor Bob feels abused.

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  26. Germany, obtained 50% of its total electricity used, on June 9, from Solar.

    50%

    Total electricity used

    for the entire day

    from Solar.

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    1. One of the largest economies in the world

      on a latitude, roughly, that of Quebec.

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    2. That's awesome, but every country gets 100% of their electricity from solar, if you think about it. Even the radioactive elements used in fission plants were manufactured by POP I stars going supernova.

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    3. Yeah, but it's more fun if you don't have to wait 50 Million Years for it. :)

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    4. Dresden, baby, it all revolves around Dresden

      Where it is always "Winter" - according to Bob and his neice.

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    5. Renewable energy in Germany


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      Photovoltaic array and wind turbines at the Schneebergerhof wind farm in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz




      Biogas fermenter, wind turbine and photovoltaics on a farm in Horstedt, Schleswig-Holstein




      Renewable electric power produced in 2011 by energy source
      Germany's renewable energy sector is among the most innovative and successful worldwide. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy in Germany has increased from 6.3 percent of the national total in 2000 to about 25 percent in the first half of 2012.[1][2] In 2011 20.5% (123.5 TWh) of Germany's electricity supply (603 TWh) was produced from renewable energy sources, more than the 2010 contribution of gas-fired power plants.[3][4] In 2010, investments totaling 26 billion euros were made in Germany’s renewable energies sector. Germany has been called "the world's first major renewable energy economy".[5]

      Siemens chief executive, Peter Löscher believes that Germany’s target of generating 35 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2020 is achievable – and, most probably, profitable for Europe’s largest engineering company. Nordex, Repower, Fuhrländer and Enercon are wind power companies based in Germany. More than 21,607 wind turbines are located in the German federal area and the country has plans to build more wind turbines.[6][7] As of 2011, Germany's federal government is working on a new plan for increasing renewable energy commercialization,[8] with a particular focus on offshore wind farms.[9] A major challenge is the development of sufficient network capacities for transmitting the power

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Germany

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  27. Great news from Gaza

    http://www.imemc.org/article/68155

    The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that five of its fighters were killed after being buried under the rubble of the collapsed tunnel, and that a sixth Palestinian, member of a rescue team, was also killed during the rescue efforts.

    It stated that Salman Naim al-Harazin, Ahmad Khalil Ayyad, Ibrahim Salih al-Qar'an, Raed Kamil Marshoud, and Khalil al-Gharabli, died in the tunnel accident, and that the fighters are from the Shuja’eyya neighborhood, in Gaza.

    The Brigades added that the sixth slain Palestinian, member of the Civil Defense rescue teams, identified as Tawfiq Mas’oud, was killed during the efforts to locate and retrieve the bodies of the slain fighters.


    6 worthless terrorists kill themselves in a "work accident"

    LOL

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  28. Government Advertised In JANUARY For “Escorts” For 65,000 Illegal Alien Children To Be “Resettled

    This particular ad ran in FedBizOpps in January with RFI for “Escorts” for 65,000 unaccompanied alien children.

    A. Introduction

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year...

    http://weaselzippers.us/190573-government-advertised-in-january-for-escorts-for-65000-illegal-alien-children-to-be-resettled/


    This is the relevant description:
    https://www.fbo.gov/index?tab=documents&tabmode=form&subtab=core&tabid=ad27b9e186f9075af7add5df7643db21

    Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought
    Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
    Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation
    NAICS code: 561612
    Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/ Rachel.Ali@ice.dhs.gov
    Secondary POC: Tony Ross, Contracting Officer/ Tony.Ross@ice.dhs.gov

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  29. Guess they didn't get enough takers.
    Otherwise the old Border Patrol warehouse in Nogales would not have been pressed into service.

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  30. Poor Formatting Pasted above, wouldn't want white space wasted on Rufus's Drivel:

    Renewable energy in Germany
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Renewable electric power produced in 2011 by energy source

    Germany's renewable energy sector is among the most innovative and successful worldwide. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy in Germany has increased from 6.3 percent of the national total in 2000 to about 25 percent in the first half of 2012.
    In 2011 20.5% (123.5 TWh) of Germany's electricity supply (603 TWh) was produced from renewable energy sources, more than the 2010 contribution of gas-fired power plants.[3][4] In 2010, investments totaling 26 billion euros were made in Germany’s renewable energies sector. Germany has been called "the world's first major renewable energy economy".[5]

    Siemens chief executive, Peter Löscher believes that Germany’s target of generating 35 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2020 is achievable – and, most probably, profitable for Europe’s largest engineering company. Nordex, Repower, Fuhrländer and Enercon are wind power companies based in Germany. More than 21,607 wind turbines are located in the German federal area and the country has plans to build more wind turbines.[6][7] As of 2011, Germany's federal government is working on a new plan for increasing renewable energy commercialization,[8] with a particular focus on offshore wind farms.[9] A major challenge is the development of sufficient network capacities for transmitting the power

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Germany

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  31. In July 2012, there was a cumulative installed total solar PV power of 29.7 GW.[24] Solar PV provided 18 TW·h (billion kilowatt-hours) in 2011, 3% of the total electricity demand.

    As solar power installations rise quickly, in first half of 2012, about 5.3% of the total electricity demand was covered by solar power.[25]

    At 25 May 2012, a Saturday, solar power reached a new record with feeding 22 GW, as much as 20 nuclear power stations, into the German power grid, which made 50% of the nation's midday's electricity demand.

    The jump above the 20 GW level was due to increased capacity and bright sunshine nationwide.[26]

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    1. Is he delusional, deceitful, or just a born liar?

      ...or does it really matter?

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    2. Fusion nuclear energy, decentralized and not able to be monopolized by any Central Authority.

      Energy Freedom provided by the Sun.

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    3. Yep, ignore the Dufuses lies and deceptions, that'll git er done.

      (Half way, anyhow, for 1 minute at noon on the sunniest day ever in Germany)

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    4. Doug, you put up a story from 2012. You do that shit All The Time.

      However, your story delineates the amazing rise in Renewable energy in Germany from 2010 to 2012, and then seem to think that everything just "stopped."

      WTF? Over.

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  32. The "LapDog" Labrador admits he did not even know his fellow GOP Congressmen.
    His run for the number two spot was, in a word, a FARCE.

    (Reuters) - The man who lost this week's race for No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday he will spend the coming months getting to know his fellow lawmakers better, but declined to say whether he would mount another leadership challenge in the fall.

    Representative Raul Labrador, a Tea Party favorite, said he did not even know some of the 233 Republicans in the chamber before he launched his long-shot bid for House Majority Leader last week.


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    1. Mr MSM Lapdog, ignoring Obama's manifest corruption with diversions.

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    2. Mr Obama was bought by Crown Publishing, a part of Random House. - Old News

      The Democratic front runner, bought by CBS with an $8 million advance from Leslie Moonves to Mrs Clinton.
      Then Comcast/NBC paid Chelsea Clinton $2 million in salary, even though she had no broadcasting experience.
      NBC/Comcast is run by their CEO, Brian L. Roberts.

      Both Brian L. Roberts and Leslie Moonves are dye in the wool Zionists. Moonves being a family member of David Ben Gurien while Brian L. Roberts corporate biography extols his ties to Israel.

      Brian is the recipient of the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for his visionary leadership and philanthropic work in education and technology. He also received the Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

      Brian is a member of the Business Roundtable and also served on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), where he served as Chairman for two consecutive terms. Brian is also Director Emeritus of CableLabs, the research and development consortium for the cable industry, where he served three terms as Chairman.

      An All-American in squash, Brian competed five times in the Maccabiah Games in Israel.


      The MSM has names, they are individuals with agendas.

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  33. You have money, bottom land, cattle.....time on your hands......take them in......a few nieces and nephews would do well for you soul.......bring out your repressed compassion........drain your bank account.......to a humanitarian purpose for once.......do it !!!!!!

    Beats bowling on Saturday and Sunday.

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    1. Take in the Delusional Dufus, hire a Shrink, and have an intensive mental reshuffle.

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    2. Bob is a looney tuneFri Jun 20, 08:28:00 PM EDT

      ;-)

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    3. They both, hard cases as they are, could use some sessions with my niece.

      She has learned "bunches and bunches and bunches, Uncle Bob" over there at the Max Planck Institute of Brain Research.

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    4. She was chosen 1 out of 50 applicants to stay on with a real salary after her internship.

      Surely she could help Rufus and rat.

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  34. Sheriff Joe: Obama's 'dumping of illegals intentional'...
    Boehner: 'Administration's own making'...
    Calls for National Guard to be deployed...
    Migrants amassing at Rio Grande's edge...
    Militia groups call members to border...
    130,000 minors expected to arrive in coming year...
    Feds nix plan to house at Va. site after outrage...
    Hundreds of Toddlers Taken Into Custody...
    Miami Public Schools Issue SOS...
    Illegal arrested for assault at Border Patrol station...
    ICE Agent: Infectious TB Moving Into USA.......drudge

    See picture of the friendly alien squatters on Drudge right now.

    If there are too many for you to handle, dear rat, send them to the Rufus and the Cherokee, and to Philly, were compassion abounds.

    I'm filled up in the uncle category now.

    There is no more room in my inn.

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  35. Rufus IIFri Jun 20, 06:26:00 PM EDT
    Germany, obtained 50% of its total electricity used, on June 9, from Solar.

    50%

    Total electricity used

    for the entire day

    from Solar.

    ---

    We await your link to your source, O Great Delusional Dufus.

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    1. Germany produces half of energy with solar

      Published: 19 Jun 2014 14:54
      http://www.thelocal.de/20140619/germany-produces-half-of-electricity-needs-with-solar-power

      Germany produced a record 50 percent of its electricity needs through solar panel at the start of June, breaking a huge milestone on its march to renewable energy.

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    2. Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Power Needs From Renewable Energy

      By Kiley Kroh May 13, 2014 at 11:16 am

      http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/13/3436923/germany-energy-records/

      On Sunday, Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continued, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday. With wind and solar in particular filling such a huge portion of the country’s power demand, electricity prices actually dipped into the negative for much of the afternoon, according to Renewables International.

      In the first quarter of 2014, renewable energy sources met a record 27 percent of the country’s electricity demand, thanks to additional installations and favorable weather. “Renewable generators produced 40.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, up from 35.7 billion kilowatt-hours in the same period last year,” Bloomberg reported. Much of the country’s renewable energy growth has occurred in the past decade and, as a point of comparison, Germany’s 27 percent is double the approximately 13 percent of U.S. electricity supply powered by renewables as of November 2013.

      Observers say the records will keep coming as Germany continues its Energiewende, or energy transformation, which aims to power the country almost entirely on renewable sources by 2050.

      “Once again, it was demonstrated that a modern electricity system such as the German one can already accept large penetration rates of variable but predictable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar PV power,” said Bernard Chabot, a renewable energy consultant based in France, via email. “In fact there are no technical and economic obstacles to go first to 20 percent of annual electricity demand penetration rate from a combination of those two technologies, then 50 percent and beyond by combining them with other renewables and energy efficiency measures and some progressive storage solutions at a modest level.”

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    3. The success of Germany’s solar production lies with encouraging people to install them on their roof tops rather than building huge solar farms. Rothacher said 90 percent of solar panels in Germany were on individuals’ roofs.

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    4. STUPID FUCK

      READ MY POSTS CAREFULLY, IDIOT.

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    5. My Earliest Post mentioned 50 Percent in 2012, btw.

      (at noon on the warmest, sunniest day of the year)

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  36. My Niece's little pad doesn't even have a kitchen, there in Germany.

    She made a major purchase recently she tells me.

    A used bike.

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    1. It does have wood floors.

      She grew up on concrete floors there in India.

      She has done this all on her own spunk and courage. And she picked up an American Uncle along the way, too !!!!

      I love her so. She is wonderful.

      She is another of these half black half white critters, in her case Aryan/Dravidian.

      This creative melding occurred long long ago, and Hindu women are the most beautiful women in the world.

      Our current Miss USA is an example.

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    2. Bob is a looney tuneFri Jun 20, 08:42:00 PM EDT

      Take note of what Hemingway wrote, Bob, about the fictions you are writing ....

      . . . what we are supposed to do when we are at our best — make it all up —
      but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.
      - Ernest Hemingway

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    3. As her Uncle I was surprised to find I have a veto over her choice of marital mate.

      I like the idea and the candidate best have zero dirt under his toenails.

      She is currently dating another Hindu who has a fancy degree and is working with some big company in Poland, something about nanostuff or something.

      I like the idea of vetos.

      But he sounds OK so far.

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  37. The success of Germany’s solar production lies with encouraging people to install them on their roof tops rather than building huge solar farms. Rothacher said 90 percent of solar panels in Germany were on individuals’ roofs.


    http://www.thelocal.de/20140619/germany-produces-half-of-electricity-needs-with-solar-power

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    1. Post on Moron.

      Rather than admit your male lover Dufus is Delusional.

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    2. Doug, the only deluion is the one you are epressing.
      Decentralized PV electrical generation is fusion based and the coming thing.
      Decentralized and not requiring maor corporate monopolies.

      But then you must have come to support corporate monopoly, and the socialism and crony capitalism that central control entails.

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  38. Have you given up honest replies entirely due to your obsession with X Farmer Bob?

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    1. Farmer Bob is a fraud, so yes, until he admits the lies he made on Sat Jun 14, 09:10:00 PM EDT
      he will be dealt with in complete disdain.

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  39. Elephant Bar and Madhouse.

    Out.

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    1. See ya later, Doug.

      Go take a dip in the ocean and wash the slime off.

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  40. In the South, a hurricane is just like getting a divorce. Either way, you know somebody's gonna end up losing a trailer.

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  41. :):)

    We are blessed with a fine climate her in the northwest USA, are we not, Miss T?

    You have a little too much rain over your way, for my liking.

    But we get your excess slop over here, and it makes the wheat grow.

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    1. There's a rainshadow between here and about Sprague, but by the time you hit Spokane you got trees again.

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  42. Germany sets record for single day energy use – 50 percent comes from solar

    Not one hour.

    Not one minute

    One Day Record

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    1. I know why this drives Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Exxon crazy; but, why does it drive Doug crazy?

      Weird.

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    2. Another article mentioned that Electricity Prices Went Negative for awhile that afternoon.

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    3. Doug's rejection of reality, is a tad strange.
      We've been through this for years, and while he favored solar technologies, speaking of his solar hot water heating, time and again, the growth of the Solar Electrical industry was pretty much per-ordained.
      The idea that there would not be a "Moore's Law" curve in photovoltaic technologies, just not rational.
      In fact to think that there would not be, simply delusional.

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    4. I'm a veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force 1990-1951

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    5. It goes hand in hand with his wanting to disparage the "MSM", but refusing to acknowledge who the owners of the MSM are.

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    6. "The Bermuda Triangle Exp. Force 1990 - 1951?"

      :)

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  43. I'm jealous of the Germans, Rufus. That's amazing by any stretch of the imagination.

    Yoda: Warrior Princess

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    1. There was another article that mentioned that Germany got 39% of its electricity from Wind one day not too long ago.

      I could see Germany being off fossil fuels, 100%, in ten years (if they really wanted to.)

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    2. In any event, it should give Pooty Poot pause.

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  44. If Lindsay Lohan made it through her cracked-out bleached-blonde lesbian jailbird phase, you can make it through today.

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  45. That is a very strong misreading of an ancient text, Miss T.

    My Niece would know better.

    While we have not talked about religion as such, I already know we are on the same page.

    I would suggest you leave the Jews, who do indeed know their own literature, to argue among themselves.

    As I will let my Niece speak for her own literature,

    Perhaps, hopefully, out in the desert going to Las Vegas.

    Maybe when she gets back from her tour of Max Planck.

    She hasn't brought the subject up, between us.

    I think it is a minor concern in her world.

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  46. WHY why Deuce do you never ever put up a post on the baleful effects on women of Sharia????????????????????????????

    They are after all something like of a third of the human race.

    But YOU never ever even mention it.

    WHY???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    1. Bob continues to dissemble, spread bullshitSat Jun 21, 02:31:00 AM EDT

      He doesn't post threads about religion, Bob.
      Never has.

      Only the haters and the bigots her at the Elephant Bar are fixated upon discussing religion, the normal folk talk about countries, politics, but hardly ever start a discussion about religion.

      It is important to note that when you, Bob, had the ability to post threads, you never once created a post on the subject you now disparage Deuce for not mentioning.

      How strange it is that you think others should do what you never did.
      The fact of the matter is that you never thought the subject important enough to do a post on it, yourself.

      Why didn't you?
      Especially if, as you seem to indicate, the subject is important to you.

      Are you just that lazy, or just that stupid, to not do it yourself ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

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