SuperLib's past comments

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    SuperLib

    Russia will slowly be isolated more and more from the international community. They did it to themselves.

    Posted in: Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

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    Violence is not the key to Palestinan statehood. I'm shocked by the number of Westerners who believe that it is.

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

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    Tamarama: If you treat people like dogs for long enough, they will do just about anything to get out of that situation - and will consider actions they WOULDN'T OTHERWISE under normal living conditions. It's under such conditions that extreme groups like Hamas can exist.

    Garbage. It's ruling with a brutal fist while being funded by Iran that causes groups like Hamas to exist.

    You keep trying to lump in Gaza and the West Bank together which is a stretch not based in reality. The world can have a conversation with Abbas. The world condemns Israel for the settlements, and I do as well. Every single time they are mentioned I write a response saying how misguided Israel's settlements are. I firmly believe that expanding the settlements constitutes a crime.

    But ya know what? Fatah is not Hamas.

    Hamas is brutal. Go read about what they did to Fatah members when they were voted into office. Read the stories about hunting down and murdering Fatah members, their own people which you lump into the same group. Do you want aid from Hamas? Sure, sign a document pledging your support for them and you get it. If you don't, then you can go die somewhere. Want to get one of the passes that allows you to cross over into Egypt? You'd better be a Hamas supporter or else. Read about how they used a mentally challenged boy as a bomber or a disfigured woman as another, telling her that she was useless so she should donate herself to the cause. This whole notion that they are just fighters doing what you or I would do is just insane. They kill their own kind without mercy. Maybe you would fight back but you wouldn't do what Hamas is doing and neither do a majority of Palestinians.

    Abbas gets invited to speak at the UN, Hamas is labeled a terrorist organization by everyone under the sun. That's the difference between Gaza and the West Bank. Egypt wants nothing to do with Hamas and blocks their own borders because of what Hamas is. That's to say that even other Arab nations can see what Hamas really is, so pinning this all on Israel is short sighted.

    They are dogs, pure and simple. They are the biggest obstacle to the peace process. They only know violence and all they add to the situation is violence and death.

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

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    Crush them: Egypt does not control their waters, airspace or 90 percent of their borders. Israel is 98 percent of the equation, by any fool's calculation. And do you know what would happen if Egypt and Hamas became best buddies tomorrow? They Egyptians would get smashed, just like in 67. The Egyptians will not defy Israel. They are also a sort of hostage to Israel. Hamas knows this. Egypt only opens the crossing when humanitarian reasons are so painfully obvious that Israel would take political damage if they did anything about it.

    If Egypt controlled all of that, they'd close it. It has nothing to do with Egypt sucking up to Israel. Hamas is supported by Shiite Iran, an enemy of Egypt. Egypt wants nothing to do with radical Palestinians spilling over into their country and this is the one and only reason why they blockade Gaza. The reason why people don't talk about this more is because it doesn't fit into their narrative about Israel's actions. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Tamarama: Palestinian people don't equal Hamas.

    Exactly. I agree 110%. But the people are held hostage by Hamas' one and only function, which is violence. Stop setting Hamas aside and deal with it head-on.

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

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    It's not about positive or negative. The only thing Hamas knows is violence. That's what they train their children for.

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

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    Everyone knows that this is what happens when Hamas starts firing rockets. Even Hamas knows. Were they expecting a different result? ...or this exact result?

    Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

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    bass: Yes, because of Obamacare, had I gotten the coverage it would have me thousands more a year, so I made the decision to downsize and let most of my staff go. They understood and they knew my position and opposition to Obamacare. No hard feelings.

    You do realize that the employer mandate, at it's earliest, will take effect in 2015, right? And you've already "let most of your staff go?" And you do realize that it only affects businesses of 50 employees or more, so how many people exactly did you let go that would constitute "most" of your staff? Did you go from 150 employees to 49? All because of "thousands of dollars a year?"

    And, naturally, there were no hard feelings. The cherry on top, I suppose.

    You are completely and utterly fabricating this story.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    We can debate what should happen until we are blue in the face, but it's all a waste of time. The Republican party is unable to come up with a unified platform to present as "their side" so Boehner has banned them from talking about it. First we have to wait for Republicans to agree on something as a party, then we can start the debate.

    When will that happen? Your guess is as good as mine.

    Posted in: Obama pressures Republicans on border issue

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    Oyajid: I am a strong believer in proportionate response.

    Proportionate response wasn't created to even the playing field for a weaker army who has been attacking for decades.

    Yabits: Israel does not and has never wanted a just peace with the Palestinian Arabs

    Israel has made peace agreements with their neighbors. It's been done with Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, etc. Hamas can't even get support from other Arab nations that surround them. I notice that your comments ignore the Hamas/militant problem and I don't see how a peace can be achieved without dealing with that issue head on. I also think you forgive the violent approach by the Palestinians and even justify it, and I think violence might give a good feeling of revenge but it's not the path to Palestinian statehood. All of the evidence for the past 60 years has pointed towards violence leading to misery and I cringe when I see people supporting it.

    The Palestinians need to disarm and renounce violence. Once that happens, the international community will have complete leverage on Israel to force them to do whatever they want. Terrorism derails all of that.

    Posted in: U.N. Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

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    Hamas will keep going until they need more supplies, then they'll agree to a cease fire. It will last a while, then once their supplies are up again they will start firing more rockets.

    It's all they know how to do.

    Posted in: U.N. Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

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    bass: No, it's the country's loss when people like me and the 1% all leave!

    heh Why would the Top 1% leave? They are making a killing right now. You said that you yourself are making money hand over fist. In fact, I believe you said that you were doing quite well and your sole purpose for countering Obama was because you cared deeply about others. I still have the coffee stains on my monitor when it flew out of my mouth after reading that.

    In fact, weren't you going around saying that because of Obamacare you were going to have to fire some of your workers? I asked you to elaborate and you stopped talking about it. You haven't mentioned it since. With thousands of words written in this thread alone, why hasn't it come up again? Smells fishy.

    I have a feeling that you say what you want anytime you want. I don't think you're being honest with us. Your stories often change to fit whatever point you're trying to make. And your idea of adult conversation includes using adjectives like "sainted anointed one."

    You are the problem with America in 2014. All talk, no solutions.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    Republican leaders are working against time to find a consensus within their party

    Oh, this fun game again?

    Posted in: Obama pressures Republicans on border issue

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    The militants knew this would be the result. And they started firing anyway.

    Posted in: Gaza toll mounts as fragile 12-hour truce takes hold

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    bass: Obamacare is sucking the economy dry and is on its way to bankrupting the nation and putting in a depression

    Then you must be eagerly awaiting the Republican alternative, which should be out in, I dunno, a few more years?

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    SuperLib

    "You know, the discussions about Obamacare and what the replacement bill would look like continue," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters on Thursday. "We're trying to build consensus around one plan. Not there yet."

    It's only been years.

    This is part of the larger problem with Republicans. I'm sure Republican supporters will give John a wink and a nod and tell him that he's probably doing a bang-up job working on that plan of his, but at the end of the day they expect nothing from him other than catchphrases to attack Obama. The GOP leaders have successfully trained their followers to look to them for no ideas at all. Just look at the comments here. Thousands of words talking about how Obamacare will destroy the country, yet not a single Republican here writes a single word asking where Boehner's plan is. I guess we'll get to that later.

    The fact is that Republicans cannot present a plan. They are too fractured to agree on anything that could come up for a vote. And we know people like Cruz will be waiting in the shadows to put that knife into the back of his Republican colleagues if they go out on a limb and propose one. If anyone can come up with a way for Republicans to even present a plan, I'd like to hear it. But Lord knows it won't come from Republicans. Just asking them for a plan doesn't compute since they can't start the sentence with "Obama." They will just stare at you and blink with their mouths open.

    In the meantime we'll just keep waiting, I suppose. Republicans have all the answers but none of the solutions.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    The death penalty is barbaric. Most people know this.

    Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona

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    MarkG: But I prefer to be an asset to society. Not a liability.

    This is the heart of the issue for Republicans when in reality it has very little to do with the topic at hand. I'm an "asset." Well educated, I make good money. I've always had insurance, never been on welfare. But you know what? It was a bit scary when I was in Japan knowing that if I had ever gotten a serious illness it might have taken away the chance to ever live in the US again. Had I gotten something serious there's no way I could have ever gotten coverage to return back home. It has nothing at all do do with my "asset" status.

    My sister is an asset as well. Right after I moved back from Japan she was diagnosed with breast cancer. If you want to have fun, get diagnosed with cancer and then see a letter in the mail from your insurance company. Every time you see it you pray to God that it's not a letter saying they found some way out of covering you due to a technicality. It would be a death sentence. And to think all of those nasty "liabilities" across the US are holding their breath in the same way.

    In the Republican mind the issue is 100% about givers and takers. You want Obamacare? Well then you must be a lazy bum who doesn't pay taxes and you just want things for free. End of story. It's insulting to hear seemingly educated people get lead down a path like this and turn into mindless catchphrase machines. And to add insult to injury, they are the ones telling you that they are doing it right because they are so smart and they produce just so much.

    Are there takers? Yep. There will be with this law. Same with every single government program on earth. Even the ones you support like the military and border patrol, but I doubt you'd support eliminating those programs. They key is to minimize the waste, not throw out the whole system.

    So get off your high horse. There are well-educated people who can disagree with you. And to be honest if this law will destroy America then it's safe to say that the destruction of the entire country hasn't given Republicans the courage to stand up and present an alternative. Seriously. Think about that. It will supposedly bankrupt the country, yet that "fact" hasn't been enough to spur Republicans into putting aside their internal bickering and presenting an alternative. You have had years and years and years and you have produced zero solutions. You should hold your party leaders to higher standards, but then again when "Obama" is the first and last thing you say I suppose your party leaders really don't even exist.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    SuperLib

    Apparently Hamas still thinks it can win peace through rockets.

    The residents of Gaza voted these nutjobs into office. You reap what you sow.

    Posted in: Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

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    I really don't see a problem with armed idiots going through a plane crash site that they are the prime suspects for. Can we talk about something else, please?

    Putin is firmly in a box now. If he deviates from the Russian propaganda he will raise suspicion at home. If he keeps holding a hard line he will alienate the rest of the world. I'm guessing he will make some watered-down statements to walk the fine line. He can't be a "crazy Ivan" and a statesman at the same time, so he'll stay out of the spotlight for a while.

    Posted in: Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

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    SuperLib

    Hamas is making more friends, I see.

    Posted in: U.S., European airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fears

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