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Postby newarenanow on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:25 am

http://news.msn.com/world/gaza-war-resu ... ocket-fire

Well, this is going on again. And more finger pointing who fired first.
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Re: Gaza

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:41 am

NAN loves making political threads
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Re: Gaza

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:38 pm

The thing that gets me about this is, in terms of area, Gaza is only about 1/4 the size of Los Angeles, but it has roughly 50% of L.A.'s population. That means it is incredibly dense. I don't know how military operations can be carried out in that environment without massive collateral damage.
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Re: Gaza

Postby newarenanow on Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:07 pm

tifosi77 wrote:The thing that gets me about this is, in terms of area, Gaza is only about 1/4 the size of Los Angeles, but it has roughly 50% of L.A.'s population. That means it is incredibly dense. I don't know how military operations can be carried out in that environment without massive collateral damage.


It obviously can't.
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Re: Gaza

Postby bhaw on Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:02 am

tifosi77 wrote:The thing that gets me about this is, in terms of area, Gaza is only about 1/4 the size of Los Angeles, but it has roughly 50% of L.A.'s population. That means it is incredibly dense. I don't know how military operations can be carried out in that environment without massive collateral damage.


I hate to use the word, but kind of miraculous that "only" 2000 have died there.
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Re: Gaza

Postby bhaw on Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:04 am

newarenanow wrote:http://news.msn.com/world/gaza-war-resumes-with-deadly-strikes-rocket-fire

Well, this is going on again. And more finger pointing who fired first.


Groups in Gaza claimed they fired first. It's just Hamas saying that someone fired, but it wasn't them. Then they try to find an abstract way to blame Israel for basically forcing them to fire first.
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Re: Gaza

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:51 am

And repeat
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Re: Gaza

Postby newarenanow on Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:54 pm

http://news.msn.com/world/hamas-admits- ... aeli-teens

Hamas admits to kidnapping and killing Isreali teens that sparked the latest fight.
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Re: Gaza

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:07 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:And repeat
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Re: Gaza

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:27 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:And repeat


pretty sure that's a #threepeat
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Re: Gaza

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:15 am

Not pertaining to Gaza, but no other place to put it. Thought it was interesting......


http://www.vox.com/2014/8/26/6067123/isis-poll
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Re: Gaza

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:16 am

Coming from a country that just surrendered to itself I am not surprised.
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Re: Gaza

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:17 am

well, 1 in 6 people in the US probably don't know what ISIS/ISIL is.
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Re: Gaza

Postby stopper40 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:19 am

Troy Loney wrote:well, 1 in 6 people in the US probably don't know what ISIS/ISIL is.


1 in 6? I'd say you're setting the bar pretty low there
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Re: Gaza

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:25 am

Asking someone specifically what ISIS is in a man on the street type segment? I think TL is giving us too much credit.
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Re: Gaza

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:28 am

I'm willing to bet most would answer with this:

https://www.paywithisis.com/

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Re: Gaza

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:31 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Asking someone specifically what ISIS is in a man on the street type segment? I think TL is giving us too much credit.


Yeah, I bet if you were fishing for idiotic responses to isis, you can get way more than 1 in 6 idiotic statements from random people anywhere.

So, would need more context on how the poll was administered. If the people were asked something like this,

"Isis, the extreme militant Islamist group operating in pockets of lawless land in the middle east, is actively committing genocide and trying to provoke a war with the united states. Do you agree with that?"

Then, if 1 in 6 people said yes in France, or anywhere...we can be upset.
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Re: Gaza

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:35 am

Isn't that a little guided though?
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Re: Gaza

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:39 am

Should I highlight some of the positive ISIS press? I can't say i've heard anything positive about their ascent.
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Re: Gaza

Postby newarenanow on Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:59 am

Hamas agreed to a truce. So they will fire rockets in about 20 minutes.
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Re: Gaza

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:02 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:And repeat
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Re: Gaza

Postby stopper40 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:04 pm

newarenanow wrote:Hamas agreed to a truce. So they will fire rockets in about 20 minutes.


20 minutes? I think you're giving them too much credit
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Re: Gaza

Postby columbia on Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:03 pm

Maybe those 16% are from Egypt?


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Re: Gaza

Postby slappybrown on Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:44 pm

columbia wrote:Maybe those 16% are from Egypt?


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Re: Gaza

Postby DelPen on Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:56 pm

Or you can refer to the group the way Obama does:

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