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Israel and Palestine.

Before proceeding, read up on your recent history here.

Now this is where, if you're easily offended by very negative words against Israel or Palestine, you will stop reading.

Enter at your peril )

Palestine

Jan. 4th, 2009 06:17 pm
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Palestine

Now I'll tell you a story, and make it clear as I can
About the faraway trouble in the Holy Land
Pictures of the children, etched in my mind
Laying down their bodies on the firing line

Now the people who live there, live under the gun
Where it was homeland a thousand years before the soldiers come
Surrounded by the armies, aeroplanes in the sky
Everybody knows someone who had to die

Oh Palestine, there's a hole in your soul
Oh Palestine, will it ever be whole

Talk about the settlers they come from so far away
Talk about the money from the USA
Talk about the bullets, made of plastic and steel
And pictures of a Palestine, underneath an iron heel

Now, what do you do, when they come to your home?
And they tell you your land is no longer your own
Do you let them take it, do you dare to resist
Pictures of a Palestine underneath an iron fist

Oh Palestine, there's a hole in your soul
Oh Palestine, will it ever be whole

And now you say you want peace, but we pay for subjugation
We say we want a settlement in terms of occupation
We call for human rights, but we never saw what kind
You can see what it comes to in the faces of Palestine

Does it ever make you think about the friends we endorse?
The armies of a general riding on an iron horse
Does it even make you wonder, why it always seems to be
Such an undemocratic version of democracy

Oh Palestine, there's a hole in your soul
Oh Palestine, will it ever be whole
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And sorry, but it's politics again...

A friend of mine posted this image:



And I was struck by it because to me, the Empire and the death star was always a right wing symbol, and a very left wing symbol superimposed on it made me laugh...

But the person who posted it seemed to think that the Empire and the Death Star embodied liberalism.

So I'm going to put this to the vote, to see what others think:

[Poll #1292525]

Have at it!

Oh, and I might have to make this image into an icon... It's way too amusing not to!
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It doesn't matter what side you're on, or what you believe in...

You matter.

And the only way you can prove that you matter, is to vote.

If you have that democratic gift and right, exercise it, not for me, or for them, or for anybody. Yours is a voice that deserves to be heard.

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I just got my copy of his CD through the post today...

YES!

Nov. 1st, 2007 05:19 pm
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Police found guilty over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes...

Okay, so, for the first time since 7/7, I'm punching the air is righteous patriotism and not having to go into the past for a reason!

I still think heads should have rolled, though, figuratively speaking.
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Fuckheads tell morons to go blow themselves up, and they will get seventy two virgins in heaven.

I know I've posted a ton on how suicide is a mortal sin in Islam, so I won't go into that...

I've also posted about Islam's rules on war (in the same post), so I won't go into that either...

It's the seventy two virgins that is making me laugh right now...

In heaven, there are beings called "Houri's", I say beings, because they're not exactly human, according to the Quran. They have all their bits in the right places (yes they have male and female versions, Heaven is fair!), but no menses or sperm...

The number seventy two is from an obscure mention in passing from the tales of the companions of the prophet Mohammed, and isn't collaborated anywhere I have found...

The Quran itself speaks of pairing, and nothing remotely reaching this ridiculous number.

So, as far as I can see, any suicide bombers will not get into heaven, they'll relive their point of explosion constantly until Judgement Day, are guilty of murder, will not be considered martyrs, and will never get a single virgin, ever...

People believe what they want to believe, despite the proofs they have at their fingertips...

I'm just shaking my head...
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Read on...

Yes, I will take my pounds and ounces over the bloody metric system any day...
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This is merely my opinion... Feel free to discuss :)

Voting; the right to choose your leaders, is something people fought and died for. Men toppled monarchies to have a democracy. Women protested until they had a vote. All the ethnic groups fought hard to be given this right. To not vote, and to ignore your right to choose a leader, is an insult to their efforts and memory. The weight of every lost soldier, suffragette, murdered slave, and revolutionary, is behind the power to vote.

A three or more party system is a good thing, but its main weakness as I see it, is when it comes to having clear leadership. A country needs a clear and shared vision among those who are chosen to lead it.

Between Labour (Democrat) and Conservative (Republican), here in the UK, stand the Liberals. The Liberals barely had enough candidates at the last election to form a majority, and it takes a majority to make those difficult choices.The majority here in England, in my view have made some very bad choices, but can I trust a hung parliament to lead? Can I trust a parliament with no clear direction to manage the country in a crisis?

The benefit of a two party system is in the ability for one or the other to have a majority, but the weakness is in having to pick the lesser of two evils. The Conservatives here would have gone to war quicker than the Labour party. Once Tony Blair is replaced, I would have no hesitation in voting Labour, because until the Liberals can prove they have the numbers to rule, I feel any vote for them is wasted, in that, it would take a vote away from Labour, and increase the chance of a Conservative government.

Two party politics sucks, but I'll stick with it until a third party can prove it has the power to lead... And that hasn't happened here yet.



Special note to my siblings: I know you guys are for multi-party politics, and I'm not trying to offend you, but you know how it is when I start thinking about stuff like this, I just have to get it out!
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There will be no comments on this post, I'm just stating my opinion, and that is all.

The loss of life, on both sides, even though the loss of Lebanese life is ten times that of the Israeli's, saddens me. I weep for every innocent killed in this conflict.

My strongest opinion, though, is that if you walk up to the school bully, and punch him in the nose, he will DEFINITELY knock you out.

Take from that what you will, I don't really want to talk about it.

The Watch

May. 6th, 2006 07:11 pm
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British troops die in Basra crash

Now, just a message to Tony Blair.

The Iraqis cheered and celebrated when the helicopter crashed.

So let me get this straight, our boys are there, "helping" these people, and they applaud when our boys die.

Get our boys out of there and let them fucking kill each other.

The Watch

Mar. 6th, 2006 11:42 am
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Amnesty says Iraq abuses continue

Surprised?

Why?

Too many people revel in the waste of life...
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This has to be one of the funniest :D

Also, Blizzard entertainment puts spyware on machines to prevent cheating?

Hmmm, I'm not convinced they're not going to do anything with the information. Why gather so much if you're not going to use it?

David Blunkett, once such a rising star, now can't stop messing up... more scandals than you can shake a big stick at...

And a staunch conservative in the supreme court. So has Dumbya gone for the safe option?

Bombs

Oct. 30th, 2005 12:52 pm
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In India, and everywhere else it seems.

My heart goes out to those who have been killed or injured and their families.

No real thoughts apart from anger and grief.

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