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grinding the peppercorns of truth
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Collectively guilty
The campaign for slavery reparations has gained momentum as churches apologized for their part in the slave trade and are proposing ways to repay black church members. I don't care what churches do but I care what states do. Where will the states find the money to pay reparations to a few million Americans? Aside from all the Americans, alive or dead, who have never been slaveowners yet are presumed guilty, there are also a few million immigrants like me who think it's totally stupid that our taxes should be spent making reparations for something we had no part in. But if this goes through, let it be known that my ancestors were slaves to the Turks and I too will be waiting for my check.
About six years ago, the issue started gaining momentum again. Randall Robinson's "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," was a best seller; reparations became a central issue at the World Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa; and California legislators passed the nation's first law forcing insurance companies that do business with the state to disclose their slavery ties. Illinois passed a similar insurance law in 2003, and the next year Iowa legislators began requesting — but not forcing — the same disclosures.

Several cities — including Chicago, Detroit and Oakland — have laws requiring that all businesses make such disclosures.
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But it's not war
According to a poll published by the Jerusalem Media Communications Center, the overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the abductions of Israeli soldiers and the firing of rockets on Israel. In fact, they want more of both.
A majority of respondents, 77.2%, expressed support for the Hamas operation that included the abduction of Shalit, while only 21.7% said they opposed it. Also, a majority of 66.8% supported the continuation of such attacks aimed at kidnapping Israelii soldiers, compared with 30.7% who rejected them, saying they were harmful to the Palestinian national interests.

Significantly, this high support for the abduction comes in spite of the fact that the majority of the respondents - 46.7% - expect the crisis to end with losses incurred by the Palestinian side.

Moreover, over 60.4% voiced support for the launching of rockets at Israel, while only 36% found them harmful to their interests.

The poll also found that support for Hamas has increased despite international sanctions and the growing violence. If elections were held today, the percentage of Palestinians who said they would vote for (Hamas) rose slightly from 30.8% in June 2006 to 33.1%.
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
Discard Amerikkka's Lies
V the K's post in the hippo yesterday (Democratic Underground - Can a jet fuel/hydrocarbon fire collapse a steel structure? An experiment.) got my noodle twitching. This is really unprecedented, my friends. We are on the cusp of a new era, where imperialist lies can be debunked by any tenacious housefrau with chubby fingers, hairy calves, an internet connection and some scien-tastic gumshoe work. So let's take this New Direction for America, and stick it to the Republicans, like some giant tae po dong of popular justice!

Ideas and photos in this thread, please. The most inspired debunking wins the Tinfoil Crown of Glory* and runners-up win an autographed, framed copy of Amiri Baraka's masterwork, SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA**. Go out there and debunk Amerikkka's lies, and may the least differently-advantaged person win!

By the way, I am going to win this thing. The sinking of the Titanic is mine so don't even touch it. Photos coming this afternoon, when I prove once and for all, with SCIENCE, that an iceberg did not sink the Titanic.

* You will have to make this yourself. Instructions: wrap a Burger King cardboard crown in tinfoil, then put it on your head.
** You will have to print this out yourself from the internet and sign it "Amiri Baraka", and then have it framed.
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פ׳ בלק

כל מי שיש בידו שלשה דברים הללו הוא מתלמידיו של אברהם אבינו ושלשה דברים אחרים הוא מתלמידיו של בלעם הרשע. עיןטובה ורוח נמוכה ונפש שפלה תלמידיו של אברהם אבינו; עין רעה ורוח גבוהה ונפש רחבה תלמידיו של בלעם הרשע.

(אבות ה׳ כ״ב)
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