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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:59 PM
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(FL) Gov. Rick Scott leaves for weeklong trip to Israel
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"In a trip that may be as much about politics as it is about jobs, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday headed to Israel for a weeklong trade mission.

Like former governors Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush, Scott has chosen to visit the Middle East country during his first year in office.

Israel isn't a significant trading partner with Florida, currently ranking 56th, but that nation has extensive cultural and social ties to Florida due to the state's estimated 750,000 Jewish residents. Florida has the third largest Jewish community in the United States.

Scott's trip will take him to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as landmarks such as the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, the Israeli memorial to victims of the Holocaust. Scott plans to lay a wreath at the burial site of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister who was assassinated in 1995."

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/08/2537597/fla-gov-l...


Florida hearts Rick Scott.
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inademv Donating Member (738 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:04 PM
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1. Hopefully he won't come back n/t
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:31 PM
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2. I just do not get this
What is the fascination that politicians have with Israel??
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:46 PM
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9. If you have been there, you would not have to ask
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:50 PM
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11. I am asking................
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:38 AM
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3. Strengthening economic ties is a good thing
Although Florida is more dependent on Latin American trade, finding partners further abroad in Israel is a good thing for the citizens of Florida.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:07 AM
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4. yes another Republican going to Israel for trade huh? n/t
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:33 AM
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5. Another governor is going to Israel for trade
And yes, if you read the OP, Scott specifically cited encouraging trade. Whether it is a Dem or a Republican, it is a good thing for both Israel and the state in question.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:33 PM
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6. Republican Governor n/t
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:42 PM
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7. OMG! That means he eats babies for breakfast
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:52 PM
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8. No it means he's a Republican n/t
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:38 PM
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19. No. But it means he has very nasty politics.
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 01:44 PM by LeftishBrit
In fact, Republican politicians probably kill more people each year by, for example, their opposition to government provision of healthcare than they would if they did eat babies!

In this case, it hasn't really got much to do with Israel, except that they're the ones who have to put up with a week of this vile person as their visitor.
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:56 AM
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12. If he were Democratic Governor he would go too
If there is one state the Jewish vote counts BIG time...

That is Florida ..

Going to Israel is good politics .

Ask Obama about the Jewish vote in Florida ..

;)
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:12 PM
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15. If he were a smart governor he would go
Even one of moderate intelligence would go. It makes good economic sense for the State of Florida.
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:02 AM
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13. Gov. Pat Quinn lands in Israel
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/07/gov_pat_quinn_l...


Gov. Pat Quinn lands in Israel


The Governor‟s educational visit to Israel was organized and paid for by the Jewish United Fund (JUF)
of Metropolitan Chicago. Joining him are Illinois State Senators Jeffrey Schoenberg and Ira Silverstein, along
with Skip Schrayer, Chairman of the Jewish United Fund and Michael Kotzin, Executive Vice President of the
Jewish United Fund and other Illinois leaders.

;)
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:27 PM
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16. well thank you for promoting a Democrat govenor which is really nice to see
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 12:27 PM by azurnoir
on a website that promotes the Democratic party but is there some reason you directed the comment to me is there some reason you felt it necessary?
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:15 PM
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17. It is obvious nt
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:22 PM
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18. obvious ? so you have a problem with me pointing out Rick Scott is a Republican?
got it thank you
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holdencaufield Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:35 PM
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10. Something tells me...
... you wouldn't have a problem if he went on a trip to strengthen ties with Venezuela.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:47 PM
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21. I would have a problem with a right-wing politician, whatever he did or wherever he went!
I hope he never decides to come on a trip to strengthen ties with the UK. Leave that to the more decent American politicians!
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:08 PM
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22. No disagreement there. Nt
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:04 AM
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14. Good for him even as a Republican, ,he joins a long list of Democratic governors.
:thumbsup:
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:38 PM
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20. Poor Israel!
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