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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:35 PM
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Just chill out.
Both sides are wrong in the Israel/Arab conflict. They're both doing inhuman things, and plenty.

We really all ought to take to heart that all DUers believe in, more or less, the same concept of justice and that we all want peace. Most of the commentary regarding this issue here at DU doesn't excuse the behavior of one side- it is just a condemnation of the behavior of the other. And there's dumptrucks' worth of condemnation to go around.

So let's all just chill out. The mods are doing their best to keep things to a low boil. Have a drink, smoke a bowl, pet your dog or cat (or bird or rabbit or turtle, not meaning to offend anyone!), have sex with your wife or husband, take your kids to the park, play Parcheesi. Find some good news and post it. But relax. No more name-calling.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:36 PM
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1. Ah, Parcheesi! Your roll! nt
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:36 PM
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2. TOUCHE !!..n/t
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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:11 PM
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23. But what's all these OTHER things on the board? nt
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:36 PM
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3. Thanks, Dr. Phil.
No, I mean it. Really. Thanks.

Oh, shit, I think I just called you a name. ;)
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:37 PM
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4. Do we at least agree there should be a ceasefire?
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:42 PM
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Yeah. I'd say that if they would just stop killing each other,
that would be really great.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:42 PM
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5. Why thanks, Bullgoose, don't mind if I do...
Now that you mention it, today was rather warm wasn't it?

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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:44 PM
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6. Thankfully, It Appears That The Admins New Rules Governing The Subject
should be quite helpful in facilitating that notion.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:44 PM
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7. Take a walk on the Turtle Island side. It may help you to find your center
if you are feeling stressed out.

You can see how a multicultural band of pilgrims walked from the Eastern Gateway to the Western Door across this great North American continent (Turtle Island). They strove to recover the teachings left by the side of the trail long ago.

http://www.8thfire.net
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:45 PM
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8. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:46 PM
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9. peace

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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:51 PM
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12. Oops, wrong place. Nothing here, move along. - n/t
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:52 PM by porphyrian
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:50 PM
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28. Yeah, right!
:D



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cracksquirrel Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:49 PM
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10. I agree
We're all too busy arguing about Israel and the Arabs and not having NEARLY enough sex. Hell, I bet sexual repression is one of the leading factors in most world conflicts! Think about it: places with lax sexual norms are usually the happiest places on earth (see: Denmark), and haven't invaded/bombed/poked anyone in the eye with a stick in quite some time; while sexually repressed, puritanical countries (USA! USA! USA!, Iran, China, most of Africa) don't seem to be getting along so great.
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daydreamer Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:48 PM
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26. What are you talking about? Is there a war in China or Iran?
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cracksquirrel Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:27 PM
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30. Well let's see...
What's been on the brink of nuclear war over Taiwan for the last half century? Who is still occupying Tibet? Who is currently fueling crises in Iraq and Lebanon through intelligence networks and weapons? Who is currently trying to build an atomic bomb in defiance of the United Nations?
But seriously... my post was half in jest.
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daydreamer Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:29 PM
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31. There is no war, let alone nuclear war. Go there and see
for yourself.
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MarkDevin Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:50 PM
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11. It's 100 degrees where I live. How can I possibly chill out?!
;)
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:53 PM
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13. YO! HOLD UP! TIME OUT!
Y'All TAKE A CHILL!

YA NEED TO COOL THAT SHIT OUT!

AND THAT'S THE TRUTH, RUTH!

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:58 PM
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14. They have a rule at my kid's school
No put downs allowed.

I wouldn't mind trying that around here.

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:59 PM
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15. K&R.
Best post on the subject in weeks, IMO.
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akushuki Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:01 PM
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16. If only everyone read this...
then maybe everyone in the world wont feel the need to announce they are leaving DU.

Though I disagree with some of the specifics in your message the general point is right there with me.

K&R
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:03 PM
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17. And your wrong too. eom
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:06 PM
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18. I'm sorry. nt
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cracksquirrel Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:09 PM
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21. *golf clap*
Way to lighten the mood.
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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:08 PM
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19. Look at it this way.
If you lurk Free Republic, you'll find that the issues that generate the most heat are Creation/Evolution, Catholic/Protestant (and Calvinist/Arminian) feuding and Pro/anti "Fair Tax".

At least most of the things DUers insult one another about - the Middle East conflict and gun control being the obvious ones - are important (well, apart from the atheist/Christian flame wars in R&T).
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:09 PM
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20. Listen to good music.
The Beatles. Lennon. Marley. Tosh. Young.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:10 PM
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22. "have sex with your wife or husband" ?
Can I have sex with someone else instead?
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:12 PM
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24. or if you are too emotionally attached to this topic, avoid it
Until you can control emotions.

My. Two. Cents.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:14 PM
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25. Thank you, especially for this....
We really all ought to take to heart that all DUers believe in, more or less, the same concept of justice and that we all want peace.

I agree. There is no basis for assuming, based on one's position, that the position means anyone wants anything OTHER than peace in the middle east. EVERYONE wants peace; NOBODY wants to see innocent people killed; EVERYBODY cares; NOBODY should make automatic judgments about who cares "more" and who cares "less."

I think we should take that as a given, and let that assumption underlie the discussions.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:21 PM
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27. What about if I get my sub-thread deleted? - n/t
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:57 PM
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29. If you supply the smoke, I'll supply the peace pipe, Bull.
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