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Would someone pls explain to me why a post about Israel digging up a Palestinian garden

cannot be posted in General Discussion.

My observation is that practically any subject under the sun is allowed in GD,
why is this the one and only not allowed?

I can read that under 'forum purpose' is says no posts about guns,
yet there have been beaucoup posts in GD about guns -
as for example the Walmart shooting by a 2-year old thread.

My post is not about the "Palestine-Israel conflict" per se.
It is a comment about -
why the fuck would someone tear up a garden?

Book review: "African Anarchism: The History of A Movement"

Authors Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey begin by lucidly explaining the basic principles and practices of anarchism. After outlining what anarchism is and is not, they go on to compare anarchism’s principles and practices to those of other social-change ideologies, specifically to marxist socialism.

The authors then move on to Africa, exploring at length the “anarchistic elements” in many traditional (pre-colonial) African societies. Next they examine the devastating effects of colonialism on Africa’s traditional societies and on Africa’s economic and political structures, as well as the horrendous problems left in the wake of colonialism: underdeveloped, debt-ridden dependent economies with huge disparities between rich and poor; violent ethnic antagonisms caused by the deliberate setting of ethnic group against ethnic group, and by the creation of artificial national boundaries; and European-style governments, legal and educational systems, and military forces, all quite unsuited to African conditions.
...

http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/sam-mbah-i-e-igariwey-african-anarchism-the-history-of-a-movement

Not only chickens, but gardens threaten the status quo

A few hours after a group of Palestinians from Atouf, Tmoun, and Tubas in additional to the participation of Tubas Governor Rabeeh Khandakje and martyr Ziad Abu Ein's brother and nephew who together planted a garden in memory of minister Ziad Abu Ein who was killed following a confrontation with Israeli troops, a large number of Israeli soldiers broke into and destroyed the garden.

Head of Atouf's village council Bashar Bani Oud reported that today Friday was the opening of the garden made in memory of the late Ziad Abu Ein, after the citizens planted it with different types of trees.

He also added that the reinforced occupation forces along with Israeli bulldozers and demolition machines broke into the garden area and started uprooting the newly planted trees as well as bulldozing the land. The Israeli forces also detained the garden workers.

http://english.pnn.ps/index.php/politics/8927-israeli-soldiers-destroy-garden-in-memory-of-martyr-ziad-abu-ein-hours-after-its-establishment

Mario Cuomo - I forget how smart he was, and philosophical

interview with him here.
http://www.howardjordan.net/
today

I wonder - if a woman were elected the next president - if we would see the abuse of women

increase, as it seems that racist expressions and actions have increased due to having a Black person for president.

It's 2015, here's to the trolls!

Internet is Heaven to trolls.
Trolls are cowardly, angry, lonely, and have small amount of intellectual ability. Which is why they troll.

a. Where else can they say something, which would in real life, get them popped in the nose?
cowardly.

b. They are angry at themselves, at the world, at their mate (if they have one), at their neighbor, at the mail-deliverer. You name it.
They feel resentful.
Their "comic" efforts are not rewarded in real life; they just get weird looks, so they bring them to the Internet, where no one can look at them weirdly.

c. They are losers in real life, they have no friends, no one cares about them bec. they are so bitter and resentful. On the Internet they can find a whole bunch of like-minded morons.

d. They lack intelligence. Which is another reason they can't succeed in life. Here they try to hide their lack of intelligence in sarcasm and attacks, which seem incredibly clever to them, not so much to anyone else.

Happy New Year all the trolls. in 2015 May you find another universe to inhabit.

Matt Taibbi on the NYPD work stoppage

This police protest, unwittingly, is leading to the exposure of the very policies that anger so many different constituencies about modern law-enforcement tactics.

First, it shines a light on the use of police officers to make up for tax shortfalls using ticket and citation revenue. Then there's the related (and significantly more important) issue of forcing police to make thousands of arrests and issue hundreds of thousands of summonses when they don't "have to."

It's incredibly ironic that the police have chosen to abandon quality-of-life actions like public urination tickets and open-container violations, because it's precisely these types of interactions that are at the heart of the Broken Windows polices that so infuriate residents of so-called "hot spot" neighborhoods.

...
Most people, and police most of all, agree that the best use of police officers is police work. They shouldn't be collecting backdoor taxes because politicians are too cowardly to raise them, and they shouldn't be pre-emptively busting people in poor neighborhoods because voters don't have the patience to figure out some other way to deal with our dying cities.



Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-nypds-work-stoppage-is-surreal-20141231#ixzz3NedTgVxv
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How do you cut thickened toenails?

I'm 67, and while researching this, I've discovered that thickened toenails can happen with age.
Great. Another happy thing about aging.

In recent years I started having trouble with how thick they are. Plus I have a torn meniscus in knee, so for a while I couldn't actually reach them.
so I went to a podiatrist who cut them.
He cut them so close, that they hurt me for 2 weeks.

I want to avoid a podiatrist if I can.
I am now able to reach my toes.
So I tried this morning after soaking in hot water for 20 minutes
(I added peanut oil)
And got nowhere.

One thing I realize is that nail scissors are useless.

So I'm going to cut some nail clippers-
they cut straight across.

and I read there is something called 'toe softening cream', if I can find that I'll try it.

Would like to know if anyone knows any "home remedies" for softening?

Anything that anyone has found - in terms of techniques, or in terms of clippers that help with this?

thanks.

(x-posted to Health)

I've got a big problem- thick toenails!

I'm 67, and while researching this, I've discovered that thickened toenails can happen with age.
Great. Another happy thing about aging.

In recent years I started having trouble with how thick they are. Plus I have a torn meniscus in knee, so for a while I couldn't actually reach them.
so I went to a podiatrist who cut them.
He cut them so close, that they hurt me for 2 weeks.

I want to avoid a podiatrist if I can.
I am now able to reach my toes.
So I tried this morning after soaking in hot water for 20 minutes
(I added peanut oil)
And got nowhere.

One thing I realize is that nail scissors are useless.

So I'm going to cut some nail clippers-
they cut straight across.

and I read there is something called 'toe softening cream', if I can find that I'll try it.

Would like to know if anyone knows any "home remedies" for softening?

Anything that anyone has found - in terms of techniques, or in terms of clippers that help with this?

thanks.

(x-posted to Seniors)
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