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U.S. Politics: A City Upon A Hill Has Lost It's Shine.

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8 hours ago, King Ned Stark said:

3rd, that's kind of what I was getting at, but the NFL players responded in a predictable manner, and now Roesthlisberger (sp?) is questioning if he did the right thing.  And the ex-ranger is apologizing for standing (if it's okay for one man, or 52, to be absent from the anthem then surely it's okay for one veteran to salute it.  

Agree with this bit 100%. Everyone should be allowed to express their individual opinion on this regardless. Villanueva should've been on the field with his hand over his heart if that's how he felt. This team unity point confuses me.

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43 minutes ago, dmc515 said:

Firmly non-violent.  An abundance of research, including my own, has shown that Palestinian violence/terrorism is designed to escalate immediately before Israeli elections in the interest of maintaining the status quo of conservative Israeli regimes rather than the electing those that would work towards a two state solution.  There are plenty on both sides that would come to the table if the right (heh, irony!) parties were elected.

They were close, they were so damned close when Bill Clinton was in office. But then Ariel Sharon happened, he managed to provoke violence from Palestinians and Intifada 2 got started. A provocation to violence, because too many people were committed to violent struggle and so were easily provoked, prevented a lasting peaceful solution for at least a generation, and probably more. Violence doesn't solve problems anymore, it just delays (or prevents) lasting solutions. Too few people recognise this.

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13 minutes ago, The Anti-Targ said:

They were close, they were so damned close when Bill Clinton was in office.

Agreed, they were very close at the end of the Clinton administration.  He hoped to make that part of his legacy.

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