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  1. This gets closer. My point was that Hamas takes a lot of things into consideration when making such decisions. I took your original comments as implaying that just because Qatar gave them money they did this. They need to take Egypt, abbas, bibi, Iran., Syrai etc etc etc into consideration. it is way more complicated than Qatar causing this. especially considering the Emir's comments on unification with the PA
  2. That isn't proof. Hamas didnt do this just because Qatar gave them money.
  3. Yeah, and they couldn't come from anywhere but Qatar. And Hamas hasn't done this before without Qatar.
  4. Could buy. You are just assuming they bought rockets with it and that is why they took their current actions. You are jumping to pretty broad conclusions. With no proof.
  5. I'm not saying Hamas wouldnt be pleased but I don't see how this caused the current situation. Or played a big part. At all.
  6. I think Marth Hall Findlay will be the next leader of the Liberals. Who is with me?

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    2. j44

      j44

      Trudeau has done nothing to tell me he will be a good leader. He could be. Who knows but I don't see it.

      And I think it's almost impossible for him to preform at the level expected right now.

    3. j44

      j44

      Trudeau has done nothing to tell me he will be a good leader. He could be. Who knows but I don't see it.

      And I think it's almost impossible for him to preform at the level expected right now.

    4. Merlin

      Merlin

      Trudeau may be the same age as Harper when leading a party but has no where near the political exp. Harper had at his age.

  7. Yeah, Israel moving so soon after the election makes you wonder what their bigger game is. It probably isn't as simple as detering rockets from Gaza. I am guessing that they won't send in ground forces but who knows? Morsi's response in Cairo will be interesting. he may have commented already but I haven't heard anything yet. This could be Israel\s way of stretching Iran even thinner. I\m not so sure opening another front is good for Israel but that depends on what Egypt and Turkey say and do. I'm also interested in the US response. Interesting times to say the least.
  8. I didnt want to be too optimistic (I\m too superstitious) I didn't give him Florida but even if I did I would only have put him at 315 or so. I thought Va was way more in play.
  9. did anyone guess around 332 for Obama? I wasn't even prepared to say 300 and I'm a big supporter.
  10. I very well could be wrong. I just didn't feel that way after this thread.
  11. I don't see how that show getting attention is a good thing.
  12. I can't help but think she doesn't care that much.
  13. I'm going to ignore everything else because I think this is the most important part. Not everyone will react the way bud did but a lot (a lot!) of people will. Even people who have a favorable view of the United States. I care about what image my country has throughout the world. And you should too.
  14. Yeah, that is part of the point. I wasn't being sensitive or defensive. I was saying that I thought you were being condescending. And it should be kinda obvious that I have a problem with anyone exploiting their children. Don't you see that as what the people on the show are doing? I don't think saying that you are happy that a show like that can exist and that it is a good thing that it takes attention away form politics is the same thing. I didn't say you had to agree with me or anyone else. But again, you opened yourself up to a debate like this when you started this thread. I don't know if you can really say it is wrong for us to disagree with you. People paying attention to that show is NOT part of the political process.
  15. Ya know, earlier I thought about posting something about that Harvard class on Congressional politics where half of the students got caught cheating. I thought it was an amusing story. Not just that it was a class on politics but on congress. I didn't post it because I didnt think it deserved its own thread.
  16. you are missing my point. It isn't just the bud's of the world that react that way. And part of the problem is that some Americans dont care what the world thinks. I didnt say you cared if you opened yourself up to it. I was implying that such a foolish post would result in such barrage of attacks. And I was wondering if you actually saw them coming or not. Of course people understand that politics is for show sometimes. We don't need this comparison with the show to point that out.
  17. 1. To compare the two as you are doing you must think the RNC has ZERO substance. Is that right? 2. Someone who started a thread like this shouldn't be so condescending. especially since I didn't say I didn't have a problem with other people exploiting their children. 3. Paying attention is part of the process. 4. Are you seriously reading my statements like that or are you purposely twisting them? I was referring to the royal family and I didn't say that was what they were doing at the RNC.
  18. Aw, whether you think this argument is legitimate or not you opened yourself up to it and must have seen it coming. As one who thinks American has done, and still does, great things for the world you posting this does not exactly send a great message. It just re-enforces an image a lot of people have. I don't think that image is correct (at least not in most cases) but it puts it out there. This is the best line I've read in ages.
  19. Of course it was for show and then don' have to hang on every word but it is far better to pay attention to the RNC than the other show. ^This. ^and this If the family on this show uses their fame and wealth to work for causes and charities this is a comparable situation. Until then, it is not.
  20. Possibly. I guess he gave a good speech endorsing Romney about a month ago in Iowa. The campaign thought it went over well and asked him to do it again. He obviously didnt do that. I kinda feel bad for the guy.
  21. I still think it was a good line that wasn't delivered as well as it could have been. I think it would have hit better if the crowd didnt laugh after the first part because by the time Romney finished it he didn't sound sincere. I still think his speech was just good. Or good enough. But I would expect that most people thought that is what he would deliver. A good one. Not great. He isn't a great speaker. But good is enough to at least keep the numbers where they are now and maybe, maybe move the numbers up a tiny bit.
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