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Name: R. Daneel Olivaw
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Hometown: Aurora
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Member since: Wed Jul 25, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Did you suspend parts of the TOS?

Seems that way from the amout of posts fighting the last primary.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Mon Jul 25, 2016, 07:45 PM (2 replies)

I didn't believe that the republicans could sink any lower than Bush II.

I was wrong.

Listening to all these nightmareish clowns on the RNC freakshow makes me very nervous that anybody would vote for them.

My family members, who are conservative...too many, are saying that they are either sitting this one out or voting Libertarian.

My wife and I will be voting for Clinton, and I hope she wins by a landslide.

I will still work towards the progressive cause, but I can't in good conscience sit this one out.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Jul 20, 2016, 09:50 PM (4 replies)

Senior rabbi condemns IDF for accommodating LGBT 'perverts'


Religious-Zionist Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, head of a distinguished IDF preparatory yeshiva, accused, via homophobic rhetoric, the army of seeking to silence one 'worldview' and promote another.

Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, a central educational figure in the religious sector, called LGBT persons "perverts" at a conference on Monday and condemned the IDF for having permitted them to insert their worldview in the military system. The revelation of his remarks comes at the end of the week following the cancellation of the Be'er Sheva Pride parade and the uncovering of homophobic remarks from the incoming chief rabbi of the IDF.

The rabbinical conference that Levinstein was addressing was against "the reform of the "Effect of the reform of the State of Israel's identity." Levinstein said, regarding LGBT persons, "There's a crazy movement here of people who have just lost the normalcy of life, and this group is driving an entire country crazy. It's going into the army at full strength, and nobody dares open their mouth to speak up."
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Sat Jul 16, 2016, 10:26 PM (35 replies)

Trump: The Republican platform is most pro-Israel of all time


Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has referred to the new Republican Party platform, set to be adopted at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, as the “most pro-Israel of all time!”

Trump made this statement on Thursday via his Twitter account. He has additionally announced that he will make his choice of running mate known on Friday. Former Speaker of the House of Representative Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are among the candidates to run as Trump’s VP.

The new platform, which has been approved by representatives of the Republican Party, has been amended to take out the party’s support of a two-state solution. A mention of Palestine has also been taken out, according to CNN, which managed to get hold of a copy of the platform’s draft. In addition, the new platform mentions an undivided Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Will Nothingyahoo side with the Republicans again like he did last time?

Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:24 PM (13 replies)

BDS is a war Israel can’t win


Israeli think-tank fellow Yossi Klein Halevi, writing recently in the Los Angeles Times [“Why the anti-Israel boycott movement is an immoral threat to peace”] would have American readers believe that the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement is “immoral” and threatens the peace of “the region’s only intact society”, while simultaneously boasting it can’t touch Israel’s health and global economic integration.

Yet his reasoning from “morals” rings hollow, and amounts to little more than the shilling of the professional apologist industry deployed on Israel’s behalf throughout the Western media, in the never-ending defence of the oppressive status quo in Palestine.

Halevi excoriates BDS, disingenuously, for making the Jewish state “the world’s most pressing problem” today, while extolling Israel’s freedoms and national righteousness. Of course, his complaint manages to engage in both self-pitying and craven boosterism at the same time – a kind of perverse humble-brag.

No, Mr Halevi, Israel is not the world’s greatest problem – rather, Israel is Palestine’s great, existential, enduring problem for a people who have lived their whole lives under the constant, brutal and de-humanising occupation of this enlightened state.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Jul 13, 2016, 04:36 PM (16 replies)

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