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  1. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    We can always read history and find fringes and elements that go against the general theme. I think there needs to be great care taken ( read resistance) by placing too much emphasis on the exceptions and diminish what the history clearly is. In the case of the holocaust there is the indisputable facts -a repugnant regime with a documented, systematic policy of removing a race from the face of the earth. Nothing more nothing less.
  2. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    History by its very nature generalises. I asked my father in law who hid with his family in a roof space in Zilina (Czeshoslovakia) during the Nazi occupation his recollections. Before they went into hiding there was a steady stream of escapees from the death camps that came through their town. ( I did not realise that escaping from the camps was not uncommon). He said that they indeed told stories of the gas chambers. Whilst no one for a minute was unaware of the brutality of the occupiers towards Jews, the stories of mass extermination were viewed as "stories from madmen" - they simply were incomprehensible and were just not believed.
  3. Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

    read what you like - ignore what you don't - it really shouldn't be that difficult ?
  4. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    I should have rolled my eyes when I typed it. It was directed at the farcical foreign policy of the expedient arming of groups to fight so called enemies only to have those same groups use the supplied weaponry against them.
  5. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Yesterdays friends are today's enemy's.
  6. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Agreed, and you have history on your side that back up your beleif. I personally think it goes further than ignorance of the religion. I have always believed that repressive regimes and groups operating under the banner of "religion" is in reality a smokescreen. If you scrape away the thin veneer that is religion, I find it is all about power, control and greed.
  7. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Also agree on this. It is just too easy and convenient. On the other side of the coin we have gone from no group wanting to claim responsibility for acts of terror to ISIS claiming responsibility for so many acts of terror where they have absolutely no connection.
  8. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Whilst I don't feel the need to defend Wrecker, this argument is disingenuous at best. There is a difference between an atrocity committed by a Christian and an atrocity committed in the name of Christianity. If you pointed out atrocities committed in the name of Christianity then i would have no argument. None of what you are suggesting can be linked to Christianity. If you want to compare terrorism that is enacted in the name of religion or even acts or events that are sponsored by legitimate Governments then all good ( the definition of legitimate Gov't is fluid) . For example ISIS, Iranian Imam causing riots over cartoon mocking the prophet, Hindu's blowing up mosques in India, the Lords resistance army in Uganda, Jewish settler blowing away worshippers in a mosque in Hebron to mention a few. There have been over the course Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Christian atrocities committed. I don't consider your examples Christian atrocities. (atrocities none the less)
  9. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    When it comes to being Jewish I don't think the labels observant and non observant are as useful as identifying and non identifying - but that is a whole different discussion. I'd agree with most of what you have said except to say that I have found the younger generation of Jews ( my two daughters and their circle - mid 20's) are much more left leaning except on the issue of Israel. I would go even further and say that they are heavily conflicted over Israel and the actions of Netanyahu Government. There is a strong belief in the state of Israel however some angst over the current government.
  10. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    I find so much of what he does worrying. He is completely unhinged.
  11. One final trade

    Caro is a very clever journo - she mixes a pinch of fact and truth with a heavy doses of opinion and speculation without really giving the reader an indication of what is fact and what is fiction. She makes for interesting reading none the less
  12. SSM postal vote

    yikes - i agree with you.... (I mourn the loss of real leaders. I disagreed with a lot of the Howard Policies but thought he was the consummate politician. I was more a fan of Costello as he was much more closely aligned with my social leanings than Howard.). I liked Hawke ( not in his death throes) that he seemed to get the great proportion of the country onside with him - I found him inclusive. We are bereft of decent pollies these days)
  13. Podcasts

    S-town was quite amazing i thought - it made me happy, sad, smile, cringe and angry at any given minute. John McLemore was the most complex person I think I have heard of.
  14. Podcasts

    There is so much good stuff to listen to. Thanks !
  15. Nuggets' Music Video's

    Tim Rogers playing at the Caravan on 11th November, On the 17th also at the caravan the "aints play the saints- Ed Kuepper has put a band together including Peter Oxley ex Sunnyboys and Paul Larsen - celebate rifles.
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