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How many innocents do you think would die if the Israeli state would cease to exist?

Didn't suggest that.

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The historical norm appears to be that even extremely brutal wars do not on their own radicalize the defeated population.

What about Germany after WW1?

Maybe you're right about wars overall but I think it's quite different if innocent people were murdered en masse in an open air prison. The only way to stop the continued suffering is to overthrow the oppressor.

That would require an independent Palestinian state but somehow that doesn't seem likely.

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I think the main issue is if you want to travel with it, yeah!

Usually the rule is that in your home you can have the allowance plus anything produced by the plants you grow legally. I'm not sure about Colorado specifically, but I read quite a few of these laws and all the ones I remember said that the excess produced by your plants is fine provided you store it appropriately.

But yeah you're just supposed to move it 28g at a time I guess?

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Yeah I would love to see the de-radicalization program that works on a teenager whose entire family you just killed and whom you've isolated, dehumanized and put under siege his entire life.

Don't worry guys, Netanyahu has solved terrorism! We just needed to explain to them that it's wrong. Can't believe we never thought of that

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 days ago

I mean please someone stop the genocide, but maybe not Hezbollah?

I agree with you overall but I mean, is anyone else going to do it? We're at what, 30k dead now? I don't think we should wait until it's 60k or worse to actually do something. If Hezbollah are actually taking action then fair play to them.

Maybe a good analogy is Stalin bringing the USSR into the war against Hitler. Stalin is basically as bad as Hitler, but that action undoubtedly helped to bring the Nazi genocide to an end. I'm not sure it would have been better if he hadn't. Of course the best outcome would have been both of them dead but still

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The magpies always outnumber them. Five minutes before this was taken there were like 10 magpies, one or two jackdaws, this crow and his buddy

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 days ago

Yeah this is a hooded crow! Super cool. You can recognize individuals pretty easily if they have a unique chest pattern too. We call this guy Bob

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

Sounds pretty bad still

[-] [email protected] 43 points 4 days ago

What would you compare it to? Is this how prisoners should be treated?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 5 days ago

Yeah I was joking because people have recently been fired for less. Good for Labour though, god knows it took them long enough

[-] [email protected] 30 points 5 days ago

Oooo quick better sack him for "antisemitism"

[-] [email protected] 27 points 5 days ago

Good for you Yulia.

I urge you to stand next to me

Hopefully not near a window

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One bright day in April 1956, Moshe Dayan, the one-eyed chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), drove south to Nahal Oz, a recently established kibbutz near the border of the Gaza Strip. Dayan came to attend the funeral of 21-year-old Roi Rotberg, who had been murdered the previous morning by Palestinians while he was patrolling the fields on horseback. The killers dragged Rotberg’s body to the other side of the border, where it was found mutilated, its eyes poked out. The result was nationwide shock and agony.

If Dayan had been speaking in modern-day Israel, he would have used his eulogy largely to blast the horrible cruelty of Rotberg’s killers. But as framed in the 1950s, his speech was remarkably sympathetic toward the perpetrators. “Let us not cast blame on the murderers,’’ Dayan said. “For eight years, they have been sitting in the refugee camps in Gaza, and before their eyes we have been transforming the lands and the villages where they and their fathers dwelt into our estate.” Dayan was alluding to the nakba, Arabic for “catastrophe,” when the majority of Palestinian Arabs were driven into exile by Israel’s victory in the 1948 war of independence. Many were forcibly relocated to Gaza, including residents of communities that eventually became Jewish towns and villages along the border.

Dayan was hardly a supporter of the Palestinian cause. In 1950, after the hostilities had ended, he organized the displacement of the remaining Palestinian community in the border town of Al-Majdal, now the Israeli city of Ashkelon. Still, Dayan realized what many Jewish Israelis refuse to accept: Palestinians would never forget the nakba or stop dreaming of returning to their homes. “Let us not be deterred from seeing the loathing that is inflaming and filling the lives of hundreds of thousands of Arabs living around us,’’ Dayan declared in his eulogy. “This is our life’s choice—to be prepared and armed, strong and determined, lest the sword be stricken from our fist and our lives cut down.’’

On October 7, 2023, Dayan’s age-old warning materialized in the bloodiest way possible.


October 7 was the worst calamity in Israel’s history. It is a national and personal turning point for anyone living in the country or associated with it. Having failed to stop the Hamas attack, the IDF has responded with overwhelming force, killing thousands of Palestinians and razing entire Gazan neighborhoods. But even as pilots drop bombs and commandos flush out Hamas’s tunnels, the Israeli government has not reckoned with the enmity that produced the attack—or what policies might prevent another. Its silence comes at the behest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has refused to lay out a postwar vision or order. Netanyahu has promised to “destroy Hamas,” but beyond military force, he has no strategy for eliminating the group and no clear plan for what would replace it as the de facto government of postwar Gaza.

His failure to strategize is no accident. Nor is it an act of political expediency designed to keep his right-wing coalition together. To live in peace, Israel will have to finally come to terms with the Palestinians, and that is something Netanyahu has opposed throughout his career. He has devoted his tenure as prime minister, the longest in Israeli history, to undermining and sidelining the Palestinian national movement. He has promised his people that they can prosper without peace. He has sold the country on the idea that it can continue to occupy Palestinian lands forever at little domestic or international cost. And even now, in the wake of October 7, he has not changed this message. The only thing Netanyahu has said Israel will do after the war is maintain a “security perimeter” around Gaza—a thinly veiled euphemism for long-term occupation, including a cordon along the border that will eat up a big chunk of scarce Palestinian land.

But Israel can no longer be so blinkered.

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Step one: acquire container.

Step two: ???

Step three: profit

We've been giving them water in this tupperware all summer but now my bro apparently has his own plans

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