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July 27, 2014

The part that may be hardest to believe is correct: In 1946, Jews owned less than 10% of the land of Palestine, yet the UN proposal gave Israel over half, and when the war ended, it took even more.

An extract fromThe Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict:

Didn’t the Zionists legally buy much of the land before Israel was established?
“In 1948, at the moment that Israel declared itself a
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Published on July 27, 2014 07:48 • 1 view

July 23, 2014

See the draw in the previous video around 4:20. In the next video, it's around 12:25.



And this one's all about the draw:



I'm sure bra holsters fall under Rule 34, but you'll have to do your own googling, because that's not my kink. I like a woman with a gun on her hip.
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Published on July 23, 2014 11:13

July 22, 2014

You Say “Flawed”, He Says “Sexy”: What Men Really Think About Your Body | MyTinySecrets

It isn't about all men. But it's about the fundamentally good ones, which is to say, it's about 90-95% of us.

Shared partly to assure women who may be worrying too much, but also to remind feminist theorists that the male gaze is not as simple as you may think. My suspicion, after all these years of being
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Published on July 22, 2014 21:34 • 1 view

July 21, 2014

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Published on July 20, 2014 08:15

July 18, 2014

July 17, 2014

The always-interesting Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig cited Augustine citing Proverbs 13:22 inPatristics, Property, Modernity. Here's the King James Version:

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
And here's the New International:

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is
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Published on July 17, 2014 09:43

July 16, 2014

Hell, yeah!

But people shouldn't get too excited. It's comic books. The originals can and almost certainly will return. It all depends on how well they sell.

This fanboy wants the Falcon to keep his wings when he becomes Captain America. Shield and wings? Why not? If Hawkwoman can do it, Captain Falcon can do it.

My only reservation is about calling the new Thor "Thor". The comic has to
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Published on July 16, 2014 23:16 • 3 views
The Universal Basic Income: Josh Martin '14 from STOTALKS on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Josh Martin, “A Basic Answer to Welfare: The Universal Basic Income” | Basic Income News:

Lastly, he proposes his own plan for an American basic income. Rolling together the money the U.S. spends on means-tested programs (excluding Medicare and Medicaid), child tax credits, and Social Security, the U.S. could have
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Published on July 16, 2014 09:20 • 2 views
At Facebook, John Halle posted:




Neoliberalism wins again:

"The Pew survey points up the emergence of a cohort of younger voters who are loyal to the Democratic Party, but much less focused on economic redistribution than on issues of personal and sexual autonomy."

and so does the plutocracy

"Corporate America faces a divided Democratic Party, vulnerable to the kind of lobbying pressures
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Published on July 16, 2014 07:55 • 1 view