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2009-02-24 08:21:53 AM  
Pay to break it down, pay to build it up -

It's like we don't have enough money, or something.
 
2009-02-24 08:24:00 AM  
Can't we just cut off everyone's allowance?
 
2009-02-24 08:25:14 AM  
Re-build? It's called "stimulus"...any spending is now "stimulus"...get your terms straight.
 
2009-02-24 08:27:04 AM  

bicentennialman: Pay to break it down, pay to build it up -

It's like we don't have enough money, or something.


It's like a porn star who has to pee... no idea whether he's coming or going.
 
2009-02-24 08:31:05 AM  
This should make the Muslims happy for about 3 days. Then the next time Israel does something bad we will be back to being the Devil.
 
2009-02-24 08:31:49 AM  
+1 Subby
 
2009-02-24 08:34:07 AM  
Heh, +1 subby.
 
2009-02-24 08:34:12 AM  
well, as long as we aren't spending it to fix America's infrastructure, I'm sure it will get lots of support.
 
2009-02-24 08:35:12 AM  

Snarfangel: Can't we just cut off everyone's allowance?


This.

Sorry everyone, we'll get back to you once we get our checkbook balanced and the cards paid down.
 
2009-02-24 08:36:12 AM  

MilesTeg: Re-build? It's called "stimulus"...any spending is now "stimulus"...get your terms straight.


/facepalm
 
2009-02-24 08:36:26 AM  
I don't remember the U.S. invading Gaza.

Why are we paying for this, again?
 
2009-02-24 08:37:24 AM  
That's pretty much the only way I'd support this.

We're going to dump 900 million in to rebuilding what the guys we give 3 billion to are going to blow up again?
 
2009-02-24 08:37:53 AM  

Johnny Savage: I don't remember the U.S. invading Gaza.

Why are we paying for this, again?


We aren't, the Chinese are.

/we're just the broker.
 
2009-02-24 08:38:55 AM  
Where is RAR to say this too is stimulus because the government is spending money? It's Keynesian.

/Keynesian is horrible
//Austrian FTW
 
2009-02-24 08:39:36 AM  
This is one thing I agree with Ron Paul about, our spending on the problems of other nations has gotten out of control. Not to mention that giant loan we just took out to put food on the table.
 
2009-02-24 08:40:35 AM  
Bravo subby. Allowance indeed.

Remember kids, you have to work hard so your paycheck can finance proxy wars in other countries. And also, your tax dollars can never be spent here in the U.S. to help you or your fellow citizens, the moment that happens is the moment we become socialists.
 
2009-02-24 08:40:40 AM  
Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.
 
2009-02-24 08:40:51 AM  

SpyroChiro: This is one thing I agree with Ron Paul about, our spending on the problems of other nations has gotten out of control. Not to mention that giant loan we just took out to put food on the table.


Seriously, and it's only the Sam's Choice brand too. We can't even get quality food on the table.
 
2009-02-24 08:41:00 AM  
Pffft...What's another 900 Million? I guess there's nothing in this country we could use it for.
 
2009-02-24 08:41:31 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.


That's a longshot, but yea, okay.
 
2009-02-24 08:43:31 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.


FTFA:

The official added that the aid would not go to Hamas. The U.S. recognizes the West Bank-based government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and has no formal contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which runs a separate Palestinian administration in the Gaza Strip.

You know how I know you're a retard?
 
2009-02-24 08:44:27 AM  

Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.

That's a longshot, but yea, okay.


Where do you think that money goes?

Anything that gets into Gaza, Hamas takes a cut or steals it completely.
 
2009-02-24 08:45:15 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.


Israel is getting a little uppity, and we have to pull the choke chain. We do it out of love.
 
2009-02-24 08:46:09 AM  

globalwarmingpraiser: Where is RAR to say this too is stimulus because the government is spending money? It's Keynesian.

/Keynesian is horrible
//Austrian FTW


You envoked his name? A pox on you I say!!!!

Hurry and ask CORVUS and HOTWINGCONSPIRACY to chime in while you're at it.
 
2009-02-24 08:46:33 AM  

dracos31: Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.

FTFA:

The official added that the aid would not go to Hamas. The U.S. recognizes the West Bank-based government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and has no formal contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which runs a separate Palestinian administration in the Gaza Strip.

You know how I know you're a retard?


Too bad. Any money going into Gaza is going to be taken by Hamas. They kinda control the place.
 
2009-02-24 08:47:29 AM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: globalwarmingpraiser: Where is RAR to say this too is stimulus because the government is spending money? It's Keynesian.

/Keynesian is horrible
//Austrian FTW

You envoked his name? A pox on you I say!!!!

Hurry and ask CORVUS and HOTWINGCONSPIRACY to chime in while you're at it.


Dude is my biggest fan.
 
2009-02-24 08:48:27 AM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: globalwarmingpraiser: Where is RAR to say this too is stimulus because the government is spending money? It's Keynesian.

/Keynesian is horrible
//Austrian FTW

You envoked his name? A pox on you I say!!!!

Hurry and ask CORVUS and HOTWINGCONSPIRACY to chime in while you're at it.


Both of you are off-topic threadshiatting. A+
 
2009-02-24 08:49:07 AM  

dracos31: Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.

FTFA:

The official added that the aid would not go to Hamas. The U.S. recognizes the West Bank-based government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and has no formal contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which runs a separate Palestinian administration in the Gaza Strip.

You know how I know you're a retard?


Yea, because that means there is no possible way they could ever get their hands on any of that money.

Nope, they PROMISED it's only for humanitarian aid. I really don't think their pants are fire.
 
2009-02-24 08:50:08 AM  
/fark israel
 
2009-02-24 08:50:40 AM  
So Bush did give millions to the Taliban when aid was given to Afghanistan pre 9-11. I thought Bush was just paying bribes to Al Qaeda.
 
2009-02-24 08:51:24 AM  
They won't give it to Hamas, they will give it to the UN, who will give it to Hamas directly, or they will build schools and let the Hamas head bomb builder run them, or let Hamas gunmen take it then deny it for a few months until it becomes blatantly apparent.

but no, they won't give it to hamas.
 
2009-02-24 08:52:16 AM  

jayg22: This should make the Muslims happy for about 3 days. Then the next time Israel does something bad we will be back to being the Devil.


Muslims will have NO IDEA we are doing this. NONE. The Saudis are also matching / exceeding our donations.

Meanwhile IRAN (new window) is taking the lead on 'reconstruction' efforts & looking like heroes, likely with OUR cash... and will have access / control of $2billion plus when initial estimates were $330 Million (new window)

This just makes me want to baseball bat someone over the head.
 
2009-02-24 08:52:53 AM  
Israel: You break it, you bought it.

/take it out of their allowance.
 
2009-02-24 08:53:29 AM  

stlbluez: Meanwhile IRAN (new window) is taking the lead on 'reconstruction' efforts & looking like heroes, likely with OUR cash... and will have access / control of $2billion plus when initial estimates were $330 Million (new window)

This just makes me want to baseball bat someone over the head.


Well to be faira lot of that 2 billion will have to go to rockets, training, and gunmen.
 
2009-02-24 08:53:58 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: So Bush did give millions to the Taliban when aid was given to Afghanistan pre 9-11. I thought Bush was just paying bribes to Al Qaeda.


Not relevant to the topic.

Hamas has been on record as stealing supplies from the UN and using front-groups to receive UN funding.
 
2009-02-24 08:55:17 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.

That's a longshot, but yea, okay.

Where do you think that money goes?

Anything that gets into Gaza, Hamas takes a cut or steals it completely.


Like I said, it was a longshot. I have no proof that you are wrong, but it doesn't mean your aligations aren't outlandish.

I'm going with the option, paying-private-contractors-and-other-overseas-project-companies-way-to​o-much-mon ey-to-do-absolutely-nothing-in-terms-of-advancement-for-the-surroundin​g-region-i n-which-we-promise-to-rebuild-just-like-Iraq option.
 
2009-02-24 08:56:35 AM  

MilesTeg: Re-build? It's called "stimulus"...any spending is now "stimulus"...get your terms straight.


We stimulated Iraq to orgasm, in that case.
 
2009-02-24 08:57:37 AM  
Glad we are finally sending a check to the Middle East to solve this thing-it has gone on long enough.

Maybe we could buy the Sunni's soome new prayer mats and some golf clubs for the nut in North Korea. Lets get the world under control
 
2009-02-24 09:00:50 AM  

Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.

That's a longshot, but yea, okay.

Where do you think that money goes?

Anything that gets into Gaza, Hamas takes a cut or steals it completely.

Like I said, it was a longshot. I have no proof that you are wrong, but it doesn't mean your aligations aren't outlandish.

I'm going with the option, paying-private-contractors-and-other-overseas-project-companies-way-to​o-much-mon ey-to-do-absolutely-nothing-in-terms-of-advancement-for-the-surroundin​g-region-i n-which-we-promise-to-rebuild-just-like-Iraq option.


Hamas steals UN AID:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans

Hamas and UN funding: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans
 
2009-02-24 09:04:23 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.

That's a longshot, but yea, okay.

Where do you think that money goes?

Anything that gets into Gaza, Hamas takes a cut or steals it completely.

Like I said, it was a longshot. I have no proof that you are wrong, but it doesn't mean your aligations aren't outlandish.

I'm going with the option, paying-private-contractors-and-other-overseas-project-companies-way-to​o-much-mon ey-to-do-absolutely-nothing-in-terms-of-advancement-for-the-surroundin​g-region-i n-which-we-promise-to-rebuild-just-like-Iraq option.

Hamas steals UN AID:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans

Hamas and UN funding: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans


When did UN aid equal US aid?
 
2009-02-24 09:06:07 AM  
So Israel gets a restock ammunition supplies for free card and Gaza gets 900 million to rebuild? All paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. What the hell? That was a costly Israeli election.
 
2009-02-24 09:06:20 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Not relevant to the topic.

Hamas has been on record as stealing supplies from the UN and using front-groups to receive UN funding.


... and Israel has, in the past, deliberately targeted unarmed US Navy ships, and marked UN Peacekeeping posts... so what?

This is the fecking problem. Both sides are so reluctant to make ANY concessions to the other side, and so quick to point the finger at the other guy , that the conflict goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on...

If you got rid of the oil, the only export these people would have in that entire region, is quality sand... sand which they seem to take great pains to continually shovel it into their own vaginas.
 
2009-02-24 09:06:25 AM  

Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Anti_illuminati: Swampthing in Korea: Great to see Obama's commitment to peace by funding Palestinian terrorism.

That's a longshot, but yea, okay.

Where do you think that money goes?

Anything that gets into Gaza, Hamas takes a cut or steals it completely.

Like I said, it was a longshot. I have no proof that you are wrong, but it doesn't mean your aligations aren't outlandish.

I'm going with the option, paying-private-contractors-and-other-overseas-project-companies-way-to​o-much-mon ey-to-do-absolutely-nothing-in-terms-of-advancement-for-the-surroundin​g-region-i n-which-we-promise-to-rebuild-just-like-Iraq option.

Hamas steals UN AID:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans

Hamas and UN funding: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans

When did UN aid equal US aid?


Jeez, talk about head-in-sand.

If Hamas can do that to UN aid, they will certainly do it to aid from the US.
 
2009-02-24 09:07:21 AM  
We need to send an autographed Bible and a cake in the shape of a Bible to Hamas. That worked so well when Reagan did it.
 
2009-02-24 09:09:43 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: We need to send an autographed Bible and a cake in the shape of a Bible to Hamas. That worked so well when Reagan did it.


It would certainly be a lot cheaper.
 
2009-02-24 09:10:13 AM  
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2009-02-24 09:10:30 AM  
How about, NO! WTF is wrong with this country? Unless this is some penalty for being the ones that financed the destruction we shouldn't be paying Israels bill. Is Israel pitching anything in for this rebuilding?
 
2009-02-24 09:11:24 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Hamas steals UN AID:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans

Hamas and UN funding: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestini​ans


Don't kid yourself, US corporations that sell military hardware want a healthy and active Hamas.

Without an enduring threat the the state of Israel we cannot justify the billions we give the Israeli government; billions that are provided with the stipulation that the Israelis use it to purchase military hardware from US corporations.

US taxpayers are paying to ensure that our military industrial complex has a market not just at home, but abroad.
 
2009-02-24 09:12:06 AM  

OlafTheBent: Swampthing in Korea: Not relevant to the topic.

Hamas has been on record as stealing supplies from the UN and using front-groups to receive UN funding.

... and Israel has, in the past, deliberately targeted unarmed US Navy ships, and marked UN Peacekeeping posts... so what?

This is the fecking problem. Both sides are so reluctant to make ANY concessions to the other side, and so quick to point the finger at the other guy , that the conflict goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on...

If you got rid of the oil, the only export these people would have in that entire region, is quality sand... sand which they seem to take great pains to continually shovel it into their own vaginas.


Farking Christ, does that magically negate the fact that Hamas steals aid and money, or somehow legitimizes it?

No it does not, so stop trying such idiotic deflection tactics and stick to the topic at home.
 
2009-02-24 09:12:26 AM  

Space_Poet: Is Israel pitching anything in for this rebuilding?


They're doing the demolition work pro bono.
 
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