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Old 07-18-2019, 08:25 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Originally Posted by craigiri View Post
Right, so when your family member is murdered, you just decide to murder two of theirs and things will work out perfectly.

Heck, some countries already take that tack. I'm 100% sure you will not be moving there.
Your country doesn't do the same?
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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Fine. Make it 330 million.

So 330 million vs 8 million. That changes my point how?
It doesn't, they were just being the usual douche
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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We send them billion$, yet we supposedly can't take care of our own.

Universal healthcare, free abortion, subsidized college tuition! If Israel can do it, and we respect Israel so much, why can't we?
Why? Because we canít afford it. We spend a huge amount of money defending Israel so that they can have universal healthcare, free abortion, and subsidized college tuition.

Same goes for Europe.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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We send them billion$, yet we supposedly can't take care of our own.

Universal healthcare, free abortion, subsidized college tuition! If Israel can do it, and we respect Israel so much, why can't we?
What you mean is why can't you steal from me and pay for all your expenses...
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Funny that when a state in the US tries to do more for its citizens, it is roundly criticized as being socialist or a den of crazy liberals. People like to sit in their own pew and criticize any attempt to make life better. We can't do anything on the national level until we get military spending under strict control.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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What you mean is why can't you steal from me and pay for all your expenses...

No, they just steal from you to pay for all of Israel's expenses.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:43 AM
 
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So you think if we just stop sending Israel a couple billion dollars a year (most of which comes back to the US Military Industrial Complex), we'll magically be able get all of these things?
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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We send them billion$, yet we supposedly can't take care of our own.

Universal healthcare, free abortion, subsidized college tuition! If Israel can do it, and we respect Israel so much, why can't we?
As an Israeli I will tell you why: We are not in the same situation. We need to keep the young generation in the country so they will be available when there is a war. USA don't need to do it much, because there are no external enemies.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Ok, thanks.

As another poster pointed out, there are only 9 million living there. You can't expect the same in America, with 300+ million, half of whom don't pay federal income tax, and with 1 million illegal immigrants coming in every year needing us to educate and feed their children. Just can't compare.
Fair point.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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As an Israeli I will tell you why: We are not in the same situation. We need to keep the young generation in the country so they will be available when there is a war. USA don't need to do it much, because there are no external enemies.
This is a fascinating perspective, thanks. I will have to take some time to process it completely.
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