In the case of Israel, the US has done a lot of interfering. The peace deal with Egypt was US brokered and required Israel to give up the Sinai which acted as barrier. In return the US guaranteed Israel a measure of military supremacy that required the annual sum. As a tiny country, Isreal was already spending a huge percentage of its GDP in defense. As others have pointed out, this arrangement also benefits the USA. At Netanyahu’s request in the ’90s, the amount is being slowly reduced – in theory. With special projects like Iron Dome, I’m not sure it’s happeneing. Then again, one notices that the US is not exactly leaving Israel alone and is currently trying to foist a suicide peace deal on her.
October 9, 2013 at 10:10am
“The Nobel prize has become nothing but a joke. ”
That’s certainly true in the non-scientific categories, especially the Peace Prize which has become unashamedly politicized.
In the sciences however, it’s much harder to be political – impossible even – and these prizes are quite valid.
September 19, 2013 at 10:10am
Having a PhD in Astrophysics, I would expect him to.
April 19, 2013 at 9:51am
Exactly right and necessary. They can also trust the journalists to be gullible every time. It’s a beautiful system.
December 19, 2012 at 1:54pm
A great performance.
As the USA has Christmas and Easter as public holidays it presents itself as a primarily Christian country, albeit it one that welcomes people of other religions. Non-Christians came to the USA knowing all this. There is simply nothing wrong with the public celebration of these holidays.
I totally agree, as long as it isn't on Government property.
Easter isn't a public holiday. Neither is Good Friday. Besides it falls on Sunday when government offices are closed.
@P nis........hol·i·day [hol-i-dey] "when government offices are closed."
a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in commemoration of some event or in honor of some person.
any day of exemption from work ( distinguished from working day ).
a time or period of exemption from any requirement, duty, assessment, etc.: New businesses may be granted a one-year tax holiday.
a religious feast day; holy day, especially any of several usually commemorative holy days observed in Judaism.
Sometimes, holidays. Chiefly British . a period of cessation from work or one of recreation; vacation.
@macpappy You are part of the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why should atheists belief system be tolerated on government property and peoples of faiths beliefs, not?
There is NOTHING unconstitutional about private citizens expressing religious views on public property. They are NOT Congress & they are NOT making a law. Stopping them from doing it WOULD be a direct violation of the Constitution. Maybe MacPappy should read the Constitution a little slower.
MAC PAPPY, what difference does being on government property make? As long as Congress isn't establishing a state religion through law or preventing people from exercising their religious freedom, I think it is great. A Christian has just as much right to exercise this form of free speech on government property as anyone else has to stand on that same property and speak.
Greenwood- Thanks for the smart @ss answer. Easter is not a federal or government recognized holiday. It just happens to fall on a day government offices are closed. My birthday is on a Sunday, but nobody's calling it a public holiday.
I want to know where The ACLU was. They should have been on top of this.. Why wasn't Eric Holder doing his josb? Ericc Holder should go there and use this video to find & arrest thes people. These people can't go around offending other folks.d
@P nis........"My birthday is on a Sunday, but nobody’s calling it a public holiday."
Sunday is a public holiday (holyday)
The wall of separation does not say the state must be hostile to religion. The government is barred from preferring a religion or seeming to. But allowing private groups to use government property is OK as long as anyone can use it. If that means two scientists and Darwin in the cradle, so be it.
Here's the actual wording: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" -- sorry, Macpuppy and other libs, but there's no "except" there.
Government property is in fact the first place where our freedoms are most protected constitutionally, and no lawyery tricks or even corrupt judges can actually change that. The only legal option would be a Constitutional amendment rescinding our rights.
Of course, atheists have no basis for morals, so they don't mind cheating. Thankfully, Christians are not just rolling over and taking it. ^_^
what has it happening on government property got to do with anything?
I find it simply strange that some don't mind Christian Celebrations in public, Just as long as it's not on government land. Yet EVERY MILITARY Base, Recruit Training Center, Have One or more Churches/Chapels on the Government Land & There is NEVER any outcry from those COWARDS Known as ATHEIST!!
Read it in Black & White from the BIBLE: " Resist the Devil & he'll Flee From You ". Perhaps if You Christians put a little practice in your faith, You'll have fewer attacks from the devils servants!
November 15, 2012 at 11:10pm
So this was a joke was it?
I hope that by the end of Obama’s second term as President, joking will be a thing of the past. (That’s the ticket.)
May 3, 2012 at 3:30pm
godlovinmom: The word you’re looking for is, “mooning.”
(At your service, despite being terribly offended. Must run off now and figure out why I’m offended.)
January 4, 2012 at 3:33pm
Shoot the perp, fire a warning shot at the ground, THEN call 911.
What is the point of a "warning shot?"
That only takes away the element of surprise.
When defending oneself, the first, and next to last, sound the perp should hear is your firing pin striking the primer.
December 18, 2011 at 10:52pm
@Jomil48 “if they don’t get it out soon, it will be frozen in.”
Antarctica is headed into summer and the sea ice can be expected to start breaking up any time. As long as they can stay afloat they should be OK. On the other hand, Antarctica is a dangerous place and one always needs a backup plan. E.g. many of the ship-supplied the teams that overwinter there take a 2 year supply in case they can’t be reached.
October 3, 2011 at 1:33pm
As far as I could tell, Hank simply meant that Boehner and Obama are as opposite as Hitler and Netanyahu. That Gretchen thought he meant to align Obama with Hitler was PC overreaction and not listening or comprehending properly.
In the 90s I once drove across the Canadian / US border with my kids in the back seat. The US border guard asked me who the kids were then asked for the name of the one on the right. As I answered he was looking carefully at the child. Every car was also photographed.
The US has the smarts to put vastly improved screening processes in place.
July 29, 2011 at 1:42pm
Actually it’s looking as though Israel has oil but selling it will take a while: