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tzion

Member Since: October 05, 2011

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  • [4] October 22, 2014 at 9:39pm

    “Americans have a well-documented trouble understanding the notion of marginal tax rates. The marginal tax rate is the amount you pay on your income above a certain amount. Right now, you pay the top marginal tax rate on every dollar you earn over $406,750. So if you make $450,000, you only pay the top rate on your final $43,250 in income.”

    So then what’s the point of earning more that $406,750? To put what they just said in perspective, if I were at $406,750 in income and my income doubled (not realistic but stick with me), the money I take home with me might increase by 15% (since the $406,750 is also taxed) when my pretax income went up by 100%. Why even bother earning that much if you’re not going to keep it anyways?

  • [3] October 22, 2014 at 2:56pm

    Illegal aliens? Jewish immigration to British Palestine was 100% legal until 1939, 19 years after the Arabs first rioted over Jews coming to Palestine.

  • [2] October 22, 2014 at 2:53pm

    @nil
    Uganda? What so now all black people are from Uganda?

    African blacks have been illegally immigrating to Israel the way Mexicans come to the US. Why shouldn’t Israel deport them? Even Saudi Arabia is deporting them.

  • [3] October 22, 2014 at 2:50pm

    No, the real story is how will there ever be peace between Palestinians and Israelis if Palestinians can’t trust Jews enough to live next door to them in the same town. Abbas has already declared he wants a Jew-free state which in my view sounds eerily like Hitler. Jews allow Arabs to live in Israel. Why can’t Abbas let Jews live in east Jerusalem?

  • [3] October 22, 2014 at 1:34am

    Vice
    So much wrong with that comment. For starters, you claim that biblical Jews were from the kingdom of Judea and never were from Israel. This ignores the fact that Israel and Judea were originally one kingdom called Israel. King David ruled over Israel while his descendants ruled over Judea.

    Second, what is your source for claiming gentile refers to descendents of Japheth? That seems to be an entirely unfounded claim.

  • [5] October 22, 2014 at 1:24am

    Look up the origins of the term antisemitism. It doesn’t mean that one hates semites. The word antisemitism wasn’t even coined by Jews. Rather, it was antisemites themselves who came up with it as a way to describe themselves. Hitler calls himself an antisemite in Mein Kampf.

    These first antisemites created a concept called “semitism”, the idea that Jews as a race (their wording not mine) are actively destroying civilisation. As opponents of this imagined semitism, their ideology was called antisemitism.

  • [8] October 22, 2014 at 1:15am

    @mojo
    Are you saying it’s impossible that the Romans persecuted Jews? Are you suggesting that roman attitude towards Jews could never have been passed on to Christianity? Did you forget that the Christian NT has numerous verses that throughout the last 2000 years have been used to justify persecuting Jews?

    Here’s some history you might remember: persecution of Jews was often government or church sanctioned. I could cite several laws, some from less than 150 years ago, that specifically persecute Jews.

    But no, rather than actually read history to find out of need were persecuted, you just claim it’s unreasonable. You seem to think that your opinion matters more than facts. I don’t give monkey’s donkey what you find to be “credible”. I care about solid facts.

  • [2] October 19, 2014 at 3:35pm

    I actually have to agree with that. Admittedly IR cameras might work differently but I once had bronchitis and the doctor insisted I didn’t have a fever while I was often shivering under 3 blankets in Israel of all places.

  • October 19, 2014 at 2:04pm

    @servant
    the Hebrew word for gentile is goy. Period. Goy literally means nation. Period. End of discussion.

    Just as ***** never meant anything other than black but was simply used to refer to people who were black, so to goy always meant nation and was simply used to refer to people of other nations. In its original language, ***** was never pejorative. There was no other way to say what one meant.

    True pejorative words would be things like shylock, ****, and the like. Words created to defame others.

  • [1] October 19, 2014 at 12:05pm

    @Servant
    I speak Hebrew very well, infinitely better than you it would seem. I have a Hebrew-English dictionary right in front of me and this is how it defines גוי (Goy):

    “nation, people; gentile”

    During Jewish daily prayers, there are two verses in which Jews call upon G-d by the titles “Shomer Goy Ehad” and “Shomer Goy Kadosh”, which respectively translate to “Guardian of the unique nation” and “Guardian of the the holy nation”. In other words, Jews refer to THEMSELVES using the term Goy nearly everyday. Are Jews calling themselves “dirty, filthy, not circumcised, non Hebrew speaking” people? Absolutely not. Goy never meant any of those things.

    For your information, the Hebrew word for uncircumcised is “Ereyl”.

    But keep demonstrating your complete and utter lack of knowledge if you like. I’ve been studying Hebrew for over 20 years. Stick to your Arabic.

  • [1] October 19, 2014 at 9:35am

    @servant
    “And the word “gentile” is a pejorative in the Hebrew language.”

    Which word is that? I happen to speak a fair amount of Hebrew and I have no clue which word you’re speaking of. The most commonly used word for gentiles in Hebrew is Goyim, which literally means nations, as in a member of the “other nations” that are not Israel. It’s not even close to pejorative.

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  • [1] October 15, 2014 at 10:25am

    Same here. Constitutional master is a cool title.

  • October 14, 2014 at 5:38pm

    I need to see this.

  • [2] October 14, 2014 at 4:46pm

    I saw JC and was confused how Jimmy Carter could be alive if he died in 1867.

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  • October 14, 2014 at 3:45pm

    @servant
    “I don’t have to tell you that the Pentateuch we have today is not the same Pentateuch that Moses left when he walked the earth. The Psalms of David is not the same Psalms David left us with, nor the Song of Solomon the same book Solomon left us with.I don’t have to tell you that the Pentateuch we have today is not the same Pentateuch that Moses left when he walked the earth. The Psalms of David is not the same Psalms David left us with, nor the Song of Solomon the same book Solomon left us with.”

    And you can prove this right? No you cannot. This is a personal belief of yours with next to no factual basis. Do we have a 3000 year old copy to compare to? No. We do however have copies dating back over 2000 years which are at least 99% identical to today’s. If the Hebrew bible can travel 2000 years without changes from one transcription to the next, why not 3000? Why not 3500?

  • [2] October 14, 2014 at 11:27am

    “Truth has no likes or dislikes.”

    Last I checked Mojo, comments are only as truthful as their contents. I see nothing wrong in voting down a comment whose truthfulness is non-existent. As for positive votes, that helps people notice comments that others found to be truthful, informative, and relevant.

    Simply put, you’re just angry because you lies get voted down which makes them harder to pass off as truth.

  • [2] October 14, 2014 at 10:40am

    When have Jews thrown out any part of the Bible? Sure there are some laws that cannot be followed without the Temple or Sannhedrin, but that doesn’t mean they have been thrown out.

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  • [6] October 14, 2014 at 10:33am

    Deut 20:10?

    That passage explains that you offer peace to any city you wage war against. As for murder, rape and slavery, killing during war isn’t murder and not one of those verses mentions rape.

  • October 13, 2014 at 1:51pm

    I said nothing about whether the US economy grew or not. What I said was that so long as oil remained cheap no one would pursue alternatives. And there are legitimate alternatives that could be made cheaply available. Don’t let the obviously nonviable corn-based ethanol proponents throw you off. It’s possible to, for instance, use coal to produce any number of compounds that could replace gasoline. But no one wants to build the plants to do it so long as they can’t compete with oil.

  • [4] October 13, 2014 at 11:29am

    Exactly. That’s where I learned about it myself. Glad to see at least one other person familiar with economic history. After all, haven’t we started developing electric cars? Doesn’t most of our electricity come from coal and natural gas, of which we are the proverbial gold mine? Aren’t we developing techniques to produce alternatives to gasoline from coal? What could threaten Saudi oil sales more than that?

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