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Phoenician in a time of Romans

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  • Israel at 65: Welcome to the Neighborhood (Map)
    • Phoenician in a time of Romans 04/15/2013 at 10:37 pm

      Professor, Zionism is the national movement of the Jewish people, and as such began at the end of the 19th century. Jews should be crowded in the narrow strip that is called Palestine because it is the land of the Jews, the land of Israel. Jews always sat in Palestine, even before that land been called “Palestine” by the Roman occupier.

      Surely that exterminates the Jewish claim to Palestine and makes it Italian then, by right of conquest? Come to think of it, wasn't the Israelite claim extinguished when they were conquered by Babylon, six centuries before Christ was born?

      If you disagree with this idea, then you'll have to address the fact that the Jewish claim is based on the books of Joshua, Judges, 1st & 2nd Samuel, 1st & 2nd King, detailing the Hebrew ex-slaves taking Canaan by conquest and establishing Israel.

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    • Phoenician in a time of Romans 10/09/2012 at 4:27 am

      This is common sense

      Repeat 100 times - "a government is not like an individual or a business".

      Government "debt" is the flip-side of private financial asset creation - money issued by the government is necessary for the private sector to build up net financial assets or to finance trade deficits. Balance the government books in a country running a trade deficit, and net private financial assets will decrease - the private sector will go further into debt (to pay for the money going overseas).

      And your real economy requires people to spend, which they will only do when they have built up their financial assets and paid down their own debt. Balance the government books - austerity - and your real economy will continue to suffer.

  • 10 Ways Arab Democracies Can Avoid American Mistakes
    • Phoenician in a time of Romans 07/08/2011 at 1:23 am

      As an alternative to compulsory voting, I suggest the following:

      i, Each and every political campaign donation must be declared, and matched with a similar amount placed in a general fund.

      ii, That general fund will be used in a lottery. Prizes of, say, $5 million will be allocated on the basis of lottery tickets handed out for free to voters, one per customer. Said lottery ticket can also be used as a means of preventing electoral fraud (say, by registering a serial number against each eligible voter).

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