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    Oh, please.

    Oh, please.
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    https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1S...

    https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1SK11N

    Yes, the famous Palestinian city of Tal Ar-Rabeea that was depopulated in an ethnic cleansing campaign by the Zionists in 1948. :o Good...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8qWbowzwZU ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8qWbowzwZU

    There is so much that is awesome about this video. I could watch it for hours.
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    One of my main litmus tests when voting in local...

    One of my main litmus tests when voting in local elections in the Boston area is whether the candidate is open to more housing supply. Spoiler: very few meet that criterion.
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    I prefer to avoid such terminology. 'Offensive'...

    I prefer to avoid such terminology. 'Offensive' implies that someone must take offense for there to be an issue; it focuses on a victim and is a heavily subjective, loaded word. I can be offended...
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    I think we can agree the cartoon was obviously...

    I think we can agree the cartoon was obviously problematic and that the NYT shouldn't have let it get anywhere near the paper. Precisely which parts are most problematic can be left as an exercise...
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    Jews have frequently been portrayed as subhuman....

    Jews have frequently been portrayed as subhuman. A common imagery and language in anti-Semitic circles is to specifically call them dogs. The kippa - and the broader relationship portrayed between...
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    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/440957-ny-times...

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/440957-ny-times-opinion-apologizes-for-cartoon-depicting-anti-semitic-tropes

    I seriously wonder just how thick some of these editors have to be.
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    Plenty of parliamentary democracies have non...

    Plenty of parliamentary democracies have non partisan presidents as head of state - and it seems to work out without a hereditary system.
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    Trump's bullshittery aside, I've always been a...

    Trump's bullshittery aside, I've always been a vicarious republican when it came to the UK. And I had an argument a while back (in which I was roundly criticized) for suggesting that the Crown...
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    Prison abolition

    There was a really interesting piece in the NYT a few days ago:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/magazine/prison-abolition-ruth-wilson-gilmore.html

    Essentially, it's a profile of the author...
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    I suspect this is definitional, but I'm not sure...

    I suspect this is definitional, but I'm not sure I follow all of your assertions here (e.g. that a printing press or literacy is required for national identity, or that tradition or religion can't...
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    Loki, it's possible you're using a very narrow...

    Loki, it's possible you're using a very narrow Poli Sci definition of nation, but even then I think it's a bit hard to defend your statement. Nationalism in its modern form certainly traces back only...
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    In this photo he's about 8 months. Our first is 4...

    In this photo he's about 8 months. Our first is 4 and change.
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    The world may be sucky, but then there's this: ...

    The world may be sucky, but then there's this:

    https://imgur.com/f74XuJj.jpg
  16. Are you really shocked? Because IMO it was just a...

    Are you really shocked? Because IMO it was just a matter of time. There are plenty of antecedents to point to - Utoya, Charleston, Pittsburgh.
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    https://forward.com/fast-forward/420758/norwegian-...

    https://forward.com/fast-forward/420758/norwegian-rapper-kaveh-cursed-jews-israel/

    Posted without comment. :o
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    This is just... I mean, seriously, what crazy...

    This is just... I mean, seriously, what crazy corner of the internet have you been reading this stuff?
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    The party slates for the upcoming elections have...

    The party slates for the upcoming elections have been finalized, and wow. Just wow.

    For the first time in a long while, it looks like there's a decent challenge to Netanyahu - an alliance of...
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    EK, I appreciate you starting this topic. It's...

    EK, I appreciate you starting this topic. It's always fun to speculate about this. To echo what others have said here, I think it's wildly unlikely that we'd ever get significant interstellar trade...
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    Just finished my taxes. So the GOP was bragging...

    Just finished my taxes. So the GOP was bragging about how their tax reform allowed one to file taxes on a postcard. Only problem is they managed that not by eliminating a bunch of deductions and...
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    Well, sorta.

    Well, sorta.
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    I had dinner the other night with a very pleasant...

    I had dinner the other night with a very pleasant couple, one of whom was a relatively minor ex-official of the State Department. Only after they left did I learn that as part of this job, they were...
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    Zodiac, a well-reviewed film from about a decade...

    Zodiac, a well-reviewed film from about a decade ago covering the investigation into the Zodiac killings in California back in the late 60s. The cast was stellar - Downey Jr, Ruffalo, Gyllenhaal -...
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    Pretty much all rockets are phallic, for obvious...

    Pretty much all rockets are phallic, for obvious reasons.
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