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1 Charleston Chew  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 9:32:51am

So the Gaza strip has 600 millionaires out of 1.4 million people = 1 for every 2333 people. The US has 5.1 millionaire households = 1 for every 61 people.

GDP per capita of the Palestinian territories is $2,900 (2008 est.), which puts its economy in about the bottom 30% of countries in the world. World GDP (PPP) per capita is currently $10,700. The US GDP per capita is about $48,000.

Though the US has over 5 million millionaires, 48% of Americans make less than $25,000 a year. In other words, rich people don't "cancel out" poor people.

2 Buck  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 9:37:09am

Sure, but the USA is not claiming to be an open air prison.

3 Destro  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 9:51:48am

re: #1 Charleston Chew

re: #2 Buck

Sure, but the USA is not claiming to be an open air prison.

U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other nations

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

4 War On Music  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 12:23:44pm

so? a relatively small group of people have gotten rich though collaboration with an occupying force.

5 Bob Levin  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 12:37:50pm

re: #1 Charleston Chew

It all ends if they end the war with Israel--you realize they are trying to destroy Israel, right?

6 jogiff  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 1:32:48pm

re: #4 War On Music

First of all, this is Gaza, not the West Bank, no "occupying force." Secondly, you'll have to provide some sort of evidence that these millionaires are collaborating with Israel before you start throwing those accusations out there because it sounds like the consensus is that they got their fortunes by smuggling.

7 War On Music  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 4:21:38pm

re: #6 jogiff

First: The United Nations, Human Rights Watch and many other international bodies and NGOs continues to consider Israel to be the occupying power of the Gaza Strip as Israel controls Gaza Strip's airspace, territorial waters and controls the movement of people or goods in or out of Gaza by air or sea. You make not like it and you may disagree with the terminology, but that does not change the facts on the ground.

Second: see [Link: www.aljazeera.com...]

8 Bob Levin  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 4:40:55pm

re: #7 War On Music

First: if Hamas would stop shooting rockets into Israel and stop planning to kill Israelis, all of that would go away. You recognize that rockets are being fired into Israel, yes? You recognize that there are ongoing plots to kill Israelis, yes? How about Hamas knocking it off and governing responsibly?

Those are the facts on the ground.

9 MittDoesNotCompute  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 4:42:43pm

re: #4 War On Music

re: #7 War On Music

Ahh, nothing like a "good" story about the Palestinians to get moonbats all lathered up...

10 MittDoesNotCompute  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 4:43:28pm

re: #8 Bob Levin

You know you're wasting your time with this one, right?

11 Bob Levin  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 4:48:30pm

re: #10 Gert Fröbe

With Warren? His only move is to say that Hamas is forced into attempted murder. Or he has to admit that there is an undeclared war between Hamas and Israel. But I'd really like to see him try to deny the rocket attacks.

12 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 5:55:39pm

re: #11 Bob Levin

With Warren? His only move is to say that Hamas is forced into attempted murder. Or he has to admit that there is an undeclared war between Hamas and Israel. But I'd really like to see him try to deny the rocket attacks.

He's not that dumb. I could see him trying to justify them, but but neither "War on Music" nor Destro is so stupid as to pretend the attacks aren't happening.

13 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 5:57:17pm

re: #4 War On Music

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Fixed.

14 Bob Levin  Thu, Sep 13, 2012 6:13:40pm

re: #12 Dark_Falcon

Then that would be taking option one, that they are forced to commit murder.


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