Pages

14 comments

Jump to bottom
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

s? rltvly smll grp f ppl hv gttn rch thgh cllbrtn wth n ccpng frc.

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.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
Take advantage of our yearly subscription, and save 50% off the normal subscription price! One-year ad-free subscriptions are just $59.95. Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing now and save!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2015-04-18 5:26 pm PDT

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Thanos
Without a Trace: Fileless Malware Spotted in the Wild
Were you aware that there's memory only malware out now for windows? A dangerous new trend is detailed. With additional analysis from David Agni Improvements in security file scanners are causing malware authors to deviate from the traditional malware installation ...

5 hours, 42 minutes ago
Views: 177 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 19 • Rating: 1
palmerskiss
Jonah Goldberg’s Dog Is A Manchurian Liberal Plant
@JonahNRO your dog is obviously a liberal facist homo-feminazi — palmerkiss (@palmerkiss) April 27, 2015 I admit, I'd buy his dog a drink and share war stories. Secretly hoping it's a Schnauzer.

10 hours, 29 minutes ago
Views: 251 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 36 • Rating: 1
EiMitch
Cracked: 5 Things You Won’t (Want to) Believe I Saw Guarding US Nukes
cracked.com If there happens to be anyone reading LGF who opposes nuclear disarmament for any reason, you probably need to know that our doomsday arsenal is less secure than a revolving door in a prison. I'm just saying that we're ...

1 day, 3 hours ago
Views: 249 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
TheTruthHurts
Israeli settlements profit from Palestinian children
Muhammad is one of hundreds of Palestinian children who has dropped out of school and started working for low wages in exploitive conditions to ensure some Israeli agricultural settlements prosper...

5 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 558 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
Higgs Boson's Mate
Sleeping Bear Dunes shipwrecks spotted by helicopter patrol
LEELANAU COUNTY, MI -- A Northern Michigan Coast Guard helicopter crew on routine patrol captured some excellent images of the shipwrecks that dot the waters off Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Traverse City-based crew posted six photos on ...

6 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 497 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 6
CriticalDragon1177
Skepchick - Ad Hominem Fallacy: A Lesson for Sea World ( Video )
Rebecca Watson takes on Sea World, and their attacks on John Hargrove. She takes them to task for attacking him, rather than even trying to refute his allegations, and in the process gives us a lesson in critical thinking. Read ...

6 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 750 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 37 • Rating: 3
lostlakehiker
Solar will soon be as cheap as coal
Better wafer fabrication techniques Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Massachusetts, in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed doors and downturned blinds, ...

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 671 • Comments: 16
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 9
FemNaziBitch
IRS Should Crack Down on Private Equity’s Abusive Tax Alchemy
As Warren Buffett famously observed, "...while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks." He was referring to the fact that capital gains earned by wealthy investors are taxed at a ...

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 461 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
philosophus invidius
Bioethicist Live-Tweets Her Son’s Sex-Ed Class
The tweets were simultaneously disturbing and hilarious. "We are going to roll this dice 8 times. Every time your number comes up, in pretend your condom failed and you get a paper baby." JESUS!!! — Alice Dreger (@AliceDreger) April ...

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 648 • Comments: 7
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 9
Great White Snark
Pope Francis Uses ‘Genocide’ for Killings of Armenians
Grateful Armenia This consternation over the use of the word 'genocide' occurs regularly. And Armenians are equally upset, when Turkey protests it. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian rebuked Turkey. "We are in a situation in which Turkey speaks a ...

2 weeks ago
Views: 594 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 4
 Frank says:

In the fight between you and the world, back the world.