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A man of leisure living in the present, waiting for the future.

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Poor kids. It's horrific that Hamas would put their own people through this, I hope they are deposed soon so that they can get back to a normal life.

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Why would we stop them from attacking the hospitals that Hamas is using as bases? We're not going to bind the hands of our allies when they are defending themselves.

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Out of country DNS servers would probably completely circumvent this.

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Freeing humans from toil is a good idea, just like the industrial revolution was. We just need our system to adapt and change with this new reality, AGI and universal basic income means we could live in something like the society in star trek.

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I just want to say I appreciate your informed opinions in contrast to the doom and gloomerism combined with class warfare that is so pervasive here.

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Take the kid gloves off, treat him like a normal defendant, what would happen to a normal person if they used stochastic terrorism against a Judge's family?

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Florida is on a Gilead speed run, I don't predict good things will be happening there until they get their Christofascism problem under control.

she said the final straw was when she couldn’t find a surgeon to remove a 6-inch tumor from her liver that doctors warned could burst at any moment and lead to life-threatening sepsis. After being passed among doctors, she finally found one willing to remove the tumor. But when she called to schedule the surgery, her calls went unanswered and her messages weren’t returned. After months of trying and fearing for her life, she returned to Kansas to have the procedure done.

What's with Orlando doctors? Is this sort of experience common there?

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Oof, condolences

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Between this and the Israel stuff the UN has lost all credibility.

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What lies? Did you read the article? I'm curious on what grounds you refute it, citations welcome.

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The author mentions Russia and the US and says they do not go to as great lengths to reduce civilian deaths as Israel does, because of maneuver warfare that relies on surprise:

The predominant Western theory of executing wars, called maneuver warfare, seeks to shatter an enemy morally and physically with surprising, overwhelming force and speed, striking at the political and military centers of gravity so that the enemy is destroyed or surrenders quickly. This was the case in the invasions of Panama in 1989, Afghanistan in 2001, Iraq in 2003 and the failed illegal attempt by Russia to take Ukraine in 2022. In all these cases, no warning or time was given to evacuate cities.
In many ways, Israel has had to abandon this established playbook in order to prevent civilian harm. The IDF has telegraphed almost every move ahead of time so civilians can relocate, nearly always ceding the element of surprise. This has allowed Hamas to reposition its senior leaders (and the Israel hostages) as needed through the dense urban terrain of Gaza and the miles of underground tunnels it's built.

He then goes on to detail the lengths Israel goes to in order to warn civilians and the tactical and strategic consequences to doing so, and suggests the US should study their approach to reduce civilian casualties to historic lows as they have even if it means losing the element of surprise.

It's an opinion piece by a West Point graduate, soldier, military advisor, and analyst. The title and description for the post were automatically generated by Newsweek and presumably part of his opinion.

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Agreed that anyone committing war crimes needs to face justice. The problem is that many seem to be very loose about their definitions of war crimes but only when applied to Israel, which is actually taking extraordinary measures to reduce civilian harm, as this article details.

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Did you read the article? Plenty of examples there, with citations.

Israel gave warning, in some cases for weeks, for civilians to evacuate the major urban areas of northern Gaza before it launched its ground campaign in the fall. The IDF reported dropping over 7 million flyers, but it also deployed technologies never used anywhere in the world, as I witness firsthand on a recent trip to Gaza and southern Israel.

Israel has made over 70,000 direct phones calls, sent over 13 million text messages and left over 15 million pre-recorded voicemails to notify civilians that they should leave combat areas, where they should go, and what route they should take. They deployed drones with speakers and dropped giant speakers by parachute that began broadcasting for civilians to leave combat areas once they hit the ground. They announced and conducted daily pauses of all operations to allow any civilians left in combat areas to evacuate.

These measures were effective. Israel was able to evacuate upwards of 85 percent of the urban areas in northern Gaza before the heaviest fighting began. This is actually consistent with my research on urban warfare history that shows that no matter the effort, about 10 percent of populations stay.

As the war raged on, Israel began giving out its military maps to civilians so they could conduct localized evacuations. This, too, has never been done in war. During my recent visit to Khan Yunis, Gaza, and the IDF civilian harm mitigation unit in southern Israel, I observed as the army began using these maps to communicate each day where the IDF would be operating so civilians in other areas would stay out of harm's way.

I saw that the IDF even tracked the population in real time down to a few-block radius using drone and satellite imagery and cell phone presence and building damage assessments to avoid hitting civilians. The New York Times reported in January that the daily civilian death toll had more than halved in the previous month and was down almost two-thirds from its peak.

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So far it seems like everyone who came here to disagree didn't bother to read the article. Please read the article before commenting.

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UN 🇺🇳 released a report yesterday called “The Anatomy of A Genocide,”

A report by Francesca Albanese, UN special rapporteur, which means she is independent of the UN. She was authorized by HRC item 7 which was not approved by the UN itself, and is controversial. More info here.

Related: "Algeria, where are your Jews?"

the ICJ’s preliminary findings is that Israel is likely committing genocide.

You are miscategorizing their ruling, they said there was enough of a possibility for an investigation, nothing about it being likely. Were that the case they would have ordered a ceasefire.

The IDF raped a woman in Al Shifa for two days until she could not speak

Congratulations, you've fallen for Hamas propaganda.

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I'm afraid you're projecting, given that every claim I've made is supported by credible citations that I took the time to provide for you. You clearly didn't read any of them before replying.

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Those figures are from Hamas, they underly your entire argument and are almost certainly faked. Normal statistical data is noisy, fatalities would go up and down with attacks, and these don't. It is perfectly linear.

When IDF soldiers exhibit illegal behavior they are generally punished, it is individual soldiers acting on their own, when Hamas commits war crimes over and over again it's official policy, (calling for genocide, attacking civilians, stealing and preventing aid convoys, hiding in hospitals, dressing as IDF, launching indiscriminate rocket attacks.) Yet, Israel is the one being criticized and being called war criminals. It's wild to me how obvious the double standard is.

UNRWA and Francesca Albanese, whose biases are obvious by now.

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I wonder if this means the honeymoon is over.

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In a world where most must sell their time for money to survive, free time is true luxury.

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Oh the irony. One doesn't use terms like, "neocolonial imperialist," without having their own sort of indoctrination first.

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Clearly medical knowledge acquired through critical study and evidence is different and more objective than political opinions.

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The road goes both ways.

"When you point a finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you" -African proverb

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As you say, such characterizations are a matter of opinion. That's quite unlike medical knowledge which is established by objective, not subjective, evidence. Generally I hear such accusations leveled at credible, mainstream sources that don't fit the narrative of those on the far left.

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Putin is a tumor, if he is not exised he will continue to slowly kill his nation. It's a shame that Russians seem so conditioned to strong man dictator types. Instead of coming to their own defense and joining the international community, they are slowly bleeding to death in Ukraine.

Katie Britt Blames Everyone but Herself in Shameless Fundraising Plea ( www.thedailybeast.com )

After a State of the Union rebuttal that even some in her own party felt embarrassed by, Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) is trying to use that backlash to her advantage, writing in a fundraising email Tuesday that her “heart is broken” for those she said she was speaking on behalf of....

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The one that passed: Lexus Teammate with Advanced Drive (2022-24 Lexus LS)

Saved you a click.

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This isn't the first time they threatened nukes. Lines were crossed, and nothing happened. These threats no longer seem credible.

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I was surprised he didn't pardon them before he begrudgingly left office.

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Is that what he intends to do at department stores?

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    The Problem gave me emotional whiplash as the tone constantly went from serious to comedy and back again.

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