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FmosaMD wrote: Jan 19th, 2024, 2:37 pm
Jonrox wrote: Jan 19th, 2024, 2:31 pm What possible military purpose is there to bulldoze cemeteries? The dead don't need to be killed again.
The purpose of bombing civilians in ww2 was "moral bombing". The entire goal was to break the civilian resistance and force a surrender.

I suspect you have the same going on now.
Initially the raids were ostensibly to target military infrastructure, and to "hit back" at Germany in the absence of any other way of doing so. Once they realized their targeting was too inaccurate yes, they switched to a focus on dehousing the population.

The strategic bombing campaign is now realized as largely ineffective, and the terror campaign didn't work. In fact the human and physical capital devoted to these raids in hindsight was an inefficient waste of resources. Also there is a large literature nowadays about the moral ambiguity of this policy.

Israel's terror bombing campaign is, too, ineffective and a waste of resources.
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gertlush wrote: Jan 20th, 2024, 8:59 pm Initially the raids were ostensibly to target military infrastructure, and to "hit back" at Germany in the absence of any other way of doing so. Once they realized their targeting was too inaccurate yes, they switched to a focus on dehousing the population.

The strategic bombing campaign is now realized as largely ineffective, and the terror campaign didn't work. In fact the human and physical capital devoted to these raids in hindsight was an inefficient waste of resources. Also there is a large literature nowadays about the moral ambiguity of this policy.

Israel's terror bombing campaign is, too, ineffective and a waste of resources.
Ok, so what is the alternative?

What is effective? If no bombing is required, how does Israel ensure their borders are safe from future terror attacks?

Do they send in their ground troops into the booby trapped tunnels? Do they wait the terrorists out and better enforce their borders?

I'm thinking that the terrorists recieved all their money, food and troops from the Palestinian population in the Gaza strip. Destroying it should weaken the enemy, making it difficult to gather supplies and regroup.

If there is a better, more efficient, more politically correct way with less loss of life which destroys the Hamas, I'd be shocked to learn it was well known, and discarded.
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65deluxe wrote: Jan 16th, 2024, 11:04 am
steven lloyd wrote: Jan 16th, 2024, 7:11 am Here in the West we have long enjoyed the hard fought benefits and freedoms of living in democracies. Now today we have people applauding and supporting extremist terrorist groups like Hamas with their genocidal ambitions to destroy Israel and murder all Jews contained within. We have people applauding and supporting extremist authoritarians like Putin and his expansionist ambitions to restore his beloved Soviet Union to it's former glory. And we have people applauding and supporting wannabe dictators like Trump who believes himself to be above the law and wants to destroy democracy in America. What happened? When did people stop caring about freedom and democracy? We live in a bizzaro world.
Well, you lost credibility when you offered up your "opinion" of Trump. Yes, it is a bizzaro world we live in. Especially when people fail to research a subject thoroughly and form their opinion based solely on the bias of a person, or persons who themselves are bias and have not researched a subject thoroughly.

P.S. Shouldnt this be in the political section?
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yes it should. I reckon we entered the Bizzaro world when people started shopping in their jammies, and of course Crocs
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I think we entered bizzaro world via a trifecta of social experiments interacting with one another.

Social Media - one small voice was never heard, but social media put a bull horn on the extremists that were/are bolstered by like minded wackos on the other side of the globe or political interference.

Globalization - Foreign countries now influencing local governments.

Education - from K to post secondary now pushes quasi "social science" over real science or actually educating the next generation.

I'm sure there are other branches of crazy but this is what bugs me the most.
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Bizzaro World really got a foothold when the KovidKrises was declared. Shopping carts filled with hundreds of rolls of toilet paper.
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Jonrox wrote: Jan 22nd, 2024, 8:57 pm I think I missed the memo… what’s the significance of using k’s instead of c’s for some words? I’ve seen this done from time to time on the boards.
My belief is that some people use it to show disdain for the subject, if you don't use correct English then it must be a joke ...
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It's a first name in India, means scholar or learned in Hindi
No doubt those who were buying caselots of toilet tissue hit up the stores in their jammies :p
Excellent point re Social Media
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Jonrox wrote: Jan 22nd, 2024, 8:57 pm
Catsumi wrote: Jan 22nd, 2024, 5:39 pm Bizzaro World really got a foothold when the KovidKrises was declared. Shopping carts filled with hundreds of rolls of toilet paper.
I think I missed the memo… what’s the significance of using k’s instead of c’s for some words? I’ve seen this done from time to time on the boards.
Re Jonrox comment…I am not sure why people deliberately misspell words…no disrespect but I find it ridiculous. But then again, I find using derogatory nicknames, especially in politics, especially rude and unnecessary as well. I really hate Trump as a person, and I don’t like what Trudeau is doing to this country but calling them names is childish and says more about my character than it does about theirs.
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GonnaMissThis wrote: Jan 23rd, 2024, 11:45 am
Jonrox wrote: Jan 22nd, 2024, 8:57 pm
I think I missed the memo… what’s the significance of using k’s instead of c’s for some words? I’ve seen this done from time to time on the boards.
Re Jonrox comment…I am not sure why people deliberately misspell words…no disrespect but I find it ridiculous. But then again, I find using derogatory nicknames, especially in politics, especially rude and unnecessary as well. I really hate Trump as a person, and I don’t like what Trudeau is doing to this country but calling them names is childish and says more about my character than it does about theirs.
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It certainly is a bizarro world when people on the internet can't understand mockery. Thankfully most people do understand it, otherwise Saturday Night Live wouldn't exist, nor would stand-up comedy ...or any comedy for that matter.

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It's a real stretch to say a lot of what goes on here is "comedy", closer to describe it as disrespect and harrassment. One of the great gifts of the internet is the absence of accountability in faceless communication.
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fluffy wrote: Feb 12th, 2024, 8:38 am It's a real stretch to say a lot of what goes on here is "comedy", closer to describe it as disrespect and harrassment. One of the great gifts of the internet is the absence of accountability in faceless communication.
Yet some people come back every day for more.

Battered wife syndrome, or is it just BS claiming harassment when people don't agree with one's outlandish, far left radical views?
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Gone_Fishin wrote: Feb 12th, 2024, 8:41 am Yet some people come back every day for more.

Battered wife syndrome, or is it just BS claiming harassment when people don't agree with one's outlandish, far left radical views?
It can be komical, kathartic and konfusing all at the same time, depending on the reader.

At any rate, it's bizarre to komplain about it. Seems those who view themselves as socially konscience are the most konfused.

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There is a line where humour becomes insult.
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