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nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Topic Author's Original Post - May 8, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/05/20135893720576820.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/physicist-stephen-hawking-wont-attend-israeli-conference-cites-personal-reasons/2013/05/08/98521b3c-b7c2-11e2-b568-6917f6ac6d9d_story.html

Perhaps I should have put this in a political thread, but this seems pretty newsworthy, even to folks who ignore the squabbling in religious and political threads.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 8, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
eh, what does he know?

I've always been impressed with that guy.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
I notice Bill Clinton is still attending..
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 8, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Bill isn't as smart as Stephen.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 8, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
The Rolling Stones are in town that weekend.

Hawking's got his priorities straight. The man's not stupid.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 8, 2013 - 03:43pm PT


"I notice Bill Clinton is still attending.. "...

Dude will do just about anything to avoid the wrath of...

...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 8, 2013 - 03:44pm PT


Fuking A!!!...

That last post I just made is almost a "One Adam SIDEWALL"...

LOL!!!...
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 8, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
I heard that Mel Gibson isn't going either.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 8, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
I'm giving it a miss too, but only because Stephen Hawking told me to.
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
May 8, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Maybe he found the truth:

Israel’s Mossad secretly releases chemical agent in Syria’s civil war.

Israel reports chemical weapons used in Syria to UN.

UN and the US investigate.

1+1= US now committed to get involved with the crisis with additional 16 million in humanitarian aid and a couple of more satellite phones to the rebels that they have in the past months.

Israel denies any connection with this incident so the US keeps Israel clean.

News release; Oct. 23 2013

Sen. John McCain III from Arizona could not be reach for comments when he had said back in June 13th of this year that it was correct for the use of outside contractors like Erik Prince R2 in helping rebels by supplying additional arms against Assad with following his quote made in April 30th on CNN regarding PRESIDENT’S REMARKS ON SYRIA;

Sen. McCain had said “There are many options at our disposal, including military options short of boots on the ground in Syria, that can make a positive impact on this crisis, which is destabilizing the region. The President must act now or risk squandering U.S. credibility in Syria and around the world.”

Other Republicans could not be reached as well or were trying to correct themselves or said that their comments were taken out of context on the issue of R2 and Erik Prince giving Man-Portable Air-Defense System [MANPADS] and Short-range Air Defense [SHORAD]: FIM-92 Stinger is a personal portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM) plus the new accurate, reliable and flexible RBS 70 NG VSHORAD system with the upgraded version included an improved sighting system capable of night vision as well and additional others more deadly to the rebels and that 10,000 have either been stolen or went missing and now are in the hands of Al-Qaida, Hezbollah and other militant groups.

Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai

When asked about other large amounts of missing funds that were transferred to the rebels they said no comment and said there is no need of any further investigation and that they were not covering up anything.

Their only comments were the missing funds [that are to believe to be over 30 million] would have no effect in the daily activities in the average middle class family and is a very small amount.

One Republican who said under condition of anonymity “that is not even close to what we spend on booze during our lunch and golf games when we pretend to work for getting this country back to Bush/Reagan era.
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
May 8, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
Isn't it interesting how for hundreds of years nobody wanted or was interested in the land that is now Israel, but after seeing what the Israelies have accomplished there in a mere 70 years everyone wants it?
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 8, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Isn't it interesting how for hundreds of years nobody wanted or was interested in the land that is now Israel [...]

It's almost interesting that someone actually believes that.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 8, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
+1 Kos.

It takes a special kind of person to think nobody wanted or was interested in that land before the Zionists TOOK it.
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
May 8, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
One change to the story as soon as they get in and still is;

Credit: lostinshanghai
WBraun

climber
May 8, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
Who the fuk gave that moron terrorist Shimon Peres the Nobel Peace Prize?

The whole fuking Israel govt. is a terrorist state run by morons and criminals.

The USA is run by those same morons.

Stephen Hawking should have gone over there instead of boycotting and ripped them all a new verbal aszhole ......
crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
May 8, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Run by those same morons? What does that mean? The same people run Israel also run the US? That's so stupid. Jesus, that's stupid.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 8, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
^^^ I agree with Werner on this ^^^

Israel has a problem with anything Palestinian and would rather the globe be rid of them, also preferring that the rest of the globe turn a blind eye to their personal apartheid experiment they have going on inside Israel and Palestine.

Every week I listen to my radio program that broadcasts The Electronic Intifada report. Also found here - http://electronicintifada.net.

I've heard took much to think that Israel is anything but a terrorist organization/state, and are willing to go to great lengths to make sure that nobody notices or calls attention to what they are doing daily to the Palestinian people.

I hate to say it, but these are one people who I was sure would never perpetrate on others what had been perpetrated on them for so long.

Its just sad
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 8, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Just keep in mind, it ain't "the Jews" it is the Zionists. They are no better than any other religious extremists. I know plenty of Jews who disapprove of the Israeli occupation, just like I know plenty of Muslims who disapprove of Al Qaeda and plenty of Mexicans who disapprove of Taco Bell.
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
May 9, 2013 - 01:33am PT
I heard that Mel Gibson isn't going either.

How did this not get previous mention? Best post in this thread by country f*#king mile.

Curt
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
May 9, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Please don't post any more photos like that of Hillary Clinton. I'm going to have a nightmare about it, I think.
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