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wtfcaniuse says...

Plasterboard can and does pull off and break that easily between studs. If it's been nailed it pulls the head through, when glued it leaves some paper or a chunk behind at that point. It's not a strong material.

greatgooglymoogly said:

drywall doesn't pull off that easily, could not be real. have cut through a copper pipe with a sawzall before, it was abandoned thank god.

Who would hang a towel that damn low anyway? I knew it was fake from the beginning.

C-note says...

A man in Florida laid on the ground with his hands up and still got shot. A man licensed to carry complied with an officer's orders and still got shot. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Facts based on statistics clearly show black men are 9 times more likely to be shot by police then others. This truth can not be disputed.

greatgooglymoogly said:

I hope the boy's mother talked to him about the dangers of running from cops. Not that what they were right, but right vs wrong doesn't matter too much when you are dead.

scheherazade says...

I think it's a matter of degree. Prior to WW1 (Or to say, around the turn of that century), the Jewish faithed presence was quite small. Roughly ~90% of the population was non-Jewish faithed. There was very little conflict prior to WW2, because prior to that, the immigrants purchased their land from the locals. As per the nature of humanity, the only conflict-free methods for transfer of property are : inheritance, trade/sale, or gift.

The League of Nations was inconsequential. As a result of WW1 Britain captured the territory of Palestine from its previous occupiers (Turks, by one title or another, dating back to the Roman empire), and by right of conquest could do as it pleases with it.

I refer to religious insularity, not genetic.
Yes, they are quite accepting of anyone with Jewish faith. Almost the entire Jewish faithed population in Israel, regarding this last century, is either immigrant, or born of said immigrants. The Jewish faithed population rose from around ~600k to ~7 million between 1947 and today. Even taking into account the rule of thumb 'population doubles every ~40 years', that would leave the population roughly 85% immigrant or children thereof.

Which in turn elucidates many of the issues at hand in modern times. Land prices are extreme, with more people than there is room for, so expanding for living room is a necessity. Hence colonial expansion into greater Palestine is inevitable. Further, the dramatic division in income equality puts a lot of social pressure on the government, which the government can further alleviate by expansion. A, because it can relocate those that can't afford to live in more expensive areas, and gives those people a place to busy themselves taking care of, and B, because the inevitable tensions that come from displacing the previous residents causes the government to serve as a protector from those unfortunates that were offended, which serves as a good distraction from other problems that the government isn't doing well to fix. Essentially, the same formula that nations have followed throughout history (Heck, Australia can thank its current existence for similar policies in Britain).


greatgooglymoogly said:

The Jewish migration to Judea was happening well before WW2, with lots of conflict with the native population, acts of terror on both sides. The British had a mandate from the League of Nations to administer it and decided to allow this influx. And Israel isn't as insular as you believe, there is no racial purity test to prevent being "bred out of existence", they accept people who have no Jewish blood but have converted to Judaism.

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