“Good idea, considering the British culture they come from. Perfidious Albion has internationally famous for centuries as a people who play fast and loose with truth and honesty.
Add in the culture of "yer on yer own, mate" from the eighties and nineties and the culture of "me-I-mine" from the noughties and teens, and we see that a dishonest politician is a true refelection of oursleves.
Good advice. Now watch Hamas encourage them to stay, so as to build more martyrs to the cause.
Hamas know that their rockets are almost totally ineffective, so the ONLY reason to continue them (even if we were to grant that they are self-defence) is to keep the parties away from the peace table, while more Palestinians become martyrs to the cause.
Hamas know that the Israeli government is too stupid to stop as long as the rockets continue and is particularly hoping for more dead Palestinian women, children and old people to use as a "moral weapon."
2) Both grew in power from being funded by the USA - in both cases this funding was open and above board, not a secret. The US wanted their help against Iran and Russia respectively.
2) The Bush-Cheney war deposed Saddam with no credible government to replace him, then removed any competent Baathists (mostly Sunni) from the government and the army, leaving a power vacuum for Al Qaeda to take hold in Iraq and a disaffected Sunni minority to support them.”
“"... to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous."
"...the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal.”
Mr Clooney appears to understand modern journalism well:
Is it true?
Does it harm some innocent?
Does it damage our society and make our world a worse place to live?
Who cares; all we want to know is "does it sell newspapers?"
The question, simply put, is: should the rest of us pay for the bad habits of others.
Option 1: Make it conditional: if they hold a strict diet and exercise regime for 6 months with no improvement, it is probably a systemic health issue that needs surgical correction on our nickel. If they cannot do this, they hold contributory negligence and should pay at least part of the cost.
However, has anyone done a cost benefit analysis on the cost of treating complications arising from obesity? At what point does this surgery save the NHS money?
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.