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There are three common mistakes I'm tired of seeing. I don't want to get into political arguments right now, just set straight some facts.

Gaza is the most densely populated city in the world: Gaza city is not even in the top 50. In fact, there are many cities in Europe and the USA that are denser than Gaza. For example, lovely Paris.

Gaza is occupied by Israel: Gaza has been 100% cleansed of Jews in 2005. In the same year, Israel also formally declared an end to Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip. Presently, There isn't a single Israeli soldier on Gazan soil. Israel doesn't fully control Gaza's borders either, since the strip has a Southern border with the sovereign state of Egypt. The latter fully controls at least one crossing, but chooses to keep it closed to support the West Bank government.

Gaza is one of the poorest regions in the world: Gaza Strip's Human Development Index is usually around the 100th in the world (out of 177). Higher than Egypt or Syria, but lower than Palestinian average. Life expectancy in Gaza is around 107th in the world, higher in fact than Glasgow (SNP likes to flaunt this). The Palestinians are the largest per capita recipients of foreign aid in the world and the 8th fattest nation in the world. By all global accounts, Palestinians are neither rich, nor poor, but strongly in the middle.

That is all.
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+ken morgan Pomegranate-flavored Koolaid? Heck, yeah!
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There is a B5 episode called "A View from the Gallery" in which two janitors watch a pitched space battle through the station windows as they go about their life, occasionally commenting on the battle, but mostly talking about sports and work. At that distance, the battle simply looks like a series of green and red fleshes against the blackness of space.

For me, and I'm sure many others, this is how the current war looks and feels like.
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That was a really good episode. Also I kinda would really like to see some kind of lasting peace over there soon.
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I saw another interception today, this time I saw the whole thing from the start and it was unimaginably awesome.

The good rocket chased the bad rocket across the clear sky, zig-zaging all the way and leaving a fiery trail behind it. It blew up into a ball of white smoke and the bad rocket just dropped down like a shiny needle. Based on the time it took the sound to reach me, I imagine the distance to be at around 1000 yards.

The damn thing woke me up too early in the morning, but hell, it was worth it.
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Glad you're alright Sir! What an amazing sight to behold. I truly with there was peace in your part of the world. 
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What actor should play Drizzt Do'Urden?
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Homeland and exile are my faves :)
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War. Gotta fucking love it.
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I heard a siren last night so I opened the window to look for rockets in the sky. Instead, I saw two chicks making out in the shower. War is hell.
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Gay alarm. Soon coming to a street near your home
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What game has your favorite space combat rules? I want to run a spelljammer adventure and the d&d rules are just dreadful.
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For me, there are two important aspects for space combat mechanics

A) Interesting ways to be damaged. I don't like abstract hit points when it comes to vehicles, I want each hit to have a specific effect with later repercussions.

B) Something for every member of the party to do, not just the pilot and the gunner.
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Under the Skin is a long movie that speaks the cinematic language of short movies. Slow, ponderous and almost purely visual, this movie presents a heroine who never makes any statements about herself, nor ever asks for anything from anyone. We have only her confused actions to judge her by. Taking "show don't tell" to the extreme, this movie is less of a story and more of a mirror to our own humanity.
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The ending did feel a little forced, I agree, though its cinematography was gorgeous.
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I keep seeing people from all over the political spectrum posting statements that support their POV and ending with "if you don't like this, unfriend me." I don't get this. When I bother to make political posts, I do it in the hopes of changing the mind of people who disagree with me with facts or arguments that might appeal to them, as well as giving them a chance to change my opinion with the same. Those who "don't like it" are in fact my target audience. Unfriending them would seem highly counterproductive...
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A fun song for a gun day :)
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Just trying to fit myself to modern standards of journalism.

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To be fair, people do die and suffer in Gaza, although I'd place the blame almost exclusively on their current government. While they have voted it in, you can't really vote it out...
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Saw an interception today. Shit was awesome. Picture by my nigga Dani.
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Yep
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