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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 04:20 PM
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Posted By rcocean
Re: Looks like I was wrong. Here's the CBS poll numbers

Whoops! - didn't see your post till I posted mine on Gallup's poll numbers Palestinians Vs. Israel. I'd agree that strength of opinion is necessary.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 04:14 PM
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Posted By rcocean
Poll Numbers Israel vs. Palestinians

Per Gallup:

More with Israel - 63%
More with Palestinians - 17%
Don't know - 20%

So Mead's 3-1 statement is correct although somewhat misleading. Basically, 37% of Americans either don't care...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By rcocean
Looks like I was wrong. Here's the CBS poll numbers

CBS News Poll. Nov. 6-10, 2011.

"Do you consider Israel an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States?"

An ally - 41%...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-25-2011, 08:15 PM
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Posted By rcocean
Re: Why Don't we just tax stupidity?

I agree except why bring Medicare into it? There's no reason to yoke Medicare and SS together. They only have one thing in common, they benefit old people.

Those who complain about 50% not paying...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-24-2011, 04:03 PM
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Posted By rcocean
Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)

Well, that's how you play the Political game in 21st Century America. The first one to call "racism" or "antisemitism" wins. I'm sure if Meade were to discuss Black issues in a way Glenn didn't like...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-24-2011, 12:21 AM
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Posted By rcocean
Why Don't we just tax stupidity?

Crazy Comment by Meade. (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/40010?in=19:00&out=20:21)

Replace the payroll tax with a "Carbon Tax"! Okey dokey.

And no, more SS spending doesn't mean we need to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-23-2011, 11:30 PM
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Posted By rcocean
A Politician who's anti-Israel drops 20 points in the polls

Interesting. (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/40010?in=42:30&out=43:41)

I think this is true. We often forget about the nutty "Christian Zionists" & Southern Loonies like Pat Robertson or Gary...
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