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Alon Tsin

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  • Birthday 08/28/1982

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  1. Well, here is a picture of me during a lab experiment I had a month ago...
  2. If you come to the rational conclusion that you are threatened, You have the right to use force as you rationally see fit. You also must hold moral responsibility for any decision you make(as is true for anything you do in your life). From this example, you cannot rationally reach a conclusion that the man wants to use the gun on you (If we stick to this example and have no other relevant information about the neighbor ). If you are still concerned, you can call the police or purchase a gun yourself to defend yourself. How do you define "unfriendly looking"? If those men have knives, or they verbally threaten you then you should strike them since you can rationally know that they mean you harm. If you don't know what those men want, you can ask them, or warn them before using your Tazer. I answered your two examples to show that (Unless you have no time to think and must react instantly) you can always act in a way that will be right and responsible. ---------------------------------------------- To conclude - If you are certain that you are threatened ("certain"- by means of logic and reason) you have the freedom to act against the threat as you see fit ("as you see fit" - again as concluded by means of reason and logic). Because you act by means of logic and reason, you should have no problem to take responsibility for you actions . To extrapolate to the case of Iran - Since Iran has threatened the US and Israel repeatedly, since the country is a theocracy headed by a madman, Since the country openly supports terrorist organizations attacking Israel, US and their allies - You can logically infer that Iran is an immediate threat. Therefore you are entitled to strike at it preemptively. How to do so reasonably, now that's the question that this thread is all about...
  3. :-) Indeed... I am surprised that CNN actually wrote about it...
  4. No, but you are responsible for how you act about the theft. In the context of his thread, if you know the money that was taxed (or, as you say, stolen) from you is being used for immoral things (like unjust war), it is your responsibility to act - to flee, to fight or to stay. Either way, you are responsible for your choice.
  5. The movie premiers in Israel today (Wednesday). Spiderman 3 was also released outside the US before it premiered there...
  6. Private roads are not "second rate" property, because a road owner would have no logical interest to deny the government the use of police cars. More so, should an irrational road owner deny the police access to his roads, the citizens will not fund him because their security would be hampered. The same goes for government buildings, ambulances etc.
  7. I don't post much here, but I think that if I take time and thought to write something, I deserve at least the common courtesy to be notified in a few words that my post was deleted and why. P.S- I obviously don't mean posts that are ads or spam, but posts by members who perhaps went a bit too far.
  8. Man! I feel enlightened! I have never actually realised that the LORD is actually THE LORD OF THE RINGS!! Thank you ds1973... my life is now full...
  9. Here is a good piece by Michelle Malkin , in which she shows that the rap songs so popular today are BY FAR worse that the remark that Imus made.
  10. Hi I am from Israel, or more precisely I live in the northern city of Haifa.
  11. First of all, anything that can prevent such dreadful things as Autism, Polio or CP in children is good. I have a cousin whose son has CP, and it is very very hard for the mother and the entire family. I wouldn't wish such a thing on anyone, and if modern science and medicine can provide a solution then it is wonderful. However, I will go on and say that if you have the ability to make sure that your child will be intelligent, healthy and athletic and you don't do so, you are immoral. Raising your child to be a productive, educated and goal motivated human being is probably one of the greatest values you can have during your life, and therefore if you don't use every measure you can to fulfill your goal by making sure your child's life is better (e.g Good health, high intelligence, good looks) then you are morally wrong. By the way, if you are concerned that people might do "crazy" things with their child's "design" (for lack of better word) , you should remember that if (or when) such a procedure is possible ,it will probably be performed by doctors who will have some personal judgment or laws that will prevent too much creativeness.
  12. Congratulations and Mazal Tov on your marriage!
  13. Moose, Perhaps you should post some of Mrswig's Bible stories in this Christian forum? It actually might liven up the conversation
  14. And Dumbledore could be Churchill...
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