Let me paint you a picutre.
Let's say you live in a house. It used to be a dilapidated house, nearly collapsing and filled with rats and stray dogs, but you worked on it for months, and now it's rebuilt and looks really good. It's not a villa or something, but it's your house, and you're proud of it. Doesn't mean you're not glimpsing at other, better houses, but this is the house you built yourself, and you love it.
Now, let's say you have a neighbour. His family is really poor and his house is still as shitty as yours used to be, he's out of work, and has many many kids to feed. Oh, and he hates your guts, mostly because of what you've accomplished, and that your house is closer to all his friends, but there's some prejudice thrown in there, too.
Now, you can't help but feeling a wee bit sorry for the guy, with all those mouths to feed and the crappy house and stuff, but... the guy hates you. Really really hates you. So much that he keeps scratching the paint of your car, and teaches his kids to pee in your flower garden, and that the object of baseball is to shatter every window at your house; extra points if they actually hit someone.
His wife is pretty nice, and you sort of like her, but she's not allowed to talk to you. The kids? You hate them. You didn't used to, but seriously, those buggers plant cherry bombs in your kids' backpacks, and shoot their beebee gun at your backyard when the kids are out there playing. One of your kids lost his eye, another nearly died when that cherry bomb went off. The mother says she's trying, and you believe her, but the dad encourages the kids' behaviour.
You kinda wish they'd go away, you wish you could just build a bigger fence and never see them again, but your wife is friends with his wife, and the other neighbors give you hell cuz they're so poor and practically a neighborhood project. So you give in, you let them steal your cable, you look the other way when they borrow your stuff and you never see it again (until you go to e-bay), and you've told the paper boy to just give up and leave the damn paper on their doorstep, you know, cuz they take it anyway, saying they need it for the want ads. You kinda wish they'd find a new house while they're at it, but you don't say anything, cuz it's wrong.
Your kids don't go to play in the backyard anymore, cuz the neighbor's kids keep shooting beebee guns at them, and there's a room in your house that's also in range, so you practically stopped using it, too. You inspect the kids' backpacks every day to make sure it's cherry-bomb free, and it's a hassle, and they complain, but it's safer, so you tell them to shut up and then you have to put up with their attitude.
And then, one day, the neighbor's kids bit the shit out of your paperboy. Now his mom keeps calling you and wants to sue, and the kid won't come over anymore.
What's the logical thing to do? Build the damn fence and stop giving them the paper, right?
Only, they're the neighborhood pet, and they scream that, oh, now they can't find a job cuz they don't have the paper, and how will they feed their kids, and you are just so mean, and you can't take a joke.
What I'm pissed about is, you give in.
You want the membership in the country club, and to be included in the neigborhood BBQ, so you give in. You pay the paperboy double, for him to give YOUR paper to your neigbour and keep things quiet. Hopefully, he'd appreciate it and tell his kids to stop shooting at your kids.
And I think that's insane. Call the cops on him, cut his cable, stop giving him the beeping paper and screw everyone. They like him so much, they help him.
Where is all this coming from?
The Gaza strip is dependent on Israel's gas supply.
A few days ago, a couple of Palastinians shot and killed the guys supplying them with gas. And now Israel caved in and renewed the gas supply to the Strip.
Idiots. All of us.
You can't pee in our pool and then whine about not being invited!
Think of the ramifications of your actions! Think of how it's gonna effect the people close to you!
I saw this post in the opinions thread in one of our sites; it said that the electricity in the Strip should be connected to the alarm system in the south. Whenever rockets are fired at us, the power should automatically shut down for them.
Yes, it sucks being the neighbor's wife. She didn't do anything. But she does have the power to make him stop and change his ways if she really wanted to. She does have the power to aducate her kids better. Anyone saying that's not true is just lazy.
And seeing 6 year olds who've lived their entire life in a warzone in their own country, while other kids don't and the government doing nothing? Sucks out loud.
If it is, it's totally idiotic.
I saw that they pushed Supernatural back to the 31st. Which would have been ok, if Lost didn't come back that same week.
I mean, come on! There is nothing on TV, nothing on TV, nothing on TV, and when do you bring it back? When a huge competition returns? Are you insane, or do you seriously want to bury the show?