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Brett327

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Arab allies in the region have continued to look at us as 'honest brokers' between the Arabs and the Israelis
And we can continue to serve in this role with the embassy in J'salem, but let's not pretend we're agnostic to the outcome. All the stakeholders understand this.
 

phrogdriver

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All those people who think homosexuality is a "choice" must be bisexual at a minimum. Because they seem to be really on the fence as to sexuality. They must be equally attracted to men and women, so that it really does seem like an actual decision, where people weigh the plusses and minuses.

They're like,"Well, I could really go for either dick or pussy, and I'd rather not be discriminated against, so I'll choose pussy for the time being."

If you're really into that "choice" thing, then go choose to suck some dick and see if you like it. I'm pretty liberal, at least by the standards of this board. I won't judge. If it's just a "choice," then it shouldn't be a big deal. Kind of like deciding to drink bourbon instead of scotch for a night. Who knows, maybe you'll really like it.

I wouldn't, but then again, I was born liking women. I didn't get a choice, like some of you apparently did.

Lucky you! Variety is the spice of life!
 
All those people who think homosexuality is a "choice" must be bisexual at a minimum. Because they seem to be really on the fence as to sexuality. They must be equally attracted to men and women, so that it really does seem like an actual decision, where people weigh the plusses and minuses.

They're like,"Well, I could really go for either dick or pussy, and I'd rather not be discriminated against, so I'll choose pussy for the time being."

If you're really into that "choice" thing, then go choose to suck some dick and see if you like it. I'm pretty liberal, at least by the standards of this board. I won't judge. If it's just a "choice," then it shouldn't be a big deal. Kind of like deciding to drink bourbon instead of scotch for a night. Who knows, maybe you'll really like it.

I wouldn't, but then again, I was born liking women. I didn't get a choice, like some of you apparently did.

Lucky you! Variety is the spice of life!
Yes their is a genetic component to sexuality, but genes do not equate to fate. One's environment can effect ones sexuality. Whether you think its not right to say it, there is a amount of choice to your sexuality.
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/is-homosexuality-a-choice/
 

Randy Daytona

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Of note, there is the Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed overwhelmingly in Congress in 1995 which was to place the US Embassy in Jerusalem (Senate 93-5, House 374-37). Despite campaign promises to do this, both President Clinton and President Bush decided not to follow through (due to the legal and political maneuvering in 1995, a waiver has to be signed every 6 months for the law not to go into effect.)

President Trump signed this same waiver in June, but looks like he has now decided to follow through on his campaign promise.

Will be interesting to see if any other countries follow the lead of the US.
 

phrogdriver

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Yes their is a genetic component to sexuality, but genes do not equate to fate. One's environment can effect ones sexuality. Whether you think its not right to say it, there is a amount of choice to your sexuality.
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/is-homosexuality-a-choice/
Most of the citations in that article belie his point. He even likens not acting on sexual urges to resisting a genetic predisposition to addiction.

Sexuality is a continuum. And one's environment can shift one a little ways on that continuum, but one's range, plus or minus X percent, is set at birth. Environment shifts it a little. At no point is there a decision to change one's inherent nature.

A gay person can choose not to have gay sex. Doesn't make him not gay, any more than not getting laid makes a straight person not straight.

Why would either choose not to, though? To obey a couple lines someone inked on papyrus thousands of years ago? Better have those tattoos removed. And don't eat shellfish. Or wear blended fabrics. Or be near women during their "unclean" time of the month.
 

RadicalDude

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Of note, there is the Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed overwhelmingly in Congress in 1995 which was to place the US Embassy in Jerusalem (Senate 93-5, House 374-37). Despite campaign promises to do this, both President Clinton and President Bush decided not to follow through (due to the legal and political maneuvering in 1995, a waiver has to be signed every 6 months for the law not to go into effect.)

President Trump signed this same waiver in June, but looks like he has now decided to follow through on his campaign promise.

Will be interesting to see if any other countries follow the lead of the US.
I literally just said this.
 

Brett327

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Yes their is a genetic component to sexuality, but genes do not equate to fate. One's environment can effect ones sexuality. Whether you think its not right to say it, there is a amount of choice to your sexuality.
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/is-homosexuality-a-choice/
The impact of one's environment (I.E. nurture vs. nature) doesn't equate to choice. Someone may exhibit extroverted personality traits because of the environment they were raised in. That doesn't mean they made a conscious decision to be an extrovert.