Israel in the Middle

The assumption is very often made that the long-lasting standoff between Israel and the Palestinians is intolerable for Israel, but it continues due to outside pressures.   These pressures include Palestinian refusal to agree to a reasonable two-state solution and international pressure to not take the measures required to completely destroy Hamas and other violent factions.  The fact is that the status quo is not only the best option for Israel, it is the only viable option.

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Foaming at the Mouth

So given that foaming soap is the answer to saving water and soap, as well as reducing the burden on water treatment plants, what should be done?  Should we individually use foaming soap?  I think we should go further, requiring that all liquid soap dispensers sold should be foaming soap dispensers.

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Foaming Soap Will Save the World

Well, maybe not quite.  But foaming soap uses less soap (it’s mostly air) and surprisingly, less water as well (as less soap means less rinsing needed.)  Much liquid soap is wasted as it slips off your hands and goes down the drain, or because you just squirted more than you needed.  Foaming soap gives you just enough suds and guarantees a ready-made lather.  Seems ideal, only thing is, there’s no such thing as foaming soap.

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Do We Need to Invade Switzerland?

A recent economic study found that $7.6 trillion is hidden in tax havens around the world.  That’s over $1000 for every person on the planet.  Of course, most of the people on this planet wouldn’t know the first thing about how to move their money offshore to a tax haven.  Only multinational corporations and people with tens of millions in wealth have those resources.

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