Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 18, 2009, titled Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Israeli troops began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Hamas declared a cease-fire, setting the stage for intensified international efforts to arrange a durable truce after a 22-day war against ...

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Since: Oct 12

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#65442 Nov 11, 2012
..Check out large article, in Sunday paper about..BOEHNER LAYS DOWN LAW FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS.....by Jonathon Weisman and Jennifer Steinhauer of the NY Times....
Professor Ayreshire

Albuquerque, NM

#65443 Nov 11, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>The House republicans have, in the last few years, been the biggest obsticle to bipartisan solutions...when John Boehner can't get them to react for the good of the country, there is a serious problem....And now that they have been flagged, any continuation would only make the GOP, less and less significant.....
And you dems have not?? Get real!!

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#65444 Nov 11, 2012
Professor Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>And you dems have not?? Get real!!
Guarenteed...Democrat's have blocked zero jobs bills, in the House of Representatives, the last two years.....
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#65445 Nov 11, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>It's a little like telling your kid to go put on a sweater because you're cold. If they don't feel the cold, they won't listen.
It will take a while but even the dumbest will start feeling the chill., I am afraid.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65446 Nov 11, 2012
Uzi wrote:
<quoted text>
It will take a while but even the dumbest will start feeling the chill., I am afraid.
Weird.

You'd think after fourteen years of either killing communists or training to kill communists, I'd have a better sense for this. If we were talking about gays, my gaydar would be broken.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#65448 Nov 11, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Weird.
You'd think after fourteen years of either killing communists or training to kill communists, I'd have a better sense for this. If we were talking about gays, my gaydar would be broken.
I guess you had to be there i.e. live under communism/socialism. Lucky you, thats why all ran to the USA and tried to get in any way from those places called "workers paradise".
Well about gays, one of the nices things is to wake up to sex in the morning unless you are in jail.
Have fun.

Since: Sep 11

Jerusalem, Israel

#65449 Nov 11, 2012
just as always Real Estate prices in Israel will keep on climbing up to $ 2,500 per sf within the next 5 - 10 years... specially in Jerusalem where there's no more available land to build on...
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#65450 Nov 12, 2012
"More than 5,000 child brides in Saudi Arabia," from Gulf News, November 8 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Dubai: More than 5,000 girls below the age of 14 are married off in Saudi Arabia, according to media reports.
There have been 5,622 marriages where the bride is under the age of 14 in Saudi Arabia, said Ali Abdul Rahman Al Roumi, a social services academic at Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University, adding that specifying a legal age would not solve the problem, and may lead to “even bigger problems”.

A number of families from “rural areas” have been marrying their daughters off to older, rich men, according to the Saudi owned Al Hayat newspaper.

“We must solve this, by at least looking at the difference in age in cases where the bride is young, in which case it can be deceptive” he said. He did not specify what period of time that figure represents.

He added however that it was “not a trend”....

Of course not. It's an entrenched practice, sanctioned by Muhammad's example and practiced for centuries going back to the dawn of Islam, and before that as well.
Rambone

Duncanville, TX

#65451 Nov 12, 2012
.......go Iran go.......go Iran go.......

DUBAI (Reuters)- Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week after Washington accused Iranian warplanes of firing on a U.S. drone.

The maneuvers will take place this week across 850,000 square kilometers (330,000 square miles) of Iran's northeast, east, and southeast regions, Iranian media reported.

Some 8,000 elite and regular army troops will participate, backed by bombers and fighter planes, while missile, artillery and surveillance systems will be tested, various media said.

Played out against a backdrop of high tension between the United States and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program, the 'Velayat-4' maneuvers will involve the biggest air drills the country has ever held, Iran's English-language Press TV reported.

"These drills convey a message of peace and security to regional countries," Shahrokh Shahram, the spokesman for the exercises, told the broadcaster on Monday. "At the same time they send out a strong warning to those threatening Iran."

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65452 Nov 12, 2012
Rambone wrote:
.......go Iran go.......go Iran go.......
DUBAI (Reuters)- Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week after Washington accused Iranian warplanes of firing on a U.S. drone.
The maneuvers will take place this week across 850,000 square kilometers (330,000 square miles) of Iran's northeast, east, and southeast regions, Iranian media reported.
Some 8,000 elite and regular army troops will participate, backed by bombers and fighter planes, while missile, artillery and surveillance systems will be tested, various media said.
Played out against a backdrop of high tension between the United States and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program, the 'Velayat-4' maneuvers will involve the biggest air drills the country has ever held, Iran's English-language Press TV reported.
"These drills convey a message of peace and security to regional countries," Shahrokh Shahram, the spokesman for the exercises, told the broadcaster on Monday. "At the same time they send out a strong warning to those threatening Iran."
Sweet Jeebus, Stewy. Is this the only thing you're going to read today? It seems that way since you've been spamming it around Topix as though you were the only source for this story.

Attacking unarmed recon aircraft over international waters would be a snap for any military who claims the capabilities Iran has and yet they failed to bring any more drones down. Do you suppose their capabilities are directly linked to malfunctions and "acts of God"? I ask this because it seems the only drones they can actually bring down are the ones we fail for them.

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

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#65453 Nov 12, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Sweet Jeebus, Stewy. Is this the only thing you're going to read today? It seems that way since you've been spamming it around Topix as though you were the only source for this story.
Attacking unarmed recon aircraft over international waters would be a snap for any military who claims the capabilities Iran has and yet they failed to bring any more drones down. Do you suppose their capabilities are directly linked to malfunctions and "acts of God"? I ask this because it seems the only drones they can actually bring down are the ones we fail for them.
Rambone Rambone where u bin, down on the corner drinking gin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/us-w...

Who'd a thunk it, Screwey?

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65454 Nov 12, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
Rambone Rambone where u bin, down on the corner drinking gin
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/us-w...
Who'd a thunk it, Screwey?
See?

See what we can do when we all pull together and ignore the environment?

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

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#65455 Nov 12, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>See?
See what we can do when we all pull together and ignore the environment?
Is that a walnut bulging from your cheek, or your tongue? I know that your Gaybar isn't broken, so we can discount the other possibility. Don't tell me you're a closet green, Fertilizer Man. Taking advantage of your post to address Uzi, cuz he reads you like the Torah, I strongly suggest he read
http://www.snopes.com/
before he spams us to death. I have my doubts about snopes, but it's, at the very least, food for thoughtlessness. By your leave, Sir!

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#65456 Nov 12, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>See?
See what we can do when we all pull together and ignore the environment?
How'd you like to pull this together? A haunting melody. Yes, I've been away, not long enough.
&fe ature=related

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65457 Nov 12, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text> How'd you like to pull this together? A haunting melody. Yes, I've been away, not long enough.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =FUS4OpDbCsEXX&feature=rel ated
Not a fan of the show but I'll tell you what, I got a definite Rosie O'Donnell vibe (and not in the funny way) so I'll let you teach 'em about pole dancing.
Rambone

Duncanville, TX

#65458 Nov 12, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
Rambone Rambone where u bin, down on the corner drinking gin
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/us-w...
Who'd a thunk it, Screwey?
A Global Vision of Long-term Growth, the OECD has announced that China’s economy will surpass the combined economies of the European Union (EU) Member States in a year.

By 2016, China is also expected to overtake the United States (U.S.) and become the largest economy in the world.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65459 Nov 12, 2012
Rambone wrote:
<quoted text>
A Global Vision of Long-term Growth, the OECD has announced that China’s economy will surpass the combined economies of the European Union (EU) Member States in a year.
By 2016, China is also expected to overtake the United States (U.S.) and become the largest economy in the world.
Are you sure you have the numbers straight Stewy? Since the GDP of the EU is already greater then that of the US, it stands to reason that surpassing the EU inside a year will necessarily place them ahead of the US far in advance of 2016.

Shouldn't we expect a country with three times the population to throw off three times the GDP? Just sayin'.

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

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#65460 Nov 13, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Not a fan of the show but I'll tell you what, I got a definite Rosie O'Donnell vibe (and not in the funny way) so I'll let you teach 'em about pole dancing.
Me neither, but Veeky was. I hunted the song down because a local news channel was playing it as a backdrop to their advertising "So Many Stories". She has an unusual voice and has won some awards. So, are you green? Do you object to using our natural resources to solve our energy needs? Put a little distance between us and our friendly ME buddies? I know you have hopes for hydrogen development, but we are talking now.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65461 Nov 13, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
Me neither, but Veeky was. I hunted the song down because a local news channel was playing it as a backdrop to their advertising "So Many Stories". She has an unusual voice and has won some awards. So, are you green? Do you object to using our natural resources to solve our energy needs? Put a little distance between us and our friendly ME buddies? I know you have hopes for hydrogen development, but we are talking now.
I am pinkish-tan (no additional charge for freckles) and believe we should do whatever we can to wean ourselves from foreign oil in the short run and fossil fuel eventually. The promise of a hydrogen economy is not just clean, limitless energy but that we can plant our flag on an exclusive source of clean fuel which we then export to the rest of the world. That makes us rich and the Arabs, Persians and Venezuelans impotent.

So yes, drill everywhere...put up a windmill in my back yard...replace orange trees with solar panels...

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#65462 Nov 13, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I am pinkish-tan (no additional charge for freckles) and believe we should do whatever we can to wean ourselves from foreign oil in the short run and fossil fuel eventually. The promise of a hydrogen economy is not just clean, limitless energy but that we can plant our flag on an exclusive source of clean fuel which we then export to the rest of the world. That makes us rich and the Arabs, Persians and Venezuelans impotent.
So yes, drill everywhere...put up a windmill in my back yard...replace orange trees with solar panels...
I have to say that you seemed to have had a positive effect on Screwy, as I'm more prone to read his cut and paste than in the past. Even cut and paste has levels Quality. And remember, Quality is always an accident. I haven't seen any references to that roll of tar paper that he's fond of. How about that Jill Kelly? I wonder if she can sing "So Many Stories".

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