Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as ...

Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 70145 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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TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65819 Nov 27, 2012
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text>
So if Hamas had supported Assad, they would have been tools. But since they haven't, they're ungrateful bastards!
Damned if you do, damned if you don't!
See? That's what I'm talking about.

Now, you tell me what the custom is because I keep hearing about this legendary Arab hospitality but every time we get a chance to see it in action, it backfires. If a host invites you into his home, provides comfort and sustinance, protects you under his security umbrella, are you not obligated to return the favor in some way? I bet Hezbollah will be forever welcome to bed down in Assad's tent.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65820 Nov 27, 2012
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>How did you find that? That's me sining to Izze and TRD. I was just getting ready to tell Izze that it is nice to have him back. This thread has been tragically boring without him. It's not that I don't find TRD funny, but without Izze....It is...well...weird. It's like Jerry Lewis without Dean Martin....that was a bad example. Maybe Laurel without Hardy....hmmm....even worse. Oh well, I'm glad to see Izze.
No, no. Don't pay any attention to me over here, I don't want to be a bother. I admit he's the funny one if he admits he's the fat one.

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#65821 Nov 27, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>No, no. Don't pay any attention to me over here, I don't want to be a bother. I admit he's the funny one if he admits he's the fat one.
I'm 193 and 5'11" so that qualifies me as pudgy. That reminded me of a cartoon I once saw. Three kids siting on the floor smoking a large joint and the caption below was "Johnny likes skinny girls but never could turn down a fatty". Relate?

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65822 Nov 27, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm 193 and 5'11" so that qualifies me as pudgy. That reminded me of a cartoon I once saw. Three kids siting on the floor smoking a large joint and the caption below was "Johnny likes skinny girls but never could turn down a fatty". Relate?
At 193 you're ancient:-))

Y'know, I let on one time that I wake 'n bake and I'm branded for life so, hells yeah!

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#65823 Nov 27, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>At 193 you're ancient:-))
Y'know, I let on one time that I wake 'n bake and I'm branded for life so, hells yeah!
This nose tells me at the Casino, shopping malls, co-workers and relatives who's doing it. I'm jealous as hell. Old habits die hard. 6 years and I'm still Jonesing. 8>)

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65824 Nov 27, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
This nose tells me at the Casino, shopping malls, co-workers and relatives who's doing it. I'm jealous as hell. Old habits die hard. 6 years and I'm still Jonesing. 8>)
I should probably quit but every time Faith does, she makes me think about it and pretty soon it's all about the butterflies and hummingbirds out in the garden.

She quits a lot.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#65825 Nov 27, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I should probably quit but every time Faith does, she makes me think about it and pretty soon it's all about the butterflies and hummingbirds out in the garden.
She quits a lot.
It's been two years. But lately, I'm thinking of getting back on the team. It's just not as funny when I try to be all responsible.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#65826 Nov 27, 2012
Maybe it was a year....or 10 months. I can't remember. It was New Year at any rate. I wonder if my neighbor is home....He's one of those "caregivers".

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65827 Nov 27, 2012
Faith wrote:
Maybe it was a year....or 10 months. I can't remember. It was New Year at any rate. I wonder if my neighbor is home....He's one of those "caregivers".
Yeah, you'll never get that short term memory back but in keeping with Sir Isaac's rule, you'll remember obscure old trivia you never knew you knew.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#65828 Nov 27, 2012
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>How did you find that? That's me sining to Izze and TRD. I was just getting ready to tell Izze that it is nice to have him back. This thread has been tragically boring without him. It's not that I don't find TRD funny, but without Izze....It is...well...weird. It's like Jerry Lewis without Dean Martin....that was a bad example. Maybe Laurel without Hardy....hmmm....even worse. Oh well, I'm glad to see Izze.
hahaha which one is TRD and which one is Izze????
I watched this 25 times and still did not get enough of it.
By the way you look pretty good:-)))))).
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#65829 Nov 27, 2012
Ize Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
Have any polonium 210?
Who wants to know???
Cash only.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#65830 Nov 27, 2012
Justice for Palestine wrote:
Take a look at this Gaza atrocity.
Sickening Video starts at 1:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =tm-Gh7Oxy0YXX
Medical report, Muslims are savages from birth.

“Quality is always an accident”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#65831 Nov 27, 2012
Uzi wrote:
<quoted text>
hahaha which one is TRD and which one is Izze????
I watched this 25 times and still did not get enough of it.
By the way you look pretty good:-)))))).
Oh Uzi,TRD and I are separated by miles of rank and intelligence. No comparison. But, I bet we could take Faith and "make a wish". That's one smart she. Talk about laughs. They are peas in a puddle. I still get over Gray's plate in his head and Chinese dog killers. The girl be rocking back and forth and chuckling at the world, as we know it. The visual of her firing up a blunt after throwing the dirty dishes out, is inspiring.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#65832 Nov 27, 2012
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Let's.
If you insist.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65833 Nov 27, 2012
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text>
If you insist.
Can you believe it? You finally come around to supporting Abbas's efforts and it turns out he'll be shooting all of you in the foot.

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/11...

More than just losing US financial aid, the Europeans are starting to see the depth of the shortfall they will have to make-up when the US drops out of the funding pool. Every third-world country without two nickles to rub together supports the upgrade though. Who knew that Palestinians would be able to prove definitively that misery does in fact love company.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#65834 Nov 27, 2012
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Can you believe it? You finally come around to supporting Abbas's efforts and it turns out he'll be shooting all of you in the foot.
http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/11...
More than just losing US financial aid, the Europeans are starting to see the depth of the shortfall they will have to make-up when the US drops out of the funding pool. Every third-world country without two nickles to rub together supports the upgrade though. Who knew that Palestinians would be able to prove definitively that misery does in fact love company.
Let the PA collapse. It's worthless.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#65835 Nov 27, 2012
So I broke down and made the hike over to my next door neighbor's house. As I have mentioned, he is...uh...one of those "caregivers". That works out nice. I have an acute condition....I don't like to not being baked. I haven't seen him for a while. He always acts kind of stern and disapproving of me, but I know he loves me. He doesn't have any human contact since his third ex-wife left him....well, except for maybe a parole officer. Anyhow, I shrug off his aires. He has a wandering eye and a big jagged scar on his face. I never ask how any of that came to be. It isn't that I didn't want to know....But my curiosity was squelched by the anticipation of how painful it would be for me to sit through the explanation. He's got some nerve getting uppity with me. I had to move a loaded shotgun and what looked like a deer's skull out of my way just to sit down. When I said yes to the drink he offered me, he unscrewed the childproof cap off a bottle of prescription cough medicine and set it down in front of me. I'm not really a high maintenance kind of gal, but it would have been better if he had had some ice. He is one of those guys that is so into hunting that he could rattle off a reason why any animal on Earth needs to be killed. That's a little hard for me to take, but he always has great reefer and he has surprisingly good taste in music for a potentially homicidal maniac. He's good people.
So I got high.
And when I say "high"....bear in mind that I haven't smoked pot in between 10 and 24 months. You know how that goes. My body had reset itself and it was if I had never smoked before. I think I'm hooked. I'm sitting here in a dark room listening to the soundtrack from Easy Rider, wearing a pair of Ray-Bans and I have tears running down my cheeks.
Oh well. It's good to be back.
Yours, Faith XOXO

Rambone

Duncanville, TX

#65837 Nov 28, 2012
The United States government and its subject peoples think of the US as “the world’s only superpower.” But how is a country a superpower when its entire government and a majority of the subjects, especially those members of evangelical churches, grovel at the feet of the Israeli Prime Minister? How is a country a superpower when it lacks the power to determine its own foreign policy in the Middle East? Such a country is not a superpower. It is a puppet state.

Washington claimed that its invasion forces were threatened by the Indian’s bows and arrows. Today there is international law to protect the Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza. However, every time that the world tries to hold the Israeli government accountable for its crimes, Israel’s Washington puppet vetoes the UN decision.

The notion that Israel is threatened by Palestinians is as absurd as the notion that the US is threatened by Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, and Iran. No government of any of these countries has ever made a threatening statement against the US. Even had such a statement been made, it would be meaningless. If a Superpower can be threatened by such impotent and distant counties, then it is not a superpower.

Demonizing a victim is a way of hiding state crimes. The American print and TV media is useless as a check on state crimes. The only crimes reported by the media are assigned to “terrorists,” that is, those who resist US hegemony, and to Americans, such as Bradley Manning and Sibel Edmonds, who liberate truth from official secrecy. Julian Assange of WikiLeaks remains in danger despite the asylum granted to him by the President of Ecuador, as Washington has little regard for international law.

In the US the exercise of the First Amendment is coming to be regarded as a crime against the state. The purpose of the media is no longer to find the truth, but to protect official lies. Speaking the truth has essentially disappeared as it is too costly to journalist who dare to do so. To keep one’s job, one serves Washington and the private interest groups that Washington serves.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65838 Nov 28, 2012
Soy de Palestina wrote:
<quoted text> Let the PA collapse. It's worthless.
Okey-doke. Their slogan "We cause the deaths of fewer people than Hamas" wasn't working anyway.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#65839 Nov 28, 2012
Faith wrote:
So I broke down and made the hike over to my next door neighbor's house. As I have mentioned, he is...uh...one of those "caregivers". That works out nice. I have an acute condition....I don't like to not being baked. I haven't seen him for a while. He always acts kind of stern and disapproving of me, but I know he loves me. He doesn't have any human contact since his third ex-wife left him....well, except for maybe a parole officer. Anyhow, I shrug off his aires. He has a wandering eye and a big jagged scar on his face. I never ask how any of that came to be. It isn't that I didn't want to know....But my curiosity was squelched by the anticipation of how painful it would be for me to sit through the explanation. He's got some nerve getting uppity with me. I had to move a loaded shotgun and what looked like a deer's skull out of my way just to sit down. When I said yes to the drink he offered me, he unscrewed the childproof cap off a bottle of prescription cough medicine and set it down in front of me. I'm not really a high maintenance kind of gal, but it would have been better if he had had some ice. He is one of those guys that is so into hunting that he could rattle off a reason why any animal on Earth needs to be killed. That's a little hard for me to take, but he always has great reefer and he has surprisingly good taste in music for a potentially homicidal maniac. He's good people.
So I got high.
And when I say "high"....bear in mind that I haven't smoked pot in between 10 and 24 months. You know how that goes. My body had reset itself and it was if I had never smoked before. I think I'm hooked. I'm sitting here in a dark room listening to the soundtrack from Easy Rider, wearing a pair of Ray-Bans and I have tears running down my cheeks.
Oh well. It's good to be back.
Yours, Faith XOXO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =fhyApMVm9RsXX
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