Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

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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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Jan 22, 2013
 
Valentine's Day. Like a milestone birthday and a dentist appointment all wrapped up into one, Valentine's Day is pretty much the most evil holiday ever to go commercial. We're not surprised it's connected to a massacre. Word.

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Jan 22, 2013
 
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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Where's my Valentine? Put my cupcake back, sans frosting. I'll bring my own. LOL
You must be a wimmins with a name like Yumpin Yimminy! Plus you make frosting? OK - BYO

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Only message is Valentine's Day is coming up. You rather I be an 8-ball again? I decided the world only needs one of him. ;)
Dang it! I almost had it.

If you squint your dominant eye and cock your head to the side you'd have seen the hammer and sickle.

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Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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I've always had a thing for cupcake frosting. After I've had my way with it, I throw away the cake. As for the subliminal message, when you get banned as much as I do, it's appropriate.
It's a skill. If you were a superhero, that would be your super power.

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You must be a wimmins with a name like Yumpin Yimminy! Plus you make frosting? OK - BYO
I don't talk to the Gray Man, unless they have always been gray. And, no, my tail isn't split at the stump. Sorry.

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Jan 22, 2013
 
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>It's a skill. If you were a superhero, that would be your super power.
No worries there!

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Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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I don't talk to the Gray Man, unless they have always been gray. And, no, my tail isn't split at the stump. Sorry.
Gross!

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<quoted text>It's a skill. If you were a superhero, that would be your super power.
Our new member just can't seem to decide on an appropriate avatar that reflect his/her personality. I've never seen avatars changed this much since Ize Lost. Deep insecurity/identity crisis is my guess. Wanna make a wish?
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Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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Our new member just can't seem to decide on an appropriate avatar that reflect his/her personality. I've never seen avatars changed this much since Ize Lost. Deep insecurity/identity crisis is my guess. Wanna make a wish?
http://www.google.com/imgres...
You did go through a few, I just thought yours were all too cool to get stuck on just one. I tried to keep up for a while there back in '10 but I got worn out after one in a row.

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TRD wrote:
<quoted text>You did go through a few, I just thought yours were all too cool to get stuck on just one. I tried to keep up for a while there back in '10 but I got worn out after one in a row.
Nothing beats consistency. Except in cupcake frosting. One has to experiment with angles vs output.
Anyway, back on topic. What's with all the Internet news about Bibi winning but it was close and there's trouble ahead? I know it's a different system, but Michelle's attire stole the show here and the rest, well, doesn't really matter. 51 vs 47. Woe to the 47. Is there a bias, internationally in the election results in Israel? Are the Pali's skulking around the perimeter raining on the parade? New hardware to Egypt and.........Never mind. Dumb question. Go Bibi. Go IDF. Go Israel. And the new USA, GFY.

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Nothing beats consistency. Except in cupcake frosting. One has to experiment with angles vs output.
Anyway, back on topic. What's with all the Internet news about Bibi winning but it was close and there's trouble ahead? I know it's a different system, but Michelle's attire stole the show here and the rest, well, doesn't really matter. 51 vs 47. Woe to the 47. Is there a bias, internationally in the election results in Israel? Are the Pali's skulking around the perimeter raining on the parade? New hardware to Egypt and.........Never mind. Dumb question. Go Bibi. Go IDF. Go Israel. And the new USA, GFY.
Close your eyes and imagine Bibi with bangs.

In the coming New Year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address will occur on the same day. This is an ironic turn of events. One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature of little intelligence for guidance...The other involves a groundhog!

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Jan 22, 2013
 
You doubted but I believed, my candidate for these elections is the big winner

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-433...

The Yesh Atid party led by Yair Lapid is the second largest party in the Israeli Knesset

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You doubted but I believed, my candidate for these elections is the big winner
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-433...
The Yesh Atid party led by Yair Lapid is the second largest party in the Israeli Knesset
Congrats Eran!

I'm not sure why second place is good but congratulations just the same. I hope Yesh Atid leads to world peace someday soon but for me it sounds more like what a cop would hear after asking a drunk redneck if he saw that row of mailboxes he just mowed over.

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<quoted text>Congrats Eran!
I'm not sure why second place is good but congratulations just the same. I hope Yesh Atid leads to world peace someday soon but for me it sounds more like what a cop would hear after asking a drunk redneck if he saw that row of mailboxes he just mowed over.
Our political system is entirely different than yours, a new party reaching second place is unthinkable, its like a third party winning more votes than the republicans or the democrats.

Further more, because our political system requires any designated prime minister to rely on a coalition of other parties, it gives the center parties who can tip the balance and veto a possible coalition unproportional leverage. Yesh Atid is the current king maker of Israeli politics, that makes Yair Lapid the pope.

I told you we"ll take this elections by storm, the middle class has spoken and its voice is thunder!

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Eran Levi - Israel wrote:
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Our political system is entirely different than yours, a new party reaching second place is unthinkable, its like a third party winning more votes than the republicans or the democrats.
Further more, because our political system requires any designated prime minister to rely on a coalition of other parties, it gives the center parties who can tip the balance and veto a possible coalition unproportional leverage. Yesh Atid is the current king maker of Israeli politics, that makes Yair Lapid the pope.
I told you we"ll take this elections by storm, the middle class has spoken and its voice is thunder!
Congrats, Eran. I also read that the young people are more hawkish than the older folk. Isn't this party for more peace and stability in the ME? I'm so confused. You can't have both. Or, are there an equal amount of young people who don't vote but wouldn't give the Pali's sh!t.

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Eran Levi - Israel wrote:
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Our political system is entirely different than yours, a new party reaching second place is unthinkable, its like a third party winning more votes than the republicans or the democrats.
Further more, because our political system requires any designated prime minister to rely on a coalition of other parties, it gives the center parties who can tip the balance and veto a possible coalition unproportional leverage. Yesh Atid is the current king maker of Israeli politics, that makes Yair Lapid the pope.
I told you we"ll take this elections by storm, the middle class has spoken and its voice is thunder!
Also an odd choice...Pope in a Jewish country, his mother must be so proud.(just kidding)

Does this mean Israelis are about to start scooping up the Arabs, giving them hugs and paving the way to two states? It's a pretty complicated dance to just maintain the status quo.
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Coalition government suxs. If you can not get over 50% of the votes i.e. majority than to form a government you must invite or add different parties to join you to have a majority. We talked about it 4 years ago when Tzipi Livni won the most votes but not the 50% or over needed to tell everybody to get lost. She tried to put together a government but most of the parties especially the religious ones refused to join cause she would not give in to blackmail, i.e. more, much more $$$$$ to those parties. Since she just could not do it the next step is the Presidents choice of appointing another party to try to form a government and so he gave the job to Bibi who of course gave away even the kitchen sink to the religious parties just to be the next prime minister. What does he care its not his $$$, its the taxpayers money. Besides he made sure that the religious youngsters dont have to go to the army plus just for studying or saying so, they get monthly $$$$. Other youngsters got to go to the service and pay their way thru school plus many many more ....... The new guy Yair Lapid is againts all this and look what happened he became the #2 party in size after Bibi. A few months ago Bibis party hooked up with Liebermans (russian) party and even this way they got only like 32 mandates which is not enough again so he must go and include Lapid and his (our) demands. Anyway in short thats where we are now. By the way when counted the right got a total of 60 and so is the so called left. I told you its a fucked up system, oh and since we are such a giant country here we have 34 (yes 34) different parties running. Who cares, my guy won, last time voted for his father who passed away since.
We are having fun yet??? Sure we do.

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Eran Levi - Israel wrote:
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that makes Yair Lapid the pope.
Huge insult - and not to the pope. haha

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You're missing Hillary's live testimony re: Benghazi. I had to put my boots on.
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Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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Congrats, Eran. I also read that the young people are more hawkish than the older folk. Isn't this party for more peace and stability in the ME? I'm so confused. You can't have both. Or, are there an equal amount of young people who don't vote but wouldn't give the Pali's sh!t.
Most of the young people are not more hawkish but there are plenty of those too. Will be very iteresting to see whats coming up with the "new" order. Over all Bibi lost about 25% of his votes from 4 years ago.

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