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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Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#70690 Jul 13, 2013
Oh.....dear......I didn't think anyone noticed. I'm blushing.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#70691 Jul 13, 2013
Sorry about the double post. I'm in my corner of the garage sneaking a cigarette, a drink and my daughter's iPad device before anyone gets home.
In retrospect, I shouldn't have bought her the mini. It's hard for me to see even with these buck-fifty Walgreens reading glasses.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70692 Jul 13, 2013
Faith wrote:
Sorry about the double post. I'm in my corner of the garage sneaking a cigarette, a drink and my daughter's iPad device before anyone gets home.
In retrospect, I shouldn't have bought her the mini. It's hard for me to see even with these buck-fifty Walgreens reading glasses.
It sucks when hindsight is the only 20/20 you've got. I've been thinking about upgrading my phone to one of those 5.5" Samsung Note II's. The trouble is, it's big enough to identify me as an old guy but not big enough to actually help an old guy out. Three zones in the new progressive lenses and not one of them works on the device.

You really should quit the cigarettes before they become a hindsight issue. If you have to smoke, get a prescription and grow your own.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70693 Jul 13, 2013
It's been a couple of hours since the verdict and we're all still here. Maybe we all learned something over the past couple weeks...
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...nah.

On a lighter note: How come I'm just now learning about these?

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2013/...

“If there is sexual Jihad, we are ready to abandon Tahrir square and join Rabea al-Adawiya, may God destroy the Hashish camp.”

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70694 Jul 14, 2013
TRD wrote:
It's been a couple of hours since the verdict and we're all still here. Maybe we all learned something over the past couple weeks...
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...nah.
On a lighter note: How come I'm just now learning about these?
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2013/...
“If there is sexual Jihad, we are ready to abandon Tahrir square and join Rabea al-Adawiya, may God destroy the Hashish camp.”
The gnashing of teeth can be heard all over the disappointed media. They still show the 14 yr old pic of Travon and the worst pics of Zimmerman. The Sanford Police Chief and the District Attorney should be commended because they had it right. Hell for losing your job because you did your job. Obama should have kept his big fat purple Kenyan mouth shut and the Sanford Mayor should be fired for bowing to political pressure. Fcuk Sharpton, Jackson and the DOJ. So there.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70695 Jul 14, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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The gnashing of teeth can be heard all over the disappointed media. They still show the 14 yr old pic of Travon and the worst pics of Zimmerman. The Sanford Police Chief and the District Attorney should be commended because they had it right. Hell for losing your job because you did your job. Obama should have kept his big fat purple Kenyan mouth shut and the Sanford Mayor should be fired for bowing to political pressure. Fcuk Sharpton, Jackson and the DOJ. So there.
I can't bring myself to watch what Nancy Grace is making of this but I'll bet it's good TV. That's all any of this was...the law is pretty clear in Florida and the circumstances were pretty obvious. You can't hide the facts under a color blanket, they just become pale facts.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70698 Jul 14, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I can't bring myself to watch what Nancy Grace is making of this but I'll bet it's good TV. That's all any of this was...the law is pretty clear in Florida and the circumstances were pretty obvious. You can't hide the facts under a color blanket, they just become pale facts.


Our citizens get dumber and dumber. She’s an asz. Check this out.

>Approximately 11,000 black Americans have been murdered since Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman back in February of 2012.
And almost all—about 94 percent—were taken by members of their own race.
Yet here was America on a summer Saturday night in July, all glued to the cable news networks, watching the not-so-surprising not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman being announced to the world.

Unlike the other 11,000, this murder was different, you see, because the media had succeeded in turning a self-declared Hispanic like Zimmerman into a guy whiter than Tim Tebow. <

http://www.mediaite.com/online/from-serious-t...

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70699 Jul 14, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Our citizens get dumber and dumber. She’s an asz. Check this out.
>Approximately 11,000 black Americans have been murdered since Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman back in February of 2012.
And almost all—about 94 percent—were taken by members of their own race.
Yet here was America on a summer Saturday night in July, all glued to the cable news networks, watching the not-so-surprising not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman being announced to the world.
Unlike the other 11,000, this murder was different, you see, because the media had succeeded in turning a self-declared Hispanic like Zimmerman into a guy whiter than Tim Tebow. <
http://www.mediaite.com/online/from-serious-t...
Whiter than Tebow...is that even possible?

Right after the verdict I started hearing loud explosions in the distance and for a moment thought the big one had just started, then I realized it was the 10 pm fireworks at Disney. There was an almost visible disappointment in the news anchors delivery of the report that despite months of polarizing reports, they had failed to encourage widespread civil disobedience and violent reprisals.

I feel for the kid's parents, no father should outlive his son, but it is sickeningly true that of all those black on black murders few if any were prosecuted to a conviction. I wonder if they were all self-defense.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70700 Jul 14, 2013
Ohshit! Now we're in for it.

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/wildlife-office...

Just wait until they find out he was black.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70701 Jul 14, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Whiter than Tebow...is that even possible?
Right after the verdict I started hearing loud explosions in the distance and for a moment thought the big one had just started, then I realized it was the 10 pm fireworks at Disney. There was an almost visible disappointment in the news anchors delivery of the report that despite months of polarizing reports, they had failed to encourage widespread civil disobedience and violent reprisals.
I feel for the kid's parents, no father should outlive his son, but it is sickeningly true that of all those black on black murders few if any were prosecuted to a conviction. I wonder if they were all self-defense.
It's easy to see how so many of those people easily turn to Islam. Beside having that hereditary murderous intent, plus the prison mosque and the feeling of belonging it brings them, they are fodder for that insanity. I was listening to an interview with the "new" blank panthers and their take on the verdict. Asked, "What do you want?" The mob attempted to answer at once, but, this articulate response was one I could make out. "We wants justice for duh brother Travon." "What justice? Do you think Zimmerman should die?" "Oh, Praise the Lord". "Would you want to see him murdered in prison?" "Oh Lawdy, one can only hope." And on and on. They are just like Islamists who think murder is okay as long as they do it. They are like our very own Palestinians, you creepy cracker.;>)

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70702 Jul 14, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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It's easy to see how so many of those people easily turn to Islam. Beside having that hereditary murderous intent, plus the prison mosque and the feeling of belonging it brings them, they are fodder for that insanity. I was listening to an interview with the "new" blank panthers and their take on the verdict. Asked, "What do you want?" The mob attempted to answer at once, but, this articulate response was one I could make out. "We wants justice for duh brother Travon." "What justice? Do you think Zimmerman should die?" "Oh, Praise the Lord". "Would you want to see him murdered in prison?" "Oh Lawdy, one can only hope." And on and on. They are just like Islamists who think murder is okay as long as they do it. They are like our very own Palestinians, you creepy cracker.;>)
I haven't been able to crack much since my rotator cuff acted up. Back in the day though, I could crack a 10' whip like a gunshot.

The "mob" that turned up in an overhead photo of the courthouse in Sanford was a couple of dozen people, no bonfires, no rock throwing, it was a news director's worst nightmare. Rev. Sharpton will need to keep looking for a tragedy on which to hang his hat.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70703 Jul 14, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't been able to crack much since my rotator cuff acted up. Back in the day though, I could crack a 10' whip like a gunshot.
The "mob" that turned up in an overhead photo of the courthouse in Sanford was a couple of dozen people, no bonfires, no rock throwing, it was a news director's worst nightmare. Rev. Sharpton will need to keep looking for a tragedy on which to hang his hat.
Nothing like this primordial horde. Katrina was just an excuse for more of the same..

Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#70704 Jul 14, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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Nothing like this primordial horde. Katrina was just an excuse for more of the same..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =YxBRyygMmTsXX
A brother's gotta get paid.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70705 Jul 14, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing like this primordial horde. Katrina was just an excuse for more of the same..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =YxBRyygMmTsXX
I think if I asked anyone around here they would wish that the confrontation never happened in the first place. It isn't representative of the community and really shined an ugly light on a place that's normally happy. I'm not surprised it didn't spin out of control...we're better than that.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70706 Jul 15, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>A brother's gotta get paid.
Ooga Wooga Booga

http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-acquittal-sti...

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70707 Jul 15, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I think if I asked anyone around here they would wish that the confrontation never happened in the first place. It isn't representative of the community and really shined an ugly light on a place that's normally happy. I'm not surprised it didn't spin out of control...we're better than that.
I spent a month in Sanford trying out a new job. I thought I was back in Barbados or St. Thomas. I stayed in New Smyrna and it was night and day. Get it? Night and day? Huh?

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70708 Jul 15, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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I spent a month in Sanford trying out a new job. I thought I was back in Barbados or St. Thomas. I stayed in New Smyrna and it was night and day. Get it? Night and day? Huh?
Sanford isn't the sleepy little town it used to be. The Orlando metro grew up around it and now it's a suburb. You can't hardly find a $5 piece of crack anymore.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70709 Jul 15, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>A brother's gotta get paid.
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/israel/TPGV8...

I fell out the place!:>)

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#70710 Jul 15, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/israel/TPGV8...
I fell out the place!:>)
Don't you just love her? I could read her all day long except she apparently leads an actual life.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#70711 Jul 15, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you just love her? I could read her all day long except she apparently leads an actual life.
Where's the love? Somebody isn’t loved. Vacillation, indecision, trying to pick a winner can come back to bite you.

A top U.S. diplomat was rebuffed Monday by representatives of the group that led the popular uprising against Egypt's first democratically elected president and by the Islamist party that could benefit from the ouster, underscoring the depth of anti-American sentiment among many segments of Egyptian society.

http://www.topix.com/topstories/egypt

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