Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 20 comments on the Jan 18, 2009, Chicago Tribune story 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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“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72241 Oct 2, 2013
Wading in the Halifax River is a no-no. I suggest a set of full body neoprene waders when setting those crab traps, Commander. Be very very afwade.

http://natmonitor.com/2013/10/01/deadly-seawa...

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#72243 Oct 2, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
Wading in the Halifax River is a no-no. I suggest a set of full body neoprene waders when setting those crab traps, Commander. Be very very afwade.
http://natmonitor.com/2013/10/01/deadly-seawa...
Meh, I'm going to blame Al Gore for this one. Before he warmed the globe all we had around here was common brain-eating bacteria. Now, in the pre-post-apocalyptic era, we have all sorts of mean little creepy-crawlies doing their thing in our waterways. Treat water the way W.C.Fields did and you should be OK.

More interesting is your source for this news and it's other headlines: "The 8 Most Stunning Wardrobe Malfunctions", "The Best 7 Breasts of Hollywood"? If the news industry had a gutter, that's where we'd find your head.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#72244 Oct 2, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>That capacity for dry humor is in stark contrast to expressing joy over dead U.S. Servicemen. I call it maturity and, like you, enjoy the change. May Farfur and Walter White R.I.P.
Apparently it's not just him. Do you remember his response when I asked what Palestinian kids did on dates? "Dates? This is Palestine!".

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/1...

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72245 Oct 2, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Meh, I'm going to blame Al Gore for this one. Before he warmed the globe all we had around here was common brain-eating bacteria. Now, in the pre-post-apocalyptic era, we have all sorts of mean little creepy-crawlies doing their thing in our waterways. Treat water the way W.C.Fields did and you should be OK.
More interesting is your source for this news and it's other headlines: "The 8 Most Stunning Wardrobe Malfunctions", "The Best 7 Breasts of Hollywood"? If the news industry had a gutter, that's where we'd find your head.
I never clicked on those other links. You think I'm a dirty old man? I was only concerned about your safety in those pristine waters surrounding your island. You had better protect that Pearl 1/2 pounder from those here-to-for unknown critters that inhabit those warm waters. At least wear a jock strap.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72246 Oct 2, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently it's not just him. Do you remember his response when I asked what Palestinian kids did on dates? "Dates? This is Palestine!".
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/1...
I once rented an RV and went to the land of the Amish in PA for a vacation. We watched in awe at the young Amish boys meeting their dates at our campground and disappearing one after the other in their buggies into the tall cornfields across the road. Think they were harvesting corn after dark? Not. The scent of "love" was in the air. I believe that what is preached and publicized is a little off the mark. Underneath all those mandated garments is a beast waiting to get out. You pig! Going to Twin Lakes today. I'll miss you.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#72247 Oct 2, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text> I never clicked on those other links. You think I'm a dirty old man? I was only concerned about your safety in those pristine waters surrounding your island. You had better protect that Pearl 1/2 pounder from those here-to-for unknown critters that inhabit those warm waters. At least wear a jock strap.
Think? No, I know you're a dirty old man. If you haven't followed those links it's your loss cuz them are some tig ol' bitties.

We have so many visible reasons not to go in the water that the tiny invisible ones don't really enter the decision making process. Ever thought about what a 12', 1000 lb gator could do to you? Or a slightly smaller shark? You have to reverse-osmosize the stuff to get me to even drink it.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#72248 Oct 2, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
I once rented an RV and went to the land of the Amish in PA for a vacation. We watched in awe at the young Amish boys meeting their dates at our campground and disappearing one after the other in their buggies into the tall cornfields across the road. Think they were harvesting corn after dark? Not. The scent of "love" was in the air. I believe that what is preached and publicized is a little off the mark. Underneath all those mandated garments is a beast waiting to get out. You pig! Going to Twin Lakes today. I'll miss you.
Take a thermometer...if the water is still warm, don't get any on you! Don't forget to take a towel.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/307797/...

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72249 Oct 2, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Take a thermometer...if the water is still warm, don't get any on you! Don't forget to take a towel.
http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/307797/...
We are getting Fla weather today. I took out three AC's last week and left the main one uncovered. How smart am I? Laziness has its rewards. Record breaking temps possible. I'll think about you as I fish the Twin Lakes that you made fun of. Oh, Commander, I almost forgot. F**k you, it's happy Wednesday. ;>)

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#72250 Oct 2, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>That capacity for dry humor is in stark contrast to expressing joy over dead U.S. Servicemen. I call it maturity and, like you, enjoy the change. May Farfur and Walter White R.I.P.
I don't have a problem with change. Maturity is a good thing, you should try it sometime ;)

It probably has to do with the fact that I've been living away from the frustrations of life under occupation. I'm pretty sure a lot of Palestinians will "change" once they have room to breathe.
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#72251 Oct 2, 2013
> President Obama walks into the Bank of America to cash a check.

> As he approaches the cashier he says, "Good morning Ma'am, could you

> please cash this check for me?"

>

> Cashier: "It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID?"



>

> Obama: "Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn't think

there was any need to. I am President Barack Obama, the President of the United

> States of AMERICA !!!!"

>

> Cashier: "Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations

> and monitoring of the banks because of impostors and forgers and

> requirements of the Dodd/Frank legislation, etc., I must insist on seeing ID."

>

> Obama: "Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell

you. Everybody knows who I am."

>

> Cashier: "I am sorry Mr. President but these are the bank rules and I

must follow them."

>

> Obama: "I am urging you, please, to cash this check."

>

> Cashier: "Look Mr. President, here is an example of what we can do.

One day Tiger Woods came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods he pulled

> out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a cup. With that shot we knew

> him to be Tiger Woods and cashed his check. Another time, Andre Agassi came in without ID.

> He pulled out his tennis racket and made a fabulous shot whereas the tennis ball landed in my cup.

With that shot we cashed his check.



So, Mr. President, what can you do to prove that

> it is you, and only you, as the President of the United States?"

>

> Obama stands there thinking, and thinking, and finally says,

> "Honestly, my mind is a total blank. There is nothing that comes to

> my mind. I can't think of a single thing. I have absolutely no idea what to do and I don't have a

clue.

>

> Cashier; "Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?*

=

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#72252 Oct 2, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking thereof, my Grandson just scored 97% on his MCAT test. N euro Surgeon aspirations. He didn't get it from me. LOL
Congrats to him! Thank goodness your genes skipped his generation! ;) Stay away from him.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#72253 Oct 2, 2013
R.I.P. Tom Clancy. We'll miss you...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-...

...now we'll have to rely on Palestinians for our award-winning fiction.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72254 Oct 3, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
Congrats to him! Thank goodness your genes skipped his generation! ;) Stay away from him.
That score, for your edification, is equivalent to a 37. Google MCAT scores and see the score you need to get into Universities. They average 32 to 36. The boy has my brains and a replica of my pearl. Ark Arf

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72255 Oct 3, 2013
TRD wrote:
R.I.P. Tom Clancy. We'll miss you...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-...
...now we'll have to rely on Palestinians for our award-winning fiction.
Interesting to note that he has a book coming out in December 2013, Command Authority. He was young. Think it was the pot?

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#72256 Oct 3, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting to note that he has a book coming out in December 2013, Command Authority. He was young. Think it was the pot?
I haven't found a reference yet to his cause of death but I doubt a pot fell on him. I'd have guessed it was some sort of complication to do with his multiple personalities. He's had so many ghost writers working on his different series lately that he may have forgotten who/what/where he was and stepped of a curb into the path of a speeding embassy car.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72257 Oct 3, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't found a reference yet to his cause of death but I doubt a pot fell on him. I'd have guessed it was some sort of complication to do with his multiple personalities. He's had so many ghost writers working on his different series lately that he may have forgotten who/what/where he was and stepped of a curb into the path of a speeding embassy car.
Having spent 19 years working on a specific piece of equipment for submarines, I found it amusing that Clancy attempted to describe it in one of books. He not only got the name wrong but he may have just as well have been talking about some other piece of equipment. For the reader they would have no idea what is fact or fiction. He made it look good.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#72258 Oct 3, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
That score, for your edification, is equivalent to a 37. Google MCAT scores and see the score you need to get into Universities. They average 32 to 36. The boy has my brains and a replica of my pearl. Ark Arf
Like I said, Congrats to the boy! But it has NOTHING to do with you! Some day, he'll perform your brain surgery and discover what we've all known all along! LOL - And my son is a member of MENSA. So there!

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#72259 Oct 3, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Having spent 19 years working on a specific piece of equipment for submarines, I found it amusing that Clancy attempted to describe it in one of books. He not only got the name wrong but he may have just as well have been talking about some other piece of equipment. For the reader they would have no idea what is fact or fiction. He made it look good.
He was a fixture in the genre known as "techno-thriller" but he was less a tech author than one who could create believable yet complicated characters. You need a guy like Dale Brown who comes to writing from a flight background (although it is USAF experience) and has the ability to not only describe modern weapons systems but also invent some.

Clancy earned a permanent spot on my favorites list with his superior ability to spin a yarn. If he lied, people tended to believe him and I was probably more gullible than most.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#72260 Oct 3, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said, Congrats to the boy! But it has NOTHING to do with you! Some day, he'll perform your brain surgery and discover what we've all known all along! LOL - And my son is a member of MENSA. So there!
What? That I'm horny? Ordered your Pearl 1/2 pounders yet? They sell them @ Trader Joes, if you have of those down there. They call them Jumbos and have the Pearl Label. Save on shipping and minimum 10lb order. The casing they use is coarse/grainy which enhances their rigidity. They don't flop over in the middle. Hey, I'm just trying to help you out, Gramma!
Uzi

Kfar Saba, Israel

#72261 Oct 3, 2013
Look Ma, muslims in the Israeli Defense Forces.

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