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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I ain't goin nowhere, Couz. This time of the year I have extra time to dabble and pursue Jew Haters. I might get as famous as the Rat and they will start silly polls on me. Ark Arf
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That's the nicest thing you've sent all year!

Changing your avatar again? I can't keep up with 'ya! Put your real face on -- the one with the wig. I have a copy if you need it. <snort>

Hope you don't spend your whole 1.1% SS raise in the casino.

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Merry Christmas (proudly)!

That would have even more meaning if I actually did any shopping in stores this year. I drove past the mall on my way to Home Depot last Black Friday. I decided then and there to not fall for it again and started actually reading the e-ads I get in the mail. My best buy yet is the eight pairs of matching flannel pants with the skull & crossbones prints wearing Santa hats from Old Navy. With free shipping and a 35% off coupon code, it cost about $5/per person to put all the guys in the same jammies on Christmas morning.

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<quoted text>My best buy yet is the eight pairs of matching flannel pants with the skull & crossbones prints wearing Santa hats from Old Navy. With free shipping and a 35% off coupon code, it cost about $5/per person to put all the guys in the same jammies on Christmas morning.
HELP! I'll go naked before I wear ANYTHING sold in Old Navy! yak yak

I'm disappointed in you. Delighted NOT to be on your list, Scrooge!

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HELP! I'll go naked before I wear ANYTHING sold in Old Navy! yak yak
I'm disappointed in you. Delighted NOT to be on your list, Scrooge!
You don't think that will be a little traumatic for the grandkids? And what's with all the sound effects?

The girls will be wearing snowflake prints from a different retailer...and the purpose is to make a spectacular family photo, not appeal to your fashion sense. Sheesh! Did you used to toil in an Old Navy sweat shop?

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<quoted text> And what's with all the sound effects?...and the purpose is to make a spectacular family photo, not appeal to your fashion sense.
Sounds? I don't hear anything. Got those noises in your head again?

Apparently you agree that I have more fashion sense than your spectacular family photo will show. LMAO Even Yimminy has a nice family photo! ark ark

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Sounds? I don't hear anything. Got those noises in your head again?
Apparently you agree that I have more fashion sense than your spectacular family photo will show. LMAO Even Yimminy has a nice family photo! ark ark
Technically, I don't hear them either...I see them. And there's no agreement here unless we've reached consensus about how freaky it would be for the grandkids to find you wearing your birthday suit on Christ's birthday. We do seem to coalesce around the charming and popular Yimminy family, in my experience they are quite photogenic.

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<quoted text>Technically, I don't hear them either...I see them. And there's no agreement here unless we've reached consensus about how freaky it would be for the grandkids to find you wearing your birthday suit on Christ's birthday. We do seem to coalesce around the charming and popular Yimminy family, in my experience they are quite photogenic.
"wearing your birthday suit on Christ's birthday"? Where did that come from? Do you realize how hazardous that is when operating an electric mixer, not to mention glazing the rum cake. Imagine the sight when putting that ham on the lower rack? There goes my appetite.

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<quoted text>Technically, I don't hear them either...I see them. And there's no agreement here unless we've reached consensus about how freaky it would be for the grandkids to find you wearing your birthday suit on Christ's birthday. We do seem to coalesce around the charming and popular Yimminy family, in my experience they are quite photogenic.
Notice that Yimminy judged you and gave you a heart. You can bet your new Old Navy flannels that I didn't do that. You hear sounds? You're in worse shape than I thought.

Do go to temple on Christ's birthday?

I appears that this thread has reached an end! Amen and AuRevoir!

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Notice that Yimminy judged you and gave you a heart. You can bet your new Old Navy flannels that I didn't do that. You hear sounds? You're in worse shape than I thought.
Do go to temple on Christ's birthday?
I appears that this thread has reached an end! Amen and AuRevoir!
Don't be stomping those tiny feet and going away mad. Nobody here gives a sh!t about judgies or who gives them. They are irrelevant, as are you. Told you before, can't take the heat, stay out of the oven. At least, put some clothes on. LMFAO

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"wearing your birthday suit on Christ's birthday"? Where did that come from? Do you realize how hazardous that is when operating an electric mixer, not to mention glazing the rum cake. Imagine the sight when putting that ham on the lower rack? There goes my appetite.
She'd rather go naked than wear anything from Old Navy. Those poor children.

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<quoted text>She'd rather go naked than wear anything from Old Navy. Those poor children.
What about the dead birds at the feeders on the window sills?

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Notice that Yimminy judged you and gave you a heart. You can bet your new Old Navy flannels that I didn't do that. You hear sounds? You're in worse shape than I thought.
Do go to temple on Christ's birthday?
I appears that this thread has reached an end! Amen and AuRevoir!
You need an eye exam...it's a different procedure but maybe the Optometrist can step in when the brain surgeon is finished. Buh bye.(apropos the situation, the code for this post was "forget you")

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What about the dead birds at the feeders on the window sills?
It's their own fault...they should have flown south.

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<quoted text>It's their own fault...they should have flown south.
You vicious prik. May they string you up by the short ones. How dare you authenticate my post with humor? Corksoaker. Another one bites the dust. Another one bites the dust. And another one's gone and another one's gone another one bite the dust. Ooooh

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You vicious prik. May they string you up by the short ones. How dare you authenticate my post with humor? Corksoaker. Another one bites the dust. Another one bites the dust. And another one's gone and another one's gone another one bite the dust. Ooooh
Authenticate your post with humor? I was dead-serious. Cheftell may be able to cause problems everywhere she goes but a bird who ignores his own nature does so at his own peril. It's that time of the year.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/19/3828379...

And with friends like Venezuela, who needs enemies?

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Check this out. These are "educated" people?

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributo...

>As the president of the American Studies Association, Curtis Marez, acknowledged, after his organization singled out Israel for an academic boycott: Many other countries, including all of Israel’s neighbors, have far worse records when it comes to human rights and academic freedom.

Moreover, other countries (including China, Russia and Turkey) have had longer and far more oppressive occupations than Israel without offering (as Israel has) to end the occupation as part of a negotiated peace. But Prof. Marez’s response to the charge of bigotry in applying the double standard to the nation state of the Jewish people was “We have to start somewhere.”<

>When Harvard University adopted a quota system directed only against Jewish applicants, its president, A. Lawrence Lowell, justified singling out Jews, because, he claimed,“Jews cheat.”

When told that Christians cheat, too, he responded:“You’re changing the subject. We’re talking about Jews now.”<

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Check this out. These are "educated" people?
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>As the president of the American Studies Association, Curtis Marez, acknowledged, after his organization singled out Israel for an academic boycott: Many other countries, including all of Israel’s neighbors, have far worse records when it comes to human rights and academic freedom.
Moreover, other countries (including China, Russia and Turkey) have had longer and far more oppressive occupations than Israel without offering (as Israel has) to end the occupation as part of a negotiated peace. But Prof. Marez’s response to the charge of bigotry in applying the double standard to the nation state of the Jewish people was “We have to start somewhere.”<
>When Harvard University adopted a quota system directed only against Jewish applicants, its president, A. Lawrence Lowell, justified singling out Jews, because, he claimed,“Jews cheat.”
When told that Christians cheat, too, he responded:“You’re changing the subject. We’re talking about Jews now.”<
So, that makes two of the smallest, least significant scholarly associations to support BDS. Too bad the larger, more well respected, less left-leaning associations have no use for it.

"Of the 1,252 votes cast, 66.1 percent of members endorsed the boycott, 30.5 percent rejected it and 3.4 percent abstained. Slightly less than a third of the association’s 3,853 eligible voting members participated in the 10-day online referendum. The association’s elected National Council had previously endorsed the resolution, which was approved by the membership despite concerns by some that it is discriminatory in unfairly singling out Israel, and over and above opposition on the part of the American Association of University Professors to academic boycotts in general. The AAUP holds that academic boycotts violate principles of academic freedom and open exchange, while those in support of the ASA boycott argue that they are seeking to increase the academic freedom of Palestinians."

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/12/17...

Less than a third of the eligible members even participated in the poll.

"From the anti-boycott perspective, 72 ASA members had signed a petition objecting to the boycott, as did 74 Americanists who are not members of the association. Eight past ASA presidents sent a letter last week opposing the boycott as being "antithetical to the mission of free and open inquiry for which a scholarly organization stands” and taking issue with the association's leaders for refusing to post the anti-boycott petition and an open letter from the AAUP opposing boycotts on its website."

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<quoted text>So, that makes two of the smallest, least significant scholarly associations to support BDS. Too bad the larger, more well respected, less left-leaning associations have no use for it.
"Of the 1,252 votes cast, 66.1 percent of members endorsed the boycott, 30.5 percent rejected it and 3.4 percent abstained. Slightly less than a third of the association’s 3,853 eligible voting members participated in the 10-day online referendum. The association’s elected National Council had previously endorsed the resolution, which was approved by the membership despite concerns by some that it is discriminatory in unfairly singling out Israel, and over and above opposition on the part of the American Association of University Professors to academic boycotts in general. The AAUP holds that academic boycotts violate principles of academic freedom and open exchange, while those in support of the ASA boycott argue that they are seeking to increase the academic freedom of Palestinians."
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/12/17...
Less than a third of the eligible members even participated in the poll.
"From the anti-boycott perspective, 72 ASA members had signed a petition objecting to the boycott, as did 74 Americanists who are not members of the association. Eight past ASA presidents sent a letter last week opposing the boycott as being "antithetical to the mission of free and open inquiry for which a scholarly organization stands” and taking issue with the association's leaders for refusing to post the anti-boycott petition and an open letter from the AAUP opposing boycotts on its website."
This is how I see it. Fcuk em. I lifted it from another article. Too lazy to post the link. Reminds me of a car on the railroad tracks. "Robust economy". That will not change, in spite of the teeth gnashing.

>"The BDS successes have been largely symbolic, and their impact on Israel's robust economy has so far been negligible.

Israeli government officials have either dismissed the BDS campaign as ineffective or portrayed it as an attempt with strong anti-Semitic overtones to delegitimize the Jewish state.

Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., denounced the boycott decision of the U.S. scholars as a "travesty," saying this week that "singling out of the Jewish state for boycott is no different than the many attempts throughout history to single out Jews and hold them to a different standard."<

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