Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as ...

Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 71289 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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Uzi

Herzliya, Israel

#73703 Feb 23, 2014
U.S. Poll: Israel Most Favored Mideast Nation (but of course)

Despite recent friction between Israel and the United States over Israel's construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Americans still view Israel as their most favored country in the Middle East, according to a new Gallup poll.

In fact, the 72 percent of poll respondents who say they have a "very favorable" view of Israel is the highest percentage since Gallup began the poll in 2010.

Back then, 67 percent viewed Israel very favorably, as did 66 percent last year.

The Gallup poll also found that 45 percent of Americans view Egypt favorably, up from 40 percent last year but down sharply from 58 percent in 2010.

As for Saudi Arabia, 35 percent view that nation favorably, while just 19 percent view Libya favorably, and 19 percent have a favorable view of the Palestinian Authority, virtually unchanged from 20 percent in 2010 but up from 15 percent last year.

Just 16 percent view Iraq favorably, and only 13 percent have a favorable view of Syria, an all-time low and the lowest percentage of all this year with the exception of Iran's 12 percent.

On Wednesday, the same day the Gallup results were released, Human Rights Watch reported that the Syrian government was using banned cluster bombs on its own citizens during the ongoing civil war.

A witness told the organization that a rocket that fell on the town of Keferzita "released small bomblets when it exploded in the air," the Jerusalem post reported.

Steve Goose, Human Rights Watch's arms division director, declared: "It is appalling that Syrian government forces are still using banned cluster munitions on their people."

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#73705 Feb 23, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>On another note, I see Chef is back from bopping busboys. And, I might add, homed right in on you. I told you had charisma. ;>)
Oops - my bad. Wrong one! LOL Just got in last night. Did 3,368 nautical miles in 2 weeks. Fabulous! Missed doing my judgies. TY for yours, though. Oh, did I mention I won the Bingo jackpot the only time that I went? And the busboys were soooooo full of energy. Need to rest now. ;)

Yumpin Yimminy

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73706 Feb 23, 2014
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
Oops - my bad. Wrong one! LOL Just got in last night. Did 3,368 nautical miles in 2 weeks. Fabulous! Missed doing my judgies. TY for yours, though. Oh, did I mention I won the Bingo jackpot the only time that I went? And the busboys were soooooo full of energy. Need to rest now. ;)
No exam required. TRD is Jewish and I got my Pink Helmet awarded at the tender age of 22, compliments of the U.S. Navy. Seems just like yesterday. So, the cruise had many happy endings? You devil, you. Did you send any of them to sickbay, bow legged? LMFAO. I'm sure the Bingo Jackpot put a dent in that bar bill. Goof for you. We have had an infestation here of the rare ring necked fuzz wart from Australia, calling itself Sheeblah, or something like that. If you been catching up on your reading, you may have already burned out a mouse scrolling through her boring shit. Be talking to ya, Cherry Blossom. LOL

Yumpin Yimminy

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73707 Feb 23, 2014
goof is good
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#73708 Feb 24, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
<quoted text>
No prize for seconds Danetoo. BTW I won the defamation case so your accusations are baseless. They lost out to the tune of thousands. I didn't come on here to be funny but to post accurate information which may help others lift the scale from their eyes concerning Israel. The fact that you try and attack me on a personal basis shows me what type of person you truly are. You don't have the capacity to prevent me from what I am doing so the next best thing in your mind is to attack my honesty, integrity, my capability re my job . Your attacks are like water off a ducks back
The "defamation" case. LOL! What a tool.
You are so fckng boring. You make gray look like Will Ferrell.

Yumpin Yimminy

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73709 Feb 24, 2014
TRD wrote:
I must admit that I'm encouraged by the announcements coming from the Ukraine. Turning the corner and heading toward the will of the people is good but the best part is they'll be freeing their scorching-hot former PM by declaring her "crimes" non-crimes. It broke my heart thinking of her wasting away in jail.
http://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle...
Yes, hotter than Sarah.
She's thinking of running for President.#1 is valid. How about my laugh for the day. Bobbabaloney got skewered.

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/israel/TG7CB...
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#73710 Feb 24, 2014
That king of Ukrainia dude had a pretty sweet aquarium. I saw those looters rummaging through his house on TV.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#73711 Feb 24, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
goof is good
I always thought goofing was good! LOL

Hey! Who's taking my judgie job? It's not me who put those spam judgies on you! You never can trust TRD. I'll watch your back. And maybe your front. ;)

Yumpin Yimminy

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73712 Feb 24, 2014
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
I always thought goofing was good! LOL
Hey! Who's taking my judgie job? It's not me who put those spam judgies on you! You never can trust TRD. I'll watch your back. And maybe your front. ;)
I could give a sh!t about judgies. Never look back to see them. Onward and upward, that's our motto. Judgies is the haven for cowards that cannot articulate their hatred into readable-coherent posts, but instead, stir them into masturbatory glee. So, can we ask about the busboys? Was it as good for you as it was them? LOL

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73713 Feb 24, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>I could give a sh!t about judgies. Never look back to see them. Onward and upward, that's our motto. Judgies is the haven for cowards that cannot articulate their hatred into readable-coherent posts, but instead, stir them into masturbatory glee. So, can we ask about the busboys? Was it as good for you as it was them? LOL
I dunno. I kinda like to look at it as painting with the colors of the wind. Besides, who did you think was laughing and agreeing with you and thinking you're interesting and helpful all over town?

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73714 Feb 24, 2014
Faith wrote:
That king of Ukrainia dude had a pretty sweet aquarium. I saw those looters rummaging through his house on TV.
Tight crib but they never look the same with phone cameras as they did in Architectural Digest. Remember Saddam's palaces? Gaddafi's place? The selfies just don't do them justice.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#73716 Feb 25, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Tight crib but they never look the same with phone cameras as they did in Architectural Digest. Remember Saddam's palaces? Gaddafi's place? The selfies just don't do them justice.
I thought the 24k toilet seats were over the top. Foreigners are gaudy.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73719 Feb 25, 2014
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I thought the 24k toilet seats were over the top. Foreigners are gaudy.
So I should get rid of mine? But it's heated.

Yumpin Yimminy

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73721 Feb 25, 2014
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>So I should get rid of mine? But it's heated.
Indoor plumbing is what you need, Those outhouse can be very inhospitable and you don't need an extension cord. Not to mention those Trapdoor spiders that love those long ball sacs. Just sayin!:>)

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73722 Feb 25, 2014
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I just got back from Sochi with my gold medal. My event was the extreme cabin fever. I'm going to buy one of those toilet seats with my Wheaties money.
If you can get an advance you'll be able to sit on the throne for the box picture.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73723 Feb 25, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>Indoor plumbing is what you need, Those outhouse can be very inhospitable and you don't need an extension cord. Not to mention those Trapdoor spiders that love those long ball sacs. Just sayin!:>)
It's the Banana Spiders I have to look out for...because of my, you know...banana.

Yumpin Yimminy

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#73724 Feb 25, 2014
Sorry, TRD. I got you at 3:30 How forgetful of me.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73726 Feb 25, 2014
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
Sorry, TRD. I got you at 3:30 How forgetful of me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jidC5eNuehQXX
You like that move? I've still got it (them).

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#73727 Feb 25, 2014
Faith wrote:
It is such in my homeland that we have been blessed with an eighteen month long winter.
The delicate features of this event are nothing short of miraculous. At dawn, I marvel at the sunlit spectacle of what looks like broken glass, but it is, in reality, hip-high, dirty snow that has thawed and froze into ice.
And none of that beauty is tarnished by the all-day every day sub-zero temperatures since like August.
When does this end?
About a week ago...it was 79 here today.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#73728 Feb 25, 2014
This winter has been so trying in an overly-dramatic kinda way. My dog is depressed. It has been months since we could go outdoors.

I'm battle weary. I have Ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder. OTSD.

Perhaps I should see someone...... Someone with one of those snow-plow trucks.

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