Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as ...

Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas declares cease-fire

There are 70145 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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“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#68351 Mar 3, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>You hate everybody. And I will fly up there some day and leave from Bayonne...Bermuda calls to me too.
I was going to spend my on board credit plying you with drinks but if you would rather hold down the fort I will have no choice but to get a pedicure.
Listen, only a Jew would divvy up their package to convince themselves they got a deal. Imagine this. If you removed those wheels from your man-wagon, you could buy two sizes smaller boxers and really save some money. Never thought of that, did ya, Smart Guy? Hmmmmm?

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68352 Mar 3, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Listen, only a Jew would divvy up their package to convince themselves they got a deal. Imagine this. If you removed those wheels from your man-wagon, you could buy two sizes smaller boxers and really save some money. Never thought of that, did ya, Smart Guy? Hmmmmm?
I'm adding that to the already extensive list of lessons you've taught me.

Together...apart...still a great value even though I'd be taking the trip no matter what. If you got that deal you'd love the travel agent too.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#68353 Mar 3, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
Holy Cow! That's for 15 nights? Is it transatlantic one way? Amazing! I had balcony - 7 nights - around $650. Used miles acct to get to Miami.
Like, you thought it's round trip by boat? Read much? You fly back to your spiffy abode from Rome to, where do you live again? This guy is a helium sniffing cattle baron with more money than Arafat. He wrangles horses in his idle time. Ca-ching. I'm jealous and annoyed. Stop leading with your chin. His tail is bandaged up because he bruises it talking to you.

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#68354 Mar 3, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>I'm adding that to the already extensive list of lessons you've taught me.
Together...apart...still a great value even though I'd be taking the trip no matter what. If you got that deal you'd love the travel agent too.
My travel agent weighs about 350 and it's a challenge for her to walk the aisle on the bus to give us our bookmarks and complimentary pens. But, I love her just the same. Just hard to get my arms around her. Her old man is a little guy, about 125 and follows her with a broom.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68355 Mar 3, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
My travel agent weighs about 350 and it's a challenge for her to walk the aisle on the bus to give us our bookmarks and complimentary pens. But, I love her just the same. Just hard to get my arms around her. Her old man is a little guy, about 125 and follows her with a broom.
Wow, you've actually met your travel agent face to face. I've spoken to mine on the phone but we transact business over the web so unless I get a great deal on a visit to (800)ia or (800)stan or whatever you call the place where the internet is, I'll just have to satisfy myself with the picture of her on her e-mail signature. It looks legit and you know you can't lie on the internet:-))

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#68356 Mar 3, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, you've actually met your travel agent face to face. I've spoken to mine on the phone but we transact business over the web so unless I get a great deal on a visit to (800)ia or (800)stan or whatever you call the place where the internet is, I'll just have to satisfy myself with the picture of her on her e-mail signature. It looks legit and you know you can't lie on the internet:-))
She goes on all the trips for free. Small time. She knows the ropes. It was great to see her in action. We're talking 1-2 hour shortcuts around the masses.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68357 Mar 3, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
She goes on all the trips for free. Small time. She knows the ropes. It was great to see her in action. We're talking 1-2 hour shortcuts around the masses.
My sister's husband grew up in a travel agency family and his ice breaker to bond with the new bro-in-law was to take me on a weekend fam-trip to Walker's Cay. It worked. Those guys have it sweet! Full bar setup in the room...comp fishing and diving trips. We even found a bag of Jamaican under a rock on the walk to the beach.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68358 Mar 3, 2013
Come to think of it, he's about the same size as your travel agent. Too bad he didn't take up the family business, he may be genetically predisposed to it.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#68359 Mar 3, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
Listen, only a Jew would divvy up their package to convince themselves they got a deal. Imagine this. If you removed those wheels from your man-wagon, you could buy two sizes smaller boxers and really save some money. Never thought of that, did ya, Smart Guy? Hmmmmm?
Oops - I was thinking of the wrong "package" - sorry. Had to read twice to "get it". Excuse the "nuts" and the "meanie" LOL

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#68360 Mar 3, 2013
Uzi wrote:
What really died at Auschwitz?
Here's an interesting viewpoint .. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on January 15, 2011.
That "deleting history" stuff has been going on for a long, long time. There's no truth to it. It should never, ever happen. Don't believe everything you read.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#68361 Mar 3, 2013
TRD wrote:
<quoted text> You know you can't lie on the internet:-))
Oh yes you can!

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68362 Mar 4, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yes you can!
Not according to the TV you can't.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68363 Mar 4, 2013
“We see visual media as an essential tool in communicating marginalized social justice issues to a mainstream audience. We hope that this ad campaign will spur U.S. taxpayers to question more actively where their money is being spent at such a critical time,” said Ahmad Barclay, Lead Information Architect with Visualizing Palestine.

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/03...

Yes, it should take an "Information Architect" to viualize Palestine since it doesn't exist. They should hire an "Imagination Masseur" too, who can knead that pile of zhit into a palatable loaf. All this anti-AIPAC gerrymandering in a feeble attemp to legitimize the Arab clusterfck that is happening in the ME today.

I wonder if anyone has given any thought to the prospect that the "Arab Spring" might not have been necessary had Israel's neighbors simply assimilated the 1948 refugees. Instead, they warehoused them in camps and refused them even the most basic of human rights. Then blame the entire humanitarian crisis on the Jews. How convenient.

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68364 Mar 4, 2013
Those damned Jewish baby kil... wait... what?

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx...

"Syria hosts half a million Palestinian refugees, descendants of those admitted after the creation of Israel in 1948".

Correct me if I'm wrong but shouldn't people born in Syria be Syrian?

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#68365 Mar 4, 2013
TRD wrote:
Those damned Jewish baby kil... wait... what?
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx...
"Syria hosts half a million Palestinian refugees, descendants of those admitted after the creation of Israel in 1948".
Correct me if I'm wrong but shouldn't people born in Syria be Syrian?
Time to resurrect these beauties:

>The founder of the P.L.O. himself, Ahmed Shukari. Already in 1956 he proclaimed from the podium of the U.N., as the Arab League's ambassador there, that "such a creature as Palestine does not exist at all. This land is nothing but the southern portion of Greater Syria..."<

>In 1974, the late Syrian President, Hafez al-Assad, declared: "It would be fitting for us to mention to the responsible Israeli authorities that we view Palestine not just as an inseparable part of the Arab nation, but as a part of Southern Syria." In 1987, he reiterated himself at a conference in Amman, "A country named 'Palestine' has never existed." Jordanian King Hussein responded, "The appearance of the national Palestinian persona serves as a response to Israel's claim that Palestine is Jewish."<

And round and round we go.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#68366 Mar 4, 2013
Hooray! Our new Secretary of State is spending US$$$ that we DO NOT have! Kerry said the US would provide $30 million to Syrian rebel fighters in the form of medical supplies and MREs,

After meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday, Kerry promised to immediately send Egypt an additional $250 million in aid as we try desperately to maintain influence in that key Middle East state.

I'm going shopping today. Hey Obama, watch your mailbox; I'm sending the bills to you!

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#68367 Mar 4, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
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Like, you thought it's round trip by boat? Read much? You fly back to your spiffy abode from Rome to, where do you live again? This guy is a helium sniffing cattle baron with more money than Arafat. I'm jealous and annoyed.
Yimminy, Yimminy, what am I going to do with you!?!(1) I'd love to cross the ocean twice.(2) Yes, I do read, A LOT; you once told me books were stupid.(3) Where do I live? NOT in the north, LOL.(4) Arafat has no money; he died 9 years ago.(5) We know you're jealous and annoyed; you're a lot of other things, too! LOL

“Yee vizz”

Since: Dec 12

Central Connecticut

#68368 Mar 4, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
<quoted text>
Yimminy, Yimminy, what am I going to do with you!?!(1) I'd love to cross the ocean twice.(2) Yes, I do read, A LOT; you once told me books were stupid.(3) Where do I live? NOT in the north, LOL.(4) Arafat has no money; he died 9 years ago.(5) We know you're jealous and annoyed; you're a lot of other things, too! LOL
What are you gonna do with me? I'm not Curious, George.

http://www.google.com/imgres...

TRD

“The Real Deal”

Since: Apr 09

Central Florida

#68369 Mar 4, 2013
Cheftell wrote:
Hooray! Our new Secretary of State is spending US$$$ that we DO NOT have! Kerry said the US would provide $30 million to Syrian rebel fighters in the form of medical supplies and MREs,
After meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday, Kerry promised to immediately send Egypt an additional $250 million in aid as we try desperately to maintain influence in that key Middle East state.
I'm going shopping today. Hey Obama, watch your mailbox; I'm sending the bills to you!
That's a lot of Band Aids but knowing Kerry, he'll forget to send the yellow MRE's to Syria. I'm still a little unclear about the nature of this money...whether it is part of Egypt's annual aid package or in addition. Keep your fingers crossed because either one of these moves has the ability to backfire.

How many civilian casualties in the subsequent riots do you want to bet in the office pool?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#68370 Mar 4, 2013
Yumpin Yimminy wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you gonna do with me? I'm not Curious, George.
I do look like Curious George. Stinker!

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