Monday, 28 July 2014
From Donald Douglas at 04:59
Well, it'd be "unreal" if it was bodies crashing through your ceiling.
And dead bodies in the wheat field, still strapped into their seats.
Definitely a trip. Thank goodness they finally removed the dead and sent them home to their families for burial.
Here: "PHOTOS: Bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down Over Torez, Ukraine."
From Donald Douglas at 04:50
The Fan Cost Index shows the price for a family of four to enjoy a basic day at the various professional sports stadiums around the country.
For MLB, the most expensive day at a game is at Fenway coming in at a cool $350!
The rest of the league can be seen in the chart in the article at LI here.
From Michael Haltman at 01:40
Sunday, 27 July 2014
July 26, 2014
From Theo Spark at 22:30
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From Theo Spark at 21:05
When I was a little kid my brother, of blessed memory, who was six years older than me, took inordinate pleasure giving me what were then called “ Noogies” He was unmerciful and unrelenting in his “ Noogie “ attacks on my head. I would beg him to stop and he would say “ No”.
I would ask him, beg him, really to stop, “ Just for a little while”
And after a bit more Noogiing, if he was feeling merciful, after a while, he would stop .
Looking back on it , that is what I would call, in retrospect a “ Humanitarian Pause” .
I was suffering, asked him to stop , and for a while he would.
It didn’t mean the unending war between older and younger sibling had ended. It was a pause, asked for and granted and honored.
IWe didn’t need the UN or the EU or any other international body to monitor it. I asked for mercy and he gave it. He would say something like “ I’ll count to thirty” and for those thirty seconds, The Humanitarian Pause was in effect and sacrosanct.
Thus when I next heard the phrase over a half century later, in 2009, to be exact , Hamas , once again claimed the mantle of victimhood while carrying out unceasing rocket attacks against Israel. Their people were suffering genocide, they shouted to one and all, and their amen corner of sympathizers, apologists , enablers , and many people who simply saw suffering, and without understanding the context, joined the chorus and said , “ Yes, end the suffering now” . Never mind that all that Hamas had to do to end the suffering was to stop trying to kill us. That fact seemed, and seems until this day, too difficult to grasp for some.
“ We need medicine, “ they cried plaintively, “ And baby formula, and food and water and blankets. We are dying ! They are murdering us! This is genocide. They are doing to the Palestinians worse than what the Nazis did to the Jews!"
Let us just put a pin in that part for a moment., shall we? If the Nazis had treated the Jews the way Israel treats the Palestinians , there would be six million more Jews in the world today and all their descendants . The total number of Palestinians killed by Israel since 2000, is , by most estimates, somewhere between six and eight thousand people. That includes the figures from the second Intifada , the 2009, 2012 and present conflict combined .
That’s not genocide. That’s less than have been killed in Syria, in the last several months. But people only seem to care about Moslem Arabs being killed when it is in a war with Jews. Then it’s genocide.
To get back to 2009, Hamas, claiming that Israel was committing innumerable war crimes , and was also depriving them of humanitarian aide. Thus the idea of “ A Humanitarian Pause” was born.
Every day between 1:00 and 3:00 pm , if I recall correctly, Israel would unilaterally cease fire, and open the border crossing at Kerem Shalom, in order to allow hundreds of truck loads of humanitarian aide to flow unhindered into Gaza to relieve the suffering of the civilian population.
And every afternoon at 1:00 PM Hamas would begin shelling the Kerem Shalom Crossing with mortar fire and rocket attacks, to prevent the transfer of humanitarian aide to their own people, in order to say that the Jews were withholding humanitarian aide!
I told that to an unbelieving BBC crew and offered to take them there so they could witness it first hand. But first I told them to make sure they had their running shoes on because mortars give no warning. They just fall and explode and if you’re in the wrong place they kill you. I brought them down at 12:30 and they set up their cameras, ready to film the convoy of trucks on the Israeli side of the border as they crossed into Gaza. I pointed out the bomb shelter to them. They scoffed knowingly. Precisely at 1:00 Israel ceased its fire, opened the Kerem Shalom crossing and as the first of the trucks began moving forward, Hamas launched a mortar and rocket attack against the crossing point. I pointed to the shelter and they took off running. Fastest Brits I have ever seen since watching Chariots of Fire..
Later when I went into Gaza myself, the paratroopers I was with were stopped by an Palestinian farmer. “ Why don’t you kill them all?!” he demanded.
“Hamas!” he said. He pointed to a field from which Hamas launched dozens of rocket attacks against Israel. The field had once been his , he said, He grew sun flowers, and it supported his family with honor. Hamas came and took it over and now it only sprouted rockets.” How do I feed my children with rockets? “ he demanded.
Through a translator I asked about the humanitarian aide, because some of it had gotten through each day despite the shellings. He told us that Hamas took all the goods, jacked up the prices , and then SOLD the goods to the populace.
So last night, at the urging of the UN, Israel extended by four hours, what was supposed to be a twelve hour “ Humanitarian Pause” for the feast of Id al Fatir, the end of Ramadan ,and to allow people to stock up on goods. Hamas rejected the extension and opened up with a rocket and mortar barrage. DESPITE that, at the urging of the international community, Israel agreed to extend the Humanitarian Pause for another 24 hours. Israel would not fire a single shot , but would continue blowing up the terrorist tunnels during the next 24 hours, in order to provide a period of relief for the civilian population.
Hamas answered that gesture with another series of rocket and mortar attacks.
A number of those mortar rounds fell in the civilian farming community where I had spent shabbat. In a previous article I described Rachel and Menashe, who had opened their home up to the soldiers as had the entire village because those soldiers, they knew, “ would , and well may, lay down their lives,” in order to protect them.
And last night that is exactly what happened, to one of the boys who only two days ago celebrated the Sabbath with us. A mortar round landed, seriously wounding two of those soldiers who were there protecting that farming village.
I was notified a few hours ago that one of them died of his wounds this morning. His name not yet been released as far as I know. We had celebrated the Peace of Sabbatth only two days ago.
May his memory be a blessing.
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Joan Rivers dropped jettisoned comedy for politics ... unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy.
From Theo Spark at 13:30
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From Theo Spark at 13:00
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From Theo Spark at 12:30
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From Theo Spark at 12:29
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We have all seen the pictures of the horrible price the Palestinian people are paying because the Terrorist army of Hamas seized power in Gaza in a bloody coup against not Israelis, but against their fellow Palestinians. They have turned civilian communities into terrorist enclaves which Israel can either ignore, and let it's own civilians be killed, or take action against ,while doing our best to limit injury to Palestinian civilians, behind whom Hamas has hidden with such awful cynicism, and whose deaths they celebrate, exploit and wear as a mantle of victimhood, while perpetrating war crimes against both are peoples.attached are pictures from inside civilian neighborhoods in Gaza. These are entrance points to terrorist tunnels, hidden inside civilian homes . Those tunnels lead beneath the internationally recognized border of Israel in order to enable Hamas terrorists to attack israeli civilian communities, murder, maim, capture And hold hostage Israeli men, women and children. In order to prevent those acts of terror against purely civilian targets, israel had no choice but to go into Gaza and engage in heavy, house to house fighting, room to room fighting, in order to find and destroy these homicide tunnels. Iron dome can protect israel from rockets. Tragically, nothing but boots on the ground, in treacherous urban fighting, can take out the tunnels. Israel has accepted cease fire after cease fire. Hamas has rejected cease fire after cease fire and used them, instead, to launch more rockets and terrorist tunnel attacks against us . No country in the world would do anything less than Israel is doing now to safeguard our civilians. Nor has any country done anything more to protect the innocent civilians, trapped in an enemy entity, bent on it's destruction.
You've seen the pictures of the horror and heard people say," look at the disparity of casualties between Israel and the Palestinians."
1. We are not at war with the Palestinians who suffer even more than we do from Hamas's terrorist regime.
2. These pictures show the cause of the horror, the turning of civilian communities into terrorist enclaves of rocket launchings and homicide tunnels aimed against Israeli civilian communities.
They also show why more Israelis haven't been killed despite Hamas's ceaseless efforts to do just that. The reason is the Israel Defense Forces who are fighting not for a caliphate, nor almond eyed virgins in paradise, nor to perpetuate the occupation of Gaza which we unilaterallyended almost a decade ago, in the mistaken hope that it would " give peace a chance". The Israel Defense Forces are fighting for our homes and our families. It will continue until the threat of the terrorist tunnels have been dealt with, And Hamas's terrorist infrastructure has been degraded to a degree which will allow our citizens to live the same peaceful life to which every civilized nation aspires. Our neighbors are neither Swiss nor Dutch, Canadians nor Swedes. There are no rewards for weakness where we live. Despite the best efforts of those who proudly announce their intention to annihilate us we answer back with neither bravado nor empty threats. Instead we say what our people have saud for milenia in the face of each new Haman, Hitler or Hamas who has sought to destroy us.
Am Yisrael Chai! The People of Israel live!
Only By the Grace of a Merciful G-d, and the strength and selfless courage of the IDF will we continue to do so.
Capt. IDF ( Res)
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Pretty much standard fare these days: "VIDEO: Around the World, Al Quds Day Protesters Demand Extermination of Israel and 'Death to the Jews'."
From Donald Douglas at 03:28
Well, if you're a blond Russia hottie, it's worth a try.
A lot of corruption over there, lol.
Here: "Smokin' Russian Woman Does Striptease to Prevent Her Car from Getting Towed (VIDEO)."
From Donald Douglas at 00:39