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Gaza Tonight

What a world.


113 Responses to “Gaza Tonight”


    • 2 sjterrid
      July 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Hi, CarolMae It’s good to see you. I hope you’re feeling better. Congratulations on First.

      I went to help out at with a monthly mailing from my church, when I came back on line a Malaysian plane was probably shot down bt Russian/Separatists from Ukraine, & Israel might start a ground attack on Gaza.

      • 3 sjterrid
        July 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

        shot down by!

      • July 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

        It’s horrible isn’t it? I saw the Malaysian news was just breaking when I checked into physical therapy. Now I check on the internet it’s Gaza Strip. I’m havering problems with my IP and Apple ID. I got it fixed on my laptop but not on my new or old iPad. Staying on the computer for any length of time makes me dizzy but couldn’t resist the pop up and saying howdy! Thanks sjterrid. :)

    • 6 Cindy
      July 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      So good to see you CarolMaeWY,
      Congratulations on the “GOLD” – you’re #1!!!

      So much is going on in the world, but I pray that your day has been blessed, and filled with hope and a ray of sunshine.
      I do hope that you’re doing well my friend.

      Healing hugs for you {{{{CarolMaeWY}}}}

      • July 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm

        Thank you Cindy! I just couldn’t resist the pop up when I saw it. ;) It is a sunny day for me now. Unfortunately I can’t fix the violence but I’m grateful Pres. Obama is our POTUS now. Violence begets violence I’m afraid.

    • 8 57andfemale
      July 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Carol Mae! How are you?

      • July 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

        I’m doing okay. Getting physical therapy and that is keeping me busy.

        • 10 57andfemale
          July 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

          Mr. 57 was out walking Kasper and Nickelby. I waited for him to get home – we had a sick bird in the yard and I wanted him to deal with it, and not let Nickelby be the Great Hunter.

          I really have to get going on my blog – the three of them walking down the street was so effing cute – I have to post photos. My ‘boys’. No wonder everyone in the neighborhood says how adorable they are!

          • July 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

            That would be great; I will look forward to it. :) I was just trying to write an email to Chips but I get distracted so easily. My timing is also lousy. Have I told you how I’ve messed up all household computers when we had to change IP’s? Don’t even want to uses them now. Grrrrr.
            Are any of your dogs butt wigglers? I think that is so cute when they wiggle their whole body. . .

            • 12 57andfemale
              July 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm

              Kasper for sure is a butt-wiggler. Pearl’s tail is hilarious: a little short tail (with no hair), and she wags it a mile a minute, but the rest of her is still.

              Love them to bits, all of them.

              What did you do to your computers? Try to breathe, and solve the problem. 57 needs to talk to Carol Mae, so her computer better behave!

              • July 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm

                LOL! I HAD to change to a new IP. No choice. I’m not able to update apps or other little things that need updating. It has made my iPad unbearably slow. My laptop keeps asking for a new server to get or send mail and none of this is in my head so I have to look everything up on how to fix it. Very annoying.
                Love the butt wiggles, ours have theirs too.
                Start writing. . . Carol ;)

  1. 14 jackiegrumbacher
    July 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    What’s happening today is too horrible to put into words. We are seeing a world gone mad where there are no rational explanations for anything.

  2. July 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Get all Western journalists out of Gaza so they can’t disprove our “human shields” or “Hamas” teens playing soccer reasons for bombings:

    Can’t wait for all the *objective* reporting that will ensue……

  3. 18 japa21
    July 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Not good

  4. July 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Nut N Yahoo has gone too far. This is crazy!

  5. July 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    What a crazy world we are living in. How can an ideal take a person or a group of fanatics from humane to inhumane?

  6. July 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  7. 23 Linda
    July 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    MSNBC is criticizing PBO for continuing his schedule.

    I guess they don’t think he has a phone

    • 24 Layla
      July 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Enough about them; they would criticize PBO no matter what he did!!!!

    • July 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      They are use to covering those who can only deal with one thing at a time. They can’t seem to fathom that there are those — such as PBO — who can multi-task…which is a good thing because there is more than one issue happening in the world.

      Would that they show as much concern about the violence happening here in the U.S. How about criticizing the GOP Congress who thinks it’s okay to ignore people suffering in this country.

    • 26 99ts
      July 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      They want him to declare war on the world & send in thousands of Americans to be killed – then they can say he is “just like GWB”

      The US media ALWAYS wants the President to act – and then regret – not gonna happen with PBO in charge.

  8. July 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      July 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      So the reports about 23 Americans aboard was untrue? Looks as if there were 23 Malaysians.

      • 29 Layla
        July 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

        That’s a total of 233…I don’t know how many were reported on board..’rest unknown’…don’t know how many

    • 32 Nerdy Wonka
      July 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      Oh my goodness.

      May their souls rest in peace.

      We have the downed plane and the horror that is taking place in Gaza. This world can be shocking, insane, and depressing sometimes.

      Power can indeed corrupt.

  9. July 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Here we go……

    • 36 Vicki
      July 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      What?? Is this a joke?

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      July 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Not going to work, Putin. If you had withdrawn all Russian supported troops from Ukraine and told all terrorists to stand down, you might have gotten two people to believe you. As it is, you brought this on.

    • 38 japa21
      July 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Does he realize he just acknowledged Ukrainian sovereignty of the region?

  10. July 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    • 40 jackiegrumbacher
      July 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Honestly, if the majority of the Israeli people support this invasion and if it’s endorse by the Israeli cabinet, then they have chosen to become a pariah state. Israel is showing itself to be no better than the worst civilizations in history who chose violence and bloody invasion as an answer to disputes. The blood of every Palestinian they murder in the next days is on their hands.

      • 41 dotster3
        July 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

        Isn’t this maddening, sickening, revolting? Why does Israel keep electing these blood-thirsty leaders whose only response is more war and more death and violence?

      • July 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm

        I totally agree with you, Jackie. It’s reprehensible. What’s the point of fighting for “holy land”, if the land is soaked with the blood of innocent children?

  11. 43 vcprezofan2
    July 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    What can one say? Very heartrending that the default position is war for too many of these 21st C ‘leaders’. How can they not care about humanity in general and their own peoples in particular? How can they, either side, believe that killing will ‘settle’ the conflict! My heart trembles for those children and young people on both sides who have never known anything else but war.

    • 44 Layla
      July 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      They are just plain EVIL vc

    • 46 99ts
      July 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      My parents & grandparents fought in those “wars to end war” – how gullible were we to believe the political class really wanted peace.

      • 47 vcprezofan2
        July 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

        I’m convinced they don’t, TS. After all, how many of their children are at risk? Every time I’ve seen Bibi talking war in the past I’ve wondered how many children/grandchildren he has in the actual battles.

  12. July 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

  13. 49 donna dem 4 obama
    July 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    This is an absolute horror. :cry:

  14. 50 GGail
    July 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I cannot wrap my head around groups of people who think bloodshed is the answer.

    Generation after Generation – senseless death

    Why can’t the leaders of these factions meet in the colosseum or arena and fight to the death and leave the civilians to live in peace

    There was a demonstration this past weekend at the Federal building with Israelis on one side of the street and Palestine’s on the other and – guess what – a fight broke out.

    • 51 vcprezofan2
      July 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      It’s hard for me to imagine living in a situation with such continuing unrest and hatred. Why would anyone believe in life/living? Makes me think that’s one reason why we have willing suicide bombers.

      • 52 GGail
        July 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

        vc, it’s hard for me too. Such continuing unrest and hatred. One by itself is hell, but to have hatred AND unrest be a constant in ones life.

  15. 53 JER
    July 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  16. July 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

  17. 55 donna dem 4 obama
    July 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Has this been confirmed??

    • 56 hopefruit2
      July 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      I suspect that some of this reporting is fear-mongering and hyperbole – taking advantage of an already horrible situation to get clicks and attention.

    • 57 Vicki
      July 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      It’s confirmed.
      Also confirmed gas fields in Syria under attack.
      Yesterday airport in Kabul under fire.
      And Gaza, whose water is controlled by unfriendly outside entities, is running out of water. Also, I doubt there is any or much electricity coming into Gaza. I don’t think most Americans understand what is hapening.
      The “news” business will do their best to keep us uninformed.

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      July 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      I saw that, too, Donna, and I just couldn’t take it anymore. If people around the world had deliberately chosen July 17 to demonstrate their dementia, they could not have shown it more clearly than they have today. I feel as if we are the the global version of a mental hospital for the criminally insane.

  18. July 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  19. 60 Nerdy Wonka
    July 17, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Damn.

    • July 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Ok, fucking hold on a minute. You don’t call up reservists to invade Gaza. You call up reservists because you think you’re about to be invaded by other Arab states, or you’re about to invade other Arab states. This is insanity!

  20. 62 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Both Netanyahu and Putin have been egged on by RWNJ’s and Libertarians in the US. Any questions? RW extremists inflicting pain and horror…

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  23. July 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    A memory from my childhood.

    I don’t remember the book’s title. And I don’t remember much of the plot. But the novel’s denouement was that Israel was about to launch nuclear strikes against Arab capitals on air force jets. And the US president orders carrier jets to intercept and shoot down the Israelis.

    It feels like the world has decided to spin out of control today.

  24. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    July 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    • 68 jackiegrumbacher
      July 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      The only decent thing about this whole day is knowing our president is at the helm. He is the only person on the planet who has a chance of herding the nutcases back to their asylums.

  25. 70 Nerdy Wonka
    July 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm

  26. July 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Much needed.

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  29. July 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm

  30. 87 dotster3
    July 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I see where PBO told Malaysian PM that crash site must be preserved until intl. investigators arrive. I saw photos/vids of people walking around there almost immediately after the report of the crash, picking among the debris. I read somewhere there was looters, don’t know if that’s what was going on, but there was no official presence to prevent the tampering.

    • 88 99ts
      July 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Little doubt there would be looters – when folks have been living in a near war zone for months on end – they will take what they can find.

  31. 89 sherijr
    July 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    This makes me so sad, so sick.

  32. July 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm

  33. 91 vcprezofan2
    July 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Diplomacy in Action
    ‘The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and CollegeWeekLive, an online enrollment solutions provider, are partnering to conduct virtual college fairs to encourage more international students to study in the United States. This partnership spotlights the strength and diversity of U.S. higher education and assists the State Department’s EducationUSA network to provide accurate, current, and comprehensive information on U.S. higher education to students around the world. While making up less than four percent of students enrolled in U.S. higher education, international students studying in the United States contributed more than $24 billion to the U.S. economy last year.
    …………………..snip …………………..

    Upcoming fairs include:

    August 13 (Global Fair: International Student Day)
    October 1 (Regional Fair: Europe, Middle East, and Africa International Student Day)
    October 14 (Regional Fair: Latin America International Student Day)
    November 19 (Flagship Global Fair: International Student Day — IEW)

    The State Department promotes education diplomacy by supporting the EducationUSA network of more than 400 advising centers in 170 countries around the world. Each year, millions of students receive information on how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities from EducationUSA advisers.

    …………………..// ‘

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/07/229423.htm

  34. July 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    There’s the shoe.

  35. 93 Layla
    July 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    What say you Miss Merkel about your good friend Putin…anything….

  36. July 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  37. July 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    These were programs that got Black people INTO TRADE UNIONS, which, you should know, is ridiculously impossible in Chicago.

    I’ll say it again…

    CLOSED 55 SCHOOLS.

    could find money for a $20 MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION FOR A SCHOOL IN THE RICHEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN CHICAGO

    but, programs that help kids find professions…kids that won’t be going to college, but COULD find a very decent living by working with their hands..

    they can’t find money for that.

    uh huh
    uh huh

    ………………………..

    Budget critics air laundry list of school cuts

    By: Sarah Karp / July 17, 2014
    Tags: finance and budgets librarians school budgets

    With a new mandate that students have daily gym class and a policy calling for more arts instruction, school librarians are becoming increasingly rare, speakers charged at hearings on the district’s budget. At the Kennedy-King College hearing, one of three held late Wednesday, speakers also criticized cuts to Simeon High’s career education programs, cuts to welcoming schools that took in students displaced by closings, the additional money being funneled to charters and a plan to save $6 million by reorganizing bus aides for disabled students.

    ………………………

    Simeon’s career education loses out

    Another principal decision that came under fire was the decision to close the electrician program at Simeon Vocational High School. Latisa Kindred said she was laid off after the principal and the network office decided the school could no longer afford the program, and that an automotive teacher was laid off as well.
    …………………………………

    Kindred told the budget panel that she had been able to get students certified as well as into a union. “Working with their hands gives students hope,” she said. “I want to know how [career education] decisions are made? What guidelines are principals given when they make these autonomous decisions?”

    Asean Johnson’s mother Shoneice Reynolds said she was at a meeting at Simeon about these cuts on Tuesday night and many students came out to speak about the importance of the programs. “It was a beautiful meeting and we invited CPS and the fact that you did not come shows you do not care about our children,” she said.

    Also, an older gentleman spoke about being able to make a living based on his participation with the electrician program at Simeon.

    http://www.catalyst-chicago.org/notebook/2014/07/17/66050/budget-critics-air-laundry-list-school-cuts

  38. July 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

  39. 101 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Just when I thought I’d seen rubbish tweets all day…

    • 102 Linda
      July 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      NN-Netroot Nuts

    • 103 EricFive
      July 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      This biatch is crazy. Nobody energizes a crowd like PBO. I guess that since the msm has decided not to cover PBO’s speeches, they have to make up some excuse for why his message is not getting through. This shit is getting pathetic.

    • July 17, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      This woman is nuts! As much as I love Joe Biden, the fact remains that he run for President against Barak Obama and got no where. I know of no other politician who is more energetic and more inspiring than President Obama. At the same, he keeps calm during crises.

  40. July 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Miranda

    A White Girl Said She Was Shoved. A Black Boy Denied It. Guess Who Went To The Principal’s Office?

    The eight young men in this video are full of unfair stories like the one at 1:24 about being sent to the principal’s office. Some of the tales are frustrating, some are heartbreaking, some are rage-inducing. But the saddest part? They’re used to it. And despite being young, they have a brilliant analysis about why.

  41. 108 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Netroots Nation – where a bunch of ineffectual emoprogs gather to make themselves feel better about their worthlessness by beating up on the one person actually accomplishing the very goals they claim to want.


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