AND IN EAST NY BROOKLYN, A 27 YR OLD PREGNANT BLACK WOMAN IS ATTACKED BY NYPD

IN ANOTHER CHOKEHOLD CASE

YUP ANOTHER WHITE ASS STUPID FUCKING DOUCHE BAG COP

TRYING TO STRANGLE A BLACK WOMAN

BECAUSE SHE WAS ILLEGALLY GRILLING HAMBURGERS ON A GRILL

BIG MAN HAD TO BRING HER DOWN!

WHITE COPS SHOULD STAY THE FUCK OUT OF BLACK HOODS

GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK!?

AND I GUESS IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT HE DO THIS IN FRONT OF HER KID?

WHY DID HE EVEN TOUCH THIS WOMAN!

IF I WERE HER I’D SUE HIM FOR ATTEMPTED RAPE ON A PREGNANT WOMAN

THAT’S WHAT I’D DO!

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Pregnant Woman Allegedly Put In Chokehold By NYPD Officer

Posted: 07/28/2014 6:54 pm EDT Updated: 3 hours ago

A New York City police officer allegedly placed a 27-year-old pregnant woman in a chokehold Saturday after she was accused of illegally grilling in East New York, Brooklyn. The incident was captured on camera.

Photos first published by the New York Daily News appear to show an unidentified member of the New York City Police Department wrapping his arms around Rosan Miller’s neck and upper torso as her daughter watches nearby. Miller was uninjured but was given a summons for disorderly conduct, the outlet reported.

Advocacy group People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect released images of the incident Monday to the Daily News.

“She was grilling in front of her home, not committing any crime,” former City Councilman Charles Barron told The New York Post of the incident. “We want these people out of our community.”

Use of the chokehold by New York police officers has been banned for more than 20 years, according to Reuters. Yet the outlet reports that the department has a “backlog” of chokehold complaints currently under investigation.

The latest chokehold incident comes just over a week after Staten Island man Eric Garner died while being placed in a chokehold by a member of the NYPD. At the time, Garner was being arrested on charges stemming from illegal cigarette sales. A bystander captured the incident on video.

After a meeting with Garner’s family and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Friday, activist Rev. Al Sharpton called for an end to the use of the chokehold nationwide.

“We cannot just depend — and this is important — on police policy to stop the choke hold,” Sharpton said, per Reuters. “We need a federal precedent.”

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An NYPD cop puts his arm around Rosan Miller's neck in an apparent chokehold, which is prohibited by the department.

Rosan Miller struggles against the cop over the weekend in Brooklyn.

Former city councilman Charles Barron points out the woman's daughter can be seen watching her mother's arrest.

The seven-months-pregnant Rosan Miller struggles over the weekend.

Rosan Miller (above), her husband Moses Miller and brother John Miller were all arrested.

MALAYSIA FLIGHT 17 BLACK BOX SAYS IT WAS A MISSILE – RUSSIA MAY BE TRIED FOR WAR CRIME

I HOPE THEY KICK RUSSIA AND PUTIN ASSHOLES

UNTIL THEY ARE BLOODY AND CAN’T SIT DOWN

AND THEN SANCTION THE SHIT OUT OF THAT COUNTRY

ISOLATING IT FOR YEARS TO COME.

RUSSIANS ARE ASSHOLES

AND I HOPE THEY ALL DIE FOR THIS

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STORYLINEComplete coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border with 298 people aboard on July 17, 2014.

NEW HORROR TV SHOW ‘THE STRAIN’ IS BALL DROPPING-LY HILARIOUS

SO IN THIS WEEK’S INSTALLMENT, SPTLY NAMED

EPISODE 3

OF PRODUCER GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S EPIC TRILOGY “THE STRAIN

THE GOTH ROCKER STANDS OVER THE TOILET AND PISSED

AND THEN WATCHES AS HIS PENIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE AND HE FLUSHES IT DOWN THE TUBES.

I WISH THAT COULD REALLY HAPPEN TO ALL THE PAEDOPHILES, RAPISTS AND MORONIC MEN

WHO THINK THEIR DICK IS GOD’S GIFT TO WOMAN.

NOTE TO MORONS:

NO

IT’S

NOT

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This article below says it’s shocking but I think it’s hilarious!

The Strain: A Haunting Glimpse of the Vampire Race

Original | Shawn S. Lealos, Originals

Published July 28, 2014 02:01AM EDT

This photo released by FX shows Cory Stoll, left, as Ephraim Goodweather, in a scene from the TV ser
This photo released by FX shows Cory Stoll, left, as Ephraim Goodweather, in a scene from the TV series, “The Strain.” (AP Photo/FX, Michael Gibson) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Last week’s episode of The Strain was a bit of a let down but things got rolling again on Sunday night. FX’s vampire series exploded off the blocks with the CDC team getting an up-close look at the scary phenomenon they are facing and viewers learned a lot more about vampire Thomas Eichorst (Richard Sammel).

The Strain starring Corey Stoll, Sean Astin and Mia Maestro airs on FX Sundays at 10 pm ET.

The Charade

The episode began with a vampire literally putting on his face. The vampire looked a lot like Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter movies, a white smooth face missing the nose and ears. The man behind the mask turned out to be Thomas Eichorst and the scene displayed how he is able to look human while the others disintegrate and change into vampires. He then admitted that his charade will soon end. This was a great way to open the show and did a lot to explain the world of the vampires that will soon start to form.

The Survivors Continue to Change

Sunday night’s episode focused heavily on the survivors from the plane. While Captain Redfern (Jonathan Potts) remains in the hospital under observation, the other survivors started to see their lives fall apart. Missing in action this week was the lawyer Joan (Leslie Hope), but returning after not showing up last week was the fourth survivor Ansel (Nikolai Witschl), who is visibly sick and scared his with to death when he guzzled steak blood. Although that sounds creepy, it was the Goth rocker Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy) who won the creepiest moment in this episode. Last week he bit a groupie during an orgy, and this week made certain he would never participate in an orgy again when he lost his manliest tool. It seems that vampires don’t only grow teeth, lose their hair and have blood-red eyes; they’re asexual too. This was a hugely shocking moment. (all they do is feed~!)

Beat that Marilyn Manson!!!

Jim Kent’s Two Bosses

In the premiere episode of The Strain, Jim Kent (Sean Astin) betrayed his team – and the human race – when he let the truck transporting a coffin pass through the security checkpoint. This week, The Strain showed why, as Jim’s wife Sylvia (Melanie Merkosky) has cancer and he betrayed his team for money to help her. Of course, he didn’t know what he was unleashing, so he can be forgiven. Unfortunately, his moral conflict is far from over. When he threatened to go to the police about the incident, Eichorst gave Jim great news, informing him that he could get Sylvia into an experimental drug program that could cure her cancer. As a result, Jim learned he now has two bosses, Eichorst being the second and the CDC being the first. Of course, he doesn’t know Eichorst is a vampire, so maybe his wife may not be going to the best place for her cure.

The Rats Are Scared

The exterminator Vasiliy Fet (Kevin Durand) was back this week and he got a huge clue as to the coming danger. The city is experiencing a rat infestation and the rats are attacking homes, schools and hospitals. Fet was sent to a large house to exterminate a rat that bit a little girl. After finishing the job, Fet stepped out the door and saw dozens of rats heading towards water, scurrying from tunnels and drainage ditches. It seems that Vasiliy Fet will become a very important part of The Strain’s storyline this season.

The Battle Begins

Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) convinced a judge to release him by acting like a feeble old man. He left the courthouse and Nora (Mia Maestro) stopped him to ask for help. They had a chat and he realized that she was not willing to accept burning all the dead bodies. He told her she was not worth his time. Next we saw that Abraham had gotten ahold of a list of dead passengers’ addresses and it looks as if he’s off to exterminate the dead. Meanwhile, the one plane survivor who did the right thing after the plane incident, pilot Doyle (Jonathan Potts), escaped from his hospital room and headed to the basement and started to eat. In true horror fashion, this once-good man turned pure evil in an instant and attacked Jim Nora and Eph (Corey Stoll). Doyle is the first survivor to turn full-fledged vampire. The episode fades to black as Doyle’s head is smashed by a fire extinguisher-wielding Eph.

With that death, the war is officially on. Now, the question has to be how Eph and his team explain murdering the pilot. There is also the question of the rats, the loss of the rocker’s penis, Jim Kent’s morality, and the murders that Abraham has planned. There are a lot more questions than answers at this point, but The Strain has perfected the art of freaking out its audience.

 

 

t

The master

 

 

#ESPN’S STEPHEN A SMITH SAID WHAT?

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Says Women Should Be Careful Not to Provoke Domestic Violence, Then Mansplains How Women Missed His Point

YUP

THAT IS WHAT THIS BLACK BOY SAID ON  AIR

HE’S A CREEP

HE’S SAID OTHER THINGS ON AIR IN THE PAST

AND WAS FORCED TO APOLOGIZE FOR IT

IF IT WASN’T SO SAD IT WOULD BE HILARIOUS!

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OF course black women are quick to forgive his ‘WORD SALAD” – not my invention but I love it just the same – it describes so much in two words – but I don’t and other women do not.

Woman are asking for his firing; men are still listening to his “sports analysis” on ESPN-2 and the rest of us are wondering what would happen if SMITH were a white man?

Yeah he would have been sacked already.

Black men in the news skate like Gold Medalists.

White guys go to jail

But then why are 4 out of 5 black men of all ages in jails in America?

Because they hit  their women and abuse their kids

And afterwards – these women forgive them and go back to them for a most certain violent future

And these kids grow up only to be housed like Daddy in the BIG HOUSE.

PLEASE

IF YOU’RE GOING TO RANT AT ME

THAT I’M WRONG

SAVE IT FOR SOMEONE WHO GIVES A SHIT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT.

THAT PERSON

AIN’T ME

NEXT STOP

PERHAPS MINORITY MEN SHOULD GO TO JAIL FIRST  – LET US CALL ‘JAIL’ THEIR PREP SCHOOL – WE KICK THE SHIT OUT OF THEM, THEY LEARN ABOUT LIFE AND WE RELEASE THEM TO BECOME MODEL CITIZENS OF THE WORLD EVENTUALLY

IF NOT

NO 2ND CHANCES

AS FOR STEPHEN A SMITH

FIRE HIS BLACK ASS.

HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE IN A JOB.

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black women have to STOP allowing Black MEN to beat up on them and their kids.

Stand strong against Abusers – it is NOT YOUR FAULT YOUR MAN IS AN ASSHOLE

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Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

For knocking his then-fiancée unconscious at an Atlantic City casino and then dragging her limp body from the elevator, all of it caught on surveillance video, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended just two games by the NFL. If that alone doesn’t blur your eyes with rage, try the reaction of ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith, who on First Take this morning said to the women of the world, “let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions … I think that just talking about what guys shouldn’t do, we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to make, to try to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

And if that sounds like victim-blaming, Stephen A. Smith would like you to know, ladies, that you just don’t understand him. “Enough is enough,” he wrote after a few hours of internet backlash against his comments. “I simply asked: now what about the other side … what about addressing women on how they can help prevent the obvious wrong being done upon them?”

Here’s the rest of the monologue, via Deadspin, including the part about the “elements of provocation” (emphasis ours):

It’s not about him, then. It’s about you, and here’s what I mean by that. We keep talking about the guys. We know you have no business putting your hands on a woman. I don’t know how many times I got to reiterate that. […] But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, I’ve done this all my life, let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come, or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know, if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you. So let’s try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that that doesn’t happen. Now you got some dudes that are just horrible and they’re going to do it anyway, and there’s never an excuse to put your hands on a woman. But domestic violence or whatever the case may be, with men putting their hands on women, is obviously a very real, real issue in our society. And I think that just talking about what guys shouldn’t do, we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to make, to try to make sure it doesn’t happen. We know they’re wrong. We know they’re criminals. We know they probably deserve to be in jail. In Ray Rice’s case, he probably deserves more than a 2-game suspension which we both acknowledged. But at the same time, we also have to make sure that we learn as much as we can about elements of provocation. Not that there’s real provocation, but the elements of provocation, you got to make sure that you address them, because we’ve got to do is do what we can to try to prevent the situation from happening in any way. And I don’t think that’s broached enough, is all I’m saying. No point of blame.

“No point of blame,” he says in closing, after offering the opposite. Smith’s ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle, of SportsNation, responded eloquently on Twitter:

So I was just forced to watch this morning’s First Take. A) I’ll never feel clean again B) I’m now aware that I can provoke my own beating.

I’m thinking about wearing a miniskirt this weekend…I’d hate to think what I’d be asking for by doing so @stephenasmith.

I was in an abusive relationship once. I’m aware that men & women can both be the abuser. To spread a message that we not ‘provoke’ is wrong

In a week in which LGBT & domestic abuse issues have been primarily discussed in one-sided formats, I stand by my words.

Which only led Smith to dig himself deeper in a string of tweets that provided no clarification:

Upon hearing what I had to say, although admitting I could’ve been more articulate on the matter, let me be clear: I don’t understand how on earth someone could interpret that I somehow was saying women are to blame for domestic violence. And when I saw ‪@MichelleDBeadle — a colleague I have profound respect for — tweet what she tweeted, enough is enough. Something needs to be said right now. REPEATEDLY i said: There is absolutely no excuse to put your hands on a women. REPEATEDLY, I said dudes who do that need to be dealt with. REPEATEDLY, I echoed when confronted by it in the past — when someone was stupid enough to touch a loved one of this man, raised by 4 older sisters, a mom and numerous female relatives and loved ones, that man was dealt with. From that point, I simply asked: now what about the other side. If a man is pathetic and stupid enough to put his hands on a woman — which I have NEVER DONE, btw — of course he needs to pay the price. Who on earth is denying that? But what about addressing women on how they can help prevent the obvious wrong being done upon them? In no way was I accusing a women of being wrong. I was simply saying what that preventive measures always need to be addressed because there’s only but so much that can be done after the fact….once the damage is already done. Nothing more.My apologies to ‪@MichelleDBeadle And any woman out there who misconstrued what I said. I have always — and will always — find violence against a women every bit as horrific as women, themselves, find it. Always have. Always will, which my personal behavior exemplifies. I’ll strive to be more articulate in the future. But be clear, I wasn’t BLAMING women for anything. I was simply saying to take all things into consideration for preventative purposes. Period.

(In a second statement, Smith added, “I do NOT believe a woman provokes the horrible domestic abuses that are sadly such a major problem in our society. I wasn’t trying to say that or even imply it when I was discussing my own personal upbringing and the important role the women in my family have played in my life. I understand why my comments could be taken another way.” The rest is here.)

.@stephenasmith No one misconstruing your words;”how can women prevent” is WRONG conversation. Try again. Hint: Start with “How can men…”

Of course the problem goes far beyond Smith and ESPN, which has not commented on the segment or said whether Smith will face any disciplinary action. But for NFL fans at least, Smith’s ignorance, stated so forcefully, makes him a prime (and at least somewhat deserving) target of all of the frustration that has been building with regard to the terrible handling of the ugly Rice incident on all sides, not to mention the hideous ways society at large treats abused women. When Rice appeared at a press conference with his victim, who is now his wife, he apologized to his team, but never to her. “Sometimes in life, you will get knocked down,” he said. She apologized as well, a fact the official Ravens Twitter account was sure to note:

Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident.

Smith, in other words, did not come to these ideas on his own.

 

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Leave it to Stephen A. Smith, who NBC Dallas aptly points out is best known for shouting at people on television, to make the Cowboys look more sympathetic. He had this to say in January 2012:

“This dude [Romo) didn’t get it done. So when I sit here and listen to somebody like Brett Favre opening his mouth talking about Tony Romo like he’s a victim, what are you talking about? He had DeMarco Murray, he had Dez Bryant, he had Miles Austin even though he got hurt, you always had Jason Witten. … You’re playing in a billion-dollar playpen and you’re talking about this dude as a victim?”

The fact that all of the players he mentioned, aside from Jason Witten, missed significant time with injury that season are the kind of insignificant details Stephen A. has never been fond of. He continued:

“I’m saying [Favre] has a lot of nerve and a lot of gall saying what he said. The victim in Dallas is Mr. Jerry Jones, an owner that puts his money where his mouth is and has given Tony Romo the weapons to produce, and he hasn’t gotten there.”

So in one breath he’s mockingly referring to the cost of Cowboys Stadium and in the next he’s bemoaning poor victimized billionaire Jerry Jones. So Brett Favre has no business expressing his opinion publicly about quarterbacks in the NFL and GM Jerry Jones, who has said himself he’s responsible for everything the Cowboys do, is the victim.

Okay. Gotcha.

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In February 2012, the NY Daily News reported on an interesting couple of segments on Stephen A. Smith’s New York radio show on ESPN. Screamed the loud one:

“I report stuff weeks in advance and get vilified for it. But when it comes to fruition, no one remembers they vilified me…I won’t tell you anything. I have nothing to prove. If you don’t like it, don’t watch me [on ESPN]. I don’t have to do it [break stories]. I have a radio show, a TV show and a column. I don’t need to do that.”

Talk radio in any form isn’t generally known as a bastion of sanity and respect, but reacting to a caller chiding him about one of the manyNBA rumors he has reported that turned out to be wrong, by exploding into a psychotic fit of rage—a little ridiculous, to say the least.

He basically threatened his audience and told them not to listen to his show. Lovely. Surely the network executives all loved that.

Later in the show his sidekick Ryan Ruocco mentioned comedian Jay Pharoah’s impression of Stephen A. on Saturday Night Live and here’s how he responded:

“As long as it’s funny, I’m honored. You know what annoys me is when guys take themselves too seriously.”

Hmm. Something tells me irony is lost on Stephen A.

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As was widely reported in the sports media, Stephen A. Smith lost his marbles when he mistook a fictional article about him on The Onion as non-fiction in September 2012. The article was entitled “Stephen A. Smith Thinking Son Is Finally Ready For The Sex Argument,” and he responded (hilariously) via Twitter:

“I thought I’d heard enough despicable lies about myself. Now there’s some article out that I have a 9-yr-old son and I’m going to have a … Conversation with him about Sex. Mind you, I neither have a son nor a 9-Year-old. Some ppl are beyond despicable. No end! Sad what extent … People will go to. Amazing how folks try to tear cats down, primarily due to perceived power of the spoken word. Damn Shame, but too bad. … Because I don’t intend on going anywhere. Really, Really sad, though!”

The capitalization impaired response spanned four painful tweets, all of which were later deleted when Stephen A. pretended to be a good sport about the fact that he didn’t get the satire. He added, “Peeps got jokes, It’s cool!” Peeps got jokes indeed.

Next time Stephen A. should try reading something before getting so bent out of shape about it. If he did more reading and less screaming, perhaps he’d start to grasp the grammatical fundamentals of the written word.

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In February 2013, Stephen A. Smith was invited to address the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church. Because it’s what Jesus would have wanted, naturally he boasted about it on Twitter:

For those interested in hearing the Sermon — yes Sermon — I gave last Sunday in Decatur, Ga, here’s a way to get it: … And Btw…the ONLY reason I called it a sermond is b/c that’s what folks in attendance called it. I have a loooonnnggg way to go in my faith … There is no hypocrite in me. Would never pretend to be something I’m not……especially in God’s House. Please know this!

Listen, you guys—Stephen A. wasn’t calling it a sermon! He’s no hypocrite. He’s still working on his faith. He would never boast about himself in the house of the Lord!

He was only repeating what he heard from the hundreds of adoring parishioners were screaming from the pews. Can’t you tell the difference, stupid?

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As much of a blowhard as Stephen A. Smith is, he routinely finds himself out of his league squaring off with Skip Bayless on First Take. He’s quick to admit that he knows absolutely nothing when it comes to anything outside the NBA.

He tweeted the following about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the obvious Heisman frontrunner, in early December 2012:

“I’m an honorable man, so I must admit @realskipbayless is right-on with that. He IS the one who told me about Manziel. … I’m an honorable man so I have to admit:@RealSkipBayless is telling the truth. Didn’t know a damn thing about Manziel until Skip told me.”

There’s no question that the Heisman race was a complete tossup through much of the college football year, but he Manziel had definitely solidified himself as the front-runner by December.

The fact that Stephen A., whose idiocy ESPN airs at least 20 hours of per week, had no idea who Johnny Manziel was (until he was educated by Skip Bayless) until the end of the college football season is beyond inexcusable.

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Stephen A. Smith has found himself in hot water for using the n-word more than once on First Take. The first time he said it was in December 2011, referring to LeBron James as “this n—a.”

He faced relatively little fallout stemming from this incident, despite the fact that it was said in a much more serious tone than the more recent incident.

The more recent incident in question came in October 2012. Smith was asked if he believed Kobe Bryant would miss the start of the Lakers’ season due to an injury. He replied quickly and audibly:

“He’ll be just fine. Opening night, Kobe Bryant is going to miss it because [his] foot is sprained? Are y’all crazy? N—a please.”

His comments blew up into national news story when the video of his comment began circulating on the web. Naturally, he handled it in a way that only Stephen A. could…or would…

Instead of issuing a simple innocuous apology for saying the thing we all heard him say, he completely denied saying the thing we all heard him say. Or he could have just said, “I said it, I’m not sorry.”

Arguing against the one thing everyone knows for sure—that you said it—is just too Stephen A. Smith for words.

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One of the most irritating things about Stephen A. Smith, besides the screaming, is the excessive hyperbole he employs in lieu of anything substantive. His way with words can only be described as Donald Trump-esque, with the limited depth and vocabulary he possesses.

In August 2012, the unhinged yellers at First Take took on the much debated issue of the Nationals preseason decision to shut down pitching ace Stephen Strasburg, who was coming off of Tommy John surgery, after 160 innings. Said he:

“I still think it’s disgraceful. The fact of the matter is that this is a young stud. Somebody’s got to figure something out. … I just don’t know what’s happened to the sport. I’m not in a position to argue about it. I just don’t understand how these guys are so coddled, and the need to protect these guys. I know he’s less than two years removed from Tommy John surgery. I understand that. I truly do. But I’m thinking about those paying customers.”

So doing something they said they were going to do before the season began in an effort to protect the long-term health of Strasburg, not to mention their own investment, is disgraceful? Agree or disagree with the Nats’ decision, but labeling it disgraceful is just ignorant.

And if Stephen A. concedes right off the bat that he is in no position to argue the point, why exactly does he continue to do so with such gusto? He truly understands the medical issues but is just worried about the fans? Don’t worry Stephen A.—Natties fans don’t need an incompetent, baseball-deficient boob championing them.

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n October 2012, Stephen A. Smith had this to say about longtime respected Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon, one of his colleagues at ESPN, for expressing support for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for the 2012 MVP:

“I think Mike Wilbon is insane. …I love him dearly. We’re very good friends. I love him, but he’s crazy. … He’s a little bit biased. Mike gets a little bit excited there. I mean, Mike’s willing to come off the golf course for those two cities [DC and Chicago] … But I’m not letting those Washington homers [Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser], those D.C. homers, get away with this one. No no no no no no.”

A month later Stephen A. tweeted this:

“I simply cannot believe that the Knicks picked the night they’re facing Jeremy Lin to stink up the joint. I’m so ashamed of them right now!”

So speaking out in favor of RG3 being named the MVP, an opinion that gained traction far outside the Washington beltway, that’s being a homer.

But taking a personal investment (also known as a grudge) in how the Knicks perform against someone Stephen A. feverishly hated before he left New York to sign with the Rockets—that’s just good journalism?

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Nobody on ESPN hides their ignorance about hockey—when it’s a topic broached on Around The Horn, the participants generally begin their argument with “Well, I’m not Mr. Hockey…but.” God forbid they learn about it.

Stephen A. Smith doesn’t hide his ignorance of anything, he prefers to flaunt it, and there’s nothing dislikes more and knows less about than the NHL. When “discussing” the Blackhawks’ record winning streak in March 2013, he had this to say:

“Excuse me … it wasn’t 21 games. It was really an 8-game streak. There are three ties. I’m sorry, that doesn’t count. … I’m not into the tie business. This isn’t soccer. OK? … And and and and and and the hockey stuff, I’m sorry, I’m not buying it. … Not only that: If you go to the overtime you get a point. If you win the game, you get a couple of points. I’m sorry, you want a cookie? Last time I checked, when you take to the ice, it’s to actually win. It’s not to tie. So I don’t get all of this stuff. Hockey’s clearly all about points, because if you go to overtime 20 times you get 20 points. I don’t understand that. You either win or you lose in sports. … When the Stanley Cup champion is crowned, is it because of a tie? No, it’s because of a win.”

You aren’t into hockey, Stephen A.? Well you don’t say! Could’ve fooled us.

Suppose it doesn’t matter that hockey hasn’t had ties since 2004 and that all games are settled via a shootout if the tie isn’t broken during five minutes of overtime. And that ties have never existed in the playoffs, but rather sudden-death periods of overtime that function the same as additional full periods of hockey.

So maybe the last time he “checked” was 2004? But that’s being generous because it’s more than abundantly clear that Stephen A. has never and will never know anything about anything aside from the NBA. He doesn’t even try to hide his ignorance on the subject, or any subject, and seems quite content with yelling nonsense.

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OBAMA HAS STOPPED ILLEGAL KIDS DEPORTATION-WANTS TO USE EXECUTIVE ORDER TO KEEP THEM HERE?

WHICH I AM AGAINST

I DO NOT AGREE THAT THESE CHILDREN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN AMERICA

IT’S UNAMERICAN

AND WE HAVE OUR OWN KIDS WHO ARE STARVING AND HOMELESS

IF OBAMA USES EXECUTIVE ORDER

HE SHOULD BE STOPPED DEAD COLD BY CONGRESS

AND HE CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO DO THIS

IF HISPANIC LEADERS WANT TO ADOPT ALL OF THESE KIDS

OKAY – BUT IF NOT AND THESE KIDS GET ADDED TO OUR MEDICAID WITHOUT PAYING TAXES

WITHOUT COMING HERE LEGALLY

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS

GIVE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY BACK TO THE FRENCH

AND CLOSE THE DOORS

THROW OUT THE SIGN

AMERICA IS CLOSED.

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Maybe these HISPANIC LEADERS should be deported as well.

Hispanic Lawmakers to Obama: Take ‘Executive Action’ to Stop All Deportations

July 10, 2014 – 4:02 PM
Luis Gutierrez

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) spoke at a press conference on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C., calling on President Barack Obama to stop deportations of illegal aliens in the United States using executive orders. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

WRITE TO THESE TWO REPS ON TWITTER – DEMAND THEY PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR BIG MOUTH IS: ADOPT THESE ILLEGAL KIDS OR DEPORT THEM. 

Reps. Luis Guiterrez (D-Ill.) – not on twitter but the other guy is:

Raul M. Grijalva

@RepRaulGrijalva

(CNSNews.com) –Reps. Luis Guiterrez (D-Ill.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) joined immigration activists Thursday in calling on President Barack Obama to stop deportations and allow illegal aliens to have work permits. It’s the latest effort to compel the president to make sweeping changes to immigration law through executive orders.The Democrats also want Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to apply to parents of so-called Dreamers and others, putting them on a path to citizenship as spelled out in the immigration bill (S.744) as passed by the Senate in June 2013. The House has not taken up that bill.

“I believe the president of the United States can take the kind of broad, executive action that can help millions of people stop their deportation and be in deportation proceedings, No. 1, or possibly ever be deported, and give them a work permit,” said Guiterrez, who with Grijalva is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

“Now it is the authority of the president to provide that security, that comfort to millions and millions of families,” Grijalva said.

In December 2013, Grijalva and 17 other lawmakers sent a letter to Obama asking him to halt all deportations until Congress had passed legislation on “comprehensive immigration reform.”

The letter also called for expanding those eligible for DACA to include “family and neighbors” of children brought here illegally by their parents.

“We cannot continue to witness potential citizens in our districts go through the anguish of deportation when legalization could be just around the corner for them,” the letter states. “We look to you to firmly contribute to advancing inclusion for immigrants by suspending deportations and expanding DACA.”

In April, the CHC sent a 6-page memorandum to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson seeking “administrative relief and more humane enforcement practices” from and of immigration laws.

The list of recommendations basically would protect all illegal aliens except those with disqualifying crimes from being detained or deported and also calls for an end to the Secure Communities program, a highly successful program, according to DHS’s Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement.

“Under Secure Communities, the FBI automatically sends the fingerprints to DHS to check against its immigration databases,” the ICE website said about the program.

“If these checks reveal that an individual is unlawfully present in the United States or otherwise removable due to a criminal conviction, ICE takes enforcement action – prioritizing the removal of individuals who present the most significant threats to public safety as determined by the severity of their crime, their criminal history, and other factors – as well as those who have repeatedly violated immigration laws,” it added.

Both Gutierrez and Grijalva said that the immigration crisis on the border involving a recent surge of illegal aliens crossing the U.S. border with Mexico, including more than 50,000 unaccompanied children, should not stop immigration reforms but encourage it.

“I also want to be sure that we do not allow the humanitarian crisis on our border to impact or somehow deteriorate the momentum of our movement or our petition for the president,” Gutierrez said at the press conference. “If anything, that humanitarian crisis on the border should urge the president to do more and more quickly and to be broader.”

“The fact of the matter is these kids are here now, and by law and by value, this country has an obligation – both a moral imperative and a legal obligation – to provide custodial care and process these kids correctly,” Grijalva said.Raul Grijalva

 

HAMAS AGREES TO 24 HOUR CEASE FIRE HOLIDAY TRUCE ON GAZA STRIP

BECAUSE OF END OF “THEIR HOLIDAY” RAMADAN

I guess Ramadan happens around Xmas and in the Summer

And these Muslims need all the forgiveness they can muster

because truthfully they are just as aggressive as the Israeli’s

If NOT MORE.

REMEMBER THE STAR TREK EPISODE

“I’M RIGHT FACED BLACK – HE’S RIGHT FACED WHITE” CAN’T YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE?

 BELA & LOKI

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Gaza War

Any War

Sucks

Hamas Agrees To 24-Hour Holiday Truce In Gaza War

Posted: 07/27/2014 8:20 am EDT Updated: 2 hours agoGAZA

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull that international diplomats had hoped could be expanded into a more sustainable truce.

After Israel announced a 24-hour truce late Saturday, Palestinian militants fired rockets deep into Israel, prompting it to resume an offensive aimed at destroying rocket launchers and cross-border attack tunnels used by Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling the coastal strip.

But hours after the renewal of hostilities Hamas said it would be willing to abide by a new 24-hour humanitarian truce ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday is expected to begin Monday or Tuesday, depending on the sighting of the new moon.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday. But shortly after the truce was to have started warning sirens wailed in southern Israel and the military said three rockets landed in the area, without causing casualties or damage.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, did not say if Israel would hold its fire during the time requested by Hamas, but said troops would continue demolishing militant tunnels — the central goal of the Israeli ground operation in Gaza.

Families in Gaza would ordinarily be busy now with preparations for the holiday, with children getting new clothes, shoes and haircuts, and families visiting each other.

In the outdoor market of the Jebaliya refugee camp, vendors set up stands with clothes and shoes, but said business was slow. Hamed Abul Atta, 22, a shoe salesman, said he hadn’t made a single sale in the first three hours after opening.

Abul Atta said he had opened the shop Sunday to get away from the crowded apartment where he and his family were staying with relatives after fleeing an area of heavy fighting, the Shijaiyah district in Gaza City.

He said his family house in Shijaiyah was badly damaged and that a cousin and three other relatives were among dozens of people killed in heavy fighting there last week.

“We can’t feel any joy right now,” he said when asked if he would mark the holiday in some way.

Israel had offered a 24-hour truce late Saturday, but Hamas — which has demanded the lifting of the Israeli and Egyptian blockade on Gaza as well as the release of Palestinian prisoners — rejected it.

The 20-day war has killed more than 1,060 Palestinians, mainly civilians, according to Palestinian health officials. Israel has lost 43 soldiers, while two Israeli civilians and a Thai worker in Israel were killed by rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza.

The military had earlier said about a dozen rockets were fired toward Israel since midnight — without causing casualties or damage — and that as a result it would “resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip.” The Israeli military released a video showing a rocket being fired from what it said was a Gaza school.

“The military is aiming its fire at terror sites, but if citizens are accidently harmed Hamas is responsible for this since it once again violated an offer for a humanitarian lull that Israel accepted.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.

The 12-hour lull on Saturday — agreed to by both sides following intense U.S. and U.N. mediation efforts — saw Palestinians return to neighborhoods reduced to rubble and allowed medics to collect close to 150 bodies, Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra said.

The Israeli military says it is doing its utmost to prevent civilian casualties, including by sending evacuation warnings to residents in targeted areas, and blames Hamas for putting civilians in harm’s way.

More than 160,000 displaced Palestinians have sought shelter at dozens of U.N. schools, an eight-fold increase since the start of Israel’s ground operation more than a week ago, the U.N. said.

Hamas and other militants in Gaza have fired more than 2,400 rockets at Israel since hostilities began on July 8, many deep into the Israeli heartland and toward most of the country’s major cities.

Israeli airstrikes have destroyed hundreds of homes, including close to 500 in direct hits, according to Palestinian rights groups, Entire Gaza neighborhoods near the border have been reduced to rubble.

Before the announcement of the holiday cease-fire, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri had said any truce must include a withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, and that tens of thousands of displaced people must be allowed to return to their homes.

Israel’s acceptance of the cease-fire extension was premised on its soldiers remaining in Gaza to destroy the more than 30 tunnels the military says it has found. Hamas has said it will not halt fire until it wins guarantees that the border blockade, tightened by Israel and Egypt after it seized the territory in 2007, will be lifted.

Any new border arrangements for Gaza would likely give a role to Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who reached a power-sharing deal earlier this year with Hamas that was harshly condemned by Israel.

Egypt wants forces loyal to Abbas to be posted on the Gaza side of the border before considering opening its Rafah crossing.

Hamas officials have said they do not oppose such an arrangement, but would not surrender control over the group’s thousands-strong security forces, meaning it would remain the de facto power in Gaza.

Israeli police meanwhile said security forces prevented a major attack when they stopped a suspicious vehicle in the West Bank and discovered a large explosive inside. Police said the suspect was a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Ramallah in his 30s.

The West Bank remained calm in the early days of the Gaza conflict but in recent days has seen growing protests and clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli security forces. Nine Palestinians have been killed there.

In Gaza, the local Red Cross office said its building in Khan Younis was attacked by a “crowd of angry people.”

Witnesses said the crowd that stormed the building had lost family members during the fighting and were angry over what they said was a lack of support by emergency services.

Nadia Dibsy, an ICRC spokeswoman in Jerusalem, said there were no immediate reports of injuries, but that the reception area and office materials sustained damage from a small fire.

“We definitely deplore this kind of incident, which we take quite seriously. It’s an obstruction of the work and efforts we’ve been doing since the beginning of this conflict,” said Dibsy. “We are doing the best we can, we are asking people not to take their anger out on us.”

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Heller reported from Jerusalem. Associated Press writers Karin Laub in Gaza City and Yousur Alhlou in Jerusalem contributed to this report.

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America is culpable – Irael destroys Palestine with tanks and weapons we gave them – disgraceful!

Shocking Photos Of Destruction In Gaza As Thousands Return Home During Truce

Posted: 07/26/2014 8:03 pm EDT Updated: 07/26/2014 8:59 pm EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.

Palestinians walked through the concrete rubble that once used to be homes, collecting what keepsakes they could recover. Some openly wept when they saw what little remained. Two men poured water for birds left behind in one demolished home.

Some Palestinian men climbed over an Israeli armored vehicle, apparently left behind during a military operation. Others held funerals for their dead.

At least 985 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed and more than 6,000 wounded over the past 19 days, according to Palestinian officials. Israeli strikes have destroyed hundreds of homes, including close to 500 in targeted hits, and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, according to Palestinian rights groups.

Israel has lost 37 soldiers and two civilians, and a Thai worker also has been killed in fighting and in Hamas rocket attacks. On the edge of Gaza, Israeli soldiers regrouped as Israel’s defense minister warned he might soon expand the ground operation in Gaza “significantly.”

Here is a collection of Associated Press images showing life in Gaza amid Saturday’s cease-fire.

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Palestinians gather around the rubble of a building where at least 20 members of the Al Najar extended family were killed by an Israeli strike in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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Palestinian Mukaram Keferna cries upon her return to what was the family house, destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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A member of the Keferna family cries upon his return to the family house, left, that was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Palestinians carry belongings as they walk on the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Palestinian rescue officers remove a body from the rubble of a building where at least 20 members of the Al Najar extended family were killed, including at least 10 children, by an Israeli strike in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014, according to Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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A Palestinian man runs when he hears an Israeli tank movement from its position behind the hill, close to the border with Israel, as he return to inspect damage to his house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Palestinians walk past a donkey, still alive, as it lays wounded on a debris-filled road in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Palestinian Manal Keferna, 30, right, cries with her sister-in-law Najwa Keferna upon their return to the family house destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Palestinian Mazen Keferna cries upon his return during a 12-hour cease-fire to the family house destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Palestinian men climb on Israel’s military vehicle that was left behind by the forces in Gaza City’s Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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Upon their return, Palestinians pour water to save the family birds after finding them alive at the family house destroyed by Israeli strikes, while visiting the area during a 12-hour cease-fire in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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A Palestinian medic shows the cover of a Red Crescent ambulance destroyed by an Israeli strike, as he and residents visit the area during a 12-hour cease-fire in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Palestinians hug each other after seeing their homes destroyed, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City’s Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

gazaPalestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City’s Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

ISRAEL EXTENDS CEASE FIRE ON GAZA BUT HAMAS REJECTS IT-1000 MORE PPLE DIE?

HOW STUPID ARE THESE  PEOPLE?

IF YOU ARE ASKING ME “WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT”?

I’M TALKING ABOUT THE HAMAS/PALESTINIANS AND THE ISRAELI JEWS

YEAH – BOTH OF THEM – STUPID

IN RESPONSE TO ISRAEL’S TEMPORARY CEASE FIRE ON THE GAZA

THEY RETALIATED BY SENDING ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL?

THAT’S JUST STUPID TO ME

And

while I feel sorry for the people living in Israel; their properties are getting destroyed

their lives are being wiped out

If you know there is a war between you and your extended relatives (Jews vs Palestinians)

Why would you move directly into the path and into the city of aggressors?

Not to mention the Middle East is a power keg ready to pop any day now.

I think it’s ridiculous that the Jews keep crying over spilled milk.

You don’t want to be injured, your life wiped out before your eyes

MOVE THE FUCK OUT OF ISRAEL – in fact

No one should be living there and the United States & the UK were remiss in

Giving it to the Jews in the first place.

It’s been nothing but trouble for America and the rest of the world since it’s inception.

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Just my 1 cent on the issue. When people continue to die and nothing gets done in the way of diplomacy

Then it’s time to hang it all up and leave the area.

I’m telling ya – these people will not rest until both JEWS & PALESTINIANS – their Semitic brothers and sisters kill each other and no one is left.

What a waste of time that is, at least it is for me.

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Gaza Rockets Hit Israel Despite Truce Extension Offer

Posted: 07/26/2014 2:43 pm EDT Updated: 28 minutes ago
ISRAEL

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

Hamas said two of the rockets were aimed at Tel Aviv. Police in Israel’s second-largest city dispersed a peace rally attended by several thousand people because of the threat, a spokesman said.

In Paris, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European foreign ministers met earlier Saturday to find ways to transform Saturday’s initial 12-hour lull into a sustainable truce.

In Gaza, thousands of residents who fled the violence streamed back to devastated border areas during the cease-fire to find large-scale destruction: fighting had pulverized scores of homes, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.

In the northern town of Beit Hanoun, Siham Kafarneh, 37, sat on the steps of a small grocery, weeping. The mother of eight said the home she had spent 10 years saving up for and moved into two months earlier had been destroyed.

“Nothing is left. Everything I have is gone,” she said.

More than 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and more than 6,000 have been wounded over the past 19 days, Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra said. Israeli strikes have destroyed hundreds of homes, including close to 500 in targeted hits, and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, according to Palestinian rights groups.

Across Gaza, more than 130 bodies were pulled from the rubble Saturday, officials said. In southern Gaza, 20 members of an extended family were killed before the start of the lull when a tank shell hit a building where they had sought refuge, al-Kidra said.

Israel says it is doing its utmost to prevent civilian casualties, including sending evacuation warnings to residents in targeted areas, and blames Hamas for putting civilians in harm’s way. Israel has lost 40 soldiers and two civilians, and a Thai worker also has been killed.

“There is no proof that any kind of gratuitous damage is being inflicted,” said Israeli legislator Ofer Shelah of the centrist Yesh Atid party. Israeli troops are “fighting with an enemy dug in within the civilian population, dug in underground or within the houses there,” he said, adding that “those are the consequences of such a fight.”

Israel launched a major air campaign in Gaza on July 8 and later sent ground troops into the Hamas-ruled territory in an operation it said was aimed at halting Palestinian rocket fire and destroying cross-border tunnels used for attacks.

Later Saturday, Israel decided to extend the 12-hour lull by four more hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Saturday. However, Israel set its own terms for the extended truce, saying it would continue to demolish Hamas military tunnels.

The Israeli military said that through Saturday’s lull, troops uncovered four more tunnel shafts. Al-Kidra said that a 36-year-old Palestinian woman was killed by a sniper near the central Gaza town of Deir el-Balah as the 12-hour truce was ending.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri later said that the group rejected the four-hour extension. Shortly after that, Hamas claimed responsibility for firing five rockets at Israel, including two at Tel Aviv. The Israeli military said three rockets fell in southern Israel.

In Paris, Kerry met with European foreign ministers and later with foreign ministers from Qatar and Turkey to try to salvage truce efforts.

On Friday, Israel rejected a proposal by Kerry and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to halt fire for a week and to begin talks during this period on easing the border blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Hamas has said it would not halt fire until it won guarantees that the border blockade, enforced by Israel and Egypt, would be lifted.

Any new border arrangements for Gaza would likely give a role to Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the main political rival of Hamas.

Hamas had seized Gaza from Abbas in 2007, triggering the Gaza blockade by Israel and Egypt. However, Abbas, who heads the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, reached a power-sharing deal earlier this year with Hamas. Under the deal, a government of technocrats headed by Abbas was to prepare for new elections in the West Bank and Gaza.

Egypt wants forces loyal to Abbas to be posted on the Gaza side of the mutual border before considering open the Rafah crossing there, Gaza’s main gate to the world.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Paris that he and his counterparts from other nations are calling on both sides to negotiate a sustainable cease-fire.

Such a truce should meet Israeli security concerns, but also “the Palestinians’ expectations in terms of economic development and access to Gaza,” he said. “We are convinced of the need to involve the Palestinian Authority in achieving these objectives.”

House overwhelming supports progressive resolution on U.S. military involvement in Iraq

HOWEVER

CAN’T OUR PRESIDENT OVERRIDE THIS HOUSE ACTION?

OBAMA, if he wants to could use EXECUTIVE ORDER to place our US Military back into Iraq?

I’m asking

It’s a question.

However I highly doubt Obama will use Executive Order to do anything in Iraq let alone put US Military back into that hot bed of terror activities.

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message from Credo Mobile:

These days, the House almost never passes good legislation. But thanks to the leadership of two unwavering progressive champions in Congress, Reps. Barbara Lee and Jim McGovern, the House got it right yesterday – and got it right in a big way.

On Friday, after receiving more than 2000 calls from CREDO members in less than 24 hours, the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution to stop President Obama from unilaterally putting the American military back in the middle of Iraq’s sectarian civil war.

President Obama has refused to rule out airstrikes in response to the most recent crisis in Iraq, and has suggested that such airstrikes would not require congressional approval.

But airstrikes in Iraq would only open the door to greater American military involvement in Iraq without any realistic mechanism to stop the bloodshed. And Congress has a constitutional mandate to be involved in any decision to go to war.

As Rep. McGovern said in his speech supporting the resolution:

“The time to debate our re-engagement in Iraq, should it come to that, is before we are caught in the heat of the moment. Not when the first body bags come home. Not when the first bombs start to fall. Not when the worst-case scenario is playing out on our TV screens.”

This hits the nail right on the head. And by putting a congressional check on any attempt by the president to unilaterally initiate offensive military operations in Iraq or otherwise escalate our military involvement there, this resolution helps ensure that we as a country don’t heedlessly fall into another intractable war in Iraq.

Thank you. Your activism matters.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

BILL MAHER: REALTIME HAS 2 REPUBLICANS WHO DON’T WANT WAR BUT WANT TO IMPEACH OBAMA BECOS HE DIDN’T DECLARE WAR ON RUSSIA?

MATT KIBBE = LIBETARIAN

HOGAN GIBLEY – REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST for total asshole RICK SANTORUM – HE’s the butt plug for Rick Santorum. He worked for terrible Huckabee too? My stomach is hurting.

Matt Kibbe and Hogan Gibley are totally ridiculous as men and as anti-american terrorists. They are both batfuck crazy – they want war but then they want to impeach Obama because he didn’t declare war on Russia.

UNBELIEVABLE

Republicans don’t have any Jews in their organization yet they are the party that backs Israel up the ass against Palestinians. GOP is not trending into minority -

HOGAN GIBLEY advocates putting minorities into the GOP in order to get the minority votes like TED CRUZ, MARIO RUBIO, MIA LOVE & HERMAN CAIN.

AMY GOODMAN is the host of video show: DEMOCRACY NOW and she wrote a book. She’s a very fair woman and engages in DEMOCRACY a theory that we in AMERICA really do not enjoy.  We have O

RIGHT – LET’S HAVE THEM STUMP FOR GOP & THEN LET’S KICK THEM TO THE CURB.

It’s transparent.

And Americans are stupid but we are NOT RETARDED.

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Let the GOP try and impeach Obama – maybe America will wake the fuck up and go to the polls in November and do something about it and prove

STATISTICIAN – NATE SILVER

WRONG

IN NOVEMBER 2014!?

MEANWHILE

SCIENTIST NEIL deGRASSE TYSON

IS TRYING TO DEFINE DEFINITIONS FROM LIBERAL MAHER

TYSON IS VERY SMART, VERY BLACK AND UBER INTELLIGENT

AND HE KNOWS WE ARE IN THE THROWS

OF

CLIMATE CHANGE

WHICH THE REPUBLICANS DENY.

HERE’S A FACT

MYQUI & I ARE SITTING ON PRIME REAL ESTATE

WHEN NEW YORK CITY

GETS WIPED OUT BECAUSE

IT’S SINKING LIKE FLORIDA…

DON’T BLAME ME FOR TELLING YOU THE TRUTH

IT’S ALL PART OF

GLOBAL WARMING

AND

CLIMATE CHANGE!

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TYSON MADE IT ALL EASY TO UNDERSTAND

UNLESS YOU ARE

REPUBLICAN

WHO WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND SHIT ON A STICK

We don’t have a Democracy in America anymore.

We have an OCHLOCRACY:

och·loc·ra·cy
äkˈläkrəsē/
noun
  1. government by a mob; mob rule.

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Alice Young and Neil deGrasse Tyson  - 2014 Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala - Arrivals - Time Warner Building - New York City, NY, USA  Photo copyright by Laurence Agron / PR Photos

 

UNITED STATES AVOIDS ANOTHER BENGHAZI BY EVACUATING US EMBASSY COMPOUND

THERE IS A LOT OF FIGHTING IN THAT AREA IN LIBYA

SO AS TO AVOID ANOTHER “BENGHAZI” OUR COUNTRY

HAS CLOSED ANOTHER EMBASSY COMPOUND

WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER CONFRONTATION AND DEATHS TO HELP SUPPORT

REPUBLICAN POLITICAL AGENDAS

I STRONGLY URGE IF THESE REPUBLICANS TAKE CONGRESS IN 2014

AMERICANS PUT DOWN THEIR PETITIONS

AND TAKE UP ARMS

FOR ANOTHER CIVIL WAR

BECAUSE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT TO TAKE OUR THESE REPUBLICANS

IS NOT GOING TO STOP THEM.

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IN WW2 AMERICA FOUGHT THE ENEMIES ON THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI – WE EVEN WROTE A SONG ABOUT IT:

“from the halls of Montezuma; to the SHORES OF TRIPOLI”…..

NPR

U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

July 26, 2014 8:40 AM ET
In a photo taken on Thursday, smoke rises from a residential area in Tripoli, Libya. Deadly clashes erupted between Islamist fighters and pro-secular militias earlier this month.

In a photo taken on Thursday, smoke rises from a residential area in Tripoli, Libya. Deadly clashes erupted between Islamist fighters and pro-secular militias earlier this month.

Hamza Turkia/Xinhua/Landov

Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET.

The U.S. has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated diplomats amid what is being described as a significant deterioration in security, with rival militant factions battling in the capital, Tripoli.

“Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

“Securing our facilities and ensuring the safety of our personnel are top department priorities, and we did not make this decision lightly,” Harf said. “Security has to come first. Regrettably, we had to take this step because the location of our embassy is in very close proximity to intense fighting and ongoing violence between armed Libyan factions.”

In a separate statement, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said: “[All] embassy personnel were relocated, including Marine security guards who were providing security at the embassy during the movement.”

“During movement, F-16s, ISR assets and an Airborne Response Force with MV-22 Ospreys provided security,” Kirby said in the statement. “The mission was conducted without incident, and the entire operation lasted approximately five hours.”

The Associated Press says: “The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration’s concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where memories of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in the eastern city of Benghazi are still vivid and the political uproar over it remain fresh ahead of a new congressional investigation into the incident.”

A newly issued travel warning issued today by the State Department said the Libyan government had been unable “to adequately build its military and police forces to improve security.

Secretary of State John Kerry, holding talks in Paris with his Turkish and Qatari counterparts on the situation in Gaza, called the closure of the embassy in Tripoli temporary, Reuters reports. He said Turkey had also removed about 700 of its personnel from the North African country.

Reuters describes the fighting in Tripoli:

“Black plumes of smoke marked shell blasts and bulldozed earthen barricades mapped out the frontlines around Tripoli’s largest airport, now at the heart of a standoff between the country’s powerful militias.

“With barrages of Grad rockets, anti-aircraft guns and artillery fired at their rival enclaves just kilometers apart, brigades of former rebels have turned parts of southern Tripoli in a battleground for nearly a fortnight.

“The clash over Tripoli International Airport is the latest eruption in a deepening rivalry among bands of ex-fighters who once battled side by side against Muammar Gaddafi, but have since turned against each other in the scramble for control.”

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