This thread is so open, I’m not even adding anything right now.  It was a rough week, so I’m taking it easy.

What do you have on the good news front for me?  There has been some, I’m sure.  Give me some feel good stories, if there are any to be shared.

Here’s the best thing I’ve seen this week.  I love this old man.

Krolm, I have never prayed to you before.  I have no tongue for it.  Grant this man immortality.  And if you do not listen, then to hell with you!

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What? No shout out for all the moms out there? Happy Mother’s Day fluffy and all of the other moms out there.

Happy Mother’s Day fluffy and all of the other moms out there.

Thank you, thank you! It is a gorgeous weekend here in Atlanta. It is also 89 degrees. My poor tomato and pepper starts are really taking a beating. I have to go spray every couple hours.

Thrill, it has been a time crunch for me too. I finished my paper for class and my son finished state testing, so at least that is a load off. I may be a little bit better until July, when I have to take my capstone class.

CMNZ

Thankfully the call for an independent inquiry into the massacre has been vetoed at the UN by the US.
White House spokesman Raj Shah said: “The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas… Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response”
Riiiiiiight, so moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv wasn’t in anyway provocative, knowing full well that Palestinians claim eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
FFS, nobody is even bothering with a pretense anymore.

CMNZ

Quite the statement from Médecins Sans Frontières:

The death toll provided this evening by Gaza health authorities—55 dead and 2,271 wounded—including 1,359 wounded with live ammunition, is staggering. It is unbearable to witness such a massive number of unarmed people being shot in such a short time.

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/gaza-it-unbearable-watch-such-massive-number-unarmed-people-being-shot

CMNZ

Religions like “Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism” lead people “to an eternity of separation from God in Hell,” Robert Jeffress, a Dallas megachurch pastor, once said. He was chosen to give the opening prayer at the embassy ceremony. John Hagee, one of America’s most prominent end-times preachers, once said that Hitler was sent by God to drive the Jews to their ancestral homeland. He gave the closing benediction.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/opinion/jerusalem-embassy-gaza-protests.html

That sure is something.

Lurking

Riiiiiiight, so moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv wasn’t in anyway provocative,

It shouldn’t have been, but it doesn’t take much to “provoke” Hamas.

knowing full well that Palestinians claim eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

So? The Embassy is located in Western Jerusalem. The Palestinians have nothing to complain about on that score.

Zurvan

knowing full well that Palestinians claim eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. I wonder how that’s supposed to work. I claim New York City as the capital of a future Zurvan state. If you build anything there, I will be very upset, and send civilians to die by trying to invade. Even if you’re trying to imply that it’s because they lost the land in a war that they started, well…they lost the land in a war that they started. It’s kind of like if the UK was very vocal in claiming New York City as… Read more »

Zurvan

https://www.dailywire.com/news/30638/hamas-planned-violence-gaza-border-media-act-their-ben-shapiro

The media coverage of terror group Hamas’ deliberately-crafted border assault on Israel has been egregious: from CNN to MSNBC to The New York Times, mainstream outlets have acted as propaganda vehicles for one of the worst regimes on the planet. Hamas has spent weeks ginning up attacks on the border with the Gaza Strip — an area completely controlled by Hamas, which was elected to power in 2006 after Israel’s withdrawal from the area — and yet the media treat Israel as the aggressor.

That’s insane.

Here’s the proof.

Zurvan
CMNZ

“The Israeli government argues that the crowds of mostly young Palestinians at the Gaza fence offer a lethal threat to peaceful Israelis. The claim is as ludicrous as it is cynical. Even if one or two protesters broke through the fence they would have nowhere to go except into the arms of the Israeli security forces, who could easily detain them. The Palestinian interlopers have no allies on the Israeli side of the fence, nor any transport to take them to populated parts of Israel. Nor are they armed. It is clear from video footage that they have no suicide… Read more »

CMNZ

Lurking…. “Ilan Goldenberg, a Middle East expert with the Center for New American Security, told me that Trump’s decision significantly undercuts the US’s credibility as a neutral party in the conflict. As the country that has led the Israeli-Palestinian peace process negotiations for the past 25 years, the US is “supposed to be acting like the fireman,” he said. “Instead, we’re acting like the arsonist — we’re making things worse.” The embassy move could also make the chances of a peace deal, already remote given that the two sides haven’t held serious peace talks in years, nearly impossible. “Jerusalem is… Read more »

CMNZ

Maybe it’s a good thing that the US is essentially giving up, maybe some other country can have a real go rather than just pretending.

Lurking

Ilan Goldenberg, a Middle East expert with the Center for New American Security, told me that Trump’s decision significantly undercuts the US’s credibility as a neutral party in the conflict. Yeah, I read all that too. It doesn’t matter. 1. Israel exists. 2. Hamas is the official leadership of the Palestinian people. 3. A goal of Hamas is the destruction of Israel. As long as those three things are true, there cannot be peace in the region. The embassy move could also make the chances of a peace deal, already remote given that the two sides haven’t held serious peace… Read more »

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