It should have been the first thing done.
Hey Israel, are you bloody INSANE ?
Flip the switch.
Leave ‘em in the dark.
They love the seventh century so much, they can live it 24/7.
I don’t believe what I’m seeing.
The operation, which of course is carried out by Israel for the benefit of Gazans, has to be carried out with military protection, because Gaza terrorists regularly target Israelis on the perimeter fence, including those they know are trying to assist them by fixing infrastructure or letting in goods. Numerous Israelis have been killed and wounded in precisely this way since 2000.
Israel is in a state of war, probably gonna go full-scale any time and they’re literally powering the enemy of life itself.
But wait, there’s more.
There’s always more.
Better hold on to something sturdy and if y’all wanna start a-cussin’ in commentary, I might just let it go, because this bit has me at right at the razor’s edge end of whatever civility I have remaining.
Peace-lovers world-wide are trying to kill every Jew on Earth and destroy Israel, then they’ll move on the rest of the planet.
So what does Israel’s government do ?
Supply the peace-lovers in Gaza with electricity…… Which hasn’t been paid for by the peace-lovers in Gaza for years, if ever !
The Finance Ministry is funding a 3 billion shekel guarantee for the Israel Electric Company in order to avoid a financial crisis.
At the same time, the PA owes the electric company 700 million shekels in unpaid electric bills – which continue to amass despite Israel collecting 400-500 million in tax money on behalf of the PA every month and transferring the sum to the PA.
The peace lovers in Gaza owe Israel HOW MUCH ?
In all that is holy and sacr……
Well glory be, at least there’s one semi-adult in the room.
The Legal Forum For The Land Of Israel has demanded that Israel stop transferring funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in order to put an end to the situation in which Israelis pay for electricity for the very terrorists who are attempting to murder them.
Not just stop transferring funds.
Shut off the power to the peace-lovers in Gaza !
Should have never started in the first place.
“But… But… If we’re nice to them, they’ll be nice to us”…… is total unadulterated bulls**t.
“Coexist !” …… F**k you.
Riding in memory of my dad, Roy Solomon, US Army, 63rd Engineers, WWII Europe.
In memory of my uncle, Col. E. J. Lasner, US Army, Europe, Viet Nam and USA.
In memory of my grandfather, Cpl. Samuel Lasner, US Army, WWI, France.
In memory of Brian A. Terry, US Marines, US Border Patrol.
Everything I need to know about Islam I learned at the age of 13 on September 5th 1972.
The residents of Tel Aviv have been spared the sight since the first Gulf War: rockets arriving in their bustling, shiny, cosmopolitan city. A new wave of violence is rippling through the Levant, as Israel takes on Hamas in its ”Pillar of Defense” military campaign in Gaza.
The campaign is adding another layer of complexity to international politics in the Middle East, along with the Syrian civil war and the question of Israel’s response to the Iranian nuclear threat. Stay tuned.
“I’ve manufactured controversies, done stunts, planted fake stories,” says Ryan Holiday, media strategist and author of new book, Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.
Holiday sat down with ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer to talk about his own experiences manipulating the media for clients like Tucker Max, and the insight he’s since gained into the new world of journalism.
“There’s no question that I think it’s great that people have access to publishing in a way they have never had before, but there is the law of unintended consequences and what that’s done in this case is make misinformation a lot easier,” says Holiday, “we’ve embraced this new technology, but we haven’t erected any defenses, made any changes or changed how we consume the news, or believe what we read based on these changes.”
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) says the looming fiscal cliff represents an opportunity for both parties to change the nation’s “irresponsible spending path.” Calling for presidential leadership to avoid the tax hikes, and defense cuts that the Pentagon says will hollow out our Armed Forces, Sen. Ayotte says, “One thing is clear: doing nothing is not an option. And any effort to address our fiscal crisis without including entitlement reform can’t be taken seriously.”
“Hello. I’m Kelly Ayotte—a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire.
“We’ve had a spirited debate this year about the future of our country.
“And one thing is clear: the American people expect Republicans and Democrats to work together to solve the difficult challenges we face.
“For too long, partisan bickering has paralyzed Washington—preventing members of both parties from reaching across the aisle to find common ground. That must stop. Power sharing is an opportunity—not an obstacle. And getting our fiscal house in order is where we need to start.
“Out-of-control deficits stand to bankrupt our country—casting a shadow of debt that will rob future generations of the American Dream. As the mother of two children, I won’t let that happen.
“Washington can’t keep ducking the tough decisions. And the ‘fiscal cliff’ we’re headed toward provides an opportunity for both parties to change our country’s irresponsible spending path.
“In just over a month, tax rates that have been in place for more than a decade are set to increase. And automatic, across the board spending reductions will kick in—cutting funding for everything from our troops to federal cancer research.
“Failure to stop this combination of tax hikes and arbitrary spending cuts threatens to throw our country’s economy back into recession—at a time when millions are still out of work. This is a test we cannot fail.
“We can reduce the deficit without harming our economy. But it will take bipartisan cooperation to get there.
“For example, everyone agrees that nearly $500 billion in additional defense cuts stand to hollow out our military and cost jobs. In fact, the President’s own Secretary of Defense has said that these reductions would ‘inflict severe damage to our national defense for generations.’
“Our troops and their families aren’t the only ones who will be impacted. America’s private defense suppliers are set to take a hit that could cost one million defense jobs. These companies are critical to America’s national security, supplying our military with advanced weapons and technology.
“I’ve spent much of this year highlighting the need to find alternative savings in the budget to replace these cuts. In doing so, I’ve made it clear that this issue requires presidential leadership. Last month, the President pledged that sequestration won’t happen—to avoid it, we need his active engagement.
“When it comes to taxes, Republicans and Democrats agree that the current federal tax code is broken. And both sides recognize the importance of closing egregious tax loopholes that pick winners and losers.
“Tax reform that eliminates wasteful tax preferences to generate revenue will help bring fairness and efficiency to our tax system. This approach makes more sense than raising tax rates—which will harm nearly a million small businesses and cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.
“As a reminder, just two years ago, President Obama said that raising taxes would be unwise given the weakness of our recovery. That’s as true now as it was then.
“Finally, both parties recognize the need to strengthen and preserve our entitlement programs—which represent the main drivers of America’s crushing, runaway debt.
“Seniors like my grandparents depend on Medicare and Social Security for a dignified retirement. It’s up to us to ensure that these programs are there for future beneficiaries.
“But right now, the non-partisan trustees in charge of Medicare and Social Security say that they’re headed for insolvency as early as 2024 and 2033, respectively.
“One thing is clear: doing nothing is not an option. And any effort to address our fiscal crisis without including entitlement reform can’t be taken seriously.
“A generation ago, at a time of divided government, Republican President Ronald Reagan and Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill bridged their differences to preserve Social Security. Some 30 years later, we find ourselves in a similar situation—with a Democratic President and a Republican House Speaker. If it could be done then, it can be done now.
“It will take courage to address the serious fiscal challenges our country faces. But Americans always come together to solve tough problems. And, for the good of the nation, now is the time for both parties to bring their best ideas to the table.
“As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, may we all remain mindful that we live in the greatest nation on Earth. What unites us will always be stronger than what divides us. We are Americans first. And as Americans we’ll rise to this challenge.
“Thank you. May God bless our country.”