The war continues and there is no victor, but Israel is gradually pulling most of its troops out of the Gaza Strip in a sign that in the course of a weekend, it decided to take a completely different tack in its war with Hamas.
After four attempts at a humanitarian cease-fire over the last few weeks, including a much-vaunted one Friday that was supposed to last for 72 hours but instead collapsed after two, Israel decided that it was no longer pursuing a truce with Hamas. Instead, it opted for a unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, save a new buffer zone it is carving out along the border, in the belief that there was more to be gained from walking away from what had begun to seem like a merry-go-round of failed cease-fires.
On the one hand, the decision is a stunning reversal from what many had begun to…
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Remember that burst of optimism that came from Ryan Johansen’s agent passing along word that some big progress had been made in negotiations with the Columbus Blue Jackets?
Well, it turns out that the two sides essentially put things on pause. While that previously reported talk of Johansen’s camp compromising on a « bridge » contract is a good thing – he originally wanted a deal that covered him until he could become an unrestricted free agent – the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports that money is a big holdup.
Actually, Portzline puts it all in such a fun way that it might even distract Blue Jackets from being bummed out about the situation for at least a moment:
Asked this weekend if they were still far apart, one of the interested parties responded via text: « Hectares. »
For those metric users, that’s 10,000 square meters. For non-metric users, that’s 2.47 acres. For…
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Guess what’s so unique about this pic
This was the image uploaded to the web in July 1992.
More facts that make Facebook disgusting
The average Facebooker uses the site 450 hours a year!
‘Facebook, several studies have shown, can negatively impact your life — from relationships to your own well-being. (Even Facebook’s own invasive study, showed that negative posts on a news feed, led to people posting more negative things, which is reason enough to quit.)
‘So what can you do? You can quit, or as the Huffington Post points out, just restrict your daily use.
‘I plastered Post-its to my desk, work computer, home laptop and phone. Each helpfully reminded me, “No Facebook.” Though I didn’t have the courage to remain deactivated for an extended period of time. It was enough to break the endless [news feed] cycle, quell the jolt of happiness triggered with each notification…
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