10 things you need to know today: July 16, 2014

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A woman cries as Palestinians flee their homes in Gaza. A woman cries as Palestinians flee their homes in Gaza. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The Week

Israel resumes air strikes after Hamas rejects cease-fire, Buffett gives away a record $2.8 billion, and more

1. Israel launches more air strikes after Hamas rejects truce
Israel resumed its air strikes in Gaza on Tuesday after Hamas, which runs the Palestinian territory, rejected a cease-fire plan proposed by Egypt and approved by Israel’s security cabinet. Israel warned that Hamas “would pay the price,” and urged tens of thousands of Palestinians to leave their homes in northern and eastern Gaza, suggesting their neighborhoods would be targeted next. A fresh barrage of rockets from Gaza killed one Israeli man. [The Dallas Morning News]


2. Buffett gives his biggest annual charity gifts ever
Investment billionaire Warren Buffett donated a record $2.8 billion in securities to charity this year, according to a report to the…

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Posted on 07/16/2014, in open discussion, Potpourri and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

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    • “We cannot nor will we tolerate any philosophy that is inherently morally corrupt or one that espouses bigotry or any intolerance aimed at any groups or individuals because of their race, religion, ethnicity or gender or sexual orientation,” La Venia [city manager] told reporters.

      We need to see this type condemnation and firings wherever such city employees are found around our country!

      I am heartened to learn that this state attorney will check into arrests made by these two cops:

      The state attorney is reviewing every arrest made by the officers to determine if they showed any prejudice.


  2. What a neat trick to get the residents of Gaza to leave, to grab more of their land. I will never understand the conflict there but from what I do understand I put the task of finding peace on Israel. The world is watching.

    Isn’t today the day Laffy Taffy meets with the FBI? Would love to be a fly on the wall for that meeting.

    Would love to see the ACLU and the SPLC become involved with the 2 fired police officers. Every case they’ve ever been involved with needs to be re-opened and investigated.

    How are ya Xena!!?


  3. It is heartbreaking to read about what is happening between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Each side simply wants to survive.

    Until God cleanses all the hearts on both sides of hatred, retaliation, and revenge and then only fills those hearts with love, there will be no change. Until God miraculously touches His children to realize that they are one family, they will not try to help the survival of the other or care about the welfare of the other.

    Desiring God to change hearts must be the fervent prayer request of ALL the people on both sides.


  4. Mindyme62 the debate page just tweeted Taffe’s interview has been moved to tomorrow. I just take everything with a wait and see attitude. Works better for me.;-)


    • Thanks! I don’t get my hopes up anymore but do think justice will eventually prevail!


  5. Judge dismisses lawsuit against Spike Lee for tweeting out the wrong address.



  6. A Texas actress who tried to blame her husband after sending ricin-laced letters to officials including President Barack Obama was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.

    A federal judge gave Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, the maximum sentence under her plea deal on a federal charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin. Richardson was also ordered to pay restitution of about $367,000. She had pleaded guilty to the charge in December.

    “I never intended for anybody to be hurt,” she told the court, adding later, “I’m not a bad person; I don’t have it in me to hurt anyone.”

    Judge Michael H. Schneider noted that she had put many lives in danger and threatened public officials.



  7. Federal Judge Strikes Down California’s Death Penalty

    U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order Wednesday, finding that the system is arbitrary and in violation of the Constitution’s 8th Amendment.



  8. From Sanfordwatch:


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