Stuck on the Puzzle

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“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”

~Plato’s The Symposium.

How many times will I reblog this? “Always.”

We did it at school. The myth also says that the pairings could be male/female, male/male or female/female (just sayin’)

sometimes you don’t need to find someone else

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July 17, 1955:  Disneyland Theme Park Opens in California
On this day in 1955, Disneyland Park opened its gates to 28,000 people, half of whom entered using counterfeit tickets. The day was marked by numerous disasters including: heavy traffic, extremely high temperatures, a shortage of food, and a gas leak. For over a decade, Walt Disney and his executives referred to this day as “Black Sunday,” declaring that the official opening day was the following day, July 18. 
The $17 million theme park in Anaheim, California was the only theme park to be designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.
Learn about the early beginnings of the cartoonist who gave the world Mickey Mouse and Disneyland.
Photo: Children running through gate of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Walt Disney’s theme park, Disneyland, July 1955 (Photo by Allan Grant/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images).

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July 17, 1955:  Disneyland Theme Park Opens in California

On this day in 1955, Disneyland Park opened its gates to 28,000 people, half of whom entered using counterfeit tickets. The day was marked by numerous disasters including: heavy traffic, extremely high temperatures, a shortage of food, and a gas leak. For over a decade, Walt Disney and his executives referred to this day as “Black Sunday,” declaring that the official opening day was the following day, July 18. 

The $17 million theme park in Anaheim, California was the only theme park to be designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

Learn about the early beginnings of the cartoonist who gave the world Mickey Mouse and Disneyland.

Photo: Children running through gate of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Walt Disney’s theme park, Disneyland, July 1955 (Photo by Allan Grant/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images).

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Hamas puts forward ceasefire terms amid intense mediationJuly 17, 2014
A source in the Gaza Strip with direct knowledge of the matter has provided The Electronic Intifada with a copy of Hamas’ five demands for a ceasefire with Israel, amid ongoing mediation efforts that involve Turkey, Qatar and Germany.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama confirmed intense US-backed diplomatic efforts by Egypt to achieve a ceasefire.
On Wednesday, the tenth day of Israel’s relentless bombardment of Gaza, 23 Palestinians, including eight children, were killed.
Since the start of the assault, 220 Palestinians have been slaughtered and more than 1,500 injured, the vast majority civilians.
Israel announced that it would observe a “humanitarian truce” for five hours on Thursday morning to allow residents and humanitarian agencies to restock supplies.
Five conditions
The text of the Hamas conditions, provided to The Electronic Intifada in Arabic, is as follows:

First – Opening all the crossing with the Gaza Strip.
Second – Opening Rafah crossing, the link between Gaza and Egypt, on a permanent basis, 24 hours per day with international guarantees it will not be closed.
Third – A maritime corridor to Gaza.
Fourth – Allowing residents of the Gaza Strip to pray in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Fifth – Israel will release the prisoners who were freed as part of the “Shalit” deal, and Israel will abide by the previous agreement reached by prisoners and the Israel Prison Service with Egyptian mediation in 2012.

These demands, albeit refined, are in line with earlier public statements Hamas has made about its terms.
Earlier today, Israeli media published a more expansive ten-point plan for a ten-year trucethat was said to have been passed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad to Egyptian officials.
Obama confirms intense efforts
At a White House press briefing this afternoon, Obama reiterated his position that Israel’s bombardment of Gaza constitutes an exercise of Israel’s “right to defend itself” from rockets fired from Gaza.
“But over the past two weeks,” Obama added, “we’ve all been heartbroken by the violence, especially the death and injury of so many innocent civilians in Gaza, men, women and children who were caught in the crossfire.”
Obama’s misleading statement ignores the findings of, among others, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations that Palestinian civilians, civilian homes and other infrastructure have been deliberately targeted in Israeli attacks, a war crime.
Obama also blamed Hamas for rejecting a unilateral Israeli truce yesterday, announced by Egypt, which many Palestinians saw as a ploy to give Israel a pretext for further escalation without meeting minimal demands to ease the siege of Gaza.
Hamas said it had learned about the Egyptian truce plan through the media and had never been consulted. Trust between Egypt and Hamas is at an all-time low since the military overthrew Egypt’s first democratically-elected president a year ago.
Egyptian media loyal to the current regime have echoed Israeli propaganda against Hamas, while Egypt has kept the Rafah crossing closed.
But Obama confirmed intense efforts to achieve a ceasefire.
“The Israeli people and the Palestinian people don’t want to live like this. They deserve to live in peace, security and free from fear. That’s why we’re going to continue to encourage diplomatic efforts to restore the ceasefire and we support Egypt’s continued efforts to bring this about,” Obama said. “Over the next twenty-four hours we’ll continue to stay in contact with our friends and parties in the region and we will use all of our diplomatic resources and relationships to support efforts of closing a deal on a ceasefire.”
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the Israelis fucking started it

i don’t mean to sound ignorant but do we REALLY know who started it? you realize they have been warring back and forth for so damn long now, right? i mean i at least know that but i’m not sure who really “started” it. i feel super ignorant not knowing and not even sure what exactly to look up to get a proper answer.

I mean…Israel colonized an area in the 20th century, and has been systematically subjugating, destroying and propagandizing against the colonized people ever since. This is part of that history. The “this has been going on forever thing” is a lie, a myth, a falsehood based on ancient history from centuries before Israel decided to plop itself in the middle of Palestinian communities and kill those who resisted their conquest. There was no country called Israel before 1948. 

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impysrevelation:

johnnysjetpack:

thepeoplesrecord:

Hamas puts forward ceasefire terms amid intense mediation
July 17, 2014

A source in the Gaza Strip with direct knowledge of the matter has provided The Electronic Intifada with a copy of Hamas’ five demands for a ceasefire with Israel, amid ongoing mediation efforts that involve Turkey, Qatar and Germany.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama confirmed intense US-backed diplomatic efforts by Egypt to achieve a ceasefire.

On Wednesday, the tenth day of Israel’s relentless bombardment of Gaza, 23 Palestinians, including eight children, were killed.

Since the start of the assault, 220 Palestinians have been slaughtered and more than 1,500 injured, the vast majority civilians.

Israel announced that it would observe a “humanitarian truce” for five hours on Thursday morning to allow residents and humanitarian agencies to restock supplies.

Five conditions

The text of the Hamas conditions, provided to The Electronic Intifada in Arabic, is as follows:

First – Opening all the crossing with the Gaza Strip.

Second – Opening Rafah crossing, the link between Gaza and Egypt, on a permanent basis, 24 hours per day with international guarantees it will not be closed.

Third – A maritime corridor to Gaza.

Fourth – Allowing residents of the Gaza Strip to pray in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Fifth – Israel will release the prisoners who were freed as part of the “Shalit” deal, and Israel will abide by the previous agreement reached by prisoners and the Israel Prison Service with Egyptian mediation in 2012.

These demands, albeit refined, are in line with earlier public statements Hamas has made about its terms.

Earlier today, Israeli media published a more expansive ten-point plan for a ten-year trucethat was said to have been passed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad to Egyptian officials.

Obama confirms intense efforts

At a White House press briefing this afternoon, Obama reiterated his position that Israel’s bombardment of Gaza constitutes an exercise of Israel’s “right to defend itself” from rockets fired from Gaza.

“But over the past two weeks,” Obama added, “we’ve all been heartbroken by the violence, especially the death and injury of so many innocent civilians in Gaza, men, women and children who were caught in the crossfire.”

Obama’s misleading statement ignores the findings of, among others, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations that Palestinian civilians, civilian homes and other infrastructure have been deliberately targeted in Israeli attacks, a war crime.

Obama also blamed Hamas for rejecting a unilateral Israeli truce yesterday, announced by Egypt, which many Palestinians saw as a ploy to give Israel a pretext for further escalation without meeting minimal demands to ease the siege of Gaza.

Hamas said it had learned about the Egyptian truce plan through the media and had never been consulted. Trust between Egypt and Hamas is at an all-time low since the military overthrew Egypt’s first democratically-elected president a year ago.

Egyptian media loyal to the current regime have echoed Israeli propaganda against Hamas, while Egypt has kept the Rafah crossing closed.

But Obama confirmed intense efforts to achieve a ceasefire.

“The Israeli people and the Palestinian people don’t want to live like this. They deserve to live in peace, security and free from fear. That’s why we’re going to continue to encourage diplomatic efforts to restore the ceasefire and we support Egypt’s continued efforts to bring this about,” Obama said. “Over the next twenty-four hours we’ll continue to stay in contact with our friends and parties in the region and we will use all of our diplomatic resources and relationships to support efforts of closing a deal on a ceasefire.”

Source

the Israelis fucking started it

i don’t mean to sound ignorant but do we REALLY know who started it? you realize they have been warring back and forth for so damn long now, right? i mean i at least know that but i’m not sure who really “started” it. i feel super ignorant not knowing and not even sure what exactly to look up to get a proper answer.

I mean…Israel colonized an area in the 20th century, and has been systematically subjugating, destroying and propagandizing against the colonized people ever since. This is part of that history. The “this has been going on forever thing” is a lie, a myth, a falsehood based on ancient history from centuries before Israel decided to plop itself in the middle of Palestinian communities and kill those who resisted their conquest. There was no country called Israel before 1948.