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  1. https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/ned-beatty-obit-1.6064539 Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role in 1972's Deliverance launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died. He was 83. Beatty's manager, Deborah Miller, said Beatty died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by friends and loved ones. After years in regional theater, Beatty was cast in Deliverance as Bobby Trippe, the happy-go-lucky member of a male river-boating party terrorized by backwoods thugs. The scene in which Trippe is
  2. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/israel-new-government-netanyahu-out-1.6064238 Israel's parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition. Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned rival, became prime minister after the 60-59 vote. Promising to try to heal a divided nation, Bennett will preside over a diverse and fragile coalition comprised of eight parties with deep ideological differences. But the 71-year-old Netanyahu ma
  3. Celebrity Lawyer F. Lee Bailey has died at age 87. He was most famous for the OJ Simpson case but he also defended people like Patty Hearse and the Boston Strangler. https://www.cp24.com/entertainment-news/celebrity-attorney-f-lee-bailey-dead-at-87-1.5455230 WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - F. Lee Bailey, the celebrity attorney who defended O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler, but whose legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states, has died, a former colleague said Thursday. He was 87. Bailey died at a hospital in the Atlanta area, accor
  4. Actor Norman Lloyd, who worked with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, dies aged 106 | Film | The Guardian Norman Lloyd, whose distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106. Lloyd manager, Marion Rosenberg, said the actor died Tuesday at his home in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles. His credits stretch from the earliest known US TV drama, 1939’s On the Streets of New York on the nascent NBC network, to 21st-century projects including Modern Family
  5. Hang in there. Hope you get better. I got Moderna too but got no side effects except for a sore arm. A couple of my friends also got Moderna and they were ok.
  6. From CBS: Israel’s government and Hamas agreed to a bilateral cease-fire on Thursday to halt nearly two weeks of fighting that has left hundreds dead and parts of the impoverished Gaza Strip reduced to rubble. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet agreed "to accept the Egyptian initiative for a bilateral cease-fire, which will take effect at a later date," the government said in a statement. The truce comes after international diplomatic efforts and growing pressure from Israel's closest ally, the United States, to bring an end to the most intense con
  7. Trudeau says border restrictions with the US will only be lifted when 75% of the population is vaccinated. Canada will need 75% vaccination before U.S. border reopens, Trudeau suggests (msn.com) What happens if we don't reach 75% vaccination? Does mean the border will remain closed forever?
  8. About 10 days ago: U.K. Elections: Conservatives Make Gains; Pro-Independence Parties Win In Scotland Results from local and regional elections in the U.K. gave Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party a boost Saturday, while pro-independence parties won a majority in Scotland's parliament. Voters went to the polls on Thursday to decide the makeup of the Scottish and Welsh parliaments, as well as the mayors of England's largest cities, including London and Manchester. Voters also chose local councils, police commissioners and other local authorities
  9. Well, the Liberals are not that much different when it comes to support for Israel. They are pretty pro Israel as well; perhaps not to the degree as the Tories but they know where the votes are too. The NDP are more pro Palestinian but they too have division within their party; when NDP members speak out against Israel they are reined in by Mr. Singh. The problem is political parties do a balancing act when it comes to criticizing Israel or be called Anti-Semitic. And just look at the US, the Democrats and Republicans fall over themselves in supporting Isra
  10. Over 100 civilians killed as Israel intensifies attacks against Hamas (msn.com) More than 100 civilians have been killed and over 1,000 wounded as the latest round of fighting between Israel's military and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group ruling the neighboring Gaza Strip, hurtled toward an all-out war with neither side showing any signs of backing down. So far, a total of 122 people, including 31 children and 20 women, have died in the Gaza Strip since tensions escalated Monday. At least 900 others have been injured, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health
  11. I think this conflict is more about power and control than religion. Ie. Who has control over land has the upper hand. That is why some people are being kicked out of Jerusalem and are fighting back.
  12. Violence intensifies in Israel after days of conflict (msn.com) Tel Aviv — After four nights of intense air raids, the Israeli military said Thursday that ground troops are now attacking in the Gaza Strip. The move is a major escalation in a conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 100 Palestinians and eight Israelis. Israel Defense Forces tweeted that "air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip." In recent days there's been carnage in the streets of Israel's mixed Jewish and Arab cities as neighbor-versus-neighbor violen
  13. Israel mounts more air strikes against Palestinian militants in Gaza Strip (irishtimes.com) Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel’s commercial centre. As hostilities entered their fifth day, with no sign of abating, the Israeli military said in a statement shortly after midnight that air and ground forces were attacking the Hamas-run enclave. Rocket barrages from Gaza swiftly followed. Although the statement gave no further details, Israeli military affairs corres
  14. It is ridiculous the way Gang Warfare is so out of control with murders occurring everyday. Innocent bystanders are at a risk of getting killed by these gangsters. Last week a shooting took place outside of a toy store. Today outside the Vancouver Airport. Shooting at Vancouver airport linked to gangs in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, police say | CBC News
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