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Israel judge rules Rachel Corrie responsible for her own death
LA Times ^ | 8/29/12 | Edmund Sanders

Posted on 08/28/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by Baynative

JERUSALEM — Nine years after their daughter was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, the parents of American activist Rachel Corrie lost their legal bid Tuesday to hold Israel responsible for her death and force authorities to reopen the investigation.

A Haifa judge rejected the parent's negligence lawsuit, calling Corrie's death an accident that she brought upon herself by refusing to leave what had been declared a closed military zone. "It was a very regrettable accident and not a deliberate act," said Judge Oded Gershon.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitator; antiamerican; antisemite; corrie; pancake; pancakesforpalestine; proterrorist; rachael; saintpancake; stpancake
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The court rejected the family's request for a symbolic $1 in damages and legal expenses.

"She did not move away as any reasonable person would have done," Gershon ruled. "But she chose to endanger herself ... and thus found her death."


1 posted on 08/28/2012 3:39:55 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

There is a pancake breakfast fundraiser coming up here...


2 posted on 08/28/2012 3:42:37 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Baynative
Israel judge rules Rachel Corrie responsible for her own death

Obviously, she did not use the strength of her critical thinking learned at her Alma Mater, and one of America's greatest liberal arts university, Evergreen State College. (sarc)

3 posted on 08/28/2012 3:43:48 PM PDT by llevrok (2012 : This is a civil war, not an election)
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To: Baynative

Adolph Hitler would have been a big fan.

Yasser Arafat the terrorist certainly was.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 3:44:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Excuse me, was that a flat as a pancake breakfast?


5 posted on 08/28/2012 3:46:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Baynative

Her parents must be crushed.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 08/28/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Baynative

From the time I was a little boy my parents told me to steer clear of bulldozers.I always followed their advice and I’m glad I did.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: Baynative

So her parents don’t get to profit from her suicide? Bummer. /s


8 posted on 08/28/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Plus, y’know, no great loss.

Thanks Baynative.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Baynative

Looks like the judge done flat-denied the Corries....


10 posted on 08/28/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

The judge thought that the Corrie’s case fell flat.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 3:49:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative

12 posted on 08/28/2012 3:50:46 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: Baynative
Hopefully all Israeli judges have the common sense this Haifa judge does.
13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:51:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
Good idea!

14 posted on 08/28/2012 3:52:35 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: South40

They get to play victim and get to be fawned over by their Liberal buddies at their cocktail parties.

Almost any hard core Liberal will gladly sacrifice any of their offspring for that.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 3:52:48 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Baynative

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

16 posted on 08/28/2012 3:52:48 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Baynative
The Death of the Flat Rachel Corrie

(To the melody of "The Edmund Fitzgerald")

Oh the legend lives on from Palestinians on down
Of the big thing they call a ‘bulldozer’
The dozer, it’s said, always flattens its dead
When the left wing protesters turn looney.

With a carbon steel frame sixty-two metric tons more
Than the flat Rachel Corrie weighed empty.
The blade it is true is a thing to be feared
When the treads of the dozer start rolling.

The Cat was the pride of the Israeli side
Coming back from some hills in the Gaza
As the big dozers go, it was bigger than most
With a diesel of four hundred horses.

Concluding some berms with a couple of quick turns
Then they left fully fueled up for Rafah
When later that day her megaphone sang
Could it be that dumb witch they was hearin’?

The dirt in the treads made a tattle-tale sound
As the mud broke over the blading
And every man knew, as Miss Corrie did too,
T’was a big Caterpillar come dozin’.

The blade came down and the dumb twit stood her ground
When the D9 bulldozer came plowin’.
Devoid of good sense and ignoring all risk
She turned her back on the oncoming dozer.

When it finally came, the dumb witch kept her place, sayin’
Surely, they’ll stop what they’re doing.
Under the tread her air pathway caved in, she said
Dammit, this shouldn’t have happened!

Her friends called in that the blonde witch was down,
And the bomb storage house was in peril.
And later that day when her lights went outta sight
Came the death of the flat Rachel Corrie.

Does any one know where the sense of libs go
When the blade turns the minutes to hours?
The soldiers all say she’d have got out okay
If she’d put fifteen more feet behind her.

She might have been crushed or she might have split wide;
May have broke ribs and her bladder.
And all that remains is the traces and the stains
Of her imprint, the tread tracks and splatter.

Arafat stews, Hizbollah spews
From the rooms of their compounds in Gaza.
The ISM screams like a spoiled preteen
They voice their support for the terror.

And don’t we all know, when the buses explode
They’ll march out their apologists willing,
Now activists go as the drivers all know
With the big caterpillars remembered.

In a musty old room in Ramallah they prayed,
In the ISM office of terror.
The door bell chimed till it rang seventy-two times
For each cleat on the big Caterpiller.

The legend lives on from Palestinians on down
Of the big thing they call a ’bulldozer’.
The dozer, they said, always flattens its dead
When left wing protestors turn looney.

(Hat tip to BastardSword Blog & apologies to Gordon Lightfoot)


17 posted on 08/28/2012 3:52:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Baynative
But as a consolation prize, the judge awarded the family a copy of this


18 posted on 08/28/2012 3:54:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Nazi pancakes.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 3:54:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Baynative
I'm really sorry for her parents' loss.

Dont take a human torso to a bulldozer fight.
20 posted on 08/28/2012 3:55:16 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind...)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
"There is a pancake breakfast fundraiser coming up here...

I'm expecting candlelight vigils to spring up across the land.

21 posted on 08/28/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Baynative

Rippping up a little American flag which one of the children and made and presented to her as a gift.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 3:58:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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The tendency to deliver a pun over the unfortunate death of this woman needs to be squashed.

I feel deflated right now.

I'm about ready to flatline...

23 posted on 08/28/2012 3:59:35 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Lol! That is cruel!


24 posted on 08/28/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Baynative

Although they lost this case, they could always appeal...

...her off the ground.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: SnakeDoctor; qam1

26 posted on 08/28/2012 4:04:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dfwgator

It was a bit thin.

SnakeDoc


27 posted on 08/28/2012 4:04:23 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: dfwgator
Arafat turns Rachel's remains over to her parents.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Iron Munro
Excellent ROTFLMAO!!

29 posted on 08/28/2012 4:08:28 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2923639/posts


30 posted on 08/28/2012 4:09:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2923639/posts


31 posted on 08/28/2012 4:09:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Of course it's suicide, how would she accidentally get run over by a bulldozer?

(Although I suppose if you weren't looking one could crepe up on you)...

32 posted on 08/28/2012 4:11:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1317 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: DoughtyOne

The IHOP (International House of Pancakes) Rachel Corrie Pancakes Special. Dyed Red and flat. Guaranteed to give you the shits (better than an enema). Bacon - no charge.
Comes with an “I Like Arafat” badge.

The International Solidarity Movement is a marxist, pro-Palestinian terrorist support propaganda movement. You can find some interesting information on them at www.keywiki.org, search for “International Solidarity Movement”. Sources provided.


33 posted on 08/28/2012 4:12:03 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Baynative

When she found out how flat chested she was she was crushed.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 4:12:48 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Flycatcher; GenXteacher; SnakeDoctor

Sounds like the judge made this decision quickly; probably had a PRESSING engagement elsewhere, so he had to turn the request down FLAT.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not many things are as fun as driving a bull dozer,

Bet it didn’t even flinch when it ran her foolish ass over.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 4:14:46 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Baynative

37 posted on 08/28/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Baynative

If she did survive her stare down with the bulldozer, you know she would now be resting comfortably stateside in an OWS tent or chained to a tree in Oregon holding off the loggers.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 4:15:19 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Baynative
The Rachel Corrie Tragedy

(CNN Reenactment)


39 posted on 08/28/2012 4:15:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: qam1
They have grasped at every straw they could find in their effort to profit from and to place blame in the death of their daughter.

Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar

40 posted on 08/28/2012 4:17:46 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Baynative

The parents never stood a chance against the government’s full court press.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 4:17:56 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Thanks for the response. Sounds about right huh.

I’d wade in on the link and research, but it’s patently obvious where this broad was sleeping and who with.

Take care.


42 posted on 08/28/2012 4:18:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Behold libards and Jew haters, your martyr!
43 posted on 08/28/2012 4:21:35 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: South40
Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar
Even more frivolous than Wile E.Coyote v Acme
44 posted on 08/28/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: South40
Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar
Even more frivolous than Wile E.Coyote v Acme
45 posted on 08/28/2012 4:34:33 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Baynative

So she was flat out wrong.


46 posted on 08/28/2012 4:38:24 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Baynative

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2923634/posts


47 posted on 08/28/2012 4:39:42 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: South40
Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar
Even more frivolous than Wile E.Coyote v Acme
48 posted on 08/28/2012 4:44:24 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Even more frivolous than Wile E.Coyote v Acme

WHy have you posted that 3 times 10 minutes apart?

49 posted on 08/28/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Baynative

50 posted on 08/28/2012 4:56:29 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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