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Remembering Rachel Corrie
nternational Solidarity Movement ^ | March 16, 2013

Posted on 03/16/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by MAexile

American activist Rachel Corrie was killed in Gaza ten years ago today.

The International Solidarity Movement write this message in her memory.

Rachel, a 23 year old woman from Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer on the 16th March 2003, whilst protesting non-violently against the demolition of a Palestinian house by Israeli forces. As an activist she spoke out about the injustices that she saw in Gaza.

“I feel like I’m witnessing the systematic destruction of a people’s ability to survive. It’s horrifying… Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I’m having dinner with.”

She is remembered with love still by Palestinians and new generations of ISM volunteers – for many of whom, Rachel’s untimely death was an inspiration to become more involved in the struggle for freedom for Palestine. We honour her memory and what she was standing for, whilst she stood in front of that bulldozer ten years ago today.

(Excerpt) Read more at palsolidarity.org ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: corrie; flapjill; israel; palestine; pancake; rachael; rachelcorrie; waronterror
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It's Rachel Corrie Day! Who's having pancakes?
1 posted on 03/16/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by MAexile
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To: MAexile

Beware of D9’s


2 posted on 03/16/2013 5:00:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: MAexile

You know, I’d flat out forgotten about her.


3 posted on 03/16/2013 5:03:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: MAexile

Pi Day had more meaning and was fun, too.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 5:05:29 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: MAexile

5 posted on 03/16/2013 5:06:13 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“You know, I’d flat out forgotten about her.”

Well, if her parents raised her right, she wouldn’t have let others steamroll over her.


6 posted on 03/16/2013 5:06:18 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: MAexile

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1590743/posts


7 posted on 03/16/2013 5:06:32 AM PDT by rotstan
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To: MAexile

Meet ya’ll at the IHOP!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 03/16/2013 5:06:50 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: MAexile

Wow. And they are celebrating Maslenitsa (pancake week) in Russia now. A coincidence? I think not!


9 posted on 03/16/2013 5:07:39 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
“You know, I’d flat out forgotten about her.”

She was a forgettable person involved in a forgettable incident. Not to mention flat.

10 posted on 03/16/2013 5:10:50 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: MAexile

Rachel, Honey, have you lost weight? You’re looking a bit thin.


11 posted on 03/16/2013 5:15:01 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: MAexile
Anybody seen the bunny with a pancake on it's head?

5.56mm

12 posted on 03/16/2013 5:15:40 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: MAexile
What she was doing was akin to cheering on the Germans during the Holocaust.

Silly girl, chock blocks are made of wood or steel.

13 posted on 03/16/2013 5:23:03 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: MAexile
Also known as “Hug a Caterpillar Day!”
14 posted on 03/16/2013 5:26:18 AM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: MAexile
Q: What do you call Batman and Robin after they've been run over by a steamroller?

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A: Flatman and Ribbon.

(Thank you I'll be here all week. Try the flattened veal)

15 posted on 03/16/2013 5:33:29 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: MAexile
Robert Service - The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Bulldozing of Rachel Corrie

There are strange things done in the blazing sun
By fools who toil for causes.
The desert sands have their Arab bands
Who have seen many less wins than losses.

The Mid-East blights have seen queer sights;
But the queerest of all, the most gory
Was that day on the tip of the Gaza Strip
I bulldozed flat Rachel Corrie.

Rachel Corrie came from Isle of Maury,
Where the liberal breeds and grows.
Why she left her gang out west to hang
With the rags, God only knows.

She was never told that the lands of old
Had a Hebrew tale to tell;
And she’d often say in her churlish way,
“Those Jews should burn in Hell!”

On March 16, our ragtime queen
Made herself a human shield.
It was 5 PM and the light was dim
When in her horn she squealed.

“Now stop right there while I prepare
For a sit-in, brave and burly.”
But she was not seen and our ragtime queen
Became a sandy and gritty girlie.

There are strange things done in the blazing sun
By fools who toil for causes.
The desert sands have their Arab bands
Who have seen many less wins than losses.

The Mid-East blights have seen queer sights;
But the queerest of all, the most gory
Was that day on the tip of the Gaza Strip
I bulldozed flat Rachel Corrie.


16 posted on 03/16/2013 5:35:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: MAexile
*** It's Rachel Corrie Day! Who's having pancakes? ***

'Rumor has it' IHOP is giving 10% Off on all pancake orders today.

17 posted on 03/16/2013 5:40:47 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: MAexile
She'll be with you always.....


18 posted on 03/16/2013 5:41:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: MAexile

A day to honor the dozer operator!!!


19 posted on 03/16/2013 5:43:07 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: M Kehoe
*** Anybody seen the bunny with a pancake on it's head? ***


20 posted on 03/16/2013 5:44:26 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51
'Rumor has it' IHOP is giving 10% Off on all pancake orders today.


21 posted on 03/16/2013 5:47:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: MAexile

The Gaza You’ve Never Seen

http://www.idfblog.com/2012/07/06/a-view-of-gaza-you-might-have-not-seen/

Rachel Corrie was an evil propagandist tool.


22 posted on 03/16/2013 5:56:59 AM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Condor51
There he is. Thanks.

5.56mm

23 posted on 03/16/2013 5:57:31 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Iron Munro

Bart Bump


24 posted on 03/16/2013 6:05:41 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Track9

Looks like a great place for another episode of “the people of wal-mart”. BOGO on pancake mix this weekend.


25 posted on 03/16/2013 6:27:34 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: MAexile

This woman had a pathological hatred of Israel.


26 posted on 03/16/2013 6:39:02 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: MAexile

Good luck with that Islam Solidarity for infidels.


27 posted on 03/16/2013 6:41:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bert

I think I’ll have blueberry pancakes for breakfast, not in memory, but just for grins. Haven’t had any in a long time. Love those big CATs.


28 posted on 03/16/2013 6:45:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The Greatest Power The Corrupt, Criminal US Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: bert
The Death of the Flat Rachel Corrie

(To the melody of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")

Oh the legend lives on from Palestinians on down
Of the big thing they call a ‘bulldozer’
The dozer, it is 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 caterpillers 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)


29 posted on 03/16/2013 6:45:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: MAexile

A musical proverb:

B sharp or you will B flat.


30 posted on 03/16/2013 6:47:44 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: MAexile
she's prolly chatting with Arafatrat right now, in hell... feh
31 posted on 03/16/2013 6:50:50 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MAexile
Remembering Rachel Corrie


why ?

32 posted on 03/16/2013 7:17:16 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: ClearCase_guy

Had pancakes this morning in remembrance.


33 posted on 03/16/2013 7:17:34 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Iron Munro
Excellent. That's one of my favorite Service poems. I memorized it when I was in high school. Wonderful parody.
34 posted on 03/16/2013 7:21:23 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: MAexile

OOOOOH. Good idea.


35 posted on 03/16/2013 7:22:58 AM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Iron Munro

That is wonderful! It deserves to be set to music.


36 posted on 03/16/2013 7:25:28 AM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: BobL
Well, if her parents raised her right...

...flat, usefully idiotic, and stupid would not have been a life-choice.

37 posted on 03/16/2013 7:33:05 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: MAexile

Yellow iron rules!


38 posted on 03/16/2013 7:34:40 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: MAexile

Once again, I posted without reading the article.

Now that I have, I must say that it is appropriately an expression of extreme flattery.


39 posted on 03/16/2013 7:38:01 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: MAexile

They are having a pancake supper in her memory........


40 posted on 03/16/2013 7:39:45 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MAexile. IOW, 'making up a straw woman'. Meanwhile, back in reality:
41 posted on 03/16/2013 7:48:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Post of the day!


42 posted on 03/16/2013 7:49:52 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: MAexile

Fritter - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
......fritter small mass of fried or sautéed batter often containing fruit or meat.

I prefer fritters

and of course there is always

“Only 23. she frittered away her life.”


43 posted on 03/16/2013 7:50:23 AM PDT by woofie
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To: njslim

“They are having a pancake supper in her memory........”

With mashed potatoes on the side.


44 posted on 03/16/2013 7:54:31 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: MAexile

The parents who raised such a sick, warped, hateful girl should be put in jail!


45 posted on 03/16/2013 7:57:58 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

mmmmm mmmmm mmm cake and chocolate, Rachel Corrie D9 Delight with a surprise on the bottom

46 posted on 03/16/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: MAexile
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie,
Your daughter is dead because see was stupid and got in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer in a place where the operator could not see her. It may console you to know she died as a useful idiot for the insane death cult called Islam. Have a nice day. Shalom.
47 posted on 03/16/2013 8:22:32 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MAexile

She had no business being there, demonstrating for a fake race of people, that only occured when the State of Israel was formed in 1948. Their brothers in Jordan didn’t want them, as did not the Egyptians, the Syrians, or the Iraqis!


48 posted on 03/16/2013 8:25:08 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: MAexile

ISM lied, Rachel died.


49 posted on 03/16/2013 8:41:15 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: MAexile

Must we?


50 posted on 03/16/2013 9:10:49 AM PDT by onedoug
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