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The BBC reports that Hamas announces ceasefire in Gaza.

Hamas’ deputy chief in Syria, Moussa Abou Marzouk, said the ceasefire was in the name of all “Palestinian resistance factions”.

“We… announce a ceasefire of our factions in the Gaza Strip and we stress that our demand is the withdrawal of the enemy forces from the Gaza Strip within a week, along with the opening of all the crossings for the entry of humanitarian aid, food and other necessities for our people in the Gaza Strip.”

The group said the ceasefire would be temporary unless Israel met these long-standing demands.

These are exactly the same demands that Hamas has made since it came to power.

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January 18, 2009   4 Comments

No Peanut Butter

Update: The Houston Chronicle has a report on more products being recalled.

Here’s the deal, we know that some peanut butter is contaminated, but it comes from a bulk supplier whose smallest container is 5 pounds. You can’t buy it in a supermarket.

The FDA has finally admitted that it doesn’t know which companies and products are using the tainted peanut butter, other than Kellogg which instituted it’s own recall.

The result is that, while the standard brands [Jif, Skippy, and Peter Pan] on shelves are alright, every product that contains peanut butter or peanut paste is suspect. Don’t eat anything, cookies, cakes, crackers, ice cream, candy, or anything else that contains peanut butter.

If you have children, make sure they know not to eat peanut butter at school, or in restaurants. Those are the locations of the first reported cases.

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January 18, 2009   14 Comments