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    Berts....Check in with Mother BF50Plus

    Berts,
    Notice you haven't posted in three weeks or so. I'm sure things in Israel are distracting these days. Good Wishes and prayers for you and yours.....when you can, let us know how things are for you. I imagine you are too old for being a reservist but who knows. Nobody is emotionally reserved during such a terrible time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    Berts,
    Notice you haven't posted in three weeks or so. I'm sure things in Israel are distracting these days. Good Wishes and prayers for you and yours.....when you can, let us know how things are for you. I imagine you are too old for being a reservist but who knows. Nobody is emotionally reserved during such a terrible time.
    I posted an entry for Berts in the Rogue's Gallery last week. However, he had submitted it to me a couple of weeks previously.
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    Bert:

    Prayers and thoughts are there for Israel

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    Quote Originally Posted by fthomas
    Bert:

    Prayers and thoughts are there for Israel
    +1!
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    It warmed my heart to receive your well wishes during this period of distraught.
    We all hope for a speedy end to this conflagration and a significant (absolute) reduction in Hizbollah's ability to launch missles at will onto Israel - a capacity which has been highly developed during the past several years ever since our withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.
    An alternative solution would be their acceptance of Israel and cessation of their incessant belligerent efforts to erase us from the map. Unfortunately this is not forthcoming and we have been reduced to applying force, once again.
    In a way I feel sorry for those who grow with hatred, being indoctrinated from an early age, leaving little room for positive thoughts, stifling the hopes of a brighter future.
    I am still riding my bike and have even entered several competitions this season. Being past the age of reserve duty I do not worry about being called up. My youngest son is in the army, however he is non-combatant, so my mind is more at ease. With that, everyone is affected by the recent events and we all hope for a peaceful future. In the words of Anwar Sadat, Egypt's late President: "No more war, no more bloodshed".
    Peace and blessings to all BF50+ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    ...My youngest son is in the army, however he is non-combatant, so my mind is more at ease. With that, everyone is affected by the recent events and we all hope for a peaceful future. In the words of Anwar Sadat, Egypt's late President: "No more war, no more bloodshed".
    Peace and blessings to all BF50+ers.
    was thinking of you, glad to hear you;re okay
    sadly, so many good people on both sides have not been as lucky.
    not sure what it will take to bring people together, but I know if we leave it to politicos, that hope disappears.
    here's hoping for some settling of aggressions and for some real solutions in the very near future

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    I cannot understand the mentality of certain groups. There is the Davis Tennis match at our local seaside town-Eastbourne- UK against Israel. A local Pakistani group is set to protest at the entrances against the actions of Israel.
    So called "Religion" may be taking a hand in this- but what the hell has Pakistan got to do with problems in Lebanon and Israel. Do not want to get political but there is a major problem around the world and Israel seems to me to be in the firing line at the moment.
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    I am so glad that you are well and safe.

    Please keep us informed.

    Thanks.
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    I'm fairly new here and we haven't met; let me add my wishes for your and your loved ones' safety and eventual peace.
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    Berts! Time for another check in. How ya doing, buddy???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Berts! Time for another check in. How ya doing, buddy???
    Still alive and pedalling.
    As I ride along the peaceful roads bordering Israel and the Palestinian National Authotity, a spit's distance away from my home, I still listen to the wind for the answer "how many times must the cannonballs fly before they're forever banned"
    DeeGee - thanks for your concern

    peace and blessings.

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    Glad to hear from you. Your nation and your leaders are in our prayers.
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    Glad you checked in Berts. I the news the other day they mentioned a cyclist being struck during an attack and thought of you immediately.

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    We've been watching war news for 24 days straight even as you live it....almost until it seems "normal". Prayers here for you and yours that peace returns as the norm. Meantime, you keep pedaling---one of those existential what-else-can-you-do things. Stay safe, Berts.......and check in now and then.
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    My prayers and blessings also!

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    Berts-here is hoping you can find some peace on some of your rides.

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    Berts,

    I don't know you yet, but thanks for letting us know all is well. Glad to see your still riding in spite of all you and yours are going through.

    My our God bless you!
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