Documentary : Know France

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FranceFrance officially the French Republic is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes overseas regions and territoriesMetropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone (“The Hexagon“).

France map

France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. With a total population of around 67 million, it is the third most-populous European country. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation’s largest city and the main cultural and commercial centre. The current Constitution of France, adopted by referendum on…

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Dead wrong

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Dead wrong, Israel Hayom, Ruthie Blum , April 18, 2014

(As I have commented before, the Kerry “peace process” has far more to do with the process, and extending it ad nauseam, than with bringing peace. Even assuming that the PA wants some species of peace, Hamas prefers dead Israelis.– DM)

[The purpose of a "puff piece" in the Palestinian Press was] to convey the message that it is always worthwhile to kill innocent Israelis, since incarceration at the hands of the Zionist enemy is not so bad; and as long as Israelis crave peace, there is a good chance of getting released from prison when yet another round of “negotiations” to “negotiate” is in the air.

Israel must cease proving the PA right and start showing the U.S. that it is wrong. Dead wrong.

On Thursday, Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to continue “negotiating” the terms that would enable both…

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Living In The Moment: The Best Lesson Cancer Has Taught Me

Originally posted on LBBC's Blog:

Ronda In HawaiiRegular LBBC blogger and helpline volunteer, Ronda Walker Weaver is back after reading a post by LBBC staff member Lynn Folkman about the changes a breast cancer diagnosis will bring about in a person’s day to day life. Here, Ronda discusses both the negative and positive effects her journey with breast cancer has had upon her daily life…

During my 4th week of chemo (2nd treatment) I went to dinner with 2 friends. I clearly remember telling them, “I hope I hurry and learn all I need to from this cancer journey, so I don’t have to learn it again. I need to be as focused on this process as possible.” And both of my friends saying, “I think your cancer and treatment will be something you’ll continue to learn from, long after the treatments are finished.” A light bulb went on in my head, and I knew they were speaking the…

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One to listen out for on the BBC World Service

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On Saturday April 19th the BBC World Service programme ‘The Documentary’ will broadcast an edition titled “ Africans in the Holy Land ” at 18:06 GMT. The programme’s synopsis reads as follows:Africans in the Holy Land WS

“Paul Bakibinga travels to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to explore the lives and experiences of people from three different African communities. 

Mahmoud Salamat takes Paul around the narrow alleyways of the old city of Jerusalem to the hidden African quarter and introduces a small but close-knit community, who are descendants of Muslim pilgrims or soldiers who came to the Holy Land during the time of the British Mandate. 

Paul also explores the experiences of different Ethiopian Jews who have returned to their ancient homeland, including rising star musician Ester Rada. 

And he spends time in South Tel Aviv, where the bulk of African asylum-seekers live – stuck in a legal limbo amid growing hostility from politicians and…

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Originally posted on juwannadoright:

For years I have had Yahoo as my home page.  I’m not exactly certain why I selected them, but I did.  They carry at least a few interesting stories every day which often give me thoughts on new subjects for my own posts.  Some of those stories come from other sources – such as the Huffington Post.

The other day I was reading one such story and decided to reply to it.  The story was one which denigrated the Koch brothers and asserted that they were in the process of turning the country into an oligarchy in which they would reign supreme.  It seemed a little bit over the top and I wanted to try to offer a comment which would put things in a more balanced perspective.

Before I posted my own comment I read through those that had already been posted by other Huffington Post readers.  I was…

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This Terrified Diver Prepares To Die As A Predator Approaches, then the most amazing thing EVER happened. (Pictures)

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We often forget animals are unique individuals, much like humans! Species we classify as vicious and predatory are also capable of nurturing, compassion, empathy and love. While leopard seals are notorious for preying on penguins, they also are extremely protective of their young and nurture them until their able to fend for themselves, just like the seal in this story tried to do with National Geographic’s photographer!


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Love in a “Lunchbox”


This made me feel hungry!

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:

1000x1000   If a slum dweller  in Mumbai can earn a million dollars on a TV game show, why is it not possible for an aging insurance man to find love in his lunchbox? ‘The Lunchbox’ is in limited release in the US.  It was hugely popular in film loving India and there was a  national scandal when it was not chosen to be the Indian film representing India at the Academy Awards.  And someone should have listened to the people because ‘Good Road’ which was submitted was not even honored in the top five foreign films. Mumbai (Bombay)  has 5000 “dabbawallahs” who distribute one million lunches per day using their feet, trains, buses, and scooters.  Many of the lunches are packed at home so they need to be collected, taken to  Mumbai by  the correct dabbawallah , arrive at the office of the husband,  eaten, and then returned to the…

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