Looking Down from the Skies of Germany

A Stunning Video of Germany From Above

Germany is more than just a titan of industry and a nation with a bloody past, it also has beauty in it – in its nature, in its cities and in its people. Take a flight over the beautiful expanses of the German state and enjoy the beautiful sights!

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Template BBC report on prisoner release

BBC Watch

BBC News website coverage of the latest round of releases of Palestinian prisoners convicted of terrorism and violent crimes began on December 30th with an article titled “Israel prepares to release 26 Palestinian prisoners”.

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The caption to the photograph used to head early versions of the report (which also appears in later ones) states:

“The prisoners’ releases are deeply resented by families of their mainly Israeli victims”.

In fact, as those who have studied the list of prisoners provided by the Israeli Prison Service will be aware, in this particular round of releases, the number of Palestinian victims is higher than the number of Israeli victims. Like the rest of the Western media, the BBC however is determined to avoid exploring the subject of Palestinians murdered by Palestinians.

The article also claimed that:

“The prisoners were convicted of murder or attempted murder prior to the Oslo Accords and have…

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Off Topic: US “framework” calls for 80,000 Israeli West Bank evacuations to the big settlement blocs

WarSclerotic

Exclusive: US “framework” calls for 80,000 Israeli West Bank evacuations to the big settlement blocs.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2013, 9:34 AM (IDT)

John Kerry after Geneva accord with Iran
John Kerry after Geneva accord with Iran

The State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in Washington Tuesday, Dec. 31, that Secretary John Kerry would discuss with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas a “proposed framework” to serve as “a guideline for addressing all core issues” in the decades-long dispute.

“Some people say this would be an interim agreement. No, that’s not the case,” she said. The core issues she listed were “borders between Israel and a future Palestine, security arrangements, the fate of Palestinian refugees and conflicting claims to the holy city of Jerusalem.”
Kerry leaves for Israel and Ramallah on New Year’s Day to continue his shuttle, after Monday night, Dec. 30, Israel released from jail 26 Palestinian terrorists serving life…

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Mastering the Art of Extreme Balance

Eskil Ronningsbakken\’s Amazing Balancing Acts

Eskil Ronningsbakken is an extreme artist from Stange, Norway who travels the world looking in search of his next extreme balancing act. Most people would probably think that he\’s insane, but he has an intense passion for living life on the edge. His goal is to inspire people that anything\’s possible, and as evident from the photos and videos of his incredible feats, he has completed his goal!

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15 Soul Travel Experiences in India

Life is a Vacation

Are you an impulsive traveler or a planned traveler, do you seek experience or luxury, is the sight merely a structure or a view or is it much beyond !! narrating a story that stirs your soul. If you are a soul traveler seeking to experience the infinite dimension through nature and people who inhabit the land then read on. This list is purely my view and not in any order of priority but a clockwise round trip starting from the north of India. Some I have experienced and others I am yet to experience.

1. Leh and Ladakh Chadar Trek: While the best time to visit Ladakh is from May to September, if you are seeking the real essence of the land then the best time is to experience the Chadar Trek between Mid Jan and end Feb which a 8 day trek on the frozen Zanskar River braving…

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The Road to Ruin

The Sarcastic Boob

I have been blessed with relatively good health all of my life.   I did go some years without health insurance as a professional student, but I came through that okay.  The closest I came to chronic disease was reading about it.  I read about people losing their homes and jobs as a result of the disease.  It was horrible and I always voted for and supported any and all attempts for single-payer health care in the United States.

When I was told that I had metastatic breast cancer, the only things I thought about were keeping and losing my life, the next doctor’s appointment, when the next prescription needed to be filled, and–when it got bad–when the pain would go away.  All through the year I shelled out my co-pays, money for the bus or taxis, and kept telling myself that it would be okay.

CaptureSo now, after a year…

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