|Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Oxidized Sterling Silver - "Moonspear" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
"Moonspear." A magical rainbow moonstone necklace featuring a lovely, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone marquise on an oxidized sterling silver chain and a twisted oxidized sterling silver ring.
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|Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Butterfly Necklace - "Chrysalis" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
"Chrysalis." This magical necklace features an exquisitely detailed butterfly pendant accented with a beautiful, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone marquise. This gorgeous pendant hangs from an oxidized sterling chain accented with icy moonstone rondelles. The rainbow moonstone is such a stunner, with lovely blue fire. The dark patina on the metal is a gorgeous contrast.
|Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Green Aventurine, Oxidized Sterling Silver - "Moonleaf" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
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|Amber Necklace, Baltic Amber on Sterling Silver - "Firestar" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
"Firestar." This GORGEOUS!! necklace features a spectacular pendant of Baltic amber and sterling silver. This pendant adorns a sterling silver chain accented with amber and hessonite garnet rondelles.
|Aqua Chalcedony Necklace on Sterling Silver - "Sargasso" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
"Sargasso." This lovely necklace features a gorgeous aqua chalcedony teardrop accented with an aqua chalcedony rondelle and hanging on a sterling silver chain.
|Garnet Necklace, Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace - "Scarlet Cascade" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
"Scarlet Cascade." This exquisite necklace features a cascade of scrumptious faceted garnets, on a simple oxidized sterling silver chain. These are superb stones, with wonderful color and clarity, and the dark oxidized silver complements them perfectly. This is a darkly beautiful piece, something that any mysterious beauty would be proud to wear. Garnet is the stone of truth, romantic love, and passion, so this would make a lovely and meaningful gift for anyone you care about.
|Emerald Green Quartz Necklace on Sterling Silver - Deep Forest by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
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|Labradorite Necklace with Green Quartz on Oxidized Sterling Silver - Woodleaf by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse|
"Woodleaf." This lovely necklace features a beautiful green-gold flash labradorite accented with luscious green quartz rondelles and hanging on a delicate oxidized sterling silver chain. The flash of this labradorite is great, green with a hint of gold. The dark patina on the sterling silver brings out the flash of this top quality stone. For those interested in gemstone lore, labradorite is a stone of creativity, protection and healing. Green aventurine is a stone that aids creativity and mental clarity. This would be a lovely and thoughtful gift for anyone you care about--including yourself!
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|A second wind||June 30 A second wind For reading & meditation: Proverbs 10:1-8 “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” (v.4) One day the disciples said to Jesus: ” ” a short while ago the Jews tried to stone you, and yet you are going back there?’ Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve … Continue reading A second wind |
|Between Then and Now|
It's been almost six months since I last blog, and this morning I thought to myself if I don't start again then I would forever lose my interest in lady macaron...and there are a lot of macaron bakers these days in Jakarta but you know what gotta stay true to yourself right...
Two of my closest friends, Revka & Putri with Minami whom I just met this week.Work has been fun, intense, and has its up and downs but most of the time is really FUN/ no joke. I had my first year anniversary at work on the 21st of October, didn't really celebrate it but I had some terrifying thoughts of what I've achieved in the past year and whether this has all been worth it. Now that I'm slowly writing and contemplating my thoughts...let's see...
One of the things I love to do is exercise, and sweat it all out. It keeps me sane and it really does lift my moody mood 'slightly'. As strange as it may look I run around the pool in my ghetto 80s aerobic get-up every morning. Bikram Yoga is also a luxury and when you have the time, DO IT!As much as my conscience is oppose to what I do at work, I am having a blast...it whispers at night, asking me why am I doing this when my passion since I was growing up is making beautiful clothes..designing, finding inspirations, and being alone in a studio...cutting fabrics, jotting down ideas and befriending my own thoughts... So you might ask what is it that I actually do at work?
university of Potato Head as my mom calls it, when you graduate out of it, then you can practically conquer anything the world kicks back at ya! It is a Restaurant & Bar in Jakarta and it's one of the best place in town for cocktail, food, ambiance and everything else in one cool capsule. My second home...as I tell the occasional strangers and friends who frequently ask me "Are you here everyday? everyday??!!! really EVERDAY???!!!!
This is an example of our flyer, we have a graphic team who designed the image, but all the context and ideas all comes from Potato Head.
My morning routine usually starts with me walking in to the bar- straight to the end of the bench, put my laptop on the round table, my bags down and mobile phone next to my mac. I checked the reservations for today, see if all the promotional flyers we currently have are on display on each and every tables. Then off I check my emails again... Although my business card says Public Relation Manager, I also manage our internal events with my tight-knit team and our director is very much involved in all the initial ideas right on through the implementations. As anyone successful in their profession would say communication is essential and I can't agree more. Used to be my biggest challenge as I tend to keep things inside emotionally and not let everyone worry or get stressed out but in the end it didn't help much...
This is Glass Candy performing Live at Potato Head on Saturday Nov. 6th. Ida No and Johnny Jewel of Glass Candy/Chromatics rocks! The most down to earth guy and Ida No danced her spirit away...They're a cool band I think, very psychedelic and different than the mainstream, however I find the music market here is either categorized as the indie young kids or the older types who goes for David Foster and friends...I still haven't figured out what the "yuppies" are into, and it's a challenge to bring artists here that would appeal to Potato Head young adult audience. Or perhaps they just don't care?
Since I love to write, I do most of the writing for the promotional flyers, I'm not an experienced copywriter, I have no background in professional writing, but fortunately I have a very good boss who is very articulate and checks what I write, corrects them and revise things to sound more edgy and appropriate. I make sure they are printed on time to be distributed and we do a big event check list to make sure when the artists come to town we are prepared for the big day. Why I'm still doing what I'm doing is because you get an instant self gratification when the event that your team and yourself spend so much on preparing and promoting does very well. It's jam packed, our guests are enjoying the music, cocktails, food, ambiance and at the end of the day you know it is a successful event and judged by the target sales the restaurant achieved. If I go back to being a fashion designer, there's an indefinite process of being shelled in a studio, spending similar long hours on a collection/project and at the end of the show can you really tell that the audience will love it, buy them and stocks them in their boutique. Do I want to go back living my days running around town looking for fabrics, chasing my tailor, going back and forth perfecting the right cut and at the end of the day will they sell? and it all comes down to how much do I want all that back...
This is the plan of what the shop one fine day will look like. With installations, pop up projects, artist exhibitions, and challenging the classic notion of the shopper experience. A gallery, a shared space or just a cool boutique all in one. Emotion is a big thing for me, to feel all your senses juxtaposing in all directions when you enter the space, intimidated, awed and shocked. Surprised, happy and sad.
I still have so much to learn from Potato Head, as I said I have not graduated yet, it is still a learning process and I love love love everyone at work. Why would I quit now when there are still so many things I can challenge myself, give myself more responsibilities, test my strength and lead a bigger team...Potato Head has open doors for me, I've been introduced to so many people in different genres of music, art and fashion. It's been whirlwind year, and people say I work too much, maybe sometimes I do and I need to spend more time alone and go out with my friends more often. Hopefully by getting back to writing here I can balance my life more productively and emotionally.
This is Potato Head Beach Club Bali, my brother and his partner current BIG PROJECT. A massive space with three restaurants, bars and a basement concept store (MY SECRET PROJECT). Measuring 150sqm the shop will sell everything from fashion to furniture. Think Merci in Paris, Corso Como in Italy and Anthropologie in LA. Yes that is my personal aim that it will be a shopper destination in Bali promoting Indonesian designers and produce.
So you might ask me now, am I happy, I don't know, am I enjoying my job, yes I am...isn't there a quote that goes something like if a man does not love his job than it is the saddest thing in the world...or what makes life worth living if a man does not love his job....and I could only use my brother as the perfect example. His work is his life, they embodies his spirit, joy, excitement, sadness, all the five senses and he lives for his work. And because they are all his passions and hobbies, everyone always tell me that "Oh your brother never works, or he should start doing some real job" and gosh I can tell you I hear that almost every day. But you know what now that I think about it, he doesn't need to show that he 'works' the conventional way to people because he only has himself and God to prove and the results is proven at the end of the day.
So salut to him and his partner who I have the utmost respect...and what I can only advise to you and myself having doubts at work is...
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. Pearl S. Buck.
My fountain of youth is having smoother skin and slimmer figure then I can say I am truly happy...ha ha ha
Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?
Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?
Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.
Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.
Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.
Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).
Why are Jews so powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.
Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).
Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (fed chairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR foreign Minister), David Marshal (Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), Barry Gold water, Jorge Sampaio (president of Portugal), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British home secretary) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury).
In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer ( CNN ), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer ( Washington Post ), Henry Grunwald (editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post ), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New York Times), and Max Frankel (New York Times).
At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish.
Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.
To be certain, Washington is the capital that matters and in Washington the lobby that matters is The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Washington knows that if PM Ehud Olmert were to discover that the earth is flat, AIPAC will make the 109th Congress pass a resolution congratulating Olmert on his discovery.
William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what faith did he belong to?
So, why are Jews so powerful? Answer: Education.
Oleh yang demikian, mengapa Yahudi terlalu berkuasa? Jawapannya: Pendidikan, pelajaran, ilmu.
|Reinhardsbrunnaktionstage|| Im Rahmen eines Veranstaltungsprogramm auf der Kurpromenade in Friedrichroda wird es wieder einen Informationsstand der Schlossfreunde von Reinhardsbrunn geben. Jeweils am 1 . Juli 2017 und am 5. August 2017 ( Beginn 10.00 ) können sich Bürger über den aktuellen Stand der Ereignisse rund um das Schloß informieren. Es wird ausgesuchte Schaustücke zu bestaunen geben. Gleichzeitig soll es einen Treffpunkt der Schlossfreunde und eine Ideenschmiede für neue Aktionen rund um das Schloß Reinhardsbrunn sein. Also wenn Bürger Ideen und Anregungen haben können Sie diese in ein Gästebuch niederschreiben. Auf Euer Kommen freuen sich die Schlossfreunde.
Wir tun was, weil es uns nicht egal ist, was mit unseren Märchenschloss geschieht.|
|Schwerer Unfall auf der B 93 und weitere Polizeimeldungen vom 29. Juni für das Altenburger Land|| Unfall mit drei Schwerverletzten
B93: Drei Personen, darunter ein einjähriges Kind wurden Mittwochnachmittag (28.06.2017) bei einem Verkehrsunfall im Altenburger Land schwer verletzt. Ein 44-jähriger VW- Fahrer geriet auf der Bundesstraße 93 zwischen Zehma und Lehndorf aus bisher ungeklärter Ursache auf die Gegenfahrbahn und kollidierte hier mit einem Seat. Sowohl die beiden Insassen des entgegenkommenden Pkw, ein 37-jähriger Mann und ein einjähriges Kind, als auch der Unfallverursacher wurden bei dem Zusammenstoß schwer verletzt und ins Krankenhaus gebracht. Ein weiterer Pkw Skoda wurde durch herumfliegende Fahrzeugteile beschädigt. Vor Ort kam ein Gutachter zum Einsatz. Die Fahrzeuge wurden im Anschluss abgeschleppt. Zum Zwecke der Unfallaufnahme und Bergung war die Straße für längere Zeit gesperrt.
Ponitz: Im Zeitraum vom 26.06. - 27.06.2017 wurden im Gartenweg, von einer Straßenbaustelle, 12 Europaletten entwendet. Jeweils am (Montag) 26.06.2017 und (Dienstag) 27.06.2017 wurden die Paletten mit einem Pkw Skoda abtransportiert. Der Vorgang wurde bemerkt, dass amtliche Kennzeichen ist bekannt. Ein Ermittlungsverfahren wurde eingeleitet.
Unter Alkoholeinfluss im Straßenverkehr unterwegs
Gößnitz: Am Mittwoch (28.06.2017), gegen19:25 Uhr wurde in der Querstraße ein 49-jähriger Fahrradfahrer kontrolliert. Hierbei wurde Atemalkohol festgestellt. Ein freiwilliger Atemalkoholtest ergab einen Wert von 1,91 Promille. Im Krankenhaus erfolgte eine Blutentnahme. Die Weiterfahrt wurde untersagt und eine Anzeige erstattet.
Altenburg: Am Mittwoch (28.06.2017), gegen 21:10 Uhr kam es im Bereich der Marstallstraße zu einer körperlichen Auseinandersetzung. Zwei alkoholisierte 15-Jährige gerieten aneinander. In deren Folge wurde einer der beiden Jugendlichen im Gesicht verletzt und kam ins Krankenhaus. Die Eltern wurden darüber informiert. Der andere 15-Jährige wurde seinen Eltern...|
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|Arch Enemy: : Launch Pre-Order For New Album, "Will To Power", Out September 8||Melodic metal masters ARCH ENEMY have returned full force ahead as they prepare to release their forthcoming album, "Will To Power", out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records.
Co-produced by guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, "Will To Power" was sent to Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (Nevermore) first recording with the band.
Pre-order's begin today which includes the album as a digital download or offered on one of the below formats via Century Media Records worldwide (excluding Japan).
- Standard Jewelcase CD
- Limited Edition Digipak CD (including poster & sticker set),
- Gatefold Black LP with 12 page LP Booklet & CD
- Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set including Gatefold Black LP w/ booklet, Limited Edition Digipak CD w/ poster & sticker set, Bonus 7" LP featuring previously unheard cover tracks, exclusive slipmat, poster, patch and postcards.
"Will To Power" will also be offered in several exclusive variants throughout the world.
NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVES:
- Gatefold Golden Black Marbled LP w/ Booklet & CD, 500 copies
- Gatefold Neon Yellow LP w/ Booklet + CD, 500 copies (N. American Band Exclusive)
- Gatefold White LP w/ Booklet , 300 copies (Indie Store Exclusive)
Reserve yours now! http://willtopower.centurymedia.com
"Will To Power" Track List
1. Set Flame To The Night
2. The Race
3. Blood In The Water
4. The World Is Yours
5. The Eagle Flies Alone
6. Reason To Believe
7. Murder Scene
8. First Day In Hell
10. Dreams Of Retribution
11. My Shadow And I
12. A Fight I Must Win
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|BLOG: Warning label||Luke 13:6-9…God is looking for the fruit of repentance (Matthew 3:8). Jesus’ warning that the Jews must repent or perish had a nearly immediate, terrible fulfillment. Within a generation, many perished in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. This... [ ... ]|
|Chagigah Press Release||Changes at Chagigah as WERS announces plans to expand the popular Sunday morning American Jewish music program. For 37 years, Chagigah has been a staple... Read More|
|GST regime to boost organised jewellery retailers: CRISIL||Besides GST, other measures such as ban on cash purchases of more than Rs 2 lakh per transaction, gold-on- loan and gold deposit schemes will also benefit the organised retailers, it added.|
|Gold buyers fear price hike, rush to jewellery stores||Earlier, the illegal bullion trade had a cost advantage by as much as 5%. From now onwards, under the GST regime, this cost advantage will go.|
|GST impact on gold jewellery: Larger players to emerge as biggest beneficiaries||Prior to GST, total tax and duties are nearly 12.4%. After the implementation of GST, it will marginally increase to approximately 14%.|
|Prosecutors: Execs of sham Philadelphia-based investment firm stole $1.5M||Two financial investment advisers are facing federal charges for allegedly scheming others out of at least $1.5 million that was spent on hotels, restaurants, jewelry stores and other personal purchases.
On Friday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced the fraud charges filed against 42-year-old Carl Frederic Sealey and 44-year-old Eric Enge, who courted private investors through their businesses, Global Standard Industries and SEK Industries.
|Rosen Law Firm Reminds Signet Jewelers Limited Investors of Important July 5 Deadline in Class Action - SIG|
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|Suspicious Disappearance of Missing Mother Alarms Family||Anna Maciejewska has been missing since early April.|
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|Neither – Nor||There is, says Paul … Neither Jew nor Greek yet they have different histories different ways of life different languages different cultures Neither slave nor free yet they still have different backgrounds different economic status different concerns different ways of living. Neither male nor female yet we have different physiologies different psychologies different interests different […]|
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|10 Classic New Jersey Attractions You Should Revisit||What comes to mind when you think of classic New Jersey attractions? Chances are, the places in your memory are still in existence today. New Jersey is filled with classic attractions that families and visitors have enjoyed for decades. Why not make some plans to revisit them this year?|
1. Land of Make Believe - Hope, NJ
I asked a few friends on Facebook if I could borrow their photos from Land of Make Believe (lovingly referred to as LoMB) and so many people came forward with pictures of their fun times that I had trouble choosing which shots to use! This classic New Jersey attraction, located in Hope, New Jersey, has been in business for over 60 years. Featuring rides, roller coasters, a water park, picnic area and more. Families have loved this place for generations. Cleanliness, location, family-friendly activities and good value are just some of the reasons why LoMB has been a classic staple in New Jersey family travels for so many years!
2. Space Farms Zoo & Museum - Sussex, NJ
Ask most New Jersey residents if they have been to Space Farms Zoo and Museum, and they usually answer with a smile. Space Farms had its humble beginnings in 1927, and the Space family has maintained it ever since. I can still vividly remember our first class field trip there in the mid-1980's, when Goliath the bear was still alive. Visitors will find it largely unchanged since the past, featuring acres of animals, picnic areas, a museum, classic cars and so much more. Check out their website or read my blog post review about this unforgettable New Jersey location.
3. Turtle Back Zoo - West Orange, NJ
Turtle Back Zoo opened in 1963, and it was also a favorite field trip location for many children back in the 1970's and 80's (and still, today!). The zoo has come a long way since its early days, with expansions, aquariums, additions and play areas included for children. You can still find giant turtles in their midst, as well as their famous wandering peacocks (but leave them alone, please!). You also can't forget family favorites like the train ride, pony rides, and the beautiful carousel. Turtle Back Zoo is open year round, and in my opinion, is one of the best classic New Jersey attractions out there. Read my blog post all about the zoo, or visit their website to find out more information.
4. Wild West City - Stanhope, NJ
What I remember most about Wild West City is the TV commercial (or radio commercial) that played over and over again during the late 1970's and early 80's. It featured the voice and piano playing of New Jersey's own Uncle Floyd, if you remember him. They still use this song on Wild West City's website, if you feel the need for a flashback! Like most New Jersey classic attractions, it hasn't changed much since you last visited! It has been family owned and operated on and off since 1956, and features live-action shows, stagecoach rides, pony rides, train rides, panning for gold, mini golf, and a whole lot more. Guests should know that they still reenact legendary western gunfights in a safe manner (you can read all about their gun policy here). One of the best things about Wild West City is that there really isn't anything else like it in New Jersey, so catch it while you can.
5. Lucy the Elephant, Margate, NJ
There are classic lighthouses and monuments in New Jersey, but Lucy the Elephant takes the cake. Built in the 1800's, you can purchase a guided tour to see what's inside this cheeky elephant. If you prefer to walk around outside of her and take photos, you can do that for free (there is also a gift shop, which I hear has some adorable memorabilia), but I recommend the tour as you get to see some great views from Lucy's height! It's right by the ocean and there is a little snack shop and outdoor seating, too. Check their website for operating hours and ticket info.
6. Storybook Land - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Storybook Land has been operational since 1955. That's over 60 years of entertainment in The Garden State! Visitors fondly recall its whimsical statues of fairytale friends, and get a kick out of posing their children next to familiar sites from their own childhood. Everything at Storybook Land seems to have a cute, retro feel to it, from snack shops shaped like a watering can to colorful trains picking up passengers. They are open Fall and Winter, too, with wonderful displays at Christmastime. At Storybook Land, you pay one admission price for unlimited rides, and their location nestled in the trees keeps you cool in the summertime, too.
7. Christmas Ice Caverns - Fairfield, NJ
The Christmas Ice Caverns in Fairfield are near and dear to my heart. This adorable, animated Christmas display has been entertaining visitors since 1972. Generations of families return every season to see the new additions and to throw their pennies into its magical wishing waters. Guests walk through an indoor 'cavern' (a path, basically) to view all of the displays, and can even meet Santa at the end of the journey. Admission cost is ridiculously low, and kids of all ages seem to enjoy what it offers. Read all about this classic Christmas display in my blog post, or visit the Ice Caverns website for more information about their operating hours.
8. Sterling Hill Mining Museum - Ogdensburg
Let's face it, rocks are cool. Mines are even cooler. Rocks, minerals, and mines in our own state with a rich history are the coolest of all. The history of Sterling Hill Mining Museum is so long and complex that I would fail to do it justice here. So I urge you to read all about its history on their website and then plan your own visit here. There's so much to do and see, including a tour of the mine, a museum, an observatory, memorials, fossils, collections and more. There's a snack bar and panning, as well as a cool museum store and fluorescent rocks.
9. Waterloo Village - Stanhope, NJ
Waterloo Village in Stanhope is open to the public for walking, hiking and exploring. If you've visited before, you might remember this little restored village, featuring a 400-year old Lenape establishment and a little port along the Morris Canal. There's a blacksmith shop, general store, sawmills, gristmills and even historic houses. It's still a popular site for field trips, and they hold many educational workshops and events throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for more information!
10. Bowcraft Amusement Park - Scotch Plains
Bowcraft Amusement Park may be small, but it's a fun place to spend your day. The history of the park dates back to 1946, and even included a miniature golf course in the 1980's (that was later removed to add more parking). Classic, fun rides and a convenient location to the highway make this a favorite spot for kids and families. Bowcraft is a great location for birthday parties and events, and they even hold special seasonal activities like Easter egg hunts and a Sukkos spectacular for Jewish guests.
One last thing to note is that the New Jersey shore is filled with classic attractions. When I asked friends and family about their favorite vintage New Jersey sites, many of them mentioned shore arcades, rides, piers and boardwalks. There were so many, I figured they deserve a post of their own. So stay tuned for classic New Jersey Shore attractions, coming soon!
|Indian-Americans and Spelling Bees: Adding some nuance|
It's that time of the year again. The only night of the year when desi people dominate ESPN primetime in the United States. The Scripps National Spelling Bee. Yet again, the winner...or rather co-winners..came from the families of Indian immigrants.
This has been happening for over a decade now, and every year, the aftermath of the Bee in Indian media and Indian and Indian-origin social media follows a similar pattern. There are a few think pieces about why Indian-Americans are so good at spelling bees. Some folks go all uber-patriotic extolling the superior virtues of our intellectual tradition and what not (cue...Bhaaaaarrrraat maaata kiiii.......). And some folks sneer, indulging in a mild form of communal self-loathing. I don't have kids but my close Indian-American friends who do are very emphatic about how they will not make...or even let their kids participate in something as nerdy and inherently uncool as a spelling bee.
Through Twitter I came across this post that quotes Varun Grover's interview in the excellent excellent documentary I Am Offended (do watch if you haven't) which references spelling bees. That blog, and Varun in that documentary, are making a larger point about how the Indian education system is centered around rote learning, stifling creativity and basically preparing "middle managers". And that the success in spelling bees is a symptom of that.
While I agree with Varun and Auctorly on the larger problem, I don't think it is correct to link spelling bees to that problem. I see where they are coming from, and the reason for that is a couple of myths about spelling bees in general which merit some attention.
Myth #1 Spelling Bees are all about memorizing thousands and thousands and thousands of words, and regurgitating them on stage.
I used to think the same way, but it's not really that way. A few years ago, I had a long chat with a student of mine (I am a college professor) who in her school days had participated in the spelling bee. She didn't win, but talked to me about how much fun it was, and ended up giving me a different perspective on this activity that I too once sneered at. Then I read some more about it, watched the documentary Spellbound, talked to some more students over the years, and I think it is necessary to add some nuance to how we view the "sport".
Spelling bee as a contest is more about pattern recognition than just rote memorization. Don't get me wrong. Of course it is important to know and remember many many words to participate in a spelling bee. But the same is true of scrabble. Or crosswords. Or trivia quizzing. Heck, memorization is key even in chess. A serious chess player will have thousands of moves and games memorized.
Just like all those activities/sports, spelling bee is about, yes, having a memory bank of relevant information, but at the top level, it is often about recognizing patterns, working out clues, and then formulating an answer by accessing the relevant information from your brain.
You know how the kids ask for meaning, language of origin, use it in a sentence etc etc? It is not for theater. It has important information, and many times, can even help you make an educated guess at the spelling of a word you've never heard of by using what is basically pattern recognition.
Let me give you an example about how I, without memorizing any words, was able to correctly guess one of the words in the final this year. The word was chremslach. When it was first uttered, I thought it would start with "Kr" and maybe end with "che" or "kh". Then I heard that the word was Yiddish. And the meaning was a kind of passover pastry. Instantly I thought of a pastry that a Jewish deli near my house excels at - rugelach. The end sounded the same. So it had to end in -lach. And the different pronunciations of the starting syllable suggested chr not Kr. The repeated usage by the moderator further confirmed what I had in my mind. A pattern emerged and voila. There the spelling was.
I felt thrilled at having worked it out before the contestant answered. It was a thrill similar to the one I get as a trivia quizzer when I crack a cleverly framed Final Jeopardy style "workout-able" question. Or the thrill I get when I crack a particularly cryptic clue in crosswords.
The aforementioned student kept stressing about how much fun the whole thing was for her. She said it was a form of solving puzzles. And I saw what she meant. I asked her, isn't it boring to memorize thousands and thousands of words. She said no, she LOVES words (sidenote - she always wrote the most well-crafted and thoughtful term papers in my class). And again, I see her point.
When you enjoy any activity built on pattern recognition so much that you want to seriously compete in it, you don't think of the underlying memorization as a drab chore. I like to play scrabble semi-competitively, and it is fun for me to have those cruel 2 letter words memorized so I can gain advantage on the board despite not having great tiles. And I'm sure poker players don't think of probability calculations as mundane.
Myth #2 These desi spelling be winners will most likely end up as middle managers, code coolies, cogs in the corporate machine....just total drones.
Although it seems like Indian-Americans have been winning the bee for ages, in reality, it's been less than two decades that it has been happening consistently. So the sample of winners is not statistically significant, but from whatever I read in "where are they now" type stories, I saw very few, if any, ending up in those drone type jobs.
A lot of them were in some form of research, which to me, as an academic researcher, makes sense. Research is like the rigorous grown-up impactful form of pattern recognition that is built upon a deep memory bank of knowledge about a subject. A bunch of them were doctors and lawyers. One was a professional poker player (again, pattern recognition and memory). And so on. I even googled a few names of winners and always found that the person was doing something really cool.
Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.
Myth #3 We Indians are just awesome at English and we are such brainiacs and we have the bestest education-centric culture so we are awesome at Spelling Bees
While the first two myths were in the self-loathing category, this one is in the uber-patriotic category. I have no problem with Indians or Indian-origin feeling proud or elated or whatever at this dominance, although I am personally from the Bill Hicks school of thought when it comes to patriotism.
But let us dispel with this notion that there is something really inherently culturally genetically special about Indians that our kids just go to America, show up at spelling bees, and start winning them left and right. There is actually a pretty strong and well-organized training infrastructure that is making all this possible. Remember that these contestants train with the rigor and discipline of athletes. It is not done in isolation, but requires broader support like with any sport or activity.
What you see on ESPN is the culmination of a year of smaller contests, local spelling bees, practice bees, and other such events on the local circuits. And there's a kind of feedback loop that forms. Successive generations build on the success of previous generations. Legacies and even "dynasties" are created and inspire some to adhere to it. I could keep going, but I came across this article that explains the quasi-institutional reasons behind the dominance in more detail.
If some other community starts taking such a deep interest in the sport and organizes in such a serious grassroots way, other communities could start dominating too.
One thing to note is that the winners have all been kids of Indians who migrated to the United States. Recent Indian immigrants, much like recent immigrants of other communities, tend to socialize more with their compatriots and do so in a very community-based way, with associations and groups and mandals and so on. But second generation Indian-Americans are more assimilated in the American mainstream. So when they grow up and have kids of their own, they are not as plugged into the Indian-American groups and associations as their parents were.
So you don't see many (or even any?) third generation Indian-American children winning the spelling bee or even making it to the national finals, because they don't have automatic access to that community-based infrastructure.
The best way to end this post is to quote a now-grown-up Nupur Lala, the star of the Oscar winning documentary who arguably started this Indian-American phenomenon.
“Having watched Spellbound, I realized that several of my competitors weren’t any worse than me ability-wise, but they didn’t have the same advantages—economic privilege, educational background, family dynamics,” she says. “I know that played a big, big role in my success. As a 14-year-old, I really thought I was one of the best spellers out there. In hindsight, I think, yeah, I was a very good speller, but I also had some of the best preparation and resources out there. I had a mom who had a graduate degree in linguistics. Parents who have literally hundreds of books in the house, and who were very motivated to help me succeed.”
|"The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande|
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here.
To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.
Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.
Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat.
I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it.
And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station.
So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.
Or so I thought.
When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.
"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"
A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,
"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"
When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.
My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours.
I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off.
"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"
Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.
"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"
"But does two hours really mean two hours?"
"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"
"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"
"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"
"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"
"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."
"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."
"So the flight might get cancelled?"
"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"
"It's Air India, not All India Radio."
"Yeah, same difference."
"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"
"You both have life insurance, right?"
"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"
"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."
All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram.
"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"
So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions.
All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off.
I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!
My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted.
The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge.
At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"
As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl.
Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,
"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."
His colleague responded,
"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"
and walked away.
So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember.
A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.
Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.
We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,
"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."
I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.
This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.
Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.
There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.
That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.
When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,
"You can go."
He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.
So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?
Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said,
"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"
I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.
Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.
There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men.
The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.
Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new.
When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel.
There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there.
Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one. The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway.
As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine.
Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel.
And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.
Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime.
I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.
So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was.
Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing.
Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that.
You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.
Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight.
Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door.
I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.
I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.
I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place.
We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.
Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.
Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green.
And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics.
It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.
A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.
When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.
As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever.
Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.
I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.
The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.
When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT"....to any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?
The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.
We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.
It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.
Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.
Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?
I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.
While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.
Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?
But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.
When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.
Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.
As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!
Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.
I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.
The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"
We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".
And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.
Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.
Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.
The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,
|Fifty Years of 'Excuse Me, Are You Jewish?'||Fifty years ago, Orthodox Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the Rebbe, instructed young rabbinical students to approach random New Yorkers with the question, "Are you Jewish?"|
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|Historic Congregation Embraces New Model of Shul Life||When Jews fleeing czarist Russia arrived in Philadelphia in 1874, they founded Chevra B’nai Avrohom mi Russe, probably with little thought to the synagogue’s adaptability to 21st-century life.|
|The importance of acceptance||In the beginning of this week’s Torah portion, we break from the historical narrative of the Jewish people wandering in the desert.|
|Chabad-affiliated Rabbi Slomo Koves in Hungary: 'Only Jewish comprehensive education can ensure that the community prospers and develops a sustainable future.’||EMIH’s Chief Executive Rabbi Rabbi Slomo Koves explains to European Jewish Press the groups’s fields of activity and stresses the importance of Jewish comprehensive education which, he says, ‘’can ensure that the community prospers and develops a sustainable future.’’|
|On His Israel Visit, PM Modi Will Meet 11-Year-Old Jewish Survivor Of 2008 Mumbai Attack||Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian PM to visit Israel in July. On July 4, when Modi's flight will land in Israel, many agreements, deals and treaties will be on cards but it will also be a special occasion for 11-year-old Israeli child Moshe Holtzberg.|
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|TS156:Flat Tires, Extensions, Jillian Michaels, Luxury Pink Washing||If you've ever wanted to see a wig with teeth, you've come to the right place. In addition to showing off toothy hair extensions, Erin tackles the ridiculous things people sell in the name of breast cancer, and Bryan looks at fitness guru's Jillian Michaels' recent comments that she sometimes wishes she wasn't gay. Also, do you buy your jewelry at the grocery store?
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|TS125: CookieCott2014, Arizona Gay Discrimination, and Guest Jennifer Tress||Erin remembers she's half Jewish and Bryan finds out the name of the guy he's dating, plus, seriously fun discussions on CookieCott2014 and Arizona State Senate's war on gays, all topped off with "You're Not Pretty Enough" author and life getter, Jennifer Tress.
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|African beauty to shine from Under the Trees|
From natural hair styles to inspirational ethnic jewelry to the prints, cut and colours of fabrics, African fashion has woven itself into the hearts of the mainstream. For many people, African style has become a state of mind, embodying beauty and purpose, evoking spiritual strength and inspiring a sense of individuality. Qurux Africa 3, a fashion show organised by the Emancipation Support Committee (ESC), is fast becoming a must-attend fashion event, and it is on this Sunday, Under the Trees at the Hotel Normandie, from 4 pm.
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Cobalty Isle has a clear edge in an ‘aged’ Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of Newcastle tapeta and recent losses should be recouped if Henry Candy has got the distance right.
This twice-raced Kodiac, running in colours of his trainer, has only raced over six but ran on strongly when ‘hunting up’ our recent winning nap, Think Fashion, on a good, fast Windsor surface eighteen days back. Cobalty Isle was a heavily-backed favourite.
On my time-handicap Cobalty Isle improved on a promising debut, comes out several pounds clear of once-raced, Roger Varian-trained Tamih and rates a solid each-way bet under Fergus Sweeney, the third jockey to be booked.
Candy, like myself, likes consistency where jockeys are concerned, chopping and changing isn’t for him but the sheer volume of race-meetings nowadays means it’s difficult to book a preference.
Too much racing causes so many problems throughout the industry but we’re stuck with a desperate situation which wont improve while bookmakers control the fixture list.
Earlier Godolphin-owned Glittering Jewel is strongly-fancied for a competitive 3-y-o Maiden Stakes over ten furlongs of ‘good to soft’ Doncaster and man-of-the-moment, William Buick, again partners Charlie Appleby’s charge, this superbly-bred Bernadini filly needs to win for stud value purposes.
No ‘cert’ by any means but again it’s difficult to envisage Glittering Jewel out of the frame and the aforementioned selections will comprise an each-way double and indeed a treble for those sticking with our daily patent which so nearly rocked the betting industry on Tuesday at Leicester.
Rhosneigr, a 6/1 shot, looked certain to complete our DP ‘full house’ and amass one hundred and fifty points, when swerving away a winning chance in the final 100 yards under David Probert, why did he suddenly give his inexperienced mount a left-handed crack at a time when pushing would definitely have sufficed?
Yarmouth kicks-off its seven-race programme on a ‘soft’ surface with a five-runner Novice Stakes over six furlongs; twice-raced Jellmood is a ‘special’ from Marco Botti’s in-form Newmarket yard and should be backed accordingly. What beats him will win!
|John Toland 的書《佔領日本》（Occupation）；The Rising Sun ；Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography 等等|
要了解1945到1949的日本情景，美軍為日本立憲，使其成為自由（某村落老師的解釋是「自主」「行動」）民主，軍法審判、兒女深情、愛恨情仇，美國決定將日本發展成亞洲的「工場大本營」（這使得財閥企業和資本主義結合）等等重要的社會背景，可參考小說: John Toland 《佔領日本》（Occupation）北京：中國社會科學出版社，【1987】1997。
John Willard Toland (June 29, 1912 – January 4, 2004) was an American writer and historian. He is best known for a biography ofAdolf Hitler and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II-era Japan, The Rising Sun.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Willard Toland was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on this day in 1912.
"A hybrid of Prometheus and Lucifer.”
--from ADOLF HITLER: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY by John Toland
Toland's classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil effect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt. Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler. At a certain distance yet still with access to many of the people who enabled and who opposed the führer and his Third Reich, Toland strove to treat this life as if Hitler lived and died a hundred years before instead of within his own memory.
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|Kommentar zu Warum sich ein E-Auto als Firmenwagen rechnen kann von Jules||Das Thema selbst ist interessant, die Auflistung und deren Annahmen doch weit von der Realität entfernt, Während die Aussage der vergleichbaren BLPs korrekt ist, halten die folgenden Punkte dem Vergleich mit der Realität nicht stand.
2. Bei den Steuern wird der Tesla befreit, bei der Versicherung besteht kein Vorteil. Preise variieren stark von Modell zu Modell, ein S350d hat eine andere Einstufung als der S500 und so ist das auch beim Tesla. In den jeweiligen Leistungsstufen liegen die Modelle ähnlich, durch die von Daimler subventionierten HDI Versicherungen ist eine S-Klasse im Schnitt eher günstiger zu versichern.
3. Bei 50.000 KM pro Jahr sollte man mit 2 Satz Reifen rechnen, bei der 19 Zoll Bereifung von Tesla stehen alleine bei den Reifen locker zwei mal 800€, also bereits hier 1600€ an. Ebenfalls erheblich ist, dass hier wieder der für Vielfahrer eher ungeeignete S500 hergenommen wird dessen V8 erheblich teurer kommt als bspws. der S350d mit 6 Zylinder Diesel. Vergleicht man die jeweils wirtschaftlichsten Modelle der beiden Varianten ergeben sich hier maximal 1000€ Vorteil für den Tesla pro Jahr.
4. Und wieder steht und fällt die Rechnung mit dem betrachteten Modell. Der neue OM656 S350d wird im Schnitt mit 8L Diesel auf 100km zu bewegen sein, der bisherige 350d nahm sich hier 9L Diesel. Die Spritechnung kann mann also getrost halbieren, wenn man das entsprechende S-Klassen Modell nimmt.
Fazit: Es kommt wie immer ganz darauf an, in der Praxis und den Leasingraten am Markt ist die S-Klasse bei der entsprechenden Modellwahl das deutlich wirtschaftlichere Fahrzeug als der Tesla. Der Autor macht es sich in seinem Artikel viel zu einfach und schreibt den Artikel vom gewünschten Ergebnis aus.
Einen Schub für E-Autos würde es bspws. mit einer Halbierung der 1% Regelung für entsprechende E-Modelle geben - Das würde die Straßen mit E-Autos fluten.|
|Kommentar zu So können Chat-Dienste Ihre Arbeit erleichtern von Eleftherios Hatziioannou||Sehr aktuelles Thema, das noch viel zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit bekommt. In der privaten Kommunikation sind Messenger ja schon Gang und Gebe. Die logische Konsequenz ist, dass sich das Verhalten auch auf die Geschäftswelt überträgt. Wer will schon etwas so Praktisches aufgeben. Die Verlockung ist also gross, sich darüber auch mit dem einen oder anderen Kollegen zu vernetzen. Das Problem ist jedoch, dass dies oftmals unbewusst mit großen Risiken verbunden ist. Mitarbeiter nutzen die bereits installierten Messenger auch für die geschäftliche Kommunikation und tauschen Interna (ggf. Kundendaten) über Plattformen aus, die offensichtlich datengetriebene Geschäftsmodelle verfolgen. Das kann und ist nicht im Sinne des jeweiligen Unternehmens. Wenn ein diese Art der Kommunikation verboten wird, sollte es gleichzeitig auch eine Alternative bereitstellen. Davon gibt es heute auch einige mit verschiedensten Ansätzen: Slack ist sehr beliebt, muss jedoch in Sachen Datenschutz genauer betrachtet werden, da die Daten ausserhalb Europas verarbeitet werden; Threema aus der Schweiz gilt als besonders sicher und hat kürzlich ein spezielle Business-Version vorgestellt; [entfernt, bitte keine Werbung, siehe auch unsere Netikette] |
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While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.
But you know, the fabric of space time. Undulating and whatnot. About that:
After Trump did his dumbass Trump thing that he does, Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to justify the president’s behavior as some kind of proportional response to bullying (????), and when asked who she could point to as a role model, she defaulted to God. That’s fine, but you’d think a couple human role models would be useful in a pinch. Maybe keep a couple of those in your back pocket. Just a thought.
More fun was the op-ed by Mika and Joe themselves, where they threw so much shade it looked like an eclipse. They said Trump wasn’t mentally healthy enough to watch Morning Joe, and made the charge that Trump had blackmailed them with the threat of a negative National Inquirer article.
David Roberts at Vox tries to come to grips with what the hell is wrong with the man, and why it’s so hard to figure it out:
CFI Los Angeles chief Jim Underdown recoils at the utter plausibility of The Handmaid’s Tale, and laments that the star of the TV version, Elizabeth Moss, is herself a Scientologist:
Nikhil Sonnad at Quartz does a great service, cataloguing how Alex Jones’ Infowars store and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop store and the Moon Juice store all sell the same snake oil.
Speaking of Alex Jones (if we must), he had a guest, Robert David Steele, who said this:
Now, Jones does seem to distance himself from this idea a tad (“Well I don’t know about Mars bases”), but don’t give him too much credit! Or any! Because then he says this:
Just in case you’re wondering, NASA denies the allegation. Well, of course they would. Pfft.
In Bizarro America, aka Canada, a new survey shows that the electorate would prefer an atheist, gay, or transgender prime minister over an evangelical Christian.
CFI’s new intern Andy Ngo thinks back to the Orlando massacre one year ago, and how the discourse about it has been too diffuse, asking, “While it is imperative to prevent and condemn discrimination against Muslims, why does that have to come at the cost of speaking openly about religious fundamentalism, particularly Islamism?”
South Africa will no longer have single-religion public schools. (A group lobbying for this change, the Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie, has the greatest acronym ever: OGOD.)
Australian homeopathics company Brauer is being investigated for promoting an ebook that advocates the use of homeopathy to treat babies and toddlers.
Theologian and sociologist Peter Berger has died at the age of 88. I don’t know much about most of his work, but his book The Social Construction of Reality blew my mind when I read it in college a million years ago.
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|Iron Age Textiles Unearthed in Israel||TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—A team led by Tel Aviv University archaeologist Erez Ben-Yosef has discovered colorful Iron Age textiles at the site of the Timna copper mines in Israel's Negev Desert. Haaretz reports that the textiles, which include more than 100 fragments of both wool and linen, date to the tenth century B.C. and would likely have been worn by copper workers. It had been previously believed that workers at the mines, which were associated with the Kingdom of Edom, were relatively low-status or even slaves. But the the discovery of richly decorated fabrics suggests they belonged to the upper reaches of Edomite society. “If a person had the exceptional knowledge to ‘create copper,’ he was considered well-versed in an extremely sophisticated technology,” says Ben-Yosef. “He would have been considered magical or supernatural, and his social status would have reflected this.” To read in-depth about early textiles, go to “Dressing for the Ages.”|
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Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Finger Lakes Gallery
Art Opening 5-7PM Saturday, July 1 2017.
Paintings and hand-cast jewelry by Shannon Crandall and Cathryn Leyland.
Finger Lakes Gallery, 175/177 South Main in Canandaigua NY 14424.
The exhibit will stay on the walls for the month of July, so stop by the gallery 10-6 (closed Wednesdays).
http://crleyland.com/artwork/ (Posted by 213Workshops)
|Israeli police restrict entry of Muslims to Aqsa Mosque||Closure coincides with Jewish settlers, Israeli police chief storming holy site, Palestinian official says|
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|Meet Aisha Formanski, Education Team at Beaducation|
Got jewelry tools? Aisha certainly does! As a self-proclaimed addict, she admits wanting to have them all. Having worked in the bead and DIY jewelry industry for over half her life, this native Minnesotan has collected so many tools she lost count on how many she has. Not only is Aisha an accomplished jewelry designer with six months of courses at Revere Academy under her belt, she can also spin her own yarn and knit with it. Pretty talented, eh? You betcha!
Meet Aisha Formanski, Education Team
I had been working in the DIY industry for quite a while, and was VERY fond of all that Beaducation was doing. I moved to the Bay Area is the fall of 2010, looking to focus on my jewelry. That year when I traveled to Tucson to attend the Gem and Mineral show where I met Kate Richbourg. Kate was the Education Director for Beaducation at the time, and her and I hit it off immediately. I explained that I had just moved to the Bay Area, and she expressed that they were looking for a new hire to assist with the Education Department. I was hired a month later!
The supportive and creative team are my favorite part of working with Beaducation. Lisa Niven Kelly is the most supportive, creative, funny, boss you could ever have.
In the last five years the way people are learning online has changed dramatically. When I came on board we were selling our online classes. A couple of years later we decided to turn them all free. People were turning to Youtube for their online tutorials, and we felt like it was time for us to go free.
Since then it's been fun to get great feedback from our viewers about the quality of our classes, and support them in their creative endeavors. We continue to add classes to our website every year. It's been fun to see what people are interested in learning. It went from PMC, to felting, to seed beading, to wirework, to metalwork, but always come back around to the backbone of Beaducation, metal stamping :) The fact that metal stamping continues to grow is AMAZING!
Five years from now I hope that we continue to support makers all over the world with education and cool products! Also, as Lisa Niven Kelly said at my interview in 2010 when I asked her this very question, "Kickin' ass, and heathy snacks".
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE AISHA WE KNOW & LOVE
Aisha has her own studio to create super cool things and has written her own book, New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry by Aisha Formanski! She has her very own jewelry line and is really talented. This super healthy, Midwest girl grew up on a commune (that's right!), is a perfectionist, loves turquoise, Cabochons, gem shows, craft shows, metalsmithing, woodworking and yarn. She often gives a fake name at Starbucks because they rarely pronounce hers correctly. She once sported a pixie hair cut. It was very cute.
|Estate Auction w/ Low-Mileage Jeep, Jewelry andamp; More! - Columbia MO - Tuesday July 18th, 2017 - Atterberry Auction and Realty Co., LLC||Commercial Auction - Columbia MO - Tuesday July 18th, 2017 - Atterberry Auction & Realty Co., LLC |
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|You can’t just throw it all away: Alternatives to trashing junk when moving||I enjoyed contributing to Amber Taufen’s article about helping our clients downsize. She wrote: "It’s harder than ever to get rid of your stuff — and once that lamp, jewelry or antique hutch reaches 'family heirloom' or 'treasured artifact' status, feelings can get hurt ...|
|Israeli PM delays conversion bill that angered liberal Jews|
A bill that would enshrine ultra-Orthodox monopoly over Jewish conversions in Israel will be postponed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday in an apparent attempt to calm tensions with U.S. Jewish groups. The bill, along with a decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall this week, has angered liberal American Jewish groups, which have hinted the issues could undermine their longstanding political, financial and emotional support for Israel.
|Fresh-baked bigotry:Oakland bakery glorifies terrorist who murdered Israeli Jews|
A bakery in Oakland, California sparked controversy shortly after its opening last month when the eatery decided to feature a decidedly un-kosher mural on one of its walls. In May, Reem Assil opened "Reem's California", an Arab-style bakery in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood.
|Israel's Illegitimate Tactics Against Palestinian Armed Resistance...|
Israel, a rogue state if ever there was one , pursues its "security" as a Jewish Zionist entity on all of Mandate Palestine through demonizing Palestinian Arabs, whom it has long subjected to a racist campaign that defines their resistance, both violent and non-violent, as anti-Semitism on the one hand and as terrorism on the other. Thankfully, Israel's cover for its exploitation of anti-Semitism to serve unconscionable Zionist ends has finally been blown .
|Manic Monday||carried out an attack near Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem, killing Border Police Officer Hadas Malka, 23, and wounding four other people. The three assailants, Baraa Saleh, 18, ‘Adel ‘Ankush, 18, and Ousama ‘Ata, 19, were shot to death by Israeli security forces over the course of the attack. Ever since then, Israel has been disrupting the lives of all residents of the village, although they were not involved in the attack and have not been accused of any wrongdoing.|
Following the attack, Border Police officers and soldiers entered the village and imposed several restrictive measures. On the night of the attack itself, Israeli security forces installed an iron gate at the main entrance to the village and refused to let anyone cross it in either direction, neither on foot nor by car. The military also blocked off the three dirt roads leading to the village with stones and piles of earth. The next day, village residents removed some of the blockage from two roads, enough to enable only a four-wheel drive to get through. This recurred over the following days, with the military blocking the roads and residents removing the obstacles.
|Israeli PM delays conversion bill that angered liberal Jews||
JERUSALEM (AP) - A bill that would enshrine ultra-Orthodox monopoly over Jewish conversions in Israel will be postponed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
|Koleje Śląskie czekają na pociągi, a PESA idzie do sądu||Sąd arbitrażowy rozstrzygnie kto ma rację w sporze, w którym po jednej stronie są Koleje Śląskie i zarząd województwa śląskiego, a po drugiej PESA. Chodzi o dostawę 19 składów typu Elf, którą bydgoska firma miała zacząć realizować w lipcu. Na razie nie wiadomo jak duże będzie opóźnienie w dostawach, bo też nie wiadomo kiedy sąd |
|PHOTOS: Israel To Security Council: Iran Used Jewish Symbol For Missile Practice|
(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon revealed new information to the United Nations Security Council today about Iran’s ballistic missile program and their intention to harm Israel. In a document distributed to the Council members, Ambassador Danon provided new satellite imagery showing the Iranian military using the Star of David as the intended target of the Qiam, a medium-range MTCR category one ballistic missile, last November. The Star of David was painted in white on the ground as the target and a crater from the impact of the missile is visible next to the Star of David. This launch was in direct violation of Security Council Resolution 2231. “This use of the Star of David as target practice is hateful and unacceptable,” Ambassador Danon wrote. “The missile launch is not only a direct violation of UNSCR 2231, but is also a clear evidence of Iran’s continued intention to harm the State of Israel,” the Ambassador continued in his letter to the Council. Last month, the Iranians fired ballistic missiles at targets in Syria, and then released statements threatening Israel. This follows a series of ballistic missile tests conducted by the Iranians since 2015 in defiance of Security Council Resolution 2231. “The targeting of a sacred symbol of Judaism is abhorrent,” Ambassador Danon said about this revelation. “It is the Iranians who prop up the Assad regime as hundreds of thousands are killed, finance the terrorists of Hizbullah as they threaten the citizens of Israel, and support extremists and tyrants throughout the Middle East and around the world. I call on the Security Council to respond decisively to these Iranian violations and provocations,” the Ambassador concluded. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: UN photo)
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|Hackaday’s Most Excellent Munich Adventure|
Bags are packed… it’s insane the amount of random electronics I carry with me on a trip. But who doesn’t want to do some prototyping on the plane?
In case you haven’t heard, the Hackaday Crew is headed to Munich. The coming week is Electronica. We’ll be prowling “the world’s leading trade show for electronic components” looking for the jewels of interest to the hacking community. Watch our Twitter feed for updates on those adventures.
But of course, Thursday the 13th is all about Hackaday Munich. The place will be packed! During the afternoon we feature hands-on hacking of embedded …read more
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Revolution and Collapse
Over the next few years, during which I began my political activity, I had plenty of opportunities to analyze the causes of the collapse. In fact, addressing them in numerous public meetings large and small, I did so until I was blue in the face. Some of my conclusions simply continued thoughts that had been with me during the war and even before it had started. The rest were directly related to our defeat.
The Second Reich, as it was widely known, had been born under an auspicious star amidst the thunder of victorious battle. For that we had Bismarck to thank and, coming right after him, Chief of Staff Helmut von Moltke and Minister of War Albrecht von Roon. Nothing symbolized it as well as the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in Berlin. Originally sixty-seven meters tall, it was wrapped entirely by captured enemy cannons. In 1939, as part of my plan to renovate the city and to turn it into Europe’s capital, I had its height increased by another seven and a half meters. I also moved it from its original site at the Königsplatz (now misnamed the Platz der Republik) near the Reichstag to the Grosser Stern. But back to the Reich. Over the first forty-three years of its existence it enjoyed immense prosperity and economic growth. Simple people, who always and everywhere form the great majority, were impressed by that prosperity as well as the evident military strength of the Reich, which was put on display on appropriate occasions.
Having done so, they attributed the sudden collapse of the structure solely to the war, which had brought so much misery to them. But this is absurd. In fact, all the collapse did was to expose weaknesses that had long existed. Chief among them were general suffrage which Germany got before England, misleadingly known as the “mother of democracies,” did. On its heels came elections and democracy. All three were non-German elements of government. Initially, they were foisted on us by the professors of 1848, who wanted nothing better than to ape the “ideals” of the French Revolution. Once established, they quickly turned into a morass of useless chatter and corruption.
Next came the failure to properly deal with the liberated provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. As a result, they never truly became an integral part of the Reich. To repeat, Wilhelm II’s foreign policy was essentially misdirected. To add insult to injury it was often weak and vacillating as well.
Finally, there was the tolerance long shown for those vile Marxist traitors, the Social Democrats. Starting long before the war and redoubling their efforts while it lasted, they did whatever they could to foment discontent and to incite the people against the army and the government. Their ability to do so was due to the government’s inability or unwillingness to rein in the press. Not that the non-socialist press was necessarily better. Only parts of it supported the government in its conduct of the war, and much of it did what it could to undermine them.
Though the war was over, the British blockade still continued. Only in the middle of 1919 was it finally lifted, enabling us to resume our imports and exports. But this happened only to a very limited extent. Partly because of carelessness in August 1914, partly because of enemy action, and partly because no new merchantmen were built during the war, we had lost almost our entire merchant navy.
Much of what we still possessed had to be given away gratis as reparations. In any case the enemy had used the war to steal our overseas markets from us. This caused production to come to a halt and unemployment to soar. The demobilization of the armies, which at the end of the war still numbered several million men, added to the problem. That’s to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands maimed and crippled men who had to be taken care of in one way or another.
Determined to avenge themselves on us, our enemies took large parts of Prussia and Silesia, which had been German for centuries, if not longer, away from the Reich. This caused hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, who understandably were unwilling to live under Polish (mis)rule, to leave their homes to migrate to the west, where nothing had been done to receive them. Nor did the process of drawing the borders unfold peacefully. Throughout 1919, in many places, volunteer units known variously as Freikorps, or the Black Reichswehr, fought heroically, if ultimately unsuccessfully, to retain the lands in question.
All over Germany, wherever one looked, people shivered and hungered. It goes without saying that I detest that self-appointed artist and filthy pornographer, Georg Grosz. Luckily for him, he left the country in a hurry in 1933, or else I would have had him thrown into a concentration camp! Still I must concede that many of his sketches, which show starving workers, fat, evil-looking capitalists with heaps of money, and made-up prostitutes presented a true, if one-sided and perverted, picture of reality at the time. Much later, I learned that the origins of this misery had been explored in depth by the English economist John Maynard Keynes in his booklet The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). He could hardly have done a better job.
Political conditions naturally reflected the economic situation. The new Social-Democratic government was unable to resist the Allied demands. So weak were the “statesmen” whom the so-called “Revolution” had brought to power that they signed the famous Kriegsschuld, war-guilt, article under which Germany assumed responsibility for the war. To be sure, history bristles with occasions when the defeated were not only despoiled but humiliated. However, the Kriegsschuld business was something new and unprecedented. Besides preparing the “legal” basis for extracting reparations, it hit straight at the nation’s soul, which, of course, was just what it had been meant to do.
Internally, the political situation was even worse. The Social Democrats, having successfully undermined public order, were unable to reimpose it. Everywhere workers, incited by their often Jewish leaders, spat on officers, tore the epaulets from their shoulders, and beat them up. So bad were conditions that many places were reduced to anarchy. That specifically included Bavaria and Munich, where I was stationed at the time and where the Jews set up a “Soviet Republic.” The stupidity of these people was truly amazing. During the few days the “Republic” lasted its foreign affairs commissar, Franz Lipp, whose record included several stays in mental hospitals, actually declared war on Switzerland. That was done, he explained, because the Swiss had refused to lend him sixty locomotives! At one point I myself, rifle in hand, had to chase away three scoundrels who had come to arrest me in my quarters.
In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
|Final Major Project: Missguided Magazine (Sports Luxe)||Hi!|
I haven't posted anything in a while, after the stress of my dissertation I had a few weeks to just chill and do nothing! I have now started my final major project unit which is so daunting as I'm near to the end of my degree! For my FMP I will be creating a magazine for the brand Missguided, I'm not working with the brand for this project (I wish I was!) I will be however creating a magazine which would be for them if they produced one! I have a lot of exciting things planned, with a trip to London Fashion Week trend spotting and I'm also planning the first shoot for next week! For my first shoot I'm going to be focusing on the trend of Sports Luxe, it has resurfaced on the fashion radar season after season, with this S/S 14 being no exception. Like my previous dissertation shoot I will be doing the styling and my friend James Robinson will be doing the photography. I have put together two mood boards: an inspiration moodboard and also a moodboard with the outfits I have put together, I haven't included any jewellery as of yet as I'll be doing that once the clothing has arrived!
|Christmas Gift Giveaway #10||Some relatives and friends can be extremely difficult to buy for so gift vouchers come in handy here.|
DIWAH is a new jewellery brand which specialises in semi-precious stones and their online platform allows customers to design their own pieces. All of their jewellery is then handmade in the UK by skilled designers.
Personalised products are always a hit at Christmas time and creating a complete piece of jewellery for someone is such a unique present. There is a choice of over 1000 components, so the design options are endless, perfect for a lovely gift. You could however give them the voucher so they could get creative!
For your chance to WIN a £50 voucher you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available for bonus points.
The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 12th December 2016.
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|Antique Gold peacock Haram||22 carat gold antique peacock haram studed with emeralds, rubies, Cz stones teamed with matching chandbali ear rings and this beautiful set is from Vummidi jewellers. Net weight of this haram is 186 grams. |
|Cate & Chloe August 2017 VIP Box Spoilers + Coupon||
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|Book Details Jesus' Life and Ministry According to the Accounts of “20 Voices”|
Each of its 20 chapters offers an account of the events in a specific segment of Mark's Gospel, narrated by a person from that passage. The list of narrators includes such well-known persons as King Herod, Mary Magdalene, and the disciples Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip and Judas Iscariot, as well as such minor characters as a Pharisee, a blind beggar, a Galilean farmer, a Jewish scribe, and a Roman centurion. In each case, the author remains as faithful as possible to the scriptural...
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|“Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah” brings a straightforward perspective of our faith in Him|
From a Christian perspective we have been introduced to the most important redeemer of sins and saver of souls in the whole universe – God. He has been presented to all mankind as the universal Savior through generic terms by removing him from the inheritance of Abraham and His core identity. In the book, “Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah,” we are reintroduced to Yeshua as a Torah-observant Jew who embraced and exercised the righteous path and faith of Judaism. And to a deeper sense, this writ...
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|ESBPCS for VCL v6.9.1 - Delphi 10 Seattle/C++ Builder 10 Seattle||ESBPCS for VCL is a collection of over 6000 routines/methods and over 235 classes/components in over 140 units for Delphi 7, 2005/Win32, 2006/Win32, 2007, 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo and C++ Builder 2006, 2007, 2009,2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo which are aimed at making "data entry and manipulation easier" for Developers and their Customers. ESBPCS is also available in several subsets: ESBPCS-Calcs, ESBPCS-Dates, ESBPCS-Stats, ESBPCS-Lite as well as the Full version. All versions include source upon registration.Components included cover Integer Edits, Float Edits, Hex Edits, IP Address Edits, Percentage Edits, Date Edits, Time Edits, Date/Time Edits, Month Edits, Time Edits, Complex Edits, Fraction Edits, Currency Edits, Calculator Edits, Calendar Edits, Button Edits, Degree/Minute/Second Edits, Comboboxes, Month Comboboxes, Day of Week Comboboxes, Time Zone Comboboxes, Country Comboboxes, Duration Comboboxes, SpinEdits, Month SpinEdit, DOW SpinEdits, Duration SpinEdits, Currency SpinEdits, Vector Edits, Matrix Edits, Button Edits, Calculators (Scientific and Programmer's), Calendars, Statistical Analysis, Labels, URL Labels, Math Labels, CheckBoxes, RadioGroups, CheckGroups, Memos, RichEdits and much more. Routines included cover Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, Complex Numbers, Fractions, Physics, Geometry, Astronomy, Longitude/Latitude, Unit Conversions, Strings, File IO, Registry, Financials, Country Lists, Holidays, Time Zones, Dates and Times, and much more.Recently added: Jewish Holidays (Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah), National Holidays Includes full source to all components and routines.|
|ESBPCS for VCL v6.9.1 - Delphi 10.1 Berlin||ESBPCS for VCL is a collection of over 6000 routines/methods and over 235 classes/components in over 140 units for Delphi 7, 2005/Win32, 2006/Win32, 2007, 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo and C++ Builder 2006, 2007, 2009,2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo which are aimed at making "data entry and manipulation easier" for Developers and their Customers. ESBPCS is also available in several subsets: ESBPCS-Calcs, ESBPCS-Dates, ESBPCS-Stats, ESBPCS-Lite as well as the Full version. All versions include source upon registration.Components included cover Integer Edits, Float Edits, Hex Edits, IP Address Edits, Percentage Edits, Date Edits, Time Edits, Date/Time Edits, Month Edits, Time Edits, Complex Edits, Fraction Edits, Currency Edits, Calculator Edits, Calendar Edits, Button Edits, Degree/Minute/Second Edits, Comboboxes, Month Comboboxes, Day of Week Comboboxes, Time Zone Comboboxes, Country Comboboxes, Duration Comboboxes, SpinEdits, Month SpinEdit, DOW SpinEdits, Duration SpinEdits, Currency SpinEdits, Vector Edits, Matrix Edits, Button Edits, Calculators (Scientific and Programmer's), Calendars, Statistical Analysis, Labels, URL Labels, Math Labels, CheckBoxes, RadioGroups, CheckGroups, Memos, RichEdits and much more. Routines included cover Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, Complex Numbers, Fractions, Physics, Geometry, Astronomy, Longitude/Latitude, Unit Conversions, Strings, File IO, Registry, Financials, Country Lists, Holidays, Time Zones, Dates and Times, and much more.Recently added: Jewish Holidays (Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah), National Holidays Includes full source to all components and routines.|
|ESBPCS for VCL v6.9.1 - Delphi 10.2 Tokyo||ESBPCS for VCL is a collection of over 6000 routines/methods and over 235 classes/components in over 140 units for Delphi 7, 2005/Win32, 2006/Win32, 2007, 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo and C++ Builder 2006, 2007, 2009,2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo which are aimed at making "data entry and manipulation easier" for Developers and their Customers. ESBPCS is also available in several subsets: ESBPCS-Calcs, ESBPCS-Dates, ESBPCS-Stats, ESBPCS-Lite as well as the Full version. All versions include source upon registration.Components included cover Integer Edits, Float Edits, Hex Edits, IP Address Edits, Percentage Edits, Date Edits, Time Edits, Date/Time Edits, Month Edits, Time Edits, Complex Edits, Fraction Edits, Currency Edits, Calculator Edits, Calendar Edits, Button Edits, Degree/Minute/Second Edits, Comboboxes, Month Comboboxes, Day of Week Comboboxes, Time Zone Comboboxes, Country Comboboxes, Duration Comboboxes, SpinEdits, Month SpinEdit, DOW SpinEdits, Duration SpinEdits, Currency SpinEdits, Vector Edits, Matrix Edits, Button Edits, Calculators (Scientific and Programmer's), Calendars, Statistical Analysis, Labels, URL Labels, Math Labels, CheckBoxes, RadioGroups, CheckGroups, Memos, RichEdits and much more. Routines included cover Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, Complex Numbers, Fractions, Physics, Geometry, Astronomy, Longitude/Latitude, Unit Conversions, Strings, File IO, Registry, Financials, Country Lists, Holidays, Time Zones, Dates and Times, and much more.Recently added: Jewish Holidays (Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah), National Holidays Includes full source to all components and routines.|
|ESBPCS for VCL v6.9.1||ESBPCS for VCL is a collection of over 6000 routines/methods and over 235 classes/components in over 140 units for Delphi 7, 2005/Win32, 2006/Win32, 2007, 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo and C++ Builder 2006, 2007, 2009,2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo which are aimed at making "data entry and manipulation easier" for Developers and their Customers. ESBPCS is also available in several subsets: ESBPCS-Calcs, ESBPCS-Dates, ESBPCS-Stats, ESBPCS-Lite as well as the Full version. All versions include source upon registration.Components included cover Integer Edits, Float Edits, Hex Edits, IP Address Edits, Percentage Edits, Date Edits, Time Edits, Date/Time Edits, Month Edits, Time Edits, Complex Edits, Fraction Edits, Currency Edits, Calculator Edits, Calendar Edits, Button Edits, Degree/Minute/Second Edits, Comboboxes, Month Comboboxes, Day of Week Comboboxes, Time Zone Comboboxes, Country Comboboxes, Duration Comboboxes, SpinEdits, Month SpinEdit, DOW SpinEdits, Duration SpinEdits, Currency SpinEdits, Vector Edits, Matrix Edits, Button Edits, Calculators (Scientific and Programmer's), Calendars, Statistical Analysis, Labels, URL Labels, Math Labels, CheckBoxes, RadioGroups, CheckGroups, Memos, RichEdits and much more. Routines included cover Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, Complex Numbers, Fractions, Physics, Geometry, Astronomy, Longitude/Latitude, Unit Conversions, Strings, File IO, Registry, Financials, Country Lists, Holidays, Time Zones, Dates and Times, and much more.Recently added: Jewish Holidays (Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah), National Holidays Includes full source to all components and routines.|
|NYT editor decries “intersectionality”, says Chicago Dyke March was wrong to ban the Jewish Pride flag; Dyke March says it was misunderstood.||As I reported a few days ago, this year’s Dyke March, part of Chicago’s Gay Pride celebrations, kicked out a handful of Jewish women who were carrying “Jewish Pride” flags: multicolored Gay Pride flags with a white Star of David in the middle. I call that an act of anti-Semitism, and so does Bari Weiss, […]|
|Gold Wishbone Necklace, Lucky Charm Wishbone Pendant Cable Chain, Good Luck Symbol 14k Gold Necklace With Chain Lobster Clasp by OroSpot|
Gold Wishbone Necklace Lucky Charm Pendant Cable Chain Good Luck Symbol 14k Lobster Clasp
|Gold Monkey Necklace, Chimpanzee Charm Pendant Necklace, Solid Gold Petite Monkey, Dainty Necklace Cable Chain With Lobster Clasp by OroSpot|
Gold Monkey Necklace Chimpanzee Charm Pendant Solid Gold Petite Monkey Dainty Cable Chain Lobster Clasp
|Alpha Whiskey Photography added album "Icelandic Horses"|| Alpha Whiskey Photography added album "Icelandic Horses"|
|Revealed: Pupils’ lives at risk after fire safety breaches at illegal schools||There have been at least five fires and 44 failures to comply with fire brigade safety orders at suspected illegal schools in a London borough in the past three years, Schools Week has learned. The lives of hundreds of children may be put at risk by what campaigners have described as dilapidated buildings “haphazardly converted from disused, tumbling-down residential houses”. The incidents were recorded in Hackney, the local authority at the centre of controversy surrounding unregistered schools in Britain. The council last year said it was aware of up to 35 suspected illegal ultra-Orthodox Jewish, or Haredi, establishments. Nationally, Ofsted has investigated 114 suspected unregistered settings and issued warning notices to 35 (25 of which have since either closed or taken steps to become legally compliant). It is a criminal offence to operate an unregistered school, with a maximum sentence of almost a year’s imprisonment. Five fires have been recorded by the London Fire Brigade at suspected illegal schools in Hackney, a figure it described as “high”. Seven notices – covering 44 safety breaches – have been issued to four institutions on a list of suspected illegal schools given to the brigade by Hackney Council in 2014, and obtained by...|
|Fil c. La Reine, 2016 TCC 200 (CanLII)||jewelry — taxpayer — business — activity — source of income|
|Treasures for crafts, dress up. holiday decor, Christmas, jewelry, silver, "gold" by LambLight|
Assorted Treasures for crafts, dress up, holiday decor, Christmas, "silver" and "gold" jewelry (!)
|Recommended Reading||I compiled a list of books I've recently read and feel would appeal to middle and high school students. Each of the books includes themes conducive to classroom discussions.|
Except when marked with an asterisk, all titles are available in audio format from the Las Vegas Clark County Public Library District (see LVCCLD link when applicable). To access these materials, you must have a current public library card and know your PIN. For more information about procuring a library card, click here. To use eAudio books from the public library, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console (a free software package) to your computer. Instructions and more information about accessing eMedia are available here.
Except for Candy Shop War and Leepike Ridge, all remaining books with asterisks are available at Audible. Note that there is a charge to purchase audiobooks from Audible. Different from the public library, however, the purchaser becomes the book's owner.
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Prepared by Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D.
Young Adult Science Fiction
Young Adult Non-Fiction
|What do you want?||Heya gang, I thought I'd throw this out there. I was just wondering if there was anything specific that you'd like to see me do. It can be caption suggestions, themes or if you have a pic that you'd like to get the treatment. Just let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do. Now I can't promise I can get to everyone but I'll do what i can. Kind of a New Year's challenge for me.|
I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys want!
|Showroom Sales||Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Job Description Urgent job opening in Showroom sales (jewellery) for Experience. Job Description: should have same experience in... watch retail, jewellery shop and brand showroom. *Should have good Communication in English And Tamil. Any Degree *Both Freshers...|
|Sterling Silver Mezuzah, Amethyst Gemstones, Silver Filigree, 3.5" X 1.6", Judaica, Mezuzah Case, Jewish Holiday Gift, Silver Art ID505 [p] by adiaart|
Sterling Silver Mezuzah Case Decorated With Amethyst Gemstones.
|Chai Pendant For Him, For Here, 925 Sterling Silver, Filigree, Artisan - Judaica Gift - ID188 by adiaart|
ADIA studio specializes in designing unique Yemenite filigree design, all of the items made from 925 sterling silver.
|Adopt Jewel a Boxer (Jewel (Petfinder.com))||You can fill out an adoption form on-line on our main website. June 8, 2017, 1:04 pm... see more at Petfinder.com|
|Jeweler - Zero Porosity Casting - Waltham, MA||We are look for a jeweler with bench experience Job Type: Full-time Salary: $16.00 /hour Job Location: * Waltham, MA Required experience: * Bench Jeweler:... $16 an hour|
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|Premiumo v1.6.1 - WooCommerce Shopping Theme||With an elegant and modern design style, Premium has all things you need and take users’ hearts and emotion quickly. You can use this theme to display clothes, shoes, jewelry, electronics or sports for your store. Especially it is compatible with any kinds of devices such as laptop, ipad, smartphone or larger screens.|
|French Holocaust survivor and pro-abortion campaigner Simone Veil dies at 89||"Your mother is a Jew, you will burn in hell," a classmate once told her.
|Blue Kyanite Water Drop Earrings with Sterling Silver Spirals - Semiprecious Stone Wire Wrap Teardrop Dangles in Shimmering Blue by beadmask|
These beautiful blue kyanite and sterling silver earrings showcase high quality blue kyanite. Both the color and shape of these shimmering kyanite teardrop stones remind me of sparkling drops of water. It's an icy blue shade ranges from pale sky to deep water, with flashes of iridescent silver and pearly white.
|Aurora Borealis Rhinestone & Lucite Crystal Long Dangle Earrings Vintage Art Deco Style by MyVintageJewels|
This is an amazing pair of Aurora Borealis Rhinestone & Lucite Crystal Long Dangle Earrings Vintage Art Deco Style! Done in an Art Deco style design, these fabulous earrings have a long, faceted Lucite “crystal” dangle. These are highlighted by aurora borealis rhinestones, in a silver tone setting. Total length of these earrings is 3 1/8”, and they each measure 5/8” wide. Because it is a Lucite crystal, the earrings are light and comfortable to wear. These wonderful earrings are made for pierced ears and are real attention getters! So much fun and so pretty - you’ll want to wear them all the time!
|Large Designer Clear Rhinestone Dangle Earrings Vintage Statement signed Jewellians by MyVintageJewels|
This is a dynamite pair of Large Designer Clear Rhinestone Dangle Earrings Vintage Statement signed Jewellians! Earrings are amazing, and much lighter than they appear. I don’t know the underlying material, but they are very comfortable to wear. These each measure 3 3/8” in length by about 1 1/2” wide and are made in the clip on style. Four strands of clear rhinestones drape through the circle design and have a waterfall effect. Stones are all prong set, clear, bright and sparkling! Definitely high quality haute couture statement earrings - absolutely wonderful – you’ll love these!
|Clear Rhinestone Dangle Circle Earrings Vintage Mid-Century by MyVintageJewels|
This is a wonderful pair of Clear Rhinestone Dangle Circle Earrings Vintage Mid-Century! Earrings are so much nicer than my pictures. They each measure 1 7/8” long by 1 1/4” wide and are made in the screw back style. All of the stones are prong set, and in bright and sparkling condition – a 1950s find! Great for that little black dress, or especially for the bride!
|Cross Over Clear Rhinestone Bracelet Vintage Mid-Century 1950s by MyVintageJewels|
This is a great Cross Over Clear Rhinestone Bracelet Vintage Mid-Century 1950s! This Bracelet measures 7” in length by just shy of 3/4” wide at the center, and is done with a silver tone setting. One of the center stones is beginning to age, but does nothing to effect the sparkle. All stones are prong set and in bright condition. This would be perfect for the bride, or for formal wear. Or dress up those jeans with this sparkler! A really wonderful bracelet – great for day or evening!
|White Glass Pearl & Clear Pave Rhinestone Flower Hinged Bracelet Vintage Wedding Bride by MyVintageJewels|
This is a scrumptious White Glass Pearl & Clear Pave Rhinestone Flower Hinged Bracelet Vintage Wedding Bride! This is a really fabulous piece, and is delicately studded with hundreds of tiny clear rhinestones. Centerpiece is a beautiful flower, measuring 1 1/8” across, with a 3/8” white glass pearl. The bracelet measures 6 1/2” in inside circumference, with a 2 1/8” by almost 2” opening, and has a snap lock closure. This piece has a silver tone setting and is a bright, and attention getting sparkler! This is a perfect complement to any formal attire, or fabulous for the bride! You’ll love it!
|Three Row Strand Clear Rhinestone Bracelet Vintage Mid-Century 1950s by MyVintageJewels|
This is a great Three Row Strand Clear Rhinestone Bracelet Vintage Mid-Century 1950s! This Bracelet measures 7” in length by 1/2” wide at the center, and is done with a silver tone setting. There is a darkening stone, but not noticeable when this sparkler is worn. All stones are prong set and in bright condition. This would be perfect for the bride, or for formal wear. Or dress up those jeans for a fun statement! A really wonderful bracelet – great for day or evening!
|Art Deco Green Art Glass Beads Necklace Vintage Flapper Length by MyVintageJewels|
This is a wonderful Art Deco Green Art Glass Beads Necklace Vintage Flapper Length! This necklace measures 46” in length, and the beads are linked together with chain and thin spiral metal pieces. This piece has a fabulous delicate look to it, and is made in the over-the-head style, so has no clasp. Just an awesome Deco necklace to wear, or to add to your collection!
|Thick Braided Chain Necklace Vintage Gold Tone by MyVintageJewels|
This is a fantastic Thick Braided Chain Necklace Vintage Gold Tone! This is a great looking thick and heavy braided chain necklace, measuring 30” in length from end to end. This closes with a locking clasp, and measures 1/4” in thickness. This necklace dates to the 1970’s, and would be a wonderful piece to add to your wardrobe!
|Modernist Lucite Beads Necklace Chains & Circles Vintage Yellow and Green by MyVintageJewels|
This is a dynamic Modernist Lucite Beads Necklace Chains & Circles Vintage Yellow and Green! This necklace measures 38” from end to end and is in the “over the head” style with no clasp. The focal point Lucite beads measure from 1 1/8” for the molded rounds, to the smallest 1/2” across and are dispersed between both large and small metal circles and chains. Great pattern on the beads, and a wonderfully wild use of the chains and various finish circles – all in a silver tone metal. You’ll love it!
|Strappy Sandal Pump High Heel Shoes Vintage Woven in Pink, Blue, Purple, and Cream Size 8.5 by MyVintageJewels|
This is a great pair of Strappy Sandal Pump High Heel Shoes Vintage Woven in Pink, Blue, Purple, and Cream! These shoes definitely have wear on the bottoms, but not affecting the integrity of the soles – and the rest of the shoes are wonderful. This pair is most likely from the 1970’s - 80’s. These are comfortable, and fun to wear, with their wonderful Spring and Summer colors in a fantastic woven design. A great addition to your wardrobe!
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|For sale - Asterix at the Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii, 2008 ... - $19||Lake Munmorah 2259, Australia|
Condition: Good : An item in used but good condition. May have minor damage to jewellery case including scuffs or cracks, or to the item cover including scuffs, scratches, or cracks. The cover art and liner notes are included for a cd. vhs or dvd box is included. Video game instructions are included. No skipping on cd/dvd. No fuzzy/...
|For sale - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii,... - $19||Guildford 3451, Australia|
Condition: Good : An item in used but good condition. May have minor damage to jewellery case including scuffs or cracks, or to the item cover including scuffs, scratches, or cracks. The cover art and liner notes are included for a cd. vhs or dvd box is included. Video game instructions are included. No skipping on cd/dvd. No fuzzy/...
|For sale - Telstra Olympic & Paralympic Team 2000, presenting... - $9|
Sydney 2000, Australia
Condition: Very good: An item that is used but still in very good condition. No damage to the jewellery case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The cover art and liner notes are included. The vhs or dvd box is included. The video game instructions and box are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. ...
|Ruth Stiller Estate - Hebron ND - Monday July 10th, 2017 - G and G Auctioneers||Auction - Hebron ND - Monday July 10th, 2017 - G & G Auctioneers |
HOUSEHOLD ndash 2 amp 3 pc bedroom sets dressers chests of drawers buffet table jewelry armoire floor amp table lamps corning ware pots pans bakeware dishes glasses utensils silverware sm appliances Singer 7468 sewing machine Bernina 800DI serger serger thread lots of sewing notions fabric quilting items yarn craft supplies kitsANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE ndash 1967 Ford Mustang Fast Back 2 2 battery operated dealer promotional still in the original box rare chest of dra|
|Repurposed Christmas Tin||As I was de-Christmasing this past Sunday, I decided to downsize my Christmas stash and get rid of those items that never seem to make it out of the storage bin. You know, the ones that just don't quite cut it anymore that you continue to pack up every year? I'm notorious for holding on to things because I just *know* if I pack it up, I'll end up having a need for it someday. So, back to decluttering...I came across this tin that almost made it to the donation pile and I decided to put it on my desk, and if I came up with an idea for it before it got in my way, well great, if not, it was out the door. |
Here she is before:
I decided to do something quick, simple and functional with items I already had on hand. I wrapped it in scrapbook paper and finished of the edge with the polka dot ribbon. It still needed some thing, so I tied up some ribbon, hot glued the jewel in the middle and voila, about half an hour later I have a new place to put my stack of bills! I'll probably end up Mod Podging it, but for now, I don't have a Christmas tin on my desk staring me down.
Shhh, don't tell anyone about the bottom.
Go see more transformations at The Shabby Chic Cottage
|Israeli PM wants bill that irked liberal Jews delayed||none|
|Dyżury aptek: wadliwa uchwała uznana za nieważną||Wojewódzki Sąd Administracyjny w Poznaniu stwierdził nieważność uchwały rady powiatu w sprawie ustalenia rozkładu godzin pracy aptek ogólnodostępnych na terenie Powiatu Pleszewskiego w 2016 roku. Sąd obarczył też powiat kosztami postępowania.|
|B-2892 Bobrick WC Papierspender für zwei Jumbo Rollen zur Wandmontage|