42. For Your Aisle
The latest story comes from Ed Church and the number bid site in the world, Ebay. Back in Montana–and most everywhere else in the Countryland–getting your first Harley-Davidson was a big deal. A coming of age.
Sadly, after thirteen grand years of riding, Ed sold his bike for family reasons. He always regretted that sale.
But one day, while surfing Ebay, there it impossibly was. Right there on the screen. All the specs checked out.
But he lost the bid! All seemed wrong, until ever more impossibly, the bike appeared again for sale. On his second chance, Ed spared no expense and was reunited with his long lost metal friend.
Now, The Ebay story has gone viral, and the new video has over 100,000 hits.
Master of embroidery, Alyona Lytvin, creates amazing dragons that you will definitely want to tame.
Alyona Lytvin from Moscow (Russia) creates marvellously beautiful jewellery brooches in the form of miniature dragons — even Daenerys Targaryen would have envied.
Alyona calls her magic shop a ‘reserve’. Fantastic creatures have been made by the craftswoman on her own and they live in harmony with each other.
When working, the artist uses luxury beads, including antique pieces, pearls, gold, silver and silk thread, velvet, leather and other excellent materials that require a high level of skill especially when this is only about such skillful miniature creations.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags and go!
Welcome to Spain:
1. Spaniards have the most fantastic food:
2. No, really, check out this magnificent ham:
3. And although some dishes look kind of weird, they’re incredibly delicious.
4. Their sweets are finger-licking good:
Like this Santiago cake.
5. The claras were invented there and they deserve to be drank all year long.
Beer + Sprite = perfection.
6. And they were the ones that invented the concept of tapas that you love so much.
7. The wine from Ribera del Duero is one of the best in the world…
8. Speaking of the best… the best restaurant in the world — elBulli — was in Spain.
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9. And also the oldest one, founded in 1725…
We present you Casa Botín.
10. Spain has the two best cities in the world:
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Although the rivalry between those who prefer Barcelona versus those who prefer Madrid will never end.
11. But it also has fantastic beaches…
12. Magical cities next to the water…
13. Impressive mosques…
Like this one in Córdoba.
14. And cathedrals that will leave you breathless…
Like La Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi.
15. If you’re looking for thrilling experiences you will for sure find them…
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17. Although if you’re looking for something fun to do without so much adrenaline, you’ll find that too:
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La Tomatina festival will leave you covered in tomatoes!
18. And if you are into traditional entertainment you’ll be able to watch the best soccer teams play against each other:
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19. Oh… and the accent… OMG.
20. Men are incredibly good-looking:
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21. And so are the women:
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22. There’s nothing more passional than flamenco:
23. Spaniards have the best art in the world:
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24. And well…Almodovar <3
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25. But the best part is: Naps are a religion, and we all know that’s the highlight of any day.
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In Pemberton v Inwood, (EWCA , March 22, 2018), the England and Wales Court of Appeal ruled against Jeremy Pemberton, a gay Church of England priest who was prevented from taking a position as a hospital chaplain when he married his same-sex partner. Pemberton sued claiming employment discrimination and harassment. Lady Justice Asplin’s opinion held that the action taken against Pemberton falls within a statutory exception from the Equality Act’s discrimination provisions for religious organizations that impose various requirements regarding marriage and sexual orientation. Rejecting Pemberton’s harassment claim, Justice Asplin said in part:If you belong to an institution with known, and lawful, rules, it implies no violation of dignity, and is not cause for reasonable offence, that those rules should be applied to you, however wrong you may believe them to be. Not all opposition of interests is hostile or offensive. The Guardian reports on the court’s decision. (See prior related posting.)
Dallas Morning News reports that a Texas jury last Friday sentenced 52-year old Aracely Meza– the religious leader of a church known as Iglesia Internacional Jesus es el Rey– to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine in the 2015 starvation death of a 2-year old boy. Meza had ordered food to be withheld from the boy in order to exorcise the demon of manipulation that she believed possessed him. The boy and his family lived on a commune run by Meza, who claims to be a prophet. When the boy died, his parents were afraid to report the death to police because they were undocumented aliens from Mexico. With Meza, they took the boy for burial back to Mexico, where the parents remain.
The NewVistas Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting the building of model communities based on writings of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. NewVistas wealthy founder David Hall is buying up land in Provo, Utah and near Joseph Smith’s birthplace in Vermont to create two of these villages. As reported in 2016 by Bloomberg Businessweek :Hall is a fourth-generation Mormon. “Joseph Smith was just the wildest guy out there,” he says. “Lots of things he did were stupid, but in my view, he was a sage or a seer and didn’t even understand what came to him.” As the story goes, the plat plan appeared to Smith while he was studying Enoch, an Old Testament prophet who designed a city so perfect it was whisked off to heaven. The text accompanying the blueprint, written out by Smith and his comrades, says each plat should house 15,000 to 20,000 people within one square mile (though the definition of a mile has changed slightly), and that the design should be replicated worldwide. Written in the style of 15th century English, it reads: “When this square is thus laid off and supplied, lay off another in the same way, and so fill up the world in these last days, and let every man live in the city, for this is the city of Zion.”These plans have stirred opposition, and in Vermont (as reported this week by AP) a resolution opposing the planned village has been introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives. HR 20 (full text) introduced March 21 with 12 co-sponsors, says in part:the NewVistas project would destroy the traditional and compacts settlement pattern in the four towns, convert large amounts of productive agricultural lands and forestland into development, undermine the historic character of these towns, degrade the area’s natural resources, and reduce game and wildlife populations.
AP reports that in Reading, Pennsylvania, Jonathan and Grace Foster were convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the death of their 2-year old daughter. The Fosters are members of Faith Tabernacle Congregation which teaches that doctors and pharmaceuticals should be avoided. Their daughter died of pneumonia after the couple failed to seek medical treatment for the girl whose cold symptoms turned severe.
Arutz Sheva and Jerusalem Post report that in Israel yesterday, a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has ruled that police acted improperly in attempting to prevent three 14-year old Jewish girls from praying at the Bab al-Huttah gate to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. Police contended that the girls were attempting to create a provocation since they timed their prayers to coincide with the end of Muslim prayers on the Temple Mount. The girls had undertaken similar activity before and were issued restraining orders by the police. The court held that the girls have the same right as Muslims to pray at that location, saying in part:[I]t is the right of every person to pray in the State of Israel on the streets of a city, provided this does not violate the rights of others…. The police representative’s argument that throwing of objects would have resulted from the young women’s presence is unacceptable to me, as I wouldn’t have accepted the claim that a man with a wallet full of cash walking in a neighborhood where many pickpockets live violates public safety and invites offenses.