Today we were going to Sigulda, a tourist must see town, about an hours mini-bus ride away from the city. It was still raining when we woke up, which was a disappointment but after breakfast we all set off nicely refreshed after a good nights sleep.
And not just from the Obama administration. In Miami, protestors are claiming they’re Hamas and threatening Jewish cameramen, in Boston they’re shouting that the Jews are going to be driven into the sea… 15 more words
This book is “MythBusters” for history. In his tour of the history of Western Civilization from its inception in ancient Greek and Jewish thought, through their combination in the cauldron of medieval Christianity, and finally emerging as full-blown modernity, Stark smashes nearly every myth about the history of the West that has developed since the Enlightenment. 378 more words
Sounds like something that ended when Pirates of the Caribbean-esque piracy did. But no, kidnappings and ransom are relatively commonplace, and not just in cases like Captain Phillips off Somalia. 34 more words