In this time of year, people around the world celebrate. They celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem Palestine. They celebrate a birth that was meant to propagate a set of ideals to make the world a better place. 2010 years later, that same birthplace is plagued by a regime that practices the exact opposite of those ideals. Bethlehem is surrounded by a racist wall of biblical proportions, by regime which is racist to biblical proportions. Yet people celebrate.But that is OK. The people of Palestine also celebrate. They need to, as any other people would need to celebrate. After all it is the season to make exceptions. In this season, people make exceptions when it comes to their spending, to their diets, to the way they treat each other. So it is only logical to make an exception by putting an effort for the land, the homes and people of the birthplace of Christmas... for justice in Palestine...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
This unmanned Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket explosion took place in India just minutes after takeoff. There seems to be a difference of opinion as to the cause. One Indian official thinks the first stage worked fine and another thinks it didn't. The rocket was carrying a GSAT-5P communications and weather satellite. The rocket was launched from the Sriharikota Space Center. It soared into the sky with a thick orange flame making a deep roar and then exploded and disintegrated.