valosalo:

Contrary to wide held belief, the “Nazi” symbol was not an original design. The image was stolen from India. Though the symbol itself (or variations of it) can be found in all Ancient cultures around the world. The word “Swastika” came from the Sanskrit word “Suastika”. It means among many other things, some of which are, good luck, well being, peace, eternity and so forth. It is still widely used in India today. Specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
http://youtu.be/xkpkCus34Ig

valosalo:

Contrary to wide held belief, the “Nazi” symbol was not an original design. The image was stolen from India. Though the symbol itself (or variations of it) can be found in all Ancient cultures around the world. The word “Swastika” came from the Sanskrit word “Suastika”. It means among many other things, some of which are, good luck, well being, peace, eternity and so forth. It is still widely used in India today. Specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

http://youtu.be/xkpkCus34Ig

oleukena:

Systematic Laughter
C-print, wooden frame, broken glass, baton / 65 x 105 cm / Ole Ukena, 2012 

A young woman with a red nose stands in front of a group of black dressed cops in Berlin, Germany.
The baton hanging next to the photo seems to have been used to smash the glass of the frame leaving open the question who laughs last.

nattiong:

#MalayVillage at #Phuket #Islands - I really wonder how these people survive on these #kampong #houses selling #art and #crafts and food..

One month today I will be here-ish (:

nattiong:

#MalayVillage at #Phuket #Islands - I really wonder how these people survive on these #kampong #houses selling #art and #crafts and food..

One month today I will be here-ish (:

odditiesoflife:

Devil’s Bridge

Kromlauer Park is a gothic style, 200-acre country park in the municipality of Kromlau in the Görlitz Gablenzgasse district in Germany. An incredible attraction of the park is the Rakotzbrücke, more popularly known as Devil’s Bridge.

The impressive arch bridge was built around 1860. During its construction, other peculiar rock formations were built on the lake and in the park. Devil’s Bridge is no longer open to the public to ensure its preservation. A unique feature of the bridge is that its reflection on the water’s surface creates a flawless circle, regardless of which side is being viewed.

Novak Djokovic bought world supply of donkey cheese.

shortformblog:

No extradition for you: Bolivia will not extradite Edward Snowden to the US should he enter its territory, the country’s foreign ministry announced yesterday. The Bolivian government, which has said it will consider granting asylum to Snowden, called the request “strange, illegal, unfounded and suggestive,” and was particularly irritated that Washington submitted the request on the same day a cadre of its European allies forcibly grounded President Evo Morales’ plane mid-flight under suspicion it was harboring Snowden. It wasn’t, and while there’s no direct evidence Washington pressured its allies to ground Morales’ flight, South American leaders are putting the blame squarely on the United States. (Photo credit: AP) source

shortformblog:

No extradition for you: Bolivia will not extradite Edward Snowden to the US should he enter its territory, the country’s foreign ministry announced yesterday. The Bolivian government, which has said it will consider granting asylum to Snowden, called the request “strange, illegal, unfounded and suggestive,” and was particularly irritated that Washington submitted the request on the same day a cadre of its European allies forcibly grounded President Evo Morales’ plane mid-flight under suspicion it was harboring Snowden. It wasn’t, and while there’s no direct evidence Washington pressured its allies to ground Morales’ flight, South American leaders are putting the blame squarely on the United States. (Photo credit: AP) source