Last week I lost my passport somewhere and it seems not yet to have turned up. And it probably never will. It is going to cost 833 shekels to get a new one (150 euro). I mentioned this to my friend in Nablus. For him to loose such a thing is a disaster. First he has to put and advertisement in the press giving notice of the loss and to see if anyone has found it. Then go to court and swear on something other than a bible that he has genuinely lost it. Then the paperwork and admnistrative processing. The cost can come close to 1000 usd all together and X weeks.
Shocking – apparently live rounds were used as opposed to rubber bullets.
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=XF1ibN40FJE
Wonderful idea at the Kunstvlaai festival in Amsterdam. On the start line you see 3 small guys ready to race. By screaming into the bean can attached to their helmet, they drive the motor and propel themselves forward. Hilarious. Number 12 won. Number 14 didn’t quite grasp the concept and remained for quite a whileon the start line.