Visiting the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Israel, Shore, Beach, Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

Dead Sea, situated in the south of the Jordan Valley, the salty closed sea 400 meters below sea level is the lowest spot on Earth. The scenery on the shores of the sea in enchanting.
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5.000 Years of History

King David, King Herod, Jesus, and John Baptist were closely linked with the Dead Sea and its surroundings. The prophets understood it via the infamous Sodom and Gomorra. During the Egyptian conquest it is said that Queen Cleopatra obtained exclusive rights to build cosmetic and pharmaceutical factories in the area. Aristotle wrote about the remarkable waters. In Roman times the Essenes settled in Qumran on the Dead Sea northern shore for a place of refuge and on the heights of Masada a small group of rebellious Jewish zealots held out against the might of the Roman Legion. The remoteness of this area attracted Greek Orthodox monks since the Byzantine era. Their monasteries such as Saint George in Wadi Kelt and Mar Saba in the Judean Desert are places of pilgrimage. Bedouin tribes have always lived in the area and more recently explorers and scientists came to analyze the minerals and conduct research into the unique climate. Since the 1960’s, tourists from all of the world have also researched the Dead Sea area.

The Lowest Point on Earth

Situated on the heart of the Great Syrian-African rift valley that stretches throughout Israel and beyond, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth (400 meters or 1,320 feet below sea level), and is flanked by the Judean Mountains on the west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Mountains of Moab on the east, the Jordan Valley and Sea of Galilee to the north and the Negev Desert in Addition to the Red Sea to the south.

The Dead Sea Water

The water of the Dead Sea contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, bromine and potassium. 12 of them are found in no other area or ocean and some are recognized for imparting a relaxed feeling, nourishing the skin, activating the circulatory systems and for easing rheumatic discomfort and metabolic disorders. For instance, the Dead Sea contains 10 times more salts and minerals than the Mediterranean Sea. The high salt and mineral concentration enables everyone to float in its waters but does not enable the proliferation of fish and other marine life.

Thermo-mineral Springs

Found in several locations along the Dead Sea shores. The many minerals in the warm water are dominated by sulfur. Soaking in the heated sulfur pools activates the circulatory system and increases the oxygen supply to your system.

Natural mineral spring water

Flows in the Judean Hills to the lower areas fronting the Dead Sea. When hiking along the area’s”wadis” (seasonal dry river beds) and oasis, an individual can often splash in waterfalls and cool streams. Natural mineral spring water is bottled and locally promoted around the country.

The Sun

The Dead Sea is the only place in the world where you can sunbathe for extended periods with little or no sunburn because harmful ultraviolet rays are filtered through three natural layers: an additional atmospheric layer, an evaporation layer which exists above the Dead Sea and a rather thick ozone layer.

The Air
The region’s miraculous atmosphere is dry, unpolluted and pollen-free with low humidity. Due to the continuous evaporation, the atmosphere contains high concentrations of several minerals, mainly bromine, providing a genuinely calming effect.

Because of the high barometric pressure it’s approximately 8 percent more oxygen than anywhere else in the world and thus makes breathing easier.

Black Mud

A signature element of the Dead Sea, black sand is homogeneous mixture of Dead Sea minerals, important organic elements in the shoreline as well as earth. Indulging in a black mud body wrap has both cosmetic and therapeutic benefits – known to cleanse and stimulate the skin, relieve muscle and psychological tensions, improve blood flow, and ease rheumatic pain. The abundant minerals as well as the mud tightening action promote flow by increasing the supply of oxygen to and removing the toxins from the skin, thus firming and toning up skin cells, leaves the skin glowing and youthful looking. Dead Sea Mineral Mud cleans, purifies, and restores the skin’s natural minerals.

The Salt

As the name implies, the Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals. It’s these natural components which gave the water its curative powers. Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud have been recognized by millions of people as one source of health and beauty since the days of Herod the Great, over 2,000 years ago. The Dead Sea has a 33% concentration of salts and minerals (compared to only 3% in the sea ). Dead Sea Salt original mineral composition improves cell metabolism and leads to its restoration and regeneration. Dead Sea Salt also acts as a disinfectant and help in removing harmful substances from the skin.

Black Men Today

Black And White, People, Couple, Happy

I hear you say, Before you get on your high horse, just allow me to say that I have spoken to loads of my buddies about this, Black and White and all of them agreed with what I had to say. . .So Can I continue? Cool! .

Yes, being a young black man and living in the UK or in my case London daily it can be as indicated a roller coaster ride. Here are just a few of the examples of the Highs and Lows of being a Black man, well for me anyway!

Firstly I have to say, the something that gets me is the staring, it is the obvious low!

White women, white men, Chinese people etc, they stare, it’s funny but Indian Men and Women don’t stare as much, maybe they feel safe or are just use to the same treatment! Who knows? I mean I could walk on any street, day and night and its always the same, take only the other day, it was 5pm on a Thursday, it was a lovely day, there I was walking up a very prominent road near Holland park, near where I actually live, I walk on the right hand side of any street or road, I do not know why its just my way! So as I was walking, playing songs from my ipod and taking in the sights of the lovely beautiful Houses on this street. Ahead of me I could see a very attractive woman and yes she was white, as I got closer to this lady I noticed that she had been looking directly at me, I thought to myself great she is stunning and she is looking at me, cool! But as we got nearer she paused and crossed over to the other side of the street and as she did, she kept looking back at me. . .Hmm! I thought to myself, not great! Now again, do not fly of the deal but to me it looked like she was scared of me or found me threatening. Which is understandable in this day an age with the way society is but what got me was that this street was fairly long and if she wished to cross over why did not she do it much earlier? But it got worse for me that particular day because within a minute or two. . .it happen again and this time the lady was much older. I was beginning to think that I must seem like a ideal villain in spite of the fact that I was dress quite decent plus I had been carrying my guitar (instance ) on my shoulders.

This could be just the area of Holland Park I hear you say but I will tell you that this occurs every other day to me and also to most Black Men around the united kingdom. We won’t speak about the police and the stop and search variable but I will say that, that’s only gone completely over the top, too much stories to tell so I’ll stop there because that’s just the one of those lows, now allow me to give you a top, I think you deserve to hear the positives in addition to the downsides but after hearing it, would you say it was a positive thing or a negative thing?

Well! . .one of the best things about being a Black Man is the way Women perceive us, Black men attract women in a different way than the normal man, or should I say a white man. White men will always get women because it’s their world and that is fine by me but being Black we’ve got something that they will never have and know. We’ve got the difference! Women who like this gap may tell you, they like it because they just prefer black guys, I think that there is a deeper meaning to the madness. I think it comes down to one thing and that’s fear. I can practically hear you all say, what the hell is this guy talking about? Well take it from me; we know that if we want something and we know we can’t have it, we tend to go out of our way to get it and that is how all of this started, it’s just progressed quietly within different generations, cultures and life generally.

Good to know…

I have travelled around the world and every time I leave the UK I am always racially abused in some way, from airport security around the world to European towns in which there are zero Black guys and so as soon as you get of the plane you become like a alien and everyone stares at you and sees the difference I have been talking about. But going back to the girls for a second or two, they do tend to see something else than their male counterparts. Most times it’s good for me, sometimes it’s not but being just a man you can’t always get the girl! Different women from all over the world prefer a certain type of man, be it about their religious beliefs, or sexually traits or even their fear of the distinction, What I’ve seen and have made a note of is that Asian women i.e. Chinese or Indian won’t be seen dead using a Black guy, Eastern women are a bit different, the new generation of young girls do find Black men more attractive but that is based on the nationality of the Black male. American women are certainly mixing it at the moment much more than ever but that’s down to the way Black men are portrayed in the USA. English Women are showing signs but for me in cosmopolitan London. Irish and Scottish White women will not go down that road. The welsh women are far more receptive to the idea but generally there is still segregation amongst the mixing of Black Men and White Women around the world, again for me it’s very much understandable.

In my case I get lots of attention from White women in fact a great deal more than I’d get from Black ladies, so what does that tell you! If you don’t believe me just check out any dating site, that’s where all of the evidence is. Just look at what the women want and you will see. . .90percent of the women want white men and only 10% do not care what the guy looks like. Why, Well! Again that’s just the way the world is, taste is very important to most people.

So the ride continues. . .we have had our ups and downs, what more can I add, well the worse part of this ride for me is straightforward and it is how society sees Black men as a whole! This is a touchy subject that haunts me to the core of my soul but what people really don’t understand is that being Black we see things very easy, we do not go around thinking we’re better than anyone that’s the first thing, we don’t see racism through our eyes when we look at a different culture, we do not question why you are that color and why we are this colour but with how we’ve been duped by the planet with easy things like Great is shown by the colour White and Bad is revealed as Black, its easy things like this that continues beliefs in white culture which color Black should be feared.

Also the absence of White people around the World, not knowing just where they come from and their own history, Being a Black Man or Black Woman we naturally want to understand our roots and we pursue this everyday and the majority of the new generation of Blacks around the world know much more about where they come from, much more than a White Person. The History of Black people is seldom told so we’re left to our own devices to find the questions and answers so that we can be the proud people and race which we are today. Bear in mind this is just my view point of the situation about being a Black. Yours may be different but that is what makes us the people we are. So now and the next day and the months and years ahead I will continue my Roller Coaster Ride as a Black guy and hopefully I will see some changes in my time, Hopefully!

Whats got UFO fans stirred up

Science Fiction, Alien, Futuristic, Ufo

Believers and long-time investigators of Unidentified Flying Objects phenomena expressed disappointment regarding the way Peter Jennings handled the ABC News Special Report recently led to the United States television audience.

Attendees of the 14th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL UFO CONGRESS CONVENTION and FILM FESTIVAL held March 6-12, 2005 in Laughlin, Nevada talked publicly of having expected too much. They expected Peter Jennings Special ABC News Report on UFOs to leave non-believers with a positive impression of this often disputed topic. However, despite such persuasive research, photographs, and documentation as was made available to the show’s producers to utilize by valid investigators, ABC still elected to not use most of the best material.

“The first hour of the broadcast was great,” said one disappointed viewer. “Then, in the second half, they turned it around in such a way as to leave millions undecided. ABC’s experts were skeptical of eye-witness sightings, and ignored any official cover-up or disinformation agenda regarding UFOs, extraterrestrials, flying saucers, and alien abductions by our government.”

In startling contrast to the Jennings’ report with its own convenient,”Computer generated animation’s” the well informed 700 UFO Congress attendees saw”Actual time/dated video footage.” A demonstration showing hundreds of UFOs, extraterrestrial, or alien aerial craft has been presented by Mexico’s most respected,”60 Minutes”,”Sunday To Sunday”, and”ECO” anchor & esteemed journalist, Jaime Maussan.

Maussan was but one of those over one-dozen distinguished speakers, scientists, researchers, UFO investigators, retired military analysts, renowned authors, university professors, and internationally acclaimed experts, assembled from around the world, who presented conclusive evidence of ordinary alien visitations to Earth Earth.

The worldwide view was overwhelmingly positive in agreement that UFOs are real and the consequences of the growing willingness to allow themselves to be filmed is another indication that the people of this planet needs to be brought up to speed.

The Safespace News Agency, a fact based video News Magazine has been established on the premise that THE MAINSTREAM NEWS IS THE COVER-UP!

According to Safespace North American manufacturer, Robert D. Miles,”Our journalists at http://SafespaceProject.com are ready to debunk the debunkers,” he promised. “We are getting ready to tell the world the real story of what’s really going on, on a planetary basis. Viewers will see our world as it actually is, not as they’re currently being told it is, from the mainstream media.

In the near future, stirred-up UFO advocates may not be let-down.

Easy Way for Cheaper Gas

Pump Jack, Oilfield, Oil, Fuel, Industry

Very once in a while, someone starts a campaign to lower gasoline prices by urging everyone not to purchase any gas on a certain date. The preferred date is far enough in the future to allow for a massive e-mail and newscast campaign to spread the news far and wide across the land and get everyone geared up for the big moment. The idea is that the resulting surplus of unsold gas would force distributors to reduce the prices so as to be able to unload the stuff. There are just two problems with that idea: 1) almost no one participates and 2) those who do participate buy their gas the day before or the day after the target date, so the net result is the same amount of gas is sold and the cost stays too high.

I have noticed that many motorists completely ignore the speed limit on the freeway. Where I live, the freeway speed limit in town is 65 mph. It’s quite possible to drive that fast in the right hand (“slow”) lane and have people come up on your bumper and give you an annoyed look as they move around you because they think you are driving too slowly! 80 mph in the left hand (“quickly” or”passing”) lane is normal, as are people in hurry braiding in and out of lanes because they believe their time is more important than yours and you are in their way. You may not want to hear this, but such driving wastes gas! The same gas you whine and moan about every time you fill out in the pump gets wasted out on the freeway by such drivers. Maybe even YOU???

According to the site Howstuffworks, the ideal mileage can be achieved by driving between 40-60 mph. Now I’m here to tell you that driving 40 mph on the freeway will get you one of 3 things: 1) a ticket for impeding the flow of traffic 2) to – or getting the cause of – and injury 3) killed. However, driving at 60 mph will not cause any more dirty looks than driving at 65, provided that you remain in the right hand lane. You won’t result in any accidents, and you won’t get a ticket for impeding traffic.

Now I can hear you already:”However, I’m late!” Plan ahead, and leave a few minutes earlier. Consider it for a minute. If you drive 65 mph for one whole hour, you’ll only be 5 miles farther down the road that if you drove 60 miles for that same hour. Those of you who spend a whole hour commuting are usually not driving 65 miles. You’re driving more like 10 miles, crawling along at running speeds. This won’t work for that sort of commute. However, if your drive is such that you have the choice of driving faster than 60 mph, DON’T! Establish your cruise control at 60 mph, slow down and save.

The great thing about the system is that you benefit from it even if nobody else participates! There’s a very real possibility that you could fill up your tank one less time per month. That would save you $20-$50 per month, which is $240-$600 each year. Spend it on Christmas presents. Splurge a little on your vacation. There are lots of ways you could enjoy the excess money. And if other people participate, because more and more people are buying one less tank of gasoline per month, the distribution would go up because the demand would be down, which would mean lower costs which would benefit everybody (except possibly OPEC, and they do not need the money.) Try it!