Archive for May 1st, 2008
In a lavish vaffanculo, the outgoing Italian government has launched a web site listing the tax declarations of every citizen in the land.
The tax authority’s website was inundated by people curious to know how much their neighbours, celebrities or sports stars were making.
Unfortunately, some up-tight privacy group had it shut down before I had a chance to dip in.
Now before you roll your eyes, think. Your supermarket knows how much you earn. Your bank manager knows how much you earn. Isn’t taking the veil off, and letting your neighboors see it all, a small price to pay for knowing back?
Knowledge is power. If we can’t lock the man from knowing all about us, the only way to balance the field is to have everything out in the open.
This from All Nations Cafe:
Last December, before the winter, we had our first Ein Haniya Fair. Ever since then, farmers and conscious consumers have been waiting for the fair to return.
Next week on Friday, May 9th, starting at 10 am:
Local farmers’ and shepherds’ organic produce, home made food, arts and crafts, and live music.
It’s all happening at Ein Haniya Spring, on the Wallaja/Har Gilo road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Getting to Ein Haniya Spring
Coming from Jerusalem, you go to Malha train station, near the shopping mall (which is easily reached by Jerusalem city buses 4,5,6,17,18,24,31,160-167,440) turn to the railway station and follow the Wallaja road to Gush Etzion. After crossing the railway line you can either hike a few kilometers or easily hitchhike with any car going in that direction. About a kilometer after passing a checkpoint you will see a dirt road on your left hand – the spring market is a few meters up that road.
Coming from the West Bank and from Gush Etzion, you go from Beit Jala and Har Gilo towards Wallaja and Jerusalem. Down the steep road to the bottom of Refa’im valley, you see Ein Haniya spring on your right.
For people interested in selling/presenting at the fair, call:
Timna: 052-8669170 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
For All Nations Cafe and general matters call:
Nimrod: 050-2600590, Abed: 052-2458216