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środa, 22 lutego 2012

Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter.

According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting.


Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned.


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niedziela, 19 lutego 2012

Bandera, Texas, the "Capital of the World" celebrated Mardi Gras, cowboy style with lots of beautiful floats, glitter and beads. The parade was filled with colorful floats and thousands of beads thrown out to the thousands of people watching the parade.
Cowgirls boats are a special attraction with all the glitter and beads on them.

Movie made by Elenora Dugosh Goodley



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sobota, 18 lutego 2012

On saxophone - Angelika Kocur, who had been in Texas in 2010. Bear is her mother, Krystyna Kocur, who host Caleb Wheeler in 2011.



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czwartek, 16 lutego 2012

Strzelce Opolskie County under the snow. Movie made by Radek Dimitrow / NTO



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Today is last Thursday of Carnival so it's FAT THURSDAY! Tradition said one have to eat donut! 


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poniedziałek, 13 lutego 2012

Click on www.spacer.strzelceopolskie.pl and visit city of Strzelce Opolskie, most important places (town square by day and by night, churches, Żeromski squere, Old Bravery Restaurant, city park etc.). This presentation is a part of Strzelce official website. Very soon next place one can visit, will be our new swimming pool.

www.spacer.strzelceopolskie.pl

 

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niedziela, 05 lutego 2012



Saturday, 4th of February 2012

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środa, 01 lutego 2012

Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature died today (1 February 2012) in Kraków.

Foto: gazeta.pl

In Poland, Szymborska's books reach sales rivaling prominent prose authors — although she once remarked in a poem entitled "Some Like Poetry" [Niektórzy lubią poezję] that no more than two out of a thousand people care for the art. Many of her poems feature war and terrorism. Szymborska's reputation rests on a relatively small body of work: she has not published more than 250 poems to date. She is often described as modest to the point of shyness. She has long been cherished by Polish literary contemporaries (including Czesław Miłosz) and her poetry has been set to music by Zbigniew Preisner.

Szymborska frequently employs literary devices such as irony, paradox, contradiction, and understatement, to illuminate philosophical themes and obsessions. Szymborska's compact poems often conjure large existential puzzles, touching on issues of ethical import, and reflecting on the condition of people both as individuals and as members of human society. Szymborska's style is succinct and marked by introspection and wit.

Szymborska was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature "for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality". She became better known internationally as a result of this. Her work has been translated into many European languages, as well as into Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and Chinese.

 



22:05, czeszka22
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Amerykańscy senatorowie Barbara Mikulski i Mark Kirk po raz kolejny zgłosili w Kongresie USA projekt ustawy umożliwiającej zniesienie wiz dla Polaków. Mikulski i Kirk liczą, że tym razem, z poparciem administracji Baracka Obamy, ustawa zostanie uchwalona.

 Ustawa zgłoszona przez dwójkę amerykańskich senatorów przewiduje utrzymanie progu 3 procent odmów wydania wizy przez jako kryterium przyjęcia do programu ruchu bezwizowego. Polska tego warunku nie spełnia. 

W projekcie zapisano jednak, że sekretarz bezpieczeństwa kraju USA miałby prawo podnieść ten próg do 10%, a wtedy nasz kraj kwalifikowałby się do zniesienia wiz. Tego rodzaju przywilej przysługiwałby tylko krajom będącym sojusznikami Stanów Zjednoczonych, które nie stanowią zagrożenia dla bezpieczeństwa USA.

W tej chwili trudno ocenić szanse ustawy Mikulski i Kirka. Amerykańscy kongresmani co roku składają w Senacie i Izbie Reprezentantów podobne projekty i zawsze "umierały" one w komisjach, tak jak ponad 95% ustaw zgłaszanych amerykańskim Kongresie.

Komentatorzy uważają, że obecnie panuje dobry klimat polityczny do zniesienie wiz dla Polaków. Powoli rozkręca się kampania prezydenta, a kandydaci na pewno liczą głosy Polonii. W dodatku znacznie spadła nielegalna imigracja z Ameryki Łacińskiej. 

prot, IAR / gazeta.pl


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