Archive for May 11th, 2016

Incredible remote retreats in Norway

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016:

Breidablik cabins This unique pair of cabins, said to have been hand-built, stone-by-stone, is located at the top of a 1,160m-high mountain Preikestolentain overlooking the Fitjadalen area of Norway. Each grass-roofed cabin is equipped with “everything you need for cooking and living” including utensils, gas and firewood, minus food, bed sheets and sleeping bags.  The cabin is only open from July through the first two weeks of September, while closed during the colder months when it is unsafe due to a risk of landslides.    Source link Read More →

Lack of Plan for ISIS Detainees Raises Human Rights Concerns

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016:

Yet while international human rights groups say they, too, are concerned about the humane treatment of detainees, there appears to be little desire among them for the United States to run a new wartime prison. Such groups have spent the past decade criticizing abuses at the former prison operations at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, as well as at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which is still open. American officials, for similar reasons, have said they do not want the responsibility for handling large numbers of Islamic State captives. “The United States does […] Read More →

Capitol Hill Buzz: Warren, Trump duel again on Twitter

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter again to bash Donald Trump, the latest in a series of Internet “tweetstorms” calling Trump on the carpet for his treatment of women and his insults toward her. The Massachusetts Democrat has far fewer followers than Trump and she is a cleaner Twitter fighter than the bombastic billionaire. But she is scrappy. “Your policies are dangerous. Your words are reckless. Your record is embarrassing. And your free ride is over,” @elizabethforma tweeted to her 399K followers on Wednesday, capping her latest volley. Warren’s Wednesday missives came shortly after @realDonaldTrump lobbed […] Read More →

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