International Fetish Day 2018 is on Wednesday, January 17, 2018: Doesn't the U.S. have a fetish about being the victim of terror?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 is International Fetish Day 2018.
that is an immense point. i never thought about it before, but you're right.
movies like clover field and the day the world stood still just show how much the united states enjoy the idea that they are victims. i also notice that most of the movies are set in more popular places, like manhattan.
What is there to do in berlin?
The simplest thing for you to do is to visit the BVG web site now and look at the information on the Berlin Welcome Card. BVG is the city transport organisation for Berlin.
The Welcome Card is a city travelcard that gives you transport on buses, trams, SBahn and UBahn trains. It's the best way to get around. The price varies according to how many days valididity you want and what city "zones" you want. I would recommend going for an All Zones one because a visit to the Grunewald (lake good for skinny dipping) and Potsdam (on the outskirts - take a local tour bus when you get there) is well worth a day out. A five day all zones card is €35.90 and you can buy them from outlets at the airport when you arrive or from most manned Underground stations.
For visitors the bonus is that the Welcomecard comes with a book of vouchers offering discounts on over 100 attractions. These include: river trips, clubs, bars, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, shopping, cafes, shows etc. If you just work your way through the book you will have a busy week and get a very good cross-section of what Berlin has to offer - without the risk of missing something or just walking around randomly wondering what to do.
First things to look out for:
Use the Zoo as your "Centre of Operations" for sightseeing. It is the city bus station and has good underground and surface railway links.
Take the bus 100 for a tour of the main sights of the city. It goes from the Zoo to Alexanderplatz. Your Welcomecard covers this route so it's cheaper than spending €7 on one of the regular tour buses. You'll need a guide book because it's a regular bus and there's no commentrary.
Go up the Furnsehturn (tv tower) in Alexanderplatz for a good view around the city;
Boat trip on the River Havel, pick up at several places. Try from the Lustgarten.
Visit the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park to see how "real" the Soviet presence was during the Cold War. Look at the Checkpoint Charlie exhibition too.
Observe the line of bricks in the middle of the road in front of the Brandenberg Gate. This marks the line of the Wall. It's a good photo point providning you're careful not to be run over.
Visit the KitKat Club if you like dressing up in leather or rubber. This is Berlin's most famous fetish club. There is a dress code: ordinary clothes are not admitted (wear a long macintosh over your kinky outfit when you're on the train or bus).
Drink local beer at all times. Berlin has a large collection of micro-breweries so there is a lot of excellent beer made in the city. Don't go all that way just to drink Stella or Heineken or any other "international" stuff. The easiest one to find is the Georgbrau near the Nikkolaiviertel. (By the river not far from the Cathedral). But if you stroll around enough you'll find others. The pubs are generally very safe and they often welcome English tourists (especially if you accept their advice about what's the best brew and offer to buy a round).
There are thousands of places to eat and all are much cheaper then their London equivalents.
Berlin native food is a bit dull unless you like various combinations of cabbage, pork, potatoes and veal. They cannot make proper Fish&Chips and the Indian restaurants are rather dire compared to UK ones. The Berlin Italian and Thai restaurants are very good indeed. I recommend Mau Thai () and Thai Inside () as worth visiting.
There are loads of saunas and massage places. Most of these are legitimate (not concealed brothels) and can be visited safely if you want an hour's relax and pampering. Beware that some saunas are "men only" so check their signage before going in.
If you have a half day free and fancy a "dip with a difference" then go to the Liquidrom (). This is really relaxing....
Berlin is a safe city and you can wander around most of the central areas with less fear than you would in some other capitals around the world. But you must beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers in crowds. Do not attempt to cross roads against a "red man" or the politzai will appear out of nowhere and give you a drubbing down. NEVER get on a bus, tram or train without your valid ticket. They have spot-checks and illegal travellers are fined (it's about £60).
Spiritually Speaking, In the event of a global pandemic. What would you do?
Seek comfort in the Bible, but you must be heavily involved in BDSM fetishes...
Job 9:23 (NIV) When a scourge brings sudden death, God* (*NOT SATAN, but God!) mocks the despair of the INNOCENT.
Job 9:17 (NIV) He* (*God… NOT SATAN, but God!) would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds FOR NO REASON.
Job 9:24 (NIV) When a land falls into the hands of the wicked* (*when it just happens there is nothing that God can do!), he* (*GOD) blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it*? (*Certainly not SATAN!)
Lamentations 3:37-38 (KJV) Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not EVIL* (*first EVIL!) and GOOD*? (*The Bible writers came up with the idea of “GOD IS LOVE” only to make Christianity palatable to the masses. According to them God is firstly EVIL, real EVIL, and lastly “good” as a teaser!)
Exodus 4:11 (NIV) The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? (Not SATAN, but GOD!) Christians want to impose this repulsive God on everybody else here in America, even by force!)
Amos 3:6 (KJV) Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be EVIL in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?* (*according to the Bible writers ALL THE EVIL IN THE WORLD COMES FROM GOD, not from Satan! It is a credible Christian dogma to blame poor Satan for anything that doesn’t work well for them!)
Proverbs 16:4 (NIV) The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, EVEN THE WICKED* (*Satan) FOR THE DAY OF EVIL* (*God had Satan ready to tempt Eve as soon as she was put together! God did not allow any Guardian Angel to advise Eve that Satan was EVIL. Satan only suggested that Eve get knowledge! The primitive Priestly Bible writers came up with the brilliant idea of a God that created Adam and Eve to be stupid religious people without any knowledge of good and evil! Only the Priests would have that knowledge… at a 10% of your gross income!).
Hardly any primitive religion in the world other than Islam is as wicked as the Bible religion.
Ruth 1:20-21 (NIV) “Don't call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty* (*NOT SATAN, but the Bible God!) has brought misfortune upon me.”* (*one of God’s chosen people, not a non-Jew!)
Proverbs 1:26-28 (NIV) I* (*God NOT SATAN, but God!) in turn will laugh at your disaster; I WILL MOCK WHEN CALAMITY OVERTAKES YOU* (*All the Bible writers are copying from each other!) - when calamity overtakes you like a storm* (*please read carefully… it doesn’t say “when I send calamity!” but “when it happens.” The Bible writers take advantage of any natural disaster to make a point!), when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they* (*God’s chosen people) will look for me but will not find me* (*Isn’t God so loving? He won’t save anybody, but he will die laughing at them, spiritually speaking, of course!).
There goes the “I’m with you to the end” or is it only a teaser joke? This God is real only in the primitive mind of the Bible writers, and the Christians, today.
Jeremiah 11:14 "Do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them, BECAUSE I* (*God) WILL NOT LISTEN WHEN THEY CALL TO ME IN THE TIME OF THEIR DISTRESS.
Nothing scares primitive religious people more than the idea that their God doesn’t listen to them! It still works today! The Christian idea that this whimsical God always listens is wishful hoping that the chances are just right that God will answer on the spot, or later on, or never! It is just like praying to a stick, or a piece of a rock, or any other more benevolent Heathen God and getting THE SAME IDENTICAL RESULT!
Romans 9:11-15 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad–in order that God's purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls–she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob* (*Israel) I loved, but Esau* (*Arabs) I hated.” What then shall we say? IS GOD UNJUST? NOT AT ALL!* (*Saint Paul says so… he is telling you that he speaks for God!) For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”* (*“God is no respecter of persons” + “free will” is flushed down the toilet! God is very picky just for the heck of it! BTW, one of the reasons why Christians do not favor Palestinians unless they convert to Christianity is in this Bible story that is taught to everybody in Sunday School sessions, so Christian kids can have their brain washed at a very early age in favor of Israel! This is a great accomplishment of the Jewish Bible writers that is not going to change any time soon! If the Palestinians convert to Christianity there is no guessing of what would happen. Christian favor for Israel may be put on hold because the smart Jews don’t seem to be converting to Christ!)
Malachi 1:4 (NIV) Edom* (*Esau. In Bible theology they are related to the Arabs) may say, "Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins." But this is what the LORD Almighty says: "THEY MAY BUILD, BUT I WILL DEMOLISH. They will be called the Wicked Land, A PEOPLE ALWAYS UNDER THE WRATH OF THE LORD* (*How would you like to be one of them? No FREE WILL FOR YOU! NO “salvation,” either! God doesn’t like you for ever before you were born just for the heck of it and GOD NEVER CHANGES! No BDSM writer today ever matched the Bible writers!
Isaiah 45:7 (KJV) I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and CREATE EVIL: I the LORD* (*NOT SATAN, but the Almighty Bible God Jehovah/Jahweh/Jesus) do all these things.
Job 42:11 (KJV) Then came there unto him* (*Job) all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over ALL THE EVIL that the LORD* (*NOT SATAN, BUT GOD!) had brought upon him:
Preachers won’t tell you this much because they know what to skim off the Bible so your faithful “giving to the LORD” won’t waiver! All of the above crap was written by people like you and I, except that somebody had the idea of having people worship this wacky “creator God” and was successful! In any case, God, Satan, Heaven and Hell don’t exist outside of the Bible! It is like pretending that Donald Duck exists or that Harry Porter adventures are real! (BTW, most Fundamentalist Christians DO believe that H. Porter stuff is REAL and that they must keep their kids away from it!)