The Northstar Journal: The Magazine With Heart
March 8, 2015 Vol. 8 No. 24
LIKE FLEAS ON A HOWLING HOUND
Hi again from the shores of the Salish Sea. While much of American and Canada continues to shiver and freeze, the Pacific Northwest experienced the warmest February on record. So whether one calls it “climate change” or “global warming,” the evidence of its existence is pretty incontrovertible.
My personal theory is that the planet is much older than we believe it to be and that sentient life ~ albeit in different forms ~ evolved to an even higher degree of sentience than our species has thus far. For humbling support of this hypothesis, we have only to look at ants and bees for examples of “societies” which function much more efficiently than ours and with considerably less damage to the planet.
I believe that human beings evolved during a relatively warm cycle in earth’s history and that what we are experiencing now is nothing more or less than a return to geophysical norm.
My sense is that we’ve contributed to the return of the status quo by essentially mugging a planet we have ~ for the most part ~ considered a garden created by a benevolent god for the pleasure and plunder of her children. We’re like fleas on a dog which have become so thick and so greedy that the hound is clearly howling in pain.
We may not be able to restore said Blue Tick to full health but it seems to me that, at the very least, we can quit biting it.
Have a good week, gang. And thanks for the ear.
These people are persistent, if nothing else. If someone close to me did not live in Alabama, I would be real tempted to say exactly how I feel about these Konstitutional Obstructionists. For her sake, however, I will refrain from even alluding to the KKK and the state’s history of lynching blacks. Alabama Court Orders A Halt To Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
We have had personal experience with this one and they are kind of awesome, at least here in Seattle, Washington. Nextdoor Social Network Digs Deep Into Neighborhoods
Am I the only one having a “Jeez, ya think?” moment behind this one. U.S. Calls On Ferguson To Overhaul Criminal Justice System
BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL
Putting the Focus on Climate Change
TERRORISM & ESPIONAGE
Ukraine Crisis: In-Depth Features And Background On Ukraine Conflict
This may not be the best timing in the whole world. Top soldier stepping down at critical time for Canadian Forces
It’s time to rent a dogsled, and read Nanook of the North again. Canada’s brutal winter set to stretch well into spring, Weather Network forecasts
Those who still consider Canada just another United States of America with more maple syrup, hockey sticks, better manners and funny accents might want to read this. It will knock your flipping socks off. Canadian Navy’s Arctic ambition revealed
Good for you guys! Change Is In The Air As China Bans Fireworks For ‘Green’ Agenda
This is probably long overdue. Major Overhaul Set For C.I.A., With Thousands To Be Reassigned
Another “good for you guys.” German Law Requires More Women on Corporate Boards
Give me a break, John. Emwazi tape: I’m no extremist
There is a bridal suite in Hell waiting for this insufferable twit. Delhi rapist says victim shouldn’t have fought back. And if your stomach can handle it, see also Man Convicted in Brutal Delhi Gang Rape Blames Victim
This should never have happened, nor should it ever be allowed to happen again. Federal inmate partly to blame for taking his life, government says
EXPLORATION, HISTORY, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
If you want a good night’s sleep, don’t read this too close to bed time. What it’s really like to die
Some great stuff in this round up. This Week in Science: Music for Cats, Capturing Light’s Two Sides, and Smoking’s Death Sentence
This is absolutely inspirational. How A Planet-Hunting Visionary Convinced NASA To Do The Right Thing
HERE ON EARTH
FROM JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE
The Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.
THE GREEN AGENDA
We’ve collected what we consider the most wholesome, family-oriented and genuinely humorous comic strips we could find on the Net. They include: Adam@Home, Calvin & Hobbes, Emmylou, For Better or For Worse, Foxtrot Classics, Garfield, Get Fuzzy, and Peanuts. Either click the banner or this link.
BEST OF THE NET
It is an America gone mad from the addiction to war and desperate for resources beyond her own borders. A military dictatorship controls the country and life is grim. The Republic is fighting for its very survival and for decades, especially with Latin America.
This is the world of the United States Coast Guard cutter Testament, a cybernetic patrol boat, and her six-person crew. Her mission, and those of her sister craft, is simple.
Quench the rebellion and stop the flow of Americans seeking refuge in Canada. Kill when expedient. Deliver the survivors to the Bellingham Re-Education Center.
A simple operational order and one which has served America well. Until Testament
THE BACK COUNTRY GALLERY’S new monthly nature wallpaper is available here. Steve Perry also has a newsletter offering a great deal of cool stuff for wildlife photographers, amateur and/or professional.
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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
This is probably why there are no divorce attorneys listed for this species. Beavers don’t cheat on partners
If you’re here, you’re going to love this. Extraordinary animal encounters
Read about these efforts to save an extraordinary creature. The oddest crocodile of all?
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