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May 10, 2015 Vol. 8 No. 33
AND AMONG OTHER THINGS, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, GANG
Hi again from the shores of the Salish Sea. As many of you know, I am not a fan of sharks. My fear of them has very little basis in reality, which says a lot about my cultural programming in these regards. I realize most of them are not interested in eating us. They are essentially gentle creatures who kill to feed and to protect themselves and their families. This, however, still freaked me out a little. Epic great white hunt filmed
We also join the world in a late commemoration of Victory in Europe Day. Olya Bereza, our European Associate Editor who was born in Russia when it was still part of the Soviet Union and now lives in the Ukraine said even those who weren’t even alive during the Second World War remember it with a mixture of joy and sadness. My prayer is that sooner or later, it will be anniversaries of a lasting peace that we celebrate with such passion.
And finally, we would like to wish the female parents of the world a Happy Mothers Day. Most of us wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for you. Nurturing our youth is the most important job in the universe and the Good Lord knows it does not “pay” nearly enough.
Thanks for the ear, then, gang. Have a good week. And remember this magazine is ~ in large part ~ supported by small contributions from folks like you. To drop a dollar in the sugar can, please go here
I am sorry but when I saw this headline, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. What happened when an anti-Semite found he was Jewish?
As long as this can still happen somewhere on the planet, our species is not beyond salvation. From farmworker to farm owner: One man’s story of the American dream
Let us pray that we never need to celebrate such a victory again. Events mark end of WW2 in Europe
WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE
ESPIONAGE AND TERRORISM
FROM THE UKRAINE
Hi again, Mishka:
Here is an update on the Inside of Living project. Travelers of Inside of Living project already covered about 250 miles and in their Facebook group they share unique picturesque photos.
The people on the way are very friendly, helping with shelter and food. And most of them share their striving for peace.
If you want to give travelers advice, simply speak out with any questions about a project interesting you or just give regards from your city to cheer them up, please feel free to write to Nastya Evsiukova
Here is more news from the Ukraine.
Stay warm, Mishka.
We agree with this totally and it is what happens when one not only thinks outside the box but also totally ignores the box. California has a real water market — but it’s not exactly liquid
I think it is very good for all concerned that she has done this. Lynch Visits Baltimore in First Official Trip as Attorney General
Here’s another reason for admiring her. Singer Shania Twain becomes a Leopard Ambassador »
If our species has a shred of conscience, we will not allow this to continue. ‘Unthinkable atrocities’ in Aleppo
Some people NEVER learn. Sigh. Syria Is Using Chemical Weapons Again, Rescue Workers Say
This needs to stop, wherever it is still going on. Federal prisons must stop messing with inmates’ mental health
OUR WORLD AND BEYOND
The answer to this one might surprise you. The healthiest waters on Earth?
I love it when he does things like this. Seattle’s mayor gums up Shell’s Arctic drilling plans
I hope this doesn’t happen to us. Last mammoths spent final years on solitary island
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
HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
Ovarian cancer blood test ‘boost’ — A 14-year UK trial of regular blood tests shows such success in early detection of ovarian cancer that it could lead to a national screening program
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
For a preview, please go here To purchase the kindle book at amazon.com for $3.99, please go here. To purchase the novel in paperback, please go here.
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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
We totally loved this. I think Mr. Audubon himself would have, as well. The ten sexiest male birds
This is VERY moving. Film footage show Cholita the abused ex-circus bear taking first steps to freedom
Good. I hope this helps. BTO launches appeal to help farmland birds »
Bird lovers alert. The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology’s monthly newsletter is now available. Dive Into The Sagebrush Sea—Airing May 20 on PBS Nature and Name That Species. This issue is especially good, I thought.
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