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May 8, 2016 No. 449
Hi again, gang, from the shores of the Salish Sea. We want to wish the female parents of the world ~ all species included ~ a Happy Mother’s Day. As we mentioned in our last edition, this holiday began after an American woman whose own beloved mom passed away, loved her so much that she, the daughter, decided that motherhood in general should have one day, all its own.
President Woodrow Wilson agreed with her and so did Congress. (Like who is going to vote against motherhood?) That this holiday is celebrated as widely as it is speaks well of us as a species.
The more passion we put into it, the less room there will be for behavior which has not dignified women but which, in fact, has been more gender oppressive than that of any other known species. The fact remains that as long as there is one battered woman or abused child, we do not revere motherhood enough.
My thanks to Emma and Richard in Ontario for this plum. Why You Should Watch An Uplifting Movie Tonight I do this every day. I spent enough time in Hollywood to become passionate about the entertainment industry in general. Thanks to AOL’s ability to save links in my personal directory, I’ve got a great media collection – courtesy of YouTube ~ which also includes full length movies and TV episodes, which I also share with friends. So far, the two I watch most often are “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” and the 1999 Western “Purgatory.”
Our hearts and prayers go out to our readers in Alberta, Canada. I know what fires in forests and on ships are. And I remember that when the Okanogan was on fire up north of here in British Columbia a few years ago, the inferno was nothing like this. Video: The ‘Terrifying’ Journey Out Of Canada’s Wildfires
Okay, that’s it for now. You folks have a great week. And thanks again, then, eh, for the ear.
Trade Joe’s has issued a recall on several vegetables because of Listeria contamination. For more information, go here. Also please see Check your freezers: Massive recall of frozen fruits and veggies expands after Listeria outbreak
I’d discuss this with your own health care providers. Researchers: Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause Of Death In United States
This is awesome. Global Moms Relay
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE NEWS
Kim Jong-Un Is Where A Rare Workers’ Party Congress Is Taking Place
OCEANA & POLYNESIA
TOPICAL HEADLINE NEWS
CLIMATE CHANGE AND WEATHER
ESPIONAGE AND TERRORISM
IMMIGRATION AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS
ORLANDO BLOOM VISITS EAST UKRAINE
This week, the social networks leaked photos of Hollywood star and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Orlando Bloom visiting school in Slovyansk (East Ukraine). UNICEF told why Orlando bloom came to Donbass
Cities this star of “Lord of the Rings” and ” Pirates of the Caribbean” visited included Svyatogorsk, Kramatorsk. All were on the front line of the conflict which started two years ago. As a result, they were heavily damaged. UNICEF help for children of this area is very important for their future worldview.
People of culture can make much more for peace that millions of guns
That’s it for this week. Stay safe, my cousin Mishka.
Where has one of North America’s foremost kayaking photojournalists and writers been lately and who or what has he been shooting. This week, Rome, Italy.
AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT:
Good. And ~ despite predictions to the contrary ~ after a year, retail prices have not gone up. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Seattle’s $15 Wage Law
Also good. Now my next question is, what will this be spent on? BP Will Pay $20 Billion—The Biggest Environmental Penalty In History
Congratulations, you guys! The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Came In Hot But Successfully On A Barge off Florida Coast
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If this is true, it obviously must stop. South Dakota Wrongly Puts Thousands In Nursing Homes, Government Says
This is disgusting. Traces Of Pain Medications Found In Oregon’s Oysters
This, to me, is an incredibly frightening trend. One Week In April, Four Toddlers Shot And Killed Themselves
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OUR SCIENCE SECTION, ABRIDGED
I found this fascinating. Cambridge Scientists Lay Claim To World’s Smallest Engine
To me, this staggers the imagination. Earth May Be Home To Over One Trillion Species, Scientists Say
What happened to “First do no harm?” 1 In 3 Antibiotics Prescribed In U.S. Are Unnecessary, Major Study Finds
THE GREEN AGENDA
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
We cannot hold a torch to light another person’s path without brightening our own. ~ Ben Sweetland
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BEST OF THE NET
Advertising Copy ~ Classified and Display
Comedy ~ jokes, monologues
Editing ~ General and International
“Americanization” of International Websites
Online English Tutoring
ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
How much excuse for stupidity is left after this discovery? This Weird, Slimy Single-Cell Organism Can Learn — Without A BrainThis is amazing.
Does this jellyfish look like a spaceship, or what? Video of a spectacular jellyfish that floated past a NOAA ROV on April 24 in the Mariana Trench – the deepest oceanic trench on the planet.
FOLKS WE FOLLOW
The SeaDoc Society’s May 2016 newsletter is now available online. Features this month include Shipping Increase Could Spell Disaster For Salish Sea and Orcas To Get Personal Health Records. Yep, for more, please go here.
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