Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bright Pretender

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Spring’s pretending thru’ my kitchen window,

Shining on my pots and all my pans,

A cunning bigger bugger’s spying on her,

Keeping winter just too close at hand.

Music’s playing on my kitchen juke-box,

I’m dancing while I cook and while I sing

‘Cause Spring’s pretending at my window

Promising the longer days it brings.

Roast is sizzling comfort in the oven,

Knowing well that any minute soon

The great dissenter shunts my little hoper,

Fills with clouds that darken brightest room.

But I’ll still dance and cook and sing on,

Believing in the tiny peep I’ve viewed,

I’ll serve up hope along with tatties

And slices of pretender I’ve imbued.

Spring is singing and she’s dancing,

We’re jiving here at light that’s on its way,

Pretence or not, I love my little glimmer,

She’s in my kitchen, brightening up my day.

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American Decline: Save the Children

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Global Research, January 25, 2015

us-ripped-flag1-400x210“If this country ever goes under, it will be for needless, egregious hypocrisy.” — Norman Mailer, Harlot’s Ghost

That would be our children, here in the US of A, not some (generic images of a) starving orphan in foreign lands. For a nation that claims to love and protect children, the USA does a pretty damn poor job of showing it. The infant mortality rate in this country is three times that of Sweden, twice that of Germany, and not much better than many nations with a fraction of our resources, like Cuba. Statistically, our literacy rates are among the highest in the world, yet many “American” children don’t read at their grade level. Nor can they write cursive, print, or type proper alphabets, words, sentences, or paragraphs. “Texting” is destroying literacy even as we speak. If we really want to save children…

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Toronto woman returns to Auschwitz to mark liberation 70 years later

Global News

TORONTO – On a cold January day in 1945, nine-year-old Miriam Friedman Ziegler watched as Red Army soldiers approached Auschwitz. An army photographer captured the historic moment: 13 wide-eyed children – Friedman Ziegler among them -staring out through a barbed-wire fence.

The thought of freedom was a scary notion for the Jewish girl who’d spent a year in Auschwitz separated from the rest of her family.

“What’s going to happen to me now?” she recalls thinking at the time. “I have nobody.”

READ MORE: Historic gate stolen from former Dachau concentration camp in Germany

She would later reunite with her mother, but her father never made it out of the infamous Nazi camp alive.

Auschwitz has become a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were systematically killed.

Friedman Ziegler, who lives in Thornhill, Ont., is among about 100 survivors who are returning to…

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Journal Entry 01.25.15

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Journal Entry 01.25.15

Upon waking this morning, my nerves felt like they were on fire.  I seem to be in the midst of at least a partial kundalini movement.  And yesterday, I had a severe headache and stomach issues… so I have chosen to be rather quiet this weekend.  Still working on art projects, which are a form of active meditation for me.  And refraining from writing for the time being as I would prefer what comes forth to come from within myself… not what I read or has been told to me by other people with their own agenda.

I am quite at peace as I enjoy being alone right now, especially to heal and allow the numerous downloads that we are all receiving to integrate.

Eventually, I will be in a space that allows more sharing, but I am not there now.  Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the artwork…

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Egyptian woman, killed for laying flowers, buried

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This video says about itself:

Egyptian Female Activist Shaima al-Sabbagh Killed By Police In Tahrir Square Protest

24 January 2015

Shocking moment: female socialist activist is gunned down by police during demonstrations on 4th anniversary of Arab Spring against Hosni Mubarak

A woman was killed on Saturday in Cairo after the police fired shotgun pellets at a handful of socialist activists marching to Tahrir Square with flowers to commemorate the hundreds of demonstrators killed there during the revolution that began on Jan 25 2011 witnesses said.

A health ministry spokesman said Shaima al-Sabbagh died of birdshot wounds, which fellow protesters said were fired by police to disperse the march. Al Sabbagh who was said to be … with a five year old son, was shot while she peacefully marched towards the Tahrir Square to lay a commemorative wreath of roses.

Egyptian activists shared graphic images of Ms. Sabbagh’s last moments…

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Ranger Jack

Fight for Rhinos

Spotlighting one of Kenya’s finest wildlife warriors-

ranger jack Ranger Jack

Name:Jackson Pemba Kuyioni
Age: 24 years old
Location: Nairobi National Park, Rhino Unit

What is the most rewarding thing about your job as a ranger?

Jack: The most rewarding part is that i have developed both socially and economically.I have interacted with different people from different places worldwide and as a result shared experiences, ideas among others. Socially have resulted to my economic development especially when I meet with businessmen and women, as they encourage me in protecting flora and fauna. This is where I got ideas of investment which am planning to do.

What are the biggest challenges?

Jack: Challenges I face as ranger are quite numerous but these are the major ones *harsh environments especially during the rain ,cold and presence of moonlight which is advantageous to poachers.
*lack of teamwork (although its rare)
*lack of modern equipment (eg.GPS,night…

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