Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: So Tired of Republicans, Especially the Evil Ted Cruz!

Latinos.

We need to Pay Attention to this Evil Incarnate Cruz.

He hates his own ethnicity.

Evil, Evil Cruz!

Register to Vote in the 2014 Elections.

We have to STOP Republicans.

They threaten to take away our Liberties.

They want to take away Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

They support the 1 percent and HATE us, WE THE PEOPLE!

Latinos… I call on you… REGISTER TO VOTE!

VOTE AGAINST THE EVIL AGENDA OF REPUBLICANS!

San Antonio! I call on South Texas, South New Mexico, South Arizona and Southern California.

REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE!

PLEASE VOTE!!! in 2014. VOTE STRAIGHT Democrat.

Do this for ALL OF US!

Do it for the LIBERTIES of AMERICA!

Do if for the AMERICAN DREAM!!!

God Bless America!

God Bless Our President Barack Obama!

God Bless Our Next President, Hillary Clinton!!

via Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: So Tired of Republicans, Especially the Evil Ted Cruz!.

Industrial Agriculture: Too Big to Succeed – Inter Press Service

By the early 1990s, she made the switch to organic farming, minus these inputs and with the assistance of an NGO, the Institute for Integrated Rural Development.

“Chandrakalabai’s story shows us that smaller farmers in the developing world can lessen their input costs and grow organically. If they can then embed themselves in a local food system with a minimum of intermediaries between them and the consumer, they can earn more money and secure a better future,” Elton writes in her book.

The other problem with global industrial food is that single crop farming undermines the soil’s fertility and makes these kinds of operations especially vulnerable to storms, floods and drought, associated with climate change, adds Elton.

She cites how 880 small holders based farming plots in Nicaragua with diverse crops and minus the commercial agricultural inputs managed to survive the catastrophic battering of Hurricane Mitch in 1998. On average these agro-ecological operations retained 40 percent more topsoil after the storm and lost 18 percent less arable land in landslides.

via Industrial Agriculture: Too Big to Succeed – Inter Press Service.

Breaking News: BlueVoice Presents Dolphin Defender Award

BlueVoice and Mundo Azul invite you to a press conference at which The Dolphin Defender Award will be presented to Stefan Austermuhle for his exemplary work in uncovering the slaughter of thousands of dolphins by Peruvian fishermen. The award is subscribed by 26 international member organizations of the Dolphin Defender Coalition which is composed of more than 1-million members.

via Breaking News: BlueVoice Presents Dolphin Defender Award.

Sun Kissed #atozchallenge #poetry #photography

penned in moon dust

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old, weathered sun has kissed my face

 youthful  color there is no trace

wind scorched have I been left to dry

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

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the life we shared was fair and good

the test of time is where we stood

what came between love you and I?

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

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some things do come and others go

life springs forth death’s a solemn blow

things fade away, I don’t know why

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

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the hinges barely hold me now

I soon shall take my final bow

I say these things with fateful sigh

you never stopped to say “goodbye”

Unhinged Unhinged

 Kyrielle:  a french form poem is structured so that all lines have eight syllables and each stanza of four lines ends in a refrain. The Kyrielle takes on a rhythmical form much like a rhyming couplet.

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Shipment of whale meat from Iceland arrives in Japan | Greenpeace International

(Why? So lame and unneeded, cruel, wasteful.)

Its arrival here has almost doubled the stockpile of unsold whale meat sitting in freezers around Japan.

Iceland hunts these whales only for export to Japan. No one in Iceland eats them. But fewer and fewer people in Japan eat whale either. A poll by the respected Asahi newspaper last month found that just 4 percent of respondents occasionally eat whale meat, while 10 percent said they eat whale meat on rare occasions. Forty-eight percent said they have had whale meat once in the distant past, but they have not had it recently. Thirty-seven percent, including roughly half of respondents in their 20s and 30s, said they do not eat whale meat at all.

via Shipment of whale meat from Iceland arrives in Japan | Greenpeace International.

Muslim world scholars condemn Nigeria kidnapping | News , International | THE DAILY STAR

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Top religious scholars working under the world’s largest bloc of Islamic countries say they strongly condemn the kidnapping of more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls, and are calling for their immediate release.

The kidnappings three weeks ago by the extremist group Boko Haram have led to worldwide condemnation. The group’s leader has used Islamic teachings as justification for threatening to sell the girls into slavery.

The Islamic Fiqh Academy, which is based in Saudi Arabia and dedicated to the advanced study of Islam, said Thursday that this “crime and other crimes committed by the likes of these extremist organizations contradicts all humanitarian principles and moral values and violates the provisions of the Quran and Sunnah,” or teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.

via Muslim world scholars condemn Nigeria kidnapping | News , International | THE DAILY STAR.

No tattoos please, we’re Buddhists — New Internationalist

(The Bodu Bala Sena would make the Buddha cry for their extreme inhumane actions in the name of religion – especially since they are about ultra-nationalism and not about spiritual matters.)

Members of an extremist Buddhist nationalist group called the Bodu Bala Sena (‘Buddhist army’, BBS) publicly abused and intimidated a monk whom they accused of being pro-Muslim, disrupting a press conference held by him at a hotel. The police did not intervene to restore order. The organization’s saffron-robed members also stormed a government ministry building, alleging that the monk was hiding there. The insulting language and gestures used by the BBS – directed mostly at Muslim and Christian minorities – have been recorded on camera and broadcast on public television. Yet it would appear that none of this qualifies as ‘deliberately and maliciously outraging religious feelings’ of others.  

via No tattoos please, we’re Buddhists — New Internationalist.

Congress being contemptible! Recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (H.Res. 574) – GovTrack.us

(Darrell Issa is the one filled with contempt for the truth that he has already been told but wants to shame someone other than himself for false reasons!)

H.Res. 574: Recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal …

… Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Introduced:

May 07, 2014 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)

Status:

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)

Prognosis

99% chance of being agreed to

OVERVIEWExplore

SPONSOR

Darrell Issa

Representative for California’s 49th congressional district

PARTY

Republican

via Recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (H.Res. 574) – GovTrack.us.