Brelo verdict — the system worked (for whites) but more needs to be done to fix police-community relations and in Cleveland police use-of-force: editorial

{System worked – police can over-react and kill people with no consequences, as they always have. This broken system need to be remade to protect the people – all the people!}

Cleveland must move beyond the Michael Brelo verdict to confront the deeper issues of Cleveland police reforms in use-of-force cases that are at issue in ongoing consent decree negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice, writes the editorial board.

via Brelo verdict — the system worked but more needs to be done to fix police-community relations and in Cleveland police use-of-force: editorial.

Controversial (fascist) population control bill becomes law in Myanmar

Myanmar’s president has signed off on a law that says couples must space their children 36 months apart. This is the first of four “race and religious protection” laws proposed by Buddhist nationalists.

“Takes lots of gall for these folks to claim to be Buddhists.”

via Controversial population control bill becomes law in Myanmar.

The Singularity

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

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I have been on the road for the past two weeks.

Returning home earlier today, I immediately gathered my camera and eagerly set out to capture some of the images which greeted me.

Being away for such a length of time has made me homesick, even though part of this time has been spent with friends I rarely get to see. 

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Spending time in London was both a pleasure and a shock!

I travelled there by coach and ferry, as I try to avoid flying and the carbon footprint it incurs.

However, this allows me lots of time to do what I love…observe!

Arriving on the outskirts of London, just as it’s vast population begins to awaken and stir, is both magical and awesome, for it is at this time that the birds hold sway, their dawn chorus loud and jubilant!

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The occasional fox is observed, slinking home after a…

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