What happened to India′s farmer protests? | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 24.05.2021

“Going back is not an option,” Swaiman Singh said. The US-based cardiologist joined the movement in its early stages. He and his team run a clinic for protesters at Tikri, on the state border between Delhi and Haryana.

“This is unlike any protest the world has seen before. It is not a matter of days or months; the farmers are ready to stay here for years if that’s what it takes to preserve their livelihood,” he told DW.

Singh called for the government “to step up,” calling on them to “scrap the laws and let them go back home.”

Source: What happened to India′s farmer protests? | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 24.05.2021

Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy | The BMJ – UK experience

What are the causes of covid-19 vaccine hesitancy?

Confidence in the importance of vaccines has the strongest association with vaccine uptake; however, confidence in the importance (necessity and value), safety, and effectiveness of vaccines fell in many countries between 2015 and 2019.21 WHO listed vaccine hesitancy among the top 10 global threats to health in 2019.22 Drivers of low confidence in covid-19 vaccination are listed in box 1. The ‘Understanding Society’ UK Household Longitudinal survey highlighted that the main reason for hesitancy was concerns about future unknown effects, with 42.7% of respondents specifying this.14 Less common reasons included those under the bracket of “other” (12.2%), worries about side effects (11.4%), concern that others are in more urgent need of the vaccine (7.7%), and lack of trust in vaccines (7.6%).14 However, the survey found that people of Black ethnicities were more likely to state that they “don’t trust vaccines” compared with White people (29.2% v 5.7%), and people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi ethnicities often cited concerns about vaccine side effects (35.4% v 8.6%).14 Some reports indicate a rise in vaccine hesitancy following the AstraZeneca vaccine safety scare across Europe and Africa.2425 Historical precedents show that widely publicised safety scares can have profound and long-lasting effects on vaccine confidence.26

Source: Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy | The BMJ

دع الخجل وابدأ الحياة

Google translation of introduction: life
Shyness is a feeling of fear, discomfort and confusion when a person is surrounded by other people, or when an individual faces new social situations.

Causes of shyness:

1_ Genetic factors from the family.

2_ The individual does not possess social skills that enable him to communicate with others.

3_ Low self-confidence and lack of self-esteem.

4_ False parenting methods and preventing the child from expressing his opinion or feelings.

5_ Physical disabilities make the individual sensitive to others and may become shy.

6_ Excessive pampering by parents and trying to protect children in an excessive way.

حلم الدرويش

الخجل هو شعور بالخوف وعدم الراحة والإرتباك عندما يكون الشخص محاط بأشخاص آخرين , أو عندما يواجه الفرد مواقف أجتماعية جديدة .

أسباب الخجل :

1_ عوامل وراثية من العائلة .

2_ عدم أمتلاك الفرد مهارات أجتماعية تمكنه من التواصل مع الآخرين .

3_ ضعف الثقة بالنفس وعدم تقدير الذات .

4_ طرق التربية الخاطئة ومنع الطفل من التعبير عن رأيه أو مشاعره .

5_ الأعاقة الجسدية تجعل الفرد حساس تجاه الآخرين وقد يصاب بالخجل .

6_ التدليل المفرط من الوالدين ومحاولة حماية الأطفال بطريقة زائدة عن الحد .

أعراض الخجل :

1_ تجنب مقابلة الغرباء وعدم الحديث معهم أو فى حضورهم .

2_ الشعور بالخوف والإرتباك عند الكلام فى المناسبات الإجتماعية .

3_ تجنب النظر فى عيون من يحدثك والنظر ناحية شىء آخر .

4_ أعراض فى الجسد مثل الرعشة عند الحديث أو جفاف الحلق , زيادة ضربات القلب والشعور بدوخة أو مغص فى البطن , تعرق اليدين أو…

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It's Always Darkest Before The Down

“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.”

-Thomas Fuller

After all I figure we are blessed to be living at an extraordinary time, maybe every moment it’s precious, because it’s the only we got, no next heartbeat has a warranty, years ago, my father after turning the TV off walked to the bedroom where my mother was already trying to sleep, and heard him come into the bedroom, sensing she was still awake he start talking to her, telling her about the show he just watched, meanwhile he put on his pajamas and sat on the bed, suddenly he just felled backwards into the bed, his legs still on the floor, and that was it.

He never saw the dawn, his heart stop instantaneously meanwhile he was talking, and could not finish not even the sentence, but the last word he was speaking, suddenly his heart just stop…

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Geronimo il sognatore del futuro

Geronimo – Google translation of first two paragraphs: Geronimo, whose real name was Goyaałé, was an Apache Chiricahua born in 1829 in present-day New Mexico, at the time the land of the Bedenkohe Apaches. After the death of his father he lived with his mother with the Chihenne and married, at the age of seventeen, Alope with whom he had three children.

He was a highly respected shaman also called the Dreamer, for his supposed ability to predict the future, and a very skilled warrior often battling Mexican soldiers since 1858, during an attack by a company of Mexican military led by the Colonel Josè Marìa Carrasco, his mother, wife and children were killed. It was the Mexican troops who gave him the nickname of Geronimo because it seems that they invoked this saint to be able to capture him.


Geronimo, il cui vero nome era Goyaałé, era un Apache Chiricahua nato nel 1829 nell’attuale Nuovo Messico, all’epoca terra degli Apache Bedenkohe. Dopo la morte di suo padre visse con la madre con i Chihenne e sposò, a diciassette anni, Alope dalla quale ebbe tre figli.

Fu uno sciamano molto rispettato chiamato anche il Sognatore, per la sua presunta capacità di predire il futuro, ed un guerriero molto abile spesso in lotta contro i soldati messicani da quando nel 1858, durante un attacco da parte di una compagnia di militari messicani guidati dal colonnello Josè Marìa Carrasco, vennero uccisi sua madre, sua moglie e i suoi figli. Furono proprio le truppe messicane  a dagli il soprannome di Geronimo perché pare che invocassero questo santo per riuscire a catturarlo.

Risposatosi con Chee-hash-kish, che gli diede altri due bambini, Chappo e Dohn-say, poi si risposo’ con Nana-tha-thtith, dalla quale ebbe un altro figlio. Alla…

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FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Frozen, Cooked Diced Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination | Food Safety and Inspection Service – Florida

The products bear establishment numbers “P-18237” or “P-45638” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were distributed by Big Daddy Foods, Inc., a Houston, Texas firm. These items were further distributed to consumers at local food banks in Florida through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program in individual food boxes. The products were distributed between Feb. 25, 2021 through March 1, 2021, and March 29, 2021 through April 8, 2021, at temporary locations. Source: FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Frozen, Cooked Diced Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination | Food Safety and Inspection Service



We tend to treat life as if it’s a marketplace. Bartering of our body, our money, and our character we believe is fair game if we can get the love and attention from some else in return. There is no need for bartering, we are all we will ever need. Love is who we are and we are never alone, the energy force is everywhere present, it is within us and it surrounds us.

© Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

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Belarus ‘hijacking’ is test for international community | Belarus | The Guardian

Belarus’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, has unleashed a brutal campaign against his opponents. More than 35,000 people have been arrested, thousands have been tortured or abused, and 400 political prisoners are currently behind bars. Earlier this week a 50-year-old opposition activist, Vitold Ashurok, died in a penal colony. The official cause of death was “heart attack”. His widow believes he was murdered.

It is against this dark and repressive backdrop that the extraordinary events of Sunday took place. According to state media, Lukashenko personally authorised the forced downing of a Ryanair plane as it flew over Belarusian airspace between Greece and Lithuania – a real-time hijacking. He even dispatched a MIG-29 fighter jet to ensure the pilot complied after being informed of a fake bomb threat.

Source: Belarus ‘hijacking’ is test for international community | Belarus | The Guardian

China Will Likely Ban All Bitcoin Mining Soon – Slashdot

Bitcoin took investors on another rollercoaster ride over the weekend after a top regulator in China announced a crackdown on mining, a new tack in the country’s ongoing fight against the cryptocurrency. The government will “crack down on bitcoin mining and trading behavior and resolutely prevent the transfer of individual risks to the society,” said the statement, which was issued by the Financial Stability and Development Committee of the State Council, the country’s cabinet equivalent. The committee is chaired by Vice Premier Liu He, who acts as President Xi Jinping’s top representative on economic and financial matters.

“The wording of the statement did not leave much leeway for cryptocurrency mining,” Li Yi, chief research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, told the South China Morning Post. “When all mining activities are banned in China, it will be a turning point for the fate of bitcoin, as a large chunk of its processing power is taken out of the picture.” The Chinese government isn’t just worried about financial stability, either. A commentary piece in Xinhua News, the Communist Party’s official media outlet, elaborated on the government’s stance, voicing concerns about bitcoin’s role in money laundering, drug trafficking, and smuggling. It also mentioned bitcoin’s profligate energy use. Last week, China warned financial institutions not to participate in crypto-transactions or related services. Source: China Will Likely Ban All Bitcoin Mining Soon – Slashdot