Dream Where Life Begins

Politically Poetic

(To my kiddo)

I can’t tell you who you are to be
One thing I know for sure, 
Is that you must DREAM. 
Dream and BELIEVE, my dear. 
Fly over clouds, have no doubts
About the strength of your wings.
Dream, my darling, where life begins. 
Be in the moment, and if it’s okay, REPEAT.
Live on the edge cause that’s where the heart beats.
Until an engine is running, until the wheels roll.
NEVER GIVE UP, my darling
Never at all.

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Jane Goodall: If We Don’t Make Peace With Nature, Expect More Deadly Pandemics | HuffPost

Jane Goodall speaks via video from her home for a Greentech Festival event last September in Berlin. The pandemic curtailed h When I first went out to Africa, I learned a lot about the problems faced by chimps but also those faced by people living in poverty. I flew over Gombe National Park [in Tanzania] and, in the 1960s, it was part of the great forests that stretched across Africa. By the late 1980s, Gombe National Park was a tiny, isolated patch of forest, surrounded by completely barren hills. People living on the land were too poor to buy food elsewhere. That’s when it hit me. If we don’t help these people find ways of living without destroying the environment, and help lift them out of poverty, then we can’t hope to save these forests or anything else.  So we began a method of community-based conservation, right from the beginning working with the people, not a bunch of arrogant white people going into a poor village and telling them what we were going to do to help. Instead, we were asking them, what will help you most? Now that [program] is in six other African countries.  There’s no more bare hills around Gombe. The people have understood. As we gradually increased the things we could do for them, like keeping girls in school with scholarships and providing microcredit opportunities for small

Source: Jane Goodall: If We Don’t Make Peace With Nature, Expect More Deadly Pandemics | HuffPost

The Historic Russian Recipe That Turns Apples Into Marshmallows – Gastro Obscura

Sour, even underripe apples are best for pastila. This recipe takes a cue from Belyov-style pastila, which is stacked into layers, dried again, and then sliced. But Goldstein recommends simply taking two layers and sandwiching them together with jam.

Ingredients

6 large apples (if you’re outside Russia, Granny Smith makes a good substitution for Antonovka)
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 egg whites
Powdered sugar for dusting Source: The Historic Russian Recipe That Turns Apples Into Marshmallows – Gastro Obscura

Freshwater biodiversity losses threaten nutritional health of people in Peruvian Amazon – UPI.com

A boy holds a freshly caught boquichico, a commonly eaten freshwater fish species, along the banks of Peru's Ucayali River. Photo by Sebastian Heilpern Populations in the Peruvian Amazon rely on freshwater fish for a significant portion of their diet. Unfortunately, many of these fish species have suffered significant declines over the last few decades as a result of climate change, land degradation, overfishing and pollution. According to new research, ongoing freshwater biodiversity losses in the region are likely to result in significant nutritional shortages for many indigenous communities.

Source: Freshwater biodiversity losses threaten nutritional health of people in Peruvian Amazon – UPI.com

Biden Administration Continues To Defend Social Media Registration Requirement in Court – Slashdot

The registration requirement, which stems from the Muslim ban, is the subject of an ongoing First Amendment challenge filed by the Knight Institute, the Brennan Center, and the law firm Simpson Thacher on behalf of two documentary film organizations, Doc Society and the International Documentary Association. Source: Biden Administration Continues To Defend Social Media Registration Requirement in Court – Slashdot

Green Exercise? Yes, Please! — Micro of the Macro

View from O’Leary Peak trail, Northern Arizona According to an article from Woodland Trust, the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK,  Exercise . . . releases endorphins, improves both physical and mental health and helps you sleep better. . . But did you know that where you exercise can make a real difference?  Exercising […]

Green Exercise? Yes, Please! — Micro of the Macro

Alibhadra

Weekend Stories by Trishikh

In classical Buddhist literature and the five-thousand-year-old epic Mahabharata, there is a mention of a road calledUttarpathor the Northern road connecting the eastern regions of India to ancient Greece through Central Asia. Later in history during the 3rd century BC, Emperor Chandragupta Maurya rebuilt this mighty highway to reconnect India with Europe. Following him, Emperor Ashoka The Great further developed this ancient road.

Now on the 23rd day of October in the year of our lord 1605 AD, a tall and dark man of jet-black skin ran barefoot under the darkness of a dimly lit night sky in the umbrae of the trees and the forests beside the same road. He certainly did not want to be seen. Stealth, speed, and camouflage seemed to be his strengths while he moved like a half-clad ninja through the shadows.

During the Mauryan empire, this glorious pathway stretching two-thousand-five-hundred kilometres connected…

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A Slap In The Face

Sad day for democracy and the nation – hiding truth for political advantage…

Filosofa's Word

Well, it’s done.  We all expected it, but it’s still a slap in the face, a gut punch.  The mindless, conscienceless Republicans in the Senate struck down the proposal for a commission to investigate the events of January 6th.  Once again, We the People have been denied our rights, told by the likes of Moscow Mitch McConnell to sit down and shut up.  Since we are not important to the members of Congress, perhaps it’s time we stop paying their salaries, eh?  A nice widescale tax revolution ought to get their attention.  Why, after all, should we pay for services that we are not getting?  I’m too angry at the moment to write anything coherent, so I share with you yesterday’s Claytoonz on this topic …


Republicans Heart Terrorists

Republicans do not want to investigate the January 6 terrorist attack on the Capitol. Why? Because it’ll anger Donald…

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