Amorosa Soledad

ore de drum

Pe un raft al vacanței m-a așteptat câțiva ani, răbdătoare, Regina Margot. N-aș fi crezut că se simte atât de singură. În romanul lui Dumas părea înconjurată de admiratori și implicată în pasiuni pe cât de entuziaste, pe atât de imposibile, dar în cartea lui Eliane Viennot am întâlnit un personaj diferit.

Sechestrată în cetăți și fortărețe din sud-vestul Franței vreme de douăzeci de ani,

victimă a conflictului dintre soț și frate, iat-o mărturisindu-și tristețea și solitudinea în epistole și memorii.

În ciuda statutului de fiică de rege (Henri II), soră de rege (Henri III), soție de rege (Henri de Navarra, viitorul Henri IV), la un moment dat rămâne pe drumuri,

pentru că fratele ei nu-i dorește prezența în casa părintească, la Luvru, unde locuiau cu mama lor, Caterina de Medicis,

iar soțul vrea să se descotorosească de ea pe motiv de infertilitate.

Fără bani să-și plătească personalul, erau zile…

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Pensamentos.me/ VEM comigo!

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Muitas vezes o homem se reveste de remorso. Daí, a vida afrouxa um pouquinho e, em seguida, pede uma explicação sobre o externo, o palpável, ou seja, a sua conduta, a sua forma de agir

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Somos aquilo fazemos e pensamos, ou seja, um emaranhado de nossas ações.

Marii Freire Pereira

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Imagem e criação: Marii Freire Pereira

Santarém, Pá 29 de agosto de 2021

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Opinion | Ron DeSantis, How Many Covid Deaths Are Enough? – The New York Times

Perhaps no politician has taken the reins from Trump with more vigor — and disastrous effects — than Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a man who thinks he could be the next Republican president. But to supplant the last leader of his party, he has to out-Trump Trump.

To accomplish this meteoric rise, he needed to do two things. First, become the darling of the Trump freedom fighters, fighting for the right to get sick and die. And second, he has to be the opposite of the establishment, in this case Joe Biden and his administration. If Biden swerves left, DeSantis must swerve right, even if the hospitals in his state are overrun and the funeral parlors reach capacity.

It hasn’t necessarily been easy for DeSantis to bait Biden. As The New York Times reported in March, Biden’s top advisers said they saw “no benefits in waging a culture war against Republican governors while they are fighting to contain the pandemic.”

But as the Delta variant became more of a threat and people like DeSantis became more entrenched, waging war against mask mandates in their states, Biden had no choice but to engage more directly. (Luckily, a Florida judge rejected DeSantis’s mask ban on Friday.)

Enticing Biden into open battle is what DeSantis wants and needs. It takes attention off the unbelievable tragedy playing out in his state, a tragedy in which he is complicit.

Protests over old-growth logging on Vancouver Island have sparked change, expert says | CBC News

Tindall said he believes certain changes would not have happened without the ongoing blockades near Port Renfrew, B.C. He points to the speed of the B.C. government’s decision to approve the request of three Vancouver Island First Nations to temporarily defer old-growth logging across about 2,000 hectares in the Fairy Creek and central Walbran areas, and to the federal Liberals’ election pledge to establish a $50-million old-growth fund.

Source: Protests over old-growth logging on Vancouver Island have sparked change, expert says | CBC News

Trudeau says he won’t back down after protesters hurl death threats, racist and sexist slurs | CBC News (Me: Canadians not all nice – they have insurrectionists, ‘proud boys’ and racists too)

For the second time in a week, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has had a campaign event disrupted by protesters shouting obscenities, uttering death threats against the prime minister and hurling racist and misogynist insults at people of colour and women in his protective detail.    Source: Trudeau says he won’t back down after protesters hurl death threats, racist and sexist slurs | CBC News

Five Decades Later, Medicare Might Cover Dental Care – The New York Times

Tens of millions of older Americans who cannot afford dental care — with severe consequences for their overall health, what they eat and even when they smile — may soon get help as Democrats maneuver to add dental benefits to Medicare for the first time in its history. The proposal, part of the large budget bill moving through Congress, would be among the largest changes to Medicare since its creation in 1965 but would require overcoming resistance from dentists themselves, who are worried that it would pay them too little. The impact could be enormous for people like Natalie Hayes, 69. Ms. Hayes worked in restaurants, raised a son and managed her health as best she could within her limited means. As she lost her teeth — most of them many years ago and her remaining front ones last fall — she simply lived with it. “I had a lot of pneumonia,” she said, at a recent visit to the Northern Counties Dental Center in Hardwick, Vt. “Not a lot of good dental care.”

Fauci: 100,000 new Covid deaths in US ‘predictable but preventable’ | Anthony Fauci | The Guardian

“What is going on now is both entirely predictable and entirely preventable,” Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told CNN’s State of the Union. “We know we have the wherewithal with vaccines to turn this around, and the reason the numbers are so alarming is that we have about 80 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not yet vaccinated. “We could turn this thing around and we can do it efficiently and quickly if we could just get those people vaccinated. It’s so important that people in this crisis put aside any ideological and political differences and just get vaccinated.”

Source: Fauci: 100,000 new Covid deaths in US ‘predictable but preventable’ | Anthony Fauci | The Guardian

APO Group – Africa Newsroom / Press release | U.S. Department of Defense Donates 300,000 Pre-Packed Humanitarian Meals to Southern Madagascar

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt donated nearly 300,000 pre-packed humanitarian meals from the U.S. Department of Defense to the regional office of the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC) and Catholic Relief Services in an official handover ceremony on August 25.

“This $2.1 million contribution by the U.S. Department of Defense is part of the U.S. government’s unwavering support for the Malagasy people facing food insecurity in the South and the Government of Madagascar’s response to the crisis,” Chargé Hyatt said.

Source: APO Group – Africa Newsroom / Press release | U.S. Department of Defense Donates 300,000 Pre-Packed Humanitarian Meals to Southern Madagascar