Why is it taking so long to investigate the cutting of a Rastafarian’s dreadlocks by the police?

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The alleged cutting of a Rastafarian woman’s dreadlocks by the police on July 22, 2021 caused a huge wave of outrage on Jamaican social media. I wrote about the case here for Global Voices.

Well, once the storm of outrage had died down – and other news items and new “things to be shocked about” replaced it (the normal behavior of Jamaican netizens)… What happened? It has gone rather quiet. The recently formed Advocates Network has something to say about this. One hopes that the media will follow up on this, also. Meanwhile, we wait…and wait. However, inequity (perceived or otherwise) persists.

Citizens Demand Accountability!

Kingston, Jamaica. September 29, 2021: It is OUTRAGEOUS that after more than two months, the allegation of a police officer cutting off the locks of Ms. Nzinga King on July 22, 2021 while she was in custody is still unresolved. Neither her family…

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For unvaccinated, reinfection by SARS-CoV-2 is likely, study finds | YaleNews

Now a team of scientists led by faculty at Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have an answer: Strong protection following natural infection is short-lived.

Reinfection can reasonably happen in three months or less,” said Jeffrey Townsend, the Elihu Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health and the study’s lead author. “Therefore, those who have been naturally infected should get vaccinated. Previous infection alone can offer very little long-term protection against subsequent infections.”

The study, published in the journal The Lancet Microbe, is the first to determine the likelihood of reinfection following natural infection and without vaccination.

Source: For unvaccinated, reinfection by SARS-CoV-2 is likely, study finds | YaleNews

Calidad humana o rostros bonitos

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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Isaías Ayala Alipio, es un destacado especialista moreliano en materias contable y fiscal. Hace tiempo, fue presidente de la Asociación Michoacana de Contadores Públicos, Colegio Profesional, y más tarde de la Federación Nacional de la Asociación Mexicana de Colegios de Contadores Públicos, A. C. Actualmente, es presidente del consejo editorial de la revista Cuestión, que publica dicha agrupación a nivel nacional.

Hace algunas semanas, tuvo la gentileza de invitarme a escribir un artículo en la revista Cuestión. Colaboré con el artículo Calidad humana o rostros bonitos, que a continuación me permito reproducir. Para mí, fue un honor participar en el número 102 de la revista, impresa durante el pasado mes de septiembre de 2021.

A continuación, mi artículo Calidad humana o rostros bonitos:

Ha sido gradual, casi sin darnos cuenta, hasta que ahora, cuando necesitamos y exigimos…

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United Airlines CEO: Insisting on vaccines “right thing to do” – BBC News

Around 300 of the airline’s 67,000 US based staff are yet to comply with the strict policy, after an initial deadline of 27 September.

Vaccine hesitancy has been a hugely divisive issue in the US but President Biden recently made it easier for big companies to take a tougher line.

CEO Scott Kirby says United’s strict policy is “about saving lives”.

He adds that “when I retire someday, hopefully long in the future, I will look back at this and it will be one of the proudest moments of my career that we’ve made the tough decision, but the right decision to require vaccines.”

Source: United Airlines CEO: Insisting on vaccines “right thing to do” – BBC News

California Mandates Boost Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Workers – The New York Times

“Mandates are working,” said John Swartzberg, a physician and professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. “If you define ‘working’ by the percentage of people getting vaccinated and not leaving their jobs in droves.”

Unlike other incentives — “prizes, perks, doughnuts, beer, we’ve seen just about everything offered to get people vaccinated” — mandates are among the few levers that historically have been effective in increasing compliance, said Dr. Swartzberg, who has tracked national efforts to increase rates of inoculation.

The various mandates in place are arriving as many employers await further guidance from the Biden administration, which announced sweeping actions in September, including a mandate that all companies with more than 100 workers require vaccination or weekly testing. Mr. Biden also moved to mandate shots for health care workers, federal contractors and a vast majority of federal workers, who could face disciplinary measures if they refuse.


1968 was a year that the whole world convulsed. I was in Washington, DC when Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were killed, Paris burned, Mexico City your father saw, China ate itself… Vietnam…

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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Pido a mis lectores que me disculpen si acaso escribí abrumado. Hace rato, mientras escribía el presente texto, no pude contener las lágrimas al recordar el dolor y la impotencia con que mi padre narraba la masacre contra incontables jóvenes estudiantes, de la cual fue testugo en 1968

Un extraño silencio prevaleció en las calles. El ambiente, enrarecido, parecía distinto al de otros días, al de meses pasados, cuando la gente, en postrimerrías de la década de los 60, en el siglo XX, caminaba apacible, miraba aparadores, se asombraba con la mercancía novedosa, y los campanarios de los templos coloniales sonaban cada hora.

Entre el Zócalo y La Alameda Central, en la Ciudad de México, se resumía una atmósfera cosmopolita, la difícil prueba de la coexistencia en un país en el que el campo abandonaba los surcos y se…

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Orange Shirts and Wet’suwet’en Arrests


It is good that the land called Canada went through years of work related to the Indigenous residential schools. Passed legislation and budgeted funds. Has designated September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, celebrated for the first time a few days ago. Many wore orange shirts that symbolize the children who were forced to go to those schools.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission ran from 2008 to 2015 and provided those directly or indirectly affected by the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools policy with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has become the permanent archive for the statements, documents and other materials the Commission gathered, and its library and collections are the foundation for ongoing learning and research.

The Commission released its final report detailing 94 calls to action. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a direct…

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Mindful Mondays/ Turkish Tuesdays/Great Greek Wednesdays/Thoughtful Thursdays/French Fridays, Sacred Study Saturdays, Why “The 2nd of October is not to be forgotten,” and transit/Adulting ed/ libraries/ Health Care

Context, Critical Thinking, Continuous Learning: Project Do Better

The common good, or the general welfare, includes our neighbors, both to the south, en México, and elsewhere.

(aka Adulting Education), must become more fully inclusive for all of us. (2k wds, aim…)


So, it turns out that yz:

Action Items:

1.) Search for two different sources related to the Holocene Epoch and to the Holocene Calendar.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how a calendar based on the Holocene Epoch might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

4.) Write a book, blog post or tweet that uses an alternate calendar, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. If you write a book, once published, please consider donating to your local public library.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning,

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