Dutch COVID-19 unrest ‘pure violence’ by ‘idiots’: PM | eNCA

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday slammed three nights of unrest over anti-Covid measures as “pure violence’ by “idiots” and vowed to prosecute those responsible.

The Netherlands was taking stock after a weekend that saw dozens of violent protests across the country against the government’s anti-coronavirus measures.

At least 130 people have been arrested, four people wounded and several police officers injured since the violence first erupted on Friday, when a protest in the port city of Rotterdam turned into running battles between police and rioters.

The unrest in Rotterdam and in several cities around the country “is pure violence under the guise of protest,” Rutte told Dutch media on Monday.

“I understand that there is a lot of tension in society because we have been dealing with the scourge of corona for so long,” Rutte said.

He said he would always defend the right to protest, but “I will never accept that idiots use pure violence,” he said.

Source: Dutch COVID-19 unrest ‘pure violence’ by ‘idiots’: PM | eNCA

Tô Thuỳ Yên | The scum of life (9)

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By Tô Thuỳ Yên, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

The scum of life

 

Long ago there are those who sleep away their afternoons

Dreaming about nothing at all

Upon nightfall, left without a trace

The mountain cliffs scrubbed smooth

So it’s less heartless?

Who dropped the bamboo walking stick on the side of the road?

Dogs howling at the evening moon

The water bay, a wilderness

The eerie call of the ferryman

The bay stretching out in delusions

Beyond vision is the wandering spectre 

Obscuring a prayer yet to come into light

Noisily questioning an impalpable fate

The frightful wildfires

Birds scattered in the blinding air

A time in history which had put you under its spell

You’re a hobo, a bum, a vagabond…

A battered ghost, slipping out of the back door

Scattered with holes through the once upon a time shiny lapel

A soul dotted…

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I can’t breathe

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CONTENT WARNING: POLICE VIOLENCE

I first learned about the concepts of #LANDBACK and the work of the Wet’suwet’en peoples’ work to protect their pristine land and water from construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in January 2020. One of the first things I saw was the following video. In it Denzel Sutherland-Wilson talks about land back.

Our culture and our tradition is the land. We are directly connected to the land. It’s our spirituality. We cannot be forced to be away from our land.
Nine days since we took the land back.
It feels like something you don’t normally do. (laughter) Its revolutionary, right?
I don’t think anyone’s ever really evicted like a 6 billion dollar pipeline before.
People get confused about what we want as Native people. Like “what do you want?”

Just like, “land back!”. Don’t need any reconciliation, don’t want money, like I don’t want programs or…

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Opinion | As some protest life-saving vaccines, the covid threat marches on – The Washington Post

the misguided anti-vaccine rallying call is basically the same around the world: We want our freedom! And the result, sadly, is that all of us — protesters included — will be less free to resume our normal lives. It is becoming clear that a new wave of covid-19 is gathering strength. The situation is worsening most rapidly in Europe, where German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the present surge could end up being worse than anything her nation has seen to date. Health Minister Jens Spahn was more melodramatic, saying Monday that by the end of winter, “just about everyone in Germany will probably be either vaccinated, recovered or dead.”

Source: Opinion | As some protest life-saving vaccines, the covid threat marches on – The Washington Post

If you wont do it for the humans … Do it for the animals! <3 FACE Foundation Rise in Pet Heart Inflammation Cases Linked to Covid Infection — FACE Foundation Blog

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Veterinarians have been noticing an uptick in the number of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) cases in pet dogs and cats, which has been making news recently. Investigation into these cases has shown that in many instances, this heart condition in pets developed after contact with owners who tested positive for Covid infection. A[…]

Rise in Pet Heart Inflammation Cases Linked to Covid Infection — FACE Foundation Blog

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Strah od voća – Fear of fruit

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Strah od voća sprječava mnoge ljude da zaštite svoje zdravlje. On, uglavnom, potiče od velike zablude da je šećer u voću isti kao i rafinisani stoni šećer i visokofruktozni kukuruzni sirup. To, apsolutno, nije tačno. Prirodna fruktoza i glukoza u voću i medu veoma se razlikuju od prerađenog šećera. Prirodni šećeri vezani su za antioksidanse, uključujući rezveratrol i ostale polifenole koji su presudni za održavanje zdravlja. Nasuprot popularnom uvjerenju, voće ne hrani kandidu i ostale gljive, rak, viruse, bakterije, niti bilo šta štetno za tijelo. Voće se bori protiv svega toga. Pošto se voće lako vari, voćni šećer napušta želudac i ulazi u krvotok u roku od nekoliko minuta nakon konzumiranja – tako da i ne dolazi u crijevni trakt.

Ono što hrani bolest jeste prevelika količina masti u ishrani. Uprkos trendovima koji vas ubjeđuju u suprotno, previše masti napreže jetru i pankreas, usporava detoksikaciju, doprinosi dijabetesu i masnoj jetri…

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