Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Bill Authorizing Sandhill Crane Hunt | Sierra Club (Me: Killing is what they do best and like to do… just because…)

In October, state senate Republicans introduced S.B. 620, which would require Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to establish a sandhill crane hunting season. If passed, the bill could spell disaster for the Eastern Population of greater sandhill cranes.

Sandhill cranes are an ancient species with fossil records dating back at least 2.5 million years. In the 18th and 19thcenturies, overhunting and habitat destruction nearly caused the Eastern Population to become extinct. In the 1930s, Wisconsin was down to an estimated 15 breeding pairs; the birds had already disappeared from five other states: Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Ohio, and Indiana. Through concerted conservation efforts, the population has slowly increased over the past 70 years. In 2020, the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that Eastern Population number at nearly 95,000, with nearly half the population in Wisconsin.

Proponents of the hunt claim that there are now too many birds and that the hunt should be part of an overall management strategy. Senator Mary Felzkowski, who sponsored S.B. 620, argues that because the Wisconsin sandhill crane population is no longer endangered, “it’s time now to manage that resource, just as we do with all our other waterfowl and birds.”

Another backer, Bruce Ross, the executive director of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (WWA), says his organization would like to see “an ethical and sustainable sandhill crane hunt in Wisconsin” that is “science-based.” But in crafting the bill, Republicans failed to consult expert groups such as the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, or even the DNR. The International Crane Foundation (ICF), the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology (WSO), the Madison Audubon Society, and the Green-Rock Audubon Society have come out against the bill.

Source: Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Bill Authorizing Sandhill Crane Hunt | Sierra Club

‘Women are capable of doing this’: the doctor defying local laws to provide safe abortions by sea or mail | Abortion | The Guardian

Dr Rebecca Gomperts made waves providing abortion in international waters around the world. Now she’s prepared to help American women

Source: ‘Women are capable of doing this’: the doctor defying local laws to provide safe abortions by sea or mail | Abortion | The Guardian

Fiel a usted — Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA Derechos reservados conforme a la ley/ Copyright Soy fiel a usted. Me encanta en sus alegrías y en sus enojos, cuando me abraza o me condena al destierro, al reír y al llorar, en sus rumores y en sus silencios, acaso porque me siento con mucho de usted y la percibo […]

Fiel a usted — Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

Jamaica: COVID-19 boosters offered for over-60s

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I have been wondering about booster shots, in light of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Now, I realize that our entire family in the UK (aged over 18 years, that is) have already got theirs.

This just came in from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. So, off we go again it seems, to the vaccination centre!(We had two AstraZeneca jabs, but the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccinated people should also go back for the booster).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          

December 12, 2021

Health Ministry offers booster to all Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Sunday, December 12, 2021: Beginning tomorrow (Monday, December 13), Jamaica will offer a booster shot to all persons 18 years and older who have received a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The booster can be given with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine two to six months after the administration of…

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Patate e carote al vapore con semi di papavero


I semi di papavero ricchissimi di antiossidanti e capaci di avere effetti benefici sui valori di colesterolo. Associarli poi alla bontà delle verdure lessate con l’aceto che costruisce un equilibrio di sapori molto particolare… iniziamo!

Ingredienti :



Olio evo

Aceto bianco


Semi di papavero

Trattasi di un contorno semplicissimo e molto sbrigativo o di un modo per proporre un’insolita insalata perché arricchita da queste “lentiggini nere” che fungono anche da decorazione

Tagliate sia le patate che le carote a dadini di medio-piccola dimensione


Disponetele nel cestello per la cottura a vapore e fatele cuocere per scarsi 15 minuti


In un piatto fondo condite con  aceto bianco, sale e olio evo. Mescolatele e spolverizzate in fine con mezzo cucchiaio di semi di papavero


Impiattate e servite come contorno preferibilmente freddo godendovi il contrasto di colori che regalerà armonia alla vostra tavola.


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Battle of the Indianola “Indians”


First a reminder about today’s Indigenous-led forum discussing why mascots in Iowa are harmful and perpetuate white supremacy. Though Iowa has 27 racist “Indian” mascots still being used, they will spotlight the issue in Mason City where white supremacists have organized to protest the rightful retirement of the Mohawk mascot.

My Mutual Aid mentor and friend Ronnie James has been working on the use of the team name of The Indianola Indians and the usage of Native imagery on school property and apparel. Knowing I live in Indianola, Ronnie asked me to take some photos related to this which I was glad to do. He wrote an excellent article about the Indianola school board meeting he attended in August published by the Great Plains Action Society that he is part of.

After initial discussion among the board, they voted on tabling the issue until after their Nov. 2021 election…

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