Endorsement: Alex Padilla for U.S. Senate – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

After too long with no Southern California representation in the United States Senate, Alex Padilla is a proud and passionate advocate for our region and the entire state. He very much deserves your vote to fill both the unexpired term and the next term in the Senate. Source: Endorsement: Alex Padilla for U.S. Senate – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

My son came into the world, as my friend lay down his life

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A poem in Vietnamese by Nguyễn Bắc Sơn

Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm


My son came into the world, as my friend lay down his life

Upon the setting of Venus

We were there for the rise of the same star

O Trần Thái

The year my first son was born

The same year you lost your life

A guerrilla soldier blind

Blindly shooting

At the body of a drowsy officer out in the battle field

In a blinding bloody war

How could anyone stay up?

When you died little brother

You will be the thunder

The golden dust

The wind and the clouds

In the eternal life and death of the universe?

My son

The year you were born into your father’s warm house

Out there, out in the smoky foggy jungle

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COVID-19 deaths reach 1 million worldwide so far in 2022 – ABC News

One million people have died from COVID-19 so far this year, the World Health Organization has revealed, describing it as a “tragic milestone”.

Since the pandemic began more than two and a half years ago, more than 6.4 million people have died from COVID-19 across the globe, according to WHO data.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday the figures reached this week demonstrated the world was not “learning to live” with the virus.

“This week, we crossed the tragic milestone of 1 million reported deaths so far this year,” he told a press conference.

“We cannot say we are learning to live with COVID-19 when 1 million people have died with COVID-19 this year alone, when we are two and a half years into the pandemic and have all the tools necessary to prevent these deaths.

“We ask all governments to strengthen their efforts to vaccinate all health workers, older people and others at the highest risk, on the way to 70 per cent vaccine coverage for the whole population.”

Source: COVID-19 deaths reach 1 million worldwide so far in 2022 – ABC News

Failing ambitions in New York: Is it too late for a strong Global Ocean Treaty? Part Two

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“Ambition” is a lofty word. “High Ambition” is even more inspiring. However, ambitions, once set, must be achievable and, if possible, achieved. Ambition is not a “well, it would be nice if it happened” word; it is a “let’s get it done” word. A High Ambition Coalition sounds like “let’s do it, together.”

Yesterday, I wrote aboutthe ongoing discussions leading up to a possible Global Ocean Treaty in New York. The talks conclude tomorrow. However, they have hit a major snag. The High Ambition Coalition for People and Nature, which aims to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030 (“30 x 30”) is faltering; and if it fails to achieve a Global Ocean Treaty (the coalition includes over 100 countries) then the 30 x 30 goal is literally dead in the water.

Ocean Extinction activists protesting at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon…

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White House Orders Journals to Drop Paywalls on Publicly Funded Research – The New York Times

Academic journals will have to provide immediate access to papers that are publicly funded, providing a big win for advocates of open research and ending a policy that had allowed publishers to keep publications behind a paywall for a year, according to a White House directive announced on Thursday.

In laying out the new policy, which is set to be fully in place by the start of 2026, the Office of Science and Technology Policy said that the guidance had the potential to save lives and benefit the public on several key priorities — from cancer breakthroughs to clean-energy technology.

“The American people fund tens of billions of dollars of cutting-edge research annually,” Dr. Alondra Nelson, the head of the office, said in a statement. “There should be no delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research.”

Academic journals will have to provide immediate access to papers that are publicly funded, providing a big win for advocates of open research and ending a policy that had allowed publishers to keep publications behind a paywall for a year, according to a White House directive announced on Thursday. In laying out the new policy, which is set to be fully in place by the start of 2026, the Office of Science and Technology Policy said that the guidance had the potential to save lives and benefit the public on several key priorities — from cancer breakthroughs to clean-energy technology. “The American people fund tens of billions of dollars of cutting-edge research annually,” Dr. Alondra Nelson, the head of the office, said in a statement. “There should be no delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research.”

La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P3e5: “Boom, Boom, Ciao” and Debt vs. Secrets

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

What is more important than debt, and debt forgiveness, to a government, especially, or  Its dirty secrets… ??

 

Gross, Palermo, gross!!

   Hmm, ok, yes, any government would do anything to keep those secrets secret.

And once again, Nairobi is right  PorNairo(where was her brain before, when she had her kid?)

Finally: a good reason to have a beautiful (if impossible) plan…

      Excellent, Profe! 

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    Last  week  was Part 3, ep 4: La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P3e4: “Dolphin” & More Debt !! , and

next week:  …

  “Somos la resistencia.”  Ahora, Si…

   “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Perfume de escritor

Before laptop computers and smart phones, I used to keep “notes” and “write” text for both fiction and non-fiction in my head as dreams or mind films while traveling. I’d run and rerun them until I got back home and could then transcribe into my desktop computer.

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SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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Alguien dijo, una vez, que huelo a papel, a libro, y a tinta, a bolígrafo, a páginas impresas, mezcla que forma, inevitablemente, el encanto de una fragancia, especial que no tiene precio porque se trata, simplemente, de perfume de escritor. Y es que, a pesar de que conozco y manejo la tecnología de la hora contemporánea, soy un artista de las letras, muy romántico, proclive a escribir mis textos en un cuaderno o en una libreta, antes de transcribirlos en la computadora y publicarlos. En ocasiones, por la dinámica cotidiana, me resulta imposible tomar el bolígrafo y escribir sobre una hoja de papel; entonces recurro, directamente, a los equipos modernos y me entrego al arte. He escrito fragmentos de mis obras en servilletas, pedazos de cartón, trozos de papel, boletos y comprobantes de pago de las tiendas, porque la…

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