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Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

Backyard Wisdom

Have viewed and thought the same – good expression in essay on how non-human species display humane behavior…

Steve A. Wiggins

From where I was sitting, the robin appeared to be asleep. It was an overcast and chilly spring morning, so I had to admit that I was a little envious. Our back yard is divided from the neighboring landlord’s property by a kind of picket fence with square-topped stanchions every ten feet or so. The robin was sleeping on the stanchion closest to an old maple tree. A wiggle of movement caught my eye. Further down the fence, maybe seven or eight pickets back, sat an impatient gray squirrel. It was sitting up on its haunches, and flashing its bushy tail in an obvious attempt to draw attention to itself. The robin sat, implacable. The squirrel looked around like a nervous commuter who will be late for work. It hoped a picket or two closer. Up on its haunches, looked around, jiggled its tail. Still the robin sat. The squirrel…

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Dutch man who sold horse meat labeled as Halal beef given 50,000-euro fine

A Dutch appeals court has upheld the fraud conviction of a man who sold horse meat labeled as Halal beef to two French traders, but reduced his punishment to a six-month suspended sentence and a 50,000-euro ($65,000) fine.

Jan Fasen was convicted in 2012 for purchasing hundreds of thousands of kilograms of horsemeat from Brazil and Mexico, mislabeling it as beef slaughtered according to Muslim dietary laws, and then selling it on to two unnamed French buyers.

via Dutch man who sold horse meat labeled as Halal beef given 50,000-euro fine.

I think the people he sold it to should be named and I hope that a good number of believers in Islam line up to sue him for  endangering their physical and moral health!

Scientific study reveals up to 95% of Tory DNA is Neanderthal

Neanderthal Anti-Defamation League is lodging a protest about being compared to Tory members. Suggest that pond scum would also protest but that Venutians would be fine with it…

Pride's Purge


According to scientists who have compared the genetic make-up of humans with that of our closest ancient relativeslarge amounts of modern-day Tory DNA is Neanderthal, reaching up to 95% in the case of some activists.

Anthropologists have long speculated that the strong primitive and neanderthal traits displayed by modern Conservatives are the result of a much higher concentration of Neanderthal DNA than in the rest of the population but this latest study provides the strongest evidence so far that the modern-day Tory is indeed the direct ancestor of the primitive Neanderthal.

Small, pioneering groups of modern humans began to leave Africa 80,000 years ago and eventually reached areas with strong concentrations of Neanderthals such as Surrey and Buckinghamshirewhere the two primitive humanoids lived alongside each other in small groups and interbred.

As a result, the latest research indicates strongly that our Neanderthal close ancestors do indeed…

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35 successful small-scale producer innovative organizations (FAO)


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

When strong rural organizations provide services to small producers, they are able to play a greater role in meeting a growing food demand. Read the cases of 35 successful small-scale producer innovative organizations to learn how this is possible:


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Save the date: May 2 is Team No Kid Hungry Recruitment Day!


Join in next Thursday, May 2, during our one-day social media blitz to encourage the public to join Team No Kid Hungry and help us end childhood hunger in the U.S.! The day’s goal is to recruit 5,000 new members to Team No Kid Hungry, and we need your help.

Our Team No Kid Hungry Social Council, a network of 15 dedicated No Kid Hungry supporters and social activists, are working to recruit No Kid Hungry supporters, including high profile members of the culinary and entertainment industries for the Recruitment Day. These supporters will use their influence on social media to recruit advocates to join the fight against child hunger by taking the No Kid Hungry Pledge.

As an added incentive, the filmmakers who brought you the hunger documentary A Place At The Table will be donating $1 for every…

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‘Non’- Romantic Sectarianism


If your Lord had pleased, surely all those who are on the earth would have believed, all of them; will you then force men till they become believers?

__ Quran 10.99

Originally published in Daily News Egypt

Beni Suef– A story of romance has turned ugly and led to eruption of another round of sectarianism in Egypt. Rana El-Shazli, a 21-year-old Egyptian Muslim woman, is believed to have converted to Christianity and fled to Turkey with a Coptic Christian man.

Although interfaith relationships are common across the globe, it is a taboo in Egypt, conversion to and from Islam is always a tricky, sensitive topic in Egypt; however, in the current tense atmosphere, the situation has turned into a tragic story of exploitation. Angry Islamists attacked St George Church in Beni Suef, occasionally with Molotov cocktails, and forced Christians to close their shops for nearly eight days last month. Members of…

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Scientists Succeed in Growing Balls on Liberal Democrats in Laboratory

Pride's Purge

(satire – probably)

Liberal Democrats may in future be able to have their missing balls or backbones replaced with ones grown from cells taken from chickens or mice, experts have predicted.

Scientists say hybrids of mouse or chicken stem cells – both of which are remarkably similar in structure to those extracted from Liberal Democrat cabinet ministers – raises the possibility of growing missing teeth, backbones and balls on junior coalition MPs’ bodies.

Several pairs of fully functioning balls – created by combining stem cells taken from mice and Vince Cable well before he sold himself out for a seat in the cabinet – have been grown in a laboratory by researchers who hope the work could lead to Liberal Democrat MPs being able to grow back other things they lack – such as scruples or guts – and in the future it may even be possible to provide them…

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BIC also contends that the BIC Children’s Pen point is not likely to be placed in the mouth or ingested. According to BIC, the BIC Children’s Pen is designed without a cap, clip, or pen body that can be opened. In addition, the point is securely adhered to the ink cartridge, and therefore, the point is not easily detachable, and the point is retractable. BIC states that the frequency of mouthing of objects by children who are intended to use the BIC Children’s Pen is relatively low for the user age group (ages 5−12), and because the pen point is sharp, children will not mouth the pen point end of the product.

via – Notice Document.

The World Wide Web project – the first web page

The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents.

Everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document, including an executive summary of the project, Mailing lists , Policy , November’s W3 news , Frequently Asked Questions .

via The World Wide Web project.