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Billions of animals from small birds and squirrels to raccoons and cats have died crushed in mechanized truck trash collectors....Neither corporate nor municipal trash collectors take the time to check dumpsters or cans before emptying them
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Turning trash into treasure: using plastic pellets in building blocks and road construction
https://qz.com/africa/1263830/how-a-ghanaian-entrepreneur-uses-recycled-plastic-to-make-cheaper-roads-and-building-blocks/
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A cricket on the hearth is good luck, it is said. A company is making dog food treats out of killed crickets. Crickets too have rights.
There are 147 million vegan dog websites.. Vegan dogs are smarter, gentler, healthier, stronger.
Vegan dogs are smarter, gentler, healthier, stronger. Vegetarian cats are smarter, gentler,
healthier, stronger than fisheating cats who have radiation, mercury poisoning, kidney stones etc.
https://www.petfoodprocessing.net/articles/13285-cricket-based-pet-treat-company-to-debut-first-dog-foods
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Wikipedia referred to the 44,000 cows on the Mormon owned Deseret Ranches of Florida as 'head of beef cattle'. Animals are not just their heads but their bodies.
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Some Mormon businesses do not sell coffee or tea because of caffeine but do sell caffeine containing colas. Dioxypurine (caffeine) is not as harmful as trioxypurine (uric acid) in animal muscle cells.
Why I Don't Eat Meat - UK Indymedia
https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2013/06/510447.html
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State agencies in Utah punishing vegetarian and vegan parents http://emmasmith.org/FamilyVsState.htm
There is a small but growing group of Mormon
vegetarians. http://ldsveg.org
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Business Insider covered 25 biggest landowners in US, but failed to mention
Deseret Ranches owned by the Mormon church which has the country's largest
cow calf operations, 295,000 acres in Florida as well as other cattle ranches and factory farms.
https://www.businessinsider.in/thelife/culture/the-25-biggest-landowners-in-the-us/slidelist/44893242.cms
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One of many Mormon church owned factory farms is https://twitter.com/nonviolentnews9/status/1368745971811823617/photo/1
In addition the church owns several cattle and other ranches, and was reported to own stock in a fast food chain.
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The following link claims to list the 10 largest ranches in the US but most listed
are under a quarter million acres, while
Business Insider has a more complete list
of 25 ranches at 250,000 to 2 million acres
https://www.landandwildlife.com/blog-post/largest-ranch-in-the-us
https://www.businessinsider.in/thelife/culture/the-25-biggest-landowners-in-the-us/slidelist/44893242.cms
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It is indeed ironic that the United Methodists support Heifer International's
animal cruelty since John Wesley, founder of Methodism, was vegetarian as were the founders of the Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventists, Franciscans etc. who believed Jesus, the Essene, was vegetarian.
https://veganchristianity.wordpress.com/methodismfounderjohnwesley/
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Heifer Int'l sends terrified baby cows, pigs, sheep, oxen, goats, water buffalo, llamas, alpacas, camels, rabbits, chickens, bees, frogs fish, to others in promoting animal ag. Some
beings die in being shipped. Others after a life
of slavery are slaughtered.
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Huge Brazilian cowkilling JBS got
tax subsidies from US. JBS and Smithfield (owned by Chinese co.) have had high
rates of worker covid infections. Farm animals and workers can transmit covid to
each other according to UC Davis, Univ of Minnesota, Dutch health authorities etc.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-foreign-meat-company-got-us-tax-money-now-it-wants-to-conquer-america/2019/11/04/854836ae-eae5-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html
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More:
In May of 2019 Trump gave 16 billion to huge animal agriculture operations. At that time JBS, world's largest animal
slaughter co., got 78 million $, more
than any US pig murder operation.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-foreign-meat-company-got-us-tax-money-now-it-wants-to-conquer-america/2019/11/04/854836ae-eae5-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html
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In discussing another Mormon church owned ranch the Salt Lake Tribune used objectifying pronoun 'which' rather than 'who'
to refer to cows. Mormon cattle ranches r a factor in Utah drought & fires fireshttps://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/10/01/lds-churchs-northern-utah/
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Singer Billie Eilish a vegan
https://vegnews.com/2019/12/billie-eilish-it-s-a-really-good-time-to-be-vegan
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Grocery stores could stop crushing produce and donate it to food banks.. restaurants could
donate cooked but not served food to food banks etc.
https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/03/we-throw-out-more-than-2-trillion-pounds-of-food-every-year-un-says/
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Georgia bill would criminalize giving food and drink to people waiting in line to vote. It would
also eliminate Sunday voting etc.
https://truthout.org/articles/georgia-bill-would-criminalize-giving-water-to-voters-waiting-in-long-lines/
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MSNBC's Sunday night host Mehdi Hasan, covered more progressive topics with
compassion, passion, and intellect than any other
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It took George Floyd 7 minutes and 46 seconds
slowly to suffocate under the knee of a Minnesota policeman who ignored his saying
he could not breathe. Whether it's a human being or a fish, all have a right to breathe.
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In 2007, JBS bought cow and pig killer Swift and Co. In 2008, it purchased cowkilling operations of Smithfield. In 2009, it acquired chicken knifer Pilgrim’s Pride. In 2015, JBS bought Cargill’s pig slaughter division. And in 2017, the company purchased chicken knifer GNP Co. 8 senators want JBS' monopoly challenged.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-foreign-meat-company-got-us-tax-money-now-it-wants-to-conquer-america/2019/11/04/854836ae-eae5-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html
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China has suspended imports from two Brazilian pig slaughter plants owned by JBS SA and BRF SA according to the Chinese customs authority, as it cracks down on meat shipments
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-meatpackers/china-halts-imports-from-two-more-brazil-meat-plants-amid-covid-19-concerns-idUSKBN2460PC
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JBS Co.setting fire to and bulldozing Brazilian rainforest has burned trillions of creatures alive and harmed the entire world's raincycles. JBS has 60,000 employees in US, and their slaughterhouses here had high rates of infected workers.
Worker sneezes can make the meat covid contaminated.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-foreign-meat-company-got-us-tax-money-now-it-wants-to-conquer-america/2019/11/04/854836ae-eae5-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html
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French fries require ideally 3 ingredients:
1. organic potatoes 2. olive, coconut,
almond or other oil 3. salt
Some of 19 items in McD fries
Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*, Citric Acid Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Salt. TBHQ. Dimethylpolysiloxane
https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/there-are-19-ingredients-in-your-mcdonalds-french-fries-736343-
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Greenpeace creates boulder barrier zone to prevent
destructive fishing
https://www.veganfoodandliving.com/news/greenpeace-boulder-barrier-destructive-fishing/
https://www.greenpeace.org/global/
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An overexposed NIAID director promoted the following vax knowing it was contaminated
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/05/03/719037789/botched-vaccine-launch-has-deadly-repercussions
Animal Rights And Environment News
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In 2016 a Massachusetts ballot measure banning the sale and production of eggs, veal, and pork from chickens, calves, and pigs confined in cages, passed with a 78 percent “yes” vote.
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Whole Foods is running an ad promoting purchase of Whole Fooss fish.. Once the fish are killed and cut up they aren't whole, nor are they ever
healthy food.
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8 countries with strong animal protection laws
Austria, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, UK, Denmark
https://www.scoopwhoop.com/countries-with-strict-animal-welfare-laws-in-the-world/
Vegan frienly cities: London, NY, Berlin, LA, Toronto, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Portland,.Prague, Bangkok
https://www.happycow.net/vegtopics/travel/top-vegan-friendly-cities
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Meat giant brings lab grown meat to Brazil.
https://vegnews.com/2021/3/meat-giant-to-bring-lab-grown-meat-to-brazil
Lab grown meat is better than murdered animal flesh, but also has uric acid, lack of fiber, homocysteine correlated to Alzheimer's
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Dan Levy of Schitt's Creek praises a vegan chicken sandwich
https://vegnews.com/2021/3/discovery-channel-host-toronto-vegan-chicken-sandwich
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Leonardo DiCaprio tells 37 million fans to replace
animal flesh with Beyond Burgers
https://vegnews.com/2021/3/leonardo-dicaprio-replace-meat-with-beyond-burgers
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More than 80% of Indian Ocean dolpins killed by commercial fishing
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/03/more-than-80-of-indi... 9
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Lyon France mayor's decision to remove meat from
school lunches angers others. A past Minnesota health dept official said that giving a child rare meat is
akin to driving 95 mph on the freeway with him in the back. Those who ditch meat are saving children from
leukemia, food poisoning, obesity, and dozens of other health problems
https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/lyon-mayor-decision-to-ditch-meat-in-school-lunches-angers-french-government/

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Woody Harrelson inspired 'Stranger Things' costar Sadie Sink to go vegan as a while back Danny DeVito
convinced Marilu Henner to go vegetarian. She said
DeVito didn't want cockroaches on the set killed.
https://thebeet.com/woody-harrelson-inspires-stranger-things-star-sadie-sink-to-go-plant-based/

Jackson MS outlaws labels of plantbased food as
plantbased meat. So now this mother and son team are
selling their Cajun Creole favorites in Portland Oregon.
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Though nut milk is hundreds of years old as a term,
the EU parliament kowtows to dairy lobby.
https://plantbasednews.org/culture/law-and-politics/george-monbiot-greta-thunberg-snub-eu-dairy-ban/
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Hayek Hospital in Beirut Lebanon becomes the first hospital in the world to offer exclusively vegan food
http://choosecompassion.net/news/lebanon-hosts-the-very-first-vegan-hospital-in-the-world/

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When the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Marylan
served only vegetarian food, the govt. threatened that unless meat were

offered to patients, the hospital would lose any federal funds

Vegetarians and vegans are taxed to provide health care for those with meat,

fish and dairy diseases, some of which are multiple types of cancer,

animal fat based heart attacks, strokes, and aneurisms, animal protein

generated Alzheimer's (animal fat and homocysteine), food poisoning,

kidney dysfunction (carnivores have 5 times our kidney size per lb),

arthritis from uric acid or pre-urine in meat muscle cells, addiction

(the trioxypurine in meat is more addictive than dioxypurine (caffeine),

impotence (animal food residue blocking penile arteries) etc.

Should meat, fish, eggs and dairy be taxed?

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Fed'l Senators, reps work to end prisoner murder or execution.
Rep Ayanna Pressley: "State sanctioned murder is not justice"
Former gov Jesse Ventura:
"Thou shalt not kill is not asterisked with exceptions."
Sr. Helen Prejean: "The Bible belt has been the death belt."
States with legislation to abolish the death penalty are asteriske

in the following link
https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-and-research/recent-legislative-activity

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Pescatarians, fisheaters, create fish suffocation suffering. Fish flesh includes

radiation, brain destroying mercury and other heavy metals, uric acid,

Alzheimer's generating homocysteine
Fish can't scream. Their flesh is neurotoxic, carcinogenic, raioactive.
"Raw fish such as sushi has liver flukes." -JBO
"Taking fish oil is like eating the filter out of a car." -Dick Gregory
Besides karma of asphyxiating fish, illegal nuclear waste dumping in seas by

many countries concentrates radiation in fish flesh.
http://chicago.indymedia.org/node/1215

All fishing is overfishing. Canadian seals are clubbed, Japanese dolphins are

knifed, whales
are murdered by Norwegians partly because
these beings eat fish whom humans want for
themselves.

Tobacco ads on public airwaves have been banned because of health risk.

Animal products
cause many more annual deaths. It's time to
ban meat, fish, dairy and egg ads.. for the animals, human health,

climate protection, energy conservation, higher food yield

Norman Schwarzkopf was given an award by the Safari Club for
having killed not 300 animals but 300 Kinds of animals.
He coordinated with McCaffrey, Powell, George H W Bush the
Highway of Death, the carpetbombing
murder of 250,000 people, children,
donkeys and dogs and the bulldozing of many of them alive.
https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_

commentary/on_the_highway_of_death
http://chicago.indymedia.org/node/84770

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“If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.” —Julian Assange

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N Carolina breeders have sent 1000 roosters to Guam for cockfighting
https://apnews.com/article/global-trade-guam-north-carolina-wayne-pacelle-

animal-rights-85fc66f1d984ce7b25986cd12a704b64

Polar bear trapped in a concrete jail zoo
https://twitter.com/VoytekR

Grocery stores which unnecessarily wrap produce in plastic
such as polyethylene, PVC, and PVDC
are polluting the world. Sticky labels, nonbiodegradable, on fruits and

vegetables annoy millions and their adhesive can harm ocean fish.

New York requires vegan meal option at all hospital meals.

The US has a much higher rate of Caesarian sections than
other countries. C sections generate much higher income for doctors.
MD's impatient at waiting for a natural delivery. Uterus
damaging C sections also leave scars. Some die under anesthesia. Women

gynecologists are less likely to do unnecessary surgery

Many mouthwashes and toothpastes contain animal derived glycerine.

Since Mitch McConnell refused to vote on Obama SCOTUS nominee and jammed

through a prolife executioner, it is
time to make SCOTUS a 15 member court, 6 GOP and 9 Dems

Buy vegan dog food to prevent cancer, heart disease, kidney problems,

arthritis etc in pets, and to
avoid killing some animals to feed others. It's time for
Nestle, owner of Purina, Rachael Ray and others to stop killing millions of
animals in dog foods.

Aldi's is an international grocery chain and should
accommodate vegans and those transitioning to it
by offering vegan icecreams and pastries. Neither are part of an ideal diet,

but both are better than the animal product versions.

Leo Tolstoy was vegetarian. The Doukhobors had some connection with him
... they became vegetarian and emigrated from Russia to Canada.
Between 1899 and 1914, thousands of Doukhobors left their homeland of

Russia to settle in Canada. ... In total, 7,500 Doukhobors arrived in Canada

during the four voyages.,
Why Doukhobors Are Vegetarians
http://www.doukhobor.org/Pashchenko-Nagorna.html
Current veganism in Russia
https://theveganreview.com/veganism-in-russia-the-past-present-and-future/

S Africa slowly embracing veganism
https://www.voanews.com/africa/meet-afri-vegans-south-africa-slowly-

embracing-veganism
Vegan Australia
https://www.veganaustralia.org.auhttps://www.voanews.com/africa/

meet-afri-vegans-south-africa-slowly-embracing-veganism

Covid-19: Single-use plastic impact 'will last forever'
Plastic pollution experts say the pandemic is making it hard for people to cut

down on single use plastics. (Hospitals
.. always huge nonrecyclable trash generators... even worse now)
https://bbc.com/news/uk-wales-54265590

Is this the first time in its 66 year history that McDonald's will offer
a vegetarian sandwich to its US customers?
https://www.livekindly.co/breaking-beyond-meat-partners-mcdonalds-

pizza-hut-taco-bell-kfc/

NY Mayor's office urges people to cut down on meat consumption for the sake
of climate protection.
https://www.livekindly.co/breaking-beyond-meat-partners-mcdonalds-

pizza-hut-taco-bell-kfc/

Volvo commits to all electric cars by 2030 and to phasing out of animal
leather
https://vegnews.com/2021/3/volvo-to-go-leather-free

Chile slaughters around 15.4 land-based animals per person / year, which is

much higher than the global average of 9.7. The country’s dependency on farm

animals is relatively high, with around 5 farm animals per person (compared with

a global average of around 4). Factory farming is widespread throughout the

country, particularly in dairy, pig and poultry production.
https://vaci.voiceless.org.au/countries/chile/

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Amazing Low Prise For Oppo F7 Review

Oppo is among the mobile makers that people always seem to clean aside, for the reason that of typically the huge fanbases of some of the bigger phone manufacturers. However, the organization has been quite successful through the years together with going under the radar in addition to surprise everyone with a new great phone offering. This particular time, they plan on amazing people once again utilizing their new flagship phone, typically the Oppo F7.

 

Design and performance

 

The exterior design regarding the Oppo F7Price will be, for a not enough a better term, conservative. The particular Oppo F7 Price looks basic, and dare I state it, a bit dull, compared to the range-topping phones of rival firms that have flashy in addition to innovative designs. The front side face is black; typically the sides of the cell phone are flat and shortage any embellishments at just about all.

 

Yet, even though the particular Oppo F7 battery may seem boring design-wise, it is an ergonomic desk. The curved and imitation carbon fiber back platter makes it easy to hold, although the telephone is mostly made regarding plastic, it does sense solid and well-made.

 

A person will need to have got a good grip upon the Oppo F7 because it is very large, and that is usually due to its 5. 5" Quad HD screen. Despite the fact that the type of the cell phone is unassuming, it may have got been deliberately done thus you may have nothing to discompose you from the beautiful HIGH DEFINITION display.

 

Hardware and satisfaction

 

Beneath the hood, you will certainly find a strong collection regarding hardware. There's the two. 5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT that provides more as compared to enough "oomph" for many mobile users. In addition, it comes with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU so you can play your most challenging of mobile games. The phone also uses their own ColorOS interface, which looks and feels a whole lot different from stock Google Android.

Unlike the previous Oppo N1, that has a really great swiveling camera, the Find7 decided that it would certainly stick with a standard, fixed front, and again camera.

 

The front camera is usually your run-of-the-mill 5MP entrance shooter, which is sort of a letdown because typically the Find7 is a range-topping phone. However, the rear camera of the Find7 is a 13MP present shooter utilizing a Sony Exmore graphic sensor. The six-element contact lens creates crystal clear images and videos. Speaking regarding videos, the rear shooter of the Find7 may shoot videos in 4K quality, which is really quite impressive.

 

The digicam software used by Oppo regarding the Oppo F7 Selfie is in fact awesome. It offers an amount of shooting modes in addition to settings, perhaps most obviously of just about all is the Ultra-HD function that takes 10 progressive, gradual HD pics and stitching the best ones directly into a single 50MP image.

 

Price and Verdict

 

 

Typically the Oppo F7 retails from around US$600 without a subscription. Even though the exterior of the phone is usually a little bit about the bland side, the performance and hardware is usually nothing to sneeze from. The Find7 is capable of doing merely as well, if not better than almost all of the additional phones at its value bracket. The impressive display screen display and powerhouse innards make the Find7 a single of the best mobile phones out there and that is definitely worth your current attention.Go: unlimitedoffer

Author's Notes/Comments: 

its really amazing Phone

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Oh, Holy Sausage Roll

Oh, Holy Sausage Roll

By jfarrell

 

(“who should be more offended; Christians, Muslims or vegetarians?” James O’Brien, LBC presenter)

 

I can imagine Jesus, Mohammed and Jaweh

All wetting themselves laughing to this;

Passing round a cheese pasty;

Jesus laughing so much, he snorts his coffee up his nose.

 

“It’s blasphemy, I’m boycotting Gregg’s”;

And the ones who say….

“they wouldn’t take the mick out of Islam, like they do Christianity”;

You really want Christians beheading sausage rolls?

 

Forgiveness is what is supposed to make your beliefs different;

Turning the other cheek, joining in and having a laugh;

Please guys, it’s not the messiah, it’s a sausage roll;

Get upset about something important.

 

All that good energy, gone to waste,

Complaining about a pasty;

It’s madness.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

blessed sausage roll, forgive us our sins; like too much cake and sherry this xams :-)

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As midnight approaches

As midnight approaches

By jfarrell

 

All my life prophesies are becoming….

Or so they shout;

The end is nigh, day of judgement,

Day of reckoning.

 

When USA dropped their bombs on Japan;

That was the real…. you heard the toll, too, didn’t you?

The toll.

Midnight had struck.

 

Cuba, Bay of Pigs, started the clock all over again;

You’d think they’d have learned….

The rest of the world got drunk, had lots of sex

Got rich, or got poorer, and forgot about everything important.

 

And that’s a big part of why we are where we are today;

The world might blow up tomorrow;

Me, myself and I, is all that matters..

For tomorrow we may die.

 

It’s never been the bombs that have scared me;

It’s always the people who might push the button;

North Korea might, coz they really think Trump won’t;

Trump might, coz he don’t like anyone thinking he won’t.

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

if more world leaders were women - would we still be in this mess, under this threat?

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Destroying statues, burning books

Destroying statues, burning books

   By jfarrell

 

Sorry,

Statues, paintings, art

I feel ill equipped to comment on

My idea of art was 2000AD.

 

Burning books….

Books I love, books I know;

Some books scare me; yes ban it; burn it;

Some books shame me; yes, ban it, burn it.

 

But I saw pictures of Mosil, after ISIS;

Like Dresden, after England’s Royal Air Force;

Like Pompei, after the eruption;

Is ‘Holocaust of Art’, ‘Holocaust of History’ the right way?

 

I have never read, and never will, wotever Hitler’s book was;

But I instinctively want it burned;

Though no personal connection,

I can give you 6 million and more reasons why.

 

But, I don’t study hate, or politics/religion;

Maybe, if I were clever enough,

Reading this ‘material’ really would help

In resolving all the world’s hate, and achieving Utopia.

 

A great coldplay song….

“i’m gonna buy this place and burn it down”

There really are some places, some people,

I wanna burn.

 

But, if we burn our past,

Our history;

How can we learn from it?

And what might it teach us, if we didn’t burn it?

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

great line from Sting - "History, will teach us nothing."

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It Sounded Like Popcorn

It Sounded Like Popcorn

By JFarrell

 

It sounded like popcorn

Was my first thought

A lot of popcorn

At one in the morning

 

Opening the bedroom door

And turning on the light

To find myself blind

As a wall of thick, black smoke engulfed me

 

Going to my balcony

And looking over the edge

To see bright, angry orange flames

Licking at the walls below me

 

Grabbed coat, 2 bottles of water

And a towel

Knocked door to door

Warning the neighbours

 

Went back to do the other side

But opening the door to that area

The smoke was too thick

And I retreated

 

Ours was not a serious fire, thankfully

And was quickly ended

I cannot even begin to comprehend the events and loss

In the West London fire

 

My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you

As I’m sure are the prayers of many others

And, again, I’d like to thank the emergency services

And all those who helped

 

Love does matter and can heal us all

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

my deepest sympathies

Balloon Parade by Fernando and Diego

It’s noon. Robert and Jessica are ready to get on the helicopter for their 12:30 pm news show. Today they are recording the Giant Balloons Parade from the sky. It’s a sunny, beautiful day and all the news are good news, there have been no robberies, no kidnappings, no shootings, no natural disasters, nothing. The worst report is that the city’s baseball team had lost their game. Robert feels happy and in peace and is eager to appreciate the view of those balloons. “What a wonderful day” -he says. “Yeah, it actually is a pretty good day”-replies Jessica. “For me it isn’t”- says the pilot, who joins the conversation from around the chopper. “I had some bad seafood yesterday and my stomach appears to be angry at me” -the pilot explains. They don’t say anything and hop on the white whirly-bird.

 

“Good afternoon Garlic City!! What a beautiful day” -starts the news anchorman from the studio.

He presents the first news and introduces Robert and Jessica. “Let´s go up to the sky with them” -he says. Jessica starts talking about the about-to-start parade and describes the different balloons she saw. Robert then complements the report with his wiseful facts. After some minutes, they go off air and Robert asks the pilot to overfly the parade a little while. “Andrew, let’s go for a ride” - said Robert. He doesn’t receive any answer. “Andrew?” -he asks again. Still no answer. Curious, he goes to the cabin and founds the pilot unconscious in his own vomit. Robert, not wanting to scare Jessica, turns on the automatic pilot and pretends to be calm. After a while, he realizes they are going directly to the balloons. Scared, he loses control and shouts. “Jessica… DO YOU KNOW HOW TO FLY THE DAMN HELICOPTER?!”. They are both freaking out. Jessica, resigned, starts praying. This is when Robert realizes that he has to do something about it. The adrenaline kicks in, he goes looking for the parachutes… just two of them in the box. He’s so mad and so scared that he doesn’t think it clearly. He gives a parachute to Jessica without saying there were only two of them. “I’ve always loved you” -Robert confess as he throws Jessica out of the chopper. Still with the adrenaline at the fullest, and a small heroic feeling, he puts the other parachute to the pilot and ejects him out. Just three seconds after, he realizes of the stupidity of his actions, he now is in an uncontrollable helicopter, with no parachute for himself.

 

 

He needed a plan. If he jumped, he had few probabilities of surviving, and the chopper would finally fall and kill many innocent citizens. He got an idea. He could give it a try to redirect the helicopter to fall directly to the lake, and in that way he could target a balloon to cushion his fall. He change the direction, made a little prayer, closed his eyes and jumped, targeting the Snoopy balloon. After that he knew nothing. He wakes up in the hospital, with a broken arm and a bandage in his head. He was alone. He had a fuzzy vision, he could just recognize the shape of a balloon and a box of chocolates. There was a card. He reaches for the card and read it. Jessica, and a heart signed it.   

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This story was written by me and a friend,the great, Diego Martinez

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Good News

The newscast begins in Egypt, a country trying to rebuild

Another thousand Egyptians injured and another hundred killed.

 

A young girls is kidnapped in Utah and only when free does she learn

That her kidnapper killed her mother and brother then left both of them to burn.

 

There are bullies on the internet who use words to ridicule and chide

These unthinking cowards are responsible for countless suicides.

 

And don’t get me started on politicians, we all know what that word evokes

We’re tired of all the gridlock, all those scandals and Weiner jokes.

 

Why even some of our sports heroes are nothing but common thugs

Who misrepresent the truth about steroids and performance enhancing drugs.

 

Even in the entertainment industry the sordidness is rife

Isn’t Simon Cowell expecting a baby with his ex-friend.’s wife?

 

It seems everywhere we look today its the bad news being shared

Just tune into any news channel and see what’s being aired.

 

But if we look a little harder good news truly does abound

News that once we find it will inspire and astound.

 

Nick Vujicic has no worries and is filled with insatiable charm

Despite the fact his legs are missing and he has no arms.

 

Team Hoyt, a father/son marathon/triathlon team are considerably quick

Actually, it’s Dick who does the running (but don’t tell that to Rick!)

 

If you look past all the bad news, all the killing, all the dangers

You might see people helping people, and strangers helping strangers.

 

You might see flash mobs rising up at any time or place

They are created for one reason, to put a smile on your face.

 

You vicariously feel the elation no matter how far you roam

As you watch a family’s reaction to a soldier coming home.

 

The bad news is the first to air...it seems the networks want it that way.

It’s my hope one day the broadcast will begin with the good news of the day.

 

Until then...until they stop airing stories that are tragic, sad and bleak

 

I’ll probably turn off the evening news for it’s the good news that I seek.

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