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“If it is not right, do not do it,” Marcus Aurelius wrote, “if it is not true, do not say it.” But it’s worth pointing out that as a philosophy, Stoicism demands more of us than just this negative. As Marcus would also point out, “Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only [...]
We’re clinging to fantasies while the world crumbles. And we like it that way. By Andrew Nikiforuk Yesterday | TheTyee.caAndrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about the energy industry for two decades and is a contributing editor to The Tyee. Find his previous stories here. ‘The real unfolding drama — the collapse of a global [...]
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Amazing and yet so sad to read about and now see what we have done to our world, so shortsighted are we!
In the last ten days there have been announcements about two different giant birds that used to live in New Zealand. There’s a human-sized penguin that flourished during the Paleocene – the first age after the dinosaur extinction event – and a one-metre tall parrot that lived some tens of millions of years later in the early Miocene. That era is still ancient to us: it lasted from 23 to 5 million years ago, so the one thing that we can say about this giant parrot is that it’s dead.
It’s not surprising that either species of bird existed. Island gigantism (or, sometimes, its flip-side, dwarfism) is a known evolutionary phenomenon associated with isolation. And New Zealand was literally the lost world of Professor G. E. Challenger – a place where the surviving dinosaurs – birds – dominated. When humans first arrived around 1300 AD (give or take a few…
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Oh so well thought out and written! Back to the days of owing humans when you buy a country!
Maybe Trump thinks world domination is like Monopoly or Ticket to Ride. He wants to buy Greenland? BUY Greenland? In 2019. The colonialist mentality just doesn’t end, does it?
Does President Trump know that nearly 90% of Greenland’s population is Inuit (similar to what non-Inuit Americans call Eskimos). Does President Trump know that these Greenlanders have lived there for 5000 years? He thinks maybe he’ll buy their homeland for the U.S.? Would the Inuit, the Greenlanders, be part of the package???!
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Thanks for an update on History.
Today, August 15, is National Acadian Day – la fête nationale de l’acadie. Not only is today National Acadian Day, but our Maritime provinces are in the midst of hosting the 2-week long World Acadian Congress, aka le congrès mondial acadien, which takes place every five years. It’s a hugely significant event; something like 100,000 people are expected to take part in activities involving music, story-telling, feasts, and massive family reunions. 100,000 Acadians gathering from many parts of the world to celebrate their culture and heritage. To celebrate in style. To get to know each other. To connect and reconnect. If there’s a LeBlanc, an Arsenault, a Doucet, Landry, Haché, Thériault, Cormier, Caissie, Cyr, Duguay, Gallant, Doiron, Melanson, Richard, Roy, or a number of other family names in your family tree, then you undoubtedly have Acadian blood. It’s a heritage worth embracing.
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In the midst of climate breakdown, governments around the world are funding and protecting the fossil fuel industry By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th August 2019 The tragedy … Source: Fossil Rebellion