Category: ANIMAL LIVES

Cyrus, the Bodega cat (NYT Lottery commercial)—gift for all feline lovers

We do NOT approve of lotteries in general, of any kind, regarding it as another form of gambling or taxation, mostly on the poor, a regressive form, and we did NOT get paid for running this ad. We are doing it because we like what we see and the spirit of the production, with Cyrus, a truly heartwarming feline. Sure, we love animals. And we have a special place in our hearts for kitties—who in his right mind doesn’t? Cats are special. (No offence to cows, birds and dogs, of course, or the rest of the animal nations, all of whom we embrace as siblings and co-travelers in this journery through life and space.)

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USN submarine research killing whales and other marine life

There has been an unprecedented amount of marine-life washing up on shores by the thousands either dead or dying. When still alive, they appeared in most cases to be clearly disoriented. Ones that were helped back to the water would only find themselves right back on the beach, and in some cases internal and external trauma was apparent; periodically dolphins and even whales have been found with perforated ear drums. Some showing up dead with dozens of pounds of toxic plastic waste inside their stomachs. The timeline of these unusual events perfectly coincide with the US Navy’s planned five-year test of underwater sonar and sonic weaponry that commenced in 2014 and will last until 2019. One weapon being tested manipulates a tiny ball of plasma to produce incredible noise.

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New climate change report: Impact of global warming “already being felt”

Since the Industrial Revolution, the techniques of advanced production have spread to every country of the globe. All countries contribute to the production of greenhouse gases and deforestation, which are the main drivers of climate change. As a result, any effort to halt rising worldwide temperatures must be inherently international to have any chance of success. Despite the claims of Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and their allies, no reduction of greenhouse gas emissions within the borders of the United States would bring a halt to rising worldwide temperatures.

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