To start the day …. “Climate Change: Open Letter to World Leaders”!!


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~~December 7, 2015~~ 

OPEN LETTER TO WORLD LEADERS

2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 is being held in Le Bourget, Paris, from November 30 to December 11.

It is the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference

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2498 academics from 75 countries signed this Open Letter calling for world leaders meeting in Paris to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Prominent signatories include Noam Chomsky, Naomi Oreskes, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael E. Mann, Ursula Oswald Spring, Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, and Peter Singer.

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Open Letter from Academics to World Leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Conference 2015

Some issues are of such ethical magnitude that being on the correct side of history becomes a signifier of moral character for generations to come. Global warming is such an issue.

Indigenous peoples and the developing world are least responsible for climate change, least able to adapt to it, and most vulnerable to its impacts. As the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris approaches, the leaders of the industrialized world shoulder a grave responsibility for the consequences of our current and past carbon emissions.

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Yet it looks unlikely that the international community will mandate even the greenhouse gas reductions necessary to give us a two thirds chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. At the moment, even if countries meet their current non-binding pledges to reduce carbon emissions, we will still be on course to reach 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

This is profoundly shocking, given that any sacrifice involved in making those reductions is far overshadowed by the catastrophes we are likely to face if we do not: more extinctions of species and loss of ecosystems; increasing vulnerability to storm surges; more heatwaves; more intense precipitation; more climate related deaths and disease; more climate refugees; slower poverty reduction; less food security; and more conflicts worsened by these factors.

Given such high stakes, our leaders ought to be mustering planet-wide mobilization, at all societal levels, to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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We undersigned concerned academics, researchers and scientists from around the world recognize the seriousness of our environmental situation and the special responsibility we owe our communities, future generations, and our fellow species.

We will strive to meet that responsibility in our educational and communicative endeavors.

We call upon our leaders to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change. With just as much urgency, we call upon our fellow citizens to hold their leaders responsible for vigorously addressing global warming.

For the full list of signatories please see below.

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http://globalclimatechangeweek.com/open-letter/

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~~SOURCES~~ 

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

https://twitter.com/ClimateReality

https://www.facebook.com/ClimateReality?_rdr=p

https://www.instagram.com/ClimateReality/

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~Open Letter to World Leaders~

~Published on Sep 24, 2015~

Around the world, people from all walks of life are standing together to demand a strong climate agreement in Paris and a healthy future for the planet. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen.

So we’ve put together this Open Letter with one very clear message: DEAR WORLD LEADERS: TAKE CLIMATE ACTION NOW.

People from around the world are affected by climate change today – right now. And they’re calling out to world leaders to demand real action this year at the UN climate talks in Paris.

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Thoughts for today, #297 .… “Humor for Wine Drinkers”!!


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~~December 4, 2015~~ 

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

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Wine Sayings & Wine Quotes

“Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was every granted by the gods to man.”

~Plato~

“God many only water, but man made wine.”

~Victor Hugo~

“Wine – it should be enjoyed for the benefits of the soul – and nothing more.”

~Peter Fiduccia, Wine Lover~

“Wine can be considered with good reason as the most healthful and hygenic of all beverages.”

~Louis Pasteur~

“The wine in the bottle does not quench thirst.”

~George Herbert~

“Sip, Swirl, Swallow!”

~Micheline R. Ramos, Wine Lover~

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.enjoyhopewellvalleywines.com/wine-sayings.html

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Something to think about …. “We’ve known all along”!!


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~~November 28, 2015~~ 

WHAT WE ALL KNOW 

The legality of cannabis for general or recreational use varies from country to country.

Possession of cannabis is illegal in most countries as a result of the agreement about Indian hemp, also known as hashish, in the  International Opium Convention (1925).  However, many countries have decriminalized the possession of small quantities of cannabis.

Some states in the US allow use of medical cannabis in state, territorial, Indian reservation, and Federal district laws, although the use is illegal by federal law. Federal agencies claim that federal law comes first.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_country

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #396 …. “”Lil Bub …. Christmas Is Here”!!


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~~November 27, 2015~~ 

LIL BUB BRINGS .. CHRISTMAS IS HERE

BUB is a very special one of a kind critter.

More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet.

In July of 2011, she was discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana at only a few weeks old. She was taken in as a rescue when it was clear that she would require special care. Since then BUB has become one of the most famous cats on planet.

She is a published author, a talk show host, the star of an award winning documentary, and has helped raise over $200,000 for animals in need.

Shortly after turning one year old, BUB was diagnosed with an exceptionally rare bone condition called osteopetrosis.

For more info about Lil Bub click on the link below

https://www.facebook.com/iamlilbub/info/?tab=page_info

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https://www.facebook.com/iamlilbub/timeline

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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Thoughts for today, #291 .… “The irony …. this year”!!


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~~November 23, 2015~~ 

NO PLACE FOR THEM

This Thanksgiving, No Place for Refugees at the American Table
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, there has been a crushing backlash against refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. As Americans prepare for one of the most popular national holidays, Thanksgiving, which commemorates the support and nourishment provided by the indigenous people to English refugees seeking a better life free from religious persecution, a wave of xenophobia is sweeping the country.

In the U.S. Congress, no less than six separate bills have been put forward to block any federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria or Iraq and to empower states to deny entry into their “territory.” 

Imagine if all of a sudden we had 50 “statelets” creating their own border checkpoints, stopping all travelers, looking for anyone suspicious, i.e., any and all Syrians.

So far, 31 state governors have essentially demanded this.

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Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order forbidding any agency of state government from cooperating in any way with Syrian refugee support efforts. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have called for a pause in the Syrian refugee program, with the support of Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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It has been almost 400 years since that first, fateful Thanksgiving feast in Massachusetts.

Xenophobic policies like those threatening to shut out refugees from these wars, if allowed to stand, should serve as a shameful centerpiece at every Thanksgiving table this year.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_thanksgiving_no_place_for_refugees_at_the_american_table_20151118

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Something to think about …. “American Food System: Fat, Sick and Undernourished”!!


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~~August 26, 2016~~ 

AMERICAN FOOD SYSTEM

Let’s be real

The American food system today has some pretty daunting issues. We’re saddled with a farming system that, on the whole, releases a massive amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (675 million metric tons annually at the most recent tally, to be exact), sucks nutrients from the soil, and leaches chemicals into the water table.

And in regions with some of the richest farmland, historically speaking, you can’t buy a fresh vegetable for love or money — but you can get a two-liter bottle of potable sugar and an endless variety of nutritionally vacant foodstuff approximations at any corner store. To that end, we find ourselves in the midst of a dietary and environmental crisis.

We could ask, “How did we get here?”, but I’m not trying to answer that question. There are many possible culprits at whom we could point fingers, but what’s much, much more important is how we get ourselves out of this mess.

But what interests me far more are the choices that each of these people are making in terms of how to produce food more sustainably.

When there are so many problems, how do you pick which one to tackle first? In these fairly nascent stages of turning around the food system, it’s unfair to say that there’s only one correct solution.

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This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like

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At the end of the day …. “Why I’m Vegan: Athlete Tim Shieff”!!


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~~July 20, 2015~~ 

TIM SHIEFF … FREE RUNNER

When he’s not leaping across tall buildings, doing one-handed handstands or performing other daredevil antics, free runner Tim Shieff can often be found whipping up delicious vegan meals and speaking out for animals on his YouTube and social media channels.

Now, he’s combined his two passions to make a stunning new pro-vegan free-running video for PETA!

Tim isn’t alone in finding that plant-based foods help him perform at the highest level. Some of the world’s fittest, strongest athletes have performed extraordinary feats on a vegan diet

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Some of the typical benefits experienced by athletes after going vegan include:

Enhanced performance
Lean body mass
Improved endurance and stamina
Quicker recovery time
Resistance to illness

Of course, knowing that their diet isn’t harming any animals is an enormous, immeasurable benefit for all vegans, whether they’re athletes or not!

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/why-im-vegan-athlete-tim-shieff/

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Freerunner Tim Shieff Goes to Extraordinary Heights to Show the Power of Kindness

~Published on Sep 2, 2014~

Tim Shieff, American Ninja Warrior veteran and parkour champion, sprints, somersaults, jumps and climbs across the city in this breathtaking video, demonstrating how much anyone can thrive by choosing vegan.
Strong, fit and focused, Tim Shieff is a walking advert for the benefits of a vegan diet.

He explains: “I’m healthier and happier than I’ve ever been, and most importantly, no animals are getting messed with. Since going vegan, I can train longer and harder and even noticed my body heals a lot quicker”.

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~~Freerunner Tim Shieff: Why I’m Vegan~~

~~Published on Sep 2, 2014~~

In an exclusive interview, parkour champion Tim Shieff explains how a compassionate vegan diet has boosted his performance as an athlete, giving him more energy and helping his body become more resilient – which is vital to the sport of free-running.

He also shares tips for getting all the nutrients you need to be fit and healthy without harming any animals.

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