Speak Truth To Power

Music

rmr-selects-183-from-r~m~r~Rant Maggie Rant plays The Kitchen Set (tx, sh)

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rpr-screencap-by-pklRPR (formerly half of Tanglefoot)–When The Spirit Moves

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Tuesday, 2015 February 24

sttpstarted reading speak truth to power: a quaker alternative to violence (a study of international conflict)

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keystone-vetoed Rhea Suh writes that President Obama ‘has promised to stop the Keystone XL [pipeline (which he vetoed today)] if it drives significantly more global warming pollution and climate chaos. The evidence is now overwhelming that this project would do exactly that.’ She urges us to tell President Obama that the Keystone XL pipeline is not in our interest.

Wednesday, 2015 February 25

the-big-ratchetRuth deFries in The Big Ratchet  warns that a ratchet is followed by a pivot, then a hatchet, leading to an ever bigger ratchet. But whether our species survives this pivot and hatchet is any one’s guess.

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Orangutan (13968756513)km and i sat in the sun, playing scrabble. later, sue and i watched nature (the last orangutan eden), nova (building wonders: hagia sophia), and earth: a new wild (water).

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Thursday, 2015 February 26

grand_canyon_panorama-from-wcPresident Wilson established the Grand Canyon National Park on 1919-02-26. Theodore Roosevelt said: ‘You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you’.

sttpreading speak truth to power. watched the nature of things (the great human odyssey: journey’s end) and doc zone (transforming gender).

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Bayfront ParkThe David Suzuki Foundation notes that ‘Hamilton became the first Ontario municipality–and the 23rd in Canada–to sign a declaration recognizing environmental rights for its citizens…. Read more from lead community volunteer and Hamiltonian, Grant Linney.’ His first reason is so important, for without it, nothing else follows.

Friday, 2015 February 27

sttpsusan to toronto. nk and i played scrabble. reading speak truth to power.

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Saturday, 2015 February 28

great-barrier-reef-screencap-by-pklwatched coast in australia, which this week featured the great barrier reef and google’s amazing seaview of it. later, watched the greatest freedom show on earth, about the underground railway bringing escaped slaves to southern ontario.

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Sunday, 2015 March 1

vanier-from-jean-vanier.orgJean Vanier reminds us that ‘there is something very profound about culture as a place of belonging, a place of security, a place of celebration, a place where we can be poor and weak and strong together because the group protects the weaker ones, protects the more fragile ones.’

Connochaetes taurinus 690V0699 - Lip Keewatched national geographic (great migrations–born to move)

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Monday, 2015 March 2

Bedtime story - The Cat in the HatIt’s the birthday of Dr. Seuss, born Theodor Geisel, 1904-1991. ‘In 1955, an educational specialist asked him if he would write a book to help children learn how to read. Seuss was given a list of 300 words…. Two words jumped out at him: cat and hat.’

the_agenda_logowatched secrets of the castle and the agenda (food for thought?). editing speak truth to power excerpts.

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