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Monsanto's Genetically Modified ChildrenCan Monsanto chemicals permanently alter your child’s genes? Low-income tobacco farmers face skyrocketing cancer rates with more
Rest In Peace BrynBryn, the Cob Mute Swan, passed away on Wednesday 12th, in the evening. He will be sorely missed, as his partner, Wynn, is sitting on 6 eggs, and will have to try and raise the brood when there's no one to watch their backs. You can see the nest and Wynn sitting, on swancam on https://bishopspalace.org.uk/ Scroll down the homepage 'till you come to it.
After the Grenfell Tower FireFound this on the net
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It's the beginning of the weekend before Christmas, you've got everything sourced & sorted. From that which you give to that which you consume, like the turkey the nut-roast, the ham, boxes of fruit & veg along with plenty of booze. And it's all thanks to your little piece of plastic, your flexible friend. You're having a well earned rest & a very well earned drink, sitting before a roaring log fire, watching the flames climb up the chimney. You're drawn inward by the warmth of the fire, when suddenly, a face appears in the flames, an old man, his face painted, his long white beard plaited. Smiling, he holds out his hand, beckoning to you.
"Stretch out your hand. Stretch Out Your Hand.
Do you not have a greeting for me? Today of all days. Ending & Beginning Day. The day of Death & New Birth. Try "Solstice Greetings" or "Merry Solstice". You have forgotten me, haven't you.
Your children tell sweet tales of me & you laugh behind their backs. But I tell you; your children are wiser
Monsanto's Genetically Modified Children
Can Monsanto chemicals permanently alter your child’s genes? Low-income tobacco farmers face skyrocketing cancer rates with more
devastating repercussions affecting their children: severe physical deformities and mental disabilities. Choosing between poverty or
poison, Latin American growers have no choice but to use harmful chemicals such as glyphosate (in Monsanto’s Roundup) and Bayer’s
Confidor, if they want to certify and sell their crops to Big Tobacco. As patent and regulatory laws continue to favor the profits of
Monsanto and chemical companies, the tobacco makes its way into the hands and mouths of consumers worldwide in Philip Morris
tobacco products, while the poisons used to harvest the crops contaminate the farmers’ blood and are modifying the human genome,
creating genetically modified children.
Rest In Peace Bryn
Bryn, the Cob Mute Swan, passed away on Wednesday 12th, in the evening. He will be sorely missed, as his partner, Wynn, is sitting on 6 eggs, and will have to try and raise the brood when there's no one to watch their backs. You can see the nest and Wynn sitting, on swancam on https://bishopspalace.org.uk/ Scroll down the homepage 'till you come to it.
Here is a brief look back over my friendship with Bryn, starting in the present.
This is the last time I saw Bryn.
He doesn't like Herring Gulls on his water.
This was the last time he would see his offspring to fledging.
Bryn was so good at posing
Caring for the 2016 brood
A fine close-up
He always has their backs, whether in or out of the water. 2015 brood.
Bryn is pulling up
After the Grenfell Tower Fire
Found this on the net
Save the UK Fire Service
17 June at 03:02 ·
Sent to us at STUKFS Powerful and emotional story from a firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower....
I'm not sure if this is something that I should vocalise or whether or not it should be shared with the world but as I sit at home thinking about the other night the Grenfell Tower I feel like people might want to know how the incident went from the point of view of a firefi
The Great Manchester Run
Over 35,000 people are taking part in the 10k race, 5 days after the terrorist attack. Even the great Ethiopian long distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba is running in the elite race. The streets are filled with supporters. Manchester Will NOT be Bowed.
Tony Walsh read a new poem at the start of the race after there was a minute's silence. "Do Something"
This Is The Place
TONY WALSH'S POEM TO MANCHESTER
This is the place
In the north-west of England. It’s ace, it’s the best
And the songs that we sing from the stands, from our bands
Set the whole planet shaking.
Our inventions are legends. There’s nowt we can’t make, and so we make brilliant music
We make brilliant bands
We make goals that make souls leap from seats in the stands
And we make things from steel
And we make things from cotton
And we make people laugh, take the mick summat rotten
And we make you at home
And we make you feel welcome and we make summat happen
And we can’t seem to help it
And if you’re looking from history, then yeah we’ve a wealth
But the Manchester way is to make it yourself.
And make us a record, a new number one
And make us a brew while you’re up, love, go on
And make us feel proud that you’re winning the league
And make us sing louder and make us believe that this is the place that has helped shap