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A Different Kind of Space Shot

from The Washington Post, September 8, 2015, by Rachel Feltman After three years maturing in space, Ardbeg Distillery’s malt whiskey has returned to earth.  The BBC reports significant differences in taste between earth whiskey and the International Space Station’s aged … Continue reading

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Reprieve for Wyoming Wolves

On September 23, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (the Court) issued an Opinion¹ and Order² overturning a 2012 rule promulgated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS, the Service, or the agency). The … Continue reading

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Gray Wolf Protection/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the federal agency charged with administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on land. wikipedia/Endangered Species Act  The ESA was enacted by Congress in 1973 and has been called “the Magna Carta” of … Continue reading

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Wolves Give Life

This gorgeous video comes courtesy of Shelley Coldiron, executive director of W.O.L.F.,  and Amelia Curzon, who blogs at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor  The video explores the ways in which wolves are regenerating the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park and … Continue reading

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Citizen Advocate Programs

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is setting up Citizen Advocacy programs across the U.S. and inviting us all to participate.  These programs are focused on approaching the challenge of dealing with climate change.  The NRDC proposes to train participants … Continue reading

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The Extreme Gravity/Distorted Reality Show

Black Hole at the Center  Eagle Galaxy remnant of an exploding star a fading celebrity avatar emits no light casts no glow gas and static are its outflow* the raspy noise of promise unkept opportunity squandered challenge unmet collapsing brilliance … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth/Wolves in the U.S.

Here’s a link to an interesting article in The American Prospect about wolves and wolf management in the Western U.S.  Everything I know indicates it’s accurate, fair, and thorough . Wolves to the Slaughter, by Christopher Ketcham Carter Niemeyer’s book … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

Who Are We? Americans, including me, think of themselves as decent people.  Certainly we have made mistakes as a nation – big mistakes.  But we learn from them, grow, and improve.  Our social structure encourages this. But now I wonder. … Continue reading

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René Who?

DESCARTES’ DOG

Pity the dog
of René Descartes.
Spoke no French
and thus had no heart.
No thoughts, feelings
or wants had he,
mechanistic brain in poor body.

DESCARTES

Descartes
was the world’s
least observant
dog owner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_rights#1641:_Descartes
http://science.jrank.org/pages/7246/Vivisection-An-ancient-history.html

 

 

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