Friday, February 28, 2020
The Earth is where we make our stand – The Pale Blue Dot and the Only home we have ever known. This photograph of Earth taken by Voyager 1 was dubbed "Pale Blue Dot."
Video narration by renowned scientist Carl Sagan
“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
"The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
S.D. - Online Publisher - Great Mystery Publishing and Hope and Joy Network
We are not helpless. We, humanity, have created these problems the world now faces. It is up to US to fix them, or let the problems we have generated destroy us and every other living thing. Speak up, act on the principles of compassion, vote for those who have policies of welfare, kindness and ecological responsibility, live a lifestyle that helps not hurts the planet and each other, make a small difference, and together we will make a BIG difference. If we act now, if we act together, we can turn this around. Are you ready to make a positive difference?
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Friday, April 5, 2019
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Mother cows are pregnant for nine months before giving birth. After their baby is born, their baby is taken from her. EVERY baby this Mother cow will ever have, will be taken from her.
With a simple change in lifestyle, you can take a stand against #animalcruelty, help the #environment, and feel the #healthbenefits#tellitlikeitreallyis this #FebruDairy— #Herbiⓥore 🌱 (@herbivore_club) February 21, 2018
Video: Animal Recovery Mission pic.twitter.com/KiZjiGjRSQ
Cows would naturally suckle their calves for 9-12 months, dairy calves are taken away from their mothers almost immediately. Healthy young calves are very energetic and love to play and socialise with other calves.#tellitlikeitis this #FebruDairy pic.twitter.com/llIQfhHshK— #Herbiⓥore 🌱 (@herbivore_club) February 19, 2018
#Februdairy fact: once a cow has given birth, she and her calf are immediately separated so we can have all her milk. She reacts as any mother would: trying to get her baby back, grieving, lashing out. Cows and calves have been known to cry for weeks. pic.twitter.com/4HfI497U02— #Herbiⓥore 🌱 (@herbivore_club) February 18, 2018
Tail docking is a mutilation performed daily at dairy factory farms. Inflicted without anesthesia and under filthy conditions, this cruel act often results in infection. pic.twitter.com/NNyyKVEwMl— Mercy For Animals (@MercyForAnimals) February 21, 2018
#tellitlikeitis— #Herbiⓥore 🌱 (@herbivore_club) February 22, 2018
With a simple change in lifestyle, you can take a stand against the #animalcruelty in this video, together we will end this awful industry.
Go #DairyFree this #FebruDairypic.twitter.com/UGGD49Ovzk
On the slaughter line, watching, hearing & smelling what's happening ahead. Dairy kills calves. Reach across the grocery isle & choose delicious #vegan & dairy alternatives instead of putting babies through this. Learn more: https://t.co/SqJrl0TURK #Februdairy #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/OZ3GArKxMi— Lisa Marie Ⓥ (@GoVeganTweets) February 22, 2018
The following video reveals that Mother cows want to protect their calves from dairy farmers, because they know what will happen next. The Mother cow knows the farmer will take her baby away (like every previous baby she has had). Cows are not "dumb" animals; they love their babies and are trying to save them.
"Can any dairy farmers explain this video? I thought dairy cows lacked maternal instincts and didn't care about their calves, so what would be the need to warn farmers about the safety risks of interfering with newborns?"- @Jabronisout#Februdairy pic.twitter.com/SsN0COpDPl— #Herbiⓥore 🌱 (@herbivore_club) February 24, 2018
Cows have to be pregnant to produce #milk. Calves are considered waste products to the #dairy industry. They suckle their tongues or try to suckle the fingers of slaughterhouse workers before being murdered. #ThingsPeopleShouldKnow #DitchDairy #Govegan pic.twitter.com/4qUkyscYNu— FARM Animal Rights (@FARMUSA) February 26, 2018
Beware very graphic dairy video below.
GRAPHIC: Male calves are the hidden victims of the meat and dairy industry. Taken from their mothers, and slaughtered for veal at just a few months old. 💔 pic.twitter.com/nPKzuEPjfb— The Humane League (@TheHumaneLeague) February 25, 2018
Day 25: A cow ATTACKS a man as he tries to steal a calf. Another man watches on, laughing.— Kate Louise Powell Ⓥ (@KatePow3ll) February 25, 2018
The dairy industry will say cows & calves are indifferent to each other as their business depends on separating them. It's distressing for both mother & baby.#Februdairy #ShoutAboutDairy pic.twitter.com/ZcvJQLQRjM
John Webster, Emeritus professor of animal husbandry at Bristol University’s Clinical Veterinary Science Department, considered the world’s leading authority on dairy cows, states that the removal of her calf is the single worst incident in the life of a dairy cow. #Februdairy pic.twitter.com/OlnHry6ljm— Rebecca Ⓥ🔻 (@Beccaasauruss) February 27, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
This guy's singing to shelter dogs to help them feel less lonely 💙 pic.twitter.com/lbru5CSN02— The Dodo (@dodo) February 20, 2018
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
(Personally I love the old and new versions and cannot wait to check out the new film!)