Peace For Syria (And the Rest of the World)!

The US missile strikes in Syria are an unconstitutional and unwarranted act of aggression against a sovereign state to further geopolitical objectives justified by a false flag operation. This is terrorism.
It also further increases the risk of war between the US and Russia. This benefits nobody long term.
We need to replace this terrorism with sanity in government.
Yanks, please insist your Congress reign in your military industrial complex controlled executive branch. Here is a petition to do so.
Dear Tom,
Last night, President Trump launched a major missile strike against Syria, stating that the action was in retaliation for the deplorable chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians earlier this week.
As The Nation’s John Nichols points out, the Constitution requires authorization by Congress—something Trump did not have—to declare war. And Congress is about to leave Washington for its spring recess. Nichols quotes Representative Barbara Lee, the lone vote against President George W. Bush’s 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force: “at a time when President Trump stands on the verge of marching our nation into another war with unknown costs and consequences, Congress should not be on recess. I urge the Speaker to honor the Constitution and require a debate and vote on any further use of force in Syria.”
We’ve launched a petition demanding that members of Congress cancel their spring recess to rein in Trump’s illegal war. You can click here to sign,
but don’t stop there. Call your representatives with the same message. You can reach them at the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find your senators’ numbers here and representative’s number here.
It is vital that Congress feels the heat from constituents angry about yet another illegal war in the Middle East. Sign our petition, then call your members of Congress now and demand they rein in Trump’s illegal war.
All the best,
Sarah Arnold
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Let's Demand A Clean Up!

If you are the sort of person who cleans up after yourself, who puts things back where you found them, who returns things you borrow and tries to keep your place neat and tidy, you would probably expect others to do the same. And it probably dismays you when they don’t.
You recognise it as being very short term think and irresponsible.
Well, why should we expect less than our standard when it comes to mining companies who make a lot of money then do not clean up after themselves?
It is only doing half the job.

Are You Taking a Time-Out?

My sons’ high school has a great tradition: about a month before the end of year exams, the whole class clocks out and goes on retreat to a big old house in the country with several of the teachers. There they eat, play footy, share stories, and generally hang out. Although my initial reaction to the idea was to stress out – “So close to exams? Shouldn’t they be studying?” – in fact, it was a very sensible initiative which enhanced the boys’ confidence, mood, and, very likely, academic outcomes.
The reason is the same reason that, in the academic world, professors can take a full year’s sabbatical – physically removing yourself from work helps you gain a fresh perspective, and can actually make you do your job better when you return. Taking a break lets you replenish yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually. A study published in The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology confirms this: researchers found that when workers put physical distance between themselves and a problem – even just walking to another floor or going to get a glass of water – their anxiety levels dropped and the odds of them solving a problem doubled.
Of course, most of us can’t spend 12 months in Lake Como recharging our batteries (I wish …), but we can be mindful about consciously disconnecting from everyday life at appropriate times. For example, insist that at least Sundays are free from work-related activities, such as checking emails. Setting and honouring that boundary carves out much-needed time to reset your intentions for the week; plus, it sends a strong message to your subconscious that you are deserving of this safe, quiet space in which to think, rest, and play.
From a newsleeter from Pamela Allardice

Lest we forget: the recent 9/11 study showing how all three buildings were destroyed by 'controlled demolition'

911 Lest We Forget
“It bears repeating that fires have never caused the total collapse of a steel-framed high-rise before or since 9/11. Did we witness an unprecedented event three separate times on September 11, 2001? The NIST reports, which attempted to support that unlikely conclusion, fail to persuade a growing number of architects, engineers, and scientists. Instead, the evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that all three buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition. Given the far-reaching implications, it is morally imperative that this hypothesis be the subject of a truly scientific and impartial investigation by responsible authorities.”
Now there’s the problem. The “responsible authorities” will never conduct “a truly scientific and impartial investigation” because they are complicit.


Ginger Roots And Shoots
Had a friend drop in and give me a whole bunch of garlic a week ago. Some were exhibitng shoots so I put them in soil on Tuesday and the shoots are already 4-5 inches high! I just planted 6 more garlic bulbs and some ginger.
At the rate we use garlic I might need to sow the whole back yard with it!
I do not need as much ginger as I go garlic so I might be able to stay ahead of my consumption with ginger!