Russian Fisherman Rescues Stranded Dog on Floating Ice (text is French, but you can watch the video)
A brave fisherman jumped into the Siberian sea to save a dog which got stranded on a floating ice floe in freezing temperatures. The black dog was seen shivering on a block of ice in waters off Magadan Port, Siberia, in the Okhotsk Sea in snowy weather. The Russian fisherman jumped into the water, which can drop to temperatures of -24C in winter, to save the terrified pooch. Video footage shows the dog floating around 20ft away from the nearest boat in the port, which is covered in a thick blanket of snow. The dog appears either to be frozen stuck to the ice or to be reluctant to board the ship with the stranger. Once lifted to safety the dog joins two huskies on the shore and can be seen…
“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves-or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.” –
Once I wrote: East-Europe becomes a hell for straydogs….
ROMANIAN SHELTER FACAI LIVING HELL FOR STRAYS – THE VET PERFORMS STERILISATIONS/CASTRATIONS WITHOUT ANESTETHIC, THE DOGS ARE SCREAMING DURING AND AFTER THE OPERATION! http://tinyurl.com/a2fubh6 ROMANIAN SHELTER FACAI LIVING HELL FOR STRAYS – THE VET PERFORMS STERILISATIONS/CASTRATIONS WITHOUT ANESTETHIC, THE DOGS ARE SCREAMING DURING AND AFTER THE OPERATION!
A few weeks ago while working out on a stationary bike at 3AM in my 24-hour gym, I noticed the brightly colored tattoo on the upper left arm of a young woman who was sweating profusely while doing her own workout on an elliptical machine. I now regret not approaching her to ask the meaning of that tattoo.
A few days ago, I received an email message from an Australian frend which read:
“We had our 269life tattoos put upon ourselves yesterday – they are all 269.”
I immediately recalled the gym memory of where I first saw that same message.
I then went to the World Wide Web to search the meaning of ‘269 Life’.
The burning of the calf’s number, chosen by the industry to be “269”, is for us an act of solidarity and immortalization. We hope to be able to raise awareness and empathy towards those, whose cries of terror and pain are only heard by steel bars …
Shocking demo in Israel: activists got branded by hot steel
ASU Professor Sees Rachel Carson’s Early Careers As A Model For Today’s Science Journalism Crisis
February 18, 2013
It has been more than 50 years since Rachel Carson published her groundbreaking book Silent Spring. Regarded as a hero by some and a villain by others, Carson helped revolutionize the way the public views environmental science.
One area of Carson’s career that is often overlooked is her time as a government employee. This is where she got her true start in journalism and it is the area G. Pascal Zachary, professor of practice with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University, will be discussing at the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston. Zachary is part of the panel, A 50 Year Legacy: Why does Rachel Carson Matter?
Zachary, who co-organized the panel along with ASU professor Jane Maienschein, gave his talk, “Back to the Future: The Rachel Carson ‘Model’ as a Response to the Crisis in Science Journalism,” today (Feb. 17).
“At a time when popular writers wanted to write about serious subjects and devote themselves to learning, there was little support for them commercially,” Zachary said on Carson and her early career. “I’m intrigued about how her career suggests a way forward for government to support serious writing and journalism about science and the environment.”
Carson served as an information officer with the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and the Fish and Wildlife Service for nearly two decades before becoming an independent writer. During that time, she reported on news and findings from the agency.
Zachary believes Carson’s experience and work in this field is what shaped her later writings. Additionally, he saw her early government work as an opportunity. With publications such as the New York Times recently disposing of their environmental desk, Zachary thinks the format of having government employees writing about science could be the way of the future.
“I’m trying to see Rachel Carson in both a historical sense and prefiguring and anticipating a movement that will reform or revolutionize science journalism today,” Zachary said.
“When I talk about her as a model for the crisis in science journalism, what I mean is currently there is less and less quality science journalism,” he added. “As a community, we have to figure out how to draw the line and get a minimal amount of quality science journalism.”
This article was sent to me by yet another amazing BE’ing I have met through RTS. Oliver wrote this article and wrote the letter to the Swedish Government/corporation that follows. Thank you Oliver for the energy you have given.