“The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is debating whether sex addiction should be added to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (more…)
beginning to gain strength in New York City. Weather forecasts are for wind gusts up to 60 knots later this afternoon. Torrey is enjoying the wind. He has just been chased away from the window by a gust of wind that blew a mist of water through the screen. Hopefully, a tornado warning or watch will not be issued.
Thanks to a NASA tweet:
A single thread in a tapestry
though its color brightly shines
can never see its purpose
in the pattern of the grand design
And the stone that sits up on the very top
of the mountain’s mighty face
doesn’t think it’s more important
than the stones that forms the base
So how can you see what your life is worth
or where your value lies
you can never see through the eyes of man
you must look at your life
look at your life through heaven’s eyes
A lake of gold in the desert sand
is less than a cool fresh spring
And to one lost sheep, a shepherd boy
is greater than the richest king
Should a man lose everything he owns
has he truly lost his worth
or is it the beginning
of a new and brighter birth
So how do you measure the worth of a man
in wealth or strength or size
In how much he gained or how much he gave
The answer will come, the answer will come him who tries
to look at his life through heaven’s eyes
And that’s why we share all we have with you
though there’s little to be found
When all you’ve got is nothing
there’s lots to go around
No life can escape being blown about
by the winds of change and chance
and though you never know all the steps
you must learn to join the dance
you must learn to join the dance
So how do you judge what a man is worth
By what he builds or buys
You can never see with your eyes on earth
Look through Heaven’s eyes, look at your life
Look at your life
Look at your life through Heaven’s eyes
[Thanks to Chris for corrections]
After being harassed by ships belonging to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an environmental group based in Washington State, Japan’s Agriculture Ministry recalled its whaling fleet on Friday the 18th of February 2011. Thus cutting short the annual hunts, which Japan euphemistically labels, as scientific research hunts, to evade a global moratorium on commercial whaling.
Japan’s research whaling program caught 170 minke whales and two fin whales, way below their annual targets of 850 minke and 50 fin, thanks to Sea Shepherd’s interference. Playing a game of cat-and-mouse that has received increasing media attention, the environmentalists try to block the Japanese fleet, by tangling the ships’ propellers with ropes or by putting their own vessels between the whalers and their quarry.
In fear of appearing to cave in to pressure from foreign environmentalists, Japanese newspapers reported that there had been resistance to cut shot the hunt. Japan’s Agriculture Ministry claimed the environmentalists were temporarily blinding crew members by targeting laser beams and also by throwing flares onto the whaling vessels. They also stated their whaling ships were not able to outrun the Sea Shepard’s vessels.
Escorting the Japanese “scientific research whaling fleet” northward from the Antarctic Ocean are three of Sea Shepherd’s vessels to ensure that the Japanese research vessels safely reach Japan.
When Evo Morales, signed a law banning live animals from traveling circuses in Bolivia it created a problem that has found a solution in Keenesburgh, Colorado.
Pat Craig’s “passion for castoff carnivores started just after high school, when a friend gave him a tour behind the scenes at a small zoo. There he saw unwanted animals being held in small cages, destined to be put to death.”
“He started with a black leopard named Freckles, a zoo castoff from North Carolina after receiving approval to keep large carnivores on the farm. Next came a mountain lion from a Utah amusement park and then a pet black bear from California.”
When Pat Craig was just 20, he received his first batch of cats. “Police had seized eight lions, three leopards and a jaguar from a Colorado doctor who was raising them for their pelts.”
Having arrived on Wednesday, February 16, on a chartered cargo flight were the Bolivian lions, that thankfully for the law Bolivian President Evo Morales signed, will now live out their lives not being exploited by humans.
Mr. Craig dreams about the day when people will stop trafficking in exotic animals, making what he does unnecessary.
How did I come upon this beautiful act of human kindness? I was watching the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on the DVR and the guest was Bob Barker who is an animal activist. The only link I had, was just the name of the city where Mr. Barker said he would be.
- Bolivia Circus Animals Find Home in Colorado (online.wsj.com)
Monday February 7, 2011 The Denver Post