Fight for Nature

 

I get how hard it is to change lifestyle

That most folks don’t want any inconvenience

But Life on Earth is not all about us #imo

 

 

To me Nature is the Mother
Her destruction is Sacrilege

Tribes of Trees and Wild Beings are being wiped out

While we shop til we drop

I am not waiting for anyone else to get it
My family has made changes in our way of thinking, eating, shopping, driving, even to what we wear to help the planet and ourselves going forward into this dark time in ‘his’ story

If everyone did only 1 thing for the future today – there would be 8 billion things done by tomorrow – is that too much to give to our children?

Make things better where you are

What a world it would be then, if we all cared enough about something other than our comfort

Thank you

 

Please Don’t Dump Waste into the Ocean

70% of land pollution ends up in the Ocean. Not only that but folks pouring away chemicals and drugs down the drain or in the toilet are contaminating our water ways daily.

 

Have a problem knowing where to put toxic garbage?

Check with your local refuse or recycling companies for the best place to put your toxic trash like paint and household cleaners.

As for medicines; this from Medicinenet.com  –  The US Geological Survey studied water from 139 streams in 30 states and found that 80% contained traces of pharmaceuticals. The affect that those traces of pharmaceuticals may have on the environment, plants, and marine life is unknown. Studies are ongoing to determine the effects of Prozac and other anti-depressants on fish development. Other work is focused on the effects of Lipitor, a cholesterol lowering drug, on fish reproduction.

Some local government agencies have medication receptacles or specific days set aside to collect medications that are out of date or are no longer needed. Doctors’ offices or pharmacies may have medication receptacles. You simply bring your old or unusable medication to the office and dispose of them in the receptacle. You may want to ask your physician if they have these available.

For E waste from Consumers Reports – Electronics products can also contain toxic substances, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which all must be disposed of carefully. So far, 25 states have passed laws requiring people to recycle old electronics. But no matter where you live, there are safe methods for disposing of electronic waste.

Even Goodwill takes  electronics for disposal – no doubt making money from reclaiming the minerals and metals.

For too long we have use water as a way to hide what we don’t want to see around. Fukushima is planning to eliminate their huge burden of contaminated water by dumping it in the Ocean in 2022. What Japan fails to realize, is that the Ocean is not theirs to infect with poison.

Do what you can where u are to reduce the amount of garbage you accumulate by not buying more than you need, buying only products with minimal packaging, and not using caustic chemicals for any reason. Time is running out. #imo

#SavetheWorld

#BetheChange

Thanks, LuRain

xx

 

 

 

 

Lapse Cats :: The Family Penny

 

excerpt from Maintenance Drinker in the New Age

Rathlin Patrick Penny – my Grandad – was Catholic Irish.

Went to Church only a few times in his life.

He’d thrash anyone who scorned or doubted his belief.

Certain aspects of the religion was imprinted on him at birth.

Took advantage of those rules or rituals which aided him, ignored them that din’t.

 

Old Da was a proud con man by professional inclination.

Under the protection of St. Dismas – patron of criminals and undertakers.

The feast day of this saint is March 25.

‘Lucky’- as my grandfather was known – celebrated it as though it were his birthday.

Wishing everyone a Merry Dismas – handing out Dismas cards.

The local priest was a drinking buddy.

Granma Pen said that this fellow had a hollow leg.

(A description I came to understand viscerally when I took up the glass myself.)

He and Lucky closed down many a bar with a knock down drag out brawl.

After which the priest absolved them both.

Old Da loved Absolution.

Granma Pen was a rigorous believer.

She condemned anyone who wasn’t Catholic as Hell bound.

The Hades of her imagination was only slightly worse than the life her Almighty had in store for her.

Existence was a revolve of retribution, punishment, confession then penance.

Ring around the rosary.

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Courage by LuRain Penny

penny-portrait-by-codifyer

“There are many forms of Resistance.

Love in the face of hate is the most courageous.

Be the Better World.”

 LuRain Penny

#hugsandcourage

Portrait of Miss Penny by codifyer