China – ‘A Depressed Mule Hurles Itself Off a Cliff – To His Death.’ – AND FINALLY – Metro 2009 May 5:
“Apparently To Avoid Facing Any More” – ‘Hard Labour Hauling Rocks In A Quarry.’ One of a group of workers said at the quarry in the eastern city
of Wenzhou, China - “This was the first time that poor beast had ever been out of his harness and he took the chance to end it all.”
“Hard Labour Hauling Rocks In A Quarry” – ‘A Depressed Mule Hurled Itself Off a Cliff – To His Death!’ – “He Took The Chance To End It All…”
RACHEL CARSON – ‘Silent Spring‘: – “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
‘While Everybody’s Worried – ‘ 2009 May:
About The Swine Flue Pandemic Killing Tens Of Millions Of Us, Here’s Something To Take Your Mind Off Those Fears:
Since 1945 – Its thought that at least 50 nuclear weapons have been lost at sea and remain somewhere on the ocean floor…
Swallows Ceaseless Agile Graceful Flight Spending Most Of Their Time On The Wing.
Effortless twisting turning searching for insect food.
Glossy blue backs deep red throats faces swept-back wings with distinctive long forked tail streamers. Epitome of summer.
‘Belief is Swallows bring good fortune particularly if they nest on your house.’
Under roof nesting. Also needing open sheds, barns with high and low beams as their nests are often built low down on ledges.
Soft wet mud and any available dry nesting material. Brood 1; 2?
Swallows ‘On Amber List’ – IF You CAN Believe It…? – ‘WE DO NOT’ Present Numbers ARE Unknown? – “British Bleakness – And Utterly Repellent.”
Enjoy the beauty and soundscape of Swallow songbirds. Singing long genial merry warbles of high trills rattles croaks and twitters.
“Their help ‘we’ humans need in clearing up billions of aphids, insects, slugs, bugs, creepy-crawlies, flies, moths. (Etc). All that – ‘we’ dont want.” And –
“Cleaning Our Soil Of ALL Trash Viruses.”
All without our own – ‘Pellets’ and reverting to ‘Spraying.’
“Hard Labour Hauling Rocks In A Quarry” – ‘A Depressed Mule Hurled Itself – Off a Cliff to His Death…!’ – “Took Chance To End It All.”
2002-2003 – ‘Public Health Laboratory Service’: Change In Pecking Order…
While Sparrows Are Fast Disappearing From London Gardens, It Seems They Are Being Replaced On Council Estates, In Parks And On City Streets By Thousands
Of ‘Pigeons’. ‘London’s Changing Bird Population Is Of Serious Concern.
A report by the Public Health Laboratory Service has identified six infective disease organisms known to occur in pigeon droppings, all of which may be transmitted to people. These organisms – the best known being salmonella – can cause pneumonia, severe intestinal illness and diarrhoea.
The risk of infection is greatest for children, who are most likely to touch bird faeces on the ground, but people of all ages who may be consuming hand- held food are at risk.
The Sheer Number Of Pigeons Packing Into Some Areas Increases The Transmission Of Disease And Parasites From Bird To Bird. Pigeons may be passing these diseases onto other birds. A survey carried out in Trafalgar Square in August 2002 found that only –
Only ‘One Per Cent’ – “Of People Questioned, Thought That Present Pigeon Numbers Should Be Allowed To Remain The Same.”
“Hard Labour Hauling Rocks In A Quarry” – ‘A Depressed Mule Hurled Itself Off a Cliff – To His Death!’ - “He Took The Chance To End It All…” 2009 May
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