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The Ecology Student

THE ECOLOGY STUDENT

Always eats alone
And keeps her own company

Her head in a book
Even in the dining hall

Their whispered nickname
“The Academia Nut”

Oh yes, she’s heard it
But you don’t let on of course

Dignified silence
A study in deepest blue

Mindless cruelty
She fingers her hidden scars

Stained with history
Like the poor planet itself

Extremism: Sunday Quote

“In a society that is dominated by violent extremists, the “moderate” mainstream ideology is actually extremism and the sane path toward stability looks radical. When war, oppression and ecocide are the status quo, those who just want health and harmony are painted as extremists.” – Caitlin Johnstone. (https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/07/04/ghislaine-maxwell-and-other-notes-from-the-edge-of-the-narrative-matrix/)

Once again I urge you to read the whole article. 🙂

Psychopath Vs. Empath: The War Between Evolution And Stagnation

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/10/16/psychopath-vs-empath-war-evolution-stagnation

Mother Of Horus

MOTHER OF HORUS*

While it is still them v. us
There remains further to go
And we shall remain wary
If not to say untrusting
Observing, observing
Hoping, while working quietly
Stolid and sturdy, deep rooted
In the fecund underground

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* Isis was worshipped as the patroness of nature and is often depicted as the mother of Horus. She was the friend of the downtrodden.

No Money Down

Wonderful music. The message however …

(Elvis 1  … Chuck Berry 10)

Fare Thee Well

Fare Thee Well
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FARE THEE WELL

Freedom, Compassion
Stewardship, Community
The Dead still alive

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http://gratefulweb.com/articles/postcard-giveaway-grateful-dead-50th-anniversary-concerts-aims-spur-10000-socially
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TRUCKIN’

Truckin’ – Got my chips cashed in
Keep truckin’ – like the doodah man
Together – more or less in line
Just keep truckin’ on

Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street
Chicago, New York, Detroit – it’s all on the same street
Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings

Dallas – got a soft machine
Houston – too close to New Orleans
New York – got the ways and means
But just won’t let you be

Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of True Love
Most of the time they’re sittin’ and cryin’ at home
One of these days they know they gotta get goin’
Out of the door and down to the street all alone

Truckin’ – like the doodah man
Once told me you got to play your hand
Sometimes – the cards ain’t worth a dime
If you don’t lay ’em down

Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it’s been

What in the world ever became of sweet Jane?
She lost her sparkle, you know she isn’t the same
Living on reds, vitamin C and cocaine
All a friend can say is “Ain’t it a shame”

Truckin’ — up to Buffalo
Been thinkin’ – You got to mellow slow
Takes time – You pick a place to go
And just keep truckin’ on

Sittin’ and starin’ out of the hotel window
Got a tip they’re gonna kick the door in again
I’d like to get some sleep before I travel
But if you got a warrant I guess you’re gonna come in

Busted – down on Bourbon Street
Set up – like a bowling pin
Knocked down – It gets to wearin’ thin
They just won’t let you be

You’re sick of hangin’ around and you’d like to travel
You’re tired of travel, you wanna settle down
I guess they can’t revoke your soul for tryin’
Get out of the door, light out and look all around

Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it’s been

Truckin’ – I’m goin’ home
Whoa-oh baby, back where I belong
Back home – Sit down and patch my bones
And get back truckin’ on

Car Pollution In The UK

No Cars

CAR POLLUTION

Road transport is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the UK, contributing to poor air quality, noise disturbance, congestion and climate change. Of the 34 million vehicles on our roads, 28 million are cars.
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IMPACTS OF CAR POLLUTION

Climate Change

Road transport accounts for 22% of total UK emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) a major contributor to climate change.

Air Quality

Air pollutants from transport include nitrogen oxides, particles, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. All have a damaging impact on the health of people, animals and vegetation locally. In town centres and alongside busy roads, vehicles are responsible for most local pollution.

Noise

Noise from road traffic affects 30% of people in the UK. Sources include engine noise, tyre noise, car horns, car stereos, door slamming, and squeaking brakes.

Resource Use

Vehicles have a major impact on the environment through their construction, use and eventual disposal. It is estimated that of the CO2 emissions produced over a car’s lifespan 10% come from its manufacture and 5% from its disposal, with the remaining 85% coming from fuel use and servicing operations. In addition to these emissions of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants, the vehicle and related industries (e.g. fuels) consume large amounts of raw materials, and produce significant quantities of waste.

Local Impacts

Vehicle use affects our whole quality of local life. Traffic can be dangerous and intimidating, dividing communities and making street life unpleasant. Abandoned vehicles cause nuisance, whilst air pollution and traffic noise can make urban living uncomfortable.

Information drawn from http://www.environmental-protection.org.uk/committees/air-quality/air-pollution-and-transport/car-pollution/

What A State!

WHAT A STATE!

As I survey a future derelict
I find I’m forced to play the moralist

And even wish to forcibly medicate
These madmen oozing nought but greed and hate

As Hell will have to freeze before they apologise
For putrefying our waters, lands and skies

I apologise for such an extreme reaction
But I should be derelict if I took no action

So I post this despite their surveillance system
And await my extraordinary rendition

As a suspected terrorist they will medicate (at best)
A danger to be incarcerated along with all the rest

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This is a “Three Word Wednesday” contribution. (http://www.threewordwednesday.com/2013/07/3ww-cccxxxix.html)

Seed words: “Apologise” (amended to U.K. spelling), “Derelict”, “Medicate”.

Jaya Gaia Sister Deva

JAYA GAIA SISTER DEVA

no tale so sweet
a spirit claiming kinship
nothing less or more

a secret
confessed
not to deceive
but to house her sorrow
her mischief and delight

hush

a sound
clear and sharp in the stillness

the call was a signal
for need and instant
no time left to us
great hounds had been loosed

and the light in the night
saw proper

showed no distance
but
a new and deeper feeling
of kinship
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– This blackout poem was extracted from “The Night Land” by William Hope Hodgson. (http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10662/pg10662.txt)

Too Many Cars (A Song)

TOO MANY CARS

I took a little walk just to see what’s going down.
They strangle up the city, Lord, they throttle up the town.
So I went out to the country just to try and get away
But they’re tearing up the country for a six lane motorway.

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

With a car in every family things’re already looking rough,
But one car in a family seems it’s just not enough;
He’s got a red one, she’s got a green,
And the kids’ll all want one too just as soon as they’re seventeen.

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

Now this greenhouse situation means there’s trouble in store.
They say there’s not enough ozone up there any more.
Nobody seems to worry though, nobody seems to care,
Just keep pumping their exhaust fumes out into the air.

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

You take your life in your hands when you walk down the street;
Some fool comes down the road and tries to knock you off your feet.
Step off of the pavement, you better step right back.
He’s deep inside a daydream where he’s screaming round a race track.

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

I tried one out myself; I thought: “I’ll get to work in style,”
But it took me all the morning just to travel half a mile.
By the time I finally got there it was well past dark.
That was only half the story – there was nowhere left to park!

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

You say you worry about your weight – I never see you take a walk.
You say you care about your brother, but that’s just talk.
You’re using all the oil up, and using all the steel.
While some of your brothers would be happy for a meal.

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

Now you get behind the wheel and you feel so fine
That you don’t want to bother about a little yellow line.
You park ’em on the pavement and you park ’em on the grass.
I’d tell you where to park ’em … but you’d need both hands and a flashlight.

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

So don’t go outside your door – it’ll scare you half to death.
And you’ll have to wear a gas mask just to get your breath;
But don’t stay indoors – TV’ll wreck your brain
With their “drive the latest model” they’re all insane.

…..And there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.
…..Yes, there’s too many, too many, too many,
……….too many, too many, too many cars.

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