Dear Earth

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  1. 2 jer44
    November 10, 2021 at 2:50 pm

  2. November 10, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    President Obama speaks at COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland

  3. November 10, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    President Obama:

    “And then there’s Louisa Neubauer, an activist who leads Fridays for Future strikes in Germany.
    During the global climate strikes in 2019, Louisa helped organize 270,000 marchers in Berlin, put pressure on German political parties to take climate change seriously. Climate change is frightening, she said.
    So the question is, how can we turn this anxiety into something constructive?
    That’s what these young leaders are already doing.
    I’m really looking forward to sitting down and talking with some of them in a separate forum later today
    because they’re not just working for their own countries. They are forming a movement across borders to make the older generation that got us into this mess see that we all have an obligation to dig ourselves out of it.
    And if those older folks won’t listen, they need to get out of the way.”


  4. 5 Dudette
    November 10, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Mick Jagger in the ATL

  5. 7 Dudette
    November 10, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Happy Birthday US Marine Corps!

  6. November 10, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    By Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General:


    “If you’re wondering whether this toolkit is for you, let me assure you that the answer is yes.
    It’s for all of us. Because health misinformation has reached nearly every corner of our society—and it poses an increasing danger to us and to our loved ones.
    We all have the power to shape our information environment, but we must use that power together.
    This resource is here to provide a set of tools for you to understand, identify, and stop misinformation, and help others do the same. Only then will we be able to work toward a better information environment—one that empowers us to build a healthier, kinder, and more connected world.”


    —just wow.

  7. November 10, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Reuters unmasks Trump supporters who terrified U.S. election officials

    Law enforcement has taken little action as backers of Donald Trump aim stark threats at election officials. Reuters tracked down nine of the harassers. Most were unrepentant.

    (Linda So, Jason Szep)

    • November 10, 2021 at 4:01 pm

      Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9NM8qfO20A)

      Reuters Tracks Down ‘Untraceable’ Trump Supporters Who Threatened Election Officials

      “Jason Szep (Reuters),
      talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on threats made against election officials around the United States, and the ease with which he and his colleague were able to find and interview several of the people who made the threats, even after law enforcement authorities said the threats were untraceable.”

    • 13 pkayden
      November 10, 2021 at 8:53 pm

      Unrepentant because they face zero consequences for their threats. Good on Reuters for doing what law enforcement refused to do.

  8. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    November 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    This response to our current POTUS looks like a “Thank you, Santa” note! I smiled!

  9. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    November 10, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Love the fact President Obama is more often back on the world stage! Love seeing him at these significant global events, where he adds so much to the discussions and way forward.

  10. 17 jer44
    November 10, 2021 at 6:04 pm

  11. November 10, 2021 at 6:27 pm

  12. 19 jer44
    November 10, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Prince Harry says he “warned” Twitter CEO “platform was allowing a coup to be staged” day before January 6 Capitol attack

    Britain’s Prince Harry said on Tuesday that he “warned” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in an email exchange on January 5 “that his platform was allowing a coup to be staged,” a day before rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. … https://www.cbsnews.com/news/prince-harry-warned-jack-dorsey-twitter-allowing-coup-january-6-attack/

  13. November 10, 2021 at 6:53 pm

  14. 25 pkayden
    November 10, 2021 at 8:35 pm

  15. 26 pkayden
    November 11, 2021 at 4:07 am

  16. 27 pkayden
    November 11, 2021 at 4:40 am

  17. 28 pkayden
    November 11, 2021 at 8:45 am

  18. 29 jer44
    November 11, 2021 at 9:59 am

  19. 30 jer44
    November 11, 2021 at 10:01 am

  20. 31 jer44
    November 11, 2021 at 10:21 am

  21. November 11, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    May we
    bring peace to each other, bless and keep our Veterans, and all who serve and lift us up.

    The first soft snow;
    leaves of the awed
    bow low

  22. 36 jer44
    November 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm

  23. November 12, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Our MVP in France…

  24. November 12, 2021 at 9:27 am

  25. November 12, 2021 at 9:28 am

    • November 13, 2021 at 7:36 am

      Once we learn these facts and Truths…what do we do…What does Justice look like…what does Equity look like…and how do we prevent this from happening again…i feel on occasions that something like this is brewing again…

      i believe that the press ignores the VP’s trip and tries to demonize Biden…they are terrified of the possibility that a Blk woman of color may become President….

      last year there was a world wide reckoning of white supremacy and systemic racism….we were able to stop the march of Fascism in our country with the election Biden/Harris…keeping the HOUSE and gaining control of the Senate…..however the backlash has been huge…but not unexpected….while the cult party of the GOP remains focused on regaining power at the expense of democracy….the Democrats are not united…which is not unusual….a party as unwieldy as ours has trouble deciding on how to move forward and as always there are those who rather fail if they cannot get what they want…

      how strong would we be if we had passed voting rights…if we had passed the George Floyd justice in policing bill…the infrastructure bill and BBB bill…

      Here in PA…we must send a DEM to the Senate and to the Gov’s seat…i will be focused on that goal..

  26. November 12, 2021 at 9:35 am

    This thread right here! Reminiscent of PBO’s international trips; we had to go to the foreign press for accurate reporting!

  27. November 12, 2021 at 9:40 am

  28. November 12, 2021 at 10:55 am

  29. November 12, 2021 at 10:57 am

    “In 2013 Melissa Bumstead’s four-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. While at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, she noticed there were many other families
    that had children with cancer who lived extremely close to her in California’s San Fernando valley.

    New documentary ‘In the Dark of the Valley,’ details Ms. Bumstead’s journey of learning that those families all live directly downhill from a nuclear research lab. Melissa Bumstead speaks to Joy Reid.

    ‘In the Dark of the Valley’ on Sunday 10 pm ET, MSNBC.

  30. November 12, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Email from President Obama: “What our veterans teach us”

    This Veterans Day, President Obama sent a message to the Obama Foundation email list lifting up the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and the thousands of people who are doing their part to make positive change in their communities.

    Here: (https://www.obama.org/updates/email-president-obama-veterans/)

  31. November 12, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Trump Fired His Defense Secretary
    For Opposing The Use Of The Military Against Americans

    ‘A newly public memo from the Trump administration shows that one of the reasons why Defense Sec. Mark Esper was fired was because he opposed using the military against US citizens.”


  32. November 12, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Army Captain Fights For Recognition Of Wounded Troops Denied By Trump

    “Captain Geoffrey Hansen, former Army task force commander, one of the leaders of Task Force Scarecrow,
    the Army unit that was attacked at Al Asad Airbase by Iranian missiles, talks with Rachel Maddow about the effort
    to get more cases of soldiers wounded in that attack reviewed for Purple Heart commendations.”

    Maddow: “And we now know that was the largest ballistic missile attack ever launched against U.S. troops,
    13 missiles, each with an explosive payload of between a thousand and 2,000 pounds. These are missiles the size of trucks. We have the footage of the missiles hitting Al Asad base, we have footage of the aftermath at Al Asad.”

    • November 12, 2021 at 11:52 am

      —-Trump lied through his teeth about it, calling the injuries of seriously wounded soldiers:
      “Headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say — and I can report, it is not very serious.”

      —-Remember when Trump called military personnel “Suckers and losers” and refused to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in 2018.

  33. November 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Letter From Former High-Ranking National Security Officials To Congress:
    Election Subversion Poses National Security Threat

    “Dear Members of Congress,

    We are former senior national security officials who have served Democrats, Republicans, or administrations
    of both parties. We write to express our alarm at ongoing efforts to destabilize and subvert our elections, both through active disinformation campaigns and the related efforts to inject partisan interference into our professionally administered election process. We believe these efforts are profoundly damaging to our national security, including by making our elections more vulnerable to foreign interference and possible manipulation.
    We call on Congress to confront these threats and safeguard our democratic process as we look ahead to the 2022 elections and beyond.

    In the months following the 2020 election, we have seen an unprecedented, coordinated effort
    to cast doubt on the U.S. election system. Disinformation and intimidation campaigns have targeted elected officials who oversee elections, nonpartisan civil servants who administer them, and companies that manufacture election equipment. And these disinformation campaigns have in turn fueled efforts to undertake hyper-partisan reviews of 2020 election results, like the one that recently concluded in Arizona,weakening both the security and integrity of elections. The rampant spread of election disinformation and the efforts to undermine confidence in the democratic process jeopardize our national security in a number of dangerous ways.”

    FULL: (https://medium.com/@FormerU.S.NatSecOfficials/letter-from-former-high-ranking-national-security-officials-to-congress-election-subversion-poses-69a269962ac)

  34. November 12, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Democracy Docket: Five Years Later
    By Marc Elias

    “When Trump took office, I was clear-eyed about what it meant for democracy and the rule of law.
    I was prepared for his vulgar authoritarianism. I was not surprised by his clownish demands of obsequiousness from his staff. I assumed Mitch McConnell would see Trump as little more than a useful idiot in his effort to pack the federal courts. And I knew that Trump had no respect for democratic norms or rules.

    Trump ended up being the worst president in the history of our country.
    He ridiculed the exceptionalism of American democracy, and he belittled our country and its institutions.
    He celebrated neo-Nazis and hate groups and politicized the Department of Justice. He appointed corrupt cronies, attempted to interfere in criminal prosecutions and investigations and tried to overturn an election he lost.
    As his final act in office, he incited an insurrection in the nation’s Capitol to overturn a free and fair election.

    Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Trump’s election defeat and the launch of the Big Lie.
    But today marks the five-year anniversary of how the national nightmare began.
    The Big Lie was born in the aftermath of the 2020 election, but it was conceived on Election Day in 2016.
    Without the 2016 election,
    there is no Big Lie,
    no violent insurrection,
    no unraveling of democracy.”


  35. November 12, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    United States Department of Justice:

    Ten Months Since the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol

    Progress report: (https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/ten-months-jan-6-attack-capitol)

  36. November 12, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    imo feels like looking through the window as armed trumpy guys burglarize the store.

    Rittenhouse, clutching at straws, said he thinks AR-15s are “cool”.
    Is why military style weapons and high-capacity magazines must be BANNED !!

    Do we want the “patriots” to take to the streets?
    While the neo-fascists backed by endless big$$ break every law in the book to seize power in perpetuity.

    Is that all?

  37. 65 jer44
    November 12, 2021 at 2:09 pm

  38. November 12, 2021 at 2:43 pm


    June 9 2021:
    Missouri governor: Pardon of 4-decade inmate not a priority

    Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says addressing the clemency petition for Kevin Strickland isn’t a “priority,” even though prosecutors say Strickland didn’t commit the triple murder that put him behind bars more than four decades ago


    • November 12, 2021 at 2:45 pm

      Mr. Strickland has been in jail for 41 years.
      Forty-one years!!!
      One witness has confessed to the murders.
      Prosecutors say he didn’t do it and they have exculpatory evidence.
      Parson and his AG fighting the release of Kevin Strickland……looks like ville gross racism.

  39. November 12, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_45Rod2V6A)

    Chris Hayes Podcast with Jay Caspian Kang | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 187

    “The Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965 lifted a century of restrictions against Asian immigration
    to the United States. And while not necessarily appreciated at the time, it inaugurated a sea change in American society, setting the nation on the course towards multicultural democracy. Asian Americans now represent the fastest growing demographic group in the country, and yet the category itself feels insufficient for the sheer scope of experiences, backgrounds and cultures it encompasses. What exactly does it mean to be Asian American at this moment? What does it mean for an America whose central axis of political conflict seems to hover over the color line? New York Times opinion writer Jay Caspian Kang probes these questions in his new book,
    “The Loneliest Americans.”

    Jay Kang: The podcaster and son of Korean immigrants joins to talk about assimilation amidst a wave of anti-Asian violence, increasing wealth gaps, limited representation and the need for more solidarity in pursuit of upward mobility.”

  40. November 12, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    COVID-19 in Indian Country
    The Indian Health Service has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to youth between the ages of 5 and 11 now that federal approval has been secured.

    Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)
    The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 277,984 COVID-19 cases through November 9, 2021.
    More Covid data: (https://www.indianz.com/covid19/)

  41. November 12, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    2021 Native Cinema Showcase
    November 12 – 18

    Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by watching Indigenous cinema.

    “The National Museum of the American Indian brings its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences November 12–18. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic.

    The program includes a total of 47 films (seven features and 40 shorts) representing 39 Native nations in 13 countries: United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, Sweden, Greenland and the Solomon Islands.
    Filmmaker panels, all 40 shorts and three of the feature films, What Happened to the Bees? (¿Qué les pasó a las abejas?), Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective, and Rez Metal, will be available for online streaming worldwide. Audiences in the United States also have access to Waikiki, Beans, The Song of the Butterflies (El Canto de las Mariposas), and Run Woman Run.”

    FULL SCHEDULE: nmai.brand.live/c/native-cinema-showcase

  42. November 12, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Anime animosity: Critics demand Gosar be investigated for violent tweet
    By Ulysse Bex
    Cronkite News

    Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott,
    refused to back down Tuesday from his weekend tweet of a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other House conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and killing a liberal House Democrat.
    The 90-second video was flagged by Twitter for violating its rules against “hateful content” and it sparked calls from House Democratic leaders and others for an investigation of Gosar and what one called his “sick behavior.”
    Gosar tweeted a response Tuesday telling critics, “It’s a cartoon. Relax.””


  43. November 12, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Exclusive Pure Grit Clip

    “The documentary chronicles three years in the life of a young Native American woman in a thrilling and intimate tale of extreme bareback horse racing, young love, and hope when all seems lost.”

  44. November 12, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Happy Friday everyone, again, again!!

    Nanquan’s Nothing Special
    Capping Verse:

    Rotating the heavens,
    revolving the sun and moon.
    Each and every action
    contains the universe.

  45. 77 ggail44
    November 12, 2021 at 8:55 pm


  46. 78 Dudette
    November 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Good Saturday Morning, Family! Have great day! 😁

  47. 79 Dudette
    November 13, 2021 at 8:02 am


  48. 80 jer44
    November 13, 2021 at 12:40 pm

  49. November 13, 2021 at 2:21 pm

  50. 84 whenpamelawandered
    November 14, 2021 at 1:40 am


  51. November 14, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Just sharing some music from Mozambique, sent by my friends in MOZ. Enjoy, make up your own lyrics if you don’t understand the originals. I do it all the time. My Portuguese is so lacking. I can actually understand Shangani or Zullven to those when it’s first language! Imagine that! 😇


  52. 86 pkayden
    November 14, 2021 at 8:53 am

    • November 14, 2021 at 12:29 pm

      thx Pkayden.

      Pls can we go big on this evidence = national headlines = no further cover up of Trump’s open crimes.
      Bring this sick criminal to justice.

      • 88 pkayden
        November 15, 2021 at 7:15 am

        Yes, Democrats should be shouting this from the hilltops. Every day we need to hammer home just how dangerous and unhinged Trump and his enablers are

  53. 89 jer44
    November 14, 2021 at 10:10 am

    • November 14, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Where Are the Snow Leopards?
      Scientists publish results from massive snow leopard survey in Mongolia

      “The Altai Mountain range and Eastern Soyon Mountain ranges were identified as strongholds of snow leopard populations, suggesting these habitats must be protected at all costs.

      It is believed there are only between 3,500-7,000 wild snow leopards in the world dispersed across 12 countries. Mongolia is home to the world’s second-largest snow leopard population after China.
      However, reliable snow leopard estimates are difficult to come by and most estimates are, at best, guesstimates. In 2017, the Bishkek Declaration endorsed by the governments of 12 snow leopard range countries expressed serious concerns about the continuing gaps in knowledge about snow leopard population and distribution. ”

      “The data presented here on snow leopard signs were collected over a period of five months by 12 teams represented by over 210 field personnel. The teams traversed 19,923 km of transects, of which 6,794 km (roughly the distance from the capital to the western-most border of Genghis Khan’s empire) were covered on foot.”

      (Also: “Mapping the Ghost”)
      —-must protect.

  54. November 14, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    One Hundred Years On: The Fifth Thule Expedition

    “Long before Borge Ousland and Mike Horn, Knud Rasmussen was the undisputed king of the long-haul arctic expedition.

    This year marks the centennial of his greatest achievement, the Fifth Thule expedition.
    Rasmussen seemed destined for arctic travel.

    Born in 1879, his father was Danish, his mother part-Inuit.
    He was raised in Greenland and taught Kalaallisut, the local Eskimo–Aleut language, as his primary tongue. These early years exposed him to Inuit culture, traditional hunting methods, and a host of polar survival skills.

    His first true expedition, the 1902 Danish Literary Expedition, examined Inuit folklore in Greenland’s northern reaches. He published The People of the Polar North on his return. The expedition, and subsequent publication, laid out a framework for the next 20 years of his life. Rasmussen devoted himself to scientific and anthropological expeditions in the Arctic”

    “Give me winter, give me dogs,” he once said. “You can keep the rest.”

    “Rasmussen, Qaavigarsuaq, and Arnarulunnguaq covered more than 30,000km of inhospitable terrain,
    much of it unmapped. This longest-ever sled journey took more than three years. Along the way, they encountered many Inuit communities and amassed a collection of more than “20,000 specimens, of which 15,000 are ethnographical and archaeological.”

    “Rasmussen avoided the pitfalls of many a European explorer. He did not presume to know all the answers. Rather, he approached the Inuit as equals, eager to learn all he could of their cultural heritage and history. One hundred years later, his fifth expedition remains an iconic moment in polar exploration.”


    • November 14, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      “Across Arctic America”
      book by Knud Rasmussun (1927)

      Reviewer wrote:
      “Knud Rasmussen was a native Greenlander who was half Inuit and half Danish.

      He was the first person to travel the Northwest Passage by dog-sled, around 1922, as re-told in this readable and enjoyable account first published in 1927.

      Known as the “Fifth Thule Expedition”,
      it was designed to be an ethnographic expedition to answer “that great question the origins of the Eskimo race”. A native speaker of Inuit, Rasmussen’s insights into the religion and inner-life, voice and spirit of the Inuit remains a classic of polar travel literature and ethnography. The Inuit language is difficult to translate and Rasmussen’s unique position of straddling both cultures proves indispensable.

      Rasmussen traveled with two Inuit who had never before left Greenland.
      On the return trip home by plane,
      the group stopped in New York City and were awed by what they saw.
      One said while looking over the city skyline from a rooftop:
      “I see things more than my mind can grasp; and the only way to save myself from madness is to suppose that we have all died, and that this is part of another life.”


    • November 14, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      “The Fifth Thule Expedition, 1921-24.
      The Danish Ethnographical and Geographical Expedition from Greenland to the Pacific”
      journal 1926,
      by Knud Rasmussen

      —-Just started reading “White Eskimo. Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless journey into the Heart of the Arctic’
      by Stephen R Bown. wow.

  55. November 14, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Above the law? So how afraid are we?
    What happened about ending global oil subsidies?

    imo transnational Exxon and Big Oil purposely melted the Arctic for their own purposes.
    After 50 years of lying to us about what their scientists graphically demonstrated behind closed doors,
    how the hell do they still walk free while the future of our species and all life on Earth is in peril? What would Knud Rasmussen have said to them 100 years ago?

  56. 95 pkayden
    November 14, 2021 at 7:51 pm

  57. 96 jer44
    November 14, 2021 at 8:01 pm

  58. 97 jer44
    November 14, 2021 at 8:15 pm

  59. 98 jer44
    November 14, 2021 at 8:17 pm

  60. 99 pkayden
    November 14, 2021 at 9:52 pm

  61. 100 pkayden
    November 15, 2021 at 7:14 am

  62. 101 Dudette
    November 15, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Good Morning, TOD! Tell someone you love them today! ❤️

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