My loyalties lie with the existence of life

Humanities diversity tree

Diversity & inclusion

Individuals with different cultures, perspectives and experiences are at the heart of the way existence works. Life wants to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people, regardless of their background and make best use of their talents. Guided by values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer (life) helps us fulfilour responsibility and to make a difference. Life seeks to develop a work environment where we treat all as individuals, fairly and in a consistent way. Life works within spirit and practice to promoting a culture of respect and dignity and actively challenging discrimination, should it ever arise. Life will remove unnecessary barriers for our seekers and provide opportunities through training and development, promotion and life planning. Life will continue to support our leaders, managers and employees to demonstrate the principles of diversity and inclusion in their everyday activities, roles and functions.

Though there are things that are out of lifes control she does her best to work with what she has doing what she can.

To live a love of life

Yggdrasil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search For other uses, see Yggdrasil (disambiguation).

Yggdrasil (from Old Norse Yggdrasill) is an immense mythical tree that plays a central role in Norse cosmology, where it connects the Nine Worlds.

Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is center to the cosmos and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things, traditional governing assemblies. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr. Creatures live within Yggdrasil, including the dragon Níðhöggr, an unnamed eagle, and the stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór.

Scholars generally consider Hoddmímis holt, Mímameiðr, and Læraðr to be other names for the tree. The tree is an example of sacred trees and groves in Germanic paganism and mythology, and scholars in the field of Germanic philology have long discussed its implications.

Lockdown Lunacy!

I did a post yesterday called Coronovirus-Apocolypse, to be honest as I am not a Christian and I in no way believe that there will ever be an apocalypse and believe it to be to all intense purposes Scholar’s negative propaganda and a stitch up to force people to believe that there messsiah is the only being in exisitence that can save your soul.

To claim that the good guy (Jesus Christ) will only arrive after the bad guy (the anti-Christ) turns up is absolute horse shit. One person was even boastfully claiming in a blog comments section yesterday that all Christians and Jews are the good guys and all Muslims and atheists are in some ways in cahoots with the Devil and all Muslims want all Christians dead.

Nobody thought this was wrong and challenged his delusion how can good hearted, righteous minded none Christians, none atheist and none Muslims none Jews operate in such a world where views are peddled by people that hate any opposite view. So much so that what is said or done is no longer relevant what matters to them is what colour religion your supporting. Religion today is less about spiritual enlightenment and metaphysical nourishment than it is about which team you support and why you are the good guys and the others are bad. Its utter, utter bollocks.

Don’t stick with stones

Anthony of Padua

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search For the Italian film, see Anthony of Padua (film). For others known as Saint Anthony, see Saint Anthony.

Saint
Anthony of Padua
Anthony of Padua by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1627–1630
Evangelical Doctor
Hammer of Heretics
Professor of Miracles
Doctor of the Church
Born15 August 1195
Lisbon, Portugal
Died13 June 1231 (aged 35)
Padua, Italy
Venerated inCatholic Church
Beatified30 May 1232
Canonized30 May 1232, Spoleto, Italy by Pope Gregory IX
Major shrineBasilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Italy
Feast13 June
AttributesBook; bread; Infant Jesus; lily; fish; flaming heart; mule
PatronageLisbon, Lost items, lost people, lost souls, American Indians; amputees; animals; barrenness; Brazil; elderly people; faith in the Blessed Sacrament; fishermen; Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land; harvests; horses; lower animals; mail; mariners; oppressed people; poor people; Portugal; pregnant women; shipwrecks; starvation; sterility; swineherds; Tigua Indians; travel hostesses; travellers; Tuburan, Cebu; San Vicente, Sulat, Eastern Samar; Watermen; runts of litters; counter-revolutionaries; Pila, Laguna, Taytay, Rizal; Iriga, Camarines Sur; Camaligan, Camarines Sur

Anthony of Padua (Portuguese: António de Pádua; born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231[1]), also known as Anthony of Lisbon (Portuguese: António de Lisboa), was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946. He is also the patron saint of lost things.

Lyrics

Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not die

Cry!

Last fire will rise
Behind those eyes
Black house will rock
Blind boys don’t lie

Immortal fear
That voice so clear
Through broken walls
That scream I hear

Cry, little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)

Blue masquerade
Strangers look on
When will they learn
This loneliness?

Temptation heat
Beats like a drum
Deep in your veins
I will not lie

Little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)

My Shangri-Las
I can’t forget
Why you were mine
I need you now!

Cry, little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)

Cry, little sister! (Thou shalt not fall)
Come, come to your brother! (Thou shalt not die)
Unchain me, sister! (Thou shalt not fear)
Love is with your brother! (Thou shalt not kill)

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Mike Mainieri / Gerard Mcmahon / Brendan De Kauwe / Ricardo Gonclaves

Cry Little Sister lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Equality, beliefs and a democratic beast

Victories are not written for or by a mortal winner in the eyes of an omnipresent God

If you are Godless do not justify your actions as Godlike for God will see through your veil.

If you know what you are doing is wrong, do not seek to coat or lace your actions as if what you do is righteousness or good.

FOR THE JEDI WITHIN

Your Allie is the force and a powerful ally it is.

We do not take seek control of the force nor are we slaves or masters of its will.

FOR THE CITIZEN

Do not be in a hurry to be seen to break your enemies rules.

Do not go gently into a trap designed to snare your thoughts and dreams.

FOR ALL

When a hope of victory becomes real that is a time to move and when we see peace on the horizon that is the worthy fight.

The best sort of battle is thought not with sword or sheild, but pen and paper within the ballot box.

Is democracy the worst form of Government?

There is no alternative to Democracy that works for the people and nor should there be.

‘Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…’

Winston S Churchill, 11 November 1947

Voice of Democracy (VOD) is an annual nationwide scholarship program sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). It is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12. The program annually provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the first-place VFW Department (state) winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school.

Besides competing for the top scholarship prize, as well as other national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000, each Department’s first-place winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March (annually).

The Voice of Democracy Program began in 1946 and was originally sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters. Initially, there were four winners selected, representing the North, South, East and West regions of the country. Each winner received a $500 savings bond and a wristwatch. The second year of the program, a student by the name of Charles Kuralt, the late television news broadcaster and author, was one of the winners.

It is endorsed by the contest criteria of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and is designed to foster patriotism by allowing students the opportunity to voice their opinion in a three- to five-minute essay based on an annual theme. Historically, the Voice of Democracy theme (chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief annually) is purposely kept broad in scope to allow the participant flexibility in interpretation, and thus, encourage originality. The new theme is posted on the website by May of each year.

The audiotape or audio CD (with the typed essay recited word-for-word), the actual typed essay, and completed official student entry form must be delivered to a local, participating VFW Post by the student entry deadline of October 31.

Bovine Boris prior reasoning to be committed

Cabinet had given HS2green signal“.

One of Boris’s motos appears to be if in a hole keep digging. The biggest infrastucture project for 100 years.

What will be the cost?

Of the 67 MPs constituencies crossed for HS2 high speed rail linked the majority object to it being built in their constituencies.

Thatcher banned milk from our schools and shafted the miners. Some people never forget or forgave her for that and it was very much what her legacy was defined by her critics.

Could Boris’s incompetent handling of HS2 and his efforts to bulldoze through the countryside be high Maggie moment which when it goes wrong with costs spiralling and ecocide and wilful destruction of this green and pleasant land being backed by him coming back to haunt Boris. To avoid a colossal bill coming down the tracks, the HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson must act.

Why Vote AGAINST Andrew Stephenson In Pendle?

Above it describes the calibre of the minster in charge

The fact of the matter/the truth of the matter?

Definition of ’the fact of the matter/the truth of the matter’

phrase You use the fact of the matter is or the truth of the matter is to introduce a fact which supports what you are saying or which is not widely known, for example because it is a secret.

The fact of the matter is that most people consume far more protein than they actually need. The truth of the matter is that he was having an identity crisis when he met Carina. See full dictionary entry for matter

COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Just heard this evening that the wildife investigation is still continuing with Network rail and they have still provided no evidence of what they have done, whilst also accepting no guilt for the actions that they have taken. They are now claiming that a native species of caterpillar infestation has resulted in them having to cut down a long swath of scrub along the embankment admiting no guilt for the removal of any nesting sites that were cut down in the process.

Brown-tail caterpillar - Euproctis chrysorrhoea | Brown-tail… | Flickr
The native brown tail moth caterpillar they are now blaiming as the reson for cutting back and removing the nests.

My response to the Police was as follows

Thank you for your email, I am pleased that you will be able to find out who actually identified and approved this work and how network rail were made aware that it was needed to be undertaken. I did not realise that this native species to the UK could be such a threat on railway lines and that network rail were actively cleaning tracks because of this. When I spoke to the network rail staff that I saw on the first day that they were doing the cutting, they only said they were clearing brambles to make the pavements for pedestrians clearer, they must be so modest to not say there true intention to me to be carry out such important work.

Such a shame that whoever found the infestation did not take a photo to so as to warn others of this potential infestation of caterpillars; it must have been such a large amount of caterpillars to remove so much of the embankment? I assume the council only becomes aware of what was happening after you informed them and had no prior knowledge of what was going on concerning the cleanup operation.

I am also assuming that they have been given permission to remove birds nest if caterpillars are in the same section of scrub. Is that correct? 

In summary my two main questions are who informed network rail of this stretch of land being infested by this native species and were they aloud to remove birds’ nests at this time of year because of the caterpillar population along such a long stretch of land?

I am still waiting for a response and evidence of thier actions.

The webs we weave

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

So I have purchased a hoodie which should be turning up to my home any day now.

I think it looks really cool and no I am not turning all viking or anything like that but the concept, mythology and design are all awsome.

Geri and Freki

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The god Odin enthroned and flanked by the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Huginn and Muninn as illustrated (1882) by Carl Emil Doepler

In Norse mythology, Geri and Freki (Old Norse, both meaning “the ravenous” or “greedy one”) are two wolves which are said to accompany the god Odin. They are attested in the Poetic Edda, a collection of epic poetry compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, in the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. The pair has been compared to similar figures found in Greek, Roman and Vedic mythology, and may also be connected to beliefs surrounding the Germanic “wolf-warrior bands”, the Úlfhéðnar.

Love this song too

Revenge of the Sith

Not the happiest Star War’s title for May the 4th, but I do like to think outside the box.

So I started contacting my councillor and the police among others about a potential wildlife crime taking place along the railway track last week and the Wildlife Crimes officer phoned me today to say he had received mine and the councillor’s emails about the destruction of nest sites along the rail embankment.

He confirmed a fear of mine which was that to destroy a nesting site is indeed a crime, but only actually but witnessing the crime or having evidence of said crime could anything be done to legally tackle the crime. I did not bother to ask what the punishment would be as this seamed rather trivial.

So there we have a crime has taken place along rail embankments all across the UK during nesting season on a daily basis not just here but nationwide every nesting season and the only people with the evidence to report it are the very same people that are committing the crime in the first place.

This is madness it is like asking a fox hunt to police cruelty against foxes or a domestic abuser to be the only person that can report his or her crimes. A hunter reporting that he accidently caught a healthy fox or a domestic abuser phoning up to tell the police they have just attacked their partner and the police turning up to take the evidence from the aggressor who is then prosecuted due to his own testament! Bonkers or what a crazy piece of legislation. What then worries me is this ecocide legislation is accepted by the police and was designed and enacted by our politicians and then enforced by or judges and lawyers. They are all accomplices to the injustice of ecocide and by very implication guilty themselves to the law of the land. Ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law.

Martin Luther King Quote "When Evil Men Plot", MLK Promena… | Flickr

What is the meaning of a stitch time saves nine? Procrastination means to delay or put off doing something until a later time. People use “a stitch in time saves nine” to express that it’s better to spend a little time and effort to deal with a problem right now than to wait until later, when it may get worse and take longer to deal with.

Imagine if you will if Anakin had not turned to the darkside and the plot had been discovered how cool woudl that have been to be a Jedi then.

A new hope

So Went out to pick up supplies first thing this morning one of the items purchased was a new 4 pack of Guinness which I was looking forward to starting on tonight as I had not had a drink since I last went to a pub some 6 weeks ago. On the way back from the shops I saw some more network rail engineers. Not cutting up the trees and shrubs on the other side of the railway line. My thoughts went wild.

I thought this time I had a lot of work to do for my employer plus meetings to go to today so I could not afford to deal with this matter on my own and had to hope that the Police and my councillor could sort it out between themselves. I managed to get a brief photo from a distance of the men at work.

The top of the workers are the little orange dots in the distance which is their hi res jackets.

So logged into work and did as much as I could up to 5pm and then logged out and checked my phone and personal emails after that.

II had received a message which the police were also copied into which had only arrived in my email at 16:12pm that day. It was by my locally elected green councillor. She had checked with other neighbours regarding my concerns and also emailed Network rail, copying me and the police into her email

Dear All
I have spoken to network rail and informed them that this matter has been referred to the Police for investigation. The reference number is 200501-000901
Network rail said they will be speaking to the duty manager to investigate. I have asked to be updated about the review. I explained that while the brambles may need to be cut back that it isn’t allowed during the nesting season and they should ensure that their work falls within the Act to permit them to do so.

I can confirm that there is wildlife that uses  the embankment as resident have told me about it and I used this information in response to a recent planning application adjacent to the railway line.

Please can you let me know the outcome of this investigation.

I was so relieved to have someone else on my side with more knowledge of the law and awareness of who to contact and what to say and some of the little birds came back out to play today too.

We might not have save The Alphington railway line track to Marsh Barton but we let them know we new what they had done and asking for an explanation as to why thsi had been done.

So that’s all I know now. I can’t magic the trees out of thin air or prey for the birds to have their homes back. But hopefully those that had built nests can fly away and find homes else ware as wildlife refugees to try again.

I will try and keep you updated on what happens next if anythink. After work tonigth I also sat back and had my first pint in over 6 weeks tonight I normally don’t drink at home but this is in no way normal so.

So Cheers