Lab rats caught in a trap

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is a 1971 children’s book by Robert C. O’Brien, with illustrations by Zena Bernstein. The winner of the 1972 Newbery Medal, the story was adapted for film in 1982 as The Secret of NIMH.

The novel relates the plight of a widowed field mouse, Mrs. Frisby, who seeks the aid of a group of former laboratory rats in rescuing her home from destruction by a farmer’s plow, saving her son from pneumonia, and of the history of the rats’ escape from the laboratory and development of a literate and technological society.

The work was inspired by the research of John B. Calhoun on mouse and rat population dynamics at the National Institute of Mental Health from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Mosatly awake in the darkness of this long night

Accident and Emergency

True Story

I went to our local hospital this week after phoning 111 just before the witching hour as was not feel good.

I talked through my fear with them got some stuff off my chest and felt much better. When I came out of the hospital I saw a fox sheltering under an ambulance and then when I got into my taxi to go home it ran out just next to us a beautiful animal in every way.

Casey the wonder hypno dog

Skin and bone a bloody still breathing mess

Soul Cake

Oskar Schindler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. He is the subject of the 1982 novel Schindler’s Ark and its 1993 film adaptation, Schindler’s List, which reflected his life as an opportunist initially motivated by profit, who came to show extraordinary initiative, tenacity, courage, and dedication to save the lives of his Jewish employees.

Schindler grew up in SvitavyMoravia, and worked in several trades until he joined the Abwehr, the military intelligence service of Nazi Germany, in 1936. He joined the Nazi Party in 1939. Prior to the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1938, he collected information on railways and troop movements for the German government. He was arrested for espionage by the Czechoslovak government but was released under the terms of the Munich Agreement in 1938. Schindler continued to collect information for the Nazis, working in Poland in 1939 before the invasion of Poland at the start of World War II. In 1939, Schindler acquired an enamelware factory in Kraków, Poland, which employed at the factory’s peak in 1944 about 1,750 workers, of whom 1,000 were Jews. His Abwehr connections helped Schindler protect his Jewish workers from deportation and death in the Nazi concentration camps. As time went on, Schindler had to give Nazi officials ever larger bribes and gifts of luxury items obtainable only on the black market to keep his workers safe.

By July 1944, Germany was losing the war; the SS began closing down the easternmost concentration camps and deporting the remaining prisoners westward. Many were murdered in Auschwitz and the Gross-Rosen concentration camp. Schindler convinced SS-Hauptsturmführer Amon Göth, commandant of the nearby Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, to allow him to move his factory to Brněnec in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, thus sparing his workers from almost certain death in the gas chambers. Using names provided by Jewish Ghetto Police officer Marcel Goldberg, Göth’s secretary Mietek Pemper compiled and typed the list of 1,200 Jews who travelled to Brünnlitz in October 1944. Schindler continued to bribe SS officials to prevent the execution of his workers until the end of World War II in Europe in May 1945, by which time he had spent his entire fortune on bribes and black market purchases of supplies for his workers.

Schindler moved to West Germany after the war, where he was supported by assistance payments from Jewish relief organisations. After receiving a partial reimbursement for his wartime expenses, he moved with his wife Emilie to Argentina, where they took up farming. When he went bankrupt in 1958, Schindler left his wife and returned to Germany, where he failed at several business ventures and relied on financial support from Schindlerjuden (“Schindler Jews”)—the people whose lives he had saved during the war. He died on 9 October 1974 in Hildesheim, Germany, and was buried in Jerusalem on Mount Zion, the only member of the Nazi Party to be honoured in this way. He and his wife Emilie were named Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government in 1993.

One of natures wonders

I love how bats are able to use echolocation.

This stunning slow motion footage shows how bats use echolocation to find water. We know how bats echolocate to hunt insects, but this is the first study to show how they recognise large, flat objects like ponds. Moreover, by testing young bats that had never encountered a pond or river before, the researchers showed that bats seem to have a built-in ability to recognise these important features of their environment.

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A planatery point of view

The world has changed and I can’t ever see a reason for it ever going back to how it once was. A veil has been removed from people’s eyes made it clear for all to see and something has changed within the conscience of man forever a truth no lies can now take away.

The cleaner, the carer, the farmer, the food seller all super heroes in mine and many other people’s eyes now. My political perception is moving to being of a planatarian or global point of view. Many things that seemed normal yesterday and expected to be the same tomorrow are now far from my point of view.

To hope for a future that may never appear is still a reason to be hopeful and hope that hope never disappears.

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”

Gaia Theory

Are we living on a conscious planet known to some as Gaia or described as mother nature by others?
What does she want and what is she prepared to do to get it?

Have we taken her for granted are we at risk of killing her (and ourselves) if we do not learn from our industrial holocaulistic ways of mass murder of biodiversity and nature on a daily basis what will be the consequences?

Interesting article below

https://theweek.com/articles/899439/coronavirus-environmental-wakeup-call?fbclid=IwAR2wqF9QmZIUlJ2YJcdXkIWAdKf69pQaEiFd-P4vJgveY-slzHQMgsHZPhE

Hyme for the Harvest

 from the Shih Ching (The Book of Songs)

Grant that this year abundant harvest reign,

And be our granaries piled with rice and grain.

Let sheaves in myriads and in millions fill our barns.

From these sweet wine we will distil,

To pour as solemn offerings at the shrine of those, who, passed away, are now divine;

The sainted sires and mothers of our line.

Pleased with such sacrifices may they bestow unnumbered blessings on the folk below.

BEN Né en 1935 Take care - 2016 Lettres synthétiques blanches sur panneau en aluminium brossé

Mad world on life support

Well social isolation for all except those that work in the serve us sector the cleaners, the shelf stackers and carers are prity much keeping society on life support from now on and they are the so called low skilled and certainly low paid.

Sheding tears for fears