A pertinent speech on global migration

We’ve GOT to think BIG and differently on MANY levels …..how much is ‘enough’? ….what is a life of ‘success’?….what kind of world do we want for our kids?…..we ARE global ….facing global issues ….at a turning point in history …

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And Yes …it’s Angelina Jolie

A celebrity but at least using her status to try to make a positive difference

The issues are not going to go away ……..as Ange says ..’If your neighbours house is on fire, it does not make you safe to lock your door’

There IS a butterfly effect

What are the root causes of our global predicament? …..it HAS to be addressed …..no’one is immune ….peace talks, sharing the wealth, thinking outside the box …’be’ing …and if possible ‘do’ ing

To quote our dear and sadly departed Jo …’We have far more in common than that which divides us’ …dont let this Brexit shit make us take our eye off the ball

ANYWAY …click below to hear Ange’s speech…off out with the boys this weekend …..

https://youtu.be/Py0TkvwIxI8

Stages of ‘divorce’

Ok have just been through this so know what it entails …..

  1. One side or the other or both are not happy
  2. You get into dialogue, communicate ….maybe through an intermediary like a marriage guidance counsellor if necassary

  3. You decide it isn’t working …..decide to seperate ….very emotional ….much turbulence with finances, living arrangements , extended family…. and the children?

  4. Eventually things settle and you go for the legal ‘divorce’ …..the ‘formal’ ending of the ‘marriage’

  5. Yep …throughout there are many ups and downs ….the children suffer ….you both end up skint ….life more of a struggle than it was before things became rocky but you all adjust and life goes on

Oh and sorry …got it wrong …it was the other way round …West Yorkshire and most of the deindustrialised areas voted ‘out’ ….Leeds central and Harrogate voted to ‘remain’ …which makes it worse ….feel pretty sad …..think I might just pack up and become a wandering nomad:(

The Biggest Peace Project in History

Forewards?

or

Backwards?

Hmmm …..far from perfect BUT a better chance of evolving ….bridges not walls and borders


Could go either way tho

…….and have just heard Brendan Cox …..Jo’s husband speak …..and my heart is aching ……………………………………………….

Advice? ……make sure you are equipped with clothing for all weathers :D:D:D

The word is out ……reported by Proffesor Gavin Foster (specialist in isotope and geochemistry)  …..the earths climate has measured  Co2 400 parts per million or above consistently throughout 2016 …….OK …..I hear you say …….so what?

Well …..he says it’s the point of no return ….basic physics apparantly ….the last time it was believed to measure this was pre ice age

Pre Industrial revolution it measured 280 parts per million to put it in some kind of context

SO ….expect weird weather, sea level rises etc  …..who knows the time scale for the end of humans but it is confirmed a ‘when’ not an ‘if ‘ and the process is CERTAINLY ecselerated by us pulling down trees and burning fossil fuels etc…..messing with the ecosystem…….but DON’T PANIC!!! …..for the moment the advice is simply…..make sure your wardrobe is stocked with clothing suitable for ALL weathers:D:D:D

So there we are …….that’s it then ……..better check the wardrobe ….Hmmmmmmm have got the hot weather sorted but need a new winter coat:D:D:D …….. seems we’re in for a bit of a roller coaster ride:D:D:D
Makes a bit of a mockery of us all racing around going BOO at each other ( and worse) doesn’t it ?………. maybe we just need to hold a kind of enormous  final party and invite the neighbours 😉

Earth landing

And Tim Peak has just this minute arrived back on earth ….why I am saying this I don’t know ….but he has…..so there we go

Just adding a paragraph and giving a title …..
Apparantly Tim has said that although he had enjoyed his time on the international space station it was better being back on earth breathing fresh air

I’ve heard before astronauts say things like the best thing about being in space was the view of the earth etc
I would imagine it puts things in perspective for them

And that’s just it ….just LOOK at the planet we live on …it’s AMAZING ….we are RIDICULOUS with our hidden agenda’s and squabbles ….can we not just ‘get’ with the deal ….work together and enjoy the ride?
Here on earth!
Now we can’t all go up there and enjoy the view …but here’s the next best thing ….and yes …yes …it’s a google image that I’ve used before ….

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GORGEOUS isn’t it?:):):):):)

a tribute to a TRUE shining star .

Here is a REMARKABLE woman ……one that I WISH could have been around MUCH longer ….she had only just got started in terms of meeting her potential ….she really COULD have been a world leader …… in her short time as an MP here in her home area she was ALREADY making her mark …..I hope people from around the world look at and remember her beautiful face …..she could have been a ‘celebrity’ with such a face and such charisma but NO she was FAR from ‘manufactured’ …..in no’ones pocket …a woman of great intellect and compassion yet down to earth  ….walked the walk as well as talked the talk …..authentic and sincere …lived on a boat on the Thames with her family (Well c’mon …are you aware of the rent costs in London?) ….let her life be a TRUE inspiration.

And maybe ‘education’ is the key ….the generation coming up are ready for a New Wave of Politics around the world I feel …they’re FAR from stupid …they’re ‘global citizens’ see beyond narrow minded boundaries …thanks to technology they don’t even HAVE to physically travel …..although it’s always healthy to and emmerse in the culture whilst doing so if given the opportunity ….but even if they can’t … they’re still’connected’ …depends how they CHOOSE to use it ….yep you have to get on with your life wherever you are but also keep your eye on the bigger picture …….we function on a day to day basis on the little patch of this earth we find ourselves on but are also very much part of the interrelating WHOLE …..mutual respect and collaboration …….  keep moving in a sustaining and sustainable direction …one that carries with it ALL of us as human beings and the welfare of the planet at large hopefully

Jo Cox …tiny in stature but HUGE in terms of what she did and stood for..one of the worlds GREATEST women that we had but STARTED getting to know ……RESPECT:)

GUTTED!!!

Why?

Because this afternoon when driving to pick up Sam heard on local radio that one of our local MPs Jo Cox had been shot outside one of her constituency offices and was in critical condition.

Now Jo wasn’t just any old MP …..actually I shouldn’t say that …..restart …..OK …..Jo was a local girl who was the first one of her family to go to ‘grammar school’ and then University …..and not any old University ……maybe I shouldn’t say that either but what the hell …..no ….she went to CAMBRIDGE university ….TOP LEAGUE ….and then came back ……….not untill she’d done loads of other stuff including travelling various parts of the world working for Oxfam etc …..but no …she recognised …that with the privelage of her education and experiences the best way to make a difference was to get into politics ….she KNEW the challenges facing this area and others like it and came back to try to do something about it

Now I didn’t know her personally ….had spoken to her on the phone a couple of times and thought YES!!!  …..and I was aware of the reputation she was gathering which was ALL good!!!

And now the boys are in bed and have just heard the news and she has DIED!!! ….and am GUTTED!!! ….and I can’t stop crying which probably sounds ridiculous …because I am …ridiculous ….BUT I REALLY feel we have lost one of the good guys ….a rising star that was SURELY sending out sparkles but has not had chance to shine …not fully anyway …JO COX IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT POLITICS SHOULD BE ABOUT!!! …..it’s not about power and status for the sake of it ….that power and status is placed on the shoulders of politicians by US ….it’s called DEMOCRACY not an old boy network ….or a network of dictators corporate or religious …..those days are OVER ……….and if you ask me Jo represented a NEW WAVE OF POLITICS!!! ….working locally but with a nod to the global and the bigger issues facing us ALL today ….and she hasn’t been given a chance!!!

Blimey ..she’s only been an MP a year!!!

I understand that the guy who shot her is a 52 year old white male ….my guess is he’s one of the few bigots that still exist who is not happy with change ……….probably living in fear and self loathing ….maybe not too dissimilar to the guy who carried out the shootings in the US ….hate is hate ….tragedy is tragedy ….and I might be being a little over emotional here ..but to me the death of Jo Cox has in effect wiped out a potential future Prime Minister who would have done things VERY differently to the status quo

When I have said governments, corporations and world leaders should maybe take a good hard look at themselves …they should then take a good hard look at Jo Cox and what she stood for!!!

And if I sound bloody righteous I don’t give a SHIT!!!

And in and among all this …yes …in and among …she was just a normal working mum getting on with her day ……and NOW there is a guy left widowed with 2 little kids to support ….how the HELL is he dealing with this right now I wonder?

ANYWAY ….need to sleep as its a school day tomorrow …..

 

and have just tried uploading to WordPress some really lovely pictures of her and they haven’t uploaded….am all cried out and feel GUTTED!!!