And yet, there is something special up there in the North.... Maybe it's their care for humanity and human rights.
I do like the Swedish Chef, so maybe that's a place to start?
This week, four vacationing Swedish police officers, Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger and Erik Naslund, happened to be on a New York City subway train when a fight broke out among two apparently homeless men.
Despite the fact that the four officers were obviously not on duty and far out of their own jurisdiction, they intervened and nonviolently subdued both men, taking extreme care to not harm either of them. The officers repeatedly asked the men if they were injured, and told them everything would be okay and they needed to calm down.
More than 150 years after his death, Thoreau's "deliberate living" is back: Norway's #SlowTV is anodyne to modern life, and seems almost obvious in retrospect.
According to Thoreau, he went out into the woods near Walden pond because he "wanted to live deliberately." Buddhists understand this as the practice of mindfulness.
“History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”
#TBT #walden #mindfulness
On a side reference...I live not far from Harrisburg, Illinois, and they actually allowed a subsidiary of Peabody Coal to 'strip mine' high-sulfur coal in deep strips more than two miles long and a mile across right outside of town among the corn fields!!! (you should be able to see it on "Google")
This coal is so poor quality that none of it is useful in the U.S. because of the residue factor...but, it doesn't matter because every bit of it is going straight to China!
How is this in keeping w/the "Clean Air Act?"
As if burning it in China makes a difference, because we can't see or smell it here?
The last time I checked, Earth has only ONE atmosphere, so polluting the air in China is somehow ok???
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