A Few Thoughts
From now on I will be deleting all
When I have posted anything about my ongoing legal case on my Performing Monkeys blog, I will mention it here. That is where comments about the case and why we are pursuing it should be posted. In fact, this afternoon I have posted the comments
in my post below as a post.
This is partly because I'd like to welcome Antisthenes as a commentator - whoever he is.
Palm oil companies operating in Indonesia pledged to stop expanding plantations into forests in response to growing global criticism about deforestation and to promote more sustainable products.
Executive director of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI), Didiek Hadjar Goenadi, said here Monday palm oil companies would focus on utilizing idle land, including former
forest concession areas, to maintain Indonesia as the world's largest crude palm oil producer.
In late 2006 Ecological Internet
launched an international protest campaign on this matter - bringing to the world's attention how oil palm plantations on carbon rich tropical rainforest peatlands were destroying biodiversity, global climate and orangutan habitat.
As an aside, I do wonder who is responsible for declaring certain areas of land to be "idle".
I've recently received a circulated email with pictures which purport to show Japan's "hottest food" - dead babies or fetuses which can "be bought at ¥10,000 to ¥12,000 from hospitals to meet the high demand for grilled or barbequed babies."
It is a seriously disturbing email. Could it be a very sick hoax?
.............................Do you remember the first time music made you cry? How about the time when you first learned how utterly immense the universe is? Or kissed someone you knew you would never see again? Are you still able to recall those impossible and lonely and ecstatic moments? Are you capable of opening your heart to wonder?
Some highfalutin words there, not mine, but I don't think they are so much hyperbole because they refer to an album I've just received which has left me gob-smacked with a shivery spine.
They refer to Virgínia Rodrigues and her album Nós
What a voice.This album is to touch whatever we used to think of as God.