Ocean plastic pollution – our ocean’s biggest threat · Learn · Australian Marine Conservation Society

https://www.marineconservation.org.au/pages/ocean-plastic-pollution.html

Anyone remember Derrin Hinch while hosting his current affairs show saying something to the effect of “we treat this country as though it belongs to someone else” – same can be said of our treatment of the entire planet.

“More than 268,940 tonnes of litter is estimated to be floating in the Earth’s oceans – that’s the incredible weight of over 1,300 Blue Whales! 80% of this plastic on our coast and in our waters, is being generated from land. Litter is often lost or blown from inland, comes through stormwater drains or thoughtlessly dropped.”

“Once plastic is in the ocean, marine animals are suffering from either becoming tangled up or eating it leading to suffocation and starvation. Plastic has a long legacy too, breaking down into smaller and smaller unidentifiable pieces and lasting thousands of years.”

“Plastic bags and microplastic in particular are mistaken for jellyfish and fish eggs which are not a tasty diet for the animals that eat them. What’s more is what’s in Australian seabirds, with a shocking study revealing 90-100% of Flesh-footed Shearwater chicks on Lord Howe island contain plastic! In 2011, one chick was found to have more than 275 pieces of plastic in its stomach (that’s the equivalent to an average human ingesting 10kg of plastic)!”

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homesexuality 🙄

If Folau had declared that adulterers will go to Hell or apostates, or non-believers, or usurers, no one would have batted an eyelid. So far has the pendulum swung so very quickly with regard to homesexuality however, that simply answering a question honestly has him being pressured to shut up or be forced out of his profession. The most natural response here, it seems to me, is for others to clearly and honestly express their disagreement with him and perhaps ask him to differentiate between his theological beliefs (which are apparently Mormon) and his social attitudes as regards tolerance and compassion. Let’s see how the matter now pans out.

“THE RIGHT ONE!”

“THE RIGHT ONE!” April 17, 2018 TUESing to the tune of: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! from Cinderella!

Sally Ga-roo-la-was-looking for moolah,

And watch-a suppose that she found?

Felix Ledbetter, a guy with a house,

And he-was-a-kind-a-housebound!

BUT – she didn’t care; he was smitten with Her,

And,

She-made-him-work-‘til-he-dropped!

BUT – Felix adored her, so he didn’t mind,

His-sweet-love-for-her-never-stopped!

IF you are lu-ucky,

You’ll find a ma-ate,

Who-loves-you-the-way-that-you-are,

Who thinks that the sunshine comes out of your a – – ,

Your-lives-

Will-twin-k-like-a-STAR!

Now, Friends,

IF-you-want,

A-nice-ship-to-ride,

That’ll-carry-you-well-in-your-life:

JUST FIND A SWEETIE WHO LIKES YOU FOR YOU,

SHE’LL MAKE A WONDERFUL WIFE (or Hubby!)!

And – GIRLS!

IF you think,

Gold-digging-is-swell,

Just-remember-Sweet-Anna-Nicole:

Digging for GOLD can make your husband ill,

And-it-will-impact-on-your-soul!!

And- GUYS, please-consider-the-gal-that-you-like,

Insure-IF-she’s-one-you-might-wed,

DO!

LIKE HER VOICE AND HER SWEET POINT OF VIEW,

AND BE-SURE-YOU’RE-IN-LOVE-WITH-HER-HEAD!! 🙂

fin. ❤

GALOOTS

“IN PRAISE OF GALOOTS!” a poem. Thursday: 04/19/2018.

PEOPLE GROW UP TO BE SUCH “GALOOTS:”

They-eat-lots-of-beans, and

Get “the toots!”

They buy expensive toys and expect me to read,

All-the-dang-instructions, and

Then they wanna feed,

On certain food –

And, then, complain-it’s-not-quite-right!

And, then, when-I-wanna-give-(’em)- kisses,

THEY’RE NOWHERE IN SIGHT!!

They take all my “branches,” my money and time,

And, maybe, just maybe, I’ll-get-a-Valentine!

BUT – I NEVER WILL EXPECT ONE (A Valentine, that is!),

‘Cause I’m-too-disappointed,

AND, YOU KNOW ABOUT GALOOTS?

THEY’RE ALWAYS “DOUBLE-JOINTED!” 🙂

fin. ❤

iPhone passwords: Why you need to change yours ASAP

http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/mobile-phones/here-is-why-you-need-to-stop-using-sixdigit-passcodes-to-protect-your-iphone/news-story/d565c4728fcad7a804a208a5cd6519fe?#.mmjkv

Strange ?

Because some of us . . . . are just . . . strange! Sometimes . . . strange is not bad . . .however, having lived this long . . . it is . . . obvious . . . that most . . . count whatever they think of as “strange,” as too strange to ever accept.

Australian First Historical Society

https://www.facebook.com/connectwithcountryIUON/?ti=a

FUNNY GIRL🙄

“TOOTHPICK GIRL!” April 19, 2018: THOR’s Day.

Aren’t-we-all-SPLINTERED TOOTHPICKS,

Damaged and broke?

BUT!

This (here) splintered toothpick,

Has got you a joke:

“What’s red and green and goes ‘round and ‘round?”

A: A-frog-in-a-blender, not makin’ much sound! 😦

I-love-you-(all)-damaged-toothpick(s),

For – you can clean my teeth –

And spread-a, just a little,

Pretty, golden leaf!

And when I did decide (pause)

To suck on you, my Dear –

Your taste? Well, it was CINNAMON, (Oo-oo)

Just thought that you should hear!*

AND ALL THINGS, THEY ARE US-E-FUL,

ES-PEC-I-ALLY YOU!

You’re pretty and you’re funny,

And you haven’t got a clue!

fin. ❤

“I got a fever for a toothpick!” The Mystic Poet.

    • Although toothpicks don’t have ears, I guess! 🙂

Moral of the story!🙄

APPRECIATION OF HARD WORK

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision. The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, Never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” The youth answered “none”.

The director asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees”.

The director asked, “Where did your mother work?” The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect”.

The director asked, “Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me”.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning”.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid. The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future. After finishing the cleaning of his mother’s hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and son talked for a very long time. Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?” The youth answered, “I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes”.

The Director asked, “please tell me your feelings”. The youth said, “Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship”.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired”. Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

Moral: If one doesn’t understand and experience the difficulty it takes to earn the comfort provided by their loved ones, than they will never value it. The most important thing is to experience the difficulty and learn to value hard work behind all the given comfort.
🙄

Don’t Judge me!

“SHAPE SHIFTERS!’ Thursday, 19 April 2018.

YOU’LL NEVER, EVER LOOK THE SAME; I THINK THIS MUCH IS TRUE –

“CAUSE –

YOU’RE -PULSATING-CONSTANTLY,

YOU ALWAYS-AND-EVER

DO!

(pause)

This moment has just passed us, and in-that-moment-in-my-eye,

You-were-JUST-

“THAT,”

And-so-much-more,

A-DOOR’S-BEEN-CLOSED,

Don’t cry!

AND, SUDDENLY, BEFORE-WE-BLINKED,

YOU SHIFTED! on me, And I think(ed),

I also might-a shifted too,

WE’RE NOW A PINKER SHADE OF BLUE!

You see, YOU’LL N E V E R LOOK THE SAME, B/C YOU SHIFT YOUR SHAPE,

EVERY MOMENT OF-EVERY-DAY, YOU SEXY HOMO SAPE!*

YOU’LL NEVER, EVER LOOK THE SAME, BUT I DO LOVE YOU SO –

REMEMBER:

YOU’LL-ALWAYS- “BE” THE-SAME,

JUST-THOUGHT-YOU’D-LIKE-TO-KNOW!!

fin. ❤

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8oAnMvThfU

* – Homosapien(s)