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IN Collins Street standeth a statute tall,
A statue tall, on a pillar of stone,
Telling its story, to great and small,
Of the dust reclaimed from the sand waste lone;
Weary and wasted, and worn and wan,
Feeble and faint, and languid and low,
He lay on the desert a dying man;
Who has gone, my friends, where we all must go.

There are perils by land, and perils by water,
Short, I ween, are the obsequies
Of the landsman lost, but they may be shorter
With the mariner lost in the trackless seas;
And well for him, when the timbers start,
And the stout ship reels and settles below,
Who goes to his doom with as bold a heart,
As that dead man gone where we all must go.

Man is stubborn his rights to yield,
And redder than dews at eventide
Are the dews of battle, shed on the field,
By a nationโ€™s wrath or a despotโ€™s pride;
But few who have heard their death-knell roll,
From the cannonโ€™s lips where they faced the foe,
Have fallen as stout and steady of soul,
As that dead man gone where we all must go.

Traverse yon spacious burial ground,
Many are sleeping soundly there,
Who passโ€™d with mourners standing around,
Kindred, and friends, and children fair;
Did he envy such ending? โ€™twere hard to say;
Had he cause to envy such ending? no;
Can the spirit feel for the senseless clay,
When it once has gone where we all must go?

What matters the sand or the whitening chalk,
The blighted herbage, the blackโ€™ning log,
The crooked beak of the eagle-hawk,
Or the hot red tongue of the native dog?
That couch was rugged, those sextons rude,
Yet, in spite of a leaden shroud, we know
That the bravest and fairest are earth-wormsโ€™ food,
When once theyโ€™ve gone where we all must go.

With the pistol clenched in his failing hand,
With the death mist spread oโ€™er his fading eyes,
He saw the sun go down on the sand,
And he slept, and never saw it rise;
โ€™Twas well; he toilโ€™d till his task was done,
Constant and calm in his latest throe,
The storm was weathered, the battle was won,
When he went, my friends, where we all must go.

God grant that whenever, soon or late,
Our course is run and our goal is reachโ€™d,
We may meet our fate as steady and straight
As he whose bones in yon desert bleachโ€™d;
No tears are neededโ€”our cheeks are dry,
We have none to waste upon living woe;
Shall we sigh for one who has ceased to sigh,
Having gone, my friends, where we all must go?

We tarry yet, we are toiling still,
He is gone and he fares the best,
He fought against odds, he struggled up hill,
He has fairly earned his season of rest;
No tears are neededโ€”fill our the wine,
Let the goblets clash, and the grape juice flow,
Ho! pledge me a death-drink, comrade mine,
To a brave man gone where we all must go.

  • Climate Change ~

    Questions for politicized climate scientists
    Letter to Herald, 16/9/2019

    If a light is held close to an object, the object gets hot. If a larger bulb is used, the object gets hotter. If the surface is painted white, the temperature is moderated, if black, it gets hotter.

    Three factors: (1) Distance between source and object, for earth Milankovitch cycles. (2) Intensity of source, for earth solar minimums. (3) Conditions on the surface of the object, for earth greenhouse gases, and glaciation.

    For much discussion, both (1) and (2) often ignored, are we to assume that distance and intensity have no effect? If so, how do scientists account for climate variation say, 100,000,000 years ago?

    If (1) and (2) are rated significant, will they compound the impact of greenhouse gases or moderate it? And how does the significance of distance from sun and intensity of sun impact the effect of greenhouse gases? It must be reduced.

    There is no question the climate is changing. That is no issue โ€ฆ

    The issue is demanding economic action adversely impacting our economy when likely nothing we do will have an effect.

    We donโ€™t really know what exactly to plan for, hot or cold, with one plausible scientific opinion (involving solar minimums) predicting it is going to get very coldโ€ฆ

  • Prince Harry opens up about Prince Charles’ shocking advice | Royal | News | Express.co.uk
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1161152/prince-harry-news-prince-charles-royal-rift-royal-family-latest
  • CLIMATE CHANGE ~ BEST OF NATURE ๐ŸŒณ plant a tree a day ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

    https://youtu.be/kUsKbSrCEQ8
    Trees ๐ŸŒณ
  • I Love CO2 – debunking the Global warming hoax ๐Ÿž๐Ÿž

    I Love CO2 – debunking the Global Warming Hoax

    If CO2 is so bad for the planet, why do greenhouses pay to produce it?
    If CO2 was so terrible for the planet, then installing a CO2 generator in a greenhouse would kill the plants. But scientists and even governments actually recommend supplementing CO2 in greenhouses in order to boost plant growth and food production.

    “The benefits of carbon dioxide supplementation on plant growth and production within the greenhouse environment have been well understood for many years,” says the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

    “CO2 increases productivity through improved plant growth and vigour. Some ways in which productivity is increased by CO2 include earlier flowering, higher fruit yields, reduced bud abortion in roses, improved stem strength and flower size. Growers should regard CO2 as a nutrient… increasing the CO2 level to 1,000 ppm will increase the photosynthesis by about 50% over ambient CO2 levels.”

    In fact, as recent scientific studies have shown, the slight rise in CO2 levels of the atmosphere has actually helped re-green deserts and arid areas, accelerating the growth of trees, shrubs and grasses which produce the oxygen human needs to breathe.

    Attacking carbon dioxide is hate speech against Mother Nature
    The more you really examine the scientific truth about carbon dioxide rather than the politically-charged “hate speech” against Mother Nature being spewed by people like Al Gore, the more you realize CO2 is a crucial nutrient for the Earth’s environment and ecosystem. In fact, the vast majority of all the CO2 released into the atmosphere is produced by Mother Nature via animals in the ocean. Anyone who criticizes CO2 is attacking ocean life and condemning trillions of aquatic creatures who exhale carbon dioxide as part of their natural respiration. (Should they all be fined?)

    As a society interested in reforestation, expanding the diversity of plant life, nourishing trees and re-greening deserts, we should no longer tolerate anyone engaged in hate speech against Mother Nature and CO2. Those who attempt to demonize this critical nutrient for the planet are engaged in a kind of hate-motivated racism against plants.

    If it’s not okay to condemn someone for being black, why is it okay for people like Al Gore to engage in endless hate speech against all the living beings that are green?

    Besides, all those people who keep sounding the alarm on CO2 are being too negative all the time. Nobody spews more doom and gloom than Al Gore and the global warming crowd who paint apocalyptic pictures of Earth’s future if we all don’t start paying carbon taxes to the super rich. Stop being so negative!

    They need to practice more positivity and repeat to themselves affirmations like:

    “CO2 is a nutrient for forests.”

    “CO2 is produced by ocean life.”

    “CO2 brings balance to the global ecosystem.”

    “CO2 is to plants as oxygen is to humans.”

    “CO2 can help transform barren deserts into sustainable forests.”

    Perhaps by staying positive, the global warming fearmongers and doom-and-gloomers can calm down, take a few breaths (with extra CO2) and recognize that what’s good for plants is good for the planet.

    In fact, I’m going to hyperventilate after writing this article just to generate a little extra CO2 for the world. It’s my gift to Al Gore.๐Ÿค—

  • Good News Week ~ yah
    KINDNESS OF NATURE
Climate Change ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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