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Message 2119432 - Posted: 15 May 2023, 2:02:00 UTC

No need for a gun to hurt the bad guy kid...

8-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapper When Her Brother Shoots Slingshot at His Head and Chest
... Which is when her 13-year-old big brother, who witnessed what was going on from inside the home, sprung back into action.

“He was able to grab his slingshot and was able to slingshot something that hit hit the suspect right in the head. And that caused him to let go. The girl was able to struggle and get away and he shot another one hit the suspect in the chest and then fled the scene,” the Alpena Post Commander, Lt. John Grimshaw, said.
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Message 2119750 - Posted: 22 May 2023, 17:31:48 UTC

For a warm blast of summer, here we have all that is bright and beautiful:


Picnics and blooms: The Chelsea Flower Show in pictures
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The RHS [Royal Horticultural Society] Chelsea Flower Show, the most prestigious of Britain's many such shows, is under way in London.

The annual display of cutting-edge floral designs is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea...



And interesting bits of history:


Museum of the Year: Natural History Museum among nominees for £120,000 prize
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The Natural History Museum in London and Orkney's former Royal Navy base at Scapa Flow are in the running to be named the UK's Museum of the Year.

They are joined on the shortlist for the £120,000 award by Glasgow's Burrell Collection and the MAC in Belfast.

Leighton House, located in London's Holland Park, completes the five-strong shortlist.

The winner will be announced at the British Museum on 12 July, with the four runners-up receiving £15,000 each.

The 2023 prize marks the 10th year of Art Fund's Museum of the Year, which aims to champion the UK's 2,500 museums, galleries and heritage sites...



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Message 2119787 - Posted: 23 May 2023, 0:40:29 UTC
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We have everything here to make batteries so why do we ship all the raw materials to make them overseas only to have to ship the finished product back? It looks like we may finally have the right governments to do it.

How batteries are made, and how the future of a new industry hangs in the balance.

Just imagine all those ore and freight ships that will be out of jobs and also imagine the lighter loads and less hazards that carrying vehicles without their batteries on those bulk car carriers until they get here while all repurposing old industrial sites.
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Message 2121031 - Posted: 16 Jun 2023, 15:12:20 UTC

Enjoy our beautiful world:


Our Planet II review – so much of David Attenborough’s new show is just astonishing
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From cameras that mimic homeless bees to extremely cute chicks, it’s an honour to see these sights – but be prepared...



And vote for saving our beautiful world!

Enjoy what beauty we have all around!!

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Message 2121198 - Posted: 19 Jun 2023, 15:14:21 UTC

Beautiful!


In pictures: Robber flies win insect photo competition


Such beauty that is so often overlooked...

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Message 2121635 - Posted: 27 Jun 2023, 15:52:18 UTC

All good artistic fun!


New 'Borrowdale Banksy' slate sculpture spotted
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Another mystery stone artwork has appeared in the Lake District, leading to speculation it is another "Borrowdale Banksy"...

... The latest construction is a semi-circle propped against a rock face but full circles and arches were spotted by walkers and climbers in 2021 and 2022...



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Message 2121713 - Posted: 28 Jun 2023, 17:18:24 UTC

Now why do we not get to hear more of this?...


Why Are We So Bad at Reporting Good News?

Enjoy how the news should be reported...


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Message 2123194 - Posted: 27 Jul 2023, 12:55:20 UTC - in response to Message 2121713.  

One news channel has noticed?...


See:

How to consume news without getting depressed | DW News


... And enjoy a rich balance of all the positive good in our world!

Be excellent to one another!!

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Message 2123496 - Posted: 2 Aug 2023, 15:30:38 UTC

Spectacular!


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Sturgeon Moon: Supermoon pictures from around the world
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Stargazers across the world were treated to a bigger and brighter full Moon than usual on Tuesday night.

This month's full Moon, dubbed the Sturgeon Moon, lit up the night's sky as it rose above the horizon shortly after sunset.

It's the first of two supermoons this month - the next full moon on 30 August will be called a Blue Moon as it the second full moon to appear in one calendar month.

In the meantime, here are some of the best photos of Tuesday's supermoon...



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Message 2124215 - Posted: 18 Aug 2023, 13:49:11 UTC
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This sounds beautiful:


‘When it hits a low C, it takes you to another dimension’: the musicians in love with obscure instruments
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Why settle for a recorder when you could wield a contrabass clarinet – or something you invented yourself? Meet the players drawn to the unusual...

... Producing such evocative sounds takes no small amount of graft, as Carter and other musicians who play rare instruments can attest. For those who play the sorts of instruments that are rarely seen in orchestras and jazz bands, there are practical hurdles to overcome, such as honing posture and technique to successfully negotiate the shape, size and structure of these uncommon inventions...

... the instrument has extra musical meaning. If James Carter’s contrabass clarinet and Paul Rogers’s viola da gamba-bass amalgam are bridges between tradition and modernity, then the balafon is nothing less than a vessel of cultural identity. Along with the kora, xalam and n’goni, it was originally played by griots or royal African storytellers tasked with chronicling daily life. “The balafon is really about people,”...



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Message 2124360 - Posted: 21 Aug 2023, 11:25:39 UTC

Burger King Employee Who Never Missed a Day of Work in 27 Years Gets $400,000 in Donations: ‘It’s a Miracle’
“I’ve worked here 27 years, never missed not one day of work, never even called out,” an enthusiastic Ford explains before opening a plastic drawstring backpack containing a movie ticket, a Starbucks cup, a bag of Reese’s Pieces, two packs of Life Savers, two pens, a lanyard and two keychains.
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Message 2124520 - Posted: 24 Aug 2023, 12:27:47 UTC
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There is much to be said and positively enjoyed in:


Fostering compassion in polarised times...
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When the world seems increasingly divided, what skills can help us dial down the hostile vibes and become a more compassionate society?

(Paid for [article] by University of Derby)

We live in deeply polarised times. Switch on your TV or scroll through your social media feed and the chances are you’ll see friends, relatives and pundits at each other’s throats, fighting the culture war du jour.

There’s no shortage of potential causes...

... “Compassion is noticing the distress, suffering or disadvantage of yourself or others, and then having the skills to do something about it,”...

... “Rather than focusing on the problem, compassion allows individuals to take a step back, reflect on what’s not really helping, and engage ... to find a solution,”...

... Given how helpful compassion can be in tackling polarisation, how can we inject more compassion into the public square? The good news is that even when compassion is completely absent – as it feels in many culture war debates – it’s possible to create it. “It’s not that some people can’t be compassionate, because they can,” says Maratos, who explains that it comes easier to some people than others. “We all have different levels of emotion. But if you’re one person who potentially doesn’t feel things, and perhaps aren’t as empathic as other people, then absolutely, it is a skill that can be learned.”...

... who knows, maybe you will feel better and, if we all do it, perhaps we’ll end up with a slightly more compassionate and kinder world?



We do not need to go to the beautiful extremes of such as the Dalai Lama or of other truly compassionate religious leaders and sages. Even a few thoughts into enjoying compassion makes our world a far better place.


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Message 2124692 - Posted: 28 Aug 2023, 15:12:15 UTC

Wonderful to behold:


The story of light: Nasa discoveries reimagined – in pictures


Seeing is believing...

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Message 2124795 - Posted: 30 Aug 2023, 14:04:57 UTC

Enjoy:


'Eight fox cubs are having a party in my garden'


All good fun!

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Message 2124836 - Posted: 31 Aug 2023, 15:07:49 UTC

Naturally beautiful:


Rare blue supermoon illuminates sky – in pictures


All around our world:

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Message 2126919 - Posted: 14 Oct 2023, 20:40:36 UTC

... And for an alternate view of the moon as viewed from across the USA:


‘Ring of fire’ annular solar eclipse: in pictures



Spectacular!

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Message 2127593 - Posted: 27 Oct 2023, 17:24:32 UTC

For an unexpected beautiful inspiration:


‘Even pigeons look amazing’: the multicoloured magic of a biofluorescent nature walk
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Unlike many animals, humans can’t see biofluorescence unaided – but with a UV torch, a night stroll looks very different



Explore and enjoy!

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Message 2128421 - Posted: 12 Nov 2023, 13:24:13 UTC

What a beautiful experience:


The openness of talking to strangers – and the intimate stories they share

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Message 2128459 - Posted: 13 Nov 2023, 17:12:49 UTC

For some very good positivity:


Enjoy a complete day off from ALL news and TV?


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Message 2131614 - Posted: 22 Jan 2024, 11:39:24 UTC

We have great beauty in our world:


Nature Photography Contest 2023 winners and finalists – in pictures


Fantastic!

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