Birds at Risk From — You Guessed it. People.

Please click the link at the end of this post to read an article in The Independent by Jane Dalton, describing the way traffic noise affects one particular species of bird.  Where human risks to wildlife are concerned, this is only one example of how we unknowingly do harm. When you have contact with wildlife, always be considerate.  Avoid doing anything startling, and don’t offer food.  Although it may be tempting to share your lunch with a squirrel or a pigeon (which can expand quickly into twenty or thirty pigeons), handouts encourage animals and birds to rely on humans for nutrition.  … Continue reading Birds at Risk From — You Guessed it. People.

Please Stop Voting for Conservatives. You’re Hurting Your Country.

At the end of this post you’ll find a link to a predictable report on poverty in the United Kingdom, posted today on The Independent’s site. I know.  It isn’t just Tories and Republicans.  It’s also public officials who know better, cooperating with Tories and Republicans.  In 1996, U.S. President Bill Clinton — a Democrat — signed so-called welfare reform legislation which was destined to put more families on the streets.  He was cooperating with Republicans in Congress, and complying with misguided public opinion.  It was a self-serving, rotten thing to do, but he wanted to be re-elected (which he probably would … Continue reading Please Stop Voting for Conservatives. You’re Hurting Your Country.

Health and Family Planning

Here are two views on the concept of cleaning up one’s health before conceiving a child.  Both have merit.  If you have time, please click the links and read each post thoroughly. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/16/obese-couples-could-be-risking-health-of-future-children-studies-say?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/headlines-pregnancy-lancet-study-women-pergnant-alcohol-smoking-lifestyle-coffee-a8308676.html Continue reading Health and Family Planning