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About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers.

We will be Fishless soon?: Part One

Most of us owe our existence to fish that swam in abundance in rivers, seas and oceans thousands of years ago. We are now responsible for killing fish to the point of extinction; killing the oceanic life, destroying healthy water … Continue reading

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The Impact of Farming on land use: Britain

In the Neolithic Era, (name for New Stone Age which occurred around 4000 – 2000 BC) ancestral farmers of Britons, established farming here which has transformed land usage. When those farmers from southern Europe arrived here 6000 years ago, they … Continue reading

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Covid and Capitalism

Around 80% of countries use the Capitalist system. In capitalist economic systems, the state doesn’t provide jobs. The private companies set the eligibility and pick the candidate most suited for them. But in times of recession, unemployment can reach very high levels. Some countries … Continue reading

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Covid 19 and food poverty, Britain

Back in 2014 a panel of people came together to put out a report on food poverty impacting on ill health in Britain. This was an All-Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry on Hunger and Food. Any country’s government group might have … Continue reading

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Opium, Poverty, War and Covid

The poppy is a beautiful flower. No doubt early humans were drawn to its bright colour and, once picked, they used their curious minds to develop uses. Early evidence of its consumption was found in a Neolithic burial site near … Continue reading

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Poverty and Covid

Worldometer today says today there are 846,886,647 and climbing, undernourished people in the world. But there are many more people who are overweight. Many thousands of dollars are spent in the US on weight loss programs, and very little is … Continue reading

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Seems like a good idea to Track and Trace. Then dominate the virus.

Test everyone, then track and trace. Makes sense, but only a small number of the World’s population find themselves equipped to carry this out effectively. We will have unnecessary deaths as a result, and health workers will be overwhelmed. Trust … Continue reading

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Covid 19 and religion

Humans have adhered to religious beliefs for thousands of years. Many belief systems fly in the face of advice for self and other protection against the current contagious virus. Here we have an example in the news this month: Israeli … Continue reading

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Covid 19 as many countries fight wildfires

As we continue to see the virus take its toll, watching the awful numbers at https://worldometer.pro, there is a background of other disasters for human to grapple with at the same time, such as the earth heating to unbelievable temperatures. … Continue reading

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Covid 19 immigrants detained and placed in medical isolation

Reproduced from https://www.icij.org/investigations/solitary-voices/they-were-punishing-me-for-getting-sick/?utm_source=ICIJ&utm_campaign=1f8a56091a-0825_WeeklyEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_992ecfdbb2-1f8a56091a-82075869 “‘They were punishing me for getting sick’ Immigrant detention centers in the United States are locking detainees with COVID-19 in solitary confinement cells for days or weeks at a time, with little opportunity for medical treatment, according … Continue reading

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