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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.

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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Covid-19-driven need

“With few exceptions, the richer the wealthy become, the more selfish they behave, from severely diminished contributions to charities to the failure to exert leadership to reverse the breakdown of society. Take all the failures of the election machinery from … Continue reading

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Pandemic and benefits to banks

“Pam Martens and Russ Martens have been very critical of the role of the Federal Reserve and BlackRock in the current economic crisis. They have anticipated that, if the current drift of events continues, American taxpayers will once again be … Continue reading

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Covid 19: out of sight out of mind

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/08/04/Census-Bureau-to-end-counting-a-month-early/3901596513638/ http://www.ncai.org/news/articles/2020/08/05/national-native-organizations-issue-joint-statement-on-u-s-census-bureau-change-to-2020-census-operations Reproducing website concerns: National Native Organizations Issue Joint Statement on U.S. Census Bureau Change to 2020 Census Operations Published on Aug 05, 2020 CONTACT NCAIpress@ncai.org Riof@nuifc.org landreth@narf.org National Native Organizations Issue Joint Statement on U.S. Census Bureau Change … Continue reading

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Covid 19: bringing out the worst kind of enforcers after lockdown

“Ruthless Colombian cartels are executing those who break their coronavirus lockdown rules. Armed groups have introduced their own bloody system of “justice” and quarantine in regions where infection rates are out of control. The worrying news was revealed by experts … Continue reading

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Clean Water Shortages Worldwide: how to fight disease, such as Covid-19?

“According to a point of Buddhism, water is the most valuable and most important thing because of its connection with disease,” says the monastery’s facilities manager, Urgyan. “Clean water helps everything: healthy body, healthy mind.” A Nepalese Region Reclaims Its … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel industry: using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for a stealth attack on environmental protections that keep us safe.

Today I learned a Judge in Canada has given approval to proceed with the Canadian side of the Trans Mountain expansion project after a federal court sent it back for review last summer.  Just as the indigenous tribes protect the … Continue reading

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Food Industry: using Covid-19 as an excuse to stop using Fairtrade produce

Please read about the plight of Fairtrade  farmers: “After a decade of sourcing cocoa and sugar for KitKat in the UK and Ireland, Nestlé have informed Fairtrade they no longer plan to buy Fairtrade cocoa and sugar from some of … Continue reading

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Food industry: China reports 10.4% (35/338) of swine workers were positive for G4 EA H1N1 virus

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/23/1921186117 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/swine-flu-strain-human-pandemic-potential-increasingly-found-chinese-pigs In 2018 there was widespread African swine flu reported https://www.economist.com/china/2018/09/06/african-swine-flu-is-causing-alarm-in-china-and-beyond And we all worry that we may have a repeat of the 2009 H1N1 type pandemic running alongside Covid 19. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_swine_flu_pandemic Making a vaccine through ‘reassortant’

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