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Gentle Barn Rescues Inspire Foster Children in Need of Homes

By Melissa Lampert

The rescued farm animals who found their second chance at the Gentle Barn inspired a group of foster children in need of permanent homes earlier this month. 343 more words

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The Nanny State and Marshmallows

Another example of how the combination of a government that’s too big and too meddlesome, probably assisted by litigious plaintiff’s lawyers, combine to do things that are just silly. 92 more words

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Garry Kasparov: It's a War, Stupid!

As Russian troops and armored columns advance in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government begs for aid from the free world it hoped would receive it and protect it as one of its own. 1,051 more words

Keeping Merton’s parks clean

Merton Council is clamping down on litter in parks as it continues its partnership with specialist environmental crime enforcers from Kingdom Environmental Protection Services. 341 more words

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Merton Council works with residents to tackle litter

Merton Council is encouraging residents to take up their brooms and don their rubber gloves as part of its Street Champions scheme on Saturday 13 September at 10am -12pm. 525 more words

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‘Kissed by a Pit’ Challenge Celebrates Pit Bulls, Raises Money for Rescues and Shelters

By Melissa Lampert

The makers of the well-known ALS Ice Bucket Challenge have inspired the creation of a new kind of challenge geared toward animal lovers nationwide: the “Kissed by a Pit” Challenge. 269 more words

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Germany's Fascination With Native American Culture


Above is a picture of the Karl May Museum in Radebeul Germany. Karl May (1842-1912) is a famous German author who wrote several stories about the American Old West.   1,483 more words

Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge and commented:

Very interesting how they and other Europeans are fascinated by native cultures all over the world. Here in the US people in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) dress up as anything from ancient Celts to Renaissance French and English, and i doubt the European historians are offended though like you said it is romanticized. I think in this post-modern work where we as the human race have explored and exploited every corner of the globe and the natives who lived and live there we feel some guilt so do honour their memory in these simple and harmless ways. Of course the next step, as many of these actors and re-enactors have done already, is to read the Real anthropological and archeological books about the Real natives, and more especially to read the writings of the remaining natives about their culture. Now regarding the scalps (which the native americans learned to do from the French traders) they should Definitely be returned to the people, though i am sure with the provenance confusing it is hard to determine just where and to whom to return them. Maybe some place in the middle of the country that represents all The People (as the native americans call themselves) that represents all natives of this exploited land. I am going to reblog this MG because i think many important points are made here in your writings and in the video and articles, so thank you from me and my blog followers. Blessings.