Sunday, July 2, 2017

Public health initiatives reduce smoking in UK by 1.9 million in last decade

From Science Daily on 07/01/17

Ten years after cigarettes were banished from all UK pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, new figures from Cancer Research UK today (Saturday) reveal there are 1.9 million fewer smokers in Britain compared to when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007, with smoking rates now the lowest ever recorded.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

How large is your circle of caring?

In this time of Donald Trump with its sexism, racism, xenophobia, bigotry, it is more important than ever to remind ourselves of our ethical responsibilities to our fellow inhabitants on the planet.

From Theory of Knowledge:

"How large is your circle of caring?

Certainly, one of the recurring knowledge claims in ethics is that as human individuals we owe something to others – attitudes of respect, concern, or even love, and actions that promote their welfare along with our own.

Ethical systems based on consequences aim for the maximum of human happiness. Ethical systems based on principles present doing good for others as an obligation. Furthermore, ethical systems based on care stress nurturing relationships as important. All of these ethical systems agree that we should care for others. Religions of the world teach variations on the golden rule – to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. Together, they lead to concern, caring, and compassion. "

Eileen Dombrowski;  Lena Rotenberg;  Mimi Bick. Theory of Knowledge (International Baccalaureate) (Page 271). OUP Oxford. Kindle Edition.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

It is not appropriate spiritually to play the victim

Sometimes we all love to play the victim. Some of us more of the time that others. For some it is their default position in life. When people habitually play the victim the ego has conquered their lives and made their lives a hell.

As a children of God none of us are victims except in our own minds. Our victimhood is a figment of our ego's imagination. Victimhood is not are true state. It is written in A Course In Miracles, "Teach no one he has hurt you, for if you do, you teach yourself that what is not of God has power over you. The causeless cannot be." T-14.III.8:2-3

Rather than victimhood, we can call upon the Holy Spirit for guidance in helping us achieve an awareness of our true invulnerability as spiritual creatures inhabiting, temporarily, bodies that get caught up in drama of attack and suffering on the ego plane but which is not real in the spiritual realm.

For today rise above the baloney and hurt, and return evil with love knowing that the evil is not real and its only power to hurt you spiritually and psychologically is the power you give to it.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

New York State Gov. Cuomo supports offshore wind farm development

January 13. 2017
Cuomo is calling for 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030. 
ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting high praise for his support of offshore wind farms, but some environmental groups say he could do more. 

In his series of >State of the State reports delivered around New York, the governor has called for approval of a 90-megawatt wind farm off Long Island, and the future development of up to 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power.

Liz Gordon, director of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance, says that will make New York a national leader in developing a new source of clean energy.
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