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Sustainable Human

Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well — one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian embroidered dress, just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing. “Help,” said the flight agent. “Talk to her. What is her problem? We told her the flight was going to be late and she did this.”
I stooped to put my arm around the woman and spoke haltingly.
“Shu-dow-a, Shu-bid-uck Habibti? Stani schway, Min fadlick, Shu-bit-se-wee?” The minute she heard any words she knew, however poorly used, she stopped crying. She thought the flight had been cancelled entirely. She needed to be in El Paso for major medical treatment the next day. I said, “No, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just later, who is picking you up? Let’s call him.”
We called her son, I spoke with him in English. I told him I would
stay with his mother till we got on the plane and ride next to
her. She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just
for the fun of it. Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and found out of course they had ten shared friends. Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian poets I know and let them chat with her? This all took up two hours.
She was laughing a lot by then. Telling of her life, patting my knee,
answering questions. She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool
cookies — little powdered sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts — from her bag — and was offering them to all the women at the gate. To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the mom from California, the lovely woman from Laredo — we were all covered with the same powdered sugar. And smiling. There is no better cookie.
And then the airline broke out free apple juice from huge coolers and two little girls from our flight ran around serving it and they were covered with powdered sugar, too. And I noticed my new best friend — by now we were holding hands — had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing, with green furry leaves. Such an old country tradition. Always carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.
And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and I thought, This is the world I want to live in. The shared world. Not a single person in that gate — once the crying of confusion stopped— seemed apprehensive about any other person. They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women, too.
This can still happen anywhere. Not everything is lost.
~ Naomi Shihab Nye

Gabby Petito Case Update Was Brian Laundrie Controlling?

Think I pinpointed the exact location of Gabby Petito's van on Google Maps.

You can't click on the link just below. You have to copy and paste the entire thing.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/spread+creek+campground+wyoming/@43.7756825,-110.4994048,289m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e4

Watching this video and looking at Google Maps I kind of followed the road to where the van was parked, right next to the river. They start out in the video with the woods on the right, there is a slightly open spot where a big RV is as the road is curving to the left. It curves a tiny bit to the right into a more open wooded area and you see a small road on the left that circles back where people are camped. The road then stays mostly straight (very slight turn to the left) and moves right next to the river where you see their van. In the link above you see the circular road where the cars were parked / camped and to the right you see where the road runs right next to Spread Creek and where their van was. Perhaps 15 feet from the river.

What (Hydroxy)chloroquine Does To The Body

I love his point about Hydroxychloroquine ALSO being sold by Big Pharma. You're NOT sticking it to Big Pharma by taking something they already sell and having to take it for years or the rest of your life rather than getting a couple of vaccines that were already paid for.


CEO Made Minimum Wage $70K, Gets Last Laugh On Critics

Trump's Insurrection May Be Over, But The Danger To Democracy Is Ongoing

Love this response by Matthew Cooke on his Facebook page

Oh you mean the scientists and doctors that are getting their pockets lined by the government 🤔
· Reply · 30m

Matthew Cooke
Judi Evans your comment is an example of someone who has lost the ability to discern between unaccountable institutions that truly behave in tyrannical behavior (international banking, energy oligopolies, pharma companies etc) and you are confusing that with the consensus of subject matter experts and peer reviewed material. This is a very, very dangerous ideology that destabilizes a society. Instead of reforming areas that need reform, this chaotic ideology attacks everything that a stable society takes as common sense.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=399267131544866&set=a.334134041391509

Anti-Maskers 'Overthrow' Local School Board



World's largest carbon dioxide sucking factory opens in Iceland - BBC News

Not great. Sucks up the equivalent of only 800 cars but it's better than nothing.


The Research on Ivermectin and Covid

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