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Donkees's Journal
Donkees's Journal
February 20, 2022

OK Ready, Say "Chirp-Peep!" OK Ready, Say "Squeak!"

Photographs by VADIM TRUNOV

February 10, 2022

🟩 Thursday's Wordle - 2/10/22

Wordle 236 1/6


February 4, 2022

Scene 2 - Skein of the Crime

Sherlock arrives at the vicarage and quickly determines that his uncle Rev. Holmes had been with a hooker. He recognized the fine crochet handiwork of the knickers, quality of woolen yarn, and saw that there were skeins of yarn and embroidery threads thrown about the room, as well as knitting needles and rug hooks.

He arrested the entire church needlework circle for prostitution and second-degree murder.

''It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside."
February 4, 2022

Scene 1 - Vicar's New Knickers

Vicar Rev.Holmes was last seen admiring wool crochet knickers while collecting fine handmade items for the church bazaar and jumble sale in Essex. He was found dead the next morning in the vicarage, wearing only the crochet knickers. A large crochet hook was in his hand.

February 1, 2022

🏮Spring Festival Gala: "The Painting Journey - The Legend of a Panorama of Mountains and Rivers"

Jan 31, 2022

The poetic dance, "The Painting Journey – The Legend of a Panorama of Mountains and Rivers," highlights the aesthetics of traditional Chinese painting, is the latest creation by Han Zhen and Zhou Liya, the joint directors and choreographers of the popular dance drama " The Eternal Wave."
January 31, 2022

🦅 Bald eagle seen soaring above Central Park, NYC

Jan 30, 2022

A bald eagle soaring above New York's Central Park was captured in stunning slow-motion footage.
January 21, 2022


''Don’t say that I will depart tomorrow—
even today I am still arriving.

My joy is like Spring, so warm
it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.''

Thich Nhat Hanh

(1926 – 2022)
January 21, 2022


Jan 10, 2008

Music in this video:

Green Day

January 16, 2022

Bernie is not naive. You forget that he is deeply rooted in a tradition of social justice ...

Here is some of what he wrote in Jewish Currents in 2019:

Bernie Sanders
November 11, 2019

The antisemites who marched in Charlottesville don't just hate Jews. They hate the idea of multiracial democracy. They hate the idea of political equality. They hate immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people, women, and anyone else who stands in the way of a whites-only America.

Like other forms of bigotry—racism, sexism, homophobia—antisemitism is used by the right to divide people from one another and prevent us from fighting together for a shared future of equality, peace, prosperity, and environmental justice. So I want to say as clearly as I possibly can: We will confront this hatred, do exactly the opposite of what Trump is doing and embrace our differences to bring people together.

All over the world—in Russia, in India, in Brazil, in Hungary, in Israel, and elsewhere—we see the rise of a divisive and destructive form of politics. We see intolerant, authoritarian political leaders attacking the very foundations of democratic societies. These leaders exploit people’s fears by amplifying resentments, stoking intolerance and inciting hatred against ethnic and religious minorities, fanning hostility toward democratic norms and a free press, and promoting constant paranoia about foreign plots. We see this very clearly in our own country. It is coming from the highest level of our government. It is coming from Donald Trump’s tweets, and from his own mouth.

As a people who have experienced oppression and persecution for hundreds of years, we understand the danger. But we also have a tradition that points the way forward. I am a proud member of the tradition of Jewish social justice.

January 12, 2022

Sanders Reintroduces Legislation to Give Every American Lifesaving N95 Masks

More than 50 Democratic Colleagues Joined Sanders to Sponsor the Masks for All Act in the House and Senate

Wednesday January 12, 2022, 1:04pm EST

As the world enters the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, with Omicron surging and cases skyrocketing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Wednesday, with more than 50 of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House, reintroduced lifesaving legislation to manufacture and distribute highly-protective N95 masks to every person in America.

Under Sanders’ Masks for All Act – first introduced in 2020 and developed in consultation with health experts including Andy Slavitt, former COVID-19 advisor to President Biden and the former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under President Obama – every person in the U.S. would receive a free package of three N95 respirator masks. This includes individuals who are experiencing homelessness or living in group settings such as prisons, shelters, college dorms, and assisted living facilities, as well as all workers in health settings, from administrative and janitorial, to food service, doctors, and nurses.

Fifteen senators co-sponsored Sanders’ Masks for All Act including, Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Reps. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) are co-leading the legislation in the House, with more than 30 additional cosponsors.

“As we face the rapidly spreading omicron variant, we should remember that not all face masks are created equal,” said Sen. Sanders. “Congress must demand the mass production and distribution of N95 masks, one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the Covid virus. It is an absolute scandal that in the richest country in the history of the world, high-quality masks are not more readily available to frontline workers, health care workers, and all Americans. We are proposing that we do what our public health experts and scientists say we must do: provide all of our people with high-quality, N95 masks without cost, which could prevent death and suffering and save huge amounts of health care dollars.”


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