Re-Imagining

For Ukraine

“The War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy… As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most significant way I could. So today, for the first time ever, I publicly performed my Dad’s song, IMAGINE. Why now, after all these years? – I had always said, that the only time I would ever consider singing ‘IMAGINE’ would be if it was the ‘End of the World’… But also because his lyrics reflect our collective desire for peace worldwide. Because within this song, we’re transported to a space, where love and togetherness become our reality, if but for a moment in time… The song reflects the light at the end of the tunnel, that we are all hoping for… As a result of the ongoing murderous violence, millions of innocent families, have been forced to leave the comfort of their homes, to seek asylum elsewhere. I’m calling on world leaders and everyone who believes in the sentiment of IMAGINE, to stand up for refugees everywhere! Please advocate and donate from the heart. #StandUpForUkraine” —Julian Lennon

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  1. and after that, stand up

    STAND UP FOR UKRAINE April 1, 2022 – Bon Jovi 2022 Tour – Omaha, NE Bon Jovi performs “We Don’t Run” as part of the #BonJovi2022Tour set to raise awareness for Global Citizen’s “Stand Up For Ukraine” relief efforts. https://www.bonjovi.com/tour.php 00:00 Stand Up For Ukraine 00:46 Bon Jovi Performs “We Don’t Run” – World leaders will stand up for refugees around the world and commit funds at the April 9 pledging summit. The funds raised will support organizations helping the millions of people displaced by the invasion in Ukraine and other conflicts around the world. Read more about where the funds will go: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e Refugees in Ukraine and around the world need urgent humanitarian aid. I’m using my voice to demand action, and you can, too. Join me and make your own video calling for the world to support refugees everywhere. #StandUpForUkraine ForUkraine.com If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to contribute to an organization addressing the crisis in Ukraine. Find a list of vetted organizations that accept personal donations here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q

  2. Zelenskyy Says He’s Fed up With NATO, UN Diplomacy in Russia Invasion (businessinsider.com)

    In an interview with “60 Minutes,” which took place on April 6 and aired Sunday, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley asked Zelenskyy: “In speaking to NATO, you called them weak. In speaking to the UN Security Council, you said, if you can’t help, you shouldn’t exist. Not very diplomatic of you. I wonder why you feel the need to speak so bluntly.”
    Zelenskyy said, according to a translated transcript from CBS: “When you are [working] at diplomacy, there are no results. All this is very bureaucratic. That’s why the way I’m talking to them is absolutely justifiable. I don’t have any more lives [to give]. I don’t have any more emotions.”
    “I’m no longer interested in their diplomacy that leads to the destruction of my country. A lot of countries have changed their mind about Ukraine and about our people. But I think we’ve paid too high price for that.”

  3. at war on another front: watch what/where you browse and what you willingly give up

    John Oliver discusses how much data brokers know about us, what they’re doing with our personal information, and one….unusual way to change privacy laws.

  4. The microchip implants that let you pay with your hand – BBC News

    Patrick Paumen's payment chip implant lights upIMAGE SOURCE,PATRICK PAUMEN

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    Mr Paumen has a chip under the skin of his left hand, and it lights up when it comes into close contact with a payment machine

    […]
    A microchip was first implanted into a human back in 1998, but it is only during the past decade that the technology has been available commercially.
    And when it comes to implantable payment chips, British-Polish firm, Walletmor, says that last year it became the first company to offer them for sale.
    […]
    Walletmor’s chip, which weighs less than a gram and is little bigger than a grain of rice, is comprised of a tiny microchip and an antenna encased in a biopolymer – a naturally sourced material, similar to plastic.Mr Paprota adds that it is entirely safe, has regulatory approval, works immediately after being implanted, and will stay firmly in place. It also does not require a battery, or other power source. The firm says it has now sold more than 500 of the chips.
    The technology Walletmor uses is near-field communication or NFC, the contactless payment system in smartphones. Other payment implants are based on radio-frequency identification (RFID), which is the similar technology typically found in physical contactless debit and credit cards.
    For many of us, the idea of having such a chip implanted in our body is an appalling one, but a 2021 survey of more than 4,000 people across the UK and the European Union found that 51% would consider it.
    However, without giving a percentage figure, the report added that “invasiveness and security issues remained a major concern” for respondents.
    [continues]

  5. Thanks for that patd!  Julian looks like his father.
     
    I read an article in The Economist this morning that said Putin not only saw this as defending Russia from becoming just another European country… but he has also mixed it up with religion.  He sees this as a Russian holy war.  I’d link to the article… but it’s behind a firewall.
     
    Not sure that anyone really knows what’s going on in Putin’s head… but it was frightening.

  6. Smart phone giant Huawei stops exports to Russia. It is the first big Chinese company to do so.

    Huawei, which accounts for 33% of network equipment installed in Russia, is suspending all orders in Russia due to fear of secondary sanctions by the US, Forbes Russia reports. Huawei also sent employees in its Russian office on vacation for a month

  7. A federal jury has convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot. Jurors convicted former Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson of all six counts he faced.

    https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-biden-congress-virginia-riots-aa94f1664014d4b08d190329d79d5804?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    That’s two jury trials so far, both unanimous guilty verdicts

  8. CNN just released this: twice-poisoned dissident Vladimir Kara Murza calls Putin regime a ‘regime of murderers’. He was arrested in Moscow an hour later.

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