So Yesterday

Hardly mentioned by the talking heads, yesterday was according to Wiki:

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1973, it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issues such as marine pollution, overpopulation, global warming, [[sustainable development]] and wildlife crime. World Environment Day is a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, the program has provided a theme and forum for businesses, non government organizations, communities, governments and celebrities to advocate environmental causes.

World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment ( 5–16 June 1972), that had resulted from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme “Only One Earth”

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24 thoughts on “So Yesterday”

  1. that cartoon and all those mass (and otherwise) shootings of late predominately by males reminded me of this excerpt from Behavioral Sink: The Overpopulation Experiments Of John B. Calhoun | by Paul Gwamanda | Medium

    By Day 315, behavior disparities between males of high and low status became more pronounced. Those at the bottom of the pecking order found themselves spurned from females and withdrew from mating altogether. Having no roles to fulfill within the society of mice, these outcast males wandered apart from the larger groups to eat and sleep alone — and sometimes fight among one another.

    The alpha males, by contrast, became more aggressive and pugnacious, often launching into violence with no clear provocation or motive. At times, these males would roam around and indiscriminately rape other mice, regardless of gender. Meanwhile, the beta males — those ranked between the aggressive alphas and outcast omegas — grew timid and inert, and often wound up being the passive recipients of violence. In several instances, bloodbaths ended with a cannibalistic feast for the victors.

    With male mice abandoning their traditional roles in Universe 25, the females were left to fend for their nests. Consequently, many females adopted more aggressive forms of behavior, which would sometimes spill over into violence toward their young. Others would refrain from motherly duties altogether, banishing their unraised litters and withdrawing from further mating, resulting in serious consequences:

    • In some compartments, the infant mortality rate topped 90 percent.
    • Calhoun named this the “stagnation phase,” alternately known as the “equilibrium period.”
    • He attributed the overly aggressive and passive behavioral patterns to the breakdown of social roles and rampant over-clustering.
  2. last night john spoke of and railed at the G-uns O-ver P-eople party’s solutions to the mass shooting of children problem

    In the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, John Oliver discusses the push for more police in schools and whether they are the answer to our school safety issues, or a new problem altogether.

  3. sec. pete also gave his opinion yesterday of GOPer solutions

  4. We already know about my overpopulation hobby horse.  When you add in that humans are naturally tribal (fear of the stranger) and you get a mess when they bump up too closely to each other.  One way or another, there will be blow back.  Unless the world gets below ZPG or we do ourselves in or Mother Nature will do it for us with plague and famine.

    Unfortunately, failure to play close attention means we take a whole lot of species with us.  If that happens to include the honey bee see above reference to Mother Nature doing it for us. 

     

  5. With all the celebration of QEII’s platinum anniversary, we can also note that when she was born, global population was approximately 2 billion people.  It is now 8 billion and still climbing rapidly.

     

  6. Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children. — Bobby Kennedy

  7. Jennifer Rubin thinks Pete is the best voice for the Biden admin, and I have to say she has a point.  He does some of the best not angry dismissive retorts to stupid reporter gotcha questions and makes stuff ground level real.

  8. Yep, and he’s got a military background.  If Joe doesn’t run for a second term, I’d like to see Pete somewhere on the ticket.
    Also, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren are my favorite people in politics. 

  9. Pat
    Yesterday was also the anniversary of a rare and endangered event. A leader willing to take responsibility for his failure.
    78 years ago, yesterday

    And that night in a drafty cottage, under the roar of wind and planes, Eisenhower penciled a note on a small pad in his tight, precise, hand that he would need to deliver if the invasion went wrong.
    “Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops,” Eisenhower wrote. “My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

    And of course today is the 78th anniversary of D-Day
    Jack
     

  10. Liz Cheney is soon gonna storm some Sonsa Beaches and it’s gonna be on the TV.    I hope it’s all I hope it is.  

  11. Sturge
    My money says you will be disappointed with where ever Cheney’s tortuous path goes. After all she is her fathers daughter.
    Jack

  12. Jack. yep I’m hip…..just a’wishin’ and a’hopin’ as Ms Dusty uster sing it…….

  13. Liz has done what no other repube would have dared…acted like a sentient human when it was not to her benefit. Party, heredity and ideology aside, Congress could use more people like her.

  14. Is Liz going to be the first, female POTUS?  Will these hearings peel off all but the most rabid MAGAts, making her the party’s savior? 

  15. It was Liz Chaney who was responsible for the Jan 6th Cmte hiring in 2021 -26 Veteran prosecutors, and 6 forensic accountants. The Jan 6th Cmte was built for success.

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