The title piece refers to a scheme being promoted by the Ordnance Survey, which I choose to endorse by way of this post. I also have lots of other links to share, and a very funny infographic about the right wing Republican approach to religious freedom to share.
THE GET OUTSIDE PLEDGE
I was already moving towards lengthening my walks to and from the bus station on work days before I came across this idea being promoted by Ordnance Survey. For twitterites like me there is a hashtag, #GetOutside that you can use to publicize this. I urge you all to check out this link, and if you can make a pledge of your own.
Yesterday morning I got underway a little later than planned, but still got in a bit of riverside and parkland walking, while yesterday evening, my first post-pledge journey, I got off the bus at Gaywood and took a long walk home. Here are some pictures from these walks…
Enviro-serve, the company running at least some of the boats pictured above were set up to provide appropriate vessels for people developing renewable energy – check out their “about us” page.
Now, here are the evening pics…
I have lots of links to share, and so have divided this into subsections, starting with:
PREVENTION OF TROPHY HUNTING
This section includes three links in total, two petitions and a blog:
- From the petitionsite comes this call to stand with the people of Zimbabwe as well as with Cecil.
- From change.org comes a call on Fedex to join a number of major airlines by refusing to ship hunting “trophies”.
- The blog of the Humane Society contains this wonderful post about just how many airlines are now refusing to ship such “trophies”
This subsection also includes the infographic. Lots of goodies here:
- The National Secular Society has this report about Sikh extremist thugs forcibly preventing an interfaith wedding from taking place, and the shocking fact that Sikh Federation refuses to condemn these thugs.
- Patheos were on splendid form yesterday, producing three superb pieces starting with this on a political scandal featuring two particularly loony fundamentalists.
- The next offering from Patheos is about a well told if unsurprising story about Presidential hopeful Mr Huckabee making stuff up.
- The third piece from Patheos is this comment piece on the religious right’s responses to the case of the baker who refused to produce a wedding cake for a gay couple, and includes the infographic.
- This is lgbtqnation’s take on the same story
A COUPLE OF PIECES ON THE LABOUR PARTY
Two excellent pieces about the current state of the Labour party:
- A blog post from Dev Raval about why he is supporting Jeremy Corbyn.
- From think-left comes this searing “open letter to Harriet Harman”.
I conclude this post with a number of links that relate to issues of discrimination. I make no apology, given the current standards of behaviour of the DWP for including a piece about the welfare state in this section.
- My first link is to misadventuresinthewelfarestate.
- lexology have provided this account of an anti-bullying decision.
- A change.org petition entitled “bring my autistic son home”.
- Also from change,org, the petition to deny Roosh V entry to Canada.
- From themighty a good news story about support being shown for a child who could not go on a field trip.
- Finally, also courtesy of themighty, this about the new mental health awareness patch that girl scouts can now gain.