|Sea lions Sandy and Baker|
|Demonstrations were held globally today|
It doesn't really matter what you might think of their musical abilities; it doesn't really matter if your sensibilities have been offended by their actions; the important information is that this was a peaceful protest that involved no destruction of property, caused physical harm to no other person and lasted a total of just fifty seconds before security broke it up. The global outrage is deep and I think Putin has made a big mistake here in the eyes of much of the world. There was a gathering in Toronto today, as in most of the rest of the world, and Amnesty International has gotten involved. If you share my outrage, please visit that site and make your voice heard.
|Ethnically neutral? Or just another white woman?|
An ethnic Asian woman, standing at a microscope, does not represent diversity. She does not represent multiculturalism. She does not represent, even, equality of the sexes. She is a Canadian, doing her job, which is science. She represents Canadians doing their jobs. Or she should.Some days it really does feel like we reached some kind of critical mass of social acuity many years ago and now we are starting the long, slow slide back into the Dark Ages.
But I have something here that might help cheer you up. It's a video of Lil BUB in full purr:
Don't know who Lil BUB is? She's an internet sensation, born a dwarf "perma-kitten" with no teeth, extra toes on each foot and a tongue that just won't stay in her mouth. She has her own Facebook page and is just about the most adorable creature you will ever come across. I'm glad I've discovered her and today I'm even extra glad.