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URGENT - PETITION - Say NO to the Closure of Lyon's Museum of Textiles & Decorative Arts
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, Lyon, France, museum, textiles, decorative arts, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratif, heritage, history )

Evelyn
- 7 days ago - change.org
This museum has approx 2.5 million textile objects covering 4.5 thousand years of history. Its closure would be a massive loss to world as well as French heritage. (Lyon was a major capital of silk weaving.)
Japanese Boy Failed Attempted Jump 4 Times - Watch What His Teammates Do to Make Him Succeed   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Japan, culture, group solidarity, support, encouragement )

Evelyn
- 7 days ago - youtu.be
Cultural difference! Wouldn't it be great if this were the norm among Westerners, too? (It does sometimes happen - but at individual levels)
Open Letter to the International Community and Parties to the Paris Agreement From U.S. State, Local, and Business Leaders
Environment  (tags: climate-change, Paris climate accord, mayors, states, businesses, commitment, leadership, Washington, world )

Evelyn
- 5 days ago - wearestillin.com
It is imperative that the world know that in the U.S., the actors that will provide the leadership necessary to meet our Paris commitment are found in city halls, state capitals, colleges and universities, investors and businesses.
Changing Times: Six Orangutans Rescued From Plantations in Sumatra
Animals  (tags: orangutans, Aceh, BKSDA, forest, Gunung Leuser National Park, HOCRU, Indonesia, Medan, oil palm, orangutan, Orangutan Information Centre, palm oil, plantation, primate, release, rescue, SOS, Sumatra, Sumatran Orangutan Society, Wildlife )

Evelyn
- 4 days ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
OIC only relocates orangutans as a last resort, for instance when they are isolated in small patches of forest surrounded by plantations or farmlands, and have no access to large forested areas.
80 Elephants Will Be Shot Dead on September 7th. *PETITION*
Animals  (tags: ELEPHANTS TO BE SLAUGHTERED, animal suffering, cruelty, petition to sign )

Animae
- 7 hours ago - change.org
Johan Kruger, Director of Atherstone Nature Reserve South Africa, wants to exterminate 80 elephants who live there. HAS THE ENTIRE WORLD GONE COMPLETELY MAD!!!!
Armless Indian Tailor Creates Garments With His Feet - Inspiring   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, Harayana, armless tailor, Madan Lal, determination, inspiration, "don't take 'no' for an answer" )

Evelyn
- 9 hours ago - youtu.be
(If the voice giving the commentary infuriates you - read the text linked below!) Madan Lal was born without arms but learnt to use his talented toes to stitch beautiful garments from a shop in his village. Now he uses his talented toes to stitch be
Jewish Voice for Peace: Sign Our Petition to the New York Times and Washington Post: Cover the Gaza Power Crisis & Its Root Caus
World  (tags: Jewish Voice for Peace, man-made disaster, Gaza, electricity cutoff by Israel, deadly, unbelievable crisis )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - org.salsalabs.com
Gaza power crisis has reached a critical point. On average, homes in Gaza have electricity for 2-4 hours daily and last week, for the first time, an entire 24-hour period passed without any electricity at all - and the consequences are deadly.
The Disturbing Reason Women's Clothing Historically Never Had Pockets
Society & Culture  (tags: clothing, attire, couture, women, fashion, history )

Freya
- 2 days ago - msn.com
If there is one thing women can communally agree on, it's that we love pockets. We cannot get enough of them. Literally. We can't, and don't, get enough of them.
Adopted Senior Cat Keeps Owner Safe From Blackouts
Animals  (tags: cats, pets, felines, special needs, assistants )

Freya
- 4 days ago - halopets.com
There are all sorts of theories why cats seem to have a special talent for getting in the way of their people. According to the Eastern Daily Press, Lunar, a gray cat in Norfolk, UK, does it to protect her owner, Ali Coles, from dangerous blackouts.
 
 
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