Posts Tagged ‘ safety ’

Pandemic Safety Rules

For The Atlantic, Rachel Gutman asked her colleagues who have been writing extensively about the pandemic for some of their top safety rules and guidelines and their number one was, say it with me:

My colleagues’ guidance boils down to this winter’s golden rule for interacting with anyone outside your immediate household: Don’t spend time indoors with other people.

Here it is again in a fun font, just to make sure you got it: 𝓓𝓸𝓷’𝓽 𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓷𝓭 𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓮 𝓲𝓷𝓭𝓸𝓸𝓻𝓼 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱 𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻 𝓹𝓮𝓸𝓹𝓵𝓮.

Source: Pandemic Safety Rules

Opinion | Amid Coronavirus, America Needs a More Just Society – The New York Times

The political scientist Francis Fukuyama has observed that the nations best weathering the coronavirus pandemic are those like Singapore and Germany, where there is broad trust in government — and where the state merits that confidence. – The New York Times Editorial Board

How to Shop Safely in a Pandemic by Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen MD

Source: How to Shop Safely in a Pandemic

#7 decembrance 2018 – Rough Ideas

Take my hand.

We will walk.

We will only walk.

We will enjoy our walk

without thinking
of arriving anywhere.

Walk peacefully.

Walk happily.

Our walk is a peace walk.

Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn

that there is no peace walk;

that peace is the walk;

that there is no happiness walk;

that happiness is the walk.

We walk for ourselves.

We walk for everyone

always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.

Walk and touch happiness every moment.

Each step brings a fresh breeze.

Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.

Kiss the Earth with your feet.

Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe

when we feel in us enough safety.

–from “Call me by My True Names  – The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh”, Parallax Press, 2005.

Source: #7 decembrance 2018 – Rough Ideas

The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

Until recently, Buddhist nuns in the Himalayan region were denied leadership positions and the opportunity to exercise as part of their spiritual practice. Then the spiritual leader of the Drukpa Order, frustrated at the lack of equality for women in the region, changed that and the Kung Fu Nuns were born.

Source: The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 — Short Film – YouTube

 

Mindy Alper, who has struggled with mental illness her whole life, uses drawing and papier-mâché sculpture for both therapy and communication.

Source: This Oscar-Winning Short Doc Animates the Life of an Unpretentious Artist

“Safety”, a Poem by Jonathan Skinner

fifty lovers. one hater. & one gun.

feeling sick. & sad to have to add a line to the poem I posted only six months ago.

Safety

You’re not safe on campus You’re not safe at the mall You’re not safe in the classroom You’re not safe at the immigration center You’re not safe at the military post You’re not safe in the lab You’re not safe at the warehouse You’re not safe at the supermarket You’re not safe at the salon You’re not safe at college You’re not safe at the movies You’re not safe at temple You’re not safe at work You’re not safe at the spa You’re not safe in grade school You’re not safe in the street You’re not safe in the navy yard You’re not safe at home You’re not safe abroad You’re not safe in the cafeteria You’re not safe at church You’re not safe at the clinic You’re not safe in the conference hall You’re not safe in the nightclub

The government can’t help you The president can’t help you The congresspersons can’t help you The senators can’t help you The lobbyists can’t help you The nonprofits can’t help you The NGOs can’t help you The state representatives can’t help you The state senators can’t help you The governors can’t help you The mayors can’t help you The judges can’t help you The cops can’t help you The magistrates can’t help you The police chiefs can’t help you The lawyers can’t help you The city council members can’t help you The community activists can’t help you The revolution can’t help you

Take the fight I say take the fight directly to Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (Prescott, AZ and Newport, NH) Take the fight to Burbak Machine Corp (Wilton, NH) Take the fight to Smith & Wesson Corp (Springfield, MA and Houton, ME) Take the fight to SIG Sauer, Inc (Exeter, NH) Take the fight to Beretta USA (Accokeek, MD) Take the fight to Glock, Inc (Smyrna, GA) Take the fight to Kimber Mfg, Inc (Ridgefield, NJ) Take the fight to Taurus International Mfg, Inc (Miami, FL) Take the fight to Hi Point/ Beemiller, Inc (Mansfield, OH) Take the fight to Kel Tec CNC Industries, Inc (Cocoa, FL) Take the fight to Saeilo, Inc (Worcester, MA)

Take your bodies to these facilities and overwhelm them Take your unarmed bodies take your female take your male take your transgender take your black take your brown take your white take your straight take your queer take your child take your elder take your adolescent take your disabled take your working take your resting take your learning take your teaching take your healing take your praying take your shopping take your researching take your preening take your meeting take your together take your solitary take your human take your nonhuman take your nonviolent take your resistant take your vulnerable bodies take off the safety take our numbers to the cowardly merchants of murder

Bury their instruments of death and destruction Bury their Glock semi-automatic 9 mm caliber pistols Bury their Bushmaster semi-automatic .223 caliber rifles Bury their AR 15 .223 caliber rifles Bury their Springfield XD semi-automatic 9 mm caliber pistols Bury their Smith & Wesson M&P AR 15 style .223 caliber rifles Bury their Remington Model 870 12 gauge shotguns Bury their para-ordnance semi-automatic .45 caliber pistols Bury their Ruger MK III semi-automatic .22 caliber handguns Bury their AK47 variant semi-automatic 7.62×39 caliber rifles Bury their Ruger SR9 semi-automatic 9 mm caliber pistols Bury their FN Five-Seven semi-automatic 5.57 mm caliber pistols Bury their Smith & wesson .357 magnum caliber pistols Bury their Winchester 1300 12 gauge shotguns Bury their Hi-Point .45 ACP pistols Bury their Kurz Sig Sauer P232 9 mm caliber semi-automatic pistols Bury their Hi-Point CF380 pistols Bury their Springfield Armory 9 mm caliber pistols Bury their Walther P22 semi-automatic .22 caliber pistols Bury their Glock Model 19 9 mm caliber semi-automatic pistols Bury their Mossberg Maverick 88 Field 12 gauge shotguns Bury their Browning BPS pump-action 12 gauge shotguns Bury their Ruger M77 .30-06 caliber bolt-action rifles Bury their Winchester 1200 Defender 12 gauge shotguns Bury their Ruger P944 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistols Bury their Baretta 92FS 9 mm caliber semi-automatic pistols Bury their Saiga 7.62×39 caliber rifles Bury their Walther semi-automatic pistols Bury their Ruger Mini-14-semi-automatic .223 caliber rifles Bury their Arminius .22 caliber revolvers Bury their AK-47 style semi-automatic 7.62×39 caliber rifles Bury their Winchester 1300 12 gauge shotguns Bury their Retolaza .32 caliber semi-automatic pistols Bury their Ruger P85 semi-automatic 9 mm caliber pistols Bury their AMT Backup semi-automatic .380 caliber pistols Bury their Colt 1911A1 semi-automatic .45 caliber pistols Bury their Glock Model 17 9 mm semi-automatic pistols Bury their H&R Revolver .22 caliber pistols Bury their Raven MP-25 .25 caliber semi-automatic pistols Bury their Savage-Springfield 67H pump-action 12 gauge shotguns Bury their Hi-Point 995 Carbine, 9 mm caliber guns Bury their Intratec TEC-9 semi-automatic 9 mm caliber handguns Bury their Stevens 311D double-barreled sawed-off 12 gauge shotguns

Turn these factories of fear and hate under the ground Turn them I say Turn them under piles of loam Turn them under compost Turn them under foot upon foot of rich aerated soil Turn them into earthworm houses Turn them into fields of cover crops Turn them into lettuce Turn them into rows of shining tomatoes Turn them into beanpoles Turn them into acres of kale Turn them into onion and garlic fields Turn them into leeks and turnips Turn them into broccoli asparagus and cauliflower Turn them into beets Turn them into potatoes Turn them into eggplant Turn them into cabbage Turn them into red and green and yellow peppers Turn them into radishes and scallions Turn them into winter greens Turn them into zucchini Turn them into sugar snap peas Turn them into collard greens and spinach Turn them into carrots and fennel Turn them into basil cilantro and dill Turn them into cucumbers Turn them into corn fields Turn the murder factories into raised beds for growing things Do not leave them Stay until we have turned them Turned our children away from the cult of death and profit Turned them to safety

3 Dec. 2015 – 6 June 2016

Sources:

2013 list of weapons used in 49 mass shootings in the United States since the Columbine shooting, compiled by Janet L. Kaminski Leduc, Senior Legislative Attorney for Connecticut General Assembly
https://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0057.htm

Top 10 (And A Half) Handgun Manufacturers (2012), TFB The Firearms Blog (Nov. 29, 2014)
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/…/top-10-half-handgun-manufa…/

Mass Shootings in the U.S.: A partial list (Oct. 2, 2015) dating to the 2007 Virginia Tech University mass shooting (deadliest in US history)
http://www.nytimes.com/…/20…/us/mass-shootings-timeline.html

 

Repository: A Typological Guide to America’s Ephemeral Nuclear Infrastructure, Research Grantees ELIZABETH ELLSWORTH & JAMIE KRUSE GRANT YEAR 2012 / Graham Foundation

Yucca Mountain. Courtesy of United States Department of Energy.

Research: Repository: A Typological Guide to America’s Ephemeral Nuclear Infrastructure

I Want to Make You Safe by Amy King – a review