Respect Award, thanks unbolt and Paul!


Respect Award

Thanks to unbolt and Paul of the blog wwwpalfitness, Dear Kitty. Some blog has been nominated for the Respect Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

The “Respect” Award is a personal award, made by Robert Goldstein, for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

You don’t have to do anything for this award.

You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect; or you can do nothing.

This is a way of saying thank you. You have earned my respect.

My nominees for the Respect Award are:

1. Quiéretetú

2. fotodigitalenten

3. Արսեն Նազոյան

4. GENDER & SEXUALITY IN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS

5. Big Blue Dot Y’all

6. Johannewordpress’s Blog

7. kindness over cruelty

8. PROGRESSIVE / LIBERAL VIEWS

9. JGoodWithSports

10. It Is What It Is

Birds of Dutch Nijmegen region on the Internet


This video says about itself:

BTO Bird ID – Skylark & Woodlark

10 June 2015

Lauded by poets for their wonderful, uplifting song, larks are rather nondescript birds when seen. There are two species regularly found in Britain and Ireland and their ranges and habitats do overlap, so how can we tell them apart?

The Dutch ornithologists of Vogelwerkgroep Nijmegen have made a new Internet atlas site about birds in the area around Nijmegen city.

In its English version, you see a list of bird species which live there, or used to live there.

In the Dutch language version, there is much more information. If you click on a bird species’ name, then you get extensive details, including, eg, maps, on how these birds live locally.

Eg, here is the page about woodlarks around Nijmegen.

Bishops allowed to cover up child abuse by Vatican


This video from the USA says about itself:

Catholic bishop indicted for unreported child abuse

14 October 2011

American Catholic bishop Robert Finn, of the Kansas City, Mo., diocese, has been indicted for failing to report suspected child abuse. Michelle Miller reports on the significant charge – unprecedented in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Bishops do not have to report child abuse, Vatican says

The document emphasises that bishops’ only duty is to address such allegations internally

Samuel Osborne

Wednesday 10 February 2016 21:01 BST

The Catholic Church is telling newly appointed bishops it is “not necessarily” their duty to report accusations of clerical child abuse to authorities.

A document explaining how senior clergy members ought to deal with allegations of abuse suggests only victims or their families should make the decision to report abuse to police.

The victims are often too young or too scared to go to the police. And their families may be scared of reporting ‘a man of God’, and of maybe the church accusing them of being anti-God.

The document, recently released by the Vatican, emphasises that bishops’ only duty is to address such allegations internally

Address them in what way? With a slap on the wrist for the priestly perpetrator? By transferring him to another parish where the child abuse may start all over again; like has happened often so far?

though it says they must be aware of local laws.

Details were reported by John Allen, associate editor of the Catholic News Site Cruxnow.com.

“According to the state of civil laws of each country where reporting is obligatory, it is not necessarily the duty of the bishop to report suspects to authorities, the police or state prosecutors in the moment when they are made aware of crimes or sinful deeds,” the document states.

The guidelines were written by the controversial monsignor and psychotherapist Tony Anatrella, who is serving as consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Monsignor Anatrella has been accused of sexual abuse himself.

Although the guide acknowledges “the church has been particularly affected by sexual crimes committed against children,” it emphasises statistics showing the vast majority of sexual assaults against children are committed within the family and by friends and neighbours, The Guardian reports.

It is true that the overwhelming majority of child abuse is not by the stereotypical men supposedly in ambush waiting for children unknown to them to pass. However, much of the abuse is by men (less often: women) in positions of authority whom the children do know and, wrongly, trust, like teachers, bosses and Roman Catholic, or other, religious authorities.

That people who are not priests commit child abuse as well can never be any excuse for covering it up in cases where perpetrators are priests.

Pope Francis previously declared a “zero tolerance” policy for members of the clergy who abuse children.

Starlings and other birds in Cornwall, video


This video from Britain says about itself:

9 February 2016

Videos for Dogs to Watch – Starlings and Other Little Birds

Filmed in January 2016 at St Ives in Cornwall

Video Produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall

The other bird species in the video include house sparrow and pied wagtail.

Donald Trump, satiric film, and women


This video from the USA says about itself:

Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie Trailer

10 February 2016

See the full movie here.

Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn’t come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of negotiation, real estate, and high-quality brass in Funny Or Die’s illuminating made-for-TV special feature, Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie.

From UltraViolet Action in the USA today:

Trump–in his own words

It’s official: Donald Trump won New Hampshire. And no, this isn’t a TV show–Donald Trump is a real candidate who just walloped the Republican field by 20 points in New Hampshire. And he’s leading the polls by similar margins in the next two primary states, too.

While people know he’s a bully, fewer people know just how scary Trump is for women. That’s why we need to spread the facts about Trump now, not later. Can you get started by sharing this today?

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Donald Trump on women

Sources:

1. 18 Real Things Donald Trump Has Actually Said About Women, Huffington Post, August 24, 2015

2. Lawyer: Donald Trump called me ‘disgusting’ for request to pump breast milk, CNN, July 29, 2015

3. The Dumbest Stuff Donald Trump Has Ever Said, The Daily Beast, June 30, 2015

4. ‘Schlonged’: Watch Trump’s Astonishingly Sexist Attack On Hillary, Think Progress, December 21, 2015

5. So which women has Donald Trump called ‘dogs’ and ‘fat pigs’? Washington Post, August 8, 2015

Birds in Dutch Zeeland, video


This video is about birds (brent geese, avocets, curlews, etc.), and some hares, around the Veerse Meer lake in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.