Seed of Light Award, thanks belsbror!


Seed of Light Award

Belsbror has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Seed of Light Award.

Thanks so much for this generous gesture!

“All you need to start a forest is one seed”.

This award is for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connection, communications and beauty. Pass it on!

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.

3. Notify the nominees of their nominations.

My nominees are:

1. Miss Marzipan

2. It Is What It Is

3. Kaligrafi Nusantara

4. Ratzone’s Blog

5. Zeebra Designs & Destinations

6. artmark

7. Ellie Belfiglio

8. Glorialana’s Blog

9. Paris: People, Places and Bling!

10. “OUR WORLD”

11. petitemagique

12. rambling ratz

13. VERDE DESPERTAR

14. Los Sentidos De La Vida

15. Enchanted Seashells

16. What Inspires Your Art?

17. Poetic Parfait

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Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Mahesh Nair!


Versatile Blogger Award

Mahesh Nair of the blog The Write Might has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture!

The rules of this award are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

2. Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award and include a link to their site (and tell them that you have nominated them).

3. State 7 things about yourself.

Seven things about me:

1. From where did most visits to my blog come today so far?

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United States FlagUnited States 102
Jamaica FlagJamaica 42
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 17
Australia FlagAustralia 12
Sweden FlagSweden 6
Canada FlagCanada 5
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 5
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 4
Greece FlagGreece 4
India FlagIndia 4
Germany FlagGermany 4
France FlagFrance 3
Turkey FlagTurkey 3

2. From where did most visits to my blog come this week?

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2014-04-08 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,220
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 564
Jamaica FlagJamaica 126
Canada FlagCanada 121
Australia FlagAustralia 114
Germany FlagGermany 103
Sweden FlagSweden 99
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 93
France FlagFrance 82
Belgium FlagBelgium 73
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 58
Singapore FlagSingapore 47
India FlagIndia 46
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 38
Turkey FlagTurkey 32
Greece FlagGreece 31
Spain FlagSpain 28
Italy FlagItaly 26
Ireland FlagIreland 22
Philippines FlagPhilippines 21
Bahrain FlagBahrain 20
Norway FlagNorway 19
Algeria FlagAlgeria 19
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 18
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 18
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 16
Romania FlagRomania 16
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 15
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 15

3. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits so far today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 48
Male Mormons exclude women 16
Sarin gas attack in Syria and the Turkish government 9
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 7
Costa Rican frogs and spiders 6
New Mexico dinosaurs, new study 4
Nepali women workers exploited in Bahrain, Kuwait 4
Fukushima, Japan disaster news update 4
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 4
Great crested grebe courtship, video 3

4. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits this month?

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2014-04-08 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 2,309
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 342
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 134
Most hated animals top 50 116
Two lion cubs in Lady Liuwa’s pride in Zambia 112
About 102
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 88
Male Mormons exclude women 80
Slavery and love in Suriname, new film 73
Poas volcano in Costa Rica 72
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 70
UK: cash for peerages police investigation may bring Blair to court 67
The Lighthouse Award, thank you, Horty! 67
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 66
European Union greenwash, cartoon 63
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 62
Costa Rican flowers, butterflies and bees 61
Pre-Inca archaeological discoveries in Peru 59
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 58
Costa Rica, Baltimore oriole and squirrel 57
Skunk Anansie singer Skin interviewed 55
Costa Rican butterflies and birds, 14 March 51

5. Which referrers referred most to my blog this month?

Referrers for 30 days ending 2014-04-08 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 8,201
WordPress Dashboard 210
WordPress.com Reader 171
r.search.yahoo.com 117
go.videoentertainmnt.com 83
Twitter 67
Facebook 58
mail.aol.com 41

6. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about recently:

Topic Views
Human rights 581
Environment 549
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 545
Crime 348
Peace and war 334
UK 321
Birds 285
Netherlands 279
Women’s issues 240

If you tag your posts effectively, this panel will show you which topics get the most traffic. Snapshot generated from your top posts over the past week.

7. Top recent commenters at my blog:

Dr. Rex 53
donwreford 24
Nancy 22
davidprosser 17
tazeinmirzasaad 15
sherayx 15

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

My fifteen nominees are:

1. Foreign Wanders

2. Moorbey’z Blog

3. Earthniversity

4. little hiawatha

5. Bosnian Beauty Pics

6. samariaexperience

7. PRIORHOUSE blog

8. createthissimple

9. Mad Cow Theatre

10. Modern History Blogger

11. AidiGR

12. Mariam Sodawater

13. Frank G. Photography

14. wandering rush

15. 20/20 Hines Sight

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Peace and Justice Award, thanks belsbror!


Peace and Justice Award

Belsbror has been so generous to nominate this blog for the Peace and Justice Award.

Thanks so much for this kind gesture!

The founder of this award, Idealistic Rebel, explains the award in her own words:

“I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is the for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.”

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or putting goodness in the world.
2. Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.
3. Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.
4. Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

My nominees are:

1. I can’t relax in Greece

2. XCLUSIVX fanzine

3. scaling the chalkface

4. Think Left

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Homophobe resigns as Mozilla boss


This video from the USA is called Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla’s CEO.

From Ars Technica:

Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla Corporation CEO

Chairwoman offers unequivocal apology with announcement: “We must do better.”

by Sam Machkovech – Apr 3 2014, 9:30pm +0200

 

Less than two weeks after drawing controversy over his appointment as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, Brendan Eich has resigned from the position.

In a post at Mozilla’s official blog, executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker confirmed the news with an unequivocal apology on the company’s behalf. “Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” Baker wrote. “We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.”

The action comes days after dating site OKCupid became the most vocal opponent of Eich’s hiring. Mozilla offered repeated statements about LGBT inclusivity within the company over the past two weeks, but those never came with a specific response from Eich about his thousands of dollars of donations in support of Proposition 8, a California ballot measure that sought to ban gay marriage in the state.

The notice of resignation does not clarify Eich’s future with Mozilla, a company he cofounded in 1998 and became CTO of in 2005. It also stands in stark contrast to an interview Eich gave to The Guardian yesterday, in which he defended his personal, political actions and said they would not get in the way of his work as CEO. “I think I’m the best person for the job and I’m doing the job,” Eich said in the interview.

Scotland: Man who murdered wife said she was a ‘cheating lesbian whore’: here.

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Non-Muslim PTSD soldier kills, Islamophobe calls for massacring Muslims


This video from the USA says about itself:

Islamophobia: Melissa Boigon at TEDxGallatin 2013

22 September 2013

Melissa Boigon is a graduate of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her studies focused on the relationship between international political dynamics and prejudices against Muslims in the United States.

As an Iraq war veteran with PTSD killed others and himself in Texas … some extreme Rightists think we need far more bloodshed still.

By James Bloodworth in Britain:

Breitbart contributor: “Time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets”

April 3, 2014

A contributor to right-wing Breitbart website has called on Twitter for Americans to “start slaughtering Muslims in the streets”.

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A writer for the American-based conservative website, which recently set up in the UK, made the comment on Twitter as news broke of a shooting at the Ford Hood military base in Texas. There is no evidence whatsoever that the perpetrator of the attack was a Muslim.

Dollard’s Twitter profile lists him as a ‘contributing journalist’ at Breitbart and he has his own author’s page on the website – albeit with no articles.

Pat Dollardj

Breitbart recently started a UK franchise, headed by Telegraph journalist James Delingpole and Raheem Kassam of the Henry Jackson Society. Let’s hope that none of the writers for the British site share Dollard’s bloodthirsty and racist sentiments.

Why the Iraq war has produced more PTSD than the conflict in Afghanistan: here.

New York Police Unit That Spied on Muslims Is Disbanded: here.

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Sunshine Award, thank you Afsheen Anjum!


Sunshine Award

My dear blogging friend Afsheen Anjum of the blog Dreams to Reality ! had been so generous to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Sunshine Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

The rules of this award are:

-Announce in a post that you received the Award and display the Award icon in your post.
-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Write 10 interesting things about yourself.
-Nominate 10 great and inspirable bloggers to receive the Award.
-Link your nominees and let them know they have been awarded.

Ten things about myself:

1. Most visits to my blog, so far today, came from:

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 63
Jamaica FlagJamaica 35
Singapore FlagSingapore 20
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 16
Australia FlagAustralia 7
Germany FlagGermany 6
Romania FlagRomania 5
France FlagFrance 4
Canada FlagCanada 4
Sweden FlagSweden 4
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 2
India FlagIndia 2
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 1

2. Most visits to my blog this month came from:

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 4,581
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 2,107
Canada FlagCanada 640
Jamaica FlagJamaica 564
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 557
Australia FlagAustralia 535
Germany FlagGermany 520
Sweden FlagSweden 434
France FlagFrance 325
India FlagIndia 249
Italy FlagItaly 197
Ireland FlagIreland 154
Belgium FlagBelgium 140
Singapore FlagSingapore 136
Turkey FlagTurkey 128
Philippines FlagPhilippines 124
Romania FlagRomania 115
Bahrain FlagBahrain 113
Spain FlagSpain 110
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 102
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 99
Greece FlagGreece 95
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 94
Poland FlagPoland 83
Brazil FlagBrazil 78
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 67
Pakistan FlagPakistan 66
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 64
Denmark FlagDenmark 61
Norway FlagNorway 60
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 51
Japan FlagJapan 48
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 47
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 47
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 46
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 44

3. Remarkably, this month, as my reports on Costa Rica started, the blog got more visits from Costa Rica than usually.

4. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits to my blog today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 50
Costa Rican bird photos 10
Famous silent film rediscovery 10
Bertolt Brecht opera on British stage 7
Long-tailed duck, video 6
Robin singing, butterfly flying at cemetery 6
Squirrel ‘shares’ food, video 5
Hitler’s propaganda in 1930s Britain 5
British woman’s ill-treatment in private prison 4
Stop anti-disabled people corporation Atos 4

5. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits to my blog this month?

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2014-04-03 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 2,391
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 350
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 145
Pre-Inca archaeological discoveries in Peru 116
Most hated animals top 50 115
Two lion cubs in Lady Liuwa’s pride in Zambia 111
About 90
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 84
Slavery and love in Suriname, new film 76
The Lighthouse Award, thank you, Horty! 73
Poas volcano in Costa Rica 70
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 67
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 65
European Union greenwash, cartoon 63
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 62
Costa Rican flowers, butterflies and bees 60
Dutch poet Leo Vroman dies 58
Costa Rica, Baltimore oriole and squirrel 57
Skunk Anansie singer Skin interviewed 54
UK: cash for peerages police investigation may bring Blair to court 53
Great white shark Lydia’s record-breaking journey 53
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 53
Costa Rican butterflies and birds, 14 March 51
Less posts on this blog 50
To the wildlife in Costa Rica, 13 March 49
Pope Francis I, the Vatican, and the Heracles myth 47
Awards 46
Valuable sperm whale vomit discovered by small boy 46
Great spotted cuckoo in Wales 46
Costa Rica hummingbirds and other mountain birds 45
Bronzino painting restored after prude censorship 43
Frequently asked questions 41
Miniskirt ban in Italy 41
New Ukrainian government includes anti-Semites 39
Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, thank you Kelly! 36

6. While I was in Costa Rica, my blog visit numbers, ever since I moved to WordPress in December 2011, passed the 400,000 mark. The figure is 404,780 by now. Thank you, everyone!

7. Which referrers referred most to my blog this month?

Referrers for 30 days ending 2014-04-03 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 8,281
WordPress Dashboard 199
WordPress.com Reader 140
r.search.yahoo.com 88
go.videoentertainmnt.com 75
Facebook 70
topix.com 55
Twitter 52
disclose.tv 35
search.tb.ask.com 26
r.duckduckgo.com 24
duckduckgo.com 15
theinsatiabletraveler.com/2014/03/12/the-horror-of-canned-lion-hunting-and-what-you-can-do-to-stop-it/ 15
artisticlyxpressedthoughts.wordpress.com 15
topix.net 14
mail.aol.com 14
birdingfrontiers.com 12
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 12
kuidle.com 9
garryrogers.com 9

8. Which search terms brought most visits to my blog this month?

Search Terms for 30 days ending 2014-04-03 (Summarized)

Search Views
lighthouse 17
vicenza italy 11
most hated animals 9
tony blair response to icc uk investigation 8
poisonous caterpillars 7
sexual assault in the united states military 7
bijju animal 6
egyptian sarcophagus 6

9. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about recently:

Topic Views
Human rights 514
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 475
Environment 390
Crime 332
Peace and war 303
UK 272
Birds 260
Netherlands 239
Biology 236

If you tag your posts effectively, this panel will show you which topics get the most traffic. Snapshot generated from your top posts over the past week.

10. 2,331 people follow my blog. 166 people follow comments at my blog.

My ten nominees are:

1. Konni Kim Designs

2. Globe Drifting

3. Just Mad Stuff

4. Voices from the Margins

5. Ronnie’s Blog

6. kyangel17

7. Stephanie Eusebi Nutrition & Wellness

8. tripelonia

9. Արսեն Նազոյան

10. Sunset Boulevard

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Homophobe becomes Mozilla boss


This video from the USA is called Mozilla Firefox Fallout: Brendan Eich‘s Proposition 8 Support Sparks Backlash From Employees, OkCupid.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

OkCupid boycotts Firefox after ‘homophobic’ CEO appointment

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Brendan Eich donated money to anti-gay rights group Proposition 8

A popular dating website began yesterday a boycott to a homophobic internet browser.

Free online dating group OkCupid has launched a boycotting campaign against Mozilla Firefox after the internet browser company appointed anti-gay rights supporter Brendan Eich as its new CEO.

Users attempting to access the website through Firefox were met with a landing page requesting they opt for another browser.

“If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8 per cent of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about would be illegal,” read the statement.

Mr Eich openly donated $1,000 (£600) to the Proposition 8 campaign, which put forward the view that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

OkCupid — which had over 10 million unique hits only last month — said its very nature was “creating love.”

To those wanting to undermine love, they wish “nothing but failure.”

Mozilla has released a statement denying homophobia but omitting its CEO’s political agenda.

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Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, thank you Kelly!


Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

My blogging friend Kelly of the blog anuncommonkindofgirl has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture; all the best for you and your blog!

The rules of this award are:

1-The nominee of The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.

2-The nominee shall nominate 14 bloggers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little; linking to their blogs and telling them about it at their blogs.

My nominees are:

1. transcendingbordersblog

2. Babsje Heron

3. naomikko

4. north london running girl

5. The Write Might

6. Be Like Water

7. Backpacking with Chad

8. Wandering Woody

9. mmaaeeggss

10. WLADOJANJIC BLOG

11. Ker’s Corner

12. Leanne Louie

13. Coffee Shop Rabbi

14. adamhersey

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Less posts on this blog


Blogging, cartoon

During the next weeks, I will be on the Internet far less often than usually, if at all.

Don’t despair, as I expect blog posts on beautiful wildlife and interesting photos.

So, see all of you again!

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