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Birds can get Heatstroke too

I thought it was a good idea to give my birds a bit of sun this morning. The weather is good at the moment with the temperature in the low 30s and the sun is shining. So I took all the cages with their birds out and placed them in a sunny location in the garden for about 10 – 15 minutes.But soon, I discovered that the birds were getting anxious and some where going …

It all started with a Blue Fronted Amazon

I surprised my wife with an unusual birthday gift; a blue-fronted Amazon parrot. She loved it. But the Amazon seems to have other ideas. It decided that it will tolerate my wife, but be afraid of me. Fear that approximates hate in some cases! We decided that it must have had an ordeal with its previous owners. The poor thing was shaking when we first got him (we don’t actually know the sex yet, we haven’t …

King Faisal on Palestine

I thought I’d just keep this here as a reminder…The late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia said, and I quote:Teach your children that Palestine is occupiedand that the Aqsa Mosque is imprisonedand the Zionist entity is an enemyand resistance is an honourand there is no country called IsraelKing Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud…

Exposing America

The Atlantic has a leading story for its upcoming September 2020 edition in which an article about the failures of the United States that culminated in its current disastrous response to the Coronavirus. The article entitled “How the Pandemic Defeated America” by Ed Yong exposes the deep failure a lot of which emanate from a failed and floundering president who epitomises the worst traits of leadership. In the article, Ed Yong explains:the COVID‑19 debacle has …

Vertical Cinema – via Apple

For some time I maintained that it doesn’t matter whether your video’s orientation is horizontal or vertical and I’ve had some heated discussions with some of my filmmaking friends that vertical films are sacrilegious. Films, in their book must be maintained at the horizontal aspect as that’s how we humans tend to view things with the orientation of our two eyes.That’s not completely true of course as our field of vision is almost a complete …