Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Powerful storm damages homes in Yogyakarta

Slamet Susanto and Suherdjoko, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta, Magelang

The storm that hit Yogyakarta on Sunday damaged at least 1,173 houses and dozens of public facilities, while forcing more than 1,000 residents out of their homes.

Data from the local Natural Disaster Mitigation task force showed Monday 57 people were wounded in the storm, 44 of whom are still being treated in the city's hospitals.

The Yogyakarta municipality has provided 600 tents as emergency shelters, and erected a public kitchen on Jl. Dr. Sutomo.

Mayor Heri Zudianto said the number of damaged houses would likely rise because the disaster task force had not yet completed reports of material losses.

"We will provide assistance to people whose houses were destroyed in the storm from the emergency fund (which comes from) municipal and provincial budgets," said Herry on Monday.

Gondokusuman district bore the brunt of the storm with 762 houses damaged. Danurejan district had 202 houses damaged, Umbulharjo 165 houses and Pakualaman 44 houses. Dozens of public facilities and offices were also damaged, including the Lempuyangan railway station and several military buildings on Jl. Dr. Sutomo.

The storm also heavily damaged the SMP 15 junior high school. Most of its roof tiles were blown away by the wind and parts of its walls collapsed. Students have not yet returned to school.

"We will erect school tents to immediately restore learning activities," said head of the Education Development Affairs at the local education office, Syamsuri.

Gondokusuman district head Dirzam Wimono said his office would immediately survey the affected areas and mobilize all the resources at his disposal.

"We cannot estimate losses yet. Besides the damaged houses, 15 of our residents were injured after being hit by falling roof tiles and wooden beams. They are still being treated in hospital," said Dirzam.

Around 2,000 security personnel from various military and police units have been helping cleanup debris and uprooted trees along the roads.

"They clean up the mess in the day and secure the neighborhood at night," said Yogyakarta police chief Sr. Comr. Haka Astana.

Meanwhile in Magelang, Central Java, the Sunday landslide in Tanjungsari and Pasangsari villages in Windusari district has claimed 10 victims. Seven of them have been found, while search and rescue workers have not located the other three residents after being hampered by heavy rain.

Tanjungsari village head Jamaluddin said the incident occurred when dozens of residents were repairing an irrigation canal and widening the village road.

"The canal and road are located on top of a cliff which suddenly collapsed and dragged the residents down, burying them," said local resident Widodo.

Residents said they were working on the road and canal after receiving funds from the government. The weather was clear Sunday morning as villagers started work at 7 a.m. The landslide occurred at 10 a.m.

"We quickly tried to save our friends who were dragged and buried, but had to stop due to heavy rain," said Widodo.

Several villagers said that it was raining at the site on Saturday night. The landslide was likely due to unstable soil conditions.

Magelang Regent Singgih Sanyoto and local legislature speaker Ahmad Labib immediately went to the site of the landslide and provided Rp 750,000 in cash assistance victims and their families.

1 comment:

Max Boughner said...

The power of nature can't be stopped, but the damages can be prevented. I mean, there will be corrective actions along the way after the disaster had happened, but there could also be preventive actions! Everyone should be prepared at all times. If the weather can't be forecasted in an instant, at least one should still anticipate what could happen.

Max Boughner