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June 04, 2009
Tiananmen Square

Vigil in Hong Kong. Amid heavy security.

The event means much the same thing to most of us--a bloody government crackdown on protesting students, a startling set-back to China's admittedly limited progress toward joining the world's "free" nations, etc.

And I think most of us remember that one special image from that time, an image that also speaks to the power of a single individual to move the world.

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Three student leaders, 20 years later. One found Jesus, one found capitalism, and one is still fighting for freedom for the Chinese peoples.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

Posted by AnneZook at 08:37 AM | Comments (2)
June 03, 2009
Even Endangered Penguins Do It

Penguins do it.

Penguins are just adorable, aren't they? I wonder if they're going to name the baby, Tango?

Aside from that, who cares from gay or straight. The mental image I formed of these two getting an egg, hatching it, and excitedly setting about rearing their baby? Just melted me.

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P.S. The " gay rights activists" mentioned in the story were just being silly. Not to be excessively heteronormative or anything, but if the penguins were homosexual other than just situationally, the presence of females would have made little or no difference. (Unless, of course, the male penguins were separated from each other in an attempt to force male-female mating. The article doesn't go into that kind of detail.)

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P. P. S. Because I'm not entirely without malice, I can't wait to hear what the wingnuts have to say.


Posted by AnneZook at 01:15 PM | Comments (1)