Thursday, 30 October 2014

A story about an Ape??

Hi There,

A weird story concerning a member of the ape family...

Today a New York court will decide whether or not Tommy the Chimpanzee qualifies as a legal person. Tommy, a chimpanzee in his 20s, became well-known late last year when lawyer Steven Wise discovered him being held in a small, unclean cage and receiving inadequate care.
It is important to note that even if Tommy is declared a legal person, it does not mean he is human with human rights. Legally speaking, it would just afford him protection beyond existing animal cruelty laws. Personhood would give him rights pertaining to his self interest that would hold up in a court of law, similar to a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a child or disabled adult. Last year, India made headlines when they granted dolphins the status of nonhuman persons.
The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), for which Wise works, acts on behalf of nonhuman animals who are intelligent, self-aware and autonomous, including great apes, elephants, and dolphins. They seek to allow these animals to sue their owners and become released from captivity, transferring them to sanctuaries for the rest of their lives. They primarily target animals being held for laboratory research, though some, like Tommy, come from private owners.
Late last year, NhRP filed a writ of habeas corpus on Tommy’s behalf with the New York Supreme Court, on the grounds that he had been unlawfully imprisoned without having been placed under arrest or brought before a court. The Supreme Court rejected Tommy’s case, though NhRP did not give up.
Today, five judges of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department, in Albany will listen to Wise’s argument and decide if Tommy is a legal person. Wise will describe scientific evidence describing the intelligence of chimpanzees, and though he is not human, he is still aware enough to have certain rights.
The defendant, Patrick Lavery, attempted to move Tommy out of New York over the summer, which would have prevented NhRP from pursuing the appeal. The Appellate court prevented this move, which NhRP feels is encouraging for their chances today. The injunction was granted on the grounds that the plaintiff has a chance of success, irrevocable harm could come to Tommy if he moved, and that the interest of fairness favors NhRP. 
Wise and Lavery have not had any contact since the NhRP filed the 65-page-long brief, and the defendant is not expected to be present in the courtroom today. Tommy’s condition is currently unknown, though he is assumed to be alive. 
If today’s attempt is unsuccessful, the NhRP intends to take the case to the NY Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state.

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Cardinal Birds and a little boy who remembers...

Hi There,  

Please click on the above image to enlarge photo...

A photograph of Cardinal birds in the snow...

A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.

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An amazing story of a little boy who remembers his life in detail before he was born .... in his present life . 

Hmmmmm.....  I wonder ??

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Friday, 17 October 2014

A ' BIG MISTAKE ' and a cute and clever animal.

Well folks, 

I've done it this time well and truly !   While I was trying to take out and alter the name of one of my blogger chums site names off my blog I have erased all of my friends details from this site.  

I have tried to reverse the system and catch them all before they disappeared but was too late,  I'd pressed the flippen button and now all my friends blog names and details have gone to blazes .... aarrrggghhh !    

I haven't got a clue now how to get them all back !   In my previous PC I could have gone back in time and would have been able to retrieve the details but not in this PC ...  Oh  I'm soooo pissed off ! What a stupid asynine ??  (spelling ?)   thing to do !  


Oh  Hell .....   Has anybody got any ideas ???  

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Changing the subject completely .........   
Have a look at this video which shows that what is normally called a  dumb animal is not quite so dumb or daft as I feel at this moment .  

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A great idea and some Amazing magic !

Hi There,

I came across this video recently which seems like a lot of fun and shows a brilliant idea for getting people to pay more attention to the road traffic light systems ...

and some truly Amazing magic !

Cheers,  Kate xxx.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Scotland - after the Referendum ...

Yes !  I know that folk reading this will be thinking and saying - if most of the Scots voters had voted YES you would have got Independance... Yeah I know!  and we have no option but to accept the figures as they have been given to us. 

Hi Again,

Well folks, the referendum has come and gone and what has happened in the 7 days since? 

1)  Cameron has backtracked on extra powers for Scotland only five hours after the referendum vote was known.

2)  The oil that was going to run out in 20 years is somehow now amazingly going to last for another 120 years. The 'Clair' field alone will produce 120 barrels a day.

3)  The NHS that was perfectly fine (according to Labour 7 days ago).  It is now being privatised with Labour urging for help to save it!

4)  Plans for the Barnett formula are to be scrapped.

5)  Spending is to be cut in Scotland.

6)  Fracking has been given the green light in Scotland ... OH WOW!

7)  Child benefits are now to be frozen.

8)  The Pension age is rising to 70 yrs.

9)  There is to be a 'Benefits ban' for under 25's.

Oh and number 

10)  'Best of all'  we get to follow America into another war! Happy Days!!

Well ......  were they right when they said we were better together??  
We should have been prouder of the amount of natural resources in Scotland not wondering whether or not we could run our own country. 

We should have taken it into our own hands and made Scotland the country it should have been - instead of having so little confidence as to think we couldn't have made it on our own! 

Happy Days, Kate xxx.

P.S.  Yeah, I know - would have,  could have,  should have ......

If God had made Scottish folk like English folk we could have moved mountains but, we've missed the bus this time and now we've got to live with it until the 'next' Referendum  ....... ARRRRGGGHHH ! 

I wonder what will be happening then Hmmmm.... Will the 'NOs' win again?  Somehow ' I hae ma doots ' !   Surely to God they will have learned !

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A bit of USA History and something funny.

Hi There,

This video is a very interesting,  informative and eye opening wee history lesson.     

Well - Who'd have thunk it Eh ???

I thought it was only Russia, China,  North Korea, Germany, the UK and the Middle East who did things like this... I didn't realize that the 'U.S.A.' were involved in it too. 

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and now for something to laugh at !

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

What I would call an AWWWW.... video !

Hi there,

Have a look at this video - it's definitely an Awwww...  video and I would advise having a handkerchief nearby...

Cheers, Kate xxx.