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The uni where I work has been landscaping as part of general improvements, and their plan seems to involve several areas of wildflowers rather than just flat green sod. Plus, we get nice waterfront breezes.

This B movie captures the American media mood surprisingly well. The spectre of mysterious disaster, unexplained and framed as impossible to resolve. Is the threat foreign, environmental, internal? All of them or none? No answers about a future that doesnโ€™t appear to even exist.

"B.C. government is moving to update taxi regulations for the new era of smartphone-based ride hailing, adding new taxi licences and putting off competitors like Uber and Lyft until late 2019 at the earliest."
RT @VictoriaNews@twitter.com B.C. to add hundreds of taxis, help cab companies modernize dlvr.it/Qc6MLm

A government behaving this way is working against democracy by rejecting a foundational principle of any organization for and by the people: free information. A democratic government canโ€™t operate in secret or refuse to answer questions.
RT @CNNPolitics@twitter.com The vanishing White House press briefing cnn.it/2zOwWqj

When people tell you they want to ban anti-fascism it doesnโ€™t take reading between the lines to understand that means theyโ€™re fascists.

โ€œDid you have any family members who attended this college, or were your ancestors legally barred from formal education altogether?โ€
RT @akilbello@twitter.com List: Completely Neutral, Race-Blind College Admissions Questions - McSweeneyโ€™s Internet Tendency mcsweeneys.net/articles/comple

Final nail in the coffin for Democracy in Turkey, a new imperial presidency.
RT @CBCAlerts@twitter.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan takes oath of office for new term. Marks beginning of executive presidency system that gives Turkey's longtime leader sweeping powers. Background: cbc.ca/1.4720065

"The tree belongs to all, because it grows from the earth that is home for all."

"Now the tree stump is gone. A new tree has grown in its place. A titmouse is perched in its branchesโ€”it is her tree. An ant crawls up highโ€”on her tree. A bear lumbers by and sharpens his claws on the bark. A woman lies down to rest in its shade."

"Meanwhile the tree stump gets older and older. The sun warms it; the rain cools it. Soon it begins to rot. Night comes, and the forest is cast in moonlight. What remains of the tree stump glows in the dark."

"Maybe the tree stump belongs to allโ€”the beetle and the ants, the bear and the titmouse, the frog, the earwig, and even the humans. All must live together."

"Does it belong to the titmouse that flies down upon it? The frog that finds shelter in one of its holes? Or the humans who believe they own the forest?"

"But who really owns the tree stump? The bark beetle that gnaws tunnels inside it? The ants that travel through the tunnels? The earwig that sleeps under its bark? Or the bear that uses it to sharpen her claws."

"The man thought he owned the forestโ€”and the earthโ€”so why not the tree stump?"