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Out on the Limb

drunk...my ass

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

meanwhile, in Australia...
Reports of birds dropping dead in people's yards around Esperance, on the southern coast of Western Australia, began to come in three weeks ago, well before last week's freak storm that caused devastating floods in the region.

The reports stopped this week as the skies became clear of birdlife.

The main casualties are wattle birds, yellow-throated miners, new holland honeyeaters and singing honeyeaters, although some dead crows, hawks and pigeons have also been found.
I've been watching the signposts of our pending collective demise for a long time, and this particularly signpost makes me want to sell the remainder of my belongings, jump into my veggie-oil casket called a car, and rush to see the remains of a world most take for granted.

Repeat: "...the skies became clear of birdlife."
How ominous is THAT???

The article continues:
"Authorities are asking people to bring more birds in the hope one may have enough food in its stomach to identify a common deadly toxin."

It appears to me that, in contrast to the Australian authority's quest for answers, the U.S. reaction is to suggest the birds drank themselves to death on fermented berries.


If that were the case, birds would have been dropping dead in large numbers each and every year of years gone by. Probably more so, in years past, because there would have been more wild fermented berries to be had.

Why am I wasting my breath?

Our Earth...our environment...our livelihoods
and rest-time
dream time
joy to be alive
love of Earth
is as respectful as
the way the men I have chosen
in days gone by
have treated me.

translation: woefully lacking
posted by Deb, 5:24 AM


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