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21-Feb-2014 Grabbed my attention

Friday 21 February 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here were 3 items that were all in the news today that I found quite significant.

1) Is Russell Brand right? Are we disenchanted by politics? [link]

Obviously I am huge fan of Russell’s so it’s no surprise I read this nor that I think it’s significant. Less than a quarter of people said they “tended to trust” the government in 2014 and there has been a significant drop in those who believe voting is the only way to have their say since the 1960s, according to a new report. Is Russell Brand right?

I have never voted. Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics. Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites.

2) South and North Korean relatives reunited – in pictures [Link]

North and South Korean family members separated since the 1950-53 Korean war have met in the first reunion ceremonies for three years. Reunions are being held at North Korea’s Kumgang Mountain resort. What can you really say about the indescribable anguish of being separated from your family for 60 years?

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Photo of relatives Lee Son-hyang, 88, left, of South Korea and Lee Yoon-geun, 72, of North Korea are reunited.

3) Prehistoric forest arises in Cardigan Bay after storms strip away sand [Link]

Skeletal trees of Borth forest, last alive 4,500 years ago and linked to lost kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod, appear at shoreline. I think the amazing thing about this, other than being a totally fascinating news story, is that no matter how well we think we know the world – the reality is that we know nothing, we humans have been here for just an incredibly small % of the earth’s existence, no matter how smart we think we are.

Borth forest remains, Cardigan Bay

Gales hitting the west coast of Wales have uncovered these oak, pine, birch and alder trees dating to 6,000 years ago.

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