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Happy May Day!






Photo above by Martin Hartland

Here is an explanation of the different ways May Day is observed around the world.

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Houston Hispanic Kids Should Not Be Shunned Over Swine Flu

My friend Saleema writes in her blog that Hispanic kids are getting the cold shoulder from other students in Houston schools because of the Swine Flu.

This is, at the surface, because the Swine Flu started in Mexico. The more substantive reason though, as Saleema suggests in her blog, is that many parents are incompetent and don’t teach their kids to treat others well. 

Saleema’s sister attends a Houston High School and has seen Hispanic kids being avoided. Saleema writes the blog Ink Spot. Here is the post I’m referencing. 

It’s important for us to recall that all people are yucky. They cough and sneeze without covering their mouths, they don’t wash after using the restroom and they don’t wash their hands before eating a meal.

A group of people should not be shunned for any reason. Let’s focus on specific individuals who are walking around coughing on people.

Here are hand washing tips.

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Albino Buffalo Seen In Kenya

An albino buffalo has been found in Kenya. Above you see a picture of the albino buffalo. 

This albino buffalo, the first ever seen in Kenya, may have a life ahead of nothing but trouble.

First, because it is white it may be more visible to predators.

Also, local Maasai farmers have a prejudice against both albino animals and albino people. They view albinism as a bad omen.

Recently I wrote about Africans who keep big, expensive and somewhat useless Ankole Cattle as status symbols. I noted that it is in a way reassuring  to know that people in other parts of the world behave in as dumb a manner as we do in the United States.  This story leads me to repeat that observation.

Here is information about the Maasai people. I’m sure they are excellent people, but they should leave albino people and creatures alone. Below are some Maasai people.  


The type of buffalo that lives in Africa is the African Buffalo. Please click here to learn about the African Buffalo.

Here is an explanation of albinism.

Please click here for a previous post about an albino killer whale.

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