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By: marsHen , 12:30 PM GMT on March 08, 2012

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06:35, 56F, clear and calm. roosters, crows, songbirds belting it out! donkeys griping, dogs howling.. whew! wake up! wake up! hazy smokey.
today is international women's day. find a gathering, you women out there, and join it to show your solidarity. we are gathering for PEACE today at noon on dock street at CK. join us if you can!
10:00, medium tide at CK. wind clocked from the east through the south into the west, 5-7 knts. sunny. warm, low 70's, at the rally for peace out on the fishing dock. had a good turnout. mended the trawl before and after the rally.
while I was mending the trawl, I looked up and a great egret, in breeding plumage, paced sedately by me in the boat yard! he totally ignored me until I went to get my camera, then hid behind a tree, then flew off. the ospreys are settling into their nest again. tide coming in.
16:30, high tide with ducks. bought some oysters for dinner. thought I needed the protein before I get my tooth pulled.
17:10, sunny at the farm. no smoke - looked like they got the fire out. low 70's. had a visit from a botanist. some of my young cabbage palms are dying so she took some tissue samples. did some chores in-between digging up the roots. fried oysters and fresh cherry tomatos for dinner. got too dark to get eggs, hoping no snakes will discover them.
68F at moon rise! stood out in the pasture after dusk and watched that huge, orange moon rise above a cloud bank with red mars above and to the north of it! to the west, just above the oaks, bright venus and jupiter were setting a hand's breadth apart. the skies this evening were awesome.

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5. marsHen
2:53 AM GMT on March 09, 2012
I am thankful every day that I live in a house with wood, not dirt, floors and a roof that generally doesn't leak. that I have indoor plumbing and don't have to haul water from a well. that, while I don't have a.c., I do have fans.. and that I can feed myself. I am also thankful that I live in a country that is not torn apart by war and genocide. and that, although I work in an occupation dominated by men, the guys are pretty o.k. and if they're not I feel it's my duty to jerk a knot in their tail.
but a lot of women in this world have none of the above. and a lot of women who do, don't even think about them.. we need to remember our sisters all over the world and work and pray for them. amen.
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3. richteas
1:22 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
Political Spam???

I Love Women and Truly Believe Women Deserve R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and Equal Treatment!
Wanting Women to be treated Properly is BAD???

Treating a Woman with Respect is now Political?
Lord Above Help Us All...

(And, just who mentioned International Womens Day?)
I'm sure she's a very nice lady. And I for one, have Never Disrespected a Woman!
So IF I did offend her. My apology goes from Me to Her!
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1. richteas
1:01 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
Today's International Women's Day?

Then may every woman be treated with the Respect they deserve. May they finally be treated as equals in the 'Male World' we live in. May they recieve Equal Pay for Equal Work, May they be allowed to Speak Out without the fear of Harassment by Men more Powerful than they. Using Distorted 'Untruths' as their evidence to further preach their hatred and discriminatory practices. May they be allowed to control Their Bodies as Theirs. Without the Government, and yes, even Religious Groups pouncing on them as Murders, And Rebellious, Upitty Slaves.

As women around the world are treated much worse than most women in The United States, let us here in the U.S. finally treat women as the equals they are! We can not discuss 'Attacks on Freedoms', until we First Truly Free Them! Talk lately, once again questioning a woman's "rightful place in the workforce"? Anywhere a Man Works is a place where Women should work. EVERYWHERE!

The portrayal of women as objects to be used and abused, still so rampant in our so called Civilized Society, needs addressing and eliminating. From the Bullies on the Playground to the Bullies in The Home! Violence must be stopped. IF we Are Civilized, or dare wish to be. And to simply say, "Boys will be boys. or Men will be men"...first is a lie! and Secondly is the cheapest of all Cop Outs a Male could ever use. What? No Control over your emotions, your actions? Then perhaps what I've said here is wrong? Perhaps instead, we should be putting Woman InCharge of This Country and World!
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marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.