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The World Court found Japan guilty of illegally harvesting whales under the pretense of “scientific study”.

Japan has refused to stop.

It’s also true for countless dolphins who are brutally murdered for their flesh by an Industry funded by the Japanese Government. On Friday, February 13th, the world will visit every Japanese Embassy in a peaceful protest. This protest is sponsored by folks at  Sea Shepherd who have been waging a navel war with the Japanese for years.   Find a protest close to you and send Japan a message the world is watching.

 

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On Friday February 13, 2015, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians and supporters around the world will join together for the second annual “World Love for Dolphins Day,” to hold peaceful demonstrations against Taiji, Japan’s brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, thousands of people will bring the world’s love and reverence for dolphins to Japan’s doorstep at Japanese embassies and consulates across the United States and overseas.

U.S. DEMONSTRATIONS:

Demonstrations begin outside the following locations at 12:00pm ET/PT and end at 1:00pm ET/PT unless otherwise noted below. Please check the times for your demo location:

Portland
Wells Fargo Center, Suite 2700
1300 S.W. 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Seattle
601 Union Street, Suite 500
Seattle WA 98101-4015

Los Angeles
350 South Grand Ave, Suite 1700
Los Angeles CA 90071-3459

Denver
1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver CO 80202-5505

Houston
2 Houston Center Building
909 Fannin Street
Suite 3000
Houston TX 77010

Washington DC (12pm-2pm ET)
Meeting at DuPont Circle Metro station 12pm and marching to Embassy of Japan DuPont Circle Metro
1525 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

New York
Consulate-General of Japan in New York
299 Park Ave, 19th Floor
New York NY 10171-0025

San Francisco (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT)
275 Battery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111

Boston (12pm-2pm ET)
Federal Reserve Plaza, 22nd Floor
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Atlanta
Phipps Tower, Suite 850
3438 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

Honolulu
1742 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817-3201

Indianapolis
11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Chicago
737 North Michigan Avenue #1100
Chicago, IL 60611

Miami
80 Southwest 8th Street #3200
Miami, FL 33130

Dallas (11am-2pm CST)
Dealy Plaza
Dallas, TX

 

 

World Love for Dolphins Day

My work will be auctioned in London this week for International Rescue Committee 

***UPDATE: The print sold at Auction for £2,000 which as agreed with IRC the following 4 prints in the edition will be sold for that amount. I will donate portion of sales after expenses on remaining 4 prints. The print can be purchased on my web site here: http://www.studio-4a.com/-/ttrdp/jobs/international-rescue-committee-print 

Article in Financial Times with links ( and more info below): http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/e95d93dc-6b1f-11e4-be68-00144feabdc0.html#slide25

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International Rescue Committee Print

Nocturne #6 (Special Edition Print)  by Thomas Brummett

17.5×40″ or 44×101 cm Silver Gelatin Fiber Based Print.

This print will be in an edition of 5. The first print will be auctioned off in London which will set the price for the following 4.

With the following 4 prints the artist will donate 50% of all sales (less expenses) to International Rescue Committee.

How to bid

This year bidding will include absentee bids as well as live bids on the evening. Bidding will open at midday (12pm GMT) on Wednesday November 26 and close on 4pm (GMT) on Wednesday December 3.

The highest absentee bid will have a representative who will make a bid on your behalf.

Absentee bids

Bidding is open for absentee bids. To register, please email contactus@rescue-uk.org or 44 (0)20 7692 2751 with your full name, mobile phone number, landline number, email address, lot title and your maximum bid.

We will call you to finalise your registration and payment details if you are the highest bidder.

 

Ground Zero at the 9/11 Memorial Site. ©Thomas Brummett 2014 / All rights reserved

Ground Zero at the 9/11 Memorial Site. ©Thomas Brummett / All rights reserved

I had never heard of the young and gifted Sarah Jorosz until today but if the company she keeps is any indication she may be the new anointed one of folk/country royalty. The last woman to make this kind of exquisite music so young was Emmy Lou Harris. Take in her song Run Away, 1000 Things and Book of Right-On.

 

Music Break: Sarah Jarosz

Right now you are breaking a federal law if you use  an unmanned aerial photography drone for any commercial purposes near people. Until the FAA allows it you can not fly a UAS except over unpopulated areas (where the kids / Dads fly model airplanes). Put a camera on it and things get even more tricky given restrictions Washington is weighing presently.  So be careful with those business plans and where you put your money until the FAA figures this out and don’t forget your liability insurance does not cover illegal activity.

Here is a hint of what the folks at the FAA are thinking:

“… operations in civil airspace have different priorities. Civil performance standards are often more stringent, especially in the areas of reliability. Public expectation for a safe aviation environment drives our very high standards.”

“Currently, there are no means to obtain an authorization for commercial UAS operations in the NAS. However, manufacturers may apply for an experimental certificate for the purposes of R&D, market survey and crew training.”

Translation: You are going to pay a boat load of money to get an FAA approved UAS to fly over populated areas for commercial uses. Not only will you have to get FAA approval for the aircraft but for the guidance and control system as well. Not to mention the training. And guess what there are no FAA training areas set up at this point for you to be properly trained.

FAA site: http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/uas_faq/