I’m having trouble getting back into the business of searching for tweets every day. I’ve become very slow at it after just a few days off. That was all it took to out of the habit – just like a diet. I forgot to put the last two onto social media as well, among other things. I’ll do my best to get regular again! Anyway, here we go for today.

There’s a well known Maori proverb in New Zealand that reader and website designer Martin Fuller reminded me of yesterday:

He aha te mea nui o te ao
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important thing in the world?
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

That’s something we would all do well to remember. With all the things that are going on around the world right now that mean people are suffering, that’s where our focus should be going forward. If you look after the people, everything else will follow.

One of the biggest natural disasters ever was the Boxing Bay tsunami in 2004 (it’s hard to believe it was that long ago!) Around 250,000 died and millions were in desperate need. Food, and money for food, was in short supply. It was hard even getting to many areas. Plenty were promising help but weren’t coming through with it. People were dying from lack of food just because rescue workers couldn’t get to them.

There was one charity that made it to the area, and it had plenty of money. What it was doing with that money though was not feeding people. It was buying them rosaries. Then, when people said they didn’t want the rosaries, some of the people from the charity became angry with them.

If people are believers that’s important to them during a crisis, but surely they don’t need a rosary to pray? And what good is a rosary if you’re dead from starvation? Who wants to pray to a god that let that happen anyway? Surely he’s not worth it? Tiaki i te tangata (Care for the people)


Cat Tweets

Aren’t they sweet? If they’re being bottle fed that might mean they have no mother though, so it might be a sad story.


You can never get too many kittens.


I love the way cats leap at their prey. I’ve only seen this once in real life, and it gave me such a surprise to see how they do it.


I’ve seen this before. I might even have posted it before. But it’s such a good video it deserves to go in again.


Beautiful cats in a beautiful pose in a beautiful picture.


This is a lovely moggy too.


This is the kitten I want, except I want two.

Dog Tweets

This is going to be one of those dogs that insists on walking itself.

Bird Tweets

Make sure you have the sound on for this one to hear what it sounds like when a penguin falls over. (I’m assuming it’s real.)
(Via Ann German.)


The question is answered!!!!


What do you do when a mocking jay has sore feet? Make it shoes of course!


Other Animals Tweets

I could find piles of old family photos that look like this, but it’s more exotic when it’s another country.


Flora Tweets

Very cool pic.

Scenic Tweets

I’m not sure whether to put this one in Scenic Tweets or Science Tweets, but they did it for the tourists, so here it is!
(Via Ann German.)


Isn’t it lovely?


Santorini again, looking just as lovely as ever.


Oh wow! It’s almost worth becoming a Muslim to see inside all these gorgeous mosques. Of course, I might have to become a man as well to see some of them.

Art Tweets

Look. Then look again. Then try and get your head back in order.


Healthcare Tweets

Another example of the appalling situation in health in the US.

He aha te mea nui o te ao
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

People Tweets

Cool woman!


Political Tweets

I know I’ve posted some stuff about this before, but I think it’s important to point out this aspect of Trump’s speech on Africa.


It’s only bad when Hillary Clinton does it.


Human Rights Tweets

Today I’m supporting Colin Kaepernick and freedom of speech, which all began with Trump mouthing off again.


Are you watching Mr Trump? This is what a real man acts like.


The next three came from Ann German, then there are some from me.










Kaepernick’s mum’s reaction to her son being called a “son-of-a-bitch” by Trump.


Weather Tweets

The people of the Caribbean are having a really tough time.


Stevie Wonder

Let’s finish with one more #TakeTheKnee tweet – the great Stevie Wonder.


Oh, and by the way, just sayin’ …


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