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Michael Y.

"On a never-ending quest to protect animals and the environment from unenlightened humans!"

Chicago, IL, USA
male, age 49
single
Speaks: English
Joined Jan 10, 2004
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Joined Jan 10, 2004 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups $ Boycotts $, Ask the Vet Techs, BOYCOTTS R US, CHICAGO, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Gay Boomers, Illinois, Organic Consumers, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Reforming Our Democracy!, The Cat's Meow, Vegetarian
Hometown Hunterdon, NJ 
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Birthday Dec 25, 1964  
Languages English  
About Me Lost and living in fear with the current political situation, but hopeful that a BIG change is just around the corner.
  Introduce yourself to Michael
  Lifestyle
Pets Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritualist  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me Buildin the first zero-energy home in Chicago.
My Philosophy Modern society has advanced to the point where we do not need to consume the flesh of animals to survive. Therefore, if you don't NEED to kill an animal to survive, then why eat meat, stop a beating heart, and allow this practice to continue? It's called vanity and selfishness, people.
What Gives Me Hope Meeting people, often in the most unexpected circumstances, who are at peace with themselves and the earth.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Place a hefty tax on SUVs, a bigger tax on Escalades, Navigators, and Hummers, and on all animal products (meat, clothing, leather, etc.)
What/who changed my life and why A trip to Hawaii for two weeks by myself. During this trip, I pushed myself to do things I'd never done before, like parasailing, skydiving, scuba diving, snorkeling with 20 foot surface dives (for the picutres!), piloting a glider, and doing some challenging hiking. Somewhere along the way, I had an epiphany and suddenly felt so closely connected to the earth and all animals on it that it changed my entire outlook on life. It may have been while I was scuba diving (accidentally with a Nitrox tank), and had a green sea turtle (Honu) swim up alongside me and appear to wave me to follow her. Since that trip I have become full vegetarian (working on vegan) and joined numerous animal protection, environmental, and political causes. It has put this world into a better perspective for me, but at the same time caused me great sadness to see what little regard humans have for the earth and the other species that inhabit it.
What Bugs Me Capitalism, indifferance, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, Evil hearts, Thoughtless Consumerism, Commercialism  
Passions buying green, mantle and wall clocks from 1930-1960, green architecture, mid-century modern design, peace, other cultures, nature, music, making a difference, environment, broadening my horizons, cats, animals  
Inspirations nature, Anyone with a positive attitude  
What Scares Me Free Market Rule, Corporatism, Unbalanced Media, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, The Religious Right, Bush and Company  
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Quotation "For sweetest things grow sourest by their deeds - lillies that fester smell far worse than weeds."
Interests Travel/Adventure, pets, Wildlife, Architecture, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Studies, Fair/Alternative Trade, Medicine / Health Care, Music, National Parks, Politics, Recycling, Restaurants/Catering, Vegetarian / Vegan, Water Conservation  
Books  
Music all kinds, but especially classical, 80's, dance/electronic, 50's, standards  
Movies Dancer in the Dark, The Hunger, Contact, Sixth Sense  
TV Shows Drawn Together, South Park, The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live  
Favorite Foods Nuts, Potatoes, Pasta, Cheese, almost ANYTHING from the Chicago Diner!  
Favorite Places Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand  
Can't Live Without good health, karma, my cats, The EARTH (LET's SAVE IT!!), my cello, friends  
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    Jan 17, 2009 11:49 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
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    I missed your birthday. Hope it had been as special as you are my friend. Better late than never - what do you say?
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    Dec 18, 2008 2:16 PM

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    Mar 18, 2008 4:50 AM

    Ana M. (1141)


    Awake, thou wintry earth -
    Fling off thy sadness!
    Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
    Your ancient gladness!

    ~ Thomas Blackburn ~
    in, "An Easter Hymn"

     

     ... spring is comming dear Friend.
    Mother Earth is awaking from
    a deep sleep and soon ,
    we will see all Her beauty.
    With Love
    Ana



    Mar 6, 2008 9:50 PM

    Ana M. (1141)


    "The people I'm furious with
    are the women's liberationists.
    They keep getting up on soapboxes
    and proclaiming
    women are brighter than men.
    That's true, but it should be kept quiet
    or it ruins the whole racket."

    - Anita Loos -
     New York Times, 10 February 1974

     

     ... I simply love this quote.
    I hope that it makes you smile
    With Love
    Ana



    Feb 13, 2008 6:39 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    Michael my dear friend,

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    Be happy always!
    Love & hugs - ivy

    Feb 11, 2008 1:49 AM

    Ana M. (1141)


    What if you slept?
    And what if,
    in your sleep, you dreamed?
    And what if, in your dream,
    you went to heaven
    and there plucked a strange
    and beautiful flower?
    And what if,
    when you awoke,
    you had the flower in your hand?
    Ah, what then?

    - Samuel Taylor Coleridge -

     

    ... I wish you my dear Friend
     a week full of dreams
     With Love
    Ana



    Jan 17, 2008 5:49 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Good Bye Moon

    We have roamed the wild country
    We have seen mountains grow from hills
    With my brothers and sisters
    And now our time has came
    The two-legs have come in
    And killed all of our prey
    We are all so confused
    Because what have we done?
    The two-legs killed my mother
    My brothers and sisters too
    The two-legs has got me.
    I'll be with my family soon.
    Now the two-legs is over me
    As I get one last look
    At my boloved moon.



    ... with Love
    Ana



    Jan 1, 2008 2:40 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    Michael, I really am sorry I missed your birthday. Hope it had been a special one, as special as you my friend. But I believe it's always "better late than never" though - what do you say?
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      Hugsss - Ivy

    Jan 1, 2008 7:00 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    A toast to a brand New Year my dear friend!

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    May 2008 be an exciting bundle of joy, full of love, peace, happiness, good health & prosperity!

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    Special greetings to U from India my friend!

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    Be happy always!
    A friend - ivy


    Dec 25, 2007 12:20 AM

    Kristi K. (2039)

    Dec 24, 2007 3:16 PM

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    Dec 5, 2007 10:39 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Tell a man there are 300 billion stars
    in the universe and he'll believe you.
    Tell him a bench has wet paint on it
    and he'll have to touch to be sure."

    Murphy's Technology Laws



    ... Murphy's Laws always made me smile.
     I hope you smile too dear friend
    With Love
    Ana



    Nov 22, 2007 4:59 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    My dear friend,
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    Be Happy & thankful always!
    Have a Blessed & Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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    May joy, peace & good health reign in your heart forever.
    Have a nice week!
    Love & hugs - Ivy

    Nov 11, 2007 4:01 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Kindness to Animals

    Little children, never give
    Pain to things that feel and live
    Let the gentle robin come
    For the crumbs you save at home
    As his meat you throw along
    He’ll repay you with a song.
    Never hurt the timid hare
    Peeping from her green grass lair
    Let her come and sport and play
    On the lawn at close of day.
    The little lark goes soaring high
    To the bright windows of the sky
    Singing as if t'were always spring
    And fluttering on an untired wing
    Oh! Let him sing his happy song
    Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.



    ... and a blessed week sweet friend
    With Love
    Ana



    Oct 27, 2007 12:23 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    My dear friend, enjoy the.........
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    If you want happiness for an hour -take a nap.
    If you want happiness for a day -go fishing.
    If you want happiness for a year -inherit a fortune.
    If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else. Chinese Proverb



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    Jump high! ...& go for it my friend! Enjoy your weekend!
    Love - Ivy

    Oct 19, 2007 2:30 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Let Me Live
    The darkness is closing in
    Soon I will be gone
    Why do I deserve this?
    I've done nothing wrong.
    I'm thrown in to a crate
    I feel so cold and alone
    I wonder what's next
    The future is unknown.
    Hundreds of others around me
    Screaming for their parents
    I know they will not come
    They've been shot protecting us.
    Everyday this happens
    Innocent animals killed for money
    Another day, another kill
    It's not the one bit funny.
    Do your self a favour
    If not for you, for your future kids
    Save us endangered animals
    Please just let us live!
    by Amy Carnes (aged 10)

    Ana


    Aug 24, 2007 11:56 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "The past cannot be changed, the future

    is still in our power. Earth is our home

    so let us thank Her giving a chance to cure

    the wounds we made."



    ... I wish you a wonderful weekend
    sweet friend
    With Love
    Ana


    Aug 2, 2007 12:12 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A Special World

    A special world for you and me
    A special bond one cannot see
    It wraps us up in its cocoon
    And holds us fiercely in its womb.

    Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
    Gently nestling us to the fold
    Like silken thread it holds us fast
    Bonds like this are meant to last.

    And though at times a thread may break
    A new one forms in its wake
    To bind us closer and keep us strong
    In a special world, where we belong.





    ... with Love

    Ana


    Jul 9, 2007 12:34 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A true Friend

    A true friend never walks away
    A true friend will always stay
    A true friend looks out for you

    A true friend tries to make you smile
    Tries to replace that frown
    They may not always succeed
    But they rarely let you down

    My arms for you are open
    This heart for you does care
    And when I think you need me
    I'll try to always be there.

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    ... with Love
    Ana



    Jun 27, 2007 9:39 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Friends

    There's nothing as nice
    As someone who shares,
    Your laughter, your secrets,
    Your wishes and cares,
    Someone who's there
    Through your good times and tears,
    Who stays by your side
    As your friend through the years.

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    ... with Love

    Ana



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