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Veralynne Pepper

"A New Earth--not just the book, literally A NEW EARTH!"

Hollywood, MD, USA
Speaks: English only
Joined Jan 3, 2007

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Groups Cat Lovers, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Elephant Lovers, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), WWF - World Wildlife Fund
Hometown Hollywood, MD 
Homepage (retired)  
Birthday May 26  
Languages English only  
About Me Optimistic--when I'm not depressed about what's going on in the world and in our government (Repugs!). I'm basically lighthearted, friendly, open, caring, interested in what's going on. I'm a "show and tell" kind of person with the gift of gab. My passion is sharing what most people are missing because they're busy making ends meet and are stuck on mainstream media. I feel it's my mission to help open their minds. Presumptuous? Maybe, but someone has to do it, right?
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Pets all rescues, four cats!, two are Cornish Rex, one Dingo/Pit Bull  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritual but not religious  
Eating Habits Love carbs, but try to be reasonable  
Wild Fact About Me I once hunted (to photograph and survey) and raised rattlesnakes.
My Philosophy Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.
But help wherever you can when on shore.
What Gives Me Hope It seems as if more and more people are becoming concerned--I hope they become activists. ;^)
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Now, see? That's the tricky part! I think I'd start the movement, with other mayors, then governors (I told you I was an optimistic sort!) to do away with the two-party system. Then election reform!!!!!! LOL! THEN I would have every mayor and gov. use local resources to make sure every hungry person was fed, while determining how to ensure continuation of the practice. Then the prisons would be DE-privatized and all prisoners NOT convicted of violent crimes would be released to support their families by being employed in green industries or by the gov't to clean up abandoned properties to create vegetable gardens or animal shelters. (Of course, marijuana would have to be DE-criminalized, as well!) These animals would be used as therapy for the violent criminals and the shelters would be used to train the animals AND train the prisoners in husbandry, food production, marketing, transportation, etc. so that they can contribute to society AND to the families they left behind on welfare! Those who cannot be rehabilitated can work as laborers instead of lounging around a cell--that's on a case by case basis. Let's get REAL!!! These would not be the highest paying jobs, like those for laid-off auto workers or banking criminals, of course. But it would be MUCH more practical and economical than paying ludicrous prices to feed and house non-productive NON-CRIMINALS as we are now!!! I could go on! LOL!
What/who changed my life and why Well, top two favorite movies are Reds and Out of Africa. Self explanatory? Also, To Kill A Mockingbird, the book and movie. Assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK and John Lennon. All those people were major influences--also my parents who encouraged reverence for nature and animals, as well as tolerance and understanding of all people.
What Bugs Me Abusers of the Earth, Abusers of the system G.W.Bush, Abusers of women, Abusers of children, Abusers of animals  
Passions Awakening people to progressive movement, Enlightening Repugs about 21st Century!, good food, good coffee, good sex  
Inspirations peace, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me Evacuation of home or becoming refugee, Due to Earth or political upheavals  
Role Models John Lennon, Oprah, Rosa Parks  
Quotation When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. --Jimi Hendrix
Interests All of the above AND, Mind/Body/Spirit, environment, Spirituality/Philosophy  
Books A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, A great reminder of past teachings, only certain novels--I'm picky, non-fiction, spiritual  
Music depends on the mood, new age, oldies, folk, Classic Rock  
Movies NO action and violence, drama, comedy, indy, classics  
TV Shows network not so much, cable original shows, I miss ER  
Favorite Foods Jamaican anything, Indian anything, Thai anything, veggies, chicken, seafood, coffee, ice cream  
Favorite Places There's no place like home except, perhaps immersed in nature, on a lovely body of water, or New York City, Hey! I'm a Gemini!  
Can't Live Without I can cut corners on most things but, i can't live without, the internet, my animals, access to nature and water, my high quality friends, high quality toilet paper, high quality pet food, high quality coffee  
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