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"Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind's most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations."
— Sigmund Jahn, German cosmonaut
Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo. We need a boundless ethic which will include the animals also."
- Albert Schweitzer, physician/Nobel Laureate.
Practice ethical buying and selling!
Put your energy into what works and withdraw if from what doesn't. By withdrawing your power from institutions that are functionally evil, they will collapse of their own negativity. Use your money and energy to build a world that works for everyone!
"The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the Earth."
We are in the largest mass extinction of plant and animal life since the death of the dinosaurs. Humans are the root cause.
"Humans are now exploiting 20% more renewable resources than can be replaced each year...It would require the natural resources equivalent to 4 more Planet Earths to sustain the projected 2050 population of 9 billion people."
-- World Wildlife Fund and Worldwatch Institute in Washington
3 humans are added to Earth per second,
200,000 humans per day, a Dallas or Detroit every 4 days, a Los Angeles every 3 weeks, 80 million humans per year, a Mexico every 1 1/2 years, an Africa every 10 years...
(These numbers are after subtracting deaths).
Our choices now are determining the future of those who cannot defend themselves. Please help them!
By 2030 it is estimated there will be a billion people without food, water or electricity.
"Our food reserves are at a 50-year low but, by 2030, we need to be producing 50 per cent more food. At the same time, we will need 50 per cent more energy and 30 per cent more fresh water."
--Prof John Beddington, British government's chief scientist.
The supreme selfishness of not thinking or caring about the consequences of one's actions carried on for generations has created a world of scarcity of food and water, habitat destruction and mass extinction of species.
Support spay and neuter programs for humans!
Lots of people say they love the world, care about children, the environment...
but then their actions don't line up.
Terminators having sex....
The modern household is the new tyranny.
It has taken 3.5 billion years for this biodiversity to evolve. The natural rate of extinction 1 species per year. The present rate is 1 per hour due to human activities.
Human population increase
directly related to species extinctions.
Scientists say a meteor caused the extinction of the dinosaurs....
But a meteor hasn't hit Earth this time...
It's much more insidious.Current CalamityAll of those who argue about human rights need to include animal rights in their argument and try to explain the humanity of destroying entire species. Explain our unwillingness to simply use birth control. Humans are not #1.
There is no humanity in overpopulating the planet and destroying our ecosystem. World Population Counter...http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf
"Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we posses. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victim."
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Who are you going to believe MLK or the Pope?
Stop us already!
Most people will say...
They think someone else will fix it.
It is time to take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
There is no cosmic babysitter.
This is the way to enlightenment!
Seriously, take a chill pill!
Can't afford condoms, the pill or being snipped? "Birth Control Glasses!"
Family planning should be the #1 goal of every country and every man and woman should have access to birth control and FREE sterilization!
5 Stages of Collapse...
The U.N.'s panel of scientists has stated the world has between 3-5 years to curb global warming in order to to avoid a major crisis.
Eating meat is more damaging to the ecosystem than driving a car. It creates more global warming, consumes large amounts of water and creates more pollution.
A recent United Nations report concluded that the meat industry causes almost 40% more greenhouse gas emissions than all the world’s transportation systems — that means all of the globe’s cars, trucks, planes and ships combined!
Without fossil fuels we can only support 1/4 to 1/2 a billion people.
We hit peak oil in 2020!
(announced by IEA)
What does this mean???
It =s mass starvation.
Before the oil runs out, it becomes so expensive to pump, it isn't affordable and people cannot afford food or gas!
Our entire civilization hinges on oil and we have almost no time to fix this.
Buckle up kids, daddy’s puttin' the hammer down!
Here's a way out!
"If this car drive into a group of gypsies, will there be any damage to the car?"
We are imploding the ecosystem!
This is the situation peeps....
We are in the largest mass extinction since the death of dinosaurs.
We are losing species at a rate 17,000 to 100,000 a year (depending on whose numbers are used); a worldwide implosion of plant and animal life that has only been equaled 5 times in the past 5 billion years, the last time being the death of the dinosaurs. Animal farming for human consumption is the #1 cause.
Read about how the meat industry is destroying the water supply!
We consume more than 50% of the planet’s available fresh water leaving all other species of plants and animals to compete for what is left.
70% of ocean fish stocks are “fully exploited”--DEAD or “overfished.”
Dead dude, as in no more, ceased to be.
The world’s oceans have lost over 90% of large predatory fish.
--U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
So what you're saying is birth control is bad?
More than 75% of the topsoil that existed world-wide when Europeans first colonized America is now gone. It takes, on average, 400 years for a forest to create a foot of topsoil that is capable of sustaining crops.
People will go hungry if we cut down the forests?
So what you are saying is I should keep wiping my butt with virgin forest toilet paper?
NO!...get rid of your bad juju!
Use 100% post consumer recycled toilet paper and tissue!
Join Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Environmentalism with teeth!
72 acres of rainforest are destroyed every minute, mostly by impoverished people working for multinational corporations, who are cutting and burning the forest to create agricultural or pasturelands to grow beef for export to the United States.
This 38-million-acres-per-year loss will wipe out the entire world’s rainforest in our children’s lifetimes if it continues at its current pace.
The rainforests supply about 40% of our oxygen and are considered the Earth's lungs. They house 2/3 of the Earth's species of plants and animals.
But the 99 cent burgers are so good!
--Here have some of this poison Kool-Aid....
What I'm saying is...
It's just not on man...aka...no go.
Oxygen good. Deforestation bad.
Stop eating beef and KFC---#1 destroyer of the Brazilian Rainforest. They suck! Do not eat them!
Free Vegetarian Starter Kit!
Environmental reasons to go vegan or vegetarian!
"If you control the oil you control the country. If you control food, you control the population." --Henry Kissinger
We are going to try a word association.
I'll say a word and you say the first thing that comes to your mind.MONSANTO
I think we've discovered the source of your repressed anger!
Millions against Monsanto petition!
We are going to stop Monsanto!
The Food Revolution:
How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
What can we do to help stop global warming, feed the hungry, prevent cruelty to animals, avoid genetically modified foods, be healthier and live longer? Eat vegan or vegetarian foods!http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1573247022/
http://www.leonardodicaprio.org/index.htmlhttp://veg-tv.info/EarthlingsPlease watch!http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6361872964130308142Compassion: The deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it; mercy and tenderness of heart.
The opposite of compassion is indifference.
Thank you to all vegans and vegetarians for living and breathing compassion.Compassion, like love is expressed in the intimate details of how we live our lives.
||May 28, 2008
||Meeting Friends, Support a Cause
|Group Host of
$ Boycotts $, (APPPN) A Petition Posting & Peoples Network, (PTT) Peace Think Tank, *ANIMAL PETITIONS AGAINST ABUSE*, Addressing Global Warming, Amnesty International, Bird Conservation, Butterflies in Crisis, Climate Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Eco Green Globe www.ecogreenglobe.com, GPUS, Global Alliance to Ban GMOs more »
||Introduce yourself to laurel
It's between me and God
:) Choose love,
locally grown food,
Lots of green and black teas,
|Wild Fact About Me
||I always hope the bull wins the bull fight.
||Earth is not a Motel 6 rental planet.
Humans are not #1.
I am here to take a stand against the ruthless exploitation of other sentient beings.
|What Gives Me Hope
Those who choose love over indifference.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Celebrate a day of love and forgiveness.
|What/who changed my life and why
||The Plague by Albert Camus. Dr. Rieux was an atheist doctor who lost his wife to the plague yet still worked to help others regardless. His morals were based on doing what he believed to be right. He had compassion.
Jinidra Jain, teacher--because he opened my eyes to global responsibility.
|What Bugs Me
Disrespect for life,
People who care only for themselves,
Religious fundamentalist extremists,
Destruction of the environment,
Protecting life on Earth,
Music and dancing,
The mysterious nature of the universe,
Visionaries and geniuses,
Groups like Sea Shepherd,
To fulfill my purpose on Earth,
The beauty of nature
|What Scares Me
Islamic Theocratic Fascism,
People who do not know God,
People who have no compassion,
Martin Luther King Jr.,
||Martin Luther King Jr. regarding his eulogy...
Tell him not to mention that I have a Nobel Peace Prize--that isn't important. Tell him not to mention that I have 300 or 400 other awards--that's not important. Tell him not to mention where I went to school... I'd like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to love somebody.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It is really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
--Erica Jong (American writer and feminist, 1942)
Traveling to sacred sites,
Stalking the Wild Pendulum,
Brave New World,
Faith and Compassion--Mother Teresa,
The Biology of Transcendence
Plants and Animals,
The Dandy Warhols,
The Little Rabbits
What the Bleep,
I Heart Huckabees,
Wings of Desire,
Bored to Death,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
The Office (BBC),
Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon AZ,
woods and forests,
Oceans and beaches
|Can't Live Without
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