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Jun 13, 2009

I have found that a lot of people are confused about how solar energy works. They know there is a solar panel involved, but that is about it. Stick it on the roof & heat your home or water for free. 

 

Here is a cute little video about how (exactly) this is done. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4KAWZFZOA

 

How To Design a Home Solar System Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_AAW3mqu3Q

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Posted: Jun 13, 2009 8:21am
Jun 15, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ban-the-forced-feeding-of-ducks-and-geese-for-the-making-of-foie-gras
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Posted: Jun 15, 2008 12:58pm
Jun 4, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Puerto Rico

PLEASE SIGN TO STOP PR NEXT MASSACRE!!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/292003222

Puerto Rico is planning another of their infamous "removals", this time of the cat colonies of Old San Juan. With animal rights organizations like Save a Gato dramatically decreasing the number of strays in the area, and vastly improving the lives and health of the strays that exist, the stray cat problem has diminished in the past few years. Even the most notorious colony area is down to less than 100 cats.


Instead of being grateful for the volunteer efforts of the citizens of this very community-based city, the State Veterinarian, Carlos Gilot, names these organizations "part of the problem" in the June 4th, 2008 edition of the San Juan Star, announcing it is his decision that the "removal" of these cats is legitimate due to the risk of public health problems, such as fleas, ticks, fungi and itch mites.


Unfortunately our government has managed to overlook the severe drug problem of our city, where Hepatitis is in epidemic proportions and people living on the street are severely stricken with severe infections and gang green, and instead decided to blame their problems on a few cats that keep the city free of rats and other animals that cause actual health risks.




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Posted: Jun 4, 2008 6:47pm
Jun 3, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

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PROTEST REPEAL May 15, 2008 11:36 AM 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/please-reconsider-the-repeal-of-the-chicago-fois-grois-ban 

Mayor Daley has decided to repeal the ban on the Chicago Foie Gras ban! He called it the silliest ordinance they ever passed. Please support us in showing him that we disagree!

Butterflies
HELP US IN PUERTO RICO!! 6:47 AM 

TRY TO GET FOIE GRAS OUT OF PUERTO RICO, ONE STEP AT A TIME.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/please-stop-serving-foie-gras 

PLEASE SIGN!!



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Posted: Jun 3, 2008 6:56am
Aug 5, 2007
http://news.yahoo.com/s/wjxt/20070803/lo_wjxt/13812785 I have posted this story on the news section. Please note it to get it on the front page. MUST GET ATTENTION, THESE PEOPLE WERE RELEASED ON BAIL.
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Posted: Aug 5, 2007 9:13am
Jul 30, 2007
Category: Beverages - non-alcoholic
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: Less than 30 min
Special Considerations: Vegan
PINEAPPLE ORANGE DRINK 1 lb renta yam 1 c fresh squeezed orange juice 1 c pineapple chopped 2 limes 1 lb granulated sweetener 2 oz ginger 2 c of water peel and boil renta yam until yam is soft. allow to cool. add yam to blender. extract the juice from the 2 limes. add to blender. peel ginger and add to blender. add chopped pineapple to blender. blend together water, yam, lime juice, ginger and pineapple until smooth. let settle for 20 minutes. add orange juice. sweeten to taste with sweetener. serve over ice.
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Posted: Jul 30, 2007 10:28am
Jul 30, 2007
Category: Breads
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: Less than 30 min
Special Considerations: Vegan
johnny cakes 4 c flour 2 tsps baking powder 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c earth balance 1/2 c cold water 1 c vegetable oil for frying sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a large mixing bowl. cut in the earth balance until the mixture forms marble-sized doughballs. add the water 1 tsp at a time, just enough to bring the dough together with a firm consistency. heat oil in a heavy bottomed frying pot over medium-low heat until hot break off pieces and form the dough into slightly flattened biscuits, about 2 inches across. on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough well, for about five minutes. fry the johnny cakes, uncrowded, in the hot oil only until they become golden--(Approx about 2- 3 minutes) remove the johnny cakes with and drain on a paper towels to absorb the extra vegetable oil.
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Posted: Jul 30, 2007 10:26am
Jul 30, 2007
Category: Salads and Dressings
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: Less than 30 min
Special Considerations: Vegan
JAMAICAN POTATO SALAD 4 c potatoes diced 2 stalk escallion chopped 2 tbsp earth balance 1 clove garlic 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 c vegan mayo (like veganaise or nayonaise) 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1/2 stalk celery (optional) 1/4 c corn 1/4 c baby peas (blanched) 1/4 c carrot (optional) 1/4 tsp. salt wash, peel, dice and cook potatoes about 10 mins. dice celery, slice escallion and finely chopped garlic. when potatoes are boiled, drain instantly. place in a large bowl, toss with earth balance. add corn, peas, escallion, garlic and celery. stir in vegan mayo with pepper and salt. serve warm or cold.
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Posted: Jul 30, 2007 10:04am
Jul 30, 2007
Category: Beverages - non-alcoholic
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: More than 1 day
Special Considerations: Vegan
Jamaican Ginger Beer 1 pound ginger 8 tbsp of sweetener 2 1/2 quart water puree ginger and water in blender. let it sit for a day. add sweetener & mix (add more or less sweetener based on your taste) best served with crushed ice. serves 6-8.
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Posted: Jul 30, 2007 10:04am
Jul 30, 2007
Category: Desserts
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: Less than 1 hr
Special Considerations: Vegan
BULLA 3/4 c sweetener 1/2 tbsp salt 2 c a bit of water 1 c earth balance 2 tbsp ginger 2 tbsp vanilla 7 1/2 c flour 3 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tbsp baking soda 1 tsp nutmeg flour for rolling out bulla dissolve sweetener and salt in water, add ginger, earth balance and vanilla. sift together all dry ingredients and combine with liquid- gradually dough must be clammy and heavy. place on floured board and dust with flour until dough is manageable. roll out to a thickness of .75cm and cut into slices bake in a 375 degree oven until done 20-25 mins
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