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Charlie Parkinson

"Getting a blog going."

La Jolla, CA, USA
Speaks: English/American, English only
Joined Jul 8, 2011
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Joined Jul 8, 2011 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause, Other 
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Groups ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
Hometown Ocean Beach, CA 
Birthday May 08  
Languages English/American, English only  
About Me Sarcastic, realistic(some would say 'cynical' (: ), lover of all creatures great and small that are not human.
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Pets Winston  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Indifferent
Religions christian  
Eating Habits Onion bread!, Apples!, Homemade healthy whole foods, LOTS OF TEA, lots of water, Coffee - Now!, Still Love Chocolate Though!, Raw Foods, organic, no red meat, healthy, vegan  
Wild Fact About Me ummmm, I don't like watermelon and coconuts?
My Philosophy Life's short and unpredictable - might as well have fun while you can, without hurting anyone of course....
What Gives Me Hope comment.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Give the meat/dairy industry hell. Impose strict laws with fines/jail time/community service punishments for any cruelty or abuse inflicted on a pet or any "wild" animal. Set up educational centers and encourage schools and teachers to include in their science classes sections and projects which teach children and (with the educational centres)grown ups about the different environments, how they all interact and are connected, how much we rely on them, and most importantly, how we are responsible for taking care of it and the benefits(to oneself as well as to the entire world), for doing so. Support spay-and-neuter programs.
What/who changed my life and why My mother, because without her, only God knows where I would be now...

In terms of books, probably the expose, Slaughterhouse, because even though I was already a vegan based on what I had heard, to have the bare facts and statistics laid out in front of me was a real wake up call that this had to stop, i.e., the day I opened the book is the same day I became a true activist.

Movie wise.......I'm assuming they don't mean fiction. That would have to be The Cove I guess, since it woke me up to yet another sector in our warped society where systemic and largely unrecognized animal abuse(or in this case, mass slaughter) is being encouraged by consumers and demand without many people even realizing it(and no, you don't have to be eating dolphin, even going to see dolphin shows helps keep the industry thinking that it's worth their while).
What Bugs Me Know-it-alls, People loving a pet to death, Animal abusers, Drug Dealers, people who deliberately blind themselves, Domestic abusers, Any one that would hurt a child, any one that would hurt a woman, cruelty, bullying, Drunk Drivers, hypocrisy, intolerance  
Passions Animal's quality of life, Winston(my dog/compadre), music, traveling, my family, nature, animals  
Inspirations music, The beauty in an animal's smile, An animal's gentleness and love, listening to gentle rain, nature, good people, My dogs loyalty, my family, animals  
What Scares Me Telling people what scares me :)  
Role Models My sweet big brother, My beautiful mother, Queen Elizabeth l  
Quotation "Life's a jest and all things show it, I thought so once and now I know it." -John Gay, engraved on his tombstone.....
Interests reading, photography, pets, Holistic Health, herbs, labradors!, internet, humor, music, movies, Mythology / Folklore, recycling, wildlife, environment, computers  
Books Darwin's Black Box, The Prince, The History of the Potato, The Prisoner of Zenda, Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie mysteries, so many!!!, sci-fi, Portrait of Dorian Gray by O.Wild, fantasy, Mysteries, Harry Potter Series, J.R.R. Tolkien  
Music Some Metal, Mozart, Beethoven's 5th, The Planets-definitely!, classical music, Classic Rock  
Movies The 6th Sense, Casablanca, North by Northwest, Notorious, comedy, action, drama, Star Wars, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Modern movies, Lord of the Rings, darby o'gill and the little people  
TV Shows Rizzoli &amp, Isles, The Mentalist, history channel, Dr. Who since 1960s, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods Smoothies, Onion sarnie, Rye toast, VEGAN dishes, veggies, strawberries, salad, potatoes, indian, fruit dishes, coffee, apples  
Favorite Places libraries/bookstores, small coffee shops, horse barns/stables, forests, In front of a fireplace at night!, woods, the ocean, the mountains, mountains, nature, home, beach  
Can't Live Without animals, coffee :), family  
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