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Susie V Kaufman

"Humane Education"

Santa Clarita, CA, USA
female, age 71
single, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Nov 14, 2000

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"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein

There's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone
And I won't know the right from the wrong when I'm gone
And you won't find me singin' on this song when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't feel the flowing of the time when I'm gone
All the pleasures of love will not be mine when I'm gone
My pen won't pour out a lyric line when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't breathe the bracing air when I'm gone
And I can't even worry 'bout my cares when I'm gone
Won't be asked to do my share when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't be running from the rain when I'm gone
And I can't even suffer from the pain when I'm gone
Can't say who's to praise and who's to blame when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

Won't see the golden of the sun when I'm gone
And the evenings and the mornings will be one when I'm gone
Can't be singing louder than the guns when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

All my days won't be dances of delight when I'm gone
And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I'm gone
Can't add my name into the fight while I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't be laughing at the lies when I'm gone
And I can't question how or when or why when I'm gone
Can't live proud enough to die when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

                      Phil Ochs

Guest wordsmith Matt Ball writes:

Growing up, I was a big fan of Carl Sagan, and I dreamed of exploring the
universe, expanding the frontier of human knowledge and vision. I started my college to become a rocket scientist, with the plan of working for NASA.

But fate intervened on the first day of college when I met my roommate,
a big, strong guy, who was not shy about explaining his vegetarianism or
what hidden realities my eating meat supported. After a false start, I went vegetarian -- I simply found the cruelties of meat production too severe to continue to rationalize away.

Shortly thereafter, I met Jack Norris and started learning more about animal exploitation in this world. I decided I needed to do more than be a
vegetarian. With ten other activists, Jack and I held a three-day Fast for
Farm Animals in front of a Cincinnati slaughterhouse (three days being the amount of time farmed animals often go without food before slaughter). After the fast, Jack and I formed a group which eventually became Vegan Outreach, dedicated to preventing the most suffering possible.

You can order a free copy of our Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating at:

(Guest wordsmith Matt Ball is co-founder and executive director of the non-profit organization Vegan Outreach.)

vegan (VEE-guhn) noun

       One who does not consume animal products.


       Made with no animal ingredients.

[Coined in 1944 by Donald Watson (1910-2005) to describe a "non-dairy
vegetarian"; formed from the first three and last two letters of the
word vegetarian.]

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Joined Nov 14, 2000 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups $ Boycotts $, ANIMCORD: Would you like to save abandoned animals?, ANONYMOUS R US, Abolish Animal Abuse, Activists 4 Abandoned Animals, Activists Against Factory Farming, Actors' Forum, Addressing Global Warming, Amnesty International, Animal Abuse and Awareness, Animal Activists, Animal Fanatics, Animal Memorial Group, Animal Rights Activists Support more »
Hometown Morristown, New Jersey 
Homepage http://www,  
Birthday Oct 08, 1947  
About Me -- better info on me.

Emotional -- ohhhh, very, VERY emotional. But I will do my damndest to defend someone wronged -- however, if it's I being attacked, I just fall apart. I simply cannot deal with it. I don't like that.

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I am passionate about the rights of all sentient beings, as well as Mother Earth. I will never again eat -- or wear -- any part of an animal, or any poor animal's "byproducts." I've been a vegetarian since I was 12, and became totally vegan about nine years ago. I do believe that Jesus (who was assassinated for his peaceful, loving ways) would have been a vegan.
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Wild Fact About Me It's not "wild," but I CHOSE to be a single parent. I planned on having a baby in my mid-30s since I was about 12 years young. I had a long list of "live donors," and wanted a son born on February 1st 1982, so on May 7th 1981 ("Conception Day"), I rang up the one of three available candidates for that particular day and, in one "try," got pregnant. The gestation period was EXACTLY 266 days, to the HOUR (even!), and my entire pregnancy was SO MUCH FUN-FUN-FUN! I peacefully birthed at home, surrounded by friends and the music of Keith Jarrett. There was never a moment's pain, as I knew would be the case, and February 1st 1982 was a real party! Yep, I had the son I'd always hoped I would, and I love him intensely.
My Philosophy Spay and neuter!
Don't eat our animal friends!
Peace on earth!
Go vegan!
Read, read, read!
What Gives Me Hope Intelligence and humor.

People helping our voiceless animal-friends.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by ...immediately finding someone actually GOOD to REPLACE me!
What/who changed my life and why WOODSTOCK changed my life. I had been pretty damn shy 'til then, and I was an intense music-lover, a peace activist, and really exhausted from all the anti-Vietnam War protests/organizing, scary stuff with the Civil Rights Movement, etc. So when Woodstock was looming, I definitely arranged to go, with a bunch of musician/guy-friends. It was THE most incredible experience (other than the home-birth of my son), and it definitely changed me. I will never, EVER forget my four days and nights at Woodstock, and I'm grateful I got to experience it with 499,999 other great people.
Quotation "And in the end, the love you take... is equal to the love you make."

The Beatles
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    So Sorry I missed your birthday!  I only just recently returned to Care2, and am in the process of catching up.  Just wanted to stop by to say HI and wish you a belated happy birthday! 

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    Have a very special day! 


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    ~Enjoy your special day and make a wish~

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    give thanks

    I'm grateful to you, my Care2 friend!!!
    Wishing you a peaceful, bountiful, joyful day!!!

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    Have a fantastic week !!! 

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    Very Belated but Very Happy Birthday, Susie
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    Happy Birthday Susie! Hope it's a good one!
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    Hi Girlfriend!  Sooooooo, you have a birthday coming up next week!  Are you ready to parrrrrrttttaaaayyyyy?   Enjoy!    KATHY

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