Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Two Feet

Loki's wee paw

Punim with Tulips

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Good News

 Some good news, on the animal rights front...

On November 28th, Israel banned  the declawing of domestic felines!!!
What a huge step that is!
 Here's the link to the article:
Here in Canada, we have not yet opened our eyes wide enough to encompass all beings.
Here is my petition  asking the Canadian Government to include animal rights in our Constitution.
My Loki, being adora-ball( get it, she's a little ball)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Staying Positive


For some reason, American Prez, Obama "pardoned" two turkeys this year, for  Americans' Thanksgiving. In everything I've read, there was no mention of why he chose to spare the life of two beautiful creatures. Surely he's not a vegetarian, that wouldn't fit the profile of what America expects from it's leaders. For many his being of colour is still difficult to swallow, maybe it would go down better with a dead mammal?
Turkeys' are beautiful. I'm glad I’m moving more and more towards a vegetarian and to some extent vegan diet. 
---
The other day, I watched an episode of The Golden Girls, wherein Blanche's brother came to visit with his  and I quote, "special friend". The show was about how the brother and his very gay looking—(his moustache was so late 80s) boyfriend wanted to get married, and Blanche's homophobia. When he told Blanche that the reason he had come to Miami was to tell her their big plans, the real audience  watching the taping, burst out laughing. Cue Blanche's totally baffled expression. Even though the GG was tackling big deal issues, it was still, after all, a comedy show, hence the apt topic.

The final scene had Blanche go into the bedroom the boys had been staying in, to try and wend her way through her feelings of uneasiness. She asked the bf if he loved her brother, he said he did, and then they hugged, and her brother joined them, being careful to do no more than give a manly slap on the back to his bf in the hug circle.

The reason I mention this episode, is because that was in my lifetime, and still in my lifetime I have seen my own country change the laws to recognize queer people as people with rights and dignity who may choose to marry, legally.

Therefore, Obama’s small, and to many, seemingly silly act of “pardoning”—which is the wrong word, but he knows people will react to political martial language, versus heart-centered , and correct language, such as: saving, respecting, etc., two beings is a beginning.

Just recently, here in Toronto, the city banned the sale of shark fins. At first Toronto dug it’s feet in, and refused to join the growing worldwide movement to ban shark fins. Finally, with mounting pressure, my city has done the right thing for sharks.

I believe that our consciousness is changing, slowly, in some cases. Granted, not everyone’s; I’m thinking of the magazines who have refused to have me write articles promoting animal rights and respects in Canada, in order to promote my petition.

I’m sure when that episode of the GG aired back in the late 80s, early 90s, mainstream types thought marriage between people of the same gender was as funny, and impossible as seeing pigs fly. Queer people were seen much like animals still are, with fear, suspicion, and a sense of “why should we give them their rights? They aren’t like us, they don’t have the right to have rights”
In one generation, we have gone from maintaining the status quo to seeing the walls of hate, intolerance and limitations come tumbling down. My generation has attended queer weddings, marched in Pride Parades, and is taking an active part in helping to change consciousness.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Be The Change!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution/
Vitality Magazine is not the only alternative health magazine that talks shit; saying it supports the environment and wanting to tread lightly but refusing to promote my petition to have animal rights become part of Canada's constitution. To the growing list of shit-talkers, I can now add: Tonic Toronto, another supposedly health-based free rag and,  Alternatives: Environmental Ideas + Actions, who have told me the main reason they refuse to support my article proposal is because a large percentage of their readers are American, and, they said, Americans just aren't the interested in Canadian causes. 

Seriously, that's the best they could come up with!

When I initially wrote to them, to inquire about writing an article to promote the issue of animal rights in Canada and my petition, they had this to say:

"Thanks for the offer, but our magazine covers issues such as animal rights when written by someone with some independence from the issue. Our goal is to analyze the broader issue.
Good luck with your efforts. Nicola" (Nicola Ross, Editor In Chief)

What the hell kind of response is that, though? It just sounds like a a really crappy excuse, so I responded with this:

Nicola,

I'm not even sure I understand what it is you are trying to convey. Why would you not want someone who is passionate about animal rights and interconnectivity to write an article about those very issues? When your magazine covers issues such as veganism, alternative diets, etc, are the writers of those articles actually meat-eaters who are posing as journalists?
___________
Ugh!!!
Frustration is setting in. I must remember to breathe deeply, and not let petty idiots deter me from the big(ger) picture, that being rights and respects for animals, starting here, where I live.
 
 



Sunday, November 13, 2011

Vitality Magazine is a two-faced hypocrite

I have been writing to different alternative health magazines from in and around Toronto, in order to be able to plug my petition on Animal Rights and Respect to be included in our constitution, and to reach a wider audience of people interested in changing their consciousness. I keep getting told that these so-called alternative health rags don't write about animal rights. As Vitality magazine's chief editor put it, 
"We don’t do features on animal rights in Vitality because it’s not our beat."

Not our beat. What the fuck does that mean? Whose beat is it then? 
To my initial inquiry, regarding an article proposal to Vitality Magazine, here is what Vitality's assistant editor responded with:

"As a magazine focused on human health, we don’t often publish articles on animal rights topics. We do wish you the best of luck in your pursuits."
Best,
Drew Halfnight
 To that idiotic response, I then wrote the following: 

How can you separate the issues of human and animal health?  We are all beings, and the issues of rights, consciousness and vegetarianism should ring true for your readers.

That seems completely antithetical to the "holistic" health movement, which purports to be interested in connectivity.

The reason why progressions and revolutions won't happen in the in areas of animal rights and respects is because of people like you who continue to compartmentalize issues, and refuse to acknowledge that all of us are connected. Your magazine is filled with articles and recipes about 'alternative' diets; people interested in animal-free eating, so why would you not connect the dots and encourage an activist like me to write an article in your magazine speaking directly to the issues of raising our consciousness and respecting all forms of life?
I encourage you to reconsider your initial decision to separate the issues of human and animal health and put my article in Vitality.
---
 
To the above response letter, see the crap about animal rights not being their beat. We will never move forward if all we do is compartmentalize and continually create schisms of Us and Them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

trains and leaves

It's October; my favourite month. I love the moody weather, the gray skies, the rainyness, the smell of the earth, harvesting the fruits and vegetables, and the cold, but cozy feeling of wrapping up in warm layers.

Here are some photos I took last weekend, on Thanksgiving Monday. My mom and I went on a train ride through a  southern Ontario valley, just outside of the city. The route was established over 100 years ago, but of course, is no longer in use. The train was from the 50s. The train's shots are of it's engine. The train tracks are the original tracks from the 1800s.




tv shows and monsters


Looking at Dancing With The Stars, one might be under the insane, but albeit, vaguely plausible misconception that America really is the great melting pot, or is that Canada, somebody’s a tossed salad, right?
A place where, much like Cheers, everyone’s troubles can, at least seem, as the same, and gosh, everyone really can accept you for, well, who you are. That’s the equalizing power of tv dance shows.
A microcosm of America via a “reality” show with bad dancing; however, as much of a true-grit reality as it would like to portray, it falls way too flat.
This season, the show boats an openly transgender guy, who happens to be Cher’s son, and daughter-once-removed . Everyone is super supportive of him, cuz they’re all bonding over the emotional roller coaster of the rough side of ..well, earning money and dancing. There’s another white man on the show who’s also queer.
Today on the BBC I saw an horrific story about a monster. Not the fabled kind who lives under bridges, but the true kind who lives amongst us, in this case, Philadelphia, a city lacking love. This particular monster takes advantage of people with learning issues/abilities. The story explained how 4 people were locked in a basement with nothing to eat, no where to go to the bathroom, and there were dogs down there too. The people were tortured and somehow they have been rescued, but how the fuck are they ever going to heal?!
This kind of evil is some kind of sickness that is all too horrendously “common”.
Here in Canada, where I live, I gave my seat to 4 people on my long bus ride home, only 1 person bothered to acknowledge me, the others acted as if it was my duty to get up and let them sit. What’s happening to our hearts? Fuck, or just our damn manners!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy New Year

                                        Shana Tova, or, Happy New Year!

The Jewish New Year  of  the year 5,772, began last night at sundown, so today eat sweet and delicious things and make a wish for your year to come:)

Here's some beautiful advice to meditate on, not only for a new year, but for life, c/o The Findhorn Foundation's Eileen Caddy.

Eileen Caddy's Daily Guidance

Guidance for 29 September

Many times you have heard the words, "Life is what you make it," but what have you done about it? Do you not realise that you control your life, your happiness, your success, your joys and your sorrows? Life can be wonderful, thrilling and glorious, but it is up to you to make it so by expecting the very best. Live one day at a time and live it to the full. Never waste time worrying about tomorrow and what it may bring, or allow yourself to become depressed because you feel you cannot cope with whatever that may be. Always look on the bright side of life and concentrate on it in the everpresent now. Because yesterday did not go smoothly does not mean that today will be the same. Leave yesterday behind; learn from it, but do not allow it to spoil today. Today lies in front of you, untouched and unblemished. What are you going to do with it?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Boundaries and Limitations


I just read an article, in a "women's magazine", about an idiotic woman, painted as a victim, which makes me furious. The woman got together with a guy who told her right off the hop, even before they started anything, that he had a criminal record ..ok , you may be thinking, no big deal, whatever.  His record was for second -degree murder. If you, like her, are still nonplussed, I find that odd, but, there’s still more. This man openly told the woman that his second -degree murder charge was due to his violent rage that caused him to beat his girlfriend, at the time, to death.

For many sane, non-desperate, or pathetic types, being told by someone you are interested in that he/she has a criminal record,  for murder, of his/her partner, should be the ultimate "deal-breaker", as it were. Though, if you are just as vampiristic as the killer you've hooked up with, you get what you chose.

This sick fuck of a man gets painted, by the same women, as a sweet man who had a bad time growing up. She was so able to look past that "flaw" of his; ie: is terrifying rage, culminating in murder that she even married him. A real trooper, right? . So, how then is she a fucking victim, is what I’d like to know?

The article went on to say how the idiot woman has a hard time trusting since her divorce from her killer husband, whom she learned, from the police, was also a rapist. The shock the horra. She went on to say how he had been living  double lives. Right, he tells her who is is, up front before the dating phase, she accepts him and his murderous rage, and  he keeps behaving the same way, mm, pretty suspicious to me.

The article also went on to mention the wives/victims of two other “unsuspecting” psychos. There was mention of a woman married to a sicko who killed a lot of people and buried them in his basement. The wife asked the sicko what the horrible smell was coming from the basement, as opposed to just going to see for her damn self. He spun some crap about the smell being mildew, and that was that.  She, apparently believed him and was that stupid.
There was mention of the woman married to the filth in Austria who raped his daughter and kept her in the basement. Somehow the fucking wife kept her blinders on the whole time , and chose to have no clue  about what was going on in her own home.

Disgusting!

I knew a family like that. The filthy fuck of a father was molesting both daughters, and somehow the mother stayed completely oblivious. I was friends with the oldest daughter, and I didn’t know but I hated the father and he scared and creeped me out. So, when she finally told me, it was not surprising. What was, was that the mother still allowed him to use their joint credit card. I was furious!

Most women are pathetic, while most men are scary, and manipulative. Most women's only goal is to get and keep a man, and they will go to any lengths to do that. God forbid, who wants to be a social pariah, and go out alone, (gasp!)
The article ended on a “good” note, so us readers can feel that love can trump all, isn’t that what it’s all about, after all, that, that, and having that right handbag? The idiot woman found a new wallet, oh, rather, man, to marry. And, we were duly informed that he works in finance. Here’s the thing, that bitch was stupid and desperate enough to accept a killer, what else will she accept?

Here’s a poem I wrote and published in a zine I used to write.
For me
This is for my silence
And for pain
For forgotten friendships
And for misplaced sadness
And for another homo-cide

This is for forgetting my fear
in labour camps and Gucci boots
For replacing my misanthropy with
dinner forks--they're not for
dessert.
This is for remembering cold hands,
long hair, warm, blue sweaters, sweet-sadness
               Love and blood
This is also for my cat's eyes;
glowing hollow and iridescent in the
darkness of my room.
For forgetting the words to a song
I cling to
       And for longing to be "nothing more than cute"
For the brutal destruction of
war AND HATE CRIMES.
[For always being alone]

This is for stereotypes that represent

reality-          though, not truth
       And this is for the warm, blue
blanket I fell asleep in, listening
to the wind howl
in excruciating
pain
       And,
               I  slept
on, till the dawn
woke me
with violent sun and sarcasm
This is for waking up

in a bed
And for waking up
       And refusing to
participate , in the eating of any more,
however seemingly palpable,
apples.
       This is for peace
And this is for My own voice and
spirit to be carried through
the lands of the Ogoni people,
Dubrovnik and Southern Italy
       For sexism
For religion---, yoking us together
in a state of power-over

And for nihilism, existenz
Trembling
and Solace.

This is political
This is for me.(c) 2001 M.K

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Moment of Silence



 ( http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution/) Please sign.


Oh the irony. Yesterday, which was The UN Day of Peace, Troy Davis,  a handsome, 42 year old, man of colour, (which needs to be said, because jim crow still exists) who had been in prison for 22 years, was killed on death row. He was sent to prison when he was 20 years old, for the alleged killing of a 'good ole' boy', who was a cop, to boot.  The cards were stacked against Davis from the getgo; he was 'the wrong colour', as it were, in the south.

He claimed he was innocent all along, and so did many of the witnesses, many of  whom recanted their original statements which were given under duress ( ie: police force). Davis had heaps of supporters, including Jimmy Carter, The NAACP; headed by the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, both of whom I have great respect for, and even a former FBI Director; William Sessions http://rt.com/usa/news/fbi-troy-davis-sessions-659/


“In 82% of the studies [reviewed], race of the victim was found to influence the likelihood of being charged with capital murder or receiving the death penalty, i.e., those who murdered whites were found more likely to be sentenced to death than those who murdered blacks."
- United States General Accounting Office, Death Penalty Sentencing, February 1990” (http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/race-death-row-inmates-executed-1976hate, racism, segregation, poverty)


America likes to think of itself as a shining star, free of such vile conditions such as Hate, segregation, poverty and the big, ugly --racism, in particular, jim crow.
An innocent man, Troy Davis, was killed last night, by men in suits, who were doing what was expected of them, in order to keep their good, shiny, government jobs. And how are the men who injected Troy Davis  with death serum, any different from nazis? Nazis too did what they were told without ever questioning authority so they could keep their fancy jobs.


Here are some final words from Mr. Davis: The first quote was told to a correspondent of Amnesty International USA, Abolish the Death Penalty Campaign team, who met with Troy Davis yesterday to convey the support that he has had from everyone. He asked Amnesty USA to deliver this message back to his supporters:

"The struggle for justice doesn't end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I'm in good spirits and I'm prayerful and at peace."


How beautiful is that? That can was able to be prayerful and at peace  in such darkness; waiting to die, for a crime he did not commit.
And, here are Troy Davis’s very last spoken words:

I'd like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite the situation you are in, I'm not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent. The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun. All I can ask ... is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls.


In Mr. Davis’s last words, not only does he maintain his innocence, but he continues to extend his heart, and compassion to the people who wanted him dead, which I find astounding. I’ve seen that happen also when people have had a family member brutally murdered.  Instead of having raging hate for the killer, the families always turn into some kind of Bodhisattva's, and say how they forgive the killer, and pity him/her.  It always humbles me to no end when people who have suffered so much can still find so much forgiveness, and incredible amounts of compassion in their hearts. Clearly, the "victims'" family were no Bodhisattva's.
What if we all had more compassion for each other, all the time?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

How It's Going

My combined total for my petition,  to give animals, starting here in Canada,  rights and freedoms ingrained in the Constitution,is 8,124 signatures! This is 2 years, and 17 re-postings of my petition later, but I'm almost at my goal of 10, 000 signatures!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution/
In the meantime, Ive started 2 more petitions, which are also doing well.

Thank you everyone who has signed, and let other people know.



A pink poppy in front of my house, from the now long ago Summer

Monday, September 5, 2011

Read this: It's Pretty Amazing!


 (Please keep signing my petition below to boycott GoDaddy, and in it you will find a link to another petition of mine calling for animal rights to be ingrained in Canada's constitution http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/boycott-GoDaddy/)
________________________________________________________________
This is pretty awesome: a letter from a diary farmer to an ant-dairy activist, who had clearly been in touch with the farmer telling him about the diseases dairy causes. Everything below is from the link you see here.

THE CURE FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

I received this letter from a dairy farmer.

Should any of your friends or relatives have this painful
condition, please feel free to print this for them. Please
also feel free to post this on your internet site. I require
no credit or link to my website. Helping people is my
reward. Making a positive difference in this world is one's
highest pursuit.

Dear Mr. Cohen,

You and I have stood on different sides of the fence for a
number of years, but I've got a story to tell you, and an
apology to offer. Catherine (my wife of 21 years) and I both
grew up on dairy farms. We've been raising Holsteins as long
as we can remember. Cath is just 42 years old, but she is
crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. There is no record of
this disease in her family, but she has been in pain for the
past two years, much of it bedridden.

We've tried traditional and alternative therapies and
medicines, but she only got a little short term relief. We
even tried acupuncture. Try finding an acupuncturist in the
rural midwest! It was expensive, and didn't really work.
Catherine's pain has been unbearable at times.

Despite there being no information on the internet linking
dairy consumption to rheumatoid arthritis, and nothing in
medical journals (I've searched online medline), we made a
resolution together to discontinue drinking our own milk,
and not eat cheese or any other dairy product for six
months, just to see if there would be some improvement.

Damn. I have to tell you this. Catherine feels like she's
been to Lourdes. She's cured. There is some pain, but most
is gone. I've had changes too which I'll discuss some other
time. I thank you, and curse you at the same time. Milking
cows is my livelihood. I've always believed that what I was
doing was the right thing. I'm not going to sell my cows and
sell my farm. I love the business. I just don't feel that
good about it anymore. You were right about the arthritis. I
don't know about the cancer and heart attacks, but you have
given us a miracle that doctors were not able to provide. It
did not take us three to six months to learn the truth. It
took just three weeks. I've ridiculed your work in the past.
Please accept my apology.

Your friend,

Tom

Please do not give out my EMAIL address or last name. I live
in farm country and, well, you understand. Thank you.

Dear Tom,

My dear friend, Jane Heimlich (wife of Dr. Henry Heimlich,
the "Heimlich Maneuver" physican), included this in her
book, "What Your Doctor Won't Tell You."

"Of the nearly 7 million Americans who have rheumatoid
arthritis, most are women. Symptoms are stiffness, aching
muscles, fatigue, pain that accompanies motion, and
tenderness. Nutritional therapy, not drugs, is the
cornerstone of alternative treatment. A treatment for
arthritis that relieves symptoms in a large percentage of
patients is based on the theory that most arthritic symptoms
are allergic reactions."

I've found many examples of physicians and scientific
studies linking dairy cosumption to rheumatoid arthritis.
I've included a few of the following citations in my new
book, MILK A-Z.

"Rheumatoid arthritis is more severe than osteoarthritis,is
most common in the hands and feet, and is characterized by
swelling of joints. Since this type of joint pain can be a
symptom of a food allergy, dietary change sometimes has a
profound effect. Dairy products, the most common food
allergen, are one likely candidate as a contributing
causative factor."

Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition by George Eisman, M.A.,
M.Sc., R.D.

"...43 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those assigned to
a vegan diet...had improvement in rheumatoid arthritis
symptoms."

British Journal of Rheumatology, 36(1) 1997

"In the case of the eight year old female subject, juvenile
rheumatoid arthritis was a milk allergy. After avoiding
dairy products, all pain was gone in three weeks."

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1985, 78

"Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year vegetarian diet
eased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis."

The Lancet, 1991, 338

"In 1964, I learned of the experiences of Dr. William Deamer
of San Francisco. He had pointed out the frequency of milk
protein's casual relationship to musculoskeletal pain in
children and especially the so-called 'growing pains.' Since
that time, I have had several children with what appeared to
be early rheumatoid arthritis relieved and returned to good
health by little more than reassurance and careful dietary
manipulation."

Don't Drink Your Milk, by Frank Oski, M.D.

"In systemic arthritis, like Rheumatoid, the cause is
coursing through the blood, and it got there through the
diet. When all of the joints are involved, the cause is not
physical, but chemical. It's usually casein.(Eighty percent
of milk protein is casein). I once saw a 65 year old man,
Bob, who complained of neck stiffness and headaches. His
hands were so stiff and sore. Bob lived to play golf. I
instructed him to give up all milk and dairy products. Since
giving up dairy products, he no longer experienced pain and
headaches, and his hands were also pain-free. Joy, a 42 year
old woman noticed that her knees were pain-free after
eliminating dairy products. Once, after drinking a glass of
milk, her knees swelled within 20 minutes."

No Milk, by Daniel Twogood, D.C.

"There is a colossal amount of information linking the
consumption of milk to arthritis... and a multitude of other
problems as documented by Hannah Allen, Alec Burton,
Viktoras Kulvinskas, F. M. Pottenger, Herbert M. Shelton,
and N.L. Walker, among others."

Fit for Life, by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond

"Certain foods trigger the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis,
and eliminating these foods sometimes causes even long-
standing symptoms to improve or even remit entirely. It is
important to avoid the problem foods completely, as even a
small amount can cause symptoms. All dairy products should
be avoided: skim or whole cow's milk, goat's milk, cheese,
yogurt, cream, etc."

Neal Barnard, M.D. http://www.pcrm.org
 
Robert Cohen  author of:  


MILK A-Z


(201-871-5871)

Executive Director (notmilkman@notmilk.com)

Dairy Education Board

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Milk: Definetly Not Manna!


I had written so much more on my last post, and idiot Blogger wouldn't save anything, and I lost it all!!!!


Milk, in all its various forms is not only cruel to drink; but deadly for us as well.
When we consume dairy ,we are contributing to the murder of a newborn cow, who is usually killed within a few hours after being born in order to ensure that the mother’s milk doesn’t get depleted. The mother ,who is then beside herself with pain and loss after having just given birth ,  only to have the baby killed, is forced to give up her milk that was intended to feed her baby. 
Now, think about this point that the dairy industry counts on us not questioning; in order for a female cow to produce milk, like any mammal, she must have a baby to feed. Female cows are routinely impregnated (raped?) in order to keep the cycle active.
Not only does dairy have a heart-breaking history, it has heart-stopping health detriments, like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, obesity,osteoporosis, ADD, just to name a few.
This link talks about natural ways people have overcome illness and disease.
 The first article is about how bad  milk is for us. The second s about   alternatives to milk to cure osteoprosis.
This article lists a number of diseases caused by dairy.
This article is a general debunking of the myth  that dairy is a miracle food, that the dairy industry has worked so hard at creating
This article explains how cows are forced milked while their babies are killed

This info is from an amazing, very detailed site which contains heaps of articles, and links. Here’s the link

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN AMERICA
http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus.html (1998)
 
Rank Total Description
 
1 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol: meat/dairy)
2 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think toxins/milk/dairy)
2a 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. think ignorance/incompetence)
3 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy)
4 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think toxins/milk/dairy)
5 97,835 Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
6 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems and
mucus)
7 64,751 Diabetes (think milk/dairy)
7a 40,000+ Highway slaughter (men, women and children)
8 30,575 Suicide (think behavioral problems)
9 26,182 Nephritis (Bright's disease: inflammation of the
kidneys)
10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins)
 

 All in all, dairy is an evil. It causes female cows to live lives of pain, suffering and servitude. Baby cows are murdered so that the farmers’ payloads won’t be affected, and then of course comes our own health. For myself, I notice that when I have been dairy-free for at least a month I get no P.M.S symptoms at all.


What's on my Mind: Say No To Dairy!

"There is no reason to drink cow's milk at any time in your life. It was designed for calves, not humans, and we should all stop drinking it today."

-- Dr. Frank A. Oski
former director of Pediatrics, John Hopkins University.


Just viewed a Site Called Only One Solution, (OSS). They are an animal rights' site, but what I didn't get was, what is their solution to the "suffer"; as they kept saying on their weird site. I guess they must be ESL students, otherwise they'd know that the word is and should be suffering, not suffer!

I have been working to eliminate all dairy from my diet, and have been doing well. Instead of butter I use Crisco in baking, instead of milk I use almond or soy or sometimes even the lesser, rice milk, in tea and cereal and such.

Poor cows, and the babies, too. If they are not being slaughtered for their  bodies to be eaten-, or worn, then they are being tortured and then  slaughtered c/o the   lily white ' dairy industry, one the biggest, quiet evils ever.
Here is a great site/article about the evils of the dairy industry.

And this article about the cruelty in the diary industry in New Zealand


And, lest we forget Mad Cow and Hoof and mouth disease. 2 viruses more than likely borne out of filth. The poor beings are fed filthy food, confined in unspeakable conditions, is it any wonder their nervous systems are becoming affected? human can gets these viruses too, but only from eating one of these beings, so it bloody well serves anyone right who does get diseased!














Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What to say...

It gets worse, not unexpected but, all the same, pretty shit. Our fucking prime minister, harpie, said to the press that my city’s mayor is doing what’s needed to clean up the NDP’S mess. Whatever the hell that means. How can anyone justify privatizing parks?! Closing or privatizing libraries, closing the zoo..where will all the animals go? He also wants to close The Riverdale Farm; a working farm in the east end of the city, and sell off all the animals, “ for food”. Here’s a link to someone’s blog with a lot of interesting info about the farm.

http://laurenarcher.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/riverdale-farm-park-zoo/

And, here’s a link to the farm’s website, where you will also see a petition against the closing of the farm

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:xL0kib7RDKQJ:www.friendsofriverdalefarm.com/+the+rverdale+farm&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&source=www.google.ca

The petition I started last week to have my city’s mayor impeached is not doing well, and is being signed by everyone but Canadians, least of all, Torontonians.

I don’t know what will happen to Toronto, or Canada, with such shit-head, hate-filled bigots at the helms. Hey, let’s castrate both of these worthless men, without antiseptics, to save cost, of course, cuz isn’t what these nazis are all about? Once they’ve been castrated, we can create proper anarchy, shit-head free democracy, with enough funding for spiritual, emotional and physical well-being programs that will allow us and and the city as a whole to thrive, not merely eke by.

"Anarchy" arises from ancient Greek "An," meaning without and "Archos" meaning leader.
In modern political philosophy anarchy, or anarchism (the ideology which aims to create anarchy) is traced back, often, to Proudhon, and in particular his work "What is property?" - the origin of the still used anarchist slogan "Property is theft!"
Contrary to belief that "anarchy" is synomous with "Disorder," anarchists generally advocate non-hierarchical, horizontal organization, typically through directly democratic structures. As such, there is a degree of common ground between anarchists and libertarian Marxists. Many anarchists are highly supportive of the practice of the Zapatistas in Chiapas.

In 1936, anarchists in the Spanish provinces of Catalonia and Aragon collectivised industry and agriculture, and established a working example of anarchy."

(taken from http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term)

Here is my petition to have Toronto's mayor rob ford impeached
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stopFordnow/

and here it is again at GoPetition,but the image I added is visable here, unlike at Care2
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/impeach-rob-ford.html



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Totalitarianism Comes To Toronto

So, I created a new petition last night to have Toronto's mayor, rob ford, impeached. Why do I care?

Well, for starters, I live here, and didn't vote for such a piece of filth who wants to either privatize all major essential services or just completely eliminate them.
I had originally posted my petition at Care2 under the category of politics, sub-category, progressive, but hadn't received any signatures, save for my own. So, I have changed the category, in hopes of getting signatures and attention drawn to this increasingly desperate situation.

Even Margaret Atwood, the doyenne of Canadian writing, has been actively tweeting against ford, and has asked her legion of followers to sign a petition to save Toronto's libraries from ford's chopping block. To her tweets, the retard proudly retorted that if she were to walk through his neighbourhood, he wouldn't recognize her , because he doesn't know who she is. As unshocking as that is, all I want to know is, why would you be proud to be a cro-magnon man?

Instead of just giving you just the link to my petition, which I have done below, I have included the whole text, also.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stopFordnow/

The Petition

Rob Ford began his mayoral campaign with the public learning that he had beaten his wife and been charged for it, twice.

This same boor now wants to do as much damage as possible to Toronto, including cutting funding for the Arts, as usual, closing and privatizing as many services and attractions as possible.

A Councillor in Ford's government, Frances Nunziata, wants to shut down Toronto Animal Services (TAS), yet another essential service here in the city of Toronto to be axed adding the growing list of services slated for removal, all in the so-called name of savings.

I was not aware that the mayor also wants to close the Zoo, and , in keeping with Ford's blatant homophobia, he does not want to give funding to AIDS foundations, and among the many, many atrocities listed in a very detailed article in The National Post, he wants to remove "last resort" dental care for those in dire, financial need.

Here's the report:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/07/21/the-kpmg-report-close-libraries-sell-the-zoo-cut-back-on-police/

Ford's totalitarian desire to privatize most major services and attractions in the city is not only disturbing, but very dangerous for the health, well-being and overall strength of the city's morale.

From the desire to privatize our TTC, to the new issue of wanting to close or privatize Toronto Public Libraries is a very frightening prospect for Toronto.

Once government-run services are made private, by greedy, misguided politicians, a city looses its democracy, it looses its identity and will become just like an American ghetto- where corrupt governments seek to maintain a very distinct us versus them ethos, and, essential services fall to the way side.

In the latest not shocking, but disgusting acts from the mayor, he gave the finger to a mother and her daughter who disapproved of his talking on his cell phone, by giving him the thumbs down, while he was driving.

In short, Rob Ford wants to turn Toronto into a third world city, where only the wealthy will be able to afford most services that we have all been either able to afford or have been assisted with through government funding which is why we all pay taxes.

This is unacceptable!

We, the undersigned Torontonians call for the immediate impeachment of Rob Ford.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mourning for Norway

Candles for the people of Norway, for their loss and pain ( I found this photo, online, it's not mine, just so it's clear)


So, what the fuck? Norway?! 87 people have been killed( now, the most recent update is 93 deaths )why, because some fucking insane "right wing extremist" felt, what? threatened, by the social democracy of the country?
Right wing extremist is another way to say full-on fucking racist. BBC kept calling the murderer an "ethnic Norwegian", not realizing, I suppose, that that has a different meaning from how they were intending it to be meant. Ethic always means not originally from the country in question, but, in fact in this case, it's just the opposite, the psycho is Norwegian. So, instead of having said ethnic Norwegian, they should have said, "native born, Norwegian"
.

All the same, the country and all of Scandinavia has been rocked to it's core, and will probably never feel as safe ever again.One reporter referred to the violence- the bombings and the shootings, as a loss of innocence for Norway, and s/he's right. Though, I heard the speech the Norwegian P.M made and I liked it, he urged his country to not cave in to fear.


In other news, two days ago we had 38 degree
Celsius weather here, in Toronto..yay, I loved it, but we've had no rain or well over a month..come on rain!

Lastly, please sign:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/pethealthcareinCanada/

Monday, July 18, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Luckily I’m not a gambler, cuz I really didn’t call the winner of this year’s World Cup.

I thought America would come out the victors, against Japan, because they had been so strong and focused,but, alas, they ended up, well, sucking to be perfectly frank.

In the second half of official extra time, the American coach replaced Rapinoe, with a no name brand. Then, when both teams ended up having to penalty kick for the win, the American team didn’t powwow with their coach at all, as the Japanese did, nor did they have a detailed game plan, mapped out, as the Japanese also did. What they did do was put two complete duds up on their five- person shoot-out roster, Boxx, and a bloody bench warmer with a boy’s name.

All the same, it was an exciting game to watch, even with the frustrating decisions made. It was a sold out stadium, with a record-breaking number of over 48,000 people in attendance, including Germany’s Chancellor, whose birthday it was.

This was the very first televised Women’s World Cup. The number of supporters in the host country, Germany, and world-wide was, apparently, phenomenal, but, really, this shouldn’t be shocking news, this is common sense.

The men’s Cup has been in existence since the 1930’s. It took the men who formed FIFA another 60, yes, 60 damn years to allow women to play in their own Cup, so we haven’t wasted a single second, and can finally show the world “that we are the strongest people in the world.” ( a quote from M. Angelou, from ‘ I know why the caged bird sings)

Somehow, people still want to hold on to old stupid thinking that says that women shouldn’t be aggressive, athletic, competitive, and most of all, self-assured!

Congratulations Japan! You held on , you played hard, and won a major victory, not just for your country, but for all women!!

In four years time, the Cup will be traveling here, to Canada, and I plan on attending, but, I feel pretty certain, that as usual, it will be in Vancouver, can nothing ever come to Toronto?

Lastly, please don't forget the animals: sign my petitions.

The link below is my petition asking for animals to be covered under Canada's provincial health care acts. Within the body of that petition is another link..sign both:)

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/pethealthcareinCanada/