Thursday, April 26, 2007
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Monday, April 23, 2007
"Why not", he asks.
She answers back, "Because I'm dead".
The husband says to her, "What are you talking about? We're both lying here in bed together and talking to one another".
The wife says, "No, I'm definitely dead."
Her husband insists, "You're not dead. What in the world makes you think you're dead?"
His wife answers, "I know I'm dead because I woke up this morning and nothing hurts!"
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Now, if I wanted to be one of those ponderous scientific people, and “let on” to prove what had occurred in the remote past by what had occurred in a given time in the recent past, or what will occur in the far future by what has occurred in the late years, what an opportunity is here! Geology never had such a chance, nor such exact data to argue from! Nor “development of species” either! Glacial epochs are great things, but they are vague—vague—vague. Please observe:--
In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the
Mark Twain, from "Life on the Mississippi".
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
i write it here cuz couldn't find any other contacts. Really quick: i came across your article at Animal LAB wesbite about AETA.
You have one point missing: in a pursue for a better cause you can easily justify any mean. And that's not right.
So called pursue for a "better good" leads to hell. I don't know if you're LDS or not, but if you are then you must no that evil has never been good.
Apply this simple principle to animal testing industry and you'll see that there is not much good in what it does.
Or look at it from another angle. Think we are all in heaven now and not only humans but all these lamblike creatures. After enduring the earthly life, I'd be ashamed that, for inctance, the cost of my painless dental care was some creature's suffersings. That's what we will be ashamed even if those animal souls have long forgiven us.
Now that we have all the technology in the world we must put all our efforts in the direction of finding more progressive ways of science and exploration. I mean, use new ethods. Use those supercomputers! Yes, they cost somewhat $2,5 a day rent but what's the price you'd give a life?
As to AETA, think of what's written in the Declaration of Independce. Out of what is said there I got it like a man's duty is to fight for the right things and right ways. that's why Americans fought with British Empire for the Independece, that's why you guys sent your troops to Europe back in WW II. So those people who protest against animal expolitation, why you call them terrorists?
Those Nazi officers who wanted to blow up Hitler - were they terrorists or heroes? What do you think?
I do not favor the exterme animallibers' practice. But i don't do that not because I hate them - on the contrary, I respect them. I do not suport any violent actions because it harms firstly the whole idea of the movement.
This time it's all about enlightement. But AETA goes far beyond just law enforcement. In fact it can be applied against absolutely non--violent activities like giving out flyers or running a website. If you call out to boycott some brand - heck, it now can be considered as terrorism cause you harm the business's profits. Yjq can you explain why there is a need to protect a specific industry? See, if you break a window it's already a crime. But if you break a window of an animal enterprise, is it another sort of a crime or what? Where is logic? In this relation AETA sounds like if it was a law to punish anti-slaveey abolitionists. In this case it's all the same like to call the whole Nothern States terrorists when they fought the South to quit slavery.
Mike, think full-scale. Ask yourself right questions. Why? Who's in profit? What's the challenge in this whole animal issue? What's the truth? We have all the aswers in our heads.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
I think the oddest thing about being in
Still, despite the progress and growth both cities have produced, wherever the progress and city end, the desert maintains its grasp on the land. Wherever someone hasn’t planted grass and is currently tending to it, sage brush is the only thing growing. The surrounding hills are brown and desolate, a old reminder of what this place really should look like.
But like I said, it is the mountains on the wrong side that seems odd to me. The rest of what I just spoke of just seems like home, it all applies to
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
It happened. My beloved A’s lost the first game of the season. Shut out no less! The opportunity of going undefeated is over. There are however, 161 more games to be played this season. It might be premature to hang up hope already.
One of the reasons I like baseball is the fact that there are so many games, that any team is bound to win a number of them. In fact the difference between the good teams and the bad teams is not all that different, except in extreme cases. A good to great team will win 80-100 games. A very poor team will win 30-50 games. The average team’s victory totals are somewhere between those numbers. That is still a lot of opportunities to enjoy victories.
To start off the season with a win or a loss is irrelevant. To start off with a streak of wins or losses is irrelevant. The season lasts from April until September. Each day is a new game and has no connection to the game or games already played. Anything can happen on any day, on any pitch.
Isn’t life the same? Each day is its own “game”? Yes it’s true consequences do extend past the length of a day and can be really significant, but doesn’t each day live a life of its own? If we started each day having learned the lessons of the days before and yet set out fresh each morning, wouldn’t we also not be able to celebrate the “wins” as they come.
Life is full of victories and of setbacks. Enjoy the victories. Learn from the defeats. Both are fleeting. The trick is to work at it until the victories outnumber the defeats.