Saturday, July 31, 2010
The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who's reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED's Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished -- and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Monday, July 26, 2010
USA today... http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/letters/2010-07-26-letters26_ST1_N.htm
Ontario Ministry of Health
How to avoid it.
Time line and graphs.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
However, I do not have much time for PETA. I like vegetarians...(they go well with the mashed potatoes) but I really have no use for most militants, and PETA is right up there on the list of "Stupid Militant Groups".
In PETA's case, it is the blatant hypocracy. They run animal shelters but never allow adoptions.
There is a web site which says it better than I.
(cut and paste from the web site.)
Hypocrisy is the mother of all credibility problems, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has it in spades. While loudly complaining about the "unethical" treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, the group has its own dirty little secret.
PETA kills animals. By the thousands.
From July 1998 through December 2009, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed over 23,000 dogs, cats, and other "companion animals." That's more than five defenseless creatures every day. PETA has a walk-in freezer to store the dead bodies, and contracts with a Virginia Beach company to cremate them.
Not counting the pets PETA spayed and neutered, the group put to death over 90 percent of the animals it took in during the last five years. And its angel-of-death pattern shows no sign of changing.
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I know...a very controvercial stance I seem to be taking here. But hey, this IS my RANT blog! There are several anti-peta web sites out there, and this one seems to have its facts straight.