Monday, July 30, 2012

Save these gentle creatures! Flying foxes in danger of culling!

Please sign this petition to help protect these gentle creatures. They do NOT need to kill the bats in Rockhampton! In NSW, they used heavy metal music to scare away bats from local parks and that worked! Why kill these poor creatures, simply looking for somewhere to live? (A task becoming harder and harder for them since their native food and roosting trees are being cleared at a frightening rate!)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Please help ban a cruel, sadistic fire torture of bulls in Spain!

Bulls deliberately set on fire and left to burn to death as part of the "Fire Bull Festival"! Please sign the petition at the link provided here


In Medinaceli, a picturesque town in the province of Soria, Spain, a "tradition" called "Toro J├║bilo" brings shame on Spain. On the second weekend in November, balls of pitch (a sticky black substance made from tar or turpentine) will once again be stuck onto the horns of a bull and set on fire. The burning bull is called "Toro de Fuego" (literally "bull on fire").

The bull is then released onto the streets and can do nothing but run around in pain. The bull often smashes into walls in an attempt to douse the fire. The agony the bull must suffer is unimaginable. These fiery balls can burn for hours, and they burn the bull's horns, body and eyes and cause tremendous stress – all while spectators cheer and run around the victim until it dies a slow agonizing death. This practice serves nothing but to show the inhumanity of humanity!

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (video) Time to get up and dance!

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus 1977
Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 -- May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician, singer-songwriter and Rastafarian



Exodus: Movement of Jah people!
Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!

Men and people will fight ya down (Tell me why!)
When ya see Jah light. (Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!)
Let me tell you if you're not wrong; (Then, why?)
Everything is all right.
So we gonna walk - all right! - through de roads of creation:
We the generation (Tell me why!)
(Trod through great tribulation)
Trod through great tribulation.

In this exodus, well all right! Movement of Jah people!
Exodus: Oh, yeah! Movement of Jah people!

Well, Well, Well, Well

Open your eyes and look within:
Are you satisfied (with the life you're living)? Uh!
We know where we're going, uh!
We know where we're from.
We're leaving Babylon,
We're going to our Father land.

In this exodus, well all right! Movement of Jah people!

(Movement of Jah people!) Send us another brother Moses!
(Movement of Jah people!) From across the Red Sea!
(Movement of Jah people!) Send us another brother Moses!
(Movement of Jah people!) From across the Red Sea!
Movement of Jah people!

(Instrumental)

Move! Move! Move! Move! Move! Move!

Open your eyes and look within:
Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
We know where we're going;
And we know where we're from.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pig walks on two legs - See video!!!


"A pig who can walk on two legs has become a local celebrity in China.She is known by villagers as "Zhu Jianqiang" (Strong-willed Pig) after she was born with only two front legs and learned to balance on them well enough to walk.According to her owner, Wang Xihai, she was one of nine piglets born in a litter. He said: "My wife asked me to dump her but I refused as it's a life. I thought I should give her a chance to survive and unexpectedly she survived healthy."Several days after her birth Wang decided to train the two-legged piglet to walk by lifting it up by her tail. He said: "I trained her for a while each day. After 30 days she can now walk upside down quite well."Wang said since the birth of the pig, his home has been besieged by visitors. A circus even offered to buy for the pig for a large sum but Wang refused to sell. "She proved to us that no matter what form life is it should continue to live on. I won't sell it no matter how much the offer is." ♥




Photo: Rex Features. via The Telegraph www.bit.ly/dt3oZp

Publisher's Note: I'd like to see someone donate one of the special carts like those made for dogs and cats who are missing limbs, so this pig can get around without having to do handstands. What a beautiful pig! Stay safe gorgeous porcine.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stop the Polar Bear Rug Trade!! Please sign this petition

Polar bears are in big trouble from accelerating Arctic warming and vanishing sea-ice habitat. Incredibly, driven by skyrocketing fur prices, trophy hunting is still allowed and it's taking a devastating toll. Polar bear sport-hunting and trophy trade are prohibited in the United States, but international trade in polar bear parts is alive and well.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now deciding whether it will move to protect polar bears under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The agency is currently "undecided" on its position for the upcoming CITES meeting.

Canada kills around 500 bears annually and leads the world in exporting rugs and hunting trophies. As polar bear numbers plummet under pressure from climate change, the Canadian territory of Nunavut quadrupled its hunting quota this season.

Tell FWS to take a stand against this excessive killing: Stop the international trade in polar bears parts and lead the world in protecting Arctic species.

Petition Target: : Rosemarie Gnam, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sponsored by: Center for Biological Diversity

Inventor of amazing "non-oil fueled" engine classified insane by oil cartel (video)

Paul was approached by members of the oil cartel that made him offers for his patent, each time he demanded a contractual provision that the invention would actually be used to help man and the planet - The potential buyers always refused -

One group took Paul to court and argued that Paul was insane, for anyone that would turn down the amount of money that he was offered was surely crazy -

Paul Pantone was falsely placed in a mental institution where he was tortured in an attempt to get him to sign over all rights to his design. (Read more below video clip).





He was released when an employee realized that Paul was not crazy and the crazy story that he was telling was in fact true --

Realizing that he could never market the technology in this corrupt world has offered do it yourself plans to modify your own engines --

Thanks to http://www.youtube.com/user/appleberrie1 for that explanation

ENOUGH!!! Yes it works! Look up US patent 5794601 video in question, And all other's are directly related.
4267976 May 1981 Chatwin
4418653 December 1983 Yoon
4524746 June 1985 Hansen
4567857 February 1986 Houseman et al.
4735186 April 1988 Parsons
5059217 October 1991 Arroyo et al.
5074273 December 1991 Brown
5357908 October 1994 Sung et al.
5379728 January 1995 Cooke
5408973 April 1995 Spangjer
5443052 August 1995 Aslin
This is what you may call a prohibition cluster ****!

Here is a direct link to the small engine plans http://geetinternational.com/GEET%20-%20Small%20Engine%20Conversion%20Plans%5... I highly recommend that you check out their whole site, here's the link http://geetinternational.com/
heres the link to my geet playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD03E77634E11A94A

How to build a DIY solar air heater from used drink cans...

Ingenious and wonderful way to recycle old drink cans and make a solar heater!!! Totally amazing!!




The guy in the picture, Peter Rowan left his job as a self-described "corporate weenie", and instead took up teaching, writing and converting a shed into a reclaimed writer's studio. Because the studio was off-grid, electric space heating was not an option. So he set up a simple soda can space heater, using fans running off his solar panels to help channel the air.

Rowan is transparent about his own gaps in knowledge on the thermodynamics of solar space heating, and shares the ups and downs of his experiment. (Putting a panel that relies on convection on a relatively flat roof was probably not the smartest of ideas.) But once the installation was complete, he does feel like even on a cold, cloudy day he is getting a head start on heating the space compared to the ambient temperature outside.

Full instructions for building one of your own are detailed below and here also is a link to a video he shot on his phone which shows just how easy it is:

http://youtu.be/nuxanLdtwZQ


After you've seen and read what's involved we'd love to hear your comments on how you think this basic design could be improved on.

HOW DOES IT WORK

The units are typically installed on the outside walls of houses, and of course, in a location that gets a lot of sun. The idea is to draw air from near the floor of any room in a home, and pass it through the heating panel, which contains several columns of cans.

The air is then returned to the same room near the ceiling. The cans are stacked and have large holes cut in both ends to allow the air to pass inside them while the outside of the cans is getting hot from the sun.

What you’ll need

- 240 aluminum cans.
- 3 - 8 ft. 2x4s.
- 4 ft. x 8 ft. x 1/2 in. sheet of plywood.
- High temperature silicon.
- 4 ft. x 8 ft. sheet of Plexiglas or Lexan.
- A can of heat-resistant flat black spray paint.
- Plastic tubing.
- Drill Press with wide drill bits.
- Screws.
- Optional Air Blower (consider a solar-powered unit).

How to build the solar panel:

✦ Construct a wooden frame out the the 2x4s, approx. 4 ft. wide x 8 ft. high x 3 1/2 in. deep.

✦ Next cut a piece of plywood this size and nail it to the back of the frame.

✦ Drill a hole in the top center of the frame - this is where you'll connect your outlet hose.

✦ Drill a hole in the bottom of the frame - this is where your inlet hose will be connected.

✦ Drill large holes in the tops and bottoms from all the cans except for 16 which will be on the bottom row.

✦ For those, drill the holes in the tops and sides. Caution! Aluminum cans are sharp - use heavy work gloves or other means to hold them in place as you cut the hols out.

✦ Start placing your cans into the frame. Create 16 columns of 15 cans each. Stack them one at at time, sealing them together as you go along. Make sure the ones with side holes are on the bottom row. Allow the silicone sealant to cure.

✦ Spray the cans and frame with the heat-resistant flat black paint.

✦ Cover the frame with the sheet of Plexiglas or Lexan.

✦ Cut holes in the side of the building that line up with holes in the top and bottom of the solar panel. Air will be drawn from the building through the lower hole, which should be just above floor level, and be returned through the upper hole.

✦ Mount the completed panel on the exterior wall of the home.
Alternatively, you might mount the panel in a separate frame that will allow it to be tilted more toward the sun for better exposure.

✦ Install the blower at either the inlet or outlet. This is not essential, but will increase the efficiency of your solar heater.

This unit allows air to flow all around the cans as it moves through the panel.

A more efficient design will force all the air through the inside of the cans. This will also avoid exposure of the air to the black paint.

Article care of The Truth Beckons - Facebook

Saturday, July 14, 2012

We live in a throw away society, and that includes animals...

People come up with all sorts of reasons...excuses...to dump their animal at the pound or (kill) shelters. Because there are far too many animals (due to puppy mills, breeders, and irresponsible owners who do not have their pets desexed) and not enough responsible, caring individuals available to adopt these animals, each day (kill) shelters and pounds kill hundreds of healthy pets to make way for the huge daily influx of dumped/surrendered pets. The following video focuses on this topic and why we should have our pets neutered. A family pet is a family member, and as such deserves our commitment to care and provide for them for the duration of their natural lives, no matter what our changing circumstances. Do not support further breeding of companion animals, and adopt a pet rather than buy a specially bred animal. Figures show that almost fifty percent of animals that end up in shelters and pounds are pedigree animals, most of which do not get adopted and end up put to sleep. Breeding animals or supporting the breeding of further animals leads to this continual tragic cycle of waste of life.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Could veganism be the solution to world hunger? Check out this video...

This video from the Evolve! Campaign summarizes some startling facts from 2010 about how a plant-based diet and vegan choices could END world hunger. While this may sound too good to be true, you may be surprised to find out that the amount of grain produced globally today is enough to feed the world TWICE over, but instead the majority of it is being fed to farmed animals!

If you’re concerned about animal rights, water conservation, clean air and health then you may already be on the road to becoming vegan – so why not take five minutes and find out how veganism could end world hunger?

*This video is from last year and states that 840 million people were going hungry at the time it was made. New statistics have been released to date demonstrating that over 925 million people are now going hungry and 55% of the 12 million childhood deaths recorded each year are due to malnutrition.



Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/could-veganism-end-world-hunger.html#ixzz20ZJ86Gxj

Monday, July 9, 2012

"A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum - Classic pop-rock song video

Original 16mm Scopitone conversion, from the 'summer of love' 1967 hit record, remuxed and refurbished in 2006 (I should re-upload in higher quality, I know..). Fixed audio-sync as well. Sound engineer of this famous mono mix was Keith Grant.
Vocals and piano played by Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher played the Hammond organ, and these original lyrics were written by Keith Reid;

Friday, July 6, 2012

Good News Video on Military Therapy Dogs....

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Staff Sgt. Jennifer Connelly, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing Protocol office, pets Sgt. 1st Class Zeke, a combat stress dog from Kandahar Airfield’s Role 2, at 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron Dec. 1, 2011. As a combat stress dog, Zeke and his handler Army Sgt. Paul McCollough visit patients at Role 3 and requesting units around KAF to increase morale and welfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Carbajal)


KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Senior Airman Travis Williams, a radar maintenance technician with the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, lays next to Sgt. 1st Class Zeke, a combat stress dog from Kandahar Airfield’s Role 2, Dec. 1, 2011. As a combat stress dog, Zeke and his handler Army Sgt. Paul McCollough visit patients at Role 3 and requesting units around KAF to increase morale and welfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Carbajal)


Sgt. 1st Class Zeke, a therapy dog with the 113th Combat Stress Control team visited Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Sept. 23, to greet soldiers and help alleviate some of the stress they incur while being deployed. In addition to getting to pet Zeke and play with him, the soldiers learned about his role as a therapy dog and about the programs the Combat Stress Control teams offer when it comes to dealing with tough times.


Staff Sgt. Anthony Houston, of Detroit, and Staff Sgt. Travis Gilbert, of Rockford, Mich., both from the Michigan Army National Guard’s 1225th Corps Support Battalion, which recently returned from Kandahar, Afghanistan, watch 3-year-old therapy dog, Lugnut, do a trick Aug. 4. Welcome Home Dogs, a volunteer organization of handlers and dogs, recently started visiting Camp Atterbury soldiers as they work through the mobilization and demobilization process.


470366 Military Dog Picture of the Week. (July 4th, 2012): Therapy Dogs

Sgt. 1st Class Zeke, a therapy dog with the 113th Combat Stress Control team visited Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Sept. 23, to greet soldiers and help alleviate some of the stress they incur while being deployed. In addition to getting to pet Zeke and play with him, the soldiers learned about his role as a therapy dog and about the programs the Combat Stress Control teams offer when it comes to dealing with tough times.

440865 Military Dog Picture of the Week. (July 4th, 2012): Therapy Dogs

Staff Sgt. Anthony Houston, of Detroit, and Staff Sgt. Travis Gilbert, of Rockford, Mich., both from the Michigan Army National Guard’s 1225th Corps Support Battalion, which recently returned from Kandahar, Afghanistan, watch 3-year-old therapy dog, Lugnut, do a trick Aug. 4. Welcome Home Dogs, a volunteer organization of handlers and dogs, recently started visiting Camp Atterbury soldiers as they work through the mobilization and demobilization process.

This is a terrific video. A must watch!



Dog Bless You will donate a service or companion dog to an American veteran in need for every 1,000 followers to its Facebook, Pinterest or Tumblr pages. From PTSD to those with life changing injuries, the organization will feature new pictures, videos and stories of war veterans and their dogs every day and work with dozens of service dog organizations to foster discussions aimed at educating and inspiring.


From http://khanrahan.com/2012/07/04/therapy-dogs/ Posted on 4th July, by Kevin Hanrahan

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Racing horses sent to slaughterhouse because they're not earning enough money...

The Slaughter Begins

(Photograph of thoroughbred racing horse dumped at the slaughter house because it was injured or simply doesn't earn enough money for the owners anymore.)

Here is a thoroughbred race horse dumped at a slaughterhouses, a sight that will now become commonplace across America. They will be executed and cut up to be sold as meat for consumption in America thank to the Congress. Shame on them all. What happened to your promise to ban this?

Please sign the petition http://www.change.org/petitions/overturn-obamas-legalization-of-horse-slaughter-for-human-consumption


...and also contact your representatives to tell them how disgusted you are. We must stop this before it goes any further.

Above post from "Save Aurora".

Note: Publisher GMP this is one of the reasons I never bet on races or support the racing industry.

Below, check out what is happening to horses in Australia.




The above horrendous clip shows the suffering at Laverton Knackery. Please like this vid & TAKE ACTION: http://animalsaustralia.org/take_action/laverton-knackery

Please also sign the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses' petition, calling for the horse racing industry to establish a real retirement plan for horses: http://www.horseracingkills.com/undercover-knackery-investigation/

Monday, July 2, 2012

"The Fabric of the Cosmos" Documentary video...

The Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe.

With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we’d hardly recognize – a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.

Brian Greene is going to let you in on a secret: We’ve all been deceived. Our perceptions of time and space have led us astray.

Much of what we thought we knew about our universe – that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that space is just an empty void, that our universe is the only universe that exists – just might be wrong.

Interweaving provocative theories, experiments, and stories with crystal-clear explanations and imaginative metaphors like those that defined the groundbreaking and highly acclaimed series The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos aims to be the most compelling, visual, and comprehensive picture of modern physics ever seen on television.

The Living Planet Documentary video

Originally broadcast in 1984, The Living Planet was an ambitious 12-part documentary that spanned the globe with portraits of each of the major geographical regions that offer a home to life.

Attenborough demonstrates how even in the most hostile of environments, from the volcanic Furnaces of the Earth to The Frozen World of mountains and tundra, the Arctic and Antarctic, live maintains a foothold.

He takes us to The Northern Forests, the Jungle, Seas of Grass, and The Baking Deserts and, ever the genial host, details how, in all its endless diversity, life is ingeniously suited to its surroundings.

Through breathtaking imagery we meet our fellow inhabitants, from penguins to polar bears, lions to scorpions, oaks to eagles, and journey on to The Open Ocean and the New Worlds, which mankind itself is rapidly fashioning through ever more radical technological change. The series ends with an impassioned environmental plea that rings even more urgent now than in 1984.

Charlize Theron talks about Puppy Mills (video)

Every year millions of animals (world-wide) are killed in shelters due to the huge annual influx of puppies and kittens - too many animals and not enough people to adopt these animals capable of providing caring, responsible, forever homes. People who refuse to have their animals de-sexed also add to this problem, but puppy mills need to be banned. Animals who are used as "breeders" in these puppy mills (or kitten mills) spend their lives trapped in tiny cages, never knowing what it is like to feel the grass beneath their feet or sun on their face. They are often killed cruelly or dumped when they can no longer breed, and often do not receive any medical treatment when they are sick or in pain. Disgusting "business" which should be stopped in all countries.