Friday, November 6, 2009
Thanks all, I will try to be posting a bit more soon
Monday, November 2, 2009
Its something I have always new about, I heard a story about it a few years ago and did some of my own research to solidify my suspicions. But the ocean really is being over fished. I know this seems impossible, but think about how much fish we eat. Nearly all fast food establishments have some sort of “fish”, grocery stores have freezers full of all kinds of fish, most restaurants have at least a few options, if not the entirety of the menu devoted to seafood.
Now I am not one of those crazy activists, nor do I agree with anything PETA would say, but the ocean is the largest ecosystem in the world and removing any part of that system is detrimental. I shouldn’t have to explain this, just think “circle of life”, if any part of that circle goes, the rest suffers. I am also not going to go into the details of how fishers catch fish, its a long process, but think basically as clear cutting a forest, it takes hundreds of years for that to grow back, the same is the same for some species of fish which can live to be over 100 years old.
I am a nature freak among other things, I love all things natural and I love the beach and ocean more than anyplace I have been in the world, so I couldn’t imagine that being negatively affected in anyway that I had help in doing.
I know there is probably many other things I do that hurt the environment, in fact I know there are, but I am trying to slowly “go green”, and I am trying to go green for real and not as this pseudo-fad it has become in the past few years.
Now I don’t eat fish that often as it is, but I eat it enough, and I love it, so it is a loss, but in the end, it helps. I will eat seafood at the more mom and pop type places out by my beaches, that I know they get their products from the local fishers and local water. These small time fishers are not the problem, its the commercial fishers that are doing the damage.
I am not a vegetarian, nor am I the biggest meat eater, I do enjoy my chicken and a cheeseburger here and there, but as of late I have been thinking about how these foods come into being. Being that I do care for animals and the environment, I do realize most of these animals are mistreated in their way to becoming my food, something I use to be able to over look. Now I feel the need to address this in my life and I am trying to eat meat that comes from “organic” and well treated animals. Because I don’t think I can ever feel bad about eating an animal, not because I fully believe God placed them here for us, but humans have always survived off animals, and every other food chain consists of carnivorous tendencies, so it is only natural in a way. You could say humans have evolved past that, but I can argue that in depth, but that is another topic for another post.
And that is my rant of the day
Friday, July 3, 2009
Yet I still do pray, not for myself, but for others. I am not saying this to sound like I don't care for myself or be self righteous, I don't pray for myself because I don't think I deserve it? if that makes since, but I will pray to God, assumingly the Christian one for others, who I know believe in Jesus and Christianity. I am not sure what this means for my psyche or whatnot, but I seem to acknolwedge that God is real for them and works in there life, otherwise I would not pray for them, yet not in mine? And I am again not saying I am abandoned, but maybe I feel guilty that I do not believe in the Christian God anymore, or maybe I believe in that God, but feel bad I do not believe in the faith carried out in his name.
idk, just pouring of thoughts as usual
Monday, June 15, 2009
In reading the letter I was brought to tears. We as a community need to start standing up for ourselves, doing something to help gain equal rights within the eyes of the government. This goes beyond marriage, this is about equal protection against hate and discrimination. If we don't stand up nothing will change.
The wheels of revolution are not turned by idle hands.
So many of those in the LGBT community that I talk to simply think change will come inevitably and there is no reason to get involved, but what we fail to realize is that the only reason things change is because there are those few out there pushing with all their might for equality for the rest of us, but unless we all push the change will be slow or not at all. It is not fair for my generation to reap the benefits of the hard work of the generations before us
who have been fighting for our rights.
It may seem like things are progressing as it is, but our cause stands on the edge of a knife, this year and next many of the states that have passed laws for the equality of our community are re voting on the issues trying to repeal what we have accomplished over the last decade. Maine is trying to have its laws allowing Same-Sex Marriage repealed, if something like this passes it could set up a precedent for the rest of the States that allow same sex-marriage. On top
of this there are other states trying to repeal civil unions and domestic partnership laws.
So now is not the time to sit back and do nothing, we obviously are not going to be able to rely on Obama to help, his prolonged silence is answer enough for how he feels, so we must take it into our hands.
Write a letter to the president professing your frustration to the president. Donate money to organizations like the HRC. I know times are tough, but if you can
spend 5 dollars on a coffe from star bucks or 60 on a polo from Abercrombie you can spare some. Look for local events supporting gay rights.
I am already drafting my letter to Obama and have been a member of the HRC for sometime now. Now it is your turn, find someway to help, there is always something
If we all do just a little, we each send out a small ripple which together can bring down anything in our way.
Stand up, join the fight
Au Revoir and Adieu