Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weighing in with some thoughts

 I have written about guns on the blog before, but this time I feel more passionate about the issues surrounding guns. Why? Everyone is talking about gun control. Control, what does it mean to control something?
  I don't really know that much about guns. I don't own one, I have never shot one. I do not go skeet shooting or go to the range. I do remember when I was little my grandparents brought me to a "wild west show" and bought me a silver cap gun. Eh, I could have cared less. I'm not the shooting things kind of person. I do however have some thoughts about guns and gun safety.
  I know a gun owner needs to get a permit / license?  That's what I've heard. Seems reasonable. Once the permit / license for a Firearm ID card is received, one can buy a gun. What happens after the license / permit is allowed and a gun or guns are purchased? Does the town that issued the license/permit come to see if it is being stored in a safe manor? I do not believe so. Does the town make people renew the license/ permit? Umm I do not believe so. Interesting.
 Recently my household needed permits to have various work done on and in our home. After each permit, which are numerous, electrical, plumbing, structural and so on, the town sends someone to sign off on each permit. Why? To make sure our home is safe!! We had to hard wire smoke detectors/ CO detectors in every room, it's required by law. The town will come and make sure we have installed them. Why? To make sure our home is safe and protected. These are smart precautionary measures. Great for us home owners. What about all the gun owners?
 Our town also requires I renew my dog and cats' licenses every year. As a pet owner I have to vaccinate my pets to get those licenses. Why? To make sure my pets are protected against rabies, therefore protecting the town's people from possibly getting rabies from my pets. Safety precautionary measures taken by the town and myself as an owner. If I do not renew the license the town puts a warning on our door, if I still do not renew I, as a pet owner, am fined. Last year I got the warning 2 days after the renewal had expired. I had paid it that day. WOW the town sure is on top of those pet owners!! What about all the gun owners?  Hummmmm
 Gun owners will still fight on my comparisons. But I'm not questioning any one's rights. Do what you will gun owners, you checked out when you got the permit. You got that background check. So therefore that must mean your gun is safely stored away, when not in use by you and you only, where no one else can use it unsafely. The town came to check, right?      

Friday, July 20, 2012

Do the right thing

Walmart!  An undercover investigation, which video was taken, demonstrates the barbaric abuse of pigs at Christensen Farms, who describe themselves as the country's third largest pork supplier. I urge Walmart to ask your pork supplier to phase out the use of gestation crates.  In my opinion the very least you should do is stop buying products from these alleged abusers until further investigation. Walmart join other large corps. and stop the inhumanity. NOW!!

 I watched the video and it's pretty clear the pain these poor animals are enduring. On the video, the workers at the farm ( factory ) appear to remove piglets' testicles without painkillers and that is about as far as I'll go with readers. Let's just say it's bad real bad and if seeing the on going abuse in this video, as well as others like it, like me you would stop meat cold Turkey, pun intented.
If you have read this and would like to learn more, read about it in the Huffington Post or visit to sign a petition.
You do not have to watch the video, but at the bottem of the web page there is a link to sign the petition. If this was a video of cats and dogs being treated so barbarically there would be complete and utter societal outrage. I always like to point out, yes these pigs are raised for food, but inhuman treatment is unaccepable. Their lives here on this planet should mean more, as with all living beings.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This is my blog......

and if you are reading it you are entitled to my opinion,
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Back to the Start

Bravo Chipotle!!

Backyard debate!!

Becoming a vegetarian has opened my eyes to so many food possibilities, but mostly it has made me more aware of where our food comes from. I will never claim to be the most educated, but the more I learn the more confident I am about my food choices. For the most part, I believe society would rather not think about where eggs and bacon come from or at what cost to the animals' lives, not to mention the environmental costs.
When I get eggs I prefer to get them at the farmer's market or from local farms. I know they are organic and not part of a egg "factory". I do not want to eat an egg from a factory, but prefer it come from a chicken. I will eat an egg from a chicken raised on farm or in someone's backyard, where I know that chicken has been in a healthy and free environment.
Now is the time to focus on where our food comes from.
I would like to see a change and small changes matter. Friend's of mine are part of that change. Please read their story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Komen backs off decision on funding cuts

Komen backs off decision on funding cuts

In the future I know where my donations will continue to go and where they will not. I am happy Komen reversed their decision, but I will not forget. Many women are in need of informed care and have few financially viable options. PP will continue to get my donations.