Rage Against the Majority

I was positively transfixed watching the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives stage asit-in and then actually teared up when they burst into "We Shall Overcome". Why? I am no stranger to activism and civil disobedience. What made this different is that the protestors and the "protestees" are on the same team i.e. not us versus them but rather them versus them - a body rising up against itself. Also, the method of protest was old school despite the aid of Periscope and Facebook. What is going on? ...more

Hippo Selfies - That's A Thing!

No sooner did I express my outrage at those taking  selfies with wildlife, to the demise of the wildlife, that it was brought to my attention that selfies with hippos at the Los Angeles Zoo is now a thing!...more

Death by Selfie - Stop It

The obsession with selfies has become dangerous to living things....more

The bigger the fish tank the worse the service ...

It is quite common for places of business to showcase fish tanks for the benefit of their waiting customers. Though a believer that fish should be left in their natural habitats, as a diver, I love watching fish and am drawn to the tanks immediately....more

Enter the Flexitarian

Food issues are a thing. People eat with a purpose which can be ideological, health based, weight loss related or simply trendy....more

Where Have All The Geniuses Gone

One of the reason life exists on this planet is water. Humans, animals, vegetables all require water to thrive. Whether one is a conscientious omnivore or vegan, one will starve without water.Unlike some regions of the world, the United States is not water poor. So where are the geniuses?Why can't there be a national pipeline infrastructure system, essentially a giant irrigation network, that can transport water from areas where there is flooding to areas of drought?...more

Ringling Bros. Failed to Train Public to Come to the Show

Ringling Bros. announced that they are phasing out elephant acts b y 2018, Their parent company Feld Entertainment cited public concern for the welfare of elephants and this;"... certain cities and counties have passed "anti-circus" and "anti-elephant" ordinances. The company's three shows visit 115 cities throughout the year, and Feld said it's expensive to fight legislation in each jurisdiction. It's also difficult to plan tours amid constantly changing regulations.." (President Kenneth Feld)...more

Stop Calling Rape Victims 'Accusers'

The media needs to stop calling victims of rape and sexual assault "accusers''. It implies that there is no victim, but rather a shrill, angry, mean accuser who is victimizing the rapist. It is not done with any other crime. If you are robbed, killed, kidnapped or pick pocketed - you are a victim. Why is a rape victim an accuser? Why is the universally accepted legal language changed? In fact, it is the people of a state that accuses the defendant on behalf of the victim....more
No. As ugly a crime as rape is, in the United States the accused is innocent until proven ...more

Veterans Are Our New Vulnerable Class

This weekend spcaLA partnered with Animals for Armed Forces® to give pets to  members of the military and their families at  no charge....more

Are There Bugs in My Bangs

 I have been inside more "hoarding houses" than anyone should ever have to. They are scary, dark, smelly and exude anguish, sorrow and  hostility....more
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