23 June 2011

Started Gettin Silly By A Hollow Log...

I have found many a creature in our yard, and at times in our house over the years. The typical, common yard animals such as raccoons, rabbits, deer. Now and then, hawks, bald eagles. Salmon, coyotes, and several families of bears. Elk and moose with wild chickens called grouse.  A couple of seals, a pod of small whales wading near  by.


Today however I found something I have never found before. Either in our yard or in our house, except for Baseball, the one we have as a pet. But this was the first time they showed up on their own.

Frogs!



Little, tiny, frogs.
No more than an inch long when sitting. I caught the little one that was inside the screen. I set it free, and it immediately found a little friend. His buddy that waited up until it returned from a night of wild froggy debauchery.


Now he's out telling all of his froggy friends about the time he came face to face with the monstrous hairy beast, Catasourous!  It. Was. Awesome!

Anywho...

Welcome Frogs, to our pitstop for wandering animals. Enjoy.


21 June 2011

FDA Is A Complete Farce...And Mini Rant About Stupidity...


Dear FDA and US Government,

You suck ass!
Really!
Please stop insulting our intelligence by pretending that you give a flying fig newton about the health and welfare of humanity. Please stop pretending that the entire "Quit Smoking" campaign isn't just a money making operation devised by the tobacco industry and the FDA.  The same way that the "War on Drugs" isn't just a giant money making scam by the FDA, Pharmaceutical companies, and the judicial/prison systems. MONEY MONEY MONEY

If you (FDA/US Government) were so truly concerned about our health you simply make smoking illegal. Sort of the way you have done with other things a person can smoke that aren't harmful (Marijuana) but that is just another money making scam between tobacco, DuPont, and the Government to be discussed later.

Seriously? This is what you have come to? Please stop this insanity. Is there anyone alive that hasn't heard, smoking is bad for you. 

How much money would the FDA/Government/healthcare industry/slash how ever else, loose if there were no more smoking? 

Smoking causes death.
  • The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States.2,3
  • More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.2,4
  • Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.1
  • An estimated 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease are caused by smoking.


How much money are politicians raking in with this bogus and insulting campaign of stupidity? Most of you law makers have children. Have never learned that by telling someone that a certain act or action is dangerous, it only makes them want to do that act or action even more? 

Our government goes out of it way of make asinine laws that protect us from ourselves. Unless of course money is involved. Tobacco is huge money, for all involved on both side of the debate. 

In a world ruled by Hollywood/Special Effects, garbage like these adds is only going to encourage people to keep doing what they're doing. Ever human is born with the attitude that "It" can't happen to them. Bad things only happen to others.

I'm sure Ryan Dunn thought he was way too important to kill an innocent passenger and himself  while driving after a night of drinking. Who doesn't know that drinking and driving kills? 

We all know it. But we all think it can't happen to us. Who hasn't seen "Blood on the Highway"?

According to data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,389 people died in alcohol-related vehicle crashes in the U.S.in 2009, representing about one-third (32 percent) of all traffic fatalities for that year. This also means that on average a person is killed in an alcohol-related crash about every fifty minutes.

I have little doubt that everyone of these people thought it couldn't happen to them.

Wake up! People are not that smart. And these adds, wont work. Stop the charade and put all of that blood money to good use. Socialized Health Care.



UPDATE JULY 8th 2011


I had two really sick photos here of dead people and warnings about your health if you continue to smoke.


They have apparently been removed for me, so you'll just have to  use your imagination to see dead people and the ill affects that smoking has on, everything.





09 June 2011

Confrontation...Part Two...

One of the biggest difficulties of being a non-confrontational person, is that every now and then, I really want to smack people. Just wind up and cuff them in the side of there narrow minded head.

But I don't.

Some people that know me. Not necessarily friends mind you, but acquaintances that I have known for a length of time. A few of them take advantage of my nature. They push me, in a way that I believe they are trying to provoke a confrontation.

I have that happening now. I can't really tell you about it here. But I really, really want to smack this person.

Four days a week it takes all of my energy not to pound them into the turf and step on their head as I walk away.

Instead I go home and tell Precious about it. Which she loves.(can you feel the snark)
And of course I vent my frustrations in my painting and my writing. Most of the time it helps and let the situation go. Other times it doesn't. Karate and bike rides help too.

I just don't understand why some people seem to choose to be total asshats! 

01 June 2011

Confrontation...Part One...

I'm not really sure how it came to be, but I am basically a pacifist. It has been 25 years since the last time I was in a physical altercation. OK it was fight. A bar fight to be exact. Provoked by a bigoted drunk that couldn't mind his own business. 

Violence and aggression are wasted on me anymore. It's the lowest action a human being can take. It's purely instinctual. Require no thought. No reason. No basic human decency. It is the easiest of reactions. 

When your challenged, certain things happen. We all have the capacity to react in any number of ways. To me, the easiest way to react is with violence. A primal response that proves little and solves nothing. It's much more difficult to respond with calm reason and an understanding (or at least a chance of understanding) of your challenger. This can be done in a variety of ways. None more right or wrong from the others as long as it done in a peaceful fashion.

I still have the ability to be physical if it were a matter of life or death. I still have the ability to be aggressive when I'm challenged. At 6'3" and 200 lbs it's possible even, to be intimidating. (except to kids, they see right through me) I still remember that bar fight very clearly. For years after I even bragged about it. I was proud of the fact that I taught some drunk a lesson.

In reality, at that time, I'm pretty sure he learned nothing from the experience. Hopefully, he, like me, learned something form it years later. I'm sure I would react differently today. 

I believe that it's best to not judge others. Never underestimate.(you have no idea who that person is, or what they may be capable of doing) I believe that it's best to solve problems rationally and intelligently or except the outcome and walk away...