“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Things We Can Do To Save The Environment - Issue No. 07 - Hang Up a Clothes Line

The Global Warming Survival Guide

I can't remember how many times I had to go outside and pull down all the laundry from our clotheslines after my mother hung it out to dry in the morning.  It was one of those chores I hated doing when I was growing up, but I did it. Well, I had to. LOL.  Ironically enough people still do it, and it's a sure-fire way to save on electricity and the environment.  So yes, how we dry our clothes is one of the "Things We Can Do To Save The Environment". 

Giving credit to TIME,  I'd like to thank them for showing us the many ways we can meet these goals.  And yes, even one person can make a difference, and it starts with YOU! - Peter aka Blade7184

7. Hang Up a Clothes Line

You could make your own clothes with needle and thread using 100% organic cotton sheared from sheep you raised on a Whole Foods diet, but the environmental quality of your wardrobe is ultimately determined by the way you wash it. A recent study by Cambridge University's Institute of Manufacturing found that 60% of the energy associated with a piece of clothing is spent in washing and drying it. Over its lifetime, a T shirt can send up to 9 lbs. of carbon dioxide into the air. 

The solution is not to avoid doing laundry, tempting as that may be. Rather, wash your clothes in warm water instead of hot, and save up to launder a few big loads instead of many smaller ones. Use the most efficient machine you can find—newer ones can use as little as one-fourth the energy of older machines. When they're clean, dry your clothes the natural way, by hanging them on a line rather than loading them in a dryer. Altogether you can reduce the CO2 created by your laundry up to 90%. Plus, no more magically disappearing socks.
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Quoted: Jonathan A. Dublin on Anger & Resentment

When we are blinded by anger and resentment, we have to come to the realization that the choice to look within yourself and realize that the only way we are going to change the situation is if we change ourselves. Only then will we see things in a different light and begin to make a real difference in our lives, relationships, and our circumstances. People go through life wanting to change things or get different results, but how can anything change if we are not changing the way we think or not approaching things in a different way. An attempt to get different results by using the same way of thinking. Thats what drives people mad. Thats what shatters dreams. THAT IS WHAT ENDS RELATIONSHIPS weather it be a husband, wife, brother, sister, mother, father, or friend.

Always remember a time when things where good and aim towards that. Do anything it takes. Love that person. Embrace them. Stay optimistic. Dont act on your emotions. Stop and look at things from outside of the trunk you're trapped in. Then do something. Don't wait till you wake up one night in a cold sweat beating yourself up because you never made amends and you never will because you just left roses on the casket of a soulless body that you once knew but will never see again. Life goes by in a blink of a second, dont wait till your eyes are permanently shut. Jonathan A. Dublin on Anger & Resentment

Cyanide and Happiness: Missing

Star Wars Conceptual Drawings

These are not some random Star Wars pictures, these are the original hand drawn conceptual drawings for the original trilogy.  Credit is due to this guy here, who passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

The Joys of Being a Parent: A Dad's Reply To Son in College

Ahhhh, "The Joys of Being a Parent" with a kid in college. LOL.  And if you don't have a teenager attending one yet, expect it soon, because this is what it's like.  This was absolutely hilarious, but absolutely genius at the same time.  Way to go Dad. LOL.

Must Watch: Breaking News! The Three Little Pigs Boil Big Bad Wolf Alive!

Wow, this has got to be the best advertisement I've seen so far this year, it definitely surpasses the 2012 Superbowl ads.  The following ad is for The Guardian newspaper over in the U.K., and it uses the famous fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs to demonstrate how their news team would cover every angle of a crime.
So pretty much, the 3 little pigs are arrested for boiling the Big Bad Wolf alive which in turn causes a huge controversy expanding to every social media network available, the public gets in on it, and the pigs go to trial.

Overall, The Guardian covered the crime, did a pretty damn good job getting their message across, and the video has gone viral within a matter of days.  You can't get any more awesome than that.


So imagine finding a sexist laundry tag as you're about to wash your husband's clothes over the weekend.  Emma Barnett who works at the Daily Telegraph was about to wash her boyfriend's "new trousers" yesterday when she encountered just that.  
The laundry tag has the normal care instructions you're used to seeing, like "machine wash with warm water, blah, blah, blah," but throws in "or GIVE IT TO YOUR WOMAN - IT'S HER JOB."  LMAO.  What a hot mess!

Emma wasn't too happy, she states she received an over-whelming response when she posted it on Twitter and will soon be releasing the brand's name today.

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 53 - BATDOG vs. SUPERCAT

Okay, I know it isn't Halloween yet - we're still 7 months away.  But I thought these pics were too cute not to share.  These are your quintessential Superhero pets!  Meet BATDOG and SUPERCAT.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter