“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 13, 2012

Things We Can Do To Save The Environment - Issue No. 08 - Give New Life to Your Old Fleece

The Global Warming Survival Guide

I think everyone can say they own some type of fleece.  Fleece is just a general term for soft fabric.  You know, that soft blanket you place over yourself while you're watching TV or lying in bed - it's usually very soft and comfy?  Well, that one.  I know that Ryan and I have fleece Jackets, fleece, blankets, fleece lounge pants, etc. etc.  But did you know that by donating this type of material you can actually help the environment? Ironically enough, these can be melted down and turned into new polyester fiber.  So yes, what we do with our old fabric, and who we donate them to, is one of the many "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.  Just one person can make a difference, and it starts with YOU!  
                                                   ~ Peter aka Blade7184

8. Give New Life to Your Old Fleece

Where do old fleece jackets go to die? Back to the mountain. Outdoor-gear label Patagonia is collecting used clothing (regardless of brand) made from Polartec and Capilene to melt and make into new fabric and clothes. (Some of that fleece is especially virtuous, starting out as fabric made from recycled plastic.) The company estimates that making polyester fiber out of recycled garments, compared with using new polyester, will result in a 76% energy savings and reduce greenhouse gases 71%. To shear your own fleece, visit patagonia.com/recycle

Make sure to follow Blade 7184 every Tuesday for a new issue of Things We Can Do To Save The Environment.  Each issue is thought-provoking, informative and may hold the key to saving your children and grandchildren's future.
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Cyanide and Happiness: Trainwreck

Quoted: E.G. Wetherby on Judging Others

Sadly, we are always critiqued, by the people that we know. By title or occupation, and by the possessions that we show. 

We judge by skin color, or by awards received, by church denomination and by what we believe. 

We’re judged by what we spend, or by what we give. We’re judged by age and gender, and by where we live. 

We’re judged by our past, and by our education, by the language that we speak, or by our nation. 

We evaluate cosmetically. We judge both fat and small. We judge by ones appearance. Fact is, we judge it all. 

Some judge because they’re paid to. Some judge intentionally. Some judge to build self-worth, some judge unwillingly. 

Beware, for there is only one, who evaluates every stain and smudge.  Good luck amateur critics of humanity, when you face that judge.

Voting vs. Driving

Can I hear an Amen up in here?

Laugh of the Day: Super Cafe - Bat Phone

Absolutely hilarious!  The following video premiered last week, and I just barely got around to watching it.  Superman and Batman are back in this hilarious How It Should Have Ended production.
In today's video, the guys are back in the Super cafe, and this time Batman insists he doesn't need the new iPhone, he's got a sweet BAT PHONE, and no one is going to convince him otherwise.  This is a definite Must Watch!

If you don't remember my previous post, "Laugh of the Day: Super Cafe - The Super Social Network," you can view it here.  In the video, Superman and Batman had posted Facebook updates and Batman thought Superman's updates were "coming across as a little arrogant".  It was OMG hilarious.

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 54 - Love The Panda

Did someone say Panda?  Who doesn't love Pandas as much as I do?  All they do is eat Bamboo all day, and lounge around - living the good life. LOL.  I spotted these pictures online last week and wanted to share them with you.

If you're curious to see Baby Panda go from 
this to this, 
then you'll enjoy the rest of the pics.  
Have fun!
You can view Baby Panda's continued age progression after the jump.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Issue No. 8

I couldn't have said it any better myself - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.  I started this series with a different premise, but overall, the message in this blog is still conveyed through art by the use of words.  
I fell in love with this piece of art, because it's so blatantly true.  If you focus on the solution - it will all come down to one word, Love.

It brought me great joy to share it with you, so please share away.

Winnie The Avengers and Winnie The Wolverine

Happy Tuesday to all of my readers!!!  

To start off the day, I thought I'd show you some awesome work from Charles Paul Wilson, III over at Deviantart.com.  He is an amazing artist, and the following images just proves it so.  He has taken a Winnie the Pooh approach to some iconic comic book characters and they are simply adorable;  Winnie the Hulk, Winnie the Avengers, Winnie the Wolverine are just a few he created.  Check them out below.

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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter