SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS…


 

So this is Christmas and what have we done?
Seeking eternal happiness or just having fun?
Undying commitment or just riding the fences?
Seeing true light or through rose colored lenses?
Opening our hearts or deluding with pretences?
Hating distant neighors or loving Earth as one?
Only the present or the past and future tenses?
Mired in the old or has the new world begun?
These are the questions beyond our five senses
giving us purpose under the stars and the sun.

by Anthony Marr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTkbLeabfRA

 
 

VEGAN POLICE


I was on my motorcycle, with the letter “V” on its side fairing, stopped at a red light, when another motorcycle, with the letters “VP” on its tank, pulled along side me.

The rider shouted over at me, “WHAT DOES THE ‘V’ STAND FOR?”

“For ‘Vegan’, and for ‘Victory’.” I answered. “And you ‘VP’?”

“FOR ‘VEGAN POLICE’!”

“Wow!”

“HOW VEGAN ARE YOU?”

“I’d say about 99%.”

“THEN YOU ARE NOT VEGAN AT ALL!”

“And you are 100% vegan?”

“DO YOU DOUBT ME?”

“I know you’re not.”

“HOW DARE YOU!!!”

“Well, maybe you can enlighten me. How much time do you spend on attaining your first 99%?”

“HARDLY ANY TIME AT ALL!”

“And on attaining your last 1%?”

“99% OF MY TIME, AND WORTH EVERY SECOND OF IT! WHAT IS YOUR POINT!?”

“Hey, nice bike by the way. Synthetic seat?”

“NO LEATHER, IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE ASKING!”

“Its frame?”

“COLD HARD STEEL, STRAIGHT FROM THE GROUND.”

“And the switches?”

“PLASTIC, FROM PETROLEUM.”

“And the tires?”

“RUBBER, FROM TREES.”

He should know that none of these are vegan in their manufacturing processes.

The light turned green, and he laid rubber on the asphalt, which is not vegan either.

His Holier-than-thou attitude, however, probably involved no animal product at all, except perhaps some testosterone.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
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Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
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“… ALL OPPRESSION SHALL CEASE…”?


 

Of all the Christmas songs, my top favorite is [O HOLY NIGHT], by lightyears. Musically, I rank it as a masterpiece, and I play the song year round.

Plus, it is meaningful, infinitely more so than “jingle bells” I’d say, honoring the birth of one of the most courageous people in the history of the world. 

But it is not perfect. There is a glitch in the lyric somewhere. Every time I come across a certain line, I shake my head in disbelief. The line says, “… and in His name all oppression shall cease…”

Really? Let me offer a proof of its fallacy. The attached picture depicts Giordano Bruno being taken to the stake to be burnt alive, in 1600AD, and that was after 8 years of imprisonment and daily/nightly torture – for teaching the Copernican model that it was not the Sun that revolved around the Earth, as the Church then maintained, but the Earth around the Sun, as we now know to be the truth.

And pray tell: How many women were burnt at the stake as “witches” during those three horrid centuries (15th, 16th and 17th) of the Dark Ages?

Sure, it can be argued that it was in the past, but what about “JESUS HATES FAGS!”, which I just saw on the internet last week?

To acquit myself from blasphemy, it was/is not the fault of Jesus himself, but of his followers.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE) 
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
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DEER-VEHICLE COLLISIONS


 

 

I posted this pic a while back and someone asked me why didn’t the motorist avoid the deer. Through my 7 Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE-tours) throughout the US, each covering 30-44 states over 4-7 months, I’ve seen hundreds of dead deer along highways. Let me tell you, deer dash out onto to the road without warning, and when you see them, it’d be too late.

Often, deer do so during the hunting season, being spooked by hunters in the woods. Also, hunters need/want 10 million plus deer for hunting purposes and deliberately boost deer populations by these numbers by means of rich food plots. This causes 100 extra human fatalities year after year, and the hunters know it. And yet, their blood lust drives them to do it. I call it pre-meditated mass murder.

I have narrowly missed deer on my motorcycle more than once, and each time, it was by some cosmic grace that I survived. Here is a short video of a near miss. You will see how close it was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuiRyOKufE&feature=share&list=PL2D91904FC6DD

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE) 
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
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ANCIENT TRADITIONS COULD BE REVERED, BUT SHOULD BE ABHORRED


 

There is an article from New Delhi today titled: “OUTRAGE GROWS IN INDIA OVER GANG RAPE ON BUS”. Before I share it with you, let me first tell you a personal story.

From 1996-1999, I went to India three times to work in the Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks to help save the Bengal tiger from extinction (the third serving as the background of my book [OMNI-SCIENCE and the Human Destiny]).

Let me first say that there are many things I love about India, but were I a woman rather than a man, I would love it a little less. 

The female volunteers I brought with me, all Caucasian, would not go to the nearby towns on their own without a male escort, and they felt the same about all the towns and cities we had travelled through across the country.

Once, while crossing a busy intersection in New Delhi, I heard a woman’s voice calling, “Excuse me!” 

I looked behind me, and saw a Caucasian woman, about 30, in T-shirt and jeans, who had passed me from the opposite direction, looking directly at me. “You are not Indian by any chance, are you?” she said earnestly.

“No, I’m a Chinese Canadian,” I said.

“Thank goodness! Would you mind walking me back to my hotel please?”

“How far?” I asked, somewhat wary.

“About two kilometres.”

That would take me back ten blocks in the wrong direction. “Why?”

“I’m sorry to inconvenience you, but I’ve been sexually harassed like you won’t believe.”

“And you’re from?”

“Toronto.”

I checked my watch. I had the time. So I agreed.

In the first block, I noticed how the men loitering along the street unabashedly staring at us. This was not exactly new to me, since I had received the same disconcerting attention everywhere I went on account of my long hair and foreign appearance. But this time, the stares were directed mostly at my companion, often tinted with sneers.

This piqued my curiosity. “Hey, I have an idea. How don’t you walk ahead of me by, say, 10 metres. I want to see what will happen. Don’t you worry. If thing get out of hand, I will intervene.”

She was game for that. Sure enough in the next block, she was verbally harassed, along sexual lines, no less than three times, and in the middle of the block that followed, two men physically approached her. I did have to intervene.

And this was in the historical background of wives being required to voluntarily lie down next to their deceased husbands to be burnt alive on his funeral pyre, and the still prevalent (though recently made illegal) wife-burnings on account of insufficient dowry – to the unofficial figure of about 10,000 per year throughout the country. 

These, in my humble opinion, are present social ailments stemming from the cultural maladies of the past.

And having spent enough time in various cultures (China, Canada, America, Africa, India and Japan), I see this as a universal situation not specific to any one country. 

Ancient traditions could be revered, but should also be abhorred.

Now, the article.

“NEW DELHI (AP) — The hours-long gang-rape and near-fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country Wednesday as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women.

In the streets and in Parliament, calls rose for stringent and swift punishment against those attacking women, including a proposal to make rapists eligible for the death penalty. As the calls for action grew louder, two more gang-rapes were reported, including one in which the 10-year-old victim was killed…”

For the rest of the story, read:
http://news.yahoo.com/outrage-grows-india-over-gang-rape-bus-142705241.html?grcc2=88068fa9722787dc616a84507cb56a7a~1356013798260~494d6e560c95708877ba0eff211c02f3~b569c9bebdb5c908de001e33be32f2f2~1356013798258~570~0~0~0~0~0~0~0~2~22~10~44~-1~3254625345441277499~~~

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE) 
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org 
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COLLAPSE OF BIOSPHERE WITHIN ONE GENERATION


This diagram is from a video of a speech by Prof. Guy MacPherson of the U. of Arizona. Unless you are illiterate, or in denial, or in a “positive” state of oblivious bliss, this diagram alone should knock your socks off. But even it represents understatements in every case, because the methane feedback loop was not factored into the computations.

In short, the phytoplankton in the ocean, which supports the entire marine food pyramid as well as regenerate 50% of the world’s oxygen supply, cannot withstand a 4 degrees Celsius temperature rise, due to both the heat and the acidity. The plants on land, responsible for the other 50%, likewise, though somewhat less so. Above a 4C temperature rise, life on Earth will by and large be extinguished.

Even without factoring in the methane feedback loop, the latest linear estimate still pegs +4C within 3 decades. With it factored in, one latest estimate pins +4C within one decade. Good bye children, good bye biosphere, Good bye world-as-we-know-it.

Prof. MacPherson’s speech does end on a “positive” note of sorts, what I have touched upon in an earlier blog of mine, that the coming Global Economic Collapse will slow down the Global Ecological Collapse a little, by drastically reducing the human population, halting fossil fuels combustion, terminating the planet-destroying status quo, and buying our children a little time to seek a solution to Runaway Global Heating.

Keep your heads in the sand if it will keep you happy, bash “doomsday prophets” again if it will make you feel superior, but for those truly concerned about life on Earth and our children’s future, this video is a must.

http://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/only-economic-collapse-will-prevent-runaway-global-climate-change/

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
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EAST-WEST WISDOM PARALLEL


There is a Western saying, “BURN THE BRIDGE BEHIND YOU AFTER CROSSING IT.”There is a Chinese saying, “SINK YOUR INVASION FLEET AFTER IT HAS LANDED.”

They have the same meaning: CUT OFF YOUR RETREAT ROUTE, SO THAT YOUR ONLY OPTION IS TO ADVANCE.

It is an idiomatic way of defining DETERMINATION. It is DO OR DIE.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
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