I like my fish cooked. Not only cooked, but long since dead, with the head and all the other junk removed. I could barely stomach watching this video of a fish that was still alive after being partially cooked – and then eaten… while the poor think continues to gasp for air.
I realize that in the wild, animals eat other animals while they are still alive, so the fact that they are eating a live fish does not disturb me – the fact that it has been deep-fried and is still alive – well, that’s just in-humane.
I have never seen a bear deep fry and then eat a still live salmon…
I saw this today and found it incredible. An unreal experience for a National Geographic photographer and his encounter with a giant leopard seal. Amazing how an animal that appears so potentially dangerous can be so kind and nurturing.
The Swine Flu, Bird Flu, and many others. All just a government conspiracy. Sure these viruses exist, but why? They are all created by the drug companies for profit. These drug companies, working along side the government create viruses and their vaccines right along with them. They then release the virus, and when the public is good and scared, they release the vaccine and rake in the money. The viruses act as a biological weapon against countries that can not afford the vaccine.
They use the viruses not only as a form of mass profit, and it works.
Okay, I don’t really believe this, although I do admit it may be possible. I was reading recently in Discover magazine about a battle with who “owns” the rights to the H5N1 (bird flu). Biological material as intellectual property is a hot issue, and has been around for a while. Indonesia is fighting for the rights – it’s a rather confusing battle, and one that you can read about on page 40 of the December issue of Discover.
But when reading the article, it got me thinking, that while they most likely do not do this, what is stopping these multi-billion-dollar drug companies from creating a virus or disease, and the cure at the same time, then infecting a bunch of people and selling them the cure for profit. The technology is certainly there, and while this is probably not happening, it is also certainly far from impossible.
If you are ever looking to buy something buy it from Costco. Why? Cause they will let you return anything giving you the comfort you would not get elsewhere.
On Aug 10, my wife and I bought an HP mini Netbook. We thought it would come in handy. While this is not a review of the Netbook, I will tell you that we simply found the small size incredibly awkward for normal use, and the lack of an optical drive made life difficult at times (something I thought would not be an issue). We thought we would use it all the time but ended up barely using it all. Just last week or so ago it started to have major problems. Whenever we would try to boot it up it would hang on the HP Logo screen, and would require several On-Off switches, and popping the battery in and out a few times, before it would eventually boot up – not good. We were starting to regret having spend the $400+ on it.
I dug up our receipt for warranty purposes and found that it had been 95 days since we bought it. Turns out Costco has a 90 day return policy! So we figured, rather then sending it away to be fixed on warranty, we’d try returning it and wash our hands of this Netbook experience. I called Costco, explained the situation and that we were just a few days past the return policy expiry, and they said to bring it back, no problem.
So that’s what we did, we took it back, and they refunded our money in full with no questions, problems, or anything. What other business would do that? I can guarantee Future Shop and many of the other big box stores would never do such a thing!
Over the years my wife and I have spent thousands of dollars at Costco. We’ve bought mostly groceries, but also some big ticket items like tires and electronics. This fantastic customer service is just one reason we keep going back. By allowing us to return the Netbook, it just helps solidify our patronage to the store, and almost guarantees to them that they will recoup the small amount of profit they would have made from us had they not taken back the laptop.
Ever since I was a little kid, as far back as I can remember, I have loved Lego’s. While I haven’t sat down to play with them for a rather long time, they are sitting in a bin in our closet just waiting for my daughter (who is still too young), and other not yet to be conceived children to play with them. (That is when I will get my turn again without it being weird).
Today I saw a video of a pop up book made entirely out of Lego – while it is only a one page book, it is beyond cool. I can’t imagine being able to create this – even if you forget about the pop-up part, building this as is would take some incredible talent.
The whole Prop 8 vote etc is long since old news, but I had not seen this video before yesterday and thought I would share it. I have to say I agree with just about everything Keith Olbermann says.
I see no problem at all with allowing same sex couples to marry – trying to prevent this, and take away their rights is a joke. What difference does it make to me, or any other straight couple out there if two women, or two men decide to get married? None. It does not impact my life one bit in any way shape or form. I am certain that in my life time this is something that we will look back at and wonder why it was ever disallowed, just like inter-racial marriages – its hard to believe that a black person could not marry a white person only 40 some-odd years ago.
Lets move in the right direction and give everyone the same rights once and for all.
I contemplated whether or not I should post this video to my blog. Typically I try to keep things fairly family friendly but sometimes I come across something either really funny, or really controversial that I just have to post it.
The following video is a weird case. I found it quite funny, and very stupid at the same time. While at times it made me laugh, I really don’t know what to think about it. SO I leave it to you. Watch, and vote below on what you think about this video.
WARNING: This video is not suitable for children or my grandmother – or even my mom for that matter. If you are family, please don’t be ashamed of me for posting this.