August 25, 2007
Camp Jesus is a summer camp. But unlike typical summer camps where American kids play & have fun, in Camp Jesus children were preached to.
Children as young as five crying, looking for salvation (at 5?!?!?), worshipping to a Bush cut-out, wielding plastic weapons, enacting war against the Muslims. That IS disturbing.
Camp Jesus is run by Pastor Becky Fischer whose Christian stand is a straight up “either you are with us or against us.” It is clear that her agenda is – indoctrinate these children to become the warriors in the name Christ, to fight and die for Christianity. Her excuse – because the Muslims doing the same.
Read more about Camp Jesus on Yawning Bread.
Note: Camp Jesus will screened exclusively in GV Vivocity starting 23 August 2007. It has been rated M18 without cuts.
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi.
August 13, 2007
Now here’s an article you will never find in any Singapore papers.
August 12, 2007
Good & easy tips from Treehugger.com although a somes tips & suggestions are more applicable to the States than Singapore.
1. Adopt from a shelter
Pet breeders have only one goal in mind—to raise large quantities of purebred animals for profit. They’ve also been pilloried for misdeeds such as overbreeding, inbreeding, poor veterinary oversight, lousy food and living conditions, overcrowding, and culling of unwanted animals. Why buy when you can adopt? Love knows no pedigree.
2. Spay or neuter your pet
We don’t need any more homeless animals than we already have. As a bonus, spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by eliminating the possibility of uterine, ovarian, and testicular cancer, and decreasing the incidence of prostate disease.
3. Rein in your pets; protect native wildlife
Always keep your dog on a leash when outside, and confine your feline indoors. Two out of three vets, according to the Humane Society of America, recommend keeping cats indoors, because of the dangers of cars, predators, disease, and other hazards. The estimated average life span of a free-roaming cat is less than three years; an indoors-only cat gets to live an average of 15 to 18 years. If kitty needs to heed the call of the wild, an outdoor cat enclosure is a good compromise.
4. Swap out the junk food
Most conventional pet-food brands you find at the supermarket consist of reconstituted animal by-products, otherwise known as low-grade wastes from the beef and poultry industries—you know, inedibles you wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot fork. In fact, the animals used to make many pet foods are classified as “4-D,” which is really a polite way of saying “Dead, Dying, Diseased, or Down (Disabled)” when they line up at the slaughterhouse. Unless that can of Chicken ‘N Liver Delite explicitly states that it contains FDA-certified, food-grade meat, you should know that its contents are considered unfit for human consumption—but apparently good enough for your cat or pooch.
Now, since nutrition is one of the key determinants of health and resistance to disease, ideally you’ll want your pet’s chow to be comparable in quality with what we would eat.
5. Clean up their poop
Scoop up your doggie doo in biodegradable poop bags so your buddy’s No. 2 isn’t immortalized in a plastic bag, while deep-sixed in a landfill somewhere for hundreds of years. Cat owners should avoid clumping clay litter at all costs. Not only is clay strip-mined (bad for the planet), but the clay sediment is also permeated with carcinogenic silica dust that can coat little kitty lungs (bad for the cat). Plus, the sodium bentonite that acts as the clumping agent can poison your cat through chronic ingestion through their fastidious need to groom. Because sodium bentonite acts like expanding cement—it’s also used as a grouting, sealing, and plugging material—it can swell up to15 to18 times their dry size and clog up your cat’s insides. Eco-friendly cat litters avoid these problems; a happy cat is a cat that doesn’t claw your face off.
Read more about clay clumping litter here.
6. Give them sustainable goods
Your furry friends can get in on some saving-the-planet goodness, too—and have plenty of fun—with toys made from recycled materials or sustainable fibers (sans herbicides or pesticides) such as hemp.
7. Use natural pet-care and cleaning products
You don’t use toxic-chemical-laced shampoos and beauty products, so lather up your cats and dogs (or ferrets, rabbits, or hamsters—we don’t judge) with natural pet-care products, as well. And if your cat horks up a hairball, or Fifi doesn’t make it all the way to the bathroom, clean up the mess with cleaning products that are as gentle on the planet as they are on your critters’ delicate senses.
8. Pets, not fads
Sure, everyone’s ovaries ping when they see a five-year-old moppet cradle a tiny chick or a bunny during Easter, but nature dictates that baby bunnies grow up into rabbits, and little chicks into full-size chickens. Unless everyone involved understands that a pet is a long-term commitment that involves demands on both their time and money, you’re better off giving the kid a stuffed animal. Impulse buying (say, rushing out an grabbing the next available Dalmatian puppy after watching 101 Dalmatians) isn’t a good idea, either, as the large numbers of fad dogs that pass through shelters (often to their death) can attest. Repeat after us—especially you, Paris Hilton: Pets are not fads or fashion accessories.
9. Melt the ice, nicely
Use a child- and pet-safe deicer such as Safe Paw’s environmentally friendly Ice Melter. Rock salt and salt-based ice-melting products, which kids and animals might accidentally ingest, can cause health problems, while contaminating wells and drinking supplies.
10. Tag your pet
It might be a stretch to call inserting an electronic ID chip into your pet an eco-friendly move, but losing your buddy causes extreme emotional distress that turns you into nobody’s friend. Then there’s the paper waste from printing out Missing posters, the fuel cost of driving around your neighborhood trying to find them, the phone bill as you bawl your eyes out to everyone you know … well, you get the idea. Ask your vet for more info. For hanging tags, check out these recyclable (and recycled) aluminum ID tags and these WaggTaggs made from recycled silver – Chaos say keep your cats indoor at all times!
Treehugger offers more How-To-Go-Green tips in your daily life.
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August 10, 2007
This is Sunshine. A couple of months ago, I found this kitten sitting at the foot of a group of very loud aunties under one of my opposite block of flats.
Although he did seemed a little out of place amongst the aunties but he wasn’t afraid nor shy either. When I picked him up & asked the aunties if he belonged to anyone, one aunty quickly said “not mine! not mine! no mother no father one! you take him!”
True enough, I did a walk around the next few blocks, I found no traces of any cat families. I made a call to Foster Mom to check if there is a vacancy in the cattery. Luckily enough there was.
Sunshine was about a month old then & he seemed quite contented to remain inside my handbag while I took him on tour around the blocks, cross the overhead bridge & back to my place before Damy takes him to Foster Mom’s.
He was puny little thingy with ATTITUDE & ENERGY. In fact, he is a picture of a very happy energizer rabbit – hence the name Sunshine 🙂
To cut the long story short, Sunshine was adopted by V & his family a couple of weeks back in an adoption drive organised by Foster Mom.
A happy ending for a happy cat. The last email I received from V “Sunshine is a happy little naughty boy in my house. He loves cataching our feet when we walk pass.”