If you don’t do anything else today, watch this video. It’s worth the few minutes of your day to get some real perspective on life. That’s all I’ll say about it, if nothing else, take something away with you from this video.
If you have time, take a look at the original article on CNN.com here
Narayanan Krishnan was a bright, young, award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. But a quick family visit home before heading to Europe changed everything.
“I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food,” Krishnan said. “It really hurt me so much. I was literally shocked for a second. After that, I started feeding that man and decided this is what I should do the rest of my lifetime.”
Japan is currently facing one of the worst natural disasters in history, and despite being a socially and economically strong country, everyone needs help sometimes. Please do what you can do help Japan either in your own way, or by visiting the links below which show how you can donate to Japan. We’ll be updating the list as time goes on, and if you have any other resources we should list please leave them in the comments. Thank you!
Text QUAKE to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army
Text MED to 80888 to donate $10 to the International Medical Corps
Text JAPAN to 864233 to donate $10 to UNICEF
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to The Red Cross
Long story short here, an undercover investigation of Smithfield Foods factory farm revealed horrendous conditions. Their pigs are mistreated, abused, and ‘grown’ in horrendous conditions using ‘gestation crates’. Please read the full article from Yahoo! here.
I’m not a vegetarian, I do eat meat, but regardless of their purpose animals must be treated fairly and humanely. Whether they are pets,working animals, wild animals, or animals bred for food, their time on this Earth must be spent in humane, sanitary, comfortable conditions. The treatment Smithfield shows its animals is simply unacceptable.
Smithfield claimed in 2007 that they were going to stop the inhumane practice of using gestation crates, but two years later reversed course because they were losing money. Proof that they are just another money hungry, heartless corporation concerned not with what’s right, but with what makes them the most money.
Take a look at the undercover video shot over the period of 30 days. And please boycott all Smithfield products. Paula Deen, it’s time for you to drop your support for Smithfield.
There’s a lot of people out there who complain a lot about the way things are done in this country. And I’m not saying that everything is perfect here. It probably never will be. But this I can assure you, it’s damn near close to perfect when you compare us to the way things are in some other parts of the world.
Jump over to Russia. Take a read of this article I came across on Yahoo!
To sum it up, it’s about plans to build a new highway through an ancient forest. The plan upset many people who feel that the ancient forest should not be harmed. There were protests and news articles in objection to the highway. But from the other side (the supporters of the highway through the forest, who are most likely filled to the brim with corruption, and who will benefit financially from its construction) there were beatings, cracked skulls, broken bones, killed family pets, cars set on fire, lost limbs, and even brain damage imposed on journalists who wrote in opposition.
This bottom lines it for me. I’m incredibly thankful that I live in the USA. A place where I can protest the destruction of a forest without being beaten for it.
There are a lot of things to consider when you try to analyze the true cost of something. Printing photos is one of those things. However, the friendly folks over at www.howtogeek.com put together a handy spreadsheet that gets you to the bottom line a little faster. It basically involves punching in a few numbers in a few columns and seeing what you come up with.
And a direct link to the spreadsheet is here. Although I strongly recommend reading the article first.
There are some things you should think about when filling out the spreadsheet. First, if you price your ink at local stores you’re going to pay a lot more per tank. Check out Amazon.com for decent prices on ink. Second, consider buying ink in a multipack. For example, for my Canon i960 printer, the 6 tanks are $10.82 each. However, if I buy the combination 6 pack of ink tanks that brings my cost down to $8.99 per tank which is a significant savings.
The bottom line? There are some places, both online and locally where you can get great prints for around $.10 – $.15per print. That’s could be significantly less than your printer can make prints for. Shop around and see what you can find.
Keep in mind however, that there are certain instances, where the printer (with cartridges) can cost LESS than the cartridges alone! If your printer cost you less than $50, you might find that buying a brand new printer can cost the same or less than just buying replacement ink. Go figure. (Also keep in mind that this is a significantly less eco-friendly way to reload your ink, and if you do choose this method, please recycle your old printer or better yet give it to someone who could use it or may not be able to afford to buy one.)