Proposal to Kill and Incinerate 80% of Sable Island Seals

The logic – or should I say skewed thought process in my opinion – is frightening. Because we’ve overfished and depleted the supply, thrown off the balance of nature, the next thing we do is kill the next species in line. It’s not the first time comparable acts have been … Continue reading

Whale Poop is Nature’s Perfect Carbon Offset

Life is messy, and I don’t just mean figuratively. Literal mess, muck, puke, and poop. We may like to distance ourselves from it as much as possible, but just as we all put our pants on one leg and a time, we all generate the stuff. And good thing we … Continue reading

BP Horror Show Continues – Yacht, Memo, Now Turtles Burned Alive

It just doesn’t seem to stop. Everyday there’s another horror, revelation, or uncovering of yet another lie, or misstatement of the truth if you want to be kind about it. I’m not so sure I do. Too many of BP’s actions, and inactions in other cases, have left me totally … Continue reading

$5 Bill – Worth $50,000 To $100,000 – Going to Auction

Talk about inflation, sort of. A five dollar bill in 1910 is now worth between $50,000 and $100,000. But not just any five dollar bill will do. It has to be the very first one ever issued by the Bank of Vancouver, which only operated from 1910 to 1914. It … Continue reading

Still More Info on Tobacco Testing on Animals

The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me. The worldwide instant communication with people you’d never otherwise come into contact with truly makes our world feel as small as we know it is. This was brought home to me again when I received an email just a few … Continue reading

$1 Million Coin – Worth $4 Million – Going to Auction

Talk about extremes. A couple of weeks or so ago I was talking about the dear little penny. Well, about as far away from that as you can get is the million dollar coin. Yep, turns out the Royal Canadian Mint made five of these gigantic coins in May 2007. … Continue reading

Tobacco Companies Still Testing on Dogs

I mentioned last week that I was going to be writing about some really horrific animal testing that was begin done by tobacco companies. Well, here it is. Horrible as it is to think about, I couldn’t let anymore time pass before writing about, and sharing this information. Vivisection can … Continue reading

Do Cents Make Sense?

Penny for your thoughts? Better make that at least a cent and a half – the cost of one penny. Those ubiquitous little brown coins that we don’t pick up off the ground, chuck into tip jars, or simply store way at home in other jars where they’re unlikely to … Continue reading

TV Ad Campaign Deemed Too Suggestive

Ah the invincibility of youth, or at least the perceived invincibility. And the incredulity of decision makers, advertisers and government officials in this case. But that feeling of being invincible, that sense of immortality that can come with youth, was reaffirmed in drinking and driving surveys of “young men [which] … Continue reading

Ocean Stats 19th Century Oceanographer Already Knew

Some things we just take for granted. We know the world is round, well spherical, but there was also a time when the we of yesteryear knew that the earth was flat. Well another thing I just took for granted was that we knew how deep and voluminous our oceans … Continue reading