National Animal Rights Day! …. Wise Up!!

~~May 31, 2014~~ 

“During the first weekend of June, with many others, I mourn the 57 BILLION Land Animals and the 1 TRILLION Aquatic Animals who are Killed Yearly for Food!

Along with the MILLIONS of others killed for fun, fashion, research and greed! 
National Animal Rights Day!”

The National Animal Rights Day (NARD), established by Our Planet. Theirs Too. in 2011, is an annual day observed in the US on the first weekend of June, for the purpose of giving a voice to animals and raising awareness for their rights, until these rights are established and protected by the law.

Since the dawn of humanity, the use and abuse of non-human animals have been part of human beings’ everyday lives. We have gotten accustomed to relying on animals for almost everything we do. And while we raise our children on animal books, puppets, films and television shows, we have devised well-oiled systems, unimaginable in their cruelty, to raise, kill, and use every part of these animals for all our needs: from food, to fashion, cosmetics, medicines, house hold items, labor, sports, and entertainment. When one examines the sheer magnitude of it, it’s unfathomable.

And it’s going on every day, every hour, every moment.

In the year 2014, on planet Earth, 6 million animals are killed in slaughterhouses around the world every 30 minutes. In the United States alone, 10 billion land animals and 20 billion sea animals are killed for food every year. An additional 10 million die in laboratories, and 3 million are killed for their skin and fur. It is estimated that another 200 million are killed by hunters.

That’s 80 million living beings a day!

If these animals could talk, their chorus of cries would drown out every other noise in the world. They would come from every farm, slaughterhouse, meat market, testing lab, breeding factory, fishing pond, hunting ground, circus, zoo, religious temple, pet store, city shelter, restaurant, and dinner table, in every home on every street. These individual beings, who have a soul, a unique character, a will to live, and a natural right to do so, are just like us: they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Some of them have feathers, some of them have fur, some of them have paws and some have tiny little legs. But they all share the very same thing we have in common too: they want to live. With their loved ones.

Happy and free.

The National Animal Rights Day was created to give a voice to these billions and billions of anonymous nameless beings. Once a year, on this day, around the US, we stop everything else, and remember them. We mourn their loss, express their pain through ours, and reach out on their behalf to anyone who has a heart to listen.

On this day we also celebrate the living animals who are part of our lives now, and the great strides that are made every year towards a cruelty-free, compassionate nation, for all beings.

This tradition will continue until the day when all animals could live on their own terms, with their families and offspring, happy and free. Until the day when these beautiful beings have equal rights to human beings on this planet. Until the day when human beings take responsibility and protect all animals, instead of harming them. Until that day, we will be here. Please join us.


We are ALL connected through NATURE!! 

Wise Up

~~The National Animal Rights Day~~

~~Published on Apr 3, 2014~~

From the opening ceremony of the 3rd National Animal Rights Day (NARD) in Los Angeles, Sunday June 9, 2013.

The 4th National Animal Rights Day will be this weekend. 

We ALL are ONE!!

Mrs. Brown’s Boys Series …. Orgasmic phone call!

~~May 31, 2014~~

I have a great friend who comes from Wales. Of course she likes all things British. One of her favorites is Mrs. Brown’s Boys. Now I find myself looking for her postings on Facebook about this show. 

I’ve found that anytime I need a good laugh, all I have to do is look for these videos. Guaranteed that your troubles will disappear for a while! 

Thank you, Welshie!!

Mrs. Brown’s Boys is a television sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O’Carroll and produced in the United Kingdom by BBC Scotland alongside companies BocPix and RTÉ. The titular character Agnes Brown is played by O’Carroll himself along with several close friends and family members making up the rest of the cast.

The show adopts an informal production style where production mistakes and tomfoolery, mostly instigated by O’Carroll, are edited into each episode. After being lambasted by critics, the show has become a ratings success in both Ireland, where it is set, and the United Kingdom, where it is recorded. It is also gaining increasingly higher ratings in Australia and Canada. Subsequently in 2012 it won three television comedy awards.

Mrs. Brown’s Boys was developed from O’Carroll’s works going back to the early 1990s. The character Agnes Browne appeared in stage plays, radio plays, books and straight-to-DVD films. For the sitcom, Agnes’ surname was shortened from Browne to Brown. The stage shows have continued and during February and March 2014 it toured around Australia.

Since its first broadcast on RTÉ One on 1 January 2011, 23 episodes have been produced across three series, including four Christmas specials. Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie is scheduled to be released on 27 June 2014.

~~Mrs Brown’s Orgasmic Phone Call~~

Mrs Brown’s Boys – Series 3 Episode 5 Preview – BBC One

~~Published on Jan 28, 2013~~

More about this programme:
Buster brings home a new smartphone that causes some interesting vibrations for Mrs Brown.

We ALL are ONE!! 

Poetry for today: Thin Line

The power of the written word!!


Thin Line

Thin line



I am stuck

Oh, it’s just my luck

Between good and evil

It will be fine


Most of my days

I am wandering


Between dark and light

Which wings are mine?


Some days

I am caught

Oh, how I fought

Between right and wrong

What a strange design


On my darkest days

I am struggling


Between sane and insane

It’s a very thin line…

Just Patty

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You can say no … no need to explain!!

~~May 31, 2014~~ 

Why We Find It Hard To Say “No”

To learn to say “No”, we have to first understand what’s resisting us about it. Below are common reasons why people find it hard to say no:

~You want to help~

You are a kind soul at heart. You don’t want to turn the person away and you want to help where possible, even if it may eat into your time.

~Afraid of being rude~

I was brought up under the notion that saying “No”, especially to people who are more senior, is rude. This thinking is common in Asia culture, where face-saving is important. Face-saving means not making others look bad (a.k.a losing face).

~Wanting to be agreeable~

You don’t want to alienate yourself from the group because you’re not in agreement. So you confirm to others’ requests.

~Fear of conflict~

You are afraid the person might be angry if you reject him/her. This might lead to an ugly confrontation. Even if there isn’t, there might be dissent created which might lead to negative consequences in the future.

~Fear of lost opportunities~

Perhaps you are worried saying no means closing doors. For example, one of my clients’ wife was asked to transfer to another department in her company. Since she liked her team, she didn’t want to shift. However, she didn’t want to say no as she felt it would affect her promotion opportunities in the future.

~Not burning bridges~

Some people take “no” as a sign of rejection. It might lead to bridges being burned and relationships severed.~~FULL READ/CREDIT/SOURCES~~

Once you have said no, turn away, go to your “secret” place and meditate. Relax, calm your soul and know that you did right by you. 


~~Narada – Deep Meditation~~

~~Uploaded on Jul 30, 2011~~


We ALL are ONE!! 


Something to think about …. trust me, it’s NOT all about you!!

~~May 31, 2014~~

In this current world of ours, with the available technology, it seems that we are living vicariously through social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, etc., were never meant to be that one and only way to gauge how our personal life is evolving, changing or thriving.

I need to confess that I’m too much connected to social media. I have been on Facebook, quite actively, since 2010. 

I use this platform to post thoughts I like which I feel may be interesting, inspirational or educational. I also use it to post my blog’s content. Never have I taken this platform to expose my personal feelings or current situations in my private life.

I play with it. I have fun with it. I enjoy it. 

However, lately it seems that there’s some “bad energy and vibes” around which are coloring the way that I use Facebook. I’ve had the need to “unfriend and block” because it was running amok and way out of control.

Thinking about this bring a song to mind. The lyrics may not match exactly, but you will get where association lies.

Because, not everything is about you!! 

~~Carly Simon – You’re So Vain~~

~~Published on Jan 17, 2012~~

Music video by Carly Simon performing You’re So Vain. (C) 2011 Iris Records

We ALL are ONE!! 

We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!! 

San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshal Launches LGBTI Africa Visa Campaign

Very proud of my friend Melanie …. she’s grand marshall!!


HOW can we COLOR OUR WORLD WITH PRIDE without our WORLD by our side?


Criminalizing Homosexuality in Africa –
Will not stop our us marching at San Francisco Pride 2014 

SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 31, 2014 – Melanie Nathan, a San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshal,  has started a campaign to bring approximately 20 LGBTI people to march with her, in the San Francisco Pride Parade, 2014.  The invited guests are from Uganda, The Gambia, Angola, South Africa, Cameroon, Namibia and Nigeria.

Nathan, a South African born attorney, U.S. citizen and founder of Private Courts a global  human rights advocacy firm,  isadvocating for the visas and asking the U.S. and international LGBT community to donate monies for visas, air tickets, transportation, accommodations and stipends for the guests.

A United States Senator has agreed to provide case support for the visas and a well known foundation has indicated it will…

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Song for Peace in Nigeria …. #BringBackOurGirls!

This is something so very important …. action is needed!!!

The WordPress Blogatorium

~~May 13, 2014~~

The Key Challenges To Peace In Nigeria

Nigeria is faced by various devastating political and socio-economic conditions, with about 250 multicultural ethnic nationalities.

Nigeria is plagued by religious, ethnic, communal and resource conflict. Large resources and benefits from oil wealth could not touch the lives of the people. Allegiances to ethnic groups come first before the Nigeria state. The recent resource control agitations in the Niger Delta have given birth to various militia groups. The rise of vigilante and separatist groups threatens the hard earned democracy, the growth and development and the coexistence of Nigeria as a nation.

Unfortunately democracy that seems to be a dream come true is fast turning a nightmare. The April 2007 polls which will mark the first change of government from an incumbent civilian government to another have been described as a test that will make or mar the largest country in…

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