More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet.
In July of 2011, she was discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana at only a few weeks old. She was taken in as a rescue when it was clear that she would require special care. Since then BUB has become one of the most famous cats on planet.
She is a published author, a talk show host, the star of an award winning documentary, and has helped raise over $200,000 for animals in need.
Shortly after turning one year old, BUB was diagnosed with an exceptionally rare bone condition called osteopetrosis.
For more info about Lil Bub click on the link below
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”
Just Eat It is a 74-minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films in partnership with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network.
We all love food.
As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.
Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiration dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.
Fauna: An Adorable Blooper Reel of Penguins Slipping on Ice
For Penguin Fail, above, the filmmakers behind the BBC documentary Spy in the Huddle combed through their mountain of footage to capture the most awkward and hilarious moments. With nearly a million views since the video went live on YouTube earlier this month, they have a viral hit on their hands.
You might think that these aquatic birds would be surefooted on icy terrain but they slip and tumble just like us bipedal humans. Luckily, thanks to their round construction, they seem to bounce rather than collapse. Some even seem human when they recover: They collect themselves, shake it off, and then look around to see if anyone else noticed.
Some of the penguin’s-eye-view shots in the film might have been captured with the “snowball cam,” one of many “spycams” John Downer Productions used in the making of the film.
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have counter-shaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers.
Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.
Although all penguin species are native to the Southern Hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos penguin, lives near the equator.
This Video Exposes The Truth About Our Corrupt World And What Humanity Has Become
”If we all look at our inner most desire, we will see our dreams are not so different. We share a common goal – Happiness. We tear apart the world looking for joy, without ever looking within ourselves”
This is a short documentary film made by Spencer Cathcart questioning our freedom, the education system, corporations, money, the American capitalist system, the US government, world collapse, the environment, climate change, genetically modified food, and our treatment of animals.
I urge you to listen it the whole way through. If everyone in the world would hear every word in this video and then act upon their feelings the world would change overnight.
At this moment you can be anywhere, doing anything. Instead you sit alone before a screen. So what is stopping us from doing what we want, being where we wanna be?
Each day we wake up in the same room, following the same path to live the same day as yesterday. Yet at one time, each day was a new adventure. Along the way something changed. Before, our days were timeless, now our days are scheduled. Is this what it means to be grownup, to be free, but are we really free? Food, water and land, the very elements we need to survive are owned by corporations.
If you try to take what earth provides you’ll be locked away, so we obey their rules.
Exposing the truth about our corrupt world and what humanity has become
This is a short documentary film I made and wrote questioning our freedom, the education system, corporations, money, the American capitalist system, the US government, world collapse, the environment, climate change, genetically modified food, and our treatment of animals.
Iron Dragon – Alliance
Dynasty – Initiative – CMX
Above All – Petteri Sainio
Fringe Authority – Fan Boys – CMX
Immediate Music – Overcome Anything
Confidential Music – Paradise Lost
Heart of the Rebellion – Fan Boys – CMX
History of Veterans Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
Lolita is a 20-foot-long (6 m), 7,000 pounds (3,200 kg) orca who has lived at the Miami Seaquarium for over 40 years
Many years ago, I visited Miami. One of the highlights of the trip was to go to the Miami Seaquarium to see Lolita’s show. How naive I was at the time!
After that, several times, I’ve visited two of the Sea World Parks: Orlando and San Diego.
“Lolita …. slave to entertainment”
Man versus nature; in the summer of 1970 a barbaric hunt kills five orca whales and destroys the lives of countless others. Six young orcas are ripped away from their family, sold to marine parks, and shipped across the world to enter into a life of slavery. Three decades later only one survives. And she just so happens to be Miami’s biggest performer.
“Lolita: Slave to Entertainment” is a stirring wake up call. For those who have visited a marine park, for those who think they might do so in the future, and for those who simply wish to know the truth about performing marine mammals, this film is a ‘must see.'”
~~James Laveck Tribe of Heart~~
(Producer of the award winning doc. The Witness)
On August 8, 1970 Lolita was caught in Penn Cove, Puget Sound, WA. She was one of seven young whales sold to marine parks around the world from a roundup of over 80 orcas conducted by Ted Griffin and Don Goldsberry, partners in a capture operation known as Namu, Inc. Tokitae, as she was originally named, was purchased by Seaquarium veterinarian Dr. Jesse White for about $6,000 (the referenced article reports $20,000). On arriving to the Seaquarium Lolita joined another Southern Resident Orca named Hugo who was captured some time before Lolita and had lived in the park two years before her arrival. Tokitae was renamed Lolita “after the heroine in Vladimir Nabokov’s novel by The News.”
She and Hugo lived together for 10 years in what is known as the Whale Bowl, a tank 60-by-80-foot (18 by 24 m) by 20 feet (6 m) deep. Even though the pair mated many times (once to the point of suspending shows) the two never produced any offspring. Hugo died March 4, 1980 after repeatedly smashing his head into the walls of the tank in what has been described as an act of suicide. Since then, Lolita has lived in the Whale Bowl together with a pair of Pacific White Sided dolphins.
Lolita has suffered in the same barren tank at the Miami Seaquarium for close to 44 years. She lives a solitary life, performing in depressing daily shows for tourists. Her tank is the smallest for an Orca in North America, and despite being in violation of the Animal Welfare Act, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has yet to acknowledge these glaring discrepancies.
Lolita was captured from the waters of Washington State where her mother “Ocean Sun” and extended family (L-Pod) still live (Ocean Sun shown in video at 3:54). L-Pod is a resident group of orcas which researchers have sighted regularly over many decades. The key factor standing between reunion of Lolita with her pod has been refusal by the Miami Seaquarium owners to allow for her retirement.
Marine mammal experts have proposed a plan (http://savelolita.org/the-plan) in which Lolita would be transferred to a coastal sea pen, and, once she re-learns the skills necessary for survival, rejoin her family in the wild. Even if it is determined that Lolita is unable to recover from the years spent alone in a tank, she deserves to live as natural a life as possible.
Lolita was abducted in 1970, she has lived most of her life in solitary confinement in a tiny tank at the Miami SeaQuarium. It’s time to retire Lolita! Please visit orcanetwork.org, aldf.org, hope4lolita.com, savelolita.org, savelolita.com, orcaproject.wordpress.com and peta.org to learn more.
Freedom to Marry’s Roadmap to Victory is the three track strategy to end marriage discrimination in the United States. Since 2004 a growing number of states and the District of Columbia have ended same sex couple exclusion from marriage. By winning more states, we’ll prove that families are helped and no one is harmed. Marriage matters to gay families and together we’ll transform momentum by asking our friends and family to stand for the Freedom to Marry.
I frequently find myself browsing the internet, looking through Facebook postings and visiting YouTube for any interesting videos to post.
I found one video that I would like to share with you tonight.
Some of you many know that I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I was born in 1950 … there, now you know my age.
At that time, Puerto Rico was a possession of the United States as a bounty after the Spanish American war.
On November 25, 1897, Spain’s central government in Madrid granted the island the Autonomic Charter, giving the Province of Puerto Rico more sovereignty over its local affairs. Thus, Puerto Rico became an overseas autonomous province in full equality with the other provinces of the Spanish nation.
But in 1898, Spain was forced by the United States to cede the island following the Spanish–American War, under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.
In 1917, the U.S. granted citizenship to Puerto Ricans. In 1948, Puerto Ricans were given the right to elect their own governor. In 1952, under request by the United States, a local territorial constitution was adopted and ratified by the electorate. Under the tenets of the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act, residents of the island are still subject to the plenary jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
Since the “creation” of “It Is What It Is” in March 2013, we have always ended all posts with this phrase: “We ALL are ONE!! …. because we are.
We all come from one Source. This Source can be called by many names. Our origins are the same. The human anatomy is the same. The physical characteristics may vary but at the deep genetic level we are the same. The color of our skin, the texture of our hair, the facial features, the needs, the desires …. may vary. Deep at the cellular level, we are the same.
We Are All One! This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet. Please watch and share! We are the first generation to determine the life or death of the planet we have inherited. It is time to unite on a global scale.
Join One Person Can Make A Difference Lets build a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human and animal rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.
~~We Are All One~~
~An Inspiring Short Film To Watch~
~~Uploaded on Oct 12, 2009~~
This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet.
Visit the website … Upload the file and spread the word!
We want to change the global markets to protect the future of our beautiful world. Every single person should make aware choices to contribute to help our environment.
We want to encourage everyone! Spread the understanding that everyone has an individual power to make a difference, we are the consumers in this world, what we don’t buy, doesn’t sell.
Please help us carry this message to various media, including the major TV networks. This is the lesson we all must learn and pass on to our children. We are privileged to put your compassion into action.
Oren Lyons, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American, indigenous rights, united nations, Indian, Prophecy, Planet earth, nature, activism, we are all one.
~~We Are All One~~
~A Short Film … updated version~
~~Published on Mar 16, 2014~~
“We are the voice of every living thing there is.” Thank you Sandlephon.
Narrators of We Are All One: Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Oren Lyons and Russell Means. Native American words of wisdom and our link to all life and the future of our planet.
Whether you know it or not, like it or not, want it or not, we are engaged in a struggle that concerns every living being on our planet, the human spirit, and defending the earth against further environmental destruction. All life is sacred and a beautiful gift that must be respected and protected at all cost.
Earth’s dependence on fossil fuels, coal mining, fracking and nuclear plants are not needed at all. Yet the powers that be continue to keep humanity chained to dirty energy, create wars for it, destroy the environment, poison ground water and harm Mother Earth so we can continue using the same old techniques that generate trillions of dollars for those at the top of the energy industry. This can’t go on.
We need to change things now, not in 2015, 2020, 2030 – NOW!
The future of our planet and all life depend on it.