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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Children Learn What They Live





Children Learn What They Live
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If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

By Dorothy Law Nolte (1924-2005)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Japan caught hunting whales in Southern Ocean

According to the Sea Shepherd Society, ships of the country of Japan have been found to be illegally hunting whales in the Southern Ocean.The Japanese are playing a dangerous game with ships of the Sea Shepherd Society as you can read in the blog post  "The Night Attack of the Yushins" which can be read by clicking on the following link:

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/03/05/the-night-attack-of-the-yushins-1350#.T1av8zZ8wVc.facebook

According to Captain Paul Watson:

“Captain Hammarstedt and his crew are bravely taking on the entire whaling fleet and keeping them on the run. There is no question that this is an exceedingly dangerous conflict but there is also no doubt that it is being highly effective. The Japanese whaling fleet’s kill quota will be greatly reduced this season and we are ready to return once again next season if they decide to continue their illegal slaughter of whales in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Australian Economic Exclusion Zone.”

It is great to hear that the "The whaling season will close within weeks due to the onslaught of the extreme Antarctic winter conditions.

Sea Shepherd Society keep up the good work!!
Check out the video of a night attack by the Japanese against the Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin by watching the following video:

Erwin Vermeulen found not guilty of all charges!

February 21, 2012

Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Erwin Vermeulen Found Not Guilty By Japanese Judge




Erwin Vermeulen Found Not Guilty By Japanese JudgeFebruary 22, 2012, Wakayama, Japan - In a very rare example of extreme bravery the Wakayama Court Judge presiding over the case of Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian volunteer Erwin Vermeulen, has declared the Dutch activist not guilty.  This outcome was completely unexpected from a justice system that boasts a 99% conviction rate.  In the Japanese court system there is a presumption of guilt, not of innocence.  There is no burden of proof for the prosecutor to bear; the defendant must prove his innocence.  Most defendants avoid this injustice by pleading guilty and begging forgiveness.  In the very few cases in which a person dares to declare their innocence, the judge usually decides the case in favor of the prosecutor.  The judge does not consider the facts or the evidence, but rather how embarrassing a loss might be for the prosecutor and how their own personal reputation may be harmed by an acquittal."

Source: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/02/21/sea-shepherd-cove-guardian-erwin-vermeulen-found-not-guilty-by-japanese-judge-1340

Congratulations on your acquittal Erwin!

Your Caturday Care Package has arrived. Do something in PURRticular that you enjoy...like pet a cat.


A friend posted this to facebook and I thought it was so cute I had to share it here,I hope you are a cat lover and you enjoyed looking at it :) .

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia



A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.