Thursday, September 30, 2010


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
 is a non-profit animal rights group that uses sesationalism to get attention. PETA claims to liberate all animals from testing, food production and even homes where they are kept as pets so they can live free lives.

1. There are 2 million members of PETA in the world.

2. in 2009, PETA impounded 2,366 animals:
  • <span> </span>2,301 were killed.
  • <span> </span>8 were adopted.                        ...that's a 97% kill rate.
3. But, not anywhere close to 2006's numbers:

  • 1960 cats impounded- 1942 killed (99% kill rate)
  • 1030 dogs impounded- 988 killed (96% kill rate)

4. From 2000-2009, PETA killed 21,537 animals.
  • OVER 2,000 A YEAR!!!
  • OVER 5 PER DAY!!!
5. PETA kills any animal it deems "UN-ADOPTABLE"
<span> </span>They have no specified criteria for this designation.

6. PETA's annual budget is $33 million.
  • Less than 1% is spent on actually helping animals.
  • Majority is spent on Ad Campaigns, including very expensive, but rejected Superbowl Ads. 
  • They have donated $70,000 to Rodney Coronado, convicted arsonist.
  • and thousands of more dollars to convicted bombers, thieves and whale boat attackers.
7. PETA has protested:
  • KFC
  • The Beef Industry
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Groundhog Day
  • SeaWorld
  • World Of Warcraft
  • P. Diddy
  • NASA
8. They have long-standing ties to:
  • The Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation front.
  • The FBI classifies these two as "SERIOUS DOMESTIC TERRORIST THREATS"

9. PETA spokespeople are often HYPOCRITICAL:
  • Jenna Jameson has been photographed wearing LEATHER.
  • Kimora Lee uses FUR clothing in her fashion line.
  • Pamela Anderson drives cars with LEATHER interiors.
10. PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk admitted to KILLING THOUSANDS of animals at shelters to prevent them from being abused.
  • She killed dozens a day in the 1970's
  • She was STERILIZED at the age of 22 because she opposes giving birth. (kind of off point but I'm putting it here). 

How to Tie a Tie

Get it right people, don't be that same old boring guy who wears his tie the same way every single day. This guide has made me have a different way of tying mine everyday :D
Happy Posting.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stumbled upon this the other day and was very interested in its content. Humorous illustrations here show us the possible future of human technologies. Happy posting. :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Estimated times of the disappearances of Man's traces:

  • Immediately- Most endangered species start recovering
  • 24-48 hours- light polution ended
  • 3 months- Air pollution (nitrogen and sulfur oxides) lessens
  • within 10 years- Methane in atmosphere gone
  • Within 20 years- Rural Roads and vilages overgrown, GM crops disappear.
  • Within 50 years- Fish stocks recover, Nitrate and phosphates in fresh water gone.
  • 50-100 years- Urban streets and buildings overgrown.
  • 100 years- Wooden buildings decay.
  • 100-200 years- Bridges collapse
  • within 200 years- Metal and Glass buildings collapse, US grain belt returns to prairie.
  • Withinin 250 years- Dams collapse
  • Within 500 years- Corals regenerate.
  • 500-1000 years Organic Landfill waste mostly decayed.
  • 1000 years Most brick, stone and concrete buildings are gone, Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere back to pre-industry levels
  • 50,000 years- Most glass and plastic degraded.
  • After 50,000 years- Mankind's tenure is mostly marked by a few archaeological remains...
.... but some man-made chemicals only disappear after 200,000 years and nuclear waste can remain for up to 2,000,000 years!