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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Why I stopped Donating to Nonprofits

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I am a bit of a environmentalists. In doing my duties to save the planet and animals, I've donated money at various points in the years to different nonprofit agencies.

Unfortunately, now, whenever I check my mail it is full of crap from the nonprofits that I gave money, asking for more money. Why should I give money to an organization that isn't going to spend it on the cause I care about, but instead wastes that money killing trees to fill my mail box with crap I don't want asking for more money?

WWF: has mailed me something every months since I donated to them over a year ago. And, I only gave them $25 bucks.

Sierra Club: sends me a packet of post cards each month that I can mail to people, but end up going in the recycling.

The Nature Conservancy: has provided me with envelop labels that have my name spelled incorrectly on them.

Save the Chimps: has gone so far as to actually mail me a canvas shopping I didn't want, and still don't want. And to be honest, I don't even remember ever donating them.

Green America: aka Un-Green America mails me a very large envelop of stuff as well most every month, even though I have never given them money.

I've even received letters from Robert Redford asking me to save some animals in Alaska. At least he could do is give me a few tickets to Sundance as a thank you.

Most of these organizations include with the packet of crap a self addressed return envelope with pre-paid postage. So I get the joy of taking the flyers, stickers, and other paper products out of one and putting it in the other and mailing back. So not only are they wasting money I and other people have donated on all the paper, they are wasting it on postage each way as well.


Monday, March 19, 2012

The Right-Wing War on Women Grows

Over half of all U.S. women now live in states that force women to jump through a number of expensive, unnecessary, and emotionally manipulative hoops before having an abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute.


“In 2000, the country was more evenly divided: nearly a third of women lived in states solidly hostile to abortion rights, slightly more than a third in states supportive of abortion rights and close to a third in middle-ground states,” says Rachel Benson Gold, Guttmacher’s director of policy analysis. “By 2011, however, more than half of women of reproductive age lived in hostile states. This growth came largely at the expense of the states in the middle. Only one in 10 women lived in a middle-ground state by 2011.”


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Conservative States Love Santorum

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Santorum all over the south. That's right people, they love Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum in the south. According to last nights news, Alabama and Mississippi both want Santorum in the White House.

Apparently southern states don't think the White House is conservative enough, and they think if they fill it with Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum the country will run the way they want.

If we get Santorum in this country, we can expect a rollback of civil rights, women's rights, and environmental progress. Conservatives want to "take this country back" to the 19th century, where women had to go to alleys for abortions, where the crime rate was high, and where a 9 year old could actually get a job in a factory. Ahhh, the good old days.

Yep, it sure would be fantastic to have Santorum running this country.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Japan's Whalers Catch Just 30% of Target Due

In a repeat of last year's events, Japan's whaling fleet is heading home, after catching far fewer whales than it had intended. Harassment by Sea Shepherd has again been cited by Japanese authorities as a key factor in the lower catch numbers.

Read all about it here...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

No President Can Control Gas Prices as per Fox

Even though they are now blaming Obama for the high cost of gas, when Bush was in office, Fox actually pointed out how little effect the president actually has on gas prices.



Monday, March 05, 2012

Most Miserable Red States

A recent pull done by Gallup-Healthways has delivered the most miserable states in the U.S. to live in. It takes into account health, income, education, and life expectancy. As I was reading through the most miserable states to live in on noticed a trend. That these states also happen to be the most politically red states.
 
Maybe they should consider not voting for right-wing nutcases and they could look at improving the education system. And maybe they should listen to Michelle Obama which she tells them to eat better.

  1. West Virginia - Purple state. A little blue and a little red, but mostly red.
  2. Kentucky - Red.
  3. Mississippi - Red and highest level of obesity in the list.
  4. Delaware - guess they all can't be red
  5. Ohio - purple state but considered a conservative values state even for the blue team.
  6. Alabama - Red again
  7. Arkansas - Red
  8. Missouri - purple leaning red
  9. Florida - red and ridiculous
  10. Tennessee - yep, big surprise a red one