A2 Vegan

A middle aged vegan living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a small mid-west college town.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about global warming climate change.

Global Warming goes from opinion to fact

"The Bush Administration could face a legal challenge over its regulation of carbon dioxide emissions as the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Friends of the Earth US, numerous state and city authorities and NGOs."

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"If the court rules against the EPA, the legal status of carbon dioxide in the US would be clarified as climate changing – a position continually denied by the Bush Administration."

Yahoo!!!!! This is going to be interesting!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

“notice of intent to sue” the federal government.

County Joins Lawsuit to
Protect Sage-Grouse


"The San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to join a formal “notice of intent to sue” the federal government.

The county’s action is in response to the decision two months ago by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to eliminate protections for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse and remove it from consideration under the Endangered Species Act. The Gunnison Sage-Grouse was recognized as a new species in 2000."

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"After the bird’s delisting, San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes explained, he felt it was time for action.

“The Fish and Wildlife folks did [the Bush] administration’s political bidding, while ignoring the science,” he said. “For me, that was the last straw.”

“The government’s own scientists were suppressed in this matter by political appointees with the Department of Interior,” concurred Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in a press release. “These political appointees ignored the government’s own scientific findings,” he said.

“We prefer that these issues be resolved cooperatively, but when the federal government so egregiously breaks the law, local government and community groups have no choice but to go to court,” said Jacob Smith, executive director of the Center for Native Ecosystems."

Personally I hope that this gets a lot more press.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Scientists OK Gore's movie for accuracy

Scientists OK Gore's movie for accuracy

"WASHINGTON - The nation's top climate scientists are giving "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's documentary on global warming, five stars for accuracy.

The former vice president's movie — replete with the prospect of a flooded New York City, an inundated Florida, more and nastier hurricanes, worsening droughts, retreating glaciers and disappearing ice sheets — mostly got the science right, said all 19 climate scientists who had seen the movie or read the book and answered questions from The Associated Press."

"While more than 1 million people have seen the movie since it opened in May, that does not include Washington's top science decision makers. President Bush said he won't see it. The heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA haven't seen it, and the president's science adviser said the movie is on his to-see list.""

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Discovery Channel's "Addicted To Oil: Thomas L. Friedman Reporting"



I look forward to watching this tonight at 10pm on the Discovery Channel. I'm hoping it is going to be a good a report as it looks to be.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Best Post I've Seen in a While

The following post was on Vegan Forum and I fell in love with it. It was made by Roxy in response to people questioning a vegan diet. Roxy is extremely clever and I really hope she doesn't mind my posting it.

To be sung to the tune of Monty Python's "I'm A LumberJack"

I'm a veeegan and I'm okay
I sleep all night and I work all day
I chop my fruit and eat my lunch
And go to the lavatryyyy
On Wednesdays I go shopping
and make vegan scones for tea!

I eat my nuts and skip and jump
I'm so full of protein
I'm fit and cute
And I don't hang round in bars

I eat brocleeee and wear high heels
Suspenders and a bra
I'm so glad I'm vegaaaaan
It make sme really SMAAAAAART!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Vegan Food Pyramid


The Organic Food Corner has all kinds of great stuff to check out! I posted the Vegan Food Pyramid above but you may want to go to their site and get a bigger one to print out.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Animals Matter to Me Petition

"Help us achieve global recognition that animals matter, that they can feel pain and can suffer and that we have a responsibility to put an end to cruelty around the world. We seek 10 million signatures to let the governments of the world know we are serious about achieving a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare at the United Nations." Animals Matter to Me

If you've ever loved an animal you know just how much they give us in return. The above site is collecting on-line signatures to create a 'global voice' for the protection of animals.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Been a while since I posted something about being vegan

Saturday, June 10, 2006

House rejects Net neutrality rules

"The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like Amazon.com, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it.

By a 269-152 vote that fell largely along party lines, the House Republican leadership mustered enough votes to reject a Democrat-backed amendment that would have enshrined stiff Net neutrality regulations into federal law and prevented broadband providers from treating some Internet sites differently from others."
ZD Net

The link above also contains pdfs of the amendment as well as the COPE act.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Great Gift for Animal Lovers



Defenders of Wildlife Organization has a great idea for gift giving! You can adopt a wolf, polar bear, cottontale, dolphi, whale, etc. and fund the efforts to protect wildlife at the same time. The adoption comes with a certificate of adoption and a small stuff animal representing the animal adopted.