Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Wow. I mean...wow.
Old 03-28-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Following the nice weather
Posts: 6,425
Wow. I mean...wow.

PETA: Ingrid Newkirk's Unique Will
__________________

__________________
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Will Rogers, or maybe Sam Clemens
DW and I - FIREd at 50 (7/06), living off assets
harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-28-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Oh dude....I was just getting ready to go to bed......
__________________

__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other, "Does this taste funny to you?"
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 11:26 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other, "Does this taste funny to you?"
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
saluki9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,032
As a Formula One fan I love that she gives a shout out to Schumi!
__________________
saluki9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
tryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,449
Oh man, I just ate LUNCH! Feelin queezy ....
__________________
FIRE'd since 2005
tryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 11:36 AM   #7
Moderator
ziggy29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,612
Quote:
a. That the “meat” of my body, or a portion thereof, be used for a human barbecue, to remind the world that the meat of a corpse is all flesh, regardless of whether it comes from a human being or another animal, and that flesh foods are not needed;
I'm pretty sure throwing human flesh on the barbie is slightly illegal in many countries. She may have to have her filets grilled elsewhere...
__________________
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

RIP to Reemy, my avatar dog (2003 - 9/16/2017)
ziggy29 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Thanks for sharing......made my day.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 12:55 PM   #9
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
Anyone else getting hungry? I love eatin me some animals!
__________________
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:19 PM   #10
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 81
What a crazy bitch.
__________________
schmidtjas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:21 PM   #11
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
So when she says "bite my ass" or "eat me" she means it!
__________________
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:24 PM   #12
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 920
I don't think you're allowed to just mail a body part to someone, so that eye thing might be hard to handle.
__________________
tuixiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
As many of you know, I volunteer at my local shelter and am quite involved in animal rescue. PETA is not a rescue organization and has little interest in cats, dogs, and other companion animals. PETA's main focus is animals used for food, clothing, in labs and for entertainment. From their mission statement:

"PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs."

Nothing here about spaying and neutering your pets, finding homes for abandoned animals and ensuring proper care of companion animals. PETA goes against the mainstream animal rescue community on many issues such as when euthanasia is appropriate and how to deal with feral cat populations. It bums me out to think the public may confuse those interested in the welfare of companion animals with PETA.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:49 PM   #14
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by tryan View Post
Oh man, I just ate LUNCH! Feelin queezy ....
I'll never complain about being an executor for anyone else's will ever again.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:52 PM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
I'll never complain about being an executor for anyone else's will ever again.
Thanks Nords. I was bummin' and you made me laugh
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:53 PM   #16
Moderator
ziggy29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
Nothing here about spaying and neutering your pets, finding homes for abandoned animals and ensuring proper care of companion animals. PETA goes against the mainstream animal rescue community on many issues such as when euthanasia is appropriate and how to deal with feral cat populations. It bums me out to think the public may confuse those interested in the welfare of companion animals with PETA.
Well said. The thing is, PETA seems to believe in the "no press is bad press" philosophy, and if they have to do downright bizarre things to get attention, then so be it. There's nothing newsworthy about an organization that simply stresses spaying and neutering and finding homes for homeless pets, and which realizes that in the real world, sometimes euthanasia (and even hunting!) is better than mass starvation due to overpopulation.

I look at PETA compared to (say) the SPCA or the HSUS as a contrast in style similar to, say, Earth First and the Nature Conservancy when it comes to environmental issues.
__________________
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

RIP to Reemy, my avatar dog (2003 - 9/16/2017)
ziggy29 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 03:15 PM   #17
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by ziggy29 View Post
There's nothing newsworthy about an organization that simply stresses spaying and neutering and finding homes for homeless pets, and which realizes that in the real world, sometimes euthanasia (and even hunting!) is better than mass starvation due to overpopulation.
Actually, PETA is a big supporter of euthanasia in cases were many others think the animals can be saved. They were against the efforts of the Best Friends Animal Society in trying to work with Michael Vick's pitt bulls and thought they should all be put down. Here in Virginia, all animal organizations must report how many animals they took in and what became of them (adopted, euthanized, etc.) In 2007, they took in over 8,000 animals and only adopted 17 of them. About 6,500 were returned to their owners and over 1,700 were euthanized.

Here's the link where you can view their report to the Commonwealth of VA:
VDACS Online Animal Reporting

By the way, I'm not against hunting. Don't enjoy it myself but do agree with you it's more humane than seeing animals starve.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 04:51 PM   #18
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
I think I'm going to have pancakes for supper tonight.
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 04:55 PM   #19
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Yeah, Im going with rice and edamame.
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 05:18 PM   #20
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Following the nice weather
Posts: 6,425
Tastes like chicken.

Personally, I think PETA (as well as MADD) has lost it's way. In their efforts to catch the attention of everyone, as well as their outrage that everyone doesn't agree with them, they've strayed so far off the path that no one is really sure what they are trying to accomplish. Now they're just a bunch of nutcases. Or so it appears to many. I'm sure there are plenty of members who are still doing the right thing, but they're overshadowed by the paint flinging nude cannibals. It's like the commercial that is so funny to watch that you never catch what they are trying to sell.
__________________

__________________
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Will Rogers, or maybe Sam Clemens
DW and I - FIREd at 50 (7/06), living off assets
harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wow, seems like everyone wants to get under the TARP mickeyd Other topics 0 02-09-2009 04:27 PM
Wow thefed Other topics 5 01-23-2008 05:49 PM
Wow, Thats moving! newguy88 Other topics 13 10-02-2007 08:01 AM
Wow, thank you, etc, etc gray_jay Hi, I am... 1 07-12-2006 03:38 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.