Watch Peaceable Kingdom - August 27, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is a fantastic film documenting the kind hearts of a few people who face up to factory farming, and rescue downed cows, trashed chicks, featherless chickens, and restore them to health at their farm sanctuary. A must watch for every human. Thanks ‘Tribe of Heart Productions’ for this great documentary. [googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7958844805155172174&ei=CYS1SKmVFZSerAPPqJG8DA&q=peaceable+kingdom]

Everyone’s a Vegetarian - July 20, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m learning that most people, veggie or not, are caring and loving vegetarians – no matter what they eat. Maybe not now, but later. Just today I heard back from an old friend, who I had emailed a page about Islam and Vegetarianism. His family is from Palestine, but mostly living in here in Brisbane. […]

Freedom of Religion (from Race and Nation) - June 19, 2008 - Uncategorized

Freedom of Religion is an important principle, because it is still hard to achieve in some places where religion is a considered part of the social fabric. The purpose of religion of course is not social cohesion or to define a nation. It is spiritual enlightenment, which will produce socially responsible people (thus a diverse […]

Why Does God Let Us Suffer? - - Uncategorized

This is an often repeated question. If there were no purpose in life except enjoyment, then maybe God would intervene. What is suffering anyway? We think pain and disease are the worst. Yet some healthy people live miserable lives while some terminally ill people live happily. So there must be something else besides this physical […]

Peace Starts… in the Kitchen - June 17, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m looking over at the BBC blog for their program Newsnight. One comment, nestled among many, has revealed to me the ultimate problem with our civilization. The blog’s topic and first paragraph was: “The best solution would be for us all to become vegetarians”. So suggested the head of the UN climate agency, Yvo de […]

IQ, NQ and God or Not God. - June 13, 2008 - Uncategorized

There’s been a few feathers ruffled in the last few days about the research of Richard Lynn that links IQ to atheism. Trust an intellectual to assume that intellectualism is the bees knees. I’m not arguing the statistics on the link – I’m sure it’s true. I’s just that “intelligence” doesn’t count for that much. […]

911: A Catalyst for Positive Global Changes - June 10, 2008 - Uncategorized

The first time I realized that the world I lived in was not quite right was on September 11 2001. I was 22. No doubt older people recall different moments but this is mine. I had no idea what was going on and I still don’t. I accepted the retaliation and revenge as kind of […]

A Cow Cries at Slaughter - June 4, 2008 - Uncategorized

Warning: this post portrays naked reality There was no shaking or painful spasm as this image was taken – moments after she was shot by the bolt gun. There was just sadness. The cow cried and slid down the chute to be hung by a leg and ripped to pieces. Tears are shed, presumably for […]

Rock: “Animal Sentience” by alextababa - May 28, 2008 - Uncategorized

OK – I wrote and produced this track about a year ago in an all night session on the front deck – with a guitar and a laptop. For a loud song – it’s funny that the whole house was sleeping and no one knew I was making rock! MP3 This song expresses my angst […]

May your wishes be carried far, Mr. Olmert! - October 9, 2007 - Uncategorized

In response to the good news from this page: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7B0C22FF-0A5C-46EF-9910-3F8B0CC4FDA9.htm To the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel: Dear Mr. Olmert I would wholeheartedly and with the deepest gratitude and amazement like to thank and congratulate you for your recent pledges to the Israeli Parliament, which I understood to emphasise the necessity of ‘peace […]