Category: Informative

Hip Hop Away From Violence program

Anybody who knows me knows that I want to be a psychologist with all my heart and soul. Only people who know me well know what my true, deep desires are (I lie; only people who have asked me know…oh, and people who have been around when I was in the mood to talk about it…OH and random strangers listening to bar talk…but then I digress). ANYWAY, so what my goal in life is, what I really want to do with all my expertise, is open up a centre.

I want this centre to be a positive outlet for youth, a place where they can go and have positive and worthwhile experiences, where they can explore and develop their talents and natural gifts. But I also want this to be a place where the youth can come and get free services that they need, 100% confidentially and money free. Services including medical, psychiatric, psychological, legal, money management, tutoring, etc. etc. And every time I see or hear about anyone on the path to attaining my dream I always feel rays of joy and sunshine pouring out of me.

Here’s one group that a friend shared with me that is seriously making a difference! Kudos guys!! Check out this video y’all. And support the cause: visit their website

Kudos on this one guys! I am SO inspired! Gotta keep on trucking, get to this Ph.D. for sure now!

Hope you were all as inspired as I was.


Miracle In Haiti: Rescued After 30 Days!!!

haiti-survivorAs I’m sure you’ve noticed, I have pretty much said nil in regards to the earthquake in Haiti (or any other natural disaster that has occurred in the recent past). There are several reasons for this, number one is because quite frankly I don’t bother with the news and as a result wouldn’t be the most well informed person to speak about it. A close second is because everyone and their mom has covered the quake from EVERY possible angle imaginable, so what would the point be of me simply reiterating what everyone else has said a billion times before in the past month.

However, when I stumbled across this particular article in (more…)

Anti-Abortionists Run Wild in Superbowl Ads

anti-abortion-crazyWhen I saw this I almost fell off my chair. I thought for sure they were playing some kind of trick. I mean, the Superbowl is NOT a platform for advertising moral viewpoints and for fighting about legal and moral issues and rights. It’s just not. And yet, here’s the article that show this IS the plan…like, seriously?!?!? Well, read it for yourself…

CBS to Air Anti-Abortion Ad During Super Bowl

Offender: CBS Executives (more…)

Weird and Wild Facts About Alcohol

the-simpsons-homer-to-alcoholSome wacky facts (and a hilarious video about why you should know your limit and why you should never send the drunkest guy at the party out on the beer run!) about alcohol to help kick off your weekend 😉 :

1. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BAFT) bans the word “refreshing” to describe any alcohol beverage.

2. A person can be sent to jail for five years for merely sending a bottle of beer, wine or spirits as a gift to a friend in Kentucky

3. Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol in Missouri. (more…)

Want a Worm in Your Brain? Eat Undercooked Pork

Think it was a BIT too rare, buddy?
Think it was a BIT too rare, buddy?

Just a side note before this begins. I am tired of all of the nonsense I have heard about how Pork is some terrible thing for you to eat because pigs are _________________ (insert some fallacious reasoning here). Quite frankly, every animal is equally disgusting for us to eat if you think about it. They’re animals, not people. So they’re not going to have the clean living/eating practices that we do. If you shun eating pork for some religious reason, more power to you. I have all the respect in the world for people who can uphold spiritual rules and behaviours they believe in, because it takes a lot of faith and dedication. If you don’t eat pork because you don’t eat animals in general for some moral reason, although I don’t get you because I am a self-proclaimed meatatarian (if you have no idea what that is, check out the commercial below) (more…)

Help Stop Horrific Animal Cruelty

If you are sensitive to animal issues, animal cruelty, or general cruelty please don’t subject yourself to this video. Please, just go to the end of the post and click on the link to sign the petition. Trust me, this is not for anyone with a weak heart, or stomach.

The link to the petition can be found at the bottom of this post…please take the time to sign it

Horrific. Absolutely horrific. That’s what came to mind as this video progressed, and that’s still the word running through my mind. And I must admit: I am not a bleeding heart when it comes to these kinds of things. I know, everyone will think I’m a terrible person for saying that, but while I have always been a big human rights activist, animal rights have left me pretty ‘Meh’. That is, until I saw this video (more…)

Mistaken Suicide Victim Shows up for Lunch

sad-momWow. This is another gem from the MSN daily news page. As you read this article, think of all of the things that are wrong about this situation.

By CBC News,, Updated: November 27, 2009 9:26 AM
Police misidentify suicide victim

Police misidentify suicide victim

Montreal police have apologized to an elderly woman after mistakenly telling her that her daughter had committed suicide. (more…)

Flu Shot: Now Cheerleader can only walk backwards!!!!

I was absolutely blown away when I saw this clip…check it out.

Anyone who knows me knows that I, personally, am not a big fan of vaccinations, and have managed to avoid them since I was old enough to go to the doctor’s office myself. And it’s not a fear of needles or anything like that. I have always had this belief that vaccinations can do more harm (more…)

Giving Blood…

Blood: It's in you to give
Blood: It's in you to give

Ok, so it has come to my attention that if you have had an alcoholic beverage within 48 hours of the time you arrive at the blood bank you are not allowed to give blood. I don’t know…doesn’t that sound ridiculous to anyone else? As I said to the person who told me this, I think a person dying on the operating table who needs blood won’t care that they (more…)