Should you Help Stray Animals Over Winter?

First the cold hard facts: There are roughly 70 million stray dogs and cats in the U.S. at any given time. With cold weather and storms on the way, here’s what you can do to help homeless dogs and cats.   Curated from http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/blogs/how-to-help-stray-animals-survive-the-#winter This post recommends catching the animal. I don’t think that is a good idea. A stray animal is likely scared or hurt and far more likely to bite people who attempt to get close. I`ve looked out for a few stray cats but I did not attempt to catch them. Why cause the animal even more stress … Read more…

Eaten Alive is Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Snakes

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I’m surprised Discovery would create a show like this. Maybe it will turn out to be propaganda to sell a TV show. I hope so. Curated from http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/eaten-alive Trying a new plugin. Did not figure it all out yet, but the link came out just right, if not the image.  

Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself

Green Living History is something I invented when I wanted to pin myself down. I have a lot of interests and it does seem at some point they all relate to each other. Green Living History is that point. This started out as an ordered list but became a mess. Several of these are interests which fit into my other sites. Solitary Atheist Green Earth Witch – Pagan Vintage Fantasy and Science Fiction Futurism and Retro Futurism Apocalyptic Fiction and Non-Fiction Words and Writing Style Obsolete Technology Tea Sets Coffee (Latte art) Home Office Ideas Dragons Sharks Garden Gnomes Science … Read more…

Images of Abused Pets Make me Angry for Different Reasons

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I don’ think I post any but I do see them pop up from others. They make me angry for different reasons. I don’t like them being used to create emotion in people, to solicit donations. What also makes me quite angry about them is the fact that there are people in dire straits who don’t get the same sympathy which dogs and cats do. Still, both dogs, cats and people are heavily over populated so some logical and practical part of me cares a lot more about the wild animals, native animals, who have no habitat because there are … Read more…

Gun Training in Canadian Schools?

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As a Canadian the customs of the United States sometimes seem to lack perspective. As if everything is slightly skewed in the wrong direction and values are more for money and fame than life and living. Guns are a big deal in Canada, but for most Canadians it is about not having them or using them. Gun control in Canada is fairly welcome while in the US it is still a big issue. It isn’t that Canadians don’t hunt or protect themselves. However, I have lived in Canada all but a couple of years of my life and have only … Read more…

The Original Idea Behind GreenLivingHistory

I started the idea of Green Living History as a Blogger blog, long ago. I didn’t start it there. Just wrote a description. I really liked the name so I bought the domain. Now, here the poor thing is, neglected. Rather than importing the lack of content on Blogger, or keeping the blogger site open for no real reason, I am deleting it there and just adding the single little post back in here. The Idea Behind Green Living History Green Living History – An idea to blog about the environment, green living, repurposing, natural religion and history. Posted 27th … Read more…

Which Mythical Creature Are You?

You got: Phoenix Warner Bros. / Via ravenclawsphoenix.tumblr.com You fiery inferno of awesome. You’re associated with hope, immortality, and regeneration. You’re essentially immortal, so you’re an old soul, and a pro at deflecting drama without causing more conflict. You prefer observation to action, and you’re an excellent judge of character. You’re quiet by nature, but when it comes to a fight, you’re a fierce adversary. via Which Mythical Creature Are You.

The Grass On the Other Side was Greener

Being Green (reprinted from Facebook) Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment f or future generations.” She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. … Read more…

How Will the God-Fearing Own Up in the End?

To those who believe in God and the Bible… your book says humans are the stewards/ the caretakers of the Earth. You worry about getting into heaven or going to hell for your sins… How will you explain the mess the planet is in, the animals being killed by human pollution and human over population and all the rest – to your boss? Do you even think about the production, consumption and packaging which you throw away every day? Do you ever wonder were it all ends up? Do you really try to use less or is it easier to … Read more…

Where Did “Piss Poor” Come From?

My Mother sent me this in email today. Keep reading, it gets more interesting as it goes along. Where did “piss poor” come from? If you’re young and hip, this is still interesting. NOW THIS IS A REAL EDUCATION Us older people need to learn something new every day… Just to keep the grey matter tuned up. Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery… If you had … Read more…

How to Catch Ghosts at Home

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How do you explore your own home when you think you might have paranormal, ghostly activity? What really works to find ghosts and protect yourself from them, before or after they have been found? Do you have a ghost in your home, or are they just routine settling sort of noises? So much of the paranormal ghost behaviour can be explained as something else. I don’t know how paranormal investigators who ghost hunt ever hope to find something that will be final and definitive proof of ghosts. It’s an uphill battle. Sceptics will bring out a list of very practical … Read more…

The VW Bus Comes to the End of the Road

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I always wanted to have an old van and travel across Canada. Most of the time I was thinking of a VW Camper/ Bus. Now there won’t be any more of them. The VW Vanagan is being retired. Of course, you can get vintage VW’s still, or toys like this Matchbox toy VW I found on eBay. Matchbox NR 34B Volkswagen Caravette Camper LT Green 1962 | eBay.