“We have anti-choice women in for abortions all the time. Many of them are just naive and ignorant until they find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy. Many of them are not malicious. They just haven’t given it the proper amount of thought until it completely affects them. They can be judgmental about their friends, family, and other women. Then suddenly they become pregnant. Suddenly they see the truth. That it should only be their own choice. Unfortunately, many also think that somehow they are different than everyone else and they deserve to have an abortion, while no one else does.”

Physician, Washington State
There’s a really great article about this exact phenomenon: The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion
“I guess the only way to make sure the Republicans leave my uterus alone is to make it a corporation.”
Comment Of The Day: Uterus, Inc. May Be The Key To Saving Reproductive Rights

Charity Raffle of the Day: Artist Diem Chau, best known for her incredibly intricate crayon sculptures, is doing her part to help Japan recover by raffling off a crayon family portrait (up to 3 carved crayons, so pick your favorite family members) to the winner of a drawing to be held on March 24th. Tickets are $10, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Full entry info can be found here.

Green Initiative of the Day: It was announced yesterday that PepsiCo will soon begin manufacturing an environmentally-friendly bottle composed entirely of plant material — this despite Coca-Cola Co.’s recent assertion that it would be years before a 100% plant-based bottle could be produced.

Materials used include switch grass, pine bark, and corn husks. PepsiCo plans to eventually begin incorporating organic leftovers from its food business.

According to PepsiCo senior VP of advanced research Rocco Papalia, the way the new PET bottles feel and protect their contents is indistinguishable from their plastic siblings. “We’ve cracked the code,” he is quoted as saying. “It’s a beautiful thing to behold.”

Public Shaming of the Day: Hoping to get a second chance after getting caught cheating by his girlfriend, 26-year-old Brighton man Joe Page took his apology to the streets, donning a sandwich board that read, in part, “I cheated on my girlfriend. I am humiliating myself to show I am sorry.”

“I think people had some sympathy for me because I looked like a complete idiot,” Page said when asked about the reactions of passers-by.

Apparently the stunt worked, because he was allowed back in — albeit to sleep on the couch. “I think slowly she’s coming round,” he said. “Hopefully it won’t take many more drastic measures like this.”

A Japanese film crew released this video of a dog guarding his injured friend after the quake/tsunami.  Shivering, confused, and in obvious distress, his body language is clearly asking for help for his companion.

It’s being reported that members of the television crew transported both dogs in large crates attached to bicycles to the closest animal hospital TWO HOURS AWAY – quite a dangerous feat considering the lack of roadways.

Click the photo for the video (via facebook)

brain bulb from solovyovdesign

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