Uncle Sam Says: Eat More Meat!

Uncle Sam Demands: Eat More Meat!

In his 1932 novel Brave New World,Aldous Huxley imagined a future where people exist solely to support the economy and are conditioned from birth to buy things. Government bureaucrats manipulate the sheep-like citizens with drugs and slogans to make them consume as much as possible. In Huxley’s vision, 26th-century consumers learn that “ending is better than mending” and “the more stitches, the…

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Help Us Find the Person Who Shot Three Sea Otters

In early September 2013, members of our Sea Otter Research and Conservation team recovered three sea otters that had been shot to death near Asilomar Beach, in Pacific Grove. State and federal authorities are actively investigating the fatal shootings, and now they need your help finding the perpetrator.

We and other sea otter conservation groups are offering a $21,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the crime.

Southern sea otters are slowly recovering after being driven nearly to extinction by fur traders in the 19th century. Today, they’re protected under federal law by the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Killing a California (or southern) sea otter is a crime punishable by federal and state fines, and possible jail time.

If you have any information about the shootings, contact Special Agent Souphanya of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 650-876-9078. Anonymous reports can also be made by calling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contact line at 703-358-1949, or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife CalTIP line at 1-888-DFG-CALTIP.

Reward contributions have been provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Sea Otter, the Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The U.C. Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center and private individuals.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is providing a portion of the reward money from the California Sea Otter Fund, which is financed by voluntary contributions from state taxpayers. The fund helps support sea otter research and conservation, including the investigation of sea otter deaths and the enforcement of laws protecting sea otters. When filling out your California income tax form 540, look for line 410, labeled California Sea Otter Fund, under Contributions.

Learn more about the California Sea Otter Fund.


So I have decided that to get my self pumped up/ ready for my skills check offs in lab I am going to make a playlist to get my mind right. So every time before I have a check off I am going to make an EPIC PLAYLIST! Because check offs are the most nerve wrecking thing in the world! So this week is the first check off so I will be making my first playlist!! Yea buddy I think this is gonna help me out so much!! HOPEFULLY or its remediation for me!! 

Thanks to you, things have been going swimmingly for the Sea Otter Tax Fund! Donations on state income tax forms in 2013 total  $307,544. By exceeding the minimum of $273,025, the fund comes back for 2014, providing critical funding to help save sea otters. Check the box on your CA Tax Return—a donation of as little as $5 goes a long way!

Learn more about the tax checkoff

Learn how we’re helping save sea otters

(Jane Smith Photo)



“Two letters of recommendation completed! Now to schedule a check up…”

What immunizations do they recommend for travel to Japan? When I went my doctor said I probably didn’t need anything. Just curious.

I just now saw this! I apologize for not answering sooner. Uhmmmmm, Japanese Encephalitis was the big, bad expensive one I remember. (Nearly like 200-400…) but I’m calling Monday, and hopefully making an apointment for Tuesday or sometime next week to see everything I’ll have to get, and what wonderful price an entirely non-insurance-coverable complete immunization checkoff is gonna cost my already weeping bank account.

Also, I’m guessing I’m going to have to go through everything because I’m moving there. I’m not simply just visiting.

List of broadway/pro musicals I’ve watched so far because I’m trying to compile my checkoff list:
Spring Awakening
Young Frankenstein
Oliver! (My fav is the 2010 London reboot but all are rly good)
Next to Normal
Little Shop of Horrors
Avenue Q
Kinky Boots
Once (didn’t rly??? Care for this one but y’know)
Into the Woods (the original Broadway ver. is best But the movie is p good too)
Mary Poppins
Chicago (original broadway ver.)
Book of Mormon
Rocky Horror Picture Show

I have so many more to go fml I ain’t got time