I see that other people have been able to, but I've been trying since yesterday. All I get is a blank webpage and my journal doesn't post.
Sorry, I'm going against format here, but this pertains to current events. If anyone here is a pet owner or knows one who's worried about what to feed their pets due to the constantly changing (seemingly incomplete) story that's coming from the pet food industry and the FDA, please pass along these weblinks. These are companies that have been making organic pet foods all along and aren't affected by any of these recalls.
EDIT: If anyone knows of any other organic pet food companies, please post links. Thanks.
Post edited 4/02/07 10:47AM
The Ground Truth
Copyright Ã‚Â© 2006 Focus Features / Rogue Pictures
The filmmakerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities.
In Theatres: September 15th, 2006
Patricia Foulkrod (dir.)
I'm sure this will spark a bit of discussion in this forum...
I'm putting this up in the forum, but I ask you .... ALL OF YOU .... to forward the link to this news video to every girl/woman you know. This is the Politics & Current Events forum and I'm posting this after seeing a recent news video from KOMO-TV.
Did you know that there are two kinds of breast cancer and that inflammatory Breast Cancer produces no lumps that can be felt on a breast exam and this form of cancer CANNOT be detected on a mammogram?? It starts out with what looks like a bug bite -- and many women have been simply told by their doctors that all they HAVE is a bug bite and no investigation is even done! What I'd really like to know is why the hell the public hasn't been informed about this on a larger scale.
This is no hoax, it's been forwarded in email all over the place and has been confirmed as truth on snopes and other urband legend sites.
The only way women will be made aware of this is if enough people contact their media and say, "Hey, why aren't you talking about this? This important! These are our mother, grandmothers, sisters, girlfriends, and wives we're talking about!"
Here's an article about the effect the story had and the video link is at the bottom:
ALSO, BE FOREWARNED THAT THE VIDEO IS NSFW BECAUSE IT SHOWS BREASTS -- BUT BEWARE, YOU WILL NOT LIKE WHAT YOU SEE, BUT PLEASE SPREAD THIS INFORMATION.
KOMO Story On Inflammatory Breast Cancer Gets 10 Million Hits
By KOMO Staff - June 29, 2006
SEATTLE - On May 7, KOMO 4 News' Michelle Esteban reported on a little-known type of breast cancer that is difficult to detect: inflammatory breast cancer.
Little did we know the impact the story would make.
In the weeks after the story aired, some people wrote an e-mail to their friends warning them about the cancer, and then urging them to watch the video of our 6 minute segment.
Those friends forwarded it on, and then those did the same. The e-mail spread like wildfire across the globe. It's even been posted as truth on popular Urban Legend sites such as www.snopes.com, http://www.urbanlegends.about.com, and www.truthorfiction.com
We've also seen hundreds of e-mails from people asking for more information, and we're told that IBC support groups have been getting a lot of people calling with questions.
As of Thursday morning, amazingly, the video has been accessed a total of 10 million times, and has helped shed light on the important subject to several news agencies across the nation and world.
We continue to hope the video helps provide important life-saving information and helps bring more awareness to a subject that not many people knew about.
To read Michelle's story and to view the video, go to our IBC site at www.komotv.com/ibc. We encourage you to e-mail the link to whoever you'd like, but please use the www.komotv.com/ibc link in your e-mail.
LINK TO VIDEO: 220.127.116.11/KOMOTV/komo_ibc.wmv
Post edited 9/04/06 1:58PM
Though I love classic rock, I don't think I'm enough of an afficionado for this, but here you go .... anyone wanna be a VJ? Here's your chance ... but you have to be OLD! ;-)
This was posted on www.actorsaccess.com which is a legit casting site.
Thursday, Sep. 8, 2005, 8:54 AM Pacific
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RATE: $500 PER DAY
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Producer: Dane Hall
Casting Director: Jim Kozloff
Start date: On-going
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ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE NEW YORK-BASED.
MEN AND WOMEN with prior TV or Radio hosting experience, 35Ã¢â‚¬â€œ45 years old. This is a part-time gig that would most likely shoot one afternoon per week. Appealing, strong personalities with an interesting look or style.
MUST HAVE A PASSION & KNOWLEDGE OF CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC.
Scotty has beamed himself up.
'Star Trek' Star James Doohan Dies
By BOB THOMAS
Associated Press Writer
Jul 20, 12:15 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85.
Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. at his Redmond, Wash., home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, he said.
He had said farewell to public life in August 2004, a few months after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
The Canadian-born Doohan was enjoying a busy career as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966. A master of dialects from his early years in radio, he tried seven different accents.
"The producers asked me which one I preferred," Doohan recalled 30 years later. "I believed the Scot voice was the most commanding. So I told them, 'If this character is going to be an engineer, you'd better make him a Scotsman.'"
The series, which starred William Shatner as Capt. James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as the enigmatic Mr. Spock, attracted an enthusiastic following of science fiction fans, especially among teenagers and children, but not enough ratings power. NBC canceled it after three seasons.
When the series ended in 1969, Doohan found himself typecast as Montgomery Scott, the canny engineer with a burr in his voice. In 1973, he complained to his dentist, who advised him: "Jimmy, you're going to be Scotty long after you're dead. If I were you, I'd go with the flow."
"I took his advice," said Doohan, "and since then everything's been just lovely."
"Star Trek" continued in syndication both in the United States and abroad, and its following grew larger and more dedicated. In his later years, Doohan attended 40 "Trekkie" gatherings around the country and lectured at colleges.
The huge success of George Lucas' "Star Wars" in 1977 prompted Paramount Pictures, which had produced "Star Trek" for television, to plan a movie based on the series. The studio brought back the TV cast and hired director Robert Wise. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" was successful enough to spawn five sequels.
The powerfully built Doohan, a veteran of D-Day in Normandy, spoke frankly in 1998 about his employer and his TV commander.
"I started out in the series at basic minimum- plus 10 percent for my agent. That was added a little bit in the second year. When we finally got to our third year, Paramount told us we'd get second-year pay! That's how much they loved us."
He accused Shatner of hogging the camera, adding: "I like Captain Kirk, but I sure don't like Bill. He's so insecure that all he can think about is himself."
James Montgomery Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, youngest of four children of William Doohan, a pharmacist, veterinarian and dentist, and his wife Sarah. As he wrote in his autobiography, "Beam Me Up, Scotty," his father was a drunk who made life miserable for his wife and children.
At 19, James escaped the turmoil at home by joining the Canadian army, becoming a lieutenant in artillery. He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day. "The sea was rough," he recalled. "We were more afraid of drowning than the Germans."
The Canadians crossed a minefield laid for tanks; the soldiers weren't heavy enough to detonate the bombs. At 11:30 that night, he was machine-gunned, taking six hits: one that took off his middle right finger (he managed to hide the missing finger on screen), four in his leg and one in the chest. Fortunately the chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case.
After the war Doohan on a whim enrolled in a drama class in Toronto. He showed promise and won a two-year scholarship to New York's famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where fellow students included Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Richard Boone.
His commanding presence and booming voice brought him work as a character actor in films and television, both in Canada and the United States.
Oddly, his only other TV series besides "Star Trek" was another space adventure, "Space Command," in 1953.
Doohan's first marriage to Judy Doohan produced four children. He had two children by his second marriage to Anita Yagel. Both marriages ended in divorce. In 1974 he married Wende Braunberger, and their children were Eric, Thomas and Sarah, who was born in 2000, when Doohan was 80.
In a 1998 interview, Doohan was asked if he ever got tired of hearing the line "Beam me up, Scotty."
"I'm not tired of it at all," he replied. "Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years. It's been said to me at 70 miles an hour across four lanes on the freeway. I hear it from just about everybody. It's been fun."
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