Saturday, June 28, 2008

Vegan Sichuan Kung Pao "Chicken"


    • 12-14 oz / 340-390 g firm tofu, cut into strips
    • 1 T light soy sauce
    • 2 t cornstarch
    • 1/8 t white pepper
    • 1 T oil
    • 4 green onions, cut diagonally into 3/4 inch / 2 cm pieces
    • 2 t minced garlic
    • 1 T chili garlic paste
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch / 2 cm squares
    • 1 T brown bean paste
    • 1/2 cup cold vegetarian broth
    • 1 T cornstarch
    • 1 t light unbleached sugar
    • 1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts or cashews, chopped

Mix the tofu with the soy sauce, 2 teaspoon cornstarch and white pepper. Heat a wok or heavy skillet over high heat. when hot, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the tofu and stir-fry until lightly browned. Add the green onions, garlic and chili garlic paste. Stir fry for 1 minute.

Add the bell pepper and brown bean paste. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

Stir the broth, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and sugar together, and add to the pan. Stir until thickened. Sprinkle the peanuts on top and serve immediately with rice.

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Anti-Vivisection Post

So my friend Ray of What Would Ray Do? made a post to his blog about Rock for Life saying that March of Dimes is evil, but not for their extensive animal testing and vivisection, but for their pro-choice stance on abortion. Ray was touching on the fact that Rock for life, a hugely absurd Christian Fundamentalist group, is pushing their religious views on the right of science and pro-choice. I am pro-choice, and very anti Rock For Life, but however I do feel that March Of Dimes is very evil indeed. Not for their research and pro-choice stance on abortion, but their horrible animal testing.

So therefor, I figured I should do a little post on Vivisection/Animal Testing, and the fact that it is totally unnecessary, unreliable, ineffective, and inhumane.

A short little overview of animal testing

If you think Animal Experiments are Necessary Consider The Following:

* Less than 2% of human illnesses (1.16%) are ever seen in animals. Over 98% never are.

* At least 50 drugs on the market cause cancer in lab animals. They are allowed because it is admitted that animal tests are not relevant.

* When asked if they agreed that animal experimentation can be misleading because of anatomical and physiological differences between animals and humans, 88% of doctors agreed.

* Rats are 37% effective in identifying what causes cancer in humans. Flipping a coin would be more accurate.

* According to animal tests lemon juice is deadly poison, but arsenic, hemlock and botulin are safe.

* 40% of patients suffer side effects as a result of prescription treatment.

* Over 200,000 medicines have been released most of which are now withdrawn. According to the World Health Organisation, 240 medicines are essential.

* Thousands of drugs passed safe in animals have been withdrawn or banned due to their effect on human health.

* Aspirin fails animal tests, as do digitalis (heart drug), cancer treatments, insulin (causes animal birth defects), penicillin and other safe medicines. They would be banned if results from animal experimentation were accurate.

* When the producers of thalidomide were taken to court, they were aquitted after numerous experts agreed animal tests could not be relied on for human medicine.

* At least 450 methods exist with which we can replace animal experiments.

* Morphine puts humans asleep but excites cats.

* 95% of drugs passed by animal tests are immediately disgarded as useless or dangerous to humans.

* One is six patients in hospital are there because the drug they have taken had been passed safe for us on humans after animal tests.

* Worldwide, at least 22 animals die every second in labs. In the UK one animal dies every five seconds.

* The contraceptive pill causes blood clots in humans but it had the opposite effect in dogs.

* We use aspirin for aches and pains. It causes birth defects mice, rabbits and rats.

* Researchers refused to believe that benzene could cause cancer in humans because it failed to in animal tests.

* Dogs failed to predict heart problems caused by the cardiovascular drugs encainide and flecainide, which led to an estimated 3,000 deaths in the USA.

* Heart by pass surgery was put on hold for years because it didnt work on dogs.

* If we had relied on animal tests we would still believe that humans dont need vitamin C, that smoking doesnt cause cause cancer and alcohol doesnt cause liver damage.

* It was denied for decades that asbestos caused disease in humans because it didnt in animals.

* Polio researchers were mislead for years about how we catch the disease because they had experimented on monkeys.

* As one researcher points out, the ultimate dilemma with any animal model of human disease is that it can never reflect the human situation with complete accuracy."

* Only 2% of animal tests has found or lead to a discovery of a disease.

* A little over 2% of animal tests have lead to a cure for a disease.

Amida Buddha When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much. - Fen Yang

Friday, June 27, 2008

Talent is pretty talented!

Amida Buddha Having found no self that is not other, The seeker must find that there is no other that is not self, So that in the absence of both other and self, There may be known the perfect peace, Of the presence of absolute absence. "The Tenth Man" by Wei Wu Wei

2 skate videos and a cool music video

This little kid is a bastard!

I hate skate competition announcers!

You ain't artsier than me!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One of the many emails I get from I can't believe this shit is still going on!

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Arbitrary shootings.
Merciless beatings.

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A college student shot by Sudanese security forces because the color of his hair and skin resembled that of Darfuri rebels.

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Good luck Hope!

This is so sad to read, why her family of 10 years would do this to her is beyond me. I guess it just further proves that the average person still thinks that an animal is less than them with no feelings. I just don't get it, if I lived in that area and had the money to do so, I would adopt her. Good luck Hope!

Save Hope!!

Unleash the Future video series....Barack Obama!

So in light of the insurmountable amount of evidence of global warming and the decline of the entire eco-system on this planet the Enviromental Defense Fund came up with this little video series called Unleash the Future.

It focuses on alternatives to the energy crisis, and the people that are innovative in creating "green" energy alternatives.






For the first time in my life I can really believe in a presidential candidate. If we as the people actually electBarack Obama the above things could actually happen. As well as taking our troops out of war, working on rebuilding our economy, improving our schools, and protecting our environment and the living creatures who inhabit this earth, not just the humans. These and many others things are needed, and Obama is the first candidate that I have seen with such a revolutionary spirit and drive to try and actually fix this fucked up earth. Obama is also the first candidate to have a huge grassroots movement that is actually working, and if you were for Clinton before, now that she is not a candidate anymore she is fully backing Obama.
In order for Obama to win, we need to get everyone we know to vote. Especially the young vote, as this society right now is full with old rich white christian republicans.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


So, after some frustrastion, anger and dissappointment, I am able to sign back in to this account, and you know what that means don't you?!
More posts.
Awhile back I video taped a running train, and decided to make a little video using the footage, here is the final project. Let me know what you think!

Also, I am looking for jobs for my artwork and/or selling some of my artwork. I can also do requests. Please visit my art page at