About My Blog.

Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

If you read a story and you feel moved in any way, comment. Comments are more than welcome.

Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

Feel free to email me if you have a story or cause you would like shared, especially if it pertains to animal rights, liberation, veganism, animal welfare, health and well-being, geekery, Macs and computer dorkiness, music, lowbrow art, kitchy stuff, skateboards, the beach, swimming, diving, NYC, beading (it's my hobby), recipes (love to cook, especially if I made the recipe up myself!), VEGAN!, ALF, Sea Shepherd, Action for Animals, NIO, 269Life and/or anything you think I might enjoy or others might—you never know. It doesn't always have to be serious. Hilarious stories, local NY, funny videos or photos, photobombs (especially if they contain pets!)...I might be partially censored, but I'm not closed down!

Please, join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and follow them and The Barbi Twins on Twitter and Facebook.

For the Oceans,
Suzanne

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Internets! FAIL SHEPHERD, Again!


Most Hilarious Threat EVER.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

DO IT, Fail Shepherd. Call the police. I have the printouts all here, waiting, so you can go to hell in a hand basket for attempting to blackmail two of my friends, and for sending fraudulent emails containing threats towards me.

FAIL SHEPHERD!

Excuse me, but you used "whatever_66@live.com" to email me, AGAIN?
Golly fucking GEE, Michael, I thought that was Kendra L. Cree'
s email, you know... the woman who email me to warn me about you and how you have PETA attorneys suing people for you!



"I am not on Facebook. I do not engage in trolls or drama or anything that does not have to do with animals." LOL, caught in a lie!


THE ICING ON THE CAKE. Your "OOPS!" email.
What? You thought you WERE smarter than me?
That WAS part of your threat to me many months ago. Remember, McDade?
"I'm always one step ahead of you. You picked the wrong person to fuck with."
—Michael McDade on Facebook, circa 2010

BACK TO THE ICING ON THE CAKE:


 Try an deny this, ASSHAT.




What? No, you say I'm lying? Here's the long raw source headers, you dumb douchebag.











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Subject: Police
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Police


from
 Seal Shepherd  
to
"spookie.cat@gmail.com"
cc 
 Seal Shepherd
date
Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 10:47 PM
subject
 Police
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hide details 10:47 PM (55 minutes ago)



Suzanne Hayes,

If you email me again, you will have a police officer at your front door and you will be charged with criminal harassment.

The person you are defending - Veronika Hompó is the person who has threatened you. 

Veronika Hompó aka
Patrik Levay aka
Gabriel Levy aka
Gabor Levay

This is why she was told to get a lawyer.

I am not on Facebook. I do not engage in trolls or drama or anything that does not have to do with animals.

You were issued a cease and desist order on Jan 19/2011 and you have ignored that order. That is your choice to do so, and you will suffer the legal repercussions.

Copy of cease and desist order attached.

NGO's. please circulate

cc: Facebook Legal
cc: PETA
cc: IFAW
cc: HSUS
cc: Toronto Police
cc: LLP.

~ Michael McDade

Seal Shepherd


Cease and Desist - Suzanne Hayes

Suzanne Hayes alias: Spookiecats 

Levittown, New York


Facebook: 


Cease and Desist

Your imvolvment in the website:



...and extending to any involvement with Nikki Craft and all website domains.

In the Blog forum:





In the various aliases and the defamatory content written on the social networking site Facebook:


Facebook: 


In the defamatory video(s) uploaded to:



In the Care2 Forum:









You claim to have had communication with Michael McDade, alias, Seal Shepherd on the social networking site Facebook. Facebook forensic analysis via subpoena will show that you have never spoken to, or had any communication with Michael McDade alias Seal Shepherd.

You will remove any content you have uploaded and you will cease and desist immediately from any further defamatory action.

You claim you have been "hired" by Paul Watson of the SSCS to effectively destroy Seal Shepherd. 

We note that Paul Watson (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) has put in a Trademark Claim for my name here:


You [Suzanne Hayes] have been added to list of persons responsible for your actions in the defamatory libel content of my name and alias.

Your involvement(s) have been sent to my lawyer for further proceedings.

Your local police will be notified of your actions which fall under a felony charge of "criminal harassment."

You will be added to a list of people involved in defamatory libel.

You will cease and desist any further involvement of the use of, or reference to the name Michael McDade or the alias Seal Shepherd.

You will immediately remove any content or reference to the name Michael McDade or the alias Seal Shepherd or any copyrighted or non-copyrighted material(s) referring to Michael McDade or the alias Seal Shepherd.

This email has been sent to you electronically and you will respond within forty eight hours noting that you have read it and will comply.

This letter is not intended, and should not be construed by you, as a relinquishment or waiver of any rights or remedies. 

I, Michael McDade specifically reserve all such rights and remedies whether at law or in equity under applicable domestic and foreign laws.

Signed: Michael McDade (Seal Shepherd
)Dated: Jan 19/2011
Toronto, ON

cc Seal Shepherd 
cc Facebook Legal
cc LLP
cc: Toronto Police



Michael... oh poor Michael. The lawyer said your "cease and desist" was fake as an email from a Nigerian asking for a way to transfer funds. Do you think I take you seriously? You're an abuser, a bully and you're trying to blackmail two women at this very moment.

DO IT, Fail Shepherd. Call the police. I have the printouts all here, waiting, so you can go to hell in a hand basket for attempting to blackmail two of my friends, and for sending fraudulent emails containing threats towards me.



Hey Mikey, show me where you pulled this out of your ass!
"You claim you have been "hired" by Paul Watson of the SSCS to effectively destroy Seal Shepherd. "
Where? We ALL want to see this proof, Michael. I think you should provide proof before crying wolf. 







I guess you need your PETA lawyers now, eh buddy?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Victory for Whales: We did it -- Thank You! From Captain Paul Watson

Vicotry for the Whales



Dear Suzanne,

We did it! This week, we drove the entire Japanese whaling fleet from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. They are on their way home!  

But we did not do it alone. We did it with you! Sea Shepherd is more than the ships and crew that operate them.

Yes, the crew is important - men and women from around the world from all walks of life who volunteer their time and skills and risk their lives to defend life in the seas. They are, of course, a very important reason for the success of our missions. They are the people who directly confront the killers on the high seas. It is their passion that makes Sea Shepherd all that we can be.
video thanks from captain watson
The crew on the ships could not function without our onshore crew, who make up our office staff and our many shore-based volunteers. Our onshore crewmembers are in a very real sense just as important as those who go to sea. They make budgets, answer phones, process donations, conduct legal research, respond to media inquiries, create merchandise, organize benefits like bake sales and art auctions, man information tables, prepare the ships in port, solicit donations of food and services for the ships--and so much more.

But, the foundation of what we are and what we do lies firmly upon the shoulders of our supporters from all around the world. Your financial backing puts the resources into our hands that feed our crew, put gas in the tank and paint on our hull, keep our engines running, and our safety and navigational requirements in tip top shape.

It is this trinity of sea crew, onshore crew, and financial support crew that keeps Sea Shepherd at seaand keeps the harpoons away from the whales, the clubs away from the seals, the longlines and driftnets away from the fish, turtles, and sharks, and the knives away from the dolphins.

Sea Shepherd is all of us who care about our oceans and are willing to stand up and ACT, in whatever way we are able, in defense of the wondrous diversity of life in our fragile oceans.

We are all Shepherds of the Sea and those who are not should be, because the stark reality is that if our oceans die, we die! Together we fight not just for the whales, sharks, seals, sea-birds, turtles, and fish, together we fight for our own survival.

Together we are a force for good, a force for change, a force for ecological sanity, and a force to be reckoned with!  

We will be honored if you would continue to stand with us as we imminently face battles on other fronts - bluefin tuna overfishing in the Mediterranean, pilot whale slaughter in the Faeroes, dolphin killing in Taiji, poaching in the Galapagos, and more.

To all the Shepherds of the Sea that made it possible for us to drive the whale killers from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, I think I can speak for all the citizens of the sea in saying "Thank-you."
  
For the oceans,
Captain Paul Watson 










    
Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President 
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
PO Box 2616, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
Tel: +1-360-370-5650 Fax: +1-360-370-5651

Sea Shepherd Jolly Roger Logo 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan 2011 — Sea Shepherd

Stop the Senseless Slaughter of Dolphins in Taiji, Japan!

Cove Guardian Reports
http://www.seashepherd.org/dolphins/cove-guardian-reports/
It is a bloodbath, cruel and barbaric. Each year, the idyllic and peaceful setting
of the village of Taiji in southern Japan is shattered by almost unspeakable
cruelty as incredible pain and ultimate death is inflicted on defenseless dolphins.
- Paul Watson, president and founder
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


Taiji, JapanThe annual slaughter of dolphins at Taiji was virtually unknown until the film and photographs that Sea Shepherd released in October 2003 made headlines around the world. This was followed by the arrest of Sea Shepherd activists Allison Lance and Alex Cornelissen for cutting the nets and releasing 15 dolphins. They were held in jail for four weeks before being released. Subsequently, the fishermen erected barricades to hide their bloody slaughter from cameras.

One of the members of that 2003 Sea Shepherd crew was Ric O’Barry. He returned in 2004 and every year after, to do what he could to oppose the killing. Louis Psihoyos partnered up with Ric O’Barry to find a way around the barricades and the result was the making of The Cove, the academy award-winning film that has embarrassed Japanese society before international audiences. Sea Shepherd is honored to be featured in the movie. We are pleased that it has been widely watched and brought the world's attention to this issue.

In 2007, we returned with surfing legend Dave Rastovich and actresses Hayden Pantierre and Isobel Lucas to confront the dolphin killers and once again we were able to shine the international media spotlight on the horrors at Taiji.

It has been a long, hard fight, and thanks to Ric O’Barry, Dave Rastovich, Allison Lance, Alex Cornelissen, Louis Psihoyos, and so many others, we are making steady progress towards our goal of ending the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. We will continue with campaigns to pressure Japan to end this cruel and destructive slaughter of dolphins. Because our opposition is proud and stubborn it may take years and persistence, but determination will win the day eventually for the dolphins at Taiji. Starting in September 2010, we have positioned a crew there at the Cove to monitor and report on the situation. Read the reports and support our efforts!

• Sea Shepherd in Taiji•  Cove Guardian Reports• The Ruthless Killing
• The Toxic Bureaucracy
• What You Can Do
• Worldwide Protest

Species At Risk

The Japanese fishermen are indiscriminate. They kill any species that approaches the coast. Sea Shepherd crew have witnessed the killing of:
  • Striped dolphins
  • Bottlenose dolphins
  • Pilot whales*
  • False killer whales
  • Melon-headed whales
Striped dolphinBottlenose dolphinPilot whaleFalse killer whaleMelon-headed whale
This is not a complete list. They kill any species that approaches the coast including those listed above and Risso dolphins.

Boat and Blood


P.O. Box 2616, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(USA) Tel: 360-370-5650   Fax: 360-370-5651

All contents copyright ©2011 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society




Recent Update:


Friday, February 18, 2011

Report from Taiji: February 18video

Cove Guardians photograph an offshore capture from Mountain PassCove Guardians photograph an offshore capture
from Mountain Pass
Culture and tradition are two words that seem to be heard quite often in regards to the Taiji dolphin slaughter, and while we all know that these claims are a ridiculous attempt to justify the actions that happen in this tiny little town, the events of the past few weeks have disproven every single claim and then some. Perhaps harvesting intelligent beings from the sea was a tradition once-upon-a-time but it’s obvious that this is a part of Taiji’s history that needs to remain in the past. However, these men can in no way, shape, or form claim that taking dolphins captive is part of their so-called culture or tradition, and the fact that they try to pass it off as such is an insult and a slap in the face to the rest of the world.

There has not been a slaughter since the 9th of February, but there have been two offshore captures, one in which two dolphins escaped the nets and were chased by several banger boats for more than half an hour. We’ve all had the terribly frightening dreams in which you’re being chased by something unknown and therefore dangerous. While I was watching from the Mountain Pass as these two dolphins were being chased and herded by my own kind, all I could think was that they must be absolutely terrified. If a human were to intentionally induce that level of fear in another human, they would be considered a monster. If a human took another human captive and held them in a tiny room where they were forced to perform slave labor, the world would be horrified that someone was capable of such cruelty. Yet here in Taiji, it happens nearly every single day and the world turns a blind eye and calls it tradition. Why is the world so afraid to stand against this? Why did Hollywood’s A-listers make a PSA about how this needs to stop yet bail out when it was time to get down and dirty?
A man places his catch over the footrest of his scooter. Photo: Nicole McLachlanA man places his catch over the footrest of his
scooter. Photo: Nicole McLachlan


The Cove Guardians and I are regular people with no media influence, no red carpet and definitely no financial success, but we gave up our lives to be here and fight for something that we believe is wrong. We have invested our blood, sweat, tears, and our reputations in the eyes of Japan to raise awareness for these creatures that need us. Those of you that have stood by us and offered precious support are truly the backbone of this campaign and we will be eternally grateful. Every single time I witness a slaughter or a capture, I am astounded that this is allowed to continue. However, with the latest news of the Japanese whaling fleet pulling out of the Southern Ocean, comes a glimmer of hope for the dolphins of Taiji.

Spread the word. Raise awareness. Speak out.

Here is your opportunity to become a Cove Guardian.  To join us in Taiji (voluntarily, and completely at your own cost and risk), write to us at coveguardian@seashepherd.org.  We will get back to you, but please be patient.  We cannot keep an eye on the Cove and answer e-mails at the same time.  Contributions to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to keep our official presence here are needed and welcome.  These contributions cover the costs for transport, telephone, equipment, supplies, food, and lodging for the official Sea Shepherd representative.  We will remain here through the end of March and will return for the next season in September 2011.

Thank you to the citizens of Japan who are weighing these issues and beginning to take a stand to solve them.  Thank you to everyone who is on the frontlines of this war.  This is a war to save ourselves from ourselves.  Without your calling and writingJapanese embassies and your own governments, there will be no change.  Keep it up! Every time dolphins are pushed into the Cove, let them have it.  Every time there is blood in the water, let them have it.  Make good consumer choices.  Inform everyone you know about the tragedy here and how it is linked to the captive dolphin trade.  All who patronize a dolphin show have blood on their hands.

For the dolphins,

Libby Katsinis

Taiji dolphin killers load nets onto the gutting barge for an offshore capture
on February 18th


Video credit: Sea Shepherd (:46)
A dolphin jumps for feeding time at Dolphin BaseA dolphin jumps for feeding time at Dolphin Base
Nicole, who will be assisting me during my time in Taiji, will share her experiences on her blog.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Like Striped Bass? Read On.

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The Hudson River is home to a colorful cast of creatures, from baby seals to handguns to 4.4 million gallons of sewage. And you can now add mutated freak fish to that list!
Thirty years ago, researchers found that 94 percent of two-year-old Atlantic tomcod, which are brownish, mottled fish a bit longer than a hand, collected in the Hudson carried a type of liver tumor. Discovery News reports that the tomcod have evolved and adapted since then, in order to survive living amongst all the toxins that make the Hudson one of the most polluted rivers in the U.S. We truly can't imagine what they would have evolved into if they were in the Gowanus Canal.There is one downside to their admirable survival: the tomcod's are prime meals for larger striped bass, which means that the toxins in them are getting introduced into the food chain.
Contact the author of this article or email tips@gothamist.com with further questions, comments or tips.

Via http://gothamist.com/

VSO DAY— Victory for the Whales!





Thursday, February 17, 2011

VSO Day

Victory in the Southern Ocean Day for the Whales

Pilot Chris Aultman and crewmember Mark Cullivan in an emotional embrace. Photo: Barbara VeigaPilot Chris Aultman and crewmember Mark Cullivan in an emotional embrace.
Photo: Barbara Veiga
It’s official – the Japanese whaling fleet has called it quits in the Southern Ocean, at least for this season. And if they return next season, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will be ready to resume their efforts to obstruct and disable illegal Japanese whaling operations.
“The Nisshin Maru made a significant course change immediately after the Japanese government made it official that the whaling fleet has been recalled,” said Captain Alex Cornelissen from the Bob Barker. “She looks like she’s going home!”
The Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker has been tailing the Japanese Nisshin Maru factory ship since February 9th making it impossible for the whalers to continue their illegal whaling operations.
“I have a crew of 88 very happy people from 23 different nations including Japan and they are absolutely thrilled that the whalers are heading home and the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is now indeed a real sanctuary,” said Captain Paul Watson.
The Sea Shepherd ships Steve IrwinBob Barker, and Gojira will remain in the Southern Ocean to escort the Japanese ships northward. “We will not leave the whale sanctuary until the last whaling ship has departed,” said Gojira captain Locky MacLean.
“This is a great victory for the whales,” said Captain Watson, “but we did not do this alone. Without the support of the people of Australia and New Zealand, we would not have been able to send voyages out for seven seasons from Australian and New Zealand ports. We are grateful to Senator Bob Brown and the Australian Greens Party. We are very grateful to Mr. Bob Barker for giving us the ship that turned the tide in our efforts to force the Japanese fleet from these waters. We are grateful to all our onshore staff and volunteers, supporting members and ship crews. We are grateful to the Chilean Navy and the government of France for their support. It is a very happy day for people everywhere who love whales and our oceans.”
It’s official – the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is over for this season and the whalers did not even take 10% of their quota. Sea Shepherd estimates that over 900 whales have been saved this year.
“It’s a great day for the whales,” said Sea Shepherd Chief Cook on the Steve Irwin Laura Dakin of Canberra, Australia, “and it’s a great day for humanity!”


OLDER NEWS


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Whalers Have Stopped Running East and are now Returning West

The Steve Irwin en route to the Ross Sea. Photo: Barbara ViegaThe Steve Irwin en route to the Ross Sea.
Photo: Barbara Veiga
After heading eastward at full speed for 2,000 miles, and just before entering Drake’s Passage into the Southern Ocean, the illegal Japanese whaling factory ship the Nisshin Maru recently made a complete u-turn and is now heading due west back the way it has travelled over the last week. First Officer Peter Hammarstedt of Sweden, onboard the Bob Barkerfollowing the Nisshin Maru, reported that the whale poachers acted suddenly once they reached the position of 64 degrees 4 minutes south and 074 degrees 10 minutes west at 1700 (GMT). The whalers also decreased their speed and are heading westward at 11 knots, down from a speed of 14 knots they were traveling as they headed east.
The turnabout could mean one of two things. First, they may be on a great circle route back to Japan, or second, they may be returning to the whaling grounds in the Ross Sea where the three Japanese harpoon vessels may be waiting to continue their illegal slaughter.
Reports from Japan that the Japanese Fisheries Agency has suspended the hunt have not specified how long this suspension will last. It could be permanent, for the season, for two weeks, or only a few days. The three Sea Shepherd ships Steve IrwinBob Barker, and Gojira will remain in the Southern Ocean until the whaling vessels depart.
“The Japanese Fisheries Agency had no choice but to suspend whaling operations. Sea Shepherd had already enforced a suspension of operations by blocking all whaling operations since February 9th and blocking 75% of all whaling operations for the month of January,” said Captain Paul Watson “We will not allow the Japanese whalers to kill another whale down here in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.”
Captain Alex Cornelissen of the Bob Barker is in contact with the Chilean Navy to report the movements of the whaling ship to Chile. The Chilean government is closely monitoring the movements of the Nisshin Maru, and has made it clear to the Japanese whalers that whaling and the transportation of whale meat through Chilean waters is illegal. For now, the Steve Irwinand the Gojira will remain in the Ross Sea to await the movements of the whalers.