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,
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A Teary Mother Bear Killed Her Baby and Committed Suicide – A Heart Breaking True Story
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
|Emergency SOS! Save Our Sea Shepherd Ship! |
Dear Friend of Sea Shepherd,
I need your help to free our flagship the Steve Irwin.
Our vessel has been detained by the United Kingdom courts because of a civil lawsuit brought against Sea Shepherd by a Maltese company: Fish and Fish Limited (F & F).
Back in June 2010, the Steve Irwin rescued endangered bluefin tuna from F & F nets. They are claiming damages. We believe these fish were caught illegally - after the season closed, without an inspector on board, and without any legal paperwork for their catch. This lawsuit gives us the opportunity to expose what we allege are illegal activities by F & F and we will aggressively defend the case on this basis.
But, unless we immediately post a bond for USD$1,411,692.87, the Steve Irwin will be held or possibly sold.
As you may know, the Steve Irwin must sail immediately to protect endangered pilot whales in the Faeroe Islands. When that mission is complete, we sail onto the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to stop the murderous Japanese whaling fleet.
I urge you to help Save Our Ship today! We need to raise USD$1,411,692.87 by next week! Gifts are coming in, but there's a long way to go. Your gift is essential to save endangered whales.
You've already helped save thousands of whales and untold numbers of other marine creatures. But unless we get our ship back, a lot of whales will die tragic and needless deaths.
Please help free the Steve Irwin so we can return to sea, doing what we do best - defending life in our oceans.
I urge you to send the largest gift you can today - your gift is incredibly important and will make a difference.
Never has the need for your help and support been greater.
For Our Oceans and for the Steve Irwin,
Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President
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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Three Dj kittens are ready to throw an awesome Caturdaynight party!
Let’s Get the Party Started!
by HOLY CUTENESS on JULY 16, 2011
DJ Spencer while learning…
Friday, July 15, 2011
This is from Flickr's blog. Since their policy is that YOU own YOUR photos, then Google/Blogger MUST remove the image(s) of me that "The Improper Adoptee"—Marilyn McAboy—downloaded from my Flickr site and uploaded to her asinine blog. I filed a DMCA against Marilyn McAboy pertaining to the image(s) the sick woman stole and used, but so far they have not taken the image(s) from her Blogger or removed them from her Picasa albums.
I'm refiling a DMCA today. Marilyn McAboy thinks she is above the law because she is an adoptee. I kid you not; adoption is this woman's excuse for every violation against someone else she tries to get away with. She blames her victims. It's always the "poor Improper Adoptee" and then non-stop blabbering about deluded nonsense and fabricated tall tales of abuse towards her, all the while she is harassing and harming others—since 2008 at the least.
May 13, 2011
At Flickr, your photos are always yours
There has been some discussion on the web as of late about image ownership on photo sites so we wanted to take a moment to address this on Flickr.
Here at Flickr, we’re all about helping you share your photos. That’s what photos are for. Sharing and remembering what you see, with the people that matter to you.
We feel very strongly that sharing online shouldn’t mean giving up rights to your photos. Our Terms of Service clearly spell out that Flickr/Yahoo! doesn’t own the photos that you upload. You, as a member, maintain all ownership rights to the photos that you upload to Flickr. Our Terms of Service allow us to,
“use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Yahoo! Services solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available.” (Please see Section 9b of the Terms of Service for the full text.)
This grants Flickr the right to provide the Flickr service, i.e. create the small, medium, and large sizes, display your photos on the site, etc. It doesn’t mean that we own them. When you upload your photos to Flickr, you retain the rights to your images.
In fact, when you upload to Flickr you set the kind of license that you want to apply to the photos, ‘All Rights Reserved’ is the default, or you can select one of the many flavors of Creative Commons licenses. The choice is yours and you maintain control over how your photo can be used by others. If you want to make your photo available for use by everybody in the world, license it using Getty Images, or to license it to a fancy magazine, it’s up to you.
Changing the settings for your photos is as easy as pie. Next to each photo you’ll see the license and settings for each photo. Don’t like what you see? It’s simple to change it in a couple of clicks.
With the ability to share directly to Facebook and Twitter while maintaining your ownership, Flickr is an ideal hub for your photos on the web, where you can upload once and share everywhere.
After all, they’re your photos, and we at Flickr want to help you share them however, whenever and with whoever you choose without giving up your rights.
Posted by Zack Sheppard