emmelinemay: (Watchment Night Owl is not Batman)
Please answer the below questions in the name of SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY.

[Poll #1659657]
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Knut 'senselessly murdered the carp', fishing them out, playing with them and then leaving the remains.

Ok, seriously guys. It's a BEAR. Bears eat fish. If a lion kills an antelope, it's not murder, it's nature. Murder is a human concept, and not even a universal one at that. Go back into (even recent) history, or deep enough into the uncharted jungles you'll find tribes who won't understand the concept.

Does that mean anyone that eats meat is a murder? Or are you just an accessory to murder? Is it only murder if you kill someone for fun? If you eat a hamburger for fun, does that count?

This news popped up my my friends list at the same moment that my colleagues and I were discussing Louis Theroux's 'African Hunting Holiday' documentary (avialable on IPlayer for 5 days). I've mixed opinions about Theroux, I think he asks very leading questions and enters situations with a strong bias. I've found some of his shows really fascinating and a bit scary, but others I feel he tries to make an issue out of something that should be a non-issue. I felt a similar way about the game hunting episode - but then, it did resonate with my thoughts lately about my moral choices, my food choices, and how I see the world.

game hunting, vegetarianism, and a decision )

What do you think?

[Poll #1167728]

You can read a related rant, including what I think about PETA, here
emmelinemay: (Noone expects them)
Roller Skating. I have a name, I'm joining up properly tonight hopefully, so I need to register a number too. I think I'd like my number to be eleventy. But how to write 'eleventy' as a number? Help me, LJ friends.

[Poll #1134573]

ION, my RSI is starting to bother me less and less, though a combination of resting my hand, workrave, and using the mouse with my left hand. I have a physio appointment tomorrow, and by then there'll probably be no pain at all, such is life.

And finally, like a story about a waterskiing squirrel at the end of the news, I give you Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait.
Artist and activist, Chris Jordan creates amazing images that portray America’s consumption. Chris’ hope is that his images will have a different effect than raw numbers alone. Since simple numbers no matter how large can be rather abstract it can be difficult to connect with ones impact. Whereas a visual representation of vast quantities can help make meaning of 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds or two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.
emmelinemay: (Pirate)
In the light of the age for purchasing cigarettes rising from 16 to 18 as of today, I've been thinking about smoking today.¹

this is me, thinking about smoking. )

And so. To add to my ponderings, I would like you all, smokers, non smokers, never-smokers and no-longer-smokers, to do my smoking poll...

my smoking opinions, let me show you them )

[1] - I mean, I've been thinking about smoking as an issue, not that I've been thinking of having a cigarette...
[2] - and as such, please refer to Ms Lucas herself for the science bit
[3] - or maybe partly due to? But that's a whole other debate right there...illegal things are MOAR FUN innit...
emmelinemay: (Drinky blonde beer)

Following a conversation about the above choice of drink-and-mixer, and wether or not they were 'weird' - i said i'd do a poll. So here it is:

[Poll #931391]


Dec. 5th, 2006 09:30 am
emmelinemay: (Cute as a button)
[livejournal.com profile] aussie_kel has one of these in her back garden right now.

She's too scared to take a photo for me because it's a 'big lizard' and is 'slimy and scary'.

So. Lizards.

[Poll #882223]


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