August 26, 2008


Green stars shine at DNC

Affleck: Green baize evening
We’ve got to admire Val Kilmer, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck, Matt Gonzalez and Spike Lee — they have all put their names and faces to an event in support of Green Party Prezzy candidate Ralph Nader in Denver today.

It would have been easier for each of them to throw their weight behind Obama and the DNC, but they decided to go with the underdog.


Ben Affleck hosts one of the hottest tickets in Denver this week — a poker evening — so its no question Nader is pulling in the talent.

Daryl Hannah was also on the fringes giving interviews advocating off-grid living.

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Eco-homes for $70,000

Your own architect designed eco home for as little as $70,000. Yes really, and coming soon to a tourist resort near you.

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Greedy Guelph

Pflug – pulling the plug
The local government in the town of Guelph, Ontario is running a campaign against a group of young people living off the grid.

A dozen or so who have squatted a piece of disused city parkland may soon be homeless.

The group, in their late teens and 20s, had set up gardens, a composting toilet and even a bike repair site, but signs posted by the city say they may be evicted this week.

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Update on Pekoe

My Dad and I took Pekoe to the vet this morning, I had to have her there between 8 and 8:30 am. Once we got there, and got her checked in, I carried Pekoe back to a little room full of cages, I placed her in one, kissed her on top of the head, and left, it was hard to do, but I knew it would be for the best. They told me to come back around 4:30 to pick her up.

We drove back home and waited. Around 3:45 we left to go back and pick her up. One of the assistants carried her back to me, Pekoe looked so pitiful, she was droopy eyed, well just droopy all over. But she was glad to be back with me. We paid the bill, that one came to about $107, so all total the bill was around $200, again I want to thank everyone who donated, it came in very handy and is very much appreciated.

On the way back to the truck, I set Pekoe on the ground to see if she would want to potty, she couldn’t even stand up yet, so I set her on a towel in my lap and came on home. It’s been a few hours and she is still droopy looking, but she wagged her tail at me so that is a good sign that she is OK. I know the next few days will be difficult for her, they pulled 6 teeth, an assortment of molars and other teeth, I’ll wait for a few days (or longer) to look in her mouth to see exactly which ones are gone. The lady at the front desk said Pekoe could eat as early as tonight if she wanted to, I expect it will be tomorrow before she will want to eat. Right now Pekoe is curled up on our bed resting.


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