Nim Tribute Website - BLOGApril 19, 2014 The National Museum of Animals and Society explores the human-animal bond and our shared experiences. What began as a sideline business selling polished metal mirrors to pilgrims in Germany (to capture holy light) evolved into an enterprise that altered the course of art, religion, politics and industry: Johannes Gutenberga€™s movable type and printing press.
We judge ourselves by our noblest acts and best intentions, but we are judged by our last worst act.
There are 10,000 species of ants, and for several million years they have coved the earth, except Antarctica [no pun intended].
Credit has existed globally since the early days of trading and mercantilism, but it wasna€™t until the 1920s that oil companies issued a physical card to repeat customers who purchased fuel for their new-fangled automobiles. Therea€™s nothing so hollow as the laugh of the person who intended to tell the story himself. CHALLENGE #111: Why is the numeric keypad on a computer (7-8-9 at the top) upside-down from the numeric keypad on phones (1-2-3 on top)?
English belongs to the very large Indo-European language family [Germanic, Baltic, Slavic, Celtic, Latin, Hellenic, Iranian, Sanskrit et alia, which led to Polish, Welsh, French, Greek, Kurdish, Punjabi, and English, to name a few]. The real test of character comes when doing the right thing may not be in our self-interest. In the past 5,000 years the human genetic code changed 100 times faster than it had in any prevous period. In the 1880s, Samuel Augustus Maverick was a Texas cattleman who refused to brand his cattle, seeing it as cruel. CHALLENGE #111 was: Why is the numeric keypad on a computer (7-8-9 at the top) upside-down from the numeric keypad on phones (1-2-3 on top)? Researchers gave cash to experimental subjects who were instructed either to spend it on themselves or on others.
BIG Q #26: Pericles argued in his Funeral Oration that democracy stimulates excellence because all citizens are stakeholders with public responsibilities. When intensive-care units at Michigan hospitals followed a 5-step checklist for how to insert intravenous lines in patients, infections were virtually eliminated, saving the hospitals $175 million over 18 months.
The peace symbol began as the emblem of the British anti-nuclear movement 50 years ago on Good Friday: a combination of the semaphore positions for N and D [Nuclear Disarmament] within a circle [the earth].
CHALLENGE #114: He was a fighter who was obsessed with boxing and he abused drink and drugs. BIG Q #27: Since poverty is deeper among children than the elderly, why does public spending on the elderly vastly outstrip spending on the young? E-mail and Web searches consume 1.5% of the nationa€™s electricity last year, and if current trends continue, by 2010 the power bill to run a computer over its lifetime will surpass the cost of buying the machine. Biologically speaking, humans have changed little in the 100,000 years [or 3,000 generations] since modern humans emerged on the African savanna--not enough time for serious adjustments.
Rembrandt was a master of chiaroscuro (kee-ahr-uh-SKYOOR-oh), the use of contrasts of light and shade to enhance the depiction of character and for general dramatic effect. CHALLENGE #114 was: He was a fighter who was obsessed with boxing and he abused drink and drugs. CHALLENGE #115: What proportion of the cells in your body are not actually yours but belong to foreign organisms?
BIG Q #28: Why do girls, on average, lead boys for all their years in school, only to fall behind in the workplace? Only 11% of CEOs of top 500 companies have an Ivy League degree, but 20% of the top 60 women in Forbes a€?most powerful womena€? list did. The hormone oxytocin is naturally released in brain after a 20-second hug from a partner, triggering the braina€™s trust circuits. CHALLENGE #115 was: What proportion of the cells in your body are not actually yours but belong to foreign organisms?


CHALLENGE #116: A westerner and an easterner who each changed the world, but didna€™t want their names used to identify a religion--to no avail.
Featured Quote: a€?The truth of the matter,a€? is that a€?we havena€™t sacrificed one darn bit in this war, not one.
BIG Q #29: Why are the most powerful people in the world old white men and pretty young women? When lima bean plants are attacked by spider mites, they release volatile chemicals that summon another species of mites to attack the spider mites. Funeral directors promote embalming: replacing body fluids with formaldehyde, a carcinogen that eventually leaches into the environment when the buried body decays [800,000 gallons annually].
In 2001, President Bush exempted some 3,500 plants that spew toxic chemicals from the Right-To-Know law.
Consultants get paid up to $500,000 to name a drug, and insist that letters are imbued with psychological meaning: P, T, and K, they claim, convey effectiveness. CHALLENGE #116 was: A westerner and an easterner who each changed the world, but didna€™t want their names used to identify a religion--to no avail. CHALLENGE #117: His father a€?bluffeda€? his way into law school using a faked transcript, and went on to finish first in his class and become a successful labor lawyer. Spoken language is instinctual, the brain collects the phonemes and abstracts the rules from what it hears, but written language must be taught. Busha€™s tax cuts for the rich have reduced annual tax revenue avaiable for public needs by $300 Billion each year. CHALLENGE #117 was: His father a€?bluffeda€? his way into law school using a faked transcript, and went on to finish first in his class and become a successful labor lawyer. FACTOID: Unusual English spelling shows the way the words were pronounced 100s of years ago. Chinoiserie (sheen-WAH-zuh-ree) is a style of ornamentation using motifs identified as Chinese. CHALLENGE # 118 was: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound? CHALLENGE #119: Which a€?booka€™ won the Pulitzer Prize for literature and drama, in successive years? Front Of House Structure, definitive sales and service with great knowledge and solid techniques! They will be running a 3-month long exhibit beginning on May 10, 2014 entitled "Light in Dark Places", which explores anti-vivisection from the Victorian Era to the modern day. In the better sets, the traditional flaws of plasma (burn-in) and LCD (limited viewing angle, weak blacks, weak fast motion) have been largely eliminated. In 1958, Dinera€™s Club launched the first card available for payment to general merchants: 27 participating NYC restaurants. Kugel, an Orthodox Jew and author of a€?How to Read the Biblea€? says that there is essentially no evidence--archaeological, historical, cultural--for the events in the Torah.
Koerner which he said depicts: a€?a horseman determinedly charging up what appears to be a steep and rough traila€?--representing his own political journey against steep odds and naysayers. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all; they decided 1 had to leave, or all would fall. According to the Energy Department, vampire gadgets account for about 25% of total residential electricity consumption in the U.S. Guppy submitted a fish to the British Museum that was already classified, but the name stuck [and the fish is still in a jar at the museum]. The exhibit includes special Nim artifacts and Bob will be a guest speaker on its opening day.
But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.


No man spoke, but the woman said she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband, kids and men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return. So, plasma has truer color and does better in darker rooms, and LCD has more vivid color and does better in bright rooms. Organizations such as Central OK Humane Society, ASPCA, Animal Resource Center, Code 3 Associates, and dozens of volunteers stepped up to provide assistance to the community. But, therea€™s no such thing as a 1080p TV broadcast (cable, satellite, anything), and wona€™t be for years.
Actually, it was an illustration for a Saturday Evening Post short story, a€?The Slipper Tongue,a€? about a slick-tongued horse thief fleeing a lynch mob.
All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Athens, to honor god of wine & drama, Dionysus [Baccus], where comic actors wore padded phalluses as part of their costumes.
Click HERE to read about some of the rescue efforts by those who provided housing and care to the canine and feline victims and their efforts to reunite them with their human families. January 5, 2014 Help urge UCLA Chancellor Gene Block to release 5 primates from UCLA's research lab! "SAEN – Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
Primatologist Bob Ingersoll states that as drug addiction is a social malaise, using monkeys in addiction experiments has limited applicability to the real world.The NIH funds these experiments at the taxpayer’s expense.
14 to tour the sanctuary, listen to live music, participate in the silent auction, and watch the apes open their gifts!
On December 2-5, 2013, they filed the first-ever lawsuits on behalf of captive chimpanzees demanding that they be granted the right to bodily liberty. These filings are based on the scientific evidence that chimpanzees are self-aware and should therefore be recognized as legal persons with certain fundamental rights. To develop cosmetics, cleaners, toothpastes, shampoos, and other products, rabbits are locked into restraining devices and have chemicals rubbed onto their eyes and skin, and rats are forced to inhale toxic fumes.                                                                  These animals just want to be free but instead, their lives are filled with pain and lonliness as they are forced to wait in fear for whatever painful procedure will be done to them next before they are killed. Animal experimentation is the cruelest practice I have ever seen; and I believe any compassionate person would be horrified if they looked inside an animal lab and saw what they were unknowingly paying for people to do to animals.
Click here to find out which companies and charities are and are not cruelty-free.  2) Kick the smoking habit or buy from companies that have official policies against testing their products on animals, such as Imperial Tobacco, Nat Sherman, and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco. In order to develop new cigarettes, many cigarette companies restrain dogs and pregnant monkeys so they can strap devices onto their nose and mouth so that they are forced to inhale tobacco smoke.
Philip Morris has stuffed rats into tiny canisters where they had tobacco smoke pumped into their noses for 6 hours a day for 3 straight months. Not only is animal experimentation cruel, it is senseless!                                                                                                                                                       3) Tell your representatives you don't want your tax dollars to be used to torture animals in labs.  4) Spread the word.
T-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, and posting an animal testing video or picture to your facebook page are easy ways for your message to be seen by a lot of people.                                                                                               5) Spay or neuter your companion animal. Many Expected to be Retired NIH has just approved a proposal which calls for big cuts in grants used to study chimps in labs.?On January 22, 2013, one of the committe's of the National Institutes of Health proposed that it cut funding for seven of the nine taxpayer-funded grants used for biomedical experiments on chimps, as well as cut funding for the twelve of the thirteen behavioral studies. They stated that for these 360 chimps, "the majority of NIH-owned chimpanzees should be designated for retirement and transferred to the federal sanctuary system. After this statement was made, NIH formed a committe to see which taxpayer-funded grants should stop and how many chimps should be retired. They have different physical and psychological needs than humans, and they are ill-suited to life as pets, isolated from other members of their species. Babies grow into aggressive, unpredictable, unhappy adolescents and adults, and can carry diseases that humans are susceptible to. Our varying levels of experience have taught us the same thing: it’s a bad idea to have monkeys for pets.



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