On Humanity


A Message About the Climate Crisis by Al Gore

If you aren’t aware about what’s going on with our plan­et, our home… our Earth, please watch doc­u­men­tary An Incon­ve­nient Truth. Mean­while, Live Earth was this past week­end. It kicked off a whole cam­paign to save our plan­et, the place we live and breath in.

Let’s all do our part. It ain’t that hard.

PS. I know I own a Pilot. I don’t dri­ve a lot (i.e. 3k in 6 months) and take pub­lic trans­porta­tion to work. There­fore, I con­sid­er it like I’m dri­ving a Hybrid.

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Here’s Al Gore’s mes­sage this morn­ing:

Dear Friend,

Thank you! Because of your hard work, mil­lions of per­son­al com­mit­ments have been made via the Web and SMS in 178 coun­tries and 35 ter­ri­to­ries around the world. And our con­cert was not lim­it­ed to 7 venues, but instead took place at par­ties and events in more than 10,000 homes and com­mu­ni­ties.

A decade from now, when peo­ple look back on Live Earth, what they will remem­ber isn’t what hap­pened dur­ing the show — instead my hope is they remem­ber what hap­pened after. More than 2 bil­lion of us joined togeth­er on 7.7.07 and with one voice demand­ed an end to the cli­mate cri­sis. We now have the respon­si­bil­i­ty to car­ry this move­ment for­ward and force our lead­ers to take action.

We need to take the first step today and make sure every sin­gle per­son pos­si­ble joins us. That’s why, right now, I need you to email five of your friends. Ask them to sign the Live Earth Pledge by vis­it­ing:

www.liveearthpledge.org

All of the actions we take from here on out to solve the cli­mate cri­sis will be based on a sim­ple premise: our home, Earth, is in dan­ger. We don’t risk destroy­ing the plan­et, but instead risk mak­ing it inhos­pitable for human beings.

We have put so much car­bon diox­ide into the atmos­phere that we have changed the heat bal­ance between Earth and the Sun. And if we don’t stop soon, the aver­age tem­per­a­ture will increase to lev­els that will end the favor­able cli­mate bal­ance on which our civ­i­liza­tion depends.

The world must come togeth­er and direct our gov­ern­ments to take on a glob­al chal­lenge. Our lead­er­ship is a pre­con­di­tion for suc­cess.

We need to demon­strate that we have reached the tip­ping point where polit­i­cal will demands our rep­re­sen­ta­tives take action to solve the cli­mate cri­sis. That’s why it’s so vital that mil­lions of peo­ple sign the Live Earth Pledge.

Ask five of your friends to sign the Live Earth pledge today by vis­it­ing:

www.liveearthpledge.org

The cli­mate cri­sis offers us the chance to expe­ri­ence what few gen­er­a­tions in his­to­ry have had the priv­i­lege of expe­ri­enc­ing: a mis­sion; a com­pelling moral pur­pose; a shared cause; and the thrill of being forced by cir­cum­stances to put aside the pet­ti­ness and con­flict of pol­i­tics and to embrace a gen­uine moral and spir­i­tu­al chal­lenge.

Please email five of your friends right now. Ask them to join us in this cause and sign the Live Earth Pledge today by vis­it­ing:

www.liveearthpledge.org

Our work begins now.

Thank you,

Al Gore

Caught Taking Off My Pants?

Today start­ed off weird. I was at the bus stop wait­ing for my bus to go to the City, when I sud­den­ly hear a loud voice com­ing from behind me:

HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”

I was caught off guard as I sud­den­ly turned towards the source. With a quick glance, I sud­den­ly saw this old man in front of his house (which is next to the bus stop). I quick­ly gave a look around if it was me he was talk­ing to. I also think I did a quick Taxi mono­logue (“You talkin’ to me…?”).

I then respond­ed in a dumb­found­ed man­ner:

Excuse me?” He replies with the same ques­tion. “Good morn­ing. I’m wait­ing for the bus…(?)”

While say­ing that, I was tak­ing a look below me. “I have my pants on for sure,” I said to myself. Then, the fol­low­ing ensued:

  • old man: “Wait­ing for the bus…? I just saw you tak­ing your pants off.”
  • me: “What??? No, just wait­ing for my bus haha” *crackin’ up inside*
  • old man: “Well… I thought I saw you tak­ing off your pants.”
  • me: “Haha… It’s too ear­ly in the week for that” *smil­ing to light­en things up*
  • old man: “Too ear­ly in the week? Not for my week(!)”

I think he was still some­what pissed off. I didn’t real­ly pay atten­tion as I was still crackin’ up inside, and not try­ing to show it.

Mean­while, after catch­ing the bus, I took a moment to rem­i­nisce. Before he came out gun-sling­ing out of his house, I remem­ber putting my keys in my back­pack. Now, there was a faux rock thing that cov­ers those power/cable/phone out­lets on the pave­ment. I know that I have put my back­pack down in front of me, on top of that faux rock. I… just hap­pen to be fac­ing his house while doing it. That, and he prob­a­bly heard me zip-up my back­pack haha.

The thing that both­er me is, he prob­a­bly was observ­ing me the whole time even before I zipped up my bag. Damn, what a crazy morn­ing and a crazy dude.

From my mind to yours, when wait­ing for a bus: make sure to look out for crazy home bod­ies; be under­stand­ing if they all of sud­den prowl at you for no rea­son at all; and be ready for a great laugh—though it seems very weird HA!

Post-Graduates and Marathons

Things that make you go hmmm… Why is this so true with those who are done with their school work. It’s like:

Hi Mom! Here’s my diplo­ma. Now, it’s time to run 26 miles. See you in a bit.

But yeah, just a thought that came to me like Jer­ry’s epiphany. Is it this unspo­ken truth that every­one in their 20s do all of a sud­den? It’s like the unsolved mys­tery of why every kid in the world with a NES know­ing the trick to blow into their car­tridge to make it “work”.

From my mind to yours, Hip Hop is Dead

All From the Same Tree

Just want to share this quote w/ every­one. I found it just brows­ing a minute ago…

Only when you drink from the riv­er of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the moun­tain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you tru­ly dance.

Should we all con­fess our sins to one anoth­er we would all laugh at one anoth­er for our lack of orig­i­nal­i­ty.
Should we all reveal our virtues we would also laugh for the same cause.

— Khalil Gibran