January 25th, 2001

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CrouchingTiger Hidden Dragon was wonderful, I loved it sooo much. I am an absolute idiot for having put off seeing it. It's so fine, so lovely, so full of beauty. I cheated myself of the pleasure of seeing it sooner. Now I understand why people are raving about it.

Ang Lee is such a good director. I liked the Wedding Banquet, I loved Sense and Sensibility, and the Ice Storm was so compellingly gloomy and authentic. I don't remember if I saw Eat Drink Man Woman and I didn't see Ride With the Devil, but now I will.

There's a beautifully designed website that really captures the feel of the film. There are previews, a haunting piece by Yo Yo Ma, stills, wallpaper, bios and a screensaver. I think you'll like it and hope you go. I really have to hand it to the designer, what I wouldn't give to be able to do what he or she does.

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CrouchingTiger Hidden Dragon was wonderful, I loved it sooo much. I am an absolute idiot for having put off seeing it. It's so fine, so lovely, so full of beauty. I cheated myself of the pleasure of seeing it sooner. Now I understand why people are raving about it.

Ang Lee is such a good director. I liked the Wedding Banquet, I loved Sense and Sensibility, and the Ice Storm was so compellingly gloomy and authentic. I don't remember if I saw Eat Drink Man Woman and I didn't see Ride With the Devil, but now I will.

There's a beautifully designed website that really captures the feel of the film. There are previews, a haunting piece by Yo Yo Ma, stills, wallpaper, bios and a screensaver. I think you'll like it and hope you go. I really have to hand it to the designer, what I wouldn't give to be able to do what he or she does.

<a href="http://www.crouchingtiger.com/flash4.htm"The lovely Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon website</a>
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My little one eyed rat isn't looking so good. Her sister is almost double her size, but she looks thin and frail, and I think she has diarrhea. I called this wonderful vet who works the night shift, he's the one who helped me when I found the sickly pidgeon in Westwood. Rember him, the man who was bit on the head by a blood sucking, pidgeon infesting, creature called a bot? I have to figure out how to get a tenth of a millimeter of Immodium crushed up and mixed with water, or .08 worth of liquid Immodium, and give it to her. I have a one millimeter syringe, we always have them around for the kitties so I guess I'll use that. Where will I find the energy?
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I am so angry. I went out in search of rat care advice and stumbled over what seemed like a pro-rat site, only to find myself following a link to this horrible company, Harlan Laboratories. A major biomedical, rat and mouse, research, breeding, and operating facility. These are the people who are responsible for the tumors that now end most of our pet rat's lives. These are the people who perform gruesome operations and breeding experiments. They offer outbred, inbred, aged, hybrid and mutant rats for sale. Go see for yourselves. They will also perform a whole host of surgical procedures for you, so you wont have to get your dirty lab hands any dirtier. How totally repulsive and horrible. FUCK THEM!!!

We do not have the right to do this. My life is not more valuable than a rat life just because I have a bigger brain. My species is not more important than any other species. Plus it's all a bunch of fraud anyway. You can't extrapolate data from one species and apply it to another. If you really could they'd be shouting it from the rooftops! We all know how long heart patients had to wait to get their hands on digitalis because of the adverse affect it had on dogs. Oh hell, don't even bother to reply if this pisses you off, because I just don't want to go around again with people over this. Go disagree with me on your own journals. If all the vivisectors of the world suddenly dropped dead, this planet would be a much better place, take my word for it.

Oh my God, I think I'm going to be sick, I went back to the site and found out they also offer Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Beagels, Mongrels?, Pigs and Cats. This hurts me so much I want to die.

Here check out the cats they casually offer for your own personal experimental usage. Their having been bred there somehow makes them feeling and suffering neutral. God how I hate this company!!!!

"Nomenclature

A domesticated feline (Felis Catus).
Developed by Harlan CPB, the Netherlands.
HsdCpb:CADS (BR) - currently bred by Harlan, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, and Harlan CPB, the Netherlands.
Characteristics

A shorthaired, multicolored, disease-free feline which has been bred and socialized carefully for multi-disciplinary biomedical research.
Unvaccinated and barrier-reared to assure freedom from diseases or humoral antibodies affecting disease susceptibility and progression.
Antibody Profile Defined (APDTM) Feline - free of antibody to:

Calicivirus (FCV)
Chlamydia
Coronavirus (FeCV/FIPV)
Herpesvirus (FVR/FHV-1)
Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV/FTLV)
Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
Parvovirus (FPLV)
Syncytial Virus (FeSFV)
Toxoplasmosis

When optionally vaccinated and protected, a well-characterized feline which can be maintained conventionally for various neurological, cardiovascular, and antimicrobial studies, as well as many other research applications."

Have you ever seen one of these cats in a lab, with it's skull opened and wires coming out of it? Have you ever seen one in a stereotaxic device. These people have no mercy. They are scientific monsters who view my emotional response as simply that, emotional, thereby week. I can't say it enough, I hate them!

Fraud Perpetrating Harlan Laboratories