Carbon Central Discusses Saving the Rain Forest through Independent Investors at FSX Investment Conference


(PRWEB) December 12, 2012

FSX held their 117th Quarterly Conference from October 25-27 in Phoenix, Arizona. The companies that presented at this Investment Conference had the opportunity to be interviewed by an FSX Host.

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excellent emerald // the color of 2013

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When it comes to colors, my favorites tend to be bright and primary (yellow and red) or neutral and classic (grey, white and black).  I’ve never been all that into to jewel tones, but lately I find myself quite drawn to them.  And when it comes to current color trends, the ultimate shade is emerald.

What are your thoughts on Pantone’s 2013 color of the year?  Are you an emerald fan?

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How To Protect Lost or Stolen Dogs


As a dog owner, one of the worst things that can happen is the disappearance of your pet dog. It’s important to learn how to protect a lost or stolen dog.

Many dogs that escape from the confines of their homes will run off to explore the neighborhood, but are unable to find their way home. They may dig under your fenced-in yard, or dash from the car when you open the door.

What’s even more tragic is when a pet is stolen, which most often happens with purebred dogs. There is a continual thriving black market for purebred dogs, and thieves will often steal valuable ones and resell them to unscrupulous breeders or advertise them for sale in local newspapers. I have even seen purebred dogs advertised for sale on grocery store bulletin boards at prices that are drastically lower than what a purebred dog should cost. An obvious sign that something’s not right.

You should learn how to protect your dog from becoming lost or stolen and also take actions that will help increase the likelihood of finding your dog if the worst does happen.

Being responsible for your dog means protecting it, supervising it and knowing where it is at all times. Avoid leaving your dog alone in the yard for any lengthy period of time. Dogs need companionship and they will become easily bored when left alone. They’ll dig under the fence and escape, or try to jump or climb over the fence. In some suburban areas, dog nappers (yes, there is a term for these thieves) patrol neighborhoods looking for dogs left alone.

If your yard is fenced and your dog spends time there alone, you need to secure the fence to protect your dog. Don’t let your dog run off its leash in an unfenced yard. If your pet is prone to trying to get past you every time you open the door, keep your foot in the way of the open door to block the exit. Don’t leave your dog alone in the car or leave it tied to a post or bench outside a place of business while you run inside “just for a minute.” A minute might be all that is needed for your dog to escape and start exploring, or for a dog napper to come along and steal away your prized possession.

Your dog should have its collar on at all times, and the collar should always have current identification attached. Too many dogs are picked up by animal control officers, and with no ID to identify a dog, you would never be notified that your dog is in an animal shelter. Dogs not claimed in shelters do not have a long life span. Buy the best collar and ID tag for your dog that you can afford and keep them on your dog. If your dog is lost and then found, the ID will help it to be safely returned to you.

Sometimes it can be tempting to let your dog run off-leash but every time your dog is off-leash in an unfenced area you’re taking a risk of losing it. Even well-trained dogs can run off. A passing cat or other small animal can send your dog racing after the prey. If you lose sight of your dog it may not find the way home. Always using a leash is the safest way of keeping your dog in sight.

Microchips are a great way to permanently identify your dog. The chips are as small as a grain of rice and are implanted under the skin between your dog’s shoulder blades. They can’t fall off or be removed like a collar can, and they last for the life of your dog. If your dog is lost and subsequently scanned by animal control, the chip can be traced back to you. This not only makes it easier for you to get your lost dog back, but also proves that the dog belongs to you. You do need to be sure to keep your contact information current with the microchip company. It is still important to keep a collar with ID on your dog, just in case your dog ends up in a place where no scanner is available.

If despite your best efforts, your dog becomes lost or stolen, take immediate action. If you suspect theft, contact your local law enforcement agency. Post signs where they are easily visible, contact local animal hospitals and shelters, and canvass your neighborhood. If you are unsuccessful at locating your lost pet at an animal shelter or pet hospital, post a lost dog ad in the local newspaper and list your dog online at lost dog databases like Fido Finder which is the largest public database of lost and found dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are registered on the website.

Learning how to protect your lost or stolen dog increases your chances of bringing it safely back home.

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Mac Miller – Senior Skip Day

Rostrum Records, Rex Arrow Films & TreeJTV Present… Mac Miller Senior Skip Day MUSIC PRODUCED BY WALLY WEST Featured on Mac’s latest mixatpe, KIDS Download here: www.mediafire.com/?5t628rgc11d92l0 Shot & Edited by Ian Wolfson Rex Arrow FIlms 2010 Executive Producer – Benjy Grinberg Marketing & Promotion – Arthur Pitt Rostrum Records 2011

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Buying Raw Food for Dogs

Dogs on a raw food diet are naturally healthier, happier, and more energetic. They will face less health problems both in their present state and in the long run when compared to their kibble fed (or other dog diets) counterparts. However, buying raw food for dogs can be a challenge to some dog owners since [...]
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And then the rescuer drowned: Dumb Vet Tricks Part 5

Being set up in the house with all my computer equipment finally reassembled means I can do what I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while: fill you in on more of the disaster response trip I did with World Vets in Nicaragua. I think the last time I had left it, we had just spent a day in the classroom learning disaster response techniques and were about to put our skills to the test.

Day 2 was the water course. I’m not the strongest swimmer, so this was the part I was a wee bit nervous about. As you will see, this was with good reason. The universe does not think I should do a lot of things in the water. But first, a lovely picture from our tour of Granada on the first day to set the stage for calm:

You can see why Granada was a favorite sacking locale for centuries of marauding pirates.

But I digress! We spent our water day at Laguna de Apoyo, a blessedly warm and quiescent lake in the crater of a volcano. Many disaster response training sessions focus on swift water rescue, which adds layers upon layers of difficulty when you are dealing with the mechanics of walls of water moving at different rates down a riverbed. Before you get there, you need to know the basics, such as how to put on a life jacket. You’d be surprised at what a complex piece of equipment a professional quality life preserver is. It’s like strapping into an extremely padded corset.

“Double check everything,” stressed our instructor Kim. “Make someone else check it. ALWAYS. SAFETY FIRST.” And I agreed, so I did just that, the first time.

By the third time I took the jacket off and on, sharing it with another participant, I was confident in my buckling abilities so I bypassed the check mechanism in order to get to the good stuff. Like how to throw a rescue rope.

You can throw it overhand, underhand, or sidearm, depending on your strength and accuracy. We were lobbing those ropes like pros in no time.

Having satisfied himself that we weren’t going to strangle ourselves accidentally, Kim divided us into teams. While one team got on a boat to practice rescuing a pet from the boat, the remaining group would stay on shore and take turns being a victim, throwing the rope, and swimming out to the victim to swim him or her back in. The person doing the swimming would do it both unassisted (you’re on your own) and assisted (meaning you are attached by a rope to someone on shore, who pulls you back in.)

First, I swam out to my victim and pulled her back in. Being a kind person she decided not to feign being panicked, hitting me, or trying to crawl on my back, which I guess isn’t that uncommon. We made it back in safely.

Next, I hooked the rope up to the carabiner on the back of my vest, and we re-set the stage for me to have an assisted rescue.

I reached my victim.

I waited for the reassuring pull of the rope.

“Man, they’re lagging,” I said. We floated about for a minute or two. I heard yelling.

“WHAT?” I said to the people on shore.

“This is the part where you both die,” they said. It was at this time I noticed the carabiner, with rope still attached, floating about 20 feet away, nowhere near me or my life vest. Again, good thing we were in a lake, right? As you can see, it was fortunate we were a) in 5 feet of still water and b) within rowing distance of Team B, had this been an actual emergency.

I swam sheepishly into shore on my own power, wondering what sort of defective piece of equipment I had been handed.

And of course, when I got to shore and assessed the breakdown, it turns out my dumb self had neglected to insert Tab A into Slot B on the waist belt buckle, meaning as soon as there was any tension, it popped right open, pulling the threaded carabiner with it.

There are routines you do because you’re trained to do them- counting sponges after surgery, for example, or double checking stumps for hemostasis before closure. Or in this case, make someone check all 15 buckles on your life preserver, every time. Because it’s not about making sure your chest is comfortably contained- it’s the difference between getting pulled to shore and screaming in frustration as you and your victim swirl off the waterfall downstream. Which is the stuff of my nightmares. Actually it should more appropriately be the stuff of anyone else’s nightmares, should they find themselves drowning and see me headed in to save them.

Lesson: learned. Don’t worry. It won’t happen again.

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Ohio Vet Board Has No Authority To Suspend Vets Suspected Of Mistreating Animals In Care

Colleen Keszer brought in Duke, her chocolate labrador, to veterinarian Lisa Hart. Keszer said that Hart “came outside and she grabbed him by his collar and he looked so scared.”
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Amino Diet Passes 200,000 Facebook Fans

Draper, UT (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Resolution Reached? passing 200,000 Facebook Fans caps a remarkable first year for a diet product and is more than a major mile stone to achieve on New Year?s Day 2013 for the Amino Diet Team. The Amino Diet is quickly becoming one of the largest Facebook diet-related pages and fastest growing diets in America. Setting and achieving goals is what the Amino Diet company and weight loss program is all about, in fact it is a key to our company?s and customers? success.

This diet is touted as ?The key to a healthier you?? on Facebook and it is definitely working in getting the public?s attention. The diet is generating amazing results that are responsible for the accelerated growth of the company and the rapid weight loss and improved wellness for our many thousands of clients. Elizabeth Butts, a featured Amino Dieter recently stated, ?The proof in the pudding; for me was when my physician wanted to know what diet I was on. Not because of concern or to make sure it was healthy for me?but because SHE wanted to go on it too after reviewing my blood work!?

Dr. Finsand, the Amino Diet?s co-founder, believes the success of the program is evident by the rapid growth and the tremendous results of his diet program, which he claims is helping people to ?lose weight fast.? Dr. Finsand has dedicated his career to helping people live better and healthier lives, and teaches that following the Amino Diet can help people avoid health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Amino Diet customers are encouraged to openly report their weight loss results and to ask questions on the Amino Diet Facebook page. This open forum methodology seems to be catching on and is now widely accepted with dieters freely sharing their success stories of rapid weight loss, increased energy levels and even better sleep after starting the Amino Diet. In August of 2012 the company celebrated reaching 100,000 fans and since has doubled that number as people have been very actively sharing the diet mainly through word-of-mouth.

The Amino Diet consists of eating balanced low glycemic foods while taking an oral homeopathic supplement, the Amino Diet drops. The complete program helps dieters to moderate food intake and burn calories so they can then lose weight and belly fat by boosting their metabolism. There are 3 phases to the diet. The first phase is the main weight loss phase of the diet, many report that they lose as much as 1 pound per day during the beginning weeks of this phase. The second phase is a transitional phase and the third is the maintenance phase, or lifestyle phase.

For more information on the Amino Diet please visit http://www.facebook.com/AminoDiet, visit our web site at http://www.liquidaminodiet.com or call 1-800-980-7208.







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Retired Policemen Has Service Dog Taken Away

The Stupid, It Burns!I generally try to avoid the constant drumbeat of doom and gloom on the Internet. If you take much of what you see on Facebook and blogs at face value you wouldn’t think that in the past 10 years or so dog training, rescue, and animal welfare had come as far as it had. Fact is, most activists aren’t up to the task of winning hearts and minds without truthiness and drama.

But I digress.

In BraindeathAurelia, Iowa a retired policeman and war veteran has had to surrender his service dog because he (the dog) is a pit bull.

Here are the money quotes:

Aurelia is “simply exercising its authority to protect and preserve the rights and property of its residents — whether or not that’s trumped by” federal law. said George Wittgraf, an attorney representing BraindeathAurelia.

Well, it is trumped by federal law. This genius of an attorney didn’t just watch his client open itself to incredibly expensive legal and civil consequences, he’s bragging about it to the press.

Second, breed specific legislation does not protect communities. It is the refuge of lazy cowards that lack the knowledge and/or willpower to do what it takes to actually protect people from dangerous dogs.

“They had several people come forward saying they were concerned about the pit bull because of the nature of the breed. They just feel it’s unsafe. They’re aggressive and could hurt somebody. If the service animal was anything but a pit bull, it would have been fine,” said City Clerk Barb Messerole.

Yes, that’s right. Based on the complaints of several of the “friendly citizens of Aurelia” these Mensa candidates have decided to defy federal law and take away a disabled veteran’s service animal.

What more can I say? Brent Toellner has written volumes on the stupidity and ineffectiveness of BSL, and on the beautifully coined term panic policy making.” This appears to be a result of this kind of policy making: Aurelia’s breed ban apparently dates back to, get this, a single bite.

A miserable Christmas to you too, Auerlia, Iowa. Here’s hoping for coal in your stocking.

And a very, very, very, costly loss in court. The kind that ends careers.

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TINY PUPPY BREAKS INTO HUMANE SOCIETY

On December 3rd, shelter workers were shocked to find the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth had been broken into. But shock turned into laughter when they found out who did it– an 8-week-old puppy.

The Humane Society’s security cameras caught some of the incident on video. During the night of December 2, the small lab mix was apparently abandoned by his owner and left tied up outside of the building. The puppy chewed himself free of his leash and broke into the shelter.

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