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By: Virgil Butler

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Tuesday, 5-Oct-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Walk for Farm Animals '04

Billye's introduction
Billye addressing the crowd
Keaven Van Lom of SOFA speaking
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As mentioned on the blog, I spoke at Farm Sanctuary's Walk in Nashville, TN last weekend on the 2nd. Here are some of the pictures from that event. More to come, so sign up to receive notifications of updates to this page if you were there and would like to see them and add copies of them to your photo albums. I also have some of individuals that I won't share unless given express permission, especially one showing a couple of cute kids that were there.**

We had a great turnout, and I hope there are even more people next year. This event, raised $1500 for Farm Sanctuary and brought awareness to many of the general public. What a complete success! Thanks go to Billye for organizing it and inviting me and opening her home to Laura and me. She has a wonderful family and kids to be proud of. Her beautiful teenage daughter is turning into an exceptional young woman that I was inspired to meet. She will no doubt also make a wonderful mother some day, if she decides to have a family. (I know Billye is in no rush for that! Huh, Billye?! !)

Thanks to everyone that came. If you have any photos to share, please send them. These have also been added to the Yahoo group's photo album.

If you are in the Nashville area and would like to link up with like-mided people in your area, check out keaven Van Lom's group, Speak Out For Animals (SOFA) at We would love to have you there next year!

**UPDATE**Got permission from Chrissy to put that picture up now and identify them, so I have now included it.

Tuesday, 24-Aug-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
5th Annual United Poultry Concerns Forum '04

Giving my talk at the Forum
Still talking...
Me at the Hilton
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As I said in the post on the blog, here are the pictures from the forum. We really had a great time. But it sure is good to be back home.

Monday, 12-Jul-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
More chickens

Isn't she pretty?
Another shot
And another
We were assigned the truly rewarding experience of helping to rear these chickens from the time they were cute and fuzzy baby chicks. They are very tame and love to be hand-fed goodies and have their breasts stroked. They all crowd around when we come around, trying to be the one getting the most attention. They are really spoiled rotten. We finally got around to getting a picture of one of them with me yesterday. I have been asked by several people whether or not I had a picture of me with a chicken. Well, now I do. Three of them, in fact. We were trying to get a good shot for a new website that is coming out. More on that later after I get the nod that it is ready to go for the public. I believe that you will like it. Until then...

Friday, 21-May-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
My Military Records

The folder containing records
My ASVAB scores
A pay voucher
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Now, here they are for everyone to see - finally! If you haven't yet read the blog entry that goes with them, then I recommend that you do that so that you have a better understanding of why these are here and what is going on. This is not about bragging or anything, just setting the record straight.

The titles under the pictures should be fairly self-explanatory, but I can expand a little on this, in case you don't understand what you are looking at.

The green folder is obviously just the folder all the records were found in.

My ASVAB scores are the scores from the test you take before you say your oath, and they are necessary to determine what you are most likely to be good at and affects your enlistment bonus. (At least it did when I went in.) Yo have to make a certain score on these to even join up.

The pay voucher is just what it sounds like. You get these for travel expenses and things like that.

The processing sheet was just another piece of correspondence that I got while I was in there. The only reason I posted this one was because it clearly shows the 1989 date on it.

The DD214 is what you receive when you are discharged. It is your official separation paper and it the most useful part of our records when trying to get benefits or get an ID to go to a PX, a VA hospital, or enter a base. This, along with the entry and exit dates are also necessary to order copies of your records. This is why this document is so heavily sanitized. We would not want terrorists or anyone else to be able to duplicate it and use it for malicious purposes, now would we?

And, for a little bonus, I thought that I would just add the certified letter I got from the hospital that clearly proves that I was under a doctor's care at the time Tyson claims to have fired me. This proves that I was indeed very sick with something pretty serious at that time.

(And, yes, I do have higher resolution photos, but I have a slow dial-up connection and used the smaller version. If you really, absolutely need to see the bigger version of something, let me know and I will try to send them. I will do my best, but usually big files don't make it across the connection, and I have to give up.)

Wednesday, 25-Feb-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
And Yet Another Tyson Tragedy

Brain damaged hen
The rear view of her
I won't go into a long story here because the vet is about to open. There is a whole post on the blog today, though, telling you about this chicken falling off another truck. The other chicken that was in the road was already dead. Poor, poor baby. You won't be forgotten!

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