Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This photo will become my avatar. It represents the "glamorous writing world!" she said with tongue in cheek!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Urine Test wow............What a concept!

to "Rep.SanderLevin@housemail.house.gov" ,
Senator Debbie Stabenow ,
date Nov 11, 2007 2:14 PM
subject Urine Test wow............What a concept!

I received this email from a friend. I have no idea who the author
is, but I believe they are onto something.
Please read their idea, then my comments follow. Seriously, it will
only take two minutes, I timed it.
Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay
me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees
fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random
urine test with which I have no problem. What I Do have a problem
with is the distribution of my taxes to people who Don't have to pass
a urine test. Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a
welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on
their feet. I Do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping
someone sitting on their bottoms, doing drugs, while I work. . . . Can
you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass
a urine test to get a public assistance check ?

OK, now I realize that welfare is meant to help folks
who absolutely have no other options. At a job, if someone cherishes
their right to privacy and wishes to refuse a drug test they may.
They have the option of looking for another job, or going on welfare,
A welfare recipient doesn't have those options; they are already on
welfare and presumably wouldn't be if there were any way around it. I
say, let's give them options. They either receive welfare and pass
drug tests, or get a job.

I am morally opposed to recreational drug use- which is what we are
talking about. There is no need for this type of drug use, except for
the need the addiction to the drug, itself, causes. The welfare money
that drug users receive, which should be used for food, or searching
for employment, thereby boosting the economy in their sphere of
influence, when used for drugs, enslaves the welfare recipient,
addicting them to the chemicals, limits the flow of the money to
illegal drug trafficking, and condemns the user to a life of poverty,
and welfare where they have no other options. Please, let's give them
drug tests and give them options.


Friday, September 28, 2007

Malaria, Mosquitoes, and Solutions- are ya listenin'?

The other day I listened to President Bush address the UN. One of the topics was Malaria and Mosquitoes.

As he spoke I saw in my mind's eyes the mosquito fogging trucks that would flood our neighborhood with a stinky grey cloud in the evenings in downtown Houston, Texas in the 1960's. Mosquitoes were a plague to us as children who played in the ditches looking for crawdads, swung on the tire swing- you had to dump the water before you could swing or your butt would get wet- and thought the little plastic pool in the backyard was a heavenly oasis. We were thankful we were being poisoned, but I thought there must be a better way!

I don't know why I didn't remember more, but when I heard President Bush that's as far as my memory went. I knew a possible solution, I just didn't remember it. Fast forward to today. I read a blog on www.fireandknowledge.org about the failure of pesticides and comments about spraying and the cloud immediately filled my lungs, again. Then a suggestion by Joshua Sowin to the effect that there ought to be a better way that spraying made me remember Dunks.

Two years ago I product tested an item for a garden club I belong to. Summit Chemical Company produces a wonderful larvacide, Mosquito Dunks which can be safely used- even in livestock water supplies, to kill mosquitoes in the larval stage.

"Now," I thought, "This might help fight Malaria!"

On August 16, 2007 the UN Radio News had a report of a program to distribute mosquito nets with insecticide on them.
http://www.un.org/radio/news/html/12477.html It is evident solutions are being sought.

I sent this in an email to all of them- Summit, the UN, and the White House, in the hopes of helping connect people in search of a solution with people who have a solution with people who have the mechanism to get this product in the right hands.

If the UN will contract with Summit, perhaps the US could ship it to areas it is needed with Aide shipments or military supplies..

If we realize that pointing a finger at someone else just points three fingers back at ourselves we might start working together, looking for real solutions that will be less harmful to the environment.

Live Love,

Monday, August 27, 2007

In Memorium- Rev. John Shroyer


Those darn illeagals!

My apologies to the author- I received this in an email, but it got me so irritated I had to post it.
Yes, I have to change at least one account, now.

A conversation between a Customer and Bank of America Bank: This is the Bank of America, can I help you?
Customer: Yes, I want to cancel my account. I don't want to do business with you any longer.
Bank: Why?
Customer: You're giving credit to illegal immigrants and I don't think it's right. I'm taking my business elsewhere.
Bank: Well, Mr. Customer, we don't want to see you do that, but we can't stop you. I'll help you close the account. What is your account number?
Customer: (gives account number)
Bank: For security purposes and for your protection,can you please give me the last four digits of your social security number?
Customer: No.
Bank: Mr. Customer, I need to verify your information, but in order to help you, I'll need verification of who you are.
Customer: Why should I give you my social security number? The reason I'm closing my account is that your bank is issuing credit cards to illegal immigrants who don't have social security numbers. You are targeting that audience and want their business. Let's say I'm an illegal immigrant and you've given me a credit card. I have a question about it and call for assistance. You wouldn't be asking me for a Social Security number, would you?
Bank: No sir, I wouldn't.
Customer: Why not?
Bank: Because you would have pressed '2' to speak in Spanish. We don't ask for that information when calling in on the Spanish line.
**CHECK THIS OUT ON SNOPES!!!!! IT'S TRUE!!!!!! Snopes says Wells Fargo Bank is giving illegals Mortgages, too.
** http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/bankofamerica.asp

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Laundry Day and Hormone confusion

The Non-Toxic Times Newsletter - Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation published an article regarding NPEs (nonylphenol ethoxylates) Surfactants that "mimic the hormone estrogen". These chemicals are commonly found in laundry detergent and household cleaners. The problem comes in twos- as we are exposed to the chemicals in our homes, and as our waste water enters the environment. Apparently their mimicry of estrogen causes "cellular confusion" in trout that are exposed to it- the boys' bodies get confused and they become part girls- not so good if you are a fisherman and expect a nice crop of fertilized fish eggs. Wonder what it does to menopausal women? HRT, anyone?