Monday, March 22, 2010

Drink More Tap Water!

Let's Celebrate World Water Day!
• Bottled water is subject to fewer health regulations than tap water. In 2006, Fiji Water ran ads bragging that their product doesn't come from Cleveland, only to have tests show a glass of Fiji water is lower quality than Cleveland tap. Oops!
• Up to 40 percent of bottled water is filtered tap water. In other words, if you're concerned about what's in your tap water, just cut out the middleman and buy a home water filter.
• Each year, according to the Pacific Institute's Peter Gleick, making the plastic water bottles used in the U.S. takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars. And that doesn't even include the fuel required to ship, fly or truck water across continents and state lines.
• Three-fourths of the half-a-billion plastic water bottles sold in the U.S. every week go to the landfill or to incinerators. It costs our cities more than $70 million to landfill water bottles alone each year, according to Corporate Accountability International.

Read more fun facts, watch a video, and the rest of the story here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Are House Democrats Avoiding an Obama Endorsement Due to Health Care?

Thanks for being a sane poster here:) Myself, being of average intellect and mind, know only what I read from different sources at different times re hcr. I have read conservative, moderate, liberal, and progressive points of view. I've come to believe that the bill is flawed in many ways. If I were the King I would choose single payer medicare for all ala Weiner/Kucinich/Sanders. But ALL 3 of those guys are voting for the bill! I do trust their judgement although granted, even they are big-time politicians.

Given the way the Senate has performed this year, I don't believe we will ever get any better start. I also hate the corporate welfare aspect.
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, March 18, 2010

While We're At It

As Larry David/George Costanza would say "Pre-ty, Pre-ty Good."
0:01 Two and a Half Men

0:22 The Simpsons

0:36 O.C

1:00 Naruto

1:11 Family Guy

1:41 Married with Children

1:57 Cheers

2:16 That 70's Show

2:41 Big Love

2:58 Freaks and Geeks

3:18 Malcolm in the Middle

3:35 X-Files

3:55 Firefly

4:09 The Office

4:24 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

4:44 Scrubs

4:54 True Blood

5:27 Charles in Charge

5:38 The Big Bang Theory

5:55 How I Met Your Mother

6:05 Mission Impossible

6:14 Friends

Go Warren Buffett!

New Geico Commercial

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Miracle Baby

The newborn male Asian elephant, nicknamed 'Mr Shuffles' by staff, shelters under his mother 'Porntip' during his first public appearance at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on March 14, 2010. The baby elephant was believed to have died during labor but was born alive on March 10, amazing its keepers and defying expert opinion that such an outcome would take a miracle. By Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images.
God's Blessings!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Roger Ailes, Fox, & Health Care Reform

Hi to everyone and anyone.  I haven't felt much like blogging lately but came across an important piece on the state of the news media's coverage of health care reform.
"One question has tugged at my professional conscience throughout the year-long congressional debate over health-care reform, and it has nothing to do with the public option, portability or medical malpractice. It is this: Why haven't America's old-school news organizations blown the whistle on Roger Ailes, chief of Fox News, for using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration -- a campaign without precedent in our modern political history?
Through clever use of the Fox News Channel and its cadre of raucous commentators, Ailes has overturned standards of fairness and objectivity that have guided American print and broadcast journalists since World War II. Yet, many members of my profession seem to stand by in silence as Ailes tears up the rulebook that served this country well as we covered the major stories of the past three generations, from the civil rights revolution to Watergate to the Wall Street scandals. This is not a liberal-versus-conservative issue. It is a matter of Fox turning reality on its head with, among other tactics, its endless repetition of its uber-lie: "The American people do not want health-care reform."
Fox repeats this as gospel. But as a matter of historical context, usually in short supply on Fox News, this assertion ranks somewhere between debatable and untrue."
Read the story by Howell Raines at The Washington Post.