( education / news / rss ) The package could help theatres, museums and music venues stay afloat during the pandemic, but for some its too late
Pleased and relieved: UK cultural sector welcomes 1.5bn lifelinePositive ... read more
( education / news / rss ) Many UK hotels are reporting a 400 per cent rise in bookings until September, but what exactly will those guests experience? Mark Palmer went to Fowey Hall Hotel in Cornwall to find ... read more
( education / news / rss ) July 3rd, 2020 By Harry Krueger Contributing writer for With the exception of human beings, there is no lifeform that functions apart of its grand-design. Prior to the arrival of human beings, the lineage progression of all species evolved through ... read more
( life / health / environment ) Global warming proponents have always claimed that CO2 gas emissions from human activity cause the conditions of Global Warming. Global Warming is described as a Greenhouse Effect, or warming, that happens when certain gases in Earth's atmosphere (CO2) trap ... read more
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If the world wasnt already scary enough, Google has decided to bring dinosaurs into the mix. The tech giants latest search update includes augmented reality prehistoric monsters, but where are the feathers? Read Full Article at RT.com
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( education / news / rss ) July 1st, 2020 By Robert Puzey What have you seen, heard, or touched today, that you have never encountered in your life before? You will be hard-pressed to come up with an answer. This is because the well of new things to see and ... read more
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Russian social media descended into a chaos of cuteness on Monday morning as the countrys only K-9 Unit Corgi retired from his job with the Transport Police, after seven and a half years of service. Read Full Article at RT.com
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( education / news / rss ) The Stampede, held in Alberta, Canada, sees 120 top daredevil cowboys compete in the rodeo equivalent of the World Cup for total prize money of Canadian $1.5 million ... read more
( education / news / rss ) The Daily Mail's Kate Johnson rounds up the best volunteering holidays across the globe, from protecting humpback whales in Mozambique to tracking mighty silverback gorillas in ... read more
( life / travel ) According to the tourist board, Madeira and sister island Porto Santo are focusing on positioning themselves as 'Covid-safe destinations' and are 'developing good practices to deal with ... read more
( education / news / rss ) A sign yoga school is making the practice accessible to people with hearing difficulties and classes are now available online
It changed my life: the sign language yoga school for deaf peoplePositive ... read more
( education / news / rss ) Awareness Junkie Leading a healthier life doesnt come naturally or easily, at first. It takes active steps and a conscious effort to make the right changes. Once you get ... read more
( education / news / rss ) NASA Mars 2020 mission is set to explore the Jezero crater, which scientists have now determined is littered with hydrated silica and carbonates - two elements that could hold signs of microbial ... read more
( life / health / conspiracies ) This is an amazing biological discussion that will affect the health of all people - MUST SEE
Zach Bush MD is a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care.
He is an internationally ... read more
( life / health / water ) See articles below on the effects of fluoride.
Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ - Published in Federal Gov't Journal
Building a Database of Developmental Neurotoxicants: Evidence from Human and Animal Studies
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( life / health / people ) I had my first run-in with a #coronanazi today at Wallgreens.
I was just trying to set my cokes down on the end of the counter rather than hold them while I waited in line. They were cold! But no, the cashier (in a mask) put up his hands and almost shouted, Please stand back! Social distancing!
The customers (a man and his son) in ... read more
( life / health / food / politics ) via https://www.rt.com/business/484581-monsanto-profit-farmer-losses/
US agro-chemical firm Monsanto and Germany's BASF were aware for a long time that their plan to introduce a new agricultural seed and chemical... read more
( education / research / rss ) A NASA rover has collected micro organisms from three feet into the ground in Chile's Atacama desert to give scientists a clear picture of what kind of bacteria they might expect to get from ... read more
( life / environment / weather ) See tornado video (156mb). It was taken March 11, the week after the tornado, on Eastgate Blvd. in Mt. Juliet where they have that big auto auction site you can see from I-40. If you're quick, you might notice the ... read more
( life / help / advice ) via http://feedproxy.google.com/r/corbettreport-articles/3/QXo75n6I-oM/
The question is: Are you ready for this? If not, here's your handy-dandy guide to surviving the end of the world as you've known it. ... read more
( life / health ) WuFlu survival story
in case there's anything useful in here...
An anonymous user suggests, Start taking 4 oregano oil capsules as soon as you start to get sick. See oregano oil
On 3/16/20 2:39 AM
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( life / health / food ) This is fast and easy. It is good over rice or noodles.
¼ cup butter
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 large clove garlic, crushedCombine all ingredients and pour over chicken in 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake covered at 375 for 30 minutes. ... read more
( life / health / food / recipes ) Markowitz recipe. (pronounced pah-lah-CHIN-tuhz). Makes 4 or 5.
beat well 2 eggs
Add a pinch of salt
½ teaspoon sugar
beat/mix in blender until has a loose consistency.
Add ½ cup water and some flour while mixing, until thick enough
As a test, dip spoon into mix and let the mixture drip
Make sure it does... read more
( life / health / food ) 4 large skinless chicken thighs or breasts
3 potatoes cut into chunks
1 medium onion cut into small pieces
1 bag baby carrots
¼ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Combine all ingredients in roasting pan and toss to coat. Cook 40-45 minutes covered at 450 degrees. Stir once about half w ... read more
( life / health / food / recipes ) 1 potato (about 4 inches long)
¼ head lettuce
3 cloves garlic
6 green onions
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup water
½ small can green chilies
Salt and pepper
12 - 14 white corn tortillas
Vegetable oil... read more
( life / health / food / recipes ) Bill's Salsa Chicken & RiceI've been making this for years, and thought I'd share it, finally. Here's my recipe and the quantity I usually make:
Six chicken breasts with skin, baked in plastic cooking bags at 400°F for about an hour (depending on your oven).
Six servings of rice. I prefer ... read more
( life / animals / politics ) via man-survives-tiger-attack-india
"Netizens the world over have been stunned by one Maharashtra man's unlikeliest of escapes when he came face to face with an adult male tiger..." ... read more
( life / animals / pets / travel ) The regulation is set to put an end to airlines discriminating against service dogs based on their appearance or breed—particularly pit bulls. via goodnewsnetwork ... read more
( life / environment / animals ) via https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/01/20/bees-absolutely-love-cannabis-it-could-help-restore-their-populations/New research out of Cornell University that's beenpublished in Environmen ... read more
( life / animals ) via https://www.upi.com/Odd-News/2020/01/13/Elephant-climbs-5-foot-wall-to-steal-mangoes-from-lodge/3411578953055/ An elephant in a Zambian national park was caught in camera climbing over a wall to steal so ... read more
( life / animals / pets ) via https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/girl-volunteered-at-pet-shelter-for-two-days-until-reunited-with-lost-cat/Hannah Rountree had not seen her cat Spunky in three years—at least until he reappeared at the ... read more
( life / help / advice ) Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, has offered the world's youngest, Finland's Sanna Marin, some words of wisdom as she takes on her new role: Ask "old people" for their advice.
via mahathir-marin-fin ... read more
( life / health / food ) Amazing.
Nebraska retiree uses Earth's heat to grow oranges in snow... See youtube.com/watch?vZD-3-gsgsnk
Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grow ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Sitting here looking at James (not his real name) to my right. My workday would be sooooo much better if I could ignore him, but, being in the cubicle across the aisle, I can't. For those new to this space, James is an idiot. Literally. Okay, idiot/savant might be more accurate. He is wicked smart when it comes to computer programming, but I&... read more
( life / health / fitness ) Good news! See... how-to-exercise-without-moving-your-body/
"Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a magical world where we could simply imagine whatever we wanted to happen and poof it would appear? For thousands of year... read more
( life / animals ) Some good news for a change: elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa
"Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance data. The progress ... read more
( life / health / food ) Such a great idea!
Atlanta's City Council just voted in favor of transforming over 7 acres of vacant property into the state of Georgia's first food forest. The measure ... read more
( life / health / fitness ) See every-breath-you-take.
"... contrary to intuition, over 90% of lost weight leaves the body as carbon dioxide exhaled from the lungs, disappearing into thin air." ... read more
( life / health / drugs ) Interesting article here: more-than-half-quit-using-prescription-drugs
"A survey on cannabidoil (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once ... read more
( life / health / drugs ) "A healthy blood-brain barrier is necessary for keeping unwanted molecules and cells from entering into the brain from the bloodstream. Without a healthy blood-brain barrier, pathogens can pass from the bloodstream into the brain, causing illness and even death. The blood-brain barrier also maintains central nervous system (CNS) ho... read more
( life / health / drugs ) "Josh Mazer is pro-vaccine, but wants vaccines to be based on sound scientific evidence and not to cause more harm than good. He also believes in providing informed consent on the risks/dangers of each vaccine."
via ... read more
( life / travel ) I was having a hard time converting a digital photo down to the correct 2x2 physical size. Then I found this article: take your own passport photos. At first, I was thinking Tell me something I don't know. Then I saw the link to the State Departm... read more
( life / money ) Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the Coinstar machine today (11.9% fee, are you kidding me?!). I came away with $93.54! It rejected a few coins, repeatedly, forcing me to just pocket them. One of those was an elongated penny someone had thrown in the jar (I'm guessing Elizabe... read more
( life / money / employment ) "Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt that Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion."
via inthesetimes.com/ar... read more
( life / health ) FYI: Aileen's Instagram page
"I don't know about you but mosquitoes are crazy for me! Made some anti-itch cream. :) we shall see if it works! #herbal #apothecary #herbalremedies #handmade #kitchenwitch"
Not to be confused with ... read more
( life / help / services ) This is a free service that we're only too happy to provide. And just because it's free doesn't mean it's not professionally done. Give us a call anytime, but the later the hour, the worse the insult!... read more
( life / health ) STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. The stroke vi... read more
( life / quotes / quotes ) "The bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier an... read more
( life / people ) It was horrible! I was at Walmart again, but that's not the worst part. There was a teenage/early-20's girl with boobs out to here, wearing the most form-fitting outfit you ever saw. I tried to ignore her because she REALLY wanted to be looked at, and I always try to disappoint people like th... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) Had to park under an overpass this morning to avoid tornadoes. No problems for me but one did touch down right near work. Someone said it hit Macy's (just across the Interstate).... read more
( life / health / environment / trees ) Another reason for short-sighted land developers to leave as many trees as possible when destroying/preparing the site for the next new neighborhood.
See Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
"People living i... read more
( life / travel / traffic ) Interesting.
"Of Moscow's 35,000-odd stray dogs, about 20 are thought to travel regularly on the city's underground rail system. These dogs seem to be able to identify which trains to board, and where to alight. It appears that they can recognise humans who will give them a treat or a pat — and avoid those who won... read more
( life / money / employment ) I know they're just doing their jobs, but headhunters (job recruiters) can be some of the most dehumanizing people I've ever had to deal with. Because of that, I like to have a little fun at their expense whenever possible. Here's a recent email exchange:
Headhunter... read more
( life / health / drugs ) Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects; choose raw horseradish or these natural remedies instead
from Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects
"(NaturalNews) Antibiotics should really be a last resort when you... read more
( life / health / food ) That's it! We're moving to Russia! Just kidding (because it kinda sucks over there unless you're rich ... like almost everywhere else, actually). Still, this is good news for humans:
"This is a bold move by the Russian government, and it sits in unison with the newly-ignited global debate on GMOs and the presence of ... read more
( life / health / mental ) - "These six daily happiness exercises are proven to make anyone, from a 4-year old to an 84-year old, happy, or simply happier. Achor says in just 21 days, the exercises can transform a pessimist into an optimist.
Gratitude Exercises. Write down three things you ... read more
( life / health ) FYI, the I in this story is not me. The author wanted to share this info without being identified. Can you blame him? :)
I looked online and it's hard to find direct, simple instructions, they tend to get academic or theoretical about it. It's very simple: APPLY HARD PRESSURE!
Once, I cut myself on the job trying to free a pi ... read more
( life / health / food ) "Standard wheat harvest protocol in the US is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields because withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest"
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( life / money / employment ) One-fifth of US workers were laid off in past five years"Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers said all they could find was a temporary position."
via ... read more
( life / health / drugs ) List of Culprit Drugs (according to them): Excedrin PM, Tylenol PM, Nytol, Sominex, Unisom, Benadryl, Dramamine, Paxil, Detrol, Demerol, Elavil
"You wouldn't think that taking a little pain pill would cause long term ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Something I've always hated about working for someone else is that you're expected to believe (or convincingly pretend, in the corporate setting, anyway) that the people in positions above you are in fact superior to you. It's just one more thing to gnaw at me during my time there. That expectation seems to be even stronger the further ... read more
( life / health / food ) Good to know.
from 10 Ways to Survive Skyrocketing Food Prices
"Food prices are getting out of control. As meats, dairy, and eggs climb to record high prices and over 50 million Americans are now... read more
( life / money / employment ) Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds... how Amazon works staff 'to the bone'
"Internet giant Amazon works its warehouse staff 'to the bone' in long and re... read more
( life / health / food ) I think I'll try this.
If you are battling an aliment or just want to feel good - this smoothie rocks. The addition of cranberries helps reduce water weight too - a little aesthetically pleasing ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Good!
via America's Re-shoring of Jobs Is Accelerating.
"Over the past couple of years, we've projected an improvement in U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by 2015 that would help drive an American m ... read more
( life / help / advice ) Good guidelines. This snipped below is the most useful part:
via Lessons in the Art of Living Psychology Today.
"In DBT dialectical behavior therapy, the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as DearMa... read more
( life / money / employment ) I've been chosen (with 5-6 others) to Have Lunch With ! (one of the VP's at work) tomorrow. I've been instructed to come prepared to discuss real issues and solutions regarding my job. Not looking forward to it. At least it's a free lunch ... but is it really? The price is I have to Have Lunch With ! and talk about work ... read more
( life / travel ) A list of must-see sights around the world. Less obvious places, such as Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Vermont, or the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, etc. Hopefull... read more
( life / health / food ) via Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times the fluoride level of tap water, says expert.
"... the average person's cumulative exposure to fluoride from food, beverages, personal care products, and water i ... read more
( life / money / employment ) via Support corporate criminals or social justice? Intrepid Report.com.
"During Clinton's presidency 45% of all income gains went to the top 1%.During Bush's presidency 65% of all income gains went to the top 1%.During Obama's presi ... read more
( life / health / politics ) "Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines."
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( life / health / mental ) What happens in your brain when you get mad, and how to control itI love this! Especially after my last post.
"By using one of his strategies, projecting peace, you can activate a different set of mirror neurons and begin to defuse the other's anger. You c ... read more
( life / health / mental ) - Funny how the day after commenting on Facebook (see below) about driving past a local rich neighborhood, this morning in that same neighborhood I ticked off the driver behind me by having the gall to ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Feels like the first day back at school after summer vacation, except in this case it's not even summer yet and I'll be starting a new job, not school, today. I hope it lasts longer than the last few jobs! I have had a string of incredible bad luck over the past decade through no fault of my own, I swear. :)I guess it started with that l... read more
( life / health / insurance ) This is the second denial in as many days. Yesterday it was the life insurance company. Today, I got one of those job application denial emails:
"Thank you for your interest in our recent opening. We have had a chance to review your resume ... Unfortunately, we have decided ... read more
( life / money / employment ) via Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable
"A Top Heavy 1 Percent Will Topple Without a Stable Middle Class.Focusing exclusively on deficit reduction is the wrong policy. Focusing solely on cutting spending is th... read more
( life / money / employment ) I hate when companies do this. Create a better environment for your employees, don't require them to be a pack of phonies!
via Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement.
"... seeming to love the job becom ... read more
( life / money / employment ) "In Japan the ratio of pay for a CEO compared to that of the average worker is approx. 11 to 1. In Germany that ratio expands to a dizzying 12 to 1. And in the United States it's 475 to 1."
via CHART - U.S ... read more
( life / money / employment ) via Whirlpool threatens pensions
"Unfortunately, we've just had another open theft of retired worker's benefits, this time Whirlpool management stealing the health care coverage of retired former Hoover workers and their families. Once ... read more
( life / money / employment ) In Japan the ratio of pay for a ceo compared to that of the average worker is 11 to 1.In Germany that ratio expands to a dizzying.....12 to 1.And in the United States ..it's 475 to 1.
via CHART - U.S. Corporate Profits Vs. Employee Wages - Home - ... read more
( life / money / employment ) The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor classfrom The Minimum Wage: Popular With the Public, But Not the Donor Class.
"One of the best proposals to come out of the State of the Union was the President's proposal to raise t ... read more
( life / money / employment ) I agree. And a big reason for this, I believe, is that hiring managers hire based on likability, enthusiasm, and an applicant's degree (no matter what that degree is in) rather than on experience and intelligence.
So, the people who end up running things often have no real idea what they're doing, but, darn it, they're enth ... read more
( life / health / food / plants ) My checklist for this year's vegetable garden:
Soil tilled? Check!
Top soil added? Check!
Plants bought? Check!
Seeds for plants not available for purchase? Check!
Plants planted? Check!
Now the watering ... and waiting begins! Oh, you're wondering what I planted?
Lettuce... read more
( life / health / food / politics ) Maybe there is hope for mankind, after all? Thanks to the boycotts, and more people refusing to remain ignorant? Whatever the reason, this looks promising. via Activist Post.
"... there is talk of ... read more
( life / travel ) Travel Picks: Best Places to Go in 2013 : Condé Nast Traveler.
Nashville made the list! Here's what they say about it:"The new Nashville offers two things worth traveling for: ... read more
( life / health / food / politics ) Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies.
Corporate scum at their worst, or is this merely typical?"Misuse of a United States government seal can lead to a $2... read more
( life / health / food ) For those with allergies, this might help.Research Shows Local Honey may Halt Allergies.
"Honey has been considered an alternative allergy treatment for many years, with many allergy sufferers swearing by its anti-allergenic properties. Unti... read more
( life / health / food / restaurants ) With Elizabeth taken for the night by her wonderful Auntie, Tara and I took the opportunity last night to use a Groupon and go to an Ethiopian restaurant, Mesob. It was our first time trying Ethiopian food.The appetizer, sambusa, was very good. When th... read more
( life / health / food ) "If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it. — Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of ... read more
( life / health / food / politics ) This inspiring film has the power to transform your health! - Anthony Robbins, World Renowned Peak Performance Expert.
via Hungry For Change - Part 1 HUNGRY FOR CHANGE. ... read more
( life / health / environment ) So, literally, for the sake of human survival, please stop using at least this one pesticide by Bayer!via More Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deaths."A new study publishe... read more
( life / money ) - That's a nice headline, and it felt good doing it today. Granted, the bulk of the balance was simply transferred to another credit card. But still ... :) I also closed out the checking account associated with the card, making sure to close the checking account first.&nb ... read more
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Some of these are in the general area, not Nashville, proper.
Adventure Science ... read more
( life / health / food ) Clean 15: The 15 Lowest Pesticide-Prone Forms of Produce.
"If you don't buy organic, health experts like David Suzuki suggest avoiding toxic pesticides linked to health issues includin... read more
( life / money / employment ) Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut.
I used to work for this jackass at Columbia/HCA years ago.He was an out-of-touch elitist primadonna back then, and hasn... read more
( life / money / employment ) I'm starting a new job next week, so I ran a test of how long it would take to get there after dropping Elizabeth off at school. It was 7:42 when they started letting the kids inside, allowing me to leave. I could do like a lot of parents and just drop her off and take off, but I like to make sure she's safely inside before I go. Other pare ... read more
( life / help ) Professional House Cleaning Maid Services for women with cancer.
"Interested in giving the gift of a clean home to a woman undergoing cancer treatments? We would love to hear from you!"... read more
( life / money / employment ) When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass their already under-paid, under-appreciated employees.
You don't want to be responsible for getting som ... read more
( life / travel / tech / health ) Which airports have body-scanning technology?- Airports to avoid, if at all possible:
Which airports have body-scanning technology? - CNN.com
At least my airport, Nashville Int'l, uses the ... read more
( life / money / employment ) via Chris Hedges on TruthDig:
We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies that replicate the political and economic power, on a vastly expanded scale, of the old trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries. ... read more
( life / travel ) via Visit Norway
"Preikestolen is one of Rogaland county, Norway's most visited attractions, and one of the country's most spectacular photo subjects. It has been named one of the world's most spectacular viewing points by both CNN Go and Lonely Planet. It ris... read more
( life / environment / weather / blog ) It was actually cold all day today, but that didn't stop me and Elizabeth, then the pugs, from spending half of our day outside! First, we went exploring the new neighborhood being built nearby. I don't know why they're building. There's plenty of existing houses that no one wants to buy. Whatever. At least they've created lots of good dirt piles t... read more
( life / health / food ) A very technical article.
"It is important to note that the bulk of the data provided during the evaluation stages of GBH/GMO safety were provided by the i... read more
( life / health ) copied from Lori's email
I am so excited to tell everyone the great news!!! We did it! Cure JM was number 1 at midnight last night!
Because of all of our wonderful friends and family we were able to win the 250K grant from Pepsi! This money will directly benefit Lucas! His doctor is the head of the foundation! This is ... read more
( life / money / shopping ) Just got back from an all day shopping excursion. I don't know how Tara does it every week. I told her that was harder work than going to the office all day. She said, So, you appreciate me more now? Of course, I said yes.
First we went to Tara's Kroger, the one almost in Nolensville c... read more
( life / money / shopping ) If you buy underwear at Walmart, they will be able to track wherever you go. If their sales are not hurt by this announcement, they will institute it in more products, probably eventually all products. According to CNBC, these tags are not removable, although... read more
( life / health ) Make your own (healthy) toothpaste here:
"Virtually all commercial toothpastes contain one or both of two prob... read more
( life / money / employment ) I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown Nashville in the once trendy Cummins Station building. I've had a few consulting clients there over the years. The company interviewing me shall remain nameless. Coincidentally, a few hours before the interview I received a ... read more
( life / health / food ) A couple of them, actually. I was going to post this to blackberryrescue.com, but there is no such site. Wait, maybe I should check. You never know. Guess what? There IS such a site, but it has to do with the ubiquitous electronic device.
Anyway, on a couple of recent dog walks through t... read more
( life / health / insurance ) My insurance company, Aetna, which denied a $10,000 medical claim last year, has finally reversed its decision (after my second appeal) and decided to process the claim again.Woo-hoo!Let's see how it actually shakes out, though, bef ... read more
( life / money / crime ) ATTORNEY's ADVICE - NO CHARGE
Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:
Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED... read more
( life / health / politics ) As anonymous reminds us, Waxman represents L.A. on the west side up to Santa Monica. I bet those people take LOTS of supplements.
(NaturalNews) Of all the sneaky ... read more
( life / home / appliances ) I finally got around to installing the new dishwasher that Tara's sister Stephanie mysteriously bought for us. Not sure why, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Seriously, if anyone ever feels like giving me something, feel free! :) Anyway, taking apart the old one (and its hoses) released the most foul stench into the house. When Tara ... read more
( life / people ) I had a run-in yesterday with the neighbor formerly known as motorcycle guy. I had just gotten back from a customer's office when I get a knock on the door. It's motorcycle guy saying Can we talk a minute? I know you've got a problem with me. About a year ago I had gotten in his face about him riding his motorcycle (a dirt bike) on the street... read more
( life / money / employment / insurance ) I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my résumé on Careerbuilder. When I get emails like that, I instantly recognize them and mark them as spam and block them from sending any more. But getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me.I agreed to an interview (because she never ment... read more
( life / animals ) I almost stepped on a snake as Elizabeth and I came out of the creek. Yes, we were in the creek. Anyway, I yelled, Aaaah when he slithered past me toward Elizabeth and into the water.
Elizabeth wanted to get a better look at him as he lay there half in the water, half out. It was only three feet long, but I didn't know if it was ... read more
( life / money / employment ) I went to a pre-employment drug screening this morning. Last week, I had interviewed for an IT instructor position. Had to give a mock class, and everything. I chose the subject of securing your home wireless network. It was fun. Anyway, no, I haven't been hired ... yet. They require this test before even thinking about hiring me. I walke... read more
( life / health / food / safety ) PLEASE remember to check your cupboards when you get home tonight!!!
Throw away ALL OUTDATED pancake mix, brownie mixes, Bisquick, cake and cookie mixes, etc., you have in your home.
A high school student had pancakes and it almost became fatal. His mom, a registered nurse, made him pancakes, dropped him off at school and headed to play ten ... read more
( life / health / mental ) I was noticing how I'm not as good of a speller as I used be, or at least not as quick. Old age, I figured. Brain deteriorating. Oh well.
Then I decided it's not necessarily that big a deal when certain brain synapses or pathways/habits die or just get worn out. It just forces me to use other mental processes, other brain routes, sendin... read more
( life / help / charity ) We welcome all the visitors and students to our center, Harmony Haven.
Our mission statement: "We rescue and rehabilitate horses so they can rescue and rehabilitate the people who need them most."It's all about leaving your mark or hoof print. Help others and have ... read more
( life / help / advice ) You're asking me?! Actually, here's some advice:
People need to be listened to -- preferably agreed with -- more than anything else. If you could do one thing for someone that would be it.
Controlling a bad habit can be like controlling a car. You have to get inside it and take the wheel. Rising above it doesn't always work... read more
( life / travel ) I'm home after a long trip to Roanoke, VA and back. It was quite an experience overall. The 1-3/4 hour drive to SMF was punctuated by the puppy screaming and howling in the crate behind me in the van. She messed the newspapers once and I stopped ... read more
( life / travel ) It's over, for me, anyway. I rode two days in and that was enough. As I expected, it was nice to ride with 10,000 other cyclists and the party-like attitude of the riders and the people in the towns was really nice. The problem was that it took place in Iowa. I was glad that when I rode, it was overcast, had head winds, and occasional rains. Ot ... read more
( life / travel ) We visited Evelyn's family and ate like the pigs that we are. Bijou had fun. I guess the highlight was going to the cemetery. Believe it or not, it was really Gothic, colorful, historical and very interesting, in general.
We didn't have much time for sightseeing this time (only 4 days), but now everyone has at least met Bijou, so the m ... read more
( life / travel ) What an incredibly boring state. Tara, her sister Sandie, niece Destiny and I flew from Nashville to attend her youngest sister Stephanie's high school graduation in Council Grove, Kansas. Tara and I figured we'd find something to do that night upon arrival in ... read more
( life / travel ) Our trip was great. Here's a very short story. We left on 8/11 from my work. My boss made me attend a meeting that day which ended at 2:30, whereupon I joined June, Brian and Andy who were in our van, waiting in the parking lot. Boy, did I need a vacation! We arrived at Jeannie's that night, stayed overnight and dropped of ... read more
( life / money ) via wanttoknow.info
"The richest two percent of the world's population owns more than half of the world's household wealth. Although you may believe you've heard this statistic before, you haven't: For the first time, personal wealth, not income, has bee ... read more
( life / travel ) Charleston, SC
We drove ... and drove ... and drove — 10 hours or so
— from Nashville until finally reaching Charleston, South Carolina. Along the way, we
stopped in Asheville, Nort... read more
( life / travel ) Thursday, before we left on Saturday, I took Austin to his Grandma
Joy's house. We had a good visit and he took to her immediately. I left him on Friday
morning and drove back to Nashville. I was supposed to get my eardrums cut open for the
plane ride because I had ear infections, but the steroids and antibiotics had put a
negative pressure ... read more
( life / travel ) Tara and I left Nashville for Chicago on a Thursday morning. At the last minute I decided to let my cat Myca out. I figured he would return shortly after doing his "business" in the neighbor's bushes, as usual, and I could then lock him in the house for the duration of our trip. When he didn't re ... read more
( life / travel ) Tara and I just got back from a long weekend in Atlanta. It
was nice to see the town. I'd passed through before, but had never stopped to
look. The first touristy thing we did after eventually finding our hotel — the
downtown Courtyard-by-Marriott, picked o ... read more
( life / travel ) For our "summer vacation," Tara and I went to California. Where in California? Just about everywhere in 4½ days. We took a Southwest Airlines "direct" flight from Nashville to Oakland. Stupidly, we thought "direct" meant direct. But, as the pilot explained as he came back and chatted with us while we sat ... read more
( life / travel ) Roving reporter returns from East
(September, 1989) — Bill returned from his trip to eastern Canada a few weeks back. He was supposed to seek out and capture Wild Man Doug. Remember? Well, he's back. Bill, that is. When asked to report his findings, however, Bill said, What? You never said anything about ... read more
( life / travel / europe ) Nashville — June, 1996I planned everything in advance. Or so I thought. I bought my round-trip plane ticket three months in advance. I "surfed The Web" and researched whatever I could find regarding my destination cities and countries. I bought renter's insurance for the apartment, a video camera, a new suit for t ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Interesting article on micro gigs
"A crush of apps allowing us to do discrete tasks for small sums of money might be the future. But the atom ... read more
( life / health ) Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQDr. Joseph Mercola: Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ.
Maybe this will finally convince the idiots ... read more
( life / health / mental ) The Triangle of Happiness : A simple way to look at job satisfactionFound this slightly interesting.
from The Triangle of Happiness : A simple way to look at job satisfaction. ... read more
( life / money / employment / interviews ) I almost posted this to LinkedIn, but thought better of it since hiring managers and headhunters generally have absolutely no sense of humor regarding the hiring process. If they would admit (at least to themselves) that they have no idea what they're doing, it might help. :)
Anyway, here it is:
With application support ... read more
( life / money / employment ) via dreamslaughter: Food For Thought.
"The corporation is a true Frankenstein's monster, an artificial person run amok, responsible only to its own soulless self. — William Dugger"
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( life / health / conspiracies ) via Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Responds To Bill Gates' Statements On A Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine
Vaccines, for Bill Gates, are a strategic philanthropy that feed his man ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Food Stamp corporate welfareMillions of Americans are angry because food stamp recipients can use their benefits to buy junk food but don't realize that they are able to do so because corporate America wouldn't have it any other way.
Coca Cola, Kroger, Walmart, Kellogg ... read more
( life / money ) Rolling Jubilee.
"A bailout of the people by the people
Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can lib ... read more
( life / health ) See Food of the gods
"... drinking a homemade cacao hot chocolate in the mornings instead of coffee ... unleashes such beautiful creative energies while also giving you a subtle morn ... read more
( life / health / drugs ) via aluminum-vaccines-cause-autism
"We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB Handley does a nice job laying out t... read more
( life / money / employment / people ) First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of:
Decline to Answer
I can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really? ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Screw economies of scale!Screw economies of scale! As I've said before, this country needs a new (or maybe just an enforced) Sherman Antitrust Act that will limit the size, influence and control of any one corporation.
More companies mean m ... read more
( life / money / employment ) enewsletters.biospace.com/rhw/newsletter/good-news-for-bad-references.htm?typeemail&sourcejs-07-19-10
"Picture this scenario: you've been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent a ... read more
( life / money / employment / health ) Good article on staying healthy on the job, plus just plain staying at that job.
"... you can't smoke cigarettes fast enough to match the damage that today's workplace is doing to you. And not just you, but everyone from the newest hire to your CEO. Your company is unknowingly dragging the life from all of you.&qu ... read more
( life / health / tech ) Stop 5G on Earth and in space"We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (-) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G w ... read more
( life / money / employment / politics ) 10 Most Profitable U.S. Companies Paid 9% in Federal Income TaxesAccording to the tax code, companies are supposed to pay 35% income tax. But NerdWallet determined that the top 10 came nowhere near that.
via ... read more
( life / health / conspiracies ) s... most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.
So they don't have the flu.
via Activist Post: s and ... read more
( life / money / employment ) Took a test yesterday. Hope I passed! New job depends on it! Hope I did better than the previous day's job-related test. That one was on Windows 7 and 2008 techie stuff, and I just haven't kept up with Win 7, not as a tech, especially in regard to its various corporate scenarios. The test only served to remind me how tired of being a techie ... read more
( life / money / employment ) When I applied and scheduled an interview for a job at the financial arm of the Methodist Church, I knew I was not a right fit for them. After all, I'm not only not Methodist, I'm not even a Christian.When the HR manager called a couple days later to cancel the interview, I had a strong suspicion her excuse was concocted.
I'm ... read more
( life / money / employment / conspiracies ) Think tank community that's doing its best to control the world"The corporate-policy network is highly centralized, at both the level of individuals and that of organizations. Its inner circle is a tightly interwoven ensemble of politically active business leaders; its organizational core includes the Tril ... read more
( life / money / employment ) I get these job listing emails (just in case something awesome comes along). This latest one (probably created by AI (artificial/lower intelligence)) said they have several jobs just for you: Hospice Aide (Los Angeles), Chaplain (Paramus), Registered Nurse Case Manager (Peru). Peru? As in South America? And I don't qualify for any of them, ev ... read more
( life / health ) I had knee surgery the other day. They removed my bursa sac that kept filling up with fluid due to an injury. The only thing I can figure is that it happened when I helped this neighbor kid stop his bike as he was coming down the hill, scared and saying, Help! I jumped in front of him and stopped ... read more
( life / money / employment ) It's been almost three weeks now, and I'm finally able to talk/blog about my layoff. After the merger and corporate restructuring at work, it was finally my turn to have my position eliminated. I instinctively felt it coming. In fact, I couldn't sleep the night before, worrying about it. No one had said anything to me, it was just a f ... read more