Gone Green

After many different directions, I have decided to take this blog green. In addition to the occasional other news I may pop off on, I will be offering green tips and tricks from myself and the web. I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Resistance is Futile

Ah Star Trek, the Next Generation gave us the borg, and the beginning of the popular, resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. Those were the first words through my head this morning as I read this wonderful tidbit.

"Dozens of the nation's largest insurance firms must decide whether to honor a request from House Democrats for detailed financial records, part of an investigation into executive compensation and other business practices in an industry that opposes President Barack Obama's health care proposals." Source

So here is the short of it, the insurance companies have been opposing Obama's pet reform plan, so now the white house is going after the insurance companies. Sound familiar? First the banking industry, then the auto industry, now the insurance industry. I know Obama's stalewart followers will hoot and holler saying its time to bring the wealthy to their knees. I say, keep the governement out of the private sector. While this is going on, more jobs and homes are being lost, and Obama is just smiling and telling everybody its going to be ok, his plans will work. Sorry, they aren't.

Its time to keep some of those campaign promises, be honest. Tell the American people the truth, of how the economy is borked. Tell them about the immenent failure of banks coming soon. Tell them about the new record deficit. Tell us about the record debt this country has.

Time for real honesty.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Swine flu, H1N1 season is about to start, according to the CDC and WHO. Well, about to start as in they guess it will be starting based on seasonal flu. The internet is full of horror stories, conspiracies, facts and fiction concerning this next round of the flu. There are rumors of forced vaccinations, martial law, the military joining in, etc etc. New information comes out daily.

Personally, no I will not get it, even if it is "required". The only time I have been vaccinated against even the normal flu, was over 10 years ago, and it made me sick as a dog. But the H1N1 is a different beast. It appears to be genetically created, combining avian flu, swine flu and human flu together. While there is no proof, hard proof, there is reason to believe so based on the variations contained there in.

Here is some of the latest news from the vaccinations and other internet rumors.

The vaccination is deadly. Well, there is proof starting to appear from this, and not just from internet conspiracty forums. The vaccination comes from a diseased monkey and apparently has several nasty side affects. One of the side affects is Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) which causes paralysis, lack of breathing, and death.

Forced Vaccinations. This is already occuring in some parts of the world, even in the USA.
  1. Greece has mandatory vaccinations.
  2. England is planning on it.
  3. New York City is requiring it of health care professionals(this in my area as well, my mother was informed of this)
None of the links I am providing are from conspiracy sites, most are from mainstream media, which I try to find at all times.

Martial law: As of now, aside from refusing to repeal the Bush Administration freedoms and laws concerning this, there is only speculation concerning martial law. A CNN article concerning military being used is started this, and the forced vaccination speculation in the US.

So, from a non conspiracy point of view, there is things happening here in even the US that will give pause to all but the most hardened skeptic. Just remember, keep your hands washed, eat healthy, and if you are sick, with a fever, the flu, or anything, stay home away from other people, we dont want your germs.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Health Care Reform

Health care reform is looming large in the news, and seems to be a make or break issue for President Obama. The depths to which this is being pushed, is dividing the nation. Obama's supporters have always been among the most passionate and fervent people in the country, so they are taking it upon themselves to be the front runners in his latest campaign.

But at what cost? The country is being divided daily, and while not to blame, they are a part of the problem, as is the extreme other side of the view. Celebrities(I use that term loosely) such as Rush and Glen Beck have whipped the anit-Obama supporters into just as violent frenzy. It doesn't matter which side is right or wrong, nor does it matter which side starts it, its time for the American people to end it.

This country has, since 9/11, been dividing based on any number of factors. The war on terror, the economy, the election, the loss of constitutional rights, health care reform, housing, jobs, and even the role of normal Americans in this new world we are entering.

Before anybody goes to protest or support at a rally, there are some simple things one needs to do. First, read the bill in its entirity before asking questions or getting inflamed. You may find that your view point is just factually wrong. Become an informed, not inflammed protestor.

Remember the person whose view differs from you is not unpatriotic, racist, idiot, left/right wing nutjob, liberal stoogie, or any other term people use to group those who do not share their viewpoint into. Attack the topic, not the person. They have a family and loved ones, and may be scared about the reform just as much as you are.

Last, keep it civil. There is enough violence, and if things are not drawn to a halt there will be even more division in the country.

Health care reform is needed, desperately, but lets be honest, its not something that should be done all at once, nor pushed and rushed. And please, the questions and concerns needs to be addressed, and answered honestly, not shrugged off as stupid or not worthy of time.

As Americans, we have the right to make our voice heard, but please, do so in a civil well thought out manner. Violence only creates more violence.