Archive for: July 2012

Motivate your teenager

Let me see, without Wifi access, there wouldn't be any X-Box (well... not the way she is used to enjoying it), no laptop, no iPad nor iPod. It might restrict the use of her iPhone somewhat — since it has to access the Wifi in order to keep her 3G charges down.

I don't know! Is this a good idea?


Fukushima — are we in danger?

I've read that people of Hiroshima were still experiencing sickness and death even 40+ years after the fact. Of course then... there is Harper whose bureaucrats in Ottawa have muzzled a leading fisheries scientist whose discovery could help explain why salmon stocks have been crashing off Canada’s West Coast, according to documents obtained by Postmedia News.

Like so many people (I suppose) who have questions about how this might affect us, I have been looking into it a bit. I found a few websites that reportedly had news about cover ups, and they had embedded Youtube videos as proof. But when I clicked to play the videos a message appeared that the user who posted the video had his/her account deleted because of copyright infringement of certain media sources. Note: it's still easy enough to find movies, television shows and illegal music videos on Youtube.... that have been there for years.

What I would call an interesting find though, was an article published by a small paper in Williams Lake, B.C.  The article is titled "Counting the nuclear fallout", and another article by S. McDowall titled "Attention Canadians: what to eat after Fukushima meltdown." Note: I didn't see fresh fish on the menu.... Another note: You may have to search the news source using the title above. Funny, it doesn't come up when you click on the link.

I'm not worried about myself. I'm 50+ so something will get me sooner than later. I am however, worried about my children and their children. You know, articles and videos start dissappearing on the Internet related to any cover-up, it makes you wonder....

Like Shakespeare said, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark!"

Use the comment section below to tell the readers here how you feel about this potential threat.


How to be happy though married — free eBook

This ebook is free to download. It's in pdf format. It's quite entertaining. The advice is very old-fashioned; something that may have been closer to the truth 50 years ago. Example: Cobbett tells us that there was a drunken man in his regiment, who used to say that his wife would forgive him for spending all the pay, and the washing money into the bargain, "if he would but kiss her ugly brat, and say it was pretty."

It has been received very well too:

"The author has successfully accomplished a difficult task in writing a clever and practical book on the important subject of matrimony.... This book, which is at once entertaining and full of wise precepts, deserves to be widely read."—Morning Post.

"A rich store of entertaining anecdote, and full of thoughts beautiful, pious, and wise. Has a
tasteful binding."—Bookseller.

Click here to download it. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family. If you have a website or blog, you're more than welcome to offer it to your website visitors as a free gift. You are not allowed to sell it.

Hope you enjoy it. Comments are welcomed.



Milk bad — cow manure OK….

Back when I was  kid, we had fresh milk delivered to our doorstep. Well... the small town I lived in only had about 150 people in it, so the farmer that milked the cows was also the milk delivery man. Later on, as we boys grew, and my folks expanded their little hobby farm, we had our own cow that got milked twice a day. But pure milk/raw milk is not approved by the government to sell or distribute to the public any longer.

At the same time they have approved a number of chemicals that can be put into our foods, and these foods can also be labeled as organic. That link is to an article about  the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but Canada is the same.

James Stewart, an advocate of raw milk from California, who is a 65 year old man, , recently got arrested for promoting raw milk but most news agencies haven't published the story. Why is that? Were the major news agencies threatened?

The article says:

California is now in the business of torturing senior citizens who advocate real food. 65-year-old James Stewart, the California “milk man,” was recently arrested under trumped-up charges, then “lost” in the LA County jail for over a week, during which he was subjected to hypothermia, torture, interrogations, involuntary medical procedures, verbal intimidation, food deprivation and even had his jail cell flooded with raw sewage which he was forced to clean up by hand.

Well.... of course, I don't have all the answers, but I'll tell you what really chokes me up. The next day I read an article describing how cow manure is being sprayed on grapes to make wine that is being sold to the general public.

So... that's OK?!! I don't think so.

In a book called The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And What We Can Do About It  Robyn O’Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America’s food supply, and traces the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food—toxins that can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer, and asthma among our children. And at the same time, don't think you're safe because you live in Canada. Pretty much of what flies in the US flies here too.

So if you're 50+, alone, take it from me: Have a cow, man! 😉 Just be careful what both of you eat. If you are outraged about current policies towards raw milk and want to do something about it, please see the additional comment(s) here.



Paint the town red and the lawn green

I was reading an article on the CBC website this morning called Turf painting spreads in U.S. as drought ravages lawns. We've been having a lot of dry weather here, but lucky for me, my lawn isn't looking that bad yet.

I thought I had heard  of everything, but I sure didn't hear of this one. People painting their lawns. Watch them to it in the video below

For those that need to do this, there are do-it-yourself products that are 100% Biodegradable and Non-Toxic. Safe for Children and Pets! you can have shipped right to your home from It's environmentally safe and lasts up to six months.

We had a little rain last week here, and expecting some more within the next couple of days. So as I said my place looks fine, but there are some businesses around town that could stand to have this done.