Thursday, September 10, 2009

From the Fine Folks that Brought You The Wall Street Collapse; Introducing Death Bonds!

Do you dream of making a fortune like a Wall Street Trader?

Well, now you too can make a killing off of other people's desperation and misery!

Here's how it works; we buy peoples' existing Life Insurance Policies for a fraction of their worth, based on the age, health and desperation of the person. Bundle the policies together, pay the yearly premiums, and sell them. Simple!

The quicker they die; the HIGHER your profit margin!

It's the NEW Hedge Fund!

 (GREAT for very sick people needing immediate cash to pay for medical treatment.)
Photo by Anna Cervova

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pamper Yourself Green


The ingredients for a pampering body scrub are right in your kitchen! This weekly scrub will shed scaly skin and promote a healthy glow.


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Combine ingredients and gently rub over your body. Concentrate on areas prone to dry, rough patches, like elbows, knees and heels. Rinse off and pat dry.

Banana Oatmeal Mask


1 medium to large Banana; soft and peeled
1/3 to 1/2 cup oatmeal(depends on the size of the banana)

Mash the oatmeal into the soft peeled banana a little at a time. Continue until all of the oatmeal is moistened. Apply to your face evenly, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water or soft wash cloth.

Soothing Mask

Use this on irritated skin, like a sunburned face or shoulders.


1 part plain yogurt, chilled
1/2 part old fashioned oatmeal
(optional)2 drops essential oil - jasmine


Stir ingredients together. Add jasmine essential oil. Apply to area and mleave on for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.

Going Green All Purpose Cleaner

With everyone going green this is the perfect all purpose cleaner


1 cup household ammonia
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup baking soda
1 gallon warm water

Mix all ingredients together well.

*This is a very good all purpose cleaner!!

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Great laundry detergent-and great for sensitive skin

Servings: 64 loads at about 3 cents per load
Prep time: about 3 minutes for grating
Cook time: about 10 minutes
Total time: 24 hours to thicken


3 Pints Water
1/3 bar Fels Naptha Soap, grated
1/2 cup Washing Soda (Arm and Hammer, NOT baking soda though!!)
1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
2 Gallon bucket to mix it in
Additional Hot Water

Mix Fels Naptha soap in a saucepan with 3 pints hot water and heat on low until dissolved. Stir in Washing Soda and Borax. Stir until thickened, and remove from heat. Add 1 Quart Hot Water to 2 gallon Bucket. Add soap mixture, and mix well. Fill bucket to the two gallon line with additional hot water, and mix well. Set aside for 24 hours, or until mixture thickens. You may add additional HOT water if the mixture becomes too thick. Pour into jugs. (I use empty car window washer jugs) Mix Well before each use. Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hometown Priorities

Taxpayers in KOKOMO, INDIANA will pay $1.6 million for proposed nuclear weapons in FY2009. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

476 Kokomo Residents with Health Care for One Year

Taxpayers in KOKOMO, INDIANA will pay $92.2 million for total Iraq and Afghanistan war spending since 2001. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

27,304 Kokomo Residents with Health Care for One Year

Taxpayers in KOKOMO, INDIANA will pay $21.7 million for the military cost of securing energy in FY2009 (includes Iraq war). For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

6,427 Kokomo Residents with Health Care for One Year

"Taxpayers in KOKOMO, INDIANA will pay $10.4 million for the military cost of securing energy in FY2009. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

3,088 Kokomo Residents with Health Care for One Year"

"Taxpayers in Kokomo, Indiana will pay $11.7 million for TAX CUTS for the RICHEST 10% in FY 2009. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:
(In English; no more taxing the poor to save the very rich a couple of bucks.)

5,562 Kokomo Children with Health CARE for One Year"

Mind you; I said Health Care; not Insurance Coverage.  (One of those things, most definitely,  is not like the other.)Insurance doesn't come into it. Only the actual Health CARE is important. (in the context of this article, anyway.)

How we finance it (Health CARE) should be our only question.

It is morally wrong to make your fortune(s) off of the dead bodies of others.

It is as simple and as complicated as that.



The Body Count Continues to Rise..

"Over 11,000 people are killed in the Mexican Drug War." We greet news like this with horror; as we should.

Why don't we have a tally of those killed North of that border?

"Isn't that strange? So far as I can tell, nobody has even tried to come up with a number.

6,487 dead Americans. Throw in overdoses and the cost of this country's paralyzing drug laws is closer to 15,000 lives." (Yes, 4,000 more American deaths per year than Mexico)

So, what caused Neill Franklin, a self-described "good soldier" in the Drug War, to research about legalizing all drugs?

"Franklin's turning point came in October of 2000. "I lost a very, very close friend of mine, a narcotics agent for Maryland State Police," he says. "His name was Ed Toatley. He was assassinated outside of Washington, D.C., trying to make a drug deal in a park. He had a wife, he had three kids. I had just spoken to him a couple of weeks prior to him getting assigned to this particular deal — he was finally going to bring this guy down, and lo and behold the guy kills him."

Definitely makes you think, doesn't it?

"Another turning point was 2002, when Angela Dawson and her five kids were murdered in East Baltimore by drug dealers. She had been trying to keep (them) from doing business in front of her house. "They fire-bombed the house late one night and the whole family perished," Franklin remembers."

"I started doing the research and asking the questions: What progress are we making on this thing? And it turns out that not only are we losing kids who are in the game, but we are losing communities and fellow cops. We had lost a number of police officers in Baltimore alone."

"I (the author) arrived at a rough estimate of 6,487 drug deaths. Using 75 percent, the toll rises to 9,731."
"And now we've got the cartel gangs coming up from Mexico," Franklin reminds me. "They're in over 130 cities in the U.S. already, and it's not going to get better."

There IS a solution, but.....

Neill Franklin's solution is radical: "You have to take the money out of it.

(Sounds simple. How would you do that?)

The ONLY way to do that is to legalize all drugs!

(I will give you a minute so that you can get that "HELL NO" out.)

Hear me out..

Make drug abuse a health issue, not a crime issue.

"Most drug-related prisoners are in prison for non-violent offenses. " In fact, non-violent offenders make up OVER half of all prison population.

Like Franklin says; "I do have sympathy. What they're dealing with is a health issue, not a criminal issue. And as long as you treat it as a criminal issue, we're treating the SYMPTOM and NOT the CAUSE."

"And WHY, exactly, don't we hear about a possibly overwhelming majority of police wanting to legalize — not just decriminalize, but legalize — major narcotics?"

"Selfish reasons," Franklin says. "There is a lot of money to be made in law enforcement. If we were to legalize, you could get rid of ONE THIRD of every law-enforcement agency in this country."

"Really? ONE THIRD?"

"And give back all the federal funds too. That's why very seldom will you see a police chief step forward and say, 'Yeah, we need to do this.'"

(They don't want to cut their own throats; financially, by legalizing. Why would they? This is a system gone bad for EVERYONE, folks.)

"The prison population is off the hook in this country," Franklin says. "In 1993, at the HEIGHT OF APARTHEID in South Africa, the incarceration of black males was 870 per 100,000. In 2004 in the U.S., for every 100,000 people we are sending 4,919 black males to prison. (We send many times more black males to prison, every year, than they did during Apartheid, in South Africa!)

And the majority of those are for nonviolent drug offenses."
"But, we'd rather send people to prison than give them information and treatment."
"I know jails are a big business and keep LOT of people employed, but it doesn't make it RIGHT."
(Emphasis is mine.)

"To review, using what seem to be very conservative numbers, our first unofficial tally of the drug war in the United States is staggering:

15,223 DEAD and $52.3 BILLION spent EACH YEAR — which is, incidentally, (and a bit ironically)

Now, isn't THAT just a kick in the pants?

p.s. "We've got serious constitutional issues involved, too," Franklin adds. "Improper search and seizure is occurring every day (because of the Drug War)....."

But, that's a subject for another day..