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Thursday, May 7, 2015: I was driving past the Ashland High Shool on Siskiyou Blvd. I heard a noise that was very familiar to me. a leaf blower was being used in the school yard as the children were moving from class to class. No one warned them about the danger to their health. Read below to find out about the dangers. I wonder how many of those students have lung problems.
What you should know aout leaf blowers.
How dust causes allergic reactions. Some allergens are just 0.5 microns in size. That's 0.000197 inches. Or 200 times smaller than a human hair. This means they can easily enter the body through inhalation. When this happens, some people's immune systems overreact to the presence of the particles, producing antibodies to repel them. Subsequent physical reactions include itching eyes, a running nose, sneezing and coughing to combat the allergens.
The government states that they are protecting our health by making a natural herb illegal and punishable by imprisonment. Meanwhile, our health is direly threatened every day by things that the Government conveniently overlooks. Leaf-blowers are a bigger daily threat than Marijuana! Your lungs are filtering fine, unhealthy, particles that are in the air because of these dust-blowers. (Hantavirus, deadly desease, is carried in rodent feces, urine and saliva, which dries out and mixes with dust that can be inhaled by humans, especially in small, confined spaces with poor ventilation.)
The greedy manufactures of these instruments of death are keeping themselves in business by saying they are protecting the jobs of the gardeners. Those companies are spending big dollars to influence these workers, by saying those against leaf-blowers are racist, because most of the workers are Spanish speaking. They don’t mention any of the health hazards nor do they warn the workers. “Approximately 45 babies a year die from SIDS [Sudden Infant Death Syndrome] in Los Angeles due to airborne particulate matter and many of those deaths are attributed to dust from gas-powered leaf-blowers."http://parsec-santa.com/health/Leafblowers.html has all the information about leaf-blowers and bills to protect manufacturers from bans. It is insane. You make a difference! Be heard. Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015: Wisdom is not present in our government. A good example of that was in 1936 when the workers decided to strike for fair wages and fair working hours. Our polticians sent troops into help the greedy manufacturers - They shot and killed their own, because of political programming. According to most large corporations, you must take what we decide to give you - the rest is ours. 1936 Strikes
What is lacking from politicians today is wisdom. I realize there are many types of minds, but for this conversation let us looks at the statistical mind and the creative mind. One of the requirements for wisdom is to have, and use, both types of minds. However this is not the case.
One of the reasons for this is the educational system that dominates a child’s early learning years. They are taught by the book; mostly they are not encouraged to use their imagination. Many children are stripped of their imagination as soon as they are able to talk. Parents didn’t want their child wasting its time on things that weren’t real. Many of these are our politicians today. Wisdom is the application of knowledge to attain a positive goal by receiving instructions in governing oneself. If they can’t govern themselves, how can they govern others?
An example is the pipeline they are proposing to install. Its purpose is to enable the oil companies to do overseas shipping. The polititians who vote for this are the ones who are receiving benefits from the oil comapanies, and only see the profits it can bring in. They don’t see the other side, nor do they want to. They don’t recognize the oil spills in the past, nor are they able to imagine any in the future. They disregard earthquakes, rust and irrosion, or any of the other many possibilities that could happen to cause oil spillage. Their minds are not creative – all they see is the dollar signs.
Albert Einstein had a lot to say about this: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.”
E = M C2 Albert Einstein:
Public schools in the US have no approach to character education. Eighteenth century philosophers such as Benjamin Franklin referred to this as training wisdom and virtue. Traditionally, schools share the responsibility to build character and wisdom along with parents and the community. It is sad that both parents and schools won’t take responsibilities for teaching the young to repect eacn other and to help each other, no matter what race, nationality, or color they are. If this could be programmed into our children, like we do the religous fears, we would have a better world to live in.
Nicholas Maxwell, a contemporary philosopher in the United Kingdom, advocates that academia ought to alter its focus from the acquisition of knowledge to seeking and promoting wisdom, which he defines as the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others. He teaches that new knowledge and technological know-how increase our power to act which, without wisdom, may cause human suffering and death as well as human benefit. Wisdom is the application of knowledge to attain a positive goal by receiving instruction in governing oneself.
Thursday, April 30,2015: A comment from the history of my life.
1935/36 – I was 6 when I started first grade - Sept 13 - 7 years old, - March 17, 1936th Kiski River Flood – We were living in Oklahoma on the hill above the Kiski River. It started raining on Saturday the fifteenth. Sunday morning I came downstairs for the Sunday funny paper. Looked outside the window by the stairs at all of the water rushing down the hill past our house. As I opened front door to get the paper, I said, “There is going to be a flood.” That afternoon my Father took us to the road leading down the hill to Apollo. We saw the water rising. On Tuesday houses were floating down the river and some were caught by the bridge crossing into Apollo. It was a sight to behold. Today, on Youtube. I found this unbelievable footage of that flood. What memories that brough back.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015:
At five o’clock this morning as I was approaching the computer, I looked out the window facing east. I saw a slight bit of light on the horizon. Since I talk to myself frequently, I said, “Ah. Dawns early light.” this comment made me think of our National Anthem. My next thought was to return to the comfort of my bed. So, that is what i did. It felt comfortable and warm.
As I was readying myself for some more sleep, the thought of my earlier comment about dawns early light came to mind. I then started thinking about the lyrics, which motivated me to mentally sing and hear the notes of the Star Spangled Banner. As I was going through this mental exercise, It brought on my thoughts about this country and the writer of the lyrics to the song; Francis Scott Key. I lay in bed with these thoughts, and then more thoughts came.
What sort of a man wrote those lyrics, and what sort of a woman created our first flag? I doubt if either one of them was thinking about how to manufacture, or promote their concepts into something that would make them wealthy. Both the lyrics and the flag were created by people who were thinking only of the moment and of our country. The music that the lyrics were attached to came from England. It was from a song written for a men's club by John Stafford Smith.
I have always honored the flag and the National Anthem. Then my thought ran to all of the people who have died, been maimed or are veterans of our countries wars. I always get teary eyed when I go there. They died for their beliefs, which were programed into all of us during the early times after the American Revolution. We were led to believe that all of our wars were for freedom. This was partially true, but after WWII the wars were for power, oil, and money. We were programmed to believe it was for our freedom. Thousands have died to make a few wealthier.
If you look back, the revolution got us our country. The Civil War stopped slavery, but made money for a certain few. After that, what did we gain from the ongoing wars that followed. In WWI and WWII, the soldiers, who survived, were brought back home. they were given a free boat ride back to the States. How free was it? We payed taxes on all payments to the ship builders, the fuel providers, docking facilities, and sailor payments. The veterans didn’t get a free ride home.
What did we gain? Twice we walked out of the enemy’s country with a signed treaty, but they kept their land. Of course some big corporations moved in with their factories. Meanwhile our soldiers were told to shoot the strikers in the mines and factories over here in our country, if they stood up or stopped production. Some of the strikers were veterans from the wars, but it didn't matter; they were holding up profits to the few.
My thoughts then went to the terrible things that are happening to our country today, because of the desires for power and wealth. No thoughts of our country, or the people, who are a part of this country.
I remember the talk about tourists causing other nations to dislike us. The first tourist, were the wealthy, who had the money to visit other countries. They criticized everything that was different from their way of living. They complained about the food, the service, etc. But that was a distraction from the real cause of the hatred that built up against our nation.
When the big corporations moved in, they greased the city officials’ pockets in order to get land and labor at a very cheap price. They corrupted many countries. The people aren’t blind, they saw this, but like most people, did nothing about it. That was until they had enough of it, and started causing disruptions, that our big corporations labeled terrorist attacks. They were no more terrorist attacks than the Boston tea party.
Then they started raising the prices of oil on the oil industry, which the oil companies quickly passed on to us consumers. It was time for some wars to get control of that oil. We are still sending our children to foreign countries to be killed, maimed, or disoriented. When the people raise up it will stop, but as long as they are able to vent on their computers, as I am doing right now, nothing will change except that we may lose our freedom.
I managed to get my thoughts back to the lyrics writer of the star Spangled Banner. I got out of bed, and immediately went online to Wikipedia to find more information. How many of us know, or remember the story of the Star Spangled Banner, of the origin of our flag? below is a link that tells you about our anthem.
Monday, April 27, 2015
When President Obama ran, I voted for him - both times. I voted for the person I felt would care the most about, and do the most for, the people of this country, and not the corporations, who are running us. Somehow he won. It looked like I might be wrong about the fixed ballots. By now they have the ballots fixed for future elections. It will be harder next time around. If that, jeb bush gets in we are finished as a united nation. With racist and thieves in control we haven’t a chance. If the people of this country don’t take to the streets, the people of other countries will.
If everyone votes we will know if the ballots are fixed. We Have to find a president who will first be protected from family threats, and second, a president who will listen to, and act on, the peoples needs.
Sunday, April 27, 2015:
At the time, the Allies claimed the Germans had launched two or three torpedoes to sink the Lusitania. However, the Germans say their U-boat only fired one torpedo. Many believe the second explosion was caused by the ignition of ammunition hidden in the cargo hold. Others say that coal dust, kicked up when the torpedo hit, exploded (Typical political answer.) No matter what the exact cause, it was the damage from the second explosion that made the ship sink.
There was an animated film made about the sinking. In the film they clearly state that a second torpedo was fired into the engine room. The animation show the torpedo hitting the Lusitania with a huge explosion. Huge propaganda and more ammunition for war.
We have had liars in office too long. Why were they 15 miles off the coast of Ireland. There is a theory that the US knew there were submarines there and deliberately sent the ship through those waters. Why? If England lost the war, the US would lose their “under the table” loans plus, what the corporations were making at the time. Meanwhile we sent our children over there to be killed and maimed for money, not for freedom. Wake up America, Wake up.
Slavery began in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619