What's On Your Mind?

I'm leaving this one open-ended. I'd like to get a conversation going with the readers of this blog. What do you think is the most interesting thing in the news right now? Who would you like to see elected President? What would you change if you were able to change something? How do you think the U.S. can create more jobs and improve the economy? If you could change 3 things about society today what would they be? What do you think is the most important issue for the President to focus on? Please leave a comment detailing anything that's been on your mind or respond to a comment left by another reader.

Cure for Cancer

An ambitious goal, yes, but one we can all work towards. Numerous scientific studies have shown chemicals in food, air, and everyday products cause or increase the risk of getting cancer. We can make more informed decisions on the products that we choose to use. But why not ban toxic chemicals that harm our health and increase our risk of getting cancer from our food, air, and everyday products? Many countries have started to do so, but the U.S. doesn't seem to be a leader in this change. The Clean Air Act is designed to help keep our air clean but many places in the country are still not meeting the Clean Air Act requirements over forty years after it was first introduced. Check out the links below for more information.

Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics:
Hair Dye and the Risk of Cancer:
Introduction to Indoor Air Quality:
Making Cosmetics Safe:
Contaminants in Bath Products:
Clean Air Act:
California's Smog Problem and the Clean Air Act:

Presidential Quotes

"It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about equal rights and social justice will be respected by those whose choice affects our future."
                                                                                                                                          -John F. Kennedy
" I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education."
                                                                                                     -Thomas Jefferson

"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy."
                                                                                                     -Abraham Lincoln

Share Ways To Be An Active Citizen!

10 Comments will be chosen to appear in an upcoming post on Ways to Be an Active Citizen in today's society! Example: Register to Vote. Register to Vote today by clicking on "REGISTER TO VOTE"  at the bottom of this page! List any /all things that a citizen can do; to protest the government, to learn which elected offices a citizen can vote for, to maintain and establish freedom, etc.

" I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
                                                - James Madison, President (1809-1817)


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5 Ways to Improve the Economy

       Our economy is supported and reinforced by entrepreneurs. Our economy depends on people like you and me buying and selling goods and services.

       Recycling creates a valuable industry that can improve our economy by increasing the number of jobs and improving the quality of the environment through less landfill waste and lower factory emissions because recycled material requires less energy than raw materials to create new products.

       By losing weight you decrease your chances of getting many different illnesses. You will not only save yourself money you will also lessen the cost to the health care system.

       Buying local means more money stays in your community. It increases your local employment. Buying local also helps to save the environment and costs associated with the transportation of goods.
       Commit as a consumer to buying American-made products. Buying American-made products supports American manufacturing jobs. Like buying local, buying American-made means more money stays in the USA.

      Like Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Hydro-Electric, and Others. Investing in clean energy boosts economic growth and employment, creating quality middle class jobs for current and future generations. Clean energy investment will also help to reduce dependence on foreign and domestic oil and will help us to leave our Earth cleaner and greener for future generations.

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Pink Slime

Federal Agriculture officials have agreed to allow several meat producers to voluntarily list the stuff on package labels.
    The way it would appear on the label:   LEAN FINELY TEXTURED BEEF, or LFTB/ LFTB  FREE.                                                           Lean finely textured beef is misleading and doesn't mention the ammonia bath which seems to be the largest issue surrounding Pink Slime. ( And the most disturbing! )
Labeling should be mandatory for this and all other ingredients in food (and  consumer products). A large percentage of the American People support labeling of Pink Slime and many other ingredients used in our food, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, etc. The U.S. has only banned 10 cosmetic ingredients! Many ingredients allowed in our food, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies have been scientifically proven to cause or increase the risk of cancer and many other illnesses.



Seeking Journalists

Where have all the journalists gone? Please somebody get real news on television and in the newspapers again. Like facts without opinions, both or all sides of an issue, what influential organizations and groups of people are actually doing, emphasis on actually, etc. If you know of some good newspapers, magazines, or reporting please leave a comment!

Democrats, Liberals, Progressives Choosing Ron Paul Over Obama


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Congressional Performance

Seeing how out of touch Congress seems to be with the majority of the people...why not implement a system like performance based pay? Take a vote by the people, say, once a year and if a majority of people vote they are happy with their performance they continue to receive their same pay(or if they were getting a raise, their raise). If a majority of the people are not happy with their performance, then, they receive a cut in pay. Taking this approach would certainly create more participation in the political process, a more accurate representation of the people by the Congress, and more accurate accounting of political happenings by the media.

U.S. Wealth Distribution

American Wealth Distribution: (This is not an April fools joke)

Top 1% = 43%
Next 4% = 29%
Next 5% = 10%
Next 10% = 11%
Bottom 80% = 7%
   (According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities)