Monday, June 27, 2005


Just found this site - http://wakeupwalmart.com/. Very cool!

" Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the world with over $10 billion in profits. Yet, Wal-Mart lowers our wages, ships our jobs overseas, and shifts their health care costs onto American taxpayers. We believe it's time for Wal-Mart to Wake Up. The Wake-Up Wal-Mart campaign is a grassroots movement of Americans who believe by joining together in common purpose we can change Wal-Mart and build a better America."

You can post Wal-Mart related things on their blog, and the top story right now is about a Wal-Mart proposal for Sellwood. I must say, a Wal-Mart in that location would suck eggs.


Just wanted to throw this tidbit out. Good article, I linked it from Truthout, not Salon, so you don't have to watch the ad. :)

"The story of how government health agencies colluded with Big Pharma to hide the risks of thimerosal from the public is a chilling case study of institutional arrogance, power and greed."

"You couldn't even construct a study that shows thimerosal is safe," says Haley, who heads the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky. "It's just too darn toxic. If you inject thimerosal into an animal, its brain will sicken. If you apply it to living tissue, the cells die. If you put it in a petri dish, the culture dies. Knowing these things, it would be shocking if one could inject it into an infant without causing damage."

"It was only after reading the Simpsonwood transcripts, studying the leading scientific research and talking with many of the nation's preeminent authorities on mercury that I became convinced that the link between thimerosal and the epidemic of childhood neurological disorders is real. Five of my own children are members of the Thimerosal Generation - those born between 1989 and 2003 - who received heavy doses of mercury from vaccines. "The elementary grades are overwhelmed with children who have symptoms of neurological or immune-system damage," Patti White, a school nurse, told the House Government Reform Committee in 1999. "Vaccines are supposed to be making us healthier; however, in 25 years of nursing I have never seen so many damaged, sick kids. Something very, very wrong is happening to our children." More than 500,000 kids currently suffer from autism, and pediatricians diagnose more than 40,000 new cases every year. The disease was unknown until 1943, when it was identified and diagnosed among 11 children born in the months after thimerosal was first added to baby vaccines in 1931."

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Me, Again!

There was an article about my show in today's Oregonian. It kept getting bumped by graduation news, so I wasn't sure it was ever going to run. I was worried that I sounded stupid, so I'm really pleased with the article. I even get a header on the front of the Clackamas County Weekly section...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

What Country Am I From?

Based on this quiz, you would think it was Canada. Although I'm "well traveled" in the second largest country in the world, I've probably spent less than 3 weeks there (one trip was 2 weeks). Must be because there are only a few cities listed for it.

Your Travel Profile:

You Are Very Well Traveled in Canada (80%)

You Are Well Traveled in the Western United States (47%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the Southern United States (31%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the Midwestern United States (25%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in the Northeastern United States (14%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in Australia (13%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in Southern Europe (13%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in the United Kingdom (13%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in Western Europe (7%)

You Are Untraveled in Africa (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Asia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Eastern Europe (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Latin America (0%)

You Are Untraveled in New Zealand (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Scandinavia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in the Middle East (0%)

How Well Traveled Are You?

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Man, I hate having to deal with unruly hair. Today, I look like Leif Garrett. Cripes.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

La La La La La La La BompBompBomp

You know we love Alton Brown. Now, we can look at him while we compute. Owen chose the yellow one with the post it notes. He loves to watch Good Eats. There are also cool shirts, but when I tried to order one (sorry Der, no father's day present for you), it said "the quantity you wish to order exceeds the amount in stock". One. The knives are cool too. They have Alton's face on them! Off to make Strawberry Pudding...

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