Suicide Bomber

Breaking News yet again this morning from GMA’s George Stephanopoulos! Another bomber in NYC! I was sickened to learn about this latest attempt to harm people and property! While I was happy this attempt failed for the most part, my first reaction was here we go again. Before today it would have been OMG, and I would have been glued to the news, not today! What does that mean, is it because I’m less of a caring person, NO? Is it because it has become the new normal, NO?  I never want my reaction today to become my new normal! I care about my fellow countrymen and my country, from sea to shinning sea!

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Do Not Call List?

It seems to me that a “DO NOT CALL” MEANS, “DO NOT CALL!” Someone like a home improvement company should respect that, but they don’t! Such is the case with Arnolds. If I were to have such need of their services, I would never hire them because of their poor business practice in calling me every day. All I want them to do is STOP, so I called them and left that message, I’ll see what happens! In the meantime I will put it on every site I can that I mean BUSINESS and not with them but against them! Paybacks are still a bitch and I’m one angry bitch!

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Leaf it up to me!!!!

Leaf is not misspelled, this post is about my local leaf collection and my issue with it! Here is an excerpt from the City of Toledo page.

Citizens are encouraged to plan their lawn cleanups in advance of the time their zip code is scheduled for pickup and by signing up to receive specific leaf collection text alert messages. Residents may watch, as always, for Leaf Collection signs to be posted in their neighborhoods, remembering not to park on the street when signs are up.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR CITIZENS:

1. Watch for signs posted in their neighborhoods the weekend before their collections begin. FYI-police don’t ticket or tow cars still on the street!

2. Conform to the collection schedule to enable the City to provide this service as efficiently as possible

3. Rake correctly based on whether streets have curbs or not

4. Track Leaf Collection progress on the City of Toledo website (with updates to the attached schedule as available)

5. Sign up to receive text alerts to provide advance leaf pickup notification

Now to my issue…if I were in charge, things would be done much better! This is when I wish I could draw you a picture, but try and follow along. My street ends in a cul-de-sac, another street off my street is also a cul-de-sac. All of those folks rake or blow their leaves to the middle island in a huge pile. So on pick-up day, a front loader comes and pushes all those leaves all the way down the street to form a bigger pile. The loader picks up those leaves and dumps them into a dump truck! Why didn’t the dump truck drive down the road and have them load it at the original pile? Doesn’t that make more sense and save time? Also these front loaders tear up the blacktop on the street! Fast forward after the leaves are collected, two people with blowers walk along and blow the leaves that were not picked up into the middle of the street-why? So the street sweepers can drive around and clean up those leaves. The city has trucks that are huge vacuums that suck up the leaves into a dump truck! If more of those trucks are needed, why not rent them? Leaf collection is only done once a year and is over in a short span of time! So SUCK IT UP instead of the way you do it! I should send this to our new Mayor for next year and see what he does with this information! OK, I will!

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Passion, Passionate, Not-so-much

When you look up these words here is some of what it says “excitableemotionalfieryvolatilemercurialquick-temperedhigh-strungimpulsivetemperamental!” Years ago I would say Yup, that is me to a tee! And even now that I am a geriatric, part of me is still like that, only not-so-much! I have some very strong feelings on a variety of issues and am happy too share them when the opportunity arises. As of late, with so many different issues grabbing my attention, my brain sometimes gets muddled! Seems like every November 1, I’m sick of politics, all the commericals, junk mail, lies, debates, half-truths! The only time I was excited about this date is the 3 times I was on the ballot, as a candidate for the school board! I have thought about running for a few different positions, then, not-so-much! Maybe if I were younger, but my geriatric brain says, oh no you don’t! What I would like to do is serve on a Jury! I have never been part of this process, it is one thing we older folks would do well! Plus, we retired people have the time to devote to this much needed service to our fellow man! So why haven’t I been summoned to serve, how does the system work. Here I am Ohio, Lucas County I only have another 6 years until I’m 75! That is the oldest you can be to serve! Why? That’s age discrimination!  One may not run for a seat on any Ohio court if one is more than 70 years of age! Not fair!

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“Men” Working?

Men Working Ahead Caution Standing Floor Sign

 

I think these signs need to be updated. This was how it was years and years ago, but not today! A better sign would read “Caution Work Crew Ahead”! I see women working on our roads all the time! Please join me in getting these sign to read more gender truthful! Call or write everyone and anyone who can help us correct this wrong! This is one bandwagon you should jump on!

Make it fair to everyone!

 

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Symbiote

What the heck is that you are asking? It is an organism in a partnership with another such that each profits from their being together. Just like in the TV show Stargate SG-1.  Teal’c  carries an infant symbiote in his belly pouch that serves as an incubator for a larval Goa’uld!

So why is this of interest to me? Because for some time now I have said it feels like a Symbiote has taken up space in my upper belly area! Just under my right breast near the middle! It usually comes alive after eating but not always. Sometimes it hurts but mostly it just feels like something moving inside me! Everything I found on a search says it could be related to the heart. I’ve told my Doctor about and we are experimenting with some different meds! Next will be a blood test before I see him the next time! I sure hope we can get this thing under control!

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Pharmaceuticals Ripoff

Give you the facts, you say, just the facts Madame! OK!

Fact #1 – 1 tube of cream costs $1.25

Fact #2 – 1 tube of cream costs $0.79

Fact #3 – 1 tube if combined costs $112.00

In what world do these people think that is OK?

I’m talking about Qualitest Pharmaceuticals out of Huntsville, AL. 35811 which by the way is now Endo Pharmaceuticals!

It’s no wonder we have no faith in Pharmaceutical Companies and Insurance Companies! I’m just tongue tied-too upset to get all my thoughts in order! This is just wrong on every level!

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