I remember hearing on the news that black South Africans stood in line for days and traveled for days just so that they could vote for the very first time. Apartheid was cruel. The Dutch and the English really had no right to take South Africa away from its indigenous people.
This is a very old song. We should not forget the suffering that Apartheid created. The black South Africans were so grateful to finally vote. Here in America, less than 50% of the eligible population votes. In 2009, there was less than a 25% turn out. Shame on all the Americans that stayed home. We should never take our right to vote for granted.
Are we slowly eliminating the human race with plastic?
Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Ph.D., an expert on marine debris, agrees. “If you could fast-forward 10,000 years and do an archaeological dig…you’d find a little line of plastic,” he told The Seattle Times last April. “What happened to those people? Well, they ate their own plastic and disrupted their genetic structure and weren’t able to reproduce. They didn’t last very long because they killed themselves.”
Plastic Oceans: This article explains how we are destroying the oceans with nasty plastic and is on the “must read” list.
Not only are submitting our food chain to plastic, we consume toxic plastic when we microwave in plastic containers and/or eat from plastic containers.
When shopping, take along cloth shopping bags and when asked by the clerk, “Paper or plastic?” just say “No” and give them the cloth bags to use instead.
Yes, this is the typical salary for the CEO of any health insurance company. No one is worth that much money, yet the health insurance industry uses the premiums that is collects to pay these exorbitant salaries and to pay for lobbyists to protect their interests. In the meantime, people that have insurance are denied care.
We need real reform with a public option, now, before another 44,000 Americans die in one year because they can’t afford health insurance. What the health insurance industry is doing to Americans is a crime.
(I just couldn’t keep myself from posting, again.)
It’s time for change and it’s time for me to move on… move forward to new horizons. There have been bumps in the road and some really fun times over the past 1 1/2 years at Pennsylvania for Change. The best part is that I have been fortunate enough to make some connections with some great people that have visited this blog. I promise, I won’t lose touch with you.
Now is an opportune time for me to spend more time on my passion… promoting healthy living. I will be posting at my new blog, Kikenelle. Translated from the Leni Lenape (Delaware) language, kikenelle which means “I touch thee”. As a Registered Nurse/Hypnotherapist/Massage Therapist/Reiki Master/Reflexologist, I touch people’s live in many ways.
Once again, thank you for visiting, thank you for your kind words and thank you for the virtual friendship.