I Still Hate Sears - Business Ethics

Just thought I’d say “Thanks, Sears” and “Thanks, Young America Rebate Center” for being active visitors to my blog, a fact known to me via my web statistics monitoring software. Creepy!

Maybe, just maybe, Sears is crawling all over my site gathering information in order to prepare an apology letter to the thousands of people who have been ripped off. Nah.

Things to do if Forced to be Vaccinated - H1N1

If the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine is forced on you or your children, OR if after voluntarily obtaining a vaccine, only to find it is as Dr. Blaylock warns, “poison”, the following information will help reduce the toxic side effects. Just today, a journalist filed charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and intent to commit mass murder. And yes, you’re right, it wasn’t an American journalist, but instead, Austrian. —Sharon

The Swine is Falling

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Sometimes, a little lesson in history, puts things in perspective, enabling clear thinking. Let the pagans and heathens run in circles declaring the sky is falling, but you, Christian, be clear in your thinking. (Prov 14:15, Prov 19:2, John 10:37, Acts 17:11, 1Thes 5:21, 1 John 4:1)

The CDC has been talking for years about pandemics. Back in 2002, Exotic Newcastle Disease was predicted to wipe out most of the factory poultry-farming industry. In some ways, it is a shame that END didn’t put poultry factory-farming out of its misery, and the misery it is causing to humans and animals alike, not to mention the pollution of the environment. The use of Roxarsone – arsenic – in poultry and other animal feed which stimulates growth, has been linked to cancer in humans.

Sting of a Serpent...

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“You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.” – Frankenstein

There are some things so disgusting and vile, they need little in the way of introduction or explanation as to their state of depravity. Oh, skip all that. All I want to really ask is, “ARE YOU INSANE?”

Man playing God – not god, but GOD – creator of the universe is nothing new.

Ninety female offspring from genetically modified male goats are now being raised on a farm outside Moscow in the hope they will produce milk with the same – or higher – amounts of lactoferrin than found naturally in human breast milk.

The new programme will be aimed at producing milk with the human protein, as well as making medicines from it,” said Dr Pyotr Vitsyaz, of the Belarussian National Academy of Sciences.

Cancel The Account....

Once Upon A Time in a business environment far, far away, customers were considered to be an essential, vital, necessary, mandatory components which could make or break a company’s reputation. Way back then, companies were actually concerned, as difficult as it to imagine, about Word-of-Mouth – what was said about them between neighbors talking over backyard fences or hedges, or positive and negative experiences shared by families or friends at social gatherings was considered to be extremely important. “The Customer Is Always Right” has devolved into “The Customer Is Always Wrong”.

When I was experiencing my nightmare with Sears and their Never-Intended-To-Give-Customers-Their-Rebate Non-Program, I wish I had had the creativity of Vinny Ferrarri who had his fill of AOL’s Customer Non-Service. Ferrarri recorded his conversation with AOL’s call center rep who, I have to say, does a tremendous job representing all there is to despise about today’s corporate America.

Dangerous Crocs

And no, I’m not referring to the sharp-toothed creature in the Order Crocodylia, but instead, to the soft-sided clog that has taken feet by storm. Everyone in my family owns a pair, with the exception of our youngest, 8, who has enough motor-skill issues without adding flopping shoes to the mix. After reading about severe injuries suffered by a 3-year-old Croc-wearing-girl, when her foot became entrapped by an escalator, I’m thinking all our Crocs are best worn only at home.

Was the awful incident, which I imagine terrified the poor little girl, a fluke? Not according to the U.S. Product Safety Commissioner’s May 13, 2008 report which claims,

Worldwide Hunger Speculation Driven

Multinationals make billions in profit out of growing global food crisis

Speculators blamed for driving up price of basic foods as 100 million face severe hunger

By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
Sunday, 4 May 2008

Giant agribusinesses are enjoying soaring earnings and profits out of the world food crisis which is driving millions of people towards starvation, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. And speculation is helping to drive the prices of basic foodstuffs out of the reach of the hungry.

The prices of wheat, corn and rice have soared over the past year driving the world’s poor – who already spend about 80 per cent of their income on food – into hunger and destitution.

The World Bank says that 100 million more people are facing severe hunger. Yet some of the world’s richest food companies are making record profits. Monsanto last month reported that its net income for the three months up to the end of February this year had more than doubled over the same period in 2007, from $543m (£275m) to $1.12bn. Its profits increased from $1.44bn to $2.22bn.

20,000 Leagues Beyond Public School

Yesterday morning, while I was making breakfast, Daniel asked, “Mama, may I read to you while you cook”. So formal and grown-up! I smiled, telling him I would be more than happy to have him read while I cooked. He pulled “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, out from behind his back announcing that I was “going to be for a real treat because this is my favorite!”

Not wanting to discourage him, I made sounds of approval, but my mind was busy planning coping strategies when he found the reading too advanced, causing him to become agitated, a not-uncommon response given his Asperger’s.

He opened it up to the first chapter, and I whisked my eggs.

“_The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phen……phen……phen-o-men-on……”

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Magnicient. Superb. Brilliant. True to C.S. Lewis who I believe would have been very pleased. It left us all dreamy and me, teary-eyed, and my dear husband with a lump in his throat. All it took was for Aslan to finally appear (yes, even that is true to the book that it seemed to take him forever for the Lord to finally appear – and how much more “real life can THAT get??) and when he finally did, we were sniffling and holding hands., relieved to know the fragile humans had not been abandoned, even in their unbelief.

The only problem with the movie? It only lasted 2:24 and it could easily have gone another 2:30. My husband said he’s sad we’ve seen it – that leaving the theater was anticlimactic and that he could easily go back to see it again. He also said it is “the movie he has always wanted to see and has been waiting a lifetime to see….”. And I don’t think he meant JUST about Narnia, but any movie.

The Good Life

The following story is so delightful that I won’t waste much time jabbering about how much I’d love to relocate to the village in the article. An entire village, mind you, just shy of a few residents who don’t “get it”, combining their efforts in order to raise their own healthy food. Enough is enough, of plastic, genetically modified, chemical-laden industrialized food. Knowing the French and British have no love lost between them, I’m sure they’d let me move over there and join right in if I were to mutter, “Darn the French for having invented the industrialized canning process! Let’s show them what real food is about! Hand me a hoe!”