Friday, May 23, 2008


Cell phones are not only dangerous to your health but they are also a pain in the butt. A friend of ours decided to get a cheap, prepaid cell phone just in case of emergencies, i.e. car break down etc.

This seemed like a good idea. However, here is the litany of grievances our friend has about this experience:

“First, it took quite a long time to research the various pre-paid phones on the market. I invested at least an hour in trying to make a buying decision. I decided on the simplest one for the money, the Samsung 219 T-Mobile. Then, when I got to the store, there was really no one there to help as you would at a cell phone store. You are pretty much on your own. The print was too small and when I looked at the pre-paid sim cards there was no mention that I could find of how many minutes they were, just how much! Great. When I asked a sales guy did this mean it was one dollar per minute he said that sounded right. A dollar per minute? What planet am I on?

The worst part was when I got home and tried to open the thing. Be prepared with tools. I needed a sharp knife and scissors and it still took about 5 minutes to cut through the thick plastic, and it hurt my fingers.

Then, there were the directions. Damn. The Chinese have still not forgiven us curing the rest of the world of communism. Whoever puts together these instructions hates people or Americans. Instead of being rational and having a card with all the basic start up info, they have it all in a miniature booklet. Well, don’t forget your magnifying glass and a good light source. Obviously, this was not meant for adults but kids who have good eyes and like to tear open packages.

Then, after charging the damn thing for 3 hours and inserting the sim card….it did not work. So, who do you call?

Taking it back to Target where I bought it. No more cell phone nightmares. They are a curse and a bane to humanity, now on every level. Not only do they cause brain cancer, but they drive you crazy in the interim. Even as an emergency device they fail.”

See the other articles recently on this blog on cell phone dangers and the new scientific evidence that they are very harmful!

Friday, May 09, 2008


The perfect storm may be coming.

Consider these facts in light of the fact that the bees which pollinate many of our crops are disappearing at an alarming rate! We may be headed for a real problem that Westerners have not faced in generations, i.e. food shortages! This is not a license to hoard; it is a warning to take some intelligent precautions. Don’t depend on the 3-day just-in-time super markets to always be there when you need them most. Don’t depend on the truckers who are going out of business due to insane gas prices. Depend on yourself. The Mormons have the right idea in that they store up enough to get over any foreseeable hump. See links in red.

The Silence of the Bees

Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril

The Big Question: Why are honey bees disappearing, and what can be done to save them?

More Fears for World Food Supply

Chance of US Drought Seen; Food Squeeze Feared
Mississippi River Flooding Dooms Farmers
The New Economics of Hunger
Load Up the Pantry
Americans Hoard Food As Industry Seeks Regs
Sam's Club, Costco Limit Rice Purchases Nationwide
Let Them Eat Cake: Famine and Revolution Go Hand in Hand
Japan's Hunger Becomes a Dire Warning for Other Nations
Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World
UN Chief Warns World Must Urgently Increase Food Production
Already We Have Riots, Hoarding, Panic: the Sign of Things
A Global Need for Grain That Farms Can’t Fill
Surging costs of Groceries Hitting Home
Wheat Supplies, Already Tight, May Be Hurt by Global Drought
FAO Sees Record World Food Prices Staying
Forget Oil, the New Global Crisis is Food
Food Inflation and Food Shortages
Food ... and How It's Going to Change the World
Potential Drought Predicted for Iowa and What That Means for Food Supplies
Food Prices to Continue to Climb in 2008
Tight Supply May Hit Grain Stability
Fears Over Food Price Inflation
Australian Food Prices to Skyrocket
Saudi Food Prices Seen Up 30% in '08
US Farms Data Feed Cereal Price Hike Fears
Grains Likely to be More Volatile
‘Panic Buying’ in the Grain Markets