Don’t just Stand there help Santa!

Don’t just stand there help Santa!

As I was checking out the news on the net I came across this heart wrenching story from the Wall Street Journal. It caught my attention because anything related to a child’s welfare I take notice.

Children are taking on the behavior of being frugal these days due to the economy. They aren’t asking Santa for the usually frivolities they are asking for the bare essentials, homes, food, clothes.

My sorrow surmounted when I continuously read this article. Then looking at the interactive Santa map with the stories Santa’s across the states are reporting just made me say get the word out via your blog maybe someone will see it and pay attention in the Santa line this year to these children over hear and perhaps help. You never know.

Santa, Christmas

I was pleased that some Santa’s are taking it upon themselves to really take on the Santa roll and help these children and their parents. The stories are just too much and too many for anyone one to bare let alone a child.

Maybe writing to this real Santa can help I thought this site was just wonderful you just never know.

However they seem to be handling it a lot better and more sensibly than I thought. Now you will get your typical requests for PS3’s, video games and Zhu Zhu pets etc. For the most part children are listening to their parents and hearing that the economy is hurting is all.

Unemployment is slowing decreasing however as President Obama stated in his Christmas special last night jobs are still not opening up and people need help with the bare essentials, utility bills, mortgages, food. He is continuously working to reduce the rate. Meanwhile we are told to hang on as best as we can because it took us a long time to get here and the remedy will be the same if not longer.

Still my heart goes out and hopefully this holiday will still bring good tidings to those that need the help even is someone just gives a little of themselves it could help possibly multitudes. A story comes to mind loaves of bread, fish and Jesus Christ! Hmmm!

Don’t blow my house down!

As the world turns but not in favor for some. The show “Extreme Make Over: Home Edition” has just declared another new home owner to foreclosure. As always in show business all we see is the glitz but the behing the scence is where the rubber mets the road.

A few of the new homeowners from the show have been having difficulties with their new found abodes. Difficulties financial has been elevated for these new homeowners with larger utility bills, higher property taxes did catch up with these new homowners. Continue reading

Ain’t this a kick in the head

Well finally I am glad to see that Tiger has come out to face the music.  All sorts of crap was being splattered around  about him with this car accident.

Tiger Woods

Poor man couldn’t even rest and heal without all the brew-ha-ha going on.

I know there will be skeptics still but I am glad he came out and said something of the turn of events.

Now let the man heal in peace so he can finish his golf game, plzzzzz!

Feel better Tiger!

 

 

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Onward O-o-o-o-o Opray Winfrey #own

The new motto of “Live your Best Life,” is speaking for Oprah.  I’ve been expecting this for sometime now quite frankly. That Oprah Winfrey is leaving the talk show venue. She plans on exciting Sept 2011 media reports say. She has accomplished so much with her show that she probably is ready for a new challenge to dig her teeth into.

I say go for it.  Great move, quit  smart while you are ahead. I know that Oprah is not finished  she has more to give of  herself than we know.  I did notice that there was a sense of not being complete over the past few years with her and the show. Revamping, tweaking and brainstorming new ideas  etc . I can understand that this is what is expected of anything in life but there was a bit of a void there.  Perhaps she read, “The Dip” by Seth Godin knowing when to quit.

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Oprah WinfreyIn a sense of being able to grow and expand in different ways and move on to something far more fulfilling and challenging for her. Besides a 50/50 split aint’ nothing to sneeze at with Discovery Communications you know the  Discovery Channel.  I am sure their ratings, stock and twitter followers for both Discovery communication venues will increase, LOL!

I have admired her tenacity  and trailblazing in this arena,  she has carved a target market all her own. Believe me her followers will go right with her.

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Seth Godin

What a great and challenging match.  I love the Discovery Channel and I am sure that what she plans to do with her new cable channel company O.W.N (Oprah Winfrey Network) will be informative and entertainment television.  It seems that she will be slotted into the already running Discovery Health Channel this should prove to be interesting with a national obesity and health care reform issue on the slot. I just wonder if  President Obama, a-a-  no no way oh just wishful thinking, huh!

From the OWN website:

  • Launching in 2010
  • Debuting in more than 70 million homes on what is currently Discovery Health
  • Targeting adults 18-49
  • Programming will include a mix of nonfiction, short-form programming, movies, documentaries and acquisitions
  • OWN is a joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications
  • OWN is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA

As a profession in her field,  I say she is not done yet don’t count her out. She is  just moving over a bit then again we never know now do we?

Congrats Oprah  I will be watching sometime.

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Does this BOTHER U ?

Does this BOTHER U ?

I am slightly bothered by this where a retirement community in Pinellas Park, Florida asks for their neighbors to evict their 6 year old grand-daughter.

Okay I understand that their are community rules and regulations in these retirement communities but gee wiz!

The grandparent Jimmy and Judie Stottler live in this retirement community that doesn’t allow children. The home owners association wants the child removed,  evicted,  gone, ka-put!

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Jimmy and Judie Stottler

Jimmy and Judie Stottler

Jimmy and Judie were in the process of selling their home however with the real estate market crash those plans where destroyed and put on hold.

So now they are forced to stay until something else comes up meanwhile the home owners association is badgering this couple and their granddaughter.

Who by the way was placed in a foster home due to the state finding out that her mother was abusing drugs.

Now just what gives? Does this BOTHER U?

I am Aware of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Having lost a relative to this type of cancer and well before more advanced medical technologies where available back in the 70’s, I have learned so much about cancer.

It’s ironic that my mother is a retired chemotherapy R.N. and that cancer is prevalent in our family. Today I learned more about Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) mostly this condition is more prevalent amount African American women and more so in younger African American women.

I have always been an advocate for the research for the cure of Breast Cancer. Knowing that there are varies sub-cancer under the Breast Cancer umbrella it just brings to mind so many that are continuously fighting for the cure.

Breast Cancer Charity Auction Proceeds to Susan G. Komen

My condolences for those that are going through this and those that have lost loved ones to Breast Cancer. This is not only a month to reflect get involved with the fight but I urge you to not only just think during October but throughout the year. Those with cancer think about it everyday,  to help save lives.

Baby got rhythm

Do you think you could learn a few moves from this baby,lol!

Just too cute and too hilarious!!

Beat it and the beat goes on!!

As the days go on after the tragic and sudden death of Michael Jackson, it just amazes me of the rhetoric and the spectacle that some are making in the memory of the icon or family member as Janet his sister states.

Here is Janet Jackson speaking about her brother at last nights BET awards .

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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

More earthshaking news about this tragedy get unveiled.

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Dr. Conrad Murray

Dr. Conrad Murray

and the beat goes on………

Some parts of this I really don’t like my main thought was is this a father in mourning? I do realize that different people mourn differently but my gut says that you don’t talk about what you are promoting when you are talking about the passing of your family member especially your child.

Michael and Joe Jackson

Michael and Joe Jackson

One thing is for sure this is not the end with second autopsies and the grandmother trying to get custody of the children and the estate, I hope this doesn’t get messy.
My biggest concern is for the children. Michael will be remembered but it is the children that are his legacy and the nuturing and proper care/treament of them is utmost essential.

Oh no the swine!

If you haven’t heard yet it’s time you did and prepared yourself to protect you and your family.

Video below from April 24th see further down for update on this virus.

The swine flu is stretching across countries just as fast as the air we breathe can blow.  The news is all the buzz about this and I think we really need to pay attention. As I woke up this morning to look at the news a school in Elyria, Ohio has been closed due to the swine flu. A 23 month old toddler has died from the swine flu in Texas and before it gets better the CDC is saying it is going to get worst with more cases showing up everyday and more deaths are sure to be reported before it gets better.

The acting director of the CDC, Richard Besser in collaboration with the new director of the federal government Health and Human Services Department, Kathleen Sebelius at to alerting, educating and supplying the means for the American people to get the help needed to combat this strain of influenza.

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from today about the swine flu virus

Taking samples for Swin Flu testing

Reports of the near pandemic stem from Mexico and they are telling Americans unless needed do not travel to Mexico. There are some preventive measures that can be taken such as:

Wash your hands

Cover you nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough

Don’t go to work, school and daycare center etc if you are sick.

We are being urged to stay home if at all possible.

These are purely preventive measures and are no substitution for having the medication to combat the swine flu should you feel you are at risk or feeling ill.

What I do appreciate as an American citizen is that both agencies have met with President Obama and are aggressively working on this with inoculations, education, and preventative measures to prevent further contamination.

We are in for a journey as we all know there are cases that have not been reported while the strain is continuously being spread. Mr. Besser states it will get worse over the next days before it gets better. They are aware and working aggressively to get the help to those that need it.

Governor Schwarzenegger has authorized a statewide emergency for California pertaining to the swine flu. Cuba has restricted all flights in and out of Cuba for the next 24-48 hrs. Congress has passed a 1.5 billion dollar bill for the state of emergency funding to help combat this condition.

My advice is to stay updated via the media, internet as well as listening to President Obama’s address to the American people tonight @ 8 PM EST.

Symptoms of this strain of flu range from fever, to coughing and fatigue.

Both websites the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have placed updates, guidelines, and reports of infected states on their websites. We are urged to pay attention and keep updated via the websites or the media for status reports.

Inoculations are being dispatched to the states that have report known cases of the swine flu they are the priority right now as stipulated by both agencies. More vaccines are also being fabricated as I write this.

Listening to a new break with Federal Government Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius. There has now been an report of another school outbreak in New York.

Protect and educate yourselves and may God help us through this.

A Dream NOT Deferred


A Salute to a voice for

Justice!


Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a Dream”