A Holy Terror?!

As I was looking over the internet news I just so happen to come across this story that left me just amazed and yet proud of these passengers that are fighting for their and others rights to live.

A Nigerian man who said he was an agent for al-Qaida tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253,  on Friday 12-25-09,  as it was preparing to land in Detroit.

FULL STORY HERE

The travelers on the flight heard what sounded like firecrackers, saw and smelled smoke attacked and subdued the man.  A passenger sitting opposite the man climbed over people, went across the aisle and tried to restrain the man.

This is something else isn’t it? In my mind I was just picturing all this commotion going on and some travelers being Johnny on the spot acting quickly to get this man apprehended.  Could you imagine the roars and cheers of excitement as they pinned him down. What a rush!

Talk about citizens arrest! I am glad to see no one was hurt in this yet another failed attempt to protect our airways. The mad bomber did have burns on his legs where the bomb was attached and didn’t denoate correctly.

Of course investigations are being performed and there is little that they are saying but I am sure as the days go on we will find out more.

Authorities in London and the United States are investigating  if this has any ties to the United Kingdom  incident.  Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab who has been identified in that incident  per one law enforcement official,  said Mutallab  claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil, but other law enforcement officials cautioned that such claims could not be verified immediately, and said the man may have been acting independently. Mutallab my have been inspired but not specifically trained or ordered by terror groups.

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Does this have anything to do with the similar bomb attack by Richard Reed, a British citizen, 8 years ago when he tried to bomb an airplane over US soil he had ties to al-Qaida.

I don’t know about that however here is my concern.

One…this Nigerian man had been on the terrorist watch list but there was not sufficient enough reason to place him on the no fly list.  OMG! This is ridiculous! When a person is a negative list of such don’t you think they should be revoked and stripped of all things! Maybe it’s just me but with the issues we have had repeately over the years with plane bombing why are we letting know al-Qaida or supposedly al-Qaida affilates fly on planes? This just infuriates me to no end and burns (excuse the pun) my butt to a crisp.

Hooray for the passenger that subdued the man who obviously has a decreased mental capacity for life even his own.

A Threat of DEATH for Michelle Obama!

Kristy Lee Roshia, 35, was charged this past Saturday with threatening to kill/blow up Michelle Obama. She was apprehended on Tuesday and is being held without bail.

Now get this the woman has a record of such threats since 2004! Just what gives here?! This type of stuff just infuriates me to no end. How is it that someone of this obviously grossly scared mental capacity be allowed to walk the streets with such a record of various threats  to the  Secret Service, police, and the Marines.

To make matters worse the Honolulu public defenders office received a message of the same caliber.  Now we don’t know when the threat came but there was no response of any kind on behalf of the public defenders office for the welfare of its citizens or our CIC.  So now we know, that if they aren’t doing anything about defending the public then heck do you think they are going to defend the President and his family while they are spending holiday time in Honolulu?

Uhh,  just burns my butt to a crisp.

Needless to say I am sure that security will be heightened as it should be for the Obama’s.  Protect and serve, people!

This lady obviously has mental issues and needs help majorly. However shame  shame on authorities for letting such a blatant known situation go unchecked since 2004! Haven’t we had enough of that already, 911 comes to my mind.

Here’s the FULL STORY

Dark Matter really matters Part Two!

I knew it I knew it this deserved a post all by itself to the feelings about the Sanford Underground Laboratory @ Homestake in Sioux Falls, S.D.

NO……..

Sanford


Underground


Laboratory!!!!!

Dark Matter really matters!

I can’t believe it will looking over the internet news today I came across a very interesting news article and my mouth just dropped open.

Today is the groundbreaking ceremony for the deepest underground scientific lab to seek out and research “dark matter”. Okay call me nuts but you know my first question now just want is this phenomenon.

So I went on the research path and here is what I found and it my just enlightened you.

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What is Dark Matter?

Per Wikipedia: dark matter is hypothetical matter that is undetectable by its emitted radiation, but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter.

Okay call me goofy but hypothetical matter ?

Basically I surmising  from this is invisible  matter that is responsible for gravitational forces, revolutions of the planets and holds the universe together and is more massive than visible matter.

Okay whatever I will leave the details to the scientists in their new lab that we paid for.  Now can you just tell me where this funding is coming from can you imagine the costs to build let alone the upkeep?

This brings a new definition to empirical research huh?

Being that this has underground lab has been used since the 60’s to min Black Hills gold.  I wonder what the Native Americans that are fighting for this area are saying about this.  More building deeper into the earth. Well this maybe a part two.  I must go and find out what the Native American community is saying about this stay tuned.

This just in just found this to wet your whistle

Trying to reach out the the Native American community, plz give me a break! Put your boots on! 🙂

A Dream NOT Deferred


A Salute to a voice for

Justice!


Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a Dream”

What would you do?

Things never cease to amaze me in this world.

The latest Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., received a phone call from President-elect Obama and hung up on him. OMG!!!

Full Story Here!

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

The State of a new Secretary

Well sometimes I think I have E.S.P. Every since president-elect has started addressing the needs of this country with his transition team on http://www.change.gov ( I would advise you to go there sometime if you haven’t), it seems that I am able to think as he seems to with what needs to be done. Can I be that in tuned with what president-elect has in mind. Is it just too common sense to know these things.

Now I am sure that I will not like every move that he makes but so far so good. What better than to make Senator Hilliary Clinton the new Secretary of State. I am just elated and glad that they both decided that this was a great move for the country. She is already beginning to outline her plans and boy this is really going to be an exciting time for the country with a renewed strength and involvement for all the American attentive public.

Get involved American in some way no matter how big or small. We all can make a difference.

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Fads….. Strawberry Quick and Cheese Part Two

Well as stated in part one. I would come and post about some small solutions to this growing menace as mentioned in part one. You can get up to speed about this new issue here @ Fads….Strawberry Quick and Cheese P1

Hopefully you have had a chance to read part one of this two part blog series about fad drugs that are on the increase among teens.

At the end of the Doctors show I viewed on yesterday there was help for the teens that were on the show. Help ranged from detox to enrollment into a drug program for the teens. Help for their families was also included as we very well know that the whole family is effected in one way or another with a drug addiction and all need healing help. I was very glad to see that but thought, what about those teens, children and parents not on the show?

I felt compelled to do something anything no matter how big or small. This is just a start I am not saying that this will solve the problem but just maybe it can chip away at it enough to make a difference.

I hope that you will also feel compelled to do something anything to help. If it’s only to talk to your teen or groups of teens about these fads that are increasing.

To let you know currently there is an act in our government called
the Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act.

The act is awaiting legislative approval of Congress, and a final step of signing by the president before the bill is passes as law. I am sure President-Elect Obama is aware of this and it will pass into law.

Senators Feinstein and Grassley introduced legislation to penalize drug dealers who market candy-flavored meth to children.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has joined with Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa to sponsor a bill in congress that would make it a federal crime to appeal to children with candy-flavored meth or other drugs. Feinstein said that substances like “Strawberry Quick” are “…designed to get people to try it a few times. It’s all about hooking young people, and we have to stop this practice before it grows any further.”

Locally we can talk about this to educators, administrators and counselors of our schools systems.

Take this to your PTA meetings and see if they can help with educating your local school communities. Perhaps your school community could sponsor or orchestrate a program or a parent workshop about these fad drugs.

Maybe your local school system may be open to a program or an added lesson in a health class. Contact your local school principals and school boards.

Involve your local police to come and speak about it to students and parents.

Talk to your local city council at a city council meeting they may institute something for the community at large.

Contact your Senator or House Representative. I am sure they are aware of the Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act.

Find your State Senators here
Find your State House of Representative here

Show your support by asking that they vote to pass the bill.

I have started an online petition (click the below image) to ask Congress when they reconvene for session, to vote “yes” to pass the act. If you feel this is important enough for a law to be enacted for the protection of our children and teens join me in letting Congress know how we feel as American people for the protection of our children and teens.

Crystal Meth petition

Should you have any suggestions of your own please let me know by posting a comment. You may never know who will see this and will be compelled also to action.

Finally I hope this has been an eye opener for you as it is for me. If you do nothing else just talk to your children/teens. The more we talk openly, honestly and immediately the better chance we have of chipping away at this new twist of a menace to society.

Talk to a child/teen they are asking for our help now.

Fads….. Strawberry Quick and Cheese


Yesterday I was watching television and came across a new show called The Doctors, that I like and will be tuning in on from time to time. I was glued to my television for 60 minutes in pure astonishment and awe.

When I first heard the the show lead in, I thought wow what has Nestle (TM) done with their milk mix? Little did I know I was in for the a huge surprise.

I was totally engulfed with the reporting of the increasing drug usage fads, called Strawberry Quick/Cheese/Beer Butt Bongs/Vodka nose shots/Vodka soaked tampons or suppositories, that are used by some teens.

After the show I did so research about this, being a parent of a teen I wanted to know more. I found that these fads started gaining momentum around 2005 and found that some kids as early as 6 years of age have been using one or more of these types of fad drugs.

Salvia..the new grass

Wikipedia states…..

Salvia divinorum can be chewed, smoked, or taken as a tincture to produce experiences ranging from uncontrollable laughter to much more intense and profoundly altered states. The duration of effects is much shorter than that of other, more well-known psychedelics; the effects of smoked salvia typically last for only a few minutes. The most commonly reported after-effects include an increased feeling of insight, an improved mood, a sense of calmness, and an increased sense of connection with nature—though, much less often, it may also cause (unpleasant or uncomfortable mood).

Guess what the situation may be subject to future change but at present Salvia divinorum remains legal in most countries. Exceptions as of June 2008, countries where there is some form of control, include Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Japan, Spain, and Sweden.

Strawberry Quick/Quik

Methanphedamine is cut with strawberry quick/quck from the Nestle (TM) powder mix used for flavoring milk . Different flavors can be used to minimize the acidic bit that one gets when getting high with meth. The drug, which also comes in cola, cherry and orange flavors are used.

An Associated Press story published in newspapers across the U.S. on May 1, 2007 focused on discoveries of what appeared to be a strawberry-flavored children’s drink at the scene of an illegal meth lab. It has come to be known as “Strawberry Quick.” It has no connection with the popular Nestle QUIK flavored milk products now renamed Nestle Nesquik.

You see meth has a bitter acidic taste and the makers of the drug use sweet products to take the edge off that acidic bitter taste and make it more appealing to first time users. Candy, lollipops, sweet flavored powdered products can even be used.

The article said that the “Strawberry Quick” angle came to light in January when the Nevada Department of Public Safety issued a warning about it.

The Strawberry meth has been reported in several states including Missouri, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Texas, Nevada, and California.

Although experts say it is not been made that way just for the purpose of introducing it to children, I would argue that because of the sweet taste and candy-like appearance there is great concern about it being more attractive to children and teens. Of course giving it a sweet taste and a harmless-sounding name is a marketing technique to ease it into the hands of any potential victim it can be attractive more so to a teen or young children.

My mouth was hanging open when this show was on yesterday, I was floored I couldn’t stop saying OMG!. Not to mention that has been going on for sometime but the fact that it has increased, told me that our children/teens are crying out for help. The state of our country, fast paced growing technology, the need to keep up, be the best, fastest and most advanced, loss of jobs, effect children and teens. They are acting out dangerously. Columbine and so many incidents like it come to mind here.

This increasing phenomenon struck me deeply knowing the things that some teens are doing to themselves to escape pain and hurt in one way or another.

Could it be peer pressure among themselves (as we all at some point or time have been subjected to)? Could it be curiosity? Could it be I want to be cool and be like my friends? Could it be I don’t want to be the odd one out? Could it be I just want to feel better, happy and free? Could it be I want attention from anyone anywhere? Could it be I have been bullied towards this?

I thought more as the show went on to expose other increased fad drugs that are being used by some teens.

Vodka Nose Shots/Vodka Tampons/Suppositories

This is where a shot of vodka (and I am sure it could be other alcoholic beverages also) is ingesting by nose a short sniff or snort instead of drinking it. Ouch I thought when I saw this 17 year old girl on the show demonstrate this on a home video she brought to the show. She got started on this when she went to abroad. She didn’t seem to be worried about it, she stated, “No I wasn’t worried about the dangers I was with my friends.” When she got back to the states her friends wanted to know how it was done, she showed them, and the cycle continued.

Tampons and suppositories have also been soaked with vodka to get high. Dangerous ground some teens are treading. Again my mouth was just hanging open from the shock of this. I was constantly asking myself why are these teens doing this to themselves? Please someone help them. As I continued watching the show more was availed to me.

Beer “Butt” Bongs

Well I’m not going into too much detail here about this one but let me say that the orifice where the end of the bong is placed is not beer friendly.

To add more insult to injury more drug fads were revealed.

Cheese

Wikipedia states…

Cheese, the new heroin, is a heroin-based recreational drug that came to the attention of the media inside and outside the United States after a string of deaths among adolescents in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, between 2005 and 2007.cheese is formed by combining heroin with crushed tablets of certain over-the-counter cold medication, such as Tylenol PM. Such cold medications contain acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, and the antihistamine diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl.
Users commonly take the powder by insufflation rather than by intravenous injection. Another less common term for this mixture is “Tylenol With Smack” by analogy to the Tylenol With Codeine series.

I was constantly asking, why? It seems that this was a way to get high quickly and more intense but mostly quickly. Rather than waiting for the substance to go through the body system. The show stated that the blood vessels that are present in the anal, nose, vaginal cavities were more abundant and was a more direct route to the bloodstream where instant euphoric results could be obtained.

Think about it the nose and sinus cavities are up against the frontal lobe of the brain. Tissue is enriched with blood vessels the substance has direct route to those blood vessels and the results are faster and more potent.


Does this leave you astonished, numb, or saying it’s just a sign of the times? Are you aware of this, shall we ignore this, or jump in anywhere no matter how small and be educated about this a talk about it with our teen openly,honestly no holds barred, and responsibly. I can bet you that the drug dealers are talking why can’t we? The teens of today are this country’s future they are needed in society to carry on and make better for us all.

Stay tuned for Par Two of this astonishing reveling story. I hope to be able to post some suggestions of what can be done. I am sure that if you think long and hard enough you will come up with a few yourself and will feel compelled to comment about them in Part Two of this small blog series of Fads….Strawberry Quick and Cheese.

Barack-in and Bar-ollin the Economy!

I was glad to see in the news this morning that President-elect Obama is getting right to business with addressing the state of the economy. From the associated press it seems that President-elect is getting busy and taking no prisoners to address this horrid state our country is in at present. He is gathering and probably speaking as I am writing this with key financial and academia authorities like Xerox, Time Warner, Google about what the government is going to do about our economy. Key figures, my favorite Warren Buffet will also be participating via phone a who endorsed President-elect Obama during his campaign.


President-Elect Barack Obama in Chicago full story


Barack Obama

Not only is President-elect Obama meeting with key financial and academia figures but he is also asking the American people for their help and opinions of what the government should do about the economy. Now if this isn’t true democracy being practiced I don’t know what is. If you are so inclined to let our President-elect out ,as he asked for in his acceptance speech on Tuesday night, then here is the web site where you can do that.

Go to President-elect Obama’s official website to help him out he is asking us!

I just love this when over the past decade has any president asked for help from the public and sincerely meant it? I am so excited for us as a country and feel that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Although we realize it will be a long run because of our countries current state. I am willing to do my part as an American citizen to help solve some of these issues no matter how small. I believe that if each of us does at least one thing to help our government heal us we will be much better off. There are alot of people that want to get on board with this. As President-elect Obama says, “Join us”!

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