Archive for April 27th, 2009


Umm Humm! 

If you are on dial up and can’t download the accompanying UTube, refresh your memory with the text of the Ohio debate HERE. While I don’t agree with Dixon’s comments on HRC and NAFTA, I do agree that Obama used her comments to his advantage.

I still think the primary debates that were televised on “pay-for” TV were lost to a large portion of the public.

Department of Broken Promises: Obama Closes Door on NAFTA Renegotiation

By BAR Managing Editor Bruce A. Dixon

[During the campaign Barack Obama’s campaign deliberately led supporters to imagine he favored the reopening of the wildly unpopular North American Free Trade Agreement, which most agree has cost millions of jobs, driven down wages in the U.S. and Mexico, increased the gap between rich and poor and driven millions of Mexican farmers off the land, into cities and to the U.S.  But reports from the Canadian press were confirmed by the White House yesterday.  Obama has no intention of renegotiating NAFTA….]


Check out “Swine Flu” at the Wiki link HERE. It’s particularly interesting to note that most of the flu strains we know today can be traced to the big pandemic that occurred in 1918-1919. Nature is an opportunist and her life is always evolving.


CDC confirms swine flu in Fair Oaks student

By Niesha Lofing


Published: Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 – 11:29 am

Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 – 1:26 pm

[A seventh-grader from a private school in Fair Oaks has tested positive for swine flu, Sacramento County public health officials confirmed this morning….]


This is a reminder to test your computer. Go to the Microsoft website and do the test. If you can’t load the site, you may already be infected. According to this report, only 30% have uploaded the Microsoft patch. Don’t be a Doofus!

Computer worm ‘Conficker’ is doing its dirty work

Pentagon and other agencies are preparing to defend against cyber attacks. Meanwhile, here are ways to protect your computer.

By Michael B. Farrell  | Staff writer/ April 25, 2009 edition


[Internet security experts say that the computer worm known as Conficker, which has the ability to silently penetrate vulnerabilities within the Microsoft operating system, is beginning to rear its ugly head….]


If you live in Michigan, and especially Wayne Co., take advantage of this $50 offer; don’t let it go to waste!

Few sign up to farm abandoned land

By EARTHA JANE MELZER 4/27/09 12:13 PM

[The Michigan Land Bank is offering to lease around 8,000 tax-reverted parcels to people who want to start gardens, but so far few have taken advantage of the program. According to Carrie Lewand-Monroe, executive director of the Michigan Land Bank, only around eight parcels have been leased through the Garden for Growth program. The program is intended to enhance access to affordable fresh foods. Parcels can be leased for 50 dollars per year. About 7,000 of the 8,000 available parcels are located in Wayne Co., Lewand-Monroe said.

A searchable database of available land can be found on the website of Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth…]



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