Please Sign This Important Petition to Make our Roads Safer

Our Roads need to be safer, and this woman is absolutely confident that she has the solution:

Watch / Listen to this :

After you have listened to this obviously passionate plea you can sign a petition on the subject right here:

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Scott’s killed my Finches

Well now it all makes sense….

A well-known pesticide, chemical fertilizer, and lawn and garden products company faces $12.5 million in fines after pleading guilty to illegally applying toxic insecticides to its own wild birdseed products. Scotts Miracle-Gro’s toxic birdseed scandal came to light during a Scotts bird food lawsuit charging that company sold 70 million bags of the chemically treated bird food over a two-year period before recalling the product in 2008. A federal district court issued an unprecedented sentence, mandating that the company pay $4 million in fines and perform community service. The criminal penalty is the largest to date under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Back a few years ago, I ran out of bird food (domestic), but had some outdoor bird food and I went ahead and gave it to my Finches….  8 died the next day….  I totally blamed myself, thinking that domestic birds were probably somehow different than wild birds …  I always thought that to be odd…  now I see this headline today. I should have known better than to think it was my fault.. seeds are seeds unless they are tainted with pesticides.. 

Full Article Here:

Pesticide Company Fined Millions for Poisoning Birds | Rodale News

I Heart Radio and I heart IHeartRadio.com too!

I have fallen in love with IHeartRadio…

I realize that it’s Clear Channel, but I do like their programming, and they offer similar features to Pandora in addition to giving me the ability to listen to local radio stations too.

iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital service that lets you find more than 1,000 Live Stations or create commercial-free Custom Stations featuring the artist you select and similar music.


FIND: The Best of Live Radio Listen to more than 1,000 Live Stations from coast-to-coast including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and college. Browse by music genre and location, then hit the scan button to move from station to station within a format. Or check out iHeartRadio Originals — our digital-only theme stations.


CREATE: Custom Stations with Unprecedented Control Simply pick a song or artist to create your own commercial-free, uninterrupted Custom Station featuring music from that artist and similar ones. Choose from our catalog of over 14 million songs and 400,000 artists. Use iHeartRadio’s exclusive Discovery Tuner to control how much variety you want in your station.



Why you shouldn’t join Facebook

I couldn’t agree more with this guys assesment that if you don’t already use facebook, you should just stay away…

Clearly I use Facebook, but I don’t like it as it exists today; it’s cluttered, tired, and bloated. It used to be bursting with articles I wanted to read and interesting tidbits from friends lives. Now, I begin to lose faith in humanity when I see what people (whom I had assumed were good, wholesome folks) are really watching on Socialcam. What was a useful destination is now more an unwanted trip to visit a distant relative, who remembers everything about you, and also happens to be a hoarder. So if you’re not on Facebook, why should you stay away? In a nutshell: because you’ve made it this far.



Another reason I ultimately warned my neighbor to stay away: You’ll never leave. Kicking the Facebook habit isn’t easy – you’ll have become so dependent on it that you won’t have a backup means of contact for many people, losing contact with them forever. The company doesn’t want you to leave, naturally. Trying to deactivate your account (not delete, deactivate – like leaving a xenomorph in stasis rather than blasting it out the airlock) leads you to a page where a selection of your friends you interact with frequently say they’ll “miss you,” as if leaving Facebook will have some catastrophic effect on your relationships in the real world. You are also required to give a reason as to why you’re going. They make you try and feel lame for leaving a kickin’ party early… and it works.



A one-way street Non-users should just stay away from joining Facebook. The site has become so embedded in the online experience that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to fully tear oneself away from the infinite stream of pictures, posts, and pokes after you step into it. While that may seem enticing to some, it has reached a point where signing up will thrust you into a confusing, overloaded world that you might not be prepared for. Especially given, at this point, everyone you know is already a power user, patiently awaiting for you to click on that invitation email that has been sitting in your inbox for months. If you’ve successfully navigated life for the past five years without help from Zuckerberg, congratulations. Proceed straight to Go and collect $200. If not, get back there. Your FarmVille crops are thirsty.



Opinion: If you’re not already on Facebook, just stay away | Digital Trends