Our Year Of Living (Beautifully) Without WalMart

Friday, December 5, 2008

power to the people!

Wisconsin's Solution To The Financial Crisis??




Milwaukee might soon be printing their own money.

For reals!

Residents from the neighborhoods of Riverwest and East Side will be meeting next Wednesday to discuss the possibility of printing their own money.

The cash could be used at neighborhood stores and local businesses.

As for the idea behind the cash printing, it seems the towns want to encourage local spending. They hope to boost the local economy due to the nationwide shitty recession.

One local community organizer said, "You have all these people who have local currency, and they're going to spend it at local stores. They can't spend it at the Wal-Mart or the Home Depot, but they can spend it at their local hardware store or their local grocery store."

So, what's the incentive for the residents?

One idea is to exchange money with a 10% increase. So exchanging $100 would give you $110 local Milwaukee dollars, allowing residents a 10% discount at the participating shops.

And all of this is completely legal. The only restrictions?

Communities can't create coins or bills resembling federal dollars.

***From Perez Hilton dot com

Thursday, December 4, 2008

i'm fifty

i can kick!

and bend!

and kick!

i'm FIFTY!!!!

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we all must totally do this! double gifting rules!

http://www.tomsshoes.com/shoes.aspx

whoa

KBR gave troops ice tainted with ‘traces of body fluids and putrefied remains.’»
A former technician who worked for contracting company KBR in Iraq has filed a class-action lawsuit saying the company “exposed everyone at Joint Base Balad in Iraq to unsafe water, food and hazardous fumes from the burn pit there.” Joshua Eller’s suit includes particularly disturbing charges about KBR’s indifference to proper sanatization and the disposal of human remains:

The lawsuit also accuses KBR of shipping ice in mortuary trucks that “still had traces of body fluids and putrefied remains in them when they were loaded with ice. This ice was served to U.S. forces.”

Eller also accuses KBR of failing to maintain a medical incinerator at Joint Base Balad, which has been confirmed by two surgeons in interviews with Military Times about the Balad burn pit. Instead, according to the lawsuit and the physicians, medical waste, such as needles, amputated body parts and bloody bandages were burned in the open-air pit.

“Wild dogs in the area raided the burn pit and carried off human remains,” the lawsuit states. “The wild dogs could be seen roaming the base with body parts in their mouths, to the great distress of the U.S. forces.”


http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/04/kbr-lawsuit-human-remains/

my husband done good

i LOVE my husband's blog.
very simple.
very nice.
lots of art.
just like him.

i LOVE today's entry and so i says to my husband i says "you have made it today, sir! i am going to link to your blog now!"

and thus!

http://jonathancrummett.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

i am sick as hell and still i fight

i have THE FLU but have a few minutes and am USING them. what are you doing???