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Yep. Here it is. My blog. Not even as exciting as watching paint dry.

  1. Horrible examples of humanity

    Horrible examples of Americans evacuees after Hurricane Gustav in 2008.

    Worth a read. And I quote below.

    Dear Editor,

    I am a nurse who has just completed volunteer working approximately 120 hours as the clinic director in a Hurricane Gustav evacuation shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana over the last 7 days. I would love to see someone look at the evacuee situation

    Updated 05-19-2009 at 08:30 AM by bulrush

    Social issues
  2. Making cheap and easy candles

    While growing up we never had much, so if I wanted something I had to be inventive, and often had to make it myself. Here is how I make cheap candles.

    I go to the dollar store and buy candles in the glass bowls. I also buy pillar candles. At the hobby store I buy a pack of thicker candle wicks. I use up the candles. With pillar candles I usually have leftover wax.

    You cannot use just any jar, as most jars are not heat resistant. When they heat up they will crack or ...

    Updated 12-03-2008 at 09:04 AM by bulrush

  3. Medicare enrollments in US

    Enrollments range from 9% to 35% (Arkansas). This article talks about it, complete with a map.

    No wonder healthcare costs so much for the people who actually pay for it.
    Social issues
  4. Improving welfare administration, reducing waste

    There is a big advertising campaign going on right now in Michigan about Social Security using debit cards instead of checks. I think this is a good idea. This will prevent issues like the check being lost in the mail, being stolen, or being cashed by roommates (often an inscrupulous adult unemployed child will cash the check for themselves).

    Why can't we do this for welfare recipients?

    Let's take food stamps. A person's food stamp amount could be sent to an account ...
    Social issues
  5. China cautions

    Remember the 1970's and early 1980's, with the cheap, highly breakable toys from Japan? They were called "Jap crap". Their cars weren't much better then either.

    Now we have "Chinese crap".

    - Dog and cat food contains melamine, a highly poisonous substance. (In news early 2008.)

    - Baby formula powder also contains melamine. ...

    Updated 11-14-2008 at 09:43 AM by bulrush (Add links)

    Social issues
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