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You Are 40% Conservative, 60% Liberal


Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

How Liberal Or Conservative Are You?


{February 20, 2009}   I love freecycle!

What Freecycle is:

“The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,682 groups with 6,459,000 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them’s good people). Membership is free. “

I signed up for the local Freecycle a few months ago and have watched the offers. Lots of kids’ clothing and items, but a spattering of other items. I also enjoyed discussions with others of the local Freecycle and learned fascinating things about my home city of 20 years! Great people, great info. Well I was elated to get a large hamster cage! My hamster Hammie is my baby and means the world to me. This cage is huge, it’s a large wire cage on top of a 10 galloon glass tank. It came with a wheel and some nice play structures. It took some cleaning but you can’t beat the price: FREE! Hammie is very pleased with her new ‘palace’. And THAT is why I love Freecycle!



{February 19, 2009}   Art Giveaway on Simple Finds

Look what Simple Finds is giving away:

8x10 print

8x10 print

 

I am in love! The very talented artist at the June Pfaff Daley Etsy shop made this and other witty 8×10 prints and magnets. To get to the Giveaway on Simple Finds, click the picture. To visit June Pfaff Daley’s Etsy shop, go here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5752285

 

If you don’t win, guess how much the print costs? You think $50? No, it’s only $18! Also, she has ACEOs in her shop, which are awesome trading card sized pieces of art.



{February 12, 2009}   Finally!

http://www.freep.com/article/20090212/NEWS07/90212028/1009/Court+cites+science+in+ruling+measles+vaccine+doesn+t+cause+autism

The court said the evidence was overwhelmingly contrary to the parents’ claims — and backed years of science that found no risk.

“It was abundantly clear that petitioners’ theories of causation were speculative and unpersuasive,” the court concluded in one of a trio of cases ruled today.

The ruling was anxiously awaited by health authorities and families who began presenting evidence in June 2007. More than 5,500 claims have been filed by families seeking compensation through the government’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The claims are reviewed by special masters serving on the U.S. Court of Claims.

“Hopefully, the determination by the special masters will help reassure parents that vaccines do not cause autism,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.



With a name like “Autism Speaks” you would think Autistics actually are expressing their views and wants. Wrong. Autism Speaks used to have a horrible video up with a lady saying she would have driven off a bridge with her Autistic child if she didn’t have a “normal” child too.  Frankly I would prefer to be alive, not driven off a bridge by a psycho mother.  I really don’t see what gives them the right to call themselves “Autism Speaks” when they rarely invovle Autistic people in their going ons. So please, don’t support them. Try the Autism Society of America that is actually helpful and kind to Autistics.



{February 10, 2009}   For parents of special needs kids

As I was do my sweeping (not with a broom! It means to enter sweepstakes) I came across a product that looks like it would be very useful for kids who are highly visual and need a schedule. It’s called “Do-N-Slide”!
http://www.do-n-slide.com
They have 3 styles right now: “Help Around The House”, “Potty Training”, and “Toddler’s Day”. The picture of what to do is on the left side and when the task is done, you move it to the right side that says “All Done”. So it’s pretty cool, go check out their website!



{February 5, 2009}   Wow bargains!

My sister is having her 13th b-day soon, I am running around to stores trying to make an awesome gift basket. I know you shouldn’t play favorites, but I can’t resist, she probably ‘gets’ me more than anybody in the family! Anyways…her favorite Jonas Brother is Joe and I was delighted to go to the Disney store and find a poster of him for 99 cents! Full size, awesome poster. I also found a Camp Rock 1GB jump drive you wear as a bracelet. Too cool! BTW, you can buy it online for $6.99 here:

http://disneyshopping.go.com/disney/store/Product_10003_10052_1239622_-1_15012__Electronics-Camp-Rock-Jump-Drive-USB-Bracelet

I have to admit, if they had other designs I’d be tempted to get one myself!

 

I also got the most expensive haircut in my life! I thought I signed up for the $14 haircut and shampoo but ended up with the $29 haircut. I didn’t have enough money but the lady cut the price to $23. I’m going to bring a thank you note and $10 to the place next time I go to the mall, to make up the difference and a tip. Gosh, how embaressed I was! (I’ll try to get a pic of my new ‘do up soon)



et cetera