Archive for June, 2013

“Worth Mentioning”

June 27, 2013

With heat waves underway, cooling devices in gear,sunnier days in store, this is definitely worth mentioning! Meaning with my intuitive powers thought I would lead a one woman protest and of course others would jump on the bandwagon: and why not! It surely has been done before: the time when “The Guardian” was taken off the air, when “NYPD Blue, the pilot episode wasn’t shown in very conservative Cincinnati and many were up in arms and lead an intelligent protest and got results. Of course this situation is much more drastic. Years ago, maybe in 2008 there was a rumor that unfortunately came true. Then in 2009 Borders closed its doors in the entire U.S. Not a living soul knew why. College students with loans to pay with second jobs were let go from the company. I personally liked “Borders” It was sad to see it fold. There were 2 locations here in Madison. As the years went by, there wasn’t hide or hare as to why. I still wondered. A few moments ago thought I would see it “Borders” were still around somewhere. And there on facebook there is a site that indicates the obvious. There in black and white and colours galore, “Borders Malaysia” appeared in true form. That was my long answered question. Noticed that a like was there in full view too. It had where someone could leave a message on the site as well. Reminds me when someone has a question with the phone company, you are connected with people who are in India. Irritating to say, the least. Malaysia is in Asia with the capital Kuala Lumpur. This city is huge, very Americised and very liked by the U.S. You might say that the U.S. and Malaysia are friends. However Malaysia is an Islamic country. Which is fine. Malaysian laws are strict and the culture is very different also. This is brief background on the beautiful cultural country for those who would like to be informed. In the U.S. the competition is falling off which isn’t a good sign. Especially when it comes to reading the US falls far under the norm as in comparison to other countries. You have to notice the literacy factor in the equation in the fact of education too. Technically the U.S. still leads the world. Let’s have ” Borders” come back to the U.S. someday soon. Jobs will be filled. More competitive aspects. Give B&N a run for its money. It’s truly not just to do something at anothers expense.

“Fly In The Ointment”

June 12, 2013

With allergy,pollen season upon us not a person is immune. One person is apt to be allergic to one thing or another and if they are lucky, it can be two or more. It doesn’t matter where you live either. You just deal with the situation and go on your merry way. It is a fine kettle of fish. Have been dealing with sinuses for the last or so month. It would be in May for a short period of days and it would clear up on its own. When cold season rolls around, I am prone to get head colds which is the same thing. No difference at all. Tell me that is the worst. The pressure above your eyes and underneath in your cheek bone comes at the same time. Along with your ears popping, while your nose feels like it is broken. The pressure is unbearable, it will drive you to drink. Your head feels like it is about to explode, yet for some reason it doesn’t and you wish it would so the pain would go away. This happens all at once. Oh did mention that your eyes are watering too: feels like you are sobbing, but naturally you aren’t. So that’s the way the cookie crumbles.To avoid medicines of all kinds, I would be better to take Halls lemon cough drops, which will do the same thing. Then, b/c the sinuses were prolonged this time around: went to purchase some cheap over the counter store brand sinus pills. Would take one of a two in the packet and the pain would subside. Discouvered too that honey was good and now I put it in tea and in coffee, which was suggested by my cousin, Sara. Also a friend recommended that to me before this bout. I phoned Dr. Shapiro in May, then said it was better. Then in June, the sinuses reinvented themselves from under a rock. This month it lasted a longer period of time. Discontinued taking the sinus medicine b/c it said on the box that stop if it lasted more than seven days. Might add to this that I was taking some cough medicine at interval times, b/c simply was running low on the capsules. This month made another appointment with Dr. Shapiro. There was a cancelation fortunately today. After the premise, he said it wasn’t sinuses at all. Thought to go to him b/c thought it would affect the right eye. The diagnosis was at a result of corneal laceration from cornea scar tissue. Have some prescribed ointment to put on the red part of the left eye, four times a day. Have to see him in week, if it does clear up:there will be other measures taken. That is fly in the ointment. There is now a question as to how to couver payments for prescriptions, hospital bills. There are so many in the same boat. One might say the majority of the U.S.population. When working for a living, a certain amount is taken out of each person’s paycheck each month. However the majority of these people say they can’t afford it to be taken so they go without it. There are fewer doctors to provide adequate care for patients. In some cases patients must travel a great distance just to see a primary physician. Sometimes it is in rural areas. Sometimes it is life and death situations that may end catastrophically. Unfortunately this is much to common in American society. The U.S. government isn’t a help in the least. There are too many useful, productive lives that simply go by the wayside and subsequently are forgotten. The country doesn’t give a rats care either. They look at it as a “so what”. The persons who are affected by it, have the attitude and rightfully so, as “Oh,Well,This country never will give a hell”.

“Nearly Broken”

June 7, 2013

On this cloudy, dreary day there is a whole lot of hope. Look at the alternative, for instance. Got most of my amazon birthday/ mother’s day gifts so far. Went through some books and sold them at half price recently. There is a documentary film ” The House I Live In” It was on pbs recently. Sadly it is true. The subject is nearly broken. Namely there are a few reasons. There is corruption, political favours. Let’s focus on the many first offenders. There are those who have done something and instead of spending jail time they are admitted to a first offenders programe. They aren’t out of the woods for any stretch of the imagination. Each month they must pay an certain amount of money and if they don’t they will be pick up by the cops. The system doesn’t give a rats care as to where the person gets the money, the system just wants it regardless. The person may question are to where this amount is going each month? The system doesn’t give any particular reason, could be any, as they just dream it up. There are times that a person has to show up and there case isn’t documented for hours. This is throughout the U.S., from the large cities, to small towns. Again sadly it is the poor who get the short end of the stick. And there are many of them regardless of race, ethnic, faith, or personal persuasion. The lawyers, prosecutors, defense, public,the judges/ all are in for the dollar. The whole bloody affair is a joke.