Thursday, 24 of April of 2014

Comments UPDATE & Other News

 
 

I have been finding information about the huge difficulties dealing with comments on websites, and that information has been very helpful. If your website is large, and you have assistants, then maybe you can deal with the comments. However, small websites run by 1 or 2 people find it very difficult to deal with all the legal technicalities of comments.

 

GoldenRule4Everyone has been so extremely heavily hit with SPAM that the comments will have to be closed down and all the comments included on the various pages will probably have to be removed. The SPAMMERS on the Internet are definitely making Comments on websites very difficult to deal with. We thought that we had all of the comments closed on our website here, but kept getting hit with hundreds and hundreds of SPAM comments every week. Finally got it figured out … there was one (yes 1) webpage on GoldenRule4Everyone that did not have the comment option closed down.

 

We do definitely appreciate those of you who have been interested in this website. Thank you for your interest and your support. I wish that we did not have to delete all the already published comments, but I may have to do that. I will try to do more research on this subject and take it from there.

 

And .. where have I been lately and why haven’t we published anything new here recently? Well, health issues have been creating difficulties and making it hard to work on the website. I had considered taking it down off of the Internet but my oldest daughter urged me to keep it up and running. So, yes, we will try to keep this thing on the Internet as long as we possibly can. After all, we are trying to get people to read the Welcome page where we talk about love and kindness and respect and responsibility. Spread giving and kindness as far and as wide as you possibly can.

 

I do have some things that I feel are important and would like to include on this website if at all possible. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will be able to get them included here.

 
 


HACKERS Go Away

 
 

GoldenRule4Everyone was hacked some time ago, and it persisted for a while.

 

HACKERS go away. You are not doing anything right by hacking into websites that do not  belong to you.

 

Readers of GoldenRule4Everyone, if you received any emails advertising any products and those emails said that they were from GoldenRule4Everyone, this is my notice to you that NO, this website did not send any of those emails. GoldenRule4Everyone does not send out email advertisements. If we get to the point where we start doing regular emails of any type, we will notify the public ahead of time.

 
 


UPDATES: Comments and Other News

 
 

UPDATE on the current status of GoldenRule4Everyone.com

 
 

July 3, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 
 

First, I wanted to let everyone know that as of today I have closed all Comments. Nobody can contribute comments to this website now. Why? Well, GoldenRule4Everyone.com has been hit with over 34,000 comments. YES, thirty-four THOUSAND comments. There is no way that one or two people can wade through that many comments in an attempt to locate the legitimate comments to post on this website. So …. comments are now closed. For those of you that are interested in this website, thank you. Hopefully, eventually we will be able to figure out some way to allow comments without having to deal with that many SPAMMERS hitting GoldenRule4Everyone.com. To those of you that did submit real, legitimate, comments this last month or so — thank you. I wish we could find your comments in the middle of all of that SPAM. If we manage to find a really good solution to this problem, then we will post an update here and invite comments to be submitted again.

 

Now, on to other news. I apologize for not adding additional new pages to this website for about a month or so. I / we have been experiencing some difficulties, health difficulties and a few other things. So it has been impossible to work on the website. Hopefully we will be able to move past that and begin posting information every week in the very near future.

 

I have been spending quite a bit of time checking into videos, movies, etc., that I could tell all of you about and add that information to the Videos page of this website. Also, another thing I have been trying to work on has been the problems / difficulties of educating children in the United States in today’s world. I don’t like the information I am finding about things that are being done behind the scenes in the US today — and some of it isn’t hidden behind the scenes, some of it is right out there in the open. When I am able to work on it, I will be changing the Parenting page on this website.

 

Parents, if you have kids in school you really need to spend some time checking into the news stories on the Internet that talk about the horrific things happening to kids in public schools today. No, not all teachers act negatively like that, and some areas are better than other areas. Probably a small percentage of teachers and principals do act badly, but that really affects the kids in a very bad way. Some of the information I am finding about what is now being done in public schools is really bad.

 

My best wishes to everyone. Stay alert as much as you possibly can. Don’t believe that the mainstream news covers all the real news. Sometimes they even hide the real stuff. Yes, they do. No, not everyone, but some of them do. That is why having access to alternative news on the Internet is so vital.

 
 
 


Goals – LEARN From The Past

 
 

Week 29 of 52

 
 

May 5, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

Real Past Events Can Teach All Of Us Important Lessons

 
 

Explore The Past, Explore What Really Happened, Explore How That Knowledge Can Help You Today

 

This week spend as much time as you possibly can investigating the past and events that happened back then. When? Any time prior to today’s world. This is absolutely the very best way to see factual evidence of the way people behave when certain situations arise in front of them. It also will show you what some people do to create events, to create situations, that other people will have to experience. You will find good and you will find bad and you will find some events somewhere in the middle between good and bad. Having knowledge like this will help you figure out how to deal with any situations that might arise in your current life. It will also help you spot truth and spot lies easier.

 

Knowledge is one of the keys to figuring out how to deal with today’s world and everything that is happening in it right now.

 

Start out this week by sitting down and writing a list of things you believe in and things you do not believe in. What do you think truth really is? What do you think deception really is? What do you think is important for you to know? What do you think is important for everyone else to know? Who can you trust? Who can’t you trust? Why?

 

Many people know at least some of the negative, bad, things that happened in Hitler’s time and Hitler’s world. However there are still some people out there that continue to claim that didn’t really happen and Hitler really wasn’t as bad as all that. You need to know truth and spread truth far and wide.

 

So Hitler was bad but the US is and has always been good? Wrong. Go back to the early days and look at some of that. I remember reading this quote that was said back in the early days of the US, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.” Sounds a bit like Hitler talking about the Jews doesn’t it. So the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor was really bad, but the US rounding up all the Japanese Americans on the western side of the US and putting them into guarded camps was not negative or bad? Some really negative things happened in the US back then, and of course some really negative things are happening today.

 

Knowing reality helps each one of us speak in positive ways and spread positive messages. Knowing reality helps us launch good proactive positive campaigns of many types, things that will help all kinds of people living in many different places. Knowing reality also sometimes helps us decide what we want to do with the rest of our own lives (and what not to do).

 

Looking through some of the old things will also show you some good things, people speaking out in positive ways. That is actually what got me started on this subject this week. As you explore the past, be prepared for some good surprises too. This last week I have been working on getting copies of a variety of videos. One video I discovered was what actually prompted me to go ahead and add a “Video” tab to GoldenRule4Everyone.com.

 

The first step in this Learning process this week is for you to go to the “Video” page on this website. I do not have the videos arranged in any specific order, so I strongly suggest that everyone scroll down through the entire page and see what I have listed there right now. I expect I will add more to that page in the future, but I do have a variety on that page now. Click on the link below and it will take you directly to that page:
http://www.goldenrule4everyone.com/videos/

 

There are many websites on the Internet that have a lot of historical information for you to explore.

 

Holocaust Timeline
http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/timeline/nazirise.htm

 

The History Place – Holocaust Timeline
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html
http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/holocaust.htm

 

The History Place – Natives of North America
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/curtis/index.html

 

Banned Books Online
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/banned-books.html

 

This website has a lot of information in it. I have not explored much it myself. I am listing it here because of the variety of information they have links to. You might want to take a look at this.
http://www.citizensource.com/
http://www.citizensource.com/Libraries/History.htm

 

Chronology on the history of slavery in the US
http://innercity.org/holt/slavechron.html

 

Documents for the study of American History
http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/

 

Online sources for European History
http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

 

Online Library of Liberty
http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fcollection=48&Itemid=27

 

World War II Articles
http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/

 

‘Can’t Ban History’ Mural Protests Arizona’s Controversial Ethnic Studies Ban
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/cant-ban-history-mural-protests-arizonas-controversial-ethnic-studies-ban-109109

 

Nikola Tesla (Why weren’t we taught about him when we were in school?)
http://www.ntesla.org/ntesla/NT-P1.html

 

Civil Liberties (So what is happening today?)
http://morallowground.com/category/civil-liberties/

 

I have just listed a few websites here to help you get started. I strongly recommend that you start with the video page here at GoldenRule4Everyone.com. Start at the top of the page and look at the first three videos I have listed there.

 

Plan on learning a lot of things that you did not know prior to investigating history on the Internet.

 
 

 
 
 

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Goals – Food, Can You Plant a Garden or Grow Plants Someplace Else? Is Food You Buy Safe To Eat?

 
 

Week 28 of 52

 
 

April 28, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

Spring Is Here! Planting Vegetables and Herbs Time Is Here Too!

 
 

Think about the food you eat …. where does it come from ….. is it healthy for you to eat ….. can you grow some of that yourself?

 

Many people today have health problems, allergies, and food problems. This makes shopping much more difficult. Some of us have to read every ingredient on everything we purchase. And definitely organic is better, safer, and healthier for everyone. Growing organic foods is getting harder in today’s world, but people are still trying to do that because it is better for everyone’s health to eat organic instead of eating doctored, synthetically engineered, chemical laden foods.

 

How about you and your family and your loved ones? Can you afford to buy anything you want to eat, no matter what the price is? Or are you part of the group of us that have to be extremely careful about how much food we purchase because we can’t afford much of it? Even if you can afford to buy anything you want to purchase, can you be positive that what you are buying is safe and healthy for you to eat? If you can afford to buy organic, then yes, you are buying healthier foods. Organic is definitely better for everyone and healthier to put into our bodies.

 

There are some other options that you can pursue. How about growing some of your own food? How about growing herbs and vegetables? Have you considered doing that, or maybe you are already in that process? More and more people today are starting their own gardens to help feed themselves and their families. This is a very smart thing to do. That way you know where the food came from. That way you know if there were any chemicals sprayed on the plants, or put into the soil around the plants. That way you know what types of plants you are growing. I encourage everyone to pursue this as a positive goal to achieve this spring and summer.

 

There are many people who do not have land where they can grow plants. I definitely understand that difficulty. I have been researching options, and the Internet is full of websites that show people how to do this even while living in an apartment or some other rented housing. (Be sure to read this article all the way to the end because I have a lot of information posted here.)

 

My first suggestion to everyone …. to all of you …. is to be sure that you grow Organic vegetables. That way you will know the food is much safer than all of the other plants that are being doctored today. If you don’t know what I am talking about then you should check into GMOs and Monsanto. That will keep you busy for quite a long time. GMO companies are trying very hard to take over the United States and other countries. They don’t allow people to keep the seeds from the plants they grow. So everyone has to spend a lot of money buying new seeds the next year. And GMO companies are busy attacking neighbors of farms where GMOs are grown. When the wind blows the seeds in the air and those seeds start growing somewhere else, then the GMO companies take the neighboring farmers to court and attack them for growing GMOs without buying those seeds from them. So ….. we are supposed to be able to control the wind ourselves? GMOs have nothing to do with health or the production of foods. GMOs have everything to do with those companies making a huge amount of money and taking over as much land as they can, everywhere they can. Some countries are now waking up and stepping back and not allowing this. The United States sure hasn’t done that though. So far, GMOs are well on the way to taking over. Be aware. Become aware. Grow organic. Do not purchase the other seeds. If a huge number of people stopped buying GMO seeds and GMO products, then those companies would be forced to stop doing what they are doing now.

 

When you purchase seeds to grow, be sure to check and see what kind of seeds you are buying. You may have to investigate this issue before you spend money purchasing anything connected to plants, seeds, etc.

 

Spend some time this week searching for organic seeds that you could purchase and start a vegetable garden of some sort with. Also, be sure to continue reading this article because I have posted a lot of informational links below the seeds packets pictures.

 

                

 

              

 

The Internet has a lot of information out there about how to plant your own garden or grow plants indoors etc; plant and grow some of your own foods. The information below this paragraph is full of all kinds of information that you should take a look at. Some of the information has warnings about negative things being done to people. Check out these web links.

 

Gardening in small spaces:
http://www.naturalnews.com/037137_gardening_apartments_yards.html

 

How about using upside down hanging planters? This website has quite a few articles about how to do this. I have posted a few links below. If you go to their main website, do a search for “upside down hanging planters.” You will find quite a few different articles on this one subject. When I did that search on their website I also was shown quite a few others things too. Enjoy exploring and coming up with ideas for you and your loved ones.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Go-Green-Upside-Down-Hanging-Planters/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Sized-Upside-Down-Planter/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Upside-down-tomatoes-another-cheap-simple-way/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Slow-soaking-hanging-soda-bottle-planter/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Upside-Down-Milk-Jug-Planter/

 

Explore other ideas:
http://www.verticalhydroponic.com/
http://www.ehow.com/how_7593482_start-own-hydroponic-vertical-garden.html
http://hydroponicshabitat.com/vertical-hydroponics
http://minicontainergardens.com/vertical-hydroponics-window-gardening.html

 

You need to be prepared for some possible negative attacks just because you want to grow some of your own food inside your home or apartment:
Police stake out hydroponics shops, harass customers who grow their own food
http://www.naturalnews.com/040121_hydroponics_police_state_surveillance.html
Feds raid indoor gardeners, find only tomatoes and squash plants
http://www.naturalnews.com/039794_indoor_gardening_war_on_drugs_police_raids.html

 

Also, if you plan to grow a garden in or on a yard, whether small or large, whether front or back yard, you need to be sure you know all of the laws that are in your living area. Why? There has been some negative news about police attacking people who tried to grow a garden in their yard. You all need to take a look at these articles and read them all the way through to the end of each article. Think about this a bit. Some local government agencies are telling people they can’t grow vegetables, and if they do plant vegetables they will be arrested or fined heavily and the plants all removed? Maybe some of you need to ask those specific government agencies if they are going to pay for the purchase of those foods (foods for the people they attacked) because these people were not allowed to grow those plants.

 

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/michigan-woman-faces-93-days-in-jail-for-planting-a-vegetable-garden.html
http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/gardener-sues-city-tulsa-cutting-down-her-edible-garden.html
http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/memphis-teacher-ordered-to-dismantle-urban-garden.html
http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/british-columbia-man-faces-six-months-in-jail-for-growing-food.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/julie-bass-may-face-jail-time-for-planting-vegetables/2011/07/08/gIQAZZOv3H_blog.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/040086_garden_tools_zero_tolerance_weapons.html
http://www.aolnews.com/2010/09/15/cabbagegate-ga-man-fined-5k-for-home-garden/
Gov Threatens Jail Time for Growing Produce in Front-Yard Garden:
http://12160.info/profiles/blog/show?id=2649739:BlogPost:977267&xgs=1

 

Really good reasons why everyone should try to grow some of their own foods if at all possible:
Pesticides and phthalates top the P.O.P. contaminants list, polluting earth for decades to come
http://www.naturalnews.com/038703_pesticides_phthalates_contaminants.html

 

Are you interested in the health quality of the food you purchase? Then you need to look at the information posted in the web links below.

 

You need to read the articles on each of these links. They share some information that everyone needs to know.
(2010 info) Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds
http://www.naturalnews.com/030418_Food_Safety_Modernization_Act_seeds.html
http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/seeds-how-to-criminalize-them/
http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/s510-lobby-dollars/
http://foodfreedomgroup.com/2010/12/22/house-passes-food-control-bill-now-awaiting-obama-signature/

 

Food Safety Modernization Act:
http://sustainableagriculture.net/fsma/overview-and-background/
http://sustainableagriculture.net/fsma/
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/tag/food-safety-modernization-act/

 

If you want to take a look at the entire text of the Food Safety Modernization Act that was signed into law by President Obama, then you can find it here:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm247548.htm
Official version:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ353/pdf/PLAW-111publ353.pdf

 

Food Safety News:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/

 

Are you interested in information about Honey that you can buy at the store?
Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/

 

Genetically Engineered Fish information:
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/309/ge-fish

 

Have you been reading about Genetically Engineered Salmon?
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/309/ge-fish/reports/1788/food-safety-review-genetically-engineered-salmon-the-next-generation-of-industrial-aquaculture
View their PDF
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/cfs_fsr_ge_fish_56079.pdf

 

Center For Food Safety won a lawsuit against the FDA:
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2110/center-for-food-safety-scores-victory-for-consumers-court-orders-fda-to-enact-food-safety-regulations
Center For Food Safety PDF timeline showing foodborne illness outbreaks:
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/fsma-timeline_court-copy_logo_76301.pdf

 

Sequester to reduce FDA food inspections, official says:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/24/sequester-fda-food-safety-inspections-commissioner/2110503/

 

Food Safety, Drug Reviews Compromised:
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/4/25/food_safety_drug_reviews_compromised.htm

 

This week’s focus is all about food … growing food … and buying food. There are more and more people today with chronic health problems and also allergies. There are many people today who can’t afford food. Being able to grow even a little bit of food can be a big boost up. Spend as much time as you possibly can focusing on this issue this week. Focus on possible things you could do to grow some of your own food. And if you have a bit of time and a giving heart, you could consider spending some time focusing on the possibility of helping some of those people who need food to find a way to possibly grow some of their own food. Maybe they need someone else to donate the startup items to them and help them get things going. That would be a terrific gift. How about your friends, your family, your loved ones. How are their financial situations? Could they use some help getting some vegetable plants started growing where they live? This could be a big gift of kindness that you could spread far and wide.

 

 
 
 

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Goals – Spend Time Outside Walking and Enjoying Nature

 
 

Week 27 of 52

 
 

April 21, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

Go For a Walk Outside (If Safe) With Family and Friends and Loved Ones … Or Enjoy Being Outside In The Yard … Or Explore Nature On The Internet … Or On A DVD

 
 

If you can find a way to safely enjoy being outdoors, then spend some time this week doing that.

 

Some areas are safe for people to explore the outdoors and walk and hike and picnic etc. However some areas are not safe. If you can find a place to do this safely, then try this task this week.

 

Is there a city park or a national park somewhere near where you live? Is there someplace that is safe for you and several friends and loved ones to gather and explore the outdoors together? We love the outdoors and parks. We also are very aware that some areas are safe for people and some areas are not safe for people. Hopefully you can find someplace this week where you could relax and enjoy the outdoors, enjoy the sky, enjoy the trees, enjoy the birds, enjoy the squirrels. If you live near any rivers or lakes, perhaps you could spend some time at one of those locations too.

 

If you really can’t do this because of health and/or safety reasons, then perhaps you could find a really good video of the outdoors and spend some time watching it to help you and your loved ones relax. You could explore the Internet for videos of parks. You could explore the library and see what videos they have available to check out. You could also explore various stores and see what videos they might have available. Sometimes a good video can help you relax almost as much as going outside and seeing nature that way.

 

If you are interested in exploring US National Parks, you can find information about them here: http://www.nps.gov/index.htm They have a webpage where you can explore sea grasses: http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/activities/seagrasses/ They have a movie on a webpage where you can explore America’s wilderness: http://wilderness.nps.gov/features/wildernessact/popup.html

 

How about exploring for books, movies, and other information about “National Parks” at the Library Archive website? They have quite a lot of selections available on this subject. I just skimmed the list quickly and I see that it isn’t all about the US. I spotted some information about Canada in there too. Take a look here: http://archive.org/search.php?query=national%20parks This link displays “all media types.” You can select movies or other options at the top of this webpage.

 

Explore information on the Internet about State Parks. Where do you live? What kind of natural parks or wildlife is there in your area? Is that something you would like to explore?

 

Enjoy exploring nature this week. Share this with your family, your friends, and your loved ones. Spend some time talking together about your experiences and how you felt afterwards. Did it help lift you up a bit?

 

 

 
 
 

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Goals – What Do You Want To Learn?

 
 

Week 26 of 52

 
 

April 14, 2013

I apologize for being late in posting this. I actually got this posted on April 21, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

Is There Something You Would Like To Learn? Arts? Crafts? Woods? Foods? Mechanics? Writing?

 
 

Spend this week exploring things you have always wanted to learn about but have not pursued.

 

Why should we explore this? Life is full of difficulties and problems. How to survive through all of that? You need to have something in your life that boosts you up a bit. You need to have something in your life that helps you feel better and more positive no matter what is happening around you. There is a movie from quite some time ago that does this very thing. The story is about pursuing what helps you feel better no matter what is happening to you and around you. What movie? Check out my movie review of August Rush.

 

1. Relax a bit. Sit and think about this or contemplate on it. Or take a walk outside in a park or under some trees. While you are doing this just relax and think about you and what you would like to do to relax and have fun.

 

2. Next, get a pencil and some paper. Write down any ideas that might be interesting for you to pursue. And you do not have to just stick with traditional things. Explore all kinds of ideas.

 

3. Ask your friends, your family, your loved ones, for ideas. Talk with them about this for a while. What do they think? Do they have ideas? Is there something they wanted to pursue but never did?

 

4. Do you need some ideas to pursue? What about music? Check into all kinds of music. There are many ways to create music, and not all of it is traditional music. How about homemade instruments? You could pursue that on the Internet. Take a look here: http://bashthetrash.com/Bash_the_Trash_Environmental_Arts/Home_Page.html

 

5. What about art – any kind of art? You could pursue all kinds of art on the Internet. Take a look and see what you can find.

 

6. What about crafts? There are definitely many different types of crafts available in today’s world. Many different methods of creating things. Explore and see what you can find.

 

7. How about writing? The Internet definitely is full of all kinds of ideas about using writing for many different projects. If this interests you I am sure your Internet searches on this subject will keep you busy for quite a while.

 

8. Are you interested in mechanics or woodworking skills? You could explore everything from mechanical and woodworking skills that were used many years ago to the newest mechanical and woodworking methods used in today’s world.

 

9. Do you like to cook all kinds of foods? Do you have any types of favorites? The Internet is definitely full of ideas and recipes and videos showing you how to cook all kinds of things. If you have allergies or food sensitivities the Internet also has lots of ideas about those foods too. We know about this one because we definitely search for recipes that we can use.

 

10. Do you want to have your own library of books and music and maps and historical things? This is definitely something worth pursuing. You can find a number of books and videos that are now in the US Public Domain. (If you live in other countries you will have to check the copyright laws where you live.) That would give you a good start on this, and then after that you could go ahead and make a list of purchases that you might want to make … things you want to buy and add to your own library.

 

This week is all about exploring things you are interested in. Explore things what will help you feel good. Explore things that will help boost your mood up when you are going through a tough time in your life.

 
 

 
 
 

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Goals – Explore the Laws Where You Live; Are They Helping Or Hurting?

 
 

Week 25 of 52

 
 

April 7, 2013

I apologize for being late in posting this. I actually got this posted on April 21, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

What Are Your Local Laws All About?

 
 

This is quite a challenge. Explore ways to find out what it is really like to live in your area.

 

We have already had one week of Goals that had you begin exploring this. Week 17 of 52 asked everyone to speak up if they felt local and state laws were actually against good people. And then last week, Week 24 of 52 we had everyone explore Responsibility and what it is all about. This week, Week 25 of 52, is about finding out more about your local laws. What happens where you live? What good things happen? How are people assisted if they need help of some kind? What kind of laws are in place where you live? Good? Bad? Somewhere in between?

 

One area of the United States is in the news right now because the Police there have been sued in Federal Court because of the way those police officers treat Black people and Asian people that live in that area (actually it is the way they treat anyone that does not have white skin color). Where? New York. This is being followed on the Internet alternative news websites. One area in New York already won a lawsuit against the NYPD police in that area; this was the Bronx area. The NYPD had a “Clean Halls” program that was part of their stop and frisk program. Check the Bronx story here: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/10/bronx_residents_accosted_by_nypd_win Now there is a Federal Class Action lawsuit going on against the NYPD’s stop and frisk policies. You can check it out here: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/4/testimony_recordings_at_trial_reveal_the

 

Where do you live? What is Monsanto doing to the laws where you live? I am sure most of you have already heard about and/or read about the “Monsanto Protection Act.” You can check out more information about it here at this website link: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/2/the_monsanto_protection_act_a_debate# This pretty much affects everyone living in any area of the United States. There is an attempt in the State of Oregon to do the same thing; Oregon’s Monsanto Protection Act, SB 633, apparently is in process right now. Oregon residents, you need to check into this and find out what is happening right now with this bill. Speak up. You can search for more information about this by going to this website: http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/

 

So, the next question is: How to find information about laws in the area where you live? You might try exploring your US State’s website. If you live outside the US, then explore the website for the area where you live. Take a look at the pages at the website for the area where you live. See if they have links to the Legislature for that area. How about links to “Public Decision Making?” Check the various links that they might have to various subjects on their website. If you live in the United States, check for Code or Revised Code. There is probably going to be a huge amount of information there, so you will need to just pick a subject you are interested in and do a search for that. Also, you might want to check out the News tab if they have news on that website. Explore. If you want to explore some more, then go to the County website within your state. Take a look at their website and see what you can find.

 

Are you interested in US public schools? What are they doing there? I have posted links to some information that has been happening in public schools around the United States. Has any of that changed? Are police officers still arresting young kids for very minor things instead of the school trying to do counseling or something else to help the student work through the problem? How about the states that want to have all the teachers take their own guns with them to school? What do you think about that one? If you search this subject on the Internet, schools and police officers, you might be astounded at how much information you find. It is important that everyone be totally aware of what is happening at schools in the area where they live. Even those of you that do not have any kids. Why? Because the kids will eventually become adults and will take those experiences with them. It would be better if they had a good experience, or an experience that helped them resolve a problem, rather than a school to prison experience.

 

While you are exploring all this, be sure that you keep your eyes open for positive, good information for the area that you live in. Good is fantastic because it helps everyone feel better. Search those websites for “good news” and see what information might be available. If you find good information that you did not know about previously, then be sure that you share it with your friends and family and loved ones.

 

This is a challenging task to do this week. The purpose is to open everyone’s eyes to truth and what is really happening in the area where they live. Open eyes to good and open eyes to negative. Be aware ….. or ….. become aware. That is a good thing for everyone.
 
 

 
 
 

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Experiencing Difficulties Here

 
 

Author: Nancy Eastman

Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved

 

Click here to posters!
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We are experiencing some extreme difficulties here, so I apologize for not getting the goals posted last week. Life is not always easy, which I am sure many of you know. Those of you who do not understand what I am talking about need to open your eyes a little bit.

 

I will try to catch up with the goals. My original intention was to write and post a new goals article every week, so there would be goals for every week for one year.

 

Everyone needs to explore the news on the Internet for a while. Take a look and see what is happening everywhere. Be sure that you do not just explore the usual television and radio news. Be sure that you look at all of the alternative and independent news websites because they actually do a much better job of keeping everyone up to date on what is really happening today. And some of these factual news articles are going to make you feel sick and disgusted. At least that is the way it hits me sometimes. However, you will also find some good news articles; articles full of good information for everyone to know.

 

What websites do I check routinely for news and other information? Here are a few of the ones that I look at regularly (and no I do not get any money from them for listing their website here). It is hard to read all of the articles at these websites, because there is so much information. So go ahead and just read the titles and the few sentences about that article and pick whichever ones you feel pulled to the most.

 

http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.naturalnews.com
http://healthimpactnews.com/ One recent article here makes me want to caution all new parents to not agree to anything for their new babies without knowing complete details first. (Article dated April 14, 2013)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://rawstory.com/
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
http://rt.com/usa/
http://www.npr.org/sections/news/
http://www.nomorefakenews.com/
http://thecompletepatient.com/
http://sfbayview.com/
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/department/headline-news
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/
http://www.infowars.com/resources.html

 

Spend some time checking out news articles on the Internet. Some of you will be surprised at how much negativity is happening around the world. The good part of it is that there are people who don’t agree with all the negative things and are speaking out and working against those things.

 

Thank you for checking back here once in a while to see if I have posted new articles. I appreciate you not giving up on me and on GoldenRule4Everyone. If you want to help me out, you can do that by clicking on any of the ad links on this website.

 

Thank you again. I will try hard to get the goals articles and other articles updated as soon as I possibly can.

 


 
 
 

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Goals – Responsibility, How Does It Fit Into Your Life?

 
 

Week 24 of 52

 
 

March 31, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

Responsible, Accountability, Authority, Blame

 
 

Do You Understand What “Responsibility” Is All About?

 

The task for you and your loved ones this week is to completely educate yourselves on “Responsibility.” To some people this might sound very simple. Actually, it is not simple or easy at all. Responsibility can be very complicated, and also extremely important. There are many things happening in the world today, many things happening behind the scenes that some people do not know about. How do those things fit into your life? How do those things affect you or your friends or your loved ones? I am listing this here in the Goals tasks at GoldenRule4Everyone.com because so many things are happening today, many negative things, that everyone needs to open their eyes, look around, and discuss all these issues with loved ones and friends. And be sure to include Love in all of this.

 

First task of course is to just open a dictionary and read the definition of Responsibility. You will see that it covers a wide range of things, from being the one that is blamed for something that happened, to being accountable for something, to having the authority to make decisions about things. Go ahead and explore the dictionary too, and see what else you can find about “Responsibility.”

 

Next, just sit and talk about this issue. What does responsibility mean to you and your loved ones and your friends? Are you one of the givers, or are you one of the takers? Do you know what I mean when I mentioned that last question? Some people find it easy to ignore bad, negative things that are happening and don’t feel they have say anything or report it to anyone, and feel they don’t have to help anyone either. Other people recognize their responsibility to help if they can, or at least report anything bad they see happening. Your discussion about this word “Responsibility” could take quite a while if you go ahead and explore this issue and expand your thinking about it.

 

Explore the Internet on this subject, or explore various library books you might have.

 

I found this quote from Abraham Lincoln. It really fits this subject very well. From “Speeches of Lincoln” book (In the public domain in the US): About six months before the death of Lincoln, he said, “Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who know me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”

 

Read these short stories and then sit and quietly think about the message that the story has embedded in it. Then have a discussion about it. Has anything happened in your life recently, or in your friend’s lives, or loved ones lives, that might fit any of these stories? Any lessons learned, or maybe lessons passed on to someone else because you or someone you know acted as a giver?

 

AESOP’s FABLES STORIES

 

THE FATHER AND HIS SONS.

     A Father had a family of sons who were perpetually quarrelling among themselves. When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks. When they had done so, he placed the faggot into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered them to break it in pieces. They each tried with all their strength, and were not able to do it. He next unclosed the faggot, and took the sticks separately, one by one, and again put them into their hands, on which they broke them easily. He then addressed them in these words: “My sons, if you are of one mind, and unite to assist each other, you will be as this faggot, uninjured by all the attempts of your enemies; but if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these sticks.”

 

THE OXEN AND THE AXLE-TREES.

     A heavy wagon was being dragged along a country lane by a team of oxen. The axle-trees groaned and creaked terribly: when the oxen turning round, thus addressed the wheels. “Hullo there! Why do you make so much noise? We bear all the labour, and we, not you, ought to cry out.”
     Those who suffer most cry out the least.

 

THE BEAR AND THE TWO TRAVELLERS.

     Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree, and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body. When he was quite gone the other traveler descended from the tree, and accosting his friend, jocularly inquired: “what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear?” He replied, “He gave me this advice: Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger.”
     Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.

 

THE BOY AND THE NETTLES.

     A boy was stung by a Nettle. He ran home and told his mother, saying, “Although it pains me so much, I did but touch it ever so gently.” “That was just it,” said his mother, “which caused it to sting you. The next time you touch a Nettle, grasp it boldly, and it will be as soft as silk to your hand, and not in the least hurt you.”
     Whatever you do, do with all your might.

 

THE ANT AND THE DOVE.

     An ant went to the bank of a river to quench its thirst, and, being carried away by the rush of the stream, was on the point of being drowned. A Dove, sitting on a tree overhanging the water, plucked a leaf, and let it fall into the stream close to her. The Ant, climbing on to it, floated in safety to the bank. Shortly afterwards a birdcatcher came and stood under the tree, and laid his lime-twigs for the Dove, which sat in the branches. The Ant, perceiving his design, stung him in the foot. He suddenly threw down the twigs, and thereupon made the Dove take wing.
     The grateful heart will always find opportunities to show its gratitude.

 

THE CROW AND THE PITCHER.

     A crow perishing with thirst saw a pitcher, and, hoping to find water, flew to it with great delight. When he reached it, he discovered to his grief that it contained so little water that he could not possibly get at it. He tried everything he could think of to reach the water, but all his efforts were in vain. At last he collected as many stones as he could carry, and dropped them one by one with his beak into the pitcher, until he brought the water within his reach, thus saved his life.
     Necessity is the mother of invention.

 
 

Keep “Responsibility” in the back of your mind all week this week. Keep your eyes open and try to remember any instances you witness that fit into this subject of who is responsible for what and when and where. Share anything you learn this week with others around you. Spread responsibility far and wide.

 
 

 
 
 

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Goals – URGENT, Check Into GMOs and Make Decisions For You and Your Family

 
 

Week 23 of 52

 
 

March 24, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

 

URGENT GMOs Information

 
 

Please pass this information along to everyone you possibly can send it to.

 

Search the Internet for “GMOs 2013 urgent information” and explore the massive amount of information you will be shown. I felt an inner nudge to do the Goals article this week about GMOs. So I did my usual thing and did an extensive search on the Internet. Naturally I found some extremely distressing news about the legal actions going on in the United States right now. Did you know that many other countries are dealing with this GMO issue better than the United States is???

 

Do you know about the US Congress Monsanto GMO rider (actually a Biotech rider)? It is very pro GMOs and anti anyone against GMOs. It is an extremely dangerous rider because if it passes into law it will completely ignore any decisions a court might make concerning farmers and GMOs, and will ignore the USDA and others. Not that the FDA and USDA have been doing their jobs very well for quite some time now – they have not. The FDA has pretty much been pro GMO and allows GMOs to not be labeled without any proof that GMOs are safe. They have been approving things before it was proven that those things are actually safe. Apparently this GMO rider did pass Congress and is on its way to President Obama to be signed into law. Everyone needs to petition President Obama to remove Section 735 from HR 933 before he signs that bill. UPDATE: Apparently President Obama cannot do a line item Veto on this bill, he either approves the whole thing or Vetoes the whole thing. Please call the White House and President Obama right away and ask him to veto HR 933. Tell him to send it back to congress and tell them to remove that hidden piece about GMOs — Section 735.

 

What is the United States supposed to be? Does anyone remember? “….of the people, by the people, and for the people …” The United States is NOT supposed to be “of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations.” The US is headed downhill very fast; freedom is on its way out. And yes, quite a few years ago (a long time ago) I read a prophecy that said freedom in the United States might start to disappear in the 21st century.

 

Many people today are very against GMOs. If you do not live in the US, I hope you live in one of those countries around the world that are forcing GMOs to be labeled, which is also making the production of GMOS in those countries much lower than in the US. The US is on an extremely dangerous path. The current FDA rules about GMOs are very pro corporations and very anti people.

 

Here are a few sites that have a lot of GMO information on them:

 

READ THIS ARTICLE FIRST:

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Sneaks Through Senate

March 22, 2013
http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/03/22/monsanto-protection-act-sneaks-through-spending-bill?cmpid=foodinc-fb

 

IF you are a US resident, THEN GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND SIGN THIS RIGHT AWAY!

Tell President Obama to veto the Monsanto Protection Act!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_the_monsanto_protection_act_seize_congress/?akid=778.39103.Di7p9e&rd=1&t=9

 

Biotech Rider passes Congress on it’s way to becoming a law

March 23, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/biotech-rider-passes-congress-on-it-s-way-to-becoming-a-law

 

Some older news from a few days ago about this GMO Rider

URGENT Action Alert to Congress—Stop the Monsanto GMO Rider! | The Alliance for Natural Health USA

March 19, 2013
http://www.anh-usa.org/urgent-action-alert-to-congress-monsanto-rider/

 

This website has some very important information that EVERYONE should read. It shows you the results of GMO tests on rats and the severe things that happened to the rats’ physical bodies.

GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)

http://nutritionalbalancing.org/center/food/articles/gmo.php

 

Resource Library of GMO Information provided by BELIZEANS Against GMO

http://belizeansagainstgmo.info/

 

Label GMOs

http://www.labelgmos.org/

 

Go to the YouTube website and do a search for: “GMO Ticking Time Bomb.” Hopefully it is still posted on YouTube. There are 2 parts to this video, Part 1 and Part 2. This is an extremely important video that everyone should watch. It will give you a lot of real factual information about GMOs and about Monsanto and the other Chemical Companies that work so hard to produce GMOs. You will hear about the many problems that are happening around the world. They also briefly mention the California initiative where they tried to get GMO labeling approved by voters (no it did not pass into law). So this video is from a while back, but it does have a lot of very important information in it. I hope you are able to find a copy of this still on YouTube.

 

Please spend some time checking into this issue and ask President Obama to delete Section 735 from HR 933 before he signs that bill. Also, spend quite a bit of time talking with your friends, with your family, with your loved ones, about this extremely urgent issue.

 
 

http://www.onguardonline.gov

 
 
 

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US Unemployment Rates

 
 

 
 

Here is some information about the unemployment rates in the United States. Everyone needs to take a look at this. When you hear about the average unemployment rate in the United States, everyone needs to explore the other categories of unemployment that I have linked to below.

 
 

Table A-15. Alternative measures of labor underutilization

HOUSEHOLD DATA [Percent]
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

 
 

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States, 2012 Annual Averages
http://www.bls.gov/lau/stalt.htm

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

“Six alternative measures of labor underutilization have long been available on a monthly basis from the Current Population Survey (CPS) for the United States as a whole. They are published in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Employment Situation news release.” (bls.gov)

 

“The six state measures are based on the same definitions as those published for the United States:

 

         * U-1, persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent of the civilian labor force;
         * U-2, job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs, as a percent of the civilian labor force;
         * U-3, total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force (this is the definition used for the official unemployment rate);
         * U-4, total unemployed plus discouraged workers, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus discouraged workers;
         * U-5, total unemployed, plus discouraged workers, plus all other marginally attached workers, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers; and
         * U-6, total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers.” (bls.gov)

 

The U-6 rates are the most important ones, because they show the real status of what is currently happening in the United States.

 

         * There are only four states in the US that have U-6 ratings listed below 10 percent. Those states are: Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

 

         * Some of the highest U-6 ratings are: Los Angeles County = 20.8 percent; Nevada = 20.3 percent; California = 19.3 percent; Rhode Island = 17.6 percent; Oregon = 17.2 percent; Washington = 16.9 percent; Michigan = 16.6 percent; North Carolina = 16.3 percent; District of Columbia = 16.0 percent; Illinois = 16.0 percent.

 
 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Monday, March 18, 2013                   USDL-13-0475
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm

 

“Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in January. Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate increases, 8 states posted decreases, and 17 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.” (bls.gov)

 
 

Also, this webpage has a lot of information on it. I am supplying this link to those of you who are interested in exploring this issue of unemployment in the US further.

Labor force characteristics

This page contains information on the labor force data on characteristics of employed and unemployed persons and persons not in the labor force. Data on hours of work, earnings, and demographic characteristics also are available.
http://www.bls.gov/cps/lfcharacteristics.htm

 
 

 
 

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Test: Internet Explorer Users

 

Author & Copyright Owner: Nancy Eastman
GoldenRule4Everyone.com, March 18, 2013

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Problems with display in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer users have been sending me info telling me that this GoldenRule4Everyone website does not display correctly in IE. I think I know why that is a problem …. not 100% positive, but I think I know what the problem is.

I tried to adjust the paragraph settings in my latest “Goals” post. However, it just did not look good when I displayed it in my two browsers. So I tried something different, and adjusted a couple of settings in that blog article. I am not sure if it will help at all, because I couldn’t use the setting that I thought might solve this problem.

I am wondering if the small adjustment I made to the settings in that article made any kind of a difference in the display in Internet Explorer. IE users, I would appreciate it if you took a look at this Goals article and compared it to some of the other pages on this website. Does this newest Goals article display any differently in Internet Explorer?

Or maybe the settings in this short post look better in Internet Explorer?

Check out my latest Goals article here: Goals — Jobless, Do You Understand What It Is Like?

 
 

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Goals – Jobless, Do You Understand What It Is Like?

 
 

Week 22 of 52

 
 

March 17, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

CAUTION: Before you read this article, I am cautioning you that this is a bit on the negative side of things. And yes, a bit difficult to deal with. I just wanted to caution you before you delve into this one. It is important information, but not necessarily upbeat like I usually try to do.

 

Do You Understand What It Is Like To Not Have Any Money?

 
 

What About Food or Utility Bills or Heating Bills or Health Care or Rent Payments or House Payments or Car Insurance?

 

Do you understand what it is like to not have money to buy food? Or to not have money to pay the utility bill or the heating bill? Or to not have money for any health care? Or to not have money to hire an attorney to help you deal with all the backlash from companies still wanting monthly payments from you when you have no money at all to give to them? Do you understand what it is like to barely be able to pay rent each month for a place you are living in or to pay your monthly bill on the property you are buying? Do you understand what it is like to not be healthy enough to live on the streets? Have you any idea how many people have lost their homes and other property in the last several years? Have you any idea how many people and families are living in cars and vans today? There are more and more and more people in today’s world that are living through these difficulties every month, and their difficulties don’t seem to be getting better. While this is going on, the US Government (states and federal) tell people they have to spend more of their money on car insurance if they want to drive a car, and on health insurance if they have any kind of a job at all. Take home pay gets reduced and reduced – that is for those people that do have jobs.

 

Yes there are many people in today’s world that do understand this, and understand all the difficulties many people are having to deal with now. However, there are others out there in the world that think solutions are easy and obvious for these problems. Hey, go get a job. Hey, go get a second or a third job. Hey, can’t get the job you want then get a different job and do something else.

 

The big problem happening around the world today (and yes, I am mainly talking about the US right now but this is also happening in many other countries too) is that massively large numbers of people are jobless and penniless with no easy solutions. Years ago it would have been easier to find solutions to this. Today, the competition is fierce for almost every job. One job means one person; and all the others that applied for that job are still jobless. Yes there are PhD and Masters degree people that do not have jobs and cannot find jobs and are on welfare.

 

I had not intended to put this in the Goals articles, but with everything that is happening today I feel that this is an issue that everyone needs to explore and become more aware of. The more aware and alert people are, then hopefully the better chance everyone has to come up with options and solutions to all of this that is happening now. Use kindness to spread understanding and sympathy for those people that are experiencing difficulties like these for a long period of time. And if you can help someone find an answer to the hardships they are going through, that would be a fantastic gift to give them.

 

Pass this along to all US politicians and tell them to stop making it so extremely difficult to do bankruptcy on student loans. There have been a few small efforts to help the most current students with their student loans, but what about those people that were students years ago and still have massive student loans to deal with now. They are not getting any help at all. Also, tell the politicians to create laws that stop the current ongoing process of having people put in jail simply because they can’t pay their bills. Think it isn’t happening? Wrong. It is happening … today. Yes there are some areas that are trying to put some kind of a slow down to that process, but that still doesn’t mean they are stopping it. Check the Internet for news about this issue. Should the US go back to having debtor prisons? That is the process that is happening now in various areas around the United States. I thought that was supposed to have been stopped a long time ago. Why do today’s politicians ignore so many of these issues? Could it be because they have money and don’t have to worry about it themselves? Could it be because a lot of politicians receive huge amounts of money from various corporations?

 

Here Is Where You Can Start Reading Internet Articles For Information About Job Losses

 

Associated Press has begun a series exploring the issue of current job losses and future job losses. They have done a good job at creating these articles and I personally feel everyone should read this. Your task this week is to at least sit and read their articles, and then have a discussion on this subject with your family, friends, and loved ones. Everyone needs this information so that any plans for the future can be looked at and possibly revised if necessary. Check out the Internet links I have listed below. They may have other articles published that deal with this issue too.

 

Think access to jobs is getting better? Then you need to read this one first.

Revelations about job losses to begin AP recession series

January 2013

http://ap.org/Content/Press-Release/2013/Revelations-about-middle-class-job-losses-to-begin-AP-recession-series

 

Next, read this lengthy AP article about job losses that will most likely stay.

Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

January 23, 2013

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-impact-recession-tech-kill-middle-class-jobs-051306434–finance.html

 

Next, read the second lengthy AP article about job losses.

Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?

January 25, 2013

http://news.yahoo.com/practically-human-smart-machines-job-052657433.html

 

Then go to this third AP article about job losses.

Will smart machines create a world without work?

January 25, 2013

http://news.yahoo.com/smart-machines-create-world-without-050615798.html

 

Do an Internet search for “Vanishing Jobs 2013” and see what you can find.

 

This is one of the articles that I located. They just have one paragraph on this page, but they show you 12 photos of vanishing jobs. Also, if you place you mouse pointer over the picture the text about that photo will display. When you move the mouse pointer off of the picture then the text disappears.

 

The Great Reset — Vanishing jobs

January 2013

http://www.spokesman.com/galleries/2013/jan/25/great-reset-vanishing-jobs/

 

I am sure there is much more information on the Internet about this issue of jobless people and lack of jobs and living difficulties people are going through.

 

Sequestration

 

Also, you probably should explore the “Sequestration” problem. Some people seem to think it won’t really affect people much. According to what I have read, there are quite a few things that will be affected. I believe the Sequestration plan also had things outlined for years beyond 2013. Do some research and see what you can find out. Sounds like NIH would be badly hit. I am seeing the dates of April 1 or April 10 when things will hit. Everyone needs to find out what this is all about – explore and find out NOW.

 

Sequestration 2013: Lawmakers, activists call for end of sequestration

March 2013

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/03/lawmakers-activists-call-for-end-of-sequestration–86253.html

 

You really should take a look at this webpage.

Budget cuts 2013: How sequestration could affect you

February 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/budget-cuts-2013-how-sequestration-could-affect-you-88254.html

 

Sequestration Cuts To Census Bureau Make Federal Government Dumber On Economy

March 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/09/sequestration-economy_n_2840023.html

 

Sequester (2013)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Sequestration

 

Conclusion

 

When you are finished exploring all this, please pass along the information you found to as many people as possible. The more people that are knowledgeable about these difficulties, then the better chance we all have of people speaking up and giving their opinions to politicians and demanding answers and assistance.

 
 

 
 
 

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Goals – Do You Have Healthy Water? Do You Know What Is In Your Water?

 
 

Week 21 of 52

 
 

March 11, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com) f

 

 

How is Your Water? Do You Know What Is In It?

 
 

Here is a challenge for you and your loved ones this week. Spend some time trying to find out what is in your water and what is in the water in other areas you like to visit. Yes, this is a task that will take some time. But this is important. Some people can tolerate all the ingredients found in water, but some of those ingredients can make other people very sick. Yes, I learned this a very long time ago. You can read my story in the Water article page on this website: Water.

 

If you live in the United States, check your local community website, probably the Public Works pages, and search for a “Consumer Confidence Report.” At least in my area that PDF contains the “Drinking Water Quality” report. I located 2010 but have not been able to find a version for 2011; yes it was presented but I do not see it online. Also, go to your State website, Department of Health page, subpage Division of Environmental Health, and then search for “drinking water.” It should give you lists of some PDF reports that you can download. Now, obviously some places are going to be different than others. Expand your search if you need to. People in other countries, do an expanded search in your area and see if you can find information about the water in your area.

 

Also, another place to search for information on water reports is at the US Department of Environmental Protection. http://www.epa.gov/ You will see links to “Water Cycle,” “Water Pollution,” and “Watersense.” It took a bit of searching but I finally located a page where you can enter your local information and it should lead you to your local reports (hopefully). http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/ccr/index.cfm They do state on the page: “This website does not contain links to all water quality reports. However, you can find the name, address, and phone number for your water system by browsing the list of systems in your state.” So it sounds like if you can find your state water reports, or your city or town reports you might have better success. When I did a search there for my area it did not find any reports at all. Yes, the area was listed but they do not have their reports linked to the US EPA website. So the state website that I located, and the City website, actually did better than the US government website.

 

Check for levels of sulfate, arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, chloride, lead, copper, and any other things you can think of. And actually, sulfur was not on the lists that I was able to locate on the Internet, so I had to do a search to find out what sulfate is. Yep that solved the question. If you are curious, do an Internet search for: “sulfate and sulfur in water” and see what you find. I happen to have some experience with sulfur and know that some water does contain some sulfur. And while it might not bother most people, some people can get very sick from drinking water with sulfur in it. You also might want to spend a little bit of time and search for information on Cryptosporidium and other contaminants. If you have a private well, from the information I was able to locate, it is recommended that you test for levels of Nitrate and Coliform Bacteria every year.

 

If you are really interested in exploring this issue, then go ahead and explore other websites.
 

Here is a website where you can check for information about bottled water. By the way, in case you did not know this … bottled water in the United States is not regulated by the EPA. It is regulated by the FDA as a food product. Interesting.

NSF International

http://www.nsf.org/consumer/bottled_water/index.asp?program=BottledWat

You might want to take a look at this page on their website too:

http://www.nsf.org/consumer/newsroom/kit_bottled_water.asp?program=BottledWat

 

And you can go to this US website to search for more information. This is their webpage that talks about water.

Centers for Disease Control and Protection

http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/index.html

Here is their webpage that talks about bottled water.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/bottled/index.html

They also have pages that talk about “Public Water Systems,” “Private Water Systems,” “Water and Nutrition,” “Camping, Hiking, Travel,” and “Water Fluoridation.”

 

US Environmental Protection Agency

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/

 

What to do about your water if you feel it is not healthy to drink? Try to find some kind of a water filter that you can afford to keep up and running. Some are really expensive and some are inexpensive. Of course the more expensive ones generally work much better and rid the water of some ingredients that the inexpensive filters cannot do anything about. It depends on how much you can afford and what you need to filter out of the water. If you want to get rid of fluoride, the inexpensive filters generally don’t work.

 

Click on the Amazon link here. This should display a search for water purifiers, and this page should show a page partway into the search: Amazon: Water Purifiers

 

Some of the recommended products are: First: MultiPure; Second: Aqua-Pure; Third: British Berkefeld or it is also called Big Berkey. This third one looks really interesting to me. Also, it is less expensive. Some of the reviews on this one are good and some reviews not so good. Some people prefer the clear model so they can see how much water is in the container. The clear model is called “Berkey Light.”

 

Explore this water issue for seven days if you possibly can. I apologize for being late at getting this posted. Dealing with some difficulties here.

 
 

 
 
 
 

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Goals – What Is In Your Food? Do You Know What You Are Eating?

 
 

Week 20 of 52

 
 

March 4, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com) f

 

 

What Is In Your Food? What Are You Doing To Your Body?

 
 

Your body reflects what you eat. You are what you eat. Right? Are you or someone you know and love having health problems? Originally I had not planned to include this subject here. But because of some difficulties we are having I have had to do some research on foods etc. And the information I found is disturbing. No, not all foods are a problem. But some foods can be a real big health problem for some people.

 

Spread love and caring to your family and loved ones. How? By sitting and talking with them for a while, and then direct the conversation to food products. What do you and they love to eat? What do you eat but none of you have any idea what is in that food? How about kids? How about children? What do they really love to eat? Are they drawn to artificial foods, high calorie foods, or do they really like some of the old fashioned home-made healthy foods? If you or anyone you know and love has health problems, then you might already have done a search for what types of foods are the best to help the health improve. If not, this is a task that you and your family and loved ones need to do. And if all of you are really healthy, you still need to do that task so that your health does not decline because of something you are putting in your body.

 

I know this is a time-consuming difficult task for some people to do. So I am including some of the information I have located on the Internet to get you started. I usually list steps for people to follow in my weekly goals blog posts. This week the list is short, but will probably take a lot of time. Perhaps a good way to do this is to have everyone, family and friends and loved ones, split up the topics and each person spend some time searching for just one or two things. That might speed things up for you. Yes, this is important because what we eat affects our physical body, our health, our breathing patterns, our mental faculties, and our possible allergies or sensitivities to things.

 

1. This is a quick simple task. Write down a list of your most favorite foods and food ingredients.

 

2. Spend a little bit of time talking with your family and loved ones and friends about this general topic. Are there foods they really like but for some reason don’t seem to be able to eat or drink it very much? Which foods make them feel good?

 

3. Decide who is going to do some Internet research on which foods.

 

4. Share the websites and information I have listed below.

 

5. Then if you are still interested in exploring this farther, click on some of the links I have included below and see what you can find.

 

6. Expand your search on the Internet and see what other information you can find.

 

7. Then get together with your family and loved ones so that all of you can share what you found with each other.

 

Here is a list of some websites I found that talk about food products that are not labeled correctly.

 

I originally started searching for Orange Juice and Olive Oil because of some of the information I found about it. There are food products you might be buying that aren’t at all what you think they are.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/01/most-fraudulent-foods/

http://www.food24.com/News-and-Guides/Features/Olive-oil-fraud-20120516

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/food-fraud-adulterated-ingredients_n_1408199.html

http://www.drozfans.com/dr-ozs-advice/dr-oz-how-to-spot-fake-extra-virgin-olive-oil-food-scams/

By the way, I found this next website a bit difficult to search through, but it is worth the effort to see what they have available.

http://www.foodfraud.org/search/site?search_api_views_fulltext=orange+juice

 

FDA INFORMATION, Yes many people today are having quite a few problems with the way the FDA is acting. But we should still check them out and see what information they do have available. The FDA does have a website where you can go and search through and read their information. They have Recall Information, and you can search their website for other information too.

 

FDA Safety Enforcement Reports

 

Recommendation from me: If you do go to the FDA website and do a search for something, I strongly suggest you enter a year along with your search words. Otherwise you are going to see some really old stuff. Yes, I was glad I found some of the old reports. But I was actually looking for more recent reports. So I went back and added “2012” to the search words so I could find more recent information.

 

You can search for something specific by using their search box. Also, on this main Enforcement Reports webpage you can click on a link located immediately under the search box and sign up to receive FDA Enforcement Reports. These reports are lists of recalls, which includes all categories (not just food). And Yes, each one of the lists I looked at is very long. So you will probably want to do what I did and just scroll down the page and only stop if you see a product you are interested in.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/default.htm

 

In their Feb 13, 2013 recall listings, I found one for canned mandarin oranges; this was a voluntary action, not one started by the FDA.

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=select&recall_number=F-0969-2013&w=02132013&lang=eng

 

I have been browsing through some of these weekly recall listings. There are a massive number of blood cells and platelets listed. As I was browsing I found this Spice Cake listed in the Feb 6, 2013 list. (The Feb 6, 2013 report has more food listed in it than the other two that I already looked at.) That Spice Cake has an undeclared allergen in it: Milk. Apparently that particular cake mix is distributed at correctional facilities only. I still suggest that if you or someone you know is allergic to milk, be sure to check the ingredients of that product carefully.

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=select&recall_number=F-0941-2013&w=02062013&lang=eng

 

Also, in this same Feb 6, 2013 report there are other products (Island Delights) that did not have milk listed in the ingredients (that should have been listed). Also a chicken salad sandwich is listed, as well as some Hi-Protein Bars. Take a look at this report.

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=Expand+Index&w=02062013&lang=eng

 

The January 30, 2013 report lists some Cold Smoked Salmon that had the “Potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes”.

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=Expand+Index&w=01302013&lang=eng

 

Listeria was found in some Olive Oil in October 2012:

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=select&recall_number=F-0220-2013&w=10242012&lang=eng

 

What about other things? You will need to continue the searching, but here are a few other FDA pages I found. If you are interested in more information on this you will need to do additional searching on the Internet to see what else you can find.

 

FDA talking about Arsenic in Apple Juice.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FoodContaminantsAdulteration/Metals/ucm280209.htm

 

FDA talking about Carbendazim in Orange Juice Products.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Product-SpecificInformation/FruitsVegetablesJuices/ucm288004.htm

 

FDA talking about Arsenic in Pear Juice Analytical Results, 2005-2011 (Updated February 2012).

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FoodContaminantsAdulteration/Metals/ucm275452.htm

 

Here is some of the older information that I located, in case you are interested in it.

 

There was one PDF report which I downloaded, which included the words “Enforcement Story” in their PDF link. It had a mention of Olive Oil so I wanted to take a look. Here is the paragraph in that report about Olive Oil.

United States v. 448 cases … Extra Virgin Olive Oil, (E.D.N.Y.). On December 11, 2007, a U.S. District Judge entered a consent decree of condemnation and destruction between the U.S. and Krinos Foods, Inc., which provides for the disposition of over 50,000 gallons of adulterated and misbranded olive oil that was seized by the U.S. on May 22. The seized oil, which was packaged in 3-liter tins and 750 mL bottles, was packaged in violation of the Act because the labeling identifies the oil as extra virgin olive oil or olive pomace oil, but the bottles and tins actually consist primarily of soybean oil. Under the consent decree, the seized oil is condemned and subject to destruction at Krinos’ expense. After executing a $500,000 penal bond in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit, Krinos will be permitted to propose to FDA a plan whereby the oil will be sold as biodiesel fuel, a use that ensures that it will not be consumed as food. The consent decree also gives FDA representatives authority to make inspections and take any other measures deemed necessary to monitor and ensure compliance with the decree. Krinos is required to reimburse the U.S. for the costs of such supervision.”

Here is the webpage location to download this document or open it up in your browser:

www.fda.gov/downloads/ICECI/EnforcementActions/EnforcementStory/UCM129820.pdf

 

After reading that paragraph (above) about the 2007 consent decree, I continued looking through the Olive Oil search pages at the FDA website. I came across this one next, and also another one linked to this first one. So I downloaded both of them.

 

This first Interview was done in 1982 with a retired FDA employee. Starting on Page 15 (15 on the bottom of the page – actually page 19 as far as the total pages in the PDF), Kedzior talks about the problems with Olive Oil and some prosecutions that were done. These stories in this PDF are old. Some of them are VERY old. If you have a problem with this PDF weblink, then just go to the FDA website and do a search for “Kedzior” and you will be shown a link to this PDF report.

FDA Oral History Interview, Kedzior

Click on this link: Kedzior Interview

 

These are definitely old history stories. In this second interview PDF Herrmann does talk about Olive Oil once: “Economic in preventing fraud, such as excessive stems in cloves, substitution of cheaper materials for the genuine, such as salad oil for expensive olive oil; peanut oil, sesame oil, cottonseed oil, were mixed with the olive oil and palmed off as genuine olive oil at higher prices.” Actually these old interviews are interesting and did grab my attention so I read more of it than I am mentioning here. If you have a problem with this PDF weblink, then just go to the FDA website and do a search for “Herrmann” and you will be shown a link to this PDF report.

FDA Oral History Interview, Herrmann

Click on this link: Herrmann Interview

 

Yes, I diverted away from what I had planned to talk about this week. I feel that Goal Planning for everyone is a good thing to do. And it is good to include difficult topics sometimes. More and more people today are developing allergies or sensitivities to things. My personal opinion is that it is happening because of all of the artificial ingredients in so many products today. Also because the US Federal Government seems to be so supportive of huge corporations that produce processed foods and processed milk and GMOs but they are so against any farmer that actually tries to produce and sell healthy natural organic foods and raw milk.

 

Explore at your own pace this week. This is a good challenge for everyone to take on. I tried really hard to locate current information about which products might be on store shelves that are not labeled correctly. I wish I had found more information. But this is a good start and if more people search for information and then share what they found, that will help everyone.

 

A SHORT ADDED NOTE TO EVERYONE: If you haven’t read my Blog post about Milk, you should take a look at it too. By the way, for some strange reason I am having problems keeping it up on this website. I will keep an eye on it and see if it disappears again. Hopefully it will stay put and be readable for everyone. It is located here: http://www.goldenrule4everyone.com/2013/03/aspartame-added-to-milk-without-labeling-petition-is-at-fda-for-review-now/

 
 

 
 
 
 

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Aspartame Added To Milk Without Labeling? Petition Is At FDA for Review Now!

 
 

 

What if you or someone you know happens to be part of the physically sensitive ones, or allergic ones? I speak with experience here. I understand the problems that can arise if you do not know all ingredients in everything you eat, all medicines you take, and all soaps, lotions, creams, etc. What is “safe” for some people is the cause of severe health problems for other people. And in today’s world this is expanding to more and more people being negatively affected by various products.

 

The FDA has recently received a petition from IDFA and NMPF to alter the “Standard of Identity for Milk and 17 Additional Dairy Products.” The FDA has a comment period on this right now, which will end May 21, 2013. What do they mean by altering the “Standard of Identity?” I didn’t realize the FDA was getting that bad. Looks like those people complaining about the FDA are right. If they allow the altering of the Standard of Identity of a product, and that alteration includes something added to the product, does this mean whatever was added does not have to be included on the label?? There are a lot of websites talking about this problem now. And many of them say that this means those ingredients will be hidden. Uhhhh???? So I guess that means quite a few of us now have to do extensive research to see what the FDA is hiding from us already. Is it limited to just a few things? Or has this been expanding to include more and more products? I have been trying to find the correct explanation of what is going on with this problem right now.

 

Milk and Dairy is already on my family’s “Cannot Have” list, so we already stay away from it – yes in absolutely everything. After my daughter and I moved to where we are living now, we spent a lot of time in the grocery store walking up and down the aisles, picking up a product and turning it around and reading the entire label on the back of that product. We did that with everything we wanted to buy until we located the product brands that were safe for us. At that time not many people had to do that, and one of the store employees later told me that they used to watch us going up and down the aisles reading all those labels. Unfortunately, a lot more people have to do that in today’s world. I do definitely understand how this issue can cause a lot of problems for people that might not have been having difficulties with these products up until now.

 

Here is a small part of the information posted at the Federal Register website on this issue.

 

Flavored Milk; Petition to Amend the Standard of Identity for Milk and 17 Additional Dairy Products

 

A Proposed Rule by the Food and Drug Administration on 02/20/2013

This article has a comment period that ends in 84 days (05/21/2013)

 

ACTION: Notice; Request For Comments, Data, And Information.

 

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition requesting that the Agency amend the standard of identity for milk and 17 other dairy products to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient. FDA is issuing this notice to request comments, data, and information about the issues presented in the petition.

 

SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FARTHER AND YOU WILL SEE THIS PARAGRAPH:

Therefore, while the milk standard of identity in § 131.110 only provides for the use of “nutritive sweetener” in an optional characterizing flavor, milk may contain a characterizing flavor that is sweetened with a non-nutritive sweetener if the food’s label bears a nutrient content claim (e.g., “reduced calorie”) and the non-nutritive sweetener is used to add sweetness to the product so that it is not inferior in its sweetness property compared to its standardized counterpart. However, IDFA and NMPF argue that nutrient content claims such as “reduced calorie” are not attractive to children, and maintain that consumers can more easily identify the overall nutritional value of milk products that are flavored with non-nutritive sweeteners if the labels do not include such claims. Further, the petitioners assert that consumers do not recognize milk—including flavored milk—as necessarily containing sugar. Accordingly, the petitioners state that milk flavored with non-nutritive sweeteners should be labeled as milk without further claims so that consumers can “more easily identify its overall nutritional value.”

 

In other words, they can’t get enough parents to buy reduced calorie milk for their kids because their kids don’t like it, and maybe the parents don’t like it either. So …. hmmmm. …… ah, change the label of that type of milk and then the kids won’t know it isn’t whole milk! Then maybe they can sell more of it. Right? And here is another question for all of you to think about. How much “sugar” is in milk? I know it is in almond milk. Where is just plain milk, you know, real milk?

 

I have had to do some searching on this problem. If you read through the FDA document completely, and you get down to the “Request For Comments” section, #6 is also something you need to read. It sounds like they are saying that everyone needs to read the label and determine if it contains sweeteners or aspartame. I have a huge question. Will the ingredient aspartame be listed on the ingredients label on the back of the product? Yes? No? Most articles I have read are saying “No.” But that might not be correct. It is possible this means that the information is only in the ingredients list on the back of the product, but is not seen on the main label of that product. ???

 

If you read further down on that Federal Register page you will discover the current labeling practices for ice cream. Question, does the ingredients label on the back of the container list everything, or is something hidden from everyone? What if you happen to be a person that absolutely has to know all ingredients in everything in order to avoid any kind of a bad reaction to food, lotions, soaps, medicines, etc?

 

I was raised on raw milk as a kid. Yes, I am an older person. And I never had any problems with milk when all I had was raw milk. My allergy to milk showed up when I got older and had been using processed milk for years.

 

Go to this website and get a copy of this document. Read it thoroughly. You might have to read through it several times. Share this with your family, your loved ones, your friends, and anyone else you can pass it on to. Ponder on this for a while. Maybe you don’t have any problems with any allergies or reactions to things. But what about other people who do have reactions? Now we can’t trust the labels? If the label lists a generic ingredient that isn’t really specific, at least it gives us the category that the ingredient falls into. That does help a bit. But by totally eliminating any mention of the ingredient, or even of a generic broad based definition of the ingredient or category of the ingredient, that could actually cause people to get sick and end up in the hospital. Yes, some reactions can be that severe. An added note: perhaps my comment in a previous paragraph is correct and you will be able to figure out the ingredients from reading that small ingredients list on the back of the package. If that is true, it still means that you can no longer trust what that big label on the front of a food product is trying to tell you. But if that is not correct, and some ingredients might be totally hidden and not listed anywhere, then that is a huge health problem.

 

Here is the website where the Federal Register article is posted:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/02/20/2013-03835/flavored-milk-petition-to-amend-the-standard-of-identity-for-milk-and-17-additional-dairy-products

 

This Federal Register webpage also tells you where to locate the full FDA Petition. “For a copy of the petition filed by IDFA and NMPF please go to: http://www.regulations.gov and insert ‘Docket No. FDA- 2009-P-0147’ into the ‘Search’ box.” I tried that but it isn’t a simple process. Here is the actual page for that full petition: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2009-P-0147-0012 There is also a “Comment Now!” button on that webpage.

 

Please encourage everyone you know to check into this and submit comments. The FDA needs to hear from many people, and from looking at other comments from past years, I discovered that your comments need to be specific and detailed. If you don’t do that your comments might get ignored. Specific comments are at least read and considered.

 

Other Sources:

 

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/aspartame-in-milk-without-a-label-big-dairy-petitions-fda-for-approval_022013

 

http://www.infowars.com/u-s-dairy-industry-petitions-fda-to-approve-aspartame-as-hidden-unlabeled-additive-in-milk-yogurt-eggnog-and-cream/

 
 

 
 
 

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Goals – Explore the Library This Week

 
 

Week 19 of 52

 
 

February 24, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

Do You Go To The Library? Do It This Week and Look Around.

 

If you already spend time at the Library, do it again this week. If you don’t usually go to the Library then this week is to expand your knowledge of what is out there, what is available for you to read and/or view on your computer by checking it out from your local library. Why? Even people that have a big personal library of their own will find things at the Public Library that they have not read before, or videos they have not seen before.

 

1. First, prepare a list of subjects that you are interested in, music you are interested in, and movies you are interested in.

 

2. Check your local library’s days and hours they are open. Some libraries are very busy and are open most of the week, some libraries are open 7 days a week, but others have limited hours because of lack of people going to that library (and possibly other reasons). How is your local library doing?

 

3. Next, go to the Library. Instead of just looking around one section of the Library, you should explore everything. Remember, when you check something out from the library you must return it by the due date, or renew the checkout. Overdue items when returned end up costing you overdue fines you have to pay. Return the items on time.

 

4. Explore the fiction books, and the biographies and autobiographies.

 

5. Explore the nonfiction section, which is full of all kinds of useful information.

 

6. Explore the magazines section. They might have a bigger variety of magazines than you might think!

 

7. Next, go the DVDs section and explore there. What do they have? You very well might find some very interesting DVDs, movies, and documentaries that you want to watch. Also, you might find a section next to those DVDs that has Audio Books for people that have a hard time reading books.

 

8. Next, take a little bit of time and walk through the kid’s section. If you have children you will want to take a bit of time and explore here too. If you don’t have children you don’t have to spend as much time there, but walk through and take a quick look.

 

9. Some libraries frequently have a cart of old books and magazines for sale. Take a look and see if your library has something like this in the main area of the library.

 

10. Also, my local library has a section where new library books are shelved, with shorter checkout times. They also have a selection of newer magazines; you can sit there in that room in the library and read those magazines. Take a look and see what you can find available in your library.

 

11. The library also has computers that you can sign up to use if you need better access to the Internet. They also have a printer you can use; they charge a small amount for anything over 10 pages that are printed out. Take a look around your library and explore these things. How much is available for public use in the library where you live?

 

12. Does your library have a meeting room where different groups gather sometimes and hold their meetings? Are any groups included that you might be interested in?

 

13. Do you have a bit of extra time, or a desire to volunteer and help somewhere? Talk to your library staff and see if they ever need volunteers to help them with something.

 

14. Last, since you have access to the Internet, go to your Library’s website and explore their digital section. Did you know that libraries have digital books you can check out? Take a look and see what you can find.

 

Enjoy exploring your local library this week. Some people spend a lot of time at the library, but other people get really busy and don’t seem to have time to do very many personal relaxing activities. Walking around in the library should help you relax a bit and enjoy exploring things that interest you.

 
 

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Goals — What Music Lifts You And Helps You Feel Better?

 
 

Week 18 of 52

 
 

February 17, 2013

Author & Copyright Owner, 2013: Nancy Eastman (goldenrule4everyone.com)

 

 

Explore Music This Week

 

This week is all about finding something to listen to that will lift you and your loved ones up, up from whatever negative or upset or sad feelings you may be trying to fight off. Music can lift you up, or it can put you more down than you are now. Find the up. Find the positive. Find the good.

 

           1. Get together with your loved ones and talk together about the types of music you listen to, or the types of music you like to listen to whenever possible. What are your favorites?

 

           2. The next thing you need to talk with each other about is how that music makes you feel. Some music might energize you. Some music might make you pensive. Some music might help you take a deep sigh and then sit there and just relax for a while.

 

           3. Is there music that you would like to listen to, but do not have CDs of right now? Make a list of your favorite music. Also include music that you aren’t sure is your favorite but you might like to listen to see if it will help lift up your spirits a bit.

 

           4. Turn on the radio and see if you can find stations that play a variety of music. Listen for a while and write down any songs that you find inspiring, or uplifting for your mood and your spirit.

 

           5. If possible, spend at least 30 minutes every day this week listening to music that helps you relax, helps you feel more positive, helps lift you up a bit, helps your loved ones feel better too.

 

           6. If you do have a little bit of extra money, think about purchasing a copy of one music CD that helps you feel better. Then go ahead and listen to that music at least once a week for a while and keep track of how it helps you feel better.

 

           7. Do you have a journal that you write in now? Write down your experiences through this music listening exercise. Write down which music lifted you up and which music actually put you down a bit. Write down what you have learned by going through this exercise.

 

Spread this music exercise to your friends, family, and loved ones. Perhaps you could all get together for a dinner and play the music in the background while you are visiting with each other. Did this help them too? Enjoy!

 

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Subscribe To RSS Feed

 

RSS Feeds on the Internet is something that I am not completely up to date on right now. I know quite a lot about other things, just not about RSS.

 

I have been asked several times how to subscribe to the RSS feed. Apparently it works for some people and does not work for others. I did some exploring and discovered an actual “Subscribe” button. Now, I still am not sure if it works correctly, but I did locate one.

 

What you need to do is to click on the RSS button that is at the top right hand side of the picture that is at the very top of this website, the picture with the trees and the sunset. When that RSS feed page opens you will see links to a number of the blog posts that I have added to the GoldenRule4Everyone website. At the very top of the page of blog posts you should see a button that says “Subscribe Now.” Also you should be able to see the option: “Subscribe to this feed using …. ” and then there is a button that you click open and it should show you some options for subscribing.

 

Let me know if this actually works for you. That option might appear differently in different web browsers, but hopefully it will work okay.

 
 
 

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