I thought this was interesting. I didn't author it, but it was sent to me via email and wanted to share.
A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following.
Good idea.... One light bulb at a time . . . .
Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking...
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now.. I do not buy it any more.
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ... now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything...
This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value.” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price... The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio .
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here...
So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets. .. . Yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!
(We should have awakened a decade ago ...)
Let's get with the program. .... Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A ..
There's a country song in here somewhere. And Doug Paisley gets to play the hero. Because here's what happened on Saturday night (Jan. 9) at the Brad Paisley show in Wichita, Kans. Paisley's dad Doug saw a man on the floor in an arena hallway in some kind of distress (which turned out to be a heart attack), and he got down to business right away and started performing CPR along with another man. The man having the heart attack turned out to be an venue employee. And Doug Paisley, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, knew just what to do until the paramedics arrived. He was even getting the venue's automated external defibrillator ready. But then he said, "I kind of backed off and let (the paramedics) use theirs." Sounds to me like the elder Paisley was at least half the man he didn't have to be.
Garth Brooks Sues: Hospital Made $500,000 Error
Posted Dec 16th 2009 12:28AM by TMZ Staff
Garth Brooks is waging a bitter legal war against a hospital in his hometown, demanding the Oklahoma hospital return a $500,000 donation he made because it never named a building after his mother.
It's all over a deal Garth claims he made with Integris Canadian Valley Regional hospital in Yukon, Oklahoma about four years ago. In his lawsuit, filed in state court in Oklahoma, Garth claims his donation was supposed to go towards a new hospital building that would be named after his mother Colleen -- who died from cancer in 1999.
But the building never got built -- despite a $27 million renovation and expansion project last year -- and Garth wants his money back claiming the hospital breached the donation contract.
The hospital claims it's all a giant misunderstanding and hopes the dispute will reach a "swift and amicable end."
KCTV 5 Kansas City –
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Roadway crews at the highway department's salt dome near Interstate 35 and Lamar Avenue were busy Monday afternoon getting ready to prep the roads throughout the night as the first significant snowfall ofthe year was predicted for Kansas City.