Archive for July, 2012

Any time you call an 800 number – Bring jobs back to the USA

July 22, 2012

This was sent to me by a friend…it is a wonderful thing to know…we can help more Americans be employed:

Any time you call an 800 number …I know it is the LAW – I will do it for sure..
Any time you call an 800 number-(for a credit card, banking, charter communications, health and other
insurance, computer help desk, etc), and you find that you’re talking to a foreign customer service
representative, please consider doing the following:

After you connect and you realize that the customer service representative is not from the USA, (you can always ask if you are not sure about the accent), please, very politely (this is not about trashing other cultures) say, “I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the United States of America ..”

The rep might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say, “Thank you, but I’d like to speak to a
customer service representative in the USA ..”
That’s the rule and the LAW.
It takes less than one minute to have your call re-directed to the USA .

Tonight when I got redirected to a USA rep, I asked again to make sure – and yes, she was from Fort Lauderdale .
Imagine what would happen if every US citizen insisted on talking to only US phone reps from this day on.

Imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of US jobs that would need to be created ASAP.

Here is a link with a couple of other perspectives on this:

and another:

If I tell 10 people to consider this and you tell 10 people to consider doing this – see what I mean…it becomes an exercise in viral marketing 101.

Remember – the goal here is to restore jobs back here at home – not to be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep .

If you agree, please tell 10 people you know, and ask them to tell 10 people they know….etc…etc..

This is MeddlingMom…please forward this to everyone you know…let’s get Americans back to work!

Water-only Cafe-WHAT??? Crazy!

July 19, 2012


The Sideshow

Water-only café opens to flood of criticism in New York City

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News

Senior Media Reporter

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Sideshow1 hr 40 mins ago

A woman drinks New York City tap water in New York’s Times Square. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

A water-only café serving filtered New York City tap water is facing a wave of criticism for its overpriced, artisanal H20.

Molecule, which recently opened in Manhattan’s East Village, charges $2.50 per 16-ounce glass of water treated with its custom-built, $25,000 purifier.

It’s “a cocktail bar for water enthusiasts,” the Wall Street Journal said in its profile. “Patrons can order a shot of vitamins A, B, C, D and E or a mixture of roots, herbs, fruits and mushrooms blended in blasts called ‘energy,’ ‘immunity’ and ‘skin, hair and nails’ to add to their water.”

The giant filtration machine “uses ultraviolet rays, ozone treatments and reverse osmosis in a seven-stage processing treatment” to create what Molecule’s proprietors call “pure H20.”

More from the café’s website:

You can fill your own bottle at our store, or you can get 3 and 5 gallon jugs of our ‘pharmaceutical-grade water’ delivered to your home on a tricycle.

“It’s about treating water a little more consciously, mindfully and respectfully,” Adam Ruhf, the café’s 32-year-old owner, told “We are trying to change the way people think about water.”

That may take some doing, at least among critics.

“Molecule bottled water is ‘pure’ nonsense,” the New York Post’s Steve Cuozzo wrote.

Cuozzo conducted a blind taste test using Molecule, Poland Spring, Evian, Fiji and unfiltered tap water. “Guess what?” he wrote. “Molecule was the only one I didn’t like.”

Public health experts say New York’s tap water “is among the safest, highest quality in the world, a standard we confirm through more than 500,000 tests each year,” a spokesman for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection told the Journal.

“Who’d waste money on Molecule?” Cuozza wrote. “Those who belong to the High Holy Church of Culinary Rectitude.”

“Artisanal water,” Jen Doll wrote on the Atlantic Wire. “It’s what you sell when people will buy anything.”

“Calling all suckers,” James King wrote in the Village Voice. “We’re not sure what’s more unsettling: the fact that an East Village business is selling tap water for $2.50 a bottle, or that countless idiots will probably buy it.”

“Either you buy into it or you don’t,” Ruhf told the Journal of his critics.

And what does he think about the city’s tap water he’s filtering?

“Terrible,” Ruhf said. “I don’t want chemicals in my water. I don’t even want chlorine in my water. Chlorine is like bleach. Do you want to drink bleach? No one wants to drink bleach. So that’s my opinion on New York tap water.”

This is MeddlingMom…This is unbelievable…how did they raise money to start this? Was there a business plan?

I can’t imagine who their customers would be…strange, really… I guess we’ve heard it all, now…probably not.

July 16, 1945-a serious day to remember

July 17, 2012
Please take a few moments to look at this very important food for thought. Share it…it’s important to all of us.
Today, sixty-seven years ago, on July 16, 1945, the first atomic bomb test, code-named “Trinity”, took place in an area of desert in New Mexico called Jornada del Muerto – Journey of Death or Dead Man’s Trail. A few years later, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bombs, recollected his thoughts upon witnessing the world’s first atomic blast.
“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita: Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty and to impress him he takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now, I am become death, the destroyers of worlds’. I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.”
– J.Robert Oppenheimer
The code-name given to the first atomic bomb was “the gadget”. The code name for the atomic test – “Trinity” (the Christian doctrine of faith in which God is made of three divine persons – the father, the son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit – distinct yet one, co-equal, co-eternal ) – was chosen by Oppenheimer from a sonnett,, by the 17th Century English poet, lawyer, and Protestant priest, John Donne. How often before the “Trinity” test and since has religious imagery and the language of eternity been used to make moral, and even spiritual, the greatest exercises of violence and crime by militarists and war makers?
On this day sixty-seven years ago, from a place named for death, Oppenheimer remembered a story from Hindu scripture which speaks of the power of death to take hold and cower people, societies, the world, with ever greater threats and examples of violence.
And why? The will and willingness by the social elite to maintain their boundless markets and profit, their resource control and ownership, their “way of life” at all costs. Empire!
From the “Trinity” atomic test and just three weeks later, the atomic destruction of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with hundreds of thousands killed and irradiated, to a continuing commitment to an arsenal of thousands of nuclear bombs and missiles, a for-corporate-profit permanent war economy and national security state, wars of foreign occupation, to the current phenomenon of drone warfare and remote-controlled killing, the empire’s continuing refrain is: ‘Now, I am become death, the destroyers of worlds’.
Our refrain must be…Remember “Trinity” and Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. Abolish Nuclear Weapons and Power. Stop the Wars. Resist Lockheed Martin. Reclaim the future for justice and peace, for our children, the world, and our communities.
For those of you in the greater Philadelphia area, here are several local events:
Read the Journey of Death (1995, Brandywine Peace Community), an historical narrative of humanity’s first steps into the nuclear age. Read it here:
Fri., August 3, 7p.m.Attend Area Showing of THE FORGOTTEN BOMB at the Peace Center of Delaware County (1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA) First-Friday Free Large Screen Film Series, co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. The documentary film (2010, 135 mins.) is, at its core, a globe-trotting search to find out, two decades after the Cold War, what nuclear weapons still mean to us today, and why we need to re-think their very existence so as to do away with them for good. Film features former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, authors Gar Alperovitz and Jonathan Schell, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Father John Dear, Japanese bomb survivors, and many others.
More information and directions, or call (610) 544-1818.
Brandywine Peace Community Area Observances of the 67th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 – 9, 1945. Join the Demand for Peace, a Just Economy, a Nuclear Free Future!
Monday, August 6, Noon
Remember and Resist...Hiroshima Day Demonstration & Nonviolent Resistance at Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge, PA (230 Mall Boulevard 19406, Mall & Goddard Blvds., behind the King of Prussia Mall). Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer, is the U.S.’s chief nuclear weapons contractor and among the top manufacturer’s of drone warfare technology
Call the Brandywine Peace Community NOW to participate in nonviolent civil disobedience, facing arrest for resisting the injustice and criminality of Lockheed Martin.
Nonviolence discipline for all participants here:

Thursday, August 9, 7:30p.m.
Nagasaki Day Ceremony – Lights of Hope Over Waters of Memory: Candlelight Vigil for Peace and A Nuclear Free Future
, Market Street Bridge, 2955 Market Street, across from 30th Street Train Station (east side), Phila., PA 19103 for more information or call (610) 544-1818.
Brandywine Peace Community
P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081
This is MeddlingMom…what kind of world do we want?

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