I am sure am not alone in my love/hate relationship with the Google. This latest
policy creepy update by them is getting a lot of deserved attention. More from the Digital Journal article:
The 6 easy steps to taking control of your info are HERE.
That’s what I’ve texted the folks from a certain party planning outfit that’s been sending unsolicited announcements my way. Every time they’ve had the urge to let me know — via text to my cell — about one of their terrific, not to be missed, shindigs, somewhere in one of the five Boroughs of NYC, I’ve send them back a polite request to cease and desist.
That’s actually not entirely true . I haven’t always been polite. At first, I ignored the announcements, but soon they began to get on my nerves. I pleaded that I was neither a partier nor a drinker and that even if I was, I would never go to one of theirs. I threaten to block them, but then found out that my carrier would charge me $4.95 per month, per number in need of blocking. Apparently spammers have a right to, well, spam. I am not that annoyed.
They continued to ignore my pleadings. I continued to curse them under my breath. Then, yesterday I remembered the National Dot Not Call Registry.
So far, it’s working.
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From a great series by ProPublica:
ProPublica asked a simple question of more than 700 homeowners dealing with the administration’s mortgage modification program: Knowing what you know now, what tips would you give someone who’s struggling with a mortgage payment?
Their advice: Get help, stay organized, and don’t give up.
In total, 718 homeowners, all of whom applied for a loan modification through the Home Affordable Modification Program, volunteered tips and tricks for struggling homeowners. While more than a third of respondents were skeptical about the value of program, the majority of respondents suggested simple steps homeowners should take to survive the process of applying for a modification. Culling through the hundreds of responses, three pieces of advice stood out.
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When Sen. David Vitter persuaded the EPA to agree to yet another review of its long-delayed assessment of the health risks of formaldehyde, he was praised by companies that use or manufacture a chemical found in everything from plywood to carpet.As long as the studies continue, the EPA will still list formaldehyde as a “probable” rather than a “known” carcinogen, even though three major scientific reviews now link it to leukemia and have strengthened its ties to other forms of cancer. The chemical industry is fighting to avoid that designation, because it could lead to tighter regulations and require costly pollution controls.
“Delay means money. The longer they can delay labeling something a known carcinogen, the more money they can make,” said James Huff, associate director for chemical carcinogenesis at the National Institute for Environmental Health in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Funny advice for President Babar on consumer protection:
Reposted for the big day!
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From the good guys and gals at the GoodGuide
Picking a Costume? Check here for lead levels and phthalates in your costume.
Coloring your Hair? Hair dyes and colors often come with a list 60 or 70 chemicals.
Transforming your Face? If you are using Halloween makeup on your kids, click here for top-rated cosmetics.
Shopping for Halloween Treats? Parents will thank you for giving out fruit-flavored treats this holiday.
Our Boo will be one of a million little pirates that will be out there making mischief. Aahrrrr!!!
Papa and Mom can’t wait!!!