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Imagine one day per year, then one day/month then one day/week!

This post is dedicated to the idea that we can have one day this year to not drive our fossil fueled cars. It should be a legal holiday in the sense that all fossil fueled cars are required to stay off public roads and highways. (Electric vehicles, public transportation and emergency services excluded.) Oct 10th is just a suggestion.

No Drive Day can be repeated until companies provide electric vans to pick up employees, employees take mass transportation or carpool with electric vehicle owners or work from home.

Industry and business will be against this and pressure congressional representatives with a thousand reasons it won’t work.
Will politicians do anything about it? Could they? Can you? Pass it on.

” Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. “
– Albert Einstein

A tear jerker movie but no relation with gun violence?

Have you ever watched a “tear-jerker” movie?  Where do they get that name?  Is there a relationship between watching a “tear-jerker” and emotions?

Of course there’s a relationship.  That’s why it’s called a “tear-jerker”.  Yet we are repeatedly told that there is no relationship between movie violence and gun violence.

How can this be?  Do they mean that video and video game violence doesn’t influence the watcher’s emotions?  Yet certain videos produce a “tear-jerker” response?

Does the video content not affect young watchers or (young participants in video game violence)?  Is TV not saturated with gun violence?  Is the 5-o’clock news not always broadcasting violence, death or molestation?

Do you think that there is no relationship between video, video games and gun violence?

From “Psychology Today”


Tattoo nanoparticles travel inside the body

Scientists have long known that organic tattoo pigments travel to the lymph nodes because visual evidence shows the lymph nodes taking on the color of the tattoo.

Most tattoo inks contain organic pigments.  However, a chemical analysis had not been done until now.  The additions of preservatives and contaminants in ink revealed the presence of  nickel, chromium, manganese or cobalt.

In a first of it’s kind study,  “Scientists have discovered that micro and nanoparticles from tattoos can travel inside the body and reach the lymph nodes” according to a UPI report.

The study reports that they “were able to prove the presence of several toxic elements, such as Cr and Ni, derived from tattooing”.  However, the report  could not determine if other contamination sources may have contributed to the presence of toxic elements.