Archive for August 2005

On the Lighter Side of Things

August 15, 2005

Did you know that tiny nematode worms survived the Shuttle disaster and returned “alive to earth” inside of small aluminum canisters? According to the Washington Post—it is a true fact—confirmed by NASA! Oh what “tuff little worms they are”.

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The Middle East

August 7, 2005

I have a difficult time thinking that it will be “all right with Israel” for Iran to field Russian made surface-to-air missiles around their nation, in order to strengthen their air-defenses, in order to deter another nation from bombing the buildings in which they plan on producing weapons-grade-plutonium in. “If” I were the president of Iran, I would strongly consider “reversing this idea” for the good of Iran. Instead of making bombs for Israel—I would MAKE PEACE with Israel. To the president of Iran I say “asalam alakum”, and work for peace, not for war!!!

More Great Environmental News

August 7, 2005

“Pesticides were found in almost all US. rivers and streams between 1992 and 2001, so states a study recently released by the U.S.G.S. (although most drinking water has not been affected so they claim). The herbicides atrazine, metolachlor, and cyanazine were the most commonly found. Is this “why” my drinking water has tasted “a little bit funky” lately? Oh yummy, yummy–that really makes me “thirsty” for some tap water (not!!)! I don’t know about you, but when it comes to drinking tap water, I prefer pesticides, to say something like “a big slice of lemon” in my glass. No–not really folks, I am only kidding about that. What’s in your drinking water? Are you too scared to ask yourself? Call up your local water department and ask them to test your water to see what’s in it. The results might surprise you. Is rain water the only clean water, or is it polluted by contents in the atmosphere as it falls to earth? If you happen to now the answer–please write me and let me know.