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Do You Know This Drug?

I recently heard about this new drug, salvia. It’s legal in 43 states and is being compared to LSD. (not to be confused with my religion, LDS 😀  )  I looked it up on wikipedia, so if you’re clueless, like me, check this out. It’s a hallucinogen from Mexico. Apparently it’s really easy to find, and being legal, anyone can buy it.  Teens are...

November 13, 2008

What Do You Think?

Ok, I’m going to post a topic I find interesting. But I want to say now, that immature and personally attacking comments will not be tolerated. This is meant to be an intelligent discussion, and if you can’t play like an adult, don’t try. I recently watched a show that talked about gender identity disorder. This is when a person, child in this case,...

November 6, 2008

What Would You Do?

Your brother (your only sibling!) was born with one kidney. Now it’s failing. You are a match to donate. Would you do it? I think most would. Ok, let’s add a catch. You’re an athlete and you have a career ahead of you. Giving up a kidney would sacrifice your dream. Would you still do it? I’d still say most would. It would be...

September 24, 2008

McCain’s New RunningMate

Holy smokes! I predicted Leiberman, but I’m glad I’m wrong. She’s Sarah Palin, 44 years old, the governor of Alaska, a mom of 5…the oldest in the military and the youngest a baby with Down’s. I could go on, but I’m sure you’ll hear about her if you haven’t already. This is huge. I’m thrilled. I love many of the things she stands for...

August 30, 2008

Natural Gas in East Coast

This could really be big to the local communities if drillers find enough natural gas. It is one of the three largest potential onshore resources of natural gas in the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Marcellus shale, named after the town in New York where it was found, is mostly in western New York and Pennsylvania and much of West Virginia....

August 15, 2008

Watching China

We’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics in our house since it started. I’ve been surprised how much our family has been sucked into the games! I’ve been watching sports I never thought I’d watch (table tennis, archery, fencing, dressage, etc). I’ve kept a close eye on the Chinese teams in particular (after the US teams, of course). They have the most gold...

August 15, 2008

Olympic Medal Stats

Just in case anyone’s not keeping up, here’s the top 3 countries as of Tuesday night. The US has 7 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze. China has 13 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze. Korea has 5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze.

August 13, 2008


I really, really find something I read today amusing. 😀 Barack Obama’s new book, “Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama‘s Plan to Renew America’s Promise”, is coming out Sept. 9th. This is a policy book! Hah! I find this amusing because now we have a book to pull out when a Dem flip-flops on a topic–we can go back and see what his...

August 12, 2008

What’s Next with China?

There’s much speculation about China around these Olympics. China is notoriously closed-minded to the outside world in many ways. They have magnificent technology, as we all know…think back to the opening ceremonies on the 8th with that huge LED screen on the ground. And they’re open to tourism…I definitely would LOVE to go to China. But the government is strong against change. Tienanmen Square...

August 11, 2008

Polygamy from a Mormon’s POV

Back in the early days of the LDS church, yes, polygamy was practiced. It started because many men were killed in massacres and fighting and the women and children left behind needed care. Then it continued on, and was declared official in Utah in 1852 by Brigham Young. Years later, when Utah was trying to become a state, the US government said, basically, “You...

August 10, 2008