Sunday, September 25, 2011
Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns
How do you feel about this latest ban?
Does it seem fair in your opinion? Dr. RubyNorma Yanez *o*
Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns
3:00 PM, Sep 23, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Remember how Obama recently waived new ozone regulations at the EPA because they were too costly? Well, it seems that the Obama administration would rather make people with Asthma cough up money than let them make a surely inconsequential contribution to depleting the ozone layer:
Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere.
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.
The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.
But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.
The Atlantic's Megan McArdle, an asthma sufferer, noted a while back that when consumers are forced to use environmentally friendly products they are almost always worse
All comments on Norma's Ark are anon, unless the author's name is requested and we O.K. it.
There are too many replies to print. Here is a small sample: =
Comments..... So when my husband is gasping for air who do I sue?
Typical Obama, pick on the minorites. You lost our vote.
Is he crazy?
I am beyond repulsed by this unfair targeting of a minority of dis-abled people.
Does Obama have the slightest idea of how costly it is already to be asthmatic, or what it feels like not to be able to breathe?
Who are the evil advisors to Obama? Or did he come up with this atrocity all by himself?
We are a family of asthmatics. Do you have a glimmer what this illness costs in order to remain alive? To make it even more costly is inhumane, Obama. We voted for you. Never again!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ADDICTED TO SPENDING
With legal permission from the author of this brief blog, I am publishing the powerful statement which was given to DC in a concerned citizen petition.
"The Federal Government is addicted to spending my tax dollars plus all they can borrow. America is drowning in unscrupulous mis-management. From Bush to Obama, we have fallen into quicksand and exponential debt.
Stop the disgusting over-priced-wars. Stop the disgusting spending. If I have to budget, so should YOU!"
"THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ADDICTED TO SPENDING"
Whoever wrote this is simply brilliant, and completely on target.
We are an older married couple living on very little money. We did everything the right and legal way when we came to America from a foreign land. All our savings were lost in our retirement plan. Yet over the many years of working hard, we paid in a large fortune of money to the state and Federal governments. We want our money back. Those in charge have wasted our hard-earned tax dollars. We do not believe in The Nanny State type thinking. Why should people be on the dole and not have to work for it, or even be drug tested as we were for our employment? The Current American System of governing is a broken failure, corrupted, and a farce-imbedded scam on we working Americans. After Bill Clinton's infamous reign, we went down hill. Nor do we believe in all our lost American wars. Why is America always at war these days? Why are Americans still believing all the lies? We aren't exceptionally smart, yet we can see and smell the ugly socialistic signs we ran away from.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I have a prayer request. There's a lady I've known forever. She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those to whom she has given everything. Just breaks my heart. Seems there's nothing I can do alone. But maybe, if we join in and lift her up together we can heal her. She's well over 200 years old, but way too young to die. Her name is America ... and I love her.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT POLITICS
PLEASE SMILE AT WISDOM THROUGH THE AGES. Ruby *o*
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.-- Mark Twain
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.-- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.-- Will Rogers
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.-- John Adams
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.-- Mark Twain
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.-- George Bernard Shaw
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.-- Aesop
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.-- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people inrich countries to rich people in poor countries.-- Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.-- Voltaire (1764)
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!-- Pericles (430 B.C.)
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.-- Mark Twain (1866)Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.-- Anonymous
There is no distinctly native American criminal class...save Congress.-- Mark Twain
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.-- Thomas Jefferson
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Why Do We Live And Die, And Live Again?
Before you get the idea that I am going to tell you the answers, let me be perfectly honest with you. I do not know. What I do know from a long and very dramatic life is that life and death are two sides of the same coin for me because = I have survived four NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES, and come back from the other side with super-lucid recalls each time.
This series of encounters over a very long period have taught me that life continues in other energetic formatting after our physical bodies stop breathing. With each of these NDR's, I came back very changed. Sometimes it took years for the changes to settle. Sometimes they engulfed me as soon as I regained consciousness.
An example of this is:
Much of this incarnation has been spent in show business. Fancy gowns, stage make-up, and glamour, plus lots of traveling, were quite important to me. Yet after the last NDR, none of the glitz gave me as much satisfaction as it had in the past. My life then veered off onto healing, research, and finishing degrees in order to fulfill my dramatically altered new interests that occurred after coming back from the fourth near death encounter. I must say that not once did I want to return, and argued with my angels to allow me to remain with them in spirit. Tell me what is spirit? Only God truly knows that answer!
Hahahahah. No one can argue with an angel. I was tossed back to this earthly plane for more learnings than I bargained for!!!! Yes, I have also had profound experiences with becoming one with GOD ALMIGHTY! But for the life of me, I do not even have the words to describe that adventure. So many religious representatives will tell us all about heaven, hell, and the grades in between. Do they know more than than we "Returnees?" I have spoken with uncountable numbers of people who have returned from the other side with far different experiences than mine. Some say they were with Jesus or Krishna or The Buddha. Some claim they were with their deceased family, pets, loved ones. A few were taken to horrifying Hell. Each culture can give varying accounts due to their unique beliefs and religions.
I cannot speak for anyone other than what I repeatedly went through. And yes, I really felt swooped/scooped through some kind of a tunnel. And that was in both directions...
Please write in and tell us about your own NDR's???? You are in safe company with me. Blest Be. RubyNorma *o*
P.S. The author of this stunning photo is unknown. But, thank you anyway!
Because of the many comments, I will post them inline for my readers.
Absolutely stunning to read. Thank you Dr. Yanez. Rihanna in GA
I'm one of those RETURNEES who was taken to see HELL. Have never been the same since. Many of my core values changed. Bob in Utah
Cannot say I believe in any of this stuff. But it was a very nice story to read. A. in Buffalo, NY
Lots to think about. Please write more on this subject?
Juan in Toronto
Heaven is where I was taken in an NDR. You validated my experience. The doctors merely poo-pooed my adventure on the other side while clinically dead. Khalid in Detroit
Are you kidding me? Things like this do not happen. F. NYC
You go girl. We are glad they sent you back four times to report all you learned on the other side! Keep writing on that subject. We loved it. MORE Please? Vincenzo in Belize
I still want to know why we have to return here? Stella in PR
Thursday, September 01, 2011
RubyGlow ~ Reaching out from Beyond
Once, a very long time ago, we lived with Precious RubyGlow.
In all her twelve years with me, I cannot ever recall a time I did not marvel at RubyGlow's wisdoms. She was as much my teacher, as my beloved roommate and dear friend. Where did all her wisdom come from? It is my humble belief that she and I have been together many times.
Ruby enjoyed helping me with patients and would volunteer when her special intuitive gifts were called for. One favorite and very remarkable experience we shared was with a woman who was in excruciating pain from having been crushed. Her back and neck were broken in an airline accident. Unbeknowns to me, my patient had recently lost her kittie and was in deep mourning. When RubyGlow asked permission to help she jumped up on the table and began kissing the right cheek of my patient. I asked if the gal felt o.k. with this and she said yes.
We resolved many things in this one, extremely long session. After it was completed I asked the lady her impressions? She said that RubyGlow was kissing her recently deceased kittie who was lovingly visiting precisely next to her right cheek throughout the entire therapy/hypnosis session. And here I thought it was the lady Ruby was kissing. hehehe..... My RubyGlow did so many acts of kindness that it boggles the mind to remember. She was the Alpha female in my home, and earned her title with wonderful deeds of love, compassion, courage, and an intelligence that almost defies my ability to describe.
God Bless you My Precious RubyGlow. Forever inside each other's souls. amen
Love MOM *o* Until we reunite in Heavenly Rainbow.
Sweet Memories. B. CT
This made me cry. E. MD
We all love our pets and miss them when they cross over. E. AZ
Beautiful cat inside and out! N
Do you really believe you will reunite? I don't. Kalem in OH
We totally relate to your wise Bengal RubyGlow. How you must miss her physical presence.
We still have visits from our fur babies who have crossed over to Rainbow. Thanks for sharing. Noni in HI