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Are you as fed up as I with Chinese made gardening tools and machines!!!?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

I just bought and used the "Task Force" edge trimmer sold at Lowes. It is a completly useless tool! Don’t even think about buying it! Once again another useless product that I have invested my time and money on made in China. I am taking it back today! Some months ago I purchased a automatic sprayer from ‘Cepia’. In theory this device would have saved me hours of time. But because it is so poorly made I wound up throwing it in the trash after much frustration.
I myself am now on a crusade to boycott as many Chinese made products as possible…even if it means going without!
In light of all the hazardous recalls and poor quality, what do you think our government should do, and what do you think we as American citezens should do to rid ourselves of being pretty much conned into buying these products sold by what are supposed to be reputible companies like Lowes and Home Depot?

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    Will Democrats’ Standing Ovations For Mexican Meddler Calderon Return To Haunt Them?

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011

    Like a Roman emperor visiting a province, Mexican President Felipe Calderon paid a visit to his subjects in Washington, D.C. last week.
    He was received with pomp and circumstance, told his subjects what he wanted done, and returned home a conquering hero.
    Would we tolerate such arrogant behavior from Russia or China? Yet the president of Mexico is allowed to insult our laws and treat us with contempt.
    The biggest thing that displeased Calderon was Arizona’s SB 1070 law, which allows Arizona police, during the normal course of their duties, to enforce immigration law.
    As I have pointed out before , in Mexico, local police in all states and at all levels are required to enforce Mexican immigration law. So Mexico already has an “Arizona law”.
    But Calderon came to Washington prepared to lambast the Arizona law anyway. And President Obama was only too happy to help him.
    They wasted no time. On the Mexican president’s arrival, in the Rose Garden press conference in front of the White House, Obama actually started it, saying:
    "We also discussed the new law in Arizona, which is a misdirected effort—a misdirected expression of frustration over our broken immigration system, and which has raised concerns in both our countries. …And I want everyone, American and Mexican, to know my administration is taking a very close look at the Arizona law. [Sounds like a threat.] We’re examining any implications, especially for civil rights. Because in the United States of America, no law-abiding person—be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico—should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like."
    Of course, the point of Arizona’s law is that only individuals suspected of not being “law-abiding” will be subject to questioning about their immigration status.
    When it was Calderon’s turn to speak, he chimed in with this:
    "In Mexico, we are and will continue being respectful of the internal policies of the United States and its legitimate right to establish in accordance to its Constitution whatever laws it approves. [That´s a tipoff that he´s about to meddle.] But we will retain our firm rejection to criminalize migration so that people that work and provide things to this nation will be treated as criminals. And we oppose firmly the S.B. 1070 Arizona law which derives from unjust, partial and discriminatory principles.” [My translation from the Spanish]
    That night Obama treated Calderon and the Mexican First Lady to a big party on the White House lawn, featuring expensive cuisine and decor, with entertainment by pop star Beyoncé (photos and description here ).
    On the next day, May 20th, Calderon delivered his now-notorious speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, arrogantly attacking Arizona:
    “I strongly disagree with the recently-adopted law in Arizona. [Applause begins] It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree [= Don’t dare even try to keep Mexicans out.] but also introduces a terrible idea of using racial profiling as the basis for law enforcement.”
    Video: Calderon Gets Standing Ovation from Dems for Criticizing AZ Immigration Crackdown
    Calderon´s solution:
    “…what we need today is to fix a broken and inefficient system. We favor the establishment of laws that work and work well for all." [White House, Democrats, Applaud Mexican President Slamming Arizona Law, Fox News, May 20th, 2010]
    Oh really? Guess what, Presidente? You’re talking about our laws. Not Mexico’s laws, but our laws.

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      Nature/Botanical Garden Bedroom?

      Saturday, October 30th, 2010

      I love nature and everything in it. I’m having a hard time deciding on a bedroom theme, since nature is a little hard to do – since there’s so many styles of nature. The hardest thing I’m finding is how "styleized" nature things for decor are.. which makes it hard since you end up only being able to buy stuff from the same manufacterer of that same style. For example.. if you have a bedset with maybe some leaves on it, then you need pillows that have the same leaves, and it’s hard to find wall art with those SAME leaves in that SAME style. So you can see my frustration.

      Well, I’m determined to break this style barrier and keep at it. But an idea occured to me! Maybe like.. a botanical gardens bedroom? Have some nice fake flowers or something, maybe in a glass case like their "rare" or whatever you want to think. Hm… I think this idea could TOTALLY work for my room but I need more ideas. 🙁

      Colors would be.. sage-ish green for the main green and other greens for little accenty colors since nature isn’t just one color. And chocolate brown for the wood and things. My room is an okay size, so that’s not a problem.

      -More than furniture and things, I want decor ideas, bed set ideas, things like that. Decorating the room! Help formulate this idea with me!
      I also want to still incorperate the nature theme. I love little deer and fawns, so I plan on displaying some of my stuffed animals on shelves and things, subtitle. I want maybe some bamboo and a little fountain – but I don’t want to go into the whole "Zen" bedroom TOO much. I don’t want an Asian themed bedroom(had one of those for about 8 years now). More with flowers and plants, with a little animal action. ^_^ Thanks for ideas in advance!

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