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Thursday, May 28, 2015


You can make this right by bringing the price down for the day old in the stores.. Yes, I realize you give away bread and pastry to Senior centers. I have been a recipient of the nice things you have donated. Thank you very much.

Now just reduce the price in the stores back to half price and you will doing something good for everybody.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Tree Removal Mohegan Park in Norwich Connecticut"

 By the people and for the people is gone and in the past. Now its profits over people. To whom it may concern. The people of Norwich don’t care about those 200,000 visitors?   There are too many “Visitors”  driving through the city now…All of a sudden “Surprise” they cut the trees down because they don’t care what people say.. Remember! “Profits over People”. True, I don’t live in Norwich now but I did in the past for a very long time.. I moved to take care of my parents in their last years but mostly because the “City Fathers” allowed them to build that horrible casino. These days, once or twice a week only because of its beauty I return, to walk or ride my bike in Mohegan park. However everything must change. The wonderful children’s Zoo is gone. Taftville is a ghost town, downtown is starting to accumulate empty buildings and the Marina is not what it used to be… Now that beautiful serine park is slowly being striped and ruined because of greed and legal corruption.  Hey, the old school is disappearing so why should they care? The feelings of the neighbors that have owned homes around park for years don’t count. This flagrant abuse of power and the not caring is evident. If I hurt anyone with my words here, it was my intention. Now you know how I feel…

Sunday, May 17, 2015

© " My Life in a Nutshell " - "POLITICIANS DONT CARE ABOUT YOU!"



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© " My Life in a Nutshell " - "POLITICIANS DONT CARE ABOUT YOU!"

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Mental Firewall"

My mind must be in a self-protection mode today because every time I think of all the bad things going on in the world something happens and it shuts down. I actually shake my head in disbelieve when I hear or see the things people are doing to each other. Sometimes I laugh out loud. Other times I feel a profound sadness. I’m sorry. I just can’t help it, the only word that comes to mind is ludicrous. I won’t say a peculiar thing because there is just so much happening. Is it me or are things getting worse, crimes I mean? People are still killing people but in a more horrific way. The greedy thieves are still taking advantage of the less fortunate and sometimes I don’t believe what is happening. The worst part or good part is. It all depends how you look at it. I can’t make myself care. Its like I lost the ability to feel…. Too borrow an old phrase from the” Star Trek“ TV show, it must be I’ve got my “Shields up“. Yes, I’ve got them set to go up automatically when the insanity is at a higher level that usual. Almost like a firewall…… With me, its business as usual and life goes on, or at least what is left of what people think is life and happiness. To be the bearer of bad news, lately I noticed the price of gas creeping up. Here, its getting close to $3 dollars a gallon for regular. You can see the greedy users and the takers are alive and well. It just never ends. I’m am not in a good mood and I feel lost because can’t find much to be happy about…..What I usually do when I feel like this is. Are you sure you want know this? Its heavy duty……..Well, OK …. Here it is…. Wait for it………..Wait…………A little longer………………. OK,…I sit back, take a breath and look at what I’ve got and then I think of all the folks who have less or who are less fortunate and I feel better…. Then I think and here is the most important part, I help someone else… Even if its only with a smile. It works every time…. I’ll bet you thought I was going to say pray or go to church…..Well, if that’s what you need to do, by all means do it but don't forget to say thank you. This is the perfect place for a Dad quote…….”I used to complain because I couldn’t run fast until I seen the little boy with no legs”………….

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare"

On April 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying that the “American people have the appetite for hard truths,” called Tuesday for cutting Social Security benefits and raising Medicare premiums for future upper-income retirees and raising the retirement age.Christie also proposed increasing the retirement age. Starting in 2022, he would raise the age by two months each year until it hits 69. “Raising the Social Security age to 69, means-testing it and eliminating benefits for some is a way to get one’s toe under the tent in order to destroy Social Security piece by piece.

Comment..................Did you think I was kidding when I said save your money?  .. I knew this was going happen.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Opinion: How are we still ignoring nature’s role?

Opinion: How are we still ignoring nature’s role?

Climate change, global warming, or whatever phrase you want to use to label our significant impact on the planet isn’t about biblical flooding, superstorms or shifting seasons. It’s about how much we value other living things and how much we really care about future generations.
The answer is obvious. We don’t much care about either. The evidence is overwhelming, and sad. Really sad.
Every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, three species become extinct, largely because of our greed and hubris. It doesn’t have to be that way, but we seem determined to record our history on a continuous loop. We’ve shown little desire to break this destructive cycle.
By the late 1690s, with much of their forest habitat destroyed by humans, the flightless dodo was erased from the planet. Three centuries later, we haven’t stopped erasing the natural landscape.
For example, on average, from 2000 to 2010, nearly 25 acres of forestland worldwide were lost every minute of every day. Most of this 1.3 billion or so of lost acres was cleared by humans for agriculture and timber, leaving plenty of species homeless and damaging countless ecosystems. The scars will be visible long into the future.
In the mid-19th century, the flight of passenger pigeons would sometimes darken North American skies. Such a spectacle must have been chilling. Nobody alive today witnessed it. By the beginning of the 20th century, passenger pigeons no longer lived in the wild. The last one of its kind died in captivity in 1914. We hunted them to extinction.
Our savagery against nature hasn’t diminished.
In 2011 alone, some 25,000 African elephants were killed for their ivory, according to reports. In fact, since 2002, the number of forest elephants has decreased by 60 percent. If this trend continues, they could be erased within a decade. Three of the world’s five rhinoceros species are “critically endangered.”
We arrogantly believe technology will save us from our scorched-earth march through time, and it very likely will. But the price will be staggering: the continued loss of biodiversity. It means future generations will only know tigers, polar bears and mountain gorillas as dusty, taxidermic displays behind museum glass. It means a virtual-reality future where the wild things are not.
Our collective brutality is only matched by our collective lack of compassion. Two recent examples are numbing. The United States, the presumed leader of the free world, goes to no end to make sure those who need affordable health care can’t get it.
Our elected leaders then use children trying to escape the gangs, violence and crippling poverty of Central America as political pawns to further divide a nation and win an election. Lies are spread by lawmakers and the media that these fleeing children are disease-ridden and part of an invasion. There’s very little discussion about actually helping them. Society as a whole considers the action of the adults who yell at these frightened kids and tell them to go home as reasonable and sane.
Much of the rest of the population remains nothing more than extras in a really bad sci-fi movie, in which corporations are treated better than people, the owners of a chain of stores that sells glitter glue and feather boas is allowed to tell their female employees what is best for their bodies and health, and accepted science is ignored while lawmakers introduce standards that require educators to teach climate change denial as a valid scientific position.
Welcome to Thunderdome, please don’t touch the stuffed dodo.
Frank Carini is the ecoRI News editor.