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Keeping us in the Dark About Fuel Efficient Cars?

About thirty minutes ago I wasn’t sure what to blog about today. Then about 10 minutes ago I knew precisely what to blog today! I love the way the Universe gives us just what we need when we need it.

Here’s what happened, I watched this video because I have been extremely concerned as to ‘why’ USA car manufacturers have not made available to us cars that get over 60mpg, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t get at least that kind of gas mileage.

So, the reason is because the US has a gas tax and those funds go to maintain our highways. When a car gets better than 20-30mpg that means the funds necessary for maintaining our highways is greatly compromised. OK, so we’ve gotten ourselves into a pickle here!

There is another issue which Brian, the guy in the video, didn’t bring up… let’s assume that we all had cars that got 100mpg and/or we had electric cars. That would mean that the oil industry would be selling a lot less oil, gas and diesel to us, do you see where I’m going with this? Well, that would mean that the entire oil industry would suddenly have very few customers. Which would mean fewer jobs, no reason to fight expensive wars in the Middle East, oil tankers and the production of them, storage facilities, and so forth would become history.

While getting superior gas mileage or having cars that don’t require gas absolutely would be a fantastic thing for the environment and our ability to create more peaceful relationships with foreign countries… it would also mean that we would have to come up with a ton of jobs for all of those who are tied to the industry. Possible solutions to that might be new jobs and industry’s that reach further still to create superior ‘Green’ technologies in other areas of our lives.

Doing that would be a monumental task to say the least but based on the way things are going anyway… one way or another, we are going to have to make drastic changes in these areas within the next five years anyway (otherwise we’re screwed essentially)… so why not get in gear, inform the masses, and start doing it now – rather than this pathetic nonsense we have been doing!?

As for the lack of funds for maintaining our roads, because they won’t be able to get enough on gas sales, all they have to do is figure out (not hard to do) how much is required to maintain the roads and then divide that number by the number of car owners and we all pay a portion -or- let them base it on the number of miles a car owner drives a year (which might be more fair) and that will act as the equivalent to the current funds raised from taxes on gasoline sales.

But wait, I haven’t even gotten to the good part yet…

I wanted to Tweet about this video (above) and provide a link to the UK Voltswagen website on my Twitter page that sells the VW Passat but Twitter will not let me, it says the link to that site contains “spam.”

Oh, really????

I was just at the site and there is no spam there whatsoever, none!

I even went back to the UK VW site to double-check, and there’s no spam content there at all.

The only thing that could be considered “unsafe” is the fact that we might learn something!

Are we being kept in the dark about something that someone doesn’t want to go viral?

The site is nothing more than a site that sells cars to the folks living in the UK.

I just wish this dishonesty nonsense would come to an end. We are fully capable of reason and logic when we know the facts -and- we ARE fully capable of allowing ways of obtaining funds to maintain our highways to happen.

Surely whoever is behind this nonsense can’t be thinking that we’re not mature enough to know that each of us has to chip in to keep our roads maintained.

Twitter however, DID allow me to Tweet the site from the Tweet button on the website itself. Which I did just moments ago.

Here’s a screenshot of the Twitter window that will not let me post a link to that VW – UK website.

Screenshot of VW Twitter link

Twitter only has an issue with the “Voltswagen Passat Bluemotion” and SnipUrl portion of what I was trying to post, nothing else.

I cannot think of any reason whatsoever as to why a link to that site would throw up a warning flag on Twitter… well, other than possibly because someone(s) out there doesn’t want us to know what ‘could’ be available to us.

I cannot think of any other logical explanation as to why Twitter won’t allow me to post a link to that site on my Twitter page. So, I posted it on my Facebook page and I’m putting my entire experience here on my blog because I believe we all deserve to know the reason ‘why’ we continue to have US vehicles with crappy gas mileage while other countries get twice as good.

Twitter ‘will’ allow me to post this link http://www.naturalnews.com/036183_fuel-efficiency_automobiles_government.html (which I did) to my Twitter page that I found at the NaturalNews website, which does have a link to the UK website in the article (the exact same link I posted above).

 

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Genius of Place

Each site has its own energy,

or as Alexander Pope wrote,

its own “genius”.

Sometimes this energy,

or genius,

is a specific feature which the whole revolves around,

sometimes it’s an unseen impression or feeling.

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Live Video Stream: I Can Do It! Ignite! Conference 2012

An event to attend in your own home…

I Can Do It! IGNITE! San Jose: Live Video Stream

I Can Do It! Conference 2012 – Streaming Live from San Jose

Date: March 17-18, 2012

Sponsored by: Hay House

Format: Live Online Video Streaming Event

Cost: $50

Watch the live video stream of the I Can Do It! IGNITE! Conference

…in your pajama’s and bunny slippers!

The 2012 conference features cutting edge authors, speakers and documentary filmmakers in the mindful spirituality, health, holistic, and sustainability lifestyles movement.

Hay House will bring you the LIVE video stream plus, when you register by March 16, you’ll receive an On Demand Video Stream available for you to watch again at your leisure for up to 90 days!

Please note: This event will be broadcast live Pacific Standard Time and all participants will also have access to an on demand video of the event. Hay House will notify you via email when the on demand video is available in your customer account.

All times are Pacific Standard Time – Click here for time zone conversion.

Hay House, Inc.The event starts at 9am PT with a 3 hour keynote with…

  • Dr. WAYNE W. DYER on Wishes Fulfilled: Master the Art of Manifesting!

Then, after lunch is…

  • GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN on SPIRIT JUNKIE – Access Untapped Inspiration and Become a Magnet for Miracles.
  • NANCY LEVIN on Writing for My Life.
  • DAVE CARROLL on The Power Of One Voice In The Age of Social Media
  • AGAPI STASSINOPOULOS on Unbinding Your Heart: Creating Your Portable Paradise
  • JESSICA ORTNER on The One Hour Apprentice.
  • KATE NORTHRUP on Money: A Love Story.
  • NICK ORTNER on It’s Time: Use EFT to Clear Patterns of Self-Sabotage Forever.
  • MICHAEL CHASE on A Revolution of the Heart: Igniting the power of kindness within.
  • DENISE LINN on Past Life Hyper-Time: Release Limitations and Activate Your Spiritual Path.
  • KRIS CARR on From Illness to Activist.
  • DOREEN VIRTUE on Healing, Help and Guidance from Your Angels.

Then, on Sunday March 18,2012 it starts up again at 9am PT with…

  • LOUISE HAY & CHERYL RICHARDSON on Holding Steady in Times of Change.
  • MICHAEL EISEN on Empowered YOUth.
  • SARAH DE ANNA on The Healthy Secrets to becoming Model Skinny.
  • MICHELLE PHILLIPS on Finding Your True Beauty.
  • BARBARA CARRELLAS on Ecstasy is Necessary.
  • LISSA RANKIN on Diagnose The REAL Reason You’re Sick.
  • LOUANN BRIZENDINE on The Love Brain.
  • DANIELLE LAPORTE on The Strategy of Desire.
  • ALISA VITTI on The FLO Living Method™: Your body as your partner to health, power, and global change.
  • LATHAM THOMAS on Ready, Set, GLOW!: A journey into abundant living, spiritual fitness, and healthy lifestyle.
  • TOM SHADYAC on What’s Wrong With Our World and What Can We Do About It.
  • MEGGAN WATTERSON on REVEAL Your Soul-Voice.
  • Congressman TIM RYAN on A Mindful Nation.
  • KRIS CARR on Crazy Sexy Life: Live Like You Mean It.

–Ends Sunday night at 6pm CT–

Please note: This event will be broadcast live Pacific Standard Time and all participants will also have access to an on demand video of the event. Hay House will notify you via email when the on demand video is available in your customer account.

Hay House, Inc.

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Can Pregnant Women and Nursing Mom’s Eat Fish? Yes!

Vital Choice: Healthy Moms & Baby PackFew subjects elicit more emotion than the safety of food eaten by pregnant or nursing women and its impacts—good or bad—on their children. And that’s how it should be, given the vulnerability of fetuses and infants, and the importance of optimal brain development to childhood and lifelong capacities and outcomes. But some of what we’ve heard over the years is not withstanding the test of time.

Take the case of pregnant and nursing women who are advised not to eat fish, all of the studies published on this subject find that children’s brains benefit when their mothers do eat more fish during pregnancy and nursing, and that children are not harmed by the minuscule amounts of mercury in most ocean fish. This post dispels the myths and provides suggestions to keep both mother and baby healthy.

This is how Harvard public health researchers put it in a recent medical literature review (Mozaffarian D, Rimm EB et al. 2006):

“For major health outcomes among adults, based on the strength of the evidence and the potential magnitudes of effect, the benefits of fish intake exceed the potential risks.”

“For women of childbearing age, benefits of modest fish intake, excepting a few selected species, also outweigh risks.”

The few exceptions to which they refer to are: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish, which should be avoided by children and pregnant and nursing mothers.

Both Christiane Northrup, MD and Andrew Weil, M.D., stand out as a voices of reason within a misguided, drug-focused medical paradigm that downplays wellness and prevention. Dr. Weil wrote on this in the Huffington Post, titled “Pregnant? Eat Fish!

Dr. Weil writes,

“Research now suggests that the benefit to a baby’s neurological health from omega-3s appears to far outweigh the potential for harm from small amounts of mercury in fish tissues.”

He goes on to cite the research backing this statement… findings we’ve reported, along with research explaining why the abundance of selenium in ocean fish renders the presence of traces of mercury virtually irrelevant to human health.  Continue reading

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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