Monday, November 22, 2010 Bring manufacturing power back to the U.S.

Bring Manufacturing Power Back to the U.S.

RT @abcnews Cadmium, Lead Found in Children's Drinking Glasses
And, of course, the glasses were made in China. So not a surprise.

I am not hating on the Chinese people as an entity. But the government is corrupt and there are very few controls on manufacturing. Human and animal rights are both close to non-existent. Dogs and cats are skinned alive and used for fur. Toxic substances are allowed in food and items such as the drinking glasses named above in obscene amounts.
It is not like the United States is perfect. The fact that monosodium glutamate, a substance which causes moderate to severe intolerance reactions in many people is generally regarded as safe because its putting money into someone's pocket attests to that. But there are a modicum of controls and protective laws in place. 
Why does the U.S. continue to import so many items from China rather than manufacturing them ourselves? It seriously cannot be that much cheaper. We should be buying such items from U.S. companies. We need to begin manufacturing our own goods again. Not only would this allow for better quality control but it would create jobs, which would boost the economy.
We as consumers can also take the small step of trying to be sure that the majority of goods that we buy are grown or made in the United States. We can also take the further step of supporting our own communities by buying locally produced and manufactured goods as much as possible. This cuts down on shipping costs which reduces air pollution and boosts the local economy.
I know that this is supposed to be a horror fiction blog, but our current economy is a huge horror story.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 Love old comix? You're gonna love Pappy's blog! I have decided to wish Cushing Syndrome on all who think its ok to hate on heavy people. Digital Comic Museum!

Huh--how funny! I didn't remember making myself an account. My brain is getting slippery in my old age.

Now this new background is more like it! Follow @illsagorrey on Twitter if you like, though I haven't been too active lately. Sons of Black Mass

Books = good inexpensive gifts Helps foster kids

Books = good inexpensive gifts! Features new authors

Books = good inexpensive holiday gifts!
This one donates to breast cancer research. Spectra Ghostseeker makes a valid point about cyber-rudeness & tolerance

Two pizzas are in an oven. One pizza says to the other pizza "Man, it's hot in here." The other pizza screams, "AHHH!! A TALKING PIZZA!!!

On the other hand, I hate sciatica. And now I have to wear reading glasses too. Depends are probably next. Getting old sucks!

Although it will make me look less gory and evil, I have to confess. I love cats. My cat is so fluffy and sweet.

Need to take an online test today.