Friday, February 22, 2008

NAFTA Superhighway

This is going to become a big issue so I thought I would share this with you. This is a Massive highway that is being built from Mexico to Canada. The main concern for me is security. With as much fear as we say we have over "terrorism", why do something like this? Our government feels the need to tap our phones and read all of our emails, why be so lax in security on things like this? We will be relying on other contries to do security checks on all cargo that comes into our country. How safe does that sound? One of the articles that I read also said that other countries would own parts of the tolls. I read Spain would own part of the toll in Kansas. How is that fair? Not to mention the jobs that it will take. I heard about this yesterday from dad. I know he's mentioned this before, but I didn't really listen until yesterday. He is in fear of losing his job because of this. Because of this superhighway, they can outsource the trucking jobs to cheaper drivers from other countries. This is such a shame. What's really sad is that the government denied this highway for quite sometime. Only now are they starting to kind of admit to it. I'm not sure where Obama and Clinton stand on this issue, but I would love to know. If anyone does know, drop me a line. Anyway, here are a couple of websites so you can read about it.


Monday, February 18, 2008


When I got outside at night to smoke or just hang out when it's nice out, if I look to the left it's always brighter over there. Now I know that this is because of the mall or something, but in mind, I've decided this is Brightland. In Brightland, it never snows or rains. It's 75 and sunny all the time. There are rainbows and puppy dogs running around constantly. There's lots of green, lush grass and flowers as far as the eye can see. In Brightland you don't have to work. There's no cost of living. All you have to do is be happy and enjoy life. I will one day become ruler of Brightland. When I do, you all will have a house there waiting. :)

Monday, February 11, 2008


As you all know I've been going through a little battle with pain. I've tried many treatments and meds to take care of this. I have found one medicine that works great. It's called Topamax. It's actually an antiseizure medicine. It works well with nerve pain, which is what I have. I love the fact that I don't have to take pain pills anymore. It's freaking awesome. I've been on pain pills for 3 years. I was so happy to find something that I could take that really took my pain away.
Unfortunately this medicine has been coming with some yucky side effects. I can't wake up at all on this medicine. It gives me the worst medicine hang over ever. I also get some really yucky tingly fingers and toes. Oh and no appetite whatsoever. Which in turn makes me feel all slugish and weak. I do make myself eat. But the feeling tired all the time is starting to get to me. I don't it every once and awhile, but all the time, it gets to me. I'm hoping all of this will go away after I adjust to my new dose.
I hate how this whole situation has been such a battle for me. I know that I am lucky. I know that there are people in the world that have it was worse of than me. They have so many things wrong that my problem really isn't that bad. But some days, it really is for me. There are some days that yeah, my pain still is bad and I don't want to get off the couch. I hurt and it sucks. If surgery wasn't so risky I would do it again.
I do try not to let this get to me. Some days are good, some days are bad. I guess today is just a down day because I woke up late with tingly hands.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Now I'm in no way a tin foil hat wearing kind of girl. There are a few times though that I read an article such as this and wonder. Are they really doing this to catch terrorists? I know that there are terrorists in the world and I know that some in fact do not like us. But I'm also not exactly trusting of our government. They've been known to lie a time or two. So when I read that they are compiling a HUGE database of face shapes, iris recognition and what have you, it freaks me out a little. I feel like a national database like this is a step in the direction of a country that I do not wish to live in. I do not want to be a part of a country where the government monitors every move 24/7. I just don't think that's what this country was founded on.
It reminds me of a book that my dad's friend wrote "Mark of the Beast". He's always said that our country is going to come down to national "ID" cards and monitoring. I can't help but to think of the Visa check card commercials where "Life Takes Visa". They show it being so much easier to use your check card instead of cash or an actual check. First of all, BS. It's not that quick. You have to tell it debt or credit. Then you have to put in your pin, then decide if you want cash back, accept the amount and then you are done. With cash, you hand it to them and you are done. I've often wondered if that was due to the fact that credit/debt card purchases can be tracked. Now I know it sounds like I have a tin foil hat on, but I promise, I don't.
I wonder sometimes if we will even realize when all of our freedoms are taken from us. Right now it seems like we just sit back and take it. We just keep saying "oh it's not that bad, it's for the good of the country". And I know that there are some of you out there that think if you aren't doing anything bad you have nothing to worry about. But that's just not true. I worry about losing my freedom. Isn't that enough?
Here's the article I'm talking about.