Monday, October 12, 2015

"Residents Not Told About High Lead Levels Until Now"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Community, Health and fitness · October 10, 2015

"Lead levels in Racine residents’ municipal water were nearly double the allowable levels in 2014 and customers weren’t notified until earlier this week, but progress has been made this year.

"A letter from the utility, sent on October 5, 2015, notified residents that 5,025 of the 33,500 property owners in 2014 were at risk of high lead levels just over the U.S. EPA  standard of 15 parts per billion, with some lead levels as high as 25 ppb. This letter was supposed to be sent to all property owners at the beginning of 2015, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources mandate.

"Drinking water with high levels of lead can cause delays in physical and mental development in babies and children, according to the EPA."

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"The C part of OCD"

From The Lonely Libertarian :

"I can't leave bubble wrap alone. When I get something in the mail that's wrapped in bubble wrap, I carefully set it aside, tingling in anticipation. I inspect the items received. Carefully put them away. And then I sit down with my compulsion. My bubble wrap. My Precious.

"And now the O part of OCD. People who pop the bubbles all willy nilly drive me up the fucking wall. You must pop them in order, right to left, top to bottom. And you can't stop me. No, sorry, I don't care what it is you think you want or need from me, I'm not done popping bubbles. Go away."

Lizardmom, these are made for you.

White House Astronomy Night

Next Monday, October 19th, there will be an Astronomy Night at the White House. There will be telescopes set up at the White House for invited guests, students and VIPs.

They are encouraging local astronomy clubs to host events around the country on that night, but I don't see anything listed on the Racine Astronomical Society website. I have heard there will be a livestream of the event, but I haven't seen the link yet.

Here is the press release about the event.

Open Blog - Monday

No snail mail today.

Friday, October 9, 2015

"It’s true, God DOES protect drunks and idiots"

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

"Posted on by Wirecutter

"This entry was posted in WTF?. Bookmark the permalink."

This can't be true

Can it?


God's pissed and I'm laying low.

"Health: Help On National Depression Screening Day"

By Stephanie Stahl

"PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A checkup from the neck up: Mental health advocates are raising awareness today with the 25th annual National Depression Screening Day. Health reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on how it was marked in our area.

"Instead of suffering alone in sadness, Todd Hopkins is now trying to reach out to others struggling with mental health issues.

"'It feels sad every day,' said Todd. He battled depression for 18 months before he finally got help.

"Now he’s a recovery advocate for the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health, which set up at LOVE Park for National Depression Screening Day."

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Years ago, before I had seen a psychiatrist, I went to St. Luke's where they were offering free depression screenings.

After I took the test, the woman asked if I had a psychiatrist.  I said no.  She also asked if I own a gun.  No, again.

She said my screening results were the worst she had ever seen and she was going to get a psychiatrist to see me right away.  After she left, I did.  I was afraid that they were going to commit me. 

Fall Colors!

Well after what happened the other day I was able to get some pictures to share with everyone. It is hard to get good pictures with the sun coming in and out when you want to get really good ones. I will be going out more to get pictures to share with everyone. Here are some of what I have gotten so far.

This picture was taken on Lighthouse Dr. in Racine Wi. Yes this was the picture that I had the police at my house for.

                                            This picture was taken on 3 Mile Rd in Racine Wi.

                                          This picture was taken at Cliffside Park in Racine Wi.

                                             This picture was taken at Shoop Park Racine Wi.

                                       This picture was taken on Industrial Dr. in Caledonia Wi.

I hope everyone is enjoying the pictures and I do have more to share with everyone. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Four for Fridays!

Hello to everyone this morning I hope everyone had a good week with some nice weather. I was out taking pictures of the Fall Colors this week and will be posting some of the pictures later. Here are your questions for today.

1) Would you rather have a vegetable garden or a flower garden?

2) When you live in a security building should you be afraid to leave your door unlocked while you are at home?

3) Can you pronounce Indian or Spanish words better?

4) How fast should you go in the left lane on the highway?

I hope you have a nice day today.

Open Blog - Friday

I'll bet you were thinking of Saturday and Sunday, too.

Thursday, October 8, 2015