Friday, January 18, 2008

I am still trying to envision a caucus in the middle of a casino in Vegas. Will people be putting up odds on who will join what group? And, if they do, will the money go to the winner of that caucus for their campaign war chest? I don't know about ya'll, but any time I have ever been in a Vegas casino at any time past 9:00 a.m. , you can't stir people with a stick, much less conduct some type of political business. I have not heard or read how these mobile precincts are going to work, but I am sure they will be in some type of conference room. Again, they may have something, I am sure every precinct could get the vote out better if they were held in a casino instead of some drabby junior high. I just had a thought, the little grey haired precinct ladies checking the voters registration of a scantily glad show girl. I bet you would get more precinct workers as well.

On the Green Front I would like to let you know about a wonderful organization that helps facilitate all things "green." It is called Co-op American and its mission statement is:

"Our mission is to harness economic power-the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace-to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society." (National Green Pages, p. 37)

And the Co-op America Vision is :

"We work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the health and beauty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come." (National Green Pages, p. 37)

You can become a member of Co-op America and receive a lot of great information, the best item being The National Green Pages. Think of this book as a Yellow Pages for the Green world. In fact, on the cover, it states "Directory of good ad services for people and the planet." For a company to be included in the Green Pages, they must pass a screening process that looks at the companies: "1)...commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and 2) significant action in terms of this commitment." "Businesses that pass the screening process are included in the National Green Pages, become members of our Green Business Network and can proudly display Co-op America's Seal of Approval." (National Green Pages, p. 9)

The organization supports companies and financial institutions that use and encourage sustainable and fair trade practices. I have found the Green Pages very informative and very useful when I have been trying to find a product or a service. Please check out Co-op America at .

On the Healthy Eating Front I did eat somewhat better yesterday, but I have found out that I am going to have to take something with me for dinner before my Thursday night class because my only choice last night was semi-cold vegi pizza. I walked again yesterday so that means that I have exercised for the last 3 days in a row. I hope to make it 4 in just a few minutes.

On the Crochet Front I made quite a bit of progress on my vest. I am just not sure how much more progress I will be making considering the amount of school work I am about to have, or, I guess I should say, already have. I think I am just in denial.

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