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Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 12:57 PM PST

Save Seun's Life

by Patricia Taylor

This diary is only obliquely political, in that it speaks in general to the reality that adequate and affordable health care - an issue being debated right now in our Senate - is not a luxury, or an extreme political position.

Today, I got an email from Seun Adebiyi.

He has leukemia.  He needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life.

He doesn't want your money.

He wants to see if you can save his life by being a bone marrow match.

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I've noted that radiation from mammograms is not a risk factor that is being discussed when folks talk about this issue on television or the printed and paperless press.

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This is my fifth diary on the issue of rubber mulch, which has become part of the White House playscape, where Sasha and Malia Obama and their friends play.

Their playground surface was made from 1,400 used tires.  The tires were ground up and dyed green and called rubber mulch.

Rubber mulch is not good for children or gardens because ground up rubber tires have lots of toxins in them.

My last diary told you that the EPA was investigating rubber mulch to see if the contaminants it contained might make your children sick.  Well, the EPA lied about that study.

In fact, they're NOT conducting air and surface sampling.  They NEVER have.  They've only look at the literature - studies (mostly industry-funded studies) that others have done.

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Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 11:40 AM PDT

Dear Mr. President

by Patricia Taylor

I wrote Barack Obama today.

You should write him, too.

The White House is drafting something on health care today.

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The misinformation about health care legislation that is flowing in the public arena these days is astonishing and, more sadly, so destructive.

There is a sad heart to all this talk about conversations between doctor and patient about death and dying and about whether these conversations should be funded and so made more affordable to all patients.

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This is my fourth diary on the issue of rubber mulch, which has become part of the White House playscape, where Sasha and Malia Obama and their friends play.

Their playground surface was made from 1,400 used tires.  The tires were ground up and dyed green and called rubber mulch.

Rubber mulch is not good for children or gardens because ground up rubber tires have lots of toxins in them.

There is NEW news about this topic:

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This is my third diary on the issue of rubber mulch, which has become part of the White House playscape, where Sasha and Malia Obama and their friends play.

Their playground surface was made from 1,400 used tires.  The tires were ground up and dyed green and called rubber mulch.

Rubber mulch is not good for children or gardens because ground up rubber tires have lots of toxins in them.

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This is my second diary on the issue of rubber mulch, which has become part of the White House playscape, where Sasha and Malia Obama and their friends play.

Their playground surface was made from 1,400 used tires.  The tires were ground up and dyed green and called rubber mulch.

Rubber mulch is not good for children or gardens because ground up rubber tires have lots of toxins in them.

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Here is the email I sent today to the Obamas via the White House webform:

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Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 09:15 AM PST

Blackwater Morphs to Xe? Feh!

by Patricia Taylor

I came on-line to check out today's news because I caught last night that a plane had crashed in Buffalo, NY and everyone had died.

This seemed like a sad thing to happen, especially after all the good news and good feelings about the U.S. Air water landing in the Hudson River, where everyone survived.

The NY Times caught my attention because the story that a 9/11 widow was aboard that crash was at the top of their homepage.  This fact compounded the sad, bad news of the plane crash.

Then something else caught my beleaguered and saddened eye.

The NY Times Newsbreak covering an AP Story:

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I noticed last night, in Obama's infomercial, that he promised tax relief to those Americans making less than $200,000 a year.

That figure was seemingly different than the $250,000 he's been using (and even used last night in Florida with Bill Clinton at his side) on the campaign trail.

These two figures are both different than the figure Joe Biden used last week.  He mentioned $150,000 as the threshold for relief.

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Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 05:47 PM PDT

True Love Waits For a Democrat

by Patricia Taylor

My very attractive brother-in-law, Nick, who is of a much younger age, is one of the ensemble in a video entitled True Love Waits For a Democrat.

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