Does Brian Ross of ABC News Care About the Safety of America?

Every few weeks, it seems, I am forced to confront the idea that the news media in the United States care more about embarrassing President George Bush than they do about the safety and security of American citizens, at home and abroad, and the military trying to protect us.

In recent weeks, it has become more and more clear that Iran is using the Iraq war to fight a proxy war against the United States. While there have been reported instances of Iranian weapons, explosives and missiles being used against Iraqi and American troops, there have also been Iranian military captured fighting alongside terrorists in Iraq.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who – in addition to calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” has ignored U.N. demands that he cease work on Iran’s nuclear program, which outsiders believe is many years from producing usable energy, but not very long at all before enough uranium could be enriched to build a nuclear weapon.

Ahmadinejad is supported by hardline Muslims, although many feel the real political power belongs to the mullahcracy, the unelected religious clerics who have stifled any real reforms in Iran for decades.

In spite of the obvious interference …

Top 5 Humane Mousetraps for Your Home

Some people find mice to be very disgusting creatures while others find them to be very adorable and only wish to use the best humane mousetraps available to get rid of them. If you hate the thought of killing mice and would prefer to utilize humane mousetraps as an alternative then you are going to see that you are not alone. Below are the top five humane mousetraps that you can purchase in certain stores and online at the mouse or do your own

The highly effective Humane Mouse Trap has a unique design that allows you to safely release the mouse back into the wild unharmed. These humane mousetraps will catch even the smartest of mice and is considered to be a wonderful alternative to poisons or glue cards. By spreading peanut butter on a cracker and placing it inside the trap you will set the stage for the mice to enter into the trap and once they do the spring door will snap shut.

Plastic Trap is a reusable trap that should be checked frequently to ensure that the mice are not suffering needlessly. This trap is also considered one of the best humane mousetraps because …

How to Go Green at Home with Minimal Start Up Costs

In the current age of global consciousness more and more homeowners are looking for ways to go green around their home. However, many options such as solar panels or wind energy seem out of the question due to astronomical start up costs or initial investments. This article will provide you with a few tips on how you can go green at your home and at the same time keep your startup capital as low as possible.

The first thing that you can do to be more environmentally friendly around your home is the obvious, recycle and reuse. Plastic bags from grocery shopping can be used multiple times for storage of items, including food. With the proper slip knot you can seal up food just about as tight as you could do with a zip lock bag. These are also great liners for smaller trash cans, such as in your bathroom or home office. Many other items can also be reused with a little creativity; try using tops from juice cans as coasters instead of buying plastic coasters for your upcoming party.

The second area where you can go green around your house with minimal start up costs is to go …

Homemade Baby Products: Make Your Own Baby Wipes

If you buy a good quality pack of paper towels for $12, and each roll has 150 sheets, you are paying approximately two cents per sheet. Now, if you buy a a normal size container of baby wipes with 70 wipes, for $3, you’re paying almost double at four cents per sheet. If you’re on a tight budget as most new parents certainly are, saving even a few coins on a purchase can be super important.

With that said, you might be thinking that there is no way you would consider putting a paper towel anywhere near your little one’s rump for the sake of saving money. It might console you to know that the notion of a paper towel cleaning is somewhat alarming for most, but with the following recipe, you’ll see that not only will you save money, but your baby’s bottom will be just as clean and unscathed as it would had you used normal baby wipes.

I would like to mention that the recipe I have does not have to be used as your main means of cleaning baby’s bum. You could make a batch and keep them on hand for the wipey wipe out that …

Newsletter Publishing: The Easiest Home Business

Everybody says websites must have an email newsletter for marketing. Freelancers can take advantage of ezine fever by marketing their services as a professional newsletter publisher. Take the burden off busy small business owners. Write and send their email newsletters for them-and get paid handsomely for doing it.

Getting ready. You need nothing more than good writing and research skills to start an email newsletter publishing business.

Profit potential. Charge a flat rate for designing each issue (using templates provided by the email newsletter service), and charge per each original article. Rates vary from $10 to $150 or more per issue depending on frequency and complexity; article rates may be by the word or by the article (10 cents a word, for instance, or $20 per article or more). Ensure a continuing stream of income by contracting with clients for weekly, biweekly, or monthly newsletters rather than one-time issues. In addition, charge clients the monthly fees for the email newsletter service provider-or better yet, have them sign up with their own credit cards and contract with them for management and production only.

Marketing your at-home email newsletter publishing business. Start with local small businesses where you can walk in the …

How to Stage Your Bathroom For a Home Sale

There are two rooms in a home that will improve the chances of a sale – the kitchen and the bathrooms. The potential home buyer needs to be wooed by the bathrooms of a home. Making that bathroom into a personal spa can attract more attention and make the buyers hungry for a sales contract.

Cleanliness is Essential

Before preparing the bathroom for a home sale, the seller needs to clean from top to bottom. This does not mean spraying some cleaner in the shower stall and walking away. Cleaning means getting down and removing dirt from the baseboards, corners of the shower stall and edges of the bathtub. The seller must remember the home that appears move in ready will sell more quickly.

The Five Star Experience

Staging the bathroom for a home sale can be easy and inexpensive. The only props needed for the job are two plush robes, a wicker basket, two thick bath towels, two thick hand towels, several thick wash clothes, some ribbon and an assortment of soaps.

The bath towels need to be placed evenly on the rods present in most bathrooms. If there are no towel rods, a bath towel rack can be …

Why You Should Eat Sauerkraut to Boost Your Health

The early Chinese fermented shredded cabbage in wine. The workers who built the Great Wall of China ate it to give them stamina and health. The recipe migrated to Europe where the Germans replaced the wine with salt. That’s how sauerkraut as we know it today is made. It’s fermented by lactic acid. The fermentation process gives cabbage its sour flavor and its name. You can enjoy sauerkraut in several ways, including in a Reuben sandwich, or as a topping for a baked potato or hot dog. Read this informative article and find out why you should eat sauerkraut to boost your health.

1. Health Benefits of Cabbage Itself

Cabbage itself is loaded with vitamins A and C. It also contains vitamin B6, vitamin K, folate, manganese and omega 3 fatty acids. Cabbage helps lower cholesterol, has anti-inflammatory properties, and also provides phytonutrient antioxidants. Once cabbage is fermented, its health benefits are even greater.

2. Sauerkraut Aids in Your Digestion

Don’t like the taste of yogurt? That’s okay, you can eat sauerkraut to add Lactobacillus plantarum to your digestive system. Research shows that this bacterium not only helps aid digestion, it’s been shown to help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), …

Home Décor Craft Ideas: Pink and Green Paisley Mouse Pad

Why spend money on a boring mouse pad, when you can easily create your own? This adorable pink paisley mouse pad is inexpensive to create and so much fun! This craft is also easy enough for children to complete with a bit of adult supervision.

For this project, you will need:

– Anna Griffin “Eliza Pink Paisley” Print Paper (found in stores and online at Paper Addict)

– Anna Griffin “Eliza Lime Paisley” Print Paper (found in stores and online at Paper Addict)

– 8 inch by 5 inch by ¼ inch thick piece of cardboard

– Delta CeramCoat Paint in Bubblegum Opaque

– Sponge brush

– Mod Podge or other decoupage medium

– Decorative edge scissors

– Popsicle stick

– Craft roller

– Heart shape stencil

– Pencil

– Acrylic finishing spray

– Newspaper

Due to the large amount of glues and paint involved in this project, it is recommended to first cover your workspace fully with newspaper. Begin by coating the entire piece of 8 inch by 5 inch by ¼ inch thick cardboard in Delta CeramCoat Paint in Bubblegum Opaque using the sponge brush. Let the paint dry for about a half hour before adding a second …

A Southwestern Home Décor Bathroom

Creating the warm inviting glow of a Southwestern home décor bathroom is a great way to makeover your existing bathroom into a luxurious retreat. A Southwestern home décor bathroom incorporates a few key elements that make it distinctly Southwestern. Color is the main aspect of Southwestern décor that will truly make your bathroom unique and beautiful. Fabulous textures continue the warm rustic feel that is associated with a Southwestern décor theme in your home. Rustic hardware is the finishing touch your home bathroom.

Painting your walls or even your furniture is the first step to creating a Southwestern home décor bathroom. Southwestern colors are warm blues, greens, seinnas, sands, sunny yellows, and well any earthy warm color you might find in nature. Cactus green is a great Southwestern home décor color to use in your bathroom. Painting the walls is just the first step in adding paint to your Southwestern home décor bathroom. Ground your Southwestern wall colors by painting any furniture in the bathroom as well. Think rustic. You can apply your Southwestern paint colors to your surface using a regular three inch paint brush. The streaky painted on surface is perfect for a Southwestern décor. If you have …

News Flash: Have You Noticed that Life is Not Always About You?

I seem to learn a lot of life’s lessons from people I see or meet at the local gym of which I am a member. My purpose is to go there, work out and be on with the next chapter of my day. This particular day was no exception.

But wait!! Is someone calling my name? Yes, I can hear it clearly now. It’s Sarah over there going through her own routine. As I approach her we exchange polite pleasantries. Usually she has an upbeat persona about herself. Something isn’t quite right. A few moments elapsed in silence as I proceeded to continue my work out. The piece of equipment I was going to use was right next to her.

Sarah then told me of the passing of her older brother a few days earlier. Now I understood why her normal greeting was not as perky. She began sharing the details leading to his death. She wanted me to know because she said we were sisters in Christ of which I gave a resounding Amen.

After she shared this with me, I felt compelled to share with her of my older brother who had died many years ago. It was …