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Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Thursday Morning Mix

Celebrate the American Bison

American bison

 Dear Readers, I am passing this e-mail on From The Good People of the WWF, because Yes, We should Honor this Icon by Making this Creature of the American Prairie Our National Mammal. After all, how can we look back to the Old West WithOut also thinking of them and how they once roamed free over what has since become our cities and farms---
As recently as the late 1800s, our nation’s heartland was defined by the 60 million bison that roamed across its rolling grasslands. The herds were a strong, resilient and powerful testament to the history and heritage of the continent and the Plains Indians.

But in the span of one decade, the bison were gone. By 1883, they had been hunted to near extinction for their hides.

Now, due to the work of World Wildlife Fund and other conservationists, bison are making a comeback.

Take Action: Celebrate the resurgence of this charismatic species and urge your members of Congress to declare it our country’s national mammal.

Ask them to join forces with Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle who are supporting the National Bison Legacy Act. They recognize how important the bison is to the American experience and want to ensure our nation forever honors this American icon.

Take Action Today: Urge your representatives to support the National Bison Legacy Act.

Thank you for all you do in support of conservation.


Martha Kauffman
Martha Kauffman
Managing Director
Northern Great Plains Program
World Wildlife Fund

 6 Surprising Eye Health Myths

Can carrots improve your vision? Does reading in dim light hurt your eyes? See for yourself.

 Myth: Sitting too close to the TV is bad for your eyes.
The truth: Just like when you stare at your computer screen too long, you might get a headache from sitting too close to your TV. But there is no proof that the close distance is damaging. Still, needing to sit closer to the TV might be a sign of nearsightedness, so you may need to have your vision checked. Refer to this vision screening schedule to see whether you need an eye exam.
YES!!!!  What can I say; I grew up with this myth--that was why when I was young--we always sat further back in the movie theater. And Now, when I go to the movies, I sit in the front row, unless it is an R-Rated movie. This is most likely also why my younger son, who is now also in his 20's when he goes to a movie sits in the back row--looks like the family sat in the front row too often for him. I wonder--If this means that one day when I become a Grandmother that one day my grand children will join my in the front row?????

By The Way, I finally got around to seeing the Movie--Won't Back Down! Last night and It was fantastic--I am so glad that I sat in the front row for that one.

 Riddle--> How do we know that the American Economy is Really and Truly Improving? 

  By the many Trolls who attempt to divert our attention Away from the Economy to other NON-SENSE ISSUES such as those espoused by Birther's  and other Right Wing Wing Nuts.

There Will be more about this in the weeks to come--->