How Poisoned Is Your Drinking Water?

Well, this just made my crabby day: The Environmental Working Group’s Drinking Water Quality Report website. You can go to the website and punch in your zip code, and see how contaminated your water supply is.


In my area, the water is LOADED with chloroform, trihalomethanes, barium, dichloroacetic acid, Bromodichloromethane, radium, and Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. I feel sick. :hohboy:

New York State has some of the worst water– it’s probably safer to drink water from the cesspools of Ethiopia than Upstate water! You want to know why?? Because for centuries, Upstate NY was a manufacturing empire, and factories dumped all their toxic crap into the waters or onto the ground. When taxes started to get sky-high starting in the late 50s, companies pulled out as quick as they could before New York could slap them with “brownfield” waste cleanup in the 70s.

Plus, our water supply is filled with toxic waste from the sewer system. Yes! Go visit your local water treatment plant for a lovely education. The sewage waste is piped into the water treatment facilities, where the sewage is “recycled” into drinkable water (so they say) and funneled back into the drinking water system. Thinking about it makes me gag. But then there’s the added problem of drug use in the population itself. People take medication (and other drugs, like best diet pills and etc), and all that crap (haha) goes into the sewer, where it’s recycled, and sent back into the water supply. The sewage treatment facility cannot prevent the drugs from entering the water supply. There was a big news story a few years ago, about the water supply contamination in Albany, our state capital city. Large amounts of ED drugs like Viagara and Cialis were found in the water supply. DISGUSTING!

How do you think this affects the populace?!

Add this to all the flouride they dump into our water–which has proven to do NOTHING against dental caries but it does make the populace dopey–and this is looking more like involuntary manslaughter! I can’t believe that the municipalities actually would WANT to poison us and kill us off… would they?

Would they? :eek:

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Taxes and Death, What’s the Difference?

I haven’t gotten my W-2 forms yet, but my stomach hurts already, in anticipation of finagaling through those crappy tax forms. And I live in New York, so it’s DOUBLY painful! I don’t see why I have to claim income tax on money from foreigners who’ve hired me out. It’s not fair. Really, it’s not. And really, I don’t think the Income Tax is legal. Yep, I’m one of those cynical, tea-partying, flag-waving kooks who thinks this country is run by bureaucrats. Voting doesn’t mean a THING anymore! Everyone is “appointed” today, especially those thugs from the IRS!
Where was I?

Oh yes, taxes and death. One and the same.

I saw this news story: not even the IRS Commissioner can do his own taxes, the code is TOO complex!! Well, hell yeah! Duh!

IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman does not file his own taxes in part because he believes the tax code is complex.

During an interview on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program that aired on Sunday, Shulman said he uses a tax preparer for his own returns.

“I’ve used one for years. I find it convenient. I find the tax code complex so I use a preparer,” Shulman said.

Pressed on how he would make the tax code simpler, Shulman responded, “I don’t write the tax laws. Congress writes the tax laws so that’s a whole different discussion.”

Ohhhhh Congress writes the laws, it’s all Congress’ fault! Well, yes, I guess it is! Congress’ first blunder (accidentally on purpose) was to ram that Federal Reserve Act down our throats in 1913. They convened on late Christmas Eve and passed the bill into law, a law that would forever enslave our income to private bankers!! GAH! Don’t you think for one second that your tax money goes to pay for anything in this country– not for defense, not for welfare, nothing. All our taxes go toward the “national debt.” The national debt is a farce, too– you see, according to the U.S. Constitution, ONLY Congress is supposed to coin our money, to issue the currency, and regulate the value of it. But in 1913, after much lobbying by bankers, Congress gave the Federal Reserve Bank the power to coin our money, issue the currency, and regulate the value. And Congress PAYS the Federal Reserve for the favor. On top of all that, when Congress needs money, the Federal Reserve will give Congress ITS OWN money at INTEREST! The interest is now so high that this is where all our taxes are going– to pay off the principal interest.
And that’s all not to mention that a direct tax is unConstitutional…. it is illegal for the government to tax the wages of the American people, because it is not “corporate profit” (which is a Constitutional tax). Are children being taught this in school? NO! They’re being taught about quick weight loss, how to put ******* on bananas, and write letters to politicians, asking them to make snowmen with them!
If the tax code and the stress from overwork PAYING all these taxes doesn’t kill ya, it’ll send you to the looney bin…. sheesh….

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It’s All Supposed to Be Humorous…

Once again, I’d like to remind my readers that the Crabby Blogging Lady is a humor blog. Yes, I discuss serious topics, and yes, my conversations can be quite caustic at times. But it’s all in HUMOR. Black humor, weird humor, whatever. If you can’t laugh or don’t want to read goofy ranting, then what the heck are you doing here at CRABBY Blogging Lady blog?!

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Of course, there are some who don’t find anything I say funny; that’s either because I’m not being funny, or because they have no sense of humor. usually it’s the latter… but nonetheless, this is my ranting blog, I try to present my rants in an entertaining way (kind of like Ann Coulter, but uglier). If you’re looking for feel-good crap, go take a multivitamin or something. You aren’t gonna find much here. And I am a non-discriminator of zingers– politics left and right, kooky religion and atheism, man and women, kids and adults, Bush and Obama…. all fall under my discussion or complaint. Like YOU (unless you are perfect, and I will bet my money that you’re not), I rant also! I rant about DIFFERENT things than some people, and that is what seems to be their main beef; they get offended because I am not upset about what THEY are upset about. Go figure…

Well, here’s a funny picture, OK? Does this help make you smile? Or do you view it as cruelty to cats or picking on felines, and are going to sic PETA on me now?

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I’d like to say THANKS to those people who have huge funny bones, who have taken time to leave comments and even smirk a little. You guys outweigh the dissenters, but it’s really weird how supporters can be rather quiet folk, while the dissenting, irate minority is as loud as a jet engine.

Have a nice day, folks. :)

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How About We Ban Fatheadedness?

I was shocked to realize that there is actually a website like this that exists. Even more shocked to see that there are a lot of people who think it’s OK! How can some people be so outraged about, say, racial profiling, but have no problem with …. gravity-profiling? boots out holiday weight-gain fatties

Dating and social network site has axed some 5,000 members following complaints that they had gained weight. The members were singled out after posting pictures of themselves that reportedly showed they had put on pounds over the holiday period. The site allows entry to new members only if existing members vote them as sufficiently attractive to warrant it.

The US, the UK, and Canada topped the list of excluded members.

The site has always been unrepentant about its selection process, calling itself “the largest network of attractive people in the world”.

The move was reportedly prompted by members themselves, who police the membership of the site to maintain a high – if highly subjective – standard of attractiveness.

“As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld,” said site founder Robert Hintze.

“Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which was founded.”

If the booted people had been Jews, or blacks, or Muslims, you KNOW this would never happen. But FAT PEOPLE–according to these fatheads– are the scourge of the earth, they are! Fatties should be mercilessly slashed from the planet, and be force-fed a mandated fat loss pill, according to these shallow goons. The Brits are so renowned for their bullying (ever hear of boarding school?!), and this just, uh, takes the cake.

It’s so unfair to live in a world where you can be a super-skinny, shallow-hearted FATHEAD and so freely and arrogantly bully other people, as if you’re still in third grade or British boarding school.

It’s like I tell my kids: NEVER pick on anyone because of their looks or their name. People can’t help those things. Pick on people because of the stupid things they DO.

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Kids Mad at Obama For Not Answering Their Letter

This story is rich. I really dodn’t know from which angle to come from with it. There’s just SO MUCH blog fodder here!

“Kids Mad at Obama For Not Answering Their Letter”

Now, this news story made front page news at my local online outlet in Syracuse. But I’m refusing to leave a link to them, in protest: my news outlet has this stingy policy where you can not “publish, broadcast, rewrite, or redistribute” even an iota from their website, or I suppose the “copyright gestapo” will invade your home. Note: “copywrite infringement” is a very loose term today. It’s illegal to requote and in some cases, to even HUM a tune without Big Brother getting to you. So why should I place my precious link to their site when they won’t let me copy&paste a portion of their dumb story?

ANYWAY. I digress. Back to the story that I haven’t even told you about yet… a story I will have to paraphrase, looks like, and hope the SWAT Team doesn’t visit me later.

In a Syracuse, NY, elementary school, a bunch of kids with nothing else to do studiously attentive, wrote a letter to President Obama. They asked President Obama to visit their school… and make a snowman with them. They said they have children red, yellow, black, and white in their school; therefore their school is full of peace and love.
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OK, so snowman and peace and crap…. The kids sent the letter out November 13th. And waited for The Messiah to grant them their wishes and answer back. They were VERY upset when they finally received a letter from the White House. It was a FORM letter, dated November 6th!

[Children are taught to be anti-religious in school, so that explains why they are puzzled about the strange date on the letter. What the children don't realize is that The Magnificent Obama (praisebetohisname) PREKNEW their thoughts! So the Omniscient One had a letter prepared for them a week before they even wrote theirs. Thus explains the miraculous date.]

The news reporters, smelling a fantastic front page sensational news story, convened a press gathering, and interviewed the disappointed children about the scandalous situation. The kids hurumphed that, “his office could have done better,” and a third grader [a THIRD grader?!] said he felt “disrespected”!
The disgruntled kids sent His Majesty another letter, begging His pardon and asking if He could make sure His staff reads the letters a little more carefully.

Uh HUH. So that’s the great “critical thinking” that goes on in schools… emphasis on “critical.” So here are my thoughts on this tragic story of unrequited adoration and “disrespect”:

  • Kids, realize that your God is just too busy for you. He has peace prizes to accept, vacations to take, and whenever that dang teleprompter is broken, which seems to be pretty often, his ability to answer the hopes and prayers of the lowly people is severely restricted.
  • Don’t think that your “diversity” brownie points (er, whitie points?) will bring him out any sooner, either. He doesn’t care about “diversity” and “peace and love.” He only cares what Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi think about him; and Harry and Nancy are from the West. They hate snow. So NO snowmen for Obama.
  • Why do teachers encourage schoolkids to do stuff like this? I know state standards require civics courses and etc, but asking the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to come build a SNOWMAN?! And then the kids have this attitude of “I deserve better treatment than this”?!

    Welcome to the REAL WORLD, kiddos! It’s better to learn the lesson while you’re young: No matter how cute you are, most people are going to ignore you! People just aren’t going to fall all over you like your adoring parents and teachers! People won’t give you the attention and treats you deserve! And, you know, sometimes, it’s because you really don’t deserve them!

  • My son wrote President Bush a few years ago, and President Bush sent a personalized letter with very nice 8 x 10 presidential photo. Now, Pres. Bush only believed he could HEAR FROM God, while Obama IS GOD. So maybe that’s why Pres. Bush sent the nice letter and Obama ignored His children. Obama doesn’t really need to be nice to anybody, because He’s the One Who calls the shots. Just a thought…
  • I wish adults would quit teaching children that politicians are “everything.” This pandering of politicians is disgusting. Politicians are what create the problems in this world! The sooner the kids realize that, the better off we’ll all be.

OK, so I’m preparing for the barrage of irate, nasty, hate and death mail about to hit my comments boxes… that seems to happen everytime I point out how wacky the school system is or how weird Syracuse is….

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Drowning in Black Ink!

Help! Help! No it’s not the problems figuring out my online backup syncs. It’s my printers— my computer printers are driving me into bankruptcy!!


That’s all I have to say for the rest of the world to get their blood boiling! And according to Gizmodo, printer ink is even more costly than human blood!! Look at this stunning graph.

That, dear people, is insane. WHY oh WHY do printer manufacturers charge so much for their stupid ink! Not even the *slightly* less expensive refills are worth it! Plus, if you happen to accidentally spill it onto your skin, this is what happens:

GRRRRREAT. I have to go out to the store with this all over my hand. It JUST HAD to be magenta ink that got on my hand. It looks like blood! It won’t wash off, no matter how hard I try. And I can’t wear gloves while pinching tomatoes for ripeness, and fumbling with my nickels and dimes at the checkout, now can I?

I say we should revolt against this printer ink tyranny. We should refuse to buy anymore ink: not those $40 name-brand cartridges, nor those lousy drip ink refills! We should just throw away the PRINTER, and buy a new one. Did you know that you can buy a brand new printer with new cartridge included for LESS money than an ink cartridge refill?! Insane!! And every time the ink runs out of that new printer, THROW THAT AWAY and buy a new one again! Before long, the landfills will be filled with mountains and mountains of new printers! It will cause an outrage, and the backlash will be against the printer ink manufacturers (backlashes are always against the businesses in this country). So then the manufacturers will be FORCED to lower their prices to reduce this glut of printer-laden landfills! You know, SAVE THE EARTH and all that. Those SAVE THE EARTH people are pretty gullible, I’m sure we can convince them that expensive ink causes global warming, polar cap ice melts, and alien crop circles in cornfields.
So who’s with me????

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