Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

Toy Of The Year :)

clipped from www.dailymail.co.uk

Parents’ fury as ‘totally inappropriate’ breastfeeding doll for young girls goes on sale in the U.S.

The toy market is constantly innovating when it comes to baby dolls. But a new product designed to simulate breastfeeding has sparked widespread anger among parents.

Makers of The Breast Milk Baby claim that their new doll allows children to experience the ‘magic of motherhood’.

But parents have spoken out in anger over the toy, which they have slammed as ‘totally inappropriate’.

Controversial: Spanish toy makers have launched The Breast Milk Baby on the U.S. market claiming that it lets young girls experience the ‘magic of motherhood’
The doll comes with a bib for the child to wear, with pink flowers indicating the nipple area.

When held to the breast the doll makes suckling noises, and start crying if it is not burped afterwards.

Dennis Lewis, U.S. spokesman for Berjuan Toys states:

‘The whole purpose of The Breast Milk Baby is to teach children the nurturing skills they’ll need to raise their own healthy babies in the future.

‘We really don’t understand why this has created such controversy.’

And though the overwhelming response has been negative, there are some parents that believe the Breast Milk Baby is harmless and fun.

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“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
– Tom Paine

Here’s Obama’s update on Libya that he gave today… in case you missed it.

“Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell.”
– Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Warning: if you are hoping that this will change your mind on our involvement in Libya then I’ve got a nice bridge to sell you.

I’d be interested in your e-mail or comments. – Bill

I’m going to refer you to an article you shouldn’t miss…

Someone named “karoli” has published an editorial/rant on the top 1% of Americans in general and the Koch Brothers in particular and it is certainly worth reading.

Go to http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/matthew-continetti-calling-evil-good. You’ll be referring all your friends to it as well.

– Bill

The magic number is 32… tell you why…

It was thirty-two years ago today that Three Mile Island had it’s partial meltdown and caused our atomic energy industry to freeze in its place. I remember when it happened as I watched the news on television… I was 32 years old at the time… 32 is the number again!

At the time I was living in Connecticut and was near the Connecticut Yankee plant, which had been commissioned in 1968 and then closed in 1996 (after much protest from residents of Hartford and Middlesex Counties… Me included… after the 1979 Three Mile Island incident.) It was decommissioned  in 2004 and demolition of the containment dome was completed the week of July 17, 2006 (which gives you an idea of how long it takes to remove one of these plants… I don’t know where the spent fuel rods are, but they are probably still at the Haddam Neck, CT, site.)

And now, 32 years after Three Mile Island the news is reporting that the radiation from Fukushima‘s ravaged plants is now higher than they thought it would go… and there was a report of some very minor radiation detected in rain… in Massachusetts!

I hope that 32 years from now, when I am long gone, my grandsons will be able to look at their world and find that all this nuclear power is no longer necessary and science and politicians and, dare I say it, Corporations have found a way to clean everything up. Judging by the disorganized opinions circulating now and the inferior technologies dealing with the problem, I doubt that it will happen.