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The push for cell phone warnings on packaging

I recently was forwarded an article about a Maine politician pushing to get warnings posted on the packaging of cell phones warning about the radiation dangers of over exposure.  So why aren't more people talking about this?  Because just like with tobacco giants- people are afraid to tattle on these companies- I mean there's MONEY to be made- so why care about exposing people to cancer?
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Rielle Hunter gives spiritual warriors a bad name

I was driving home from work yesterday and I got an email from someone telling me I had to watch the Oprah interview with Rielle Hunter- John Edward's mistress.  

"She says she's spiritual- but really- she's so full of it!"  The email said.

So I watched the re-run at 11pm last night.  I still feel sick to my stomach.

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Economy is booming again- so why isn't this news?

I was amazed when I met with my financial advisor a couple of weeks ago and she said, "Your investments did very well this quarter."

"Excuse me?" I said, shocked.

"Yes- the economy is recovering nicely."

So why isn't anyone on the news talking about it???

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Fart jokes on WLS Radio- I rest my case...

Yesterday, I wrote about my frustrations with the demise of talk radio in Chicago- that no women are hosting shows on the top rated talk stations in this city.  I received tons of emails in support from upset females around town agreeing with me.  "Women are thirsty for content that makes a difference and not monologues about Tiger Wood's mistresses or fart jokes," I said.

Then as if on cue- I was driving home from the city yesterday and I heard 23 minutes of talk about farts on WLS.
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Real friendships survive political differences

I had a talk the other night where I interviewed Richard Roeper at the Wilmette Theater.  Rich is pretty vocal in his column about his liberal beliefs- which is why I was surprised when my very Republican friend Ann said she wanted to come and meet him.


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The Healthcare debate- would Jesus be covered?

I recently had a friend tell me he is "De-Friending" any of his friends on facebook if they are FOR this Healthcare Bill.  I'm sure we've all had people we know forward us emails to sway us to their beliefs.  So how do we handle this?  What is the answer?  How can I stay "spiritual" when I want to punch some of these people out?
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Eating bananas feeds VIOLENCE!

I always thought that eating bananas was good for me.  I feed them to my son all the time.  They are supposed to be filled with nutrients- low in calories.. the "perfect" food.  As a "spiritual" mom, I will never be able to buy another banana now that I know how many people die to bring them to my Chicago grocery store. 
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The judging challenge continues

I put out a challenge last week on vocalo.org asking people to stop judging for the month of December.  It's their "Month of Faith".  I figured- since Jesus said not to "judge"- let's see how many people can follow the word of the guy they say they worship.  I thought it would be do-able.  But after just a few days- I'm embarrassed to say that I officially suck at this.
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Who's the real "jackass"?!

Kanye West unabashedly drinking a bottle of Hennessy on the red carpet while girlfriend Amber Rose posed for photos - is this the cause of his outburst at the VMAs? So President Obama is in hot water because he made an off the record comment about Kanye West.  While the President should know that anything he says can and probably will be broadcast to the masses, the person we should all be ashamed of is the one who did the tattling. (Or should I say, "tweeting".)
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