This is how fast my life has felt over the last 3 months…. Am I exhausted? Sure thing – Would I change anything? Sure thing! LOL I am HAPPY but am I ever ” so exhausted ” mentally – socially – spiritually – emotionally – physicallly ETC…ETC..ETC…
If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, stores won’t be able to publicly display tobacco products and will have to keep cigarettes under the counter or behind curtains.
The legislation announced today is the latest public-health crackdown by the mayor, whose ban on super-sized sugary soft drinks was shot down by a judge last week.
The proposed law would “prohibit display of tobacco products” in most retail shops,. “Such displays suggest smoking is a normal activity and invite young people to experiment with tobacco.” It would be the first of its kind in the nation.
A second law would impose new rules to make it harder to sell smuggled cigarettes.
These laws would protect New Yorkers, especially young and impressionable New Yorkers. The New York Association of Convenience Stores, which has 1,600 members, called the proposed ban on displays “absurd” but I totally agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg seriously.
He said he hoped the City Council would reject the bill after it’s introduced later this week. If it passes, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets predicts it will be overturned by the courts.
Sara Palin mocked Mayor Bloomberg via banning certain sized soft drinks….but she just wants to stay relevant…
YES!!! There are a great deal of people who DISAGREE with the government being able to get involved like this…. A great deal of them are indeed talking about a basic right under the Constitution. They also feel that if you do this with cigarettes and tobacco products, what else is going to have to be out of view? Wine and spirits? It’s a very slippery slope. Well I look at it like this, yes the government is saying or at least trying to wean people from smoking – drinking and a hosts of other things and I think that it is a good idea.
If I was an insurance company and I would raise the premiums on people that smoke etc….so then what? Are you going to KEEP your medical insurance or drop it because you do not agree? You want to smoke and if you get sick..get lung diseases / cancer now you want the insurance carrier to pay for TONS of testing and expensive treatments because of a PERSONAL BAD HABIT that you chose to do that is not good for your health!!!!
New York City officials, though, said the point of the display ban isn’t to prevent kids from buying cigarettes, which is already illegal; the idea is that lowering exposure to the products reduces the chances a young person will try smoking in the first place.
Mayor Bloomberg has made public-health campaigns a hallmark of his administration and boasted that life expectancy in the city is up three years since 2001. He has also crusaded against salt in restaurant foods and junk food in vending machines and required calorie counts on fast-food menus.
A new policy sharply limiting the sale of 16-ounce sugary drinks was supposed to take effect last week, but a judge put a stop to it, ruling it was arbitrary and capricious.
Umm…we are smiling but trust me – ask us if we are super sleepy….. Our sons are both in 9 MILLION activities….
She is soo amazing and I love that I have friends with various backgrounds / cultures / nationalities etc.. It makes me better and broadens my horizons with my son too. My son being exposed to things that are “un -American” is a plus…. Everyday, I am finding ways for us BOTH to live outside of the box as well as INVENT our own boxes!
I smile because of him….Even when im having a bad day, He makes me smile and i am soo proud to call him my son! My (love muffin) oops… I meant to say that MY son had two basketball games today – I guess they are called double headers…oh no wait – that is in BASEBALL right?
LOL Well anyway, he did soooooooooooooooo well it was SICK! He made a few 3 pointers, looked over at me then got a tad bit cocky!
You saw his photo that I uploaded yesterday looking like he had been punched in the face….. well each time that he made a lay up, scored a few points and started running……I realized that The only thing that I said to him was great job baby and watch your face! LOL
Too bad people dont cheer for God like this when he does Wonderful, Amazing and Miraculous things like ……………ummmmm –
1. Wakes them up every morning, REGARDLESS of “what they did last night” or what they may be entangled with that “same day”
2. Keep them as well as friends and family from all hurt, harm and danger in the NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL
3. Maintenance of their mind
4. Having the ability to use the activities of their own limbs
5. Have the ways and means to a sustainable life
6. The POWER of choice, whether the choices are right or wrong
7. For Grace to sin and be Forgiven
8. For the breath that is inhaled every mili – second
9. For the wants and desires that are still granted WHILE yet being soooooooooooo undeserving
10. Knowing the truth of being saved and personally experiencing God
Okay although I am already at Number 10 and coild EASILY continue onto at least 500 within the first hour of typing but my hand would clearly obtain a cramp and I am hoping that way before I or anyone else would have to type that much to show you / remind you of how blessed you are that you would GET THE POINT!
Cheer for the right things in life! >>>> That is my “current” point…
Trying these at home does not benefit certain people so they should invest in a gym membership like me! LOL
I mean trust me….. I have also tried to work out at home and save the money or just do things at home because I can be more comfortable but losing weight should not be comfortable…. RIGHT??
Where was she trying to get to so fast? LOL
This is a new way to do the ELECTRIC SLIDE I guess! LOL
Am I my brother’s keeper? LOL
Sisterly LOVE I guess??
I have TONS of acquaintances…… and maybe even more than that….. the ones that I do have live in other states…. but in the area that I reside in HOWEVER – friends….TRUE AND GENUINE……. hmm I think that I have to get a moment to sit and think for a second…… ok im done! LOL
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender
hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our Powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked. ~ Friends ( my momma ) are kisses blown to us by Angels!!!
Love my momma………… and she is MY BESTIE!