Tuesday, November 4, 2008
"So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers - in this country, we rise or fall as one nation; as one people." from President Elect Barack Obama's Victory Speech at Grant Park, Chicago, IL. November 4, 2008.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Tired of junk mail? I recently learned about the website:
From the info page:
"American mailboxes are inundated with junk mail. More than 100,000,000,000 pieces of junk mail are delivered each year—that’s more than 800 pieces per household. In fact, junk mail in the United States accounts for one-third of all the mail delivered in the world. Even though 44% of that mail goes to the landfill unopened, we still spend 8 months of our lives dealing with it all. But junk mail does more than invade our homes and waste our time; it also destroys our environment. "
I recommend clicking the "end junk mail" tool on the website. To save time, it provides letter templates to the companies that send junk mail requesting that they remove your address and information from their databases. It's worth a try. Sign the petition too!