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Eco Wrap – Dropps Winner and Green Headlines

by Tiffany in Tidbits

friday wrap upTGIF! Have an awesome weekend everyone!

First off I have selected a winner for the bag of Dropps using and it is comment #89, lovelilacs. Congrats!!!

Here is a fun and crafty project that I have bookmarked for summer fun. Making gorgeous beads from newspaper!

Also, I am sure you have seen those toy games you can buy at major toy stores with a plastic fishing rod and magnetic plastic fish….well here are instructions for making a game like this yourself with natural materials. My kids would LOVE this.

On the vaccine front I was happy to see a story about how a Federal Court has conceded a vaccine/autism connection. Apparently the child had an underlying medical condition, was vaccinated, and the condition along with the vax caused some serious problems including some on the autism spectrum. This confirms my theory that I have held for a loooong time. That some kids are not good candidates for vaccination and without proper testing to see if they are good candidates, vaccines shouldn’t be pushed on us.

Homeschoolers in CA are set back as a judge rules that “California courts have held that … parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children.” Argh! This infuriates me. And darn it I wish I could remember where I read it but I also read that someone associated with this case was quoted as saying that the role of public schools was to encourage patriotism and and cooperation with government. WTH?!? Anyone else have a problem with that remark?

On the climate crisis front I found it preposterous that the Weather Channel founder wants to sue Al Gore and any company or person that sells carbon credits. As the author of the article pointed out…this sounds like a beautiful waste of time. He made his desire known at a conference held in NYC that was established for all the skeptics to get together and discuss all of the reasons why climate crisis and global warming are a hoax. De Smog Blog (an awesome blog BTW) called it Denial-a-palooza or Yawn-fest 2008 and discussed how they are just regurgitating the same tired denial theories and trying to create media spin that the debate is still raging while it is actually dying a well deserved death. They can’t even get decent sponsors anymore. Hoorah!

Yesterday I came across the fake Prius ads that are creating so much buzz on the net. I have to admit they are pretty funny. They show people involved in some shady or illegal activities and then they have a tag line at the bottom…”At least he is driving a Prius!” One in particular is sooo bad.

Have an awesome weekend and thanks to any readers who submitted a tip. You rock!

  • Angela

    A rebuttal about the vaccine-autism debate and that federal case (not written by me):

    Angela’s last blog post..Prison Sentencing for Mothers of Breastfed Babies

  • Sharon

    Thanks for the Friday wrap up Tiffany – I can’t believe the California gov’t re: homeschooling. Our experience with home schooling was a lifeline for my daughter – got her right back on track. Happy to say we just got a College acceptance letter day!!!!

    I have to so see those Prius ads now…

    Sharon’s last blog post..TV?s ?Real Housewives of?? – Not Real AND Boring

  • lovelilacs

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  • Jennie

    I actually just read the article you’re talking about for homeschooling where they say that schools teach “good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare”. I don’t know about California, but I don’t remember being taught that stuff in my PA school. Here’s the link:

  • There is a petition on the HSLDA (they will be representing the family in the appeal) site to support home schooling parents in CA. It can be signed by anyone, in any state.

    Sarah’s last blog post..Help

  • Anna

    Awhile ago you posted about NJ’s additional mandated vaccines. I live there and did not know this. This horrified me. I immediately got in contact with the NJAICV ( NJ Alliance for Informed Choice in Vaccination) and wrote about it along with a new bill be sponsored on my website, Green Talk (with a link back to your blog.). Thank you for making me aware of the situation.

    A bill is being sponsored in NJ to allow for conscientious belief exemption to vaccination. Please ask all your NJ readers to call their representatives and voice their opinions to support this bill.

    Here is the link:

    Even though the alert asked everyone to call on 2/27/08, you can still call.

    Anna’s last blog post..Does your Lawn Need an Edible Green Make-over?

  • oh were too late for the party! :(
    What a great give away though. We just discovered your blog via Modern Beet ! We’ll have to back again. Thanks for the great fun here.