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Well, at least, CPSC has removed it's head from it's ass somewhat. Books published after 1985 are now okay: "On Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission exempted children's books printed after 1985 from the new law's enforcement provisions, which allow fines of as much as $100,000 per violation for selling or distributing products that contain more than 600 parts per million of lead intended for use by children 12 and younger. "

I mean, OMG, how did the human survive until now?! I should've been dead, dead, dead, shortly after birth. I guess I shouldn't even let any kid I know read my old childhood books, huh? Those Nancy Drews published before 1985 will kill 'em dead! 

The CPSC also decided that yarn is okay and lead-free! Whoo! Etsy has an updated article about the new requirements and the extension of the CPSIA act.

........Okay, yeah, the CPSA did need updating but the way it's been carried out has been un-necessarily aggravating and upsetting.

C'mon, doctor appointment. Get here. Boy, I hope I feel better soon. I'm tired of being sick. It's making me bitchy. ^^;;

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A knitted brain?! Yes, indeed. It's awesome that this pyschiatrist knitted an anatomically correct brain. It's on display at the Boston Museum of Science.

A Klingon keyboard?! Yeppers. I'm a ST fangirl from way back, so this keyboard is awesome cakes even though I don't speak/write Klingon. IDIC, folks.

Obama's Blackberry replacement? I want one--it survives being dropped, the cold, etc. It would be fantastic to own one. Obama's Presidential limo puts Bond's vehicles to shame. Me want one.   :-)  

I'm all for fun, inexpensive weddings but this one at Taco Bell takes the taco the cake. Seriously, gettting married at TB?! Uh, no. Not for me anyway. That's just nasty.

Children: No longer welcome at libraries: Congress is a bunch of blithering idiots as demonstrated by the Consumer Product Improvement Safety Act. Talk about overreacting to things. I can see this applying to importers from countries, such as Asia, where product safety may not be as regulated to the extent to which it is in the USA but to apply it across the board to everything is just ridiculous. If you make items for children 12 and younger, then you must undergo extremely expensive product testing for contaminants such as lead. This is will drive small businesses and individuals out of the market and make toys much more expensive to purchase. Even books will need to be tested for lead, which means all current kid books and materials offered by libraries will no longer able to be accessed by children. Children may eat the books even 12 year olds, yeah right. What a bunch of morons. The article explains it better than I am.

I've enjoyed The Mentalist but their witchcraft episode really ticked me off and also a bunch of other people too. It kinds of makes me not want to watch the show anymore, which I've been enjoying. There are other things also competing for my attention so why watch this show? I'm trying to decide how to word my letter about this episode to the producers.


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