Friday, October 17, 2008

....where is the respect?

It has been reported that Senator Obama said the following: "Its not that I want to punish your success, when you spread the wealth around it is good for everyone." This was in response to "Joe the Plumber." Much has been said about "Joe" and much has been said about Senator Obama's tax plan and spreading the wealth around. I frankly, do not want any form of Socialism and believe that you don't take from the wealthy to give to the poor. Not forced giving. The fact is this and other statements have probably been blown all out of proportion - Statements by Senator Obama and statements by Senator McCain.

However, in regard to this statement being blown out of proportion, I believe, truly believe, that statements from both camps have been blown out of proportion. Also, where is any respect in this election? I see so very little. These are people who are aspiring to become the leader of the best nation in the world. How can anyone think well of their future leadership when all this rot has been transpiring.

Someone recently said something which I think is very noteworthy:

"The biggest cost in an election is truth."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

China and the element of trust

Recently in the news we have been reading where there is a major problem with milk in China. Thousands of Chinese babies have become seriously ill because of the presence of melamine in baby formula. Now the search, internationally, is on to determine how widespread this contaminated milk and associated products actually is. It has been found in Cadbury candy. What a blow to our chocolate taste buds!

This is causing me, and I am wondering how many others, to doubt the safety of all foodstuff products produced, or whose ingredients are produced, in China. A few months back it was contaminated toothpaste. Now milk, Cadbury candy, cookies, etc.

When you pick up a package at the grocer's do you read where it is produced? Do you read where ALL the ingredients originated? Can you even determine where the ingredients originated? How vigilant are you? How vigilant are you going to be in the future?

China, are you listening? Do you hear that we are really worried about the products you are sending out to your own consumers and to us?