It always amazes me how little people know about government and how much they complain about it. My dad was a big critic of capitalism and the government, so when a friend in Pullman, Washington, Ora Mae Orton, suggested I join the League of Women Voters, I thought it would be a good idea.
Are you filing your taxes today? Did you file them earlier? Have you already received your refund? For the last several years, I’ve purchased a TurboTax disk to do my taxes. It’s worked pretty well. I was able to get my questions answered from its customer service without too much trouble.
We’re getting some nice days here in the Seattle area, which is leading to spring activities such as planting gardens and hiking. Our blogging group, which spreads out from coast to coast, is as busy as bees with a variety of activities and thoughts
Slap watches are being recalled by K & M International due to coin cell battery ingestion and choking hazards
K & M International is recalling about 463,000 Wild Republic slap watches in the United States and about 75,000 in Canada.The coin cell battery inside the slap watches can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards to young children.
With the hacking of the Colonial Pipeline, people began lining up at the pumps in the Southeastern United States. Since Friday, most of the pipeline, from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast, has been offline. The pipeline was shut down after a ransomware attack. On Wednesday, Colonial restarted the pipeline.
Many consumers may not be aware that they could get food poisoning from eating uncooked flour. An article “Federal Report Focuses on Ongoing Pathogen Threat From Raw Flour” on the Food Safety News website describes an outbreak that occurred Dec. 11, 2018 - May 21, 2019.
Corporations escaped punishment at record levels during President Trump’s last year in office, when federal prosecutions of corporate criminals fell to just 94 – the lowest on record since the government started tracking corporate prosecution statistics in 1996, a Public Citizen report found.
Kidde is recalling about 226,000 TruSense smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire. No incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves Kidde TruSense smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms.
Today, I was fortunate to get to talk to my daughters and my granddaughter via WhatsApp. I love modern technology. With daughters in Sacramento and Madrid, one could get lonesome, especially during a pandemic. It’s nice to be able to do some visiting now that people are getting vaccinated.
Only 25 percent of the sunscreens rated this year by the Environmental Working Group offer adequate protection and no worrisome ingredients such as oxybenzone. EWG researchers rated the safety and effectiveness of more than 1,800 products that advertise sun protection.