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If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word
to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning once a month for 4 months while
she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax confirmation of the treatment. Cleaning
For A Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. For more information,
log onto www.cleaningforareason.org
Every 10 years, the U.S. government takes a count of every resident in the country,
as required by the Constitution. Their are some facts you should know, to protect yourself from potential scammers.
- the US Census Bureau will not send emails requesting information
- the Census Bureau will never ask for a full social security number, bank account numbers, PIN numbers
Visit the US Census Bureau website for more information
I attended a webinar recently, and learned about some of the tactics used
by hackers to get our personal data. First of all, these are not people who sit in their basements figuring out how they can
rip people off (like I had assumed). These are highly educated people working on sophisticated systems. They operate like
a multi-million dollar corporation would. That's pretty much what they are. One of the tactics they are using is they
will go into a parking lot and "drop" a thumb-drive. You see this drive, pick it up and plug it into your computer. The
instant it is inserted into your computer all your information is compromised and on its way to the hackers. Just wanted to
pass this on, hope it helps.
Know the Difference between a Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms:
||Fever is rare
||Temperatures of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days|
||A hacking (mucus-producing) cough is often present
||A dry cough is usually
||Slight body aches and pains
||Severe aches and pains|
||Stuffy nose is commonly present and typically resolves
spontaneously within a week
||Stuffy nose is not commonly present |
||Chills are uncommon
||Chills occur in 60%
||Tiredness is fairly mild
||Tiredness is moderate
||Sneezing is common
||Sneezing is not common|
||Symptoms tend to develop over a few days shortness of
breath - tight chest
||Rapid onset within 3-6
hours with sudden symptoms of high fever - muscle aches - shortness of breath - tight chest|
||Headaches are fairly mild
||Headache occur in 80%
||Sore throat is commonly present
||Sore throat is not commonly
||Chest discomfort is mild to moderate
||Chest discomfort is
Stop the epidemic - spread the awareness
STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK!
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public. Check it out on snopes.com to verify. All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing
companies and you will start to receive sales calls...... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR
To prevent this, call the following number
from your cell phone: 1-888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It
will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.
You must call from the cell phone number
you want to have blocked.
You cannot call from a different phone number.
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR
It takes about 20 seconds.
DID YOU KNOW...
According to Charles Fishman, in his article, Message in a Bottle (www.fastcompany.com), Americans spent more money last year on bottled water than on ipods or movie tickets: $15 Billion. Read more...