Poison Prevention Awareness Month on March, 2018: Obama Supporters: What has he done?

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Obama Supporters: What has he done?

in 2007 these Bills were either written, sponsored, or co written or sponsored by Senator Obama

Dec 19, 2007

Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2007

Dec 7, 2007

Global Poverty Act of 2007

Dec 6, 2007

National STEM Scholarship Database Act

Nov 16, 2007

National STEM Scholarship Database Act

Nov 13, 2007

Prevention Through Affordable Access Act

Nov 8, 2007

Veterans Homelessness Prevention Act

Introduced

Oct 24, 2007

S. 2227: Success in the Middle Act of 2007

Oct 24, 2007

Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2007

Oct 18, 2007

Renewable Fuel Standard Extension Act of 2007

Oct 4, 2007

Security Contractor Accountability Act of 2007

Oct 3, 2007

: A bill to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of children's products that contain lead, and for other purposes.

Sep 27, 2007

Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act

Sep 18, 2007

Back to School: Improving Standards for Nutrition and Physical Education in Schools Act of 2007

Sep 12, 2007

Independent Contractor Proper Classification Act of 2007

Sep 6, 2007

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require reporting relating to bundled contributions made by persons other than registered lobbyists.

Aug 3, 2007

Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2007

Aug 2, 2007

Nuclear Weapons Threat Reduction Act of 2007

Jul 26, 2007

Military Family Job Protection Act

Jul 25, 2007

Improving Emergency Medical Care and Response Act of 2007

Jul 19, 2007

Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2007

Jul 19, 2007

Missing Mercury in Manufacturing Monitoring and Mitigation Act

Jul 19, 2007

A bill to ensure proper administration of the discharge of members of the Armed Forces for personality disorder, and for other purposes.

Jul 18, 2007

Lead Poisoning Reduction Act of 2007

Jul 16, 2007

Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2007

Jun 27, 2007

A bill to provide for the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Rosa Parks.

Jun 7, 2007

Teaching Residency Act

May 24, 2007

Predominantly Black Institution Act of 2007

May 17, 2007

Iran Sanctions Enabling Act

May 14, 2007

Climate Change Education Act

May 7, 2007

National Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Act of 2007

Introduced

May 3, 2007

Lead Free Toys Act of 2007

May 2, 2007

Homecoming Enhancement Research and Oversight (HERO) Act

Apr 25, 2007

STOP FRAUD Act

Apr 20, 2007

Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act

Apr 18, 2007

Health Care for Hybrids Act

Apr 10, 2007

Homes for Heroes Act of 2007

Mar 29, 2007

Healthy Communities Act of 2007

Mar 29, 2007

Healthy Places Act of 2007

Mar 23, 2007

Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2007

Mar 15, 2007

Mercury Market Minimization Act of 2007

Mar 8, 2007

Microbicide Development Act

Mar 7, 2007

Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007

Mar 6, 2007

Fuel Economy Reform Act

Mar 6, 2007

Fuel Economy Reform Act

Mar 1, 2007

Voter Advocate and Democracy Index Act of 2007

Feb 28, 2007

Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007

Feb 27, 2007

VA Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2007

Feb 16, 2007

Transparency and Accountability in Military and Security Contracting Act of 2007

Scheduled for Debate

Oct 4, 2007

Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007

Jan 30, 2007

Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007

Jan 4, 2007

American Fuels Act of 2007

Jan 4, 2007

Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007

Jan 4, 2007

STEP UP ACT OF 2007

Jan 4, 2007

Oil SENSE Act

Jan 4, 2007

Innovation Districts for School Improvement Act

Sep 17, 2007

A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.

Sep 12, 2007

A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Rosa Louise McCauley Parks.

Passed Senate

Jun 26, 2007

S.Con.Res. 25: A concurrent resolution condemning the recent violent actions of the Government of Zimbabwe against peaceful opposition party activists and members of civil society.

Jan 31, 2007

S.Con.Res. 5: A concurrent resolution honoring the life of Percy Lavon Julian, a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry and the first and only African-American chemist to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

Introduced

Nov 1, 2007

S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.

Introduced

Nov 15, 2007

S.Res. 383: A resolution honoring and recognizing the achievements of Carl Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major American city, in the 40th year since his election as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.

Passed Senate

Jul 13, 2007

S.Res. 268: A resolution designating July 12, 2007, as "National Summer Learning Day".

Passed Senate

Mar 28, 2007

S.Res. 133: A resolution celebrating the life of Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson.

(March) a new poem forgotten - posted today, will you c/c if you may?

(March) a new poem forgotten - posted today, will you c/c if you may?

Good old March went away

And April is here to stay

A song rings in my ears

I wish I wish you were here...

It was a song from 1994

Sung by Rednex

And turning back time

Would be quite a chance to relax

I wish I wish I could turn back time

And dream of a sweet butterfly! :))

Is underage drinking REALLY that bad for you?

Is underage drinking REALLY that bad for you?

She's right that underage drinking is unhealthy, but she's sure sending you a mixed message when she "allows it now and then". You pretty much answered your own question when you finished that sentence with she "doesn't know i drink as much as i do." That is one of the problems with underage drinking--it's almost never the same as grown-up "social drinking" in moderation. Teens drink to get drunk; and binge drinking (which is what that is) is very unhealthy. It kills brain cells, it damages the liver, and it sets a person up to become an alcoholic.

There is brain research showing that the brain is still forming important neuron connections until about age 21. Drinking alcohol (as well as other substance abuse) during this critical period shuts down or hinders this process, and the important connections are never formed--a person who drinks throughout their teens may never achieve optimal frontal lobe development, which means he/she will be less capable of higher-level critical thinking, and may be judgment impaired. The very brain cells someone needs to determine whether or not he/she's had enough alcohol, to walk away from peer pressure to take dangerous risks or seek thrills while drinking are the ones that are being destroyed!

There's also a much higher chance that a person who starts drinking in his/her teens will become an alcoholic in later life, as well as it being a gateway to other substance abuse. Underage drinkers are also more likely to drink and drive, drink to the point of alcohol poisoning, or get hurt while engaging in other risk-taking behaviors while drinking.

Your mom may not know all these facts, because some of the research is fairly new, and because when she was your age the drinking age was 18 and she is looking at it from that mindset. Keep in mind that people have done lots of things in the past that now we've learned are unhealthy and have discontinued--cigarettes comes to mind, as well as asbestos insulation in houses, certain pesticides, and lead-based paint.

I hope you will seriously consider this information and make a conscious effort to stop drinking at your age. If you have trouble giving it up, you may already be on your way to a drinking problem. If so, please seek help--I'm sure there are organizations in your community that can provide counseling and other services. Just the fact that you are questioning it tells me you may be worrying that you either already have or are well on your way to a problem.

I will close with a true story--I used to work in this field, mostly in prevention. I did lots of presentations to youth and parents, as well as recruiting volunteers to help with community projects. I once had a girl call and ask if she could do some community service hours, as she had gotten an MIP (minor in possession) ticket the week prior to her 21st birthday in the town where she was attending college, and had almost let the deadline slip up on her. It just so happened that we had an underage drinking awareness event planned that week, and she came along. I thought she was getting the message, and I signed off on her hours and thanked her for her help. It was only a couple of months later that I heard she had been killed in a drunk driving crash--her choices caught up with her in a very tragic way. She was such a beautiful girl who'd had a bright future ahead of her, and the saddest thing about this is that stories similar to this happen all the time.

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