According to the U.S. Census, which is one U.S. agency that keeps an eye on trade, from January through July of this year, the U.S. has exported ,128.8 (numbers are in millions) to China, while the Chinese have exported 5,468.5 to our markets, which leaves us with a trade deficit of 2,339.7. But here’s the kicker and what has everybody walking on eggshells: In the context of our current economic problems, if China decided tomorrow to cash in its Treasuries, our economy could very likely slip into a “China syndrome” meltdown, and that’s what has the government’s knickers in a knot.
First of all, most cities/counties have legal zoning laws which ban home business’s unless you apply and are approved for a variance. If you are only doing a few cakes a week then the expenses of having a legal baking facility may not be sensible for you. On the other hand, if you intend on having starting a cake business from home for real versus a money making hobby there are a few things you should do.
We will never know 100% where they lurk, trying to find a way into our homes and nightmares, but there are some things we can do to protect ourselves.
The weight of a bottle of iodine tablets is 1.1 ounces. If you purchase the PA Plus that neutralizes the taste and odor, you’ll double the weight. If you re-package the tablets into an one-dram (1/8 oz.) brown bottle, the weight of the bottle is just .2 ounces and will hold 40 tablets, for a total weight of only .3 ounces. If you want to add your own vitamin C and keep the weight down, remember that powders in small ziplock bags can get in the re-sealable closures of the bags and make them difficult to use. You may want to use the smallest, lightest plastic container you can find.
Some local laws now require people who receive a positive AIDS or HIV test result to report the finding to the local health department. Although such local laws have been rejected at a federal level, people still crave the confidentiality. It can be frightening enough to be worried about the results. This scary feeling is only increased exponentially when you take into consideration that your personal health information may be shared with the health department.
Steep prices. The food at Bryce’s Cafeteria in Texarkana, Texas seems to compare to some of the other popular cafeterias, but the prices seem a bit higher. You can expect to pay around for food and drink when you eat here, depending on what you eat. Be careful with your choices because Bryce’s charges by the items, and you will have little guidance with the prices. Remember, each item costs.
This has not been in the media, but a 23 month old near here is fighting for his life, and a pregnant woman just south of San Antonio is fighting for her life. In Mexico, these folks might have died already, but here in the US, folks are getting Tamiflu or Relenza quickly, and we have ready access to ventilators. What this means is that within a couple of weeks, regional hospitals will likely become overwhelmed.
Caregivers hired from agencies have various levels of training. These can correspond to the complexity of tasks they will be required to do. For companionship or housekeeping, you will not need a trained care aide. When you get into personal care tasks, you will. If you require medical tasks you might need a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN). Make sure the caregiver’s skills correspond to your needs.