Cigarettes= Child Labor

 Do you know where your tobacco comes from?;_ylt=AvZ.MaGLg6hjgphl_bJhmGtvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTJxcHM0amowBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwODI0L2FmX21hbGF3aV9jaGlsZF9sYWJvcgRwb3MDNQRzZWMDeW5fYXJ0aWNsZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA21hbGF3aWNoaWxkdA--

Entitled "Hard work, long hours and little pay," the report said workers absorb up to 54 milligrams a day of dissolved nicotine through their skin. The report initially said that is equivalent to 32 cigarettes but Plan International revised it to 50.

"Sometimes it feels like you don't have enough breath, you don't have enough oxygen," an unnamed child tobacco worker in Kasungu, in central Malawi, told Plan International's investigators. "You reach a point where you cannot breathe because of the pain in your chest. Then the blood comes when you vomit. At the end ... you remain with a headache."

The symptoms resemble "green tobacco sickness," said MacDonald Mumba, a Plan International official in Malawi. The malady comes from absorbing nicotine from the skin, particularly from wet tobacco.

Fortune Cookies

 I'd been feeling mighty low and apparently the gods of fortune cookies took it upon themselves to remind of my mission/passion/bills in life. 

While at P.F. Changs last Wednesday I opened my fortune cookie to find that my foreign word to learn was, and I kid you not, "reporter." 

The fortune said, "You are known for being quick in action and decisions." 

JJ and I are convinced that this is a positive sign. 

Your condom is in the way of the shot;_ylt=Ai9m.H5qiyQvCfvsgeu9ER1vzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTJxMWpvYWoxBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwNjEzL3VzX3Bvcm5faW5kdXN0cnlfaGl2BHBvcwMxMwRzZWMDeW5fYXJ0aWNsZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2NhbGlmdG9wcm9iZQ--

When will people learn that sex is still dangerous?

Do you need your cockles warmed?

Little robots called "tweenbots" have been making rounds in New York city. It relies on human kindness to reach its destination. The little cute robots made me smile and blog. Kacie Kinzer appears to be the mastermind behind the project. Check out the site and watch the video.

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