PSA – Propane Tanks…be aware!

For those of you who like to grill it up during the summer, here’s a safety announcement you should be aware of. Please put this information out to ALL personnel. For those of you who exchange your propane tanks, this is something you definitely need to be aware of, especially in light of the recent news of ‘Meth-labs’ in various areas. Meth cooks are getting propane tanks from exchanges at Wal-Mart, Kroger, etc. and emptying them of the propane. Then, they are filling them with anhydrous ammonia (which they now have a recipe for by the way). After they are finished with them, they return them to the store. They are then refilled with propane and sent back for you and me to buy. Anhydrousammonia is very corrosive and weakens the structure of the tank. It can be very dangerous when mixed with propane and hooked up to our grills, etc. You should inspect the propane tank for any blue or greenish residue around the valve areas. If it is present, refuse to purchase that tank. Check out the following website for more details. They also have pictures:http://www.npga.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=529

This stuff happens everywhere, so please just be careful smile.gif

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Miley Cyrus Photo…good or bad?

Really, does it really impact your decision to let your child watch Hannah Montana? For me, no, it doesn’t. I look at it this way. If, by chance (although it be a small chance) that my daughter was approached to do a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz, I would not and could not turn it down. Now, that being said, I know I will get a lot of slack from it, but you know what? You all have to remember she is a person first, an actress & singer second. As a parent of a young girl, I think it is a beautiful, natural looking photo and to have it captured by a leading, famous photographer, I would think it would be an honor for my daughter. I do not think it portrays Miley in a bad way or in a way that should harm her career. I know there have been many actors/resses that that done things and have turned out just fine, coming to mind is Brook Shields in Blue Lagoon. Gosh, I remember when all that came out and look at where she has gone and come to in her career. What about all those younger girls posing for photos on the covers of major magazines in sexy and provocative clothing, appearing to be older than they really are? It is a part of their job. What is it that is creating all this attention? Is it her age? Is it that she appears to be naked? Is is that when someone said, I don’t like the photo, she decided to backtrack and say neither does she? Now she has to go along with those that disagree with her photo and go against her original feelings of the image? For what? I would have much rather heard her and her parents come out and say, “We are proud of Miley, we stand by her and the choice that we all made to have this photo taken”. It was taken for Vanity Fair people, not a sleeze ball magazine! Right now it just sounds as if they have to show face to keep Miley’s career in tact. It’s a shame that we cannot express ourselves anymore whether it be in writing, speaking, and photo’s!

Please share your thoughts on this topic. Hang in there Miley fans, I think there are more good things to come from her and she should not be afraid, EVER, to express herself.