Elegant Personal Safety Tool by Nebo

The Nebo CSI flashlight+laser+flasher fits into your purse or pocket.  Laser pinpoints your target, be it perp or prey.


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Scam Warning: DON’T Dial 90#

I received this message in an e-mail, and it has been passed around a lot already, so I do not know who the original author is. I will reprint it exactly as it appeared in my e-mail, forwarded to me by a friend:

90# on Your Telephone

I dialed ‘0’, to check this out, asked the operator, who confirmed that this was correct
so please pass it on . . . (l also checked out Snopes.com. This is true, and also applies to cell phones!)&nbs p;

PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW

I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who was conducting a test on the telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.
Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phone number.

I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.

The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW.

After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!! PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!

How to Give Yourself Emergency CPR

The following was re-written and edited for legibility by me after receiving it in an e-mail:

What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone? The Johnson City, Tennessee Medical Center staff discovered a potentially life-saving measure and did an in-depth study on it in their intensive care unit, had it published and now incorporate the procedure into ACLS and CPR classes.
It is does work.
It is called cough CPR.
It could save your life!

Let’s say it’s 6:15 p.m., and you’re driving home (alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.
Unfortunately, you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You’ve been trained in CPR, but the person who taught the course didn’t tell you what to do if you needed it yourself. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.
Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without ceasing the pattern until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital alive. Tell as many other people as possible about this, because it could save their lives!

Bath and Shower Safety

After our traditional bath-mat by a famous rubber product company let us down–or, rather, practically threw us against the shower wall in two near-fatal falls, we’ve thrown it away and done some shopping. We found a reliable, technologically advanced bath-mat at Wal-Mart. It is a thing of beauty, and holds fast to the bottom of the bath-tub. A weak bath-mat can send you flying to an early fate. I know a rubber product company whose reputation ought to be slipping! This was a shocking revelation, and we consider ourselves lucky to be alive, having dodged a couple of dangerous accidents.

Here is the product offered on Wal-Mart.com. An analogous mat can be found inside Wal-Mart stores, called “Heavy Duty Bath Mat”, Commercial Grade Vinyl

The Merits of Wearing Gloves

I posted something about wearing gloves in December, 2006. Somehow, after many months, and while rearranging my material, the piece has gone missing. I had worn kid gloves to an evening holiday party, and my husband wore gloves as well. A young lady commented favourably on our style. I spoke briefly about the merits of wearing gloves, expressing the hope that it would again become routine. I mentioned the scourge of staphylococcus aureus, whereupon she held up her hand with its missing finger–lost to the superbug!
For years, I was regarded as an oddball simply for wearing driving gloves. I also wore gloves at the supermarket to ward-off transference of germs on carts, et cetera*. I’ve read somewhere recently that glove-wearing is back in style. I hope that’s true.
M-Jeanne September 11th, 2007
*I also wash every grocery item which enters our house.