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Jun 18, 2009

Money, Worth or Worthless

Did you know...
The money we use today isn't worth the paper it is printed on?
Look at a dollar bill and you will see it is no longer backed by silver or gold.
It says it is a "Federal Reserve Note." Whereas a real dollar is backed by silver, says so right there on the bill. Now we all know that the Federal Reserve Banks are a privately owned bank and has nothing to do with our government, with the exception of being the bank our government borrows money from which has to be paid back with interest, to run this country. When and how did they take over the printing of money with no backing? So this small oversight has made our money worthless. In order for this piece of paper to be of any worth it has to be backed by silver or gold or some precious metal. This is another way the rich owners of the Federal Reserve Banks are taking over our country. When will "we the people" get the courage to stand up to them and their thieving ways? If we do nothing they will soon own the world and we will all be slaves to them. But when you think about it we are already their slaves,(taxes) Through the illegal IRS which is another branch that is NOT a part of government. They have already reached other countries that are not part of the United States. How far will they go to take control of the world? We need a president who will fight the federal reserve banks and take back what is rightfully ours. Money printed with a backing of silver or gold so it can be worth what denomination is printed on it.

Jun 5, 2009

Snake Venom

Did you know...
that kids ask the most unusual questions about everything, and
most of the time we adults can't answer the question because we just don't know what the answer is. Here is some questions kids asked that I didn't know so if you have the correct answer I will be happy to hear it.

1.How can a poisonous snake hold venom in its body without poisoning

2.Will this snakes venom kill another snake of the same species if it gets bitten?

Then came some I could answer but the students thought I was just making it up
so I wouldn't look too stupid.

4 Where do we get the anti-venom used in hospitals for snake bites on humans?
From horses...I went on to explain.

Antivenom has been around for at least 100 years, but the techniques of producing antivenom have not really altered during this time. What normally happens is a very large animal is immunized over a long time with very small amounts of snake venom, so it won’t harm the animal; traditionally they have used horses.

So what they do is milk the snake,they hold its head and force the fangs over the edge then add pressure to get the venom to drip out into a glass vile then take a very little amount of the venom and inject that into the horse.

In very small quantities, so the horse will not be affected at all, it’s only a tiny amount. The horse will then raise antibodies against this antigen that’s been injected in the same way that humans immunize themselves against smallpox.

Over a period of time, about eight months or so, the horse will then become hyper-immune. Every so often, some serum is then drawn from the horse and immunoglobulins are purified from that, and from that you can split the immunoglobulins into smaller components. These would then be infused intravenously to a person who has been bitten by a poisonous snake.

5. Do all snakes lay eggs?
No, some give birth to live snakelets.
Pigmy rattlesnakes are just one example of a snake that gives birth to live snakelet, Another name for newly born snakes is a neonate which simply means a newly-born snake. Finally there is the broadly accepted term: hatchling (which would be a newly-hatched snake)This applies to snakes born from eggs.

CORRECTION: They no longer use horses to produce the antivenom.
They now use sheep to produce the serum. Sheep serum is not as likely to
cause allergies. This was brought to my attention by Angie Malone.
Thanks Angie for your expertise.
Read more here http://www.snakebitenews.com/html/releases/1_31_01.html