Thursday, November 5, 2009

If they say time is a state of mind....

I wish I could get in the mindset to make time stop so I could "find the time" to catch up with everything that needs to be done....

Isn't it funny that we are all always so busy....too busy to do more in our society, our community, for our friends....I believe it's all part of the plan! Bait and switch...keep us busy running on the hampster wheel while the world goes to crap around us!

Hope to see you all at the Thanksgiving get together on Sunday. I can't be there at the beginning but I will get there as soon as I can.

Did you guys see the news story about the Kalispell residents that waited in line for over an hour to get their flu shots??? Problem, reaction, solution....please give us the shot, we're scared for our lives...

It makes you think, do we all really need to be enlightened? Or maybe just those that can think for themselves....

Love and hugs to all,

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I've taken over this one!

Hey everyone!

I decided to make John a new blog so be sure to check his out at:

I'll be using this one for my own personal rants!

Did anyone in the Bigfork Water District receive a letter recently about "Levels of Gross Alpha Above Drinking Water Standards"? If you didn't (ie: your children are in the school district, you work in Bigfork, etc) you should know that a drinking water standard was violated.

Per the letter that requested the information be shared:

"Water sample results received during past quarters of 2008 and 2009 have resulted in the running annual average for Gross Alpha of 18 pCi/L. This is above the total Gross Alpha standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for 15 pCi/L.

"This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing Gross Alpha in excess of the MCL over many years may have increased risk of getting cancer and kidney toxicity."

The letter goes on to say that you don't need to use alternative drinking water but call your doctor if you are concerned. Gross Alpha was detected in one of the wells in the system but there's minimal levels of it in the main water source.

Okay....that sounds fine and dandy...but what is Gross Alpha?

From the Vermont Department of Health's website:

How would I know if drinking water contains alpha radiation?

Community public wells are tested for mineral alpha radioactivity by using a test called “gross alpha activity.” If the gross alpha results are above public drinking water standards, the water system is notified and a plan is developed to reduce levels. Private well owners can purchase a kit to have their water tested for gross alpha activity. Kits for measuring radon in drinking water are also available.

Why is alpha radiation in drinking water supplies?

Alpha radiation normally exists everywhere: in the soil, in the air, and also in water. Because the earth’s bedrock contains varying amounts of radioactive elements, the amount of alpha radiation in water also varies. As the radioactive elements decay, alpha radiation continues to be released into groundwater. Groundwater is a common source of drinking water. The alpha radiation in drinking water can be in the form of dissolved minerals, or in the case of radon, as a gas.

What are the health concerns associated with alpha radiation?

There are no immediate health risks or symptoms from drinking water that contains alpha radiation. However, it may cause health problems over time. Because alpha radiation loses energy rapidly, it doesn’t pass through skin. It is not a hazard outside of the body. However, if an individual eats or drinks something containing alpha radiation or breathes it in, the radiation can be harmful. Over a long period of time, and at elevated levels, radium increases one’s risk of bone cancer and uranium increases one’s risk of kidney damage.

Well water that contains elevated levels of radioactive minerals sometimes increases the level of radon in the air inside a home. Actions like taking showers, doing laundry or running a dishwasher can release the radon into the air inside your home. Breathing air with elevated levels of radon over a lifetime increases a person‘s risk of getting lung cancer.

More information here:

So basically, Radium, Uranium or Radon was found to be at elevated levels in our drinking water by the Department of Environmental Quality. Besides those on the Bigfork Water Supply, how many other private wells in our area have water that is not within "safe guidelines?" Be sure to ask your friends if they have had their water tested recently. Get yours tested! Call Montana Pure Water, I'm sure they'll treat you right! They say this is only damaging if you ingest this over years...but a lot of people have lived here for years!

Do a body cleanse! Get a water filter! Do what you can to stay healthy because there are many many toxins attacking your body and health every day :) Grab a radiation cleanse from Tom at Swan Valley Herbs in Bigfork!

Thankfully the Bigfork Water & Sewer district chose to turn off the affected well while they explore their options!

Here's to learning something new everyday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ok, it's not John yet...

Hello Everyone!

Hope you like the look of our new will be getting better everyday. If you have any suggestions, please send me an email to

Also, don't be shy to start your own blog or send me a link if you have your own website. We want to make this site a great place for people to share ideas, network, find common ground, etc.

I know I'm not the best web tech out there but I'll try my best to make this site great!

Love you all and thanks for the wonderful thoughts and prayers,

Monday, October 19, 2009

KGEZ's first blog

What exactly is a blog? We hope that this forum will soon be a place for all to express their opinions, share stories, vent about rights being trampled, etc....