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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

September 15, 2014

In this country, not only is there very little focus on prevention, but chronic illness is automatically considered incurable. We manage diseases instead of curing them. ... the pharmaceutical industry has the most effective marketers and salespeople in the world. This industry actually changes rules, definitions, and diagnosis criteria and creates diseases so that the public would “need” their products. They understand that big money comes from creating customers, not cures. And they aren't interested in just creating any type of customer. They want repeat customers, whose very survival depends on taking their products for the rest of their lives. ... In 2012, they spent $27 billion on these advertising and educating efforts alone, including: $15 billion on face-to-face sales by pharmaceutical reps to doctors ... 
Dr. David Williams, Alternatives, July, 2014.

If the claims above were true, what should we be doing?


For art's sake. On September 20, 2014 The City of Montebello and Clasek Arts presents the First Annual Montebello Art Walk. The theme of this event is "Keeping The Culture Alive" This is a group of artists from all ages and styles within the City of Montebello and surrounding cities coming together to bring awareness that the artist culture is alive and we are here! The location is at Montebello City Park and times will be from 12 pm to 6 pm. There will be artist, vendors, live painting demonstrations, raffles, food trucks and music. We are excited about this event and hope to see everyone out there to show support and community awareness. You can find more information at . ...


Can we all learn from Bank of America?
“Water Usage by Bank of America Cut by Half with Xeriscaping”, 

An ideal to which to aspire?
“My Rules for My Kids: Eat Your Vegetables; Don't Blame the Teacher”,  

After seeing the following four announcements, what is keeping us in Montebello from making a major effort in renewable energy?

* California Doubles Solar Capacity in Just One Year  

* Mosaic Plans Overseas Expansion With Its Kickstarter-Style Solar Campaigns  

* Business opportunities for Montebelloans?  

* Scientists Invent 30 Year Continuous Power Laptop Battery  

'What an Amazing Present': Boston Marathon Survivor Makes Bid to Walk  

Why In-N-Out Fast Food Workers Didn't Strike  

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps  

How Willpower Works: Decision Fatigue and How to Avoid Bad Choices  

Wave Power Transforms a Dumping Ground into a Sparkling Glass Beach  

Get INSTANT Motivation  

5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding and How to Set Them Free  

Technology Is Improving Prescription Eyeglasses,0,5643029.story  

The Ark Nova, Japan's Traveling, Inflatable Concert Hall  

Useful tips.  I like tip #7.  

Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads  


We live in a chemical environment. How are we better off and worse off because of it?
Any day now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will make its final decision on whether to approve Dow Chemical Co.’s new herbicide Enlist Duo – a toxic mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate – on millions of acres of genetically engineered crops. ...       From an e-mail of the Environmental Working Group, September 10, 2014

Montebello is mentioned in this.
“Fracking Threatens L.A.’s Water Supply: Guest Commentary”, 

Dialing While behind the Wheel Is Riskiest Form of Distracted Driving,0,6308517.story  

A.D.H.D. Experts Re-evaluate Study’s Zeal for Drugs  

Not just for the stomach.  "The Benefits of Oral Probiotics",  

A Natural Laxative for Bowel Regularity  

This is from an online business magazine.  "What That 3pm Sugar Rush Does to Your Brain",  

From the AARP Web site: drugs which can cause leg cramps.  

Should Montebello put out the welcome mat for a franchise? 
"Gracias Madre, A Vegan Mexican Restaurant By Cafe Gratitude, Opens This Friday",  

About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

To learn about this newsletter, Inspire!, and the accompanying, growing Web site, “My Montebello”, visit  Also, you will find instructions and contact information for submitting announcements for publication in this newsletter, and for submitting stories to “Montebello Memories” at the Web site.


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