Mercury is a type of toxic metal that comes in different forms within the environment. Small amounts of mercury are present in everyday foods and products, which may not affect your health. Too much mercury, however, can be poisonous when consumed. The most common cause of mercury poisoning is from consuming too much organic mercury, which is linked to eating seafood.
The amounts of mercury in the environment have been on the rise from industrialization. This industrial runoff makes its way into soil and water, and eventually to animals like fish. Children and unborn babies are the most vulnerable to the effects of mercury poisoning.
So what does Donald Trump do? This showed up on my newsfeed this morning.
Why? Because he’s the president, and he believes that, as president, he has total authority to do anything he wants. And what he apparently wants to do is poison the most vulnerable citizens of the country — the children.
And because he’s a despicable human being who thinks he’s the king.
For this year’s A to Z Challenge I’m going to attempt to post an old saying or adage each day of the month of April (except for Sundays). I’m going through the alphabet, with the first letter of the adage beginning with the first letter of the alphabet (A) and continuing for 26 adages in alphabetical order until I get through the entire alphabet by April 30 — from A to Z.
I don’t know if it can be done, but I’m going to give it the old college try. Here’s my April 16th adage and it starts with the letter N.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Welcome to April 16, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.
I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).
Today’s word is “bombastic.”
Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.
Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.
The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.
- And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.