Some Companies Never Learn

Jun 07

If you catch a child doing something that they shouldn’t be doing, they’ll usually try to come up with an excuse for their actions. Cookies before dinner? They just love their mom’s baking.

Staying in all day and watching TV instead of playing outside? It’s too hot, or their friends couldn’t join them? If they do poorly on a test, the teacher was obviously out to get them.

These are all poor excuses for an act of irresponsibility on the child’s part. Their parent will scold them and send them to their room.

Usually, this is how the child learns right from wrong. It takes someone calling them out on their actions for them to grow as a person. With any luck, they will grow up to be honest adults who can take responsibility for their actions instead of deflecting the blame. This is how it goes for most people.

However, some people don’t learn from their childhood mistakes. They continue to lie and refuse to be held accountable for what they have done, refusing punishment by any means necessary.

In the seventies, Monsanto released Roundup, an herbicide that could kill off invasive species of plants while keeping other plants safe. It did so by using glyphosate as one of the main ingredients.

This product quickly became the most popular herbicide in the United States. Years after Roundup’s release, glyphosate was listed as a carcinogen, meaning people who were exposed to it had a greater risk of certain cancers like leukemia or myeloma.

If that wasn’t enough, Roundup has been suggested as the cause for a host of other diseases such as diabetes and ADHD. These health issues are often not cured by a week of medication. Instead, the individual who was affected will have to undergo months if not years of expensive treatment.

In addition to the mountain of medical bills piling up, they will also accrue a lot of lost wages when they have to miss work for treatment. Their illness is not their fault.

Rather, it’s Monsanto’s. Monsanto knew about the dangers of using glyphosate in their products and continued to do so anyway. In doing so, they willingly put millions of lives at risk.

One Roundup lawsuit after another has begun to spring up as a way to fight back against Monsanto. These class-action lawsuits can help victims affected by the herbicide get the settlement they deserve.

Going through a time-consuming treatment is bad enough; these victims shouldn’t go bankrupt as a result of Monsanto’s inability to tell the truth.

If you or a loved one has gotten sick and you think it’s because of exposure to Roundup, speak up and find an attorney who’s willing to go to bat for you. Most of us were able to learn right from wrong as we grew up.

Monsanto apparently never learned, but it’s time they do. Help the thousands affected by their dishonesty and hold Monsanto accountable for the lives that they’ve forever altered.

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Fixing An Outdated Drainage System

Feb 15

Sometimes I can feel like owning a home is more trouble than it’s worth. I’ve been living in the same home for more than twenty years. I’ve come to love the home. It’s where I raised my kids. I spent countless Christmas and Easter mornings in the house. I watched my kids grow up here. My wife and I also have countless memories of hammocking in the backyard. But, when we first moved in, we had major problems with flooding in our backyard. Rains from around the city could cause water to pool up in our backyard. Sometimes during heavy storms, it would even flood. This made us worried to leave the dog out there unattended for too long. We pooled some money back then and had a landscaping company install a drainage system. The system has helped out quite a bit over the years. We were able to enjoy a nice yard that didn’t flood and didn’t have too many mosquitos during the summers while our kids were growing up. But the city we live in has changed a lot over the past two decades. New housing developments and skyrises are popping up all over the downtown area. The neighborhoods are starting to feel the effects. Earlier this year, our backyard began to flood just as it did when we first moved in. We couldn’t believe what was going on. How was this even possible? While reading on the Ware Landscaping website, my wife and I discovered that development across the city can change the water table in another part of town.

When we had our first drainage system installed twenty years ago, it was designed with the current water table for our area in mind. Now that the water table has risen, we need someone that can help. Thankfully, there are landscapers like Ware Landscaping that can repair an already existing system. If the existing system won’t work, they can completely replace it as well.

I wanted to fix the problem myself, but I quickly realized that I was going to have to call someone to get the drainage problem taken care of. I’ve always been the handyman around the house. After twenty years of owning a home, you begin to pick up on how to fix lots of different household problems. I’ve repaired dishwashers and toilets and installed lots of lighting fixtures even though I work an office job. The drainage system was a different kind of beast. I couldn’t figure out where the water was coming from. I didn’t understand what part of the yard needed to be affected. And I certainly didn’t know how to fix the issue without spending thousands and thousands of dollars. Thankfully, landscapers have the knowledge of how to repair a drainage system without spending unnecessary money. After we get our yard fixed up again, my wife and I will be able to enjoy a dry backyard without mosquitos swarming. We’ll also be able to redo the small garden we’ve made out back without flooding destroying our hard work. I know my wife and I are certainly looking forward to it.

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