The Canvas Grey

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Hey Media, what does this mean…exactly?

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on October 11, 2008

It seems we’ve been upgrading computers and machines and downgrading our humanity and individuality for so long it is hard to spot until the finger is pointed at us.

Could any of us take the scrutiny that so many take in the media these days? 

From a mother disciplining her child in what she thought was private; to whether a FEMALE candidate should have her young family with her; to a mother so divided between so many duties, wife, mother, housekeeper, executive that she would forget her own newborn, these are ordinary people thrust into the limelight.  Being judged as if there was no humanity and that they should have never made a mistake or done that, shame on them.

Have you compared them with the Hollywood elite that all the media root for to do better, Brittany, Paris, Lindsey?  Seems they can make repeated mistakes, vowing to do something better with their lives and…well, you know the rest…they are rubber and we are glue.

Feel left out as an ordinary person?  What if it happened to you?  Which category would you fall into? 

It makes one wonder if “us worker bees” are being set up to work as computers with nary a mistake to be made and those that are deemed by the media as “queen bees” get passes for being “human.” 

Makes a difference as to how the media depits it all, doesn’t it?  Bias in the media?  Oh come on…they are all fair and balanced.

So which island will you land on?   THE ISLAND


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And then there were NONE

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on June 23, 2008


We need a leader:  a person who has commanding authority or influence;  who is forbearing: To be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation; with a clear vision (recited orally and written): Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight.

In other words a presidential candidate who can actually lead us with forbearance and vision.  I’ve not seen this in either Dem or Rep candidate because they are so busy cowering to whichever way the media wind blows…is there anyone who can stand up to be their own person and say what they mean and mean what they say without apology?  Seems the answer is NO, because they will get into the position and do whatever they want.  Let’s see…how far back do we need to go to find a president who held high ideals without the ego of high office? 

Then I ask myself, ‘Who leads this country?’  Apparently the mainstream media and those that own it. 

How do we get it back from them? 

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Advertisement, For Sale: Commercials, have you noticed?

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on February 13, 2008

Have you noticed the commercials lately? 

Hyundai their new mantra:   Rethink EVERYTHING

Dove   Campaign for REAL beauty, thank you DOVE!

Vaseline Intensive Care  You must see this, it is amazing! I love this type of art.  I tried to find the hands advertising campaign but found this instead.

There is a new one that I just caught a glimpse of recently but I can’t remember the product.  It was different parts of bodies that were of every age and color.  Real bodies with moles and wrinkles…I am amazed!  Tylenol is the product.

Just think of it, everyday people, how we really look, how we really feel…it is amazing!  I’ve never experienced this in my lifetime.  All the images in advertising have been telling me what I should be, what I should want, what I MUST HAVE…

Deprogramming feels good! 


Lest we beware that they are still trying to get our attention, still advertising a product but thankfully from OUR perspective instead of what “they” think we should be!

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Toys from China, lead, autism, connection?

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on November 21, 2007

I’ve been wondering and wondering when I was going to find an article, blog, someone in the media to point out the obvious ….

 AUTISM….TOYS with lead from CHINA…..CONNECTION???????

Ding, ding, ding, ding



Okay, don’t beat up on me…this is a bit of tongue in cheek…but not many out there are writing about this.

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Autism Increase Due to Better Diagnoses?

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on November 5, 2007

Autism is on the rise just because doctors are including more in the spectrum.  So says this article and many others.

Here is what I know and why I’m question this line of thinking/belief:

The “experts” have been explaining away the increase for years!  Just exactly how many decades does it take for the “better diagnoses” take to even out so we can measure apples with apples? 

Spectrum disorders have been in place for years; well before my son was diagnosed.  In 1998 the CDC reported that autism INCLUDING PDD categories was 1 in 500; recent figures state 1 in 150.  That makes me gasp! 

How is it in 2000 I quickly found a doctor that could tell me why my son wasn’t talking?  He was only two and at that time the spectrum disorders were already in place and schools/teachers had plans in place to pull my son into the PUBLIC school. 

Why did the CDC come to our neighborhood and tell us that we were just randomly picked in our area?  Then come to find out they visited almost everyone in our neighborhood.  Was it because our child was recently diagnosed?  Was it because we had neighbors with children who exhibited autistic characteristics? 

Why isn’t the media (who loves to sound alarms) doing some investigative pieces on this?  We only hear about some families and their fight/plight or celebs who found “the cure.”

Where is John Stossel when you need him?

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