The Times in Life When Your House Needs to be Cleaned From Top to Bottom

There are certain moments in life when your home needs to be cleaned completely and immaculately. It is very important to plan and organise the cleaning process in the most efficient and convenient way so that you achieve the level of cleanliness you want and yet don’t spend ages and all your strength while at it.
Here are some of the cases when it is highly recommended to give your home a full top-to-bottom cleaning, and when it could be an even better idea to hire professional cleaners to ensure the job is done thoroughly and as efficiently as possible.
One such time is before welcoming a new baby into your home. It is very important to create a safe and healthy environment for your newborn, and reduce the risk of the baby developing allergic reactions or getting in touch with harmful and sometimes dangerous germs or toxins.
Another time in life in which complete cleaning of the house is absolutely mandatory is after experiencing a flood or fire or a contamination with a dangerous chemical or other substance. This is the time when most possibly the best idea is to call for professional cleaning help because some of the residue left after a disastrous event could actually be harmful to your and your family’s health.
A house requires full and thorough cleaning is when you are moving. It’s always advisable to call professional carpet and upholstery cleaners when you move into a new home, in order to ensure you are entering in a safe environment with no allergens, toxins or other harmful residues which could be stuck in the carpeting, upholstery or in the dust on the furniture and floors.
The other times which require more serious cleaning is before a big party or celebration at home when you are expecting many guests. You don’t want to leave the impression of having an unkempt or unhygienic home on your guests, so performing a thorough cleaning or calling cleaning professionals could save you the embarrassment and possible humiliation of guests noticing dirt, dust or ugly staining on your furniture, carpets or drapes.
Unfortunately, in many cases, you will perform some serious and intensive cleaning after the party as well, given the great chances of your guests entering your home with dirty shoes or spilling a drink or food on your floor or furniture.

Keep in mind, that sometimes spending some more money and hiring a professional cleaning company can actually be a much better idea than spending hours and hours of strenuous cleaning, which in many cases cannot be as efficient when you do it, as compared to professionals who use professional powerful cleaning tools and efficient and safe cleaning solutions and techniques. 


Decline in Morality

A new Gallup poll describes what many of us have been predicting for a long time - a steady decline in morality in America. 45% of those surveyed described morality in the U.S. as "poor" and only 15% could call it "excellent or good." The survey also said that 76% believe morality is getting worse, while only 14% said it was improving.

CNN's Jack Cafferty reported on the poll and asked the audience, "So what's wrong with us?"

I don't know what's more sad, reading the actual poll numbers, or hearing commentators wonder why morality is declining. Predictably, they will point to a wide variety of issues: failing education systems, breakdowns in the family, dishonesty in business, and drug and alcohol abuse. Yet, these feel good, psychology 101 answers all skirt the real issue, the loss of religion in America.

Since the beginning of Western thinking, religion and morality were inextricably intertwined. From Plato to Aquinas, philosophers have wrestled with the relationship between the two. In a discussion of morality, to ignore religion is to ignore the verb of a sentence.

Is it mere coincidence that morality has slipped hand in hand with church attendance? According to a separate Gallup poll, only 41.6% of Americans reported that they attended church at least once a week or almost every week in 2009 (around 123 million Americans). A sad, but telling statistic for where America's morality lies.

By comparison, movie theater attendance jumped nearly 16% in 2009 according to the NY Times. If you want to see where America's priorities lie, look at the culture. Between sports, music, and television, religion has taken a backseat to entertainment. One can only hope that Americans will reconnect the dots between morality and religion. For as a scholar once said (and this quote is usually incorrectly attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville), "America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."

Problems Ahead

How about a NY Times story that starts like this:
"Across Western Europe, the 'lifestyle superpower,' the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II."

Finally, a breath of fresh air for capitalists and a strong dose of reality for European socialists. For years, Europeans have boasted of their milk and honey welfare programs with early retirements and generous pensions. But with aging populations and rising budget deficits, it looks like their social welfare programs are finally catching up to them economically. While the rest of the financial world holds their breath, Europe is perched precariously on the cliff of economic disaster and might fall if they don't make changes soon.

From Europe to America, this story segues perfectly into a separate piece written by Arthur Brooks about the ongoing tug-of-war between free enterprise and government control in American culture.

Enough with the "Hope"

CNN reported today that we have had more reported terrorist attempts on American soil last year than in all the years combined from 2002 to 2009. Only weeks after the failed car bombing of New York's Times Square, the Department of Homeland Security says "the number and pace of attempted attacks against the United States over the past nine months have surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous one-year period."

This frightening assessment is contained in an unclassified DHS intelligence memo prepared for various law enforcement groups, which says terror groups are expected to try attacks inside the United States with "increased frequency."

To put it bluntly: America has become more dangerous and vulnerable over the past 17 months, rather than safer and stronger. President Obama capitalized on the anti-Bush rhetoric during the election, but what evidence does he have to offer that he has improved homeland security so far.

CNN's story comes on the heels of Pres. Obama debuting his new national security strategy based on diplomacy rather than war. To quote the White House report, "Our long-term security will not come from our ability to instill fear in other peoples but through our capacity to speak to their hopes." So instead of being protector and enforcer, the United States will be the world's motivational coach. Enough with the "hope." The hope of radical Islamics is to kill the infidels. The hope of Iran is to destroy Israel. This is the type of naive, backwards, idealistic policy that thinks we can keep everyone safe by making everyone happy. It's absurd, and don't be shocked if the number of terrorist attacks continue to rise in the United States.

Book Recommendation

Melanie Phillip's new book The World Turned Upside Down is a provocative, hard-hitting look into the major ideological battlefields dividing America and the Western World. As a journalist first and foremost, Phillips accomplishes what few great journalists can - seeing through the swamp of emotional and sensational news to the cold, hard facts of the issues. She debunks today's popular myths and misconceptions with clear, poignant writing and research. Her book is so well documented it doubles as a handbook for key issues like global warming, the war on terror, and the secular attacks on Western religion. The World Turned Upside Down reveals the destructive ideologies eating away at religion, morality, and truth - the core of American greatness. Phillips, a British journalist, combats American popular culture in a way that few writers can, as an outsider looking in, not someone caught in the day-to-day, tit-for-tat battles Americans engage in.

At its core, The World Turned Upside Down recognizes the backwards state of politics and culture in the West due to the loss of religion and the dependence of man on his own reason. Modern society tells us that faith and reason are inseparable, but Phillips proves the opposite. Christianity and the Bible gave us our foundations for knowledge, progress, and order, she argues. Without that foundation, the world as we once knew it is eroding in front of our eyes. Above economic debt, foreign threats, and faulty science, the abandonment of religion poses the greatest threat to the West, she says, opening us up for attacks on all sides, from radical Islam to secular humanism. The World Turned Upside Down is a cautionary tale; if we continue down this spiraling path, the world will truly be standing on its head.

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Back in Action

I can explain. You all probably thought I abandoned this blog after I've been gone for the past two weeks, but that's not like me. I could just tell you that I was on vacation, but that's too easy an out. So I'll explain... I was in the desert shooting guns. No really, here's proof.

I spent about a week with family and friends out in the scorching, searing desert of Nevada at a training facility called Front Sight. It's a self-proclaimed bastion of Second Amendment enforcement in the United States. Their goal is to provide the highest level of arms training to citizens, law enforcement, and soldiers while at the same time raising the level of gun education and awareness among users. They have identified a serious problem in the United States - the lack of gun education among users. We all like to wave our Second Amendment right around in the face of the world, but the reality is that we have neglected the responsibility that comes with that right. People do a lot of stupid things with guns in their hands. Sure, the media can be gun-phobic and blow the problem out of proportion, but what other choice do we give them when gun users are continually injuring themselves or innocent people by simple user error.

Front Sight's commitment to preserving the Second Amendment through training responsible, educated gun users was impressive to say the least. When I arrived I had no idea how to hold, load, or shoot a Glock 9mm, but after several days I was clearing jams, drawing from a holster, and shooting accurately from distance. Their training is nothing short of phenomenal, better than the military and police force I must say, just by hearing all the personal stories from cops and soldiers who frothed over the level of training they received at Front Sight. Check them out at FrontSight.com.

Oh, and the other reason I disappeared: Las Vegas. By coincidence, sheer luck you might even say, it was only 45 minutes away. Okay, maybe we planned it that way.
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