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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Obama Quits Church

What comes first?? Your faith or a run for the president. Obama decided, (no big surprise) that his campaign trumps his religion.

The comments by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the visiting Rev Pfleger ( a renegade Catholic priest) and, and the newer pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Rev. Otis Moss, though they represent nothing new, have proven to be too much for public consumption.

Another official reason for leaving is the excess of media coverage visited upon the church and its members. Perhaps the public notice that this non-profit institution is doing things that other non profits are not permitted to do, might also be a driving force.

It's all for the public "good".......... Obama has quit his church.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Teacher gets kids to vote kindergartener out of class.

This one is hard to report, because there's no way to convey what led up to what this teacher did.

Seems that a kindergarten kid with significant behavior problems was sent to the principal's office for one more of apparently frequent visits. When he came back to class, his teacher had him stand up front and allowed the remaining kids tell the boy what they disliked about him. Then, teach had the kids decide if the boy should remain in class. The decision was 14/2 to vote the kid out of the classroom.
I'd recommend that you read the article for yourself.

This situation is pretty sad. I don't know what to think because the full story certainly isn't being conveyed. It appears to be a case of inappropriately mainstreaming a kid with developmental difficulties.

The trouble is that the article leaves out a good deal of information.
It's true that teachers have little ability to control the classroom behavior problems, and a great fear of exerting discipline. Also people with not a great deal of training in special ed often are dealing with special needs students, along with those equipped for learning in the usual environment. So I bet the teacher was driven nuts by this kid.

However, her experiment in exerting social pressure to solve a behavior problem probably broke that little boy. Also it conveyed to the rest of the students an ethic that ganging up on one class member is OK, and encouraged. So I think she's managed to screw up a bunch of kids to varying degrees. She might need to consider a different career.

No, I don't think the mom ought to pursue a plan sue the school and the teacher in this case, unless she sues herself too. Seems that no one really knew what to do with her 5 year old boy. I think mom ought to spend her energy helping her kid to find the appropriate environment for his social training and education.

I never liked the premise of that Survivor show, so it only got about 15 total minutes of my time. I like it even less now........

'Houston - We Have a Problem'

What's the worst thing to happen on a space mission? The toilet craps out. Yep, they have issues at the space station. The liquid waste collection system of the toilet has broken down, and the astronauts are using the limited capacity facility on the Soyuz capsule while they await parts to repair the main throne of the space station.

Imagines floating yellow droplets.... everywhere... Best wishes to the intrepid crew for a speedy repair.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Physician' Careers Halted by Sex Abuse Convictions — A media sensation has been generated by news of sexually abusive clergymen. The significant problem of abusive physicians has produced not even a ripple. Rashid Sandhu faces 8 years for his offenses in the U.K. Linked to this story are several more cases of note among those practicing the specialty of abortion.

Sandhu himself is convicted of molesting a thirteen year old patient, and 17 charges related to child pornography.

Just a side comment from your blogger. Some people think that abortion is a solution for rape.

Note that most sex offenders do not have ready access to anaesthetic , sedative, or hypnotic pharmacological substances as this class of physicians does. This has been a significant social problem for a long time, and your mainstream media exhibits little interest in it.

Another link of interest

Friday, May 23, 2008

TAXES Paying for Rich Kids' birth control pills

You really need to know that your federal government thinks you should pay taxes to subsidize the birth control pills for college students.

I really want all of you hard working tax payers, who could not afford college tuition, to understand that you are expected to buy the BIRTH CONTROL PILLS for those who CAN afford the tuition.

Please bear this in mind as you vote for democratic senators in the fall. This was their bright idea, and it got stuck in an appropriations bill for the Iraqi troops. This isn't the first time. Planned parenthood also attempted a related addition to the Iraqi war spending bill in Spring of 2007.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Appeals Court:TX had no right to seize polygamists' kids

The third court of appeals in Austin TX found the case against the Polygamist sect of Latter Day Saints in TX to be invalid. Ruling itself gives lower court judge 10 days to release the kids to their parents. Since the state prosecutors might appeal this decision, it's not yet known when the kids will be returned to their parents.

Some major points are that the state of Texas didn't establish that the kids were in imminent danger, and that the entire group should not have been treated as a single family.

Also, forgotten in all the details of this case: No one ever found "Sara" the supposed 16 year old caller, who is now believed not to exist. Instead these calls were traced to Rozita Swinton in Colorado, a 33 year old woman who has a history of making false calls complaining of abuse.
Internet analysis of this woman abounds, as well as this list of Obama delegates bearing her name.

This article addresses the damage done by false reports of crime, in impeding investigations such as this. Since the initial report is bogus, it has the effect of helping to invalidate the entire case. If there were some actual cases of abuse within the LDS sect, those kids have not been helped.

Some statistics in the case: Of the 31 women originally said to be underage mothers, 15 have been reclassified as adults, and one of the women is 27. This kind of thing isn't helpful in prosecuting future cases concerning abuse of minors.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sex Change for Kids

Whaddaya know!!! This might reduce the demand for sex selection abortions if people can change their kid's sex later!

Dr Norman Spack of Boston Children's Hospital is offering transgender treatment to kids as young as 7 years old.

Nah, I'm not in favor of a kid, still under his parent's influence, having his sex changed by a doc. Nope. Even assuming the alteration itself were ethical, who would be doing the choosing?

We have parents in the U.S. who can choose to kill a kid for various gratuitous reasons. Offering this sex alteration option to such inhumane people is a major mistake.

Google your Health Records

Google has launched its public offer to store health records for patients.

Don't jump on this yet if you're still in your right mind. It might be appropriate for people who can't understand or can't remember their medical data.

Same as every other health related service and treatment, let other people test it first, unless it's your last resort and any gamble is worth it.

Feminist Democrats to Boycott NBC

Couldn't happen to a nicer network, in my humble opinion.
A women's group in KY [Clinton Supporters Count Too] has been made upset by the premature and persistent requests for Hillary to give up her fight for the Democratic nomination. They plan a media boycott in protest and ask that Democrats ignore NBC. Watch for this group to develop a campaign against Obama if he wins the nomination.

Surely I'm not going to win friends with reporters in the mainstream media, but it's been frustrating to try to explain scientific and medical issues to them, only to see output which shows they couldn't understand 8th grade level concepts. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but it's scary to comtemplate the bulk of journalists who bring news to the public. I recommend seeking out your own information sources on the internet, and turning off your television, which constitutes the worst of the news reporting overall.

As for NBC, I began refusing interviews with this network early on. NBC offers bumper sticker news, and you'll get little but ideology and slogans from them, as empty and vacuous as Obama's promises of "change".

Some advice for those who are interviews for television news.... go for the live interview only. If you have a choice between radio and television, in the same time slot, go for radio.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

TX Nurse loses her offspring

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case brought by TX nurse Augusta Roman. For five years after their divorce, Ms. Roman sought to implant embryos produced from her oocytes and her estranged husbands sperm. Her former husband, Randy Roman intervened to prevent this from taking place.

A quick look at this article might make people reconsider a decision to go forward with in vitro fertilization. Even outside of the ethical problems with ending the lives of the embryos, What a Mess!.

The sad thing is that adoption has likewise been made into such a legal quagmire that has created this demand for in vitro fertilization.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Obama sez Planned Parenthood helps Men

"Thanks to all of you at Planned Parenthood for all the work that you are doing for women all across the country and for families all across the country—and for men, who have enough sense to realize you are helping them, all across the country." -- Barack Obama.

Yes, Obama knows that Planned Parenthood helps Men. We know it hasn't done a thing to elevate the social status nor health status of women in the U.S.

If you want to see the actual Video of Obama giving the real reason for abortion and the services which increase the demand for it, Here ya go...

Ted Kennedy Hospitalized

Well, old Ted had a couple of seizures Saturday and is currently said to be conscious and responsive and undergoing tests.

He's not exactly the poster boy for healthy living, so it's a surprise that he's been around this long (76 yrs).

One seizure apparently occurred at his home in Hyannisport, and another on his trip to Massachusetts general hospital.

He's being tested to find the cause of the seizures, and preliminary medical opinion is that they're not due to stroke.

Politically Incorrect, Sweetie!!!

Check out Obama being less than respectful to the female reporter, in addition to dodging her question. Ooopsie!

This one might be harder for him to live down than the comment about Babies being a punishment!

This One's Kind of Obvious

A German investigator has concluded that excessive smiling on the job is hazardous to your health.

Dieter Zapf , of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, studied 4000 subjects working in a mock call center to study how being forced to accept insults and remain polite on the job affected stress levels. He found those who were permitted to respond more normally to insults had much lower stress levels than those who had to bear the insults and remain courteous.

Zapf recommended that those forced to suppress their usual responses on the job for protracted periods be given breaks in order to let it out.

My personal recommendation is that people who act like *^%ks be prepared to be treated as such.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sex Fairy who turned in Bernie Ward for Child Porn

Meet the lady who turned Bernie Ward in for sending child porn on the internet. It seems, from this I Team interview, that the woman, Linda Figueiredo was doing weird sex chat with an anonymous guy, and called police because he sent child porn to her.
The police then asked her to continue chat with the perpetrator for awhile, so that they could collect evidence. She didn't realize that her chat partner was the illustrious liberal talk show host, Bernie Ward.
If you decide to follow this link, realize that the interview describes disgusting stuff, but it's not extremely graphic. You'll wonder why his employer merely says that Ward is "fired for now". Maybe this behavior is widespread in Mr. Ward's social and business milieu.
Hats off to Ms. Figueiredo for making the effort to catch a perv, at significant personal cost, as she was requested by law enforcement to continue chatting with Ward long after it nauseated her to do so.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pastor Hagee Apologizes to Catholics

Here's my opportunity to mention that Christians should all be on the same side. Most of the important beliefs are held in common, and there's enough attack on Christian practices and faith from those who don't want to adhere to the basic behavioral restrictions put forth by these religions.

So - Pastor Hagee has apologized to Catholics for the tone of his delivery which was critical of Catholic belief and practices. In addition there were both accurate and inaccurate presentation of the Catholic involvement in political injustices occurring centuries ago in Europe.

It's about time. First there should be an ability to distinguish between sins of those who profess adherence to a faith, and the actual teachings of the faith itself. If people were able to understand this distinction, there would be little ill feeling of religious adherents of one faith for those of other faiths.

Most of the major world religions, including many outside of Christianity, have very similar motivations to improve the behavior and lives of humans. It's time for those who recognize the Creator and their own role as created beings to be working together.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Indians say Americans need a Diet

That's the alternate solution to Americans complaining about the food prices going up. Indians say Americans need to quit eating so much .

Americans pork down 3770 calories per capita per day compared to Indians at 2440.
That explains two things -- why Americans are fat, overall, and why Indians who come to America tend to get really large if they take on the U.S. diet. A lot of immigrants really get fat quickly in America, because their metabolisms are set slower, due to their lower calorie diets.

I'm thinking of the many hospitalists and residents with whom I work, who are imported from India and various other places. The drug reps keep health care workers really porkie with all the free food.

So, maybe you're wondering if I have any room to talk. Not in my size 10s. When they get tight, I have to go on a diet (each year). Sometimes I ponder sufficiently depriving myself to obtain size 8 again. But I'd have to give up BEER entirely-- a considerable sacrifice for this ol fart.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Duggar family- kid number 18 on the way

Mothers' Day first prize goes to Michelle Duggar of Arkansas, who's pregnant with her 18th kid.

Check out this website. The Duggars have blasted out 17 kids already, with the oldest one being 20. Michelle has been pregnant more than 11 years of her life. There are sets of twins in this group --- increased production efficiency. Check out this Discovery Channel website for some vital statistics.

Michelle and her husband Jim Bob occupy a 7000 square foot home in Arkansas, and have been home schooling the kids. Economy of scale allows them all to be fed on less than 2000 per month, and they are (this is amazing) debt free.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Myanmar is an even bigger Mess now

This situation is even sadder, since the Military "government" of Myanmar isn't going to let anyone in to help these crushed people in the aftermath of the Cyclone.

They're accepting some aid, but not personnel from the UN or the US. It means to me that the material goods donated to Myanmar aren't going to get to the target population.

The death toll estimates keep climbing, now to a half million. A majority of deaths will likely be due to lack of infrastructure, and ability to care for the wounded.

Ten year old rape victim delivers baby in Idaho

A 10 year old kid has delivered a six lb baby last month in Idaho. Fremont County sheriff, Ralph Davis expressed surprise that a 10 year old could get pregnant and deliver. I'd say it's time for people to wake up to the fact that these kids are showing up in the abortion clinics pretty often. We see 11 year olds delivering fairly often in the hospitals, so a ten year old getting pregnant is no shocker for me.
This kid didn't go to the abortion clinic. So guess what. It appears that her rapist has been caught and there's going to be solid evidence available.
He needs a life sentence in a Mexican prison, not one of our cushie establishments.

Talk show host pleads guilty to using child porn

Bernie Ward , a well known liberal talk show host of KGO AM in San Francisco is pleading guilty to charges of using and distributing child pornography. I thought it was worth a mention here because it won't get much play in the regular news media.
Lemme just hook up a few links and a video .
Hopefully you can grab the news before it fades into oblivion. You can get a fair amount of detail at the Counterpunch, where he's been followed for some time.
Apparently this guy has a good deal of online interactive fun relating to the child porn appetite. Bernie Ward's lawyers are claiming that he was researching a book on child porn. I'd say he got a little CONSUMED by his investigations. Apparently a minimum 5 year sentence awaits this guy. But I think that Child porn producers and users, with good evidence against them, should be locked away for keeps. We don't need 'em.

Blatherwatch has a a bit of detail and a picture of Bernie Ward which bears a pretty good resemblance to Jabba the Hutt.