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30 October 2009
Second of all, I will be on hiatus throughout the month of November, so posts will be few and far between. I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month, an event during which participants are encouraged to write 50,000 words in the span of 30 days (that equals about 200 pages of text). I've been preparing for the past few weeks and am planning to reach the 50,000 word mark. However, in light of the fact that I have college and outside organizations, as well as friends and family to contend with, I'm devoting every spare moment to writing.
28 October 2009
21 October 2009
He eats 20,000 calories of food a day - EIGHT TIMES the official adult male average of 2,500.
Paul scoffs three family-sized takeaways a night and wolfs down Sunday roasts like snacks.
He has spent much of the past eight years in bed at his home in Ipswich, Suffolk.
His care costs taxpayers an estimated [$165,000] a year.
And now he needs drastic stomach surgery to stop him eating and keep him alive - at a cost of [$33,000] to the NHS.
But first health chiefs have to tackle the problem of transporting Paul to a specialist hospital 152 miles from his home.
They even considered using an RAF Chinook HELICOPTER to airlift him to the unit in Chichester, West Sussex.
They have ruled out that option and Paul will now travel in a five-ton ambulance specially built for obese people at a cost of [$148,000]. An NHS Suffolk spokesman said: "This man is very ill and this is life-saving surgery.
"The nature of his illness is psychological and the NHS has a duty to help him.
"He is in a very fragile state and needs help. We are exploring all options for transporting him from his home to hospital but we have now ruled out an airlift.
"The most important aspect of transporting him is preserving his dignity and looking after his safety.
"We have not had anything like this before."
Susie Squire, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "While it is important to get this man the medical attention he needs, cost-effective methods must be used."
Paul has battled a compulsive eating disorder most of his adult life. His widowed mother Janet looked after him but she died six weeks ago at 76. He now has two carers treating him.
In 2002 a forklift truck had to be used to transport Paul from his bed and into hospital.
At that time he weighed 56st and paramedics called the fire service after finding it impossible to lift him.
Six firemen were also unable to get him on to a stretcher.
Eventually they took out a window and brickwork and knocked down a neighbour's garden wall to get him out.
Paul managed to shed 20 stone in 2006.
At the time he admitted: "You've got to change your mindset when you've got a food addiction. You can't have treats."
But he soon put the weight back on. And in 2007 he complained to his local council that he could not fit his special 3ft-wide wheelchair through the gates of an Ipswich park.
The country is certainly in a sad state when the government considers using the air force to transport a man to surgery, which will be paid for by the citizens of said country, simply because some random man didn't have enough will power to stop eating. Perhaps he should have considered the fact that I'm sure 99% of the rest of Ipswich's citizens can fit through the gates of the park before he decided to complain.
19 October 2009
White House Escalates War on Fox News
By urging other news outlets to side with the administration, Obama aides officials dramatically upped the ante in the war of words that began earlier this month, when White House communications director Anita Dunn branded Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news."
On Sunday, Fox's Chris Wallace retorted: "We wanted to ask Dunn about her criticism, but, as they've done every week since August, the White House refused to make any administration officials available to 'FOX News Sunday' to talk about this or anything else."
The White House stopped providing guests to 'Fox News Sunday' after Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August. Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."
"She criticized 'FOX News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check."
The last time I checked, we were fighting a war abroad. And I somehow, oddly enough, found that war to be far more important than stifling news networks.
09 October 2009
Mr. Obama is a true American apologist. I have yet to hear of a speech he's made overseas in which he doesn't tear America down. Mr. Obama has joined the ranks of other Nobel Prize winners like: Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian terrorist - a real peacemaker; Kofi Annan, of the UN - another America hater; Jimmy Carter, another American apologist; and Al Gore, an environmental wacko. And this is just in the last 10 years! It's really too bad that the Nobel Peace Prize that once meant so much has now sunk so low. I fear for our country.
07 October 2009
05 October 2009
HR 45 would make it so that if you wanted to buy a firearm to be finger printed, have a driver’s license and provide them with your social security number. (I said it before and will say it again, that will be the mark of the beast.) You would also have to undergo a physical and mental exam while making it impossible for anyone under the age of eighteen to get to your firearms, and allow law enforcement officers to show up at your house at random to “verify” that you have your guns secured from those underage. So my sisters that have just started driving won’t be able to hunt?
S 1317 gives the attorney general the authority to ban all firearm sales to those on the terrorist, (Oh, we don’t use that word now.) watch list. While HR2647 gives the attorney general the power to determine who belongs on the terrorist (Oops! I did it again!)watch list. Judging from statements made by the present regime that flew the flag of communist China over the White House on the 20th of September this very year,(All in honor of the 60 years of murder and oppression over 2 billion people) I think it is safe to say the people on the watch list will not be people named Habbibee that smuggle uranium into the U.S., but people like me that believe in the constitution and love my guns and my freedom.
Our very only Department of Homeland Security stated that they were more concerned about homegrown (I have no idea what they are calling it if it’s not “terrorism”) from “right wing extremists” we are defined as: “Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue such as opposition to abortion or immigration.” So I think it’s a safe bet that they like big government/ big brother.
Here are some of the messiahs quotes to prove my point: “I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”
“The package (legislation passed in the Illinois Senate) closes the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card loopholes which resulted in the shooting out in Melrose Park. We’re eliminating 17 specific assault weapons. There is no reason why anybody should need an assault weapon to protect themselves or their family. We’re limiting handgun sales to one a month. We’re calling for handgun registration. It’s very hard right now to track whether or not a felon has turned in his weapons or if he has a FOID card because we don’t know how many weapons he has purchased.”
“I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry.”
So he doesn’t care when somebody breaks into your home rapes your children and makes off with all of your household goods.
But there is still hope for some of us, Pennsylvania is the most recent state to introduced a bill HB 1988 Freedom of Firearms Act that basically we aren’t taking your crap and you’ll have to pry them from our cold dead hands. Or more specifically: The regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, particularly if not expressly preempted by federal law. Congress has not expressly preempted state regulation of intrastate commerce pertaining to the manufacture on an intrastate basis of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition.
Some states have already passed a form of this legislation, or introduced it, or are planning to. Meanwhile Frank(played by Obama) is stomping shouting no no no no no no! while Margret (played by his wife) comforts him saying that one day he can be the party pooping CO of MASH 4077.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
04 October 2009
Everywhere you go you see signs in 47 different languages, some that look like a toddler was cut loose with a pack of crayons trying to write something. Then when you call a place other than a human you have to listen for the number for English. Why is that? Our ancestors when they came here they had to learn English if they wanted to function in American society. Now we must tailor ourselves to learn every language known to man including Klingon to appease those that are too lazy to learn English. Right now there are liberals everywhere saying that we need to accommodate them. We need to make it easier for them to live in America. So we have to have signs, books, newspapers, magazines, toll free numbers, and street signs in Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, and that clicking thing that some tribes that have yet to learn what pants are still communicate in. We are doing an injustice to them by allowing this to go on.
The language that is spoken by the vast majority of Americans is English. If you come here and want to be a U.S. citizen you shouldn’t expect everyone else to speak whatever strange dialect that you utter. If I was going to try to live in France I think it would be a benefit to me to speak French, but what do I know, it is normal to expect that everyone should learn English when their national language is something else. The usual attacks made on the English language is that as Americans we go places and expect them to speak English. I don’t think that this is true, the places most Americans go have lots of people that speak English so that we do business with them, because we understand what they say. But if we moved there and expected everyone to know English that would be different.
If we don’t put our foot down soon, somebody is going to get the idea that we have to have everything printed in every language so that they can do whatever it is they are here to do. It isn’t right that anyone should travel to another country and expect them to speak your language unless that is what they already speak. Think about how much money could be saved if we made English the national language. You wouldn’t have to hire translators to rewrite everything and pay extra to print all the additional material in all languages.
In the bible the good Lord made it so that everyone building the tower of Babel spoke a different language so that they couldn’t understand each other. It sewed confusion among their ranks and they never finished. The same applies today, if you are told to draw blueprints for a building and the guy you got stuck with doesn’t speak the same language you will never get done.
So what we need to do is make it required that in order to be an American citizen you can read and write English. It is alright to speak in tongues but you still need to be fluent in English so that everyone else understands you. The Amish back home do this and it works out just fine. Then we can all live in peace and harmony man, cause we all like understand each other man.