Showing posts from June, 2007

Take over

Iraqi medical students (40%) are wanting to leave Iraq after graduation, so the government has decided they will not issue the certifications so the students will be forced to stay! These students feel that there is no way to change Iraq. Sometimes I just wish we would take over the country entirely since they obviously have no idea what democracy is and don't appear to have the inclination to learn. We could make them a self-governing commonwealth just like Puerto Rico. Same goes with Mexico - take over and send someone down there to run the place. That would solve the oil problem, which is the real reason we can't or won't enforce immigration laws. It would also solve their employment issues, as we could build companies down there yet force them to pay minimum wage just like in the states. I know it sounds crazy, but in the long run, wouldn't it be cheaper, safer and provide a better future for them as well as us? Call me crazy or call me logical? What do you think?

Whiter Teeth

Today is a rave! Crest is offering a $7 coupon for their Crest Whitestrips... Crest also has a sweestakes - free to enter - where you could win a trip to NY and a makeover. Grand Prize includes: • Trip for 2 to New York City for 3 days, 2 nights including airfare and hotel • Beauty makeover by members of the Brighter 5 Team, including brow consultation, cosmetic dentistry consultation and make-up consultation for the winner • $700 spending money • Rental car or transportation to/from the hotel and makeover I have no personal interest whatsoever in this offer, just passing it on. Click here to enter. Technorati tags: sweepstakes | teeth

President Bush Job Rating

So glad to see that America is waking up and smelling the decay of our government and freedoms. In a recent poll, President Bush's job rating approval hit a new low at just 29 percent. That's no surprise, everybody is always bashing Bush, which is sad. The good news is that people are starting to notice the performance of the Democratic Congress. Only 23 percent of pollees approve of the job the democratic congress is doing. "Also, 68 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, while just 19 percent say it's on the right track. That's the lowest number in 15 years." Read the Full Report at Technorati tags: President Bush | Congress


My Mother lived to be 80. She was still living on her own, driving herself around, and appeared to be handling her health problems very well. She had heart disease (quadruple bypass in her sixties) and asthma. Her hesitance to call for help during an asthma attack is what led to her death. However, she did not have diabetes or high blood pressure. I am trying to take notice of her healthy living strategies to improve my own life. She was in better shape at 80 than I am at 53! Her metabolism was high. She was always busy; I wondered how she thought of so many things to do! Here are some of the things she taught me... 1.   Always eat breakfast - ALWAYS Research has now proven that breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. It "breaks the fast" as my Mother used to say. 2.  Eat a banana a day The banana is rich in potassium, and helps keep blood pressure regulated. 3.  Exercise Now my Mom couldn't do much, but she had a bicycle in the house,

Scare Tactics

Wow. This is a perfect example of how a media headline can deliver a false alarm, scaring the public needlessly. Why do publishers resort to scare tactics to get you to read a not so interesting article? Cruise Ships Viral Infections on the Rise The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and recently announced that a little over 5 people out of every 1000 cruises (not people) will develop viral gastroenteritis. Hmmm. Is that figure scary? NO! What is interesting though, is that cruise ship travel has increased a whopping 600% in the last 20 years. Back then, there was less than 1 incident on average out of every 1000 cruises. Researchers recommended that travelers wash hands frequently, in particular after coming into contact with public surfaces such as elevator buttons and door handles. Full Story

Free Speech in Church

Seems our legislators may have forgotten the meaning of free speech. There is a bill now on the table that will take away free speech - telling preachers what they cannot say from the pulpit. Specifically, any negative statement regarding homosexuality will be considered a hate crime if this bill passes. Personally, we don't talk about such matters in our church, and I don't really want to hear such talk from the pulpit. None the less, it is NOT the government's duty to monitor pastor's sermons. That is definitely an infringement on freedom of religion and free speech. If someone is offended by a pastor, they can simply leave, never to darken that church's doors again. A pastor's sermon, even though it may be misguided sometimes, is still his right as a pastor, and as long as no individual person is targeted, nor any riots planned or encouraged, I do not see how it can be considered a "hate crime" by any stretch of the imagination!! We must start m

Religion Kills

I read an interview of Christopher Hitchens concerning his recent book "God is Not Great" at . While he made some interesing points, he left out a couple of important points pertaining to faith and why we as individuals and nations kill others. First off, I must take issue with his definition of faith as only being related to dogma, which is not accurate. He says you can't have faith in science and reason because they are not dogma. However, dogma is defined as "An authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true." So dogma would include science and reason, if you consider them to absolutely true. As a matter of fact, since God created science and gave us a mind of reason, they are also part of my own belief system. Faith, by definition is... 1) Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. (My comment: Therefore, your faith CAN be in reason

Audrey Hepburn

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How do we know God is real? I read posts daily denouncing his existence because there is no literal tangible proof, so I want to explain my belief as logically as I can. How do you know the wind is real? You can't see the wind, yet you know it exists. Why? You can feel it, you can hear it, and you can see the effects of it. I know God in a similar way. I have felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, I have heard his thoughts which have come to me in times of prayer as I was seeking direct guidance, and I have been the target of many of His blessings that can only be explained by His divine intervention of putting a suggestion or thought into another person's spirit to help me ... These events are need specific and documented. Such as needing $300 before the day ends - miracle completed. The roof of my car leaked. I had no carport. The leaking was causing odor, mildew, etc., not to mention damaging the interior. I prayed for God to fix it - He did. I needed a car to drive while


I just read the following blog post at Digg... "Allan Stokke defended a cop who jerked off on a stripper during a routine traffic stop. He also defended a sheriff's son who was convicted of participating in a videotaped gang-rape. But he was offended when his daughter Allison Stokke was turned into internet sex icon." This type of thinking is exactly what is wrong with our society's thinking as a whole. How many witnesses saw the cop do his dirty deed? How does the blogger KNOW the cop did it? The gang-rape was on video, so little doubt there. But isn't that the job of an attorney? Furthermore, what part did the sherriff's son have in the gang-rape? Was he one of the rapists? Or an onlooker who did nothing to stop it? How old was the sheriff's son? How old were the others involved? Sorry, but this is just not enough information to condemn the lawyer. Even if the lawyer defended people whom he knew to be guilty, he committed no crime (defense law


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Paris Hilton

Poor Paris is now in jail. Ok, I get it, most of you believe that she got what she deserves. That may be, I'm not one to question the wheels of justice. However, I am surprised at the lack of sympathy for such a young woman (now 26) who was handed the world on a silver platter and then proceeded to turn it upside down. Although I wasn't born wealthy, I would be shamed if the world knew every little thing I did between the ages of 18 and 30. Who wouldn't be? No, I didn't do drugs or participate in video sex tapes, and no - I didn't end up in jail - but none the less, I would be ashamed given my pride and upbringing, if every minute detail of my life were known. So here's to a little sympathy for Paris. Rather than ridicule and chastise her, I am going to pray for her. She is the epitomy of the "poor little rich girl" and I would not trade places with her at any stage of her life for all the money in the world. Paris is still young, and perhaps th