Friday, March 18, 2011
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
-- Thomas Jefferson
Elections do matter. Democrats are bought and well-paid for..!
Just in case you've wondered why Obama and his friends are so supportive
of labor unions, check out the contributions.
Leading Union Political Campaign Contributors
American Fed. of State, County, & Municipal Employees
Intel Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
National Education Association
Service Employees International Union
Communication Workers of America
Service Employees International Union
American Federation of Teachers
United Auto Workers
Carpenters and Joiners Union
Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union
United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Sheet Metal Workers Union
Plumbers & Pipefitters Union
Operating Engineers Union
Airline Pilots Association
International Association of Firefighters
United Transportation Workers
American Postal Workers Union
Nat'l Active & Retired Fed. Employees Association
Seafarers International Union
Source: Center for Responsive Politics, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A short time ago, Arabian speeches at the U.N. urged the Arab
World to boycott everything that originates with the Jewish people. In
response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his
heart, offers to assist them in their boycott as follows:
"Any Arab who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan
discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out
whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of
a Jew. If an Arab suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek
diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.
An Arab who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery
by a Jew, Ludwig Traube. Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not
use Cocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil. If an Arab has
Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky,
a Jew. If an Arab has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin,
due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege. Arabs with convulsions must put up
with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use
of Chloral Hydrate. Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments
because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew. Should an Arab
chilld get Diptheria, he must refrain from the "Schick" reaction which
was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.
Arabs should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit
treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Nobel Prize winner, Robert
Baram. They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile
Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew,
Arabs must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of
Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug
against this killing disease. Arab doctors must discard all discoveries
and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung
specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish
scientists and medical experts.
In short, good and loyal Arabs properly and fittingly remain
afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus,
Diabetes, Mential Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be
proud to obey the Islamic boycott."
Be careful of prejudice; it just may cost you your life!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I just read a topic posted on the Spark Business Community Team about posting your points early.
Seems that it bothers some folks that others are posting their points ahead of time, seemingly in the food department.
So I read these comments, and this is what I have come up with.
It is all Much Ado About Nothing!
I mean, why should I care if someone posts points ahead of time?? I mean, what business is it of MINE?
I have enough on my plate (pun intended) without policing others.
It is totally MY business what points I log for my food, exercise, water, etc.
After all, who am I trying to lose weight for? MYSELF. I cannot lose weight or cut calories for any one else. And I am certainly not willing or interested in policing others.
I have no interest in the Spark Police coming to my house.
I have teammates to encourage, support and interact with, and they give the same back to me.
The key here is ENCOURAGE!!! Not snipe at one another.
I am not competing with anyone other than myself.
We each have joined Spark for our own reasons. Some to lose weight, some to learn healthier ways of living, some to ward off loneliness.
Does it really matter WHY we join? Isn't the fact that we joined enough?
This thing is a "to thine own self be true" process, and any other opinions are MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
So I will stay with my teams, my friends and my coaches. I will bring what I can to the banquet of life on Spark.
But I will NOT participate in finger pointing.
I think this entire subject ought to be taboo.
Now, I think I have said my piece. Time to work out.
Love you guys!!! WE can do it!!!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Today is weigh in. Usually that means stress. Not today.
This past week I have been doing what I should be doing all the time.
I stopped eating when I had had enough.
I got in a lot of exercise.
I drank at a minimum of 8 glasses of water each day.
I logged in every single bite of food I put in my mouth.............well, ALMOST every bite.
I got into my jeans, zipped them and buttoned them without having to lay on the bed. I can even BREATHE with my jeans on! AND I don't have much of a muffin top at all when I wear them.
I KNEW my weight was down.
So far, in three weeks, I have thrown away 4 pounds. That's a good thing, as Martha would say.
But WAIT! There's MORE!
Yesterday I had to do some Costco shopping for milk.
I got the milk, then browsed through the clothing section. They had sports bras, 2 per package, at a VERY good price. Picked up a package of them.
Then I saw these really neat sweaters for $12.97. Picked up one of them, too.
BTW.........you ARE aware, aren't you, that when the cost of something at Costco ends in a 7 that that is the lowest price they will have the item, and it won't be continued stock? I always look for the 7.
My mind tried to trick me into "browsing" through the chocolate covered raisins, macadamia nuts, cashews. I reached for the chocolate covered macadamias, and then said "NO!" really loud.
I pulled my arm back just in time. The container did not get into my cart!
Then I go past the mixed nuts, temptation again. "NO!" outloud helped again.
I zoomed to the check out, paid for my three items, and got out of there.
What a VICTORY!!! TO ME AND SPARK!!
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