Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Look out bloggers-Allen's staff is on it!

A blogger was brutally attacked at a George Allen campaign rally today for asking a simple question: “When did you stop beating your wife?” Actually, it was “why did you spit on your first wife,” but the idea is the same. NBC4 was there! But they didn’t bother to get the name of the guy (apparently blogger Mike Stark) or talk to any of the people who kicked his ass (“presumed to be staffers”). Local journalism! More here

Be a good American don't ask too many questions. Apparently, questioning public servant, George Allen ,(oh, sorry they're lawmakers now) of macaca fame gets you demoted from constituent to protester and we all know that a protester can quickly be demoted to ememy combatant and an enemy combatant can be shot so Mark Stark should thankful he was only ruffed up a little.
Look at me, defending an anti-gun punk, maybe this will teach Mr. Stark to at least carry pepper spray.That's the thing about being a liberal, everyone knows you're unarmed. If he were asking questions on behalf of the NRA things would not have gone down like that.
"Arm yourself, Mike, you're practically an enemy combatant, start acting like one!"

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Police Stun Gun Kills Teen With Bible

A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and later died at a St. Louis hospital, authorities said.

In a statement obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, police in Jerseyville, about 40 miles north of St. Louis, said 17-year-old Roger Holyfield would not acknowledge officers who approached him and he continued yelling, "I want Jesus." More here

I'm sure the police really tried to calm him. Were they afraid he was going to thump them with his bible?
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Monday, October 30, 2006

First snow of the season

I'm taking a break from all the political dirt to post a picture of our first snow. Ya, that's our back yard and its nothing special in this neck of the woods. We're actually only a few minutes from the thriving metropolis that is our town(okay ,the town is roughly the same population as the high school that I went to in fabulous Las Vegas)
I also want to wish everyone a happy Halloween. I am a homeschooler but not really a christian (although, I suppose you could call me a cultural christian-what with Christmas trees and family prayer at holiday meals-with only a little eye rolling from me)so devil worship and cat sacrifices on
All Hallows' Eve don't worry me and the only thing that really frightens me about the Harry Potter series is the horrifically poor writing.

Out of Control Cops Stage School Safety in Full Riot Gear

Associated Press | October 29, 2006

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) -- A school safety drill that included police officers in riot gear with weapons has caused concern among some parents who say it was too realistic and frightened some students.

Police in the western Michigan community of Wyoming entered two classrooms at Lee Middle and High School on Thursday and announced there was a threat to the school, The Grand Rapids Press reported.

Students, who were unaware police were conducting a drill, were taken from the classroom into the halls, patted down by officers and asked what they had in their pockets, the newspaper said.

More here

Olbermann at it again!

I realize this video is few days old but I thought I'd stay the course and show it anyway. It's not nearly as much fun as showing breastfeeding icons but still good stuff.


Sunday, October 29, 2006

In Search of an Icon: Breastfeeding Symbol Contest

The image of a baby bottle announcing the location of a "parents lounge" in an airport got us thinking: Is there an international symbol for breastfeeding? Similar to the familiar icons we've all seen indicating a handicapped parking spot or the women's restroom, this image would be a recognizable symbol indicating that a place is breastfeeding friendly. Ideally, the space would be private, quiet, with a comfortable chair and an electrical outlet for pumping.
More here

Okay, so the two images in black weren't serious entries, but they were my favorites.

I didn't make any comments on the kids and finger prints article partly because it was Saturday and I wanted to see the outside world as much as possible and two, because that was just too ridiculous.

No comment necessary.

I do love the idea of a breastfeeding symbol.

I've always been disturbed by the fact that babies are always depicted by an association with a bottle or with the sound of a wailing cry.

I really do love Mothering Magazine but,of course, they are pretty much communists over there and are vehemently anti-gun.
I'll never understand how someone can "get it" in one area of life and be so clueless in another.
They are devastated and appalled that the government would bust down your door and force a poisonous mixture of dog blood, puss and formaldehyde (typical vaccination mix) into your child or rip your baby from your breast because some forced AIDES test came back with an obviously faulty positive but they can't figure out why someone would need so many guns and why shouldn't they be registered and the superfluous weapons (all but the 22's) removed by that nice law enforcement team dressed up so spiffily in black.

It all about force, but they don't get that. To them it's all about their pet issue.


Saturday, October 28, 2006

Fingerprint plan for kids

Be good little robots-register your number and follow all rules.


Fingerprint plan for kids

Nick Coligan / Liverpool Echo | October 26 2006

SCANNERS which read children's thumbprints when they buy school meals are being introduced in city schools.

The ECHO understands some faith schools in Liverpool are trying out the hitech equipment to improve speed and safety.

Instead of a child bringing their lunch money into the schools, parents pay electronically into a special account.

When the youngsters collect the food, they have their thumbs scanned to confirm the meal has been paid for.

A number of Catholic and Church of England schools are understood to be in the scheme, including St Paul's RC primary in West Derby.

It is not compulsory, but some parents believe it improves pupils' safety as they would not need to bring cash to school and risk being bullied for it. It also speeds up queues, and experts say a cashless system would stop pupils buying junk food.

No-one from the school was available to comment, but one parent said: "To me, the electronic scanning of seven-year-old children's thumbs is not in their best interests.

More here

Friday, October 27, 2006

U.S. Military Blocks Troops From Visiting Alternative News Websites

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U.S. Military Blocks Troops From Visiting Alternative News Websites

Wonkette | October 27 2006

We realize that when it comes to freedom of the press, the USA has fallen to Number 53 in the world — tied with our fascist homies in Croatia and the islanders of the Kingdom of Tonga! — but do we have to make is so damned obvious?

Another Marine stationed in Iraq has sent us a screenshot of what happens when you need some hot news on Macaca and Foley:forbidden, this page (http://www.wonkette.com) is categorized as (Personal Pages) ALL SITES YOU VISIT ARE LOGGED AND FILED

More Here

No surprise here. You really are no longer a free citizen when you are in the military, which is why the rest of us don't want to be treated like soldiers and why it is so unbelievably unconstitutional to designate citizens as enemy combatants and to try them in a military court.

-But that's just me.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

'I'll see you at Gitmo"

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Olbermann: The New Edward Murrow?
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"Every act that denies or limits the freedom of the individual in this country costs us the. . . confidence of men and women who aspire to that freedom and independence of which we speak and for which our ancestors fought."
Edward Murrow - 1954
It is no coincidence that Edward Murrow is the number one idol of Keith Olbermann. In these times of great upheaval there is really only one voice in the mainstream media that is speaking the truth and telling it the way it is.
The modern US media is owned and has always been owned by the corporations and big businesses that run America. So it is extremely rare when a figure of honesty and integrity in delivering the news rises to the top over corporate interests and censorship. One such figure was Edward Murrow who always told it as it was and is most famed for his reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
More here

If you don't what the buzz is all about click here and you will be amazed to find a mainstream media personality who actually "gets it"

"The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it."

Oh well-I guess I'll be seeing ya at Gitmo too.


Authorities haul crying children away to avoid 'danger' from parental teachings

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Achtung! Germany drags homeschool kids to class
Authorities haul crying children away to avoid 'danger' from parental teachings

Posted: October 25, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

A Nazi-era law requiring all children to attend public school, to avoid "the emergence of parallel societies based on separate philosophical convictions" that could be taught by parents at home, apparently is triggering a Nazi-like response from police.

The word comes from Netzwerk Bildungsfreiheit, or Network for Freedom in Education, which confirmed that children in a family in Bissingen, in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, have been forcibly hauled to a public school.

More here.

I had to halt my Nightmare on Landlord Street story for this one. I think a good rule in life should be whenever you doubt which path to choose just do the opposite of what the Nazis did. You really can't go wrong with that.

Here is a little more on Germany's glowing tolerance;

Hitler’s Ghost Haunts German Parents

Of all religious groups Baptists were among the most fiercely persecuted in the Soviet Union. They were not just Christians but they also distrusted the state, preaching an institutional secession from state-run institutions. Many Baptists belonged to the German-speaking minority in Southern Russia and Kazakhstan. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, they emigrated to Germany, the land where their forefathers had originally come from. Today, these Baptist immigrants from Russia, as well as the Low-German Mennonites, are being prosecuted in Germany because they are unhappy with what their children are learning in the German public schools, which they consider too secular. Children are not allowed to opt out of classes or school activities and homeschooling is illegal in Germany since Adolf Hitler outlawed it in 1938.

More here

And if that's not enough Hitler for ya-there's still more.

Germany Imprisons Mum. Dad and Kids Flee to Austria

Last Thursday the German police arrested Katharina Plett, a homeschooling mother of twelve. Yesterday her husband fled to Austria with the children. Homeschooling is illegal in Germany since Hitler banned it in 1938. The Plett family belongs to a homeschooling group of seven Baptist families in Paderborn. We wrote about their case last year.
More here

Wolfgang Ischinger
German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road
NW Washington, DC, 20007-1998 (202) 298-4000

Homeschoolers and freedom minded folks certainly have enough intelligence to be outraged on their own, without ranting from me. I'll just include the above bit of information-just for fun.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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'Pill' causes breast cancer?
'Measurable and statistically significant' connection confirmed

Posted: October 24, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

A new study from the Mayo Clinic has concluded that there is "a measurable and statistically significant" connection between the pill and pre-menopausal breast cancer, re-enforcing the recent classification of oral contraceptives as Type 1 carcinogens.Read the rest here.

The above photo is from Sanovov Medical Institute.

The thing about studies like these is they never mention the link between full term pregnancies and or breastfeeding and a reduction in cancer rates. Perhaps rather than a pill causing cancer, it's just the result of fewer babies that causes cancer. A short article on this can be found here.

I also question the direct link between abortions and breast cancer. Maybe it's just that a person who is open to having an abortion has children later in life. Another article here.

And of course, we nursing moms all know about the reduced risk for us.

My mom in law is fighting breast cancer right now.

It reached her lymph nodes before she discovered it this last spring. Or at least that's when we found out. She didn't tell us until after my husband took his bar exam-she didn't want to worry him while he was studying.

It looks as though she is winning this fight.

As of yesterday, her test results showed no sign of cancer. She chose an alternative method to slay her dragon. She went to Sanoviv Medical Institute in Mexico.

This was no hocus-pocus. Without the AMA and FDA on their backs they can offer much more advanced medicine than the US can. And unlike US doctors, they actually believe the food you consume and the supplements you take can affect your health.

I think after this experience my mom-in-law will emerge healthier than she would have been had she never battled cancer.


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Monday, October 23, 2006

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Remember, Remember the Treason of September

By E. Stewart Rhodes
October 1, 2006

Remember, remember the 29th of September
The Military Commissions Act
, assault on the Bill of Rights by a vile lot;
I see no reason why that day of high treason
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember the 11th of September
The American Reichstag Fire burned hot;
I see no reason why the lessons of history
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember this is land of the free, home of the brave
Land of the scared, home of the slaves it is not;
I see no reason why Liberty or Death, Spirit of 1776
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember, the source of your rights is in heaven
of the black robed priests matter not;
I see no reason, why their sophistic creeping treason
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember “when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
“When the
people fear their government there is not;
I see no reason why this timeless truth of freedom
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember the 19th of April
Embattled farmers stood in the Concord meadow
Firing the world-changing shot;
I see no reason why the 19th of April
should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember the 19th of April,
Embattled Jews stood in the Warsaw Ghetto
Firing on the Nazi rot;
I see no reason why the 19th of April
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember the 19th of April
Embattled Davidian women and children burned in the fire so hot;
I see no reason why the 19th of April
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember their spirits live forever
Thus they did fear not;
I see no reason why these examples of defiance
Should ever be forgot.

Remember, remember your body will not live forever
That you will die matters not;
When The Day comes, follow your fathers
Give them ball for ball, and shot for shot.

E. Stewart Rhodes
© 2006

stewart.rhodes@aya.yale.edu Stewart Rhodes is an ex-Army paratrooper, former staff member of Rep. Ron Paul’s D.C. office, and a 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, where his paper on enemy combatant status won the William E. Miller Prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. Stewart is an attorney in Montana and a research scholar with Yale Law School, currently writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people in the “war on terror.” Stewart writes for www.moreliberty.org and on his personal blog, http://stewart-rhodes.blogspot.com/

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Handwriting Skills

From the London Telegraph

Computer age is threatening the handwriting skills of children
Nina Goswami
Last Updated: 11:33pm BST 21/10/2006

For centuries learning to write joined-up letters has been an integral part of children's education, but that is now being threatened by the computer revolution.

Research from the United States shows that five out of six pupils leave school having been unable to master the skill, technically known as cursive writing. Instead, the majority of students print their words, while some resort to writing in block capitals.

Experts believe a similar situation is developing here.

More here

This reminds me that I need to "get on it" when it comes to handwriting skills. My nine year old is very resistent to it.

Maybe by focusing on the historical angle (he's a history fanatic). Also, I think just showing him this article will help. Like everyone, he likes to feel he's good at something that most people struggle with.

Today we upack or start to unpack the schoolroom. It's a little chilly down there. The room has a huge wood stove but we need to place a fire proof mat under it and have the fire chief check out the pipe and such for saftey. I'm very anxious to get all that done. This place will really feel like home with a cozy fire burning.



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Friday, October 06, 2006

Back to nursing

I really don't know how I'll achieve this move. I think I packed like three boxes and I am back here again.
My bigger two kids are helpful but when I sit down to nurse everyone else's fire goes out and I come back to find nothing done. When my other three were babies I did a lot by nursing on one side and running around cleaning, teaching (I homeschool)with the other arm. But babies just don't like that. They like to be looked at and talked to and milk just doesn't "let down" very well while your running a household marathon.

But I am very excited about moving. Our new house is two and half times the size of this one. Our currant house is quite tiny(with four kids and two dogs)! The new one actually has place for a dedicated classroom. Lugging boxes of books and curriculum to and from the kitchen table gets tiresome. And after a while we just started having dinner by pushing aside the gazillion counting bears and rulers.

AAhh free again -to a bouncy seat she goes. And I'm off to pack again.
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Me and my newest nursling

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So here I am . . .

Nursing as usual. Getting ready to move a very cool house but dreading the clean up and exhaustion. Can't get much done with this little nursling here. Maybe hubby will help but he is quite busy with big important stuff-saving the world from fascism and all that. AAhaa the baby has "unhooked" and I am off to pack.

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