Monthly Archives: September 2011
This is the stuff that really pisses me off. Sorry for the language, but there’s people out there that are epileptic (I am one of them) and it’s tricky to find careers or fulfill my dreams, just because I have a condition that even if it is under control, there’s judgement and prejudice and lack of trust when it comes to people with epilepsy.
If you read the comments on this article, then see what is really going on. Extreme fear. Even David Axeldro’s daughter is struggling with seizures and finally they’re under some control.
Now what are epileptics supposed to do, even if their condition is under control: Suck from the teat of the government? Even I am hesitant to do so, since I don’t want to nor I think it’s necessary.
I do have concerns if I want to work, that I must (or choose not to disclose) that I have epilepsy. This does not only apply for people with seizures, but with movement disorders. Chastized, condemned and set aside from society. I expected better now that we’re on the 21st Century.
Read the link below, then I will supply you with other links where you can find more information about people like me, who want to be part with healthier folks that are “perfect” in their eyes and do not want to be treated nor helped by a person with epilepsy.
Please visit these websites:
There are hundreds more on the internet. If you want to see what a seizure looks like with dogs or with people, go to YouTube; see what people go through and have some compassion. If you don’t have it, I feel pity and embarrassment. Not for me but for those that refuse to understand that amongst them, there are people that CAN help them if circumstances apply.
Any comments or theories are welcome.
Idiotic people give fruition to idiotic material. Hence, FAIL.
Joe McGinniss’s controversial book “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” sold 6,034 copies in its first six days on bookshelves, according to Nielsen Bookscan.
The book did best in the Pacific geographic area, which includes Alaska, selling more than 1,500 copies, while “The Rogue” sold fewer than 500 copies in the Northeast, which includes New York, according to the International Business Tribune. BookScan tracks sales for about 75 percent of books sold in the United States.
The book, which has been both panned by critics and seen excerpts go viral on the Internet, currently ranks 116th on Amazon’s Best Sellers, and according to IBT was the 16th best-selling new hardcover last week. It’s possible the buzz and controversy over the book’s most salacious revelations dampened enthusiasm to buy the actual book if potential customers believed they had already been exposed to the most explosive allegations in “The Rogue.”
Now, contrast that with “Going Rogue” which has its own Wiki page:
The book was available for pre-order between $9 and $10 during a price war amongst online retailers Amazon, Target.com, and Walmart.com. Dan Calabrese, writing in the North Star National, called the sales “an absolutely unprecedented performance for a non-fiction book so far in advance of its release date.”
Less than two weeks after its release, sales of the book exceeded the one million mark, putting it in a class with memoirs by Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The print run was extended to 2.8 million copies from 1.5 million. Going Rogue attained sales of over 2.7 million by December 1, 2009, and was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list for six consecutive weeks. As of January 21, 2010, it was #4 on the New York Times best seller list after 9 weeks in the Top 10.
From her Facebook page:
Rosh Hashanah is the time for new beginnings and, for me personally, I’ve always considered the new season as providing an opportunity for clear thinking about priorities.
May this new year be filled with manifestations of our respect for our ally Israel and our nation’s Judeo-Christian foundations.
Liberal heads ‘splode!
Justice Scalia spoke at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and this is a great chance to look at a Supreme Court Justice speak the truth from his heart, send a message to colleges and schools everywhere-do not be politically correct, and don’t compromise your religious values, your religious identity. That’s what made you great, and the Constitution is A-OK with it.
He is one of the most outspoken, influential and controversial justices in the recent history of the Supreme Court, and on Monday, Antonin Scalia marks his 25th anniversary on the nation’s highest court.
He came to Duquesne University Law School on Saturday and challenged its officials to preserve the school’s Catholic identity in a speech commemorating the school’s centennial.
Scalia’s 20-minute address to about 1,200 people in the A.J. Palumbo Center, Uptown, included a defense of religion in the public life and of an approach to constitutional law that he helped pull into the mainstream of legal thought.
“Our educational establishment these days, while so tolerant of and even insistent upon diversity in all other aspects of life seems bent on eliminating diversity of moral judgment — particularly moral judgment based on religious views,” Scalia said.
As examples, he cited attempts to sue a religious university in Washington, D.C., for offering only same-sex dorms and other attempts by a law school association to bar schools that discriminate against homosexuals.
“I hope this place will not yield — as some Catholic institutions have — to this politically correct insistence upon suppression of moral judgment, to this distorted view of what diversity in America means,” Scalia said.
Scalia’s interpretation of the Constitution, which holds that the meaning of the document’s words doesn’t change over time, has shifted the country’s legal landscape during his quarter-century on the court. During a panel discussion after his speech, he defended that approach against those who say his approach is too ideological or rigid.
“The Constitution is not an empty bottle. It says some things and doesn’t say others. … What is a moderate interpretation of the Constitution? Halfway between what it really says and what you want it to say?” Scalia said.
I suggested this over at c4p, and I think the readers are game for it.
If you want Sarah Palin to run for President, then on October 4, bloggers, tweeters, facebook members, anyone with access to a keyboard, post a message that says “Run, Sarah, Run.”
Let’s see if we can make this go viral. If it does, it will scare the pants off the establishment on both sides.
Spread the word.
It will be FUN!
I am not a runner, but a jogger. Weather’s good so far on my neck of the woods, so this should be fun for the family to do-and I will get the triple treat of jogging, spend time with the family and have my ice cream.