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Baby Born With Blood Alcohol Level Of .17

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Are people getting dumber or am I just getting more jaded? Sherri J. Lohnstein, 34 of Foley, Missouri is back in court today to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter by drinking so much that her baby girl who she named Zreanna, was pronounced dead shortly after birth. The baby had a blood alcohol level of .17; Sherri had a blood alcohol level of .18 while the legal limit in Missouri is .08. Now this is a crying shame. I have no sympathy, mercy or whatever for people who make a choice to take drugs and alcohol thus killing their babies. I don’t think I even agree with the involuntary manslaughter charge, hell she knew full well that she should not be out getting extremely drunk while with child. I feel that this is just another in a long line of parents who are using stupidity as an excuse for the reasons they have injured or killed their children.

According to Dr. Mary Case, St. Charles County medical examiner, the determination for the baby’s death had been caused by acute intoxication. At the level that she and the baby were intoxicated she had to have been consuming some sort of hard liquor in which she drank at least 6 drinks over the course of about 3 to 4 hours according to the dui laws calculator. So this crazy mom was doing some serious drinking and I am sorry she knew full well that she was pregnant as she was in her third trimester of pregnancy. So she has no excuse and I don’t even want to hear the fact that she may have been an alcoholic etc. It doesn’t matter if you are an alcoholic get help or don’t get pregnant and if you do then get the help you need.

She posted bond and acting on her own, Lohnstein told Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider on Aug. 28 that she planned to plead guilty in exchange for a five-year prison sentence under an agreement with prosecutors. But the judge had the public defenders office to represent her even though they had previously withdrawn as counsel. She broke into tears in the court room, but I think that she should have been this thoughtful before she decided to go out and get hammered while pregnant. I hope they sincerely throw the book at this woman and hopefully she will be lesson to the next mother thinking about hitting the party scene. But, we all know that the next set of idiots coming behind her won’t learn a thing, because it seems that there is a never ending flow of dumb parents flocking in to do whatever it takes to make them ‘the dumbest’.

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The New Slave Trade Alive In New Orlean’s

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Rosetta James cries for her son 29 year old Glenn Thomas, who died in the Orleans Parish Prison. Unfortunately, none of the Prison authorities, the Sheriff’s office nor City or State Officials notified her of this. She had to be told by a family friend who received a call from their loved one who was in the jail with Glenn. Rosetta angrily went to the prison on July 4th for information, she was told that her son who had absolutely no known medical problems, died the night before of “natural causes”, and that if she wanted she could call back in a month to get an official report.

Glenn Thomas died while awaiting his day in court; he was picked up on a warrant for failure to appear in court for simple drug possession. The unfortunate part happens to be, that on his stated court date the city of New Orleans was uninhabitable and people were being kept from entering in this part of the city. So, if no one can enter, then how was the court date still in effect? He sat in jail for one year awaiting his trial date but never made it. Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s public information officer, Renee Lapeyrolerie, said they couldn’t provide details about Thomas’s death but said, “Well, in his criminal history he had a lot of drug arrests. Those things can be linked to health problems.”

This is the third such “natural cause” death there this year, and they just don’t know how any of these deaths occurred. Sheriff Gusman blames anything that goes on in the jail as “the prisoners own fault or not enough money”. We know that he didn’t commit suicide, and money isn’t the problem as the jail receives a per diem amount and 3.2 million dollars per year intended for medical expenses towards the inmates’ wellbeing. In his 2007 budget request to the City Council, Gusman asked for an additional $5 million for medical services, a request that was granted. People are speculating that the Sheriff would like to get the numbers inhabiting his prison back to the pre-Katrina amount, stating that they are pretty sure they know exactly “who” will be the inhabitants.

Sheriff Gusman has made sure that the city’s trail to revitalization will be paved by his inmates–literally. According to the Nation, “since Katrina, Gusman has used his Community Service Program and Neighborhood Response Team to deliver cheap labor for reconstruction projects. His office’s website features photos of inmates in orange jumpers and sweatshirts emblazoned with Sheriff Gusman Community Service Program next to road signs announcing, Project Clean-Up, Inmates Working.” According to the Nation, in its first session back after Katrina the legislature amended a law regulating parish jail labor in order to grant immunity to prison authorities “for injuries or damages caused or suffered by prisoners participating in any work program during incarceration at parish jail facilities.” When asked, a legislative staffer about the origins of the post-Katrina amendment, she said, “I believe it was because there was a labor shortage.”

This is pretty much the way things were about a century ago. The Antebellum city records refer to what is now the Orleans Parish Prison as the “Workhouse”. Also along with those arrested for crime, the jail was a storehouse for slaves whose masters chose to lease them to the Workhouse. The same archives also disclose that Blacks were sent to the Workhouse for “claiming to be free”: In the space where the master’s name was usually recorded, these inmates were referred to as “so-called free.” After the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, Blacks arrested in New Orleans for black-code crimes such as vagrancy and unemployment were taken to the parish Workhouse. During Reconstruction, the incarcerated former slaves provided a stable pool of forced labor for railroad companies, agriculture and industry.

Lieutenant Eric Donnelly, director of the sheriff’s work-release program told a local business paper that the program played such a vital role in re-starting the city’s economic engine. “As soon as the hurricane ended and we got a new phone, it was ringing off the hook from employers saying they needed their inmates,” Donnelly said. “So as soon as we were getting them back in we had [employers] coming to pick them up themselves. That’s how much they rely on this program.” These employers might as well be calling looking for their “Slaves”. But, obviously to New Orlean’s as well as the rest of the nation, it doesn’t matter as long as those bad, bad black people are off the streets, whether that be dead from god only knows what in an overcrowded prison yet to even face charges, or worked like a slave just as their ancestors had, by a chain gang happy Sheriff.

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More Female Teacher’s Handing Out Sextra Credit

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Here we go again, another young white teacher that sexed up her young student. Jennifer Rice, 31, was arrested Saturday and booked into the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma Washington, which is about 34 miles from Mary Kay LeTourneau and her 14 year old lover from Seattle Washington, for investigation of kidnapping, five counts of first-degree child rape, and four counts of child molestation.

The victim was a 10 year old boy who Ms. Rice was asked to stop seeing by his parents. She had been taking the boy to the movies and having online chats with him when his parents became concerned and asked her to stay away. Then the parents awoke to find that their son was missing from his room his bed had been made to look like he was sleeping. “So sometime during the early morning hours, he disappeared from the house,” Fulghum said. According to court documents, Rice told detectives that she picked the boy up, took him out to breakfast and took him to a waterfall. She said she planned to take him to Idaho, yet after the police called her the boy asked to be left at his uncle’s house in Puyallup Washington and he would make up some story about having walked there.

According to Investigators, Rice admitted that she raped the boy at a rest stop in Ellensburg before driving him back, and court documents indicate that the two had intercourse several times on previous occasions, including once in the boy’s home. The Tacoma School District said, Rice taught at McKinley from October 2006 to April 20, 2007. At that time she was placed on administrative leave while the district conducted an investigation to determine whether she was socializing with her students after school.

There is no excuse for these people; they are in charge of teaching and above all protecting our children. Yet there is an abundance of them who are shirking their duties and becoming the ultimate predators, because our children HAVE to go to them for hours each and every weekday. This is a scary fact that our children are now being taught by a gaggle of pedophiles.

When are we going to start hearing about the “white teacher on child crime” statistics? Because it seems to me that this is out of control. I don’t know how I am supposed to look at my son’s teachers (white females) with any trust. My son might not be safe. Maybe we need a taskforce to start trying to combat this crime or just the way they want to sue gang members and give three strikes and you’ve got life laws, maybe we should be suing and giving teachers who sex down children three strikes and its life as well. Because all of these teachers have admitted to having sex with these students more than three and sometimes up to dozens of times. Also, they seem to go to jail get out and continue sexing the same kid or worse yet give birth to their children. Some of these women are guilty of sexing down girls as well, is anyone safe. Following is a list from MoJunk listing just some of these white female teacher pedophiles. This is not a complete list, but who knows how many of these sickos are out there teaching god knows what to our kids.

Adrianne Hockett: In Houston TX.

Allenna Ward, 24: In Laurens County, S.C., Feb. 28, 2007.

Amber Jennings, 31: In Sturbridge, Mass., September 2005.

Amber Marshall, 23: In Northwest Indiana.

Amira Sa’Di, 30: In Clayton County, Ga., November 2005.

Amy Bramhall, 33: In Warren, Maine, January 2006.

Amy Gail Lilley, 36: In Inverness, Fla., January 2006.

Amy McElhenney, 25: In Denton County, Texas, September 2006.

Angela Comer, 26: In Tompkinsville, Ky., January 2006.

Angela Stellwag, 24: In Delran, N.J., August 2004.

Becci Hill, 31: In Martinsville, Ind., 2006.

Beth Raymond, 31: In Greenwich, Conn., July 2006.

Bethany Sherrill, 24: In Farmington, Mo., February 2005.

Brandy Lynn Gonzales, 27: and her husband, in Houston TX., December 2006.

Cameo Patch, 29: In Tooele, Utah, November 2006.

Carol Flannigan, 50: In Boca Raton, Fla., February 2006.

Carrie McCandless, 29: In Colorado, November.

Cathy Heminghaus, 46: In Ferguson, Mo.

Celeste Emerick, 32: In Huber Heights, Ohio.

Christina Gallagher, 26: In Jersey City, N.J., 2004.

Christine Duda, 39: In St. Louis County, Mo., December 2005.

Christine Scarlett, 36: In Ohio, November 2002.

Christine Spaich, 28: In Roseville, Calif., April 6, 2007.

Christy Anne Brown, 33: In West Valley City, Utah, July 8, 2007.

Darcie Esson, 32: In Parker, Colo., December.

Dawn Welter, 38: In Sumner, Wash., April 24, 2007.

Deanna Bobo, 37: In Greenwood, Ark., 2005.

Deborah Reeder, 45: In Coral Springs, Fla., December 2006.

Debra LaFave, 25: In Tampa, Fla., March 2006.

Diane DeMartini-Scully, 45: In Mattituck, N.Y., May 2005.

Donna Carr Galloway, 33: Married mother of two found naked in a car with a 17-year-old student.

Elisa Kawasaki, 25: In Fresno, Calif.

Elizabeth Miklosovic, 36: In Grand Rapids, Mich., June 2004.

Elizabeth Stow, 26: In Fresno, Calif.

Ellen Garfield, 43: In Newton, Mass., 1998.

Emily Morris, 28: In St. Clair County, Ala.

Erica Rutters, 29: In New Oxford, Pa., March 2006.

Erica Umosella, 28: In New Jersey, May.

Franca and Antonia Munoz-Juvera, 26: These twins in Southern California, December.

Georgianne Harrell, 24: In Sylvester, Ga., April 2005.

Gwen Cardozo, 33: In Colorado Springs, Colo., July.

Heather Lea Burroughs, 23: In Pahokee, Fla., Jan. 22, 2007.

Jacquelyn Faith Garrison, 19: In Winterville, N.C., January.

Jamie Armstrong, 25: In Baton Rouge, La., April 2007.

Janelle Marie Bird, 24: In Pensacola, Fla., 2006.

Janet Hughes, 32: In Viera, Fla., April 23, 2007.

Janet Parker, 26: In East Texas, May.

Jaymee Wallace, 28: In Tampa, Fla., early 2003

Joan Marie Sladky, 28: Redwood City, Calif.

Jodi Church, 26: In Peoria, Ill., March 2, 2007.

Julia Lund, 28: In Minnesota, December 2006.

Kanesa Hopkins, 31: In Goose Creek, S.C., May 2007.

Karen Patton, 41: In Wytheville, Va., January 2006.

Katherine Tew, 30: In Winterville, N.C.

Kathy White, 39: In Lumberton, Texas.

Kelly Lynn Dalecki, 26: In St. Augustine, Fla., 2003.

Kimberly Lynch, 37: Macedon, N.Y., February 2004.

Kirsten Kinley, 27: In Howard County, Md., February.

Kristen Margrif, 27: In Mayville, Mich., June and July 2005.

Kristi Dance Oakes, 32: In Sevierville, Tenn., July 2006.

Lakina Stutts, 30: In Milwaukee a School-bus driver.

Laura Lynn Findlay, 30: In Buena Vista Township, Mich., August.

Lauren Cosgrove, 28: In Denton, Texas July 2007.

Leslie Baird, 42: In Tooele, Utah.

Lynn Saunders, 38: In New Brighton, N.Y., March 2005.”

Margaret De Barraicua, 30: In Sacramento, Calif., February 2005.

Maria Saco, 28: In Passaic, N.J., 2005.

Mary Kay Letourneau, 34: InDes Moines, Wash 1996.

Melinda Deluca, 29: In West Jordan, Utah December.

Melissa Bare, 35: In Kitts Hill, W.V., April 23, 2007.

Melissa Michelle Deel, 32: In Bristol, Tenn., December 2004.

Michelle Kush, 29: In Florence, Ky., August 2006.

Michelle Morano, 33: In Cedar Grove, N.J., March 23, 2007.

Nicole Andrea Barnhart, 35: In Highlands Ranch, Colo., March 24th

Nicole Long, 29: In Ohio, January.

Nicole Pomerleau, 31: In Charlotte, N.C., in March.

Pamela Balogh, 39: In Somerset, N.J, December.

Pamela Smart, 22: In Hampton, N.H., March 1991

Pamela Rogers Turner, 27: In McMinnville, Tenn., February

Rachel Holt, 34: In Delaware, March 2006

Rachelle Vantucci, 32: In Geneseo, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2006.

Rebecca Boicelli, 33: Redwood City, Calif., January, 2005

Rebecca Becker, 28, and Maria Zurita, 28: In May 2007.

Rebekah Todd, 25: In Buckley, Wash, March 14, 2007.

Rhianna Ellis, 24: In Manhattan, N.Y.

Robin Gialanella, 26: In Toms River, N.J, in 2003 and 2004.

Robin Winkis, 29: In York, Pa, October and November 2005

Samantha Solomon, 29: In Manhattan, N.Y

Sandra “Beth” Geisel, 42: In Albany, N.Y., May 2005.

Shelley Allen, 35: In Cherokee County, Texas, June 2005.

Sherry Brians, 41: In Buttonwillow, Calif., March 12, 2007

Stephanie Burleson: In Texas, June 2005

Stephanie Giambelluca, 24: In Metairie, La.,in December 2006

Susan Clickner, 47: In Lowell, Mass., 2005

Susan Eble, 35: Former teacher’s aide is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

Tamara Ryman, 37: Houston March 18, 2007.

Tara Lynn Crisp, 29: In Buttonwillow, Calif., December 2006.

Teresa Engelbach, 21: In Pevely, Mo., March 2007

Toni Lynn Woods, 37: In Braxton County, W.Va. 2005

Traci Tapp, 28: In New Jersey, January 2006

Wendie Schweikert, 36: In Laurens, S.C., February 2006

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Do Not Leave Kids In Cars, Duh!

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Kevin Kelly a Virginia father is spared a lengthy prison sentence after he leaves his daughter in a sweltering hot car for seven hours; the poor 21 month old baby girl had been dead for at least four hours before she was discovered in the backseat by a neighbor. He claims it was unintentional, that he had just forgotten her. Yet in 2004, Tara Maynor was sentenced to 12 1/2 to 60 years in prison on two counts of second degree murder after leaving her two children in a car for four hours outside a suburban Detroit hair salon while she got a massage and new hairdo. She told police she was “too stupid to know they would die.” Just last month, Karla Edwards pleaded guilty in South Carolina, to homicide by child abuse for leaving her 15-month-old son, Zachary, in a car for nine hours in April 2006 while she worked at a home improvement store. When Edwards couldn’t or wouldn’t explain her actions, she was sentenced to 20 years.

I understand that these two ladies actually left their children on purpose and that is the reason for their long sentences, yet I just refuse to believe that you can leave a baby for seven whole hours and claim you forgot. This wasn’t a child that was of an age that she could have been playing alone for hours, this was a toddler who like all toddlers wants to hang out with mom or dad for hours at a time. I don’t know if he left her on purpose because he needed a break or if he left her to get something done THEN forgot about her. Either way I feel he should pay the same price as these other two idiots. I don’t believe that judges should be lenient one day and tough another, because there are still other cases of kids being left by accident and the parents or caregiver had the book thrown at them, so why this man is getting off light, I will never understand.

Apparently the court feels that mothers should be held to a higher standard as men, which is totally bogus. Why do dads get to be forgetful while the mothers are neglectful? This type of thing is common sense for everyone not just mothers. It seems to me that Ms. Edwards who left her child in the car to work might have had daycare problems, I have heard many cases like this one but still not an excuse, but Ms. Maynor what can you say to her except agree with her own assessment that she is extremely stupid and also not an excuse, and sorry no excuse for Mr. Kelly as well. These people treated their poor children as if they were as disposable as the diapers that were on their tiny butts. Anyone who is dumb enough to leave their child (who is too young to care for themselves) unattended especially in a smoldering hot car, should pay the maximum price for their crime. A crime that is exactly what it is, not an accident, not forgetfulness and it’s damn sure not excusable.

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Biological Mom Jailed

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A biological mother with a severe case of “givers remorse” and two others staged a home invasion on the family who adopted the child she gave up. The mother and adoptive family are currently going through a messy custody battle. The biological mother named Jamie Kiefer along with an unidentified man and woman drove from Alabama to Itawamba County, near the Tennessee and Alabama lines. They broke into the home of Matt, and Jennifer Erickson which they share with their two children one of which is 5 month old baby girl Madison the object of the custody battle. The parents were tied up and the baby taken back across state lines to Fort Bragg where they hid out with a friend named Amanda Bell. When they raided Ms. Bells home they found baby Madison, Kiefer and her 5 year old son, her sister Rikki Swan with her 6 and 11 year old children. Both Jamie Kiefer and her sister Rikki Swan were arrested, but Ms. Bell was not thought to be a part of the crimes.

I do believe that once you have given your child up for adoption, you are pretty much through. You should have no rights to sue for custody or for visitation period. If the new family wishes to extend visitation to you that is up to them. Jamie Kiefer for whatever reason, other than duress, gave up her daughter, she made her decision, and she should have lived with it. What gives Jamie Kiefer the right to have her cake and eat it too? She could not take care of the child for whatever reason and gave her up, the Erickson’s took care of the child for the last 5 months and now that she feels able, she wants to reclaim her.

This type of case is so irritating, just the stupidity of the biological mother to do something like this. I feel for her I really do, I have two kids of my own and couldn’t possibly imagine not having either of them in my life. But, does she really think that by kidnapping the baby, she would be able to keep her and would never be found out. All she has done is ensured herself the fact that she will never have her baby and probably not her freedom for a long, long time. This tells me that maybe she doesn’t need kids at all since she is so irresponsible. Also, the sister who is being charged as an accomplice is just as irresponsible and she has just condemned her two children as well. Her husband is currently serving in Afghanistan along with Ms. Bell who said that is how she met Rikki Swan. Ms. Swan’s oldest child has been handed over to Child Services and her youngest is with family. Now she is in the same shape as her sister losing her own kids to help in a crime that was ridiculous from the word go.

People need to start thinking of all the consequences of actions they plan to take, before they actually take them. These to foolish buffoons probably didn’t think at all. They just did whatever they felt was going to work at this time. This seems to be the era we live in right now, people don’t have to show any responsibility when there are too many other things or people too blame.

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The High Cost Of Free Drugs

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As Pfizer’s profits grow, this giant drug pusher, sorry, company is being sued by the Nigerian government for fraud related to the testing of a new drug on innocent children without parental consent. After a 1996 meningitis outbreak, Pfizer treated one hundred meningitis children with an experimental antibiotic called Trovan. Then another one hundred children, who were “control patients” in the study, did received the approved antibiotic called ceftriaxone, but the problem was that the dose was far lower than recommended. As a result eleven children died which included five who were on Trovan and six from the control group, plus many others endured physical disabilities and brain damage. Pfizer claims that its records show that not one of the deaths was actually linked to the Trovan or shoddy treatment, pointing out that the study actually showed improved survival for the children getting Trovan as opposed to the customary drug; noting that meningitis survivors can sometimes sustain brain damage and or other types of complications from the disease.

If this were to happen here in America we would be outraged literally fuming while storming the company gates with torches and pitchforks. But, we aren’t because the tragedy occurred in Nigeria, that’s Africa right? Well then, who cares, they are just lucky enough to get a dose of whatever drug Pfizer wants to push at them. America shows such a lack of care when it comes to American companies doing deviously Machiavellian deeds as long as they do them in a country where the inhabitants are generally minorities (according to the white populace here). Then when a group of angry individuals decides to exact a little payback, we are incensed and start with the whys and what for’s; it must be our freedom, you’ll here all over the news. When maybe we should start looking at our foreign policy and what our companies are doing in foreign lands.

Actually it has happened here on American soil, between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service carried out an experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. All these men were told was that they had “bad blood,” when their doctors had no intentions of curing or letting them know what they really had. I’ve always wondered if they were infected intentionally, hey, if they would submit them to these experiments then who knows what they were capable of. Obviously no one has learned any lessons from this case at all. It seems that Blacks be they African or American makes great human lab rats. This conspiracy went right to the top, one of the doctors from the experiment said that, “If the colored population becomes aware that accepting free hospital care means a post-mortem, every darky will leave Macon County…” I can just here some of the big wigs at Pfizer smiling with the same line just enter in Nigeria. The United States Surgeon General at the time named LeRoy Edgar Burney contributed in luring the men to continue in the experiment even sending them certificates of appreciation after a painful 25 years in the study.

This makes me wonder why Blacks trust the medical field, government and any large corporation. It is completely obvious that these people don’t have our best interest in mind and can go so far as to be said they might harbor actual ill will towards our communities, whether they be in Africa or here at home.

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Mother Beats Kids On Flight

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What is the deal with planes, flight attendants, moms and children? Another airline fiasco involving a mom and a flight attendant, except this time it was too much babbling from the mother instead of the babies. Tamera Freeman, 38 flying from San Francisco to Denver was arrested on touch down after beating and yelling at her two little ones ages 2 and 4. She also threw a drink at the flight attendants feet, chasing her into the aisle while pointing her finger yelling obscenities. Apparently this mother was drunk as a skunk.

Getting drunk when you are traveling is pretty bad but drinking around your children while traveling is just down right ignorant. Maybe she should think about letting another family member care for them while she figures out what’s important in life. This lady is facing 20 years on a felony if she is convicted of abuse. One thing that I can applaud is that the flight staff in this case showed good judgment by intervening in the situation and not forcing everyone on the plane to return to San Francisco because a flight attendant felt threatened by a mother and kids. The Continental flight attendant from my post “Mother and Baby Get the Boot” should take a lesson from this lady, she obviously had better training.

The way we live right now, you don’t know your neighbor and probably don’t want to know them. But, we as a society need to find a way to make sure that we start acting as a community and help each other with the child rearing. Remember “it takes a village to raise a child”. That is absolutely true; I am from the old school where we as children were watched by everyone on the block. If you did something wrong you were reprimanded by whoever saw you doing it and your parents were told about it and they got you too. I understand that we live in a lawsuit happy environment and to do the community child rearing would inevitably end with courts, lawyers and big money. So we are stuck with parents who can’t handle the responsibilities of parenting and there is no doubt we will see more abuse in the news.

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Sicko Bashing

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What is it that makes people so resistant to socialized health care? It couldn’t be that privatized is so much better. Maybe it’s the money that privatized health care is lining so many big wigs coffers. Michael Moore has a new film called “Sicko” which is all about the American health care industry. A lot of people are talking a lot of trash about it and Mr. Moore. Whether you like the guy or not, I think that our health care system needs to be looked at; no more than that, this system needs an overhaul.

You can’t deny that there are way too many people in America without the benefits of health care, it just so happens that my family and I are some of them. It is hard since I have a baby and he needs to see the doctor every two months (at least), and those guys ain’t cheap. Well anyway, I was reading a review of the movie called “One sick flick” written by Peter Foster in which he gives Moore a bit of a bashing for his portrayal of the health care industry being driven by dollars. Well isn’t that the goal of these corporations? They wouldn’t stay in business otherwise. He called the movie “an attack on the American way of life (my laughter here). Why is pointing out a problem attacking, shouldn’t it be that he is exercising his freedom of speech to shed light on a growing problem (and I don’t mean his prostate)? But, I guess what Peter Foster is doing is the American way, bash the squeaky wheel until it falls off, don’t bother to oil it.

I find it interesting that those who have healthcare are the first to cry that nothing needs to change about the system, leave it alone. Is that another case of “I got mine, now you go get yours” type mentality? I would hope that everyone even this Peter Foster can see the benefits from some type of universal healthcare. I know that everyone will cry “but it will bankrupt us”, yeah, yeah, I’ve heard that before and I say hogwash. It hasn’t bankrupted France, Britain, Canada or even Cuba for that matter amongst others.

In the movie Moore actually takes a bunch of the 9/11 ground zero workers, who by the way have no health care, to Cuba to get the care they needed but couldn’t afford here in America. I guess that is an attack on the American way as well, you have no right going elsewhere for treatment, you stay here in the US and kill over from your sickness. Same thing we always hear, don’t buy your drugs from Canada or Mexico they aren’t safe. But, aren’t the drugs in Canada and Mexico made by American companies? Yes, I believe they are, so are they telling us that they are giving those people substandard drugs and the only safe stuff is here at home where they are twenty times more expensive?

Unfortunately, I didn’t seem to get a whole lot of answers out, just more questions. But, until we do something drastic, all we will have is questions like why did that person die from such a simple ailment. But we all know that it won’t make any difference to most people with healthcare until that question strikes home and they lose their precious health or healthcare.

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Mother & Baby Get The Boot

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A mother and toddler were kicked off a Continental flight this week because of the babies excessive babbling. The flight attendant told the mother that her child’s talking was no longer cute and she should handle it by giving him some Benadryl. When the mother said no, the attendant went to the pilot and had him turn the plane around on the complaint that the Mother had threatened her.

Is this all we learned from 9/11 you piss off a flight attendant and she gets to tell the pilot you threatened her so you get yanked off the flight. A stupid lie told because the baby babbled too much. Well that is what babies that age do, I have two kids and one is sixteen and he babbles too. Ok, maybe not babble but come on what is the world coming to. Don’t we have more pressing issues to deal with on planes such as over booking, long wait times, sitting on the runway for six or seven hours at a time and excessive prices? I guess this flight attendant has no children, and if she does they should check them for chronic Benadryl abuse.

The flight attendant needs to be reprimanded and the airline should be paying for the mother and her child’s tickets due to the inconvenience. What next, are they going to start putting people off the plane because they cough too much, talk amongst each other too much, how about the loud breather; I sat next to a guy who’s breathing sounded like a dragon with emphysema. This is what it’s all about infinite diversity. You can’t take the quirks out of everyone to have a completely silent happy little flight. There will always be someone or something that gets on someone’s nerves, get over it.

I guess I find this so ridiculous because I have traveled on planes where they had children who I wished were only babbling. Soon I am going to be traveling with a little baby about four months old, I just know they will be kicking me off the plane as well, because when he gets grumpy, look out.

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A Little Personal Responsibility Please

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When did the concept of personal responsibility get kicked to the curb by all the addiction and other excuses? A new trend seems to be in the works, that when someone does something terrible, just blame it on an addiction or the people or persons they have wronged.

The latest example in the news is two parents Michael and Iana Straw who are being prosecuted for child abuse and neglect of their 11 and 22 month old babies. The court said the parents allowed both babies to starve and contract serious mouth and genital infections. The only excuse that they have was being so addicted to the computer and online role playing video games that they couldn’t help it. Supposedly they had food in the home they just failed to give it to the babies. Luckily both babies are doing better in foster care.

We have heard this time and time again by some rogue preacher or politician who gets busted having gay sex or sex with a minor then “BAM!” next thing you know it was my addiction to some drug or the kid seduced me or maybe the gay act itself is addictive and off they go to rehab. A couple of months later, “I’m all better, no more drugs, no more kids, no more gay sex etc”. Try blaming the people like Michael Richards and Don Imus who both blame black people for their racist comments.

At a time when blacks are being talked to constantly about personal responsibility so many Americans are coming up with excuse after excuse for their abhorrent behavior. The point is none of these people are taking any responsibility at all while a whole race is having fingers pointed at them. The double standards are blatant and utterly ridiculous. Bill Cosby is constantly touring around to chastise blacks about their personal responsibility yet this is a man who had been paying child support to some white lady he had an affair with even though he wasn’t sure the child was his. I’m pretty sure it was just a little hush money, anyway WOW! Now that’s some double standards on personal responsibility for you.

They say that personal responsibility is what separates the adult from the child. I guess the United States is being overpopulated by large children. So the next time anything bad happens to you, I’m pretty sure you can just get rehab for it. Where does it end?


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