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Oct. 28, 2009/ 10 Mar-Cheshvan 5770
Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required
A World Health Organization study of 12,800 people in 13 countries over ten years concludes that long-term mobile phone users could face a higher risk of developing brain cancer.
Considering the appalling lack of politeness, consideration and responsibility demonstrated by countless users of this annoying technology, one might be tempted to conclude that brain cancer is G0d's way of saying, "shut up already!"
According to the NY Post, Nadya Suleman, aka "Octo-mom" whose fertility-induced pregnancy produced eight offspring, "poked fun at herself" when she dressed up as a pregnant nun for a pre-Halloween trick or treating trek with her brood.
Has there ever been a religion bashed more freely and easily than Christianity? Wanna bet if Octo-mom donned a burka to "poke fun at herself" that: a) Muslims would have been in an uproar and b) the media would have ignored her for fear of said uproar? The sad truth is that Christians' philosophy of "turning the other cheek" makes them an easy target for a media more than willing to take cheap shot after cheap shot even as they "respect the sensibilities" of Islam.
United Nation official Raquel Rolnick, "a special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing," is launching an investigation into the U.S. housing crisis. First stop was New York where she met with "housing activists" (read ACORN) and offered up the idea that housing is "human right."
Let me help you out, Ms. Rolnick. We have a housing crisis precisely because the federal government, via the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, agreed that owning a home was a "human right." This precipitated the financial meltdown by forcing banks to loan mortgage money to people manifestly unqualified to repay it. When the inevitable defaults occurred, America got creamed.
However, if you're sincere, let me offer a suggestion as to where several hundred New York families could take up residence: kick the bureaucrats out of the United Nations building and turn it into affordable housing. Getting rid of the U.N. and housing New York's needy? In the Big Apple, they call that a "two-fer."
Who is more important, a House representative, or a Senator? One voice in 435 or one in a hundred? There is little doubt that the 23rd congressional race in upstate New York, where conservative Doug Hoffman is running against RINO Dede Scozzafava is a battleground for the soul of the Republican party. Scozzafava is so liberal, she' got the backing of the Huffington Post, while a lot of high-profile Republicans, including Sarah Palin, are endorsing Hoffman with the hopes of purging RINOs like Scozzafava, et al, from the party.
All well and good, but Florida RINO Charlie Crist is running against Conservative Marco Rubio for the United States Senate. Crist also needs to be sent packing, and it's long past time to make tht race a bellwether as well. In a related note, Republicans should consider handing comatose Republican National Committee head Michael Steele his walking papers. He, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe and other "go along to get along Republicans" are part of the problem, not the solution for a party that must stand for conservative principles before people will begin to respect it again.
A lot of otherwise reasonable people are convinced president Obama's executive order declaring swine flu a "national emergency" is the proverbial camel's nose under the tent, and martial law will soon be declared.
Have more faith in America's cops and soldiers than that. This is not Iran where the Revolutionary Guard was more than willing to fire on their fellow countrymen without giving it a second thought. If it ever got to the point where a government takeover seemed imminent, I'd be more worried about being part of an administration willing to toss the Constitution aside than being an ordinary American citizen. The military and the police are overwhelmingly conservative. The bet here is that they'd take on a would-be gangster Commander-in-Chief and his minions before they turned on us.
Lastly, for all those convinced the health insurance industry is making "obscene" profits, a reality check: according to the Associated Press, insurance company profits average about 6%, and "barely exceeded 2 percent of revenues in the latest annual measure." This placed them "35th on the Fortune 500 list of top industries."
Perhaps the Obama administration, along with our "progressive" legislators in Congress ever intent on bashing those who resist their agenda might consider demonizing the first thirty four companies on that list before taking on America's health insurers. Or, they might even consider telling Americans the truth, instead of lying to get what they want. Fat chance.
What's the latest synonym for "tsunami?" With any luck, "the 2010 election."
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