We all need at least one of these .
So, it was a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, a tsunami and now a volcano. Hmmm….
That’s not good.
Castellammare di Stabia Mayor Luigi Bobbio said the proposed rules, scheduled to be voted on Monday, would ban miniskirts, saggy pants, sunbathing, playing soccer in public and blasphemy, the BBC reported.
My Note –
It just gets more and more intolerant everywhere until at some point – those efforts and rules simply make things worse for everyone. And then what happens?
Glaxo will pay a criminal fine of $150 million and civil penalties totaling $600 million to federal and state authorities, the U.S. Justice Department said.
The drugs, made at a Glaxo facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico between 2001 and 2005, are Kytril, Bactroban, Paxil CR and Avadament. They are used to treat infection, nausea, depression and Type II diabetes.
In addition, prosecutors said Glaxo knowingly made false claims to federal health care programs such as Medicaid regarding the drugs in question.
The whistle blower in the civil case, Cheryl Eckard, will be awarded about $96 million of the fines that Glaxo will pay to the federal government.
There is 90% less than they originally identified because the 2002 studies counted natural gas as if it were oil? How can that be mistaken one for the other?
Yeah – experts.
My Uncle says that our family traces its roots back to the Revolutionary War in ten different ways through my mother’s family. And, yet its hard to think of the South and Georgia in particular as belonging to me, even though my grandmother was born here. Well, not just grandmother – but five generations back from both sides of our family have been in the South.
And, then I read something a few days ago, about eugenics programs that were carried out against poor whites as well as blacks in North Carolina, against those thought to be slow or stupid, unemployed or disabled – and suddenly that heritage running through my blood that belongs to the South and to America was keenly awakened and thoroughly horrified.
Maybe I shouldn’t have been reading about it. Maybe any parts of our family that were wiped out by it weren’t necessary, but I seriously doubt it. That really made me think about what is important and confused by what is important all at the same time.
It occurs to me that survival of the fittest is a concept of the eugenics proponents in the way it was taught to me (in a fifth grade Georgia elementary school). In all the pestilence, wars, disease, disasters, horrors of mankind against one another, famines, accidents, industrial accidents, horrors of governments against people in general to serve their own purposes, and numerous other things which naturally yielded death rather than living – it is obvious that the “fittest” includes anyone alive at this point in history. (period)
That would be every single living thing now, including people who are all living proof of being “the fittest” simply by virtue of having survived all the other for multitudes of generations on this planet in order to be here now.
It would be impossible to know for certain which traits are actually more or less desirable – because even the “slow” or “stupid” carry forward our race to survival by virtue of not being the ones running off to war or getting into duels over some jackass trivial slight at some point. There are hundreds of thousands of second and third generation aristocrats which have never worked a day in their lives, never been employed and many of which never added one day’s labor to the efforts of mankind generally – and yet simply by virtue of their “unemployed” status are not considered “not worthy to live” as the eugenics groups put upon the poor.
As I said elsewhere in this blog, probably not evident to some people, but the facts from the top of a cliff – are not all the facts. The things known from only the top of a summit are not the only things necessary to know for survival or for leadership decisions to be made effectively. It takes the facts also found in the valley below regardless of which position is considered to have the greatest status. And, it can be critical to know what is “upriver” as well.
In case your wondering – I was reading about the Pioneer Fund. And where it originated (a few days ago) and the eugenics groups in the US. I’ll get some links to something more interesting and put them in a little while. Maria Shriver was on the news showing off the Women’s Conference in California earlier where the information and access to community resources are being offered as part of the conference. That is amazing. It is like what the America the Beautiful Show is intended to do and it is amazing that the organizers were willing to put on this conference in that way right now. Absolutely amazing.
MILCOM 2010 – October 31 – November 3, 2010 – San Jose Convention Center
Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer, Inc. co-founder and Fusion-io chief scientist will deliver the opening keynote address at MILCOM 2010. For additional details see MILCOM 2010 Conference News.
September 30, 2010 – U.S. Army Lieutenant General Dennis L. Via, director of command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems (J6), the Joint Staff, will be the luncheon speaker at MILCOM 2010 on Monday, November 1. He is the principal advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on all C4 systems matters within the Department of Defense.
The Stop Outsourcing Security Act, which will be introduced in the Senate by Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, recognizes that the U.S. needs to end its reliance on private security contractors, and it would prohibit the use of private contractors for military, security, law enforcement, intelligence, and armed rescue functions. It would also increase transparency over any remaining contracts by increasing reporting requirements and Congressional oversight.
Crossposted from Huffington Post