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|Tuesday, August 15th, 2006|
In June, after the roof of the just-built Cedar Grove Methodist Church near Thorsby, Ala., collapsed (with no one inside), church officials revealed that they had never sought building permits, based on Pastor Jeff Carroll's assumption that "separation of church and state" meant that his church was none of the government's business. Carroll, whose day job is as a home builder, said volunteers designed and then built the church, but agreed to get a permit for the re-building. [Birmingham News, 6-25-06]
God's Will: Clara Jean Brown, 65, praying for her absent family during a thunderstorm, had just said "Amen" when a lightning bolt hit across the street, ran through a water pipe and exploded into her kitchen, knocking her down (Daphne, Ala., May). And a 34-year-old woman, fasting to re-create Christ's 40-day, 40-night starvation in the wilderness, passed away of probable dehydration after 23 days (London, England, May). And Father Claudio Rossi, 61, a Jesuit priest praying for his mother's health, plunged to his death when the poorly supported floor of the chapel gave way (Palestrina, near Rome, June). [WSB-TV (Atlanta)-AP, 5-30-06] [Daily Telegraph (London), 5-9-06] [ANSA (Rome), 6-1-06] Current Mood: cynical
|Wednesday, February 8th, 2006|
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|Thursday, August 11th, 2005|
|Wednesday, December 1st, 2004|
|Tuesday, October 26th, 2004|
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|Thursday, September 30th, 2004|
Recommendations to Combat Obesity in Kids
Sep 30, 9:57 AM (ET)
By The Associated Press
The Institute of Medicine had recommendations for several groups to help stem childhood obesity:
_Parents: provide healthful foods, promote increased physical activity and limit television and computer games.
_Health care professionals: routinely track body mass index and provide needed counseling to children and their families.
_Schools: develop new programs to teach about wellness, healthful eating and exercise. Make sure school meals meet dietary guidelines and that all children participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily. Conduct annual assessments of students weight. Keep schools as advertising free as possible.
_Communities: provide programs for physical activities.
_Fast food and full-service restaurants: offer more healthy food and beverage options, including children's meals, and provide calorie content and general nutrition information.
_Food and beverage industry: standardize serving sizes and develop packaging that emphasizes calorie content and nutrient density.
_Recreation industry: offer increased options with regular physical activity.
_Federal government: convene a conference to develop guidelines for the advertising and marketing of foods, beverages and sedentary entertainment addressed to youth. Give Federal Trade Commission authority to monitor compliance with guidelines.
_Department of Health and Human Service: implement long-term multimedia campaign aimed at prevention of obesity in children and youth.
|Wednesday, September 29th, 2004|
|Thursday, September 16th, 2004|
|Thursday, September 9th, 2004|
Xmortis: the Terror of GOTHABILLICUS!
a gothic sock hop
Friday September 10th, 2004
Doors at 9pm, $10, 19+
A Night of Gothic Greasers, Hellish Howlin' Hillbillies, Sexy Scream Queens, and featuring imagery from 50's Drive-In movies. So don some pompadours, beehives, dead poodle skirts, vinyl capris, and striped bobby socks. It will be the sock hop that made the dead RISE... just so they can dance!
DJ Chris Ewen spinning the GOTHEST OF GOTH in the Cage
WITH SPECIAL GUEST, DJ purp
- spinning gothabilly, psychobilly, & horror punk.
DJ’s MOTHRA & PUNKETTA DOILIE thumping INDUSTRIAL and such maladies in the
In the Lounge, the FRIGHT CATALOG will be set up to display and vend all
sorts of ghoulish propery and accouterments.
Also featuring the photography of J.Ryan. Current Mood: accomplished
21 Brookline Street
Doors at 9:00
$10, 19+ to enter ~ 21+ to drink
(click here for directions to Manray)
~yeah, we'll have snackies too~
|Wednesday, August 25th, 2004|
|Tuesday, August 24th, 2004|
|Monday, August 23rd, 2004|
An AFSCME union local filed a grievance against East Haven, Conn., mayor Joe Maturo recently for violating the city's labor contract by personally doing the civic task of reaching down into a storm drain and repositioning the drain cover, which Maturo noticed had become dislodged. According to the union, if a cover comes loose, the city is required to call out exactly four union employees, three of whom would get time and a half and be guaranteed four hours' work. Said union president John Longley, "It's not about the money; it's about our work." (Maturo, a licensed electrician, was a longtime union member himself.) [Newsday-New Haven Register, 8-2-04] Current Mood: annoyed
|Tuesday, August 17th, 2004|
|Wednesday, August 11th, 2004|
I think this is a great idea personally:
Country Proposes More Flogging, Less Jail
Aug 10, 8:21 am ET
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana wants to extend the use of corporal punishment so criminals can be beaten instead of going to jail.
The former British colony already uses corporal punishment -- by "strokes" of a cane -- for minor crimes, but its scope will be widened if a Bill published in the Government Gazette becomes law.
The Bill, seen by Reuters on Monday, would allow courts to sentence men under the age of 40 to be flogged instead of serving time in jail for minor offences or non-payment of fines.
Government officials have credited capital and corporal punishment as helping diamond-rich Botswana avoid the high rates of crime that afflict neighboring South Africa. Current Mood: productive
|Thursday, August 5th, 2004|
A strange visitor to Patlandia
This strange visitor came through Patlandia recently:
Yes, that IS a black guy with a big ol swastika tattooed on his back. Current Mood: amused
joke of the patlandian day
There was this new bar in town that everyone was talking about because it had a robot-bartender.
A man walks in to see this for himself. He sits at the bar and sure enough, a robot was bartending.
The man orders a drink, and the robot asks him what his IQ is. The man replies that his IQ is 150.
So the robot begins discussing nuclear physics, hydrogen power cells, and the current state of the global atmosphere. The man is amazed. He has to see how good this robot really is. He leaves the bar and comes right back in and sits at the bar.
Again, the robot asks him for his IQ. This time the man replies "100."
So the robot discusses NASCAR, football, basketball, and the proper way to grill a steak.
The man leaves and comes back in for a third time. This time he tells the robot that his IQ is 50.
The robot replies: "So, are you Republicans really going to vote for Bush again?" Current Mood: amused
|Friday, July 2nd, 2004|
Bill Cosby has more harsh words for black community
Friday, July 2, 2004 Posted: 5:10 AM EDT (0910 GMT)
Bill Cosby, with Jesse Jackson, right, blasts critics who complained when he upbraided low income blacks.
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Bill Cosby went off on another tirade against the black community Thursday, telling a room full of activists that black children are running around not knowing how to read or write and "going nowhere."
He also had harsh words for struggling black men, telling them: "Stop beating up your women because you can't find a job."
Cosby made headlines in May when he upbraided some poor blacks for their grammar and accused them of squandering opportunities the civil rights movement gave them.
He shot back Thursday, saying his detractors were trying in vain to hide the black community's "dirty laundry."
"Let me tell you something, your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day, it's cursing and calling each other n------ as they're walking up and down the street," Cosby said during an appearance at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund's annual conference.
"They think they're hip," the entertainer said. "They can't read; they can't write. They're laughing and giggling, and they're going nowhere."
In his remarks in May at a commemoration of the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education desegregation decision, Cosby denounced some blacks' grammar and said those who commit crimes and wind up behind bars "are not political prisoners."
"I can't even talk the way these people talk, 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' ... and I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk," Cosby said then. "And then I heard the father talk ... Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth."
Cosby elaborated Thursday on his previous comments in a talk interrupted several times by applause. He castigated some blacks, saying that they cannot simply blame whites for problems such as teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates.
"For me there is a time ... when we have to turn the mirror around," he said. "Because for me it is almost analgesic to talk about what the white man is doing against us. And it keeps a person frozen in their seat, it keeps you frozen in your hole you're sitting in."
Cosby lamented that the racial slurs once used by those who lynched blacks are now a favorite expression of black children. And he blamed parents.
"When you put on a record and that record is yelling 'n----- this and n----- that' and you've got your little 6-year-old, 7-year-old sitting in the back seat of the car, those children hear that," he said.
He also condemned black men who missed out on opportunities and are now angry about their lives.
"You've got to stop beating up your women because you can't find a job, because you didn't want to get an education and now you're (earning) minimum wage," Cosby said. "You should have thought more of yourself when you were in high school, when you had an opportunity."
Cosby appeared Thursday with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the education fund, who defended the entertainer's statements.
"Bill is saying let's fight the right fight, let's level the playing field," Jackson said. "Drunk people can't do that. Illiterate people can't do that."
Cosby also said many young people are failing to honor the sacrifices made by those who struggled and died during the civil rights movement.
"Dogs, water hoses that tear the bark off trees, Emmett Till," he said, naming the black youth who was tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955, allegedly for whistling at a white woman. "And you're going to tell me you're going to drop out of school? You're going to tell me you're going to steal from a store?"
Cosby also said he wasn't concerned that some whites took his comments and turned them "against our people."
"Let them talk," he said. Current Mood: impressed
|Thursday, June 17th, 2004|
Frieden durch Überlegenheit
I am toying with ideas for the coat of arms for Patlandia.
specifically the clever motto area, the one that's usually latin...
thinking of these:
peace through superiority (translated)
peace through advancement
superiority, advancement, conservation (优势, 推进, 保护)