Cynicism is a bad choice. Hope is the better choice. Hope is what gives us courage. Hope is what gave soldiers courage to storm a beach. Hope is what gives young people the strength to march for women’s rights, and worker’s rights, and civil rights, and voting rights, and gay rights, and immigration rights. [Emphasis added.]
FK – Are we surprised at anything this NWO commie does or says? I’m still hoping for that supreme arrogance that will get millions off their asses and on the road to the district of commie criminals with something more than a damn sign:
FK – Oh good grief. Men don’t look at naked women because they hate them and want to subjugate them, unless you’re a feminazi idiot and think all contact with males is subjugation. They do it because it’s in their brains and their genes, or the jeans, as the case may be.
Nowhere in the United States are Americans more overweight than in Mississippi and West Virginia, where more than 35 percent of the adult population is now obese, according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The two Southern states, however, are hardly alone in their alarmingly high obesity rates — another 18 U.S. states, including just about all of the U.S. South, have obesity rates at or above 30 percent.
The exceptions are few and far in between. Only seven U.S. states and one district — Vermont, Montana, Utah, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Colorado and the District of Columbia — registered obesity rates below 25 percent. And only Colorado, the least obese state in the country, and Hawaii, the second least, registered obesity rates below 22 percent.
FK – Of course they have to pick on southerners but they deserve it. Kentucky is hanging in there with ’em. I see a lot more fat people than years ago. It especially breaks my heard to see a fat kid with fat parents. What an example. I’ve fought it all my life with a slow metabolism and an early addiction to sugar and still powerful craving for ice cream in the slightest warm weather but at least I get off my ass and try to do get some real exercise. Do you?
Oh, and West Virginia isn’t ‘the south.’ They broke off from Virginia and sided with the Yankees. But that’ll only be mentioned in the appropriate propaganda piece.
But now, thanks to modern forensic science, The Mail on Sunday can exclusively reveal the true identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer responsible for at least five grisly murders in Whitechapel in East London during the autumn of 1888.
DNA evidence has now shown beyond reasonable doubt which one of six key suspects commonly cited in connection with the Ripper’s reign of terror was the actual killer – and we reveal his identity.
A shawl found by the body of Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims, has been analysed and found to contain DNA from her blood as well as DNA from the killer.
FK – I’m posting this because I’ve heard of this case all my life though I’ve never looked into it all that deeply. But think about it, they had several suspects and managed to not falsely imprison or execute any of them. Our modern ‘in-just-us’ system can’t always claim to do so well. See post farther down.
FK – Another thing we take for granted in this country. I had some relatives undergo the rabies shots years ago when it was a painful weeks-long process because a farm cat got it. We had a cow get what the vet called ‘dumb rabies‘ but all she did was walk in circles, slobbering. She would try to drink but couldn’t.
The crimes and atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have prompted “a sudden shift in Republican politics, putting a halt to the anti-interventionist mood that had been gaining credence in the party,” the U.S. Armed Forces publication Stars and Stripesnoted Thursday, citing a discernible “thirst among many conservative activists for a more muscular U.S. foreign policy.” At a meeting of the Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity over the past weekend, the paper noted, the loudest applause came when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for bombing the Islamic State “back to the Stone Age.” It’s hard to see how that would deter the rampaging jihadists. They like the Stone Age.
Even Rand Paul, who like Cruz is a likely presidential aspirant for 2016, is now singing from the hawkish hymnal about a U.S. military solution to the chaos in Iraq, a significant shift for the Kentucky senator who has built a reputation as a leading opponent of intervening in conflicts abroad. “If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily,” Paul said in a statement released from his office.
That last link is a ‘must read.’ In a free country there’s no such thing as a group whose motives can’t be questioned. When you have that, you have a serious problem and an indication of who thinks they own you. As long as this condition persists we are not free here and will not be.
“André was due to have an operation after he wrapped the movie, but until then the only medication he could take to deal with the pain was alcohol,” he added. “Now, if you think André could eat, you should have seen him drink. It was legendary. Instead of using a regular glass, André drank from a beer pitcher, which looked a lot like a regular glass in his hands. In reality, it was 40 ounces of alcohol, which he nicknamed ‘The American.’”
Reiner wrote about one morning where André arrived to set not feeling well because he drank three bottles of cognac and 12 bottles of wine the night before. “’I got a little tipsy,’” Reiner recalled André saying.
FK – One of my favorite movies, if only for this quote: “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” I included it on my quotes page because so many seem to be in denial of this fact.
However I don’t think our time in this world should be daily misery, which is why I’ve tried so hard to avoid the blue collar hell I see so many waste decades in, which nowadays is only worse after NAFTA and the loss in many places of the 40 hour work week. We should be able to have part time jobs that pay all our bills, but the corporate workaholic assholes want workers who are desperate and willing to do or say anything, including committing slow suicide by destroying their health in the name of showing up on time, doing what they’re told and never asking inappropriate questions.
In the book the lead kidnapper makes the comment about pain and sales.
For Henry, it began when officers held him in an interrogation room for five hours and promised him he could go home if he signed a confession. He was naive enough to believe them. Then the 19-year-old spent three decades watching other inmates be hauled off to the execution chamber. He became so distraught during executions that he had to be put in isolation so he wouldn’t hurt himself.
FK – Our ‘In-Just-Us’ system is a total debacle. Whoever was responsible for this needs to be rounded up and put in prison themselves, for the rest of their existences in this world. That needs to be the ‘law.’