Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Peter the Wild Boy

Very interesting article from the UK Guardian

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Peter the Wild Boy's condition revealed 200 years after his death

Feral German child who was kept as a pet in George I's court had Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, research into portrait suggests

Peter

The condition that affected Peter the Wild Boy, a feral child found abandoned in a German forest and kept as a pet at the courts of George I and II, has been identified more than 200 years after his death.

Peter's charming smile, seen in his portrait painted in the 1720s by William Kent on the king's grand staircase at Kensington Palace, was the vital clue.

Lucy Worsley, the historian at Historic Royal Palaces who has been researching Peter's strange life, suspected from contemporary accounts that he was autistic.

She showed the portrait and gave the description of his physical characteristics and odd habits to Phil Beale, professor of genetics at the Institute of Child Health.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Debtor's Prison! ....When's it your turn

Haven't you had enough!

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Have we officially returned to when the Robber Barons ruled?
We know that millions around the nation have been screwed over by predatory lenders and fine print credit card contracts - and now are swimming in debt. But can you believe that some of these people are actually being thrown in prison for going into debt? That's right - American in the 21st century is bringing back debtors' prisons. People who can't pay off their credit cards can be thrown in jail in a third of the states in our nation - and since the start of 2010 - over 5,000 arrest warrants have been issued against people who owe as little as $1,000 to massively profitable corporations like Capital One.
So let me get this straight - a few years after the financial crisis where massive fraud was perpetrated by Wall Street - not one bankster is in jail - but 5,000 low or middle-class Americans who were screwed over by these banksters were sent to debtor's prison??
It's official - Republicans have set our country back more than 100 years - to the 1800's - when the Robber Barons ruled and our politics were corrupted to the core.
-Thom
(Who is top of your list to be sent to prison? Tell us here.)
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Holy Sanctimony Batman!.its Scott Walker

Why are all these people who want to start preemptive wars in other countries and on the middle class in our own country always in direct communication with God? How come they are always so completely calm and so completely sure of themselves? Could it be that they are so completely DELUSIONAL!

Amplify’d from thinkingblue.blogspot.com

"Jesus Christ? Hey Hi, Scott Walker Here."

HOLY SANCTIMONY BATMAN… It all fits together for me now… How
this idiot never seems to get upset; How he never seems to use
reason; How Stepford Wife he looks when he speaks (looking afar
as his mouth moves with emphasis on certain words)… Another
NUTBALL at the helm… If he could preempt wars… Oops, I
forgot he has… WAR ON THE MIDDLE-CLASS… It is beyond
disgusting! thinkingblue

March 09, 2011 "The Progressive" - -The dogmatic unwillingness of Wis. Gov. Scott Walker to negotiate or to compromise with Democrats or unions has surprised many people
in the state. One explanation for his attitude may be found in
his religious convictions.
In a talk to the Christian Businessmen’s Committee in
Madison on November 13, 2009, Walker, who was raised by a Baptist
preacher, spoke about his personal relationship with God, his
“walk to Christ,” and his belief in the need to
“trust and obey” the Lord.
Walker said that God has told him what to do every step of the
way, including about what jobs to take, whom to marry, and when
to run for governor.
He said he was trusting and obeying God when he took a job at IBM
and then at the Red Cross. ““Lord, if this is what you
want, I’ll try it,” he said. It was all about “trust and obey.”
Fourteen months later, at his inaugural prayer breakfast, Walker
said, “The Great Creator, no matter who you worship, is the
one from which our freedoms are derived, not the government.”
Walker’s views disturb Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of
the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
“It is frightening that the highest executive in our state
suffers from the delusion that God dictates his every move,”
she says. “Consider the personal and historic devastation
inflicted by fanatics who think they are acting in the name of
their deity.” MORE HERE
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ThinkingBlue: Jesus Christ? Hey Hi, Scott Walker Here.

ThinkingBlue: Jesus Christ? Hey Hi, Scott Walker Here.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

If Walker is successful, Wisconsin is screwed!

I guess you could call this a "power grab"....using money problems as an excuse to roll over the people. Walker is disgusting, and should be "recalled" and banished from the state, and from public life!

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Governor Walker...but Wait! There's More...
ThinkProgress has pointed out some lesser-known provisions that Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues are trying to slip through the state legislature that should worry many Wisconsinites. Even if protestors successfully defend their rights to collectively bargain - they still have to deal with a GOP-led assault on the several health, environmental, and economic programs including a bill that will allow the state's uber-conservative Health and Human Services Secretary to override state Medicaid laws to make deep cuts into the critical health care program.
There's also legislation that will exempt local governments from having to disinfect their waters - and a similar bill that exempts large tracts of wetlands from environmental oversight. It just so happens that many of those wetlands are owned by a rich Republican donor...talk about cronyism.
The GOP wants Wisconsin voters to have to show an ID when they vote from now on - a move that could disenfranchise many elderly, urban, and low-income voters.
And finally - there are two bills that drastically increase Governor Walker's powers, including giving him authority to write rules for the state's ethics watchdog agency - and allowing Walker to turn 37 state civil servants into political appointees thus politicizing critical social services.
What we're seeing in Wisconsin is not the agenda of a Republican governor - it's the agenda of a radical autocrat. And if Walker is successful - Wisconsin is screwed.
-Thom
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