Monday, February 18, 2013

Care2's President Day Article

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About U.S. Presidents

Kristina Chew from Care2 writes:
"1) The eighth president, Martin van Buren, was the first to be born a U.S. citizen.

2) Presidents like having pets. Many have had dogs; Andrew Jackson had a parrot who cursed. John F. Kennedy and his family had a quite varied menagerie as did Theodore Roosevelt.

3) Earlier presidents certainly were not worrying about keeping what we would consider exotic (and, now, endangered) species as “pets.” Thomas Jefferson had two bear cubs and Martun Van Buren, two tiger cubs.

4) Ten presidents (including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Harry S Truman) did not have a college degree.

5) Eight early U.S. presidents (including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison) owned slaves while serving in our country’s highest office.

6) Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln movie depicts the 16th president heroically working to have the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed. But the historical record reveals that Lincoln wasn’t exactly the “most compassionate” of presidents. He gave the order for the largest mass execution on U. S. soil: On December 26, 1862, 38 alleged Native American raiders were hung by Lincoln’s order in Mankato, Minnesota.

7) Only one president, James Buchanan, never married. He is described as nearly inseparable from Alabama senator William T. King, who was known as “his wife.”
8)Andrew Johnson was not only the only tailor to become president and the first president to be impeached. He also sewed his own suits.

9) Attempts to alleviate the suffering of the 20th president, James A. Garfield, after he was shot on July 2, 1891 led to navy engineers creating what may have been the first air conditioner. Garfield was struck by two bullets and became more and more ill from infection. Six tons of ice and an air blower were part of a device to give him relief in the White House from Washington D.C.’s summer heat. Garfield died 80 days after he was shot — and the invention that brought relief to a mortally injured president is now one that needs regulating, as it is heating up the world.

10) So far, not a single woman has been elected as U.S. president. But women have been elected as president in Argentina, Finland, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Nicaragua, Philippines, South Korea and Sri Lanka– the U.S. clearly needs to do some catching up here."



A comment:

"Cyan D. 10:11AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Another stupid misleading article. As others have noted, "duh" about citizenship. It is clear from the founding documents that anyone on the continent at the time of the American Revolution, and fought for freedom, and those who chose allegiance to the new nation, were US citizens. Most of the founders were born on the continent before the American Revolution. The Constitution says anyone born after the 1787 adoption of the Constitution, must be "natural born". By common law and court decisions and recorded regulations, that is held to be jus soli, born on US soil. Most of the first Presidents had been born well before the US became a nation."

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Freedom Outpost Poses This Question


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Flu is Not a Season

It is time to set the record straight.  Winter, spring, summer, and fall are seasons.  It may seem that a virus can attack humans with regularity at a certain time of year, tempting people to expect to become sick as easily as they expect winter to follow fall, but that does not make flu a season.
Looking around me, I see people consuming extremely huge amounts of candy and other sweets in October.  Through November, the Halloween candy stash is beginning to dwindle, but people think that is okay — they have the Thanksgiving Holiday’s pies, treats, and alcohol to assure high levels of sugars and non-life giving food in their systems to stop them from “crashing.”   By December, late nights can offer an extra burden to the already overtaxed system, along with more reasons to consume more alcohol, and perhaps more of a variety, as well.  This and the lack of ingesting nourishing homegrown produce has more to do with the consistent arrival of the so-called annual flu outbreak than simply the time of year or having someone sneeze on you.  Flu is not something that should be annually expected like a season.
The media’s job is to place in your consciousness the expectation of “catching” the flu just as regularly as you expect to see Aunt Millie every Christmas.  They encourage you to get out there and support Big Pharma by getting that flu shot, not to mention all the over the 
counter drugs, just in case.  Thought is very powerful.  If the media reminds you that it is time to get sick and you allow that message to permeate your being, you just may do as you are told.  No matter what the media tells you, flu is not a season.

Just in case your immune system is not weak enough to falter under the pressure of coming into contact with a sick person, the They spew viruses and other ickiness onto us from above via the mixture within “Chem Trails.”  These chemical trails that linger long after the plane (or drone) has past, equal instant, timely exposure to illnesses like the flu, for instance.  More than simply washing your hands, look up at the skies, especially just before it rains, and consider what precautions you can take to protect yourself from the gunk that is pouring down on you.   Eating with Intent and for life, and drinking good, non-fluorinated water, as well as recognizing that you are under attack at that moment may be a good start to defending your system against this orchestrated, annual event. 
Imagine if we started taking responsibility for our health and ate from love through the “promoted junk food months” rather than from habit.  If we stood together and showed theThey that we are on to them, perhaps they will stop the brewing of viruses in their labs, the spraying of viruses onto the public, the promoting of the flu vaccine, and, most of all, stop selling flu as a season.
We must look pretty stupid to the powers that be, the They.  After all, they have convinced us to mimic them and claim that it is flu season.  Not only that, but they have got us taking no responsibility for our health whatsoever, because we can simply get a shot, believing that will protect us.  Honestly, it is time to empower ourselves.  Stop taking the easy road.  Refuse to fall into the trap of ingesting good tasting chemicals just because you have been told a pill might help make you well later.  Stop allowing them to make you even more stupid with all the aspartame they throw in your so called diet foods that you scarf down side by side with your sugary foods.  Stop giving them the power to dupe you into thinking that you are eating healthy foods when, in fact, you are eating life-altering and life-taking choices.  And for Pete’s sake, stop buying into the modern season of illness.  Flu infiltrating your immune defenses is not only unnecessary annually, it is not necessary period.  Let this permeate your being: flu is not a season!