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10 Dec
Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing

Perhaps the multiculturalists have a point.  

What entitles us to the arrogant belief that Western Civilization is the way to go?  

We ought always to seek to better our condition by learning how other cultures do things. 
Let’s adopt the educational standards of the Ivory Coast, the culinary hygiene of New Guinea, the judicial-system fairness of Saudi Arabia, the religious tolerance of Sri Lanka, the imaginative television programming of Mongolia.

The political liberties of Myanmar, the urban sciences of India, the high-tech infrastructure of Tajikistan, the after-school programs in Brazil, the foreign affairs genius of North Korea, the child-labor policies of Bangladesh, the social justice of Zimbabwe, the common-ground ethnic togetherness of Cyprus, the engineering ingenuity of Samoa, the freedom of dissent of Iran.

The sell-your-daughter-into-prostitution ethos of Thailand, the marital relations of Pakistan, the pollution-control zeal of Mexico, the table manners of Micronesia, the abstract philosophy of the Eskimos, the university-studies rationale of Azerbaijan, the cinema of Malaysia, the musical sophistication of Easter Island,

The anti-corruption policies of the Philippines, the comedy sketches of Somalia, the legislative shrewdness of Rarotonga, the contemplative politics of South Korea and Taiwan, the relaxed code of leisure of Japan, the public defecation facilities of China,

The rationalized traffic control of Ecuador, the fine art of Borneo, the literary distinctions of Tierra del Fuego, the prisoner-rehabilitation policies of Turkey, the pluralistic harmony of Rwanda, plus clitorectomy.

And we’ll see how it goes.

Written by: Mr Don Thompson
Mr Don Thompson writes exclusively for 
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18 Oct

Where Are Your Drugs Really Made?
Dirty Drug Industry Secret:Their Pills are Made in China

Not long ago, the FDA warned Americans not to buy prescription drugs from Canada because they might be “contaminated by terrorists.” What the FDA didn’t bother to mention, however, is that most pharmaceutical drugs purchased in the United States are manufactured in places like China and Puerto Rico.

Foreign drugs were dangerous, the FDA warned, because they were not subjected to rigorous quality control requirements-the implication being, of course, that brand-name pharmaceuticals sold in the United States are not contaminated. This has been proven to be yet another lie. Heparin, a blood-thinning drug made by Baxter International, was recently discovered by consumers to be manufactured in China, where the quality controls were so low that this FDA approved, brand-name drug was apparently deliberately contaminated with an adulterated chemical. It has now resulted in the death of dozens of consumers in the United States. The very scenario dreamed up by the FDA to warn consumers away from pharmaceuticals purchased in Canada or Mexico turns out to be true for a brand-name drug sold at monopoly prices in the United States.

The FDA has not inspected 93 percent of the factories that manufacture pharmaceuticals outside the United States, and many of the pharmaceuticals manufactured for U.S. drug companies are contaminated with metal parts from the gears of processing machines or flecks of paint from factory walls. Many brand-name drugs are NOT tested for contaminants before being sold to consumers in the United States, Canada and other countries, regardless of where they were manufactured.

Dr. Joseph Mercola’s Comments:

How many more people have to die before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) steps up to the plate and begins protecting Americans instead of harming them? The drug industry is clearly manipulating and controlling the FDA like a puppeteer does a marionette. They both want you to believe that prescription drugs are ONLY safe if they come from the United States- where drug costs are at a premium and Americans spend 10 times the amount on drugs that people in, say, Canada do.

Most Drugs Sold in the United States are Imported

And this is the key that you need to remember. Your name-brand drugs were probably made in China, Puerto Rico or another country. And they probably will not say so on the label. Disconcerting? Yes. But that’s not even the tip of the iceberg.

• Many U.S. drugs are made in China, a country with some of the lowest quality control standards in the world

• The drugs are often NOT tested for contaminants before they’re sold in the United States

• 93 percent of the foreign factories that make drugs for the United States have never been inspected by the FDA

So as much as the FDA and the drug industry like to go on about the rigorous quality control measures in place in the United States, the bottom line is that there’s no guarantee that the pills you take are contaminant-free. Federal law does not require inspections of foreign drug makers, and even if one does occur, it does not necessarily include an on-site visit if the company has passed previous inspections for other drugs. Meanwhile, the reason why contaminated heparin (the blood-thinning drug that recently caused hundreds of adverse reactions and deaths) made its way easily into the hands of Americans is that the FDA inspected and approved the wrong drug plant!

Yet Another Reason to Take Control of Your Health

You would think that in a country as “advanced” as the United States, contaminated prescription drugs would be a moot point. Yet, they are constantly surfacing, killing and injuring innocent people who believe they are doing right by their health. But the sad reality is that even under the best circumstances, when they’re not contaminated, prescription drugs kill.

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that an estimated 106,000 hospitalized patients die each year from drugs that, by medical standards, are properly prescribed and properly administered.

Bottom line, we have been and are being sold a bill of goods-lies-the FDA is not doing it’s job,we Americans are being prescribed medicine that could kill us, medicine that has been produced in RED CHINA or some other 3RD WORLD foreign country that have production and contamination standards that are no where close to what is required here in America…

This is just another example of how our government has sold us out, they have turned their backs on the American people.  The drug producing companies of America have moved their operations to RED CHINA and other 3rd world countries.

WAKE UP AMERICA WE HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT ONCE AGAIN

1 Mar


PEW RESEARCH CENTER-ARE THEY LIBERALS OR ARE THE STRAIGHT ARROWS-YOUR CALL
Andrew Kohut President of Pew Research

Andrew Kohut is an American pollster. Kohut currently serves as the president of Pew Research Center and director of two of Pew’s sub-projects: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and Pew Global Attitudes.

Kohut is a regular guest on National Public Radio and television news programs such as the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where he presents Pew’s poll results and analysis.

Kohut received an AB degree from Seton Hall University in 1964 and studied graduate sociology at Rutgers State University from 1964-66. From 1979-1989, Kohut was president of the Gallup Organization, and in 1989 he founded Princeton Survey Research Associates, an attitude and opinion research firm specializing in media, politics and public policy.

His essays have appeared in the op-ed section of the New York Times and he has been a regular columnist for the Columbia Journalism Review and AOL News. Kohut is the co-author of four books, most recently America Against the World (Times Books). In 2000, he won the New York AAPOR Chapter Award for Outstanding Contribution to Opinion Research, and in 2005 he was awarded the American Association of Public Opinion Research’s Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement, that organization’s highest honor

Paul Taylor is the executive vice president of the Pew Research Center

ALSO serves as the director of the center’s Social and Demographic Trends project and director of the Pew Hispanic Center. From 1996 through 2003, he served as president and board chairman of the Alliance for Better Campaigns. Before that, he was a newspaper reporter for 25 years, the last 14 at The Washington Post, where he covered national politics and served as a foreign correspondent. From 1992-1995, he was the Post’s bureau chief in South Africa and reported on the historic transformation from apartheid to democracy. He also covered four U.S. presidential campaigns.

Elizabeth Mueller Gross
Vice President, Pew Research Center

Elizabeth Mueller Gross is responsible for overseeing the administrative and other support for the Pew Research Center and its projects, including human resources, information technology, finance and accounting, facilities, communications and liaison with legal counsel.

She also serves as secretary and treasurer for the center’s governing board.

She joined the Pew Research Center in 2001 to help launch its Pew Global Attitudes Project, a series of worldwide public opinion polls, and continues to be involved in that project.

From 1984 to 2001, she worked at U.S. News & World Report magazine, primarily as director of research, and was responsible for the newsweekly’s public opinion polling and other survey-based projects, including “America’s Best Hospitals.”

Prior to joining U.S.News, Ms. Gross served on the editorial staff of the China Business Review magazine. She is a graduate of Kenyon College.

Comments from Gary Gatehouse:Looking at their BIO’S I would say they were are LIBERALS!

My own OPINION they LEAN TO THE LEFT! I put NO validity in what they say or what they claim is the POLITICAL TRUTH———————–NO WAY JOSE

ACTUAL PASSPORT APPLICATION LETTER SENT BACK TO STATE DEPARTMENT

30 Jan


ACTUAL PASSPORT APPLICATION LETTER SENT BACK TO STATE DEPARTMENT

Dear Mrs. Ms. or Sir:

I’m in the process of renewing my passport and still cannot believe this.

How is it that Radio Shack has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a cable TV from them in 1987 (23 years ago), and yet, the Federal Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date.

For heaven sakes, do you guys do this by hand? Ever heard of computers?

My birth date you have in my social security file. It’s on EVERY income tax form I’ve filed for the past 30 years. It’s on my Medicare health insurance card and my driver’s license, It’s on the last eight damn passports I’ve had, It’s on every stupid customs declaration form I’ve had to fill out before being allowed off the plane for the last 30 years. And it’s on all those census forms that we have to do at election times.

Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother’s name is Maryanne, my father’s name is Robert and I’m reasonably confident that neither name is likely to change between now and when I die.

Between you an’ me, I’ve had enough of this bureaucratic bullshit!

You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my #*&#%*& address.
What is going on? You must have a gang of bureaucratic Neanderthal morons working there!

Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? And “No,” I don’t want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for shit sakes. I just want to go and park my ass on a sandy beach. And would someone please tell me, why would you give a damn whether I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 days?

If I ever got the urge to do something weird to a chicken or a goat, believe you me, I’d sure as hell not want to tell anyone!

Well, I have to go now because I have to go to the other end of the city and get another #*@&#^@*@& copy of my birth certificate to the tune of $100.

Would it be so difficult to have all the services in the same area so I could get a new passport the same day? Nooooo, that would require planning and organization. And it would be too logical for the @&^*^%@% government.

You’d rather have us running all over the place like chickens with our heads cut off. Then, we have to find some asshole to confirm that it’s really me in the damn picture – you know, the one where we’re not allowed to smile……

Hey, you know why we can’t smile? We’re totally pissed off!

Yours truly – An Irate Citizen,

Garry K. Taylor.

P. S. Remember what I wrote about getting someone to confirm that the picture is me? Well, my family has been in the United States of America since 1776.

I have served in the military for something over 35 years and have had security clearances up the ying yang. However, I have to get someone important to verify who I am – you know, someone like my doctor…….. WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN INDIA !

And you assholes want to run our health care system?????

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This is one political Pearl Harbor that we are not going to let happen.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

written by: Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.

28 Jan

Asian-American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology

Rush Limbaugh’s imitation of the Chinese language during a recent speech made by Chinese President Hu Jintao has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers in California and nationally.

California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is leading a fight in demanding an apology from the radio talk show host for what he and others view as racist and derogatory remarks against the Chinese people.

In recent days, the state lawmaker has rallied civil rights groups in a boycott of companies like Pro Flowers, Sleep Train and Domino’s Pizza that advertise on Limbaugh’s national talk radio show.

“The comments that he made — the mimicking of the Chinese language — harkens back to when I was a little boy growing up in San Francisco and those were hard days, rather insensitive days,” Yee said in an interview Thursday. “You think you’ve arrived and all of a sudden get shot back to the reality that you’re a second-class citizen.”

During a Jan. 19 radio program, Limbaugh said there was no translation of the Chinese president’s speech during a visit to the White House.

“He was speaking and they weren’t translating,” Limbaugh said. “They normally translate every couple of words. Hu Jintao was just going ching chong, ching chong cha.”

He then launched into a 20-second-long imitation of the Chinese leader’s dialect.

The next day, Limbaugh said he “did a remarkable job” of imitating China’s president for someone who doesn’t know a language spoken by more than 1 billion people.

“Back in the old days, Sid Caesar, for those of you old enough to remember, was called a comic genius for impersonating foreign languages that he couldn’t speak,” Limbaugh said. “But today the left says that was racism; it was bigotry; it was insulting. And it wasn’t. It was a service.”

A telephone and e-mail to Limbaugh’s station operator Clear Channel Communications Inc. was not returned Thursday. Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks Inc. is home to Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob Costas and Sean Hannity.

An e-mail to Limbaugh’s show requesting comment was also not returned.

Yee has been joined by Asian-American state and federal lawmakers who say Limbaugh’s comments are inciting hate and intolerance amid a polarized atmosphere. A number of civil rights groups, including Chinese for Affirmative Action, Japanese American Citizens League and the California National Organization for Women, have joined Yee in calling on sponsors to pull advertisements from Limbaugh’s program.

An online petition has been created on Yee’s website.
http://dist08.casen.govoffice.com

“I want an apology at the very least,” said New York Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a Queens Democrat. “Making fun of any country’s leader is just very disrespectful for someone who says he is a proud American.”

She added: “He was, in his own way, trying to attack the leader of another country, and that’s his prerogative as well, but at the same time he offended 13 percent of New York City’s population.”

There are about 14 million, or 4.5 percent, Asian-Americans in the United States, more if counting those of mixed races.

In California, Asians make up more than 12 percent of the state’s 38 million population.

While Asian-American lawmakers demand an apology from Limbaugh, some are increasingly concerned for Yee’s personal safety. Public officials have been put on alert after the deadly rampage in Tucson where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot while meeting with constituents.

Shortly after condemning Limbaugh’s remarks, Yee said he received racist death threats to his San Francisco and Sacramento offices. The lawmaker also received a profanity-filled telephone message Thursday.

The caller, who did not identify himself, called Yee a “cry baby” and urged him to resign from office.

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Tony Beard Jr. confirmed the Legislature has launched an investigation and is cooperating with other security agencies.

He said Yee had received similar faxes in April after he called on a state university to disclose how much it was paying Sarah Palin for a fundraiser.

“We need to stand up for civility and be respectful of one another. Otherwise the consequences are dreadful as we can already see in the death threats against Senator Yee,” said Rep. Judy Chu, a Democrat who represents a large Asian district outside Los Angeles.

Yee, who has a chance to become San Francisco’s first elected Asian mayor, said he has no plans to change his behavior because doing so would amount to “stepping down.” He said his staff has received additional security training.

“It’s just been a disappointing experience,” Yee said. “I’m not angry about it, more disappointed that in the year 2011, we still have individuals who are racist.”

Threats to minority lawmakers are not new. California state Assemblyman Paul Fong said he was the target of racist comments in 2009, when he introduced a resolution officially expressing California’s regret for the way it treated Chinese living in the state.
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Comments from Gary Gatehouse

Hey Senator YEE-The American people who care, don’t expect Limbaugh to apologize to the Chinese people-we will expect Limbaugh to apologize when your guy the china man on the piano apologizes to the American people and Korean War Veterans for playing that anti America music at OUR paid for STATE DINNER where two socialist brothers met-Obama and the guy you really hold allegiance to China’s President

The Communists Chinese Government were/are allied with the North Korean communists. How can this not be taken as a slight to the allies at the very least? Calling them Jackals is profane. They insult the American people with this propagandists instrumental. Chinese govt have shown aggression and will continue to.

Please do not play innocent communists.

Drop Senator YEE a e-mail and let him know what your think of his Bull Shi.
http://dist08.casen.govoffice.com

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This is one political Pearl Harbor that we are not going to let happen.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

written by: Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.