Here's all you need to know about God....It ain't you.
Since I have been off line I have been collecting little articles that I think are worth bringing to your attention and also gives me something to bitch about..don't want you to think I have slacked off or gotten soft on bitching...
This one is perfect and a sign of what the bushies have been up to..
ABSENCE OF 'HUNGER' IN REPORT IS FAULTED.
'Low food security'tag makes it easier to ignore issue..
Paula Lavigne staff writer for the Dallas Am News.
Breakfast was a cup of coffee and a breath mint.Your stomach starts to rumble.....You're hungry,right?
Nope.According to the federal government, you are merely "food insecure."
This year, the term 'hunger' disappeared from the government's annual report on the availability of food in American households.
The phrase 'very low food security' was used instead to categorize households in which people skipped meals at times because they couldn't afford food, according to the report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Officals with advocacy groups said replacing the word hunger with obscure bureaucratic jargon makes it easier for politicians and the public to ignore hungry people in the world's most prosperous nation.
"It felt like a feel-good move, like they're saying,"let's just change what we say and then we fixed it," said Jan Pruitt, CEO of the North Texas Food Bank.
USDA officials say they were following the recommendation of the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies, which determinded that hunger wasn't an appropriate category in the survey.
It said that hunger 'should refer to a potential consequence of food insecurity that, because of prolonged, involuntary lack of food, results in discomfort, illness, weakness, or pain that goes beyond the usual uneasy sensation."
Mrk Nord, a USDA sociologist, tried to interpret that long-winded definition by saying that the survey addresses whether there is enough food in a household,whereas the term hunger applies to the personal, physical condition of a person.
So, therefore, a person who skips a meal one day because he can't afford food and gets hungry doesn't equate to a household suffering from hunger.
Tell that to a mother who forgoes dinner so her child can eat, Ms. Pruitt said. She said that she understands the scientists' concerns about the exact definition but that their precision escapes common sense.
"If you're asking the general public to respond to 'low food security,' I don't think they're going to do it.I don't think the general public understands what that means,"she said."But they do understand what a hungry child means."
so....your not starving any more...you are suffering from 'low food security'..........fuckme ..first people are finacially challenged...now they are suffering low food security...
Another bit of good news...a suspected terrorist who spent years in a secret CIA prison is not allowed to speak to a civilian attorney until an appeals court decides what rights military detainees have, a federal judge said...
The Justice Department argues that under a new anti-terrorism law, detainees have no right to challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts. Human rights groups say that's unconstitutional. Until the U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals for the Distric of Columbia settles the question, legal challenges brought by detainees remain in limbo...
which means...the next time you don't hear from me for 4-5 days..don't assume it's computer problems..I am probably in a prison some place.. a guest of the CIA.
something to stew on:
BUSH PICK ANGERS FAMILY PLANNING
The Bush administration, to the consternation of its critics,has picked the medical director of an organization that opposes premarital sex, contraception and abortion to lead the office that oversees federally funded teen pregnancy, family planning and abstinence programs.
Eric Keroack, a Marblehead,Mass., obstetrician and gynecologist, was picked to oversee
the federal Office of Population Affairs and its $283 million annual budget.
This has angered family-planning advocates.
Dr. keroack is medical director of A Woman's Concern, a Christian nonprofit organization based in Dorchester, Mass. It runs 6 centers in the state that offer free pregnancy testing, ultra-sounds and counseling.It also works to "help women escapte the temptation and violence of abortion," according to its statement of faith.And it opposes contraception, saying its use increases out-of-wedlock pregnancy and abortion rates.
"A Woman's Concern is presuaded that the crass commercialization and distribution of birth control is demeaning to women,degrading of human sexuality and adverse to human health and happiness," its contraception policy reads in part.
Critics pounced on the appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation.
There is more to the article..but if your interested ..google it...it just pisses me off so bad I want to find forest gump and this Eric Keroack and bip them both upside the head..or worse..sigh*
But it's not all bad news...the good news is: Toys for Tots turned down donations of the Bible-quoting Jesus dolls...the company that makes and sells them was disappointed when the Marines Reserves' Toys for Tots program turned down its offer to donate 4,000 of the talking dolls."I believe as a churchgoing person, anyone can benefit from hearing the words of the Bible," said Michael La Roe,director of business development for Valencia-based Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. and its one2BElieve division, which makes the line of Bible character dolls.Bill Grein, vice president of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, in Quantico, Va.,said the offer was turned down because Toys for Tots doesn't know anything about the religious affliations of the children who receive its gifts..
Ahhh, I feel so much better now..I needed that...a good ole bitch always makes me good...
Ok, I'm off to read some blogs...it's hard to catch up with all of you..but don't give up on me..slowly but surely..I will make the rounds...damn...it's good to be back...