The headaches, or occassional migraine that I get, I feel has too come from the florescent lights in my office at work. I’m doing some research to see if there is any proof or studies that might suggest the same. The two possible remedies that I can think of would be to either disable some of the bulbs or replace them with LED replacements. Our lighting at home is nearly 100% LED now, and I can’t recall feeling the same type of headache there. I think I’d be worth a try anyways. It’s not that they are bad enough to keep me from working (only a true migraine is), but just enough to be annoying.
The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.Ron Paul
Where does one even begin with this. It is horrific. People dying while trying to enjoy an event that was meant for pleasure. It’s a very sad event in Boston’s history. But, it is no reason to disregard the rule of law. It is no reason to push the Bill of Rights to the side. It is no reason to do what we as a nation have become so good at doing-acting out of emotion and fear.
Unfortunately the disregard to the Constitution extends even into my own extended family. One member is calling for the quick and speedy public execution of the man they recently caught, suspected of being involved in the bombing. To which I have responded:
Let us not forget our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, and their intent. America, especially in the last decade or so, has been very quick to act out of emotion. With that, we’ve scrapped a good bit of the Bill of Rights in the process. Pretty soon, we all will not be guaranteed those rights that our founders fought and risked it all for. You may never need the opportunity to exercise those rights, but if you ever do, and they are gone, God help you.
My Dad has watched, or half-watched, wrestling my entire life. If there’s nothing coming on that we like to watch, the TV almost instantaneously gets turned to wrestling, which surprisingly comes on nearly every day of the week now. It’s entertainment, that’s all really. But the establishment has wasted no time putting their claws into it to take advantage of the millions of people that watch it world-wide to demonize and make fun of a movement that is more serious and real than WWE will ever be. The liberty movement isn’t just a fad, it’s a movement that is determined and isn’t going away. So shame on you WWE! Stick to what you know, and that’s how to make billions off of a fake sport. Stay out of politics, and leave that to those that know the Constitution and want to fight to restore our liberties that have been eroded over the years.
I never expected to see a couple of arrests, an escape, and what seemed like shady exchange happen, all while having a quick lunch at the Krystal in town.
We get window seats like we always do, and shortly after our food is brought to us, a maroon Cadillac decides at the very last second that they want Krystal for lunch too. They bust a u-turn and come in the exit and nearly hit a car that just pulled away from the drive-thru window. One guy gets out of the car and comes into Krystal to order his lunch, while an unmarked police car pulls in to see about the Cadillac. There are two women in the back of the car. While the police officers, all 6 of them, stand around and figure out the situation and what to do with the people in the car, the guy that came inside is telling another customer that he has no desire to go outside and get in the middle of a situation that doesn’t involve him. He gets his food and leaves out the side door away from the situation.
Asking questions does not and should not give someone a right to say or put into question your stance or belief on any particular topic. Asking why, how, who, or whatever the question may be, only shows that you thirst for expanding your knowledge rather than accepting empty “just because[es].” Just because is a poor answer for most anything. That allows people to regurgitate what they have been told without passing on any real truths. It allows the answers to be skewed. It allows the answers to truly become perverted.
We have people at work that get disgruntled because it’s been a few years since we’ve had a cost of living pay increase, or a Christmas bonus for that matter. Yet when an opportunity comes to try to conserve some money, they kick those opportunities to the sidelines and still want to complain about the lack of pay increase. I’m sorry, but when you pass on an opportunity to get nearly the same performance upgrade for $60 bucks, but would rather have a nice shiny new PC for $600, you just spent your pay increase. Mine too for that matter. When you whine about the color of an old yet perfectly usable file cabinet, and order yourself a new one, there went some more opportunity for a pay increase as well. Mine too for that matter. It’s either/or! That kind of waste irks me. Why not try to conserve? Why not spend someone else’s money as consciously (inside joke, but in some cases for some people not even this!!!) as you would your own?
I just had my 2nd migraine in less than 1 week. One is bad enough, but 2 without a good few-month gap in between is brutal.
We watched the first night of History Channel’s The Bible last night and without a doubt will be watching the rest of it as it airs. It’s amazing some of the events that we may not remember as well as we once did. For me personally, this is right up my alley, because I love seeing things put together in chronological order. The only major change I would have done so far is not to have been so brief with the time from the beginning up to the flood.
Today in 1933 Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the fire as justification for suspending civil liberties.
My friend Jim sends me historical events periodically through txt. I like to read them, and it’s always a bit scary at some of the things that we’ve done in the past, and continue to do today.
In this instance and throughout history, those in power always use some tragedy as a reason to suspend civil liberties—whether temporary or permanently. No good can ever come from this. We’ve seen this time and time again throughout history, and even today here in the US. Like 9/11 for instance, that ushered in the Patriot Act.
Liberty is always at battle for survival, and unfortunately far too many don’t realize that there should never be any compromise with it’s existence. It should always win, unless you are okay with others telling you how to live your life and what you can and cannot do. This goes for terror attacks, school shootings, you name it. Sure they are horrific, but if you lose your liberty on account of them, you lose. If you think you become safer, you don’t. No tragedy, whether foreign or domestic, minor or major, in the past or that may one day happen in the future, should ever be tolerated as an excuse to limit the liberties that we’ve been guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul. — , Acheron