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Like it or not, the global financial situation is sucking worse and worse, and it’s due to panic, not rational thinking.   Panic edging towards hysteria.

THIS is why you don’t abandon the gold standard.

Because gold can’t be made into something it is not.

You can brand me a doomcryer, but I’m not.  You can claim that it just won’t get that bad but (1) you don’t really know that, and (2) the market behavior is based on fear, not rationality.

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Didn’t Hitler have a Youth Corps?  Obama has one… here.  A-pledgin’ allegiance to a man where they likely wouldn’t do so for their country, seeing as how this is probably the first time they ever felt proud of it.  (thanks for that, Michelle O.)

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Coke explodes sperm… I guess now the words “it tickles” during sex will have a whole different meaning.  Don’t get me started about wet spots.

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You will stop smoking… we guarantee it.

Couple Beaten to Death in Bizarre Stop-Smoking Ritual

Friday , October 03, 2008

A couple from Malaysia was beaten to death Thursday in a bizarre stop-smoking ritual, Agence France-Presse reported.

Police spokesman Ku Chin Wah told the official Bernama news agency that Mohamed Ibrahim Kader Mydin, 47, and his wife Rosina Mydin Pillay, 41, sustained head injuries in a beating intended to cure them of smoking and other illnesses.

The 15-year-old daughter of one of the four relatives who participated in the beating was also attacked and is fighting for her life in a hospital, according to AFP.

Police said that Mohamed Ibrahim asked family to help him kick his smoking habit, and confided in relatives that his wife was suffering from asthma and a liver ailment.

“Following this, a 23-year-old male relative suggested that the couple undergo a ritual which involved all family members joining forces to beat up the couple to rid them of their ailments,” Ku told Bernama.

The couple’s heads were smashed on tables and beaten with crash helmets and brooms.

It is believed one of the four suspects, who are now in police custody, belongs to a
“deviant” cult.

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Here’s an inspirational kid.

Once-Paralyzed Teen Runs Marathon

Monday , October 06, 2008

In July 2007, Kayla Roden’s life changed. The high school soccer player suffered a paralyzing injury while trying to do a “cartwheel” kick during a game with friends, cbs3.com reported Sunday.

While trying to kick the ball with her legs over her head, the Minnesota teen’s arms gave out, she fell to the ground and broke her neck.

Roden was told she would not walk again, according to the report. But after a series of surgeries, she regained the ability to move the toes on her right foot. Three days later, she was back on her feet.

“It’s just unbelievable,” said Roden’s mother Marita. “I know she knows it’s a miracle, but as her parents you just thank God every day.”

Roden will never be able to play soccer again, but jumped at the chance to run 10 miles in the Twin Cities Marathon Sunday when asked to do so by a friend.

“It is crazy that I am going to be able to do this. It wouldn’t have meant much to me before, but now it is going to mean the world,” Roden said.

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3 in 5 say they’d boot every house and senate member. Amen to that – the swamp needs draining.

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