Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It has come to my attention that some people have more than one computer (counting smart phones as comuters, esecially) while others don't have any. This is simly not fair. No one needs more than one computer. In fact, no one needs more than one per household.

So I purpose that we confiscate all comuters/smartphones over the maximum allowed "one per house" until everyone has a computer.

Who's with me? who will join me in protests to bring this about?

No one? Why not? Because those computers belong to the people who bought them? And we have no right to take them away?

Let me ask you. why would computers be any different than money? Aren't they both the property of the owner? Wouldn't taking either one away be stealing?

Yet an increasing number of people in our country think it is ok to take away someones property (money) just because they have more than others do (well, its ok if they are business men that employee people. No one seems to care that movie and sports stars make ten or more times as much for playing games and pretending. They aren't clammering to take their property away.)

This is stealing.

Oh I don't "support" those who were unethical then got bailouts. But hello people! It was our politicians who set up the system that allowed them to do the cheating in the first place (no it wasn't the "free market" that allowed it. It was the rules and programs put in place by the government restricting the free market) and the politicians who gave them the bailout. When the bankes asked for it, Congress should have laughed in their face instead of geting out their checkbook.

If you are going to march and complain about someone, Go to DC, not Wall Street. They're the ones at fault.

(Oh, and just in the interest of full disclosure, we have four computers in our home and none are even smart phones)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

If you are truly against coorporate America

 you need to throw away your smart phone, sell your car, and quit going to Starbucks. Capitalisim gave us these things (plus enough food to be fat, clothes to explode a closet, and houses with running water, sewage, tvs, and carpets). Its government control/regulations that are causing unemployment and poverty. Don't believe me? Look at every socialist country on the planet. Our poorest are 10xs richer than there average.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Joshua’s birth

 I do not recommend you read this if you are pregnant and subject fear.

I had been having Braxton-hicks contractions most nights for some time, but when a contraction woke me up at Saturday night I thought it was the real thing. I got up and waited. After about two hours I was pretty sure (but not positive), but they weren’t always regular sometimes taking 15 minutes off a time, often followed by three good ones right on top of each other. I finally woke Hubby up and called the midwife and my mom. As spaced out as they were, I was reluctant to have her come on out, but the complications we had in my last birth made me want her here in case my water broke and we had another cord prolapse. (http://homeschoolwwh.blogspot.com/2007/10/miracles-do-happen.html)

My mom arrived a little before the midwife (M) and her assistant (D). M did a check and discovered that Joshua had turned breech, which didn’t really surprise anyone. I had been seeing a chiropractor and wearing a belly band for the last two months in hopes of making him behave but he had continued to do summersaults and evidently was determined by his birthday he was going out feet first.

Because I really didn’t want the children here when I birthed, my body scaled the contractions down. It’s amazing how the body works sometimes. The children couldn’t leave until after the morning milking.

I seriously thought about heading to the hospital, but if my water broke on the way, delivering a breech in the car was simply not a safe idea. So we waited.

After the dc left with my mom, the midwife suggested I go to the restroom (an empty bladder encourages labor.) My water broke while I was on the toilet (to no one’s surprise) but I felt “stuff” falling out. I called M and we discussed what we were seeing in the toilet. Meconium (Baby’s first bowel movement which appears before birth if baby is distressed)? Still in lumps? Odd.

As I walked out of the bathroom she called me to stop, checked something brushing my leg, and then ordered me into the living onto the daybed we use for a couch.

We had a full cord prolapse and it had already quit pulsing. This left us two minutes to get Joshua out before brain damage began.

God has provided M with the training she needed to know exactly what to do. Joshua was out in time, though things got pretty intense there for a while.

They put him on my tummy, told me to talk to him (his color was actually pretty good). M listened to his heart, rubbed his back and suctioned his mouth (to get any mec out). D rubbed, gave oxygen and called to him. I alternated rubbing and praying and talking to him. Hubby prayed big time.

I could feel his fingers move every few seconds and slowly began to feel the rumbles from his voice. I really don’t know how long it took,
but he finally began to cry and breath.

So, labor was 7 ¼ hours.
I pushed for about 2 minutes.
 He had apgars of 5 and 8.
No mec in his mouth.
No nerve damage.
Some slight bruising on his left leg.

M described my only tear as “a paper cut.”

If we had been in the hospital? Emergency c-section. Antibiotics for both of us. He would have been whisked away to NICU and kept there for some time (possibly a couple of days). This would have interrupted our nursing making it less likely he would have ever figured it out. It would also have traumatized both of us to be separated like that.

And there is no guarantee of less injury. In fact, breeches get injured in c-section births just like they do in vaginal births. And remember, all he had was minor bruising.

So the injury to me would have been far greater (major abdominal surgery, after all!) without gaining any benefits for Joshua.

Had we been unassisted, he would have died (baring a miracle revelation from God to my hubby of what he needed to do.)

Oh and he arrived on his due date, something only 5% of babies manage to do.

He had a bit of trouble figuring out how to latch on, so he and I discussed it a minute and tried on the other side and he got it. Now he nurses like an expert.

Joshua Clinton Tracy
8 pounds (my smallest baby!)
22 ½ inches

Thank You, God

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


I am not at this point picking any one candidate. There are several I would be mostly happy with and none I entirely agree with. But in the interest of information...

What you may not know about Herman Cain...
He is not a career politician and in fact has never held political office. He is known as a pizza guy, but there’s a lot more to him. He’s also a computer guy, a banker guy, and a rocket scientist guy.
Here’s his bio:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science.
  • Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics (making him a rocket scientist).
  • Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola.
  • VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury (this is the top of the ladder in the computer world, being in charge of information systems for a major corporation).
All achieved before reaching the age of 35. Since he reached the top of the information systems world, he changed careers!
  • Business Manager. Took charge of Pillsbury’s 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which were the company’s poorest performers in the country. Spent the first nine months learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and yes, cleaning toilets. After three years he had turned them into the company’s best performers.
  • Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Was asked by Pillsbury to take charge of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of bankruptcy). He made it profitable in 14 months.
  • In 1988 he led a buyout of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from Pillsbury. He was now the owner of a restaurant chain. Again he reached the top of the ladder of another industry.
  • He was also chairman of the National Restaurant Association during this time. This is a group that interacts with government on behalf of the restaurant industry, and it gave him political experience from the non-politician side.
Having reached the top of a second industry, he changed careers again!
  • Adviser to the Federal Reserve System. Herman Cain went to work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how monetary policy changes would affect American businesses.
  • Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. He worked his way up to the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank. This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal Reserve System (the top banking position in the country). This position allowed him to see how monetary policy is made from the inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary system.
After reaching the top of the banking industry, he changed careers for a fourth time!
  • Writer and public speaker. He then started to write and speak on leadership. His books include Speak as a Leader, CEO of Self, Leadership is Common Sense, and They Think You’re Stupid.
  • Radio Host. Around 2007—after a remarkable 40 year career—he started hosting a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk radio station in the country).
He did all this starting from rock bottom (his father was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid). When you add up his accomplishments in his life—including reaching the top of three unrelated industries: information systems, business management, and banking—Herman Cain may have the most impressive resume of anyone that has run for the presidency in the last half century.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Please watch this and pass it on. You might save a life.