First, let me say that I am not looking to get rich from this blog. I AM hoping to get $1,000 in donations so I can get a scooter right away. Why? Because living in an isolated area, I need transportation to work. I am looking for jobs, but it’s very difficult without wheels. I had a well-paying job, a nice apartment near the water, and a great four-wheel drive vehicle that was paid for. I threw all of this away to save my wife’s life. She had what appears to me as a nervous breakdown of sorts. I had to put everything into storage, sell my vehicle, and leave my apartment in the course of 24 hours. I got her to her home country, where I wasn’t allowed entry due to a past incident. I will be allowed in in a year and a half. Luckily, I had enough money to buy a ticket home. She left the airport, and I haven’t seen or spoken to her since. That was about two weeks ago. I have since heard from her brother that she tried to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. She lived, got bruised up, is resting at a hospital, and will be ‘ok’. I do not know how she is physically or mentally. I haven’t spoken to her. This blog will detail the events leading up to this catastrophe and details of my broken life and broken heart. Again, any amount you can donate to help me get transportation so I can work would be greatly appreciated. I see people have donated millions to the MOVEON organization…I need only $1,000. The rest I will manage through hard work.
and instead turn on a brain area that controls emotions, according a study by American and Taiwanese researchers.Because they sometimes have to inflict pain on patients while treating them, doctors have to develop the ability not to be distracted by the suffering of patients, explained co-author Jean Decety, a psychology and psychiatry professor at the University of Chicago.
“They have learned through their training and practice to keep a detached perspective; without such a mechanism, performing their practice could be overwhelming or distressing, and, as a consequence, impair their ability to be of assistance for their patients,” (READ MORE)
LONDON — Super spicy chili sauce being cooked at a London Thai restaurant sparked road closures and evacuations after passers-by complained that the smell was burning their throats, police said Wednesday.
London Fire Brigade’s chemical response team was called after reports that a strong smell was wafting from the restaurant in the heart of London’s Soho district Monday afternoon, a Metropolitan police spokesman said, speaking anonymously in line with force policy.
Authorities sealed off several premises and closed roads. The Times of London described shoppers coughing and spluttering as firefighters wearing special breathing masks sought the source of the smell.
The paper said firefighters smashed down the door of the Thai Cottage restaurant and seized extra-hot bird’s eye chilies which had been left dry-frying. It said they were being prepared as part of a batch of Nam Prik Pao, a spicy Thai dip (READ MORE)
SEATTLE, Oct. 3 (UPI) — Washington state police say they won’t change a favorite tactic — parking without lights to catch speeders — even though it backfired on them in court.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer said Tuesday that a motorist turned the tables on the State Patrol recently and beat a speeding ticket after alleging the cop who wrote it had violated the law himself.
Carl Hu contended in traffic court that the State Patrol violated the law when an officer parked on a highway median with his lights off to watch for speeders one night last winter.
Hu apparently convinced the judge that since civilians can’t drive at night with their lights off, police shouldn’t be able to do so either since they are also required to obey all traffic laws.
Although Hu was able to get the ticket dismissed, State Patrol officials told the P-I the judge’s ruling was made without comment and therefore was not a directive to change their operations.
“A fellow with the inventiveness of Albert Einstein but with the attention span of Daffy Duck.” – Tom Shales talking about Robin Williams
“If I found her floating in my pool, I’d punish my dog.” – Joan Rivers on Yoko Ono
“She was good at being inarticulately abstracted for the same reason that midgets are good at being short.” – unknown
“America is the only nation in history which has miraculously gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization” – Georges Clemenceau