.I think the "individual mandate" as well as the "unfunded mandates" on Medicaid are both unconstitutional, but when it comes to SCOTUS, it's always a crapshoot.Roe v Wade and Citizens United are two cases where the Court left me wondering. This will likely be one of the biggest cases the Roberts court will face..
.Initially, I thought the 2012 election would resolve solely around the economy and jobs. Now I'm not so sure.The Court's decision on Obamacare or the possibily of war with Iran could shift the contest dramatically. Gas prices and the worldwide economy will be factors but they are to a certain degree dependant upon what happens with Iran.However, assuming the world doesn't fall apart in the next seven months, the Ryan budget put out today could be the determining factor. It clearly lays out the differences between the GOP and Dem ideas on government.There should be a clear choice for the American people.WAPO Opinion of Ryan BudgetNYT Story on Ryan Budget..
SPECIFICALLY,I ASCRIBE CONSCIOUSNESS TO QUANTUM COMPUTING IN MICROTUBULES INSIDE NEURONS: QUANTUM PROCESSES ARE INHERENTLY NON-LOCALTo me the most interesting developments in this field stem from brain monitoring at the time of death, for example as performed by Lakhmir Chawla, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. Chawla and colleagues (2009) have found bursts of coherent high frequency EEG - seemingly indicative of conscious awareness - at the time of death, after heart rate and blood pressure have dropped off. I would be interested to hear how Woerlee, or any sceptic, would account for these findings.I didn't know Ms. Reynolds passed away. May she rest in peace. Stuart HamerhoffFrom a discussion of the Pam Reynolds case in the recent Journal of Near Death Studies, Fall 2011.Entire issue given over to letters back and forth concerning that famous case, and how to account for her experience when her body temperature was 60%, her heart was stopped, all the blood had been drained from her brain, her eyes taped shut and her ears totally plugged and spiked, a condition known as shut down, that is, being dead.Personally I hope we can keep ObamaCare out of this area of medical practice and research.
We need Near Death Panels.
We need WashAwayShitPanels.A Little Folly In IsraelParley P Pratt is prominently mentioned in the comments.Are We Getting Gypped With Romney?Of course ObamaCare is unconstitutional, so obviously so that it hardly merits talking about.Which doesn't at all mean the Court will rule it so.We have after all wise latinas, demented old madams,etc.I think they will rule it unconstitutional.I'm always wrong on predictions.Whole issue underlines how important elections truly are, contrary to some opinion here.
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DR. WILLIAM J. ROLFE writes : I have serious doubts whether this ex planation of Falstaff s habit of quoting Scripture, though very ingenious and plausible, is correct. The interpretation of the old sinner's death-bed utterances, however, seems to me by far the best that has ever been suggested, and I shall be surprised if it is not generally approved by Shakespeare scholars and critics. THE LOTUS PRESS, N. Y. 'HAKESPEARE'S characters have a vital and perennial interest, in that they are idealized images of our common human nature. Hence, like the real people of the world, they have the trick of unconsciously revealing glimpses of their past history : they bear the stamp of other days. Sir John Falstaff is a shining illustration of this truth. What, for example, is to be gathered as to his past life from his remarkable knowledge of the Bible, of which he makes a more copious use in literal quotation, in metaphor, and in subtle allusion than any other of Shakespeare's characters ? One point is established beyond question, namely, that his youth was passed in a religious atmosphere, probably austerely religious; against which, by the way, the reaction of later years was not altogether unnatural. To be more specific : As a boy, Jack Falstaff was, according to his own unconscious testimony, accustomed to the religious observances of a well-ordered home, grace before meat, and family prayers, being there taught the nobility of truth-telling and honesty. He was, no doubt, taken regularly to church, probably " creeping like snail, unwillingly"; he was a choir-boy, versed in the Creed and the Catechism ; he was well instructed in Christian doctrines and virtues, the need of repentance ; the scheme of salvation ; the duty of fasting and prayer ; and the certainty of future rewards and punishments, his prseternaturally sensitive and lively imagination being deeply and lastingly im pressed by an ever-present vision of the King of Terrors and the fires of Hell. Although this impression of his character is largely due to unconscious revelation, yet it is amply authorized by the subjoined passages, which are maimed, of course, by being torn from their context. Familiar as we are with the Bible there will be no difficulty in supplying the texts which inspired FalstafFs wit. Scholarly Expectations Upon The Last Minutes, Concluding Words And Final Death Of St. John 'Fat Jack' Falstaff With Emphasis On Early Training Of Same, And Speculation On The Correct Meanings Of FieldsI See Your True Colors Shining Through
America funds these bastards with 1.5 BILLON a year in weapons. Why does America seek an arms race in the Middle East? Why does America support nations with no civil liberties? Does this serve American goals or national interests to prop up an Islamists Moslem nation that murders Christians, destroys Churches?Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament unanimously voted on Monday in support of expelling Israel's ambassador in Cairo and halting gas exports to the Jewish state.The vote was taken by a show of hands on a report by the chamber's Arab affairs committee that declared Egypt will "never" be a friend, partner or ally of Israel. The report described Israel as the nation's "number one enemy" and endorsed what it called Palestinian resistance "in all its kinds and forms" against Israel's "aggressive policies."
I was trying to post this and f'd up. I think she has made my short list of women I'd take a bullet for -- I think I've had an EEG Surge.The Lord God, And A Hint Of Crow's Feet By Sparkling Eyes, Has Taken My Heaviness AwayJesus, have mercy.....xxxxxYou didn't know Fat Jack knew his Bible, from his youth up, did you?
.I was trying to post this and f'd up. I think she has made my short list of women I'd take a bullet for -- I think I've had an EEG Surge.I don't know Bob. The performance looked a little stylized to me. When I saw her sing the first few bars, Catherine O'Hara (from SCTV and the old Saturday Night Live) came to mind.Mitch and Mickey Scenes from "A Mighty Wind" At least the Folksmen went on to fame and fortune.The Folksmen on Late Night. .
Well, good, no competition from you, Casanova.xxxxxxHow long does it last?In each of the seven cases in their study, the patient's loss of blood pressure after life support was withdrawn was followed by a decline in the monitored EEG activity, followed by a transient spike in EEG activity approaching levels normally associated with consciousness. The EEG surge was short lived - on the order of 1 to 5 minutes - and the activity then declined to zero. In all cases, possible sources of electrical artifacts were ruled out.Journal of Near Death Studies pg 488 - 489, Summer 2011xxxxxI think the sweet $1.5 billion was keeping the peace with Israel and keeping the Egyptian military happy and fed, anon. Now that the muslim brotherhood is in the saddle, the whole program ought to be rethought/suspended.But, then we have a MB lover in the White House.
Stylized?:)What the hell is wrong with stylized?If that is stylized, I'll take stylized.Jesus, look how she smiles, look how her eyes dance.Well, good, no competition from you, Casanova.xxxxxxHow long does it last?In each of the seven cases in their study, the patient's loss of blood pressure after life support was withdrawn was followed by a decline in the monitored EEG activity, followed by a transient spike in EEG activity approaching levels normally associated with consciousness. The EEG surge was short lived - on the order of 1 to 5 minutes - and the activity then declined to zero. In all cases, possible sources of electrical artifacts were ruled out.Journal of Near Death Studies pg 488 - 489, Summer 2011xxxxxI think the sweet $1.5 billion was keeping the peace with Israel and keeping the Egyptian military happy and fed, anon. Now that the muslim brotherhood is in the saddle, the whole program ought to be rethought/suspended.But, then we have a MB lover in the White House.
Hot off the Presses:Tebow to the Jets.Sean Payton gets suspended for 2012season without pay, for his role in the Saints bounty program.Bashing Christians continues to be in vogue, particularly deeeeep Southern Christians, mostly by those who continue to worship themselves.Stay tuned.
.Kennedy is usually the deciding vote on recent high court cases. That's unfortunate. Court: Lawyers must do good job on plea bargains..
Kennedy is the guy, most folks think, but, he is I think more attuned to states right than one might think.Hence: unconstitutional.
When fat Jack babbledIt wasn't of brooks flowingFrom broad cedared BitterootsClosest to heavenWhen he fondled flowersIt wasn't the prairie camus of IdahoThe geographically learn-ed are Quite certain of thisAnd the learn-ed Have disputed muchFor which they get paidWith great interest to doThey have disputed much whetherHe was wisting BiblicalOr wishing deeper into the greensOf a more unnatural summer A summer of truer colorsA rainbow the old sinner had never guessed ofIn England, or read of in psalmsDuring his failed and falling days on earth.Having strayed from his youthfulInstructions he found himselfFound himself dyingHis giant gut gracing the groundAnd for the first time ever Unexpectedly something surged andConfirmed himself To something wholly newAnd familiar in himselfSir John