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Andrea Bocelli Story





Andrea Bocelli: Doctor Told Mom To Abort Me
June 9, 2010 - 7:21 AM | by: Greg Burke

Singer Andrea Bocelli, one of the best-known Italians in the world, has publicly thanked his mother for not aborting him.

In a YouTube video posted by an American pro-life group, Bocelli was playing the piano in a charity performance for Haiti. He told the story about how a young pregnant woman went into the hospital with appendicitis.

Bocelli said doctors put ice on her stomach, and later suggested she have an abortion, since they believed the baby would be born with some disability.

“But the young brave wife decided not to abort, and the child was born,” the singer recounted, sitting at the piano. “That woman was my mother, and I was the child.”

Bocelli, who has sold more than 70 million records, was born partially blind, with congenital glaucoma. When he was still a boy he lost his sight completely.

“Maybe I’m partisan, but I can say that it was the right choice,” the singer said. “I hope this could encourage any mothers who sometimes find themselves in difficult situations, in those moments when life is complicated, but want to save the life of their baby.”

Despite the strong influence of the Catholic Church in Italy, there’s very little debate about abortion in the country, and it’s hardly even an issue in political campaigns.

Bocelli was born in 1958, and abortion was not legalized in Italy until 20 years later, leading some Italian bloggers today to charge that the singer was making the story up.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Good Job Gov Brewer!!!

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a controversial bill that seeks to crack down on illegal immigration.

The sweeping measure will make it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It will also require local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally.

It takes effect 90 days after the current legislative sessions end in the next several weeks.

Before signing the bill, Brewer called the measure "another step forward in protecting the state of Arizona."

She said the bill "represents another tool for our state to use as we work to solve a crisis that we did not create and the federal government has refused to fix -- the crisis caused by illegal immigration."

Earlier, President Obama called the bill "misguided" and said it could violate people's civil rights. He said he's instructed the Justice Department to see if it is legal.

The bill's Republican sponsor, state Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, said Obama and other critics of the bill were "against law enforcement, our citizens and the rule of law."

Civil rights activists have said the bill would lead to racial profiling and deter Hispanics from reporting crimes.

Brewer said she wouldn't tolerate racial profiling.

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the State Capitol complex Friday calling on Brewer to veto the legislation.

Demonstrators have been camped outside the Capitol since the measure passed out of the Legislature on Monday. Their numbers have grown steadily throughout the week, with buses bringing protesters from as far away as Los Angeles.

About a dozen supporters of the measure also gathered.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/23/arizona-governor-signs-controversial-immigration/

Saturday, April 17, 2010

File under ingredients that are hard to find...

FOXNews.com - Aussie Cookbook Recalled After Recipe Includes 'Freshly Ground Black People'

FOXNews.com - Aussie Cookbook Recalled After Recipe Includes 'Freshly Ground Black People'

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

“I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself."
--Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Holy Mother Of Government Intrusion




Published by Mockarena on April 11, 2010 in You Know What I Hate?. 16 Comments Tags: free market, organizing for america, unpaid internships.

I swear, news about the destruction of free enterprise in this country is coming so quickly and so often that I worry people are going to miss some of what’s happening.

I would like to say I can’t believe Obama’s latest power-grab, but of course I can believe it. It’s to be expected at this point.

Now that he’s got his claws in healthcare and we’ll all soon be waiting in lines and hoping that Kathleen Sebelius decides we’re worthy of medical treatments under the single-payer system, Obama has his sights set on internships.

Say whaaaa?

Yes. Obama is going to prohibit private for-profit companies from having unpaid internship programs. Nancy Leppink, the acting director for the DOL’s wage and hour division said, “If you’re a for-profit employer or you want to pursue an internship with a for-profit employer, there aren’t going to be many circumstances where you can have an internship and not be paid and still be in compliance with the law.”

Isn’t that brilliant? Even though school age kids are facing a 26% unemployment rate, Obama is basically telling them they’re not ALLOWED to volunteer their time in private industry in order to gain job skills which could help them compete in the employment market after graduation. And obviously, if companies are required to pay interns, then they’re going to have FEWER INTERNSHIP POSITIONS, which will drive that unemployment figure even higher. I would say that this is one of the dumbest things Obama has ever done, but that list is so long now I’m honestly not sure it would even fit.

But here’s the kicker. If you want an unpaid internship at Organizing for America or at the White House? That’s totally cool. It’s only if you want an unpaid internship at a company which actually produces goods and/or services in the free market – then you’re SOL.

If you needed any more evidence that Obama is soundly opposed to the USA’s free market system, then you’re just not opening your eyes. The proof is everywhere. And, according to this, there’s another advantage for Obama to say “internships for me but not for thee.” What he’s doing will “have a disproportionate impact against students who are not left-wing ideologues as most of those students intend on going into left-wing non-profit advocacy and the government anyway. It’s the independent and conservative students who just want to get the skills and connections to make an honest living in the free market who are going to get screwed.”

Unbelievable.

Read more: http://chicksontheright.com/2010/04/11/holy-mother-of-government-intrusion/#ixzz0kq7CIjyE

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HIPPOPOTAMUS STEW

HIPPOPOTAMUS STEW
Printed from COOKS.COM

□ 1 med. sized hippo
□ 1 ton salt
□ Pepper to taste
□ 500 bushels potatoes
□ 1000 gals. brown gravy
□ 200 bushels carrots
□ 400 sprigs parsley
□ 2 sm. rabbits (optional)

Cut hippo meat into bite sized pieces. This will take about 2 months. Cut vegetables into cubes (another 2 months). Place meat into large pan and cover with gravy. Simmer for 4 weeks. Shovel in salt and pepper to taste. When meat is tender, add vegetables. A steam shovel is useful for this. Simmer slowly for 4 more weeks. Garnish with parsley.

Will serve 2, 700 people. If more are expected, add 2 small rabbits - this is not recommended as very few people like hare in their stew.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

*LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT...*

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.

IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.

IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.

IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE JAILED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.

IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.

IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET:

* A JOB,
* A DRIVERS LICENSE,
* SOCIAL SECURITY CARD,
* WELFARE,
* FOOD STAMPS,
* CREDIT CARDS,
* SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,
* FREE EDUCATION,
* FREE HEALTH CARE,
* A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON
* BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
* THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION|

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weeks 1 and 2 of the "El Grande Tour"




The Routes aren't exactly what we took, and in several cities there were "shag" runs done while waiting for a load. The total mileage covered by my trainer and I, about 10k, Hours driven by me alone 100+/- a couple.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hugo Obama

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happiness is...

...being 6 and cleaning the clocks of everyone in a game of Wii Bowling.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010