Earlier this summer, Kim Driscoll, the first female mayor of Salem, Mass., pulled funding from Gordon College, a small, Christian liberal arts school located outside Boston. The school had cosponsored a letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption to his executive order to end employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — "No, you move.”
(Amazing Spider-Man #537, J. Michael Straczynski)
In my biology book
wow and I used to eat 1100 calories WITH vigorous exercise! -_- So disappointed in myself. This is incredibly worrisome. I think a lot of fitblrs should see this for sure.
now this seems accurate enough
Unfair that guys get 1,000 extra food energy points.
Use this to guide yourself - it all depends on how your body feels and what kind of food you’re eating :)
I really want a science fiction story where aliens come to invade earth and effortlessly wipe out humanity, only to be fought off by the wildlife.
They were expecting military resistance. They weren’t counting on bears.
Canada’s time to shine has come
flower, gleam and glow. let your power shine. make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine. heal what has been hurt. change the fates’ design. save what has been lost, bring back what once was mine. what once was mine
This weekend was what I am hoping is the end of a lot of confusion and stress over the past year and a half. Since January 2011, my vet records show that around every 3-6 months, I’ve had to take Samson in for some sort of mystery illness. He would stop eating, get lethargic, stop going out on walks, vomit a lot, etc. Just general malaise, but it would never fully go away. He’d seem to get better, then get worse again. So was the case this year in February, May, and last week. Last week he turned way for the worse from Tuesday to Wednesday, and I called my vet.
We went in Wednesday July 3 and the vet did ultrasounds and x-rays and recommended emergency surgery. She was confident there was something stuck in his stomach. I agreed to it.
She found way more than she expected - about two-golf-balls’ size worth of undissolved/undigested Greenies treats and Nylabone shards/small pieces. He hasn’t had Greenies since January earlier this year, and hasn’t been given a Nylabone to chew on since around November or October, and everything he’d been given since basically when I first got him had been building up in his stomach.
The glob of undissolved mass had punctured his small intestine, and was spewing infection onto his pancreas. They cut off part of his pancreas, sewed up his intestine, and sewed him up with what I think is 8-10 stitches.
The bill was a terrifying $878, but I am confident this will be the last I spend on this mystery sickness. It is literally the biggest possible weight off of my chest. The ver said had I waited much longer, the infection wouldve overtaken his pancreas and he’d have died. This weekend, in theory, could have been a million times more awful.
I am thankful for this vet, for my mom helping me out both financially and by babysitting him while I was at work on Friday, and for my friends who have surely dealt with my being overwhelmed by stress caused by this. Here’s hoping it’s over.
Today is 1 year since Samson had surgery wherein a fist-sized ball of Greenies and Nylabone shards were removed. Don’t know what I’d do without this little hambone. He’s a brand new dog these days, super energetic and 100% healthy.
Don’t let your dogs have Greenies treats or Nylabones.
LONG LIVE SML
Why aren’t more people talking about the fact that Sheikh Zahran Alloush, leader of Jaysh al-Islam, uses a Hello Kitty notebook?