Monday January 26, 2015
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We have gone on about abortion several times and everyone should know that I do not condone it. However, I believe that those people who stand outside abortion clinics shouting, etc. are accomplishing nothing. Instead, I believe that they should be advertising assistance to those in an "unwanted pregnancy. In other words, the demonstrators should be willing to offer financial assistance (giving birth to a baby costs $$$$), discuss adoption possibilities, and if the child is kept offer ongoing assistance to the adult through at least the first year of the baby's life. This assistance should include "development of parenting skills." If the mother is a teen, the teen should be offered assistance in finishing high school. In fact finishing high school should be made a requirement. Perhaps some type of "pay back" could also be worked into the deal.
Of course what I am talking about costs $$$$$ and where is that going to come from? Also, there are probably those who believe that "she got herself into that predicament, and she can get herself out."
The problem of abortion and child abuse is big, it will not be solved with talk. One only need to look at newspapers to learn about the prevalence of child abuse.
Now that I have ranted -- people of a certain age should be very careful about liquid consumption -- or at least make sure they are close to a bathroom, if they do sip more than little. :-)
How did this string get to be a discussion of abortion?
You are ignoring the horritic death of a 5 year old child. I believe her life is just as dear as that of a fetus.
The problem of adults abusing children is just as big problem as those presented by Planned Parenthood.
That ding-bat movie has gotten more publicity because of the uproar created by the hacking of Sony. If not for this publicity the movie probably would have just "died." Movies of this type usually aren't that good and play to a small audience.
I think we should keep an eye on their activity and request that the news media stop covering the _)(&)(^&^ news and threats coming out of North Korea. Why give publicity seekers exactly what they are looking for.
Now remember I did say the government should keep an eye on them. If by chance the news media comes upon a tidbit rather than blasting it world wide, they should turn the informtion over to the government to handle.
P.S. Regarding hospice care. I believe that they are flexible about the amount of time. Perhaps they don't begin it until it is determined that only six months are left. However, I believe that they will continue care no matter how long it is needed. I know of an individual who was in hospice care for about 9 months, got better and got out of hospice. Then about a year later this individual had a relapse and then was in it for 9 - 11 months before the end came. The hospice care was in the individual's home.
Nursing home vs. home care -- I believe it is a personal choice and it depends on circumstances. Some years back, my husband was seriously ill, and after a lengthy hospital stay, he went to a nursing home. I knew I was physically unable to take care of him. He was not strong enough to walk and he was being fed intravenously. He was in the nursing home for about 6 weeks with daily visits from me and other family. He was finally released on Christmas Eve. What a wonderful present. All the family gathered to celebrate his homecoming. Of course, our situation was not a "life end" type of situation. We knew that as soon as he was strong enough he would come home.
I do not know what we would do in a "life end" situation. I guess we will just cross that bridge when we come to it.
Thanks, Pam, we now know the history of Boxing Day. See, this site is very educational.
What very nice sentiments. I sure do miss Pine. I have finally stopped crying about leaving which makes my husband very happy!! :-) And, I sure do depend on you guys to keep me informed about all the happenings.
Wishing all of my fellow "bloggers" a blessed and holy Christmas. Let us all remember the promise of that first Christmas.
Well, the House Republicans with the help of some Democrats passed a spending bill which averts a government shut down. Good news, except for some provisions that were inserted at the last minute. Do you remember the great bail out of the banks, etc. that happened a few years ago? Do you remember the outcry about the bail outs? Well, a bill had been passed (Dodd-Frank) that was meant to shield taxpyers from future risks from complex financial trades. In other words the little guy would not have to bail out the big guy again after the big guy made risky investments. Well, thanks to a last minute insertion in the spending bill, the protection of the little guy is gone. The taxpayers are again on the hook for a bail out. Also, the spending bill increased the amount of allowed personal contributions to political war chests -- as if enough hasn't and isn't being spent on political campaigns.
I don't know, I see it as a choice -- who do we help out the big guys or the little guys in need of a hand to pull them up?
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