Thursday, April 30, 2009

Off Topic-ness


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Looking back over my blog posts of the last few months, I can see that my recent posts have had nothing to do with writing, helping writers, or even thoughts on writing subjects! ACK! I have gotten so side tracked with every thing that's been going on in my life lately that I've had no time to think about writing!



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Swine Flu . . . Should we REALLY be panicking?


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The CDC only confirms 68 actual illnesses. I can't see how 68 people getting sick (out of 6 billion people) is cause for such a panic. that's not an epidemic. An epidemic requires a large majority of the population to get sick. How is 68 out of 6 billion a large majority of the population?

I could understand with the Avin Flu in 2005, because hundreds of birds were literally falling out of trees dead and people coming in contact with the dead birds were getting sick. Our beach was covered with dead sea gulls, ducks, loons, and sand pipers that year. It got so bad that our local sandpipers, than the most plentiful bird on the beach, is now a "critically endangered" species. THAT is an epidemic. 68 people out of 6 billion? that is not an epidemic.

I can't understand why no one is talking and panicking about the frogs. The frog population, that's an epidemic. 40 million frogs dead for no reason in less than 6 months in the fall of 2008, with 40% of all frog species going into extinction in the past 5 years and 80% of the remaining 60% are now on the endangered or critically endangered list and most of those being born with 3 eyes, 4 heads, 6 legs, or the oddest thing of all : tails! THAT is an epidemic! 68 out of 6 billion is not an epidemic.

And that's just frogs - the salamander population was hit far worse, with the entire species (all breeds) at risk of extinction within the next 5 years.

The black plague that was an epidemic. 1/3 of the entire population died. Millions and millions of people got sick. Millions died.

Diabetes, AIDS, lung cancer, breast cancer, obesity . . . those are epidemics killing millions world wide. How is 68 people getting Swine Flu considered an epidemic?

An epidemic means that the race is at risk of extinction due to a wide spread death that can not be controlled. Does 68 people getting Swine Flu REALLY mean that the human race is threatened with extinction? I don't think so!

you know, I've got a friend who is right now panicking like crazy over this Swine Flu thing (that's how I found out about it, no tv or radio, so no news) ... he's saying stuff like "I'm gonna die" and he's rushing around getting all kinds of herbs and vitamins and getting (yet another!) flu shot. I haven't been to a doctor in over 20 years, last time I had a vaccination was in the 1970's, and I have only been sick twice both times it was with chicken pox. He gets flu shots every 6 months, runs to the doctor panicking with every news report, and gets sick all the time . . . I think half the time he's sick just because he sat there terrified telling himself he was going to get sick! panicking weakens the immune system. I think if people didn't panic there would be a lot less people getting sick.

If more people knew what they were taking when they take meds and stuff, I think there would be a lot less hypcondriacs out there. I wish more people knew where their meds come from. Dead babies, dead cats, dead dogs, dead horses, dead bear, retired race horses & greyhound dogs, and lost cats and dogs (former pets) from shelters and pounds. . . Most vaccines aren't even officially proven to work! is so much death really worth it?

I am at a loss to understand why people are panicking over this Swine Flu thing. It seems illogical to panic or to refer to it as an epidemic (as many people are now calling it).


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Swine Flu vs Religion . . . thoughts?


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I find it alarmingly strange that people who do not raise pigs are getting Swine Flu. It's a farmer's illness and no one other than farmers have ever gotten it before. I know every one is saying it's something spreading via contact, but contact with what? It's caused by coming in contact with pigs, thus the reason for it's name.

The logical point of reasoning here is that it is being spread by contaminated meat. Of course the Bible, the BofM, and the D&C all warn against eating meat. I wonder, have any vegans gotten it yet or only meat eaters getting it? Has any one looked into that yet?

Can you imagine a recall of pig meat? OMG! What would the blood lusters eat if pig meat was recalled? 87% of the food on the market has some form of pig, pork, ham, lard, or grease in it. That would be a recall bigger than the Menu Food pet food recall of 2007!

Jewish and Muslim and SDA don't eat pig meat (and Mormons aren't supposed to either, but finding one who actually obeys the teachings of the church is rare) . . . are any of them getting sick?

I would be interested to see a study of who is getting Swine Flu in comparison to what they eat, and if religious diets have any influence in wither people are getting it or not.



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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Living With Asperger's Syndrome


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I'm drafting out a new book, as yet untitled, about what it is like to live with Asperger's Syndrome(which I have) and I'm using my blog to run first drafts of sections of it. Second drafts are being moved HERE. This post is one of those draft posts, expect more to show up over time.


~Who Is Affected by Autism?~

In one word: me. I have Asperger's Syndrome, a type of Autism. Life is difficult, not so much because autism affects the things I do, but mostly because people do not take the time to get to know me. My cloths scare off most people, before they get to meet me. The few that aren't scared off get upset at my not making eye contact when they speak to me. They get more upset when I don't answer them back. Next they start interigateing me, questions left and right and I sit down on the ground and start drawing or writing in order to block out their words, because I can't process so many questions all at once like that. Next thing I know they are calling me a retard and telling their friends to stay away from me. Think I'm talking about kids? Think again. I'm over 30 years old. No kid ever called me a retard, but their parents did (and still do), Sunday School teachers did, adults, men and women in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. When you tell someone you have Asperger's Syndrome they ask: "What's that? Never heard of it." When you say it's a form of Autism, they respond with: "Oh, so you ARE retarded than. I thought so." My response is: "Was Albert Einstein retarded?" and they say, "No, he was a genius, he was the farthest thing in the world from retarded!" And than I throw the big one at them: "Did you know that Albert Einstein had Asperger's Syndrome? and so does nearly every other person whom like myself is one of the 3% of the world's population with an IQ of over 130?" (My IQ is 138 btw.)

There needs to be a better understanding in the world about Autism, and well, you hear doctors and teachers and parents talk about what the "think" it's must be like, but how often do you hear what it is like from someone who actually has it? Not often enough, I'm afraid, so I am going to speak out, and maybe others like me will read this and than step forward too.

It takes me a long time to get enough used to some one to start speaking to them ... years sometimes. It's very hard, because people don't want to make an effort to try to understand and worse they never want to become my friend. Autisms = a lonely life.





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