Observant me. I am in Operation Overload yep!!!

Posted in U.S.P.S on October 10, 2010 by Vanessa

The Government Reform Committee passed legislation designed to to credit the postal service between 50 billion and 75 billion pension assets that had been unfairly allocated by the office of Personnel Management.The Hr bill was introduced on July 15th. The Hr bill is meat to help the Postal Service recoup the tens of billions of dollars in surplus funds it has accumulated in the Civil service Retirement System since 1971, the year the tax payer supported Post Office Department was reorganized into a self sufficient government agency.

The OPM has been unfairly taking away these funds and charging CSRS benefits paid for pre- 1971 service to the postal service instead of the U.S Treasury. Exactly how much the OPM has overcharged the USPS is still unclear, Inspector generals says in January that it was 75 billion, however in June the Regulator Commissioner said it was between 50 & 55 billion dollars. To recover tens of billions at a time, that the Service is losing billions, that would be a major win for all regular craft and employer alike.

Right now the reform act requires the USPS to pre-fund it’s retiree health benefit account at about $5.5 billion a year through 2016. The economic crash must have still been off everyone’s radar screen when the highly compressed pre-funding schedule was formulated. No other government agency or private company is required to do this, and if the USPS hadn’t been required to make such gigantic pre-funding payments, it would have been profitable in three of the past four years despite the worst recession in memory…
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Restaurant Sign Attacking Obama Sparks Race Debate

Posted in barack obama, News on October 10, 2009 by Vanessa

Patrick Lanzo owns a restaurant in Paulding County, Georgia. His restaurant has a mannequin dressed as a Klansman. The sign out front says, “Obama’s plan for health-care: nigger rig it.” Lanzo says he is not a racist.

This is the victory of Political Correctness: racists across the nation have somehow vaguely internalized the lesson that racism is bad. But all that means is that they don’t think anything they ever do is racist, because that would make them bad people.

CBS Atlanta’s Michelle Marsh asked Lanzo why he put up the sign.

“I’ve been putting up signs for 22 years and I’ve put up all kinds of political signs,” said Lanzo.

“Why did you use the N word?” Marsh asked.

“Well, I’ve used it most of my life. There are different ways to put your opinion up, but that’s just the words I choose,” Lanzo answered.

That’s just the word he chose. “Nigger.” He has used the word “nigger” all his life. You know, whatever. It’s just his opinion. Once again: he is not a racist.

It is weird, right? That this man understands that it is a Bad Thing to be A Racist, but doesn’t really get the rest of it?

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER

Posted in life on October 8, 2009 by Vanessa

Take the time to read it now. If you have read it, take time to read it again! GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died…and George followed her, dying July 2008)

Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent…and so very appropriate.

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things..

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less.. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘ I love you ‘ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away..

If you don’t send this …..Who cares?

George Carlin

The Psychological Impact of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted in health with tags , , on September 30, 2009 by Vanessa

A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most devastating things a woman can hear. After such shocking news, it is normal to feel a range of emotions, from despair to rage. But for some patients, even once the initial confusion and grief have dissipated, a serious mental health issue may develop.
1. Severe Emotional Distress
2. Major Depression
It is a mental illness in which feelings of despair interfere with your daily life. While someone with clinical depression may not experience every symptom, it is important to check with your doctor if you experience any the following:

* Change in appearance: Sad or listless expression, unkempt hair or clothing
* General unhappiness: Feeling sad or hopeless most of the time
* Negative thoughts: Continuous feeling of worthlessness to others, hopelessness about future
* Reduced activity: No motivation; even smallest tasks feel like a big effort
* Reduced concentration: Inability to focus on simple tasks or conversations
* People problems: Avoiding others, lashing out when others try to help
* Guilt and low self-esteem: A feeling that problems are all your fault or that you are not good enough for anyone
* Physical problems: Trouble sleeping, noticeable weight loss or gain, head or body aches
* Suicidal thoughts: Daydreaming about death, considering suicide

3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that may affect individuals who have suffered a traumatic event in which bodily harm was experienced or threatened.

* Reliving the moment: Intense memories of the time around your diagnosis, especially if accompanied by symptoms like heart palpitations, sweating, uncontrollable shaking
* Avoidance: Going to lengths to stay away from places or people that remind you of traumatic time; feeling generally detached from others
* Increased arousal: Feeling easily startled or angered; being unable to sleep or concentrate as though danger is imminent..

Sources:
American Cancer Society Staff.

Just some info I gave to my mom today after speaking to a Social worker today…

(Metastatic) Breast Cancer and so forth…

Posted in health, life, thoughts with tags , , on September 25, 2009 by Vanessa

The term, metastatic, describes a cancer that has spread to distant organs from the original tumor site. Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage (stage IV) of breast cancer. Cancer cells have spread past the breast and axillary (underarm) lymph nodes to other areas of the body where they continue to grow and multiply. Breast cancer has the potential to spread to almost any region of the body. The most common region breast cancer spreads to is the bone, followed by the lung and liver. Treatment of metastatic breast cancer generally focuses on relieving symptoms and extending a woman’s lifetime.

My mom has just realize after 3 weeks of running back and forth to this hospital in Manhattan that this is not the hospital that she did the Pathology surgery at back in 2000.  When I first requested her medical records from the hospital they told me that they have no records of her name in the system. Second time around then they tell me by law they can only keep a patients records for 6-7 years then they have all right to destroy them, that sounded a little fishy to me.I continue to pressue getting these records by calling the patient representative department. They sent a e-mail to the medical records administrators. That’s when they got back to me this morning saying there is no record of that name and birthday matching there records.

At this stage her doctors cannot treat her any further until they find out what stage her breast cancer was in when she had the lymph node removed in 2000. Long story short the hospital was right, when they said she was not in the system she was never in that hospital. The hospital that she did have the surgery done in was 3 blocks down and she did not have the name to the hospital only the phone number smh…. Now I know the city is big but I cant believe she mixed up these two hospital one is a well known, huge hospital with many location vs the hospital she went to.

After six (6) 411 calls and seventeen (17) Google searches I was able to find the actual hospital name, but get this; it has been closed down for the past 2 years …boi I tell ya lol However, they are still operating out of certain departments in the hospital, So even tho I was not able to talk to anyone in the Medical records department I got an operator on the phone and she said I have to leave my name and number and wait for some one to get in contact with me. Being today is Friday and no one has called me I know I have to wait until next week sometime to get a appointment to pick up her records that’s if they even still have them…But I’ll keep it positive cuz Lord knows we need these records all treatment has been post pone until we get these papers…As far as her Pulmonary Fibrosis she has a appointment with the lung specialist on Oct, 2nd…


Ahhhhhh That feels better I got to let it out LOL

Have a lovely weekend!

I need your P.O.V Please!!!

Posted in Black History, thoughts with tags on September 25, 2009 by Vanessa

About the Black women raising the Black boy child. My friend from my other social network Trent posted a topic about it but I need more men views and for some reason I never seen a man touch this topic. I need to know from male what they think (females are welcome to comment to)

This is one of the comments Trent posted on his thread earlier this week;
(He reads a lot so he may have gotten this from some sort of source but he have not told me his source yet I have asked him to provide me with a link.)

OF THE AFRICAN WOMAN

Take the female and run a series of tests on her to see if she will submit to your
desires willingly. Test her in every way, because she is the most important factor for good economics. If she shows any sign of resistance in submitting completely to your will, do not hesitate to use the bull whip on her to extract that last bit of b-word out of her. Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good economic. When in complete submission, she will train her off springs in the early years to submit to labor when the become of age. Understanding is the best thing. Therefore, we shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what we have produced here in this breaking process of the female n-word. We have reversed the relationship in her natural uncivilized state she would have a strong dependency on the uncivilized n-word male, and she would have a limited protective tendency toward her independent male offspring and would raise male off springs to be dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We reversed nature by burning and pulling a civilized n-word apart and bull whipping the other to the point of death, all in her presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, with the MALE IMAGE DESTROYED, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychological dependent state to a frozen independent state. In this frozen psychological state of independence, she will raise her MALE and female offspring in reversed roles. For FEAR of the young males life she will psychologically train him to be MENTALLY WEAK and DEPENDENT, but PHYSICALLY STRONG. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her FEMALE off springs to be psychological independent. What have you got? You’ve got the N-WORD WOMAN OUT FRONT AND THE N-WORD MAN BEHIND AND SCARED. This is a perfect situation of sound sleep and economic. Before the breaking process, we had to be alertly on guard at all times. Now we can sleep soundly, for out of frozen fear his woman stands guard for us. He cannot get past her early slave molding process. He is a good tool, now ready to be tied to the horse at a tender age. By the time a n-word boy reaches the age of sixteen, he is soundly broken in and ready for a long life of sound and efficient work and the reproduction of a unit of good labor force. Continually through the breaking of uncivilized savage n-word, by throwing the n-word female savage into a frozen psychological state of independence, by killing of the protective male image, and by creating a submissive dependent mind of the n-word male slave, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurs and re shifts the position of the male and female slaves. We show what we mean by example. Take the case of the two economic slave units and examine them close.

My question is Do you think that the black boy child are messed up because of they way black mothers raised them?

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Posted in health with tags on September 25, 2009 by Vanessa

My dad called me today out the blue to find out how mom was doing. I laid it on him thick ( I haven’t been talking to anyone and she is stressing me out) I told him ALL that has been going, on the good the bad and the ugly, shew. My father is a very educated man, he is cool with me but like most parents he made some effed up choices in life..Anywho after I got off the phone with him he called my mom. They spoke, he mentioned to her about talking to a social worker and getting someone to come to the house to help her clean and take her to her appointments cause Nessa (me) can’t do it all…Which he is right… But little do he know i know my mom just as good as he do and she cursed him out and hung up on him lol Then she called me up like 20 minutes late and tells me Mickey (that’s my nickname for her) you know I love you right smh. She don’t know that her ex-husband (my dad) already called me and told me that she cursed him out..LOL

Anyway that was funny to me. now back to The Lung disease; Pulmonary Fibrosis, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time. My mom had this sickness since I was 12 years old and she never seeked medical help I think it has gotten to that stage. PF can cause coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of pulmonary Fibrosis. Most people who have PF smoke or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust, also may contribute to it.

My mom has worked in the same business for over 17 years she works as a Quality Control person at an casting corp in Midtown Manhattan a.k.a The Gold District . She makes jewelry from scratch and sell the finished work to big Jewelry companies like Zales, Marco Jacobs etc…Long story short, There is a thin white powder that raw casting are made with, her company never provided her with mask for her face and if she has been inhaling those fumes for 17 years it may have contributed to her Lung disease. She has never been a smoker. I think she may have to be looking into a law suite but it is way to early to tell she has her first appointment with the lung specialist on October 2nd.
Healthy Alveoli and Damaged AlveoliCenter>
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The illustration shows the respiratory system and images of healthy alveoli and alveoli damaged by Pulmonary fibrosis

The air that you breathe goes down your windpipe into tubes in your lungs called bronchial tubes, or airways.

The airways are shaped like an upside-down tree with many branches. At the end of the branches are tiny air sacs called alveoli (al-VEE-uhl-eye).

The airways and air sacs are elastic. When you breathe in, each air sac fills up with air like a small balloon. When you breathe out, the air sac deflates and the air goes out.

In Pulmonary Fibrosis, less air flows in and out of the airways because of one or more of the following:

* The airways and air sacs lose their elastic quality.
* The walls between many of the air sacs are destroyed.
* The walls of the airways become thick and inflamed (swollen).
* The airways make more mucus than usual, which tends to clog the airways

No known cure exists for pulmonary fibrosis. Unfortunately, no medication has been shown to improve the outcome of patients with this condition.

* For some people, medications such as corticosteroids and cytotoxic drugs may help reduce swelling (inflammation).
* Ongoing clinical studies are experimenting with new treatments that have been shown to hep some people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
* Oxygen may be necessary in patients who have low blood oxygen levels.
* Lung rehabilitation will not cure the disease, but can help maintain exercise capacity (the ability to exercise without breathing difficulty).

Some patients with advanced pulmonary fibrosis may need a lung transplant.

Causes

No one knows what causes pulmonary fibrosis or why some people get it. It causes the lungs to become scarred and stiffened. This stiffening may make it increasingly difficult to breathe. In some people the disease gets worse quickly (over months to a few years), but other people have little worsening of the disease over time.

The condition is believed to result from an inflammatory response to an unknown substance. “Idiopathic” means no cause can be found. The disease occurs most often in people between 50 and 70 years old.