Friday, December 31, 2004

2004! YER OUTTA HERE!!! ;-)>

WHEW! What a year 2004 was, I have named it '(insert LOUD announcer voice here) THE YEAR OF THE BOOB! From the beginning with Janets to The Big Boob hiself John Kerry.There were many boobs thru out,many,many! We found out what the BS in CBS stood for, Petersons Death Penalty(finaly),a Gay NJ Governor, The whole election mud slinging process.Media circus with their Hurricane Watches,Anna Nicole,Martha the jailbird,The whole Benifer romance, BILL OREILLY Fahrenheits Hype,Britney...BOOBS.Tits and Twits!YUP! 2004 was a deadly bloody year.My heart and soul go to those who have died and the ones that loved them who are left behind.Its hard for me to wish us all a Happy and Wonderful New Year while standing in the rubble of 2004.Some of us will never be the same.I pray to GOD,yes, we PRAY TO GOD HERE!I pray for each and everyone of you and your loved ones and friends safety and peace in this New Year.It was a bittersweet year for many,unless you were a Red Sox fan and your STILL HIGH! ;-)> but for the most part we held strog and firm. I hope you choose to ditch those lame resolutions and just promise yourself to be better to yourself.Be a better citizen,daughter,son,mother,father,friend,wife,husband,lover.Be a better AMERICAN.I pray 2005 brings us ALL closer together as united NOT divided AMERICANS.I dont want anymore of this anti America-Americans crap! In the words of my sweet grandmother Rose..'Build a bridge sweetie,and GET OVER IT!' I love you all and wish for your personal best while I go thru my day.Since moving out here to Idaho my New Years traditon after midnite kiss and toast is to strip naked (with snow boots and a smile) run thru BACK YARD clanking pots and screaming out the old year and welcoming in the New Year.Then I throw my naked body into the soft new snow and do a snow angel! Not alot of snow even to cover the grass as of yet,might just drop the snow angel part,ahhh....So tonight, dont party too much, and when you raise your toast remember all of us Hannity family/F.O.K.K.ers (Friends of Karpet Kitten) and wish us well! We will do the same for you and yours!It was a great year of being part of our little circle, I enjoy and love your input and emails and compliments(LOL).So 2004 the doors gonna hit ya where the Good Lord split ya...can ya just pah-leeze take Mike Moore,Al Franken,Anna Nicole and a few other loons wit'cha?? Oh Please!?! Jesus had a great ear at the box office, yet got thrown outta school! Dont let it get ya down Big Guy! They did it to me,too!I could go on and on with thanking ou all,praying for our safety and the worlds future,Congratulating Mr. Sean Hannity for the exceptional job he did not only during election but the WHOLE YEAR. He toured like a rock star (he is!), he educated,barnstormed and gave till he couldnt give no more.We should all give a special toast for Sean and Sweet Baby James for their continued sucess and stellar work. Lets try to take a moment of silence tonight for the victims of the years horrible disasters.... Tsunami , hurricanes,earthquakes and bloody WAR.(And some Democrats Piston fans ;-)> ) So in every rose is a thorn,but enjoy the sweet smell and have much love,luck,peace,happiness,sucess,good health,good news and comfort.Know you are special and loved and appreciated! Thanks for putting up with me another Year!Maybe I made your favorite Boob list!As for my favorite BOOB one word,BABY.......... YYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAWWWWWWHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I miss the Mean Dean Machine,ok!) One last thing clck this awesome link which speaks from my heart to you and hopefuly will put a smile on your face and chuckle too! http://www.smilesr4u.com/kittyny.htm LOOK OUT 2005, HERE I COME!!! =^.^=

Saturday, December 25, 2004

A BIGG FATT SACK of NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS JOLLY's 2 make ya laugh! ;-)>

~~ Viagra 4Gingerbread Men?? http://www.aikenslaughs.com/adult/794.jpg ~~~ Santas Favorite Helper! http://redwolf421.0catch.com/images/Santacouldntmakeit334x500.jpg ~~~ Micheal Moores Christmas wish..A Baby Mike Clone! http://www.clublaugh.com/es-items/444.jpg ~~~ Santas Stop At AL FRANKENS HOUSE! http://www.geocities.com/red_k9/toons/24.gif ~~ The Gift that keeps on giving!4 the Girl who has ALMOST everything! http://www.footlonghotdog.net/200109/Crabs.jpg ~~ MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONG ,ENJOY! http://www.geocities.com/demuredenise/J6ohnLennon.htm ~~ A Purrrfect Christmas Wish!: http://d21c.com/wal9/felines/kittens/kitten_xmasmeow.jpg ~ Santas Gotta Get down there! http://www.anyfun.net/comics/comics/santa5.jpg ~~~ Snowmen and their dirrty minds! http://www.anyfun.net/comics/comics/santa19.jpg ~~~ The History of EggNog! ;-)> http://sassyannie.250free.com/cards/eggnog.jpg ~~~ Buy that little person in your life a Real JESUS DOLL to love and pray with! Heres link www.huggyjesus.com/ ~~ How Santa knows Youre NAUGHTY! http://www.angelfire.com/sc2/sunshinerose10sc/images/christmas/SantaKnows.Gif ~~~~ PLEASE!! Take a second to pray 4 our troops: Prayer wheel for our Military...please don't break it Please send this on after a short prayer. Prayer wheel for our soldiers...please don't break it � � � � ~~~~~~Prayer Wheel "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen." Prayer Wheel: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. There is nothing attached.... This can be very powerful.... Just send this to all the people in your address book.(or Not,just pray!) Do not stop the wheel, please.... Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine &others deployed in harm's way, Prayer is the very best one!!!!! Set an empty plate at your table tonight for that troop out there away from family and friends.Also, extend the gift of love and time to thier families.They appreciate it! ~~CHRISTMAS CAROL QUIZ!: http://www.icqgreetings.com/xmas/xmasquiz.htm ~~~~ A Sweet Wish For You all! http://susie1114.com/Christmas/MerryChristmas.html ~~~ MY WISH TO YOU ALL NOW & 4 EVER!KISSES! To All The World... May you be blessed with the Peace and Love of this Christmas season. Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me; Let there be peace on earth, The peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father, Brothers all are we. Let us walk with each other In perfect harmony =^.^= Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you my cyber family,who I love very much! May God fill your hearts and homes with blesings of much LOVE , JOY ,HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH ,LAUGHTER,SUCESS and PEACE!!!! Have a fun and Safe Holiday! =^.^=

Thursday, December 23, 2004

FACTS THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON!

This is for all the blowhard girlie men who complain about this country =^.^= ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of ! the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view� ... it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments! . DID YOU KNOW? As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door. DID YOU KNOW? As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court judges sit, �a display of the Ten Commandments! DID YOU KNOW? There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C. DID YOU KNOW? James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement: "We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." DID YOU KNOW? Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said: "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ". ! DID YOU KNOW? Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777. DID YOU KNOW? Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies. DID YOU KNOW? Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law - an oligarchy ... the rule of few over many. DID YOU KNOW? The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said: "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers." How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional? . Please forward this to everyone you can. Lets put it around the world and let the world see and remember what this great country was built on. Thank you!! ! Chamber, US House of Representatives � �~~~ GOD BLESS AMERICA! GOD BLESS US ALL! GOD BLESS AND KEEP HIS HAND ON SOLDIERS AND THOSE SERVING OVERSEAS AND THEIR FAMILIES! LOVE AND KISSES! ~~~ =^.^=

Sunday, December 19, 2004

The WAR IN IRAQ:Fewer SOLDIERS DIE, but MORE SEVERELY WOUNDED!

The Hidden Side Of Casualties In Iraq: Fewer Soldiers Dying, But More Severely Wounded Email to a FriendPrinter Friendly Version � By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer (AP) - For every American soldier killed in Iraq, nine others have been wounded and survived -- the highest rate of any war in U.S. history. It isn't that their injuries were less serious, a new report says. In fact, some young soldiers and Marines have had faces, arms and legs blown off and are now returning home badly maimed. But they have survived thanks, in part, to armor-like vests and fast treatment from doctors on the move with surgical kits in backpacks. "This is unprecedented. People who lose not just one but two or three extremities are people who just have not survived in the past," said Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston who researched military medicine and wrote about it in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. The journal also published a five-page spread of 21 military photographs that graphically depict the horrific injuries and conditions under which these modern-day MASH surgeons operate. "We thought a lot about it," said the journal's editor, Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, and ultimately decided the pictures told an important story. "This war is producing unique injuries -- less lethal but more traumatic," he said. In one traumatic case, Gawande tells of an airman who lost both legs, his right hand and part of his face. "How he and others like him will be able to live and function remains an open question," Gawande writes. Kevlar helmets and vests are one reason for the high survival rate. "The critical core, your chest and your abdomen, are protected," said Dr. George Peoples, a Walter Reed Army Medical Center surgeon who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Parodixically, what we've seen is devastating extremity injuries because people are surviving wounds they otherwise wouldn't have." By mid-November, 10,369 American troops had been wounded in battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, and 1,004 had died -- a survival rate of roughly 90 percent. In the Vietnam War, one in four wounded died, virtually all of them before they could reach MASH units some distance from the fighting. Today in Iraq, real-life Hawkeyes and B.J. Hunnicuts have stripped trauma surgery to its most basic level, carrying "mini-hospitals" in six Humvees and field operating kits in five backpacks so they can move with troops and do surgery on the spot. "Within an hour, we drop the tents and set up the OR tables, and we can pretty much start operating immediately," said Peoples, whose photographs are in the medical journal. He's now at Walter Reed in Washington which has treated 150 amputees from the Iraq war. American military hospitals collectively have had 200 amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan, three of them triple amputees. The record survival rates in Iraq have been achieved with an astonishingly small number of general surgeons. The entire Army has only about 120 on active duty and a similar number in the reserves. Of these, only 30 to 50 are in Iraq, plus 10 to 15 orthopedic surgeons, to care for 130,000 to 150,000 troops, Gawande reports. That's fewer than the 80 general and orthopedic surgeons on staff at two Boston hospitals -- Brigham and Massachusetts General. "It's a very tight supply," Gawande said of the surgeons in Iraq. "They're now also burdened with civilian Iraqis seeking their help because the U.S. has taken over many Iraqi hospitals." Virginia Stephanakis, a spokeswoman for the Army Surgeon General's Office, said Gawande had done excellent research and that his figures on casualties jibe with those on Department of Defense Web sites, though she wouldn't confirm the number of surgeons in Iraq. Gawande and others also credit nurses, anesthetists, helicopter pilots, other transport staff and an entire rethinking of the combat medicine system for soldiers' survival. The strategy is damage control, not definitive repair. Field doctors limit surgery to two hours or less, often leaving temporary closures and even plastic bags over wounds, and send soldiers to one of several combat support hospitals in Iraq with services like labs and X-rays. "We basically work to save life over limb," said Navy Capt. Kenneth Kelleher, chief of the surgical company at the chief U.S. Marine base near Fallujah. "No frills, nothing complicated. If the injury is not going to be salvageable, we do a rapid amputation, and there have been a fair number of those." If soldiers are shipped to a combat support hospital, the maximum stay is three days. If more advanced care is needed, they're sent to hospitals in Landstuhl, Germany, or Kuwait or Spain. If care will be needed for a month or more, they're whisked directly to Walter Reed or Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. "The average time from battlefield to arrival in the United States is now less than four days. In Vietnam, it was 45 days," Gawande writes. John Greenwood, a historian with the Army Surgeon General's office, said the new strategy has made a big difference in survival. "Historically, the key change has been the ability to move the wounded man to definitive surgical care," he said. Field surgeons moving with troops is the first step. Peoples traveled 1,100 miles throughout southern Iraq and into Baghdad, doing only what was absolutely necessary to save a life and shipping patients out. He said he tried to ignore personal danger, like the time his medical team was sent to an evacuated air base in southern Iraq. "At least, we thought it was evacuated," he said. In fact, Iraqi soldiers were still being routed out. The medical team was told to pick any of the bombed-out buildings to use as a makeshift hospital. After finishing one surgery, he walked outside and noticed big red X's on all the other buildings warning against entry. By sheer luck, he said, "we had chosen the only one that hadn't been booby-trapped." As for the soldiers he took pictures of, he had this to say: "Every person depicted in those photos survived." ~~~~~~~ GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!! THEIR FAMILIES,FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES.WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO.GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE =^.^= ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Saturday, December 18, 2004

STEM CELLS make PARALYZED RATS WALK!

Posted on Fri, Dec. 17, 2004 Stem cell researcher makes paralyzed rats walk PAUL ELIAS Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. - So far, not a single person has been helped by human embryonic stem cells. But in cramped university labs, a young neurobiologist with movie star good looks, a Carl Sagan-like fondness for the popular media and an entrepeneur's nose for profits is getting tantalizingly close. Hans Keirstead is making paralyzed rats walk again by injecting them with healthy brain cells sussed from a reddish soup of human embryonic stem cells he and his colleagues have created. Keirstead hopes to apply his therapy to humans by 2006. If his ambitious timetable keeps to schedule, Keirstead's work will be the first human embryonic stem cell treatment given to humans. "I have been shocked, thrilled and humbled at the progress that I have made," Keirstead, 37, said in an interview in his University of California-Irvine office, which is dominated by a 4- by 8-foot collage of famous rock stars created by his artist brother. "I just want to see one person who is bettered by something that I created." Keirstead has been turning stem cells into specialized cells that help the brain's signals traverse the spinal cord. Those new cells have repaired damaged rat spines several weeks after they were injured. For the last two years, he has shown dramatic video footage of healed rats walking to scientific gatherings and during campaign events to promote California's $3 billion bond measure to fund stem cell work, which passed in November. Keirstead and his colleagues are continuing to experiment with rats to ensure the injected cells do what they're supposed to without any side effects. "You don't want toenails growing in the brain," he said. Meanwhile, Keirstead and his corporate sponsor - Menlo Park-based Geron Corp. - are designing the initial human experiments, which will test for safety and involve just a handful of volunteers. The volunteers likely will be patients who have been recently injured. Keirstead's work was at first met by derision and disbelief at the Society of Neuroscience's annual meeting in 2002. "We upset a lot of people," said Dr. Gabriel Nistor, who was the first researcher to join Keirstead's lab five years ago. "No one believed us at first." Keirstead and Nistor were stars at the same gathering in October, and their research will be published next month in a scientific journal. Kierstead is as close as anyone in the stem cell research world could be to celebrity, and that can be dangerous in a profession noted as much for its petty jealousies of individual fame as it is for scientific breakthroughs. (Sagan, the noted astronomer who for years hosted the PBS series "Cosmos," was denied membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, a slight that his supporters insist was based on his mass appeal). Reporters have beaten a well-worn path to Keirstead's lab. The fact that he's wealthy only adds to his growing luster. Keirstead recently sold a biotech company he co-founded, unrelated to his stem cell work, in a deal that could be worth as much as $8 million. "We all love Hans - for various reasons," giggled Karen Miner, whose advocacy organization helps fund Keirstead's work. Miner and her colleagues at Research for Cure, based in Escalon in California's Central Valley, have contributed $170,000 over the last four years to the Reeve-Irvine Research Center where Keirstead works. The center is named for its founding donor, actor Christopher Reeve, who died in October of complications related to his paralysis. "We all feel he is on the cutting edge of spinal cord research," said Miner, 53, who was paralyzed below the neck after an automobile accident 12 years ago. "I have to think it's the most promising thing out there." She toured Keirstead's labs two years ago and watched once-paralyzed rats walk inside their cages. "The adrenaline that I felt was almost enough to get me out of the chair," Miner said. "When you are sitting in a wheelchair and see those rats running around, all you can think is, 'I want some of those now.'" Human embryonic stem cells are created in the first days after conception and are the building blocks of the human body. Scientists believe they will someday be able to coax stem cells to turn into healthy cells to treat a wide range of ailments, including diabetes, heart disease and spinal cord injuries. Many social conservatives who believe life begins at conception view the work as immoral because days-old embryos are destroyed during research. Critics complain privately that Keirstead is beholden to Menlo Park-based Geron, which claims a Microsoft-like grip on any commercial stem cell market that emerges. Geron funded the work of University of Wisconsin researcher Jamie Thomson, who discovered human embryonic stem cells in 1998, and the company funds Keirstead's lab at $500,000 a year. Geron owns the commercial rights to any drug Keirstead may develop. Keirstead doesn't apologize for his funding source, which he said is more generous than he could have expected from the federal government and with fewer research restrictions. He said he's not interested in profits, but rather in speeding the development of new spinal cord treatments. And he has an answer for those who say he's moving too fast and that his experiments with rats are dangling false hope before the 15,000 people paralyzed in the United States each year. "This is extremely promising," Keirstead said. "Why the hell would we wait?" ON THE NET Reeve-Irvine Research Center: http://www.reeve.uci.edu/index.html McKnight Brain Institute: http://www.reeve.uci.edu/index.html Research for Cure: http://www.researchforcure.org/ ~~~ =^.^=

INMATES 2 get call in radio show 4 HOLIDAY CHEER???!!!??

First off, I think the only radio inamtes should get pumped in 24/7 is the O'Franken Factor! That may be unjust and inhumane, but what the frick? They are in jail!Punish the Bums! LOL! Heres a doozey for ya kidz!~ Inmates to get holiday cheer from radio 12/18/2004, 9:16 a.m. PT By ROGER ALFORD The Associated Press� WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) � Inmates across the nation can receive some holiday cheer from faraway relatives through a radio call-in show that will be aired nationwide this year. �Advertisement � WMMT-FM in Whitesburg, which is popular among big-city inmates being held in isolated prisons in central Appalachia, will host a call-in show Monday so that people can offer Christmas wishes to inmates from Red Onion in Virginia to Folsom in California. Prisoners also are invited to call in for the program, which is slated to run from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. EST. The project is a public service to inmates who are being held in prisons hours from home and who might not otherwise receive a visit from relatives, said Nick Szuberla, a WMMT on-air personality who helped produce the call-in show. "The benefit to us is not monetary," Szuberla said. "This is not a commercially profitable venture. Part of the mission of the radio station is to give a voice to people who may not have a way to get their message heard." More than 40 radio stations across the nation have enlisted to simulcast the call-in program, catering to inmates in prisons like Sing Sing in New York and Big Sandy in Kentucky. It will be the show's national debut. Lorenzo McClean, an inmate at Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap, Va., said inmates appreciate the radio station's initiative. "Thank you for looking at us as human beings," McClean said in an e-mail to the station. WMMT's programming includes jazz, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, rap and other forms of urban music that appeals to prisoners who haven't developed a taste for the Nashville sound offered on most stations here. The signal from WMMT, a 15,000-watt station, reaches six major prisons, including two super-maximum security institutions, and numerous jails in southeastern Kentucky and portions of Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The simulcasts, via Pacifica Radio Network, will send the call-in program to prisons from coast to coast. Amelia Kirby, co-founder of the project, said the show is always heartwarming, especially when she's able to connect inmates and family members who haven't seen each other in years. "One family that we have gotten to know drives from 9 at night until 8 in the morning to visit their loved one who is held in a rural prison in southwest Virginia," Kirby said. "They live in Washington D.C., and let me tell you these coalfields are a long way from there." •__ On the Net: www.appalshop.org/h2h/calls.htm =^.^=

Thursday, December 09, 2004

PIMP MY TANK or DUDE WHERE'S MY ARMOUR PLATED TANK???

Ok, most of us have seen the press on yesterdays Army vs. Rummy question/answer session.I have bee reporting since the war started that our troops were not readly prepared for such a long hard battle.I started with the fact that most dont even have toilet paper out there.there is so much troops are asking family for that goverment cant or wont supply.Then yesterday,our brave troops sucked back fear,frustration and angst to question why are they not adequetly protected???? My mind quickly spinned to Puff Daddys bullet proof Hummer.Trumps bullet proof limo,helicopter and hair.Any rapper worth their grain of salt owns a bullet proof Hummer or Escalade or Bentley.How is it that our celeb elite gets better protection than the brave kids fighting tooth and nail for not only our freedom and rights, but the worlds?? Why cant our government and the worlds automakers pump out these life saving vehicals for the troops? Why on every other channel is there an auto extreme makeover dumping tens of thousands of dollars into a 1972 Pinto?Or how about the Tuttels who build custom bikes,they can make some hot metal POP!(props to the American Chopper peeps!) Why doesn't MTV's Pimp My Ride do an Army Battalions tank convoy? It would be great promotion for station and a great humanitarian deed.I hope I am not the only person with this idea.I hope some movers and shakers and money makers are already on this situation and scetching the blue prints for a tricked out tank!.Most of the troops out there are MTV generation and probably would love the concept of MTV 'pimpin' their tanks.Nothing tacky like fuzzy dice or ground effects neon night lights.How about just some life saving armour plating,folks?If the lawmakers limos are bullet proofed, damn it,the troops must be as well.Many of you are saying,'Why doesnt the government handle this?'After all the money spent to rebuild that sand box over there and teach and help,you would expect our team to have the most state of the art vehicals to fight with or at least compete with the up and coming rapper.Does it offend you Trump is more protected than our brave troops?Do the leaders,lawmakers and higher-ups think this is exceptable? I dont and I appologize to the troops and their families...I am proud that our troops were able to bring this to light in front of the worlds eyes and ears.But sick that it had to come to the 'worlds eyes and ears' instead of it being taken care of quietly.Maybe that will shame the gov into making this right, I dont know.I hope all of you pray for the troops,that they may be protected.Its not just a life or death thing.Do you realize how many of them or maimed or horribly disfigured for life? Why isnt the media doing MAJOR focus on the injured and maimed soldiers? I am sure its a money deal,right.So does that mean Rumsfelds vehical there wasnt bullet proof? I think NOT.