Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Taiwanese student is too petite for Yale's "medical professionals" - forced into weekly psych checkups

Apparently Yale has never seen a petite Asian woman.  They were so shocked when one walked in at five-foot-two and ninety pounds that they decided she must be crazy!  So they threatened her with "medical leave" (expulsion) if she didn't gain weight.  They also mandated weekly bloodwork and psychiatric voodoo to handle her "eating disorder."

What the fuck is wrong with people medical people?  They think they get to order anyone around and if they don't obey, watch out, they will ruin your life.  Fuck them.

Yale has threatened to kick out a 20-year-old history major because she's too thin. 
New Jersey native, Frances Chan, who is 5'2" and weighs 90lbs, claims she's been force feeding herself Cheetos and ice cream in an attempt to add flesh to her tiny frame after the Ivy League school became convinced she was suffering from an eating disorder.
Chan said the New Haven, Connecticut, college wouldn't even let up when her parents confirmed she, and the rest of her family, had always been naturally skinny and even sent in childhood medical records and had their doctor contact the school.
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Harsh: Yale has threatened to kick out 20-year-old history major Frances Chan, pictured, because she's too thin
Harsh: Yale has threatened to kick out 20-year-old history major Frances Chan, pictured, because she's too thin

'It felt really bad to be this powerless,' Chan told the New Haven Register. 'I ate ice cream twice a day. I ate cookies. I used elevators instead of walking up stairs. But I don't really gain any weight.'
She said the battle over her weight began in September when she noticed a lump in her breast and went to get it checked out.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Is the tide turning in California?

Just one month after Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens loosened concealed carry requirements (in light of Peruta), they have received nearly 3,000 applications for concealed carry licenses.
The staggering backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000 and some applicants said they’ve been told it may be years before their applications are fully processed. 
The flood of applications for concealed weapons permits was triggered by a pro-gun appeals court ruling that relaxed the restrictions on who could carry weapons. 
Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said they are scrambling to speed up the process and deal with the thousands of gun applications that have rolled in since February. 
Since the court ruling last month, the Sheriff’s Department has received four times the applications it typically receives in an entire year.
Although I left nearly 6 months ago, I can say I am truly happy for California.  The state is finally gaining some ground in restoring the most important Civil Right, the right to Keep and Bear Arms.  It is the right that makes an individual a sovereign, with control over his own destiny and life, the right that prevents slavery, and the right to which a politician's reaction yields absolute understanding of his true character.
If a politician isn't perfectly comfortable with the idea of his average constituent, any man, woman, or responsible child, walking into a hardware store and paying cash -- for any rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything -- without producing ID or signing one scrap of paper, he isn't your friend no matter what he tells you.  
If he isn't genuinely enthusiastic about his average constituent stuffing that weapon into a purse or pocket or tucking it under a coat and walking home without asking anybody's permission, he's a four-flusher, no matter what he claims.  
What his attitude -- toward your ownership and use of weapons -- conveys is his real attitude about you. And if he doesn't trust you, then why in the name of John Moses Browning should you trust him?  
If he doesn't want you to have the means of defending your life, do you want him in a position to control it?  
If he makes excuses about obeying a law he's sworn to uphold and defend -- the highest law of the land, the Bill of Rights -- do you want to entrust him with anything?
Knowing who really lives behind the mask is so important with politics, one area of life almost completely obscured by lies, that the 2nd amendment makes and effective lodestone for the truth.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

White Male Appreciation Week: Electricity

Via the Captain:

For the final day of White Male Appreciation Week we celebrate electricity.  Now many people will insist on either Edison or Franklin, but we're going to go with Tesla.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Try to be half as good a person as they think you are

Owning a dog is a double edged sword. Every day in the pleasure of their company sharpens the blade that cuts you when you lose them.  The pleasure is spread out over years and years, but the pain of their loss is sharp and terrible.

Goodbye Chaser, I will miss you.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Time for some pi!

Happy Pi Day! :)
 

Single mom wants Microsoft to parent her child

It's an old story, but it fits right into the narrative of irresponsibility.  Single mother buys her 11 year old son an Xbox membership through the console, but doesn't notice when he starts buying things for his games.  The boy racks up over £1,000 in charges, and of course, she blames Microsoft.
A desperate mother has condemned Microsoft after her 11-year-old son racked up a £1,000 debt on her debit card - through his Xbox. 
Brendan Jordan racked up a bill of £1,082.52 on his Xbox without realising all the purchases were being charged to his mum Dawn Matthews' card. 
The schoolboy made the payments to buy accessories and new games on his console after it saved the details of a previously registered card.
Flashing mum's cash: Mum-of-two Dawn Matthews has condemned Microsoft after her 11-year-old son Brendan Jordan racked up a £1,000 debt on her debit card - through his Xbox
Single mum-of-two Dawn, 37, from Strood, Kent, has now complained to Microsoft but claims the computer giant is ignoring her. 
She said: 'When I put my card details in 18 months ago I thought it was just for his membership to play online with his friends.
... 
'It is ridiculous to allow someone of his age to make payments without any checks being done.
'When he is in gaming mode he can't be thinking about the money. You can't put all that responsibility on a young boy.
'It is impossible to monitor everything your children do. These companies should take some responsibility. They take advantage of vulnerable people.'  
A spokesman for Microsoft claimed that a parental control setting would have prevented Brendan from spending Dawn's money. 
No checks being done?  Do you hand your child a remote control and not care what television show he watches?  Not if you are serious about being a parent.  I think it is fair to say that most children lack judgment, which is why you have to exercise that judgment ahead of time.  You're not being distracted by "gaming mode," right?  You already knew ahead of time that you would be leaving your child alone while you are working, etc.. When you bought the game system, did you not ask any questions?  Did you not pause and think, hey, this thing is going to connect to the internet, what risks does that pose for my children?  Guess what?  Microsoft did think of those questions, which is exactly why they have created tools for you to make it easier.  The tools are called Parental Settings.

Let me give you a bit of advice now.  Your son is 14 at the time of my blog entry, and he'll be getting online every day.  You have those same parent tools on the computer he will use, and probably on your network router.  Go down to your electronics store and ask some questions about these settings, and stop pushing responsibility for your lack of parenting onto others.