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– TWC

… THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH:

ADVISES THE PUBLIC TO BE ALERT TO THE WARNING SIGNALS OF HEAT ILLNESSES NOW THAT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR CENTRAL ALABAMA.

THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CREATE HEAT INDEX VALUES NEAR OR ABOVE 105 DEGREES F BOTH THIS AFTERNOON.

EXCESSIVE HEAT CAN BE DEADLY AND THE COMBINATION OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CURRENTLY AFFECTING ALABAMA MEANS THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE WARNING SIGNALS OF HEAT ILLNESSES.

HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES OCCUR WHEN THE BODY’S TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM IS OVERLOADED. THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISES EVERYONE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, STAY IN AIR CONDITIONED AREAS AND KEEP OUT THE DIRECT SUN.

INDIVIDUALS WITH HEART PROBLEMS, POOR CIRCULATION, DIABETES, A PREVIOUS STROKE OR OBESITY ARE AT GREATER RISK OF BECOMING SICK IN HOT WEATHER. HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES MAY INCREASE AMONG PEOPLE USING MEDICATIONS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, NERVOUSNESS OR DEPRESSION. THE PUBLIC SHOULD ALSO CHECK ON THE ELDERLY AND ENSURE PETS HAVE PLENTY OF WATER TO DRINK AND A SHADY PLACE TO COOL OFF.

HEAT STROKE, SOMETIMES CALLED SUNSTROKE, IS THE MOST SERIOUS HEAT RELATED ILLNESS. IT OCCURS WHEN THE BODY BECOMES UNABLE TO CONTROL ITS TEMPERATURE. THE BODY’S TEMPERATURE RISES RAPIDLY, THE SWEATING MECHANISM FAILS AND THE BODY IS UNABLE TO COOL DOWN. BODY TEMPERATURE MAY RISE TO 106 DEGREES F OR HIGHER WITHIN 10 TO 15 MINUTES. HEAT STROKE CAN CAUSE DEATH OR PERMANENT DISABILITY IF EMERGENCY TREATMENT IS NOT PROVIDED.

WARNING SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE VARY, BUT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

AN EXTREMELY HIGH BODY TEMPERATURE (ABOVE 103 DEGREES F) -RED, HOT AND DRY SKIN (NO SWEATING) -RAPID, STRONG PULSE -THROBBING HEADACHE -DIZZINESS -NAUSEA -CONFUSION -UNCONSCIOUSNESS

GET THE PERSON TO A SHADY AREA, COOL RAPIDLY IN A TUB OF COOL WATER, PLACE IN A COOL SHOWER, SPRAY WITH COOL WATER FROM A GARDEN HOSE, SPLASH WITH COOL WATER, OR, IF THE HUMIDITY IS LOW, PLACE IN A COOL, WET SHEET AND FAN VIGOROUSLY. MONITOR BODY TEMPERATURE AND CONTINUE COOLING EFFORTS UNTIL THE PERSON’S BODY TEMPERATURE DROPS TO 101 TO 102 DEGREES F. IF EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL ARE DELAYED, CALL A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

DR. DONALD WILLIAMSON, STATE HEALTH OFFICER, SAID, “HEAT STROKE IS A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY. A PERSON WITH HEAT STROKE IS LIKELY TO BE UNCONSCIOUS OR UNRESPONSIVE, SO HE OR SHE CANNOT SAFELY CONSUME ANY LIQUIDS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU GIVE ANY ALCOHOL TO A PERSON WITH HEAT STROKE OR ANY HEAT ILLNESS.”

FOLLOW THESE PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO AVOID HEAT ILLNESSES:

-DRINK MORE FLUIDS, AND AVOID BEVERAGES CONTAINING ALCOHOL OR CAFFEINE -WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE EXTREME, STAY INDOORS, IDEALLY IN AN AIR- CONDITIONED PLACE -TAKE A COOL SHOWER OR BATH -REDUCE OR ELIMINATE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOTTEST TIME OF THE DAY -PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN WITH A WIDE BRIMMED HAT, LIGHT- COLORED AND LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING -USE A SUNSCREEN OF SPF 15 OR HIGHER -NEVER LEAVE PETS OR PEOPLE IN A PARKED VEHICLE.

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Aug 022011
 
2011 Summer TCA Tour - Day 3

TV network TLC is making a reality series following the lives of Muslims living in America.

The programme – called ‘All American Muslim’ – will follow five Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan hoping to expose the ‘misconceptions and conflicts’ they face ‘outside and within’ their own community’.

Dearborn has one of America’s largest Muslim populations and has the largest mosque in North America.

Earlier this year a CNN found that 46 per cent Americans have a positive view of American Muslims, while 26 per cent have an negative view.

In 2002, the number of Americans with a positive view of Muslims stood at 39 per cent.

Daily Mail

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 29: (L-R) Mike Jaafar, Angela Jaafar, sisters Suehaila Amen and Shadia Amen-McDermott speak during the ‘All-American Muslim’ panel during the TLC Discovery Communications portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The cable channel best known for controversial hits will turn its focus to a Muslim-American community in Michigan.

The series, set to premiere in November, is designed to bring viewers inside a Dearborn, Michigan community with the largest mosque in the United States. The cameras will chronicle the everyday lives of five appropriately diverse Muslim families, focusing on their customs, celebrations, conflicts and misconceptions.

The announcement comes just a day after cable rival Bravo announced it would be chronicling the daily lives of Persian-American community members in Los Angeles, on the surface a similar attempt to explore a world through reality television’s lens.

“People fear what they don’t know … I’m not from Mars,” says Muslim-American cast member Mike Jaafar.

“People have been waiting 10-plus years to show the world that we’re just like you,” says Muslim cast member Shadia Amen-McDermott. Adds Suehaila Amen of the community’s response to the cameras invited in to document the faith and its people, “They love the fact that they’re given the opportunity … They feel like they’re misrepresented.”

If this group has any real trepidation about the reactions inside or outside of the Muslim culture, it isn’t letting on. It’s a stance similar to the one taken by the Wives cast, who appeared before the Television Critics Association audience a year earlier.

“We knew there were risks but we feel that the story, for the sake of our entire family, is an important one to tell,” Janelle, one of Kody Brown’s three wives, told the press at the time. Like her fellow cast members, she was excited about the opportunity to inform viewers about the untraditional lifestyle on what became a top-performing show.

Hollywood Reporter

~ I would be very interested in your comments on this ~JP

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I stand here in abject stupefaction. The so-called “right” or “Tea Party” in this republic is being so thoroughly rolled and defeated that I am struggling to come up with an adequate violent submission metaphor that does not involve prison rape . . . and they honesty think that they’re “winning.” Really? You call this winning?

FULL article by American Thinker


* – Obama gets over $2 Trillion to spend before the 2012 election
* – There are no real spending cuts
* – There is a massive tax increase effective January 1, 2013

We’re that use to being treated as stupid we no longer recognise what stupid is!

Rep. Chaffetz Ensuring Bills Will Be Debated At ‘Pledge To America’

Rep. Jason Chaffetz discussing how bills will be posted online for 72 hours before coming to a vote as part of the GOP ‘Pledge To America’.

~ Yay! Like, WHAT happened to this Jason? So then the GOP transparency is about as good as the left. Quit insulting our intelligence! WE are NOT STUPID! WE hear you LOUD and CLEAR:

The 2012 budget: At one point in the negotiations, the 2012 budget was to be slashed by $36 billion. The final number of cuts: just $7 billion. And just to ensure we don’t have another bruising government shutdown fight over cuts in September, the deal deems and passes the 2012 budget. Yes, that’s right, the old Gephardt Rule or Slaughter Solution, is back. What’s deem and pass? It’s a legislative trick that essentially means that Congress will consider the budget passed without ever actually having to vote on it.

The trigger: This is counterintuitive, but the trigger is actually pretty good for Democrats. For all that MoveOn thinks that it would force benefit cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, it actually wouldn’t trigger benefit cuts to any entitlements. The only cuts it would force would be a 2% or more haircut for Medicare providers. And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, along with most Democrats, has never opposed provider cuts. Not only that, most progressives actually want the Pentagon cuts. So if the committee deadlocks and the trigger is pulled, Democrats won’t be miserable.

The commission: Again, for all the liberal carping about a “Super Congress,” the commission of 12 members — three from each party in each chamber — set up to find the second phase of $1.5 trillion in cuts by Thanksgiving is actually rigged to force some revenue increases. Yes, the Bush tax cuts are off the table. But there are plenty of loops holes, subsidies and other corporate welfare programs that are on the table. And with such a strong trigger, it’s hard to imagine at least one Republican not voting to kill corporate jet subsidies over slashing $500 billion from the defense budget – even if the revenues aren’t offset. The question is: who are Republicans more afraid of, Grover Norquist or the joint chiefs? Democrats’ money is on the joint chiefs.

~ Click image to read TEA PARTY IN SHOCK! INFURIATING DEBT DEAL DETAILS …

~ I leave you with this video: S&P issues warning over U.S. debt, policies…Credit Rating Downgrade Imminent?

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Aug 022011
 

At the end of the day it’s our Kids and their kids who are going to have to pay off the Washington Spending Spree. Think about it! Washington is getting ready to add a couple of more Trillion to the National Debt with the debt ceiling and all the cuts they talk about will still make the Debt over 20 Trillion Dollars within 10 years. And yes that does not include the unfunded liabilities. America needs leadership not games. Call Washington and tell them it’s time to stop spending our future.

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