This guy is suing the British government for his weight. Getting political again - when the government does for people what they should do for themselves they become dependent. Black people vote Democratic in general and it is the social programs that have ruined their families and financial possibilities with handouts. They have got to become independent (as well as others on welfare) and take charge of their youth to turn this around. I think I heard on the radio that 60% of black babies are born to unwed mothers which means less likelihood of graduation from high school and more of a chance of serving time in prison. We can thank single mothers (black or white) for much of the ills of society. And then we can thank those who enable them. I don't even know if we can turn it around at this point. Unemployment is headed toward entitlement status. It will be permanent and another nail in the coffin for America. Soon there will be more people not working than there are people with jobs to pay the taxes for their support. I think it's around 47% of Americans who do not work and pay taxes. I saw a bumper sticker once that said "Work harder, millions on welfare are depending on you." There are people who need help and I don't begrudge them a penny. We have a friend on full disability because of his injuries in Viet Nam. There are people with handicaps and physical problems who need our help. There are also many able bodied people who could earn their welfare check. After so many unemployment checks could it be considered a loan to be repaid? Could people work for their welfare check? Could we require drug tests for those on public assistance?
An Excerpt from
The Strangest Secret
by Earl NightingaleGeorge Bernard Shaw said, "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them."Well, it's pretty apparent, isn't it? And every person who discovered this believed (for a while) that he was the first one to work it out. We become what we think about.Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn't know where he's going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry - his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing... he becomes nothing.How does it work? Why do we become what we think about? Well, I'll tell you how it works, as far as we know. To do this, I want to tell you about a situation that parallels the human mind.Suppose a farmer has some land, and it's good, fertile land. The land gives the farmer a choice; he may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn't care. It's up to the farmer to make the decision.We're comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn't care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn't care what you plant.Now, let's say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand- one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds-one corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land...and what will happen? Invariably, the land will return what was planted.As it's written in the Bible, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap."Remember the land doesn't care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants - one corn, one poison.The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn't care what we plant...success...or failure. A concrete, worthwhile goal...or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But what we plant must return to us.You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant.