Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Hooked on chicken nuggets: Girl, 17, who has eaten nothing else since age TWO rushed to hospital after collapsing
Ever since she was a toddler, Stacey Irvine has eaten little else but chicken nuggets and the occasional portion of chips.
Now, at the age of 17, she has been warned by doctors to change her appalling diet or die.The factory worker – who says she has never tasted fresh fruit or vegetables – had to be taken to hospital earlier this week when she collapsed after struggling to breathe.
Her poor suffering mother has stated that she has "tried" to get her daughter to eat healthy, but she won't. Her other two children do eat a varied diet, it doesn't say what, but I hope their diets are more healthy. What I find myself asking on this, is just WHO? is the parent? My kids have tried that little game on me, where they would refuse to eat something and 2 of my kids actually figured out how to make themselves regurgitate on demand. That stopped after I made them eat what they spewed. If this girl was one of my children she would have a choice, eat what every other member of this family eats, or you don't eat. Period, End of Discussion. I don't blame this girl if you want to be brutally honest. I blame the mother. She allowed this child to defy her without any fear of discipline or punishment, and now the girl has come close to dying. And she STILL seems to want to continue with her self destructive diet. This girl needs a severe criticism session on her butt before she kills herself.
And to top if off, according to the Yahoo story, people are blaming McDonalds for this girls stupidity. Why is no one castigating this girls for her own actions? No, it's the BIG Corporations fault, that this girl only ate McNuggets. Wha?!!? Correct me if I am wrong, but if I decide to do something stupid, like drive drunk. And I get hurt, injured or something like that. Whose fault is it? The manufacturer of the car I was driving? The manufacturer of alcohol I was consuming? The Bar where I consumed it? The gas station who sold me gasoline? NO! It's MY fault, for being so stupid as to do that. That is what is called personal responsibility. And this girl and her mother have none. Do what you want and accept no consequences for your actions. that has become the new personal mantra. Only it isn't that new. Allow me to direct your attention to this phrase. "Do What Thou Wilt." I will let you look up the reference yourself. A phrase who defined the life of one of the worlds ultimate hedonist has evidently been making a come back under a new guise.
I'll leave you to read between the line.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
If you like Lois McMaster Bujold's Vokosigan Saga and David Weber's Honor Harrington Series or even Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern you will like Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War Series. I am currently rereading the entire series, and I find myself lost in my imagination. Placing myself in the story, and thinking "What would I do if I was in that situation?" I find it a very enjoyable read, and I also recommend her Familias Regnant series of books as well. You can find all of her books available on Amazon.com, NOTE, I am not an Amazon affiliate, I do not get a commission. I just really enjoy good books.