Thoughts of a Medic

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Location: Minnesota, United States

A Blog on Minnesota and National politics, religion, news, and life.

Monday, July 18, 2005

The New WP blog!

Yup. Moving to bigger and better things.

I bought my own domain and hosting, and am now running on a WordPress powered website. Currently, the theme is still under construction, so I'm using the default till it finishes.

http://medicthoughts.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Another Bloody Survey

I don't really like surveys, but Pam asked so here it is.

I STOLE THIS FROM PAM...............(she told me to!!!)
THREE NAMES YOU GO BY
1. Mark
2. Medic
3. Robert (people call me this all the time because for some reason they cant remember my real name)
THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE HAD:
1. sccfan47 (yahoo/aim)
2. kylekatarn12 (msn)
3. asmodeankane47 (xfire)
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. teeth
2. Eyes
3. hands (dunno why)
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. smile
2. laugh (not really physical, but im gonna do it anyway)
3. can't think of anymore
THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
1. German
2. Irish
3. English
(well, we can see where I get my temper from :P and as a side note I consider myself 100% American)
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. needles
2. snakes
3. liberals (im serious)
THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Contacts
2. Getting on the internet
3. talking with Andrea
THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. kakis
2. dress shoes
3. socks
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS OR MUSICAL ARTISTS:
1. Steven Curtis Chapman
2. Toby Keith
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS:
1. "Decleration" Steven Curtis Chapman
2. "Bad Moon Rising" Creedence Clearwater Revival
3. "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue" Toby Keith
THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. Love
2. Humor
3. Trust
(Pam, I like these so I am just gonna steal them)
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE (in no particular order):
1. I once was in a car accident and broke my right leg in two places
2. At one time I thought I was gay
3. When I was in grade school someone shot my dog
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE PREFERRED SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU(in order):
1. Overall looks
2. personality
3. smile
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES(also in order):
1. Playing Guild Wars
2. Politics
3. Reading
THREE THINGS YOU WANT REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. A gallon of ice cold root beer
2. To be back at school
3. For Andrea to come visit
CAREERS YOU'RE CONSIDERING/YOU'VE CONSIDERED:
1. Cop
2. Teacher
3. Bounty Hunter (seriously, wouldn't this job be sweet)
THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. Alaska
2. Iraq (I want to go after it is fixed up and see the progress for myself)
3. South Carolina
THREE KIDS' NAMES YOU LIKE:
1. Matthew John
2. Elayne Jessica
3. Heriatio Kane (never would actually name a kid this, but it's still a cool name)
THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Get married (not that I am in a hurry or anything, but it is on the list)
2. Go big game hunting
3. Maybe something with politics?
THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A GIRL/BOY:
1. I like girls
2. I like guns
3. I am not gay
THREE CELEB CRUSHES:
1. No
2. Such
3. Thing
THREE PEOPLE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE STEAL THIS FROM ME:
1. Chad
2. Andrea
3. Sarah K.(Soon to be J. and I am not sure how much she reads my blog, I know she has been here at least once.

REALLY BIG UPDATE:

Umm, Chad pointed out to me that I forgot to change the part of this survey about how I am a typical guy. Don't worry, I am not a fag, I just missed that section, Ill go and change that.

Happy Birthday Andrea

Today is Andrea's birthday and she turns 19. I just wanted to post that and tell her happy birthday. Be nice and leave her a note in the comments.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A Post On Andrea

So, maybe you guys caught it earlier during my Puppy Post that Andrea was (and still is) my girlfriend. I am writing this post because she asked me to write something about her and because she asked so nicely and I love her I decided to do so. I really don't know what to write about her, I spose I could start with saying that she will probably come up to visit me in the first weekend in September and we are both looking forward to that, it should be fun. I plan on getting her ice cream and I promised her that I would not blend her puppies in the spirit of the Puppy Blender, she gets quite cranky when I mention that with good reason, she loves her puppies and I like them as well and would never really blend them, Andrea, I promise I won't. Anyway, I am going to wrap this Andrea post up, I guess that if you have any questions put them in the comments and I will see what I can do.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Looking For A Manual?

Somehow I don't think these manuals will ever show up at ReplacementDocs...

And as my fellow blogger Opinipundit stated: "We have manuals on how to properly handle the Koran and humanely treat prisoners, paying respect their cultural sensitivities, they have manuals on how to properly torture and decapitate hostages."

KIDNAP AND DECAPITATION MANUAL FOUND IN HIDEOUT

Baghdad, 23 June (AKI) - US Marines have found manuals on taking hostages and decapitation during a raid on a guerrilla hideout in the Iraqi village of Karabla, near the town of Qaim, close to the Syrian border. The Arab newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat reports that in the hideaway the troops also found several hostages who were being held there by Islamic militants. The hiding place was being used as a centre for the interrogation and torture of hostages, and contained electrodes and other instruments of torture.

The manuals found were used as Jihad (Holy War) handbooks. The first was titled: "How to choose the best hostage", the second covered decapitation and was called: "Rules for cutting off the heads of infidels", and the third manual, "principles of the philosophy of the Jihad", was more theoretical.

The three documents, the last of which is 574 pages long, carry the name Abdel Rahman al-Aliya, which the newspaper says is probably a cover name to hide the identity of the real author. The hideout - in the volatile western Anbar province which has been the scene of fierce fighting between insurgents and the US-led forces - is believed to have been used by the group led by the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. He is credited with introducing the practice of decapitation to the activities of the Jihadist movement.

This is just sick, Im gonna go grab my guns and go over to Iraq now, it's terrorist killin' time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

No Child Left Behind/Ed Watch/ FedEd

I sent Michelle Malkin an email about Ed Watch and my former professor's books about the No Child Left Behind Act. (read the post I did on NCLB and Quist's books here) Hopefully she will reply and I can give you guys an update.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

What's Your RealAge?

We all know how old we are. I happen to be 20 right now and I feel great and I am happy and content, but with all the stress in our lives and whatever health issues that we have are we really as young (or old) as we think we are? Well if you go here to RealAge you can take a test (which takes about 10 minutes) and it will tell you how old your body is based on your family history, eating habits, medical history, amount of exercise, etc. My end result was that even though I am 20.1 years old my RealAge is 22.4, maybe that is why people always tell me I look older than I am, dunno. I just thought this was interesting, fell free to share your results in the comments, it would be interesting.