Thursday, May 12, 2011

Graduation :-D

Finally, the day has come for me to experience my final day with just one hour of sleep because I am up all night writing a Final. In under 2 days, I will be walking across the stage to claim my diploma and I couldnt be more excited. College has given me nowledge and experience that I could not have gained anywhere else but after 5 year, I am ready to be done. I will miss the people and the professors and learning but I will not miss driving 45 mins. everyday or spending 2 hours trying to find a parking spot, or paying $25 every other week for an expired meter ticket. Congratulations to everyone who has completed this stage of their life. It is not easy but a success worth celebrating!

Monday, May 2, 2011

For Every Action, There is a Reaction!

Yesterday, May 1st around midnight, President Obama announced to the citizens of the United States that a military operation had killed and captured Osama Bin Laden. Although this is a good thing for American and terrorism around the world, I am not sure if I can call it justice. Justice in America does not mean you can go and kill someone becasue they have killed others. I love my country and grieved terribly after 9-11 so yes I wanted Osama Bin Laden to pay for his actions, but in a justified way. I do not know the entire story so I cannot say that they did not have a just reason for shooting him in the head on that day. However, I wonder if he was a threat to them for them to shoot, if it was too high of a risk for them not to shoot, and if he even picked up a weapon to attack. Many people die everyday, yes! And I am not terribly concerned that Osama has lost his life because he has killed many during his lifetime, but I want it to be done in a way that America can be proud of and hold its head to saying we have not forgot about our core values. I am curious to know exactly what happened during this operation in Pakistan, which lead to the death of Osama Bin Laden.

The second thing I think people are forgetting is that Osama did not carry out these attacks himself. He has an army of followers and these followers are not going to be very happy with the death of their leader. Even if Osama was the brains of the operation, these followers are trained and may already have some experience in how to carry out an attack so I fear and I pray that it will never happen, but I fear for the lives of the American people. My daughter's father travels every week, so he is on a plane at least twice a week if not more. These followers will retaliate on America eventually and I hope that we do not let our guard down becasue I feel like some Americans will have to lose their life for this.

Pray, and be cautious of your surroundings. If you are on a plane and it is hijacked, please ban together and attack these men before they kill everyone. There needs to be a few brave people on the plane to risk their life for the lives of others. Yet, if you attack there is a chance you will live, but if you do not attack, their is no chance. Have a safe, strategic plan for a terrorist attack. God Bless America!

Lupus Awareness Month

May marks National Lupus Awareness Month. Many people have clouded ideas of what Lupus really is and that could be contributed to the fact that the definition and cause are also a little clouded. There is not a thorough understanding even amongst the medical community as to what exactly causes Lupus.

The known facts about lupus are that it is an autoimmune disease, which means the body starts attacking and destroying its own healthy cells, tissue, and organs. Instead of having a defense system that attacks foreign objects adn material that enter the body like viruses and parasites, the body gets confused and does the exact opposite.

Statistically, lupus affects more women between the age of 15 and 45, during their reproductive years. Men can also have lupus and those that do, usually have it much worst than women. The disease is sought to have a connection with sex hormones, meaning estrogen and testosterone and their are currently studies being conducted to determine the exact relationship between the two and lupus.

This month, please learn a little about this disease and what you can do to help. The main symptom is exhaustion and many patients lack the ability to just wake up and go like the rest of us. It takes them a long time to convince themsel;ves to get out of bed becasue they are either suffering from joint pain or just the result of the body working so hard to fight off something.

Please visit the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter or anline at and learn about how you can help change the life of someone with this terrible disease.