Tuesday, November 28, 2006

LMC's Smorgasboard

Women talk three times as much as men, says study

I'm not sure how this article is news but it made me smile. Here is an excerpt from the article:
"It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men.

In fact, women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - 13,000 more than the average man.

Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat - and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book suggests.

The book - written by a female psychiatrist - says that inherent differences between the male and female brain explain why women are naturally more talkative than men.

In The Female Mind, Dr Luan Brizendine says women devote more brain cells to talking than men.

And, if that wasn't enough, the simple act of talking triggers a flood of brain chemicals which give women a rush similar to that felt by heroin addicts when they get a high."
I have never denied that I'm a talker so I don't get the part where it says we've denied this truth. I will freely admit that I talk 3 times as much as my husband but of course that also has to do with my personality. I didn't know that talking could be like heroin but hey, maybe thats why I've never needed drugs :-).

A-List Blogger
A lot of people have been posting about this. I'm not sure how much it really means but hey, its fun to say I'm an A-list blogger :-). Check out where your blog fits in.

Despicable Judge #3--Missouri Circuit Judge Larry Meyer gives rapist probation

The 3rd despicable judge that I'm highlighting happens to be from my own state. I couldn't find a news article on this anywhere but Bill O'Reilly had my Governor Matt Blunt on last night talking about this. The Missouri Legislature passed our version of Jessica's law to prevent stuff like this from happening but apparently this happened before the law was in effect.

Unbelievably this 50 yr. old sicko raped his 9 year old step-daughter and Judge Meyer gave him probation. You've really got to wonder what is wrong with these judges. Why would they put monsters like this out into society? The law that Missouri passed will force Judges to give people like this mandatory life sentences which means they would serve at least 30 years behind bars. Instead of that this Judge gives a child rapist probation. Completely despicable!!!

Previous post on despicable judges

Trial against Warren Jeffs

I can't tell you how upset this story makes me. It shows you what happens when religion gets twisted and is used for power and money for one person instead of truly devoting yourself to God. I was watching Greta's show a week ago when I saw her talking about Warren Jeffs' cult and what was done to the children in it. One of the prosecutors that was talking on the show described how "kids in the cult were living in hell."

Jeffs' cult forces 14 yr. old girls to get married to men that are much older and who are picked out by Jeffs and other men. There are other women who have escaped that tell how they were abused by their fathers at very young ages. This one victim said that in this cult women are worthless except to bear children. It seems this cult is a big cover-up that enables dirty old men to sexually abuse girls at all ages and its all okay because its supposed to be part of their religion. Meanwhile passive mothers and adult women stand by and let all this happen. It is hard to stomach.

One of Jeffs' previous lawyers was saying that by trying to prosecute Jeffs the attorneys were prosecuting him for practicing his religion. I literally yelled back at the TV that raping children has nothing to do with religion and this is all a farce to cover up what one woman called "organized pedophilia". Sick, sick, sick!!!

Health update

I finally made it into the Dr. today and I'm glad I waited to go to the specialist. She was very helpful and gave me some good drugs and is going to get my regular Dr. to prescribe something for the migraines. I can't take ibuprofen anymore since that is probably what caused the ulcers and tylenol doesn't cut it for migraines. Thanks for praying.

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