Friday, August 27, 2010

You’re a failure - now get over it, Niggas Behaving Badly (Wrestling), A Relativist, Wrapped in a Muslim, Inside an Agnostic, Atheist doctors 'more likely to hasten death'

You’re a failure - now get over it - Telegraph UK
New research suggests our obsession with success is a handicap, says Max Davidson

Overheard in a boulangerie in the Dordogne last week: “If you are always ’appy, you are not truly ’appy. To be truly ’appy, you must first be sad.” Don’t the French put these things beautifully? And, of course, the Frenchman speaking – waxing philosophical to an English tourist while queuing for his baguettes – was spot-on.

Uninterrupted success is less satisfying than success intertwined with failure. That is not rocket science – even if, ironically, American rocket scientists have just reached the same conclusion as the Frenchman.

A study at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, drawing on data from satellite launches and space shuttles, concludes that success may be sweeter, but failure is the better teacher.

“There is a tendency for organisations to ignore failure or to try not to focus on it,” note the authors of thereport. Vital lessons for the future are overlooked in the rush to put a brave face on disappointment.

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A Relativist, Wrapped in a Muslim, Inside an Agnostic - The American Spectator

Why does a significant chunk of the American electorate think Obama is a Muslim? Let's count some of the reasons: he speaks of his "Muslim roots," says he hails from "generations of Muslims," was born to a line of Muslim males and given by them an Arabic name, went to a Muslim school in Islamic Indonesia, speaks glowingly of Islam whenever he gets the chance, holds a Ramadan dinner in the White House, tells his NASA head to turn the space agency into a Muslim outreach program, and last but not least insults doctrinal Christians routinely.

The voice of the people is the voice of God, the pander bears and demagogues of the left usually say. But not on this one. With great impatience they have appeared on cable shows this week to lecture the American people on Obama's "real" religion. Has the left-wing chattering class ever been more eager to pronounce a president Christian?

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Mosque already preaching Shariah near Ground Zero - WND
Seeking to 'raise flag of Allah' next to World Trade Center site

While the nation has been focused on a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero, a mosque has been functioning just four blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks with rumored plans to build even closer to the spot that once housed the World Trade Center.

The mosque, the Masjid Manhattan, recently boasted of plans to construct a "House of Allah" next to the World Trade Center, exclaiming on its website, "Help us raise the flag of 'LA ILLAHA ILLA ALLAH' in downtown Manhattan!"

The Masjid Manhattan has been holding classes at 20 Warren Street, four blocks from Ground Zero. The mosque also holds prayer services several times a day at a cramped location at 384 Broadway, eleven blocks from the former World Trade Center site.

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Atheist doctors 'more likely to hasten death'

Study finds medics' faith affects care of terminally ill, as hospital clinicians admit 'ethically controversial' decisions
Terminally-ill patients would be well advised to find out the religious beliefs of their doctor, according to research showing the effect of faith on a doctor's willingness to make decisions that could hasten death.

Doctors who are atheist or agnostic are twice as likely to take decisions that might shorten the life of somebody who is terminally ill as doctors who are deeply religious – and doctors with strong religious convictions are less likely even to discuss such decisions with the patient, according to Professor Clive Seale, from the centre for health sciences at Barts and the London school of medicine and dentistry.

"If I were a patient facing end of life care, I would want to know what my doctor's views were on religious matters – whether they are non-religious or religious and whether the doctor felt that would influence them in the kinds of decisions they were looking at," said Seale.

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Video: Chris Christie rips feds after clerical error costs New Jersey $400 million in school funding - Hot Air
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