Monday, July 25, 2005

Morning Edition - 7/25/05

Taking Sides; 14 Injured in Accident
A Greyhound bus headed for Philadelphia from Washington slipped off the road and onto its side this morning. It left DC at 5 a.m. and had made one stop in Baltimore before taking the spill. A Greyhound spokesperson confirmed that 32 passengers were on board. As a Greyhound insider, I can tell you the driver will be severely reprimanded, up to and including termination, since accidents of this kind are normally caused by excessive speeds for the current road conditions.

Rats! What’s For Dinner?
Mice the size of rats have infested the small island of Gough between South America and Africa. This island is one of the major nesting grounds of over 22 bird species, 20 of which are seabirds. Some of these seabirds, already on the brink of extinction are suffering massive losses at the “hands” of the rodents. Researchers say that although the chicks tend to be larger than the mice, they are immobile and die after being chewed and gnawed by groups of mice. Scientists are exploring poisons and other extermination methods for the mice. The rodents are not indigenous to the island and were brought via ship when seal hunters stopped on the island. Though the mice were much smaller then, they are said to grow with the new food source and higher altitudes. It's an ecological rule: if it's a cold environment, you are better off being a larger animal,” one researcher said.

Strike 3; No Show to Funeral
Whitney Houston’s 85-year old aunt, Arthur Lee Drinkard Warrick - Dionne’s mom - passed away last week. Lee, was the oldest sister of Cissy Houston. When services were held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, Houston chose not to attend. Speculations ranging from a dispute with mom Cissy over custody of Bobbi Christina and a previous riff with cousin Dionne were mentioned as reasons for Houston’s absence. Warrick’s funeral marks the third consecutive funeral Houston was expected to attend; the other two were her own dad and most recently Luther Vandross.

Of Note
A new website offers an enlightening and different view from mainstream Christian America regarding gays and whether the Bible condemns them. The new site
http://www.truthsetsfree.net/ has an area Dispelling the Anti-Gay Myth that includes a study in the Bible, the time period it was written and lots of information we can ALL open our minds to. Whether you’re a Christian or an atheist the study is enlightening and has valid points.

On Blast
It’s important to know some (if not all) history on folks you are dating, courting, etc. What (if any) information is it okay to withhold from current partners? Should ALL history be disclosed to current serious partners? What (if anything) MUST be disclosed with partners? Is it okay to keep the past in the past and disclose nothing?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

15 comments:

caspar608 said...

HIV status must be revealed and proven.

LaLa said...

That website was quite interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Cocoa Rican said...

Caspar... please expand.
Are you saying that you may have been a hooker that has contracted countless other diseases, but if you've managed to dodge the HIV bullet you're okay? Would you be okay with ONLY a person's HIV status being revealed? Does this mean that ALL other historical references can/should be ignored?

Lala... I thought the site was very interesting as well. I think it at least sheds new light on a different viewpoint.

Jeanine said...

I agree that HIV status and other STDs should be disclosed and proven as well. Sexual history is important but let's be real, no one will ever be 100% honest about that so just go get tested and checked out. Besides, if a person is disease free, does their history matter?

Toni said...

Yes, I think their history does matter. Even when you're tested for HIV and it is negative, it is known that it could take up to ten years before you really know if you have it or not.

caspar608 said...

a thorough inspection of the genitalia would be beneficial as well...with a microscope.

Who are you callin hooker FREAK?

Anyway, people are kind of nuts nowadays. Everybody wants to rule the world, etc. I like to trust my instinct. But definitely do an inspection.

Is that better Your Highness. Gee Wilikers!

caspar608 said...

a thorough inspection of the genitalia would be beneficial as well...with a microscope.

Who are you callin hooker FREAK?

Anyway, people are kind of nuts nowadays. Everybody wants to rule the world, etc. I like to trust my instinct. But definitely do an inspection.

Is that better Your Highness. Gee Wilikers!

Cocoa Rican said...

Unless you've recently rec'd your degree as a MD, a urologist specifically, visual inspections won't do much but determine if your partner has pretty parts. Well... unless they have large lesions!

caspar608 said...

lesions, warts crabs stench. Lots of things can be done to make sure that the skin surrounding the condom is free from disease. Stop treating me like a retardedperson please.

caspar608 said...

why do my posts come up twice. I feel like rerun.
Hey Hay Hey!

Cocoa Rican said...

Dear Retard... I mean Caspar...
Rather than play scratch-and-sniff with your partners or looking for visual cues that are sometimes late in coming, why not discuss, professionally test and hold open follow-up conversations to ward off disease - meanwhile the issue at hand was not HIV or disease, just disclosure of someone's past.

:::: Paranoid ass :::::::

KRISALMIGHTY said...

PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS AND HONEST COMMUNICATION ARE THE TOOLS THAT BUILD A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP. INTERVIEWS AND RESUME REQUESTS ARE PRESUMTUOUS AND NOT VERY EFFECTIVE OR FOOLPROOF. ASK WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. SOMEONES HEALTH, MARITAL AND LEGAL STATUS IS PRIORITY...YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THOSE. YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO A LAUNDRY LIST OF EVERY DATE A PERSON EVER HAD. YOU CAN POLITELY REQUEST A SUMMARY.....BUT YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED. NON OF THAT HOWEVER, WILL HELP YOU TO DETERMINE THE TRUTH OR VERIFY THE INTEGRITY OF SOMEONE'S CHARACTER WITH ANY CERTAINTY. TALK TO THEM; LISTEN TO THEM; LISTEN TO WHAT THEY DON'T SAY;PAY ATTENTION TO THEIR BEHAVIOR. CONVERSATION AND COMMUNICATION==DATING AND TALKING.....LOTS OF CONVERSATION. JUST MY OPINION

KRISALMIGHTY said...

....AND FOR THE CHRONICALLY PARANOID, YOU CAN ALWAYS RESORT TO MICROSCOPIC 'SCRATCHING SNIFFING' OR INVEST IN A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR.....LOL. BEAR IN MIND THAT YOUR PARANOIA AND BASIC LACK OF THE ABILITY TO TRUST IS BEING TESTED ALSO AND IS UNDER SCRUTINY.

Anonymous said...

History and honesty are two different things to me, I don't can who you've been as long as it's over and there are no ties; especially medical. If you tell and/or show that you Love me than tell your medical issues too. From carrying someone else baby to HIV, it's the only way to go... any doubts do without. Start should be everlasting not everpassing

Peace in the Middle-East and in your bedrooms

J’Moo

KRISALMIGHTY said...

J"MOO I AGREE, AT THE END OF THE DAY HONEST IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HISTORY. HONESTLY SHARING NECESSARY MEDICAL HISTORYIS A GOOD FIRST INVESTMENT IN LOVE