Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The top ten things children love most about their mothers

Most people would probably assume that, if asked what they wanted most from their parents, children would respond with things like toys and being able to do whatever they want. However when students from around the world were asked about what they remembered and loved most about their mothers while growing up, their answers were far different.

Most parents nowadays think that preoccupying their kids with sports, video games, television, and other things is a suitable replacement for proper parenting. Some think they are doing their kids a favor by not disciplining them, letting them do whatever they want, and trying to be their friend rather than their parent.

Here are the top ten responses about what children considered to be their favorite activities with their mothers:

1. Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in and sing me a song. Also tell me stories about when you were little.
2. Give me hugs and kisses and sit and talk with me privately.
3. Spend quality time just with me, not with my brothers and sisters.
4. Give me nutritious food so I can grow up healthy.
5. At dinner talk about what we could do together on the weekend.
6. At night talk to me about anything: love, school, family, etc.
7. Let me play outside a lot.
8. Cuddle under a blanket and watch our favorite TV show together.
9. Discipline me. It makes me feel like you care.
10. Leave special messages in my desk or lunch bag.

(Source: Dr. Mercola)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Obama signs martial law executive order

On January 11, Obama signed an Executive Order called the "Establishment of the Council of Governors". In it, a Council of 10 state governors, to be selected by Obama himself, will be established in order to strengthen the "partnership" between the federal government and state governments.

The council members will serve two-year terms and will work to discuss matters relating to the National Guard and its role in homeland defense, civil support, and other cooperative domestic "military activities". The council will not be paid for its services; it will be required that those who are selected participate as instructed.

Though not specific in what sort of military activities it plans to coordinate, the order establishes even further control by the federal government over state activities pertaining to "homeland security" and other domestic security operations aimed at controlling the people.

On its surface, the order seems to establish yet another modus operandi for coordinating an installment of martial law within the United States should it be deemed necessary. In the event of a national emergency, such an order will facilitate the rapid coordination of domestic military operations that will likely be used against the people.

The White House has posted the executive order for public viewing here.