The Use of Ambulance Services in the Society Today

There are many situations that call for immediate or drastic medical responses or otherwise a person’s condition worsens. The ambulance service is essential in every society, in saving lives and provision of services that prevent occurrences of irreversible medical complications. Many ambulances operate from designated points like hospitals and other emergency control centers.

Some of the uses of such services include quick treatment and stabilization of casualties that lead to prevention of any mishap before getting to the hospitals. The provision of immediate and effective medical care can save a life or two and at times, it may lead to prevention of serious medical complications that may result from the emergencies that the patients are involved in. The medical crew and other persons on board get first-aid training. This makes them able to deal with situations like profuse bleeding, cardiac arrests, falls or crush injuries, among others.

The ambulances also facilitate the transportation of patients from a scene of accident to the hospital. This provides for the patients getting better and enhanced medical care that may be deemed necessary at that time. Ambulance services are also useful in the transferring of patients from one medical institution to may be a more advanced institution for more advanced treatment. Still on the transportation, the services are useful if a patient needs to be transported over long distances.

Another importance of ambulances is that they help in the provision of medical services to areas that may have been hit by disease out breaks or other serious health hazards. Another situation where these services are useful is the war zones. People get injured in war and so treatment and medical care is called for. Ambulance services can also be used in the evacuation of the injured from disaster stricken areas.…

Islam: The Elephant in America’s Kitchen

There is an elephant in America’s kitchen, and it’s growing every day. It’s hard to understand why people keep feeding it. Our government leader’s feed it, our church leaders feed it and the news media, well, they force feed it. The elephant even has a name. Islam.

Islam’s actions are obvious and often, and very destructive to America’s ability to move around its kitchen. In Dearborn, Michigan, known these days as Dearbornastan, a Muslim man has filed suit against Little Caesar’s Pizza. A $100 million dollar suit by the way. Little Caesar’s sin? They delivered a pizza with pepperoni allegedly containing pork, a no-no for Sharia Law adherents. Sharia Law? Yep, this Muslim man is offended. The elephant eats.

Moving from Dearborn, we go east to New York City where a 21-year-old Queens College student, a Pakistani Muslim, called police with a harrowing tale of abduction and a hate crime; they were calling him a racist name and all while branding guns. A terrible experience for anyone. Except, when the NYPD started investigating they discovered it was all a hoax. The student made it all up. The elephant has a snack.

One borough over in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Tech High School, has a prom coming up. And again, the elephant is hungry. The Muslim students demand concessions. Prom is going to fall during Ramadan, and the Muslims will be fasting. We should note here that there are no concessions for Jewish or Christian students. But, after a meeting the Muslim Student Association, yes, there is one, the Principal agreed they would never again have Prom during Ramadan, and they will not serve food to anyone at the Prom until after 9 PM when the Muslim Fast is over. The elephant scraps up another few bites of America’s freedoms.

Let’s move south to Jacksonville, Florida as many New Yorkers do. Daniel Pipes, writing in the National Review, he cites a plaque he saw in the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. He said he rubbed his eyes in disbelief as he read a plaque on an Islamic exhibit, celebrating the culture of the Ottoman Empire when it took over a renowned church in Istanbul. It read, “In addition to their renowned patronage of architecture, which yielded the conversion of the Church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a congregational mosque… ” It struck Pipes as obscene. Was it the truth?

The Museum’s statement is far from the truth. The elephant was hungry again. As the Ottomans approached Pipes wrote the church was still thronged. The Holy Liturgy was ended, and the service of matins was being sung. At the sound of the tumult outside the huge bronze gates of the building were closed. Inside the congregation prayed for the miracle that alone could save them. They prayed in vain. It was not long before the doors were battered down. The worshippers were trapped. A few of the ancient and infirm were killed on the spot, but most of them were tied …

Flipping That House in Oregon – Big Profits Or Big Headaches?

Flipping, the real estate investment vehicle in which you purchase a property below value and soon sell it for a profit, is a very good way to generate positive cash flow. Cash flow is important if you want to pay the bills and feed the family. Flipping has become a big business. I encourage my protégées to buy and sell for a profit without getting into the rehab business if their goal is to be an investor.

In Oregon you need to be careful how you proceed with a flip. If you buy a house and sell it without doing work on it you will not butt heads with the state construction contractors board (CCB). But be careful. If you think you can buy a house, remodel it, and then sell it, you can – if you have a general contractors license or a developers license. In other words, it's regulated by the state. The purpose is to offer some semblance of protection to the consumer.

The declared mission of the CCB is:

"The Construction Contractors Board protects the public's interest relating to improvements to real property. The Board regulates construction contractors and promotes a competitive business environment through education, contractor licensing, dispute resolution, and law enforcement."

A general contracting license with allow you to do the work yourself on a house you plan to buy, fix up, and sell. A developers license will allow you to buy, hire contractors to do the rehab, and sell.

Who needs to be licensed?

According to the CCB:

Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). This includes roofing, siding, painting, carpentry, concrete, on-site appliance repair, heating and air conditioning, home inspections, tree service, plumbing, electrical, floor covering, manufactured lodging installations, land development and most other construction and repair services.

A CCB license is also required for:

* Those who purchase homes with the intent to fix them up and resell them, even if they do not perform the work themselves.
* Material suppliers that receive compensation for installing or arranging the installation of the materials.

It's not difficult to meet the requirements for a contractor or developer license. You simply take a short course that costs around $ 200 and you learn about OSHA, lien laws, and that – there's very little in it about how to be carpenter, etc. You then take a test which adds an additional $ 50 to $ 100. The test is designed, like most state tests, to be passed so the state can collect fees. You can get through it. When I was first licensed all I needed was a bond and liability insurance, which cost about $ 125 if I remember correctly, and $ 50 for the state license, and I was a contractor – no course to take and no test.

The hard part of the process now is securing liability insurance you can afford. …

Crystals – How To Activate And Accelerate The Law of Attraction (LOA) Using Their Power?

I stumbled on a forum thread discussion about crystals some time ago. It’s an exchanged between a gentleman and a lady.

“I found a crystal on the riverbed, what can I do with this stone?” asked the lady.

“If I came across a crystal on the river bed, I will throw this piece of worthless rock away”, the gentleman replied.

I shook my head. It’s a pity, I thought. Yet at the same time, I guess this is what most people will do. Not many out there understand the true power of the crystals. And for those who do, few are willing to talk or share.

The Secret took the world by storm. Many popular teachers advocate this law, it brings them fame and popularity.

Pause for a moment. Think about it. Who is the real star of The Secret? Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, Bill Harris, Jack Canfield, Marie Diamond or any other teachers? No. Rather it is the Law of Attraction (LOA). I have no doubt of the existence of this law, just like the law of gravity, it’s always there, and it works.

But is LOA merely those 3 simple steps: ask, believe and receive?

There is a hidden flaw to these 3 simple steps. Do you know?

As pointed out in the book, Jack Canfield’s Key to living the law of attraction, “It is your vibrational states that attract the objects of your desire”, so focusing on what you want, and staying in the right emotion, are keys to send out the right vibes to unleash the power of LOA.

And the right vibes means transmitting your desires while feeling happy, relaxed and fulfilled.

Any traces and feeling of lack will have made the whole process of manifestation slow. It’s a rather complex feeling you have to manage, to make LOA work for you. And it’s even more difficult to sustain the good feeling constantly. Sounds profound? It is.

Let’s face it. We are human being. We have emotions. We have other priorities in life. Can you really only focus on what you want all the time? Unlikely.

What about when you go to bed at night? You stop transmitting the right vibes to attract what you want.

And also What about times when you are emotionally down? You start transmitting the wrong vibes and attract what you don’t want.

A law that looks and sounds deceivingly easy to apply turns out harder than expected. I agree there are many who succeeded in getting what they want. But I also believe there are many more failures.

Fortunately, there is an easier method. You can turn crystal stones into a desire magnet, and attract what you want.

How is this possible? Because crystal has memory effect and vibrates at it own unique frequency sending out signal to the Universe 24 hours, 7 days a week. Once you program it, the crystal aligns and sends out vibes to the Universe with your request.

So instead of you engaging …

Six Ways to Get Promoted Faster in Your Civil Service Career

While there are many similarities between attaining success in private industry, working in the public sector presents its own unique challenges. However civil service careers can still be lucrative for those employees who are ambitious and strive to advance. Here are six ways you can get promoted faster in your government job.

. First you must make a commitment to be the best you can be. You should pursue areas within your interest and resolve to be flexible in your approach to everyday situations. Work at being outstanding at what you do and knowledgeable of your subject area. Stay abreast of subject matter trends, the work of other experts and the mission of your organization.

. Study and practice techniques for getting along with others and gaining the respect of the people you work with. you must be able to work well with others to have any chance of being promoted to higher grades.

. Develop consistent work habits. Establish a productive routine and practice discipline in your work ethic.

. Become known as the person who can get virtually any task done with efficiency and excellence.

. Look for opportunities to gain influence in decision making.

. Study others who are good at managing people and supervising the work of others. Practice those same behaviors in your daily interactions.

. Follow through on your commitments and do what you say you are going to do.

Opportunities are plentiful for good people to excel in the civil service. The promise of important and exciting work, great responsibility, and outstanding rewards await those who accept the challenge and do what is required to to move up the civil service career ladder.…

Importance of Moral Values in the Present day Situation

Modern mass society presents a sharp contrast, as the young grow up. They are faced with confusions, delays and discontinuities. Adolescents in particular are uncertain about themselves. Some are in conflict with themselves, bewildered an insecure.

Values are usually influenced by the changing philosophical ideologies, cultural and religious perspectives, social, political and geographical conditions. In modern emerging society, there has been a revolutionary change in the field of values due to many factors in addition to the influence of modern culture, industrialization, modernization, urbanization, globalisation and multinationals.

Values are the guiding principles, decisive in day to day behaviors as also is critical life situations. Values are a set bring of principles or standards of behavior. Values are regarded desirable,important and held in high esteem by a particular society in which a person lives.

Value education means inculcating in the children a sense humanism, a deep concern for the well being of others and the nation.This can be accomplished only when we instill in the children a deep feeling of commitment to values that would build this country and bring back to the people pride in work that brings order, security and assured progress.

Value education refers to a programme of planned educational action aimed at the development of value and character. Every action and thought of ours leaves an impression in our mind. These impressions determine in our behavior at a given moment and our responses to a given situation. The sum total of all our impressions is what determines our character. The past has determined the present and even so the present our present thoughts and actions will shape our future. This is a key principle governing personality development. The human values are resolved having lasting impact necessary for bringing about change in thought and conduct, in the 21st century.

“If there is righteousness in the heart there will be beauty in character If there is beauty in character There will be harmony in the home When there is harmony in the home There will be order in the nation When there is order in the nation There will be peace in the world”

At the boyhood state, individual physical development is concerned, during manhood and old age intellectual and spiritual values start dominating the corporal values. Therefore while imparting moral education educators must keep in mind that the young must be educated.

Prizes may be given to the deserving persons for showing honesty, bravery, truth etc. The award should be given during school gathering. Contests may be organized on values of life.

According to Father of Indian Nation M.K.Gandhi

“If wealth is lost nothing is lost”

“If health is lost something is lost”

“If character is lost everything is lost”

Best of all things is character.…

Famous Accountant – John Grisham

John Ray Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on 8th February. His father was a construction worker and mother was a homemaker. After moving to several places his family finally settled in Southaven, Mississippi, in 1967. During his childhood days, he had an ambition of becoming a proficient baseball player. He also struggled to get into the Delta State University team, but failed. He then realized that he didn’t have the perfect skills and eventually shifted gears into an accounting career. He attained a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Mississippi State University in 1977. He also earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1981 from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

He started his law practice and continued this practice for almost 10 years in Southaven, specializing in personal injury litigation and criminal defense. During law practice, he came into politics when he was elected as a democrat to the Mississippi’s State House of Representatives in 1983 and handled his responsibility until 1990. In his second term, he was became vice-chairman of the Apportionment and Elections Committee, and was a member of the Judiciary A, Military Affairs Committees and Insurance. His political life was going absolutely fine, but after some time he felt boredom due to slow pace of state legislature. Soon, his life turned to a new path when Grisham witnessed the shocking evidence of a twelve-year-old rape sufferer. This incident inspired him to write a novel emphasizing on the subject – discover what would have occurred, just if the girl’s father had killed her attackers.

Starting a novel along with a responsible job was easy but he managed to do it and took three years to complete this novel named A Time to Kill. Grisham finished the novel in 1987 and got it published in June 1988 after number of rejections by publishers. The day Grisham completed his first novel ‘A Time to Kill’, he began to write a next novel named ‘The Firm’. It was about a young lawyer attracted to an actually law firm that was not actually what it seemed. By the time his ‘A Time to Kill’ was already a grand hit. Quickly, he came on the map after he sold the rights of ‘The Firm’ to Paramount amount to $600,000. Grisham’s writing profession took the fast pace and earned reputation as the master of the legal thriller.

The Pelican Brief, his next creation hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Grisham’s success took another gear when A Time to Kill was reprinted in the hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell. Grisham and his wife Renee have two children Shea and Ty. Grisham and his family split their time between a plantation near Charlottesville in VA and their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi. Apart from writing Grisham also devoted most of his time in different charitable causes. He contributed for Gulf Coast relief due to Hurricane Katrina. He is still in touch with his …

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rental Guarantees

Anyone who is considering an investment property purchase throughout Australia might wonder about methods of renting out the house, apartment or building. In some cases, the developer of the property might offer a rental guarantee to help draw in buyers by offering a certain amount of stability against pitfalls relating to finding a tenant. Though the offer might sound like a good decision, buyers need to consider all of the potential pitfalls and benefits of the program to make an educated decision.

Understanding Rental Guarantees:

Before it is possible to consider the advantages and disadvantages of a guarantee program, it is important to understand the basics of how the guarantee works first.

Anyone who is planning to buy an investment property in Australia must first understand which type of program they are looking at. Australia has a few rental guarantee options that will vary slightly in the way the program works.

The first option is the most common type that comes with new constructions. The developer offers a certain percentage of the purchase price as a monthly guarantee on rental income. This type of guarantee is only available when the project is still in the hands of the developer and the seller determines that it will help draw in investors who are interested in the property.

Others might be eligible for a Defence Housing Australia (DHA) rental property. This is a government guarantee rather than a developer guarantee and is usually associated with properties purchased through government loan options. This type of investment property does not require a new construction property, so it fits other needs as well.

In most cases, Australia rental guarantees are provided by the developer. The government guarantees are less common for investors who are looking to secure their investment and have a set amount of money coming in.

Advantages to the Investor:

Rental guarantees have numerous benefits to an investor and these should be considered before determining if it is the best option for their needs and wants.

The most obvious advantage of the program is the fixed return amount. Investors can expect to receive a set rental amount each month based on the contract agreement made with the developer or the government program.

In many cases, the developer provides a fixed return based on the purchase price. For example, the developer might offer seven or eight percent of the purchase price as a guaranteed rental income. This allows investors to calculate the amount they will receive and provides peace of mind that some income is going to come in.

Another benefit to the investor is the lease agreement. The developer who gives a guarantee is essentially signing a contract or a lease on the property. If the developer does not provide the agreed upon rental income, the investor has options to legally receive the money.

Rental guarantees offer financial security. Having a guaranteed rental income gives investors an edge on their finances by providing a set amount of money each month. It is secure …

Ransford Slater Constitution of Sierra Leone – Obstacles to Constitutional Change

Several factors had seemed to threaten the implementation of the 1924 Constitution. The size of the Legislative Council was gradually increased between 1963 and 1920. The Executive Members for instance, who constituted an autocratic majority on the Legislative Council controlled almost all the powers. Although there were dynamic unofficial like A.J. Shorunkeh-Sawyerr and Samuel (later Sir Samuel) Lewis in the Legislative Council, there were several factors which really delayed the growth of the Legislative Council and Executive Councils as truly representative institutions1. In other words, these factors could be rightly seen as obstacles to the 1924 Constitution.

Colonialism and racism

Colonialism implies dominance, that is, the exploitation of the national interests of a subject by a foreign nation. Since it always concerns foreign interest, race relations are normally involved. This political and social system (colonialism) denotes a special relationship between the imported oligarchy and its subject majority which represents the nucleus of what George Balandier referred to as la situation colonial (the colonial situation).

An examination of the colonial period in Sierra Leone from the inception of the Province of Freedom in 1787 to the period of independence in 1961 reveals that racism and colonialism were handmaidens, that is, they worked together. The efforts of Thomas Peters to become governor were thwarted. Although several factors contributed to the outbreak of the Nova Scotia Rebellion, the fact that the experience of slavery at the hands of the whiteman lingered a deep distrust of whites in authority in the minds of the Nova Scotians must not be overlooked. Even the Maroons emerged from a traumatic experience fighting for freedom for decades. White domination was reinforced with the formal imposition of colonial rule in the Colony on 1st January, 1808.

Since the days of the ancient Greeks, some philosophers held the notion that living things on earth evolved from simple to complex forms. It was, however, in the nineteenth century that Charles Darwin, the English naturalist, presented an explanation for the existence of different types of plants and animals and the reasons for the extinction of some and arrival of others. Since food supply multiplies slowly than animals, the latter always struggle to live. The implication is that those who survive could assimilate their environment better than those who perish. The fittest, therefore, live to produce another generation that is adapted in the same way. This natural way of selection is what Darwin called the principal of natural selection. The fight to live, the survival of the fittest and natural selection are thus the three ideas which formed Darwin’s theory of evolution.2

As Thomson noted, “so much had flowed into the Darwinist synthesis that as much again could be squeezed out of it”.3 His theories (which were transferred to phylogenetic) won a powerful array of converts ranging from politicians like Chamberlain and Hitler to Scoiologists like Spencer and Sumner and all sorts of imperialisits and expansionists towards the end of the last millennium. It is true that Darwin was not a racist but …

Who Were the Spandau Seven?

On October 1st, 1946, twenty-one defendants were led before magistrates one by one and had their sentences delivered at the war crimes tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany. Three were acquitted and walked free, eleven were given death sentences and hanged, except for Göring who chose suicide by cyanide poisoning. The final seven received sentences ranging from ten years to life in prison. Since this was a military tribunal governed by four allied military powers, these sentences were not subject to the normal review and appeals process. The accused were found guilty of crimes against humanity and waging aggressive wars, laws not on the books in any country or international treaty at the time.

It was a difficult proposition since the Nazis were assuredly guilty of these crimes had there actually been international laws. Humanity was so outraged that we had few qualms in proceeding against them at the war’s conclusion. The defeated called it ‘victor’s justice’ but little did they know the type of retribution some had planned. At the Yalta conference in 1944, Stalin quite clearly stated that he wanted a minimum of fifty thousand Germans executed after the war which Churchill vehemently opposed, wanting the semblance of justice to be done. Stalin later quietly approached Churchill apologetically saying he was merely joking. The resulting compromise was the Nuremberg trials. The vagaries of the problem eventually led to the establishment of Human Rights and International Laws, but at the time they were improvising.

The remaining seven were Karl Dönitz, Walther Funk, Erich Raeder, Baron Konstantin von Neurath, Baldur von Shirach, Rudolf Hess, and Albert Speer. They remained in Nuremberg for several months while the four occupying powers debated where to permanently house them. Eventually they were moved in 1947 to Spandau prison in the same-named district of Berlin. Each of the powers, England, France, the United States and the Soviet Union shared guard duties. Once a month the control would pass on to the next in rotation. There would always be a mixture of nationalities on guard duty. Albert Speer stated that its complexity was the bureaucratic equivalent of a perpetual motion machine.

The prisoners were first subjected to harsh rules – no talking, and walks to be conducted ten feet apart during half-hour exercise sessions. Up at six a.m. and no sleeping until 10 p.m. Speer had been blackballed at the trial by his co-accused because he was the only one who accepted guilt and apologized for what the Nazis had done. He would also not attempt to obfuscate the history of the Nazi crimes. Although Hitler’s closest confidant for a number of years, Göring succeeded in ostracizing him. Never cowed, Speer spent his prison years in intellectual isolation from the others.

Former navy men, rivals for Hitler’s attentions, Karl Dönitz and Erich Raeder were at odds during their imprisonment. Raeder was convicted due to his aggressive stance toward America, frequently cajoling Hitler to declare war on the U.S. as soon as possible to knock out their navy. Walther …