AN SSBBWs WORLD
Information and rants about living in the real world as an SSBBW
As SSBBWs, we live in a world built for smaller people. Each day we face challenges to fit in, or even to just fit. While education and information are powerful tools, our best resource is each other. Let us know your tips or rants about this subject at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Obesity In the News.....
Tax soda to produce health - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/20/EDF719P7R1.DTL
Race for Obesity Drugs Heats Up - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125348639093926227.html
Back to the StairMaster, everybody: Latest obesity drug disappoints - http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/09/20/back-to-the-stairmaster-everybody-latest-obesity-drug-disappoi/
Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove's unfortunate remark stokes needed conversation about obesity -- editorial - http://www.cleveland.com/editorials/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1253349478110300.xml&coll=2
Success of Obesity Drug confirmed by Arena - http://topnews.us/content/27229-success-obesity-drug-confirmed-arena
Remembering our Veterans
Several nations celebrate, in some way, the end of World War I, the ceasefire of which went into effect at 11:00am CET on this day in 1918.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium
- Veterans Day in the United States (called Armistice Day until 1952, when the name was changed, and the holiday was re-geared toward all military veterans)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
Veterans Day in the United States is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty. Even though it is a federal and state holiday, it is formally observed in most parts of the United States only by government offices and banks.
In many parts of the world, people take two minutes of silence at 11:00 in the morning as a sign of respect for the roughly eight million who died in the war, as suggested by Edward George Honey in a letter to a British newspaper though Wellesley Tudor Pole established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917.
In many commonwealth countries people wear artificial poppies as a sign of remembrance and respect. The poppy's significance is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" written in May of 1915. The poem is usually read during the Remembrance Day ceremonies as well as the playing of the Last Post and wreaths laid to honour the fallen.
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|"We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing... Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I'm free at last."
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
|"Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored."
Letters to the Editor...
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