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Will report as time, or the young lady in question, allows.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
This position calms the brain and heals tired legs.
Position stimulates the midirift area and the spinal comumn.
Excelent for the shoulder area, thorax, legs, and arms.
WASHINGTON, DCÂ—The National Anti- Quartering Association, America’s foremost Third Amendment rights group, held its annual gala in Washington Monday to honor 191 consecutive years of advocating the protection of private homes and property against the unlawful boarding of military personnel.
"This is a proud day for quarters-owners everywhere," said the organization’s president, Charles Davison, in his keynote address. "Year after year, we have sent a loud and clear message to the federal government and to anyone else who would attack our unassailable rights: Hands off our cottages, livery stables, and haylofts."
The NAQA was created in 1816 in response to repeated violations of the Third Amendment during the War of 1812. The organization quickly grew in influence and cites its vigilance as the primary reason why the amendment has only been litigated once in a federal court since the Bill of Rights was ratified. The organization is also arguably the country’s most powerful political lobby; every politician elected since 1866 has fully supported Third Amendment rights.
"The framers of the Constitution provided the American people with the right to have their homes free of troops unless Congress mandates otherwise during a time of war," Davison said. "Thanks to our tireless efforts, six generations of civilians have never known the cruelty and duress of quartering unruly foot soldiers."
Davison recalled the "dark days" of 1982, when the federal case of Engblom v. Carey threatened to strip Americans of their fundamental Third Amendment freedoms. The ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that the State of New York had indeed violated the Third Amendment rights of the plaintiffs. The case, according to Davison, was "a chilling reminder of how even an established 200-year-old right hangs by a slender thread."
"I don’t think people fully understand how close we came to completely losing such a basic right," Davison said. "If the Second Circuit had ruled otherwise, we’d be living in a world in which soldiers would be quartering amok upon our very hearthstones."
Davison reiterated the organization’s promise to oppose pro-quartering legislation should any ever be proposed.
"Keep the fat hands of soldiers out of America’s larders!" Davison said to rousing applause. He was quoting the NAQA’s familiar slogan, which can be found on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and other merchandise sold on the group’s website.
Davison ended his address by warning of the dangers of the NAQA resting on its laurels.
"Pro-quartering advocates are waiting for just the right moment to stick a bunch of troops in our homes," Davison said. "Well, I say to them that we will never allow this to happen. You can count on the true patriots of the NAQA to ensure that no chickens and livestock will be appropriated, and private stores of salt, brandy, candles, and vinegar will stay firmly where they belong: in civilian hands."
The NAQA is known for its quick and aggressive mobilization when it believes Third Amendment rights are at risk, and has rushed to the defense of homeowners it believes are being illegally coerced into housing American soldiers. Last month, 200 NAQA members marched on a private residence in Fairfax, VA after receiving a tip that the owners were being victimized by three Navy seamen demanding prolonged quartering. They ended their demonstration, however, when it was discovered that the sailors were brothers on shore leave visiting their parents.
Davison, 49, has headed the NAQA since January, replacing longtime president Lawrence Frost. Frost, 58, left the organization to chair the Citizens Committee for the Right to Drink, a 21st Amendment rights group committed to the continued legal status of alcohol for Americans of drinking age.
A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon.
As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his
stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest.
After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly and said,
"I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away."
The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?"
"Yes, I am sure. The duck is dead," replied the vet.
"How can you be so sure?" she protested.
"I mean you haven’t done any testing on him or anything.
He might just be in a coma or something."
The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room.
He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever.
As the duck’s owner looked on in amazement,
the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the
examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom.
He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.
The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room.
A few minutes later he returned with a cat.
The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird
from head to foot.
The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly
and strolled out of the room.
The vet looked at the woman and said, "I’m sorry, but as I said,
this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck."
The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys
and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.
The duck’s owner, still in shock, took the bill.
"$150!" she cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!"
The vet shrugged, "I’m sorry. If you had just taken my word for it,
the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and
the Cat Scan, it’s now $150."
BERLIN (Aug. 25, 1939) Â— A townhall meeting led by Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels was interrupted by angry protesters, shouting anti-Nazi chants and carrying signs that compared Fuhrer Adolf Hitler to Barack Obama. The townhall meeting – which had the purpose of gaining support for GermanyÂ’s planned attack of Poland – was briefly delayed as the protesters had their say.
Â“We want our Germany back,Â” screamed one protester. Â“We will not go down the radical path America went down with Obama!Â”
Nazi officials hurriedly escorted the protesters outside, and promptly dispatched the protesters with bullets to the head.
You think the stock market has a fence around it.
The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
You’ve ever raked leaves in your kitchen.
Your school fight song was "Dueling Banjos"
You think a chain saw is a musical instrument.
There are more than five McDonald’s bags in your car.
You’ve ever been kicked out of the zoo for heckling the monkeys.
You think a subdivision is part of a math problem.
You have every episode of Hee-Haw on tape. (heh-heh)
You’ve ever been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.
Your CB antenna is a danger to low-flying planes.
You’ve ever financed a tattoo.
You take a fishing pole into Sea World.
You have ever spray-painted your girlfriends name on an overpass.
Someone asks to see your ID and you show them your belt buckle.
You ever lost a tooth opening a beer bottle.
Jack Daniels makes you list of most admired people.
Your brother-in-law is also your uncle.
Your dad walks you to school because you’re in the same grade.
You view the next family reunion as a chance to meet girls.
You ever got too drunk to fish.
You consider a six-pack and a bug-zapper high-quality entertainment.
On your job application under "SEX" you put "As often as possible"
You idea of talking during sex is "Ain’t no cars coming, baby!"
You shoot up Jesus like a shot of heroin.
The strangest place you ever had sex was on top of one of those huge rotating Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets on buy one get one free day.