published Monday, November 11th, 2013

Conditioning to stop injuries and other letters to editors

Conditioning to stop injuries

There may be as many as 200,000 ACL injuries per year in the United States. The first two-plus weeks of training camp in the NFL (National Football League) resulted in at least 15 season-ending knee injuries. This ligament tears more often than any other ligament because of the lack of muscle support for twisting or rotational movements around the joint. There has to be a way in which to support and strengthen the muscles to decrease ACL injuries from occurring. There are several ways to train your body for fighting this injury. Balancing drills, strengthening drills (squats and leg press), and core strength will have a great effect on ACL injury prevention. Core strength gives your arms and legs a more stable foundation to work off of, reducing some of the strain that can be placed on joints. It is important for individuals to realize how often these injuries occur and how important and effective prevention through physical conditioning is. There are many resources available on various physical conditioning strategies that individuals can utilize when seeking to prevent this injury from occurring.

AARON SMITH, East Ridge


History often repeats itself

We would be wise to pay attention to history. In 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, noticed a continuing pattern in the advance and decline of the world's democracies. He stated then that a democracy would continue to exist until such time that the voters discover that they can literally vote themselves gifts from the public treasury. From the moment that revelation is made, the majority proceeds to vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury. The final result is that every democracy finally collapses due to loose fiscal policy. That collapse is always followed by a dictatorship. Tyler charted the ages of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history...an average of about two hundred years. Every single time these nations progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence and from dependence back into bondage. Where are we today?

PAT PELFREY, Flintstone, Ga.


Approve domestic partner benefits

Chattanooga Council has an opportunity to make history this month by approving domestic partner benefits for city employees. The trend among private employers (including my employer) and government employers is to include domestic partners as part of a benefits package. Knoxville, Collegedale and, soon, Nashville will move toward attracting quality employees by adding domestic partners as beneficiaries. Author Richard Florida has noted that thriving cities all include the "3 T's"... talent, technology and tolerance. Approval of this resolution would add tolerance to the city's vision. I respectfully urge members of Chattanooga Council to follow the lead of 7th District representative Chris Anderson and approve the domestic partners resolution. In Jefferson Heights we stand behind Chris Anderson and the progressive future of the city of Chattanooga. As a Chattanooga citizen/taxpayer/property owner I urge council to "do the right thing" on this issue.

WILLIAM B. LOCKHART

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ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

DEFINITION OF INSANITY

Insanity: Pouring more dollars from innocent taxpayers into a category of individuals who choose behaviors which could financially break entitlement systems.

A Sovereign Nation Has the Right to Reward Individuals Within Unions (Marriages) Who Have the Greatest Expectation to Procreate. [Nations Need Taxpayers].

A Sovereign Nation Has the Right to Deny Reward (Insurance/Tax Write-Offs/Death Benefits to Spouses, etc.)to Individual Unions Which do Not Have the Expectation to Procreate.

Also, A Sovereign Nation Has the Right to Discourage Supporting Individuals Who Cost Their Innocent Tax Payers Over $20,000,000,000 [Twenty Billion Dollars] Per Year.

The Average Cost to Treat One Case of HIV/AIDS is Over $400,000 [Four Hundred Thousand Dollars Per Lifetime.] (Source: Center for Disease Control{CDC} HIV Surveillance Report 2009,Vol. 21).

So, My Question to You: "Shall We Change The Definition of Husband to Mean Woman, Or, The Definition of Wife to Mean Man? Shall We Do This Even Though These Unions Go Against The Wisdom and Needs of a Sovereign United States of America? This Chosen Lifestyle is Not to be Forced Upon a Sovereign Nation [State, County, or, City].

Ken Orr

November 11, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

So Many Good People, In The Community, and, Here Online, Have Asked Me To Once Again Reveal My Beginning of Many Secular Reasons To Forbid Same-Sex (homosexual) Individuals From Legally Labeling Their Unions As Marriage {In The Traditional Sense}. Ordinarily I Do Not Care To Re-post Comments. Yet, For Those of You Who Have Requested, I Will Once Again Provide The First of Many Non-Religious Reasons:

ARTICLE: Same-sex union not an inalienable right: Response: Just One Secular Reason From The Center For Disease Control {CDC): That Reason: Health Issues, Including The Cost to Innocent Tax Payer Citizens Who Do Not Choose The Homosexual Lifestyle.

Men Having Sex With Men Accounts For Approximately Three-Quarters of HIV/AIDS Diagnoses. The Cases of HIV diagnoses among Men Having Sex With Men is more than 44 times that of Heterosexual men.

According to one study published by the CDC in 2010, one in five Men Having Sex With Men in the 21 cities surveyed has HIV and almost half are unaware of their status.

The federal budget request for fiscal year 2011 included a total of $20.4 billion for domestic HIV and AIDS, a 4% increase from thefiscal year 2010 funding, which totaled $19.6 billion.

Of this, 69 percent is for treatment, 13 percent for cash and housing assistance,and 4 percent for prevention. Lifestyle Choice. They have their exorbitantly priced prescriptions paid for by us...their counseling, transportation, around the clock nursing, etc., etc, etc.

I Am Commanded by My Lord, God, and, Saviour, Jesus Christ, to Love Homosexual Individuals With The Love of God...And I Do! (For The Record).

Kindest Regards, Ken Orr

November 11, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.
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