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Conceptanalysis, Language and Logic
Conceptanalysis: Review to the History of Conceptanalysis and three creators of the Modern Conceptanalysis: Moore, Russell and Wittgenstein. Georg Henrik von Wright.

Language: The structure of a language, The scheme of languages, 2-level theory of the science's language.

Logic: Views of history, The scheme of abstractions, The description of a "possible world".
Published: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:02:16 GMT
CLL Website Awards
"CLL Website Awards" is intended for educational, personal, non-commercial (small-business of a couple of persons or a family may apply) or service sites. I'm giving priority to educational sites and sites with Internet-related services. The purpose of this award is, for my part, distribute encouragement to good mission and knowledge in Internet and Award communities by rewarding excellent web sites with an award.

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AS! 4.0 W3CAR - UWSAG 4 SOA Participant - WebsAwards 4.0 - AWARD 4.5 - BEI 8.0
Published: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:44:53 GMT
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Award Community News feedscroller by ATGP-site of Aiko Timmer. Everything you always wanted to know about awards!

Aiko Timmer's Genealogy Page. This site is dedicated to the genealogy of Hindrick Jans Luinenborger, the oldest known ancestor of the majority of the people around the world with surnames Haaijer, Haayer, Haijer, Hayer and Hajer. I'm trying to make the site userfriendly and easy to navigate for those people who are not familiar with genealogy, but who just would like to see who their ancestors are. Other genealogists are more than welcome to visit my site, but my aim is to reach the "non-genealogist" first.
Published: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:02:34 GMT
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Published: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:02:50 GMT
AwardStat™ and Selftest by Smokin' Award™ AP
The statistics and selftest for applicants of "CLL Website Awards" are provided by Jerry Hartzler, Awardmaster of the Smokin' Award™ AP.
Published: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:03:05 GMT
James D Binegar (1970-07-20 - 2005-11-16)
Honoring the legacy of the late artist and designer, award images (the "Oracle" set, on the left column), header banner, navigation banners and buttons, and mini logo of this Award Program are designed and provided by James Binegar (1970-07-20 - 2005-11-16).

James D. Binegar

My life began on July 20th. 1970 like any other new born baby in the small town of Greenfield Ohio. I was born a healthy weight and size with blonde hair and blue eyes. I was taken home by two loving parents to meet my two older brothers. I ran, played, jumped, kicked screamed and cried just like any other little boy at age three but was seen by a good many doctors up to that point to find out why I had problems with a loose cough and poor digestion. My tummy looked bloated most of the time although I did not look under - nourished.

It was in 1973 that my parents took me to see the doctors in Columbus Ohio at Columbus Childrens Hospital. I was seen by Dr. Gordon Young. He was a wonderful doctor and very quickly identified that I had Cystic Fibrosis. It was done by looking at my medical history and also a "Sweat test" that measure the amount of salt content in my natural sweat. In CF, a person has an abnormal higher amount. This is what causes the defect making the mucus thick in the body. I soon found out along with my parents that I had a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis or at age three, being pronounced as "Sixty five roses."

With the proper diagnosis I was able to get medication to help me digest my food (enzymes) and also antibiotics if I had any infections to develop. Knowing what it was and how to treat it made life a bit easier. I continued to improve and at that time it was advised to sleep in a mist tent. This device would deliver a mist of distilled water and sometimes medication while I slept. It was actually a plastic canopy over my crib. I would hate waking up in the middle of the night soaked from the mist and would have to get a change of pajama's before going back to sleep. In history this mist tent would be known as the white fog in CF books.

In addition to aerosol treatments I had to have Chest Physiotherapy or airway clearance treatments. It was called Postural Drainage and Percussion PD&P. My parents had to be taught to cup their hands and pound on my back, sides, and chest to help break up the mucus so I could cough it out. This would go on for 30 - 45 minutes 2 - 3 times per day. Plus a 10 - 15 minute aerosol treatment. So on average it was about three hours a day to help keep my lungs clear.

At age seven me and my parent decided we did not want to use the mist tent any more after going out to Arizona on vacations as young as age four. Each time out west I felt like I could breathe better but it was only for short vacations. After talking with my doctors we decided to move out to Arizona and I never slept in the white fog again.

I began school just like other kids and kept up with them as if nothing were wrong with me. I loved to swim, ride bikes, play baseball, marbles, slip n' slide, and anything else that was fun as a kid. I had a normal childhood. I did have to take pills at home.... the yucky part. I hated all of them. My mom would blend up a powder that was spilled out of green capsules into my applesauce and it was enzymes to help me digest my food. It made everything taste terrible that was used to try and mask the taste. I quickly tried to learn to swallow pills whole to avoid the horrible mixtures. It was easy to know if I skipped pills. My tummy would ache and my digestion would become poor. I hated having severe stomach aches even on days when I did take my medications.

In my early teenage years I started needing more medication for my lungs to keep them clear. I would use puffers that had medication to open my airways to help me breathe easier. Overall I had healthy lungs considering how CF can damage them very early in childhood. I did a lot of physical activities that helped keep my lungs in good shape for so long. I loved playing baseball and could throw harder than most anyone on the team. I rode freestyle bikes and played the trumpet as loud as I could in the bathroom in the back of the house where it could be tolerated by everyone else in the house. It was great for the lungs.... not for the ears.

I have had to see doctors all of my life and take so many medications I couldn't count now. At least four times a year for clinic when I was younger and it increased in frequency as I grew older and developed more damage from CF. In high school I was still active, played sports and had many friends but I began needing more powerful medications to keep infections down. I had been lucky so far, in that I did not need to go into the hospital for intensive treatment. In my teenage years I did less Chest therapy since I was so active it replaced much of my treatments.

At age 20 I was admitted to the hospital for the first time for my Cystic Fibrosis. I got what is know to a person with CF called a "Tune Up." I was in the hospital for IV antibiotics, chest therapy 3 -4 times a day and aerosols with them. I felt like a tenderized slab of beef. It did get the junk out of my lungs and I felt better. After that first admission I would start going into the hospital for a clean out about 2 or 3 times a year. I continued to do my best to take care of myself and I started feeling the effects of what CF can do to my body.

In 1992 for the first time in my life I was in the hospital and coughed up about 12 ounces of blood after coughing only 4 or 5 times. This is a large bleed and can be life threatening if not controlled. Luckily I was in the hospital and I stayed calm. It was also during this time that I found out I had some very serious bacteria in my lungs that is know to kill people with CF very quickly. At that time my lung function was down to 28% but I did not have massive scarring like I do now at age 33. I made it through that episode and in 1993 I worked very hard at physical fitness lifting weights at a club and riding my bike 10 - 20 miles a day.

It was very slow at first and it hurt very much. I would cough and cough out in public riding my bike and people would stare, wondering if I was ok or if they should call for help. I would politely smile, drink some Gatorade and pedal on my way. It took me about five months to work up to a strong lung function of 79%. I felt great!

As the years wore on I would face many more assaults from CF like having my lung to collapse more than once. I had to get a chest tube which was like being stabbed with a golf club with awake and almost no numbing medication and no sedation. CF also claimed my gall bladder and it was removed years ago now. I had many more episodes where my lungs would bleed and I coughed up cups full of blood. In 1995 the doctors went in and repaired vessels using a technique called emolization. Since then I have had them to go in 4 more times for repairs.

As I grow older with Cystic Fibrosis I am faced with more challenges. I have acid reflux, CF related diabetes, osteopenia, a port for IV access, a feeding tube for nutritional support, and require oxygen support now. My lungs are severely scarred now from the damage of CF and bronchiectisis. Today my lung function is 20 - 22 % on a good day. The level of damage I have is not reversible. For a long time I thought my chances for a lung transplant would not happen. With the advances in medicine, both pre and post surgical management has improved my chance of a new life with new lungs.

Looking back over my life I have done many things and strived to be normal. It is my hope that I will be able to go back and do the things I once enjoyed without the feeling of not being able to breathe or coughing till it hurts and you spit up blood. I long for that day to not have the worry of these old tired lungs battered by CF.

I could go back and work fast food? No, maybe sell cars or furniture.... who knows. Maybe I could set tiles again, nah..... too much work. Perhaps I'll frame up my artwork and begin exhibiting again. That sounds good to me. I worked as a framer for about 10 years and have been an artist for about 17 years. I would love to have the energy to hold my own shows again. For now I continue to design digital art on my computer, set up websites, do graphics work for others, and help in anyway that I can with Cystic Fibrosis awareness, education, and support. I now spend much of my time in my room working with my computer and reaching out to others.

My current projects include: "Ask James about Cystic Fibrosis," my main website about CF. Owner of the "Cystic Fibrosis WebRing", connects several websites with CF related content. "Graphics by James", I design many free graphics for your enjoyment and also do custom graphics for a donation to one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations I partner with. I created a "Cystic Fibrosis E-card" service and designed all of the images to help promote CF. Founder of a CF support group "CF 4 Christians," currently more than 160 members. I am webmaster for three more sites and active in the online awards community as a board member of "UWSAG." I am a family advisory council member at my CF center and have assisted them in editing and submitting content for the "CF Family Resource Guide."

I have hope for a brighter future and welcome the journey ahead. I know that with prayer, my faith in God and by the caring hands of the medical team that I will one day claim my dreams for tomorrow. I thank you for your support and appreciate your time as you read about my journey and my hope for new lungs.
Published: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:03:19 GMT
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