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Margaret Mead quoted in “Hippocrates and Medicine in the Third Millenium”

July 29, 2013 | By | No Comments

The following excerpt is from HIPPOCRATES AND MEDICINE IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM, by Dr. John Patrick, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa.

It is published by the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and deserves a wide audience.

Sanctity of Life

The main reason for the modern dismissal of the Oath of Hippocrates by those who know its content is its commitment to the absolute sanctity of life. Neither abortion nor mercy killing find any place in the thought of Hippocrates.

Why was this commitment so central?

Margaret Mead, the libertarian anthropologist, clearly understood, when she wrote;

“For the first time in our tradition there was a complete separation between killing and curing. Throughout the primitive world, the doctor and the sorcerer tended to be the same person.

[Doctor and sorcerer] with power to kill had power to cure. . . .

With the Greeks, the distinction was made clear.  One profession, the followers of Asclepius, were to be dedicated completely to life under all circumstances, regardless of rank, age, or intellect – the life of a slave, the life of the Emperor, the life of a foreign man, the life of a defective child…

This is a priceless possession which we cannot afford to tarnish, but society always is attempting to make the physician into a killer – to kill the defective child at birth, to leave the sleeping pills beside the bed of the cancer patient…

It is the duty of society to protect the physician from such requests.


Today, the abortion clinician is both physician and sorcerer in the same person.

Originally published by Jack Yoest: December 18, 2012


Mead M. quoted in Marker R et al.  Euthanasia: a historical overview. Maryland J Contemporary Legal Issues. 1991;2:257-298.

Mind Gym, An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence – Selected Quotes

August 16, 2012 | By | No Comments

Mind Gym, Selected Quotes: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence, by Gary Mack with David Casstevens, Forward by Alex Rodriguez, published by McGraw-Hill in 2001, Selected Quotes

Begins with pull quotes,

Ninety percent of the game is half mental, Yogi Berra, p. 3

You have to train your mind like you train your body, Bruce Jenner, p 3

Under Pressure you can perform fifteen percent better or worse. Scott Hamilton, p 18

When you have fun, it changes all the pressure into pleasure. Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. p 18

“Sports Illustrated described [Sarah Hughes] performance as “uninhibited joy.” [winning Gold in the 2002 Winter Games]” p 22

“Sports psychology doesn’t create talent. It only can help release it.” p 36

“Ozzie Smith said, “Show me a guy who is afraid of looking bad and I can beat him every time.”” p 43

“Perfectionism [is self-defeating] Self-critical, negative perfectionist can never do enough. Their mind-set often is fueled by a fear of failure.” p 43

“”You never stop learning in this game,” said Randy Johnson, ace of the Arizona Diamondback’s pitching staff.”

Show me a guy who is afraid of looking bad and I can beat him every time.

“ACT, A stands for accept your present state…C stands for create your desired state. T stands for take action steps to get you there.” p 59

“If you are of legal age and drink alcohol, follow Knute Rockne’s rule: Drink the first, sip the second and refuse the third.” p 75

“Motivation is a popular word, especially in sports. It comes from a Latin word meaning “to move.”” p 88

“Playing sports as a kid should be an enjoyable, positive and rewarding experience.” p 90

“Arnold Schwarzenegger also had a mission. His vision created what he called “want power.”” p 90

“Someone said that people who have no fear either are in mental institutions or on special teams.” 93

“Talent being equal, players with a positive, optimistic attitude will outperform those with a negative, pessimistic one.” 100

An athlete is “one play away from being the starter…stay involved and ready…a good attitude…work hard…is coachable…a real team player.” p 106

“Ted Williams offered some sage advice: “If you don’t think too good, then don’t think too much.”” p 117

Learn to control your emotions or they will control you. Edgar Martinez, p 119

“Breathe and Focus…growing anxious, breathe in energy. Breathe out negativity. Breathe in relaxation. Breathe out stress.” 133

“Lou Piniella said, “be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” p 133′

“Pitcher Orel Hershiser: “Once my catcher and I determine the pitch, that’s all there is. There’s nobody standing there then…There’s only the next pitch. It’s the only job I have.” p 152

“What do you think is the most important part of the mental game?…Confidence.” p 156

“Confidence is the emotional knowing that you are prepared, mind, body and spirit for anything.” p 156

“Doubts cause intellectual confusion.” p 165

“Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers said it is better to throw a poor pitch wholeheartedly than to throw the so-called right pitch with a feeling of doubt.” p 165

“”Chance” Louis Pasteur said , “favors the prepared mind.” p 157

To succeed in baseball, as in life, you must make adjustments
. Ken Griffey Sr. p 180

“Athletes require rest and recovery time. Without it they become stale, burned out and more susceptible to injuries.” p 182

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender
, Vince Lombardi, p 182

My baseball career was a long, long initiation into a single secret: At the heart of all things is love. Sadaharu Oh

A hero is no braver than the ordinary person. He is just braver five minutes longer. Ralph Waldo Emerson. p 197

“Sports is more than a contest of physical ability. As the ancient Greeks knew, sports also test courage, which comes from the Latin word meaning heart. ” p 197

“For a performer, love is the most basic ingredient for success.” p 215


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Support Jill’s House: Hannah & Helena Train for the Marine Corps Marathon

July 26, 2012 | By | One Comment

Hannah and Helena are raising money for Jill’s House a home for children with special needs. They are fund raising with a team from McLean Bible Church running the Marine Corps Marathon.

Only a few days left to donate before the Big Race this weekend.

Donate here.

Please visit this link for Hannah’s Donation Page and Helena’s Donation Page

Marathon Training with the Worlds Best Grandfather

Marathon Training Day 9/10 Luau Dancing


Marathon Training Day 8: Triathlon in Georgia. Hannah and Helena place 1st and 2nd in respective age groups.

Marathon Training Day 7: 5k, Inside secret of Helena’s race strategy

Marathon Training Day 6: Cock-a-doodle-do

Marathon Training Week 2: Lochte Appreciation Day, Swimmer’s Gold

Day Five. Road Trip

Day Four. Monsoon and Double Rainbow

Day Three. On Track with Bikinis

Day Two. Lost in Georgia, Angels watching over us…

Day One. Training in Rome…Georgia


From the Jill’s House web site,

Jill’s House provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, DC area. We serve boys and girls, ages six through seventeen, with intellectual disabilities without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity. Our mission is to be a safe haven to which parents can entrust their children, allowing the parents a time of rest. To ensure that parents and caregivers get a real break, typical siblings are welcome to stay at Jill’s House.

We believe that parents of children with intellectual disabilities need more support. Our hope is that our model will help change the way communities address the needs of families with children with special needs.


Be sure to follow Hannah @ParadisePort; Helen @GibbyYoest; and @JackYoest

Bending an Oar

July 26, 2012 | By | No Comments

“There are two things in life you can’t have enough of: love, and bend on the oar.” Olympian Kady Glessner quoting crew coach Dave O’Neill

Hannah Yoest bending her oar in stroke


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John Wesley Yoest III, Student Athlete Baseball Curriculum Vita

June 1, 2012 | By | No Comments

John Wesley Yoest III, Student Athlete, Baseball Curriculum Vita


High School

Yorktown High School

5200 Yorktown Boulevard

Arlington, Virginia 22207

Phone: 703-228-5400

Class of 2013

Head Coach, Mike Ruck, MikeRuck25 at hotmail dot com

Email: JohnYoest at Gmail dot com


Position: Pitcher

Height: 6′ 1″

Weight: 190 lbs

GPA: 3.85 cumulative

ACT: na

SAT: 1870; Reading 640, Math 620, Writing 610

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Summary Results 1 May 2012, Percentile Scores 11th Grade Students

Career Exploration Scores,

Verbal Skills 97
Math Skills 95
Science and Technical Skills 98


General Science 99

Arithmetic Reasoning 90

Word knowledge 97

Paragraph Comprehension 94

Mathematics Knowledge 97

Electronics Information 96

Auto and Shop Information 66

Mechanical Comprehension 98

Military Entrance Score (AFQT) 94

Standards of Learning:

Algebra, Pass/Advanced

Chemistry, Pass/Advanced

World History, Pass/Proficient

Class Rank: Yorktown High does not measure class rank

Senior Year 2013

Elected President of entire High School for upcoming 2013 year

Junior Year 2012


National Honor Society, Yorktown Chapter

All-Met Spring Honorable Mention, Pitcher 2012

Pitcher of the Year, All National District

First Team, All National District

Second Team All Region, Pitcher (District/Region/State)

Boy’s State Alumnus for Virginia, Elected “Best Citizen” for his city

Selected to attend United States Naval Academy Summer Session

Executive Board, Student Government, for entire high school

Team advanced to second round of Regional Play-offs

Varsity Football


ERA: 2.57

Fast Ball speed, live, during game: 86 mph

Strike outs: 91, highest in DC Metro Area, The Washington Post

60 yard dash, Diamond Skills, January 2012: 6.85 seconds

Member of Yorktown Baseball Team record season 21-4.

Member of Yorktown Football Team record season 10-0.

Sophomore Year 2011


First Team All National District, Baseball (Pitcher) Virginia

Class President

Varsity Baseball

Varsity Football

JV Basketball

Principal’s Award, In Recognition of Your Distinctly Positive Contribution To Our School, Community and School Climate. (Earned by the top seven percent of entire student body; Second Award.)

Virginia High School League, Academic Excellence Award, recognition of outstanding academic achievement while participating in VHSL Interscholastic Activities.

Athletic Honor Roll, Virginia High School League, Northern Region, for achieving a[t least] a 3.50 G.P.A. while participating in Baseball


ERA, 3.96, Leading the team in strikeouts 55 facing 168 batters; with 35.34 innings pitched

All Met Sports The Washington Post statistics

Won/Loss: 5-1

Hitting: .333

60 yard dash:

7.00 sec, Timed at U.S. Naval Academy Baseball Leadership Camp, August 2011

7.19 sec, Timed at the Crab Claw Classic, July 2011

Freshman Year 2010


Class President

Homecoming Prince

JV Baseball

Freshmen Football, Team Captain

Freshmen Basketball

Principal’s Award, In Recognition of Your Distinctly Positive Contribution To Our School, Community and School Climate.

John is always friendly to everyone, is always willing to help others and does so with a cheerful attitude and smile

ERA: 0.79

Eight Grade

One of two eighth graders to make the 22 man Junior Varsity Baseball Squad

ERA: 0.50

One of 60 students out of 1748 nominated for the ROCS (Respect Others Community and Self) Goals of Community Behavior June 2011 Sophomore Year

Virginia Baseball Club, Camp Counselor, Intern, Summer 2010, Arlington, Virginia

Self-Defense Yellow Belt, 2nd Degree, April 23, 2004


National District Champions 2009-2010

ACADEMIC and Extracurricular Highlights

John Yoest with sister Hannah Yoest, rower at UVA, completes Suntrust Marathon

Virginia High School League.

Piano Teacher 2012

Chess Champion, Charlottesville, Virginia Parks and Recreation, 2001

John Yoest on set Non-verbal communication skills: Played Thomas Jefferson’s grandson in the movie, The Sally Hemming Story age four.

CBS miniseries, Sally Hemings, An American Scandal, February, 2000.

Sam Neill …. Thomas Jefferson

Carmen Ejogo …. Sally Hemings

Diahann Carroll …. Betty Hemings

Baseball training camps (selected recent years)

George Washington University, Coach Steve Mrowka

United States Naval Academy, Coach Ryan Mau

University of Virgina, Coach Karl Kuhn

Virginia Baseball Club, Coach Mike Murray, Aaron Tarr

Student Athletic Performance Training, (SAPT) Fairfax, Virginia

Pinkman Baseball Academy, Coach Jeff Pinkman, Sterling, Virginia




Yorktown High School Students Win OuterBanks Triathlon

Hannah and John



With Help From Rival, Generals Emerge in First Place, Sun Gazette, Arlington, VA May 7, 2011

Yorktown Wins Region Baseball Opener, Sun Gazette, Arlington, VA May 28, 2011

Yorktown High School Students Win Outer Banks Triathlon, Sun Gazette, Arlington, VA August 28, 2009


Best ProLife Videos & Resources, Professor Yoest

May 2, 2012 | By | No Comments

We live in the sight and sound generation where information is gathered through the ‘moving talking picture.’ Here’s how ProLife is changing the culture and the law.

Abortionist reveals, ‘Am I killing? Yes, I am’

Who wants to be a millionaire? This abortionist did. Carol Everett did it for the money. Learn how she marketed abortion. She was indeed Pro-Abortion.

The Margaret Sanger Art Contest (not to be confused with The Margaret Sanger Award). Parody Pictures of Margaret Sanger speaking to the KKK. The pictures mock the actual event. Oddly ProChoicers are confused by these contest winners. They are, well, just like real life.

NON-PREGNANT WOMAN PAYS FOR ABORTION! Carol Everett, a former abortionist reveals how the abortion business actually uses ultrasounds. To abort babies-that aren’t there.

Death Threat From ProChoicer Kathie M Stack

March 15, 2012 | By | One Comment

“Komen is Dead …and you’re next” is not good in any context in these troubled times.

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The Catholic University of America, Zero Budget Social Media, Marketing MGT 345

March 13, 2012 | By | No Comments

An in-class presentation connecting YouTube–Blogs–Twitter–Facebook

Friends, we’re doing a live in-class demo of social media-we are tracking numbers on a student’s video. Please click on vid & RT