INTERESTING: Walmart snookered the DC Gooferment

Sunday, January 17, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/district-leaders-furious-walmart-wont-build-stores-in-poor-neighborhoods/2016/01/15/3425f5fa-bbb3-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoods

By Aaron C. Davis and Sarah Halzack January 15 at 8:41 PM   

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Walmart abruptly announced Friday that it was abandoning a promise to build stores in Washington’s poorest neighborhoods, an agreement that had been key to the deal allowing the retailer to begin operating in the nation’s capital.

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Simple answer is why didn’t you insist that the poor neighborhood stores be build first?

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District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoods


INTERESTING: Keep “the game” on the field

Friday, January 15, 2016

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/1/10/10743904/steelers-bengals-joey-porter-foul

The late penalty that doomed the Bengals was provoked by a Steelers coach illegally on the field
By Cyd Zeigler  @CydZeigler on Jan 11, 2016, 7:33a 

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In thinking back on that game, there was a lot of action on the field by players not in the game, spectators, and various coaches.

That’s just not right. 

Seems like we need a rule like hockey’s third man in rule. I’d keep the coaches, bystanders, and not-in-the-game players off the field. Like a TWO game misconduct! 

Sorry, but “the game” is sacrosanct. What the players do is what should matter; not anything else.

The various administrators of the game should take steps to protect the integrity of the game.

Basketball coaches are restricted to their “box”.

Ditto for the other sports.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Fifty percent of what we just taught you were wrong

Saturday, January 2, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/01/dr-david-brownstein/natural-salt-good/

Salt Restriction Increases Heart Disease Deaths and Hospitalizations
By Dr. David Brownstein
January 1, 2016

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Since graduating from medical school in 1989, I have come to the conclusion that much of what I was taught was wrong.  In fact, at my medical school graduation, the dean said, “Fifty percent of what we just taught you were wrong, your job is to figure out which part was correct and which was incorrect.” When medical students come to my office, I always encourage them to question everything I tell them and, furthermore, to question what they have been taught.

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Wow, this does nothing to inspire confidence in “medicine”.

It wasn’t that way in injineering skrule!

And, add the Gooferment’s gigantic interference in the medical marketplace and my confidence drops even further.

So, I guess we do need IBM’s Watson to “help” doctors like the TV commercial says.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: 2010 case resolved

Monday, December 28, 2015

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/25/utah-police-says-remains-found-suspect-in-2010-park-ranger-shooting-that-set-off-manhunt.html?intcmp=hplnws

UTAH
Eagle Scout finds state park gunman’s remains in Utah cave 5 years later
Published December 25, 2015  Associated Press

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Shumway, a 23-year-old Utah Valley University student, told The Associated Press than he and his 15-year-old brother had decided to spend two weeks over winter break searching for Arellano — a mission their police officer father helped with five years earlier. An outstanding $30,000 reward for Arellano was part of the draw, Shumway said.

“For a poor college student, that’s pretty appealing,” he said.

Shumway added that resolving the case was a big thing for the Moab community. “There’s lots of closure that would come with finding this guy because no one really knew if he was dead or alive,” he explained.

Shumway, an Eagle Scout who grew up exploring caves and canyons in the area, said he was confident he could find Arellano’s body after studying the case and discussing the search area with his father.

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I find this interesting.

One, the original “manhunt” was obviously useless.

Two, imagine dying alone in the back of a dark cave?

Three, how much other “reward money” is just waiting to be found?

Four, it all started from a “no camping zone” violation. Argh!

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INTERESTING: Ep. 551 Michael Malice and Tom Debate Hamilton in NYC | Tom Woods

Saturday, December 12, 2015

http://tomwoods.com/podcast/ep-551-michael-malice-and-tom-debate-hamilton-in-nyc/

An excellent 90 minutes in American History class.

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INTERESTING: Prevent fainting by drinking water?

Friday, November 20, 2015

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-prevent-fainting

How to Prevent Fainting

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Syncope, otherwise known as fainting, is the sudden, brief loss of consciousness caused by diminished blood flow to our brain; that occurs at least once in about one in five people, and in about one in ten may happen over and over, responsible for millions of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Though sometimes fainting can be caused by heart problems, most often it’s triggered just by standing (because blood pools in our legs) or strong emotions, which are called vasovagal reactions. Under certain circumstances, such as blood donation, syncope has important medical and societal significance. More than 150,000 people experience fainting spells or near-fainting spells each year when they’re giving blood. So, it would be good to find a way to avoid it. But, if you think that has medical and societal significance, what about fainting when you’re driving? It goes without saying that losing consciousness while driving can pose a serious threat to the patient and society. Of a group of folks getting tested for it, 9% reported they had lost consciousness while driving.

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Is there anything we can do to prevent the symptoms in the first place? Do we have to wait until we’re all dizzy, clammy, and nauseous? Well, speaking of cheap, safe, and effective, just drinking water can prevent it. So, if you know needles make you whoozy, five minutes before you get stuck, chug down two cups of water, which can dramatically bring pressures up within minutes in people who are predisposed to fainting, and has similar effects in normal healthy adults.

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I’m astonished. I never knew this. While I never had any trouble donating, I’ll keep this in mind.

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INTERESTING: A “woman” manipulates a “man”

Monday, October 12, 2015

2015-Oct-12

Laugh!

Today, I was having a bagel and coffee.

A man, “obviously” Grandpa, having a snack with a young female child Sophia about age 8 would be my guess.

He sits down and tells her to sit across from him. 

(Why I have no idea. Mistake number 1 — give an order that may not be obeyed.)

She sits two tables away.

After several interactions, he “compromises” half-way and sits at the table next to her. 

(Mistake number 2 — “compromise”. Shows the original order wasn’t important!)

After several more interactions, he sits at “her” table.

Laugh.

(Mistake number 3 — capitulation. Demonstrating this was a waste of time.)

Guess “women” learn “man – ipulation” early in life.

Argh!

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