Sunday, October 24, 2010

What do you think of Facebook?

Senortia had some interesting comments about Facebook and her recent voyage into that world...
What do you think of it?

Statins: Side Effects or not? What do you think?

Statins were prescribed to a member of my family.
I did research and found out that you can die from them possibly...
Said family member did become ill...
after going off statins is ok..
What do you think?

book review of "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortensen

"Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortensen combines extreme athleticism...(climbing the Himalaya mountains ...) with passionate idealism.. " Mortensen pulled together the most overachieving and most underqualified staff of the world" to construct his school and teach the children of Pakistan
and Afghanistan who lived in his village.
There are many surprises: a local leader Changazi decides to move all of the school supplies to his own village of Korphe. He claimed that Skardu was "too dirty!"This village was a long hike (114 kilometers) from his village; and yet Mortensen has little choice but to reclaim his goods there.
I hope you enjoy this book....comments...?

Friday, September 10, 2010

A book review of "Into the Woods" by Harlan Cohen

A book review of "Into the Woods" by Harlan Cohen

A public defender attorney Mr. Copeland and his friend Sylvia get together to solve a tragedy from their common past.

In order to put the pieces together these two have to dig deep and courageously venture into the lives of their friends at that time.

Insightful, bold and suspenseful, this well written book holds a surprise for all...

Readers.. are you intrigued/ Would you order this book from Amazon?

A book review of "Dirty Bonde" by Scottoline

In "Dirty Blonde" Lisa Scottoline portrays the life of newly appointed federal judge Cato Fante
with verve and panache.

Fante and her friend Gina receive more than their share of hard knocks and surprises in this tale.

Cate and her friend Gina with her child Warren make an interesting crew...
Scottoline uses rare wit and personal warmth in writing this wonderful tale of Cate's
tragedies and triumphs...

What do you think? Would you order this book from Amazon?

Remember 9/11 Victims Tomorrow

Remember 9/11 Tomorrow...

Where were you when the planes crashed into the buildings....
The sheer horror of that moment upended our entire family...
Do not let the sacrifice of he heroes and the victims be in vain..
Rather send those families love and sweet prayers and thoughts...
New Yorkers say:" We will remember...
We will never forget...
We don't want it to happen again..."

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wounded Warriors: Check it out

Wounded Warriors: Check it out

Wounded Warriors is a devoted non-profit who raises money for wounded veterans.
It is such a transparent group in that most of the money goes to veterans who need help. Please check it out.

Memorial Day is coming ... Will you celebrate?

Memorial Day is coming..
Will you celebrate this day to honor fallen soldiers who died trying to protect our freedoms through
World War I, World War II, Korea , Vietnam,Iraq, Afghanistan...

Will the Whaling Ban be lifted?

Will the Whaling ban be lifted?
Google Scholar
MarBEf newsletter; Editor: Raisin Nash
http://www.theartciis/articles/cases/...2000-the artic is
by g.Paisson

European legislation has been passed which finally recognizes biodiversity in Europe and the need to support it...however , Mr.Nash says it will take years to enforce it.Meanwhile there are intuit fishermen who try to catch whales around Iceland ,and other fishermen in Denmark and Japan who still fish for whales.

Certainly there are errors in fishing but how do you feel about people actively killing whales?
Do you think they will have a chance once Europe finally gets these new laws enforced?
Some scholars think that the intuit should be treated as a "special case" and allowed to fsh for whales. What do you think?

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
I wish you lots of joy and happiness with your family and friends this weekend!
Comments about your weekend are always welcome!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plancne crash

BBC News
April 10, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash in Russia

The President of Poland died in Russia with many of his top officials.
The pilot ignored advice to go to another airport.
A day of mourning has been declared in Poland.
The United States lost a great friend and the world lost a great leader.
Please leave thoughts and comments for the Polish people.
We are very sorry for their loss.

Volcanic Ash:How does it effect Europe?

April 15, 2010

Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights across Europe

by Robert Barr and Jill Lawless

Barr and Lawless explain that an ash cloud from Iceland's volcano halted flights to and from Europe and closed the airports of Europe. Tens of thousands of passengers are stranded they said. It is not sure when they can fly again...
Unfortunately, this already prevented President Obama from representing the U.s. and it prevented other countries from going to the funeral of the President of Poland this month.
Please think of these people. Please leave comments for these people. I hope that they can get home soon...

Targeted Chemotherapy has Fewer Side effects


Targeted Chemotherapy has fewer side effects

According to a leading physician in Singapore,chemotherapy has fewer side effects these days. Targeting your body parts and giving the chemotherapy only to that part of you is a protective measure. He says it serves to isolate the tumor and prohibit its' growth.
What do you think?
Is chemotherapy less harmful now?

Do Schools Need Help to Prevent Bullying?

CBS Evening News
Springfield, Mass. April4,2010


Bullying: Do Schools Need a New Approach?
by Bianca Solorzano

Three teenagers will appear in court to face charges of bullying connected tot he death of 15 year old Phoebe Prince. Six other students will be charged in this case. States have tried to get the schools to address bullying by mandating anti-bullying initiatives . Ms. Solorzano asks the question: Have these worked?
CBS News has identified eleven students between the ages of 9 to 13 who have committed suicide because of bullying in the past twelve months.
Solorzano asks we need more support against bullies in our schools? What do you think?

China's miners rescued from a disaster

April 5, 2010
NY Times

One hundred and fifteen miners were rescued from China's worst mining disaster.
these workers were trapped for right days and nights. It has been said that they strapped themselves to the wall with their belts for days and jumped into a mine shaft later.Some said that people were eating wood.

Rescuers heard taps on meal pipes when the mine was filling with water. They sent glucose injections down to the miners.

I wonder if we could learn something from them...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Meg Scanners

The new meg scanners measure and record the brain's magnetic fields that are caused by the brain's electrical activity.Another word for them is Magneto-encephalopgraphy scanners and doctors currently use them to measure detailsa bout epilepsy, brain tumors and pain perception.
There are 100 MEG scanners around the world and they cost $2 million each.

The scanners track the magnetic signals that neurons throw off as they communicate.
Mr. Greg Simpson of the University of California in San Francisco said" you can look at the networks of the brain talking to each other".

The MEG is better than the MRI scan because it tells us which center of the brain, the language cortex or the visual cortex, is sending a magnetic flow to which other part of the brain.
Some scientists are trying to use the MEG scanners to see if the brain waves can be harnessed to control devices outside of the brain.
What do you think of this new testing? Would you want someone dear to you to use it?

The Story of Saint Valentine

The Story of Saint Valentine

In 270A.D. Marriage was outlawed by Emperor Claudius of Rome. Claudius thought that married men were not good soldiers. Claudius wanted to be known and the only God; so he outlawed Christianity...Valentine was a Bishop who invited young couples to go to him and get married in secret.Valentine was arrested and brought to Claudius and Claudius tried to recruit him as one of his won if only he would renounce Christianity . In jail, Valentine fell n love with the jailer's daughter, Asterius who was blind. Asterius regained her sight through a miracle at this time.
When Valetine found out he was to be killed, he sent her a farewell not.." From your Valentine..". It was dated February 14th, 270 A.D.

Valentine was beaten, stoned and he had his head cut off when he refused.

How will you celebrate Valentines Day?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Teen Cyber Bullying is Epidemic: What to do

CBS cyber-bullying/

Cyber Bullying by Amanda Lenhart

Cyber Bullying by Bridget Tyler

Teen Cyber Bullying is Epidemic: what do we do?

Tina and Ron Meier have become activists lobbying for new legislation and punishment for cyber bullying after a neighborhood mom posed as a boy, led their daughter on that he wanted to date her, spread rumors on My Space and at school that she was a slut and a mean person.
the mom then pretended that her persona, Josh Evans, wanted nothing more to do with their daughter and dropped her.Their daughter Megan ahd been on anti-depression medication. She
could not face the hate emails and Josj leaving her so she hung herself in her closet.
Their neighbor was never questioned by the police nor charged with a crime.
Amanda Lenhart said that one third of US teenagers are or have been targets of cyber bullying. they have had private emails forwarded to others, threatening messages and mean message about them placed on various sites.

Teens have always treated each other badly; however cyber bullying has turned more and more deadly.
Phoebe Prince, a shy 14 year old was the latest victim of cyber bullying, Jessica Chapdelaine said that her classmates would send her hateful emails. She couldn't handle these. Then someone told erh to hang herself, so she did. Phoebe isn't alone. There are many cases of cyber torment.Some kdsi can't over come this bullying because it does not stay in the school yard like in the old days; it goes home with you. he average teen is connected with technology all of the time.
Patty Aftab has these suggestions to help teens:

1. Teach the teen to"stop, block and tell" a parent or a teacher when it happens.

2. Monitor the teen's behavior. If she is avoiding Face book or retreiving her email, ask her what is going on.

3. Talk to kids about cyber bullying eraly.

4. Make it clear you will help stop it quick once it comes up.

5. If bullies torment the teen, tell the teen to stop and walk away from the computer. Take a few minutes to calm down and the block the tormentor from various accounts.

Do you think that these steps will help? Do you think teens needs additional classes in standing up to bullies? Do you think we need additional legislation?

Rewalk is awesome creation: paralyzed patients can walk

Rewalk is Awesome creation: Paralyzed Patients can walk!

Last month, Argo Medical Technologies announced this new development: the ReWalk Exoskeleton; a light brace-like suit for people who have been paralyzed.
It fits the body well and it detects upper body movements.
There are "integrated DC motors" at the joints , rechargeable batteries and an extensive series of sensors related to a computer system which prevent the patient from falling should her foot hit a rock by modifying the next step to balance the person.

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi is heading the trails of ReWalk at Moss Rehab; a rehabilitation and research center in Philadelphia. Esquenazi says it helps patient's health becasue lack of exercise can make one's bones brittle but Rewalk can reverse the process.
What do you think about this? Do me , it came too late for Christopher Reeves , but he sure worked for it . Incredible...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Go See Jeanette of ;"Inside-looking out.." blog

Go See Jeanette of "Inside -looking out" blog
Jeanette is ill and I'm sure that Guido has written about her in his caring blog that he and Sugar operate.. I just want people to go write nice things to Jeanette

Happy Martin Luther KIng Day! How was it?

Happy Martin Luther King Day: How was it?
I prayed and celebrated Martin Luther King's life yesterday in church;
and I have to say we have been so blessed with having him.
I was very happy with his successes and very sad that it cost him his life.
How about you?

Haiti : the Horrors of a 7.0 Earthquake

Haiti: the Horrors of a &.0 Earthquake
Yahoo news

Haiti had a huge earthquake and it happened directly upon a split : a fault line between
two regions of the earth. No one could go in or out: and many relief airplanes have been turned away. Millions of people have been suffering in the poorest country of the world.
Historically it has been a very corrupt place for politicians.
The Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Unicef and Doctors without Borders have been vying for a landing as well as many European health organisations and the U.N. Health organisation.

My teen , along with others, have tried to make plans to go aid these people.
He was upset to learn that he needed more training ...

we are still worried for these people.
There are at least 20,000 people awaiting burial (Sunday) and more probably now...
The U.S. Air Force is in charge of the airport and we have sent many many Marines...
How do you feel?Leave comments for Haitians.
I hope the best for all of them and I send my condolences to those who have lost their families and homes and /or are injured in this tragedy.

Belated Happy New Year! Any Plans?

I have been juggling several things at once!
My question about the New Year: IS there something special you want to happen?
Want to share?
Let us know!
For me , I want bloggers there to feel more happy! Psyched!