Friday, January 7, 2011

Speed Linking

  • 1 in 7 seven residents in nursing homes are under the age of 65. Up 22 percent in the past ten years. As medical advances allow younger people to survive traumatic injuries these numbers are going to increase, causing stress on nursing homes and on their young patients.
  • Just made a visit to welcome Morgan, who was born on Monday, into the world. Here are a list of things that Morgan will never know.
  • Generation Y is expected to reshape the workforce in new ways.
  • Texas has exonerated more people using DNA samples than any other state. This week Cornelius Dupree was freed after serving 30 years for a crime he did not commit. Kudos go out to the DA's office for supporting this move and trying to overturn, in the DA's words, a "convict at all cost mentality." How do you transition back to life after losing 30 years?
  • A constant problem at most professional sporting events is drunk, belligerent fans. A couple from Kentucky are suing the Cincinnati Bengals, their vending company and the stadium for injuries sustained when two drunk fans, who continued to be served long after they were intoxicated, fell on them. Hopefully this is a shot across the bow to teams that something needs to be done. More lawsuits will inevitably follow.
  • When the initial claims were made that Brett Favre sexually harassed a Jets employee I said that we should be prepared to see more claims made as these were rarely isolated incidents. Turns out that is true, as two former employees of the Jets have filed suit that they lost their jobs when the complained about advances made by Favre via text.
  • Apparently the end of days are upon us. Apparently they aren't really good at reading scripture either.
  • The study linking Autism to vaccines has been discounted at every stage, including having 10 of its 13 doctors repudiate it because of where the money was coming from, but now it's been found it was fraudulent as the lead doctor falsified the data. He has been stripped of his medical license in the UK.
  • The US Constitution was read on the floor of the House this week. But they didn't read the entire document. If we want to recapture what the founders actually wanted shouldn't we deal with all parts, like the fact that slaves were only 2/3 of a person and that women couldn't vote? After all, it has to be judicial or legislative activism that undid the will of these very wise men.
  • A cross at site now designated as a war memorial has been found to be unconstitutional. The court did not yet say it has to be taken down. When are Christians going to realize that we shouldn't be turning our message over to others to control? It is our job to proclaim the good news, not the governments.
  • Ted Koppel writes that Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly represent the death of real news. I couldn't agree more.
  • Here are ten ways to get more out of your techonology. I have tried a couple of them myself.
  • Judy Miller, former reporter for the NY Times, who helped lead us to war by writing stories with false information, is attacking Wikileaks head Julian Assange for not verifying that the information he is releasing is true. Do you think she gets the irony?
  • After much fighting on the Hill, President Obama has signed into law a bill which helps pay for medical treatment for 9/11 first responders. Credit must go to Jon Stewart who used his bully pulpit to push this issue. Can you possibly tell me how you can be opposed to this bill? (and yes there were those opposed)

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