Sunday, October 24, 2010

Facebook: What do you think of it?

Senorita has interesting comments bout Facebook. What do yo think of it?

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

Statins: Do They Carry Side Effects?

A family member was prescribed statins.
I looked them up; some people get sick from them while other die from them..
What is your opinion of them?

Review of "Three Cups of Tea" By Greg Mortensen

This remarkable book combines "extreme " adventures" with the hiring of " the most overachieving and underqualified staff of the world" to set up a wonderful school.Beautiful descriptions of the place and the people together with graphic descriptions of disasters (ei: accidents, etc....)
Changazi appeared to be a powerful leader who could help him... only to dissapear with all of the supplies for the school to take them...from Skardu to his village of Kuardu...
This work , his school and his book are all miracles of a remarkable kind... well worth the effort to read....

Would you order this book?

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 and bold, 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 Blonde " by Lisa Scottoline

A book review of "Dirty Blonde" by Scottoline

In this surprisingly creative book Lisa Scottoline portrays the life of a newly appointed federal judge Cato Fante with verve and panache.

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

Thanksfully, Cate and her friend ZGina and her son Warren band together like a band of brothers...

In this tale Scottoline talks of the personal tragedies and triumphs of Fante with a rare wit and warmth..
The tale is well woven with a witty ending...

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

Remember 9/11 Victims Tomorrow

9/11 is Upon us....
I feel a heavy heart as tomorrow draws near...
Remember the heroes and the victims and say a prayer
or send good thoughts their way....
New Yorkers say...
"We remember....
but never again..."

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wounded Warriors:Check it out!

Wounded Warriors;Check it out!

Wounded Warriors is a non-profit to raises money for wounded veterans who are in need for basic help services. It is so transparent in that most of their money goes straight to these families.
What do you think about them?

Memorial Day is coming, will you celebrate?

Memorial Day is coming.
Will you celebrate those fallen soldiers during World War I, World War II, War in Korea, War in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more...
Will you honor these men and women who died to protect your freedoms?

Should the Whaling ban be lifted?

Should the Whaling ban be lifted?
Google scholar
MarBEf newsletter
Raisin Nash, Editor

Nash tells us that now the message of biodiversity has been successfully communicated ad turned into laws in Europe.Howver, it will take years for these laws to be enforced. Meanwhile, intuits in Iceland, people in Japan and people in Denmark want to fish for whales. Do you think this should be allowed? Some people think that the Intuits should be give this special privilege. What do you think?Will he whales survive to see these laws go into effect?
What if these laws do not extend to Asia?

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

I wish you lots of fun with your family and friends!
comments about your activities are always welcome!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies ina aplance crash

BBC News
April 10, 2010

President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash in Russia with many of his top officials.
The pilot ignored advice from the air traffic controller to go to another airport.
A national day of mourning has been declared in Poland.
He was a great president and a great leader and a good friend to the United States. Please leave comments and thoughts for the Polish people. We will miss him and we are very sorry about the loss to the Polish People.

What did volcanic ash in Iceland do to Europe? Please think of them...

Yahoo! News
April 15, 2010

Iceland's Volcanic Ash halts Flights Across Europe

by Robert Ban and Jill Lawless

Ban and Lawless tell us that volcanic ash from Iceland's volcano halted flights in and out of Europe.Tens of thousands of people are stranded and it is not clear when they can fly again.
President Obama could not attend the funeral of the President of Poland this month.
Please leave comments and thoughts for the people who are stranded.
I hope that they can get home soon...

Targeting chemotherpay:Produces fewer side effects



Chemotherapy : Is it less harmful now and less invasive than before?
The surgeon in this youtube thinks that Chemotherapy has fewer side effects today than before. He says that the body part affected with the cancer is now isolated and treated separately.He says that this also stops the growth of the cells. Do you agree?

Do Schools Need More Help To Prevent Bullying?

CBS Evening News
April 3, 2010
Springfield, Mass.

Bullying: Do SAchools New NEw Approach?
By Biance Solorzano

Ms. Solorzano points out that three teenagers will face charges connected to the death of fifteen 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. She asks us:Has this worked?
She points out that eleven students have been identified who have committed suicide because of bullying at school this year alone.

So..should more be done? What do you think?

China's workers succesfully rescued

China's mine workers successfully rescued

April 5, 2010
NY Times


One hundred and fifteen miners were rescued from the worst disaster that they ever experienced
this month. These miners were said to have strapped themselves to shaft walls for eight days and nights and later to have jumped into mining carts. Some were said to have eaten wood from the poles in the mine.When the Wangiialing mine was flooded with water rescuers heard taps on the pipes. They frantically pumped the water out and sent glucose injections down to the miners.

Amazing! I wonder if we could learn something from how these miners were freed...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

MEG scanners : bloggers reflect

http://www.wired .com/medtech/health/news/2007/01/72277

The New MEG scanners measures and records the brain's magnetic fields created by the brain's electrical activity.A MEg scan will show he brain's ceners for language, motion, and touch.The amgento encephalography scanners are the most powerful tools to observe details about epilepsy, brain tumors and pain perception.
The scanners track the magnetic signals that neurons throw off as they communicate.
"You can look at how the networks of the brain talk to each other in real time" said Greg Simpson, the Director of the Neuroimaging Lab at University of California in San Francisco.
These scanners are very expensive at the moment,; they cost $2 million.
there are 100 MEG scanners around the world. Can you see you or a friend or family member using one of these in the future?

The Story of Valentines' Day

The Story of Valentines Day

In 270 AD marriage was outlawed by Emperor Claudius of Rome. Claudius thought that married men were not good soldiers. Claudius wanted to be known as the only God.Christianity was outlawed .... Valentine was a Bishop who invited young couples to him to get married in secret.
He was arrested in due time and brought before Claudius who admired his drive and conviction . Claudius tried to convince him to work for him and denounce Christianity.Valentine at this point in time had met and fallen in love with the jailer's daughter Asterius who was blind. During this time Asterius , through some miracle, was healed and she could see.Valentine , when he heard he was to be sentenced, wrote her a note of farewell..: "From you Valentine.." before he was killed on February 14, 270 A.D.
He was beaten, stoned and then his head was cut off...

What do you think of Saint Valentines Day?
Will you celebrate it? how?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Teen Cyber Bulleying is Spreading

Teen Cyber Bullying is Epidemic

Parents: Cyber bullying led to a teen's suicide

The parents of a 13 year old girl who's suicide was a result of a cruel cyber hoax are pushing for stronger laws to protect children. Tina and Ron Meier said that their daughter met a stranger on My Space named Josh Adams. They got to knw each other online and they really hit it off.All of the sudden some people spread vicious lies about Megan and Josh said that he had read the stories . He didn't want to see her anymore. She was a depressed girl and she hung herself in her own closet. Six weeks later the parents discovered that josh Evans never existed. It was a neighborhood mom posing to be Josh Evans.

Amanda Lenhart, the author of " Cyber bullying" says that one third of all teenagers have been a target of Cyber bullying.They receive private emails that are forwarded and threatening messages.
Teens have always treated each other badly; however cyber bullying has turned more and more deadly.
Phoebe Prince is the latest victim of cyber bullying. She was 14 and people were sending her hateful emails according to her classmate Jessica Chapdelaine. Someone told her to hang herself and she did. Phoebe isn't alone . There are many cases of cyber torment. According to internet safety expert Patty Aftab on "Good Morning America" some kids can't overcome this kind of bullying becasue it doesn't stay in the goes home with you. The average teen is connected with technology all of the time.
She suggests:
1. teenagers should"stop,block and tell" a parent or a teacher when this happens to him.
2. If a kid is avoiding Face book or is email ask him what is going on.
3. Be proactive: talk to your kid early. Make it clear you will help him solve it quickly.
4. If bullies torment the teen, tell the teen to walk away from the computer . Take a few minutes to calm down and then block the tormentor from all of the teen's accounts.
5. Explain to him how blocking works.

What do you think? Have you experienced this with a child or with a friend's child? A neighborhood kid?Do you think that follwoing these steps is enough? or dowe need more programs to inform kids hwo to block bullies?
Le us know what you think ...
And do you think more legislation would be helpful?

Rewalk helps paralyzed victims walk


Rewalk Helps Paralyzed Victims Walk

Last March Argo Medical Technologies Inc. announced their creation of Re walk: an Exoskeleton; a light weight , brace like suit for people whose legs have been paralyzed.It fits the body well adn it detects upper body movements.There are integrated "DC motors" at the joints and rechargeable batteries and a series of sensors which help the body right itself balance wise when the person runs into a rock or barrier. The computer helps the person right themselves.

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi in heading the trials of Re Walk at Moss Rehab at Philadelphia ( a reserachand rehabilitation center). Esquenazi says it helps people because lack of exercise can make the bones brittle but this can reverse the process.
What do you think?
It comes too late for Christopher Reeves but he did fight for it..

Monday, January 18, 2010

Go See Jeanette of "INside- Outside Looking in"

Go see Jeanette of "Inside -Outside Looking in" blog..she's ill...
Jeanette is ill and I'm certain that Sugar and Guido have her down in their caring blgo. I just want to be sure that more people turn up to write nice things to Jeanette..
She is an awesome person and a great friend to all..great grandmother, mother and wife...

Happy Martin Luther KIng Day..give us your thoughts...

Happy Martin Luther King Day.. your thoughts.....
I celebrated Martin Luther King day yesterday.. I was so happy about all of his successes and I cried at the loss of his life...
He was a very humble remarkable man...
what were your thoughts this day....

Haiti: A Nightmare of an Earthquake

Haiti: A Nightmare of an Earthquake
Yahoo news
CBS news

Haiti had a 7.0 earthquake.It was a strong one because it lies on a fault line I'm told...
No planes could land there and they had no fuel so people refueled at the Dominican Republic and got back in line... There are millions there and at least 20,000 awaiting burial... chaos abounds...
The Red Cross, The Salvation Army UNICEF and The U.N. food people were among the many relief organizations who tried to land...
No matter what you think it is scary there...
My teen wanted to hop over there with his friend this spring..He was confounded to learn that there is no margin for error must be a professional to help otherwise you are a liability..
My heart breaks for these people...
Leave comments and your feelings please for the victims and the .injured and the homeless there.
I hope that things get considerably better there very soon...

Belated Happy New Year:Any PLans?

Belated Happy New Year!
I have been juggling things for awhile...
Is there anything special that you wish for in this New Year?
Let us know!
OK for me, I Want bloggers here to be more psyched!