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Half the fun is catching the fish; half the fun is complaining about it

I love to fish. But I hate it. I hate it because the ecstasy of catching a walleye, netting a trout or admiring a crimson sunset is so often soiled by the agony of lines in props, lines at boat launches or lines of blood drooling down a finger because a wiggly northern...

 

Mueller Report "Cliff Notes" by Pat Welle

The Special Counsel Office (Mueller) Report is downloadable as a pdf at multiple sites online such as news outlets. etc. Here is the link posted by the Department of Justice. https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf In testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1st, 2019, Attorney General William Barr...

 

Federal Judge Rules That The Public Has No Right To Know About Dakota Pipeline Spills

In Brief The Facts: A federal judge has now given Energy Transfer Partners legal permission to hide information about which areas of the pipeline are at risk for spills. Reflect On: Why are we still using oil when humanity have several other means to generate energy? Why is the corporate dominance of geopolitics never...

 

FINDING HUMOR IN DARK PLACES

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?” The question struck me as hilariously funny, and lapsing into my best Jeff Foxworthy impressi...

 

35th Anniversary of HIV Discovery on April 23

It has been 35 years since the historic discovery of HIV, the retrovirus believed to cause AIDS. Following three long and scary years since first learning about a then-nameless but virtually always fatal illness, the world held its collective breath as HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler stood at the podium for a press...

 

The Mueller Report's Missing Color

Washington DC insiders and members of the national news media remain consumed with Barr's redaction colors. Which color will cloak classified information? What hue will hide third-party privacy? While we don't yet have a scorecard on every tint, we do know of one color...

 

Trump inauguration ritual generated greater division within each political group

A group of Oxford researchers have seized on the divisive nature of Donald Trump and his inauguration ceremony to examine how different emotional responses to public rituals can affect group bonds. What they found was that rather than drawing groups together, the event generated greater division within each political...

 

As God is My Witness, I'll Never Have Carpet Again!

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?” The question struck me as hilariously funny, and lapsing into my best Jeff Foxworthy impressi...

 

Personal medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States

Only one book, END MEDICAL DEBT, written by three industry insiders, clearly explains the actual causes and proposed cures for our nation's medical debt crisis. The authors founded RIP Medical Debt, the national charity that since 2014 has forgiven $500 million in medical debt for 250,000 Americans -- so far. END...

 

30 Times More People Receive Care in Their Own Homes than in Nursing Homes!

While there are 1.4 million people being cared for in nursing homes today, according to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, there are 43.5 MILLION people being cared for by caregivers in their own homes. That’s a multiple of 30 times more people receiving care at home than in nursing homes. How can that be?...

 

RESEARCHERS BELIEVE HUMANS CAN GROW BACK MISSING ARMS, LEGS AND MORE!

For years researchers and scientists have been working on discovering the ability to regenerate organs and body limbs. The search has spanned everywhere from biological sciences to 3D printing companies. While several animals can achieve this such as geckos, planarian worms, jellyfish, and salamanders, what is...

 

CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OUT OF THE CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRE?

As the horrific events in New Zealand stun the world, Christchurch suffers the wounds of a tragically growing list of cities. While so many predictably rush to politicize and blame, the frequency of these events may have created an additionally unhelpful effect. Where most once put our hands over our mouth in horror,...

 

Skowhegan-area school board right to retire nickname

It could not have been an easy decision, but the Skowhegan-area school board did the right thing Thursday night. Facing a community that is bitterly split over the issue, the School Administrative District 54 board voted 14-9 to “respectfully retire” Skowhegan Area High School’s Indian nickname, reversing an...

 

The Significance of the New Handicapped Parking Symbol

Tennessee seeks to mirror New York and Connecticut in adopting a new symbol for handicapped accessible parking spots. Rather than the globally recognized symbol of a stick figure sitting straight in the wheelchair, the new image shows a stick figure in a wheelchair leaning in forward-motion. While a nice sentiment, it...

 

Telemedicine, Changing the Face of Healthcare

Advancements in technology are dramatically changing the world of medicine as we know it, and medical professionals worldwide are utilizing this rapidly evolving landscape to achieve and innovate the way we stay healthy. One vein of medicine that is really maximizing...

 

THE MYSTERIOUS BUSINESS OF CANCER

Millions of people are affected by cancer and according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, each year 18.1 million cancer new cases are diagnosed worldwide and approximately 9.6 million deaths occur from the disease. This number will only continue to...

 

Are Weed Churches Legitimate Houses of Worship, or Just Another Way Around Marijuana Law?

When I arrived for Sunday services at the Hundred Harmonies Church near Los Angeles, on a chilly morning last November, I was immediately handed a joint, a lighter and a bottle of water. In a small exurban storefront guarded by a security guard holding an AR-15, about 15 parishioners were toking up, eating powdered...

 

Disenrollment for Greed and Power; At Pechanga The Theft of Per Capita is nearing One Billion Dollars

Anthony Broadman of the prestigious Galanda Broadman law firm just wrote about tribal disenrollment for greed and power so let's explore a little Pechanga greed and power. Since 2006, the year of our disenrollment, the Hunter family has lost $3,484,000 per person, in per capita payments alone. We arrived at that...

 

Commentary: School board should reject new charter applications

The Philadelphia Board of Education will vote Thursday on whether to approve applications for three new charter schools: People for People’s Frederick Douglass Charter High School, String Theory’s Joan Myers Brown Academy, and American Paradigm’s Tacony Academy Charter at St. Vincent’s. The District cannot...

 

Trump's Declared an 'Emergency' on Immigration. Could a Future President Declare One on Education?

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency along the southern border of the issue of illegal immigration and wants to divert more than $8 billion in federal funding to build a wall, even though Congress isn't on board with the plan. The issue is likely to be tied up in courts for months or more, with 16...

 

No One Knows How Many Indigenous Women Are Missing or Murdered

I won’t pretend to be impartial. This, like most of the issues I write about, is highly personal. The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people (collectively known as MMIWG2) impacts all Indigenous lives. Most of us know a relative or community member that has gone missing or been...

 

An Epidemic of Violence Against Native American Women

Americans may be largely unaware of the extreme and pervasive dangers facing American Indian and Alaska Native women. According to a National Institute of Justice study, more than half have been sexually assaulted. More than a third have been raped — a proportion more than double that of white women. For girls and...

 

State of the Union address lacked a coherent vision

President Donald Trump's call for unity during his State of the Union address was a welcome change from his typically combative, divisive mode. But for such a call to ring genuine, Trump will have to follow with strong actions. He should not, as he did during the...

 

Which Class of 43 Million people was Conspicuously Omitted in Trump's SOTU?

While some sat on their hands, others leaped to their feet to applaud President Trump’s soaring appeal during his State of the Union Address for the current Congress to honor its legacy by tackling immense issues. Border security, immigration, AIDS, and pediatric cancer made President Trump’s issues lists worthy...

 

LOVE AND THE ART OF GIVE AND TAKE

One day my 9-year-old was playing violin outside a small shopping plaza. She’s done this before and it’s common for people to watch for a while and then throw some money in her violin case. But this time, using her words “Daddy, a man who smelled like alcohol and didn’t look right gave me money.” On her way...

 

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