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Stuart G

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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

Journal Archives

Joke: The Drugstore Visit..

The Drugstore Visit.

A young man entered a drugstore to buy condoms. The pharmacist told
him that the condoms come in packs of 3, 9, or 12 and asked which
pack the young man wanted.

"Well, I've been seeing this girl for a while and she's really hot,"
the young man explained. "We're having dinner with her parents
tonight and then we're going out and I really think tonight's the
night I'm getting lucky. And once she's had me, I know she'll want me
more of me, so I guess I better get the 9 pack. use some tonight, save some
for later "

...He purchased the condoms and left.

Sitting down at dinner with his girlfriend's parents that evening, he
asked if he could give the blessing. He began the prayer, but
continued praying for several minutes. Finally his girlfriend leaned
over and said, "You never told me that you were such a religious person.

He whispered back, "And you never told me that your father was a

Air Pollution Causes Lung Cancer, Worsens Heart Failure Studies Find: NBC News


Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News

17 hours ago

Air pollution can cause lung cancer and seems to worsen heart failure, researchers reported in two studies released Tuesday.

Both show the more pollution, the more disease. One study looked at lung cancer cases across Europe; the other looked at hospitalization for heart failure in several countries, including the United States.

Dr. Ole Raaschou-Nielsen of the Danish Cancer Society Research Center said they couldn’t find a “safe” level of air pollution. The more pollution, the higher the risk, even at legally accepted limits. “The association between particulate matter air pollution and the risk for lung cancer persisted also at concentrations below the existing European Union air quality limit values,” they wrote.

“At this stage, we might have to add air pollution, even at current concentrations, to the list of causes of lung cancer and recognize that air pollution has large effects on public health,” Takashi Yorifuji of the Okayama University Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science in Japan and Saori Kashima of Hiroshima University wrote in comments on the study, published in the Lancet medical journal.

Americans Live Longer, Still Lag Other Rich Countries

Source: NBC News

Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News
1 hour ago

Americans may be living longer and even exercising a little more, but we really are not much healthier than we were 10 years ago and we are still far behind other rich countries when it comes to our health, researchers said Wednesday.

The biggest survey of U.S. health in 15 years breaks down death, disease and disability county by county – and makes some very unflattering comparisons to other countries. It’s a big, comprehensive dive into what kills us and what makes us sick.

It finds that how healthy you are depends on where you live. If you live in a rich area like San Francisco, Colorado or the suburbs of Washington D.C., you’re likely as healthy as the Swiss or Japanese. If you live in Appalachia or the rural South, you’re likely to be as unhealthy as people in Algeria or Bangladesh.

Our biggest enemies are our own bad habits – poor diet, smoking and obesity. They’re far more dangerous to our health than pollution or risks from radiation. And although women used to be far healthier than men, men are closing the gap fast, the survey by Dr. Christopher Murray of the University of Washington and colleagues finds.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/americans-live-little-longer-still-lag-other-rich-countries-6C10588107

Very Sad about the U.S.A... very good article if you have the time ..I quote the 3rd paragraph:

It finds that how healthy you are depends on where you live. If you live in a rich area like San Francisco, Colorado or the suburbs of Washington D.C., you’re likely as healthy as the Swiss or Japanese. If you live in Appalachia or the rural South, you’re likely to be as unhealthy as people in Algeria or Bangladesh.

Wisconsin Abortion Law Signed By Gov. Scott Walker Blocked By Judge

Source: Huffington Post, AP

Scott Bauer
8:06 pm EDT

MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday evening to block enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions.

U.S. District Judge William Conley granted the order following a hearing in a lawsuit filed Friday by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services. It alleged the requirement would unconstitutionally restrict the availability of abortions in the state, violates the U.S. Constitution's due process guarantee and unconstitutionally treats doctors who perform abortions differently from those who perform other procedures.

The restraining order will remain in place pending a fuller hearing July 17. In his ruling, Conley said "there is a troubling lack of justification for the hospital admitting privileges requirement." He said the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must prove that restrictions on abortion rights must be reasonably aimed at preserving the mother's health.

"Moreover, the record to date strongly supports a finding that no medical purpose is served by this requirement," he said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/wisconsin-abortion-law_n_3563743.html

Just a Question for Discussion. What if Gasoline hits $10.00 a gallon in the U.S.A?

What would that mean if that happens in the next year or so? Free market and all? I ain't got a clue...don't know.
Just an idea for discussion ..

Krugman: Defining Prosperity Down



Published: July 7, 2013 651 Comments

Friday’s employment report wasn’t bad. But given how depressed our economy remains, we really should be adding more than 300,000 jobs a month, not fewer than 200,000. As the Economic Policy Institute points out, we would need more than five years of job growth at this rate to get back to the level of unemployment that prevailed before the Great Recession. Full recovery still looks a very long way off. And I’m beginning to worry that it may never happen.

Ask yourself the hard question: What, exactly, will bring us back to full employment?

We certainly can’t count on fiscal policy. The austerity gang may have experienced a stunning defeat in the intellectual debate, but stimulus is still a dirty word, and no deliberate job-creation program is likely soon, or ever.

At Least 17 Dead As Morsi Supporters Protest: NBC News..

Source: NBC News

By Ghazi Balkiz, Ayman Mohyeldin and Charlene Gubash, NBC News

CAIRO – Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi clashed with rival protesters on Friday on a central Cairo bridge near Tahrir Square, continuing a bloody day of protests that left more than a dozen people dead amid uncertainty about the country’s political future.

A total of 17 people were reported dead in clashes across the country, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Health. Hundreds more were injured.

Thousands of pro-Morsi demonstrators marched on the October 6 Bridge over the Nile after a speech from Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie in which he demanded Morsi’s reinstatement.

After his arrest was ordered earlier this week, Badie appeared on stage at an Islamist rally in Cairo on Friday, saying that the group would not concede on Morsi’s reinstatement, “otherwise it is our lives,” Reuters reported.

this link is from Huff Post/AP


Other link. below:.NBC News..

Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/05/19298014-morsi-supporters-clash-with-civilians-military-in-deadly-day-of-protests?lite

I don't know, maybe the start of civil war. .I don't know.

New York Times
At Least 30 People Dead in Increasingly Divided Nation


Islamist supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, demanded his reinstatement in large protests and engaged in sometimes deadly clashes with security forces and anti-Morsi demonstrators.

" dazzling array of young Black males of Detroit"

Mr. Scorpio:

"The thing is that struck me later, in thought, is that I realized that, in the isolation of their bleached Suburban lifestyle, they hadn't had the opportunity to interact with the dazzling array of young Black males of Detroit , such as myself at the time. Instead they were conditioned to fear us and to be scared shitless of us instead of showing us the common fucking courtesy of even talking to us or offering us an apology for almost wiping us out on our bikes while they stop for a copy of the local paper"

.............How I got unconditioned of the fear...................................???

I grew up in an all white section of Chicago. Some fear..but some mild understanding of "social Issues" Off to major university then studied to be a teacher.. Assigned to an inner city high school. All Afro American. every height, every size, every shape every color tone.. Took a while. When I taught for awhile, I learned slowly to respect all the kids no matter what they wore, or looked like, or whatever.. Yes, took a while. .I got better and I learned. Some students read well, some did not. Some respected adults and some did not. Some swore, some did not. After a while, the students respected me and they tried the best they could. I tried the best I could too.. That is all anyone could ask for. Was there for 14 years

Question, How can gas prices vary so much? Chicago price 3.99- 4.10, Tulsa OK: price 2.99 ???


Hit that link, and see all the gas prices around the U.S.A. including Chicago and Tulsa OK. So, Chicago is 33 per cent higher than some stations in Tulsa...how can that be??? I don't know..thanks for input...

The grammar police have invaded Yahoo Mail... DU. too....just now....OH..NO

right here in River City

here is what happened. I tried to type this post using a small I, but the grammar police automatically changed the small I to a big I without my permission. Now..if I want a small I (I) note ...I cannot use it even when I put it in (I) like I just did..it automatically changes it to a big I ...so try it ...now the spelling police are here too...it kinda changes a word that it knows is spelled wrong, to the correct spelling........................................................ or..it underlines the word in red to tell me I got it wrong..

so?????????????????????????? thank you.....
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