Are We Going To Die Sooner?

American life expectancy ticked down by .1 years in the last quarter.   It may not sound like much but how many of us would voluntarily give up 1 month and 14 days of our lives?  Probably not many.

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Santa Helps A Dying Boy

It’s not often that Santa gets called to fill a dying child’s wish.  This Santa filled the wish and then some, he held the child as he died.  Bless Santa (Eric Schmidt-Matzen) for all he did for this child and finding the courage to continue being Santa.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/12/11/cried-all-way-home-santa-claus-grants-final-wish-dying-child/95315536/

Russians Attempt To Tilt US Election

The CIA is confident that Russians attempted to interfere with the US Presidential election according to undisclosed sources.  Additionally, they have allegedly determined that at some point the culprits decided they wanted to help Donald Trump.  Trump and his transition team’s immediate response was to undermine the CIA and demand that evidence be provided that the Russians’ interference impacted the outcome of the election. Continue reading “Russians Attempt To Tilt US Election”

What Happened This Week

Some but far from all of the highlights from the week of 12/4/16 Continue reading “What Happened This Week”

How Fat Fuels Cancer

Scientists have known for awhile that if a healthy cell, say from your eye, breaks off and tries to move around the body, it self destructs.  So why can some cancer cells break off a tumor and move through the body and spread cancer in its wake? Continue reading “How Fat Fuels Cancer”

Why Fake News Works

#pizzagate has brought the “fake news” front and center again.  It leaves most of us saying what the hell?  I had no clue what #pizzagate was until yesterday.  Here’s somethings about “fake news” we should know. Continue reading “Why Fake News Works”

Where Did the Manufacturing Jobs Go?

Manufacturing used to provide 25% of all U.S. jobs in the 1960’s.  Since then its declined to less than 10%.  screen-shot-2016-12-04-at-2-17-39-pm

This steep drop happened as even as manufactured goods as a percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stayed relatively the same.  This indicates that automation, not trade, caused the decrease in manufacturing jobs. Continue reading “Where Did the Manufacturing Jobs Go?”

What We Should Know

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, Scottie Nells Hughes, a surrogate for President Elect Trump, declared “There are no such thing as facts”.    This is disturbing and if it is true, does it not undermine a core principle of Thomas Jefferson?

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

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