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Jon Gosselin … take #3………spend the money…..but not on the kids?

Listen…..I know I shouldn’t be following this….But what the heck……in the latest installment of Jon Gosselin’s personal life……The New York Daily News trashes him for earning a lot of money (including a reportedly $75,00 a show from TLC) and not spending a cent on the kids……..If you are counting this is the third installment in the Daily News that makes the guy look bad……..hummmm?

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Other Things | , , , , | Leave a comment

The new Healthcare provider….Your local Fire Department…….

The New York Times’ Ian Urbina spotlights a growing phenomena in America……The  increased use of the nations Firefighters as healthcare providers……spot lighting Washington D.C.’s Engine 10 (which is assigned to respond to all Emergency Medical calls in its area)…….the piece shows how the four person engine company responds to medical calls 80% of the time verses real fires, and false alarms….it points to the fact that the firefighters have become the last line of response for the Nations capital’s poor, who cannot afford hospital care……

The fire fighter’s gripe that they joined the fire service to fight fires but, they actually spend almost every hour of their twelve hour tour of duty assisting the sick, and the ill ( along with the districts EMS units).  Almost no one recognizes this aspect of the healthcare issue, and I’m glad someone reported on this………..

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Healthcare | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A little peak inside the Supreme Court……….

The Washington Post gives a heads up about an upcoming C-SPAN series about the United States Supreme Court and it members……if it is anything like the article implies…it should be interesting for court watchers ,  students of the law,  and us plain people……..

I like the parts about the effect of Sotomayor, and women on the court……also, the fact that the justice’s realize that they do form bonds between each other……and finally, that judges going and coming,  produces stress for them,  just like everyone else….image that?

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Other Things | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment