• Gene's Technology Corner: Consumer Reports does it to Apple again
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    Gene's Technology Corner: Consumer Reports does it to Apple again You can bet that, when reviewing smartphones, Consumer Reports magazine appears to have a blind spot towards Samsung; maybe a few blind spots. How so? Well, I’ll get to that shortly. Now on the surface, CR ought to be the perfect review source. Unlike most other publications, online or print, it actually buys tested products from retail stores. That includes luxury cars costing over $100,000 if need be. So, in that area at least, it should be incorruptible. Compare that to regular publications that contain reviews, most of which receive free samples from the manufacturers. Indeed, when I announced recently…
    Written on Friday, 20 October 2017 17:10 in News & Information
  • Why are President Donald Trump’s appointees protecting the Clintons?
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    Why are President Donald Trump’s appointees protecting the Clintons? “If Hillary Clinton is not brought to justice, then America is doomed.” -Live feed The above statement may sound over the top or extreme in many different ways, yet it is true. History teaches us just that. Ask countries in the past who refused to bring corrupt politicians to justice and you will discover, without fail, that they were destroyed. If you leave corrupt politicians to do what they will, without suffering the consequences of breaking the laws (I John 3:4), you will simply add strength to tyranny. To put it into perspective, look at what President Thomas Jefferson stated:…
    Written on Friday, 20 October 2017 16:33 in News & Information
  • The Boy Scouts of America opens membership to girls
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    The Boy Scouts of America opens membership to girls Last week the Boy Scouts of America announced it will allow girls to join the organization with the following statement released on their official website: “Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as…
    Written on Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:39 in News & Information
  • Understanding your options prior to Obamacare open enrollment
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    Understanding your options prior to Obamacare open enrollment Despite Donald Trump declaring Obamacare dead after signing an executive order on Thursday, United States Senators came to a bipartisan agreement on Tuesday to float Obamacare for the next two years. That doesn’t mean Obamacare is in the clear, but it is still the law of the land, and with open enrollment beginning on Nov. 1, it’s time you understood your healthcare options so you can make the right choice for you and your family. First Thing’s First: Check if You’re Eligible for Medicaid Medicaid expansion has been implemented in 32 states, and if you’re a citizen of Louisiana, your…
    Written on Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:28 in News & Information
  • Textured breast implants again linked to aggressive cancer
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    Textured breast implants again linked to aggressive cancer A new study out of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine links textured breast implants to BIA-ALCL, anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Although a rare cancer. researchers believe the lifetime risk is 1 out of every 30,000 women with breast implants and if the numbers are underreported, could be as common as 1 out of every 4000 women with implants. Although the implants are used to augment breast tissue, the malignancy is not a breast cancer but rather a lymphoma. Lymphomas make up the most common of the blood cancers. The cancer begins in the lymphocytes, cells crucial for maintaining one’s…
    Written on Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:40 in News & Information
  • Clavicle, collarbone fractures – Your Questions Answered
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    Clavicle, collarbone fractures – Your Questions Answered On Sunday, Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a collarbone fracture and may be out for the season. Here are your questions answered. What exactly is a collarbone? The collarbone is another name for the clavicle. It’s the bone that connects the scapula (shoulder-blade) to the sternum (breastbone). We have one on each side and it runs horizontally providing shoulder girdle support. Not only does it provide upper skeletal strength and support but it also protects many major vessels that run underneath it. Image from AAOS What’s a collarbone fracture? The clavicle (collarbone) is one of the most common…
    Written on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:42 in News & Information
  • 5 things they don’t tell you at first-time homebuyer workshops
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    5 things they don’t tell you at first-time homebuyer workshops Attending a first-time homebuyer workshop is a great way to prepare yourself for purchasing your first home. You’ll learn how much home you can really afford and how mortgage interest rates are determined, the importance of home inspections, what to look for in a home and how to thoroughly inspect a home during an open house. But an eight-hour, first-time homebuyer workshop isn’t enough time to completely prepare you for the home-buying process. Here are 5 things they don’t tell you at first-time homebuyer workshops. 1. Check the light bulbs and faucets when you tour a home You’ll probably be…
    Written on Monday, 16 October 2017 20:28 in News & Information
  • UNC provides playbook for colleges to keep athletes academically eligible
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    UNC provides playbook for colleges to keep athletes academically eligible A three-and-a-half year NCAA investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina ended with no evidence of wrongdoing being found despite UNC student-athletes taking classes that never met, had no instructors, and required just one term paper to be written and graded by a secretary. UNC was alleged to have directed student-athletes to classes in its African and Afro-American studies program that were easy A’s in an attempt to keep them academically eligible to play sports. The NCAA couldn’t punish UNC for its African and Afro-American studies program because while most of the students enrolled in the classes…
    Written on Friday, 13 October 2017 20:14 in News & Information
  • Eyewitness accounts contradict media’s Las Vegas narrative
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    Eyewitness accounts contradict media’s Las Vegas narrative I have a couple questions for you to preface this week’s column. Who is Leon Czolgosz? Who is Charles J. Guiteau? The answer: Leon Czolgosz was President McKinley’s assassin. And Charles J. Guiteau is President Garfield’s assassin. Most people do not know who these men were because at the time, it was for the world to know the facts as to what took place concerning these assassinations. These were not conspiracies. They were simply two men who took things into their own hands and committed the act of murder (1 John 3:12). There were no diversions, no media cover-ups. They…
    Written on Friday, 13 October 2017 19:17 in News & Information
  • Childhood Obesity is Exploding – Why and How to Stop It
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    Childhood Obesity is Exploding – Why and How to Stop It The World Health Organization (WHO) finds the number of obese children in the world to be 10 times greater than what it was 4 decades ago. They estimate currently 50 million girls and 74 million boys are obese worldwide. Back in 1975 only 11 million children worldwide were obese. Now the number sits at 124 million. True, population has grown since then, but the percentage of children obese is exploding -- 19% of girls and 22.4% of boys in the US are considered obese. Adult obesity is skyrocketing as well. In 1975 there were 100 million obese adults worldwide. This…
    Written on Friday, 13 October 2017 17:36 in News & Information