• 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
  • The Betrayal on Justice in Louisiana
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    The Betrayal on Justice in Louisiana A Louisiana guy named John Thompson died last week. You may not recognize the name, but he was the victim of one of the worst cases of prosecutorial misconduct in the state’s history. Here are the facts. Thompson was convicted back in 1982 of first-degree murder and given the death sentence. He came within days of being executed after spending 14 years on death row and 18 years total in prison. Five different prosecutors were involved in the case and all knew that a blood test and other key evidence had been hidden that showed Thompson was innocent. On his…
    Written on Friday, 13 October 2017 16:28 in News & Information
  • Blade Runner 2049 closer to science-fact than science-fiction
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    Blade Runner 2049 closer to science-fact than science-fiction It’s Elon Musk’s recurring nightmare that artificial intelligence becomes self-aware and destroys mankind. Blade Runner 2049 is the visual representation of that nightmare’s roots taking hold. Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastic film worth seeing in theaters despite the underwhelming box office revenue in the United States thus far. The suspenseful science-fiction film that spawned this sequel didn’t do well at the box office either, so expecting this one would is a mistake of the producers. But the movie is no mistake. In fact, it was born because it was “wanted” -- or rather, needed. I could tell you how…
    Blade Runner 2049 extended trailer Alcon Entertainment and Colombia Pictures
    Written on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 20:18 in News & Information
  • Movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, fired amid allegations of sexual assault
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    Movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, fired amid allegations of sexual assault Famous indie movie Executive Producer Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company. Last week the NY Times broke a colossal story alleging decades of harassment and abuse by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Over the weekend, the New Yorker followed up with From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories - detailing two decades of Harvey’s sexual harassment, sexual assault (up to and including rape) and his threats of ruining careers to cover it all up. Harvey Weinstein, the man behind some of the biggest indie hits of forever. All of Tarantino's films, Kevin Smith's…
    Written on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 18:51 in News & Information
  • How Can a Gunman’s Mental Illness go Undiagnosed?
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    How Can a Gunman’s Mental Illness go Undiagnosed? Investigators believe the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Concert shooter, Stephen Paddock, suffered from severe mental illness that was never diagnosed. This seems obvious to us, as anyone who would kill 59 innocent people and wound hundreds more could never be of sound mind. However, one would think a person this mentally unstable would leave a pattern of behavior footprints that would have been picked up earlier in his life. Although no motive has been established in the shooting, investigators have interviewed multiple acquaintances who knew the 64-year-old real estate investor and were told he was disconnected, stand-offish, and lacked…
    Written on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:22 in News & Information
  • Chomsky’s Optimism over Despair won’t make you optimistic
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    Chomsky’s Optimism over Despair won’t make you optimistic Noam Chomsky speaks better than I can write. He can recite quotes from peer-reviewed journals as if he’s reading them. The man doesn’t even need to write books anymore; he can simply dictate them. His latest collection of interviews with C.J. Polychroniou originally published in Truthout might be called Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change, but Chomsky only chooses to be optimistic about the state of the world despite little reason for doing so. “What choice do we have?” he asks at the end. While the same topics and answers are repeated in some of the interviews,…
    Written on Monday, 09 October 2017 19:13 in News & Information