Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sign of the times?

 Mohegan Sun Casino is going to lay off 350 workers.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Step-by-Step Instructions of Horror

This one just stuns me with the sadness of it all.

How to Behave in a School Lockdown

"A school lock down is when students, teachers, and faculty are confined to their rooms due to a perceived or real threat. Throughout the school year, it is common for schools in the U.S. and Canada to repeat lock down drills so that students become habituated to a passive response in the face of life threatening danger. Drills can be scary and you might feel threatened, but if you behave properly, you will not get in trouble."

1. If you know anyone who is doing this as a joke, tell a teacher immediately.

2. Lock the door however you can.

3.  continued...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Overheard in the Blogsphere 2

The Downside of Weight Loss

WebMD Sept. 7, 2010 -- There may actually be an unhealthy downside to losing weight.
A new study finds that blood levels of substances known as persistent organic pollutants were higher in people who had lost weight compared to people who maintained or gained weight.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are compounds created by humans in industrial processes and have been linked to a wide range of illnesses, including type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia, and heart disease. The study appears in the International Journal of Obesity.

Persistent organic pollutants are stored in fat tissues in the body. But when the amount of fat is decreased -- as through weight loss -- they may be released into the bloodstream, where they may enter vital organs, such as the heart and brain.