"The 'senior moments' of unreliable memory may be a scientifically valid way to predict Alzheimer’s disease, after all.
"Alzheimer’s disease experts gathered at an international
conference in Boston this week have a fancy name for that sense that
your noggin’ is just not ticking like the old days – subjective
cognitive impairment. "Studies in the last few years have been trying to bridge a divide
between the anecdotal evidence of memory decline and objective,
measureable signs, such as atrophy of certain brain regions evident
through imaging devices, genetic anomalies on a cellular level, and
other clinical tests. Studies suggest that these measurable cognitive
declines can lead to Alzheimer’s, and possibly to early dementia."
Uh-oh. For years they've told us not to worry about occasional memory lapses as we age. Now, they say, "Worry." Next week, they'll tell us that worrying causes Alzheimer’s disease. The week after that, they'll say that worrying is good for us. Maybe I can just forget this whole thing.
"The city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, making it the
largest-ever municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history and marking a new low
for a city that was the cradle of the U.S. automotive industry.
a letter accompanying the filing, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder said
he had approved a request from Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to
file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection saying 'it is clear that the
financial emergency in Detroit cannot be successfully addressed outside
of such a filing, and it is the only reasonable alternative that is
How soon before Racine follows suit? While Dickert rewards his cronies with millions of our tax dollars, our streetlights are taken down and our services cut. $1.3 million tax dollars given to a multimillionaire to finance his private project: Porter's. Why doesn't he use his own money? Because he knows this will be another financial black hole. He will piss away our money, but never his.
I can't even conceive of $1.3 million. Our tax dollars. Given to a millionaire crony while our neighborhoods go dark and the trash piles up. Why the hell should tax payers pay for this man's personal investments? Where is he in the middle of the night when gangbangers attack? Will he be there to help us? Of course not, but he expects us to pay for his investments anyway. Selfish swine and a traitorous mayor - they are enemies of Racine.
"The tiny town of Deer Trail, Colo. — barely more than a wide spot on
Interstate 70 about 55 miles east of Denver, population 546 — is
considering an ordinance that would authorize licensed bounty hunters to
shoot down unmanned aircraft violating its 'sovereign airspace.' "A six-page petition circulated by a resident says that the threat of
surveillance from drones — regardless of who is piloting them — is a
threat to 'traditional American ideas of Liberty and Freedom' enjoyed by
Deer Trail’s 'ranchers, farmers, cowboys and Indians, as well as
contemporary citizens.' "Therefore, drone incursions are to be seen as acts of war. "According to the proposed ordinance, which will be considered by the
town council at its next meeting on Aug. 6, prospective bounty hunters
can get a one-year drone-hunting license for $25. "Proposed bounties will be $25 for those turning in the wings or
fuselage of downed aircraft and $100 for mostly intact vehicles. To
collect the bounty, the wreckage must have 'markings, and configuration …
consistent with those used by the United States federal government.' "Such 'trophies' then become the property of Deer Trail."
Drone hunting should be allowed throughout the United States. Issuing licenses for bounty hunters is a good idea. However, I believe that any property owner in the USA who sees a drone hovering over his property should be allowed to shoot it without a license.
"Former Racine Employee RIPS Racine Journal Times Via Commentary"
"This commentary was sent in to us by a former employee of The
City Of Racine, in regards to an article written about CAR25/BelleTV, by
the Racine Journal Times. Here’s a link to the story, and also his
submitted commentary, enjoy! "http://journaltimes.com/news/local/contractor-embarking-on-ambitious-re-branding-of-city-s-cable/article_959e9c32-ed44-11e2-9d7a-0019bb2963f4.html "I’m a long time consumer of the Racine Journal Times, and fully
understand the challenges of a small paper asked to do more with less.
Unfortunately, I have to complain today about your article discussing
the re-branding of Racine’s cable access channel. "Your story is incredibly one-sided. Although you make the minor
effort of getting two different people to quote, they work for the same
company (Skies Fall) and represent almost identical viewpoints. There’s
no quote from any of the old CAR 25 staff, members of the community, or
aldermen. You don’t even present a view point outside of the narrative
Belle TV has given you. This is not journalism. It’s weak, P.R. style
writing. You owe the citizens of Racine better than that.
"For example, I worked at CAR 25 for almost three years prior to
the outsourcing of the channel. Our spending power was never $106,000
as you suggest in your story. We were always told to stay under an
operating budget of $80,000, with the other $26,000 in a separate
account that our manager was never able to freely spend. Because of
that, we never got the kind of upgrades to equipment or staff hours that
we needed. It’d be nice to hear that side of the story, rather than
have it be ignored.
"I have worked professionally as a videographer for four years,
and can critique a variety of things Belle TV has struggled with. They
consistently shoot interviews with a window in the background, leading
to a ton of issues with their lighting. They often frame interview
subjects poorly, without any natural 'looking space;. The camera shots
are often shaky, and aren’t white balanced. Interview questions are
incredibly soft and repetitive. I could go on with other legitimate
critiques. It’s astounding that you published this article without
talking to anyone who could give expert evaluation and criticism to some
of Belle TV’s work. "I was a print and broadcast journalism major at UW-Milwaukee.
It takes more than just reporting what someone tells you to craft a
strong story. You need to objectively capture every detail you can about
any story, in a way that lets a reader decide for themselves what to
think and believe. Question what people tell you. Investigate the
numbers, dig a little deeper and expose people’s lies or half-truths.
It’s incredibly frustrating to read your stories, and know that some of
the information is simply wrong.
"Thanks for reading my thoughts,
"After thought to my letter to the Journal Times (Or an overly
simplistic look at why newspapers don’t work like they used to, and what
we can do about it): "I’ve lived in Racine for the entirety of my existence. Though
it’s fairly common place and acceptable to criticize some of the
qualities of our local newspaper, the Racine Journal Times suffers from a
much larger problem that is destroying journalism in our country. "That’s the shrinking of the 'News Hole', the amount of space in
a newspaper after the advertisements and fluff pieces have been
situated. At the core of the news hole is the investigative,
inquisitive, journalism that our democracy thrives on. "But that kind of writing is extremely expensive and time
consuming. I don’t need to highlight the financial struggles the
newspaper industry has found itself in. But the reason newspapers don’t
make money like they used to might surprise you. It’s not as much about
subscription rates going down. It’s more about how little newspapers can
charge for online advertisements, in comparison to color print ads in
the actual paper. "Obviously, the Journal Times was a little slow in developing
online subscription charges, and once they did, even more people left to
consume news elsewhere. "So here we are, newspapers around the country face a reality of operating on sometimes less than 1/4th
of their staff sizes in the early 1990’s. Instead of having three or
four government reporters, small papers have maybe one journalist to
write multiple stories every day. Instead of having the time to question
the quotes and information, newspaper journalists are in a race to stay
relevant, pushing their stories out quickly. "To fill space, papers use more 'Associated Press' stories,
which lack the local context and personality of our individual cities.
More, cheap, stories dominate our papers. Instead of a month long
investigation into crime rates in the inner city, we get stories about
natural stress relief tips and the benefits of frozen yogurt. Recently,
the Racine Journal Times began publishing old stories from their
archives. While interesting, this is a substitute for new stories they
can’t produce. "We who consume the news must be aware of this. We must be ever
more resourceful in finding real journalism. It’s still out there.
What you see on MSNBC and Fox News isn’t journalism. It too, functions
as cheap(er) filler for real news. We could pay hundreds of journalists
to produce enough real news for a 24 hour news cycle. Or we could pay 4
or 5 idiots to debate immigration policy for an hour a day. Which one
saves more money? "So, read more blogs, and talk with more people that share
different opinions than you. Let the open market competition of ideas
reveal a more accurate truth. Still read the newspaper, because they
still do a lot of things very well. Just keep in mind, more with less
doesn’t work in the field of journalism. And we the people are paying
"Questions or Comments? "Follow Justin on Twitter @The1Life2Live4 "Or Facebook: Justin Wheeler "Or Email: email@example.com"
Thank you, Journal Times and lying John, for fucking over our community. We have to get rid of Dickert. We also have to get rid of management at the JT which poisons the population with Dickert's lies on a daily basis. They are enemies of Racine and should be treated as such. They're not even from Racine. Lee Enterprises sends in their carpetbaggers to pump all the money that they can out of a community. They don't give a damn about Racine or you or me. The Journal Times constantly berates others for doing exactly what it does. Hypocrites and deceivers. Get the lying liars out of our city!
Originally published on July 15, 2013 at 8:48 PM:
CAR25 is kaput. It's replacement, BelleTV, promises to be a mouthpiece for Dickert and his pals.
I thought that these cable stations were given to communities so that residents could produce their own TV programs. CAR was Cable Access Racine. It doesn't look like that is going to happen with BelleTV. They want to sell ad time instead.
Dickert already controls the Journal Times. Now he controls what we see and hear on our cable access channel. Soon an ordinance will be in place giving Dickert complete control over who says what during the public comment portion of Common Council meetings.
Hello, my hot tamales!How are you?Now this weather is
more like it: hot and humid.That’s
summer.August can get baking hot.It will be interesting to see if we continue
to get rain.Everyone’s lawn is
green.Usually, the grass goes dormant
in August because of the heat and lack of moisture.That may not happen this year.
Please don’t forget about your pets in the heat wave.If kept outdoors, they need a lot of water
and some shade.Never leave your pets in
your car while you shop.It gets very
hot very quickly in vehicles parked outdoors, even if the windows are cracked
What gets to me is that as I wrote the above, I thought, “I
probably should say ‘pets and children.’”Unfortunately, there are individuals in Racine
who treat their children worse than dogs.Don’t leave your children in the parked car while you shop, either.It can get hot enough to kill them.Also, who knows what nut is running loose
where?Child abduction can occur within
Beat the heat.If you
don’t have air conditioning at home, you can go to public buildings to stay
cool.Drink plenty of water.Wear light, loose fitting clothing.Protect your eyes and skin if you go
outdoors.Also, wear a hat if you go
outdoors.A cool bath might make you
feel better than a hot shower.
I found the video below by accident.It’s very short and to the point.
Oh my, that wasn’t very nice.I think that gentleman needs to take anger
management classes.If he slapped me
like that, I’d slap him back into the last century.The “clairvoyant” in the video is not a
certified Professional Psychic (PP).You
get what you pay for.
Thank you, my friends and otherwise, for dropping by my
blog.I love visitors.“The more, the merrier.
"Raiders Beat Madison Mustangs, 51-33, in Rivalry Renewed After Nearly 40
"July 14 (RACINE) - The Racine Raiders (3-0, 1-0 MSFL) extended the
team's winning streak to 17 games against a team that is used to winning, the
Madison Mustangs (0-1, 0-1 MSFL) in front of 1,458 fans at Historic Horlick
Athletic Field in Racine Saturday night..
"The Mustangs won 54 straight
games before losing in the Ironman Football League championship game last season
and have now lost two straight for the first time since at least 2007. It was
the first time the two franchises played since October 12, 1974, when Racine
beat Madison using a second half comeback.
"The Raiders gave the Mustangs
defense a heavy dose of running back J.R. Taylor early on and it paid off as
Taylor had 12 carries for 116 yards and 3 touchdowns at the half and the Raiders
led 21-6 going into the locker room.
"The teams combined to put up 41
points in the third quarter. Raiders quarterback Craig McClelland started to
heat up in the second half, tossing three touchdowns to three different
receivers in the third quarter.
"David Pietrowiak and the Mustangs kept
pace, however, as Petrowiak also threw three touchdowns in the third quarter,
including a 20-yard pass to Austin Ryan as the clock expired to pull Madison to
within 16 points heading into the final quarter.
"The Raiders controlled
the ball for nearly seven minutes to open the fourth quarter and got a 30-yard
field goal from Joel DaPra to extend their lead 45-26.
"Racine would turn
Pietrowiak's third interception of the game into another touchdown on a 9-yard
run by Ivry Lashley, the rookie's first touchdown as a Raider, and increased
lead to 25 points with 4:30 to play.
"Madison scored one more touchdown,
this one a defensive touchdown. Raiders running back Floyd Underwood never got
the handle on a handoff from McClelland and coughed it up right into the hands
of Noah Williams who returned it 60 yards for a touchdown to make the final
score 51-33 in favor of Racine.
"Pietrowiak set a Madison record with 381
yards passing. He threw for four touchdowns but also had three passes
intercepted and lost a fumble. Taylor finished with 145 yards and the 3
touchdowns. McClelland threw for 176 yards and 3 touchdowns.
hit the road until August 7. They head to Williams Bay High School to play the
Lake Geneva Generals next week. The Raiders are 3-0 all-time against Lake
Geneva. The game will be broadcast on News/Talk 1400 AM WRJN beginning with the
pregame show at 6:45 p.m. CT.
"The Racine Raiders, a 501c(3)
not-for-profit organization, begin their 61st season of operations in 2013. The
Raiders won their eighth national championship in 2012. Find out more about the
Racine Raiders at http://www.racineraiders.com."
From rhe Shepherd Express
, Art Kumbalek comes with his column "Art For Art's Sake," more or less every Tuesday. Art's been doing this for more than 30 years, so he must have something to say.
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