Thursday, February 17, 2011

Evan Emory and deceit

Being young is not a good excuse for Evan Emory. When he was interviewed by a TV journalist he said he deceived the school district because that was the only way he could make the vulgar video as good as it was. That being said even after he knew he'd stepped way over the line of common decency, let alone the law.

Everyone begins life young and ignorant. We all make stupid mistakes. It's a process: this gaining of knowledge of right and wrong, common sense and morals. Most of us come through it without major damage to ourselves or others. Evan Emory messed up big time. He knew it was wrong because he lied to the teachers right from the start. He didn't ask permission to change the music and words, he hid while he did that. A true "artist" doesn't hide. Then he placed the video on YouTube for all to see. This is how "wrong" works. Do what you have to do, lie, sneak, steal, and by the time you get the job done its too late for anyone to change it and you get off Scott free. I believe that was his plan from the get-go. He didn't get away with it and now he has to pay the consequences.

I wouldn't want to see this guy get 20 years in the slammer though. Stupid doesn't deserve 20 years or even 5. I feel he should get plenty of years of public service helping abused children and adults though. Michael Vick is doing public service for what he did and is accomplishing a lot in doing so. He has even become a personal advocate for abused animals because he has had a change of heart due to what he's learned. I don't wish a young guy like Evan a lifetime of punishment. He deserves consequences, yes. But wouldn't it be better if he did some type of restitution to children and society as well. That's a win-win in my opinion.

So I say, "Evan Emory listen up and listen up quick. You can still fess up and learn from all this. It start with the realization that we do not have to accept what you've done because you are simply a harmless artist expressing yourself. You lied and did an unconscionable thing involving our children. Admit the wrong you did with the filthy lyrics being inserted into an otherwise innocent, trusting video. Accept your consequences whatever they may be and learn what morals are. It will be better for all involved and the kids you deceived will learn what type of person you really are.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Numbers sometimes lie

Lets see if I can get this right.

Three guys go hunting and rent a hunting cabin for the day. The cost is $30.

They pool their money and each one of them pays $10

The cashier says the room is on special for only $25 a day and gives them back $5

They decide they can't evenly split up $5 so they each take back a dollar which means they each paid $9. They give the left over $2 to the porter that helped them unpack.

Here is where it gets a little murky.

Each hunter paid $9. They gave the porter $2.

3 hunters paid $9 each = $27

Porter gets $2
That totals $29

Where in the world did the other dollar go?

Have a nice day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Today Show on NBC

Thank You NBC!!!!!!
Last week the Today Show on NBC conducted a report on CO poisoning in ice arenas. Most often caused by the Zamboni machines. If CO poisoning can happen at an ice arena, it can happen anywhere can't it? Again, Thank You NBC!!!!!!!

CO poisoning almost killed me once. For over 30 years I have tried to educate everyone withing hearing distance about carbon monoxide and it's dangers. NBC has done more in one segment than I could hope to do in a dozen lifetimes. This program will undoubtedly help prevent hundreds, perhaps thousands of people from suffering the consequences of CO poisoning. Chronic CO poisoning can cause a lifetime of major chronic health problems involving any organs of the body.

It's sneaky, this carbon monoxide gas. It lays in wait for unsuspecting victims. Invisible, odorless, undetectable for the most part without special equipment or metering devices. A person's best protection is just being aware of its existence. Thanks to NBC millions of viewers have had the opportunity to learn about it and take steps to be safe.

The show also highlighted another major point. CO poisoning attacks a surprising number of our most vulnerable, the young. They don't know what's happening. It's just another day to them. They may feel a little dizzy, nauseated, confused maybe a little sick. But kids work through that stuff every day. They just want to keep going. The gas silently continues to do its deadly work.

A major TV network like NBC has the power to help the world. They did it again this time regarding a largely ignored threat to our health. I often wonder what would be found if children were monitered for CO in the morning when they get to school. Yeah, I really wonder about that.

Good Job NBC!
Authors Blogs Literature Blogs - Blog Top Sites Literature Blogs - Blog Top  Sites