Alcohol Kills

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/29/2018 - 13:37

According to The World Health Organization, alcohol has killed, continues to kill, and keeps killing more folks than any other legal substance.

Worldwide, more than 3.3 million deaths a year were due to harmful use of alcohol, says WHO. Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases people’s risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers. In addition, harmful drinking can lead to violence and injuries.

Swallowing Hard Truths

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/28/2018 - 16:36

Some truths are harder to swallow than others. There have been metaphors like Rocky, or Bad Marriage to characterize a relationship between reporters and officials. Apparently, it takes a real expert to know about these things.

US Senate Showdown

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:24

US Senator Chuck Grassley may soon be butting heads with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a Senate showdown becomes clear.

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday with strong bipartisan support endorsed legislation that would help shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt by President Trump to fire him.

There are some questions about the constitutionality of the proposed legislation and Mitch McConnell will not allow the measure to get a vote.

Devil in the Details

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/27/2018 - 08:32

South and North Korean leaders, President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un made news during a summit that sets the stage for a possible future high-stakes meeting.

Kim made history when he crossed over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet his southern counterpart. But how will denuclearization be achieved?

Chinese geologists confirm that a mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site collapsed forcing Kim to end his nuclear testing program.

Phone Fox Freakout

Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 23:00

Voting is a method for the registered electorate to make a decision or express an opinion, following discussions, debates or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting.

2000 Year Old Man

Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 17:03

The City of New Rochelle renamed one of their streets in honor of a well-known TV series.

Carl Reiner was from The Bronx and moved to Westchester

The renowned comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director and creator is celebrating 2000-Year-old man Golden Anniversary.

The Coz Found Guilty

Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:05

I met Bill Cosby and spent several hours with him on different occasions, so I should first say that I never thought it would end this way. The Coz is guilty on all counts, according to a Pennsylvania jury. The 80-year-old cultural icon was found guilty of drugging and then sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago and now faces a maximum of 30 years in prison.

US Border Security Issues

Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:19

Prepare for the war zone and death trap that is and has long been our border with Mexico did not begin with POTUS Trump. He isn’t the first president to make a case for sending troops to the border to fend off a perceived crush of undocumented immigrants. And he likely won’t be the last.

The US border has indeed become a place where the world’s most powerful military faces off against people who represent blowback from various Washington policies and are in flight from persecution, political violence, economic hardship, and increasing ecological distress.

The Candyman Can't

Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:19

President Trump's unqualified, scandal-plagued Veterans Administration nominee, Dr. Ronny Jackson has decided to withdraw from consideration.

He was called the candyman because of his alleged practice of freely dispensing drugs. Dr. Ronny Jackson has withdrawn POTUS nomination to serve as VA secretary. There were allegations that he dished out opioids, and drank while on duty.

Good Night and Good Luck

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:13

Happy Birthday and RIP Edward R Murrow Egbert Roscoe Murrow was born on April 25, 1908 – and died on April 27, 1965. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent, who gained prominence during World War II with a series of CBS live radio broadcasts during the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.