Olympics: The Buddha of happiness
This years Summer Olympics in Beijing is a wedge between international politics, individual freedom and human rights rather than competition between world class athletics.
Student emergency suspensions
hat exactly is an “emergency suspension” of a student from school? This term applies to situations where the school feels that for the safety of students and staff a particular student must be removed from school immediately. It sounds pretty serious and it is. It is only to be used when there isn’t time to do a pre-suspension investigation or hearing that is required for regular suspensions.
Those timeless words will be heard countless times in the future as the new 450 acre sports center has opened with the throwing out of the first ball by Mayor Geno Martini, a former catcher himself, doing the honors. What a glorious thing for all of our sports-conscious citizens.
1929 and 2008: Any economic parallels?
In March of 1929, Charles E. Mitchell, a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, announced the bank would loan as much money as necessary in order to “avoid a general collapse of the securities markets.”
Is anybody running this show?
Déjà vu happens all over again at the appropriately named Pickett Park in front of Renown Medical Center, renowned for screwing its workers, this Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Health care: A right or a privilege?
In the United States do you have a right to health care or is it a privilege? If it is a right, that means as soon as you are born you are entitled to health care. If it is a privilege, then only the rich will have access to it. What we have ended up with in America is health care as a privilege.
Circus and other events need funds to survive
The circus was in town over the weekend. To be more specific, it was the annual Shrine Circus. Every school kid in the area, with the possible exception of the kids in year-round schools who were on their spring break, received a free ticket to the circus if accompanied by a paying adult. More than 50,000 tickets were distributed to the kids in northern Nevada and California.