Archive for ◊ May, 2007 ◊

What They Say… and What They Really Mean
Thursday, May 31st, 2007 | Author:

From StrangeCosmos, an analysis of what the doctor tells you… and what he is really thinking:

“This should be taken care of right away.” — I’d planned a trip to Hawaii next month but this is so easy and profitable that I want to fix it before it cures itself.

“Welllllll, what have we here…?” — He has no idea and is hoping you’ll give him a clue.

“Let me check your medical history.” — I want to see if you’ve paid your last bill before spending anymore time with you.

“We have some good news and some bad news.” — The good news is, I’m going to buy that new BMW. The bad news is, you’re going to pay for it.

“Let me schedule you for some tests.” — I have a forty percent interest in the lab.

“I’d like to have my associate look at you.” — He’s going through a messy divorce and owes me a bundle.

“I’d like to prescribe a new drug.” — I’m writing a paper and would like to use you for a guinea pig.

“This may smart a little.” — Last week two patients bit off their tongues.

“This should fix you up.” — The drug company slipped me some big bucks to prescribe this stuff.

“I’d like to run some more tests.” — I can’t figure out what’s wrong. Maybe the kid in the lab can solve this one.

“There is a lot of that going around.” — My God, that’s the third one this week. I’d better learn something about this.

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Team Night at the Bombers Game
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | Author:

I did my part in supporting the Dayton Bombers “AA” hockey team… I bought dinner and tickets for 20 people (family, friends, and co-workers) for the game against Idaho last night.  We met at Cadillac Jack’s Sports Bar around 6:00pm and showed up at the Nutt House around 7:00pm for the start of the game.  The hockey game went into double overtime so we didn’t get home until 11:30pm…. Unfortunately, the Bombers lost 2-1 and now trail the “Potatoheads” 3 games to 1 in the best of 7 championship series.

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Moslem Values
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | Author:

There is an interesting story of a Moslem man murdering his wife in cold blood in Norway: 

An Iranian man charged with stabbing his wife to death outside a crisis center in Drammen last autumn pleaded not guilty when his trial started on Tuesday. The 44-year-old man also said in court that he was certain his wife had cheated on him, and he blamed her brother for being a bad influence on her. The brother, he claimed, had become ”too European,” and gave the dead woman ”inappropriate advice.”

This is a microcosm of the “value chasm” between Moslems and the rest of the world…

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Mental Stability
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 | Author:

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Hat tip to Mark Clower…

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Is Illegal Immigration a Problem?
Monday, May 28th, 2007 | Author:

More funny political humor from Mark Clower:

The latest poll taken by the office of the Governor of Texas asked whether people who live in Texas think illegal immigration is a serious problem:

 15% of respondents answered: “Yes, it is a serious problem.”
 85% of respondents answered: “No es una problema serio.”

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Holocaust Denial is Spreading
Monday, May 28th, 2007 | Author:

This is an interesting development… some schools in the United Kingdom are ignoring the Holocaust in their history courses. A government-backed study, funded by the Department for Education and Skills, found that some teachers are reluctant to teach history lessons on the Holocaust for fear of offending Moslem students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

Hmm… does this mean that if there is a fact of life that I don’t like, all I have to do is threaten to kill people and I can effectively get the facts excised from history?

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Are Ford and GM Bankrupt Companies?
Sunday, May 27th, 2007 | Author:

An interesting article in Fortune about the likely bankruptcy of GM and Ford… a few key excerpts:

The bottom line is, in order for GM to survive, it needs to make rapid, substantial gains in profitability. Of course, this was just as true three years ago as it is today, and the results speak for themselves. Whatever its massive PR machine may say, GM is already effectively bankrupt. All that remains is for the company to admit it…

In sum, Ford and GM are both effectively bankrupt. Whether they end up declaring Chapter 11, or undergo a massive “restructuring” that amounts to the same thing, is hardly material. The only real question is Which will go first?

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A Good Work Attitude
Saturday, May 26th, 2007 | Author:

You’ve got to look closely… 

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Hat tip to Mark Clower…

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The US Civil War in 4 Minutes
Friday, May 25th, 2007 | Author:

A nice summary of the US Civil War in a 4-minute video…

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Commentary by Dennis Miller
Thursday, May 24th, 2007 | Author:

You’ve got to love the way this man so easily mixes humor and criticism…

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