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Date : July 2009

A Good Start

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Published on: 2009.07.29

It looks like someone is finally working on what I’ve been asking for, and at the national level. New York Times: Senators Seek Ban on Texting While Driving I doubt it will get passed, because too many states are still blissfully unaware that the dangers are real, and too many State Reps and State Senators[…]

Texting While Driving Equals Stupid

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Published on: 2009.07.27

The New York Times released this story today: Texting Raises Crash Risk 23 Times, Study Finds In a recent blog entry, I mentioned the dangers of texting while driving, and in another entry, I bashed state lawmakers (including those in Oklahoma) who ignored the bills up for vote that would have restricted cell phone activity[…]

Changing World

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Published on: 2009.07.26

The other day, my wife and I were thinking about how the world has changed, and the things we’ve seen or done that our own children will never see or do. With the help of a couple of other websites, here’s a few short lists. 54 Things That Are Already Gone (Some of these I[…]

Reform Your Own Healthcare

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Published on: 2009.07.23

Healthcare reform seems to be the big media topic on the national stage the last few days, mostly because of President Obama’s initiative that’s currently being debated by Congress. Let’s take a look at the bigger picture, though. Most of us can drastically reduce our own healthcare costs simply by making better decisions. (If you’re[…]

Public Enemies (2009)

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Published on: 2009.07.19

For Johnny Depp fans, or the growing swell of Christian Bale fans, Public Enemies (2009) is a movie to see. Both actors are brilliant in the film. But I can’t say the film itself was brilliant. First the good stuff. Depp and Bale were amazing, as was Marion Cotillard in the lead female role as[…]

Cell Phone Etiquette

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Published on: 2009.07.16

(Note: This entry should be completely unnecessary, because cell phones have been around since the early 1990s — I saw my first one in about 1992 — and so have lists of “cell phone etiquette.” But people are still jerks, so here goes…) My list of “rules” for using cell phones might be slightly different[…]

How To Choose The Right Camera

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Published on: 2009.07.13

Today, NPR did a story called How to Choose the Right Camera. Like so many other stories of its ilk, this one brought in a so-called “expert” (in this case, NPR’s multimedia director Keith Jenkins) and gave the listeners a five-minute break-down of three basic camera groups: the camera-phone, the point-and-shoot, and the dSLR. Mainly,[…]

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Published on: 2009.07.11

If you haven’t heard of this movie, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won eight of them, including Best Picture and Best Director. It also won Best Film at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards, Best Drama Film at the Golden[…]

Fat Oklahoma

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Published on: 2009.07.01

According to the newest report (.pdf file) from Trust for America’s Health, Oklahoma is the sixth-fattest state in the nation.     The list above shows the 10 states with the highest obesity rates: 1. Mississippi 2. Alabama 3. West Virginia 4. Tennessee 5. South Carolina 6. Oklahoma 7. Kentucky 8. Louisiana 9. Michigan 10.[…]

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