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20
Sep
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Boy Beaten and Robbed by other teens near Helen Street and Pine Rock

Helen Street

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Bullying has become and American problem.  According to the National Educational Association nearly three quarters of school shootings have been associated with bullying. 

Schools should be havens for students making it easier to learn and grow.  Currently children are forced to walk the halls in fear and even are forced to be afraid to visit the local playground due to intimidation and violence. 

So was the case of a local boy when said he was approached and robbed of his cell phone and kicked in the head after leaving the playground at Helen Street Elementary in Hamden.  The 11-year-old Hamden boy said he was walking home after playing basketball with friends in Hamden. 

Tue
19
Sep
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Aging Whites Better Health Care

Aging Whites Better Health Care

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Older adults are reporting better health after the age of 65, but not everyone. 

According to a new study, older adults with graduate degrees saw the greatest health gains.  While whites were more likely that African Americans and Latinos the rate increase dramatically between the years 2000 and 2014.

Income also plays a role in whether your health improves.  The high income group increased steadily from 490 per 1,000 to 603 per 1,000 over the study period.   Overall 52 percent of healthy older adults were from high-income families. 

Mon
18
Sep
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China village share the secret of Longevity

Ancient Chinese Secret

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

China’s Bapan Village can teach the world a thing or two about a long live.  The area sometimes called “Longevity Village’, offers a number of reasons why living past 100 is an obtainable goal. 

According to one report, Dr. John Day said, “Most people think it’s their genes, but the data don’t support it.”  In Bapan village, every meal has vegetables as a center part including breakfast.   When asked about exercise the residents just laughed as they live in an agrarian society and are usually busy growing fruits and vegetables and raising livestock.

The biggest advantage is Most homes in the village has four to five generations in every household.  Most important questions go to the grandparents for sage advice. 

In offering a list of items to pay closer attention would be the following[NC1] . 

Be physically active

Thu
14
Sep
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American the Beautiful: Forever 21

Do Won Chang

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

With an abundance of talk from Washington about the elderly, the sick and immigrants being a drain on U.S. society, but all the evidence points in the opposite direction. 

Immigrants internationally consider the US. The land of milk and honey.  Citing the counties meteoric economic rise and perseverance.   The ingenuity of African slaves made the 13 colonies an economic powerhouse.   The civil rights bill opened the doors for people around the world to find citizenship in a country of immigrants.  Most everyone has found this to be a place of fairness and opportunity.  Except blacks. 

The descendants of the primary contributors stand naked through the winters, not because of their character or morality but because of the color of their skin.  This is a sad state of affairs however it has never wavered, and that spans more than 400 years. 

Wed
13
Sep
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Women argues and shoots homeless man when he asked her to move Porsche

Quackenbush Shoots Homeless Man

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Nashville, Tennessee woman has been accused of attempted murder after she shot at a homeless man twice after he asked her to move her Porsche SUV. 

26-year-OLD Katie Quackenbush shot Gerald Melton, 54, at around 3 a.m. after he complained about her loud music and exhaust fumes disturbing where he was trying to sleep during the early hours of 26 August.  According to officials, Quackenbush argued with the homeless man and as he went back to where he was sleeping she pulled her weapon from her vehicle and fired in his direction hitting him once in the abdomen. 

She then fled the scene with her passenger.  Melton was critically wounded and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

Tue
12
Sep
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Sitting will Kill You

Sitting will kill you

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

European societies are historically known for sitting for excessive periods.  America is based on traditional lifestyles of the people in London, Span and France. 

A new study suggests living a sedentary lifestyle leads to an early grave.   In a study that included 7985 adults 45 years of age or older says prolonged, uninterrupted sedentariness was expressed as mean sedentary bout length.  The movement was measured using a hip mounted accelerometer. 

Over the course of four years of the total number 340 participants died. 

Experts suggest people who work at a desk or in a sedentary environment should take a movement break every 30 minutes.  According to the study no matter how much you exercise sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death. 

Mon
11
Sep
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Mass Shooting in Dallas -- Are there too many guns in U.S.?

U.S. Guns

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Cowboys watch party ended in tragedy after a lone attacker crashed the party and shot everyone he could. 

The shooting happened in a Plano home on Sunday, when a group had gathered to watch the New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Sunday night.  Just after the game began gunshots were reported and an officer near the area responded.  As he arrived, he went inside a saw several victims down and engaged the shooter.   The officer killed the suspect without further injury. 

According to reports one neighbor said the violence began as a result of a domestic dispute.  Upon further investigation he found, the names listed as owners were separated and sought a divorce in July. 

The final tally was 7 dead and two people wounded in the melee. 

Fri
08
Sep
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Livery Driver Killed after Wind Gust fells Tree on Car

Tree Felled on Liver Car

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

 

A 65-year-old livery driver was killed when a tree branch fell on a car he was driving Wednesday morning while picking up his passenger.

 

Arthur Falconi, the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. He had arrived at the location to pick up his fare when a wind gust hit a tree and the tree or part of the tree fell atop his car. The passenger Andrew Sligar was in the car at the time and only suffered non-life threatening injuries.

 

Thu
07
Sep
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Sen. Investigation Committee Challenges Insys makers of Fentanyl

McCaskill

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat from Missouri is bringing truth to power with a congressional investigation against Insys Therapeutics makers of Subsys, a spray version of Fentanyl.  The company in an effort to boost sales, the have provided kickbacks to doctors, mislead insurance companies and falsified medical records. 

According to a written report, "The report relates to activities of former employees of our company and matters that the company has addressed in its own efforts and in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice and state attorney general offices," the statement continued, "strengthening of our compliance program has been a significant focus for more than four years," and that Insys had "invested significant resources in establishing an effective compliance program."

Wed
06
Sep
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New Class of Drugs offer Everlasting Promise

Senolytic Drugs

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A new class of drugs is moving from animal testing to people testing.  Mayo Clinic researchers in Rochester, Minnesota referring to the new drugs as Senolytic drugs. 

As explained in reports, as we age, we accumulate senescent cells, which are damaged cells that resist dying off, and stay in our bodies.  If the cells become immortal cells as in the case of cancer cells they only reproduce cancerous cells. 

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