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08
Jun
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What is Dry Drowning or Secondary Drowning

Dry Drowning

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

During summer months Ice cream, shorts, sunglasses and swimming are part of the social construct.   A four-year-old boy in Texas went swimming on Memorial Day weekend and died a week later due to dry drowning. 

The boy’s lungs were filled with fluid after swimming in the Texas City Dike with his family.  One week after the swimming trip the boy complained about shoulder pain and fell asleep and woke up a few hours later.   His father said during a report, “Out of nowhere, he just woke up. He said, ‘Ahhh,” he continued, “He took his last breath and I didn’t know what to do no more.”

Emergency workers attempted to save the boy but were unsuccessful.  Medical officials told the Houston, Texas family that the boy dry drowned and there was nothing that they could do.

Wed
07
Jun
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Massachusetts teen encouraged Boyfriend to kill himself

Michelle Carter

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Young Michelle Carter is on trial for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.  He did.  She is now the bullseye for the justice system in a case has for evidence text messages like, "You can't think about it, you just have to do it." And, "You need to do it, Conrad."

In July 2014, Roy was found dead slumped in his black Ford F-150, from carbon monoxide poisoning.  The 18-year-old was supported by his then girlfriend Michelle Carter.   According to prosecutors argue that the texts are overwhelming evidence that Carter pretended to be the loving girlfriend while privately telling Roy to off himself. 

Tue
06
Jun
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Manhattan Doctor arrested in Dr. Feel Good Scheme

Dr. Feel Good

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A Manhattan physician has been arrested in a Doctor Feel Good act providing more than $20 million with opioids over the past five years.   Dr. Martin Tesher is being accuse of writing more than 14,000 oxycodone prescriptions. 

The 81-year-old doctor who describes himself as a “good old-fashioned family doctor” was busted Monday for dumping 2.2 million oxycodone pills on the city of New York.  The city and the country is in the grip of an opioid epidemic.  There have been more than 1,075 opioid-involved deaths in the five boroughs in 2016, up from 753 the year before according to reports.

The rate of fatal opioid overdoses in the city, including from heroin and pain pills – tripled from 2000 to 2015 according to government data.

Mon
05
Jun
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Aaron Hernandez case Makes Mass Lawmakers reconsider Long time Law

Shania Jenkins Hernandez

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Monday morning, lawmakers are listening to testimony on a bill that would keep intact criminal convictions of people who die while appealing a case.   The change consideration was brought on by the Aaron Hernandez case, as his murder conviction was overturned after his death due to appeals continuing at the time of death.

Hernandez, a former New England Patriot tight end commented suicide after being convicted of murdering his friend Odin Lloyd.  The empathetic gesture by the state is a longstanding tradition in Massachusetts.  

Attorney Marian Ryan of Middlesex filed the bill long before the Hernandez case was heard, although the high profile case gave the adjustment new life.

Fri
02
Jun
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Crucifix and Angle Wings causes death by Flesh Eating bacteria

Cross and wings

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass.com

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A pair of praying hands and a crucifix tattoo leads to a man’s death after swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.  The 31-year-old man ignored warnings about swimming after getting a new tattoo and swimming after receiving a new tat on his right calf.

The man contracted a flesh-eating bacteria infection while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.  The man has not been identified, but was said to have been affected by years of alcohol abuse leaving him susceptible to septic shock and vibriosis infection. 

The wound was exposed to the bacteria after swimming in the gulf just five days after receiving the new body art.  

Thu
01
Jun
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Draugiem Group: 15 Minute hourly break more Effective

American Workday

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

During American slavery the average workday was approximately 16-18 work hours daily, six days a week with a hard driving cracker being the rule not the exception. 

This sun up to sun down or can to can’t work day served as a prelude to the current 8-hour work day.  As the United States moved into industrialization many Europeans traveled to the west for a better life.   In an attempt to become more human, the 8-hour workday was born. 

Finland has experimented with a six-hour workday to much applause and closer families. 

Although, in American a former slave state, many Americans can’t make ends meet with an 8-hour workday. 

Wed
31
May
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Do Fathers and Daughters Share Special Bond?

Fathers/Daughters

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Do fathers treat daughters different than sons?  According to a recent study, compared with fathers of sons, fathers of daughters were more attentively engaged with their daughters, sang more to their daughters, used more analytical language and language related to sadness and the body with their daughters, and had a stronger neural response to their daughter’s happy facial expressions in areas of the brain important for reward and emotion regulation (medial and lateral orbitofrontal cortex [OFC]).

This is probably what we expected by an interesting point was made by Yale University’s Alan Kazdin, Director of Yale Parenting Center suggested conclusive evidence could not be gleaned from such a small sample study. 

Tue
30
May
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Free Speech: How Healthy is it? Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speaks to Hampshire College

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

During a 20 May commencement speech at Hampshire College in Massachusetts a Princeton University professor delivered a 20-minute speech that is changing the world.   She called the President of the United States a racist, sexist and a megalomaniac. 

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, also went after Jeff Session’s pointing to his previous attacks on Black communities in his home state of Alabama.  300 students how attended the 2017 commencement speech were treated to a frank talk by the associate professor in African American studies.   Taylor rallied the students to be the change they want to see by doing. 

Hampshire College hit the news a year ago when the school decided to lower its American flag to respect violence happening across the country post the 2016 presidential election. 

Tuition at the liberal arts college is $49,500 annually. 

Tue
09
May
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Man Dies after being told Trump Impeachment process had begun

Corliss Gilchrest

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A man died at the tender age of 91 knowing his love of country had propelled the good citizen to begin the impeachment process saving American humanity, from the grips of modern business pirate Donald Trump. 

Corliss Gilchrist died just days before his 92nd birthday according to his newspaper obituary.   Just before his last exhale his family reportedly told him, the presidential ejection process had started to ease his grip on life.  According to the Des Moines Register, "We told him the process to impeach Trump had begun — so that he could rest in peace." 

Mon
08
May
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Berkshire Chairman denounces Lawmakers Decision to dismantle Affordable Healthcare Bill

Warren Buffett

Scribe:  N.Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkreing.com

 

During a Saturday meeting of shareholders Berkshire Hathaway Inc Chairman Warren Buffett said, healthcare cost is a parasite on the American economy. 

The US House of Representatives on Thursday with scathing retort approved a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act set in place by former President Barack Obama in 2010 in an effort to reform the American health care system. 

Buffett is the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of more than $74 billion said during the meeting, “So it is a huge tax cut for guys like me," he continued. "And when there's a tax cut, either the deficit goes up or they get the taxes from somebody else."

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