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96-year-old Heimlich saves a woman from choking


This is kind of a cool story.

From TPM:

The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center.

Dr. Henry Heimlich told The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1U0lAx2) in an interview Thursday he has demonstrated the well-known maneuver many times through the years but had never before used it on a person who was choking.

An employee at the Deupree House in Cincinnati where Heimlich lives says the retired chest surgeon was in the room when an 87-year-old woman began choking. The employee says Heimlich dislodged a piece of hamburger from the woman’s airway and she quickly recovered. (more…)

Good Saturday Morning – News Roundup: Carpet Bombing

Senator Ted Cruz proved that he will say anything. He has used the term “carpet-bomb” on a number of occasions. He wants to “carpet-bomb” ISIS (ISOL) without having civilian casualties. This is a pipe dream, but in a season where candidates will say anything and do anything to get a leg up on their opponents, it should be no surprise that Senator Cruz has resorted to “carpet-bombing.” I don’t think that Cruz is stupid or ignorant. I think that he knows what carpet-bombing means and wants to sound tough.

Minority Report (again): In the movie Minority Report, pre-cogs (fancy pyschics) were able to tell the future. They were able to see a person committing a crime before the crime happened. The good police would go and arrest those evildoers before they did evil. Unfortunately, that’s sci-fi. That isn’t really happening in 2015. We don’t have any pre-cogs. We have psychologists and psychiatrists. We don’t have the ability to predict future behavior with any degree of certainty. I mention this because Donald Trump and other politicians have called for us to ban all Muslims who want to enter this country until we “figure this out.” Figure what out? We can do background checks and we should. No background check is perfect. We simply do not have the ability to look into a person’s eyes and tell if they are going to commit badness or not.  In the movies, John Wayne or Clint Eastwood could stare into the eyes of the bad guy and easily ascertain whether that guy was a bad guy. Well, in this world of reality, telling the good guys from the bad guys ain’t that easy. Sure, there are micro-expressions. I’m sure that a good liar can learn to supress micro-expressions. Banning all Muslims from the US is a great way to discriminate. Other than that, I don’t think that it is a useful idea.

Hate speech has consequences.

Golden State Warriors – These guys are playing lights-out basketball. They proved once again that they have the talent and the will to win. If they stay healthy, they will go far. Steph Curry has the best combination of skills that I have seen in a basketball player in a very long time. He is quick, lightning quick. He can score from inside and outside. He can distribute the basketball as well as any guard in the league. Couple this with a great supporting cast. These guys can go far.

Have a great day. Hug your loved ones!!

Mo’ne Davis – a great person in the making

mone-davisMo’ne Davis is a Little League baseball pitcher. She has gotten some attention because she can throw the baseball very well. Oh, did I mention that she is a she?! I don’t follow Little League baseball because I think that Little League is taken way too seriously. I don’t think that it should be televised by ESPN. I think we need to let kids be kids. Play ball without the added pressure.

Anyway, Disney announced that they were going to make a movie about her life. (Good for her!!) Bloomberg University baseball player Joey Casselberry decided to do what young kids do,. He tweeted his thoughts. “Disney is making a movie about Mo’ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada.” Bloomberg University kicked little Joey off the baseball team. What did Mo’ne do?

Mo’ne Davis, age 13, took the high road and wrote an email to the President of Bloomberg University. She said, “While I admit I was pretty hurt when I read his comments, I felt sad that he was dismissed from the team…. I am sure Joey Casselberry has worked very hard to get where he is and dreams of playing in the major leagues. For this reason, I’m asking you to please allow him back on the team so that he can continue to chase his dream. He made one dumb mistake. I’m sure he would go back and change it if he could.” She went on to ask if he be reinstated with the team. What a great young lady!!!

Casselberry has apologized. The University president has responded. He praised Ms. Davis’ thoughtfulness. He also stated that he would look into reinstating Mr. Casselberry.