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April 2010

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Pioneers of Paramedicine: Glad You're Being Honored!

April 30, 2010 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: PHG

My personal thanks to the four men who did their part to make EMS a reality many of us take for granted. And my thanks to Randolph Mantooth who has done his part to promote this worthy cause throughout his life. (I love watching all the seasons of Emergency.) If you are in Los Angeles May 8th, consider attending this event. I will be there in spirit!  [more]

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Volcanos and Weddings: a Micro and Macro Economic Event

April 16, 2010 – Comments (14)

What does a volcano eruption have to do with a wedding? More than I knew. My sister-in-law is planning to get married soon and her beautiful wedding dress is stuck somewhere in a UK airport. My husband mentioned an even more crucial problem and that is unless the ash dissipates the wedding might have to occur without the groom's family which are supposed to be flying in from the UK in a couple weeks. Changing the date would be a financial loss, but having a wedding without half the wedding party wouldn't be good either. At least the groom is here or our situation would be even worse. The bride and I are praying for the ash to dissipate safely soon!  [more]

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Is it really worth it? Massey Mine Disaster

April 07, 2010 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: MEE.DL , IRBT

I'm aware that certain professions are inherently more dangerous than others, firemen, policemen, miners, linemen, etc, but I'm angry when accidents could have been prevented. I do not know enough to say whether anyone was to blame for the accident that occurred yesterday, but as soon as I heard about it I wondered if it was totally unpredictable and unavoidable or if costs were cut and safety was curtailed resulting in the loss of human lives. I asked my husband why robots couldn't be used for really dangerous mining situations (leaving aside whether robot technology is advanced enough for every operation a human miner can do) and he said grimly "people are cheaper than robots."  [more]

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