Stem Cells and Dying On the Job. It's the BLOG!

DR. GARY FROM DOWNTOWNS HEALTHCARE IS ON TODAY TO TALK ADVANCES IN MEDICINE This is always a segment that generates a ton of interest, he's on to take your questions at 2pm.

A MAN CHEATING ON HIS WIFE DIES AND NOW HIS COMPANY HAS TO PAY Only in France. A Frenchman died cheating on his wife while on a business trip has left his family well off because he was on a business trip when he dropped dead. An appeals court ruled that the incident was a "workplace accident" so his widow is entitled to all sorts of benefits from his former company and the government. Really, it was the very least he could do.

MCDONALDS MOVES ONE STEP CLOSE TO FULLY AUTOMATIC STORES They have tested out robot cooks and now McDonalds is investing in AI to take over the drive thru. Dave believes this is a great move as they always mess things up in the driveway.

CONCERTS ARE STUPID EXPENSIVE BUT WE KEEP PAYING THE PRICE Concerts have gotten ridiculously expensive. I just paid $420 a TICKET to see the Rolling Stones and I don't pay for concert tickets because I have a cool job and stuff. But YOU GUYS are still paying super high prices that show no sign of going down. When does it stop? Who knows...

BOSTON IS GIVING SAVING ACCOUNTS TO KINDERGARTNERS And it's very cool even though it's not the responsibility of government to set up each child with a savings account in the first place. We do a lousy job of teaching kids to save (at least we do in my house) so anything to encourage them is a good idea, but again, not government's role.

DAVE HAD NEVER HEARD OF OR SEEN DOCTOR PIMPLE POPPER when he sent me this story about her saying that she makes people happy. So I made him watch some of the videos. Heh. Just wait for this one.

PROPAGANDA IN RUSSIA GETS A BIG THUMBS DOWN A Russian rap video praising all things Putin has been "Disliked" by 1.4 million people. I can't imagine why, since it's praising Moscow and making fun of anti-government protesters. Watch it for yourself.

HEY BESTIE!! This video is so sweet it will make your teeth hurt.

CALIFORNIA GIVES THE CLASSROOMS OVER TO KIDS WHO ARE OUT OF CONTROL By preventing schools from being able to suspend children for disruptive behavior. From the Sacremento Bee:

It is will soon be illegal in California for both public and charter schools to suspend disruptive students from kindergarten through eighth grade
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed into law Senate Bill 419, which permanently prohibits willful defiance suspensions in grades four and five. It also bans such suspensions in grades six through eight for five years. The law goes into effect July 1, 2020.
A previous law had already banned schools from suspending defiant kids through third grade.

This does not work. This fails wherever it's tried. It creates havoc in the classroom and other children suffered. But I'm sure it will be fine this time.

Y'ALL IF ALEX TREBEK IS BACK AT JEOPARDY WE SHOULD ALL BELIEVE IN PRAYER Because he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and now he's back at work after getting effective treatment. Trebek said:

“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed toward me and their prayers,” he shared. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”

Amen, Pat, amen.

TRANSGENDER POLITICS HAS REACHED UNIFORM LOWS I'm not even going to try and describe this story briefly. Read it, we'll talk about it later. But it's a doozy.



THIS IS THE KIND OF STUFF TRUMP DOES THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY Here is another example of stuff I could do without. John Bolton is no longer National Security Adviser. That is not in question. But now we getting Dueling Tweets between Trump, who says he fired Bolton, and Bolton, who says emphatically he resigned. WHO GIVES A CRAP? Not me. I'm personally glad Bolton is out because he's never met a war he didn't love. But now we have a new layer of stupidity about something that should have just happened and been gone.

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