Russ Gibb at Random
at random

Anne Gautreau, writes

April 12, 2008



Sean Rinna, a senior at Dearborn High School, is now on WDIV's web page http://www.iamdetroit.com in a charming interview about his WWII film. His face pops up, and you simply click on his picture for the full story. It is well worth watching! All of Dearborn should be proud to have this fine-young man as one of its citizens. And you Russ should be proud of your role in helping him achieve his creative goals! Thank you for your efforts on behalf of youth in this community.

politics

A man of principals?

April 16, 2008

American Flag Pin Return's to Obama Lapel... Now I wonder what all his fellow liberals who defended his act of "independences" will say now .

education

Edsel Ford

April 16, 2008

TONIGHT is opening night for Edsel Ford High School's spring drama "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. It runs Wed. April 16 through Sat. April 19 at 7 pm, and tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. The show will be presented "in the round", so seating will be limited. It is not recommended for children under 12.

SparkNotes calls this famous play about the Salem witch trials, "a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community apart."

For more info, please call 313-827-7656.

education

A must see coming up thurday april 24

April 17, 2008

SO HELP ME HANNAH TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!
For tickets, come to room at dearborn High A-1 (High School Students) Or call 827-1635! or you can buy tickets at the door.
5$ now OR 7$ at the door! The Movie Premiers April 24th at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center!
The video students from Fordson,Edsel and Dearborn High school every year do a full length student written and produced movie.
Every year they have become more and more professional . Bring the family. Help out our Dearborn public school students.

politics

What did Obama say ?

April 24, 2008


Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.

Obama
'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides,' Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'

WHAAAAAAAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this could possibly be our next president. I, for once, am speechless....................................

education

No test left behind

April 28, 2008

Click to watch the video clip

politics

American media deeply guilty

May 10, 2008

For weeks, reporters and political pundits on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination have been relentlessly describing Barack Obama's supporters as "African-Americans, well-educated upscale whites, and young people", while describing Hillary Clinton's supporters as "older women, Catholics, and rural, working-class whites with less than a college education".

The description, by itself, is deeply damaging to Clinton's campaign and a sure-fire way to tell whom the American media is backing--every white reporter in America thinks of himself or herself as well-educated and upscale (and youthful).

Then, after the Indiana primary, in a USAToday telephone interview with Hillary Clinton, Clinton referenced an Associated Press article that had analyzed her campaign in precisely those racial terms. USAToday made the interview public, and the self-righteous media pounced. CNN's Candy Crowley, jowls quivering with indignation, lambasted Clinton for "playing the race card." MSNBC's house bully, Keith Oberlin, expressed outrage that Clinton would stoop to injecting race into the campaign. And scores of other well-educated upscale white media elites, who've been injecting race into the race every day since Iowa, pounced on Clinton.

It's grossly unfair.

Craig Nelsen [craig@projectusa.org]

education

Help. Deaborn Public Schools.

May 11, 2008

We have been invaded by the McLennon Clones. What was supposed to be a nationwide search produced 10 applicants, 6 interviews and 3 finalists. Every single one stated that they were contacted by Tom McLennon regarding the position and he felt that they were a good fit. The public was involved. For the first round of interviews there were maybe 30 people present. on the second round of interviews for the public meeting there were between as many as 20 and as few as 8. After 3 days of brain numbing interviews. They answered the questions the same way. There was a lack of difference between the candidates. The board has let us down again. The lack of public attention to this and the lack of good candidates would lead one to believe that we are going to get another John Artis.

education

A citizen asks ?

May 17, 2008



Hey Russ, I just read an article in the P&G that said 50% of the students in Dearborn Public Schools qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. http://www.pressandguide.com/stories/051408/loc_20080514004.shtml The article also said that this percentage is used to determine the number of students from "low income" families. Considering the types of cars I see dropping kids off, or parked in the student parking lot, I wonder how this can be, statistically speaking? I drive a 10 year-old car with 81,000 miles showing on the odometer so I can afford to send my kids to private schools, and these parasites drive new cars and still qualify for free lunches? Based on the 50% figure, it's reasonable to believe that many students driving or getting out of brand new cars in front of the schools are also getting free or reduced-price lunches. What the hell is wrong with this picture? I guess I'm just a sucker of the highest order. If they can afford to drive a car that is well beyond my means, and my kids aren't starving, they can sure as hell afford to pay to feed their kids! I sure as hell shouldn't be paying my share AND their share to feed them!

at random

Our drug culture

May 19, 2008


The National Council on Patient Information and Education has provided statistical information about the US population and how prescription medications affect them. According to the council, most of the population taking prescription medications is taking them incorrectly. This, among other risks of taking prescription medications, is causing severe health issues amongst users.

• Nearly 2.7 billion retail prescriptions were dispensed in 1999, amounting to sales of $110 billion.
• In 1997, 44 percent of the prescriptions dispensed were refills.
• Almost two-thirds of Americans currently use medicines: 49 percent use prescription drugs, and 30 percent use nonprescription medications.
• Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) may be the fourth-to-sixth leading cause of death. Serious ADRs occur in 6.7 percent of hospitalized patients.
• 32 million Americans are taking three or more medications daily.
• Almost 29 percent of Americans stop taking their medicine before it runs out.
• 22 percent of Americans take less of the medication than is prescribed on the label.
• 12 percent of Americans don't fill their prescription at all.
• 12 percent of Americans don't take medication at all after they buy the prescription.
• The No.1 problem in treating illness today is patients' failure to take prescription medications correctly, regardless of patient age.
• 10 percent of all hospital admissions are the result of patients failing to take prescription medications correctly.
• 23 percent of all nursing home admissions are due to patients failing to take prescription medications accurately.
• At any given time, regardless of age group, up to 59 percent of those on five or more medications are taking them improperly.
• The average length of stay in hospitals due to medication noncompliance is 4.2 days.
• More than half of all Americans with chronic diseases don't follow their physician's medication and lifestyle guidance.
• Two-thirds of all Americans fail to take any or all of their prescription medicines.

Source for medication statistics: The National Council on Patient Information and Education

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