Sunday, January 27, 2013

Iron Mike's Legal Rules To Live By ~by Iron Mike

As Superbowl Sunday approaches, keep in mind that the number of domestic violence cases drastically increase on game day.   (Workers at women's shelters, and some journalists, have long reported that Super Bowl Sunday is one of the year's worst days for violence against women. While I've never seen any statistics to prove this assertion, domestic violence is a serious issue and any help I can provide in reducing the problem is a win win situation.) My assumption is that the violence occurs because women fail to respect a man's space during the big game. (Although I also acknowledge the remote possibility that violence may be related to the huge amounts of alcohol that are consumed per capita on this glorious day.)

So here's my top rules for avoiding violence during the game:

1.  If asked a question, limiting answers to "yes or no" is strongly encouraged.

2.  If material has sleeves, it is under no circumstances "a blanket."

3.  Keep your "suggestions" to yourself.

4.  If I am foolish enough to ask you what is wrong and you say nothing, then we both stipulate nothings wrong!

5.  When it comes to my eating, I will be the sole judge of what is healthy and what is not healthy.

6.  If you ask me what I want to eat and I say I don't care, it means "I DON"T CARE!"

7.  Stop searching for perfection.  Nothing is perfect in real life except for a baseball game with no runs, no hits and no errors!

8.  When I choose to scratch (where ever I choose) during the game, that's my private choice and is not a subject to be explored with your friends, family or facebook.

Now men, pin these rules up on the refigerator and by the door to where you are going to watch the game. The life you save may be your own.

Editor's note:  Spammers will be hunted down like dogs and billed for advertising!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Manti Te'o Girlfriend Captured Taking A Shower?

Many questions exist regarding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and his mythical girlfriend, the most interesting of which is how someone got a hold of this picture of her taking a shower.  Manti Te'o recently gave an interview to Katie Couric which shed some light on his naive character. Nevertheless, the Jan. 16 investigative report by Deadspin, raises questions about potential motives behind the death of Te’o's mythical girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, on the eve of his biggest game. We all now know that Kekua’s very existence was a complete fabrication. Te’o has yet to fully explain why he lied about his relationship even after he reportedly discovered the hoax.  If Te'o was not aware of the hoax, why did he not make any substantial effort to see her in person or by skype?

Te’o says he was sincere about his relationship with the woman he knew as Lennay Kekua, in spite of the fact that they never met. ESPN claims that they have possession of data indicating Te'o participated in over 1000 telephone calls to a number with a 661 area code.  ESPN   Te'o allegedly believed the number belonged to Kekua. They allegedly discussed Kekua's treatment following a car accident and  leukemia.

Perhaps he was initially duped and was embarrassed to admit so to the public. Or perhaps, he felt the story increased his popularity and marketability.  In any event, will we ever know the complete story?  Should we really care?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sleep Apnea ~by Dr. B.

Looking for a mask to conceal your identity the next time you enter a bank or do you have trouble sleeping?  Perhaps reading Legal Pub is the solution for folks who have a mild problem with falling asleep at night.  However, for those with sleep apnea, reading boring articles won't cure the condition whch results in restless sleep which manifests itself as daytime fatigue. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. Just because someone snores, it does not mean they have sleep apnea. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. When a person stops breathing, the brain and the rest of the body may not get enough oxygen. A lack of oxygen can cause death to cellular tissue.  Extensive damage to cellular tissue can result in permanent impairment and even death.

There are two types of sleep apnea.  The first type of sleep apnea is known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  OSA is the most common form of apnea. This disorder is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep.  The second type of sleep apnea is called
Central Sleep Apnea: Unlike OSA, the airway is not blocked, but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe due to instability in the respiratory control center. Both disorders are serious and should be treated accordingly. Oftentimes, the problem can be corrected by sleeping with a mask and breathing device known as CPAP.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. A CPAP machine has three main parts:
   •A mask or other device that fits over the nose or the nose and mouth.
   •A tube that connects the mask to the machine.
   •A motor that blows air into the tube.

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, please consult your physician.