What ‘Cha Going To Do With The NFL

Who might we be looking at as the favorites this weekend? [Note that “nb” does not mean no-brainer, but potential no-bet, just-watch and enjoy game]

For instance, I wish both the Raiders and Dolphins could win. Miami is now only favored by 2 points with the over/under setting at 38.5 combined points. There as been quite a buzz from the Oakland Estuary that the Raiders are concerned about the high humidity they will be playing with in South Florida. Frankly, the Silver & Black men are really playing against 11 Miami Dolphins on the field … the weather can’t win or lose.

We Remember Al

Now what does Mic and No Ike think about the prevailing odds and point spreads???

  • NY Giants at home (-7 and over 43.5) versus the TB Bucs
  • Indianapolis Colts (+3 and over 45.5) at home against the Minneapolis Vikes
  • Baltimore Ravens (+2.5 and over 46) in Philadelphia for the “Battle of the Predatory Birds” against the mean Philadelphia Eagles
  • One has to take sides on the “Ohio Civil War” in Cincinnati Bengals (-7 and under 39.5) territory versus the Cleveland Browns
  • In Seattle, Seahawk fans should pray for rain and an upset over the Dallas Cowboys (-3.5 and over 43)
  • The St. Louis Rams will have their hands full at home versus the high-scoring Washington Redskins (-3.5 and over 44)
  • Pity the poor Tennessee Titans at the San Diego Chargers (-7 and over 43)

Hopefully the best game of Sunday will be the last on TV. Root, root, root for the home team San Francisco 49ers (-7 and over 46) against the Detroit Lions.

Note that the Colts are the day’s “home dog.” (a.k.a. Underdog playing at home)

  nb                           The week’s no-bets:

Cards @ Pats (-13.5/48)

Saints @ Panthers (+2.5/51.5)

Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills (-3/44.5)

Texans (-7/41) @ Jaguars

NJ Jets @ Steelers (-5.5/42)

Monday Night’s match up puts the Denver Broncos (+3/under 51.5) in the stadium of the Atlanta Falcons. This old Colt fan will be pulling for another 4th quarter rally to win by Peyton Manning … Just for the fun of it.

Good luck and enjoy the games!

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Combat Causes of Social Stress

American Society Need to Combat the Underlying,

Unreasonable Factors of Living in Home-Transition

Occupy Bloomington is sponsoring a public forum at the Monroe County Library on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees will discuss recent discrimination and police actions against homeless individuals.

The objective is to compose a “Homeless Bill of Rights.”

Families and individuals become homeless from a wide arrange of circumstances; yet a popular opinion within the United States is there is something truly wrong with these people.

Reverend Forrest Gilmore, pastoral director of Bloomington Indiana’s Shalom Community Center, perhaps has said it best after a piece of sensationally poor newspaper journalism was published as a Sunday headline story.

“I am especially saddened to see this stereotyping (homeless people as criminals) only reinforced by the article linking crime and homelessness that appeared in the Sunday Bloomington Herald/Hoosier Times (August 2012).”

This article would have been better titled in reference to the local peace officer responses and police actions within the community. All statistics referenced in the articles were about ‘police bookings’ and used their department’s classifications and jargon.

INDIANA

Does not American justice require that one not become guilty until the trial has been conducted? There were many conclusions made based upon unproven facts. The headline read, “Homeless & Crime.”

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

The fact TODAY is that 40 men and women were standing in line before 7:30 a.m. EDT for a weekly hot and cold Saturday morning breakfast hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Bloomington. This was a few hours after an inch of rainfall.

Fortunately, the weather outlook is for fair and sunny skies and high temperatures for the next two days, at least, just in the low 70s.

Today, we are graced with the love and beauty of God. We have lived to see a better day. What we do during the next 24 or so hours is largely by individual choice. Thanks be to God! Spread the “One Love” as the Rastafarians preach.

Everyone should have hope and enjoy, at least in one small way, life on this particular day.

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OMG Another Hit in B-ton Indiana

American Society Needs to Combat the Underlying, Unreasonable Factors of Living in Home-Transition

     Families and individuals become homeless from a wide arrange of circumstances yet a popular opinion within the United States is there is something truly wrong with these people.

Reverend Forrest Gilmore, pastoral director of Bloomington Indiana’s Shalom Community Center, perhaps has said it best after a piece of sensationally poor journalism was published.

“I am especially saddened to see this stereotyping (homeless people as criminals) only reinforced by the article linking crime and homelessness that appeared in the Sunday Bloomington Herald/Hoosier Times (August 2012).”

This article should have been titled referring to the manner and how that the local  police has been responding within the community. All of the statistics referenced in the articles were concerning ‘police bookings.’

Does not American justice require that one not become guilty until the trial has been conducted?

Oh my God. There were conclusions made based upon unproven facts.

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What Are They Thinking and Doing About It? Public Health in Bloomington, Indiana

This wondrous college town has a high-profiled medical services system entitled, “I.U. Health”. Even without knowing how many facilities they operate (there may be 80 buildings scattered around Monroe County), how many medical and support practitioners they employ (who are compensated lower than most US geographical areas), how much they spend on TV and print media advertising, how many clients and patients they have served (not to mention their success/recovery rates), or what the best physical and mental health treatments and protocols are – I am appalled with what I have witnessed during the last six months.

Permit me to digress . . .

Politics seems to have something to do with it. On the face of it, in my humble independent Green Party opinion, Southern Indiana is becoming more like Kentucky.

It is likely that by November 8th, Indiana will have elected two ultra-conservative Republican U.S. Senators (just like those two male senior citizens from KY). Senator Dick Lugar’s seat (I am rooting for the underdog Joe Donnelly, D-Congressman) maybe taken by an unqualified fellow who prides himself of being non-compromising.

Enemy #1 – Viruses – People in line for flu shots

Recently, my alma mater renamed their school of health, physical education, and recreation to the I.U. School of Public Health.

A name change really means little in terms of positive developments and it’s title, voted upon by the Indiana State Legislature, de-emphasizes the values of physical fitness, kinesiology, recreation, park management, ecology, and global tourism.

In a recent statement to the Indiana Daily Student and Bloomington Herald-Times newspapers, the school leadership was quoted about how Indiana ranks in the lower 10 states in terms of public health criteria. This is not necessarily a reflection of poor safety and health education level but the choices people have made in addition to their genetic predispositions.

In the Herald-Times, fraternal club meeting lists include more than 10 Alcoholic Anonymous groups meeting weekly in this college town. Just look around – how many local citizens don’t even bother going to AA meetings. A national magazine has recently rated I.U. as one of the Top 10 roudyest college campuses in the country.

Are college professors to blame for their student’s questionable behavior? What responsibility would the School of Public Health have regarding any student’s, local resident’s, or another adult within the State of Indiana’s addiction?

I don’t think so.

Rather I urge my alma mater to think globally has they prepare public health professionals during college years for professional and volunteer positions across the United States and around the world. It appears like I am too old and too far an outsider to help make a difference. Professor, it is up to YOU to do so!

Oh Help Us God!

Furthermore, “I.U. Health” please improve your professional services. During the last six months, I have been in your Bloomington Hospital over a dozen times – as either a patient or a visitor – and at least half the time, much has been lacking.

In the Herald-Times, the CEO of I.U. Health Bloomington “was praising” his organization’s #16 (#8 in the specialty practice of urology – “big deal” for women, too) annual ranking.

Come on now! You have got to be kidding… this was not #11 in the United States, but #11 in the state! The same formerly great state of Indiana that ranks 46th out of 50 states in public health.

As a graduate of I.U., having studied the arts, sciences, safety management, and health education, I am very embarrassed. “I.U. Health” should change their name . . . sort of like the way the I.U. School of HPER did.

At stake are many potentially healthy lives and family well-being. Today there are hundreds or thousands of what we refer to in the San Francisco Bay Area as “walking wounded” on the streets of this beautiful small city. Mental and physical health service options for those in-need are so scarce.

An irony that Indiana University has a world-class medical school yet it yields a local and state reality like this – of substandard medical care – really gets me sick.

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