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April 12, 2009

LOTD for April 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:53 pm

The US ship captain that had been held hostage was rescued! Navy Seals did a great job in taking out the pirate captors before any harm could occur to him:
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090412/BREAKING/90412021

The top US military commander on the ground in Iraq says that he thinks US ground troops will be out of Iraq by 2011:
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/04/12/top-us-general-in-iraq-i-believe-well-be-gone-by-late-2011/

Study found that the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the greater chance you have to die in the next 10 years. Eating white meat actually reduces the risk of death:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090323161109.htm

The recession is causing numerous families to choose abortions and have the men have vasectomies because they cannot afford to feed another child. One doctor reports that his increase in vasectomies is due to married men with kids who decide they cannot afford another kid and choose to get a vasectomy while they still have health insurance from their job:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29864032/

Study found that kids with ADHD learn better when they fidget–many parents and teachers try to force those kids to stop fidgeting, but it turns out that letting ADHD kids fidget may help their concentration just like caffeine helps adults focus on work:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1887486,00.html

Study in Uganda found that circumcision reduced the risks for men catching STDs:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7960798.stm

It is hard for me to believe that celebrities are hiring ghostwriters to write their Twitter feeds for them…Britney Spears actually advertised a job for someone to do her Twitter feeds for her, so she can’t really try to claim that she writes all of her Twitter messages!
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5992998.ece

Man called the “dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania” went to a police officer convention and tried to rob a cop…he was swarmed by the armed police officers:
http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1238202618223350.xml&coll=1

Woman climbed a fence and jumped into the polar bear habitat during *feeding time* at the Berlin Zoo. She was mauled, but survived with the help of zoo workers:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/04/11/polar.bear.attack/index.html

This article contains the salary information for MWC football coaches…I’m including it here so that I have an easy way to reference the information:
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/apr/12/1s12mwccoach005750-mwc-football-pay-soars-sdsu-hol/?zIndex=81321

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