From the Desk of Seth Mela

  • Mayor Bloomberg's Priorities

    Posted by Seth Mela

    I think this story is yet ONE MORE example that Mayor Bloomberg in New York has his priorities WAY out of line...

    -New York Post

     

    Since Superstorm Sandy hit last week, HUNDREDS of members of the National Guard, the Army, and the Air Force have been in New York doing relief work.  And they've all been staying at the Lexington Armory in Manhattan.

    --But they were just KICKED OUT . . . to make room for a Victoria's Secret fashion show.  Apparently a lingerie fashion show gets priority over the people who are helping millions of New Yorkers get their lives back together.

    --On Sunday night, at least 150 members of the National Guard and the military were jammed into an area of the Armory that was too tight to even hold 50 people, while Victoria's Secret brought in equipment and set up temporary dressing rooms.

    --Yesterday, the rescue workers were relocated to community centers and hotels . . . where they're putting five to 10 people in a two-person room.  The government is covering the cost of those hotels.

    --The fashion show is tomorrow and the relief workers will be able to go back to the Armory on Thursday . . . but we're guessing they'll be more than a little bit jaded.

     

    This is simply rediculous.

  • Alabama Assistance Refused

    Posted by Seth Mela

    This is rediculous and only adds fuel to the fire in the argument that unions no longer care about the betterment of our nation, or the benefit of the individual worker.

     

    Nonunion Ala. crews turned away from Sandy recovery

    -WAFF.com

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) -

    The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they'll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

    Crews from Decatur Utilities headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can't do any work there since they're not union employees.

    The crews that are in Roanoke, Virginia say they are just watching and waiting even though they originally received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

    Understandably, Moore said they're frustrated being told "thanks, but no thanks."

    Huntsville Utilities said they were not turned away and are up in storm ravaged areas working.

    Joe Wheeler EMC said they did not respond to New Jersey, but did go up to Maryland and headed home once they were done.

     

    The question is WHY? 

  • Veteran Issues

    Posted by Seth Mela

    Today we had the pleasure of talking with Al Hoffman of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs about an upcoming Business Symposium. 

     

    http://dva.state.wi.us/

     

    And this brought up a whole lot of additional questions

     

    1.  What is the process of bringing our soldiers home from combat and introducing them back into civilian life?

    2.  What is being done to restore those that have made the sacrifice and are either physically or mentally disabled?

    3.  What is currently being done right and wrong with the benefits currently?

     

    Help me by giving me your feedback.  We will be exploring these issues in the future!

     

     

  • Fake Obama Birth Video

    Posted by Seth Mela

    There are PLENTY of real issues for us to think about in this polical season... we don't need false garbage making things even more complicated and taking our attention away from the REAL and SERIOUS subjects.

    A video that allegedly shows President Obama being born in KENYA is making the rounds online.  But it's 100% FAKE, and here's how we know:

    --First of all, the baby looks like a one-year-old, not a newborn.  But even if you're willing to overlook that part, there's a point where it shows a sticker of the Kenyan flag on the foot of the bed.

    --And the problem is, Obama was born in 1961, and the Kenyan flag wasn't adopted until 1963.

    --The guy behind the footage says he's been trying to sell it to Donald Trump but hasn't heard back yet . . . which means even Trump thinks it's bogus.

    This video is SO bad that it actually reminds me of the Alien Autopsy Video!!!

  • Today's National Anthem

    Posted by Seth Mela

    We played the Star Spangled Banner this morning as performed by Boston... Here's the video...

     

  • Amazing Surgery

    Posted by Seth Mela

    68-year-old Pamela Lawson of Kansas City has liver cancer, and has been first on the transplant list at the University of Kansas hospital since July.

    --On September 22nd, Pamela got a call from the hospital telling her that a donor liver had been found.  But there was one problem . . . the liver was too BIG to fit in her body.

     --So doctors decided to CUT the liver in HALF.  Pamela got one lobe of the liver, and another woman got the other lobe.  (--She doesn't want her identity released . . . but she's from Kansas and in her 60s.)   

    --The transplant was a first for the Kansas City area . . . and splitting a liver transplant between two adults was only done about 200 times nationwide last year.  One of the doctors said, quote, "Transplant surgery is sometimes like MacGyver surgery.  You make it work."

    --Both women are recovering from the procedure.

     

    Here's amazing video of the harvesting of the donor liver... WARNING: It's Bloody funny.

     

  • Is PMS Real?

    Posted by Seth Mela

    Is PMS a Myth? There's an 85% Chance the Answer is Yes



    I fully know this is a minefield, but here are the results of some recent scientific studies...  So I pose the question; IS PMS REAL OR A MYTH???

     

    According to a new study of other studies . . . yeah, I know how annoying that sounds . . . PMS just might be a MYTH.

     --A team out of the University of Otago in New Zealand reviewed 47 different scientific studies on PMS.

     --And only 15% of the studies found that "classic" PMS is real.  Meaning a woman's mood got worse as her time of the month approached, then got better once it started.

     --Another 38% of the studies found that premenstrual syndrome is really just menstrual syndrome . . . so, a woman's mood does get worse, but it doesn't go away as soon as her period starts.

     --Of the rest of the studies, another 38% found there's no association between a woman's mood and her cycle . . . and 9% found a woman's worst moods happen OUTSIDE of the traditional PMS period.

     --So if 85% of studies have found that classic PMS doesn't really exist . . . why is it still such a widespread idea?  The researchers think it may be psychological.  If you BELIEVE your mood swings badly right before your period, it's more likely to happen. 

  • Staying at Your Job... Too Long?

    Posted by Seth Mela

    Obviously you're not supposed to bounce around from job to job every six months, because it doesn't look good on your resume.  But according to a new article on Monster.com, you shouldn't stay at the SAME job too long either.  I'm not sure if I agree with this... do you?

     

    --Staying at the same COMPANY is fine, as long as you get promoted at some point.  But if you don't, they say you shouldn't stay for more than four years.  Here are the top three reasons.

     

    #1.)  Your Skills Start to Become Outdated.  In other words, you get into a routine of doing the same thing every day, and don't learn about NEW ways things are being done.  So when you DO need a new job, you won't be qualified for it.

    --It's especially true if you work in technology.

     

    #2.)  It Prevents You from Advancing Your Career.  Once you've been at a company for over two years without a promotion, they say to start looking for another job.

    --And if you've gone more than FOUR years without a promotion, your chances of getting one are even worse.

    --If you like your employer and WANT to stay with them, think about asking your boss if your company offers educational aid.  If you want to take a course and learn new skills that WOULD earn you a promotion, your company might pay part of that bill.

     

    #3.)  It Makes You Seem Unmotivated.  And it also raises a few other red flags for hiring managers, including that you might be hard to train, and might not adapt well to a new office.