Happy Veteran's Day!
November 11 was originally set aside to commemorate the Armistice that brought an end to world War 1. It has since been set aside as a National Holiday to honor all who serve or have served in our United States military. Today is the official Federal Holiday to observe Veteran's Day 2012. Thank a Veteran today! (And while you're at it, say 'Happy Birthday' to the United States Marine Corps, which celebrated it's 237th birth November 10th.
CIA Director Abruptly Resigns
General David Petraeus has stepped down as the director of
the CIA, a position he took over in September of last year. Petraeus resigned last Friday, citing an
extra-marital affair, just as he was scheduled to testify regarding the
September 11th attacks in Benghazi,
Libya that led
to the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. President Obama accepted that resignation,
praised the general’s service, and is now deciding who will replace him.
Obamacare’s Free Abortion Drugs Mandate Faces Yet Another
Another company has signed onto the lawsuit against the
Obama Administration’s mandate in the Affordable Care Act that requires
employers to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortion
drugs. Stuart Lind is a Catholic and
runs Annex Medical. He says the mandate
is forcing him to violate his faith.
Annex represents the 40th lawsuit, and the 110th business to sue over
Begins to Talk “Fiscal Cliff”
Both Republicans and Democrats are saying they’re ready to
compromise to try to come to a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” at
the end of the year, but saying they’re ready and compromising are not the same
thing. President Obama said Friday that
a tax increase must be part of any bargain, while House Speaker John Boehner
has reiterated his commitment to not raise anyone’s taxes.
Thousands of Sandy-Affected Residents Still Without Homes and/or
Thousands of New
Jersey residents who were displaced by Super Storm
Sandy are now trying to find temporary housing while they decide if their homes
can be salvaged. Real estate agents
there say demand has far outstripped supply when it comes to rentals, and a lot
of the hotels have been filled up by out-of-state utility workers trying to
help them restore power. At least
120,000 people are still in the dark in New York
and New Jersey,
and that does not include the thousands of homes that are too damaged to have
their electricity turned back on.
Suffers Another Significant Quake
A second earthquake has hit Guatemala, less than a week after a
7.4 magnitude quake killed more than fifty people. The latest quake registered a 6.5, and while
there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties, it did cause widespread
panic and was followed by at least four aftershocks.
Wikileaker Seeks Plea Deal
soldier accused of leaking information to WikiLeaks is considering a plea
deal. Right now, Private Bradley Manning
faces possible life in prison if found guilty of the charges against him, one
of which includes giving aid to the enemy.
The court is now deciding whether that plea deal is acceptable.
Double check the label on your can of Nesquik before you
make the kids’ chocolate milk after school today. Nestle is recalling some because of a
possible salmonella contamination. www.FDA.gov has all you need to know.
Dorothy’s Dress Fetches Over $400k
We don’t know who bought it, but I have a feeling it’s not
anymore. The blue dress that Judy
Garland wore as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz sold over the weekend for
430-thousand dollars. It was part of an
auction of Hollywood memorabilia, including Julie
Andrews’ dress from the Sound of Music, which fetched a little more than
38-thousand dollars. Add the price for
Dorothy’s dress to the two-million dollars her Ruby Slippers sold for earlier
this year, and you’ve got quite the pricey ensemble. There’s no place like a Hollywood
auction. There’s no place like a Hollywood auction….
Family & Relationships
Kids Who Eat Out More Eat More
The more you eat out, the more you eat – especially if
you’re a kid. And it’s not just as
simple as avoiding the drive-thru. A new
study shows kids aged two through eleven got more calories from sit-down
restaurants than fast food places. Kids
also drink less milk and drink more soda pop when they eat out.
Personality Type Affects Your Hire-ability
Your resume is top-notch.
Your experience is unparalleled.
And you still didn’t get the job.
Maybe it’s your personality. More
and more hiring managers are now trying to make that easier by giving
personality tests during interviews.
Mara Swan with Manpower says you get hired for what you know, but
usually you get fired for who you are - and by trying to match jobs with
certain personality types, they’re hoping to get better results.
Study Suggest Possible Link to Reduced Bladder Cancer and
Use of Ibuprofen
New research out of Dartmouth
suggests that ibuprofen can help reduce the risk of bladder cancer, especially
in people who have used it over a long period of time – like 10 years. However, they also say there are a lot of
variables in that and warned against just starting to pop Advil.
Great American Smokeout
This week is the Great American Smokeout. If you are trying to win that battle, it may
not be the first time you’ve tried to quit – but as the old saying goes “Don’t
quit quitting.” Dr. Jonathan Foulds says
your health isn’t only one reason to quit. Rising tobacco costs, along with the
growing hassles associated with just finding a designated smoking area make quitting
even more desireable. Check out some tips to help you quit at www.Cancer.org.
Super Storm Sandy
Clothed in Compassion
Nick Sippl is from Northern Michigan. He is in New York helping victims of Super Storm Sandy through his job. Seeing the need first hand, he has organized a clothing drive. He says The police and the National guard were literally not knocking on doors, but kicking in doors to see if anyone was home. They had to be evacuated the water was rising so much. This lady I talked to was about five and a half feet tall. She told me when she came out of the house they were holding their children over their heads. When she came down to the street level, the water was up to her neck. They had pretty much lost everything. When they came in, we got them dried off. "That’s what got me thinking, these people have nothing." If you live in the area, please drop clothing off at Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church. Click here for their address and phone number. There's a trailer parked outside where you can place your donation.
Pearl Foy is using one of the talents God has given her to raise money for Super Storm Sandy victims. She will give it to the victims by way of the Salvation Army. She's organizing a Hair Cut-A-Thon. It will be held on Sunday November 11th from 10am-5pm in the Phoenix Arizona area. There are two locations. One is located at the Turning Point Beauty College in Mesa. The other will be held at Kor Beauty Academy in Peoria.
Help Salvation Army Relief Efforts with A Simple Text
Text the word "STORM" to 80888. Then respond with a "yes" when the text response comes to you.
Give Blood and Money Through Red Cross
Because many blood donation centers on the east coast are closed, it is even more important for we who are out of harm’s way to donate. www.RedCross.org has all you need to know. You may also give money via that web site, or you can give $10 via text message by texting the word “RedCross” to 90999.
Slice of Family Life Nation reaches Out to Sandy victims
Nick Sippl is from Northern Michigan, but he’s in New York right now
helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Nick has gone the extra mile to organize a clothing drive after seeing
one family’s struggle. Nick told FLR News, “The police and the National guard
were literally not knocking on doors, but kicking in doors to see if anyone was
home. They had to be evacuated the water was rising so much. This lady I talked
to was about five and a half feet tall. She told me when she came out of the
house they were holding their children over their heads. When she came down to
the street level, the water was up to her neck. They had pretty much lost
everything. When they came in, we got them dried off. That’s what got me
thinking, these people have nothing.” Nick says the National Guard had to
literally kick in some people’s doors to see if they were home. We’ve got more stories and links up on this