Archive for September 13th, 2021

September 13th, 2021 - 10:28 pm § in Misc.

Happy birthday, Mr. Brooks

They held a birthday party for Lawrence Brooks in New Orleans on Sunday. He just turned 112. Brooks served with the 91st Engineer Regiment (details here) in New Guinea and the Phillippines from 1940 to 1945. He’s America’s oldest living World War 2 veteran. Happy birthday, Mr. Brooks, an[...]

September 13th, 2021 - 10:15 pm § in Law and Courts

How to ruin your life

Back in 2018, Damon Joseph of Holland, Ohio, age 20 at the time, decided he wanted to be an ISIS terrorist. So he grew a scraggly beard (see photo) to make himself look like one, and starting calling himself “Abdullah Ali Yusuf.” Not real stealthy. Doesn’t exactly blend in. Startin[...]

September 13th, 2021 - 5:22 pm § in Health

ICU tales

Quoted from a Salt Lake City TV station’s website: Robin Grigg’s patient, struggling to breathe, looked at her and asked what was wrong with him. She showed him his positive COVID-19 test results, knowing it was not the first time he had seen them. “No,” he said. “COVID[...]

September 13th, 2021 - 4:02 pm § in Biden, Business, Economics, Politics

Should Biden reappoint the Federal Reserve honcho?

The Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) has a major impact on the economy. Its monetary policies affect employment, inflation, interest rates, and economic growth. It has the power, by making a policy mistake, can tip the economy into recession. (The Fed also has important regulatory responsibil[...]