Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sort of unrelated, but abuse is noted here. Do violent surroundings, such as some inner city children experience, become a self-fulling prophesy?

Looking (click title to entry - thank  you) at over 18,000 adults from 10 countries, the study found that those who said they'd faced childhood adversities like abuse, the death of a parent, or a parent's alcohol or drug abuse, had higher risks of heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes and other conditions....

..."Early adverse experiences can shape people's behavior and lifestyle," she told Reuters Health by email, noting that some people may end up smoking, drinking or over-eating as a way of dealing with the stresses of those childhood experiences, and the memories of them....

..."When the stress is ongoing, such as in long-term childhood maltreatment, then there can be health consequences of those (stress hormones) being consistently elevated," she added....

"Happy Birthday, President Obama"

I hope I am not the first to mention this is a half century now since the first day in Hawaii.

It isn't horrible from here, but, I can't honestly say it gets better.

The "Basketball Lip" should be your first clue.

Hope you Birthday has been wonderful.  

In 1896 the DOW wasn't as much an economic focus as it is today.

When the global community gets a good look at the worst the USA has to offer in leadership as was witnessed with the House of Representatives and their complete and unquestionable willingness to default the USA obligations, things change.

Besides the other topics of conversation today around Wall Street, the first inkling of a downward trend, everyone will head for the hills.

By David K. RandallAssociated Press / August 4, 2011
The stock market is finishing its worst day since the financial crisis.(click title to entry - thank you) 

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points Thursday. Investors are concerned that the U.S. economy will enter another recession and that Europe's debt problems are not closed to being solved.
Major stock indexes fell more than 4 percent.
The Dow is closing with a loss of 513 points, or 4.3 percent, to 11,384. It was the worst day for the Dow since October 22, 2008.
The S&P 500 is down 60, or 4.8 percent, to 1,200. The Nasdaq is down 137, or 5.1 percent, to 2,556.
Twenty stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was very heavy at 7.5 billion shares.
I don't blame them.  But, they are also self defeating.  There isn't much to say.  The USA House of Representatives are proving everyday how unable they are to govern.  They reworded the language in the FAA authorization and caused an implosion of the entire industry resulting in furloughs and layoffs.  
A government the size of the USA, we are not Greece by a long shot, or anyone else for that matter, cannot simply change a few words here and a few words there and yank monies out from under the industry, small airports or not without catastrophe striking.  It doesn't work that way.
There needed to be a short term reauthorization of the FAA until all the details could be worked out in the new patchwork quilt presented to the Senate from the House.  Basically, the House does not accept leadership from anyone, including their own Speaker.

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there is bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled," writes the AP.
The AP adds that Reid did not specify details in his statement, but other officials say the Senate could approve a House bill as soon as Friday.
This story is still developing. We'll update as we hear more.

I am going to be traveling.

Take care.

It is winter in Australia and they are having fun looking for warmer climate.

...TTF chief executive John Lee said Australians were bargain hunting in the shopping hot spots.

"It's about bars, beaches and boutiques, with the number of Aussies going to Indonesia up by 153,000, the US up 116,000 and Thailand up 54,000 in just 12 months," he said.

"People are leaving with empty bags and returning with bulging suitcases, putting the increased buying power of the Australian dollar to good use."

Mr Lee said only two of our top 20 overseas destinations had had a drop in travel by Australians....