WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT PHYSICAL MEDICINE? Chiropractors can be so divise. I LOVE mine and other people can't stand them because they think it's all about the cracking and they don't like it. Dr. Ann-Marie Barter is on today to talk about physical medicine, sports performance and injury prevention and holistic healing for our Medical Monday! She's on at 1. Find out more about her by clicking here!
OIL IS TAKING A DUMP And it's all because of a price war started Saturday when the Russians, who rely on oil prices for 30% of their GDP said no to production cuts in order to stabilize prices. Saudi Arabia responded by announcing they were upping production and dropping prices. This is bad, bad news for Russia. And bad news for Shale oil producers who spend a lot more to get the oil out of the ground than the Saudis do. Good news for US consumers, of course, but not good overall.
THE S+P CIRCUIT BREAKERS MAY GET A WORKOUT TODAY As there are several situations where a halt in trading occurs when certain markers are hit. Here is a good article about those breakers and some info on how bad the market may go today. Yikes.
HERE IS A GOOD ARTICLE WITH A COMPARISON OF THE FLU AND COVID-19 It's a bit dated by the science is still sound. You should read it and stop freaking out.
ROMANOFF BEATS HICK AT THE CAUCUS ON SATURDAY And though this is just to get on the ballot it's a nice shot in the arm for Romanoff's campaign. The actual primary for the election is June 30th. Hick's people say it doesn't matter much because of the low number of Democrats who participate and I tend to think he's right.
OMG I JUST GOT SO MANY OF THESE WRONG WE HAVE TO DO THIS ON THE AIR The quiz is "Who Said It" and you have to guess whether or not it's Trump or Biden and I did a TERRIBLE job so we're doing this on the air.
ENOUGH WITH THE COVID-19 PANIC ALREADY And now one doctor is saying what we've all been thinking which is CALM THE BLANK DOWN PEOPLE. This doctor says you shouldn't be worried that you MIGHT get the virus and just plan for it. Stop panicking, it's not the Black Death for goodness sakes. From his letter to everyone:
But mostly, I'm scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, openmindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.
Covid-19 is nowhere near over. It will be coming to a city, a hospital, a friend, even a family member near you at some point. Expect it. Stop waiting to be surprised further. The fact is the virus itself will not likely do much harm when it arrives. But our own behaviors and "fight for yourself above all else" attitude could prove disastrous.
See? Just chill and go on vacation while washing your hands.
COVID-19 VS THE SPANISH FLU: THE STOCK MARKET This is a nerdy but interesting comparison to the stock market reaction to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 and the Covid-19 virus of today and their effects on the stock market.
A GUY PUT A WILDLIFE CAMERA AT A LOG OVER A STREAM AND IT'S MAGICAL
NO ONE IS MORE HONEST THAN A TWO YEAR OLD And this guy is totally right.
NO, LIZ WARREN AND HILLARY DIDN'T LOSE BECAUSE THEY WERE WOMEN. THEY LOST BECAUSE THEY ARE BAD CANDIDATES. But don't let this realization stop writers like this one from deciding that is IS BECAUSE OF SEXISM that Warren isn't the nominee. I guess when you are left with candidates as bad as Bernie and Joe it does make you wonder, but seriously, Liz Warren was always dour and complaining. There was no positive vibe in her entire campaign that I could see. She was always scolding. Blech. No one wants that from a man or a woman.
WANT TO BE TALLER? THERE'S A SURGERY FOR THAT. And I'm not kidding, people are being made taller by a surgeon in Vegas.
THIS WOMAN IS THE BEST 100 YEAR OLD EVER and she celebrated by checking off an unlikely bucket list item: going to jail.
WANT TO LIVE LONGER? WALK A HALF HOUR A DAY Studies have now shown that seniors who take a half hour walk each day slash their risk of dying of all causes. Keep moving, people, our bodies need it or they will stop working and you will stop living.
SPEAKING OF WEIRD STUDIES, YOU PEOPLE WHO SHARE TOWELS ARE FREAKS I am always amazed to see studies like this one about bathroom habits. A British company did a study on how couples acted when it came to bathroom habits. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE WHO SHARE TOWELS IN THE BATHROOM??? And don't get me started on using the restroom with the door open. LEAVE SOMETHING TO THE IMAGINATION, PEOPLE. Eegads.
DON'T GIVE YOUR DOG CHOCOLATE AND OTHER USEFUL DOG STUFF TO KNOW Most pet owners should now this already, but just in case your pooch loves table scraps here is a quick overview of table scraps to avoid or those you can give freely. Your doggo thanks you!
CUBA'S LITERACY PROGRAM ISN'T ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE and I've talked about this a few times but this article does a splendid job of working out accurate (as much as it's available) information about where Cuba was before the Revolution vs. other Latin American countries and what those other countries achieved without murdering political opponents. It's not the rosy picture Bernie would have you think.
A PUBLISHING HOUSE EMBARRASSES ITSELF BY CANCELLING WOODY ALLEN'S NEW BOOK And they did so because some of their employees, who imo have no business in publishing, decided that allowing Woody Allen to tell his side of the story is too dangerous. They walked out last week and now Ronan Farrow, brother of Allen's accuser Dylan has demanded they not publish the book because Ronan believes it would be a "whitewashing" of his "crimes". "Crimes" which have been investigated and found to be without merit. Just saying.
THERE'S A NEW SODA SHOP IN TOWN AND I'M SENDING DAVE TO TRY THE EGG CREAM Because the man knows an egg cream and Sherry's Soda Shoppe says they are an old-fashioned soda shop like from back East and we'll see. Check out all the goodies here.
AND NOW A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THROWING PIECES OF CHEESE AT CATS Why? Because it's spring forward Monday and we need this.