Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Geez, been awhile since my last post, so much has happened, but I digress..... I would like to know why, why does it seem many jobs have it in for their employees. In the decades that I have worked in the medical field, specifically as an LPN, the seemingly lower end businesses (skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living facilities) are often woefully understaffed, and although the staff they have are hard workers, they are often admonished if/when things go wrong and given little credit when things go well by an administration that is more concerned with following the corporate marching orders and giving lip service to their employees when questioned. My personal experience is vast and historically replete with examples of administrators and nursing staff more concerned with receiving a pat on the back, and a little something extra in their wallets at the expense of resident safety and well being to justify the corporate bottom line. For example; Over a year ago I worked within a facility on a "Medicare unit." There were approximately 38 residents, and although about one third were of a lower acuity, the remainder required much more attention and care than I/we were able to provide. It was not unusual to see half a dozen call lights going off. Although myself and the two CNA's tried to meet the needs of the demanding residents, we could expect a dissatisfied resident chiding us for answering a call late and subsequently referring the complaint to administration,family members, or even the State (DSHS). I don't blame the residents as they have little control of their environment, but I do blame the folks that maintain the facilities and the quality of patient care within
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Here we go folks. Here is another family with a lovable urchin with an itchy trigger finger that finds it's way to a gun and then blows away an innocent person. This time the victim is a 90 year relative. The perp? Well he is an 8 year old that loves to play GTA IV. Now that's what I call good parenting.
SLAUGHTER, LA (WAFB) - East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office officials say they believe an 8-year-old intentionally pulled the trigger and killed an elderly woman Thursday evening right after playing 'Grand Theft Auto IV'. Although they believe it was an intentional crime, according to Louisiana law,
the child will not be charged.In what is now being called a homicide, the Sheriff's Office says it happened at the Country Breeze mobile home park on LA 67 near Slaughter, LA just after 5 p.m. Investigators said they found a woman with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. According to family members of the victim, her name was Marie Smothers. Smothers was 90 years old.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
IRVINE (KTLA) –
Southern California remains on edge Saturday morning (Feb. 9) as the manhunt continues for ex-LAPD officer and triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner. UPDATE Saturday afternoon 3pm The search continued Saturday at 7 a.m. in the Big Bear area. There are approximately 50 law enforcement officers searching the forest area and doing additional door to door checks. There are several additional patrol units throughout the Big Bear Lake community. Two helicopters are assisting in the search efforts. The search is expected to continue until nightfall and resume again in the morning, if necessary. More than a hundred officers searched in and around Big Bear Friday in difficult, snowy conditions. The burned-out pickup truck belonging to Dorner that was recovered on a mountain road in Big Bear is now in the hands of Irvine police, being processed and searched for clues and evidence.
Read more: Go here (Ktla)
Read more: Go here (Ktla)
Now if I may opine, I believe the suspect is long gone and likely used the "burned out" truck as a ruse which may have bought him more time. That said; I feel he likely was unjustifiably fired, but that is no excuse to create this terror throughout the law enforcement community.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The townspeople of Oakville, Washington, were in for a surprise on August 7, 1994. Instead of their usual downpour of rain, the inhabitants of the small town witnessed countless gelatinous blobs falling from the sky. Once the globs fell, almost everyone in Oakville started to develop severe, flu-like symptoms that lasted anywhere from 7 weeks to 3 months. Finally, after exposure to the goo caused his mother to fall ill, one resident sent a sample of the blobs for testing. What the technicians discovered was shocking – the globs contained human white blood cells. The substance was then brought to the State Department of Health of Washington for further analysis. With another startling reveal, they discovered that the gelatinous blobs had two types of bacteria, one of which is found in the human digestive system. However, no one could successfully identify the blob, and how they were connected to the mysterious sickness that plagued the town.