Look folks, I’m not a callous guy, and I don’t have a hard heart ………….., but I can’t understand all the fuss about an airliner disappearing over the ocean!
Every day there are up to 10,000 commercial flights around the world and yet, when one of these millions of flights disappears every few years, all hell breaks lose!
(As long as it wasn’t terrorism, I don’t think an accident of this type deserves the hype and attention it’s getting kids!)
Sure I feel for the victims and their families, but flying is a hundred, or even a thousand times safer than driving, so what’s the big deal?
FINALLY, AFTER YEARS OF BITCHIN’ AND COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS: Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that’s drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America.

april01The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee is considering the bill, which would prevent theatres from showing a film or preview that exceeded 85 decibels. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends noise should be kept below 85 decibels for workers for eight hours to minimize hearing loss.
“Hopefully this will be a wakeup call to the theatre owners and the MPAA to get their act together and do something that’s good for the public and still will satisfy their needs,” said William Young, a Stamford resident and chemical industry consultant who has pushed the measure. “Why they need such loud sounds is beyond me.”
images36ZV5ALNBoy am I glad I gave up working in radio all those years ago!
If i was still doing it, I would be on a morning show somewhere and not looking forward to the clocks going forward this weekend!
(Ya see, on top of getting up at 4 in the morning, the time change would mean I get even less sleep this weekend!)

-A 2012 study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reported in Science Daily, found that springing forward by an hour was associated with a 10 per cent increase in the risk of heart attack over the following 48 hours, but it did not pinpoint the reason. The study found a corresponding 10 per cent decrease in heart attack risk over the 48 hours after people “fall back” and gain an extra sleeping hour in the fall.
-”We live in a society that is chronically sleep-deprived, and very bad things happen when chronic sleep deprivation is an issue,” said University of British Columbia sleep expert Stanley Coren in a statement released this week. “Spring daylight saving time is a period when people lose a little extra time. Looking at different types of accidents, we found a five to seven per cent increase in accident fatalities during the three days following spring daylight saving time.”
-Although most people are able to adjust to the biologically earlier schedule after the clocks move ahead in spring, those who suffer from sleep disorders have a much harder time, according to Judith Davidson, an adjunct assistant professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.  “They always take a long time to fall asleep, but it’s a bit accentuated by the spring time-change,” said Davidson, who treats people for insomnia at the Kingston Family Health Centre. That can mean several days or even a week of poor sleep for those suffering from insomnia.
-Daylight time isn’t used everywhere in the world. Saskatchewan and some parts of B.C. don’t use it, for example, nor do Arizona and Hawaii in the U.S. Plus,  it’s unnecessary at or near the equator, because the length of each day remains the same or varies by just a small amount.  AND: The vast majority of countries in Africa and Asia don’t use daylight saving time.
-There have been a number of attempts to estimate the cost of daylight saving time, factoring in everything from sleep deprivation and related health bills, through to the time lost to the simple act of resetting all the clocks in millions of households twice a year. One such effort, the Chmura Economics & Analytics study entitled Estimating the Economic Loss of Daylight Saving Time suggests daylight time costs the United States and Canada about 1/2 BILLION dollars a year, based on 2010 population figures.
-Apart from messing with sleep cycles, daylight saving can create some downright unusual situations. In 2012, an Ohio man was arrested for drinking and driving twice at the same time on the same day by the same police officer. The Ohio man was arrested at 1:08 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2012, taken to the police station and released a short time later. However, at 2 a.m. that morning, the clocks were set back to 1 a.m.
The man was arrested exactly one hour after his initial booking by the same officer, again for drinking and driving. The time was once again 1:08 a.m. 
His blood-alcohol level, however, was slightly lower.