Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quote of the Day...

I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must

undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a

person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered

more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable

of being conquered.

~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Grover Cleveland - Twenty-Second and Twenty-Fourth President of the United States

Grover Cleveland is the only candidate ever to be elected to one term, defeated for a second term, and then elected again four years later. Thus, he became both the 22nd president and the 24th president.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Do it Anyway...

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best that you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

-Mother Teresa

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



Prior to the 1900s, male nurses were far more common than female nurses in nearly every country in the world. In current times, men now make up only 5.4% of registered nurses in the U.S. and only 13% of new nursing students in the now-female-dominated field.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Debate on Kobe Continues...

Kobe's Mutgshot

In case there was any debate on what a scumbag, bad teammate, and bad human kobe is, I have provided you with his post game quote following the 96-94 game one loss to Dallas. A game in which he took 29 shots, made less than half of them and had ZERO assists. He also managed to produce a turnover, get out muscled and create another turnover, and miss the potential game winning shot (all in the final 21sec of the game). Not bad for the game's best closer.

The truth is that Bryant, in the playoffs, has actually missed his last five game-tying or go-ahead shots from the field in the final 24 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime. In similar situations, Bryant couldn't connect in Game 6 last spring against Oklahoma City or Game 5 of the conference finals against Phoenix. And those misses were preceded by late clanks in 2009 in Game 3 of L.A.'s first-round series with Utah, as well as Game 2 of the NBA Finals against Orlando.

"We should've pounded the ball inside," Bryant said. "Our second unit has to do a better job in that regard. I felt like we stayed on the perimeter too much. ... It had nothing to do with me. I had games where I shot the ball 30 times and Pau had big offensive games those games. I'm going to do what I do. The second unit and crew has to get a conscious effort to get the ball into Pau and the ball into Andrew. I had games where I shot the ball 10 times and Pau and Andrew didn't contribute that much. I had games where I shot the ball 30 times and they had big games. It has nothing to do with my shots."

Just for the record, in the 2010-2011 season Kobe had 11 games where he took 26 shots or more. The Lakers were a pathetic 5-6 in those games. And for the record, those losses didn't always come against elite teams. Those losses were against Indiana, Sacramento, San Antonio, Boston, and Denver twice. The wins were against Phoenix, Portland, New York, and Minnesota twice. In the playoffs he has done it twice (once against New Orleans and once against Dallas) both were losses... shocking. Best part is that it's not like Kobe was blazing in those 11 games. In fact he failed to shoot 50%fg in 10 of those 11 games. He only managed to shoot 41%fg in those 11 games. The Lakers were 57-25 this season, thats a winning percentage of .695. When he takes less than 26 shots the Lakers have a winning percentage of .732. When he takes 26 shots or more they have a winning percentage of .454. In the 41 games this year where Kobe took 19 shots or less, the Lakers went 33-8 (.805 winning percentage). They are a perfect 14-0 when he shoots 15 shots or less.

As for Gasol having big games when kobes shoots volume shots..... in those same 11 games were kobe jacked 26 shots or more..... Gasol is averaging 15.6ppg on 13.9 shots per game. Yeah, big big games indeed.

***Thank you Dave...