Ok. If everyone is going to go around wishing everyone else a “HAPPY NEW YEAR” then we need to mean what we say and have a happy new year. That is, let’s put a one day moritorium on the crap. I’m talking about taking a day off of the bad stuff in the news and focus on what’s good.
A flight from Europe arrived in Boston with an extra passenger after a woman on board gave birth somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. The mother was from Uganda. and was eight and a half months pregnant when she went into labor about six hours into the eight-hour flight.
“I examined her and the baby was coming out. So I pulled the head. And that is when more physicians came to help — Dr. (Natarajan) Ramen from Minnesota. He was from radiation oncology, but he knew what to do,” said Dr. Paresh Thakkai, a family practitioner from Methuen.
“The spirit of America is alive and everybody was there to help. People offered baby food, people brought things and people relocated their seats. All I need to let you know is despite the recession, they are still progressive in their thinking,” said Ramen, of Minneapolis.
The mother and baby were taken to a Boston hospital.
Pom Pom took his first steps on two legs and two wheels, at a local no-kill animal shelter,.
Pom Pom suffered a spinal injury earlier and needs help walking.
A company that specializes in doggie wheelchairs fit Pom Pom’s chair at cost.It just took a little hamburger to get him going.
The girl has a rare genetic disorder. She wrote a letter to Santa asking for a kidney.
The woman said,
“It’s something that I can live without. It’s something that she could live with. And it’s a chance to give her life”
“That’s the best number an incoming president has gotten on that dimension since Ronald Reagan took office in 1981,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.
Eight in ten Americans said Obama inspires confidence, can get things done and is tough enough to be president, three characteristics Americans look for in a leader and the three qualities on which Obama got his highest scores.
Venus, brighter than all other planets and stars, will dangle just below the thin crescent moon in the southwestern sky. It’ll be visible — impossible to miss, in fact — just as the sun goes down, assuming skies are cloud-free.
Soon thereafter, Mercury and Jupiter will show up hugging the south-southwestern horizon (just above where the sun went down) and extremely close to each other. Jupiter is very bright and easy to spot; Mercury is faint and harder to see, but it’ll be apparent by its location just to the left of Jupiter.
All the planets, along with the moon and sun, traverse an arc across our sky called the ecliptic, which corresponds to the plane in space that they all roughly share.