Scanning headlines

I’m a news junkie.  I admit it.  So is Mrs. Crucis.  She may be worse than I am.  Maybe. Anyway, I was following my habit of looking at Drudge this morning when I saw these headlines.

The school bus company has a policy that bars unplanned stops for passengers.  When the detectives asked to be taken to the local precinct station, he complied. The bus contained one student and one matron.  The detectives were stranded in high water during a severe hail and rainstorm and needed to get to their station.  Like any good Samaritan, the bus drive gave them a lift.

And got fired.

There’s something wrong when an employee gets fired for assisting others in life-threatening situations.  In some states, it is against the law if you don’t provide assistance.

Here’s another headline.

When life is hard, when you fail the tests of life, remove the tests.  
Unfortunately, life will still test you.  Life is not fair, nor does Life care if you aren’t prepared. Life comes to all, ready or not.
Does anyone now doubt that the public school system, government education is worthless? I note that more and more often, parents are abandoning public schools and sending their children to private and parochial schools that still have and maintain standards—and not just educational standards either.  The school where my G’kids attend requires uniforms.  They also teach the Bible, Latin and Greek.  The school’s goal is to provide a classical education while maintaining high learning standards as well.
Next, is a headline that screams jealousy.
The woman in question, with a PhD in Statistics, used her mathematical skills to help win a lottery so say her detractors.  
I was required to take a Junior level class in Statistics as a requirement for graduation in college.  Statistics does not predict outcome.  All it does is provide probability.  There’s a big difference. Supposedly, the Lottery numbers are chosen at random.  If that was the case, Statistics would provide no aid in winning the Lottery.  So, either the Lottery numbers aren’t random or the woman was magnificently lucky.  The Texas lottery investigated the woman and could find nothing.  They congratulated her on her “luck.”  Personally, I fail to see how she could have gamed scratch-off tickets.
In either case, I congratulate her.  For those who are upset this woman may have used her skills to win or just because she won four times, Life is not fair.  Live with it. 
Now, y’all have a good day.  Ignore the immediate news coming out of the morass in Washington for a day.  Obama and the dems will still be screwing the country tomorrow.

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