Read: How we can “Curb…Pandemics”


Read: “We can curb potential pandemics by investing in prevention tactics | TheHill”

Ultimately, the most effective way to curb a potential pandemic is to invest in prevention tactics. We know what works: CDC investments in stronger surveillance systems, laboratory networks, and bio-containment capabilities helped West Africa stem Ebola in 2014. The World Bank says a severe pandemic could cost up to $3 trillion. Preparedness costs, on the other hand, are roughly $4.5 billion annually — globally, that is just 65 cents per person per year.

Source: We can curb potential pandemics by investing in prevention tactics | TheHill

I’m Sleeping Outside to Support Homeless Youth! Will you help me?


In 48 Hours I’m Sleeping Outside to Support Homeless Youth! Will you help me by donating? All proceeds raised go directly to Covenant House Pennsylvania Homeless Youth programs and allows us to show solidarity with the millions of homeless youth around the world.

Why should you Donate?

The money you donate goes directly to help homeless children.Covenant House PA is completely privately funded and every dollar raised provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services like education and job training to homeless youth in facilities like:

  • 76 bed Crisis Center in Germantown, PA
  • 20 bed Rites of Passage transitional living home (for those aged out of foster care – 18 to 24 years of age) in Kensington, PA
  • 10 bed Sanctuary Program in York, PA

When you support my “Sleep Out”, you help us keep the lights on and doors open for the thousands of kids who seek help each year.

How can I Donate?

If you can give $5, $25, $50, $100 or more it all helps and all donations are tax deductible.
To donate online (credit/debit card):
go to and click the button that reads “support me”
To donate in person (check, cash): I will enter your donations online on the spot.
Can’t Donate? if you can’t donate, please pass this along to 3 other brothers, friends or family who are not on this list.

March Madness! $1 Donated = $2 for Homeless Youth

Every dollar is matched.when you donate online between 7:00 PM tonight (March 20, 2019) and 7:00 PM the day of the Sleep Out (Friday March 22nd, 2019)What does that mean?

  • Give $25 + $25 Match = $50 goes to Covenant House PA.
  • Give $50 + $50 Match = $100 goes to Covenant House PA
  • Give $500 + $500 Match = $1000 goes to Covenant House PA

If you can, please support my fundraising effort!   
Thank You!

Tonight: I’m Sleeping Out to Support Homeless Youth!


I’m Sleeping out to Support Homeless Youth!

Tonight, Friday March 23rd, I will be sleeping outside to raise money for Covenant House PA Youth Shelters and I’m asking for your support.
Covenant House serves youth that have lost their only parent or guardian, have runaway to escape abuse and neglect, are suffering with mental illness, have been kicked out because of teen pregnancy or to escape traffickers. Covenant House is one of the few programs that provides shelter and food, onsite medical care, job training, education services, identity recovery, counseling and spiritual services to homeless youth. They show each young person absolute respect and unconditional love, and work with them to create a plan that helps them move from homelessness to independence.
You can make a tax deductible donation:
If you’ve donated and want to make sure your money is keeping me outside in the 30°F weather, you can use the Instagram hashtag: #CHSleepOut and #SleepMoney and you will see proof.
If you can’t donate, please pass this on to some of your friends
I’ve answered some frequently asked questions below. Email me at if you have any additional questions.

that headline still.


even espnW:
espnw bad headline

Former USWNT team star (2 time gold medalist, World Cup Winner) Lauren Holiday is NBA player Jrue Holiday’s wife. She is suffering from a brain tumor and is pregnant with their first child. I sincerely hope she gets better and treatment is successful. I also hope these headlines get better. She is a star who played 10 years on one of the most popular sports teams of that era. Her name should be featured on a sports site, especially espnW.

#DNCinPhilly: Contrast with Cleveland


The RNC has been disqualifying event for me since 2008 when Sarah Palin got up to speak. It was ideologically inconsistent and reductive view of the American experience. It proved to be the most coherent thing she would ever say under the national spotlight. Pundits quickly fell out of love with her the more it became evident she was a disqualifying pick for VP. Every Republican ticket from that point on has tapped her at one point or another to pitch in and it’s a bigger disaster every time.

I can see a Republican saying Romney and Paul Ryan would do just fine for them.

This year’s RNC, this year has to be a deal breaker for anyone who is sane. The deal breaker is not just Donald Trump. It’s the awful speakers. It’s the tepid endorsements or non-endorsements. It’s the way most Republicans in close races stayed away from the convention. It’s the adversarial, divisive and fearful tone. It’s the ridiculous self congratulation over the first openly gay person (who happens to be a billionaire) addressing the RNC for the first time…in 2016.

A friend of mine said this last night as we watched Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic nomination: no living President supports the Republican nominee for that office. Even George W. doesn’t think he has what it takes. Cleveland was a deal breaker.

#DNCinPhilly: Never Been Here Before


I was seriously irked by the three young Sanders delegates (new members of the power elite) who at their first DNC’s were still on the fence or never going to support HRC. Then I realized these 20 some year olds weren’t old enough to remember “Gore Bush Same diff” theme, championed by Green Party Candidate Ralph Nader, during the 2000 campaign that brought us the first four years of GW’s sub par administration.

It would do some of us olders to remember that before we say “wtf” to the youngins: that they have never been here before.

Anyone Gen X or Older can f*ck off, but the Millenials came with wildly outsized expectations of the convention process. On social media and in fever pitched faux revolutionary meetings, i am sure they were being told by oldheads who had never been to a DNC that Roberts Rules of Order would open up a portal back in time that would allow them to get Bernie to the nomination.

We should, it’s tough to, try to convince them to embrace pragmatism in absence of their original hope.

No One True Liberal


The modern American presidency is a mountain of responsibilities, impossible decisions and tough calls. A President gets into office and start making decisions that will change the country and often the world.

Every liberal president is less of a liberal than the liberal candidate they were. They have or want to do awful things that absolutely no true liberal ever on Twitter or Facebook would ever do if they were president. At times, the good bills can’t get passed, other times a bill passes and there are unintended consequences or not enough consequences, sometimes they just believe in a thing that must be done that isn’t very good because it’s what supposed sensible adults who aren’t very liberal but are very trusted tell them to do and other times they just screw up and do a liberal thing very poorly.

Whether it be President Clinton or President Sanders or President Stein or President Clean Up After President Trump, they will all end up doing something that will disappoint or hurt a lot of people. The point of a lefty in the Oval Office is a liberal president can readily be pushed or supported in their pursuit of accomplishing liberal things.

None of them is one true liberal, they are all real life liberals. They will all fail most of our purity tests, they will even fail their own. We’ll never elect one true liberal because they don’t exist, we can elect a real life liberal President to do one liberal thing after another.

Dressers v Guns


Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured in the past 27 years, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.

Source: Ikea Recalls Dresser Cited In Deaths Of Three Toddlers

This Ikea recall is due to just over one (1) per year violent incident due to faulty design 1 for the 27 years this line of furniture has been available.

Since 23 toddlers have shot that many people between January 1 and May 1, 2016, it’s safe to say more toddlers will be involved in gun violence in 2016 than this dresser has seriously hurt or killed over 27 years.

1. Really, we avoid any dressers that require mooring against the wall whenever possible. It’s a reasonable expectation to assume that most people assemble a dresser and assume it’s free standing.