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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 25, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone. - Gertrude Stein

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,


Several years ago at a passion play, an incident took place during the scene where Jesus was carrying the cross. A man in the audience was heckling the character playing Jesus, throwing out jeers, taunts and dares.

Finally the character could no longer tolerate the heckler; he dropped the cross and went over and punched out the man. The director was aghast, and after the play pulled the actor aside and told him in no uncertain terms he was ever to do that again.

But the next night the same heckler was back and again did the same thing; this time, Jesus had to be restrained. The director called the actor in and gave him an ultimatum of either quitting or keeping his composure. The young actor assured the director he would keep himself under control.

The third night, the heckler was present again and taunted even more strongly than the two previous nights. The man playing Jesus rose to his full stature, gritted his teeth and told the heckler, "I’ll see you right after the resurrection."

It is interesting how some people interpret differently, “What would Jesus do?”

Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Quotes of the Day

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. - Paul Valery, Tel Quel 2 (1943)

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. - Elbert Hubbard

2 is not equal to 3, not even for large values of 2. - Grabel's Law

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. - Dame Edna Everage, In a television interview with Joan Rivers

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


Matt's two-and-a-half-year old son Anthony wandered into Aunt Maria's and Uncle Pete's living room where he noticed a framed picture of his parents and him. Carrying the picture, he waddled into the kitchen where Matt, his wife Kate, and other relatives had gathered and said, "That's me, Mommy, and her friend Daddy."

Submitted by Drew

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Turn Off Cell Phones in Hospital Rooms

Cell Phones May Interfere With Some Critical Care Medical Devices, Experts Say
By Miranda Hitti - WebMD Medical NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MD Sept. 5, 2007

The reason: Cell phones may interfere with critical care equipment such as ventilators and external pacemakers, report the University of Amsterdam's Erik Jan van Lieshout, MD, and colleagues.

With that in mind, van Lieshout's team supports the practice of keeping cell phones at least a meter (about 3.28 feet) away from medical equipment or hospital beds.

That guideline "seems safe" but doesn't totally prevent the possibility of cell phones causing electromagnetic interference in hospital equipment, the researchers write.

They tested cell phones near 61 medical devices that weren't hooked up to patients.

In the tests, the cell phones caused 48 "incidents" in 26 devices. A third of those incidents were hazardous, such as totally switching off and restarting a mechanical ventilator, completely stopping syringe pumps without setting off an alarm, and causing incorrect pulses in an external pacemaker.

Another 42% of the incidents were classified as "significant" but not hazardous. Examples of significant incidents were incorrectly setting off an alarm or inaccurately monitoring blood pressure.

The remaining incidents were considered "light," such as disruptions of monitor displays that didn't require immediate attention.

The researchers note that their testing situations were "worst-case" scenarios. But they argue that their findings support restricting cell phone use in hospitals to areas where electromagnetic interference wouldn't be a problem.

The study appears online in the journal Critical Care.

From: WebMD.com, http://tinyurl.com/2r7og2

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/

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