News You Can Use

From too much healthcare to careless docs, some of these recent news stories are worth review.

First do no harm. Ah, yes. If only American medicine would live by that credo then maybe so many wouldn’t die by its hand. Probably the best description of medical care you shouldn’t get is any kind that is a) unnecessary in the first place; b) does harm even when it’s a success or c) the bad outweighs the good. But when do you know if a medical treatment like surgery, for example, is needed? Isn’t it really a cut and dried reality? Well, it turns out that it isn’t. Whether something as dangerous and invasive as surgery is needed or not…

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They’re Back

As it usually does in soccer, Creighton’s 2011 men’s soccer season came down to inches. The Jays were one game away, a few penalty kicks actually, from playing for a national title in coach Elmar Bolowich’s first season when Charlotte crashed the party. The 49ers outlasted Creighton, robbing college soccer fans of the match-up everybody waned to see. Bolowich didn’t get to face North Carolina, the powerhouse program he somewhat surprisingly left behind to come to Omaha. The Tarheels went on to win the national title. Creighton went home.

The Jays lost seven starters off that 21-2-1 team, including perhaps the most potent combo in the country in midfielder Ethan Finlay and goalkeeper Brian Holt. With so many…

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Great Expectations

Two seasons ago, Alonzo Whaley found himself in the starting lineup at weakside linebacker for the Nebraska football team’s opener against Western Kentucky.

“Found” might seem a curious choice, but consider the situation. “I got thrown into that,” Whaley said, looking back. “It wasn’t the fact that, ‘Oh, he earned it, so he’s going to play.’ ”

Two days before the game, sophomore Will Compton, who had earned the starting job in fall camp, suffered a broken foot. So next man up. And Whaley, also a sophomore, was the next.

He responded with five tackles in the 49-10 victory. But he made enough mistakes that he didn’t start again. He saw limited action in eight more…

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Cosmic Forecast, Aug. 30-Sep. 5

When it’s 1 step forward and 2 steps back, then maybe it’s time to reverse your field? The Full Moon in Pisces is conjunct Pisces’ ruler Neptune on Friday morning. When Neptune is involved, it becomes/remains indefinable. If you can define it, it’s not Neptune. Confused yet? You will be. This be truth, from Michael P. Trust me. There are no mistakes. Peace and love shall conquer all.
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f VIRGO (8.23-9.22)  Fool Moon alert! Partners acting/going nuts! On Friday the 31st, at 8:58 a.m, Omax time, here come the crybabies! Wahhh, waahhh! The Full Moon in Pisces is conjunct Pisces’ mystical/hysterical ruler of the subconscious, lord of the waters and illusion, Neptune, as well as…

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Cosmic Forecast, Aug. 23-Aug. 29

The sweet, gentle touch of the ever-renewing virgin turns the rrrrrooooaaaaring king of the beasts into the fawning pussycat at her lap. The daughter of nature promises the pleasures of hearth and home in place of long winter nights all alone. Ahhh, but what be the price to pay for a winter’s stay, you might say. The price, I’m told, is worth your wait in alchemist’s gold. Be patient. You must attain the golden heart before your eyes can truly start to see that love most truly be the key. Stay tuned for more alchemy. Yours truly, Michael P.
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f VIRGO (8.23-9.22)  You’ve got ’til the end of the month to clean up everything you…

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High Holy Daze: Drugs and Religion

The wedding at Cana was more than just another party. It was the day Jesus took center stage. Faced with empty mugs, guests brought Jesus six jugs filled with water. Jesus worked his first recorded miracle and revelers partied on with six jugs of excellent wine.

While alcohol is often associated with spirituality and religion, it’s not the only drug mentioned in the bible. Jesus and others were always anointing with oils, healing with oils, saturating with oils, baptizing with oils. Some scholars believe the unguent essences were rich with exotic alkaloids from indigenous herbaria and the oils carried intoxicating drugs into the body through the skin.

Carl P. Ruck, professor of classical studies at Boston University,…

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Cosmic Forecast, Aug. 16-Aug. 22

The New Cazimi Moon in Leo is on Friday, around 11:00 in the morning. Say goodbye to the lion. He’ll be on his way in one more week, when next we speak. Make the magique happen on Friday morn; or just dream about what’s around the next bend, from now ’til Zen. The closest word for Zen in our vocabulary would be “essence.” True magique exists around us at all times. Every once in awhile the veils part and “believers” get a glimpse of such infinite beauty… And then some of us will never believe to see. This be the truth, from Michael P.
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e LEO (7.23-8.22)  Like I stated last week,…

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