Thursday, September 29, 2011

Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

It’s technically legal in sixteen U.S. states to smoke the drug marijuana, but it’s illegal to sell it. Medical marijuana is used to treat glaucoma and other illnesses and is given out in a prescription basis. The problem with this popular drug is that it’s a plant, which is easy to grow and highly valuable. Addicts would stop at nothing to get their hands on this plant. So why should it be legalized for creation and distribution?

 Many thugs have turned to the streets and drug traffic for cash. Marijuana is a main product of this drug trade, which gives many shady characters jobs. Not only is it a job to pay their bills, but many of them live luxurious lives in sports cars and mansions. Something needs to be done about this problem! I believe that if pot was legalized and sold in gas stations, Wal-Mart, and other places that sell tobacco products, that it would take away the drug dealers’ jobs. The United States’ justice system has many loop holes and it doesn’t do any good to throw dealers into jail for a few years, because as soon as they get out, they’ll be selling again.

 The U.S. police and court have enough on their plate already, so taking this crime away would free up some time to worry about the things that matter. The police should be worrying about serial killers and gangs instead of drug traffic. If they legalized marijuana, drug traffic would stop because it would be sold at the local Tom Thumb gas station.

Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11 Leading To Cancer, Lung, and Other Health Problems

World Trade Center in New York City on 9-11-2001
Newest studies show that on September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers in New York City, it created toxic gases. Terrorists crashed two commercial airplanes into New York’s World Trade Center, wrecking both enormous buildings to the ground. Some 20,000 firemen, police officers, and other rescue crew ran into the rubble, which will leave them wounded for life.

Aside from 9/11’s some 3,000 casualties, many workers have gathered illnesses, cancers, and have dramatic dreams. One man has to take over 30 pills every day because he was a hero of September 11th (he can be found at this video). I think that this is very sad that heroes have to live the rest of their life affected by this tragedy.

Workers are still working to rebuild a new World Trade Center where the old one fell. Scientists say that the toxic fumes are still around and are dangerous to anyone working on site for any period of time. I think that it was a terrible act that the terrorists from the Middle East did to our nation. It effected more than the 20,000 responders and the 3,000 deaths… Our military services are now deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan ten years later to fight in a war concerning 9/11 and terrorists. Always remember September 11, 2011 and remember why we stop and pause for a moment of silence… God bless America!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Florida Teen Has Been Arrested For Impersonating Medical Staff

doctor going to jail
Written by Guest blogger - Ian- On September 4, the Osceola, Florida police arrested a teenager for posing as a staff at the local hospital. He supposedly told hospital officials that he was 23-year-old physician’s assistant student at Nova Southeastern, and he was there to work with the emergency room doctor.

The teen received a hospital badge on August 24th. When he was at the hospital, he interviewed patients, gave physical examinations to nude male patients, gave CPR to a patient in cardiac arrest and restrained an aggravated patient. The teen, Matthew Scheidt, asked multiple times to have his badge upgraded to full access.

When the police interviewed the 17-year-old teen, Scheidt stated that he wasn’t posing as part of the medical staff, and that the hospital was just “covering their butts.” He said he was job-shadowing an emergency room clerk to learn about the hospital’s billing system.

Matthew Scheidt was charged with five counts if impersonating a physician’s assistant, and is being kept at an Orlando, Florida facility for juvenile offenders.

Personally, I think that Matthew Scheidt should be tried and charged as an adult, since he is 17 years old. I believe that he committed this act because he wanted to feel like he was a doctor. Scheidt spent a lot of time earning his hospital badge in August, so I’m curious as to why he went ahead and ruined his career. He will always have “impersonation of medical doctor” on his record, so the likeliness of him being hired by a hospital is slim.