Now let’s punish those who stand up for victims.

Last week, a Huntington Beach High School student stood up to a bully who was HITTING blind student and the results of his HEROIC behavior was being suspended and kicked off the football team.  (Sign petition)

This morning I wake up to a story of Sgt Martland, 33, who had served as a Green Beret for 11 years, was reprimanded for “flagrant departure from professionalism and even-tempered leadership” and was dumped out of the forces in February this year after being “involuntary discharged”. WHY you ask.

He attacked Afghan police commander who had allegedly chained a boy to his bed and kept him as a sex slave.  Sgt Martland, saved an 11 year boy from being repeated raped.

What in the world is going on?  If you stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves you get punished?

There is a point where MORALS trump rules.  But, when everyone sues for anything and everything, it has resulted in more and more GOOD PEOPLE running away rather than jumping in.

Shame on us.

If more people like Cody and Sgt Martland stood up, maybe the GOOD GUYS/GALS would start winning again.

Put Emergency Medical Information on Your Smartphone

ICE Standard If you’re ever involved in an accident or have a medical emergency, your smartphone can play a critical role. But when it’s locked, the information isn’t accessible for emergency personnel to retrieve. That’s where “ICE,” or “In Case of Emergency” standards come in. You can set up your phone so that it will remain secure, while still making it possible for first responders to get to the critical information they need.

On iPhone, you can set this this up through the Apple Health app. Once you set up a “Medical ID,” it will make that information accessible from the iPhone’s lock screen. Another way to set up ICE information is through free third party apps available for both iPhone and Android. In addition to providing medical information, these apps also have accident walkthroughs and report forms you can fill out.

Get ICE Standard for iPhone (Free)
Get ICE Standard for Android

It’s important to note that emergency personnel only consider smartphones as a backup location for your medical information. They are trained to check in specific locations for a physical emergency card. For a full list of the places emergency personnel are trained to look, check out

Thank you to TechGuyLabs for originally posting this information.

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Here’s What the iPhone Would Have Looked Like in 1985

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve booting up my parents’ Macintosh Plus to play Super Munchers or make pixelated masterpieces in MacPaint. Alas, Apple hadn’t gotten into mobile devices just yet, but that didn’t stop Pierre Cerveau from imagining what the tech giant’s very first smartphone might have looked like if it were made in the 80s, too.

This groundbreaking masterpiece would be proudly displayed on a mantle in my apartment right now, had it ever come to pass. [read]

13 tricks you didn’t know you could do with your iPhone

Apple sold nearly 75 million iPhones last quarter, or 34,000 every hour of every day in the period, according to CEO Tim Cook. (Tweet This)

Whether you’re new to the smartphone world or consider yourself an Apple wiz, there’s always a few easy tricks to save some time and make your life a tad easier. Here’s a list of simple shortcuts to streamline your day and help you get the most out of your iPhone.

1. You can speed up the amount of time it takes to charge your device by putting your iPhone in Airplane Mode while it’s plugged in. “The difference isn’t exactly earth-shattering,” says, but it will certainly get your battery to 100 percent faster.

2. If a four-digit passcode isn’t up to your security standards, there’s a little-known alternative. Your iPhone grants you the ability to make a passcode with letters, rather than numbers. Simply go to Settings > Passcode Lock. Then turn off the setting that reads “Simple Passcode.” A screen will appear allowing you to change your password, with a full keyboard.

[more iPhone tricks]

Teacher: I’ve loved my ‘very difficult’ job. But now Ohio has made it ‘impossible.’

One thing about teaching that is easy for parents, policy-makers and others to forget is that working with students for hours every weekday to help them learn is very, very hard work. Even in the best of schools and even with supportive administrators, teachers have unrelenting jobs. In recent years, a growing number of teachers have found that reforms which force them to test students more than ever, collect more data than ever and attend more meetings than ever,  are making the job literally impossible.

That’s what happened to Scott Ervin, who has worked as a teacher, principal and discipline specialist over the last 15 years. Ervin loved working with at-risk students, and for years requested that the most difficult be placed in his class. But in this post, Ervin explains why he is quitting his job as a third-grade teacher at Fairborn Primary School in Ohio. [more]

6 Out Of 10 People, 18-34 Would Rather Quit Their Job Than….

Social Media At WorkThe world is changing, and not always for the better.  Some of the drawbacks with social media is that it can keep you from getting into college or getting a job.  It could even get you fired.  But now, many millennials are willing to quit a job if they don’t have access to social media at their jobs.  WOW – I wasn’t raised that way.  An honest days work for an honest days pay is not longer in play?

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Many millennials have never known a world without mobile devices.  Now employers are forced to deal with younger workers who want to be able to text and use social media on the job.  3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at how this group is blurring the lines between work time and personal time.

Twenty-five-year-old Jonathan Perez always has his smartphone by his side at work.  He says it makes juggling his job and his personal life easier.  In fact, younger workers have spent most of their life with mobile technology at their fingertips and according to a new survey from MobilIron most don’t want to stop texting or using social media at work.  Sixty percent of workers 18-34 say if their boss prevented them from using a mobile device to take care of personal tasks, they would quit! [read]

Miles Davis Practiced

Miles DavisMiles Davis’ music, his improvisations, his tone, his attacks on notes are all unique to Miles Davis. When you hear one note, you immediately know it is Miles. He’s gifted, some say a genius, some consider him a god, but what we often forget to remember is he worked extremely hard to achieve success on and to tame this beast of an instrument called the trumpet. Believe it or not, Miles Davis practiced. Just look at his eyes in this featured image of this post. Those are eyes of a man seriously focused and working extremely hard to be great. Those aren’t eyes of someone to whom playing the trumpet comes as a gift from the heavens. Good lord, we all know how demanding this instrument is! To be great, you must practice! And Miles did. [read more and watch video]

Why leasing is not as good as it seems

I’ve seen several news reports that say leasing is now the No. 1 strategy of automakers and car dealers to reverse the trend that we’re keeping cars much longer. The average age of a car out on the road is now the longest it’s ever been.

One story I saw proclaimed that 200,000 miles is the new 100,000 miles, as more people start to see their cars as being babies once they hit 100,000 miles and keep them on the road.

With increases in car reliability, it’s entirely possible that you might keep a car 10 years without breaking a sweat. That’s not good for automakers and dealers. So you’ll be seeing a strong effort to lease one in three of every new cars that gets sold.

For the most part, leasing is a disaster for you. has new numbers to give you a sense of just how much of a disaster it can be. Basing their calculations on a car that sells in the mid $20,000 range, they’ve estimated leasing will cost you $6,000 more than buying the car new. That loss goes up to over $10,000 vs. buying a gently used version of that same car a couple of model years old.

When you get on that lease treadmill every 2-4 years, each time you’re taking on an obligation and you have nothing to show for it at the end. Each time you take on 100% of the loss in value of the vehicle for the time you drive it. [more]

Patent Trolls – isn’t it just extortion?

For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money.

Isn’t this pure extortion? Why isn’t the U.S. government doing something about this? Oh, they are lawyers. Not saying all lawyers are bad, but there surely are enough of them to ruin things for a lot of people.

This kind of shakedown isn’t new.  A few years ago and wheelchair bound man and a lawyer where shaking down businesses in L.A.  It’s disgusting.  It’s thievery.