Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter flubs history and MSM says nothing, good thing it wasn’t Palin or Bachmann. Skip ahead to 5:40, you’ll thank me.
Published August 29, 2011
Grayer hair. Deeper crow’s feet. Extra pounds around your middle. Like it or not, most of us expect these changes as we get older. But what’s more surprising to many couples is the effect that aging can have on their sexuality.
Don’t let Hugh Hefner fool you: Try as he might, an older man just doesn’t have the same mojo as a younger guy. That’s not to say that an 80-year-old man and an 18-year-old man don’t both want to have sex, but—as you’re probably all-too aware—there are some key changes that occur over time that can affect the penis and how it functions.
o Color. The head of your penis may become paler and less purple in tone as a result of reduced blood flow to the area, or the overall color may not look as even as before.
o Size. Your penis may slightly decrease in size over time, losing an estimated half-inch in length and girth between your 30s and your 70s, according to some experts. Extra pounds around the abdomen may add the illusion of even greater shrinkage by hiding part of the penis under your belly, a problem that’s easily remedied with weight loss. The diameter of your testicles also shrinks over the years.
o Feeling. Your penis can become less sensitive as you get older, which may make it more difficult for you to achieve an erection or reach orgasm. This decreased sensitivity may be bothersome for some guys, while other men don’t really seem to mind.
Everyone knows that women go through menopause. What most people don’t know is that men can also experience a decline in sex hormones (in this case, testosterone). This so-called “manopause,” also known as “andropause,” is more subtle than the female version, but it can carry its own sexual side effects. Although some men are not bothered by low testosterone, many men with lower levels of testosterone find that their libido, too, has gone south. That’s because testosterone is truly the hormone that stokes the flames of desire.
Andropause can also trigger mood swings, depression, and irritability, as well as raise your risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. Keep in mind, however, that andropause doesn’t affect all men: It’s an age-related medical condition that a doctor diagnoses when your testosterone falls below a certain level and if you experience symptoms.
Bad habits add up. A steady diet of cheeseburgers, soda, and channel surfing may seem like no big deal when you’re younger, but as we age, these poor choices begin to take their toll on our health. The result? Clogged arteries, obesity, and a higher risk of problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes—all of which can impair blood flow to the genitals. In fact, studies suggest that ED may be an early warning sign for heart disease.
In my opinion, good men getter better with age. Make sure the same is true of your penis.
Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook Thanks Maggie.
Roger Williams for Congress – The Donkey Whisperer
President Obama required two heavy-duty teleprompters on Monday during a three-minute speech in which he nominated Alan Krueger to serve as chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers.
“I am very pleased to appoint Alan and I look forward to working with him,” Obama said, staring at the large, flat-screen monitor to his right, then shifting his eyes to the teleprompter on his left. “I have nothing but confidence in Alan as he takes on this important role as one of the leaders of my economic team.”
Krueger stood silently to the right of Obama as the president spoke. Krueger will replace Austan Goolsbee, who recently stepped down as chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. A professor at Princeton University, Krueger served two years in the U.S. Treasury Department under Obama. He also served as chief economic adviser for the Labor Department during the Clinton administration.
Obama did not give Krueger a chance to make any comments on Monday.
According to Dr. Phil, Cindy and George Anthony spill everything to him.
This is one of those WordPress suggestions for a post, thought I would run with it.
Why? It’s self explanatory
By Dan Springer
Published August 29, 2011
A green jobs program in one of America’s greenest cities is being called a bust 16 months after a $20 million federal grant to weatherize homes in Seattle ended up putting just 14 people to work in mostly administrative jobs and upgrading only three homes in the area.
“The jobs are not there,” Todd Myers, who wrote the book “Eco Fads,” told Fox News. “So we’re training people for jobs that don’t exist.”
Seattle is not alone. The Department of Energy has allocated $508 million to 41 states for its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program and 600 jobs have been created or retained.
One year into the three-year program, 9,000 homes have had energy audits and received some kind of upgrade. The goal is to weatherize 150,000 homes by 2013 and save consumers $65 million annually on energy bills.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says it’s too early to declare the program a failure.
“We may have to adjust how we market it and the incentives we provide,” McGinn said. “Nobody has really cracked the green jobs code.”
Contractors who do the energy audits and home retrofits blame government for getting in the way. To be a participating business in Seattle, the contractor is required to pay workers $21 an hour with full benefits, including retirement pay. But according to several small business owners in the area, the prevailing wage for new workers who lay insulation is $12. per hour.
McGinn, however, insisted that allowing contractors to pay anything less than what the city has declared a ‘living wage‘, amounts to a ‘race to the bottom’ for jobs.
“The workforce agreements that were negotiated with contractors at the table made sure that some benefits of this work is going to local workers, and we’re going to pay fair wages for it,” he said.
But Myers and others say the biggest problem with the program is government is trying to create a market that consumers don’t want. The average homeowner in the U.S. pays about $2,000 a year for energy.
The weatherization upgrades are aimed at saving 15 percent on energy consumption. If the retrofit costs $10,000 even with all the government incentives, it will take over 30 years to pay off through lower energy bills.
“The problem is the policies the politicians choose, whether green jobs or retrofits, are based on appearance,” Myers said. “They choose things that look good, rather than what’s best for the environment.”
Among the other cities having trouble fulfilling the green jobs promise are Toledo, Kansas City and Phoenix. So far, those cities have created a combined 72 jobs with $65 million in grants.
The difficulty is magnified on the federal level. President Obama once said he wanted to create 5 million green jobs over 10 years. The 2009 stimulus package included $5 billion toward that goal.
A chunk of that money went for weatherization programs, but according to a Department of Energy inspector general report one year later, “only two of the 10 highest-funded recipients completed more than 2 percent of planned units.”
NEWPORT BEACH. Calif. – A man has been arrested after Southern California authorities say he threw his 7-year-old son off a sightseeing cruise boat during an argument.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino says 35-year-old Sloan Briles was arrested Sunday for investigation of child endangerment and resisting arrest.
Amormino says Briles, his girlfriend and two sons went on an afternoon cruise around Newport Harbor on a boat carrying 85 people.
He says Briles argued with the girlfriend and then with his 7-year-old son before throwing the boy over.
Amormino says the boy was rescued by another boater, though Briles also jumped in to save him. The boy and his brother were returned to their mother’s care.
Briles was released Monday. He couldn’t be immediately reached at a number listed for him in Irvine.