Patt Morrison for February 15, 2012

Health Care Workers Rally For Health Care Reform

Should California voters cap hospital costs?

A single Advil tablet costs around 8¢ at your local pharmacy, so would you be willing to pay $21 for one at a hospital? You might not have a choice if you’re in the hospital and $21 is the going-rate.
64th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Show
Google and other technology companies spread “outright lies” about anti-piracy bills, according to Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford. The leader used his clout at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Ceremony to defend the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) as part of the DGA’s anti-piracy campaign.
Olympics - Opening Ceremony
Human Rights Watch has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pressure Saudi Arabia to end its discrimination against women in sports by making it a requirement for the country’s participation in the 2012 Olympic Games.
New York Knicks v Washington Wizards
“Linsanity” has officially swept the nation. The puns on National Basketball Association player Jeremy Lin’s name have spread like wildfire across social media, traditional media and mock media (Stephen Colbert’s “The Colbert Report”) since the New York Knicks point guard came off the bench and starting scoring big less than two weeks ago.

My dad shot my laptop!

Have you ever felt so disrespected by someone texting on his or her phone right there in front of you that you’ve wanted to grab the device and throw it out the window or maybe even… shoot nine bullets into it? The latter course is exactly what father Tommy Jordan did to his daughter Hannah’s laptop computer after he felt she insulted him in a diatribe she posted on Facebook.
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