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I asked

I asked

You to stop

And think

About what you were doing

To all of us

But you couldn’t

That thing that controlled you, owned you, broke you

Took you away

As it wanted to do

I asked

The person we knew best why

This had to happen to us

The answer came

In the shrug of the shoulders

In the sideways glance of the eyes

I asked

Never again

I asked

I asked

You to stop

And think

About what you were doing

To all of us

But you couldn’t

That thing that controlled you, owned you, broke you

Took you away

As it wanted to do

I asked

The person we knew best why

This had to happen to us

The answer came

In the shrug of the shoulders

In the sideways glance of the eyes

I asked

Never again

RT: Putin says Russia will always support “father” and “mother” while he is in charge

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According to RT,

Russia will not introduce politically correct terminology such as “parent #1” and “parent #2” any time soon, Putin told a constitutional reform working group on Thursday, as they discussed family values in Russia.

BREAKING: WaPo: McClatchy newspaper chain in bankruptcy; papers to remain active, for now

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The Washington Post story is the latest in horrible news for the newspaper industry.

The Chapter 11 filing will allow the Sacramento-based company to keep its 30 newspapers afloat while it reorganizes more than $700 million in debt, 60 percent of which would be eliminated. If the plan wins court approval, control of the 163-year-old family publisher would be turned over to hedge fund Chatham Asset Management, its largest creditor. The company has obtained $50 million in financing from Encina Business Credit to maintain operations while it undergoes bankruptcy proceedings.

(ICYMI) A big reason why NHL player Jay Bouwmeester survived his cardiac arrest

The Associated Press has the details.

The NHL has had standards in place to deal with potential life threatening cardiac problems for several seasons. They include having a team physician within 50 feet of the bench. An orthopedic surgeon and two other doctors are also nearby.

Defibrillators must also be in close range. The home team has one on its bench and the away team must have theirs no further away than their locker room. Each medical team regularly rehearses the evacuation of a severely injured player before the season and all players are screened for serious cardiac conditions.

“The Peverley and Fischer incidents and now Bouwmeester reminded us all how important it is to have team doctors close to players’ benches and defibrillators easily accessible in short notice,” said Edmonton Oilers general manger Ken Holland, who was with Detroit in 2005 when Fischer collapsed on the bench. “It has probably saved all their lives. Incredible job by league and team medical people.“