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The New York Times seems to think so. “Yoga is for people in good physical condition. Or it can be used therapeutically. It's controversial to say, but it really shouldn't be used for a general class, says yoga guru Glenn Black in a five-page magazine story How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body by its science writer William Broad. It has unleashed such a storm of protests, the site had to stop accepting comments on the story. The main critique is that the story states the obvious. Headstands are not for everyone.
Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has expressed deep sadness at the passing of Ambassador the Hon. Dudley Joseph Thompson, OJ, QC. Ambassador Thompson died this morning (Jan.20) one day after his 95th birthday. "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Hon. Dudley Thompson, an outstanding Jamaican politician, diplomat and statesman, and a personal and dear friend for more than four decades. His passing is exceptionally painful for me, as it was only recently after my electoral victory, that he called with a most heart-warming congratulation," the Prime Minister said.
Newt Gingrich looks to be winning the race-baiting competition this Republican primary season. Fueled by a new version of his well honed attacks on the safety net, Gingrich celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Monday by restating what has become a staple of his stump speeches, calling President Obama the  “best food stamp president in American history. The remark came, this time, after debate moderator Juan Williams asked if Gingrich's campaign-trail suggestion that poor students be given jobs as janitors might me  “viewed at a minimum insulting to all Americans, but as particularly to African Americans?  “The fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by Barrack Obama than any president in American history, Gingrich said before an audience that erupted into vociferous applause.
In the run-up to Tuesday's Florida Republican presidential primaries, our state's distressed economy got national attention from the likes of the New York Times, NBC News and Bloomberg News. Those portraits were grim enough, but here come a batch of statistics that makes Florida's situation look even darker. The Corporation for Enterprise Development, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, released on Tuesday a sweeping study of the finances of average Americans. Their biggest finding: 43 percent of U.S. households are  “liquid-asset poor.  That's about 127 million people.
There is good in every man and bad in every man too - at least that's what they say. But what is goodness, what makes one man appear to be good in one person's eyes, yet bad in another person's view? There are no really bad boys, just misunderstood souls, say some teachers. And there are other people who also say, that if you examine the minds of truly bad men, you would find someone who's merely troubled and misunderstood. Tell that to the families of the victims. Whichever way you want to analyze it, the actions of a truly bad man can be devastating. People do seem to prefer good men to bad men.
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