Did you know that a Leap Year that falls on a Sunday will ALWAYS have three Friday The 13ths in the year: one in January, one in April and one in July?
Today is Super Tuesday. Are you psyched?
Ace Herald Reporter David Ovalle outs the City of Miami Internal Affairs unit in the Herald here for its abject failure to complete investigations within the legally prescribed time limit of 180 days. As a result, 50 (fifty!) separate investigations were ended without any punishment because the time for action expired.
FREE BREAKFAST! For those of you intrepid souls who venture to the downtown Hyatt Regency on Thursday March 8 at 8:00 for an "Ethics Seminar" hosted by DOM featuring a gaggle of Federal Judges and Magistrates.
DOM is big on the lecture circuit these days. Check it out on his blog.
HEALTH UPDATE: We feel great.
If you are a middle aged lawyer reading this blog, chances are your doctor has you taking a baby aspirin a day (bad idea. Increased risk of life threatening gastrointestinal bleeding and stroke) and a statin of some sort to lower your cholesterol. The statin is a worse idea. The NY Times reports that after twenty years of studies, we now know statins increase your risk for type II Diabetes. Statins also come with a whole host of side effects from impairing the function of your liver to cardiac arrhythmia to memory loss. "But Rumpole" you whine, my doctor says cholesterol is bad. Oh really? Try living without cholesterol. You will last about six hours. Here's the rub: statins give you diabetes and it is your excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates that causes both diabetes and high levels of bad cholesterol.
Try: eating nothing white (rice, flour, sugar, potatoes) and using Red Bean Yeast and Niacin (not the no-flush alternative) to lower your bad cholesterol. The combo should work as well as statins without the side effects.
Note: We're not a doctor, but we play one on a blog.