Copyright Fran Koster

Readers of my column know that I usually talk about solving national problems by local action. Today I will reverse that – we have a problem with too many local solutions and we need a national one. The reasons for that will break your heart.

Every year, heart disease causes one in every four deaths in America.[i] 720,000 Americans have a heart attack annually.[ii] Half of these heart attacks occur at home, at church, the movies, or supermarket, often in the company of loved ones who don’t know a simple life saving technique called CPR.[iii]

If given quickly, CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival. CPR is only given to about a third of the heart attack victims outside a healthcare.......

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Copyright Francis Koster Ed. D.


We have a discussion going on in our society about “global warming” and “climate change” that is not working. We can create a better future – but only we follow the oath used in court – to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”.  

There are two major parts of this discussion where that oath is not being followed.

The term ‘global warming’ was first used by scientists in the mid 1970’s and quickly abandoned by them as being a poor choice of words. It was too narrow to correctly communicate all the changes occurring.

If you put your feet in the refrigerator and your head in a pot of boiling water on the stove, the average temperature (around your belly button) would.......

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