Safe Is Not An Option

Overcoming The Futile Obsession With Getting Everyone Back Alive That Is Killing Our Expansion Into Space
Author: Rand Simberg
Publisher: Interglobal Media LLC
ISBN: 0989135527
Category: Law
Page: 242
View: 8449
The history of exploration and establishment of new lands, science and technologies has always entailed risk to the health and lives of the explorers. Yet, when it comes to exploring and developing the high frontier of space, the harshest frontier ever, the highest value is apparently not the accomplishment of those goals, but of minimizing, if not eliminating, the possibility of injury or death of the humans carrying them out. For decades since the end of Apollo, human spaceflight has been very expensive and relatively rare (about 500 people total, with a death rate of about 4%), largely because of this risk aversion on the part of the federal government and culture. From the Space Shuttle, to the International Space Station, the new commercial crew program to deliver astronauts to it, and the regulatory approach for commercial spaceflight providers, our attitude toward safety has been fundamentally irrational, expensive and even dangerous, while generating minimal accomplishment for maximal cost. This book entertainingly explains why this means that we must regulate passenger safety in the new commercial spaceflight industry with a lighter hand than many might instinctively prefer, that NASA must more carefully evaluate rewards from a planned mission to rationally determine how much should be spent to avoid the loss of participants, and that Congress must stop insisting that safety is the highest priority, for such insistence is an eloquent testament to how unimportant they and the nation consider the opening of this new

Forgiveness Is Not An Option

A Journey to Freedom and Healing
Author: Anna McCarthy
Publisher: Ambassador International
ISBN: 1620200155
Category: Religion
Page: 183
View: 8654
How do you forgive the unforgiveable? Is it possible to truly be free from what others have done to you? Each of us has a story and has experienced hurt in some area of our lives. Whether in childhood, adolescence or adulthood, we all have experienced pain and disappointment. If not dealt with, these wounds begin to impact our everyday life at a crippling rate. We live bound by fear, insecurities, anger and jealousy; often chalking it up as "normal." Yet, in reality, we are being held captive by what others have done to us. We desire freedom from our pasts and our pain yet struggle with how to attain it; we wonder if it is even possible. Addressing a broad spectrum of issues from common offenses to abuse and betrayal, the author leaves no question as to God's opinion of mistreatment, and how we can heal and live a life of freedom from our past and present hurts. With practical tools, you will discover that freedom isn't just possible; it's attainable.

Food Allergy in Children, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics - E-Book

Author: Hemant Sharma,Robert Wood,Max J. Coppes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455709441
Category: Medical
Page: 244
View: 1190
Dr. Coppes and his co-Editors have created a comprehensive table of contents that addresses the full spectrum of food allergies in children. Articles are presented to be most useful to pediatricians, as the issue begins with the clinical presentation and epidemiology of food allergy, and then progresses to the diagnostic testing and pahthophysiology. Articles are also included that are devoted to specific types of food allergy, dairy, soy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Finally, articles are also devoted to living with food allergies, management of allergies in schools and camps, and therapies for food allergies.

Dead Is Not an Option

Author: Marlene Perez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547573830
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 252
View: 9004
It’s springtime of senior year, and psychic sleuth Daisy Giordano is preparing to say goodbye to Nightshade High. But no college acceptance letters have arrived yet, and she’s beginning to worry about where she’ll end up come fall—and if it will be anywhere near her boyfriend, Ryan. But that’s not the only uncertainty Daisy’s dealing with. There’s a vamps-versus-shifters war going on in Nightshade, and things are so tense that there is talk of canceling the prom. The conflict is carrying over to the Giordano home, since Rose and Daisy are both dating werewolves and Poppy’s new boyfriend is a vampire. Can the paranormal community in Nightshade finally find peace? And will Daisy and her friends survive graduation? All of these questions and more are answered in this explosive installment in the Dead Is series.

Counseling Before Marriage Is a Necessity, Not an Option

Author: Isaac M. Arku
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1591601525
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 164
View: 6035

Death Was Not an Option!

Author: Tim Layman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147710335X
Category: Medical
Page: 571
View: 2230
On December 18, 2009, Marcy Layman woke up to excruciating abdominal pain, and I rushed her to Swedish Emergency in Issaquah, Washington. After an hour of blood tests and ultrasound treatments, I was instructed to take her to a Swedish hospital in downtown Seattle. Three hours of testing later, we were given the news that Marcy had contracted stage IV inoperable pancreatic cancer and had three to six months to live. This journal will take you on a two-year spiritual, medical, nutritional, emotional, and, in some cases, humorous journey while we were finding stronger love and friendship between ourselves and the search for a cure for this insidious disease. Marcys courageous fight against this apocalyptic disease and casting away the Grim Reapers shadow that crossed our doorstep on seven different occasions have inspired a plethora of people. Some people walk through the world and never see it. Marcy was not one of those people. She was interesting and always curious to learn new things. She was funny, loving, and truly creativethe most cherished and giving friend that God, for some reason, saw fit to bless us with. We always question why we were so lucky, and she was absolutely devoted to her family. Marcy didnt just talk her religionshe lived it. For the next twenty-five months, there were fifty chemo treatments; different drugs, both pharmaceutical and naturopathic; and natural remedies from the Middle East, including teas, mushroom, and spices. No rock was left unturned; no treatment or drug was not explored as an option; we educated ourselves about the disease and all the cures and contacted the top cancer institutes in the country, exploring any and all options possible. In the two-plus years that I was Marcys caregiver, there were a lot of rhetorical questions that I asked and had in my mind as I found out there were answerssome of which I liked and some I didnt like. I immediately started to look for answers for what this disease was and why it contracted my lovely bride. I looked for cures over and beyond what the doctors told us and tried to explore every option possible. There is a multitude of questions about cancer, and in this book, you will find many answers. We knew one thing, thoughdeath was not an option!

Collier on Bankruptcy Taxation

Author: Myron M. Sheinfeld,Fred T. Witt,Milton B. Hyman
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1579111084
Category: Law
Page: 1394
View: 3521
This dynamic one-volume resource presents thorough, authoritative discussion of the many tax issues arising in, and in relation to a bankruptcy case. Provides practical, hands-on guidance, including a step-by-step outline of bankruptcy procedures; detailed discussion of the substantive and procedural aspects of litigation with the IRS in Bankruptcy Court; expert analysis of applicable law and on-point cases; and more. The Collier on Bankruptcy Taxation has been thoroughly updated to reflect the bankruptcy tax provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-8, and will be invaluable in understanding and applying the new legislation. Thorough, expert assessment of corporate bankruptcy taxation matters, including: • Prefiling, postfiling and general planning and practice strategies in corporate Chapter 11 cases • The tax consequences of one corporation reshuffling its capital structure and of a two-corporation transfer of assets in a tax-free G reorganization • The consequences of the issuance of stock by a corporate debtor in satisfaction of claims held by its creditors • The use of and limitations on a corporation's net operating loss carry-overs • Complete guidance on the tax complexities of consumer bankruptcies, including a chapter-length checklist on tax planning and practice strategies for individual debtors

Faust's Anesthesiology Review E-Book

Expert Consult
Author: Michael J. Murray,Steven H. Rose,Denise J. Wedel,C. Thomas Wass,Barry A Harrison,Jeff T Mueller,Terence L Trentman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437703674
Category: Medical
Page: 576
View: 1290
Quickly expand your knowledge base and master your residency with Faust's Anesthesiology Review, the world’s best-selling review book in anesthesiology. Combining comprehensive coverage with an easy-to-use format, this newly updated medical reference book is designed to efficiently equip you with the latest advances, procedures, guidelines, and protocols. It’s the perfect refresher on every major aspect of anesthesia. Take advantage of concise coverage of a broad variety of timely topics in anesthesia. Focus your study time on the most important topics, including anesthetic management for cardiopulmonary bypass, off-pump coronary bypass, and automatic internal cardiac defibrillator procedures; arrhythmias; anesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging; occupational transmission of blood-borne pathogens; preoperative evaluation of the patient with cardiac disease; and much more. Search the entire contents online at Expert

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Tami Shearer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455709158
Category: Medical
Page: 240
View: 5995
Introducing one of the first primers on palliative and hospice care for the small animal veterinarian! Guest edited by Dr. Tami Shearer, this volume will include topics such as: the history of pet hospice, delivery systems of veterinary hospice and palliative care, 5-step pet hospice plan, a veterinarian’s role in helping pet owners with decision making, quality of life assessment techniques, assessment and treatment of pain in life-limiting disease, the role of rehabilitation techniques for hospice and palliative care patients, the role of nutrition and alternative care methods in hospice and palliative care patients, emotional support tips, ethical considerations in life-limiting conditions, case studies, and much more!

Safe and Effective Gynecological Endoscopic and Minimal Access Surgery

Author: Prakash H TrivedI
ISBN: 9350905612
Category: Generative organs, Female
Page: 201
View: 1839
This outstanding book Safe and Effective Gynecological Endoscopic and Minimal Access Surgery additionally focuses on the safety of endoscopic surgery. The contents of this book and the experts involved in contribution have been meticulous and precise to the need of the hour. The experts have precisely clarified those points which make, gynecological endoscopy and minimal access surgery, safe and effective. This book deals with all aspects of each and every endoscopic surgery. But in this addition, it especially deals with prevention of every possible complication that can occur compromising patients safety. It is remarkable that he is able to get the topmost experts in endoscopic surgery to spare their precious time to contribute valuable chapters to this book. The writing is simple but efficient and is well supported by excellent photographs. Every endoscopist, beginner or expert, will find this book very useful and indispensible. This book have a bunch of committed contributors who give their unselfish donations of time and pen down chapters with practical values that go a long way in today s knowledge-based society. This book will make all readers; whether experts or amateurs, interested or disliking endoscopic surgery, shift to a virtual set-up with a feeling of de-ja-vu, saying Yes these are the problems we face! "

The Case for Decentralized Federalism

Author: Gilles Paquet,Ruth Hubbard
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776607456
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 236
View: 3809
The Case for Decentralized Federalism brings together an array of experts around one key idea: decentralized federalism as the best political arrangement for a diverse nation like Canada, Edited by Ruth Hubbard and Gilles Paquet, this book argues that decentralized federalism can most effectively address Canada's regional differences and cultural diversity by dividing the work of public governing among different levels of government, allowing each to address the needs and aspiration of its citizens. With contributions from Thomas J Courchene, Ian Peach, Gerard Belanger, Hugh D. Segal, Francois Rocher, Marie-Christine Gilbert, Ruth Hubbard and Gilles Paquet, this book presents various arguments for decentralized federalism that show how a variety of issues nagging Canada today---nation-building, subsidiarity, competition, innovation---might be resolved through decentralized federalism. For the case against decentralization, look for The Case for Centralized Federalism edited by Gordon DiGiacomo and Maryantonett Flumian, also published by the University of Ottawa Press.

Safe C++

How to Avoid Common Mistakes
Author: Vladimir Kushnir
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449320937
Category: Computers
Page: 120
View: 1099
This book contains discussion of some of the most typical mistakes made by programmers in C++ and also some recipes for how to avoid each of these mistakes.

Understanding the 2000 Election

A Guide to the Legal Battles that Decided the Presidency
Author: Abner Greene
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814732968
Category: Political Science
Page: 202
View: 735
Paperback Edition: Updated and with a New Foreword The nation will not soon forget the drama of the 2000 presidential election. For five weeks we were transfixed by the legal clashes that enveloped the country from election night to the Gore concession. It was instant history, and will be studied by historians, lawyers, political scientists, media critics and others for years to come. Even for those who followed the events most closely, the legal twists and turns of the post-election struggles seemed at times bewildering. We witnessed manual recounts of election ballots, GOP federal court lawsuits challenging those recounts, two Florida Supreme Court opinions, lawsuits over butterfly and absentee ballots, questions about the role of the Florida legislature and the United States Congress in resolving presidential election disputes, and two United States Supreme Court decisions, the second of which finally handed the election to Bush. Although the 2000 Presidency was decided through much legal wrangling, one should not have to be a lawyer to understand how we came to have Bush rather than Gore as our President in that hotly contested election. Understanding the 2000 Election offers an accessible, comprehensive guide to the legal battles that finally gave George W. Bush the Presidency five weeks after election night. Meant to stand next to and clarify the numerous journalistic and personal accounts of the election drama, Understanding the 2000 Election offers a offers a step-by-step, non-partisan explanation and analysis of the major legal issues involved in resolving the presidential contest. The volume also offers a clear overview of the Electoral College, its history, what would be involved in switching over to a direct election, and the likely future of the Presidential electoral process. While some still decry the 2000 election outcome as the result of political manipulation rather than the rule of law, Greene shows that almost every legal conclusion of the post-election struggle can be understood through the application of legal principle, rather than politics.

Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

Author: Lenore Skenazy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470497963
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
View: 6158
FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents today, Skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child?s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.

Change Your Space, Change Your Culture

How Engaging Workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth
Author: Rex Miller,Mabel Casey,Mark Konchar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111893783X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 4194
The fastest, easiest way to shift culture toward engagement andproductivity Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is a guide totransforming business by rethinking the workplace. Written by ateam of trail-blazing leaders, this book reveals the secrets ofcompanies that discovered the power of culture and space. Thisinsightful guide reveals what companies lose by viewing officespace as something to manage or minimize. With practical tips andimplementation details, the book helps the reader see that theworkspace is, in fact, a crucial driver of productivity andmorale. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture was born out ofrecent studies that expose truly outrageous "Oh, my God"realities: More than 70 percent of the workforce either hates their job orthey are just going through the motions. Half of all office space is wasted. Those shattering facts exist because office space is generallyregarded as "overhead" or "sunk cost." Most buildings today clearlycommunicate the low priority placed on people-friendly design. Poorworkforce engagement is baked into the culture. This book providesguidance on turning this around, by rethinking and reshaping spaceto align with the way people work. Specifically, this book movesfrom the high-altitude view down to the details on how to: Discover the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way toshift culture Add square footage by using space more effectively Boost employee engagement and vitality by the creative use ofspace Learn how space can become a powerful productivity tool We all know that design, space, and flow have a powerful effecton the human psyche. Our homes, museums, sports arenas, places ofworship, and even airport terminals reveal that. Environment caninspire dread or enthusiasm, distraction or focus, collaboration orisolation. That's why the office must be designed to inspire thedesired culture and workflow – if it's not properly designed,no program, training or rules will be effective over time.Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is the practicalguide to office space, the foundation of an engaging culture.

Hyperhidrosis, An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics,

Author: David M. Pariser
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323326080
Category: Medical
Page: 411
View: 6693
Topics in this issue of Dermatologic Clinics include: Incidence and prevalence; Impact on quality of life; Special considerations of hyperhidrosis in children; Topical therapies; Iontophoresis; Botox for axillary hyperhidrosis; Botox for palmar/plantar hyperhidrosis; Botox for other hyperhidrosis; Systemic therapies for hyperhidrosis; Procedural approaches; Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy; Emerging and investigative treatments; Resources for patients and physicians; Incorporating diagnosis and treatment into clinical practice. Dr David Pariser is Editor of this publication; a founding member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society and renown researcher and lecturer on mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of hyperhidrosis, Dr Pariser continues to investigate therapies that are effective for patients.

The Insured Stock Purchase Agreement with Sample Forms

Author: Lawrence Brody,Stephen B. Daiker
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318751
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 101
View: 9416
Learn how a stock purchase agreement can be a successful tool for ensuring the harmonious continuation of the closely held corporation and solving the estate planning problems of its stockholders. This guide explains the most commonly used types of stock purchase agreements: stock redemption, cross-purchase, combination of redemption and cross-purchase, and wait-and-see buy-sell.

How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Obligations to the Children of Reproductive Technology
Author: Philip G. Peters Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199748013
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 2124
This book offers a comprehensive roadmap for determining when and how to regulate risky reproductive technologies on behalf of future children. First, it provides three benchmarks for determining whether a reproductive practice is harmful to the children it produces. This framework synthesizes and extends past efforts to make sense of our intuitive, but paradoxical, belief that reproductive choices can be both life-giving and harmful. Next, it recommends a process for reconciling the interests of future children with the reproductive liberty of prospective parents. The author rejects a blanket preference for either parental autonomy or child welfare and proposes instead a case-by-case inquiry that takes into account the nature and magnitude of the proposed restrictions on procreative liberty, the risk of harm to future children, and the context in which the issue arises. Finally, he applies this framework to four past and future medical treatments with above average risk, including cloning and genetic engineering. Drawing lessons from these case studies, Peters criticizes the current lack of regulatory oversight and recommends both more extensive pre-market testing and closer post-market monitoring of new reproductive technologies. His moderate, pragmatic approach will be widely appreciated.

Safe Living in a Dangerous World

An Expert Answers Your Every Question from Homeland Security to Home Safety
Author: Nancy Harvey Steorts
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781931868440
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 232
View: 8980
The former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tells American families how to protect themselves from everyday accidents and international terrorism. Illustrations.

A Pathway to Senior Care in San Diego

Resource Guide for Adult Children and Caregivers to Seniors
Author: Nancy Coulter Beland
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450212751
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 168
View: 6331
Choosing appropriate and quality care for you or a loved one can be an emotional and daunting responsibility. With the horrifying stories of senior neglect and abuse in newspaper headlines over the years, how do you determine between the good, the bad, and the ugly? In A Pathway to Senior Care in San Diego, author Nancy Coulter Beland draws upon more than thirty years of experience in senior care to reveal the ins and outs of the industry. With anecdotes from her days in the dugout, you'll learn how to: Have those difficult conversations with your loved one about power of attorney, driving, lifestyle preferences, and more Determine which care option is right for you and your senior Interview home care agencies Look for signs of quality senior communities Work with Medicare, Medi-Cal, SSI, and VA benefits Make moving day easier on everyone Take care of yourself in the process Beland understands there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to senior care. She carefully lays out each option for different care levels and provides a wealth of resource information to be sure your senior obtains the best consideration possible."