Google Health

Google Health has launched in beta, providing free, online storage in one location for all of your health records.

Google wants you to gather your medical records from doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies in one place. They say this will:
Keep your doctors up to date about your health
You will be more informed about important health issues

Google says they will store your information securely and privately. They will never sell your data. You are in control, you choose what you want to share and what you want to keep private–subject, of course, to a subpoena.

Our cheeky British friends at The Register have reviewed the new service and have some questions and raise some interesting issues; e.g., what happens to HIPAA protections?

Swergold, v. Andrew F. Cuomo,

Operation Pushback has begun.

This class action suit was filed May 15, 2008. It will include all current members of the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) and all current retirees from the ERS in all Tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4, who have rendered part-time annually salaried service, whether elected or by appointment, to any participating employer in the ERS.

Swergold, v. Andrew F. Cuomo,, Index No. 3897-08 NYS Supreme Court- Albany County

Pleadings and Briefs

Documents filed on Thursday, May 15, 2008:

Summons and Complaint
Exhibits to Summons and Complaint

FINDLAW: Daily Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court – 05/19/08

Justices Uphold Child Pornography Ban

U.S. Supreme Court, May 19, 2008 In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court upheld part of a rule that outlaws possession of child pornography.

LAX Millennium Bomber’s Terrorism Conviction Upheld 

U.S. Supreme Court, May 19, 2008 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the conviction of the LAX Millennium bomber, who was convicted of carrying explosives during the commission of another serious crime when he lied on a U.S. Customs form while crossing the border in December 1999.

Tax-Exemptions for Municipal Bonds Upheld

U.S. Supreme Court, May 19, 2008 The Supreme Court says that tax exemptions that states and municipal governments offer for in-state municipal bonds do not discriminate against out-of-state bonds.


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Porter Airlines: Newark to Toronto

Destinations – New York City

Connecting the largest cities of Canada and the United States, Porter Airlines now flies 7 times daily between Toronto City Centre Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. The convenience that Porter offers from its urban Toronto hub is extended with Newark, located about 16 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Porter Airlines, a new budget carrier, at the end of March began nonstop service from Newark to Toronto, with one-way fares as low as $99; see

Porter lands at the Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), on an island in Toronto Harbour, just a 400-foot ferry ride away from downtown.

Hat tip to Matt Gross-NYTIMES Frugal Traveler.

Baltsoft announces free PDF converter online site


Lithuania-based Baltsoft has announced its online PDF conversion site, which enables users to convert MS Word documents images, web pages and vector graphic files to PDF documents.

Example: you need to convert a Power Point (PPT) file into PDF. Use the “Browse” button to locate the source file on your local PC, select it and click the “Convert” button.