Archive for July, 2006

Things Looking Bad for Landis/Sprinter Gatlin Tests Positive

Sunday, July 30, 2006 21:10 Comments Off

Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, it appears, may be stripped of his victory. The International Olympic Committee laboratory at Ch

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Landis – Too Much Testosterone?

Sunday, July 30, 2006 21:05 Comments Off

Floyd Landis, the Tour winner, has tested positive for steroids. Landis’ team, currently sponsored by Swiss hearing-aid company Phonak, announced earlier Thursday that a test of the champion cyclist’s blood was positive for high testosterone following his stunning victory in the Tour’s 17th stage. Landis’ sample showed ”an unusual level of testosterone/epitestosterone” when he was [...]

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New Article on Wine

Saturday, July 29, 2006 7:39 Comments Off

My new article is up at Wine, Glorious Wine, a co-write with Eric Englund.

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What the Government Taketh Away, the Court Gives Back

Thursday, July 27, 2006 20:08 Comments Off

The Ohio Supreme Court came down on the libertarian side in the Norwood case: The city of Norwood had taken the property of three property owners who refused to sell to a slimeball developer – with the powers of the state behind him – who thought he had bought his way to the finish line. [...]

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kids say the darndest things!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 22:40 Comments Off

I like Kinsella’s baby quote. One thing I’ll never forget is my husband’s nephew’s memorable words, when he was five. Now this was a time when he had 4 older sisters (two of them teenagers) from whom he learned phrases, words, teenage slang, etc. Little Davie thought he’d help out Dear Uncle, and take out [...]

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Grandmothers Have Orgasms?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 22:36 Comments Off

Oh geez. Kay S. Hymowitz on the wisdom of menopause, desperate grandmas, the “F-You Fifties,” and fooling Mother Nature.

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Randians are Irrational in Grave Error

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 22:08 Comments Off

On today, Michael Rozeff uses von Mises to stop the Randians in their tracks with their ceaseless and absurd use of the word “irrational.” Within the Misesian praxeological framework, Rozeff explains how Mises pointed out that only an arbitrary judgment of value can deem an action “irrational,” otherwise man simply errs in selecting and [...]

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Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man’s Friend

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 21:58 Comments Off

Author Richard G. Williams, Jr., a scholar of the War of Northern Aggression, sent me this promo of his new book: In 1856, a dramatic religious revival swept through the sleepy Blue Ridge mountain village of Lexington, Virginia. Scores were converted. The revival left additional consequences in its wake: a prayer warrior who suffered a [...]

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Is the Mainstream “Getting It?”

Monday, July 24, 2006 22:33 Comments Off

With headlines like this, methinks yes: Bubbles caused by cheap cash menace world economy. The article is quite Austrian sympathetic and highly skeptical of managed central banking and inflated asset values. A great quote is provided: “”Every time you inflate a bubble with cheap money, you trash someone’s balance sheet.” Bingo.

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Floyd Landis, and America’s One Man’s Victory

Monday, July 24, 2006 22:03 Comments Off

It’s amazing that this man won the Tour de France. Riding for Phonak, Landis did the near-impossible. He won the Tour in spite of a need for a hip replacement, likely keeping him away from next year’s Tour. Remarkably, “on the following day’s Stage 17, Landis stunned the cycling world with a 120 km solo [...]

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