Archive for July, 2006

The Evils of Lipitor, Government Patents, and the Cholesterol Hoax

Monday, July 24, 2006 21:57 Comments Off

It’s certainly the case that the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor is shoved on patients unnecessarily because both doctors and Pfizer make lots of dough from the whole swindle. Of course, people – that is, the patients – are ultimately responsible for not questioning the pharmaceutical-medical establishment’s products or researching potential health issues on their own. However, [...]

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Wine and Time Preferences

Monday, July 24, 2006 21:55 Comments Off

The June 30, 2006 issue of Wine Spectator notes,

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Redefining Success

Monday, July 17, 2006 19:57 Comments Off

I saw a t-shirt recently, being worn by a woman who had the total look of a public school teacher. Her shirt said, “Failure is Success.” This statement is, of course, turning the act of “trying” into a heroic act on its own. It’s how we have dumbed down human life in order that we [...]

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Squirrel Racism

Monday, July 17, 2006 19:43 Comments Off

Okay, so a bunch of us take our Harleys about 250 miles (round trip), and nearly half the way to Toronto, to see these white squirrels, you see. We were told this place in Canada actually had white squirrels. Not brown ones or black ones, but lily white ones. There’s a whole website devoted to [...]

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Central Banking, the Depreciation of Self-Worth, and Decivilization

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 2:31 Comments Off

My oftentimes co-writer, Eric Englund, on the Feds and social decay.

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Birds of a Feather

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 21:57 Comments Off

Get opportunistic together. Or am I just misunderstanding Cindy’s “libertarian” bent here? Perhaps that’s because I caught her on Socialist Worker Online. The disgusting opportunist and best friend of the socialists, Cindy Sheehan, poses with her bud Jesse. Remember the letter from Sheehan’s family member who noted: “We do not agree with the political motivations [...]

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The Intelligence Exterminator

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 21:35 Comments Off

I know how much people go apeshit when I criticize TV, just as when I criticize soccer. But I enjoy doing both. One thing that bewilders me lately is the total obsession with entertainment through TV 24-7. Does anyone notice that no matter where you go nowadays, a TV is there, staring you down, screaming [...]

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Protest War, Go To Jail

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 21:24 Comments Off

There’s a local story of interest to libertarians. A mile north of Detroit, in “fashionable Ferndale,” this happened: A local man was handcuffed and arrested after standing at Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in protest against the war in Iraq. Victor Kittila, 55, of Eastpointe was standing near the road in Ferndale last week [...]

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General Motors, Market Engineering, and Confidence ‘Protection’

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 22:36 Comments Off

My new article is up today at LewRockwell.com. It’s an expansion of an earlier blog post, with Eric Englund coming in to co-write and add his excellent analysis. I am getting more emails on this than perhaps anything in recent times. We are both very focused on the issues of financial engineering and the Federal [...]

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Warren Buffett – Good Guy and Butthead

Monday, July 3, 2006 22:54 Comments Off

Tom DiLorenzo brings up the economic ignorance of Warren Buffett on the LewRockwell.com blog. Warren Buffett is an incredible value investor, however, he is wickedly horrible on economics, and a social commie to boot. Here’s something interesting……within Berkshire Hathaway’s annual statements each year is the Letter to the Shareholders – always very animated, very interesting, [...]

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