Archive for September, 2006
A man who had a penis transplant decided to have it, um, removed. “If adequate attention had been paid to the need for counseling and other psychological concerns surrounding the transplant, the need for penile amputation could probably have been avoided” ……
Too much testosterone kills off brain cells. But there’s less cell death in the presence of estrogen. In that case, she might be in a bit o’ trouble.
I get some letters that ask, “Why do you not post photos of yourself working out?” etc. I also get requests for, ummm, close-ups of my calves. Actually, my friend Sheryl’s husband, Dan, just took some gym shots of us this summer. She has some posted at her website, though I denied her in posting [...]
Talk about a legend. Jeff Cooper, a marvelous human being, has passed. I have a Gunsite training session marked on my calendar for 2007, and I had hoped to meet Mr. Cooper via a mutual friend. We owe you much thanks for his great efforts. Link from Beck.
I find Jeff Tucker’s garbage dispoal glorification to be right on target. I told him my mother would get along well with him – she would grind everything in that bad boy, and she’d stick bottles down that hole if it could grind glass. We had our first disposal back in the 70s; I remember [...]
Bill Bonner with some priceless remarks in his latest article on divorcing risk from consequence: As the bubble grew, mortgage lenders became more reckless…as if Avis or Hertz were to give young drivers a bottle of whiskey along with the car keys. Loans made with ‘reduced documentation’
Just when you think it can’t get any more ridiculous, you read that the city of New York is looking to ban all ingredients that contain trans fats in its city restaurants. Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden acknowledged that the ban would be a challenge for restaurants, but he said trans fats can easily be replaced [...]
The Detroit public school system is a festering blister getting worse each year. This year, on the heels of a teacher’s strike, the schools are begging for students, and why? For one, the district is losing students to charter schools, and thus the non-charter, public system is seeing huge drops each year in student enrollment. [...]
R.J. Stove sent me a great quote by Huxley, included as part of a speech he gave in 1961. His foresight is quite amazing, and one can relate it to the current events of our times (TeenScreen, the cholesterol scare, etc): ” … it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be [...]
This bill was passed this week in the House with a simple voice vote and no record of how each representative voted. The Drug Policy Alliance website says that the “Student Teacher Safety Act of 2006 (HR 5295) would require any school receiving federal funding–essentially every public school–to adopt policies allowing teachers and school officials [...]