Archive for April, 2007

The Media Snubs True Heroes

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 22:10 Comments Off

This is the best thing I’ve read yet on the anti-gun blather set off by the Virginia Tech massacre. Read the whole thing — the guy has put together facts that need to be read and absorbed. A tidbit: The media, though it widely reported the attack left out the fact that Bridges and Gross [...]

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Saving the Children

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 21:37 Comments Off

Children on antidepressants. Authors of a new comprehensive analysis of antidepressants for children and teenagers say the benefits of treatment trump the small risk of increasing some patients’ chances of having suicidal thoughts and behaviors. …There were no suicides in any of the studies. The antidepressants included Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Serzone and [...]

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Compassionate Theft

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 5:08 Comments Off

Thank goodness for government compassion. The Internal Revenue Service today granted a six-month tax filing and payment extension to those affected by the shootings Monday at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Va. This relief applies to the victims, their families, emergency responders and university students and employees.

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The “Safe Zones”

Monday, April 16, 2007 23:20 Comments Off

More claptrap from unbiased sources from such places as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. High capacity ammo clips became widely available for sale when Congress failed to renew a law that banned assault weapons. Web sites now advertise overnight UPS delivery of the clips, which carry up to 40 rounds for both semi-automatic [...]

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I-Dogg and the Other Dogg

Monday, April 16, 2007 4:45 Comments Off

A couple of comments on A.D. Lelong’s article today on the Imus-Ho thing. First, he makes the great point that “The same establishment intelligentsia that is so vexed over Imus’s use of “nappy-headed ho’s” has, since the 1960′s told us to “express ourselves,” to “lighten up.” They have striven with boundless energy to “push the [...]

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Tax (Non)Sense

Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:47 Comments Off

This is old news but it’s worth repeating. If you owe $5,000 and wait until June 17 to file, for example, you’re looking at a penalty of $500. You’d pay 5% for each month that the return was late, up to 25%. (The penalty breaks down to 4.5% for filing late and 0.5% a month [...]

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Don Imus’s Teddy Bear

Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:41 Comments Off
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The State Has Night Vision

Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:17 Comments Off

This is truly sick. From the National Highway Nazis website: In June 2005, Preusser Research Group, under contract from the National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration, conducted a nighttime seat belt use survey in New Mexico. Previous studies found lower nighttime seat belt use rates in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania. This study sought to confirm those [...]

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The Power of Knowing

Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:48 Comments Off

I made these comments about this article a few weeks ago: “Houses Cheaper than Cars in Detroit.” Well, it was just one more story about the housing and foreclosure woes in the city. In the Detroit Free Press last week, I came across an article about downtown Detroit condos and river lofts, etc. The story [...]

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Killer Nailguns

Saturday, April 14, 2007 14:35 Comments Off

The government is determined to do something, anything, about nailguns. Take a nation of do-it-yourselfers, add a ready supply of cheap nailguns and what do you get? About 37,000 nailgun injuries a year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said more needs to be done to make consumers aware [...]

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