Archive for June, 2010

The Medical Establishment’s Newest Pseudo-Science

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 21:22 4 Comments

So now it’s being heavily implied that gastric bypass surgery is a useful tool for treating high cholesterol. Gastric bypass surgery can help lower cholesterol and improve the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol, according to a new study presented here at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & [...]

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The Fish Fly?

Monday, June 28, 2010 21:48 8 Comments

If you live in certain lakeside communities off of Lake St. Clair, as I do and always have, then you have experienced the hellish nightmare of fish fly season. In season, they cover everything in sight in thick layers: doors, streets, lamp posts, buildings, houses, mailboxes, etc. It’s the 6th Great Lake – Lake St. [...]

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Failed Fannie Mae Will Pummel Mortgage Defaulters

Monday, June 28, 2010 20:49 6 Comments

The government, after destroying the economy and housing market through its social engineering, financial corruption, and political favoritism, is telling you to pay up or else. Government-sponsored mortgage purchaser Fannie Mae is trying to encourage distressed homeowners to find alternatives to foreclosure by banning those who walk away from getting new loans for seven years. [...]

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Self-Induced Destruction

Monday, June 28, 2010 20:23 10 Comments

The latest voluntary victim of a nutcase food philosophy is actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Apparently, the 37-year-old Paltrow is one sick kid, with a serious nutritional deficiency and the brittle bones of an old woman. It turns out she had a bad bone fracture that led to surgery, which led to the discovery of the disease [...]

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Austrian Economics in the WSJ … Again

Monday, June 28, 2010 7:45 11 Comments

Russ Roberts of George Mason University has another solid piece in the Wall Street Journal: “Why Friedrich Hayek is Making a Comeback: With the failure of Keynesian stimulus, the late Austrian economist’s ideas on state power and crony capitalism are getting a new hearing.” This is a nice rundown on Hayek for beginners, and even [...]

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Ramblin’ Photos

Sunday, June 27, 2010 19:03 4 Comments

I like to take photos of the stuff I see, and how I got there. These photos were taken in South Central Tennessee. I rode to an Amish area and explored on my trusty Giant hybrid, complete with a “junk” trunk that holds all my stuff … along with my Ruger.

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Butler Shaffer

Sunday, June 27, 2010 18:25 3 Comments

I came home from vacation to find something in my mailbox from a dear friend, great mentor, and proficient author/lecturer/scholar/popular writer, Butler Shaffer, one of the most solid (and admired) thinkers in libertarianism today. A conversation came up between us wherein I mentioned I had not read his book Calculated Chaos, which was written in [...]

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Food Totalitarians Ramp Up Their “Wars”

Sunday, June 27, 2010 17:51 4 Comments

Last week, the Los Angeles Times ran an article about the new government initiative on food which is the same as the old government initiative, except this time they mean it. From the LA Times article: “The basic advice is the same. The new twist is that they’re recognizing the fact that it’s very hard for [...]

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Sorry, I’m Open

Sunday, June 27, 2010 15:17 4 Comments

  I’m open for business again. I noted that I had not made a blog post in 2+ weeks – a record for me! Shame, shame. I’m back in Michigan, after my trip to Tennessee, where I stayed with my “survivalist” friends at The Farm, drinking the best hooch ever made, along with homemade elderberry [...]

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Not Your Father’s Data Recorder

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:21 10 Comments

Reader Brent Petersen points out some of the usual government nonsense from bill H.R. 5345, or, the ‘Consumer Auto Safety Enhancement Act of 2010.’ For the 2012 model year, cars that are due to hit the market in a few months, congress wants an event recorder of specs yet to be determined in every new [...]

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