Archive for August, 2010

Kids Should Learn to Be Bullies and Kill

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 22:15 22 Comments

Don Cooper tells me: I was on campus at Georgia Tech a few weeks back and they were hosting an Police Explorer “thing”. In other words they had teenagers all dressed up in Police Explorer t-shirts wearing badges, cuffs, guns (fake I assume), and going through some sort of collection of perverse drills. One was where the [...]

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Freedomist Mom Revisits Her “Crime”

Monday, August 23, 2010 22:18 12 Comments

This article in The Week, from “America’s Worst Mom,” is a fascinating reflection on an event that, one year ago, shook the world of America’s most vocal ‘it-takes-a-village’ Safety Nazis. A year ago, Lenore Skenazy let her independent and spunky 9-year-old child take a New York subway home alone because he asked his parents to [...]

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Disclosure Nonsense

Sunday, August 22, 2010 7:29 4 Comments

Elizabeth Warren is a Harvard Law Professor who also chairs the congressional panel charged with spending your money monitoring the Treasury’s spending of the money used to bail out the U.S. financial system. She’s one of the many Central Planners who disguises herself as someone who protects you and has your best interests at heart. [...]

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Bill Gross: “Nationalize Housing”

Saturday, August 21, 2010 18:43 23 Comments

Almost no one can top the insane proclamations of Bill Gross, a certified nut who runs Pacific Investment Management Co (PIMCO) and consistently partners with government in order to assist with the design of government planning schemes that enrich Wall Street firms and guys like him who pull all the levers behind the black curtain. [...]

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Let’s Poison Them Young

Saturday, August 21, 2010 18:09 7 Comments

After I posted this piece about the government’s flouride pushers in public schools, RB, a libertarian acquaintance, sent me this photo he took of Mother’s Choice “infant water.” The label says, “with added flouride.” On flouride, see Murray Rothbard’s “Flouridation Revisited” and Dr. Donald Miller’s “Flouride Follies.”

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A Whopper and Fries, With a Side of Statins and Flouride

Monday, August 16, 2010 22:16 12 Comments

No joke – doctors are acknowledging that giving away statins, free of charge, along with that non-food known as fast food, could be a great idea. In a paper published in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr Darrel Francis and colleagues calculate that the reduction in cardiovascular risk offered by a statin is enough to [...]

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Let’s Play Police State

Sunday, August 15, 2010 15:34 7 Comments

I noticed this hideous thing while looking at bicycle helmets at REI: The kids helmet for girls is nice and pink, with flowers. The boys helmet is a police state knockoff, just perfect for the young’un with low self-esteem. Perhaps the helmet comes with the first three brush cuts for free, a taser of the [...]

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Real Bodybuilders

Saturday, August 14, 2010 6:30 8 Comments

In the Republic of the Congo, here are a group of men in a makeshift gym with a bunch of “stuff” cobbled together to make gym equipment that mimics the standard equipment found in the West. They are doing traditional bodybuilding exercises as opposed to functional fitness, but hey, this is sensational given that they [...]

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The Mother of All Bubble Businesses

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 17:16 12 Comments

I reported on a foolish new bubble-driven, infantile fad yesterday – the yogurt taps for adults. Today I have seen the worst case, ever, of a bubble-driven, adolescent, mindless fixation as reported this past weekend in the New York Times (hat tip goes to Lew Rockwell for this one). This particular new business, in Times [...]

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Post-Boom Bubble Businesses Rise From the Ashes

Monday, August 9, 2010 22:30 34 Comments

I chuckle at the unsustainable business models that materialized during the Boom, only to go Bust shortly after the Downslide, only to sometimes return – in worse form – after the media hype and government lies sold the masses on the story that we are on the way back to economic prosperity. Crocs have been [...]

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