Archive for April, 2011
I have this really bad habit of countering ignorance through knowledge. Knowledge is power, and it is the kind of power we should covet, as opposed to exercising power – through political machinations – to control or trample the choices and lifestyles of our fellow humans. Ignorance is my least favorite epidemic.
Dr. David Brownstein, who has been published on LewRockwell.com, has published a blog on the fraudulent Paul Thorsen, who was funded by the CDC to discredit the link between autism and vaccines. Dr. Brownstein is from the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, where I am a patient (of one of his [...]
Homemade salsa. I haven’t had the crap from a jar for a long time. This is a recipe I got from some libertarian friends (Ron and Tami Holland) when I visited them in North Carolina. So I modified it, like I do all recipes, and here it is: – (2) cans of Rotel tomatoes (one [...]
In the People’s Republic of Bloomberg, new state laws are regulating the activities in day camps. The Health Department created a list of “risky” recreational activities, and any camp programs that offer “two or more organized recreational activities – with at least one of them on the risky list – is deemed a summer camp and [...]
The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (yes, such a thing exists) is using its federal political power to have indoor smoking bans (workplace, bars, restaurants) in place in all states by 2020. When asked if the prediction for having comprehensive smoking bans in place in all states by 2020 was reasonable, the American Anti-Tobacco [...]
Moe, Larry, and Curly have teamed up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA, and your congressional leaders to identify another “public health crisis” that needs a government solution. Here’s an article from the Pharmaceutical Daily Journal: The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require some painkiller manufacturers [...]
Even a commie is a “hoot” (pun intended!) once in a while. Mr. Bills on artificial trophy topography (silicone self-esteem): In the end I guess my own gender is most to blame. ……… Even as adults, middle-aged dads and graying solitary or married men, we still lead with or can be led by our loins. [...]
With the movie Atlas Shrugged, Part I being released this weekend, and with statism becoming abundantly visible to the masses since the financial-economic meltdown and ensuing bailouts, Ayn Rand has become more popular than ever – among the older folks who grew up reading Rand and attending Objectivist Club meetings, as well as the young folks [...]
With all of the brouhaha over Standard & Poor “negative” outlook on the long-term AAA credit rating of the U.S., I have not come to the conclusion that this is a significant move. While the media bobbleheads and most independent bloggers seem to be scrambling to unwind the drama and make the case that politicians are [...]
As a response to my recent post about people condemning corporations for their responses to the pressures of inflation, a reader, Rod P., had this comment: So I guess this is the current state of affairs?: Raising prices is “gouging”. Lowering prices is “predation”. Keeping them the same is “collusion”. Cutting costs is “scheming”. What’s next?