Archive for July, 2011

Big Pharma From the Womb

Monday, July 18, 2011 18:42 No Comments

Big Pharma and its adherents in the medical establishment think technology can allow them to program children – via the use of pharmaceuticals – while still in the womb. Scientists believe improving womb conditions that are less than optimal could help set certain bodily functions to work more efficiently or appropriately after the baby’s birth. [...]

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Measuring Feelings

Monday, July 18, 2011 18:16 1 Comment

First, the headline: Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Rose in July. I always enjoy reading stuff about measuring “confidence.” This story is about the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo sentiment index. They measure “collective confidence” (or sentiment!) in an index that is interpreted to measure potential future economic performance (or the perception therein). This is in [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Borders Books Go Boom

Monday, July 18, 2011 17:57 1 Comment

I first wrote about Borders being in trouble in 2008, in 2010, and then again in 2011. Borders just announced its intentions to liquidate. Borders’ liquidation is a concrete sign of the rapidly shifting market for book sales. Borders was a victim of industry dynamics, exacerbated by a number of strategic errors, an insatiable desire [...]

This was posted under category: Business

An Inner Glimpse Into the Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Sunday, July 17, 2011 18:09 1 Comment

Thanks to Graham Dugas for the link and very funny title. And then here’s Ron Paul telling us that the talks on the debt ceiling are indeed much like the movie scene above.

This was posted under category: Political Nincompoopery

Gloom, Boom, Doom, Got Your Back, and …… Oops

Sunday, July 17, 2011 17:56 No Comments

This post has a little bit of gloom (“The US Federal Reserve gave a downbeat assessment of the world’s largest economy on Wednesday, pointing to a slower than expected growth and higher inflation”); a dash of boom (the Congressional Budget Office said that debt would be 69% of GDP this year, potentially rising to 101% [...]

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Joel Salatin on Twinkies vs Raw Milk

Sunday, July 17, 2011 16:23 No Comments

Here’s Joel Salatin at the 2:50 mark of the video, stating that he thinks it is pretty amazing that we have a government that decides it is perfectly safe to feed your kids ho-ho cakes, Twinkies, and mountain dew, but its unsafe to feed them raw milk. If you are the kind of person who [...]

This was posted under category: Food Choice Advocacy

Do Not Do Unto the TSA As They Do Unto You

Sunday, July 17, 2011 14:53 3 Comments

The TSA’s wuss henchmen and strapping, corn-fed females can molest, grope, grab, torment, harass, and assault you as they please, under the guise of preserving your life, and this nation of sheep stands idly by and yields to the intimidation and humiliation. But dare to touch the breast of a TSA agent, and you are [...]

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Kids Learn the ABCs of the Lemonade Stand Police State

Sunday, July 17, 2011 7:35 2 Comments

This police chief (see 00:35 of the video) in Midway, Georgia looks like she belongs to the TSA more so than a militarized police force, and she states that the team of little girls who had set up a lemonade stand to sell to neighborhood customers were “breaking the law,” and “the law is the [...]

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Joel Salatin: A Radical for Freedom

Sunday, July 10, 2011 19:32 4 Comments

Joel Salatin, who I have blogged about before, is one of the most underrated libertarians that … well, almost no one knows about. If you are a ‘”foodie,” or one who cares about the future of your freedom of choice concerning what goes in your body, then you do know who Salatin is, and you [...]

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Fireworks Bread & Circuses

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 6:45 8 Comments

Here is a good post from Lew Rockwell on his blog: As a boy, I loved the annual July 4th fireworks displays in my town. Then I realized they were socialist extravaganzas. Now I see them as expensive government propaganda, fire-setting and terrorizing to pets, not to speak of disturbing to the social peace. Only [...]

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