Archive for August, 2011

Government is Sending Us to Early Graves

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:57 3 Comments

Lew Rockwell interviews Dr. Donald Miller, a cardiac surgeon, on eating fat to lose fat.

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

Federal Reserve Fail

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:42 1 Comment

Karl Denninger gets another nod here. His comments on the minutes of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting are a hoot. From the FOMC minutes: The information reviewed at the August 9 meeting indicated that the pace of the economic recovery remained slow in recent months and that labor market conditions continued to be [...]

This was posted under category: Financial Markets

Wall Street – a Rigged Casino

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 23:15 1 Comment

Karl Denninger has turned out a great market musing, and no further comment on my part can possibly eclipse this stellar polemic on the Wall Street-Government hostile takeover of Main Street. Go ahead politicians, tell us how important “Wall Street” is to the economy and to you.  Let the thieves and liars continue to pollute [...]

This was posted under category: Financial Markets

Self-Sufficiency Undermines the Division of Labor?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 22:13 8 Comments

As many folks may know, I am a big advocate of self-sufficiency and resourcefulness (jack-of-all-trades). As a response to this post on frugality and self-sufficiency, someone writes me and makes the statement: “Self-sufficiency undermines the division of labor … and it drags us back to the stone age.” The libertarianoid sentiment that we should all [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Parents Aren’t Safe

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:08 3 Comments

Here’s another way for the government-media safety parade propaganda machine to sell folks on the dangers of biological parents and the “safety” of our government parents: thanks to parental negligence, kids bring “unsafe” lunches to school that are ripe for bacteria. As usual, researchers study something – anything – that is insignificant and turn the [...]

This was posted under category: "For the Children"

A Cardiac Surgeon on the Glory of Saturated Fat

Monday, August 29, 2011 21:38 6 Comments

Dr. Donald Miller is a cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He writes for, including his recent piece, “Enjoy Saturated Fats, They’re Good For You!” Dr. Miller’s great article was based on this presentation, which is now online. Follow me on Twitter @karendecoster.

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

Fat-Free Rinse & Repeat

Monday, August 29, 2011 21:08 No Comments

The only thing worse than the name of the program – the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 – is the premise of the program, which is to repeat the same mistakes, only this time with a dash of whole wheat. In an earlier post (titled “Shoot me in the head with a whole grain, [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

Ron Paul on Liberty, Economy, and Raw Milk

Sunday, August 28, 2011 18:41 2 Comments
This was posted under category: Ron Paul

Joel Salatin Interviews

Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:57 1 Comment

Over at Robb Wolf’s blog there is a great string of blogs going up from a contributing blogger and real foodist, Amber Karnes. Amber has put up interesting video interviews of driving and chatting with Joel Salatin. Parts I and II are up. Note in Part II where Joel talks about a “scale” rating individual [...]

This was posted under category: Food Choice Advocacy

Frugality and Self-Sufficiency? Say It Isn’t So!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 21:02 3 Comments

First it was the brutal news that the antiquated layaway plan had made a comeback. This was followed by horrifying news stories about folks who denied the Bush-Obama spending pleas, and instead they began to save their money. And then came the outrageous story that demand for used cars was up. And those dreadful pawn shops and [...]

This was posted under category: Depression Living