Archive for November, 2011

Black Friday Boobus

Monday, November 28, 2011 22:01 2 Comments

The American media has become so immune to the inanity that only the foreign press dares to consistently cover (and make fun of) American Black Friday “traditions.” Ya gotta love this Mail Online headline: “Black Friday madness: Grandfather body-slammed by cops, man tasered, two shot, Wal-Mart in bomb scare and woman pepper-sprays rival shoppers on [...]

This was posted under category: Boobus, Economics

Buying Shit is Stressful

Monday, November 28, 2011 21:21 1 Comment

Surprise, surprise – people are completely stressed out when they line up at Best Buy before midnight to purportedly save a few $$$$ more than usual to buy shit while fighting crowds, enduring madness, and escaping with a TV or video game console. Sweat-sensing bracelets tell us this is true. Shopper stress was linked more [...]

This was posted under category: Boobus, Totalitarian Government

Judge Andrew Napolitano: What if …?

Sunday, November 27, 2011 7:03 7 Comments

The Judge on the state of our non-freedom under the omnipotent, unconstitutional, totalitarian United States government. This is a very powerful message to be seeing on FOX News. Thanks to Charles Burris for the FYI.

This was posted under category: Totalitarian Government

Salt Your Turkey Today

Thursday, November 24, 2011 11:47 1 Comment

Dr. Brownstein, author of Salt Your Way to Health, says – “Lower your salt intake? No way!” Dr. Brownstein analyzes a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. For years, I have been lecturing and writing about the nonsensical argument the conventional powers-that-be claim that lowering salt in the diet will reduce your risk [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

The Vegetable Pizza Battle: America’s #1 Priority

Thursday, November 24, 2011 7:10 3 Comments

Just recently, I published a post about the congressional battle to preserve the interests of the rent-seeking flock, led by Big Agra-Big Foods. The Wall Street Journal has since published an article about the Obama Administration’s resistance to the congressional definition of pizza as a vegetable because this does not fit well with Michele Obama’s wonderful little war [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

Food Fight – Deciding Who Profits from Taxpayer-Subsidized Lunches

Thursday, November 17, 2011 16:55 1 Comment

If you read this article in full (“Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes”), it’ll read like a comedy skit. The USDA, Congress, food companies (including huge players like ConAgra Foods and Schwan Food Company), and industry lobbyists (for frozen foods, potatoes, and salt) have been fighting over what non-food foods will be available for [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

It Ain’t Honey, Honey

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 22:47 4 Comments

By now, the word is out on honey – that most of what consumers buy ain’t really honey at all. Even the Food Safety News can occasionally run a good article – “Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey.” After testing honey sold in grocery stores that was found to have little or no pollen, [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

The “Children” and Cholesterol

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 22:20 1 Comment

An “expert” panel appointed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is recommending that all children start taking Lipitor be tested for high cholesterol (as defined by the special interest medical establishment) starting at age nine. The American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed this lunacy. For children with “high” cholesterol, first comes the government [...]

This was posted under category: Big Pharma

The Wine Protection Racket

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 22:08 1 Comment

In the past, I have blogged about state laws that prohibit or make difficult the purchase of wine from out-of-state retailers because the states are under pressure to preserve profits and non-competition for in-state wine sellers. Tons of bucks are thrown at the issue by special interests that lobby to take away your right to [...]

This was posted under category: Totalitarian Government, Wine

Another Big Pharma “Cure” for Obesity

Friday, November 11, 2011 6:00 3 Comments

Another scheme to fight fatness: The Pharmaceutical Daily Journal (WSJ) is touting a new drug “that kills a type of fat cell by choking off its blood supply caused significant weight loss in obese monkeys, potentially setting the stage for a new pharmaceutical approach to attacking obesity.” In other words, a drug that attacks your body [...]

This was posted under category: Big Pharma