Archive for December, 2011
Folks may know how I like to pick on the cupcake craze because I see it as just one of many boom-bust absurdities that were born during the years of excess spawned by government monetary policy that encouraged and triggered credit addiction and high time preferences. During the boom years, we saw the rise of [...]
And less free. Charles C. Mann writes an excellent piece in Vanity Fair on Bruce Schneier, a security expert, and the security theatre of the United States government. Two months after 9/11, the Bush administration created the Transportation Security Agency, ordering it to hire and train enough security officers to staff the nation’s 450 airports within [...]
I thought this Vanity Fair Republican beefcake calendar was pretty darn funny.
An article from the Billings Gazette reads: The upstart entrepreneur had enlisted the help of more than 30 volunteers, including his extended family, to help make and deliver free meals to shut-ins on Christmas Day. His grandma made 11 types of cookies, Albertsons donated turkey, and Meadow Gold donated 75 cartons of milk. Cody Walter [...]
I wonder if Santa will go down the chimney with the flag in hand?
More childish cupcakeism. I think the pastor samples a lot of his own baked goods.
Ron Paul on defended on NPR? But Paul cannot be dismissed as just another robotic Republican. Indeed, he is more inclined to challenge Republican orthodoxy on a host of foreign and fiscal policy issues than Barack Obama. He does so as something that is rare indeed at the highest levels of American politics: a conservative. [...]
An article in the Flu Street Journal reads: The U.S. government paid scientists to figure out how the deadly bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to people, and two labs succeeded in creating new strains that spread easier. On Tuesday, federal officials took the unprecedented step of asking those scientists not [...]
Here is an energized piece from one of the most passionate members of the primal-paleo community, neurosurgeon Jack Kruse. See Wish #4. Indeed, authenticity is an essential part of character. To quote: Day 4 Wish: Say what you believe and forget about political correctness. Happiness needs authenticity. Read a column by Karen DeCoster. Google her now. [...]