Archive for October, 2015

Southern Poverty Law Center Identifies Racist Sleeper Cells

Thursday, October 29, 2015 17:28 1 Comment

It’s not really SPLC, but you could’ve fooled me. This article in the National Journal, “The Black-White Sleep Gap,” tells the tale of well-funded researchers setting out to “com­pare how blacks and whites ex­per­i­enced slow-wave sleep” in their quest for racial justice, and it is written that “what they found was disturbing.” It seems that [...]

This was posted under category: Race Wars

Bernanke Book

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 19:19 No Comments

Is anyone else chuckling at this self-glorifying book title? It’s like a serial arsonist writing a book: The Courage to Yell “Fire.” My fiancé (I can’t take the Photoshop credit) came up with an alternative version since Ben’s beard deserves much more admiration than his courage.

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Government Motors Junk

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 18:35 No Comments

Government Motors continues to produce debris disguised as quality products while political flapjaws derail Volkswagen for giving its customers performance and quality. General Motors Co. said Tuesday it is recalling 1.41 million cars worldwide for fire risks linked to drops of oil on the exhaust manifold — the fourth time since 2008 the automaker has [...]

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REI Opts Out of Mad Friday

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:04 No Comments

I guess there won’t be any riots at REI this coming Black Friday, so all cameras are on Walmart. The store is closed and employees have the day off. REI is taking direct aim at the frenzied consumerism that dominates the holidays with a message to do the exact opposite of what Black Friday demands. [...]

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“Processed meat causes cancer, health experts warn”

Monday, October 26, 2015 20:38 2 Comments

This story, at first, seemed like another one of those ignorable media blitzes that distorted some research, drew causation from correlation, and sensationalized the results. The consumption of red meat has been noted to cause cancer, and since the World Health Organization says so, this thing has some traction. Red meat and processed meat has [...]

This was posted under category: Food Politics

Free Markets Make You Fat, Poor, and Miserable

Monday, October 26, 2015 17:52 2 Comments

Robert Shiller, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has co-published a scary piece - perfect for Halloween – in the Washington Post, with George A. Akerlof, blaming free markets for personal vice, lack of individual discipline, and non-coercive marketing that seizes upon human desire and weakness. They start out the piece: It is now not uncommon for 11-year-olds to be diabetic. [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Auto Bubble Shift

Sunday, October 25, 2015 8:17 No Comments

Following car sales can provide insight into the high time preferences of the car-buying masses. Compact car sales vs truck & SUV sales go in lockstep with gas prices with a focus only on today, never tomorrow. Low gas prices, along with almost-zero (or zero) interest rates, is driving this crazed auto bubble. Another one that will [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon, Uncategorized is Satire?

Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:55 1 Comment

I think this is a case where anti-satire is actually satire. I’m really tired of the amount of fake news that has sprung up across the internet. In the past satire site’s like The Onion did a good job of being obvious they were fake. Unfortunately there is a new breed of satire sites out [...]

This was posted under category: Zeitgeist

Mammograms Are Largely Ineffective

Friday, October 23, 2015 18:23 No Comments

Ilana Mercer writes on the new mammogram guidelines from the Health Autocrats. She correctly notes we were both “fired” from our Docs for not abiding by the conventional wisdom on this matter, as well as other matters. Here is a quote (below) she pulls from the recommendations: The Task Force’s 2009 recommendations to reduce the [...]

This was posted under category: Medical Establishment

Biden & Big Cancer: “a sustained national commitment…”

Thursday, October 22, 2015 19:10 No Comments

Joe Biden has announced he will “dedicate” himself to “fighting cancer,” yet no one in the media dares to ask for this action to be strictly defined. Journalists take happy notes, write it up, trust all is well and honest, and send it on down the publishing hole. “I’m going to spend the next 15 [...]

This was posted under category: Medical Establishment