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Pay Big Bucks to Get Hysterical

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 21:31 7 Comments

Personalized genomic medicine – at a Walgreens near you! From an article in the Washington Post: Beginning Friday, shoppers in search of toothpaste, deodorant and laxatives at more than 6,000 drugstores across the nation will be able to pick up something new: a test to scan their genes for a propensity for Alzheimer’s disease, breast [...]

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The Kidney Bureaucracy /Monty Python View

Friday, May 7, 2010 9:09 1 Comment

I had a couple of recent posts on the organ donor issue: #1 here, and #2 here. I received an interesting comment on my blog, and an email, from Kidney Mama, who sent a link to this post on her blog. Donation cards are not the answer for kidney transplants, and here’s why (Thanks to [...]

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Readers Donating Time

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 22:42 7 Comments

I thought this idea was worth passing along. Each day, I get hundreds of emails from readers – the good, the great, the bad, & the ugly. One thing I get a lot of is … articles off the web that readers think I may be interested in for purposes of blogging or writing. This [...]

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The Downfall of the Hitler Parody

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:31 2 Comments

It’s true – the spoofs from the movie Downfall are being blocked on YouTube. Constantin Films owns the rights to the movies, and the company has claimed copyright infringement. Here’s a good article on TimesOnline, with an even better title: “Hitler’s Copyright Panzers Roll Out.” As I’ve noted before, the director of the movie, Oliver [...]

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Government Motors is using government money to pay back government money to get more government money

Monday, April 26, 2010 21:59 3 Comments

My hometown is electrified about the great news: GM is paying back its loans. A cartoon from the Detroit Free Press on the “seven dirty words”: I can think of two really dirty words that would please even Joe Wilson: “You Lie!” When I heard the payoff figure of $6B on the news, my eyebrows [...]

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Another Reason I Don’t Watch TV

Thursday, April 15, 2010 21:25 9 Comments

Whenever I want to be entertained by great talent, good music, or just plain fun stuff, it’s on the web … where I can view it on my (very old but spectacular) Samsung SyncMaster 20.1″ monitor. If you like the Bill Shatner song stuff, this one is golden.

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Retro Easter Candy

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 21:39 12 Comments

I’m low on time today – due to the day job and putting together an interview with Mark Sisson for LewRockwell.com. In the meantime, here’s my nephew/godson with some of the Easter ‘candy’ I shipped to him. He loves his chocolate cigarettes while he reads KDC.com.  

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Statist Women To Admire and Other Idol Worship

Sunday, March 28, 2010 6:53 No Comments

Robert Wenzel has a funny post at his website. He notes that with March being “Women’s History Month,” the Treasury Department, “in partnership with The White House Council on Women and Girls, will convene a Women in Finance Symposium in celebration of Women’s History Month.” Here’s his point: It is very instructive to review the [...]

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My Latest Deranged Stalker: Copyright Nazi

Saturday, March 27, 2010 20:35 3 Comments

This guy has stalked me for months online. He stalked me to remove a quote from an issue of the Harley Davidson magazine, etc. Meet Craig Dove. I did this to absolutely rile him. I am so sick of attracting crazy people. Not disagreeing people. Not even hateful people. But C-R-A-Z-Y people. 3.28.2010 Update: According [...]

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Shocking News: Government Motors Likes Black Boxes

Monday, March 22, 2010 22:06 7 Comments

From an article in the Detroit News: General Motors Co. supports legislation to require so-called “black boxes” in vehicles to collect crash data, and it is willing to support additional “reasonable” auto safety legislation. Meeting with reporters Friday, GM’s new vice president for government relations, Robert E. Ferguson, said the company backs legislation in the [...]

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