- An anxious space geek makes good in Hollywood.
- It’s just common sense that you should be free to shoot illegal home invaders. No matter who employs them.
- Even when they are “legal” they are still sometimes scum who should not be welcomed in anything that calls itself a civilization.
- While it’s not as unique as this article implies, the Anevay Frontier Stove looks like cool beans for preppers, campers, and small-house dwellers.
- Doctor punches out pesky (and phony) ER patient. (I wonder if Japan has laws like ours that forbid doctors to turn anyone away from the ER.)
- Do not try this at home.
- Looks as if the Clinton machine may be setting up the ever-loyal Huma Abedin to take the fall for the email scandal. Since when is it an “intrusion” or a “comandeering” (even in the Washington Times) when an aide answers emails for the boss?
- Meanwhile, Forbes tries to discover where the missing Clinton millions might be.
- The lighter side to those new ICD-10 medical codes.
- Thank you, bear.
- Tribe to open a marijuana resort.
- Your fingerprints can tell a lot more than whether you were at the scene of the crime.
- The woman who dropped her newborn from a seventh-story window used to work for child protective services.
- Karma’s a you-know-what. Those “scientists” who urged the fedgov to prosecute those who disagree with them have pulled their letter from the web (with lame excuses) after bloggers gave their lead guy’s finances a closer look.
- “Parallel construction is a controversial investigative technique that takes information gained from sources like the NSA’s mass surveillance, covers up or lies about the sources, and then utilizes them in criminal investigations inside the United States.” Your gummint at work.
- Ted Cruz, attempting to be relevant, appoints that unconscionable weasel and professional has-been, Bob Barr, to do outreach toward libertarians. (H/T JB)
- That $750 pill that gained so much notoriety recently is (you will not be surprised to learn) more a product of the U.S. regulatory system than of some “greedy rogue” (however unsavory the rogue in question might actually be).
- Dunno. Cloning pooches still seems creepy to me. Amazing. But creepy. Also wish this NPR piece had gone into more detail about how cloned dogs can differ so much, even in basic characteristics like markings, from their source material.
Archive for the ‘Health’ Category
- Were it not for its nosebleed-high price the Blackphone 2 would be starting to tempt me in the direction of a smartphone.
- Here’s another person who disappeared and still managed to have a regular life. Details, media people. Details, please. (Though in this case the woman clearly doesn’t want them known.)
- Gun store moves three blocks. Causes hysteria. Sigh.
- Nice idea. S’pose it’ll have any result?
- And sometimes the “good guy” isn’t. OTOH, since he’s nowhere to be found, how can anybody be sure that the alleged (inept) “good guy” with the gun ever actually intended to be helpful? Maybe he did. Maybe the whole situation is other than it appears.
- Okay, now that’s a headline: “Meet the Nepalese-American death metal guitarist who just found water on Mars.”
- Will smoking kill you? It may depend on your genes.
- What it is is victimhood culture. (I’m tempted to say, “But don’t worry. Victimhood culture can’t last ’cause it’ll quickly destroy the larger culture that hosts it.” How’s that for encouraging?)
- Don’t say I never post anything nice about cops.
- Seeking a job isn’t supposed to be a crime. So why should it make you a criminal suspect?
- Willie Nelson’s new pot brand gets private equity funding. :-)
- Speaking of cannabis … slowly, slowly even politicians are beginning to see the real effects of drug bans.
- Selfies: deadlier than sharks.
- Why are Muslims allowed to do what Christians are not?
- Ha ha. And Mark Zuckerberg thought $100 million would change the government school system in just one city. Oh well, he’s young. He might still learn.
- Another big “surprise.” Kids are pitching their government-mandated fruit straight into the trash.
- Parishioners ensure that three counts of attempted murder didn’t become something much worse.
- Would love to know more details about how this guy hid out in plain sight.
- Man vandalizes own truck for money, blames Black Lives Matter.
- No comment.
- L.A. freelancers. In an … um, interesting tax situation.
- Ahhhh, free enterprise. In Pakistan, it seems, you can rent yourself a mob from people who specialize in this “valuable public service.”
- And this! Spy-agency contractor will pay $1 million for an iPhone hack.
- Some of us predicted this way back in the 90s: sensors in drugs that can report to Authoritah whether or not you’ve taken your meds. They’re here.
- The week in security.
- The evolution of modern art.
- “Do Dogs Go to Heaven?” by Carl M. Cannon. Sentimental. But sweet.
- A Scottie pinwheel. (H/T KK)
- Pilot diverts an international flight to save a dog traveling in cargo. (Yeah, I’ll bet that made some passengers mad, but …)
- The busybodies and their puppets in poly-ticks who hope to control all human behavior (including human ingenuity), really ought to have another think: prisoner nearly escapes using toothpaste and thread.
- Director of the Nobel Institute at the time President Unicorn got his peace prize regrets the award.
- Speaking of Obama, he’s just signed an executive order essentially allowing fedgov agencies to perform social “science” research on us all. Naturally, the evil father of “libertarian paternalism (spit!),” Cass Sunstein, has a hand in this.
- Yes, expat haven Panama is really, truly lightening up its gun laws. Not enough, mind you, but it’s a start and it’s not just a rumor. (H/T jb)
- Headline says it all: “Two of the nation’s top cops will be responsible for the next targeted killings.” Okay, not directly responsible; that will lie on the heads of the killers. But these guys will have aided and abetted. So far, however, there is no “war on police.”
- How many cops does it take to deal with a jaywalking kid? Even if he is showing some attitude (which, so far, seems unproven anyhow).
- 11 secrets to a successful ER visit. (Sent by ML, who knows.)
- Some techies have invented a system for making “anonymous” online surveys actually anonymous.
- “Elite” SWAT cops petulently destroy their own office.
- So what do you suppose this guy was ticketed for?
- I’m not sure which is more remarkable: that three-year-olds are now getting type II diabetes or that this one recovered with sensible lifestyle changes.
- Your government at work — threatening, bombing, shooting, and otherwise terrorizing its unwanted neighbors. (Via Shel in comments)
- Here’s a new thought (and a longish article on it): what if all those creeps who are aggregating and selling our personal data are a national-security threat? (Everything else is, so why not them?)
- Americans (particularly those of means) continue to surrender their citizenship in record numbers. Small numbers, still. But growing thanks to punitive banking and tax laws.
- Yep, Bob, you’re right. The hysteria over Ahmed’s clock is exactly in the same dishonorable tradition as the nutzoid over-reaction to the notorious gun-shaped Pop-Tart.
- Library joins the TOR network to give its computer-using patrons privacy. Local cops intervene. Hope is not yet lost, however.
- Skunk water. Cops’ latest weapon against we the uppity — and anybody else who happens to be in the way.
- Yes, that 13-year-old boy was stupid. But then, 13-year-old boys are. Law enforcers ought to know better.
- If you happen to be passing through Colorado on Wednedsday …
- Those new, more complicated (and vastly more invasive) medical codes Shel warned about in a recent comment section are to become official on October 1. Quadruple the info for doctors and medical billers to cope with and more info on you going to government. Even if the so-called “benefits” of the codes were valid, this just goes farther in turning doctors into unpaid government research teams and informants.
- A new titanium rib cage for a cancer patient. Is there anything 3D printing can’t do?
- “15 Books to Read This Fall.” Normally, I ignore lists like this ’cause 15 books some posturing media intellectual recommends are usually about as good as 15 bottles of sleeping pills. But this list of new titles for the fall looks great. Books for real people! (And of course, you can get them using my Amazon links, thank you very much.)
(Big H/T MJR)
Good luck to anyone who’s in northern California right now, having to deal with those monstrous new fires. Unbelievable how far and fast they’re spreading.
- Ha! Here’s a dude who decided to rob the wrong young woman.
- Five parenting situations that require alcohol. And not the rubbing kind.
- A loaded gun. A round in the chamber. And guess where this dumb tweaker broad decided to stash her firearm?
- Great advice for LEOs (and the person who sent me this link spent his career in that category): how to avoid being killed or being a killer of the innocent.
- Eight things that might get you on the infamous no-fly list. And note how few of them have anything to do with being dangerous. (H/T PT)
- The crazy reason it costs $14,000 to treat a snakebite with $14 medicine.
(Big H/T to MJR!)
Just a quick note to say I’m fine and dandy. The infamous medical procedure got done after multiple delays due to equipment malfuntions. Then, when it was finally performed, it turned out complicated. Not necessarily in any way that’s bad for my prospects of a long, happy, and troublemaking life. Just complicated. With more complications to come in the next few weeks, I’m afraid. :-(
But I’m alive. I’m well. I can eat, drink, and walk the dogs again. And wow, did they give me some great drugs. I was pretty much out of it for the rest of the day, even once I got past the stage of having groggy conversations with the alligator clip they put on my finger. (When you’re in a certain state of mind, that thing really does look like a mouth, you know.)
Back to normal blogging tomorrow.
Our funny little brains and why primal/paleo is a good place to start but not always the greatest place to end upTuesday, September 8th, 2015
Today I’m fasting — doctor’s orders (vision quest, vision quest, vision quest) — So naturally, by 9:00 a.m. I was ravenous.
One of the little towns nearby held its annual “grand parade” this weekend. You understand that “grand” is strictly in the eye of the Chamber of Commerce.
- Taking tacticool to an even more ridiculous extreme. (H/T jb)
- Remember that New Yorker article on the coming Cascadia “coast is toast” quake? Went a little over the top in places. Now its author, Kathryn Schultz is back with some pretty sound advice for staying safe when Cascadia decides to do its thing.
- This history of
moderngovernment medicine was a bit thick for me, I confess. But if you really want to know how we got in the fix we’re in, this is the article for you. (H/T ML)
- Look who’s pushing the international arms treaty and how they’re doing it. (Via A.G. in comments)
- Even chimps can down drones. Maybe better than your hired security staff does.
- Eleven-year-old with a gun stops a home invasion. And stops one invader permanently.
- Could motion sickness be treated by a shock from your cellphone?
- Ten German words that should be adopted into English. And a bunch more. (Tip o’ hat to jed)
- And your awwwwww story of the day, courtesy of Wendy McElroy: couple rescues dog lost for 42 days in Yellowstone.