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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Claire Wolfe

Friday linkathon

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
  • 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.
Claire Wolfe

Tuesday links

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
  • 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?)
Claire Wolfe

Thursday links

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Monday links

Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Friday links

Friday, September 18th, 2015
  • 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.
Claire Wolfe

Thursday links

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
  • “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.
Claire Wolfe

Weekend links

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
  • 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.

Claire Wolfe

Friday links

Friday, September 11th, 2015

(Big H/T to MJR!)

Claire Wolfe

Fine and dandy

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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.

Claire Wolfe

Our funny little brains and why primal/paleo is a good place to start but not always the greatest place to end up

Tuesday, 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.

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Claire Wolfe

Post holiday ramble

Monday, September 7th, 2015

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.

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Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, September 7th, 2015


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