Showing posts with label disease. Show all posts
Showing posts with label disease. Show all posts

August 30, 2018


CA becomes first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial

fromABC30: When they got rid of attorney-client privilege, no one cared because it was just Michael Cohen. Will anyone now care that the presumption of innocence is headed toward the shit can.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        The Government is Not Us

3D gun proponent Cody Wilson defiant, offers firearm blueprints for sale

fromBitcoin.com: In an exclusive interview with Matt Aaron of the Bitcoin.com Podcast Network, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed explains how he planned all along to defy US lawmakers.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Mark Penn, Tucker Carlson - Big Tech, Big Brother

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Remember this: When liberals do the right thing morally, they often injure themselves politically. They did this weekend.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Immigrants and Disease

fromCreators: The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why the liberal dilemma leads to a Democratic demise

fromTownhall: Remember this: When liberals do the right thing morally, they often injure themselves politically. They did this weekend.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Warrior cops endanger our lives and freedoms

fromTownhall: "My beef is with the growing squads of warrior cops who have been given the green light to kill, shoot, taser, abuse and steal from American citizens in the so-called name of law and order."
Police State America

Why Libertarians Should Oppose Gov't Vaccine Program

by D. Saul Weiner.       There is a lot of controversy in society today surrounding vaccines. As with the larger society, there is significant disagreement among libertarians on the topic. In this article, I lay out the many solid reasons why libertarians should oppose the government vaccine program. Just to be clear upfront, this is a different issue from   ... MORE

NatGeo: Science Seeks To Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets

by Hampton Sides. As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease. There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever. In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial mounds dating back to 3000 B.C.  ... MORE

John Stossel: The Anti-Science Left

Putting politics above science.   This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called "The Republican War on Science." I could just as easily write a book called "The Democratic War on Science." The conflict conservatives have with science is mostly caused by religion. Some religious conservatives reject evolution, and some oppose stem cell    ... MORE

David Downs: Seeking To Prove The Opposite, Scientist Finds Smoking Marijuana Decreases Lung Cancer Risk

An inconvenient truth for drug warriors.    As more and more Americans consider the pros and cons of cannabis legalization, many points are worth repeating, and chief among them: cannabis actually decreases the risk of lung cancer. It’s a counter-intuitive notion, since tobacco smoking causes cancer, marijuana smoking must as well. But as    ... MORE

Being A Good Mom Puts Her At Odds With Her Government

by John Pendygraft.   Mom of epileptic son caught in Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bureaucracy. Just as 13-year-old Branden Petro flops into the passenger seat of his mom's car, his eyes roll back. His face twitches uncontrollably. He curls into a fetal position. It is his third seizure on a particularly bad day. His mother, Renee Petro, 36, jumps   ... MORE

Lenny Bernstein: U.S. Faces 90,000 Doctor Shortage Within A Decade, Medical School Association Warns

A shortage created by government.      The United States faces a shortage of as many as 90,000 physicians by 2025, including a critical need for specialists to treat an aging population that will increasingly live with chronic disease, the association that represents medical schools and teaching hospitals reported Tuesday. The nation's shortage of   ... MORE

Keep Vaccine Choice—So Long as Families Pay Their Way

by J.D. Tuccille.    A friend of mine who worked in pediatric private practice in the Washington, D.C. suburbs had a strict policy on vaccination: If you didn't vaccinate your children, you had to find another practice. He would try to persuade, he would give several warnings, but ultimately, those who didn't vaccinate had to find another provider.       ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

Does the government own our bodies?      New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unwittingly ignited a firestorm earlier this week when he responded to a reporter's question in Great Britain about forced vaccinations of children in New Jersey by suggesting that the law in the U.S. needs to balance the rights of parents against the       ... MORE

Did Border Crisis Trigger Measles Outbreak?

by Joel B. Pollack.    More than a coincidence. A quick review of the U.S. State Department visa requirements for immigrant visas reveals that applicants must be vaccinated for measles prior to their approval. Measles vaccination is not required for tourist visas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nor is it required for any     ... MORE

The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

by John W. Whitehead.     As a child, my Christmas wish list came right out of the Sears and Roebuck catalogue—toys, board games, bikes, action figures, etc. My parents, like so many in their day, belonged to the working-class poor, so while I never lacked for the necessities of life, many of the items on my wish list never came to be. Even so,    ... MORE

Ebola, Smoking, and Mission Creep at the CDC

 by Jacob Sullum.     Before Tom Frieden became director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009, his two nemeses were tuberculosis and smoking. Although both are commonly described as threats to "public health," they differ in ways that may help explain the CDC's stumbles in dealing with Ebola. Tuberculosis,  ... MORE

FDA Regulatory Expansion Jeopardizes Public Health

Anti-cancer device in the crosshairs. In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed expanding its regulatory authority over tobacco products to include cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), and dissolvable products and gels. Currently, cigars are the most popular item in this group, but    ... MORE

Veronique de Rugy: Government Failure Is Baked In

Why the least government is the best government. On July 14, The New York Times reported that scientists at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had mishandled dangerous strains of anthrax and bird flu, failed to follow correct safety procedures after employees were exposed, and neglected to notify the appropriate         ... MORE

Ebola and the CDC's Dangerous Mission Drift

by Jacob Sullum.    Before Tom Frieden became director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009, his two main nemeses were tuberculosis and smoking. Although both are commonly described as threats to "public health," they differ in ways that may help explain the CDC's stumbling, alarmingly amateurish response to Ebola in the   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Ebola And Obama

The safety of Americans comes in second.    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans -- about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves. There was a time when an outbreak of a deadly disease overseas would bring virtually unanimous     ... MORE

Jeannie DeAngelis: Amnesty For Ebola

Never mind the threat to 300 million people.   Recently, Time magazine published an article entitled “Ebola Just the Latest Hardship for Liberian Patient in the U.S.” The piece seemed to be written with the intent to elicit sympathy for a man who, in his quest to survive, illegally infiltrated a nation carrying a highly contagious hemorrhagic     ... MORE