Showing posts with label health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label health. Show all posts

February 19, 2018


Taxing America out of its liberties

fromTheWashingtonTimes: America’s Founders never envisioned the federal government having power to extract so much of our earnings and to spend it on social engineers who pry into our lives every way they can.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Government is Not the Answer

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Sowell relates how working for government cured his Marxism.
The Government is Not Us      Regulation Nation

Free market, better medicine

fromUSNews: The regulatory environment limits the creation of a free, functioning and competitive market for prescription drugs.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    Regulation Nation

4 complaints about gun owners debunked

fromTheDailyBell: Four common knee-jerk reactions to gun ownership and the corresponding data.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Federal abuses on Obama's watch represent a growing blight on his legacy

fromTheHill: Given the tight control Obama exercised over his administration, the idea that any of these appointees and loyalists freelanced their activities without his approval or that of his White House strains credulity.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The UK banned guns—now stabbings and violent crime are out of control

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: While gun control advocates argue stricter laws could prevent mass shootings, statistics show that countries with such laws in place battle increasing rates of stabbings and other violent crimes. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

Hillary Clinton Health Update: Now Her Eyes Are Going Crazy

As Hillary Clinton’s health continues to be an issue in the final weeks of this year’s presidential contest, there is suddenly a focus on the Democrat’s “mysterious” eye movements during a speech Monday in Philadelphia.

“Hillary’s eyes appeared not in-sync with one another, as the left eye looked to be cock-eyed and displaced, especially as she looked towards the left,” noted John Binder of the American Mirror. The ocular phenomenon even prompted the popular Drudge Report to splash a banner headline reading, “Unfocused.” It featured a black-and-white still shot from Clinton’s appearance. Clinton’s speech in Philadelphia came the same day two doctors told WND the Democratic Party nominee is suffering a serious neurological disease that should disqualify her from being president. ... MORE


Don't Blame Food Companies For What You Feed Your Kids

by Baylen Linnekin.    It's parents that feed babies candy, soda, and chips. A study of infant diets in one British city has revealed some uncomfortable truths about what many parents feed their children. The study, by lead author Pinki Sahota of Leeds Beckett University and several colleagues, tracked the diets of more than 1,250 babies in the   ... MORE

Illegal Drugs Should Be Decriminalized, Say Health Experts

by Lisa Ryan.     Current policies are damaging. The war on drugs has failed – and certain illegal substances should now be decriminalized, according to some of the world’s leading health experts. Harsh drug control policies have done little to affect drug markets or drug use, experts argued. Instead, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance     ... MORE

Equating Vaping With Smoking Is Medical Malpractice

by Jacob Sullum.      Credibility up in smoke. Like most professional pundits, Margaret Cuomo has perfected the art of speaking authoritatively even when she does not know what she is talking about. Unlike most professional pundits, Cuomo is in a position to cause real damage. As a celebrity doctor spreading misinformation about the hazards of  ... MORE

There's No Way In Which The War On Drugs Isn't A Failure

by Hamilton Nolan.     It has been clear for many years that America’s “War on Drugs” is a failure from a moral perspective. For you hard-headed realists, it is worth remembering that it is a failure from an economic perspective, as well. The very simple version of this fact, which you may have already intuited, is: We have spent more than a trillion   ... MORE

NY Values: Big Apple To Make It Legal To Pee In Public

by Sylvia Van Peebles.    Of all the things one could think of that New York City needs more of, public urination doesn't immediately come to mind. But New York's City Council, which is so far left it almost collides with the right, is about to make it happen thanks to it's Speaker, a Puerto Rican nationalist who supports terrorists and rejects the       ... MORE

How Government Poisoned The People Of Flint

by John Counts.    Flint water has poisoned more than just its children. It's poisoned the citizenry's faith in government, which is supposed to provide safe drinking water, one of life's most basic essentials. Just ask Pete Nichols who was picking up bottles of water from a downtown fire station on a recent weekday. "Somebody needs to go to jail for  ... MORE

Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff Opposition

by Matthew Perrone. The option destroyers meet opposition. A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was on track to finalize new prescribing guidelines for opioid     ... MORE

Robert Coolman: CDC Says E-Cigs Help You Quit Smoking

A helpful tool to quit traditional cigarettes.   According to a CDC report issued Saturday, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are strongly associated with attempts to quit regular smoking. E-cigs are battery-powered inhalation devices that typically deliver nicotine and/or flavored vapor in the form of an aerosol. Several studies have suggested a ... MORE

Henry L. Miller: The Dirty Truth About "Organic"

In denial of reality.       Passionate advocates of organic farming and foods resemble members of a religious cult, one founded on a “back to Nature” mentality. They are not so fundamentalist, however, that they do not make concessions to reality. For example, organic standards arbitrarily define which pesticides are acceptable, but allow “deviations”   ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: A British Lesson On Vaping For The CDC

But do option-reducing regulators care?   Public Health England (PHE), a government agency, recently published a detailed report on electronic cigarettes that describes them as far less dangerous than the conventional kind and recommends them as a harm-reducing alternative. "Encouraging smokers who cannot or do not want to stop smoking  ... MORE

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

How Bad Are Things For The People Of Greece?

by Lucy Rodgers & Nassos Stylianou.      Big government debt is crushing the people. The people of Greece are facing further years of economic hardship following a Eurozone agreement over the terms of a third bailout. The deal included more tax rises and spending cuts, despite the Syriza government coming to power promising to end what it  ... MORE

Richard Berman: Manufacturing A Food Scare

Marketing to the uninformed.   The wisdom of crowds is a concept that has remarkable predictability. Often, the dispersed knowledge of millions of people making informed decisions is more reliable than the informed bias of policy activists. When it comes to the latest food scare, antibiotics and resistant bacteria, polling shows the public   ... 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

The Nanny State Sets Its Sights On The Stogie Set

by James Bovard.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finalizing regulations that could ban the sale of most of the cigars currently available in the United States. The FDA last year uncorked a 241-page, 70,000 word barrage of proposed restrictions on the sales and marketing of tobacco products. Some congressmen are pushing back against the      ... MORE

Kelly McLauglin: Morgan Freeman Makes Impassioned Plea For Legalization Of Cannabis While Discussing His Habit

'I'll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it' Hollywood's favorite narrator Morgan Freeman opened up about being an advocate for legalizing marijuana last week, claiming that 'pot is very useful'.  Freeman, 77, is a longtime user who was turned on to the drug by his first wife 'many years ago'.  'I'll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it! This movement is    ... MORE

40 Percent Of Americans On Food Stamps Are Obese

by Chuck Ross.  A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that Americans receiving food stamps are more likely to be overweight and obese than those who do not receive assistance. The USDA analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years between 2007 and 2010 and found that   ... MORE