Showing posts with label medical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label medical. Show all posts

Jan 12, 2018


Boston mayor’s office to force doctors to identify and document patients who own guns

fromGatewayPundit: It is bad enough that doctor-patient confidentiality no longer exists, but now doctors are being actively co-opted into the police state.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   2nd Amendment Assaults    Police State America

With government shut down, citizens forced to interfere in their own lives

fromBabylonBee: One of the primary functions of the government is to ignorantly muck around in the business of others, but the shutdown has forced citizens to try to fill that void themselves.
Regulation Nation

CNN has stopped being a new network and is airing nothing but talk shows

fromCNSNews: "Virtually all of its content is devoted to attacking President Donald Trump", said Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, citing a recent example, in which 14 of CNN 15 headlines attacked Trump.
Media Bias On Parade

Mom tells neighbors her 9-year-old could help them do chores, cops arrive with child labor concerns

fromReason: "Apparently the ad generated multiple phone calls from paranoid neighbors thinking I was using my child as a slave.".
Regulation Nation

Fake news? How about no news?

fromEricPetersAuto: The mainstream press prefers you not know how energy taxes in the name of preventing "climate change" are tearing France apart.
Media Bias on Parade        Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market       

Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

fromSFGate: More and more Americans are opening up to the idea of legalizing marijuana and other illegal substances, and some scientists have recently concluded that psychedelics could have positive effects.

Jan 9, 2018


When it comes to surveillance, who will watch the watchman?

fromMoneyControl: Without proper checks and balances such powers could be misused.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

"The criminals who run the Deep State will be exposed": Kim Dotcom teases "next round of leaks"

fromZeroHedge: Hacker and serial entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is out with a new prediction for 2019.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

2018 brought a bumper crop of bad gun laws to disobey

fromReason: Control freaks have turned to dishonest rulemaking and outright censorship in doomed but still dangerous efforts to take people's weapons away.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Kiss what is left of your medical data privacy goodbye

fromNakedCapitalism: Zuboff warns the state won’t do much to stop this trend, because it is often a beneficiary and co-conspirator. So it falls to us to throw sand in the gears when we can.
June 17, 2016

Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

fromReuters: The setting change is certain to draw criticism from U.S. law enforcement officials who have been engaged in ways to force technology companies to maintain access to users’ communications. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

⭐️  VIDEO: The Rise and Fall of American Freedom

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: LP's magnus opus on freedom. Features Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Paul Harvey, Andrew Napolitano, Walter E Williams, Tom Woods, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Penn Jillette and more.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Tate Fegley: The Case for Private Policing

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Tom Woods Show, a look at why private policing would serve the public better than government policing.
Police State America     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A closer look at extreme FBI bias revealed in OIG report

fromZeroHedge: Horowitz: "These texts are “Indicative of a biased state of mind but even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the Presidential candidate’s electoral prospects."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trump should hurt Sessions by helping drug offenders

fromReason: Commutations for people serving absurdly long sentences would not only serve the cause of justice but be a great new way to torture little Jeffy.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Liberal doctors claim gun ownership is a disease

fromConservativeHQ: The problem, of course, is that some physicians who generally pride themselves on being men and women of science act on pure emotion and leftwing politics when it comes to guns.
2nd Amendment Assaults       Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

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


Sheri Fink: Healthcare Rationing Begins - Drug Shortages

The new incentives.   In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. The drug, aminocaproic acid, is widely used, cheap and safe. “It never hurt,” he said. “It only helps.” Then manufacturing issues caused a     ... MORE

What The War On Smoking Tells Us About The Drug War

by Danielle Allen.   It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In January 1964, the Beatles first broke onto the Billboard chart with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”; by June, Ringo Starr had collapsed from tonsillitis and pharyngitis. In January , the surgeon general announced that scientists had found conclusive evidence linking smoking to  ... MORE

Heroin And Prohibition Are A Lethal Combination

by Jacob Sullum.     After the esteemed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February 2014, press coverage of the "heroin epidemic" exploded. Mentions of that phrase in the newspaper and wire service articles cataloged by Nexis rose from 681 in 2013 to 3,222 in 2014, an increase of almost 400 percent. Yet Hoffman—who by his own account used ... MORE

Prescribing Patients The Drugs They Want Is Not Murder

by Jacob Sullum.     Last Friday a California jury convicted Hsiu-Ying Tseng, a Rowland Heights physician, of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of three patients who overdosed on drugs she prescribed. Local prosecutors say this is the first time a doctor has been convicted of murder in the United States based on allegations of  ... MORE

That $750 Generic Pill Is A Pure Artifact Of Regulation

by Walter Olson.   As you probably know if you follow the news, a man named Martin Shkreli in charge of a startup firm called Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the rights to a drug called pyrimethamine (brand name Daraprim), used in the treatment of AIDS and malaria, and announced that he was jacking up its price from $13.60 to $750. ... MORE

Between Eye Surgeries In Haiti, Rand Paul Talks Politics

by Steve Peoples and Chery Dieu Nalio.   Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again. As the 75-year-old Haitian patient lies on an operating table, a U.S. eye surgeon turned politician reassures him in broken Creole that the surgery is almost over. “People need to be encouraged it’s       ... MORE

Joshua Krause: Americans Embrace Debt As New Norm

7 in 10 believe that debt is necessary.   America’s debt problem has been widely documented over past few years, and not just the public kind. The average American is swimming in trillions of dollars in medical fees, car payments, mortgage liabilities, as well as credit card statements and college tuitions. However, none of that is shocking        ... MORE

Michael Accad: While Medical Bureaucrats Continue To Proliferate, Doctors And Nurses Are Becoming More Scarce

The dynamics of government health care.     In contrast to the expected shortage of tens of thousands of physicians, there appears to be an abundance of health care administrators. Economists and physician-activists at Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) have invoked the below graph and the administrative bloat it shows as      ... MORE

Innovation Vs Intervention In Health Care

by Veronique de Rugy. How can we produce better health for more people at a lower cost, year after year? By lifting all the rules and barriers that prevent health care innovators from bringing new lifesaving products to consumers and force doctors to beg bureaucrats and insurance administrators for permission to save lives. For years, free market ... MORE

John Stossel: Mr. Capitalism

The incentive to keep patients happy and healthy.   For years, my scientist brother Tom was the nonpolitical Stossel. I defended free markets on TV, and he studied blood at Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Mom asked me when I'd get a "real job" like his. Then the crusade against capitalism reached his world. Medical "journalists"      ...  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