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Archive for February 2014

Who’ll miss Piers Morgan?

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Perhaps a few on the Left,  and in the Obama Administration,  but  no one  else.   After all,  it wasn’t as if his show had a large audience.

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February 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

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NSA spoofer wins…

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The Minnesota man who dared poke fun at NSA and got in big trouble for it,  has settled out of court.  Dan McCall says he won,  and it appears that  indeed he did.   Good for him!

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February 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

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Antidepressants are dangerous…

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If the statistics are accurate,  an awful lot of Americans take antidepressants.  The drugs can be enormously helpful,  but they can also wreak havoc on an individual,  and as  this piece  indicates,  their psychological side-effects have frequently played a part in homicides.   If I were depressed,  I’d take St. John’s wort,  an herb long used by the Germans for any depression not requiring hospitalization.   Modern doctors are too quick to prescribe the chemical versions in my opinion.

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February 27, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Us r edjakated…

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The New York Post  recently exposed  Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class,  but instead watch video lessons and take tests online.   The administrators orchestrated a student letter writing campaign,  which demonstrated perfectly what a fine job the  “failure factory” has done for them.

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February 27, 2014 at 10:17 am

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New IRS rules!

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You need to comment IMMEDIATELY on the proposed IRS rules,  which would not only cover up the agency’s willful malfeasance with conservative groups,  but codify it into permanent practice.  This link  will provide you background and a link to the comments section.   Please use it.  Today is the last day for comments.

UPDATE:  Oops!  Thursday is the last day  for comments.

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February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

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F.I.R.E. wins another case…

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This time the  organization helped  student Robert Van Tuinen,  who was banned from passing out copies of the Constitution  by Modesto Junior College.  If you have a few spare coins,  pass them on to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.   It does wonderful work in protecting free speech rights for students.

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February 26, 2014 at 10:17 am

On the march in Caracas…

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The editors of National Review Online have a  first-rate piece  up on the disaster which is Venezuela.  The madness of the Maduro regime is as brutal as that of the late,  unlamented Chavez,  and the Obama Administration is as hapless and fuzzy as ever in its response to the wickedness.   The people aren’t asking for much from their government.   We should demand a lot more from ours.

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February 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm

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