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Archives for May, 2008

Something To Try Sometime

Make echinacea tea, fairly strong.  Refrigerate it.  Get some 100% pomegranate juice.  Refrigerate that.  Wait until cold.  Mix together in 1:1 proportion.  Drink.   There is no particular reason for this, other that simply to have the experience.  

Scientists Turn to Politics

There is an interesting article put out by Associated Press, authored by Seth Borenstein.  Mr. Bornstein suggests that scientists are increasingly expressing an interest in running for office. The involvement of scientists in politics is not new.  Think of Ben Franklin.  But many have been involved from the sidelines.  Franklin, for example, did not hold…

One thing about hospitals, is that they use an awful lot of electricity.  We already know about some of the challenges that will occur in health care in the post-peak-oil era; I wrote about that in October 2007.   …Petroleum scarcity will affect the health system in at least 4 ways: through effects on medical…

The urge to fisk is an omnipresent danger for all bloggers.  Usually I am strong.  Usually I resist.  But this essay on World Net Daily got my fisking neurons all in a twitter.  It’s by David Kupelian, and it’s a World Net Daily Exclusive!  (Because no one else would print it.) How Hillary will lead…

Shrink-kudos

Dinah, writing at Shrink Rap, got mentioned in the Wall Steet Journal, of all places.  Her post “My Therapist is a Creep” caught the attention of their health blogger, Scott Hensley.

Poisoning Ourselves

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it was noticed that there were cuts in the budget to the Environmental Protection Agency.  The rationale was that we needed to shift more funds to the global and perpetual war on terror.   At the time, I said that “the terrorists” won’t have to bother…