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Unbelievable: “snowflake meltdown” after riding jeep with replica gun at parade

“Why was that necessary, sir? My child didn’t need that today. Don’t care what your position is on second amendment that is completely unnecessary.” –Pastor Johnny Lewis of Shawnee Community Christian Church, Kansas What would this snowflake think if he … Continue reading

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Deaths of Despair and Natural Selection

Economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case have discovered a rising trend of “deaths of despair” (suicides, alcohol abuse, and drug overdose) among middle-class American whites. They look at Europe and don’t see the same rise in middle class deaths, nor … Continue reading

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Fix “The Problem” or at least a problem

(A response to “Safe Spaces, Toxic Masculinity and Guns” in Manward) First of all, “The Problem” didn’t stem from any one thing, and isn’t going to get fixed with any one thing. So, let’s talk about a step to fix … Continue reading

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There’s a measles outbreak! Get your tetanus shot!

Tetanus shots for a measles outbreak. Doesn’t seem very sensible, does it? Measles and tetanus are two different diseases. But this is essentially what happens every flu season. And this year especially. A few days ago, one of the national … Continue reading

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The difference between “Health Insurance” and “Health Care” and why it matters

Is health care an entitlement, or a right? Well, first we have to determine what we mean by “health care.” Most proponents of the ACA (or some equivalent legislation) assume it to mean “affordable health insurance,” and further assume “health … Continue reading

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Whose holiday is Christmas?

“I don’t know if you believe in Christmas Or if you have presents underneath the Christmas tree But if you believe in love That will be more than enough For you to come and celebrate with me” –John Denver, “The … Continue reading

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Who renamed me “Alexa” when I wasn’t looking?

(I actually wrote this in September, but it sat in my draft folder waiting for tweaks I never got around to. So in order to get on with new ideas, I’m posting it well after the fact.)   As I … Continue reading

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