Proud members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. We strongly believe in personal freedom, responsibility, and gun rights. We also believe in the 90/10 theory. That means that 10% of the people have 90% of the talent. Unfortunately, we are not in the 10% category. However, the rest of us are still better than 90% of the politicians.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bits and Pieces in the News

Teamsters trying to supplant Fred Phelps in disgusting behavior, though their effort is for gold rather than faith.

States rotating the homeless problem.  "No, it's your turn."  "Is not!"  When I worked in Eureka, CA the city had just finished a suit against San Francisco for busing the homeless up there.  At the time SF didn't care if they had a place to go once they got there, it was just an effort to clear out SF.  And what a surprise, one of the methods of convincing the homeless to take the ticket was by telling them that welfare benefits were better in Humboldt County.  I took that assignment mainly for the hiking, but was uncomfortable on hikes because there were so many homeless camping among the redwoods.

Dog eats Man!  This happened to one of my patients when I was a Medic, though it was a couple of toes, not a testicle.  Interesting patient, I'll have to tell his story sometime.

Europe is much too weak to play a civilizing or moral role in world politics. Nice speeches and well-intentioned admonitions carry little weight when made from a position of weakness.
Though Europeans are pissed at the NSA, too.

Politics in former communist countries.  Maybe we'll be there someday, too.

Improving resuscitation.

And, finally, this is a real sportsman.

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