COH Lives!

26 Jun
June 26, 2019

Sort of. My friend turned me on to a server called Homecoming.

Here’s some instructions to get started.

I played a bit this weekend. FSM, it felt good.

Metal Tuesday- Blind Guardian – Majesty

25 Jun
June 25, 2019

Blind Guardian! Power Metal! Listen!

Woo in WHO

24 Jun
June 24, 2019

From Science Based Medicine comes an article about the World Health Organization (WHO) giving tacit approval to alternative medicine.

So it is extremely disappointing that the WHO, in its latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), has chosen to include a chapter on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnoses.

The ICD codes are, as the name implies, an international standard for medical diagnoses. They are used in the US for billing and epidemiological records; all doctors are familiar with them and many, like David, are not fans. The codes are obsessively at the “splitter” end of the spectrum, and can make an otherwise simple task rather challenging and frustrating. But at least they are based in reality.

With the coming ICD-11, and the chapter on TCM, this is no longer strictly true. There is no way to honestly view the TCM chapter as anything other than a full-throated endorsement of pseudoscience in medicine.

I know many of my fellow libertarians aren’t big on regulators going after AltMed remedies and “therapies.” After all, consenting adults should be able to choose what they do with their own bodies. I have issues with trusted organizations for reliable information- which the WHO normally is – kowtowing to popular pressure against practices that they know do not work.

Friday Quote – Murray Rothbard

21 Jun
June 21, 2019

It is easy to be conspicuously ‘compassionate’ if others are being forced to pay the cost.

Wow, Tam Brings the Views

20 Jun
June 20, 2019

Tam makes a comment on a post and I go from ten views to forty! Welcome everyone!

What’s In Your EDC?

20 Jun
June 20, 2019

This was my third speech for my local Toastmasters club. I discuss things that my fellow club members should consider including in their EDC. For most of my readers, this is probably akin to a 101 of EDC.

H&K Going Bankrupt?

19 Jun
June 19, 2019

According to the Military Times, Heckler & Koch is very close to bankruptcy. It’s bad enough that their auditing firm, KPMG, questioned whether the firm would be able to continue on beyond 2019.

For those of us in the gun blogosphere, we know H&K’s reputation towards civilian customers as “you suck and we hate you.” It looks like that neglect of the civilian market is going to come back and bite them.

Metal Tuesday- Falconer- Perjury and Sanctity

18 Jun
June 18, 2019

Most of the time Falconer is just background music. Then they pop up something like this and it reminds me why they’re in rotation.

Comments on John Wick

17 Jun
June 17, 2019

The Wife and I saw all three John Wick movies last weekend. We had to fast forward through the puppy death in the first one, because The Wife wouldn’t be able to watch the rest of the film otherwise. We enjoyed them, but they are violent – particularly the third.

So, this comment from The Wife kicked over my giggle box:

We watched all three of those movies, but they were so ‘roided up, it was like watching six shoot ‘em ups.

Friday Quote – KrisAnne Hall

14 Jun
June 14, 2019

If society is honest and historically accurate, the only question that has any relevance to the gun control debate is, “Do you trust those in government, now and forever in the future, to not take your life, liberty, or property through the force of government?” If the answer to that question is “no,” the gun control debate is over.