MonthJune 2019

Friday Quote – P.J. O’Rourke

At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child – miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic, and useless. Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats.

Victory Dance

This is my fourth speech to my Toastmasters Club. I had some fun celebrating my weight loss and my new kilt.

COH Lives!

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

Blind Guardian! Power Metal! Listen!

Woo in WHO

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

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

Wow, Tam Brings the Views

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

What’s In Your EDC?

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?

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

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.

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