Archive for March 2012

Outside The Realm of Women’s Rights

943 women ‘honor killed’ in Pakistan in 2011 93 of them were minors.  We call those “children.” These murders are not prosecuted by police in the Muslim world because, you know, they’re private family matters. Islam’s gruesome gallery of “honor killings” of young women is growing in the West. We have to remember though, Islam…

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Republicans May Be Laying the Groundwork To Lose in November

John Hinderaker of Powerlineblog, and many others, support Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination because he is, in their lights, the “inevitable” nominee. That’s never made sense to me. It didn’t used to make sense to Ann Coulter who just a year ago was saying that Republicans are crazy to nominate Romney because he will…

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Liberals Are Wrong — Free Market Health Care Can Work

Liberals Are Wrong: Free Market Health Care Is Possible by Avik S.A. Roy, in The Atlantic. Roy makes the case for why liberals have been wrong about how free market health care works for the last 50 years, since the December, 1963 article published in the American Economic Review, Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Health Care…

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Under Obamacare, your Doctor will be just another government bureaucrat

The Hippocratic oath is generally thought to imply an ethical standard on doctors to always act in the best interests of their patient, that their first obligation is to their patient and no one else. That would exclude considerations of what third-party payors or the government might dictate to them. But today the government is…

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Wind Farms and Bats

We know wind turbines kill lots of birds but they also kill lots of bats. They kill bats in two ways. Direct strike is one way, but they can kill bats without a strike as well as the bats’ lungs explode due to the sudden decrease in air pressure from the swinging blade as a…

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