Archive for July 2013

Nanny Bloomberg smacked down again — by appeals court

Appeals court upholds ruling striking down NYC’s large soda ban New York’s nanny mayor takes another hit for overstepping his executive authority: New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, upholding a lower court decision…

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In case you have any doubt…

that young women in America are bat shit nuts…Poll: 78 Percent of Young Women Approve of Weiner If young women are this creepy I’m glad to be old. Hey, you airheads, he’s dropped to 4th place in the New York Mayor’s race. Even Hillary wants him to quit. If he’s lost Hillary…

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The ultimate test of whether red-light cameras are for safety or revenue

In California, Assembly Bill 612 which would add 1.0 second to the duration of the yellow lights at intersections equipped with red-light cameras. This approach has proven to be an extremely effective way to increase intersection safety, reducing accidents by as much as 40 percent. The bill passed the House and is under consideration in…

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Drink coffee so you won’t commit suicide

Coffee reduces suicide rate Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study was published online July 2 in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Can’t be wrong. I drink lots…

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This day in history

On this day in 1948 President Harry S Truman signed an executive order de-segregating the U.S. Military.  There had been Black fighting units since the Civil War but they were all Black units segregated from other units.  The Tuskegee Airmen, for example. As late as 1963 when I first joined the Navy Blacks were not…

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The “medical marijuana” charade

If you’re skeptical of the whole idea that smoking marijuana has medical benefits under any circumstances, if you believe as do I that marijuana has a high potential for abuse and no recognized medical purpose (if it did smoking it would not be the prescribed delivery system), it you’re suspicious that the proponents of medical…

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Ancient Hebrew Militia Law

David Kopel is a national treasure and a local hero to all who love liberty. I’ll explain after some brief background. When I got out of law school in 1976 I needed to pass the Colorado Bar Exam, and that meant I needed to take the Bar Review Course. It was a bit more expensive…

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