Friday, March 27, 2015

This Will Not End Well


It's the last paragraph in the clip that I find  disturbing.  The "...we can target our interventions..." part.  Will O care remove antibiotics form its formulary?

Here's the deal. Yes, they are over-prescribed.  I understand that doctors like to prescribe them even though the illness is viral - "just in case".  The biggest problem, as I understand it, is patients not completing the full course of medication.  This can leave some bacteria alive, which are more immune to the med. This is natural selection at work, selecting for the dreaded "super bugs".

We really don't need these government geniuses messing around any more with health care, do we??

Full article here: apnews.myway.com

Found at Drudge.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Reading List Addition

I usually add sites to my "Reading List" without a comment. Same with removing them. The list is fluid, changing with sites I find, and my outlook on the world.

However, I want point out my addition of One America New Network, a cable channel based in San Diego, California. It aims to be the "next Fox", in a complimentary way. They are striving to be a real news channel, claiming 21 out of 24 hours are devoted to news.  And the talk shows are supposed to be talk, not yelling, and have viewpoints from all over the political spectrum,  I'ce skimmed their website, and it looks pretty good.  The channel is available on ATT and Verizon fiber TV services.  I'm going to poke around a bit and see if they stream anywhere on line.

Go, check them out!

(h/t Weasel Zippers, also a good source for news)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Starbucks' Quiz

OK, this has been making the Twitterverse crazy today - the race questionnaire being handed out at Starbucks:


And here are my answers:

1. All her friends were human.  If by "race" you mean different cultures, Hispanic/Cuban, mostly.

2. Well, they're all human, so I guess "None".

3. I don't know. Why don't you ask her?

4. Zero. (All humans.)

5. Again, if you mean "skin color" or "culture", it was at work. I taught the cream of the Baltimore City School system (and the Maryland Penal System) when I worked in Maryland.  Connect your own dots.

6. I don't do Facebook.

7. I haven't been to anyone else's home in the past year.

8. All visitors have been humans, AFAIK.

9. See above.

10. I eat with humans, and the occasional dog or cat.

Q1 - Not far.  They taught me to be respectful of all people. Skin color never really entered into that perspective. My grandfather corrected me one day when I used the word "Jap", and at 10, I remember flinching when a relative referred to "Nigger town".

Q2 - No.  I've managed to lose contact with pretty much all of them, regardless of race, creed or color.

Q3 - Geting off this stupid fixation with skin color, and learning to judge each person on their individual character, strengths and weaknesses.  Learn to be respectful of others, but not at the expense of our own dignity and worth..

Hillary Fun Camp??

I doubt it. 

But this is a great idea:


I could certainly use it!!

(An old Wiley Nonsequitur)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Obama Fan


Los Feliz Day Care

A kind of local Los Angeles version of the Onion. 
I bet there are actually a few people like this.

Go.  Follow!!  @LosFelizDayCare

 (Via Kate!)

Monday, March 2, 2015