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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Richard Epstein dissects The Obamacare Quagmire, highlighting all the variable and unknown situations that could dramatically alter the functioning of health care provision in the United States. And it appears many of these changes could be unintended consequences (unless the intention was to wreck the system) of vaguely written laws. So while Democrats pat themselves on the back over no denials for pre-existing conditions and expanded mental health and birth control coverage (noble causes, no doubt), the damage to federal and state budgets, not to mention employer provided health plans and especially the insurance companies actually providing the coverage could well be immeasurable. And it is amazing how many facets of enaction and ultimate cost remain completely unknown, depending on how various levels of government read and interpret certain provisions of the law. One can't help but wonder how the CBO was able to score such a bill at all, unless 90% of their figures were just basically guesses.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Armed self-defense, this time in California, where an elderly female jewelry store owner shows a pack of thugs that they won't have an easy time. And boy do they get the message!  Great video.
From David DiSalvo at Forbes, Ten Smart Thing I've Learned From People Who Never Went To College.  Not a bad idea on the list.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Looks like the DEA is trying to top the ATF these days, stealing a law abiding citizen's semi-truck to ostensibly run drugs from the border for some sort of sting operation.  It sounds like lunacy, but it really happened, and there is zero accountability for these types of actions.  This needs to change.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

It is both interesting and sad to compare the major media coverage of Mitt Romney's recent overseas trip with the coverage given to a similar trip taken by then-candidate Obama in 2008.  Which is amusing, because about all Mitt did was offend some Palestinians by highlighting the success of the culture of Israel, and worry about potential problems with Olympic security in London.  But it doesn't take much to spin a story for our television "journolists"these days.