Monthly Archives: July 2009

The bust, prevention, and dropping fat

One other thing about the health care situation… When the wife and I returned from Russia a few years ago, we connected through Atlanta Hartsfield International airport. During the layover, we were struck by the juxtaposition of the trim bodies … Continue reading

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Thoughts on national health care

“Obamacare” is a disaster in waiting. There is no way that tens of millions of people can be added to a system while achieving cost savings (unless there is heavy rationing). The cost estimate I’ve seen for Obamacare is $1.6 … Continue reading

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The intellectual side of 1960s indulgence

I caught about 5 minutes of a cable show about the 60s counterculture. In it, the actor Danny Glover informs us: [Haight Ashbury of 1967] was about taking mescaline and [having sex]. It was about smoking weed and [having sex]. … Continue reading

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The celebrity funeral

We’ve all attended a nominal Christian funeral. The Michael Jackson memorial service gives us a glimpse of how it works for the non-Christian celebrity service. Some things are the same as the nominal Christian funeral: vague uplift, religious bits-and-pieces, Hallmark-card … Continue reading

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The corrupting influence of the state

[T]he Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision. -1 Cor … Continue reading

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