Everyone knows that shoveling snow presents certain risks to one's health.
Yes even in Kazakhstan as evidenced by this video linked to the weather channel:
"A man dodges an oncoming semi while digging his car out of the snow in Kazakhstan on Dec. 7, 2013"
I know this isn't funny...
....so why am I chuckling?.....must be cabin fever, which is probably what this next fella is experiencing...check it out:
I had just tweeted the other night about how GenX is a generation of catalysts. Then today I found this article about how Generation X will save the world. It fit right in and also fits into my sense that big change is coming. It isn't about GenX doing it alone, it is about being in place between boomers and millennials and making it happen.
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“If the state does convert your right into
a privilege and issue a license and a fee for it,
you can ignore the license and a fee and engage
the right with impunity.”
(Shuttlesworth v.Birmingham AI. 373 US 262, 1962)
“Sovereignty itself is, of course, not subject to
law, for it is the author and source of law.”
(Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 US 356, 370)
Law Enforcement Is Fifty Years Behind Aviation
by William B. Scott.
Tackling the problem of climate change is a serious ethical and moral responsibility, Pope Francis told negotiators from around the world meeting for a climate summit in Lima, Peru.
"The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously," he said in a written message to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's minister of the environment and host president of the 20th UN Climate Change Conference.
Thousands of negotiators from 195 countries gathered for the meeting in Lima Dec. 1-12 to hammer out details of a new international agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
The More Government Spends...
By ANDREW POLLACK | DEC. 9, 2014
The New York Times
It is either the most exciting new treatment for depression in years or it is a hallucinogenic club drug that is wrongly being dispensed to desperate patients in a growing number of clinics around the country.
It is called ketamine — or Special K, in street parlance.
While it has been used as an anesthetic for decades, small studies at prestigious medical centers like Yale, Mount Sinai and the National Institute of Mental Health suggest it can relieve depression in many people who are not helped by widely used conventional antidepressants like Prozac or Lexapro.
Last night an undercover cop in Oakland drew his firearm on a group of demonstrators before arresting a black man from among the crowd.
Protesters at the scene reported on Twitter that the cop pulled his gun after he was ‘outed’ as an undercover. One person tweeted that the undercovers were “instigators of looting,” while another said they were “banging on windows.” After they were unmasked, one of the cops drew his baton, threw it down on the ground, and then pulled a gun on the crowd as he arrested one of its members. After the first officer drew his weapon, someone allegedly punched the other cop in the face, knocking him down.
by Matthew Segal | attn.com
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...given the tenuous intellectual reasoning from [Rep. Andy Harris from Maryland who just led the charge to overturn the will of Washington D.C. voters] Harris, we were left wondering, why might he be so zealous against the will of the DC electorate?
Look no further than his campaign contributions:
His biggest contributor is the health industry, and among his top three biggest donors is the pharmaceutical company, Emergent BioSolutions, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. One of Emergent's products is epsil, "a fast-acting treatment that reduces the pain associated with oral mucositis," which is a common complication of chemotherapy from cancer treatment. According to its website, "by reducing the pain associated with OM, episil® may help you maintain proper nutrition and a level of comfort—and may allow you to continue your cancer therapy uninterrupted."
So what does any of this mean?
Pew Research Center:
Two Years After Newtown, A Shift in Favor of Gun RightsFor the first time in more than two decades of Pew Research Center surveys, there is more support for gun rights than gun control. Currently, 52% say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46% say it is more important to control gun ownership.
Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which occurred two years ago this Sunday.
The balance of opinion favored gun control in the immediate aftermath of the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, and again a month later. Since January 2013, support for gun rights has increased seven percentage points – from 45% to 52% — while the share prioritizing gun control has fallen five points (from 51% to 46%).
“If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own boat, he won’t get offended or angry, however hot-tempered he may be. But if the boat is manned, he may flare up, shouting and cursing, just because there’s a rower.
Realize that all boats are empty as you cross the river of the world, and nothing can possibly offend you.”
-- Excerpted from The Second Book of the Tao by Stephen Mitchell (p.86)
I noticed that the Antony Sutton trilogy is now on Amazon Prime. These paperbacks were obscure, but could be read online. I can't recommend these books enough as they are foundational to understanding how the world works:
You will learn that JP Morgan and elements of the US Government enabled the Bolsheviks to take over Russia, stamping out what could have been a constitutional republic.
If you’ve listened to any episodes of the feature Libertarians In Living Rooms Drinking Liquor on the Lions of Liberty podcast, then you’re well aware that we enjoy partaking in the consumption of alcoholic beverages from time to time. It should come as no surprise that the choice for today’s lead story in The Morning Roar highlights friction between coercive government and beer brewers.
Microsoft is now the largest company to accept bitcoin.
Mr Cheney said the interrogation programme saved lives, and that the agency deserved "credit not condemnation".
"It did in fact produce actionable intelligence that was vital in the success of keeping the country safe from further attacks," he said.
"As a matter of international law, the US is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice," Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, said in a statement made from Geneva.
He said there had been a "clear policy orchestrated at a high level".