53 Years Old. It’s 2014. Still Dealing With Mother Goose Fairy Tales. Is It Time Yet To Ridicule Mercilessly?

Oh Myyy. This image went up on Facebook yesterday for fun. I’ve published it here and there, before (including a slide in my AHS12 presentation at Harvard Law—got audible lafs). But there’s lots of newish readers, owing to resistant starch, who haven’t looked into my dark past (which is 10 years and 4,000 posts, all for...…Read More


Everywhere you look, discrimination. So disheartening. Black, brown, yellow, red. Ha! WHITE! FEmale. Ha! Male. Just male. WOman. Man. ANTarctic. Ha! Arctic. Just arctic. Antarctica sets new record for sea ice The sea ice surrounding Antarctica, which, as I reported in my , has been steadily increasing throughout the period of satellite measurement that began...…Read More

Medium Anarchy

Some months way back I became a bit intrigued by a new social blogging platform, kinda having lost interest in Tumblr. It’s Medium.  As a platform that just gets out of the way and let’s you blog from a web-based editor, it’s pretty great. It achieves—for me—a level of plain pleasure in just easily crafting...…Read More

Doug Casey on the Looming Global Economic Meltdown and an Introduction to Monetary Policy

I’m really not an alarmist, and I see a different problem with fractional reserve banking than most others do (it’s the government’s fiat monopoly on money creation and centralized policy, dummy—not that loans, per se, create new money based upon fractions and multipliers). In very brief, fractional reserve banking can and has been carried out...…Read More

Laf Laf Laf. …The Arbitrary Wall Took a Great Fall, and All The King’s Horses and All The King’s Men, Couldn’t Put The Arbitrary Wall Back Together Again

 I love it when commies get kicked in the teeth. The two-year attempt to push immigration reform through Congress is effectively dead and unlikely to be revived until after President Obama leaves office, numerous lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue said this week. The slow collapse of new border legislation — which...…Read More

Book Review: Paleo Girl, by Leslie Klenke

I was going to take a pass on this one. In fact, sometimes Mark’s office emails and asks if I’d like a copy to review and in this case, I declined. Later that day, it showed up in the mail anyway. I just set it aside, intending a browse through…eventually. After all—can I say something?—teenage...…Read More

Ray Cronise, et al, Have Published a Thoughtful Paper on Obesity (Free Download)

Abstract The ‘‘Metabolic Winter’’ Hypothesis: A Cause of the Current Epidemics of Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease Raymond J. Cronise, BS,(1) David A. Sinclair, PhD, (2,3) and Andrew A. Bremer, MD, PhD (4),* The concept of the ‘‘Calorie’’ originated in the 1800s in an environment with limited food availability, primarily as a means to define economic equivalencies...…Read More

Headed Out

Back up to the mountain retreat at 4,000 ft elevation. Returning next Thursday afternoon. I have a number of blog posts planned, in the works. Lots of book editing. It’s 90% rough drafted, 1/3 – 1/2 manuscript ready for the publisher. Dumped all 21 chapters into a single file yesterday and 12-pt type with 1″...…Read More