Sunday, March 31, 2013

The solution for failed government is more government

An illustration of how government has driven up the cost of healthcare (then manages to claim that only government can save us from expensive healthcare).

Certificate-of-Need Laws Prevent Access to Lifesaving Medical Technology [feedly]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Authority

Stories like this are the reason we should be wary of blind respect for/obedience of authority.

At Former Florida Boys’ Home, Looking for Reasons — and Bodies — in the Ground - NYTimes.com [feedly]

Hat tip www.ifeminists.net

Friday, March 15, 2013

For Your Entertainment

Ever since The Station Agent, I have adored Peter Dinklage. Then there was Death at a Funeral (that he played the same role in both the Brit and American versions of that movie says something about his unique talent). Though I don't watch it (and probably should), I hear only great things about him in Game of Thrones. Now, the folks at one of my favorite YouTube channels - ScreenJunkies - have created this wonderful compilation video - set to a dubstep beat, just so you don't take it all too seriously, I guess. I could watch this on repeat, the same way J watches the Call Me Maybe video with "that pretty girl".