Alrenous: “I need certainty that this thing won’t happen!” “You can’t have certainty.” “PC LOAD LETTER” As a leader your options are to assure them, which means you’ll lose most of your authority if the thing does happen, or to not assure them, meaning they go into self-amplifying hysterics. Apparently we’ve gone with option B.
Bill: I’d also like to point out what we miss in not giving our children the absolute freedom that I had in childhood. As an 8 year-old, I could go where I wanted and had complete control over my time (as long as I was back by dinner, of course!). I’d meet with my friends at a local park, and we organized all of our own activities. We never participated in stuff that was organized by adults; no coaches yelling at us, no scoutmasters telling us the rules, no parents driving us here and there,...
Bill: I like both of the items listed, but I’d add one. I can’t remember the book, but Dick Cheney made a big deal about how outcomes that are extremely unlikely (1%… 1/10 of 1%…1/100 of 1%) were still too horrific to even contemplate, and if we had to give up all of our freedom and political liberty, and go deep into debt, we had to do it. We’ve really lost our perspective. 9/11 was terrible; 3,000 people died. But yet 3,000 people die EVERY MONTH on American roads, men,...
James James: That would make a good movie. Coming 2016?
Phil B: I recall a radio chat show host in the UK discussing something (I can’t remember what) with a caller. The host said indignantly “You can’t say that!” The caller replied “Why not? It’s true”. Host: “Just because something is true doesn’t mean you can say it.” So the flip of that is, if something is a lie but makes people feel good or doesn’t hurt their feelings, it should be widely proclaimed?
Albert E.: “my address to the Black Law Students Association at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010″ There shouldn’t even be such an association in the first place.
Lu An Li: A. It is a family tradition. B. Get away from mama and do something on your own for the first time.
Bob Sykes: Every aspect of every organism has a genetic component, and that includes all human behaviors.
Slovenian Guest: I recommend Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Marketing to Doctors. But my personal favorite is how tens of millions of Americans still take statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol levels, even though the lipid hypothesis, that dietary fat causes heart disease, turned out to be pure BS. Or didn’t you know that cholesterol is no longer even a “nutrient of concern”? Let me quite Karl Denninger on that: I’ll say that the so-called medical establishment willfully...
Gaikokumaniakku: “More seriously though, how is this stuff handed out like candy, while “amphetamines” are vilified?” The bureaucrats get paid if many citizens are dysfunctional. If the citizens are not sufficiently dysfunctional due to natural causes, the bureaucrats must stimulate dysfunction. One way is to hand out addictive drugs to defenseless kids who don’t have the right to refuse them. Then after the kids turn 18, they become clients of the law-enforcement bureaucrats.