Links for March 6, 2010: NORML Ad Runs on Times Square, Philly Ponders Soda Tax, Interesting Claims About the Fed, others….March 18, 2010
Change.org | CBS Reverses Decision, Agrees to Run Pro-Marijuana Ad
Kudos to CBS for overcoming stereotype and helping to convey this sensible, important message.
Weavers Way | Philly Proposes a Big Soda Tax
I dislike behavior control through selective taxation more than I dislike soda.
Ron Paul's MySpace Blog | Bernanke calls Ron Paul remarks "bizarre" – Ron Paul responds.
Ah, MySpace blogs. America's finest news source. Hey, look. I wasn't there. I don't know what happened. I'm just the messenger. Read the rest of this entry »
La Vida Locavore | Soda Consumption vs. Diabetes
More on the Soda/Diabetes link. Any "extraneous variables" in there?
Reason Magazine | Obama's Pardon Drought Continues
It is what it says.
Last night I posted a link to my facebook page about how eating and drinking sugary foods and beverages causes obesity. My comment to that link, like most of my other facebook comments on news and current events, inculpated the government in yet another of society’s problems—this time the obesity epidemic:
It doesn’t surprise me that bad government policies, programs, and advice are at the heart of the obesity epidemic. Yet for some reason, I don’t expect this observation to sway people from advocating more government participation in health care. Please prove me wrong.
I knew the moment I clicked ‘share’ that this might have been a mistake. Read the rest of this entry »