Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Health Care Now.

Principles of the Republican Party American Cargo Cult.

Why We Immunize. Even if you don't read the rest, READ THIS. And then, if you have time, read this comprehensive overview of the entire antivaccination movement that pretty much demolishes their arguments from top to bottom. As I've said before, I have no problem with people choosing to not vaccinate their children. However, if they are unvaccinated, they should be kept apart from vaccinated children so they cannot damage herd immunity. If they catch polio or measles or whatever, the unvaccinated should die alone, not risk children who were vaccinated but for whom the vaccines didn't work.

Comic book fan on gun common sense.

Legalize and tax pot in California? I'm not keen on anything that makes drugs more attractive, but if the taxes would bring in that much money, it might be worth the downsides. Then again, pot is expensive because it's illegal. Making it legal would lower the price, then lower the taxes. Blah.

Google can track flu outbreaks as they happen, faster than the CDC.

Do You Have Biblical Morals? I quickly figured out what the "correct" answers would be from my own Bible studies, but I still got 0% because I'd never do any of them.

When a thing is forbidden, people desire it more.