How Bad is LA?

by baldilocks Originally posted as a Twitter thread -- with a little expansion.  From my good friend Stephen Green aka the Vodkapundit: In your typical Third-World megalopolis, basic city functions fall into disrepair, while once-eradicated diseases run rampant -- and the local bigwig boasts about saving the world. Los Angeles is quickly becoming a typical … Continue reading How Bad is LA?

Living in pain with military medicine

The offending hospital for this article When someone thanks me for my service, I normally reply with "Just doing my job." Because, honestly, most of my non-deployed days are just like everyone else's days. I wake up, workout, and head to work, where most of my work is done on a computer. Then I head … Continue reading Living in pain with military medicine

Antidote to Trump Anxiety

Doctor J is in by baldilocks Emily Zanotti: Politico Magazine reported this week that the [p]resident is causing all sorts of maladies in his political opponents, from sexual dysfunction to flat-out depression, and in some cases the president is so single-handedly responsible for patients' psychological instability that qualified therapists have made him into a diagnosis: Trump … Continue reading Antidote to Trump Anxiety

Advice About Natural Cure Advice

by baldilocks A repost Here's something many don't know about me: I am a big fan of natural cures. It's recent development--last five years--and it was born of my aversion to prescription medications, of a theory that God has provided all the things in nature needed to maintain good health, and of the desire to … Continue reading Advice About Natural Cure Advice

Add high levels of lead in drinking water to Chicago’s growing list of problems

By John Ruberry Chicago, which is for now America's third-largest city, has suffered a rough 21st century. It is beset by a declining population, a high murder rate, soaring taxes, poorly-rated bonds, and burdensome public employee pension debt. Now you can add lead in tap water to Chicago's problems. Chicago pumps its water from Lake … Continue reading Add high levels of lead in drinking water to Chicago’s growing list of problems

Healthcare in China

Getting to see a doctor in China isn’t easy. After I had a persistent cough, however, I had to see a physician. Almost everyone goes to a hospital to see a doctor. That's the way the system works. What is interesting is how the healthcare system forces Chinese to do something they abhor: standing in … Continue reading Healthcare in China

An Open Letter to the Cheesecake Factory on Behalf of Trump Supporters

Penny:   Here you go, Quesadilla, salad, here's your pizza and thanks to Sheldon's heated discussion with my manager One Barbecue bacon burger barbecue sauce bacon and cheese on the side. Sheldon:  Thank you Penny:   Go Ahead, eat it, I dare you. The Big Bang Theory The Panty Piñata Polarization 2008 Hunt Bromley: I say Mac … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Cheesecake Factory on Behalf of Trump Supporters

Saint Dymphna

Saint Dymphna was an Irish princess born in the seventh century to a pagan king and a Christian mother. She is the Patron Saint of people who are suffering from mental illness and/or emotional stress, nervous disorders, epileptics, victims of incest, runaways, and mental health professionals. I first learned of her from my grandmother, who … Continue reading Saint Dymphna

Platypus, Save Us!

The weird egg laying mammal with a duck's bill on its face may hold the key to the problem of our antibiotics not working well against resistant bacteria and germs. Via Sky News: A breakthrough by Australian scientists has found that the platypus - which is already a unique creature - is also in possession … Continue reading Platypus, Save Us!

Colds and Hot Toddies

Here in New York's Scenic Hudson Valley, we are still digging out from two big Nor'easter storms that we've gotten in the past week. There are huge piles of snow and big broken tree branches all around my property, but my family was thankfully spared from the power outages that hit this area hard and … Continue reading Colds and Hot Toddies

An Act of Love from a Traffic Jam

A lady was sitting in a traffic jam with her dog, Sherman, in the car with her. Sherman, a beautiful 230 pound English Mastiff, is not just a beloved family pet, he is also a therapy dog who visits people in senior communities, home-bound people, and people with other special needs to help to lift … Continue reading An Act of Love from a Traffic Jam

Dog Tales

Life is better with dogs. I should know, since I have a whole family of six of them living with me and my husband, kids, and cats! Here are a few tales of heroic dogs to brighten your weekend... It was 4:30 am when a sleeping couple was awakened by their two dogs recently. The … Continue reading Dog Tales

Report from Louisiana: It’s Flu Season

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Odds are good that either you or someone you know has the flu right now.  According to the latest CDC report, about 9,000 “laboratory-confirmed influenza associated hospitalizations” have been reported during this season’s flu outbreak and at least thirty children have died as a result of the virus this season. … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: It’s Flu Season

Butterfly Rescue!

A woman found a Monarch butterfly who was born with a torn wing and would be unable to fly and live out his little butterfly life, so she decided to try to save him with surgery! Via Sunny Skyz: Romy McCloskey has a good reason to cherish butterflies more than most people. Before her mother … Continue reading Butterfly Rescue!

Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Could it be that the deep-blue residents of America's second-most populous county, Cook County--Chicago is the county seat--have had enough? Probably not, at least yet. But serious dissent may be bubbling as the effects of Cook … Continue reading Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion