Tuesday, May 27, 2008

energy / survival = what is coming ?

My Way News - Energy fears looming, new survivalists prepare:
Convinced the planet's oil supply is dwindling and the world's economies are heading for a crash, some people around the country are moving onto homesteads, learning to live off their land, conserving fuel and, in some cases, stocking up on guns they expect to use to defend themselves and their supplies from desperate crowds of people who didn't prepare.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

high-fat diet = better for epilepsy ?

BBC NEWS | Health | Diet treatment call for epilepsy:
A special high-fat diet helps to control fits in children with epilepsy, a UK trial suggests.

The number of seizures fell by a third in children on the 'ketogenic' diet, where previously they had suffered fits every day despite medication.

time to start stockpiling

R.O.I. - WSJ.com:
I don't want to alarm anybody, but maybe it's time for Americans to start stockpiling food.

No, this is not a drill.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

24th amendment, anyone?

The forgotten constitutional amendment about voting rights. - By Bruce Ackerman and Jennifer Nou - Slate Magazine:
Indiana's law insists on a photo ID to vote, which in turn requires documents, like a birth certificate or passport, that verify identity. Getting these papers costs voters money as well as time and effort. This leads to the question the court failed to ask: Does the extra expense violate the absolute ban on all 'taxes' imposed by the 24th Amendment?

Friday, May 02, 2008

war landscape ... oil exploitation ... america ?

In Wyoming, the Dark Side of America’s Thirst for Energy - New York Times:
...like many Americans, the people in Teton County — which includes Jackson — do not understand what it takes to feed the country’s seemingly insatiable demand for energy.

“Most people don’t know what goes on in an oil field,” she said. “It’s a war landscape. Those boys are out there 24 hours, even when it’s 50 below and the wind is blowing sideways.”

europeans suffering as much as americans

For Europe’s Middle-Class, Stagnant Wages Stunt Lifestyle - New York Times:
LES ULIS, France — When their local bakery in this town south of Paris raised the price of a baguette for the third time in six months, Anne-Laure Renard and Guy Talpot bought a bread maker. When gasoline became their biggest single expense, they sold one of their two cars.