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The Town that Dreaded Shorties

Published on October 23, 2014 By bmagnus

Dinosaur Mystery: This huge-armed dinosaur is stranger than imagined. Underwater Mystery: Amazing shipwreck pictures. Women’s Issues: OTC birth control pills? Obama: Apparently somebody else realized that the guy is a tweak to the right of Nixon. Oh yeah, and how dare he actually work with others around the world rather than just telling them all how […]

Bath Salts Shorties

Published on March 2, 2013 By bmagnus

Bottom line: “Even healthy oils are not calorie free.” “You only think you need medication for that”: 5 psychiatric disorders with probable genetic basis. Ancient Sea Creature: “The fossilized animal, an arthropod called a fuxhianhuiid, has primitive limbs under its head, as well as the earliest example of a nervous system that extended past the head. The primitive creature […]

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time

Published on December 27, 2012 By bmagnus

USA Today tells us that thanks to patient surveys, hospitals are kissing our butts: Special air-blowing vests keep patients warm pre-surgery. Private rooms are the norm. Staffers regularly check in with patients to anticipate their toilet and showering needs to cut down on call-light usage. Patients are given clear discharge instructions. Cleaning is no longer […]

Shorties: The Hands of Fate

Published on June 23, 2012 By bmagnus

The Things One Finds: Roman beads in ancient Japanese burial mound. Well, we all gotta go sometime: Ok, sure, we have more heart disease and cancer. We also have a whole lot less tuberculosis, flu, gastrointestinal infections, and diphtheria. Because the real purpose is to make Chertoff a nice chunk of change: Not a single terrorist has been arrested […]

I’d Bet a Dimon It

Published on June 9, 2011 By bmagnus

Oh Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. Me thinks thou dost protest too much. JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was actually able to say with a straight face that the reason the economy has stalled is too much banking regulation. Somebody pass the man a fire extinguisher; his pants are surely ablaze. Fed officials “dispute” it. Heck, […]

Compare and Contrast

Published on August 30, 2010 By bmagnus

Over the weekend, the people who brought us TaintedEggs™ said that anybody who got sick? It was their own damn fault. Yes, that’s right, it’s our fault for enjoying eggs over easy, Hollandaise sauce, and Caesar Salads. These aren’t your grandmother’s farm fresh eggs, sweetie! Treat them like toxic waste that must be incinerated to […]

Am I Late? To the Discussion on Sex and Health Insurance, that is

Published on July 15, 2010 By bmagnus

It seems that certain loonies have realized that the recently passed health insurance reform bill actually might benefit women. To wit, people — who happen to be women by the way — who manage to get coverage in the various state pools for those who can’t get traditional insurance due to pre-existing and/or chronic conditions […]

Reform. For Freedom.

Published on February 4, 2010 By bmagnus

We have officially gotten to the point where corporations control us. They control how much money we are allowed to make. They control our finances on the national, international, and personal level — badly. They control our health care in a system that is doomed to collapse under the weight of its own expense real […]