Posted on July 9, 2016 by Michael
I can tell you how many times Philando Castile was pulled over in Minnesota since 2002 (52) and I can tell you how much he had been fined in that time ($6,588), and I can tell you that he has a number of driving related misdemeanors, but I still have no idea what the disciplinary or driving records are of the shooting victims in Dallas.
I wonder what the difference could possibly be between Castile and the other victims.
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Posted on June 14, 2016 by Michael
Thank goodness we have the NSA actively (and gleefully) violating the Fourth Amendment rights of every single American at all times. We may have suffered from a terrorist attack otherwise.
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Posted on May 12, 2016 by Michael
As a relatively pale person of northern European descent, I find sunscreen to be invaluable. I have absolutely no problem being the guy with the light bulb nose. It’s way better than the Rudolph nose later, and undoubtedly superior to developing skin cancer or even just unsightly sunspots.
Now that the weather is getting nicer, sunscreen sales will be increasing, but not everyone is happy about this. There are a number of quacks out there who will peddle false information about vitamin D. Some of them will go the even more egregious route of saying sunscreen doesn’t protect against cancer.
Don’t let these quacks fool you. Sunscreen absolutely protects against the rays of the Sun which can and often do lead to cancer:
Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Furthermore, years of scientific research have provided compelling evidence that the daily use of sunscreen helps lower the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers. Most recently, in a rigorous study of more than 1,600 adults over the course of a decade, researchers determined that subjects applying sunscreen with an SPF of 16 daily reduced their risk of melanoma by 50 percent.
Unlike quack medicine, sunscreen is safe and effective. I foolishly got a sun burn last month, acting on the assumption that “Maine”, “April”, and “sun burn” were three things I would never have to use in the same sentence. I was wrong. I’ve been making it a point to protect my skin every nice day we’ve had since. It can be tedious, and it’s not always convenient, but cancer treatment is often pretty tedious and inconvenient itself.
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Posted on February 15, 2016 by Michael
It is a sad time for Antonin Scalia’s family and friends. However, speaking purely in terms of his impact on American society, there have been few – perhaps no – better times since the end of WW2.
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Posted on December 25, 2015 by Michael
Posted on October 23, 2015 by Michael
I know it won’t happen, but I hope the Democratic and Republican nominees are Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. The political mayhem would be hilarious.
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