There’s no mail service in town

We can’t get our mail in this town. Credit cards and debit cards are set to expire and essentially irreplaceable without U.S. mail service. The labor-union locals insist that we open a fee-for-service brick-and-mortar “local” bank account with the proper I.D. birth-sex certificate passport and all that. According to one Maryland police department, many people […]

David’s numbering the people; Absalom’s haircut

Certain figures of veiled speech were used in Biblical times. When ancient Israel first formed itself into a kingdom from a federation of lordships or judgeships, David was chosen (or elected) king. There must have been official popular elections at the time. David was accused of sin for “numbering the people” [2 Samuel 24; 1 […]

The Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s scams

Baby Boom parents, who for a long time concealed their use of drugs and alcohol from their children, are now reaching retirement-home age. Bastiaan Bloem, MD, a neurologist and professor at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, says that over the next 20 years, the number of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will likely double — from […]

Surgeon general puffs hot air

What is the “Surgeon General” of the United States supposed to do, anyway? It’s a rather archaic Civil War-era post, something out of medieval Europe, because the Pilgrims who originally left Europe for America did not exactly do so for the advancement of medicine, as they did in fact practice such abominations as amputating the […]

Railroad workers on strike wreck trains

[Eduardo] Moreno, 44, was charged Wednesday in federal court with one count of train wrecking after admitting to intentionally running the train off the tracks in the direction of the Mercy hospital ship, the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles said in a statement. No one was injured in the wreck, which caused a “substantial fuel leak” […]

Coronavirus® hits the royals

(CNN) — Spain’s Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal in the world to die from coronavirus, according to a statement from her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique. Spanish princess becomes first royal to die from coronavirus For one thing, she — or Her Royal Highness or Majesty — was 86 years old. I don’t […]