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And speaking of the health benefits of Canadian-style health care…

August 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on And speaking of the health benefits of Canadian-style health care… | Filed in: Canada, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine.

Canadian clinic forced to apologize after using unsterilized surgical equipment on patients FOR FOURTEEN YEARS. Health officials in New Brunswick are contacting nearly 2,500 patients after discovering that unsterilized biopsy forceps were used at a hospital clinic for 14 years. The problem at a colposcopy clinic at the Miramichi Regional Hospital began in May 1999 • Read More »

Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER

August 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER | Filed in: Canada, Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, International, Kevin, Medicine.

Oh, the heartless American hospital system and what it does to patients! Is it any wonder this sort of thing happens in such a mean, cruel country that doesn’t have single-payer, universal health care?  Wait, this happened in Canada? Nevermind. An inquest was told Tuesday that a man who died in a hospital emergency room • Read More »

Two Unrelated, Related Stories

August 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Two Unrelated, Related Stories | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

North Korea’s brutal regime isn’t just content to punish the individuals who displease them: They punish three generations of the family of anyone who’s tried to defect or commit a similar act of freedom.  The Department of Justice is suing the state of Texas in order to re-instate parts of the Voter Rights Act of • Read More »

Unexpecting the expected.

August 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Unexpecting the expected. | Filed in: Current Events, Family, Humor, International, Kevin, Men, politcs, Politics.

A group of women (and men) protested in Vancouver, Canada, this week, demanding that women should have the right to go topless, just like men. Marching through the streets of that fair city, they cried out “Nudity isn’t sexual!”, at which point, dozens of mens of men with camera began to film the demonstration and • Read More »

L’Italia sta andando Galt

August 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on L’Italia sta andando Galt | Filed in: Business, Economics, Kevin, Marketing, Money, politcs, Politics.

Turn your country into a hostile business environment, and companies will take their business elsewhere. Earlier this month, the owner of an electrical components factory in the north of the country waved his employees off on their summer holidays. Then, without informing them, he moved the entire operation, lock, stock and barrel, to Poland. Fabrizio • Read More »

Yeah, about that “The DHS Is Hoarding Ammo” meme….

August 23, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Yeah, about that “The DHS Is Hoarding Ammo” meme…. | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, Politics.

Remember earlier this year, when ammo couldn’t be found, and people were wondering why the Department of Homeland Security was buying millions and millions of rounds? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reserves the right to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years and currently has “two years worth” • Read More »

Power Play

August 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Power Play | Filed in: alternative fuels, Humor, Kevin, Science, Technology, techology.

Hippie (To me): “Nuclear energy is bad, man, solar is the way to go!”  Me, to hippie: “Umn, you know the Sun is just one big nuclear explosion, right? So by wanting solar power, you’re actually supporting nuclear power.” Hippie: “…”

They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for Romney, moral prudes and churches would influence elections, and they were RIGHT!

August 18, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for Romney, moral prudes and churches would influence elections, and they were RIGHT! | Filed in: Arizona, Democrats, Guns, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Who needs laws when there’s a self-righteous moral cause to support? The Center for Public Integrity took at peek at donations flowing into the Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly gun control PAC, and they found several thousand dollars in donations from at least two private foundations and a church that cannot legally donate to political • Read More »

The Washington Post *swears* the Obama is a nice guy most of the time, it’s just that sometimes he gets angry and hurts them.

August 16, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Washington Post *swears* the Obama is a nice guy most of the time, it’s just that sometimes he gets angry and hurts them. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Someone get this newspaper to a shelter for battered spouses and a book on co-dependecy. The Post was able to interview John Delong, NSA director of compliance for the article and they were initially informed “DeLong and members of the NSA communications staff said he could be quoted ‘by name and title’ on some of • Read More »

Well, at least Michael Bloomberg is consistent.

August 12, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Well, at least Michael Bloomberg is consistent. | Filed in: Crime, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

First, his ban on (some) sugary drinks was given an EPIC beatdown in New York State Court. Then, he financed Illegal Mayors Against Guns, which managed to change the gun laws of Colorado, but at a high cost for the legislators who backed his wackobird ideas.  Now, his policy of stopping and frisking minority yutes • Read More »

The place where time was invented.

August 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The place where time was invented. | Filed in: beer, History, Humor, International, Kevin, Science, space, Technology.

Archeologists in Scotland have found a lunar calendar that predates Stonehenge by thousands of years.  A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time. Announced last month in the Journal of Internet Archaeology, the Mesolithic monument consists of a series of pits near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. • Read More »

But it’s different when OUR guy does it!

August 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on But it’s different when OUR guy does it! | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, Culture, GOP, Guns, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, Politics.

I hear a lot of grumblings these days from right-wing pundits about the militarization of the police, decrying the apparent need to roll out in full battle-rattle for every traffic citation.  Those same people turn around and applaud Sheriff Joe giving AR-15’s to his officers and mandating they have them with them on and off-duty.  • Read More »

Is Valerie Jarrett the person behind the deaths at Benghazi?

August 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Is Valerie Jarrett the person behind the deaths at Benghazi? | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Democrats, International, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Some interesting tidbits here. Normally, I’d say let’s wait for more info, but given the 2nd most dangerous place to be in Washington is between the President and a celebrity appearance (the first is, of course, to be between him and a tee time), it only makes sense that Obama would outsource managing the security • Read More »

Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is.

August 7, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is. | Filed in: Business, Democrats, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Movies, politcs, Politics.

Cry me a river, Mr. Movie Star.  “People feeling preached to by privileged actors. I get that totally. I don’t want some Hollywood actor finger-wagging at me, telling me what I should and shouldn’t do.”  “You know, I lost money last year.” What does he mean? “Well,” he says, looking perfectly relaxed, “I earned less money • Read More »

Fred Duval pasos en la mierda

August 4, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Fred Duval pasos en la mierda | Filed in: Arizona, beer, Democrats, Humor, Photography, politcs, Politics.

Hispanic outreach. You’re doing it wrong. A Democratic candidate for Arizona governor released a photograph of himself with his face digitally darkened so that he would look more Hispanic. The candidate, Phoenix businessman Fred DuVal said he wanted show Republicans he is a “good sport,” reports the Arizona Daily Independent. DuVal’s stunt was a response • Read More »